Tirpitz: Architect of the German High Seas Fleet

Tirpitz: Architect of the German High Seas FleetTirpitz: Architect of the German High Seas Fleet by Michael Epkenhans
ISBN: 9781574887327
Published by Potomac Books on March 30th 2008
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Military, History, Europe, Germany, World War I, Naval
Pages: 107

Len's Summary: A biography of Alfred von Tirpitz (1849-1930) whose long career took him from naval command to the postwar Reichstag.

We Will Not Fight…: The Untold Story of World War Ones Conscientious Objectors

We Will Not Fight…: The Untold Story of World War Ones Conscientious ObjectorsWe Will Not Fight...: The Untold Story of World War Ones Conscientious Objectors by Will Ellsworth-Jones
ISBN: 1845133005
Published by Aurum on 2008
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Military, World War I
Pages: 296

Len's Summary: The story of England’s conscientious objectors, many of whom were jailed for refusing to serve in the armed forces.

The Devil’s Own War: The Diary of Herbert Hart – Gallipoli, the Somme and Passchendaele as they happened

The Devil’s Own War: The Diary of Herbert Hart – Gallipoli, the Somme and Passchendaele as they happenedThe Devil's Own War: The Diary of Herbert Hart - Gallipoli, the Somme and Passchendaele as they happened by John Crawford
ISBN: 0908988222
Published by Exisle Publishing on March 15th 2010
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Military, History, World War I, Australia & New Zealand
Pages: 336

Len's Summary: Wairarapa lawyer Hart jointed the New Zealand Expeditionary Force as a Major in 1914 rising to brigade command after serving as a battalion CO at Gallipoli and on the Western Front. After the war he was knighted and served as Administrator of Western Samoa.

Reconsidering Woodrow Wilson: Progressivism, Internationalism, War, and Peace

Reconsidering Woodrow Wilson: Progressivism, Internationalism, War, and PeaceReconsidering Woodrow Wilson: Progressivism, Internationalism, War, and Peace by John Milton Cooper Jr.
ISBN: 0801890748
Published by Woodrow Wilson Center Press on September 30th 2008
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Presidents & Heads of State, History, United States, Political Science, International Relations, General
Pages: 376

Len's Summary: A series of essays reexamining Wilson’s policies and legacy.

The Diary & Letters of a World War I Fighter Pilot

The Diary & Letters of a World War I Fighter PilotThe Diary & Letters of a World War I Fighter Pilot by Christopher M. Burgess
ISBN: 1844157415
Published by Pen & Sword Books on November 1st 2008
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Military, History, World War I, Aviation

Len's Summary: The war of 65 Squadron RFC pilot Guy Mainwaring Knocker written by his grandson drawing on his letters and diaries.

Petain: Verdun to Vichy

Petain: Verdun to VichyPetain: Verdun to Vichy by Robert Bowman Bruce
ISBN: 1574885987
Published by Potomac Books on September 1st 2008
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Military, History, Europe, France, World War I, World War II
Pages: 150

Len's Summary: A short biography by the winner of the WFA 2004 Norman B. Tomlinson, Jr. Book Prize.

Kitchener’s Last Volunteer: The Life of Henry Allingham, the Oldest Surviving Veteran of the Great War

Kitchener’s Last Volunteer: The Life of Henry Allingham, the Oldest Surviving Veteran of the Great WarKitchener's Last Volunteer: The Life of Henry Allingham, the Oldest Surviving Veteran of the Great War by Henry Allingham, Dennis Goodwin, HRH Prince Charles
ISBN: 1845964160
Published by Mainstream Publishing on October 1st 2008
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, History, Military, General, World War I, Political
Pages: 240

Len's Summary: Alingham served on land, at sea at Jutland and in the air with the Royal Naval Air Service.

Balfour: The Last Grandee

Balfour: The Last GrandeeBalfour: The Last Grandee by R.J.Q. Adams
ISBN: 0719554241
Published by John Murray on November 15th 2007
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Political, Presidents & Heads of State, History, Europe, Great Britain
Pages: 496

Len's Summary: A biography Sir Arthur Balfour, Prime Minister from 1902 to 1905, Lloyd George’s wartime Foreign Secretary, author of the declaration promising a Jewish homeland in Palestine, and British negotiator at the Washington Naval Disarmament Conference of 1921-22.

Private Beatson’s War: Life, Death and Hope on the Western Front

Private Beatson’s War: Life, Death and Hope on the Western FrontPrivate Beatson’s War: Life, Death and Hope on the Western Front by Shaun Springer, Henry Allingham, Stuart Humphreys, James Beatson
ISBN: 1848840829
on November 1st 2009
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Military, History, World War I, Veterans
Pages: 154

Len's Summary: From the dairy of British soldiers killed at High Wood on the Somme.

