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WWI—The Great War (Historical Fiction)

The First World War. World War One. WWI. The Kaiser's War. The War of the Nations. The War of the Trenches.

World War I was an international conflict fought between 1914 and 1918. WWI involved most of the world's greatest powers across 5 continents. Four empires ended. There were over 35 million military and civilian casualties-15 million deaths (Wikipedia).

This Listopia is a sampling of WWI "military fiction" wherein "primary action takes place in a field of armed combat, or in a domestic setting (the "home front") where the characters are preoccupied with the preparations for, or recovery from war." (Wikipedia)

This list includes WW1 Historical Fiction only where the experience of WW1 is predominant throughout the story, not just a sidebar setting. No non-fiction. Items amiss of List parameters may be deleted at any time. Thanks for keeping the List focused.
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message 1: by Susanna - Censored by GoodReads (last edited Nov 17, 2013 03:45PM) (new)

Susanna - Censored by GoodReads No idea. Librarian's log indicates a book was last deleted from this list in April.

ETA: Unless all the people who voted for it deleted their accounts, which might cause it. That sounds unlikely, however, if it was placed as high as you say it was.


message 2: by Anna (new)

Anna Kļaviņa According to Librarian log only one book- In Pursuit of Platinum: The Shocking Secret of World War II has been deleted from this list.


message 3: by blueemerald (new)

blueemerald "The Redbreast (Harry Hole, #3)" by Jo Nesbø appears to be WWII and not the WW1 historical fiction focus of this Listopia.


message 4: by Dorcas (new)

Dorcas Books 154-162 look like WW2 books...


Historical Fiction No sure which titles you are looking at. Everything I am seeing is WWI. Maybe someone deleted them already?


message 6: by Dorcas (new)

Dorcas Erin wrote: "No sure which titles you are looking at. Everything I am seeing is WWI. Maybe someone deleted them already?"

Yes, someone must have sorted it out already. Thanks for checking.


message 7: by blueemerald (last edited Oct 16, 2014 07:56AM) (new)

blueemerald These all look like great reads, although they do not fit this List parameters for inclusion:
"Leviathan" non-historical fiction (alternative history fantasy)
"Wheelstocks and Ploughshares: A Country Apprentice in the 1900s" not primarily WWI (described as "years before WW1)
"The Redbreast" non-WW1
"The Deepest Night", "The Sweetest Dark" non-historical fiction (historical fantasy/romance)


message 8: by Paul (new)

Paul Bowes Checked for duplicates: 2 books removed.


message 9: by blueemerald (new)

blueemerald Hello. Thanks for your interest in viewing this list. I removed some books as they did not fit the List criteria of primary involvement of WWI in the story.


message 10: by MomToKippy (new)

MomToKippy great list! Exactly what I was looking for at the moment.


message 11: by Nan (new)

Nan Smit Until tonight I have only read non-fiction. Perhaps a new world is dawning for me!


message 12: by Gabrielle (new)

Gabrielle Monk So how exactly are these "scores" calculated? It's not obvious to me. Is it done by the ratings or by the votes - or by some other way?


message 13: by Melanie.Stanton (new)

Melanie.Stanton Since Mrs. Dalloway takes place in its entirety on just one day in 1923, it's hardly a book set during WW1 is it.


message 14: by Alan (new)

Alan Hodge You can currently download a FREE Kindle copy of my novel 'A Death on the Somme' from Amazon. A Death on the Somme by Alan Hodge
If you do so, please do write a review on Amazon or here on Goodreads.
Thank you.


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