To Arras, 1917: A Volunteer’s Odyssey

To Arras, 1917: A Volunteer’s OdysseyTo Arras, 1917: A Volunteer’s Odyssey by Walter Reid
ISBN: 9781843410546
Published by Birlinn on August 2011
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Military, World War I
Pages: 200

Len's Summary: A biography of the author’s uncle, a Black Watch officer, who died at the Battle of Arras.

Rin Tin Tin: The Life and Legend

Rin Tin Tin: The Life and LegendRin Tin Tin: The Life and Legend by Susan Orlean
ISBN: 9781439190142
Published by Simon and Schuster on October 9th 2012
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Entertainment & Performing Arts, Pets, Dogs, General, Essays & Narratives
Pages: 352

Len's Summary: The story a canine movie star who started life on the Western Front in 1918.

George W. Hamilton, USMC: America’s Greatest World War I Hero

George W. Hamilton, USMC: America’s Greatest World War I HeroGeorge W. Hamilton, USMC: America’s Greatest World War I Hero by Mark Mortensen
ISBN: 9780786463213
Published by McFarland & Company on June 30th 2011
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, General, Military, History, World War I, United States
Pages: 302

Len's Summary: The long-forgotten story of a highly decorated Marine company and battalion commander on the Western Front; one of Leatherneck’s top ten marines. Order from www.mcfarlandpub.com.

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, History, Europe, Germany, 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.

A Surgeon in Khaki: Through France and Flanders in World War I

A Surgeon in Khaki: Through France and Flanders in World War IA Surgeon in Khaki: Through France and Flanders in World War I by Arthur Anderson Martin, Glyn Harper
ISBN: 0803234929
Published by University of Nebraska Press on April 1st 2011
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, General, Personal Memoirs, History, Military, World War I, Medical, Surgery
Pages: 320

Len's Summary: The memoir of a New Zealand surgeon in the BEF.

Hero: The Life and Legend of Lawrence of Arabia

Hero: The Life and Legend of Lawrence of ArabiaHero: The Life and Legend of Lawrence of Arabia by Michael Korda
ISBN: 9781845138370
Published by Aurum Press on March 24th 2011
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Middle East
Pages: 784

Len's Summary: A new biography of that dashing warrior Lawrence of Arabia. Korda is the author of bios of U.S. Grant and Eisenhower, as well as a book on the Battle of Britain. -- A new biography of T. E. Lawrence argues that his vision for a new political paradigm in the Middle East could have made a vast difference in today’s world. The author is a noted novelist and former Editor-in-Chief for Simon & Schuster.

Tirpitz and the Imperial German Navy

Tirpitz and the Imperial German NavyTirpitz and the Imperial German Navy by Patrick J. Kelly
ISBN: 9780253001757
Published by Indiana University Press on May 3rd 2011
Genres: History, Military, Naval, Biography & Autobiography, World War I
Pages: 608

Len's Summary: Grand Admiral Tirpitz (1849-1930) dominated German naval policy during the years leading up to WWI. This is both a compelling biography and an examination of the historiography of the period.

Edward Thomas: Prose Writings: A Selected Edition, Volume 1: Autobiographies

Edward Thomas: Prose Writings: A Selected Edition, Volume 1: AutobiographiesEdward Thomas: Prose Writings: A Selected Edition, Volume 1: Autobiographies by Guy Cuthbertson
ISBN: 9780199586950
Published by OUP Oxford, Oxford University Press on March 31st 2011
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Literary, Literary Criticism, Poetry, General
Pages: 400

Len's Summary: Best remembered for his poetry which was published posthumously, Thomas (killed at the Battle of Arras in 1917) was appreciated by contemporaries for his prose.

