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HISTORY 399: War and Society Spring 2020: Sample Books and Articles: World War I

HISTORY 399 Doing Research for Your Paper

Here Are Just a Few of the Many Journal Articles, Books, and Primary Sources You Can Find...

Some Examples of Books You Can Find Using Thrift Library's Catalog

Try This Subject Heading: World War, 1914-1918


Cecil, Hugh and Peter Liddle (eds.). Facing Armageddon: the First World War Experienced Cooper, 1996. Call Number: D509 .F28 1996

Hough, Richard. The Great War at Sea, 1914-1918  Call Number: D581 .H56 1983

Macdonald, Lyn. 1914-1918: Voices & Images of the Great War. Penguin, 1991. Call Number: D521 .M128 1991

Meyer, G. J. A World Undone: The Story of the Great War, 1914-1918. Delta, 2007. Call Number: D521 .M56 2007

Sammons, Jeffrey T. and John H. Morrow, Jr. Harlem's Rattlers and the Great War: The Undaunted 369th Regiment and the African American quest for equality. University Press of Kansas, 2014. Call Number: D570.33 369th .S25 2014

Strachan, Hew. The Outbreak of the First World War. Oxford University Press, 2004. Call Number: D511 .S88 2004

Strachan, Hew. (ed.) The Oxford Illustrated History of the First World War Oxford University Press, 2014. Call Number: D521 .W64 2014

Tuchman, Barbara. The Guns of August. Call Number: D530 .T8

Woodward, David R. The American Army and the First World War. Cambridge University Press, 2014. Call Number: D570 .W57 2014



Evans, Martin Marix. American Voices of World War I: Primary Source Documents, 1917-1920.  (Fitzroy Dearborn, 2001).Call Number: D570.9 .A57 2001


Just a few examples of the kind of journal articles you can discover when you search in Thrift Library's Databases...


Burbank, Jane, and Frederick Cooper. “Empires after 1919: Old, New, Transformed.” International Affairs 95, no. 1 (January 2019): 81–100.

Doughty, Robert A. "‘Papa’Joffre and the Great War." The Journal of Military History 79 (2015): 959-979.

Field, Clive. “Keeping the Spiritual Home Fires Burning: Religious Belonging in Britain during the First World War.” War & Society 33, no. 4 (October 2014): 244–268.

Fox, Paul. “‘A New and Commanding Breed’: German Warriors, Tanks and the Will to Battle.” War & Society 30, no. 1 (March 2011): 1–23.

Girard, Marion. “Political Decisions and Britain’s Chemical Warfare Challenge in World War I: Descend to Atrocities?” Defence Studies 8, no. 1 (March 2008): 105–132.

Holmes, Terence M. “Absolute Numbers: The Schlieffen Plan as a Critique of German Strategy in 1914.” War in History 21, no. 2 (April 2014): 193–213.

Jones, Edgar. “Terror Weapons: The British Experience of Gas and Its Treatment in the First World War.” War in History 21, no. 3 (July 2014): 355–375.

Kallhoff, Angela, and Thomas Schulte-Umberg. “The Committed Soldier: Religion as a Necessary Supplement to a Moral Theory of Warfare.” Politics, Religion & Ideology 16, no. 4 (December 2015): 434–448.

Nelson, Robert L. “Soldier Newspapers: A Useful Source in the Social and Cultural History of the First World War and Beyond.” War in History 17, no. 2 (April 2010): 167–191.

Siotto, Andrea. “Mapping the First World War: The Empowering Development of Mapmaking during the First World War in the British Army.” Journal of Military History 82, no. 1 (January 2018): 45–66.

Sluga, Glenda. “Remembering 1919: International Organizations and the Future of International Order.” International Affairs 95, no. 1 (January 2019): 25–43.

Stice, Elizabeth. “Men on the Margins: Representations of Colonial Troops in British and French Trench Newspapers of the Great War.” Journal of Military History 83, no. 2 (April 2019): 435–454.

Üngör, U─čur Ümit. “Orphans, Converts, and Prostitutes: Social Consequences of War and Persecution in the Ottoman Empire, 1914–1923.” War in History 19, no. 2 (April 2012): 173–192.