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Recommend me a good book on World War I

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Scrooge McDuck Posted: Sat, Jan 7 2012 9:15 PM

By "good" I mean a book which features a lot of information about the role America played in the war. I understand why Hoppe declares WWI as the end of civilization, but I was hoping for a book which provides more detail.

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You can try e-mailing David Gordon or anyone who registered for his Mises Academy course, "The Real Causes of America's War: a Revisionist View." It looks like most of the previous forum posts are on World War II.

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Albert Jay Nock, The Myth of a Guilty Nation

Niall Ferguson, The Pity of War

Thomas Fleming, The Illusion of Victory: America in World War I  - Review by David Gordon:

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I understand why Hoppe declares WWI as the end of civilization


For a pretty straightforeward military history of the war, see "The First World War," by John Keegan.

I'd also recomend "Dreadnought" and "Castles of Steel," by Robert K. Massie. The former is a very nice portrait of the breakdown of the balance of power in the decades leading to 1914, and the latter is specifically about the naval war between Germany and Britain

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