Another Life: Lawrence After Arabia

Another Life: Lawrence After ArabiaAnother Life: Lawrence After Arabia by Andrew R. B. Simpson
ISBN: 9780752463582
Published by History Press on June 1st 2012
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Military, Political, History, World War I
Pages: 366

Len's Summary: Yet another in an unending line of books about Lawrence of Arabia, this one focussing on his post-war career, particularly in the Tank Corps and the RAF.

John Galsworthy and disabled soldiers of the Great War

John Galsworthy and disabled soldiers of the Great WarJohn Galsworthy and disabled soldiers of the Great War by Jeffrey S. Reznick
ISBN: 9780719077920
Published by Manchester University Press on March 15th 2010
Genres: History, Military, World War II, Biography & Autobiography, Literary, Social Science, People with Disabilities
Pages: 240

Len's Summary: The winner of the 1931 Nobel Prize and author of The Forsyte Saga writes about the care of soldiers disabled by war wounds both physical and psychological. Available in the US in 2010, or immediately from Amazon.co.uk.

Guarding the Border: The Military Memoirs of the Ward Schrantz, 1912-1917

Guarding the Border: The Military Memoirs of the Ward Schrantz, 1912-1917Guarding the Border: The Military Memoirs of the Ward Schrantz, 1912-1917 by Jeff Patrick
ISBN: 1603440968
Published by Texas A&M University Press on February 10th 2009
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, General, Personal Memoirs, History, Military, United States, State & Local, Social Science, Ethnic Studies, Hispanic American Studies
Pages: 224

Len's Summary: This memoir offers a look at a professional soldier’s life and attitudes in the early 20th century.

Flying Fury: Five Years in the Royal Flying Corps

Flying Fury: Five Years in the Royal Flying CorpsFlying Fury: Five Years in the Royal Flying Corps by James McCudden
ISBN: 1935149105
Published by Casemate on October 1st 2009
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Military, World War I
Pages: 304

Len's Summary: Autobiography of a British aero ace with 57 victories and winner of the Victoria Cross.

A German Officer During the Armenian Genocide: A Biography of Max Von Scheubner-Richter

A German Officer During the Armenian Genocide: A Biography of Max Von Scheubner-RichterA German Officer During the Armenian Genocide: A Biography of Max Von Scheubner-Richter by Paul Leverkuehn, Hilmar Kaiser
ISBN: 9781903656815
Published by Gomidas Institute on February 4th 2009
Genres: Armenians, Turkey, Biography & Autobiography
Pages: 153

Len's Summary: The biography first published in 1938 of a German Vice Consul at Erzerum and Bitlis during the Armenian genocide. Von Scheubner, a founder of the Nazi Party, was killed in Hitler’s failed Munich Putsch of 1923, found racism at the root of Ottoman persecution of Armenians.

Armed Progressive: General Leonard Wood

Armed Progressive: General Leonard WoodArmed Progressive: General Leonard Wood by Jack C. Lane
ISBN: 0803226586
Published by Bison Books on December 1st 2009
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Military, United States, World War I
Pages: 352

Len's Summary: A new biography of an American imperialist, Harvard Medical School graduate and political collaborator of Teddy Roosevelt who rose to be Army Chief of Staff, Governor General in Cuba and the Philippines and presidential wannabe. Also a available from Nebraska is Chasing Geronimo: The Journal of Leonard Wood, May-September 1886, Lack C. Lane (ed.), 176 pages, photos, map, ISBN 978 0 8032 2527 5, $14.96 paperback. Wood, then an Army contract surgeon, won the Medal of Honor for helping capture Apache chief Geronimo.

The Alchemy of Air: A Jewish Genius, a Doomed Tycoon, and the Scientific Discovery That Fed the World but Fueled the Rise of Hitler

The Alchemy of Air: A Jewish Genius, a Doomed Tycoon, and the Scientific Discovery That Fed the World but Fueled the Rise of HitlerThe Alchemy of Air: A Jewish Genius, a Doomed Tycoon, and the Scientific Discovery That Fed the World but Fueled the Rise of Hitler by Thomas Hager
ISBN: 9780307351791
Published by Three Rivers Press on August 18th 2009
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Science & Technology, Science, General
Pages: 316

Len's Summary: The story of German chemists Fritz Haber and Carl Bosch who developed a process for synthesizing and mass producing ammonia from hydrogen and atmospheric nitrogen. The invention was used to replace natural nitrates as the base for fertilizer and explosives, fueling Germany’s 1914-1918 war effort. Haber also helped develop Germany’s poison gas capabilities. The author is a science and health writer.

