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Past Readings WWI

2020 Book Selections

Jack Beatty, The Lost History of 1914
Eugene Rogan, The Fall of the Ottomans
Nigel Jones, The Birth of the Nazis

2019 Book Selections

  • Adam Tooze, The Deluge: The Great War, America and the Remaking of the Global Order 1916–1931
  • George F. Kennan, The Fateful Alliance: France, Russia and the Coming of the First World War
  • Jonathan Steinberg, Bismarck: A Life
  • Geoffrey Wawro, The Franco-Prussian War: The German Conquest of France in 1870–71
  • T. G. Otte, July Crisis: The World's Descent into War, Summer 1914
  • Jörn Leonhard, Pandora’s Box: A History of the First World War
  • E. R. Hooten, Prelude to the First World War: The Balkan Wars 1912–1913
  • Robert K. Massie, Dreadnaught: Great Britain, Germany and the Coming of the First World War
  • Fritz Fischer, Germany's Aims in the First World War
  • Philipp Blom, The Vertigo Years
    Steven Beller, The Habsburg Monarchy 1815–1918
    Geoffrey Wawro, Sons of Freedom: The Forgotten American Soldiers Who Defeated Germany in World War I

2018 Book Selections

Xu Guoqi, Asia and the Great War
Sean McMeekin, The Ottoman Endgame: War, Revolution, and the Making of the Modern Middle East, 1908–1923
Orlando Figes, A People's Tragedy: The Russian Revolution 1891–1924
Hew Strachan, The First World War
G. J. Meyer, The World Remade:​ America in World War
David Stevenson, The First World War and International Politics
Christopher Capozzola, Uncle Sam Wants You: World War I and the Making of the Modern American Citizen
David Stevenson, 1917: War, Peace, & Revolution
Jonathan Boff, Haig’s Enemy: Crown Prince Rupprecht and Germany’s War on the Western Front
George F. Kennan, The Decline of Bismarck's European Order: Franco-Russian Relations 1875–1890
Adam Tooze, The Deluge: The Great War, America and the Remaking of the Global Order 1916–1931
George F. Kennan, The Fateful Alliance: France, Russia and the Coming of the First World War
Jonathan Steinberg, Bismarck: A Life

2017 Book Selections

John Maynard Keynes, The Economic Consequence of the Peace
David Reynolds, The Long Shadow:  The Legacy of the Great War on the Twentieth Century
G. J. Meyer​, A World Undone​
Robert Gerwarth, The Vanquished
Richard M. Watt, The Kings Depart: The Tragedy of Germany—Versailles and the German Revolution
Richard M. Watt, Dare Call It Treason
Andrew Carroll, My Fellow Soldiers​: General John Pershing and the Americans Who Helped Win the Great War

2016 Book Selections

Mark Thompson, The White War: Life and Death on the Italian Front 1915–1919
Harold Nicholson, Peacemaking 1919
Dominic Lieven, The End of Tsarist Russia: The March to World War I and Revolution
Peter Hart, The Somme: The Darkest Hour on the Western Front
Modris Eksteins, Rites of Spring: The Great War and the Birth of the Modern
Winston Churchill, The Aftermath
Adam Tooze, The Deluge: The Great War, America and the Remaking of the Global Order 1916–1931
Margaret MacMillan, Paris 1919

2015 Book Selections

David From, A Peace to End All Peace
Ian F. W. Beckett, The Making of the First World War
Louis Barthas, Poilu: The World War I Notebooks of Louis Barthas, Barrelmaker, 1914–1918
Alexander Watson, Ring of Steel: Germany and Austria-Hungary in World War
A.J.P. Taylor, War By Timetable
Siegfried Sassoon, Memoirs of an Infantry Officer
David Stevenson, Cataclysm: The First World War as Political Tragedy
Ross Anderson, The Forgotten Front: The East African Campaign, 1914–1918

2014 Book Selections

  • Christopher Clark, The Sleepwalkers: How Europe Went to War in 1914
  • Margaret MacMillan, The War That Ended Peace: The Road to 1914
  • G. Irving Root, Battles East
  • Norman Stone, The Eastern Front 1914 - 1917
  • Paul Fussell, The Great War and Modern Memory
  • Paul Jankowski, Verdun: The Longest Battle of the Great War
  • Niall Ferguson, The Pity of War (Chapters 1-7)
  • Kristian Coates Ulrichsen, The First World War in the Middle East
  • David Fromkin, Peace to End all Peace: Creating the Modern Middle East, 1914-1922

2013 Book Selections

  • Tuchman, The Proud Tower
  • Norman Stone, World War One: A Short History
  • Robert Graves, Good-Bye to All That
  • Vera Brittain, Testament of Youth