World War 1 Books & Media

Starting on Veteran’s Day, November 11th, the Smoky Hill Museum will feature an exhibit entitled “In the Trenches with Company M”. Museum-goers will learn about the Salina men who fought in World War I as well as an overview of the causes, events and impact of WWI. The Salina Public Library adult and juvenile collections feature a wide selection of novels, nonfiction books, audiobooks and videos related to World War I. All items in this partial bibliography are available to check out and many are featured in our display near the Information Desk.

Adult Fiction Books:

A farewell to arms / by Ernest Hemingway

The ambassador’s daughter / by Pam Jenoff

The daughters of Mars : a novel / by Thomas Keneally

The girl you left behind / by Jojo Moyes

All quiet on the Western front / by Erich Maria Remarque

Movies Based on Adult Fiction:

The African Queen / (based on the novel by C.S. Forester)

Johnny got his gun / (based on the novel by Dalton Trumbo)

Parade’s end / (based on the novel by Ford Madox Ford)

Adult Non-Fiction Books:

World War I : the definitive visual history : from Sarajevo to Versailles / by R. G. Grant

World War One / by Norman Stone

The deluge : the Great War, America, and the remaking of the global order, 1916-1931 / by J. Adam Tooze

The sleepwalkers : how Europe went to war in 1914 / by Christopher M. Clark

The guns of August / by Barbara Wertheim Tuchman

Eleventh month, eleventh day, eleventh hour / by Joseph E. Persico

Dead wake : the last crossing of the Lusitania / by Erik Larson

Documentaries in Adult Non-Fiction:

First air war / PBS – Nova

Beyond zero : 1914-1918 / Icarus Films Home Video

World War One : the people’s story / ITV Global Entertainment

Youth Fiction Books and Audiobooks:

In the shadow of blackbirds : a novel / by Cat Winters

The Great War : stories inspired by items from the First World War

Youth Non-Fiction Books:

The war to end all wars : World War I / by Russell Freedman

Shooting at the stars : the Christmas truce of 1914 / by John Hendrix

Unraveling freedom : the battle for democracy on the home front during World War I / by Ann Bausum

Truce : the day the soldiers stopped fighting / by Jim Murphy

Blizzard of glass : the Halifax explosion of 1917 / by Sally M. Walker