Kitchener

KitchenerKitchener by John Charles Pollock
ISBN: 9780094803404
Published by Constable on February 3rd 2001
Genres: History, Europe, Great Britain, Biography & Autobiography, Military, Political, World War I
Pages: 598

Len's Summary: All about a resolutely old-fashioned Field Marshall — an officer anda gentleman. Reviewed in the Financial Times, April 21, 2001.

Helmuth von Moltke and the Origins of the First World War

Helmuth von Moltke and the Origins of the First World WarHelmuth von Moltke and the Origins of the First World War by Annika Mombauer
ISBN: 9780521791014
Published by Cambridge University Press on April 19th 2001
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, History, Europe, General, Military, World War I, World War II, Juvenile Nonfiction, Military & Wars
Pages: 325

Edith and Woodrow: The Wilson White House

Edith and Woodrow: The Wilson White HouseEdith and Woodrow: The Wilson White House by Phyllis Lee Levin
ISBN: 9780743211581
Published by Scribner on September 25th 2001
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Presidents & Heads of State, History, United States
Pages: 606

Len's Summary: Ms. Levin, a journalist, sets out to prove that Edith Bolling Galt, Wilson’s second wife, set the agenda for the last, tragic years of his administration.

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.

Anthem for Doomed Youth: Twelve Soldier Poets of the First World War

Anthem for Doomed Youth: Twelve Soldier Poets of the First World WarAnthem for Doomed Youth: Twelve Soldier Poets of the First World War by Jon Stallworthy
ISBN: 1841196355
Published by Constable on December 31st 2002
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Literary, Literary Criticism, Poetry
Pages: 192

Len's Summary: Scrutinizes the lives of a dozen Great War poets.

Lloyd George: War Leader, 1916-1918

Lloyd George: War Leader, 1916-1918Lloyd George: War Leader, 1916-1918 by John Grigg
ISBN: 9780713993431
Published by Allen Lane on 2002
Genres: History, Europe, Great Britain, Biography & Autobiography, Political, Military, World War I
Pages: 669

Len's Summary: The forth volume in a biography takes Lloyd George from his supplanting of Asquith in 1916 to the end of the war.

The Enemy’s House Divided

The Enemy’s House DividedThe Enemy's House Divided by Charles De Gaulle, Robert Eden
ISBN: 0807826669
Published by University of North Carolina Press on November 11th 2002
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Military, History, Europe, Western, World War I
Pages: 232

Len's Summary: Analyses Germany’s defeat in 1918, first published in 1924 (translation).

The Kaiser: New Research on Wilhelm II’s Role in Imperial Germany

The Kaiser: New Research on Wilhelm II’s Role in Imperial GermanyThe Kaiser: New Research on Wilhelm II’s Role in Imperial Germany by Annika Mombauer, Wilhelm Deist
ISBN: 0521824087
Published by Cambridge University Press on November 17th 2003
Genres: History, Europe, General, Biography & Autobiography, World, Military, World War I
Pages: 299

Len's Summary: Analyses a complex political system and a complex ruler under severe wartime stress.

Tunnelmaster and Arsonist of the Great War: The Norton-Griffiths Story

Tunnelmaster and Arsonist of the Great War: The Norton-Griffiths StoryTunnelmaster and Arsonist of the Great War: The Norton-Griffiths Story by Tony Bridgland
ISBN: 0850529956
Published by Pen & Sword Books on October 1st 2003
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Military, History, World War I
Pages: 224

Len's Summary: In the United States, order from Casemate Publishing.

Brothers in War

Brothers in WarBrothers in War by Michael Walsh
ISBN: 9780091908843
Published by Ebury Press on 2007
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Military, Political, History, World
Pages: 426

Len's Summary: First published by Crown in cloth in 2006 this is the story of Beechey family, who endured with dignity and courage the loss of five sons in WWI. Based on family letters and diaries. Also available from Amazon UK on DVD and audio cassette, or used from Barnes & Noble. Compared by some reviewers to the story Saving Private Ryan.

