A Doctor on the Western Front: The Diaries of Henry Owens 1914-1918

A Doctor on the Western Front: The Diaries of Henry Owens 1914-1918A Doctor on the Western Front: The Diaries of Henry Owens 1914-1918 by Henry Owens, John Hutton
ISBN: 9781781593066
Published by Pen & Sword Military on July 1st 2013
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Personal Memoirs, History, Military, World War I, Literary Collections, Diaries & Journals
Pages: 201

Len's Summary: The diaries of a Norfolk medical doctor who volunteered for the Royal Medical Corps in 1914. -- War diary of a British physician who spent four years behind the front treating the wounded of three armies.

Gabriele d’Annunzio: Poet, Seducer and Preacher of War

Gabriele d’Annunzio: Poet, Seducer and Preacher of WarGabriele d’Annunzio: Poet, Seducer and Preacher of War by Lucy Hughes-Hallett
ISBN: 9780307276551
Published by Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group on May 6th 2014
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Literary, History, Poetry, European, Italian
Pages: 608

Len's Summary: Italian irredentist, protofacist, poet and WWI pilot, d’Annunzio led a short-lived 1919 filibustering expedition against Fiume, which had been awarded to Yugoslavia under the Versailles Treaty.

Woodbine Willie: Unsung Hero of World War One

Woodbine Willie: Unsung Hero of World War OneWoodbine Willie: Unsung Hero of World War One by Robert Holman, Geoffrey A. Studdert Kennedy
ISBN: 9780745955612
Published by Lion Books on March 22nd 2013
Genres: Biography & Autobiography
Pages: 224

Len's Summary: The story of Rev. Geoffrey Studdart Kennedy who ministered to both the physical and spiritual needs of is flock and repeatedly risked his life to rescue wounded soldiers.

Totally Unofficial: The Autobiography of Raphael Lemkin

Totally Unofficial: The Autobiography of Raphael LemkinTotally Unofficial: The Autobiography of Raphael Lemkin by Raphael Lemkin, Donna-Lee Frieze
ISBN: 9780300186963
Published by Yale University Press on June 24th 2013
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Political, Lawyers & Judges, Personal Memoirs, History, Holocaust, Law, International
Pages: 293

Len's Summary: Though not strictly speaking about WWI, this is the biography of the Polish lawyer who coined the term “genocide” (racial or religious murder) as a result of his study of the Armenian massacres of 1915. Thanks to Lemkin’s efforts, the United Nations in 1948 adopted the Convention the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide.

From the Front Line: The Extraordinary Life of Sir Basil Clarke

From the Front Line: The Extraordinary Life of Sir Basil ClarkeFrom the Front Line: The Extraordinary Life of Sir Basil Clarke by Richard Evans
ISBN: 9780752494296
Published by History Press Limited on September 1st 2013
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Military, History, Europe, Great Britain
Pages: 240

Len's Summary: An intrepid war correspondent reported on the war from Flanders and on the Somme, covered the Irish Easter Rising of 1916, became the UK’s first public relations officer in 1917, and in 1924 founded the first British public relations firm.

Josephus Daniels: His Life and Times

Josephus Daniels: His Life and TimesJosephus Daniels: His Life and Times by Lee Allan Craig
ISBN: 9781469606958
Published by UNC Press Books on May 1st 2013
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Political, History, United States, State & Local
Pages: 474

Len's Summary: This influential southern progressive (except in racial affairs), newspaper publisher and Democratic party politician is best remembered as being Woodrow Wilson’s war-time Secretary of the Navy and the man who banished demon rum from Navy wardrooms.

Devil Dogs Chronicle: Voices of the Fourth Marine Brigade

Devil Dogs Chronicle: Voices of the Fourth Marine BrigadeDevil Dogs Chronicle: Voices of the Fourth Marine Brigade by George B. Clark
ISBN: 9780700618965
Published by University Press of Kansas on March 2nd 2013
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Military, History, World War I, United States
Pages: 411

Len's Summary: The history of the ten thousand men, part of the Second Division AEF, who made up the only large Marine unit to fight in World War One. The author is a Marine veteran with several other books under his belt.

