World War I: An Annotated Bibliography
Books in the Main Reading Room Reference Collection
Albertini, Luigi. The Origins of the War of 1914.
-- Translated and edited by Isabella M. Massy. Westport, CT: Greenwood
LC Call Number: D511.A5713 Alc
Describes significant events in Europe before World War I.
American Armies and Battlefields in Europe. --
Washington, DC: U.S. Army, Center
of Military History, 1992.
LC Call Number: D528.A44 Alc
Discusses the major U.S. combat actions in the war. Includes numerous photographs
Bayliss, Gwyn M. Bibliographic Guide to the Two World Wars. --
London and New
York: Bowker, 1977.
LC Call Number: Z6207.E8 B39 Alc
An extensive bibliography comprising sections for guides, bibliographies, dictionaries,
encyclopedias, periodicals, directories, biographies, and organizations. There
are also author, title, and subject indexes.
Benns, Frank Lee. Europe, 1914-1939. -- New York: Appleton-Century-Crofts, 1965.
LC Call Number: D720.B4 Alc
Discusses political problems resulting from World War I and relates them to
World War II.
Bent, Christine, ed. New York Times Book of World War I. -- New York: Arno Press,
LC Call Number: D505.N73 Alc
Articles from the New York Times about the conflict are arranged in alphabetical
Bruce, Anthony. An Illustrated Companion to the First World War. --
London: Penguin, 1989.
LC Call Number: D510.B78 Alc
Selected people, places, and events of the war are discussed in alphabetical
Burg, David. Almanac of World War I. -- Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 1998.
LC Call Number: D510.B78 Alc
Presents a chronological summary of significant events and biographies of selected
Ellis, John and Michael Cox. The World War I Databook. --
London: Aurum Press, 2001.
LC Call Number: D523.E44 Alc
Subject-oriented maps and tables provide a useful compilation of facts and
Enser, Alfred George. A Subject Bibliography of the First World War. --
Aldershot, England: Gower Publishing Co., 1990.
LC Call Number: Z6207.E8 E58 Alc
All sources cited were published between 1914 and 1987. They include both fiction
and non-fiction books, magazine articles, poems, and diaries. All entries are
arranged by subject headings that are listed in the author and subject indexes.
Evans, Martin Marix. American Voices of World War I. -- Chicago: Fitzroy Dearborn, 2001.
LC Call Number: D570.9 A57 Alc
Chronicles the everyday experiences of soldiers from enlistment to the trenches
Frothingham, Thomas. The Naval History of the World War. --
Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 1925.
LC Call Number: D580.F75 Alc
Analyzes naval strategies, including submarine warfare, for the Central and
Geiss, Imanuel. July 1914: The Outbreak of the First World War. --
London: Batsford, 1965.
LC Call Number: D505.G2513 Alc
Diplomatic messages reveal the positions of world leaders leading up to the
outbreak of war.
Gray, Randal.Chronicle of the First World War. --
New York: Facts on File, 1990.
LC Call Number: D523.G634 Alc
Source has a detailed chronology of the war, statistics, and an index of people
Herman, Gerald. The Pivotal Conflict. --
New York: Greenwood Press, 1991.
LC Call Number: D522.5 H43 Alc
This is another excellent chronology focusing on diplomatic and military affairs,
Haythornthwaite, Philip J. The World War One Source Book. --
London: Arms and Armour Press, 1993.
LC Call Number: D521.H36 Alc
The two largest sections of this work are comprised of summaries of Allied
and Central military operations and country studies. There is additional coverage
of weapons, statistics, and recommended reading.
Heyman, Neil M. Daily Life During World War I. --
Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2002.
LC Call Number: D521.H427 Alc
Portrays the lives of soldiers, prisoners, and civilians on the battlefield
and in the cities of Europe and the United States.
Hogg, Ian V. Historical Dictionary of World War I. --
Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 1998.
LC Call Number: D510.H65 Alc
People, places, military terms, and summaries of battles are listed in alphabetical
Martin, Lawrence. The Treaties of Peace, 1919-1923. --
2 volumes. New York: Carnegie
Endowment for International Peace, 1924.
LC Call Number: D643.A2 Alc
A comprehensive collection of the treaties agreed to by all participants
in World War I.
Maurer, M. The U.S. Air Service in World War I. -- 4 volumes.
Washington, DC: The Office
of Air Force History, 1979.
LC Call Number: D606.U54 Alc
A comprehensive history of the Air Corps and its actions in combat.
Noffsinger, James Philip. World War I Aviation: A Bibliography of Books in
English, French, German and Italian.-- Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 1997.
