Disturbing Practices: History, Sexuality, and Women’s Experience of Modern War

Disturbing Practices: History, Sexuality, and Women’s Experience of Modern WarDisturbing Practices: History, Sexuality, and Women's Experience of Modern War by Laura Doan
ISBN: 9780226001616
Published by University of Chicago Press on May 1st 2013
Genres: History, General, Europe, Great Britain, Military, World War I, Social Science, Lesbian Studies, Women's Studies
Pages: 288

Len's Summary: A scholarly study of female sexuality against the backdrop of WWI England where women’s roles were in flux in a world without norms

Prelude to Blitzkrieg: The 1916 Austro-German Campaign in Romania

Prelude to Blitzkrieg: The 1916 Austro-German Campaign in RomaniaPrelude to Blitzkrieg: The 1916 Austro-German Campaign in Romania by Michael B. Barrett
ISBN: 9780253008657
Published by Indiana University Press on October 23rd 2013
Genres: History, Europe, General, Germany, Military, World War I, Other
Pages: 399

Len's Summary: Analysis of a little-known lightening campaign of conquest against Romania, which entered the war on the side of the Entente in 1916. Professor Barrett of the Citadel is the author of Operation Albion: The German Conquest of the Baltic Islands (IUP, 2008). See also the Tomlinson Prize-winning The Romanian Battlefront in World War I, Glenn E. Torrey (Kansas, 2012).

A Mad Catastrophe: The Outbreak of World War I and the Collapse of the Habsburg Empire

A Mad Catastrophe: The Outbreak of World War I and the Collapse of the Habsburg EmpireA Mad Catastrophe: The Outbreak of World War I and the Collapse of the Habsburg Empire by Geoffrey Wawro
ISBN: 9780465057955
Published by Basic Books on April 28th 2015
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Modern, 20th Century, Europe, Austria & Hungary
Pages: 480

Len's Summary: Shows just hoe unready Austria-Hungary was to fight a modern industrialized war. The author, who teaches at North Texas University, has also produced superior monographs on the Franco-Prussian and Prusso-Italo-Austrian Wars of the 19th century.

2CM “Big Bertha” and German Siege Artillery of World War I

2CM “Big Bertha” and German Siege Artillery of World War I2CM “Big Bertha” and German Siege Artillery of World War I by Marc Romanych
ISBN: 9781780960173
Published by Osprey Publishing on January 20th 2014
Genres: History, General, Europe, Germany, Military, Weapons, Technology & Engineering, Military Science, World War I
Pages: 48

Len's Summary: Describes all German siege artillery from 28 to 42 centimeters and its role in WWI, particularly the destruction of the Liege and Namur forts in 1914.

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, Historical, History, Europe, Military, Modern, 20th Century
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.

Hundred Days: The Campaign That Ended World War I

Hundred Days: The Campaign That Ended World War IHundred Days: The Campaign That Ended World War I by Nick Lloyd
ISBN: 9780465074921
Published by Basic Books on January 28th 2014
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Modern, 20th Century, Europe, General
Pages: 400

Len's Summary: The end game: turning the tide on the Western Front in 1918 giving proper credit to American efforts. See also: Barrie Pitt, 1918: The Last Act, Pen &Sword, 2014, ISBN 0 4650 7492 8, $22.22 from Amazon; a paperback reprint of an excellent 1964 work.

A Companion to the Meuse-Argonne Campaign

A Companion to the Meuse-Argonne CampaignA Companion to the Meuse-Argonne Campaign by Edward G. Lengel
ISBN: 9781444350944
Published by John Wiley & Sons on May 5th 2014
Genres: History, General, History, Europe, Western, Military, World War I, World War II
Pages: 552

Len's Summary: Professor Lengel won the 2007 Tomlinson Book Prize for his monograph To Conquer Hell on the Meuse-Argonne, America’s bloodiest battle. As the title suggests, this book features analytical essays on French and German involvement by premier scholars from France, Australia, Germany, the US and the UK. Way too expensive. Get it from your local library.

