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There are scores of secondary and documentary sources on World War I soldiers and on the war itself, from its genesis to its concluding treaties. However, it is much more difficult to find one volume that contains a mix of primary and secondary sources covering all these topics. Neiberg (history, Univ. of Southern Mississippi; Fighting the Great War: A Global History) here offers an excellent primer for anyone studying the Great War. The book's strength is its scope. As they proceed from "Part One: Causes" to "Part Six: Peace" (with most sections offering two primary and two secondary sources), readers will learn from both sides about major leaders, the home front, soldiers and officers in battle, and the politics of peace. For secondary sources, Neiberg taps well-known historians such as David Trask and Dennis Showalter but also finds unique perspectives like Dale Blair's on American and Australian troop interactions and Jennifer Keene's look at U.S. military race relations. His primary sources include the perspectives of women and satirical novelists. The only small weakness is the omission of short author biographies, which would have given fuller context to his selections. Recommended for all academic libraries and larger public libraries.