LC Call Number: Z6207.E8 N64 Alc
Lists books and government reports published in four languages between 1914
and 1996, with annotations for selected sources. A price list provides a guide
to the value of 909 titles, based on the listings in seventy five used book
Order of Battle of the United States Land Forces in the World War. --
3 volumes. Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1931-1949.
LC Call Number: D570.O73 Alc
Provides a comprehensive listing of all U.S. Army units stationed in the United
States and foreign countries during the war. There is detailed information
about organizations by unit and function, including infantry, armor, air, chemical,
transportation, service, and medical corps.
Pope, Stephen. The Dictionary of the First World War. --
New York: St. Martin’s
LC Call Number: D510.P66 Alc
This work is divided into three sections: biographical information about and
identity of significant people, places and events; a chronology; and a list
Purves, Alec A. The Medals, Decorations and Orders of the Great War. --
Polstead, Suffolk: J.B. Hayward, 1989.
LC Call Number: D503.P87 Alc
Includes selected awards from all of the countries involved in the war.
Robertson, Bruce, ed. The Aces of the 1914-1918 War. --
Letchworth, England: Harleyford Publications Limited, 1959.
LC Call Number: D600.R6 Alc
Provides photographs and unit information for the best pilots of eight air
Rogers, Les. British Aviation Squadron Markings of World War I. --
Atglen, PA: Schiffer Military History, 2001.
LC Call Number: D602.R55 Alc
Black-and-white photographs display the markings of each of the British air
Schaffer, Ronald. The United States in World War I. -- Santa Barbara, CA:
American Bibliographic Center and Clio Press, 1978.
LC Call Number: Z6207.E8 S3 Alc
The 2,916 entries in this book provide readers with coverage of a wide range
of subjects including the homefront, intelligence, diplomacy, unit histories,
significant events in foreign nations, reports on battles, and personal accounts
of the war. Includes an author index.
Schaefer, Christina K. The Great War: A Guide to the Service Records of All
the World’s Fighting Men and Volunteers. -- Baltimore, MD: Genealogical
Publishing Company, 1998.
LC Call Number: Z6207.E8 S29
A guide to archives and libraries whose holdings include historical references,
military records, unit histories, and other sources for more than twenty-three
Scott, Emmett J. Scott’s Official History of the American Negro in the
World War. -- New York: Arno Press, 1969.
LC Call Number: D639.N4S3 Alc
Scott discusses the political, military, and social factors that affected African
Americans who fought in World War I.
Smith, Myron J., Jr. World War I in the Air: A Bibliography and Chronology. -- Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow Press, Inc., 1977.
LC Call Number: Z6207.E8 S45 Alc
Includes 2,035 books, newspaper and magazine articles listed in alphabetical
order. The author has also provided a chronology of the air war, illustrations
of aircraft, and a list of the aces or best pilots, for each of the participating
Tucker, Spencer C. The European Powers in the First World War: An Encyclopedia. -- New York: Garland Publishing, 1996.
LC Call Number: D510.E97 Alc
Biographical information about prominent leaders, and descriptions of selected
campaigns in Europe.
Venzon, Anne Cipriano. The United States in the First World War: An Encyclopedia. -- New York: Garland Publishing, 1995.
LC Call Number: D510.U65 Alc
Part of the series that includes The European Powers in the First World
War: An Encyclopedia.
Westwell, Ian. World War I Day by Day. -- Osceola, WI: MBI Publishing,
LC Call Number: D522.5 W47 Alc
A selective chronology of the war illustrated in photographs.
Wilson, H. W. The Great War: The Standard History of the All-Europe Conflict. 6 volumes. -- London: Amalgamated Press Limited, 1914.
LC Call Number: D521.G74 Alc
A collection of magazine and news articles covering the war combined with an
impressive selection of photographs, prints, and other illustrations. There
is no index.
Woodward, David R. and Robert Franklin Maddox. America and World War I: A
Selective Annotated Bibliography of English-Language Sources. --
London and New York: Garland Publishing Company, 1985.
LC Call Number: Z6207.E8 W67 Alc
This bibliography, arranged by subject, has a brief annotation of each one
of 2,041 magazine articles, personal narratives, government reports, and historical
accounts of World War I. There is an author index.
Young, Peter, ed. The Marshall Cavendish Illustrated Encyclopedia of World
War I. 12 volumes. -- New York: Marshall Cavendish, 1984.
LC Call Number: D522.5 M39 Alc
Another collection of writings about all aspects of World War I.
Volume 12 comprises the index.