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 […]

A Pivotal Year


Titles relating to 1913, the year before World War I broke out.

A Veterans Day Conversation on Hobbies: Modelling


In connection with Veterans Day and this month’s “Collection Development” piece that Ed Burgess (EB) and I (MH) wrote on World War I, we thought we’d chat about our World War I-related hobbies. EB: I’m a modeler.  I admit it freely, without shame.  I don’t have the collector’s obsessive gene that you have, Margaret. MH: […]