In this course, Queen Mary University of London professor, John Ramsden, examines the major events of World War I to further understand how they led us to the shaping of this new world.
World War, 1914-1918
- Author:Ramsden, JohnSummary:
- Author:Fallada, HansSummary:
Wolf Among Wolves is a sprawling saga of the collapse of a culture - its economy and government - and the common man's struggle to survive it all. Set in Weimar Germany soon after Germany's catastrophic loss of World War I,...
- Author:Greenhut, Josh, Mattick, LindsaySummary:
An imagining of the real journey undertaken by the extraordinary bear, from her early days in the Canadian forest to her travels with the Veterinary Corps across the country and overseas, all the way to the London Zoo, where she met...
- Author:Morpurgo, MichaelSummary:
- Author:Berton, PierreSummary:
- Author:Barris, TheodoreSummary:
On Easter Monday April 9, 1917, sixteen battalions of the Canadian Corps rose along a six-kilometre line of trenches in northern France against the occupying Germans. All four Canadian divisions advanced in a line behind a well-...
- Author:Gohlke, CathySummary:
For American Claire Stewart, joining the French Resistance sounded as romantic as the storylines she hopes will one day grace the novels she wants to write. But when she finds herself stranded on English shores, with five French Jewish...
- Author:King, Laurie R.Summary:
His existence shattered by the Great War, Bennett Grey is investigated by an American agent who thinks he may be useful for protecting national security.
- Author:Churchill, WinstonSummary:
"Winston Churchill's account of the prelude to and events of the First World War is a defining work of twentieth-century history. With dramatic narrative power Churchill reconstructs the action on the Western and Eastern...
- Author:Donnelly, JenniferSummary:
In 1914, with World War I approaching, polar explorer Seamus Finnegan tries to forget Willa, a passionate mountain climber, as he marries a beautiful young woman back home in England.
- Author:FINDLEY, TimothySummary:
In 1915, Robert Ross, a young Canadian, enlists in the army as an officer. His experiences of a training camp, of the trenches in Europe, and the ever present threat of death are vividly retold.
- Author:Birdsell, SandraSummary:
- Author:Nelson, James CarlSummary:
In August 1918, the 339th regiment of the US Army-roughly 5,000 soldiers, most hailing from Michigan-sailed for Europe to fight in World War I. But instead of the Western Front, these troops were headed to Archangel, Russia, a vital...
- Author:Jones, Elizabeth McDavidSummary:
In 1918, caring for her family's homing pigeons while her father is away fighting in World War I, twelve-year-old Pam comes to suspect that a mysterious stranger in her small North Carolina town is a German spy.
- Author:Erdrich, LouiseSummary:
With a suitcase full of sausages and a master butcher's precious set of knives, Fidelis sets out for America, getting as far as Argus, North Dakota, where he settles, building a business and a home for his family, which now includes Eva...
- Author:Cook, TimSummary:
- Author:St. James, SimoneSummary:
Sarah Piper is sent to assist ghost hunter Alistair Gellis, who has been summoned to investigate the spirit of nineteen-year-old maid Maddy Clare. Soon Sarah is caught up in a desperate struggle, for Maddy’s ghost is real, she is angry...
- Author:Tuchman, Barbara WertheimSummary:
The Guns of August focuses on the first months of World War I, culminating in the desperate Battle of the Marne. There, French and British troops finally managed to halt the massive German assault on France.
- Author:Turtledove, HarrySummary:
The second in this series tells a story of a world torn apart by war and strife, the Confederate States of America ally with Britain and France, while the United States sides with Germany in a World War I that might have been.
- Author:Turtledove, HarrySummary:
The utter devastation of global war continues to spread, driven by new weapons and old hatreds. The United States is deadlocked--battling Canada and Great Britain to the north and the Confederate States in the south. In this world,...