Distant Victory: The Battle of Jutland and the Allied Triumph in the First World War

Distant Victory: The Battle of Jutland and the Allied Triumph in the First World WarDistant Victory: The Battle of Jutland and the Allied Triumph in the First World War by Daniel Allen Butler
ISBN: 9780275990732
Published by Greenwood Publishing Group on January 1st 2006
Genres: Great Britain, Military, Naval
Pages: 251

Len's Summary: A new, revisionist analysis of a controversial battle which the author asserts was a major British strategic victory rather than a tactical draw or narrow German triumph. Command leadership styles, he says, were more important to the outcome than technical idiosyncrasies of the various classes of dreadnoughts engaged. Most importantly, the battle set in motion the decisions by both sides that materially affected the outcome of the conflict.

Burden of Guilt: How Germany Shattered the Last Days of Peace, Summer 1914

Burden of Guilt: How Germany Shattered the Last Days of Peace, Summer 1914Burden of Guilt: How Germany Shattered the Last Days of Peace, Summer 1914 by Daniel Allen Butler
ISBN: 9781935149279
Published by Casemate Publishers on July 27th 2010
Genres: History, Europe, Germany, Military, World War I
Pages: 330

Len's Summary: Working from primary sources, the author asserts Germany bears the responsibility for starting the war. See also: The Lions of July: Prelude to War, 1914, Wm. Jannen, Random House, 1996.

Shadow of the Sultan’s Realm: The Destruction of the Ottoman Empire and the Creation of the Modern Middle East

Shadow of the Sultan’s Realm: The Destruction of the Ottoman Empire and the Creation of the Modern Middle EastShadow of the Sultan’s Realm: The Destruction of the Ottoman Empire and the Creation of the Modern Middle East by Daniel Allen Butler
ISBN: 9781597974967
Published by Potomac Books, Inc. on September 1st 2011
Genres: History, Middle East, Egypt
Pages: 271

Len's Summary: A well crafted narrative history about the disappearance of an Empire forgotten by most Americans and Europeans; free of academic cant. A political history of the WWI era with relevance today.