Woodrow Wilson: A Biography

Woodrow Wilson: A BiographyWoodrow Wilson: A Biography by John Milton Cooper
ISBN: 9780307277909
Published by Vintage Books on April 5th 2011
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Presidents & Heads of State, History, General
Pages: 702

Len's Summary: Pulitzer Prize finalist. Cooper is the leading living Wilson scholar. He writes on a President who remains controversial to this day a hundred years after he was elected by a plurality (defeating Teddy Roosevelt and William Howard Taft) to the first of two terms in office. Remembered principally for leading America in to WWI, Wilson also deserves to be remembered for important amounts of progressive legislation enacted during his first term. // The first bio of the 28th President in some 20 years written by the noted historian John Milton Cooper, author of several books on the Woodrow Wilson, Teddy Roosevelt, the Progressive Era and WWI. A sympathetic examination of the life and politics of the 28th President by a master historian and reigning expert on Wilson’s career.

The Imperial German Eagles in World War I: Their Postcards And Pictures

The Imperial German Eagles in World War I: Their Postcards And PicturesThe Imperial German Eagles in World War I: Their Postcards And Pictures by Lance J. Bronnenkant
ISBN: 9780764324406
Published by Schiffer Military History on April 2006
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Military, History, Europe, Germany, World War I, Pictorial
Pages: 348

Len's Summary: Volume three of a valuable reference work that includes some Austro-Hungarian airman. // The second in a planned three-part series looks at the collectible Sanke, Liersch and NPG postcards featuring German WWI aviators. Available in April 2008.

T. E. Lawrence and the Arab Revolt: An Illustrated Guide

T. E. Lawrence and the Arab Revolt: An Illustrated GuideT. E. Lawrence and the Arab Revolt: An Illustrated Guide by Joseph Berton
ISBN: 9788496658356
Published by Andrea on February 2012
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Pictorial
Pages: 220

Len's Summary: Photographic overview of Lawrence’s life and research guide.

Captain Roy Brown, A True Story of the Great War, 1914-1918

Captain Roy Brown, A True Story of the Great War, 1914-1918Captain Roy Brown, A True Story of the Great War, 1914-1918 by Alan D. Bennett, Margaret Brown Harman, Denny Reid May
ISBN: 9781883283568
Published by Brick Tower Press on July 16th 2011
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Military, History, Aviation
Pages: 350

Len's Summary: Brown was the third player in the death of von Richthofen 21 April 1918. // Sheds new light on Brown’s encounter with The Red Baron.

An Anzac on the Western Front: Personal Recollections of an Austrian Infantryman from 1916 to 1918

An Anzac on the Western Front: Personal Recollections of an Austrian Infantryman from 1916 to 1918An Anzac on the Western Front: Personal Recollections of an Austrian Infantryman from 1916 to 1918 by H. R. Williams
ISBN: 9781848847675
Published by Pen & Sword Books on October 2012
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Military, History, World War I, Veterans, Personal Memoirs
Pages: 208

Len's Summary: First published in the 1920s, this memoir describes the horrors of the battlefield in graphic terms.

Rommel and Caporetto

Rommel and CaporettoRommel and Caporetto by John Wilks, Eileen Wilks
ISBN: 9781848848832
Published by Pen & Sword Books on June 30th 2012
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Military, Political, History, World War I
Pages: 224

Len's Summary: First examination in English of Rommel’s leadership in this resounding defeat of Italian arms. Written by two British historians specializing in the Italian Front.

At War with the 16th Irish Division, 1914-1918: The Letters of J H M Staniforth

At War with the 16th Irish Division, 1914-1918: The Letters of J H M StaniforthAt War with the 16th Irish Division, 1914-1918: The Letters of J H M Staniforth by John Staniforth, Richard Grayson
ISBN: 9781848846340
Published by Pen & Sword Books on November 2012
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Military, History, World War I, Literary Collections, Letters
Pages: 256

Len's Summary: Graphic and evocative record of a soldier’s life.

