Today (April 6) in 1917, the United States entered World War I. The war itself had already begun in 1914, but President Woodrow Wilson, along with the vast majority of Americans, wished to remain neutral. After a series of attacks and several American deaths at sea, however, the U.S. Senate voted 82 to 6 to declare war against Germany and the U.S. House of Representatives endorsed the decision by a vote of 373 to 50, making the United States a formal combatant in the war.
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World War I Mini-Catalog
Below are the current selections we have in our online catalog about World War I. If you have similar items you’d like to have listed here, please sign up as a consignor.
"On fame's eternal camping ground / Their silent tents are spread / And glory guards with solemn round / The bivouac of the dead." — Theodore O'Hara, Poet whose verse is etched on plaques throughout the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery
"Whether you are fascinated by the period from Sargon to Schwarzkopf, from Wallenstein to Waterloo, you will find something of interest in this fascinating timechart. At the very least, this book will help the reader to put any given conflict in the wider context of history and to put a clear perspective on our own relatively peaceful times, long may they last." — David G. Chandler in the Foreword
"It wasn't until I came to history through plays, films, and historical novels that I could see a living chain of human beings that stretched from me all the way back to the beginning of time. Now I could picture that mummy as a living, breathing person that ate, slept, dreamed, loved...in short, someone like me. History came alive and its fascination continues." — Kathryn Stout, Author
"In this lively, authoritative, and above all inspiring introduction to American history, Boorstin focuses on people, recounting how men and women, fired by heart and spirit, traveled from all corners of the globe to America and became its people. A tribute to America's shared heritage, The Landmark History of the American People is itself a heritage that every family will want to share, again and again." — Sonlight Curriculum, Publisher
"The authoritative, up-to-date text brings to life world history, from the founding of Rome and the Byzantine Empire to the first Moon landing and the end of the apartheid. Packed with enthralling facts, lavish illustrations, and high-quality photographs, this definitive guide will enthuse any young historian." — Kingfisher, Publisher
"The Century presents history as it was lived, and as it will be remembered for the next hundred years. Here is a keepsake volume destined to be an essential part of every family's library: an epic journey through the last hundred years, whose heroes are our grandparents, our parents, ourselves." — Doubleday, Publisher
The Story of the World: History for the Classical Child, Volume 4: The Modern Age: From Victoria's England to the End of the USSR (Paperback Book/Activity Book Set)
"A fourth or fifth grader who has a vague idea of what is going on in the world deserves to be started on the path to understanding." — Susan Wise Bauer, Author
"This spectacular book is a keepsake for every family's library. It is a riveting read and an essential research volume. It is the story of our time for all time." — Random House, Publisher
"When was color television invented? Who was Montezuma? What was Bloody Sunday? When was the first alphabet created? What were the effects of the Industrial Revolution?" — Visible Ink Press, Publisher
"I am young, I am twenty years old; yet I know nothing of life but despair, death, fear, and fatuous superficiality cast over an abyss of sorrow..." — From All Quiet on the Western Front
This is the romantic story of 18-year-old Linnea Brandonberg who falls in love in North Dakota right at the time of World War I.
"In the historical record, a country's enemies are more inexpressive than its allies; conflict, after all, more dramatic than cooperation. The adversarial process tends to breed obsessions, and those obsessions usually become focused on one man, the chief of the enemy state, whether he be George III or Santa Anna, Adolf Hitler or Fidel Castro. This book is a study of those obsessions." — Larry Hedrick, Author, in "Enemies of the American Order" (page 5)
This series spans three centuries in the life of one family from their journey to the new world aboard the Mayflower to the end of World War II. The series interweaves the fictitious family with real historical events.