The Given Day

The Given DayThe Given Day by Dennis Lehane
ISBN: 0688163181
Published by William Morrow on September 23rd 2008
Genres: Fiction
Pages: 704

Len's Summary: A sprawling novel of post-World-War-One upheaval and uncertainty in Boston, by the author of Mystic River. A fictionalized account of events surrounding the Boston Police strike of 1919, racial and ethnic strife, anarchist and Bolshevik agitation, the catastrophic collapse of the North End molasses tank, the influenza pandemic, Irish politics, and Babe Ruth.

Time Is the Fire: A Novel of the Great War

Time Is the Fire: A Novel of the Great WarTime Is the Fire: A Novel of the Great War by William Breedlove Martin
ISBN: 9781606101186
Published by PublishAmerica on 2008
Genres: Fiction, Historical
Pages: 312

Len's Summary: Deals mainly with the family left behind in Georgia by two brothers serving in the US First Pursuit Group.

Among the Mad: A Maisie Dobbs Novel

Among the Mad: A Maisie Dobbs NovelAmong the Mad: A Maisie Dobbs Novel by Jacqueline Winspear
ISBN: 9780312429256
Published by Picador on November 24th 2009
Genres: Fiction, Mystery & Detective, Women Sleuths, Historical
Pages: 336

Len's Summary: In her sixth Maisie Dobbs detective novel, Winspear has her heroine join a high power Scotland Yard team in attempting to forestall cataclysmic disaster in 1931 London. Maisie, a WWI VAD, again uses her WWI experience to crack the case.

Slum and Guns: Tales of the Marines in the Great War

Slum and Guns: Tales of the Marines in the Great WarSlum and Guns: Tales of the Marines in the Great War by Wayne A. Pettyjohn
ISBN: 1456818082
Published by Xlibris Corporation on November 18th 2010
Genres: Fiction
Pages: 166

Len's Summary: Available from the author at phidwaye@aol.com. The second novel in a planned Marine Corps trilogy, this one a series of short stories based on the exploits of the Fourth Marine Brigade on the Western Front.

The Ace

The AceThe Ace by Jack D. Hunter
ISBN: 9780979924064
Published by Blue River Press on September 1st 2008
Genres: Fiction, Historical, War & Military
Pages: 300

Len's Summary: Story of the political intrigue and corruption surrounding American combat aviation in World War One written by the author of The Blue Max, his 17th and final novel published the year before his death in 2009.

A Sacrifice of Innocents: A Novel of the Great War

A Sacrifice of Innocents: A Novel of the Great WarA Sacrifice of Innocents: A Novel of the Great War by Alan James Barker
ISBN: 0955569877
Published by Tommies Guides on February 1st 2009
Genres: Fiction
Pages: 340

Len's Summary: A believable work on the experiences of a British battalion on the Western Front from September 1915 to March 1916.

The Mapping of Love and Death: A Maisie Dobbs Novel

The Mapping of Love and Death: A Maisie Dobbs NovelThe Mapping of Love and Death: A Maisie Dobbs Novel by Jacqueline Winspear
ISBN: 9780061727665
Published by Harper Collins on 2010
Genres: Fiction, Mystery & Detective, Women Sleuths, Historical
Pages: 338

Len's Summary: Set in 1932, this is the seventh novel in the Maisie Dobbs series in which Maisie, a former WWI VAD, investigates the mysterious death of an American cartographer believed killed in battle. Winspear’s sixth Maisie Dobbs novel, Among the Dead, was published in 2009.

A Bitter Truth: A Bess Crawford Mystery

A Bitter Truth: A Bess Crawford MysteryA Bitter Truth: A Bess Crawford Mystery by Charles Todd
ISBN: 9780062015716
Published by HarperCollins on May 1st 2012
Genres: Fiction, Mystery & Detective, General
Pages: 368

Len's Summary: Todd’s (actually a mother and son writing team) second mystery featuring British nurse Bess Crawford involved in a murder while on Christmas leave from war torn France.

An Impartial Witness: A Bess Crawford Mystery

An Impartial Witness: A Bess Crawford MysteryAn Impartial Witness: A Bess Crawford Mystery by Charles Todd
ISBN: 0061791784
Published by William Morrow on August 31st 2010
Genres: Fiction, Mystery & Detective, Historical
Pages: 352

Len's Summary: A British nurse crisscrosses England investigating mysterious deaths during WWI. Recommended by Susan Hall-Balduf.

The Scent of Roses in Winter

The Scent of Roses in WinterThe Scent of Roses in Winter by Michael P. Kihntopf
ISBN: 1452080372
Published by AuthorHouse on October 5th 2010
Genres: Fiction
Pages: 184

Len's Summary: A well-crafted novel about the experiences of a German soldier on both eastern and western fronts, as well as in the postwar freicorps. Written by the chairman of WFA’s Southwest Chapter who has also published two histories of the Eastern Front.

Sunnyside

SunnysideSunnyside by Glen David Gold
ISBN: 9780307454980
Published by Vintage Books on May 4th 2010
Genres: Fiction, Literary
Pages: 675

Len's Summary: A rollicking comic novel set on a single day in the winter of 1916; a tale of perversity and misfortune involving, among others, Charlie Chaplin, Mary Pickford and Elsie Janis.

