The Guns of August

The Guns of AugustThe Guns of August by Barbara W. Tuchman, Robert K. Massie
ISBN: 0345476093
Published by Ballantine Books on August 3rd 2004
Genres: World War I, Battle History, Diplomacy and Politics
Pages: 606

Len's Summary: Covers the opening stages and the roots of the conflict; superb, but read a general history first for orientation.

Tannenberg: Clash of Empires 1914

Tannenberg: Clash of Empires 1914Tannenberg: Clash of Empires 1914 by Dennis E. Showalter
ISBN: 1574887815
Published by Potomac Books on April 1st 2004
Genres: World War I, Battle History, Diplomacy and Politics
Pages: 432

Len's Summary: 1914 on the Eastern Front. Especially good on the evolution of the German-Russian rivalry.

Gallipoli: The End of the Myth

Gallipoli: The End of the MythGallipoli: The End of the Myth by Robin Prior
ISBN: 0300168942
Published by Yale University Press on December 7th 2010
Genres: World War I, Battle History
Pages: 304

Len's Summary: An important reappraisal of the 1915 campaign. // Australian historian Pryor (author of excellent books on the Somme and Passchendale) examines in detail planning of the campaign and concludes that it was doomed from the start.

The War to End All Wars

The War to End All WarsThe War to End All Wars: The American Military Experience in World War I by Edward M. Coffman
ISBN: 0813109558
Published by University Press of Kentucky on July 23rd 1998
Genres: World War I, Battle History, Diplomacy and Politics
Pages: 440

Len's Summary: Still the best summary of America’s experience in the Great War.

The World Crisis: An Abridgement

The World Crisis: An AbridgementThe World Crisis: An Abridgement of the Classic Four-Volume History of World War I by Winston S. Churchill
ISBN: 0684194538
Published by Scribner on November 24th 1992
Genres: World War I, Personal Memoirs, Battle History, Diplomacy and Politics
Pages: 864

Len's Summary: Masterful grand survey of the War; obviously strongly British in outlook; very good on naval matters.

The German High Command at War

The German High Command at WarThe German High Command at War by Robert Asprey
ISBN: 9780595365654
Published by iUniverse on November 9th 2005
Genres: Germany, World War I, Battle History, Diplomacy and Politics
Pages: 558

Len's Summary: Looks at military operations from a German viewpoint; humanizes their military establishment and the Kaiser without justifying their actions. Good discussions of the Eastern Front.

AMERICAN HERITAGE HISTORY OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR

AMERICAN HERITAGE HISTORY OF THE FIRST WORLD WARAmerican Heritage History of World War I by S.L.A. Marshall
ISBN: 9781612308067
Published by New Word City on September 5th 2014
Genres: World War I, Battle History, Diplomacy and Politics, Illustrated, Maps, Youth-accessible
Pages: 705

Len's Summary: A comprehensive history that’s well illustrated and contains helpful maps plus commentary by a distinguished historian; good for starting.