Exploring World War I Books With Nancy Pearl

Apr 18, 2014

Credit Clockwise: Margaret MacMillan’s “The War That Ended Peace,” Max Brooks’ “The Harlem Hellfighters,” James Carl Nelson’s “Five Lieutenants,” and Siegfried Sassoon’s “Memoirs of an Infantry Officer.”

World War I began 100 years ago this June. A century later, the Great War is still generating interest among scholars, writers and readers.

Steve Scher and librarian Nancy Pearl meet up at the University Bookstore, in front of a display of new and old books about the war to end all wars.

Here's a list of the books mentioned in the interview:

"Five Lieutenants: The Heartbreaking Story of Five Harvard Men Who Led America to Victory in World War I" by James Carl Nelson

"The Great War Seen from the Air: In Flanders Fields, 1914–1918," by Birger Stichelbaut and Piet Chielens

"The Great War: July 1, 1916: The First Day of the Battle of the Somme," by Joe Sacco

"The War That Ended Peace: The Road to 1914," by Margaret MacMillan

"The Great War and Modern Memory," by Paul Fussell

"The Harlem Hellfighters," by Max Brooks

"To End All Wars: A Story of Loyalty and Rebellion, 1914-1918," by Adam Hochschild

The Regeneration Trilogy by Pat Barker

"Memoirs of an Infantry Officer," by Siegfried Sassoon