Verdun: The Longest Battle of the Great War

Verdun: The Longest Battle of the Great WarVerdun: The Longest Battle of the Great War by Paul Jankowski
ISBN: 9780199316892
Published by OUP USA on February 3rd 2014
Genres: History, General, Europe, France, Military, World War I
Pages: 336

Len's Summary: A new narrative history of WWI’s best known battle.

The French Army in the First World War

The French Army in the First World WarThe French Army in the First World War by Elizabeth Greenhalgh
ISBN: 9781107605688
Published by Cambridge University Press on November 13th 2014
Genres: History, Military, General, Europe, Modern, 20th Century, World War I
Pages: 480

Len's Summary: One of several books on belligerent armies being published 1n 2014 by Cambridge University Press. The author is a distinguished Australian military historian.

The Italian Army and the First World War

The Italian Army and the First World WarThe Italian Army and the First World War by John Gooch
ISBN: 9781139991438
Published by Cambridge University Press on June 19th 2014
Genres: History, Modern, 20th Century, Europe, General, Military
Pages: 401

Len's Summary: The Italian front was nearly as long as the Western Front and just as static until the massive 1917 Austro-German breakthrough at Caporetto.

Behind the Front: British Soldiers and French Civilians

Behind the Front: British Soldiers and French CiviliansBehind the Front: British Soldiers and French Civilians by Craig Gibson
ISBN: 9780521837613
Published by Cambridge University Press on March 27th 2014
Genres: History, General, Europe, Great Britain, Military, World War I
Pages: 480

Len's Summary: Shifts attention from the front lines to rear areas where British soldiers and French civilians co-existed.

Medium Mark A Whippet

Medium Mark A WhippetMedium Mark A Whippet by David Fletcher
ISBN: 9781782003984
Published by Osprey Publishing on May 20th 2014
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Europe, Great Britain, Weapons
Pages: 48

Len's Summary: Details on the relatively fast British tank that entered service in 1918 by the curator of the Bovington Tank Museum in the UK.

Climax at Gallipoli: The Failure of the August Offensive

Climax at Gallipoli: The Failure of the August OffensiveClimax at Gallipoli: The Failure of the August Offensive by Rhys Crawley
ISBN: 9780806144269
Published by University of Oklahoma Press on 2014
Genres: History, Europe, France, Military, World War I, Middle East, Turkey & Ottoman Empire
Pages: 364

Len's Summary: Examines the performance of the Allied Mediterranean Expeditionary Force throughout the campaign. // A history of “what if?’

The Sleepwalkers: How Europe Went to War in 1914

The Sleepwalkers: How Europe Went to War in 1914The Sleepwalkers by Christopher Clark
ISBN: 9780061146664
Published by HarperCollins on March 18th 2014
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Europe, General
Pages: 736

Len's Summary: A superbly crafted work which cogently summarizes key events, policies and personalities leading up to the war without apportioning blame. Particularly strong in analysis of the pre-war Balkan imbroglio. A New York Times “Best 10” for 2013. -- A group of well-meaning leaders take Europe into WWI. Received wide-spread praise. -- Places Serbia and the Balkans at the center of events leading to WWI; far from being stable, Europe was wracked by deep-seated, but not always obvious political and problems and afflicted with ineffectual political leaders.

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, Modern, 20th Century, 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.

Army of the Sky: Russian Military Aviation before the Great War, 1904-1914

Army of the Sky: Russian Military Aviation before the Great War, 1904-1914Army of the Sky by Gregory Vitarbo
ISBN: 9781433114908
Published by Peter Lang on 2012-01
Genres: History, Europe, General, Military, Aviation, Transportation
Pages: 256

Len's Summary: By 1914, Russian military aviation was about on a par with other European nations, but almost entirely dependent on foreign equipment.

DH2 vs Albatross DI-DII Western Front 1916

DH2 vs Albatross DI-DII Western Front 1916Dh 2 Vs Albatros D I/D II by James Miller
ISBN: 9781849087049
Published by Osprey Publishing on 2012
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Europe, Great Britain, Aviation
Pages: 80

Len's Summary: Technical details of two successful German pursuit aircraft. Like all Osprey books, this one is profusely illustrated in color and black and white.

