World War I: For Further Learning
World War I began in 1914 after the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and lasted until 1918, claiming more than sixteen million lives. You can find out more about the events surrounding the “Great War” from the following materials available at the Menomonee Falls Public Library.
Don’t miss World Gone Mad: World War I with historian Jim Gibbons on On Wednesday, November 4, at 6:30 PM, live on Zoom. Jim will discuss the events that led up to the start of World War I in the summer of 1914, along with those that led the United States to enter the war in 1917. He will also explain how new military technology such as airplanes, submarines, aircraft carriers, and tanks changed the way we fight wars.
Please register online or by calling the Library at (262) 532-8920. A Zoom link and password will be emailed to you on the date of the program.
Books for Adults
- Cobbs Hoffman, Elizabeth. The Hello Girls: America’s First Women Soldiers
- Hernon, Peter. The Great Rescue: American Heroes, an Iconic Ship, and the Race to Save Europe in WWI
- Imperial War Museum. The Great War: A Photographic Narrative
- Peck, Garrett. The Great War in America: World War I and its Aftermath
- Preston, Diana. A Higher Form of Killing: Six Weeks in World War I That Forever Changed the Nature of Warfare
- Tuchman, Barbara W. The Guns of August
- Wawro, Geoffrey. Sons of Freedom: The Forgotten American Soldiers Who Defeated Germany in World War I
Books for Children and Teens
- Adams, Simon World War I
- Barton, Chris. Dazzle Ships: World War I and the Art of Confusion
- Batten, Jack. The War to End All Wars: The Story of World War I
- Bausum, Ann Stubby the War Dog: The True Story of WWI’s Bravest Dog
- Freedman, Russell. The War to End All Wars: World War I
- Hunter, Nick Campaigns of World War I
- Osborne, Linda Barrett. Come On In, America: The United States and World War I