Tag Archives: World War I

Book Review: The Sleepwalkers

The Sleepwalkers:  How Europe Went To War In 1914, by Christopher Clark This book was a painful one to read, and not only because of its length at more than 500 pages of material.  Part of the painfulness of reading … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Fall Of The Ottomans

The Fall Of The Ottomans:  The Great War In The Middle East, by Euguene Rogan What this book does in a very crowded market of books that deal with World War I is to examine the war from the point … Continue reading

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Book Review: The War That Ended Peace

The War That Ended Peace:  The Road To 1914, by Margaret MacMillan If reading about the way that Europe stumbled through the beginning of the 20th century and finally found itself involved in the horrors of World War I is … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Proud Tower

The Proud Tower:  A Portrait Of The World Before The War:  1890-1914, by Barbara W. Tuchman The author is wise, I think, in this case, to consider this book to be a portrait rather than a more complete account.  This … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Guns Of August

The Guns Of August, by Barbara W. Tuchman Given that this book is such a well-recognized classic of the history of the first month of World War I, it is hard to say anything new about it, and so I … Continue reading

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Book Review: One Of Ours

One Of Ours, by Willa Cather [Note:  Spoiler alert, because spoilers.] This book, along with Willa Cather’s work in general, provides a strong difference between literary fiction that seeks to appeal to cultural elites and critical elements and popular fiction … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Zimmerman Telegram

The Zimmerman Telegram, by Barbara W. Tuchman This book may seem to be a very unusual one to be the second book by this author that one has read.  Not surprisingly, given my preference for earlier history to that of … Continue reading

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The Roots Of The Mountains: A Missing Piece Of The Puzzle

Sometimes important books do not make their presence obvious.  What if I told you there was a book, a reasonably sized book of about 400 pages of reading that managed to explain three different but interconnected historical mysteries.  One, where … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Trigger

The Trigger:  Hunting The Assassin Who Brought The World To War, by Tim Butcher As someone who is at least moderately well-read about the beginnings of World War I [1], I did not figure there was much mystery with regards … Continue reading

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Book Review: Like Hidden Fire

Like Hidden Fire:  The Plot To Bring Down The British Empire, by Peter Hopkirk Although this is the first time I have read one of the author’s books, I should note that he is a well-regarded historian with expertise in … Continue reading

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