Russia: 100 Years Later | Collection Development: Soviet History, January 2017

Spanning two continents, 11 time zones, and more than 100 nationalities, Imperial Russia crumbled in 1917 while the empire was still mired in World War I. These 30 titles will recount Soviet history upon this monumental anniversary.

Nonfiction on Middle Eastern Poetry, Ted Roosevelt Jr., Königsberg, the Great War, Library Budgets, Artists’ Letters | Xpress Reviews

A spicy and special treat for Middle Eastern collections; Brady’s work augments our appreciation of interactions within the Roosevelt clan; a unique but true story of leadership, loyalty, hardship, and war; readers curious about art will find this irresistible

Life During Wartime | Classic Returns

Blood Brothers

A pre–Memorial Day “Classic Returns” looks at war stories and tales of survival during wartime.

America at War: Behind the Scenes of Prominent Battles

Blehm’s stirring Legend; first-time author Davenport’s spectacularly well-written work on the Battle of Cantigny; Johnson bridges the gap among military historians in a classic page-turner that is fun to read.

Nonfiction on John Stuart Mill, Religious Relics, Gardening, Anne Frank | Xpress Reviews

On Mill and foreign policy, for readers interested in Christian antiquities, snap up this book for their green-thumb patrons, a riveting, multidimensional portrait of Anne Frank

Portraits of War: From the Shenandoah Valley and Waterloo to the Pacific and Iraq | Social Sciences Roundup

Renewed insights into the personae of Lt. Gen. Jubal Anderson Early, a look at issues of mental health care and treatment in the army, ­Hitler’s pact with Stalin during the early days of World War II, the story of World War I from the perspectives of Austria and Germany.

Thor, Batman ’66, Daredevil, plus World War I in Comics, & Much, Much More | Graphic Novels Reviews

A bloodier, earthier take on the Norse hero, preeminent comics scribe Busiek reveals the the extraordinary side of more ordinary folk living among superpowered movers and shakers, sports fans and history readers will find Kleist’s Boxer mesmerizing

World at War; Women, War and Society; InfoBase eBooks; eShort Takes; & More | ereviews, World War I

World War I–related ebooks from Infobase Publishing; the ABC-CLIO resource World at War: Understanding Conflict and Society; Trench Journals and Unit Magazines from ProQuest; & the Gale Cengage product Women, War and Society, 1914–1918

The First World War and PeerJ | eReviews

eReviews of The First World War: Personal Experiences and Propaganda and Recruitment and PeerJ.

A Second Veterans Day Conversation on Hobbies: Trench Art

On Veterans Day, LJ book reviewer Ed Burgess (EB), library director at the Combined Arms Research Library, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, and I (MH) had a conversation about Ed’s hobby: the crafting of models. We discussed Ed’s modelling particularly in relation to World War I as its centennial approaches. (By the way, you can see our […]