Russian Aces of World War I

Russian Aces of World War IRussian Aces of World War 1 by Victor Kulikov
ISBN: 9781780960593
Published by Osprey Publishing on 2013
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Aviation, Europe, Russia & the Former Soviet Union
Pages: 96

Len's Summary: Thirteen Russian aces flew a variety of pursuit types including SPADs and Nieuports.

Somme Success: The Royal Flying Corps and the Battle of the Somme 1916

Somme Success: The Royal Flying Corps and the Battle of the Somme 1916Somme Success by Peter Hart
ISBN: 9781848848825
Published by Pen & Sword Books Limited on June 30th 2012
Genres: History, Europe, Great Britain, Military, World War I, Aviation
Pages: 223

Len's Summary: Another dimension of the Somme battles by an established British historian.

Austro-Hungarian Albatros Aces of World War I

Austro-Hungarian Albatros Aces of World War IAustro-Hungarian Albatros Aces of World War 1 by Paolo Varriale
ISBN: 9781849087476
Published by Osprey Publishing on December 20th 2012
Genres: History, Military, Aviation, World War II, Europe, General
Pages: 96

Len's Summary: Nearly all you need to know about the air aces of Austria.

The First World War Volume I: To Arms

The First World War Volume I: To ArmsThe First World War: Volume I: To Arms by Hew Strachan
ISBN: 9780191608346
Published by Oxford University Press on April 26th 2001
Genres: History, World, Military, World War I, Europe, General
Pages: 1248

Len's Summary: This book won WFA’s Norman B.Tomlinson, Jr. Annual Book Prize for 2001.

German Atrocities, 1914: A History of Denial

German Atrocities, 1914: A History of DenialGerman Atrocities, 1914 by John N. Horne, Alan Kramer
ISBN: 9780300107913
Published by Yale University Press on 2001
Genres: History, Military, World War I
Pages: 608

Len's Summary: Winner of the Fraenkel Prize for Contemporary History, this is a carefully researched, but densely drafted volume establishing that stories of German atrocities in Belgium and France were not just Entente propaganda. Winner of the 2002 Tomlinson Prize.

A Fraternity of Arms: America and France in the Great War

A Fraternity of Arms:  America and France in the Great WarA Fraternity of Arms by Robert Bowman Bruce
ISBN: 9780700612536
Published by University Press of Kansas on 2003
Genres: History, Europe, France, Military, Strategy, World War I, Political Science, International Relations, General
Pages: 380

Len's Summary: Thanks in large measure to expert (and often bilingual) French instructors a core of four 28,000-man divisions of the American army was ready to join the French in blunting and then reversing the final German push on Paris at the Marne in July 1918. It is in the resounding German setback on the Marne of July 18, 1918 – not their August 8th defeat by the British at Amiens – that Bruce finds the beginning of the end for German arms on the Western Front.

The Second Battle of the Marne

The Second Battle of the MarneThe Second Battle of the Marne by Michael S. Neiberg
ISBN: 9780253003546
Published by Indiana University Press on April 9th 2008
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Europe, General
Pages: 232

Len's Summary: Winner of the Annual WFA Norman B. Tomlinson, Jr. Book Prize for 2008, this book breaks new ground on a key battle in the last year of the war.

The Russian Origins of the First World War

The Russian Origins of the First World WarThe Russian Origins of the First World War by Sean McMeekin
ISBN: 9780674063204
Published by Harvard University Press on December 12th 2011
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Europe, Russia & the Former Soviet Union, Political Science, International Relations, General
Pages: 344

Len's Summary: The author contends that the Tzarist regime believed a general European war to be in its national interest; that is sought to humiliate Vienna, conquer Constantinople and open the Straits as an ice-free trade route to the Mediterranean and the west. Winner of the 2011 Norman B. Tomlinson, Jr. Prize for the best work of history in English on World War One (1914-1918)