The Great War and Versailles/Further Reading

This is a list of books with information on selected subjects. If the book name is a link, you can use it to go to a searchable version at Google Print or

General overviews of the entire war


John Keegan, The First World War: an Illustrated History

London: Hutchinson, 1998, ISBN 0091801788
New York: A. Knopf/Random House, 1999, ISBN 0375400524 (hardcover)
Vintage, May 16, 2000, ISBN 0375700455
London: Hutchinson, 2001, ISBN 0091793920
Random House Large Print, May 1, 1999, ISBN 0375706844 (Large Print)
Random House Audio, May 11, 1999, ISBN 0375406662 (Audio Cassette, Abridged edition)
Random House Audio, May 4, 2004, ISBN 0739312499 (Audio CD, Abridged edition)

David Stevenson, 1914-1918: The History of the First World War

London: Allen Lane/Harmondsworth, 2004, ISBN 0713992085 (hardcover)

T. Wilson, The Myriad Faces of War: Britain and the Great War, 1914-1918.

Oxford/Blackwell Pub, September 1, 1986, ISBN 074560093X (hardcover)
Polity Press/Cambridge, 1988/1989 (reprint), ISBN 0745606458 (Paperback)

Jay M. Winter, The Experience of World War I

London/Basingstoke: Macmillan, 1988, ISBN 0333446135

Trench Warfare

  • Ashworth, Tony, Trench Warfare, 1914-1918 : The Live and Let Live system. New York: Holmes & Meier Publishers, Inc., 1980 (ISBN 0841906157)

Enthusiasm and Alienation


P. Attridge, Nationalism Imperialism and Identity in Late Victorian Britain.

Basingstoke, Palgrave, 2002, ISBN 0333802519.

Michael D. Bidiss, The Age of the Masses : Ideas and Society in Europe Since 1870.

Hassocks: Harvester Press, 1977, ISBN 0855277904.

K. Bracher, The Age of Ideologies: A History of Political Thought in the Twentieth Century.

London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1984, ISBN 029778434X.
New York: St. Martin's Press, 1984, ISBN 0312012292.
New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 1985, ISBN 0312012306.

I.D. Forbes, "Social Imperialism and Wilhelmine Germany" in Historical Journal #22

Cambridge, New York: Cambridge University Press, 1979, pp. 331-350, ISSN 0018-246X 0440-9302.

D. Feldman, "Nationality and Ethnicity" in P. Johnson (ed.), Twentieth-Century Britain: Economic, Social and Cultural Change

Longman, 1994, ISBN 0582228174.

P. Gay & R.K. Webb, Modern Europe Since 1815

Harpercollins College Div, 1973, ISBN 0060422831.

Robert Gildea, Barricades and Borders: Europe 1800-1914.

Oxford University Press, 1986, ISBN 0198730284.
Oxford University Press, 1987, ISBN 0198730292.
Oxford University Press, 1996 (2nd ed.), ISBN 0198206240.
Oxford University Press, 2003 (3rd ed.), ISBN 0199253005.

M. Howard, "Empire, Race and War in Pre-1914 Britain", History Today, December 1981.

J. Joll, Europe Since 1870: An International History.

New York: Harper & Row, 1973, ISBN 0060434155.
London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1973, ISBN 0297765248.
London: Penguin, 1990, ISBN 0140138439.

A. Summers, "Militarism in Britain before World War I" in History Workshop Journal, Autumn, 1976.

Michael Sturmer, The German Empire, 1870-1918.

New York: Modern Library, 2000, ISBN 0679640908.

Hans-Ulrich Wehler, The German Empire, 1871-1918.

Leamington Spa: Berg, 1985, ISBN 090758232X (paperback)
Leamington Spa: Berg, 1985, ISBN 0907582222 (cased)

Paul Weindling, Health, Race, And German Politics Between National Unification And Nazism, 1870-1945 ( Search Inside)

Cambridge, New York: Cambridge University Press, 1989, ISBN 0521363810
Cambridge University Press, July 22, 1993, ISBN 052142397X

What effect did the Great War have on the British Empire c.1918-1939?


Michael Adas, Peter N. Stearns and Stuart B. Schwartz, Turbulent Passage: a Global History of the Twentieth Century.

Longman Publishing Group, December 1, 1993 / New York: HarperCollins, 1994, ISBN 0065010396
Harpercollins College Div, October 1, 1995 (reissue), ISBN 1886746494
Longman, September 17, 2002 (2nd ed.), ISBN 0321097696
Longman, July 7, 2005 (3rd ed.), ISBN 0321338901

Neville Bennett, "White Discrimination against Japan: Britain, the Dominions and the United States, 1908-28", New Zealand Journal of Asian Studies, 3, 2, 2001, pp.91-105.

Patrick French, Liberty or Death: India's Journey to Independence and Division ( Look Inside)

London: HarperCollins, 1997, ISBN 0002557711
London: Flamingo, October 1, 1998, ISBN 0006550452

David McIntyre, The Significance of the Commonwealth, 1965-90.

Basingstoke: Macmillan Academic and Professional, 1991 / Palgrave Macmillan, December, 1991, ISBN 0333553160

Paul Rich, Race and Empire in British Politics.

Cambridge, New York: Cambridge University Press, 1986, ISBN 0521320178
Cambridge, New York: Cambridge University Press, 1989, ISBN 0521389585

Lt.-Col. Sir Arnold T. Wilson, Loyalties: Mesopotamia, 1914-1917: a personal and historical record.

London: Oxford University Press, H. Milford, 1930, (pre-ISBN)
London: Oxford University Press, 1936, (pre-ISBN)
Greenwood Press (1969), ASIN: B0006BYJGO (pre-ISBN)

To what extent did the Great War provoke the 'birth of the Modern' in relation to the arts?


Bernard Bergonzi, Heroes' Twilight: a Study of the Literature of the Great War.

Coward-McCann, 1966, ASIN B0006BNPOG
Macmillan Press; 1980 (2nd ed.), ISBN 0333281578
Macmillan Press, January 1, 1981 (2nd ed.), ISBN 0333281268
Carcanet Pr, August 1, 1996 (3rd ed.), ISBN 1857541359

M. Eksteins, Rites of Spring: The Great War and the Birth of the Modern Age ( Search Inside)

Transworld, 1989, (ISBN unknown)
London: Bantam, 1989, ISBN 0593018621
Lester & Orpen Dennys, 1989 (1st ed.), ISBN 0886192005
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, February 1, 1989, ISBN 0395498562
New York, London: Doubleday, 1990; Anchor, March 1, 1990 (reprint), ISBN 0385412029
Houghton Mifflin Books, September 1, 2000, ISBN 0395937582

John Ferguson, The Arts in Britain in World War I.

London: Stainer and Bell, 1980, ISBN 085249548X

Samual Hynes, A War Imagined: The First World War and English Culture.

London: Bodley Head, 1990, ISBN 0370304519
New York: Atheneum/Maxwell Macmillan International, 1991, ISBN 0689121288

George Robb, British Culture and the First World War.

Houndmills (Hampshire), Basingstoke, New York: Palgrave, 2002, ISBN 0333715713 (hardcover), ISBN 0333715721 (pbk.)