Cambridge University Press continues to commemorate the First World War with a number of new and forthcoming books.
These new titles include Heather Streets-Salter's World War One in Southeast Asia and Stefan Rinke's Latin America and the First World War, both of which “globalize” the First World War; The British Army and the First World War, written by Ian Beckett, Timothy Bowman, and Mark Connelly; a second edition of William Mulligan's The Origins of the First World War; and a third edition of Rex Wade’s The Russian Revolution, 1917. Forthcoming we have a beautiful book from Jay Winter, War Beyond Words, a panoramic history of transformations in our global imaginings of war from 1914 to the present. It charts a century's meditations on war, from painting and sculpture to photography, film and poetry, and ultimately to silence, as a language of memory in its own right.
Our latest titles focus on the lives of those who fought, lived through, and were affected by “The Great War,” and take a look at its impact on politics, international relations, and the arts.
Cambridge First World War Highlight Titles
Jay Winter on The Cambridge History of the First World War
James Fox, Art Historian, on British Art and the First World War
Thomas Otte on The July Crisis
An interview with John Brooks, author of The Battle of Jutland
Patrick J. Houlihan on Catholicism and the Great War
Hew Strachan on The Direction of War
Kaiser Wilhelm II
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