Modern (20th C)

The Red Battle Flyer

Read by Tom Weiss


Manfred Von Richthofen


Manfred Albrecht Freiherr von Richthofen (2 May 1892 – 21 April 1918), also widely known as the Red Baron, was a German fighter pilot with t…

War Is a Racket

Read by John Greenman


Smedley Butler


Marine Maj. Gen. Smedley Butler's expose of American Corporate Imperialism. Butler said, “I served in all commissioned ranks from second lie…

Insurgent Mexico

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John Reed


In the autumn of 1913 John Reed was sent to Mexico by the Metropolitan Magazine to report the Mexican Revolution. He shared the perils of Pa…

Between the Lines

Read by Delmar H Dolbier


Boyd Cable


This book, all of which has been written at the Front within sound of the German guns and for the most part within shell and rifle range, is…

How I Filmed the War

Read by R. S. Steinberg


Geoffrey H. Malins


An account of World War I and the experience of filming it by an early cinematographer (and, after the war, successful director) who was the…

In the Field (1914-1915)

Read by FNH


Marcel Dupont


I have merely tried to make a written record of some of the hours I have lived through during the course of this war. A modest Lieutenant of…

Five Months at Anzac

Read by Annise


Joseph Lievesley Beeston


A Narrative of Personal Experiences of the Officer Commanding the 4th Field Ambulance, Australian Imperial Force . From his leaving Australi…

Fighting France, from Dunkerque to Belfort

Read by Elizabeth Klett


Edith Wharton


American novelist Edith Wharton was living in Paris when World War I broke out in 1914. She obtained permission to visit sites behind the li…

The Underground Railroad, Part 5

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William Still


"I congratulate you that, after much patient research, careful preparation, and untiring labor, you have completed your voluminous work…

Russia in 1919

Read by Expatriate


Arthur Ransome


PUBLISHER'S NOTE: On August 27, 1914, in London, I made this note in a memorandum book: "Met Arthur Ransome at_____'s; discussed a boo…

Diary of a Nursing Sister on the Western Front 1914-1915

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Anonymous


The title is, I think, self explanatory. The nurse in question went out to France at the beginning of the war and remained there until May 1…

Poems

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Wilfred Owen


A collection of poems by the English war poet and soldier of the First World War, Wilfred Owen. Owen is regarded by historians as the leadin…

The Ascent of Denali

Read by Phil Schempf


Hudson Stuck


The story of the First Ascent of Denali by Hudson Stuck, Harry Karstens, Walter Harper and Robert Tatum in 1913, recorded in celebration of …

Mob Rule In New Orleans

Read by Holly Jenson


Ida B. Wells-Barnett


Born into slavery in Mississippi in 1862, Ida B. Wells-Barnett was an African-American journalist, newspaper editor, suffragist, sociologist…

Ambassador Morgenthau's Story

Read by Margaret Espaillat


Henry Morgenthau


Ambassador Morgenthau’s memoirs of his years in the service of the United States in Constantinople, (today Istanbul), are an important prima…

The Trenches

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Frederic Manning


LibriVox volunteers bring you 20 recordings of The Trenches by Frederic Manning. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for October 30, 201…

An Explorer in the Air Service

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Hiram Bingham


Explorer Hiram Bingham discovered Machu Picchu in 1911, as recounted in his book Inca Lands, now released on LibriVox at http://librivox.org…

A Woman's Experiences in the Great War

Read by Expatriate


Louise Mack


An eye-witness account of the fall of Antwerp to the Germans in the opening months of World War I, Mack’s story has passages of extraordinar…

War Letters From A Young Queenslander

Read by Beth Thomas (1974-2020)


Robert Marshall Allen


Letters from a Brisbane doctor posted to the Western Front from 1914 to December 1915. He tells anecdotes of World War I including stories o…

Bullets & Billets

Read by DrPGould


Bruce Bairnsfather


A front-line view of life in the trenches of the Western Front in the early part of 1914-1915. Told by Lieutenant (later Captain) Bruce Bair…

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