Research – Books
While writing my first two novels, I read a lot of fiction set during either WWI or WWII and several non-fiction books. The following offered significant insights and information and helped me imagine the battlefields and the homefront of those times.
Vimy Ridge 1917: Byng’s Canadians Triumph at Arras by Alexander Turner, Osprey Publishing 2005. Clear and concise descriptions, photos and diagrams of battle preparation and execution.
Vimy by Pierre Berton, Random House 2001. A more detailed examination of Vimy Ridge skillfully told through the eyes of several soldiers involved.
At Some Disputed Barricade by Anne Perry, Headline Publishing Group 2005
The First Casualty by Ben Elton Bantam Press 2005
Unlikely Soldiers by Jonathan Vance Harper Collins 2008
Vessel of Sadness by William Woodruff Harper & Row 1987
Resistance by Anita Shreve First Back Bay 1997
Ordinary Heroes by Scott Turow Harper Collins 2005
Letters of Agar Adamson edited by N. M. Christie 1997. This book contains letters from Agar Adamson to his wife Mabel from October 1914 through to the end of the war. Full of intriguing detail.