The Trigger: Hunting the Assassin Who Brought the World to War

The Trigger:  Hunting the Assassin Who Brought the World to WarThe Trigger: Hunting the Assassin Who Brought the World to War by Tim Butcher
ISBN: 9780802123251
Published by Grove Press on June 3rd 2014
Genres: History, Europe, Eastern, Military, World War I, Austria & Hungary
Pages: 326

Len's Summary: The story of Gavrilo Princip whose assassination of Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand sparked WWI. A history Book Club selection.

War Land on the Eastern Front: Culture, National Identity, and German Occupation in World War I

War Land on the Eastern Front: Culture, National Identity, and German Occupation in World War IWar Land on the Eastern Front by Vejas Gabriel Liulevicius
ISBN: 9780521023900
Published by Cambridge University Press on May 18th 2000
Genres: History, Europe, Eastern, General, Military, World War I
Pages: 320

Len's Summary: A book about German occupation policy and operations in Lithuania, the Baltics, Ruthenia and parts of Poland from 1915 through 1919 and the Soviet Red Army invasion. Dr. Liulevicius is a frequent speaker at WFA seminars, and professor of History at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

The Balkan Wars 1912-1913: Prelude to the First World War

The Balkan Wars 1912-1913: Prelude to the First World WarThe Balkan Wars 1912-1913: Prelude to the First World War by Richard C. Hall
ISBN: 9780415229470
Published by Routledge on 2000
Genres: History, Europe, Eastern, Military, Other, Technology & Engineering, Military Science
Pages: 176

Len's Summary: Written mainly from Bulgarian sources, but still a valuable history if not a definitive operational or tactical recounting of these conflicts that still haunt us today.

A Shameful Act: The Armenian Genocide and the Question of Turkish Responsibility

A Shameful Act: The Armenian Genocide and the Question of Turkish ResponsibilityA Shameful Act: The Armenian Genocide and the Question of Turkish Responsibility by Taner Akçam
ISBN: 9780805086652
Published by Macmillan on August 21st 2007
Genres: History, Europe, Eastern, Middle East, Turkey & Ottoman Empire
Pages: 483

Len's Summary: Drawing on official records, a Turkish historian risks incarceration by his government to accuse the Ottoman Turks of perpetrating genocide against the Armenians during WWI. Favorably reviewed in the New York Review of Books. Turkey’s application for entry into the European Union has rekindled interest in the dark chapter of its Ottoman past.

Warsaw 1920: Lenin’s Failed Conquest of Europe

Warsaw 1920: Lenin’s Failed Conquest of EuropeWarsaw 1920: Lenin's Failed Conquest of Europe by Adam Zamoyski
ISBN: 0007225520
Published by HarperPress on February 4th 2008
Genres: History, Europe, Eastern, Military, Other, Russia & the Former Soviet Union
Pages: 160

Len's Summary: History of the Polish-Soviet War which threatened the Versailles settlement and put paid to Lenin’s ambitions for spreading bolshevism to the west.

Jews in the Russian Army, 1827-1917: Drafted into Modernity

Jews in the Russian Army, 1827-1917: Drafted into ModernityJews in the Russian Army, 1827-1917: Drafted into Modernity by Yohanan Petrovsky-Shtern
ISBN: 0521515734
Published by Cambridge University Press on October 1st 2008
Genres: History, General, Europe, Eastern, Military, Social Science, Jewish Studies, Technology & Engineering, Military Science
Pages: 326

Len's Summary: The military experience of one and a half million Jews, communal responses to conscription, efforts at conversion, alleged draft evasion and Jewish military performance.

A Brief History of the Late Ottoman Empire

A Brief History of the Late Ottoman EmpireA Brief History of the Late Ottoman Empire by M. Şükrü Hanioğlu
ISBN: 9780691146171
Published by Princeton University Press on February 25th 2008
Genres: History, Europe, Eastern, Middle East, General, 18th Century, World, Social History
Pages: 264

Len's Summary: Traces the disintegration of the Ottoman Empire beginning in the 19th century into 27 successor states after 1918. The author is Professor of Near Eastern Studies at Princeton. A History Book Club selection for summer, 2008.