Deliver Us from Evil: A Southern Belle in Europe at the Outbreak of World War I

Deliver Us from Evil: A Southern Belle in Europe at the Outbreak of World War IDeliver Us from Evil: A Southern Belle in Europe at the Outbreak of World War I by Mary W. Schaller, Nancy Johnson Crawford
ISBN: 9781570039508
Published by University of South Carolina Press on January 1st 2011
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Women, History, Military, World War I, Social Science, Women's Studies
Pages: 170

Len's Summary: Letters from American women travelers caught in Europe in August 1914. // Traveling on the traditional Grand Tour in August 1914, the 25-year-old daughter of a Kentucky Congressman struggles to find a way home as railways are commandeered for troop movements, trans-Atlantic liners scurry for home ports, banks suspend foreign exchange operations and the lights go out all over Europe.

Alix and Nicky: The Passion of the Last Tsar and Tsarina

Alix and Nicky: The Passion of the Last Tsar and TsarinaAlix and Nicky: The Passion of the Last Tsar and Tsarina by Virginia Rounding
ISBN: 9780312381004
Published by Macmillan on January 17th 2012
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Royalty, History, Europe, Russia & the Former Soviet Union
Pages: 368

Len's Summary: History Book Club selection. A devoted but tragically flawed couple.

A Gunner’s War: An Artilleryman’s Experience in the First World War

A Gunner’s War: An Artilleryman’s Experience in the First World WarA Gunner's War: An Artilleryman's Experience in the First World War by Ian Ronayne
ISBN: 9781848846081
Published by Pen & Sword Books on December 2012
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Military, Personal Memoirs, History, World War I
Pages: 192

Len's Summary: Memoirs of Clarence Ahler, a Channel Islander, who volunteered in 1914 and served with the BEF artillery on the Western Front.

The Kaiser’s Reluctant Conscript

The Kaiser’s Reluctant ConscriptThe Kaiser’s Reluctant Conscript by Dominik Richert, David Carrick Sutherland
ISBN: 9781781590331
Published by Pen & Sword Books on January 1st 2013
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Military, Personal Memoirs, History, World War I
Pages: 288

Len's Summary: Adventures of an Alsatian conscript who fought for Germany on both the Eastern and Western Fronts, finally deserting to the French in 1918.

Five Lieutenants: The Heartbreaking Story of Five Harvard Men Who Led America to Victory in World War I

Five Lieutenants: The Heartbreaking Story of Five Harvard Men Who Led America to Victory in World War IFive Lieutenants: The Heartbreaking Story of Five Harvard Men Who Led America to Victory in World War I by James Carl Nelson
ISBN: 9781250018588
Published by Macmillan on November 13th 2012
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Biography & Autobiography, United States
Pages: 384

Len's Summary: The war biographies of five Harvard students who volunteered for army service in 1917 and were killed in action. The author, a WFA member, also wrote The Remains of Company D.

At Belleau Wood with Rifle and Sketchpad: Memoir of a United States Marine in World War I

At Belleau Wood with Rifle and Sketchpad: Memoir of a United States Marine in World War IAt Belleau Wood with Rifle and Sketchpad: Memoir of a United States Marine in World War I by Louis C. Linn, Laura Jane Linn Wright, B.J. Omanson
ISBN: 0786449047
Published by McFarland on January 11th 2012
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Military, Personal Memoirs, History, World War I, United States
Pages: 189

Len's Summary: Memoir of young Marine complete with wood cuts and sketches depicting his life at war. Linn was also a poet whose work has recently been published by the University of South Carolina Press.

On the Western Front with the Rainbow Division: A World War I Diary

On the Western Front with the Rainbow Division: A World War I DiaryOn the Western Front with the Rainbow Division: A World War I Diary by Vernon E. Kniptash, E. Bruce Geelhoed
ISBN: 0806140321
Published by University of Oklahoma Press on April 17th 2009
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Military, History, World War I, Personal Memoirs
Pages: 256

Len's Summary: Experiences of an extraordinary ordinary soldier of the AE.F. // Memoirs of an Indiana National Guardsman who served as a radio operator in the 42nd Division.

