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Some of the books I've read or am reading are;

My Experiences in the World War Vol I, II by John J Pershing
The World Conflict 1914-1918 by Winston Churchill
American Soldiers also Fought by General Bullard
American Army in France by General James Harbord
The First World War by John Keegan
The Guns of August & The Zimmerman Telegram by Barbra Tuchman
I also read a book called conflict 1918. I don't now who the author was. It was about the 5 spring offenses the Germans used in the spring of 1918.

I have several other books that I've read and need to read, but I'm currently in Iraq and Don't have the titles readiably avaliable.
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I just started "1914-1918 The History of the First World War" by David Stevenson. So far so good, has anyone read it?
One book I read that gets the soul destroying effects of the war across is "Birdsong" by Sebastian Falks. One of the best written books I have ever read.
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"History of the World War" by Halsey copyrighted 1919, is an excellent read.
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I just started re-reading World War I by S.L.A. Marshall.

ISBN 0-8281-0434-4
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Hey, can anyone here recommend a good book (in English) about the Isonzo front, or anything at all on the Austro-Italian front?

On some book sites the same book keeps coming up - Isonzo: The Forgotten Sacrifice Of The Great War, by John Schindler

http://www.chapters.indigo.ca/books/...2042-item.html

It looks like it could fit my needs, but the problem is its close to $80! Anyone else have any other suggestions?
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Hey, can anyone here recommend a good book (in English) about the Isonzo front, or anything at all on the Austro-Italian front?

On some book sites the same book keeps coming up - Isonzo: The Forgotten Sacrifice Of The Great War, by John Schindler

http://www.chapters.indigo.ca/books/...2042-item.html

It looks like it could fit my needs, but the problem is its close to $80! Anyone else have any other suggestions?
try http://zenithpress.com/Store/ProductDetails_35461.ncm
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http://www.amazon.com/Rommel-Caporet.../dp/0850527724
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One book that I find to be insightful is Jeff Shara's "To the Last Man".
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My list:

Tommy - Richard Holmes

The War The Infantry New - JC Dunn

First Day of the Somme - Martin Middlebrook

The Kaiser's Battle - Martin Middlebrook

Forgotten Victory - Gary Sheffield

Her Privates We (The Middle Parts of Fortune) - Manning

Trench Warfare 1914-18 (The Live & Let Live System) - Tony Ashworth

Mud, Blood and Poppycock - Gordon Corrigan

The Somme - Peter Hart

The Somme - Gary Sheffield

The Killing Ground - Tim Travers

The Great War Generals - Robin Neillands
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ITS A GREAT BOOK ONE OF THE BEST

If anyone started reading The Guns Of August by Tuchman but gave up because it is so mind-numbingly dull, I say, give it a hundred pages or so! It does pick up and becomes VERY interesting; it just takes a while.
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Officers-Manual-Western-Front-1914-1918

Very good book and inexpensive to boot

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Officers-Man...116764&sr=1-29
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So much has been discussed about the origins of the First War. Read Barry Pitt's "1918 - The Last Act" for an objective appraisal of the causes of the end of the war.

According to the accolades, this book compares with Guns of August (which I,too, have read and highly recommend) and Moorehead's Gallipoli (which I have but have not yet read).

Guns of August is indeed one of the best war books ever written (IMHO).
Pitt and Moorehead are two writers that I would place at the very top of any list of authors on the subject of war.

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I just started "1914-1918 The History of the First World War" by David Stevenson. So far so good, has anyone read it?
One book I read that gets the soul destroying effects of the war across is "Birdsong" by Sebastian Falks. One of the best written books I have ever read.
Attention: Anyone out there?????

Here's a good volume that I am reading about the Great War.

* Keene, Jennifer D. Doughboys, the Great War, and the Remaking of America. War, society, culture. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2001.
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Holmes, R.: 'Riding the Retreat, Mons to Marne 1914 Revisited'.

Wonderfully well balanced combination of military history (retreat of BEF told without par) and travel history: August '14 retreat trailed on horseback in summer of 1993
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Given that the beginning of the war is my favorite/part of the war that I am most interested in most of my favorite reads come from that period.

Dreadnought, though not really about the war, is possibly my favorite book ever. The sequel, Castles of Steel, is equally good.

I recently read Tyng's Campaign on the Marne, and yet again I have my opinion that Germany should have won the war in the opening phases has been confirmed, despite Tyng's obvious bias in favor of the Entente powers. Still it was a good book.

Tuchman's Guns of August is also one of my favorite books ever. My copy is falling apart from constant use.

Finally, the next book I start will be A World Undone by Meyer, and I'm very much looking forward to it!
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All the Way to Berlin: The Memoir of an Airborne Platoon Leader



All the Way to Berlin: The Memoir of an Airborne Platoon Leader
by James Megallas The most decorated officer of the 82d Airborne
Division in WW2.
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