The Soldier from Independence: A Military Biography of Harry Truman

The Soldier from Independence: A Military Biography of Harry TrumanThe Soldier from Independence: A Military Biography of Harry Truman by D. M. Giangreco
ISBN: 9780760332092
Published by Zenith Press on September 10th 2009
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Military, Presidents & Heads of State, History, World War I, United States
Pages: 286

Len's Summary: Future President Harry “Give ‘Em Hell” Truman as an artillery officer on the Western Front.

The Desert Baron: Friedrich: A Warrior for All Seasons

The Desert Baron: Friedrich: A Warrior for All SeasonsThe Desert Baron: Friedrich: A Warrior for All Seasons by Conrad Crease
ISBN: 9781439221006
Published by BookSurge Publishing on May 4th 2009
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Germany, Aviation, Biography & Autobiography
Pages: 241

Len's Summary: Biography of the German officer who led the 1916 Turkish attack on the Suez Canal, defended Armenians against Turkish genocide and Georgia from both the Turks and the Bolsheviks. Order from www.booksurge.com

The Last Englishman: The Double Life of Arthur Ransome

The Last Englishman: The Double Life of Arthur RansomeThe Last Englishman: The Double Life of Arthur Ransome by Roland Chambers
ISBN: 9781567924176
Published by David R. Godine on March 2nd 2012
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Literary, History
Pages: 389

Len's Summary: The story of an MI6 agent who lived in Russia and the Baltic States from 1913 to 1922. Ransome is best remembered as the successful author of children’s stories.

George, Nicholas and Wilhelm: Three Royal Cousins and the Road to World War I

George, Nicholas and Wilhelm: Three Royal Cousins and the Road to World War IGeorge, Nicholas and Wilhelm: Three Royal Cousins and the Road to World War I by Miranda Carter
ISBN: 9781400079124
Published by Vintage Books on March 8th 2011
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Biography & Autobiography, Royalty, Europe, General
Pages: 498

Len's Summary: The story of three cousins: King George V of Great Britain, Tzar Nicholas II of Russia and Emperor Wilhelm II of Germany and the road to war in 1914.

Armenian Golgotha

Armenian GolgothaArmenian Golgotha by Grigoris Balakian, Peter Balakian
ISBN: 1400096774
Published by Vintage Books on March 9th 2010
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Personal Memoirs, History, Asia, General, Middle East
Pages: 576

Len's Summary: The memoirs of an Armenian Apostolic priest and intellectual who disguised himself as a railway worker and escaped the WWI Armenian bloodbath. The translator is the author of The Burning Tigris: The Armenian Genocide and the American Response (Harper Collins, 2004). One of a spate of books being published as the 100 anniversary of the Ottoman massacres of Armenians nears.

Hitler’s First War: Adolf Hitler, the Men of the List Regiment, and the First World War

Hitler’s First War: Adolf Hitler, the Men of the List Regiment, and the First World WarHitler's First War: Adolf Hitler, the Men of the List Regiment, and the First World War by Thomas Weber
ISBN: 9780199226382
Published by Oxford University Press on September 29th 2011
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Political, History, Europe, Germany, World War I
Pages: 450

Len's Summary: Draws on the writings of Hitler’s fellow soldiers of the List Regiment to offer a different view that that presented in Mein Kampf; challenges common wisdom that WWI was a seminal catastrophe for Gemany. See also: Corporal Hitler and the Great War.

Edith Cavell: Nurse, Martyr, Heroine

Edith Cavell: Nurse, Martyr, HeroineEdith Cavell: Nurse, Martyr, Heroine by Diana Souhami
ISBN: 1849163596
Published by Quercus Publishing on September 1st 2010
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Great Britain, Military, World War I
Pages: 417

Len's Summary: New bio of a British nurse executed by the German for aiding in the escape of British and French soldiers from occupied Belgium in 1914 and 1915.

Gunther Pluschow: Airmen, Escaper and Explorer

Gunther Pluschow: Airmen, Escaper and ExplorerGunther Pluschow: Airmen, Escaper and Explorer by Anton Rippon
ISBN: 9781848841321
Published by Pen & Sword Books on March 2010
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Military, Political, History, World War I, Germany, Aviation
Pages: 194

Len's Summary: Plüschow flew against the British and Japanese out of Tsing Tao and was the only POW to escape England and make his way back to Germany.

