First Great Triumph: How Five Americans Made Their Country a World Power

First Great Triumph: How Five Americans Made Their Country a World PowerFirst Great Triumph: How Five Americans Made Their Country a World Power by Warren Zimmermann
ISBN: 9780374179397
on 2002
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Reference, History, Military, United States, 19th Century
Pages: 562

Len's Summary: The author was a Foreign Service officer, our last Ambassador to Yugoslavia. He passed away in 2003. Zimmermann analyses America’s emergence onto the world stage through the careers of five friends and political allies: Theodore Roosevelt, John Hay, Alfred Thayer Mahan, Elihu Root and Henry Cabot Lodge. All but Mahan (a naval officer) were involved in national politics. the firm basis for the internationally activist administrations of Woodrow Wilson, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman, Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson and their successors that marked the American Century. Stongly Recommended.

Contesting the German Empire, 1871 – 1918

Contesting the German Empire, 1871 – 1918Contesting the German Empire, 1871 - 1918 by Matthew Jefferies
ISBN: 1405129972
Published by Wiley-Blackwell on January 3rd 2008
Genres: Germany, History, General, Europe, Historiography, Modern, 19th Century
Pages: 242

Len's Summary: A bottom-up examination of the dynamics of politicization under Bismarck and Wilhelm II; “democracy in an undemocratic state.” Germany had universal male suffrage from 1871, but lacked parliamentary control over anything but the budget as government as ministers remained responsible only to the Kaiser who often became a spanner in the works.

The Rise of Militarism in the Progressive Era, 1900-1914

The Rise of Militarism in the Progressive Era, 1900-1914The Rise of Militarism in the Progressive Era, 1900-1914 by Roger Possner
ISBN: 9780786444182
Published by McFarland & Company on June 13th 2009
Genres: History, United States, 19th Century, Political Science, Political Ideologies, General
Pages: 252

Len's Summary: How the War Department and Army worked to build a martial spirit among the American people.

The Quick and the Dead: Fallen Soldiers and Their Families in The Great War

The Quick and the Dead: Fallen Soldiers and Their Families in The Great WarThe Quick and the Dead: Fallen Soldiers and Their Families in The Great War by Richard Van Emden
ISBN: 9780747597797
Published by A&C Black on October 3rd 2011
Genres: 19th Century, Military, Personal Memoirs, World War I
Pages: 344

Len's Summary: A compilation of more than 50 private diaries, interviews and letters written by British soldiers.

Tommy’s Ark: Soldiers and Their Animals in the Great War

Tommy’s Ark: Soldiers and Their Animals in the Great WarTommy's Ark: Soldiers and Their Animals in the Great War by Richard Van Emden
ISBN: 9781408810071
Published by Bloomsbury Publishing on June 6th 2011
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Modern, 19th Century
Pages: 352

Len's Summary: British soldiers and their pets at the front.

Our Fritz: Emperor Frederick III and the Political Culture of Imperial Germany

Our Fritz: Emperor Frederick III and the Political Culture of Imperial GermanyOur Fritz: Emperor Frederick III and the Political Culture of Imperial Germany by Frank Lorenz Müller
ISBN: 9780674048386
Published by Harvard University Press on October 10th 2011
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Historical, History, Europe, Germany, Modern, 19th Century
Pages: 366

Len's Summary: The story of Kaiser Frederick, father of Wilhelm II, who died of cancer after reigning for only 99 days. If he survived, he might have ushered in new era in Anglo-German relations, thus avoiding the hecatombs of WWI.

Imperial Germany Revisited: Continuing Debates and New Perspectives

Imperial Germany Revisited: Continuing Debates and New PerspectivesImperial Germany Revisited: Continuing Debates and New Perspectives by Cornelius Torp, Sven Oliver Müller
ISBN: 9780857459008
Published by Berghahn Books on October 15th 2012
Genres: History, Europe, Germany, Modern, 19th Century, Essays
Pages: 362

Len's Summary: Essays on continuities and discontinuities in modern German History. -- An exploration of the German Empire, its structure and its dynamic development from 1871 to 1918.

From Boer War to World War: Tactical Reform of the British Army, 1902–1914

From Boer War to World War: Tactical Reform of the British Army, 1902–1914From Boer War to World War: Tactical Reform of the British Army, 1902–1914 by Spencer Jones
ISBN: 9780806144153
Published by University of Oklahoma Press on September 1st 2013
Genres: History, Europe, Great Britain, Military, Strategy, Modern, 19th Century, Africa, South, Republic of South Africa
Pages: 312

Len's Summary: Key tactical lessons learned on the veldt and applied by the British Army during the interwar years, 1902-1913.

The Mediterranean Fleet 1919-1929

The Mediterranean Fleet 1919-1929The Mediterranean Fleet 1919-1929 by Paul Halpern
ISBN: 9781409427568
Published by Ashgate Publishing on December 1st 2011
Genres: History, Europe, Great Britain, Modern, 19th Century
Pages: 620

Len's Summary: With the end of WWI, conflicts involving the RN continued in the around the Black Sea, in Turkey and its former territories, and between Turkey and Greece. This is a continuation of Halpern’s 1987 work The Royal Navy in the Mediterranean 1915-1918 (Glower Publishing Company). The author teaches at Florida State and is the leading Anglo-American expert on WWI in the Mediterranean.