Yale University Libraries and Collections

WAr, revolutions & independence movements


  • Sheila Fitzpatrick, The Russian Revolution, 2nd ed. (Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 1994)
  • David Fromkin, A Peace to End All Peace: The Fall of the Ottoman Empire and the Creation of the Modern Middle East (New York: H. Holt, 2001)
  • Andrew Mango, Atatürk (London: John Murray, 1999)
  • Eberhard Kolb, The Weimar Republic, trans. P.S. Falla (London and Boston: Unwin Hyman, 1988)
  • Dietrich Orlow, “1918/19: A German Revolution”, German Studies Review, 5 (2) 1982: 187-203
  • Adrian Gregory and Senia Paseta, Ireland and the Great War: A War to Unite Us All? (Manchester and New York: Manchester University Press, 2002)
  • Joost Augusteijn (ed.), The Irish Revolution, 1913-1923 (Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York: Palgrave, 2002) .


  • Czechoslovakia
  • The collapse of the Austro-Hungarian Empire
  • Ireland
  • Germany
  • Ottoman empire (Turkey)
    —The ‘Young Turks”
  • Russia

EXAMPLES OF MATERIALS RELATED TO war, revolutions, and independence movements

  • From a Russian diary, 1917-1920, by an Englishwoman (London, J. Murray, 1921) xxii, 266 p. 23cm. WB 46315. MUDD Library.
  • The fall of the Romanoffs; how the ex-Empress & Rasputine caused the Russian revolution, by the author of "Russian court memoirs." (New York, E.P. Dutton and company; London, Herbert Jenkins, ltd., 1917) 312 p. illus. 20 cm. WB 47173. MUDD Library.
  • Donald E. Carey, Fighting the Bolsheviks: the Russian war memoirs of Private First Class Donald E. Carey, U.S. Army, 1918-1919, ed. Neil G. Carey (Novato, Calif.: Presidio, 1997) xv, 240 p. : ill. ; 23 cm. DK265.42 U5 C37X 1997. Sterling Memorial Library.
  • Edvard Benes, Der Aufstand der Nationen: der Weltkrieg und die tschechoslowakische Revolution (Berlin: B. Cassirer, 1928). WC 17735. MUDD Library.
  • John Riddell (ed.), The German revolution and the debate on Soviet power: documents, 1918-1919: preparing the founding congress (New York: Anchor Foundation: Distributed by Pathfinder Press, 1986) HX11 I5 G435 1986 (LC). LSF
  • Erskine Childers, Military rule in Ireland: a series of eight articles contributed to the Daily news, March-May 1920: with notes and an additional chapter (Dublin: Talbot Press, 1920) Bz85d 1 1920c. SML.
  • Laurence Ginnell, The Irish republic--why?: Non-official statement prepared for submission to the peace conference (New York: Friends of Irish Freedom, 1919) Y Bz83p 919g. SML.

A Remembrance by Issachar Ryback

Imperial Family with officers of the Konvoi, the Tsar's regiment of Cossacks. GEN MSS 313. Image ID Number 3791309. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library.


  • Germany—History—Revolution, 1918
  • Germany—History—Revolution, 1918—Posters
  • Germany—History—Revolution, 1918—Sources
  • Ireland—History—Easter Rising, 1916
  • Ireland—History—1910-1921
  • Soviet Union—History—Revolution, 1917-1921
  • Turkey—History—Revolution, 1918-1923
  • World War, 1914-1918—Russia
  • World War, 1914-1918—Soviet UnionWorld War, 1914-1918—Underground movements