The March on Paris: The Memoirs of Alexander von Kluck, 1914-1918

The March on Paris: The Memoirs of Alexander von Kluck, 1914-1918The March on Paris: The Memoirs of Alexander von Kluck, 1914-1918 by Alexander Von Kluck
ISBN: 1848326394
Published by Frontline Books on April 19th 2012
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, General, History, Military, World War I, Personal Memoirs
Pages: 134

Len's Summary: By the commander of the extreme right flank of the German attack in 1914.

Into the Silence: The Great War, Mallory, and the Conquest of Everest

Into the Silence: The Great War, Mallory, and the Conquest of EverestInto the Silence: The Great War, Mallory, and the Conquest of Everest by Wade Davis
ISBN: 9780375708152
Published by Vintage Books on October 2nd 2012
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Adventurers & Explorers, History, Europe, Great Britain, Expeditions & Discoveries
Pages: 655

Len's Summary: First published in hardcover by Knopf in 2011, this is the story of how battle-scarred WWI veterans conquered Mt. Everest for the first time.

A Nurse at the Front: The Great War Diaries of Sister Edith Appleton. Edited by Ruth Cowen

A Nurse at the Front: The Great War Diaries of Sister Edith Appleton. Edited by Ruth CowenA Nurse at the Front: The Great War Diaries of Sister Edith Appleton. Edited by Ruth Cowen by Ruth Cowen, Edith Appleton
ISBN: 9780857202246
Published by Simon and Schuster on March 1st 2012
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, General, Personal Memoirs, World War I
Pages: 320

Len's Summary: War diaries of a British nurse.

Last Man Standing: The Memoirs of a Seaforth Highlander During the Great War

Last Man Standing: The Memoirs of a Seaforth Highlander During the Great WarLast Man Standing: The Memoirs of a Seaforth Highlander During the Great War by Richard Van Emden, Norman Collins
ISBN: 184884865X
Published by Pen and Sword on July 19th 2012
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Military, History, World War I, Personal Memoirs
Pages: 208

Len's Summary: Memoirs of a British infantry subaltern illustrated with his own photographs.

Churchill and Sea Power

Churchill and Sea PowerChurchill and Sea Power by Christopher M. Bell
ISBN: 9780199693573
Published by OUP Oxford on October 25th 2012
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Military, History, Europe, Great Britain, General, World War I, World War II, Naval
Pages: 429

Len's Summary: Analysis of Churchill’s controversial role in as political head of the Royal Navy in two world wars.

Scarlet Fields: The Combat Memoir of a World War I Medal of Honor Hero

Scarlet Fields: The Combat Memoir of a World War I Medal of Honor HeroScarlet Fields: The Combat Memoir of a World War I Medal of Honor Hero by John Lewis Barkley
ISBN: 9780700620197
Published by University Press of Kansas on August 15th 2014
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Military, History, World War I, United States, Personal Memoirs
Pages: 268

Len's Summary: First published in 1930 as No Hard Feelings by a veteran infantryman of the Fourth Regiment, Third Division.

The World War I Diary of José de la Luz Sáenz

The World War I Diary of José de la Luz SáenzThe World War I Diary of José de la Luz Sáenz by J. Luz Sáenz, Emilio Zamora, Ben Maya
ISBN: 1623491142
Published by Texas A&M University Press on February 18th 2014
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Military, History, World War I, United States, State & Local, Personal Memoirs
Pages: 528

Len's Summary: Translation of a Texas soldier’s experiences in France and Germany first published in Spanish in 1933.

Never Call Retreat: Theodore Roosevelt and the Great War

Never Call Retreat: Theodore Roosevelt and the Great WarNever Call Retreat: Theodore Roosevelt and the Great War by J. Lee Thompson
ISBN: 9781137306531
Published by Palgrave Macmillan on January 15th 2014
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Presidents & Heads of State, History, Military, World War I, History, United States, State & Local, General, South
Pages: 376

Len's Summary: US domestic politics and the Great War; The Old Bull Moose takes on a circumspect Woodrow Wilson and demands intervention on the side of The Entente.

