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Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Veterans Day Reading

As many of you know, Veterans Day celebrates the end of World War I when Germany signed the Armistice at the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918. According to the PBS series “The Great War,” World War I was “the first manmade catastrophe of the 20th century.”

With November 11 fast approaching, you may want to check out some of these books on the war that changed European economics, politics, society and culture forever.

An Illustrated History of the First World War by John Keegan

The Greatest Day in History: How, on the Eleventh Hour of the Eleventh Day of the Eleventh Month, the First World War Finally Came to an End
by Nicholas Best

World War I by Norman Stone

A World Undone: A Story of the Great War: 1914-1918
by G.J. Meyer

Fighting the Great War: A Global History by Michael S. Neiberg

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