Ring of Steel: Germany and Austria-Hungary in World War I

Ring of Steel: Germany and Austria-Hungary in World War IRing of Steel: Germany and Austria-Hungary in World War I by Alexander Watson
ISBN: 9780465018727
Published by Basic Books on October 7th 2014
Genres: Germany, Military, Austria & Hungary
Pages: 787

Len's Summary: A dysfunctional and eventually disastrous alliance detailed. See also the Tomlinson prize-winning work by Holger Herwig The First World War: Germany and Austria Hungary, 1914-1918 (Edward Arnold, 1999).

Austria-Hungary’s Last War, 1914-1918 in English

Austria-Hungary’s Last War, 1914-1918 in EnglishAustria-Hungary’s Last War, 1914-1918 in English by Stan Hanna
Genres: Austria & Hungary, General, Military

Len's Summary: Stan Hanna translator, a nearly complete translation of a seven-volume official history of The Great War published in German 70 years ago. Download at http://www.compoestudios.com/Stanhannah/. Includes notes by the translator and original illustrations.

Franz Joseph and Elisabeth: The Last Great Monarchs of Austria-Hungary

Franz Joseph and Elisabeth: The Last Great Monarchs of Austria-HungaryFranz Joseph and Elisabeth: The Last Great Monarchs of Austria-Hungary by Karen Owens
ISBN: 9780786476749
Published by McFarland on November 6th 2013
Genres: Austria & Hungary, Biography & Autobiography, Military, Royalty
Pages: 200

Len's Summary: Franz Joseph reigned from 1848 to 1916, taking Austria through three military defeats; Elizabeth was assassinated before war erupted.

The Trigger: Hunting the Assassin Who Brought the World to War

The Trigger:  Hunting the Assassin Who Brought the World to WarThe Trigger: Hunting the Assassin Who Brought the World to War by Tim Butcher
ISBN: 9780802123251
Published by Grove Press on June 3rd 2014
Genres: History, Europe, Eastern, Military, World War I, Austria & Hungary
Pages: 326

Len's Summary: The story of Gavrilo Princip whose assassination of Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand sparked WWI. A history Book Club selection.

The Austro-Hungarian Dual Monarchy 1867-1918

The Austro-Hungarian Dual Monarchy 1867-1918The Austro-Hungarian Dual Monarchy 1867-1918 by Zsuzsa Gaspar
ISBN: 1847730078
Published by New Holland Publishers UK on June 16th 2009
Genres: Austria & Hungary, Europe
Pages: 240

Len's Summary: A survey history of an often neglected major player in WWI; an experiment in multi-national, multi-ethnic empire.

Blood on the Snow: The Carpathian Winter War of 1915

Blood on the Snow: The Carpathian Winter War of 1915Blood on the Snow: The Carpathian Winter War of 1915 by Graydon A. Tunstall
ISBN: 9780700618583
Published by University Press of Kansas on May 11th 2010
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Europe, Russia & the Former Soviet Union, Austria & Hungary
Pages: 258

Len's Summary: The Russian and Austro-Hungarian armies each suffered about a million casualties in this disastrous series of three offensives which paved the way for the disintegration of the Habsburg army. Dr. Tunstall is executive Director of Phi Alpha Theta, the national history honor society, and chairs WFA’s Undergraduate Essay Prize award panel.

The Assassination of the Archduke: Sarajevo 1914 and the Romance that Changed the World

The Assassination of the Archduke: Sarajevo 1914 and the Romance that Changed the WorldThe Assassination of the Archduke: Sarajevo 1914 and the Romance that Changed the World by Greg King, Sue Woolmans
ISBN: 9781250000163
Published by Macmillan on September 3rd 2013
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Royalty, History, Military, World War I, Europe, Austria & Hungary
Pages: 432

Len's Summary: Tells the story of the act that sparked WWI while examining the family life, personality and politics of Archduke Franz Ferdinand in the context of the Habsburg ruling house of a fissiparous multi-national empire.

A Mad Catastrophe: The Outbreak of World War I and the Collapse of the Habsburg Empire

A Mad Catastrophe: The Outbreak of World War I and the Collapse of the Habsburg EmpireA Mad Catastrophe: The Outbreak of World War I and the Collapse of the Habsburg Empire by Geoffrey Wawro
ISBN: 9780465057955
Published by Basic Books on April 28th 2015
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Modern, 20th Century, Europe, Austria & Hungary
Pages: 480

Len's Summary: Shows just hoe unready Austria-Hungary was to fight a modern industrialized war. The author, who teaches at North Texas University, has also produced superior monographs on the Franco-Prussian and Prusso-Italo-Austrian Wars of the 19th century.