Along with the nonfiction titles and resources included above, here are classic pieces of literature which took place during the period in question:
A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway; Patrick Hemingway (Foreword by); Sean Hemingway (Introduction by)
Call Number: PS3515.E37 F3 2014
Publication Date: 2014-07-08
Written when Ernest Hemingway was thirty years old and lauded as the best American novel to emerge from World War I, A Farewell to Arms is the unforgettable story of an American ambulance driver on the Italian front and his passion for a beautiful English nurse. Set against the looming horrors of the battlefield--weary, demoralized men marching in the rain during the German attack on Caporetto; the profound struggle between loyalty and desertion--this gripping, semi autobiographical work captures the harsh realities of war and the pain of lovers caught in its inexorable sweep.
All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque; Arthur Wesley Wheen (Translator)
Call Number: PT2635.E68 I613 1982
Publication Date: 1987-03-12
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. . . .This is the testament of Paul Bäumer, who enlists with his classmates in the German army during World War I. They become soldiers with youthful enthusiasm. But the world of duty, culture, and progress they had been taught breaks in pieces under the first bombardment in the trenches. Through years of vivid horror, Paul holds fast to a single vow: to fight against the principle of hate that meaninglessly pits young men of the same generation but different uniforms against one another . . . if only he can come out of the war alive.
This Side of Paradise by Patrick O'Donnell (Introduction by, Notes by); F. Scott Fitzgerald; Coralie Bickford-Smith (Illustrator)
Call Number: PS3511.I9 T55 2010
Publication Date: 2011-10-25
The story of a young man's painful sexual and intellectual awakening that echoes Fitzgerald's own career, it is also a portrait of the lost generation that followed straight on from the First World War, 'grown up to find all Gods dead, all wars fought, all faiths in man shaken' and wanting money and success more than anything else.
Gay-Neck: The Story of a Pigeon by Boris Artzybasheff (Illustrator); Dhan Gopal Mukerji
Call Number: JUV MUK
Publication Date: 1968-07-15
Writing out of his own experience as a boy in India, Dhan Gopal Mukerji tells how Gay Neck's master sent his prized pigeon to serve in Word War I, and of how, because of his exceptional training and his brave heart, Gay Neck served his new masters heroically. Winner of the 1928 Newbery Medal.