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World War I Memories

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This comprehensive annotated bibliography includes over 1,400 references to memoirs, diaries, and letters by soldiers and civilians from all belligerent nations during World War I. Key features include: Incisive commentary on each entry's value to historians, enthusiasts, and collectors, Includes well-known and overlooked titles, Organization by country, Introduction provides a reader's guide to the best World War I literature, Indexes by title and subject allow searching by units, fronts, personal perspectives, ...

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Overview

This comprehensive annotated bibliography includes over 1,400 references to memoirs, diaries, and letters by soldiers and civilians from all belligerent nations during World War I. Key features include: Incisive commentary on each entry's value to historians, enthusiasts, and collectors, Includes well-known and overlooked titles, Organization by country, Introduction provides a reader's guide to the best World War I literature, Indexes by title and subject allow searching by units, fronts, personal perspectives, and battles This reference source is a necessary addition to the collections of World War I enthusiasts, military historians, and academic and public libraries.

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Editorial Reviews

National Genealogical Society Quarterly
This work is an annotated list of post-war memoirs, diaries, and letters published in (or translated into) English by writers from Austria-Hungary, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, New Zealand, Russia, South Africa, Turkey, the United States, and several other countries. The author has included printed books or pamphlets found on the used book market or in a major state or international library and some rare typescripts held in the Library of Congress or the British Library...Few World War I veterans survive. About 4.7 million American men and thirty-three thousand women served in the military in that war. According to the Department of Veterans Affairs fewer than twenty-two hundred of its veterans are alive today. The war's diaries, letters, and memoirs have not captured the attention of Americans in the way that Civil War and World War II works have, and consequently few are in print. Furthermore, of those published many were put out by obscure publishers no longer in existence....The last meaningful selective bibliography of memoirs was War Books: A Critical Guide by Cyril Falls, published in London in 1930. World War I Memories is an admirable update of Falls's work....The work is organized alphabetically by country and thereunder by author. Each entry begins with the publication information. Many entries contain a brief summary of the contents, the type of material (reminiscences, diary entries, or letters), the period covered, and the author's war record. In some cases, but regrettably not all, the compiler has added his opinion of the entry and its worth to the reader. These summaries enhance the value of the work, as does a subject index that allows one to find, for example, entries for participants in specific battles or from specific units. The most interesting aspect of the work is the variety of experiences memorialized by the veterans. Some abhorred the war; others enjoyed it. Some thought the war ruined their lives; others felt enriched by it. Among the
FGS Forum
What a great resource this is to put your World War I soldier into correct historical context.
Reference Reviews
...an important compact volume....Personal account and memoirs are important works for historians and students of history and, considering the paramount importance of the First World War, this volume should be a welcome addition to academic libraries. It is most important to libraries supporting graduate programmes or strong history departments. It is also interesting and affordable enough to be considered by smaller academic libraries or community colleges...
Camaraderie
Useful to those seeking first-person accounts of the 1914-1918 conflict.
Reference and Research Book News
...provides an annotated reference to some 1,400 memoirs, diaries, and letters by soldiers and civilians from all belligerent nations during WWI. Organized by country, entries include incisive commentary on each entry's value to historians, enthusiasts, and collectors. Indexes allow readers to search by unit, front, personal perspective, and battle. The book serves as a guide to frequently overlooked and well-known titles in WWI literature.
Fgs Forum
What a great resource this is to put your World War I soldier into correct historical context.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780810850088
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc
  • Publication date: 6/28/2004
  • Pages: 334
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Meet the Author

Edward G. Lengel is Associate Professor on the staff of the Papers of George Washington documentary editing project at the University of Virginia. He is the also the author of several books and articles, including a military biography of George Washington. Lengel has received the General and Mrs. Matthew B. Ridgeway Research Grant for bibliography-related work in recognition of his research on this bibliography

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Table of Contents

Part 1 Preface Part 2 Acknowledgments Part 3 List of Abbreviations Part 4 Introduction Part 5 Bibliography Chapter 6 1. Australia and New Zealand Chapter 7 2. Austria-Hungary Chapter 8 3. Canada Chapter 9 4. France Chapter 10 5. Germany Chapter 11 6. Great Britain Chapter 12 7. Italy Chapter 13 8. Russia Chapter 14 9. South Africa Chapter 15 10. Turkey Chapter 16 11. United States Chapter 17 12. Other Part 18 Appendix: List of Notable and Recommended Books Part 19 Subject Index Part 20 About the Author

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