Len's Summary: A popular survey history in the tradition of Tuchman’s 1962 The Proud Tower (Library of America, 2012). The author finds the world 1913 to be much like the world of today particularly in terms of economic and financial globalization. Described by one reviewer as “history without hindsight.”
Ambassador Shurtleff, a retired American Foreign Service officer who served as President of The World War One Historical Association and as a past President of The Western Front Association – U S Branch, passed away on January 22, 2014. The searchable version of Len’s Bookshelf was created and will be maintained in his honor.