Femme Fatale: Love, Lies, and the Unknown Life of Mata Hari

Femme Fatale: Love, Lies, and the Unknown Life of Mata HariFemme Fatale: Love, Lies, and the Unknown Life of Mata Hari by Pat Shipman
ISBN: 0060817283
Published by William Morrow on July 31st 2007
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, General, World War I
Pages: 450

Len's Summary: A pot boiler about the much pawed over life and career of a WWI female double agent resurrecting the possibility that Mata was a victim.

Architect of Victory: Douglas Haig

Architect of Victory: Douglas HaigArchitect of Victory: Douglas Haig by Walter Reid
ISBN: 1841585173
Published by Birlinn Publishers on February 1st 2007
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Military, Political, Juvenile Nonfiction
Pages: 555

Len's Summary: A new sympathetic analysis of Haig’s still controversial leadership of the BEF. // A new biography sure to spark controversy. Available from Casemate Publishing.

Monash: The Outsider Who Won a War – a Biography of Australias Greatest Military Commander

Monash: The Outsider Who Won a War – a Biography of Australias Greatest Military CommanderMonash: The Outsider Who Won a War - a Biography of Australias Greatest Military Commander by Roland Perry
ISBN: 1741668476
Published by Random House Australia on 2007
Genres: Australia & New Zealand, Biography & Autobiography, Military, World War I

Len's Summary: Reprint of a biographical history first published in 2004 examining the career of Lt. General Sir John Monash, commander of the Anzac Corps. Won a major Australian book prize despite mixed reviews.

The Last Fighting Tommy: The Life of Harry Patch, Last Veteran of the Trenches, 1898-2009

The Last Fighting Tommy: The Life of Harry Patch, Last Veteran of the Trenches, 1898-2009The Last Fighting Tommy: The Life of Harry Patch, Last Veteran of the Trenches, 1898-2009 by Harry Patch, Richard Van Emden
ISBN: 0747591156
Published by Bloomsbury Publishing USA on June 5th 2010
Genres: History, General, Military, Biography & Autobiography

Len's Summary: The story of the last surviving (as of August 2007) British trench veteran of WWI. Van Emden is author of several books on WWI including The Trench, Boy Soldiers of the Great War, and Britain’s Last Tommies.

Medicine and Duty: The World War I Memoir of Captain Harold W. Mcgill, Medical Officer 31st Battalion C.E.F.

Medicine and Duty: The World War I Memoir of Captain Harold W. Mcgill, Medical Officer 31st Battalion C.E.F.Medicine and Duty: The World War I Memoir of Captain Harold W. Mcgill, Medical Officer 31st Battalion C.E.F. by Marjorie Barron Norris, Patrick Brennan
ISBN: 1552381935
Published by University of Calgary Press on May 15th 2007
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Military, Medical, Religious, History, Canada, Post-Confederation (1867-), World War I
Pages: 406

The Good Soldier: A Biography of Douglas Haig

The Good Soldier: A Biography of Douglas HaigThe Good Soldier: A Biography of Douglas Haig by Gary Mead
ISBN: 1843542803
Published by Atlantic Books on November 8th 2007
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Great Britain, Military, World War I
Pages: 608

Len's Summary: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1843542803/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=1843542803&linkCode=as2&tag=worlwaroneh0a-20&linkId=4EELSZYVXBWWNG4O

Gertrude Bell Queen of the Desert, Shaper of Nations

Gertrude Bell Queen of the Desert, Shaper of NationsGertrude Bell Queen of the Desert, Shaper of Nations by Georgina Howell
ISBN: 0374531358
Published by Sarah Crichton Books on April 29th 2008
Genres: Biography & Autobiography
Pages: 512

Len's Summary: Biography of a British “Arabist,” a contemporary of T. E. Lawrence who also worked with British intelligence in Cairo during WWI and lived after the war in Baghdad, her favorite city. A History Book Club selection for 2007. Favorably reviewed in the June 2007 Atlantic. This is the women who outlined Iraq’s borders and drafted its first constitution. See also Desert Queen, Janet Wallach, Doubleday, 1996, now in paperback from Knopf, 464 pages, ISBN 1 40009 619 7, $15.95.

