Book Review: Daily Life During WWI

Writing for the Back in the Stacks blog, Cataloging Specialist Jan Hardy reviews "Daily Life During World War" I by Neil M. Heyman.

This November 11 marks the 100th anniversary of the Armistice, the end of the Great War. You’ll be seeing more WWI-themed entries in this blog and displays around the library. I wanted to learn more about a war we hardly see in movies or TV – especially compared to World War II with its clear villains and purpose. We – or I should say, I – know embarrassingly little about World War I.

I decided to research a bit, and found Daily Life During World War I by Neil M. Heyman from the fact-filled yet accessible Greenwood Press “Daily Life Through History” Series. I also found a fast-moving, informative documentary called “World War I: American Legacy” (which includes shots of Pittsburgh and the Boulevard of the Allies), available through Kanopy Streaming through our catalog. Of course, many other resources are online and on our shelves. In the meantime, here are some bits that fascinated me.

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