The Brusilov Offensive

The Brusilov OffensiveThe Brusilov Offensive by Timothy C. Dowling
ISBN: 9780253351302
Published by Indiana University Press on June 18th 2008
Genres: History, Europe, Eastern, Military, World War I
Pages: 208

Len's Summary: The Brusilov Offensive of June 1916 rolled back massive German gains of 1915, brought Romania into the war extinguishing once and for all the offensive capabilities of the Austro-Hungarian Army forcing Vienna into political and military subservience to Berlin. A skillful analysis and welcome addition to the short Eastern Front bookshelf.

The Czech Legion, 1914-20

The Czech Legion, 1914-20The Czech Legion 1914-20 by David Bullock
ISBN: 9781846032363
Published by Osprey Publishing on November 17th 2009
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Europe, Eastern
Pages: 48

Len's Summary: Czechs fought on the Western, Eastern and Italian fronts, as well as along the Trans-Siberian Railway.

The Impossible Border: Germany and the East, 1914-1922

The Impossible Border: Germany and the East, 1914-1922The Impossible Border: Germany and the East, 1914-1922 by Annemarie H. Sammartino
ISBN: 9780801479465
Published by Cornell University Press on September 27th 2010
Genres: History, Europe, Germany, Eastern, Social Science, Emigration & Immigration
Pages: 248

Len's Summary: At Versailles, Germany lost 12% of her territory, mainly to a recrudescent Poland. The immense movement of ethnic Germans and Jews from the East helped destabilize the fragile Weimar Republic and stoked the racist proclivities of German conservatives.

Balkan Breakthrough: The Battle of Dobro Pole, 1918

Balkan Breakthrough: The Battle of Dobro Pole, 1918Balkan Breakthrough: The Battle of Dobro Pole, 1918 by Richard C. Hall
ISBN: 0253354528
Published by Indiana University Press on May 1st 2010
Genres: History, Europe, Eastern, Military, World War I
Pages: 240

Len's Summary: Balkan specialist Hall’s third volume on Balkan conflicts examines the decisive battle of the war on the Salonika Front and its consequences. Dr. Hall is a frequent speaker at WFA seminars in Florida.

The Romanian Battlefront in World War I

The Romanian Battlefront in World War IThe Romanian Battlefront in World War I by Glenn E. Torrey
ISBN: 9780700620173
Published by University Press of Kansas on August 1st 2014
Genres: History, Europe, Eastern, Military, World War I, Romania
Pages: 440

Len's Summary: Combined German and Austro-Hungarian attacks quickly defeated the Romanian Army in 1916 obliging her allies to devote considerable force to staving off total Romanian collapse and attempting to prevent the Germans from seizing Romanian oil. One of a growing number books available in English on the Eastern Front and the Balkan Peninsula in WWI.

Essays on World War I

Essays on World War Iby Peter Pastor, Graydon Allen Tunstall
ISBN: 9780880336864
Published by Columbia University Press on July 31st 2012
Genres: History, Europe, General, Eastern, Military, World War I, Essays
Pages: 188

Len's Summary: Selected papers from the February 2008 World War One Historical Association’s Florida and Gulf Coast Chapter seminar at Tampa. These focus largely on the war in Eastern and Central Europe. In addition to the editors, contributors include Richard DiNardo, Laurence Lyons, Timothy Dowling and Kees Boterbloem.

Contested Frontiers in the Balkans: Ottoman, Habsburg and Communist Rivalries in Eastern Europe

Contested Frontiers in the Balkans: Ottoman, Habsburg and Communist Rivalries in Eastern EuropeContested Frontiers in the Balkans: Ottoman, Habsburg and Communist Rivalries in Eastern Europe by Irina Marin
ISBN: 9781780761053
on December 11th 2012
Genres: History, Europe, Eastern, Social History, Political Science, International Relations, General, Social Science, Anthropology, Cultural
Pages: 256

Len's Summary: Good background reading for the Great War, its aftermath and post WWII.

Collision of Empires: The War on the Eastern Front in 1914

Collision of Empires: The War on the Eastern Front in 1914Collision of Empires: The War on the Eastern Front in 1914 by Prit Buttar
ISBN: 9781782006480
Published by Osprey Publishing on June 20th 2014
Genres: History, General, Europe, Eastern, Technology & Engineering, Military Science, Military, World War I
Pages: 488

Len's Summary: A survey history of early Eastern Front battles, one of a growing list of new studies of there neglected campaigns.