‘Blinker’ Hall: Spymaster, The Man who Brought America into World War I

‘Blinker’ Hall: Spymaster, The Man who Brought America into World War I‘Blinker’ Hall: Spymaster, The Man who Brought America into World War I by David Ramsay
ISBN: 9780752453989
Published by History Press Limited on April 1st 2010
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Military, History, World War I, Naval
Pages: 320

Len's Summary: The story of the British Director of Naval Intelligence and Room 40 which broke the German naval and diplomatic codes revealing to Woodrow Wilson the infamous Zimmerman Telegram. Also available in hard cover.

Agnes Warner and the Nursing Sisters of the Great War

Agnes Warner and the Nursing Sisters of the Great WarAgnes Warner and the Nursing Sisters of the Great War by Shawna M. Quinn
ISBN: 9780864926333
Published by Goose Lane Editions on October 29th 2010
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Military, History, World War I, Canada
Pages: 171

Len's Summary: The experiences of a New Brunswick nurse drawn from her wartime correspondence and diaries.

The Way of Duty, Honor, Country: The Memoir of General Charles Pelot Summerall

The Way of Duty, Honor, Country: The Memoir of General Charles Pelot SummerallThe Way of Duty, Honor, Country: The Memoir of General Charles Pelot Summerall by Charles Pelot Summerall, Timothy Nenninger
ISBN: 9780813126180
Published by University Press of Kentucky on September 22nd 2010
Genres: History, Military, United States, Biography & Autobiography, Personal Memoirs
Pages: 298

Len's Summary: Autobiography of a man who got things done. See also the new Summerall biography by W. Gary Nichols (White Mane, 2011).

Chitral Charlie: The Rise and Fall of Major General Charles Townsend

Chitral Charlie: The Rise and Fall of Major General Charles TownsendChitral Charlie: The Rise and Fall of Major General Charles Townsend by N. S. Nash
ISBN: 9781848842762
Published by Pen & Sword Books on June 2010
Genres: Juvenile Nonfiction, Biography & Autobiography, Great Britain, World War I, Military, Middle East
Pages: 326

Len's Summary: Biography of the British General who surrendered his besieged British Indian Army division at Kut, Mesopotamia, in 1916 assessing whether his fall from grace was fair.

Ellen and Edith: Woodrow Wilson’s First Ladies

Ellen and Edith: Woodrow Wilson’s First LadiesEllen and Edith: Woodrow Wilson's First Ladies by Kristie Miller
ISBN: 9780700617371
Published by University Press of Kansas on October 15th 2010
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Political, Presidents & Heads of State, Women, History, United States, Social Science, Women's Studies
Pages: 348

Len's Summary: Wilson’s wives major influence on his life and politics.

The Long Way Home: An American Journey from Ellis Island to the Great War

The Long Way Home: An American Journey from Ellis Island to the Great WarThe Long Way Home: An American Journey from Ellis Island to the Great War by David Laskin
ISBN: 9780061233333
Published by Harper Perennial on March 15th 2011
Genres: History, General, Biography & Autobiography, World War I
Pages: 416

Len's Summary: The stories of a dozen recent immigrants who served in the AEF.

David Lloyd George: The Great Outsider

David Lloyd George: The Great OutsiderDavid Lloyd George: The Great Outsider by Roy Hattersley
ISBN: 1408700972
Published by Little Brown and Company on September 1st 2010
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, World War I
Pages: 709

Len's Summary: A new biography of Lloyd George, Great Britain’s PM in the final two years of WWI, a politician who exploited the Establishment, but never wanted to join it. The author is a journalist and former British MP.

Monk Eastman: The Gangster Who Became a War Hero

Monk Eastman: The Gangster Who Became a War HeroMonk Eastman: The Gangster Who Became a War Hero by Neil Hanson
ISBN: 0307266559
Published by Knopf on October 5th 2010
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Military, Criminals & Outlaws, History, World War I
Pages: 416

Len's Summary: Biography of a New York City gangster who served with distinction in the 106th Infantry Regiment of the 27th Division of the AEF.

Caissons Go Rolling Along – A Memoir of an American in Post-World War I Germany

Caissons Go Rolling Along – A Memoir of an American in Post-World War I GermanyCaissons Go Rolling Along - A Memoir of an American in Post-World War I Germany by Johnson Hagood, Larry A. Grant
ISBN: 1611172187
Published by University of South Carolina Press on December 5th 2012
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Military, Personal Memoirs
Pages: 256

Len's Summary: General Hagood’s impressions of his artillery brigade’s march into Germany, wartime devastation, the defeated enemy, occupied territories and his tour of the recent battlefields.