The Blue Beast: Power and Passion in the Great War

The Blue Beast: Power and Passion in the Great WarThe Blue Beast: Power and Passion in the Great War by Jonathan Walker
ISBN: 9780752465975
Published by History Press on September 1st 2012
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Military, Women
Pages: 224

Len's Summary: The naughty bits. Three liberated women love and thrive in time of war.

Anzac Memories: Living with the Legend (Second Edition)

Anzac Memories: Living with the Legend (Second Edition)Anzac Memories: Living with the Legend (Second Edition) by Alistair Thomson
ISBN: 9781921867583
Published by Monash University Publishing on November 1st 2013
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Australia & New Zealand, Biography & Autobiography, Other
Pages: 424

Len's Summary: Making sense of Australia’s national past.

My Life Before the World War, 1860-1917 – A Memoir

My Life Before the World War, 1860-1917 – A MemoirMy Life Before the World War, 1860-1917 – A Memoir by John J. Pershing, John T. Greenwood
ISBN: 9780813141978
Published by University Press of Kentucky on June 20th 2013
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Personal Memoirs, History, Military, United States
Pages: 727

Len's Summary: Pershing’s previously unpublished memoir traces his life from boyhood in Kansas, through West Point, the final Indian Wars, the Spanish-American War, the Philippine Insurrection and his role as an observer in the Russo-Japanese War, as well as the frustrating pursuit of Pancho Villa across northern Mexico.

The Last of the Doughboys: The Forgotten Generation and their Forgotten World War

The Last of the Doughboys: The Forgotten Generation and their Forgotten World WarThe Last of the Doughboys: The Forgotten Generation and their Forgotten World War by Richard Rubin
ISBN: 9780544290488
Published by Mariner Books on May 6th 2014
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Military, History, World War I, United States, Veterans
Pages: 518

Len's Summary: Beginning ten years ago, the author set out to interview surviving WWI veterans and succeeded in finding several dozen men and women aged 101 to 113. These included an infantryman, an artillerist, an engineer a balloonist, sailors, marines, a woman War Department worker, yoemanettes, a veteran of the Siberian expedition, and a Canadian veteran, as well as the last surviving Doughboy Frank Buckles. These are their stories.

The Heir Apparent: A Life of Edward VII, the Playboy Prince

The Heir Apparent: A Life of Edward VII, the Playboy PrinceThe Heir Apparent: A Life of Edward VII, the Playboy Prince by Jane Ridley
ISBN: 9780812972634
Published by Random House Incorporated on August 12th 2014
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Royalty, History, Europe, Great Britain
Pages: 726

Len's Summary: How Queen Victoria’s least favorite son became an effective, respected constitutional monarch and a principal architect of the 1904 Anglo-French Entente. Also in Kindle for $12.59.

Nels Anderson’s World War I Diary

Nels Anderson’s World War I DiaryNels Anderson's World War I Diary by Nels Anderson, Allan Kent Powell
ISBN: 9781607812555
Published by University of Utah Press on June 30th 2013
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Military, Personal Memoirs, History, World War I
Pages: 308

Len's Summary: Extensive annotations by the editor make this book worth reading. // First-hand account of service of an enlisted engineer in the 89th Division of the AEF.

A Fine Brother: The Life of Captain Flora Sandes

A Fine Brother:  The Life of Captain Flora SandesA Fine Brother: The Life of Captain Flora Sandes by Louise Miller
ISBN: 9781846881848
Published by Alma on August 1st 2012
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Military, Women
Pages: 423

Len's Summary: Sandes work as a nurse and soldier serving with the Serbian army changed public perceptions of women’s roles in war.

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.