The Meinertzhagen Mystery: The Life and Legend of a Colossal Fraud

The Meinertzhagen Mystery: The Life and Legend of a Colossal FraudThe Meinertzhagen Mystery: The Life and Legend of a Colossal Fraud by Brian Garfield
ISBN: 1597970417
Published by Potomac Books on January 1st 2007
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Military, Science & Technology, History, Middle East, General, Nature, Birdwatching Guides
Pages: 386

Len's Summary: Lt. Colonel Richard Meinertzhagen (1878-1967) got his start as a politically- and socially-connected British Army intelligence officer chasing Paul von Lettow Vorbeck around the East Africa bush. Later, invalided out of Africa, he was assigned to MI7 in Cairo, and claimed authorship of the legendary “haversack ruse” of 1917. A committed Zionist, Meinertzhagen was a flamboyant player in the Middle East in the inter-war years, a noted ornithologist, founder of the post-war Anglo German Fellowship, and intimate of Winston Churchill, T. H. Lawrence and Chaim Weizmann. He also perpetrated scientific fraud, was a tireless self-promoter and may have even murdered his wife. Fittingly, this lively tale is authored by a past president of the Mystery Writers of America.

The Silent General: Horne of the First Army, a Biography of Haig’s Trusted Great War Comrade in Arms

The Silent General: Horne of the First Army, a Biography of Haig’s Trusted Great War Comrade in ArmsThe Silent General: Horne of the First Army, a Biography of Haig’s Trusted Great War Comrade in Arms by Don Farr
ISBN: 9781874622994
Published by Helion & Company Limited on January 1st 2007
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Military, History, World War I
Pages: 319

Len's Summary: Biography of a long overlooked British army commander Henry Sinclair Horne.

King, Kaiser, Tsar: Three Royal Cousins Who Led the World to War

King, Kaiser, Tsar: Three Royal Cousins Who Led the World to WarKing, Kaiser, Tsar: Three Royal Cousins Who Led the World to War by Catrine Clay
ISBN: 0802716237
Published by Walker Books on July 10th 2007
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Royalty, History, General, Europe, Great Britain
Pages: 416

Len's Summary: Narrative history first published in the UK by Gardners Books last year; written by the British producer/director of a television documentary of the same name. Based in part on royal letters and diaries.

Decorated Marines of the Fourth Brigade in World War I

Decorated Marines of the Fourth Brigade in World War IDecorated Marines of the Fourth Brigade in World War I by George B. Clark
ISBN: 9780786428267
Published by McFarland on January 18th 2007
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Military
Pages: 276

Len's Summary: A reference work on the Marine infantry of the AEF’s Second Division. // Biographies of each Marine medal winner in the AEF Second Division.

Happy Odyssey

Happy OdysseyHappy Odyssey by Adrian Carton De Wiart
ISBN: 1844155390
Published by Pen & Sword Books on November 1st 2007
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Great Britain, Juvenile Nonfiction, Military, World War I
Pages: 287

Len's Summary: An autobiography by the highly decorated WWI officer who was the model for Brigadier Ben Ritchie Hook in Evelyn Waugh’s Sword of Honor trilogy.

War Bird Ace: The Great War Exploits of Capt. Field E. Kindley

War Bird Ace: The Great War Exploits of Capt. Field E. KindleyWar Bird Ace: The Great War Exploits of Capt. Field E. Kindley by Jack S. Ballard
ISBN: 9781585445547
Published by Texas A&M University Press on February 6th 2007
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, General, Military, History, World War I
Pages: 208

Len's Summary: Captain Kindley’s 12 victories tied him for ninth place among American air aces.