A Home Front Diary, 1914-18

A Home Front Diary, 1914-18A Home Front Diary, 1914-18 by Lillie Scales
ISBN: 9781445618968
Published by Amberley Publishing on March 19th 2014
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, General, Personal Memoirs, History, Military, World War I, Literary Collections, Diaries & Journals
Pages: 224

Len's Summary: Diary of a British housewife whose family took in Belgian refugees and ANZAC soldiers.

Wilhelm II: Into The Abyss of War and Exile, 1900-1941

Wilhelm II: Into The Abyss of War and Exile, 1900-1941Wilhelm II: Into The Abyss of War and Exile, 1900-1941 by John C.G. Röhl, Sheila de Bellaigue, F.R. Bridge
ISBN: 9780521844314
Published by Cambridge University Press on February 6th 2014
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, General, History, Europe, Military
Pages: 1591

Len's Summary: Volume three in Rohl’s massive biography of German’s last Kaiser focusing on his political and diplomatic roles in the lead up to The Great War, as warlord followed by his abdication, and post-war exile in Holland.

Alvin York: New Biography of the Hero of the Argonne

Alvin York: New Biography of the Hero of the ArgonneAlvin York: New Biography of the Hero of the Argonne by Douglas V. Mastriano
ISBN: 9780813145198
Published by University Press of Kentucky on March 5th 2014
Genres: Military, History, World War I, United States
Pages: 323

Len's Summary: Life of an iconic American hero. The author is an Army Lt. Colonel and leader of one of two fiercely competive expeditions surveying York‘s battle ground near the village of Châtel Chéhéry. // The author is one of a dueling duo of researchers vying to establish the location of Alvin York’s exploits outside the village of Chatel-Chéhéry. A History Book Club selection.

Q Ship vs U-boat

Q Ship vs U-boatQ Ship vs U-boat by David Greentree
ISBN: 9781782002840
Published by Osprey Publishing on February 20th 2014
Genres: History, General, Military, Technology & Engineering, Military Science, Naval, World War I, Biography & Autobiography
Pages: 80

Len's Summary: Q ships came in all sizes in merchant freighter and fishing types. All were well armed designed to lure and sink surfaced U-boats.

Hemingway, the Red Cross and the Great War

Hemingway, the Red Cross and the Great WarHemingway, the Red Cross, and the Great War by Steven Florczyk
ISBN: 9781606351628
Published by Kent State University Press on November 1st 2013
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Literary, History, Military, World War I, Literary Criticism, American, General
Pages: 199

Len's Summary: Examines the impact of Hemingway’s experiences in WWI on his thinking and writing.

British Infantryman vs. German Infantryman Somme, 1916

British Infantryman vs. German Infantryman Somme, 1916British Infantryman vs German Infantryman by Stephen Bull
ISBN: 9781782009146
Published by Osprey Publishing on January 20th 2014
Genres: History, General, Military, Other, Technology & Engineering, Military Science, World War I, Strategy, Biography & Autobiography
Pages: 80

Len's Summary: A study of British and German tactics.

Darks Invasion 1915: Germany’s Secret War and the Hunt for the First Terrorist Cell in America

Darks Invasion 1915: Germany’s Secret War and the Hunt for the First Terrorist Cell in AmericaDark Invasion: 1915: Germany's Secret War and the Hunt for the First Terrorist Cell in America by Howard Blum
ISBN: 9780062307569
Published by HarperCollins on February 10th 2015
Genres: History, Political Science, Terrorism, Biography & Autobiography, Law Enforcement
Pages: 496

Len's Summary: German saboteurs attempt to stem the flow of armaments from neutral America to the Allies. See also Black Tom: Imperial Germany’s Secret War in America, 1914-1917, Jules Whitcover, Algonquin, 1986.

Testament of Youth

Testament of YouthTestament Of Youth by Vera Brittain
ISBN: 0143039237
Published by Victor Gollancz on August 28th 1933
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Literary, Personal Memoirs
Pages: 688

Len's Summary: Memoir of a V.A.D. nurse who lost several loved ones in combat and became a pacifist and feminist afterwards.