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Best WW I Books

  • A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway
  • The Guns of August by Barbara W. Tuchman
  • A World Undone: The Story of the Great War, 1914 to 1918 by G.J. Meyer
  • Good-Bye to All That: An Autobiography by Robert Graves
  • Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks
  • All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque
  • July 1914: Countdown to War by Sean McMeekin
  • The Collected Poems of Wilfred Owen by Wilfred Owen
  • Lingo of No Man’s Land: A World War I Slang Dictionary by Lorenzo N. Smith
  • Poilu: The World War I Notebooks of Corporal Louis Barthas, Barrelmaker 1914-1918 by Louis Barthas
  • To the Last Man: A Novel of the First World War by Jeff Shaara
  • The First World War by Hew Strachan
  • The First World War by John Keegan
  • The Great War and Modern Memory by Paul Fussell
  • Once an Eagle by Anton Myrer
  • The Price of Glory: Verdun 1916 by Alistair Horne
  • A Storm in Flanders: The Ypres Salient, 1914-1918: Tragedy and Triumph on the Western Front by Winston Groom
  • The World Crisis, 1911-1918 by Winston Churchill


AND be sure to check out this list of WWI fiction from The National World War I Museum and Memorial that includes Into No Man’s Land by Richard C. Bachus

WWI Fiction


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Book Description:

It's 1989, and Nick Becker has left a promising career as a big city newspaperman to fight for his family’s old farmstead in Northern Michigan. While developers and lawyers wrangle over the remnants of this last, best property along the Lake Michigan shore, Nick tries to unravel a legal mess caused by his grandfather's curious will. While Nick chases stories for the local paper, he also digs through five cardboard boxes of old letters, photographs, and documents left to him by a recently deceased aunt. There he discovers the extraordinary lives of his grandparents — Col. Joe Becker and Anna Johnson Becker. Joe's career, which spans nearly half a century, includes service in every branch of the military. Joe and Anna’s lives unfold before Nick’s eyes as he follows their journey from the North Woods logging boom of the early 1900s to the decks of the last Navy ship to cruise the Great Lakes … from a remote garrison in Cuba to the U.S. Cavalry’s last campaign chasing Pancho Villa’s renegades into Mexico … from the deadlocked World War I trenches of Alsace-Lorraine into the most decisive battle of the “War to End All Wars.” As Joe and Anna’s lives intersect with American icons such as Ernest Hemingway, Marine Corps legend Smedley Butler, George Patton, and Gen. Pershing, Nick unearths long-buried secrets that have a more profound impact on his present troubles than he ever bargained for.

About the Author:

Richard C Bachus has been a professional journalist, English teacher, and advertising copywriter for nearly three decades. He's had thousands of articles, essays, and marketing campaigns published around the world by media such as The Christian Science Monitor, Newsweek, Ski, The Detroit Free Press, Traverse, Pacific Builder & Engineer, Triathlete, and The Traverse City Record-Eagle. As the descendant of four generations of U. S. soldiers, Mr Bachus lives a peaceful life in the woods of Northern Michigan with his small family - living in a house not unlike "The Shack" depicted in the pages of this novel. Joe and Anna Becker are fictional versions of Mr. Bachus's real grandparents, whose Great War experiences are chronicled on the U.S. WW I Centennial Commission's blog: www ww1cc org/index php/trench-commander-home html.