Chief of Staff, Vol. 1: The Principal Officers Behind History’s Great Commanders, Napoleonic Wars to World War I

Chief of Staff, Vol. 1: The Principal Officers Behind History’s Great Commanders, Napoleonic Wars to World War IChief of Staff, Vol. 1: The Principal Officers Behind History's Great Commanders, Napoleonic Wars to World War I by David T. Zabecki
ISBN: 9781591149903
Published by Naval Institute Press on 2008
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Military, History, Strategy
Pages: 241

Len's Summary: First of two volumes examining the role of the military chief of staff.

Isaac Rosenberg: The Making of a Great War Poet: A New Life

Isaac Rosenberg: The Making of a Great War Poet: A New LifeIsaac Rosenberg: The Making of a Great War Poet: A New Life by Jean Moorcroft Wilson
ISBN: 0810126044
Published by Northwestern University Press on February 9th 2009
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, General, Literary
Pages: 504

Len's Summary: Neither a moist-eyed patriot nor a disillusioned veteran, Rosenberg was killed in action with the BEF during the spring of 1918. Also available in paperback from Phoenix (March 2009). Rosenberg’s poems are still in print.

Hanging a Rebel: The Life of C.R.W. Nevinson

Hanging a Rebel: The Life of C.R.W. NevinsonHanging a Rebel: The Life of C.R.W. Nevinson ISBN: 0718830903
Published by Lutterworth Press on July 24th 2008
Genres: Art, History, Biography & Autobiography
Pages: 367

Len's Summary: The life of British war artist and futurist author D. R. W. Nevinson highlights the development of intellectual thought before and during the First World War.

Clausewitz’s On War: A Biography (Books That Changed the World)

Clausewitz’s On War: A Biography (Books That Changed the World)Clausewitz's On War: A Biography (Books That Changed the World) by Hew Strachan
ISBN: 9780802143631
Published by Grove Press on April 1st 2008
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, History, Military, Strategy
Pages: 238

Len's Summary: A premier military historian examines Clausewitz’s dense dicta on military strategy.

Harry’s War: A British Tommy’s Experiences in the Trenches in World War One

Harry’s War: A British Tommy’s Experiences in the Trenches in World War OneHarry's War: A British Tommy's Experiences in the Trenches in World War One by Harry Stinton, Virginia Mayo
ISBN: 1844862550
Published by Conway on August 5th 2014
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Military, World War I
Pages: 224

Len's Summary: First publication of the memoirs of an infantry soldier’s combat service at Arras, Albert and Ypres before he was wounded in 1917.

Maxime Weygand: A Biography of the French General in Two World Wars

Maxime Weygand: A Biography of the French General in Two World WarsMaxime Weygand: A Biography of the French General in Two World Wars by Barnett Singer
ISBN: 9780786435715
Published by McFarland on May 19th 2008
Genres: History, Military, World War II, World War I, Biography & Autobiography, General, France
Pages: 261

Len's Summary: Biography of General Foch’s chief of Staff in WWI who inherited command of a defeated French army in 1940. See also: Maxime Weygand and Civil-Military Relations in Modern France, Philip Charles et al, Harvard, 1997, 445 pages, ISBN 978 0674 4557 017, $33.50 from Barnes & Nobel; less from used booksellers.

Diary of a Night Bomber Pilot in World War I

Diary of a Night Bomber Pilot in World War IDiary of a Night Bomber Pilot in World War I by Clive Semple, Wing Commander Alan Mawby
ISBN: 1862274525
Published by The History Press on November 1st 2008
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Military, History, World War I
Pages: 352

Len's Summary: Available from the Scholars Bookshelf.

Terror of the Autumn Skies: The True Story of Frank Luke, America’s Rogue Ace of World War I

Terror of the Autumn Skies: The True Story of Frank Luke, America’s Rogue Ace of World War ITerror of the Autumn Skies: The True Story of Frank Luke, America's Rogue Ace of World War I by Blaine Pardoe
ISBN: 1602392528
Published by Skyhorse Publishing on July 1st 2008
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Military, History, World War I, Aviation
Pages: 320

Len's Summary: Biography of America’s first aviator to win the Medal of Honor.

