Great War 100 Reads

Commemorating the centenary of the First World War in books

BOOKS I’VE READ

  1. Margaret MacMillan: The War That Ended Peace reviewed 27 July 2014
  2. Erich Maria Remarque: All Quiet on the Western Front reviewed 7 August 2014
  3. Helen Zenna Smith (Evadne Price): Not So Quiet: Stepdaughters of War reviewed 20 August 2014
  4. Kevin Major: No Man’s Land reviewed 23 August 2014
  5. Lucy Maud Montgomery: Rilla of Ingleside reviewed 3 September 2014
  6. Edith Wharton: Fighting France and The Marne reviewed 11 September 2014
  7. Diane Atkinson: Elsie and Mairi Go to War reviewed 25 September 2014
  8. Laurie Loewenstein: Unmentionables reviewed 4 October 2014
  9. Lucy Adlington: Great War Fashion: Tales from the History Wardrobe reviewed 25 October 2014
  10. Timothy Findley: The Wars reviewed 6 November 2014
  11. Joseph Boyden: Three Day Road reviewed 23 November 2014
  12. W. Somerset Maugham: Ashenden, or the British Agent reviewed 13 December 2014
  13. John Buchan: The Thirty-Nine Steps reviewed 21 December 2014
  14. Michael J Goodspeed: Three to a Loaf: A Novel of the Great War reviewed 4 January 2015
  15. Sarah Glassford and Amy Shaw: A Sisterhood of Suffering and Service: Women and Girls of Canada and Newfoundland during the First World War reviewed 27 January 2015
  16. Robert Shipley: To Mark our Place: A History of Canadian War Memorials reviewed 6 February 2015
  17. Herbert Fairlie Wood and John Swettenham: Silent Witnesses reviewed 11 February 2015
  18. Robert Konduros and Richard Parrish: World War I: A Monumental History reviewed 11 February 2015
  19. Thomas Keneally: The Daughters of Mars reviewed 22 February 2015
  20. Maria Tippett: Art at the Service of War: Canada, Art and the Great War reviewed 10 March 2015
  21. Dean F Oliver and Laura Brandon: Canvas of War: Painting the Canadian Experience 1914-1945 reviewed 29 March 2015
  22. Heather Robertson: A Terrible Beauty: The Art of Canada at War reviewed 29 March 2015
  23. Louise Miller: A Fine Brother: The Life of Captain Flora Sandes reviewed 21 April 2015
  24. Laura Brandon: Art or Memorial? The Forgotten History of Canada’s War Art reviewed 29 April 2015
  25. Catherine Speck: Beyond the Battlefield: Women Artists of the Two World Wars reviewed 29 April 2015
  26. Debbie Marshall: Give Your Other Vote to the Sister: A Woman’s Journey into the Great War reviewed 28 May 2015
  27. Elizabeth Shipton: Female Tommies: The Frontline Women of the First World War reviewed 10 June 2015
  28. Hugh MacLennan: Barometer Rising reviewed 27 June 2015
  29. Esther Freud: Mr Mac and Me reviewed 7 July 2015
  30. Philippe Claudel: Grey Souls — Les Âmes grises — By a Slow River reviewed 23 July 2015
  31. Ben Macintyre: The Englishman’s Daughter: A True Story of Love and Betrayal in World War I (in UK: A Foreign Field) reviewed 9 August 2015
  32. Anita Shreve: Stella Bain reviewed 28 August 2015
  33. Frances Itani: Deafening reviewed 20 September 2015
  34. Frances Itani: Tell reviewed 8 October 2015
  35. Louis de Bernières: Birds Without Wings reviewed 12 November 2015
  36. Jennifer Hobhouse Balme: Agent of Peace: Emily Hobhouse and Her Courageous Attempt to End the First World War reviewed 29 November 2015
  37. Francis Marion Beynon: Aleta Dey reviewed 6 December 2015
  38. Lindsay Mattick: Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World’s Most Famous Bear reviewed 12 December 2015
  39. Katherine Dewar: Those Splendid Girls: The Heroic Service of Prince Edward Island Nurses in the Great War reviewed 20 December 2015