Major Sam Woodfill: The Greatest Soldier of WW I

Major Sam Woodfill: The Greatest Soldier of WW IMajor Sam Woodfill: The Greatest Soldier of WW I by Ben Newell
ISBN: 9781605637105
Published by PublishAmerica on September 1st 2008
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, General, History, Military, World War I
Pages: 184

Len's Summary: A biography of WWI medal of honor-winner Major Sam Woodfill, the career military man considered by John Pershing to be the outstanding soldier in the AEF.

Somme Mud: War Experiences of an Infantryman in France, 1914-1919

Somme Mud: War Experiences of an Infantryman in France, 1914-1919Somme Mud: War Experiences of an Infantryman in France, 1914-1919 by Edward P.F. Lynch, Will Davies
ISBN: 1741668948
Published by Random House Australia on April 1st 2008
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, General, History, Military, World War I, World, Technology & Engineering, Military Science
Pages: 368

Len's Summary: Memoir of a British veteran first published in 2006. // War memoir of an Australian written in 1921 and only now published.

Stanley Spencer’s Great War Diary, 1915-1918

Stanley Spencer’s Great War Diary, 1915-1918Stanley Spencer's Great War Diary, 1915-1918 by Stanley Spencer, Arthur Littlewood
ISBN: 9781844157785
Published by Pen & Sword Military on 2008
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, General, History, Military, World War I
Pages: 176

Len's Summary: The editor provides a commentary for these recently-discovered letters from a VC winner. // Diaries of a British veteran. // Written by a veteran of the Royal Fusiliers and West Yorkshire regiments who served from 1915 on the Somme, at Moutaubon and Vimy.

The Selected Papers of Sir Arthur Currie: Diaries, Letters, and Report to the Ministry, 1917-1933

The Selected Papers of Sir Arthur Currie: Diaries, Letters, and Report to the Ministry, 1917-1933The Selected Papers of Sir Arthur Currie: Diaries, Letters, and Report to the Ministry, 1917-1933 by Mark Humphries
ISBN: 097834412X
Published by Military History on May 1st 2008
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, General, History, Canada, Military
Pages: 407

Len's Summary: The first complete collection of the papers of Canada’s top soldier of WWI. Currie was a land speculator and militiaman from British Columbia who rose to command the four divisions of the CEF. He is best remembered for the Canadian Corps successful 1917 attack at Vimy Ridge. Purchase directly from Wilfred Laurier University at www.wlu.ca or phone Andrew Thomson, at (519) 884-0710.

Lawrence of Arabia: Mirage of a Desert War

Lawrence of Arabia: Mirage of a Desert WarLawrence of Arabia: Mirage of a Desert War by Adrian Greaves
ISBN: 9780753823668
Published by Phoenix on August 5th 2008
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Military, Political
Pages: 260

Len's Summary: Yet another book about T. E. Lawrence, part of a recent plethora sparked, no doubt, by the ongoing conflicts in the Middle East.

Democracy’s Prisoner: Eugene V. Debs, the Great War, and the Right to Dissent

Democracy’s Prisoner: Eugene V. Debs, the Great War, and the Right to DissentDemocracy's Prisoner: Eugene V. Debs, the Great War, and the Right to Dissent by Ernest Freeberg
ISBN: 9780674057203
Published by Harvard University Press on May 31st 2008
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Political, History, Military, World War I, United States, Political Science, Civil Rights
Pages: 380

Len's Summary: This is the story of an early 20th century conflict between the perceived demands of national security and the constitutional guarantee of free speech that led to the creation of the American Civil Liberties Union. Railway labor leader and five-time Socialist Party presidential candidate, Eugene Debs (1855-1926) is forgotten today, but won nearly a million popular votes in 1912 and 1920. Debs ran for President in 1920 from a jail cell convicted under the 1917 Espionage Act cell because of his outspoken opposition to American entry into WWI. He was pardoned in 1921 by President Warren G. Harding. The author teaches at the University of Tennessee.