  40. Susan Lanigan: White Feathers reviewed 1 January 2016
  41. Dalton Trumbo: Johnny Got His Gun reviewed 29 January 2016
  42. Sébastien Japisot: A Very Long Engagement – Un long dimanche de fiançailles reviewed 16 February 2016
  43. Charles Todd: A Test of Wills reviewed 12 March 2016
  44. Jennifer Johnston: How Many Miles To Babylon? reviewed 30 March 2016
  45. Helen Simonson: The Summer Before the War reviewed 21 April 2016
  46. Sebastian Barry: A Long Long Way reviewed 20 May 2016
  47. William Boyd: An Ice-Cream War reviewed 12 June 2016
  48. Susan Taylor Meehan: Maggie’s Choice reviewed 19 June 2016
  49. Sebastian Faulks: Birdsong reviewed 10 July 2016
  50. Mary Borden: The Forbidden Zone: A Nurse’s Impressions of the First World War reviewed 26 July 2016
  51. Henri Barbusse: Under Fire — Le Feu reviewed 26 August 2016
  52. Lily Tobias: Eunice Fleet reviewed 11 September 2016
  53. Gabriel Chevallier: Fear — La Peur reviewed 5 October 2016
  54. Cicely Hamilton: William – an Englishman reviewed 26 October 2016
  55. Archibald Baxter: We Will Not Cease reviewed 8 November 2016
  56. Jacqueline Winspear: Maisie Dobbs reviewed by Linda, 13 December 2016
  57. Vera Brittain: Testament of Youth reviewed 17 December 2016
  58. E.E. Cummings: The Enormous Room reviewed 3 January 2017
  59. Winifred Holtby: The Crowded Street reviewed 31 January 2017
  60. Ernest Hemingway: A Farewell to Arms reviewed 15 February 2017
  61. Alan Livingstone MacLeod: Remembered in Bronze and Stone reviewed 3 March 2017
  62. Sandra Gwyn: Tapestry of War: A Private View of Canadians in the Great War reviewed 19 March 2017
  63. Pierre Berton: Vimy reviewed 5 April 2017
  64. Katrina Kirkwood: The Mystery of Isabella and the String of Beads, A Woman Doctor in World War I reviewed 20 May 2017
  65. Ian McKay and Jamie Swift: The Vimy Trap reviewed 3 June 2017
  66. Debbie Marshall: Firing Lines, Three Canadian Women Write the First World War reviewed 20 June 2017 
  67. Katharine Wilson-Simmie: Lights Out! The Memoir of Nursing Sister Kate Wilson, Canadian Army Medical Corps, 1915 – 1917 reviewed 12 July 2017
  68. Eric McGeer: Canada’s Dream Shall Be of Them: Canadian Epitaphs of the Great War reviewed 18 July 2017
  69. Andrea McKenzie (ed): War-Torn Exchanges: The Lives and Letters of Nursing Sisters Laura Holland and Mildred Forbes reviewed 9 August 2017
  70. Frances Cluett: Your Daughter Fanny: The War Letters of Frances Cluett, VAD reviewed 9 August 2017
  71. Susan Mann (ed): The War Diary of Clare Gass, 1915-1918 reviewed 17 September 2017
  72. Pat Barker: Regeneration reviewed 29 September 2017
  73. Siegfried Sassoon: Memoirs of a Fox-Hunting Man reviewed 15 November 2017
  74. Siegfried Sassoon: Memoirs of an Infantry Officer reviewed 15 November 2017

 

 

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2 thoughts on “BOOKS I’VE READ

  1. Very interesting website. well put together, I recommend your add Storm of Steel from Ernst Junger and Poilu from Louis Barthas as must reads. They might be two of the most important first person accounts of their experience in WW1 ever written. You may have heard of them…however I do recommend checking them out.

    Best of luck and keep it up! Great site

  2. Two good suggestions. I have heard of both, but haven’t managed yet to add them to the list. Too many good books to read!
    Thanks for dropping by. I look forward to more comments.

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