Beneath Hill 60

Beneath Hill 60Beneath Hill 60 by Will Davies
ISBN: 9781448125265
Published by Random House Australia on 2010
Genres: History, Military, World War I, World
Pages: 288

Len's Summary: Just released as a motion picture in Australia, this recounts the story of Australian miners digging a massive mine under German trenches on Hill 60 in Flanders 1916.

Not Only War: A Story of Two Great Conflicts

Not Only War: A Story of Two Great ConflictsNot Only War: A Story of Two Great Conflicts by Victor Daly
ISBN: 9780813929712
Published by University of Virginia Press on June 2nd 2010
Genres: Fiction, Action & Adventure, Historical
Pages: 103

Len's Summary: Dubbed by the publisher as the only WWI novel written by an African-American, Daly examines the impact of the Jim Crow color line on black officers in the segregated military. The reprint included three short stories by Daly.

A Lonely Death: An Inspector Ian Rutledge Mystery

A Lonely Death: An Inspector Ian Rutledge MysteryA Lonely Death: An Inspector Ian Rutledge Mystery by Charles Todd
ISBN: 9780062034687
Published by Harper Collins on January 4th 2011
Genres: Fiction, Mystery & Detective, General
Pages: 368

Len's Summary: Shell shocked Scotland Yard detective Ian Rutledge returns to solve a triple homicide. Charles Todd is a pseudonym for the mother-son writing team of Charles and Caroline Todd.

The Return of Captain John Emmett

The Return of Captain John EmmettThe Return of Captain John Emmett by Elizabeth Speller
ISBN: 9780547737409
Published by Virago on 2011
Genres: Fiction, Literary, Mystery & Detective, Traditional, Historical
Pages: 442

Len's Summary: The investigation of suicide by a British war veteran in 1920 reveals a tangled web of secrets.

Soldier of the Horse

Soldier of the HorseSoldier of the Horse by Robert W. MacKay
ISBN: 9781926741246
Published by TouchWood Editions on 2011
Genres: Fiction, Historical, War & Military
Pages: 234

Len's Summary: Novel of the Canadian cavalry in WWI including an informative account of the Battle of Moreuil Wood. Available from www.touchwoodeditions.com.

Fall of Giants

Fall of GiantsFall of Giants by Ken Follett
ISBN: 9781101543559
Published by Penguin on August 30th 2011
Genres: Fiction, Historical
Pages: 960

Len's Summary: First book of The Century Trilogy published by Dutton in 2010. This novel by the author of Eye of the Needle follows the lives of fictional characters from five countries from 1911 to 1924 putting them into genuine historical situations involving WWI combat on two fronts, the Russian Revolution and the struggle for workers’ rights and women’s suffrage.

The Dead of Mametz

The Dead of MametzThe Dead of Mametz by Jonathan Hicks
ISBN: 9781847713155
Published by Y Lolfa on April 9th 2011
Genres: Fiction, Mystery & Detective, Historical
Pages: 332

Len's Summary: A fictional account of the adventures of a former Welsh policeman serving as an officer of the BEF Military Foot Police. Apparently the first in a planned series.

My Dear I Wanted to Tell You: A Novel

My Dear I Wanted to Tell You: A NovelMy Dear I Wanted to Tell You: A Novel by Louisa Young
ISBN: 0061997153
Published by Harper Perennial on June 26th 2012
Genres: Fiction, Literary
Pages: 336

Len's Summary: Centered on a patient with disfiguring facial war wounds being treated the renowned Queen’s Hospital Sidcup.

Coming Home

Coming HomeComing Home by Roy E. Stolworthy
ISBN: 9781781590713
Published by Claymore on 2012
Genres: Fiction, General, Historical, War & Military
Pages: 376

Len's Summary: Story of a 15-year-old British volunteer seeking a glorious death in his slain brother’s name. A first novel short listed for the 1910 BritAwards for unpublished fiction.

On Dangerous Ground: A Gallipoli Story

On Dangerous Ground: A Gallipoli StoryOn Dangerous Ground: A Gallipoli Story by Bruce Scates
ISBN: 1742583938
Published by University of Western Australia Press on September 15th 2012
Genres: History, Military, World War I
Pages: 272

Len's Summary: A novel of the 1915 Gallipoli campaign mixing fact and fiction written by a leading Australian historian; featuring a selection of paintings by Australian artist George Lambert.

The Somme Stations

The Somme StationsThe Somme Stations by Andrew Martin
ISBN: 0571249647
Published by Faber & Faber on February 1st 2012
Genres: Fiction, Mystery & Detective
Pages: 336

Len's Summary: Number seven in the Jim Stringer Steam Detective series finds Jim investigating a murder in a British railway pioneer battalion on the Western Front. // Enlisted British Army railwayman Jim Stronger finds himself falsely accused of murder during the 1916 Somme Campaign. Winner of the British Dagger Award for Best Historical Mystery.

The Daughters of Mars: A Novel

The Daughters of Mars: A NovelThe Daughters of Mars by Thomas Keneally
ISBN: 9781476734613
Published by Simon and Schuster on August 20th 2013
Genres: Fiction, Sagas
Pages: 517

Len's Summary: Two Australian girls leave their farming community to serve as nurses first at the Dardanelles, then behind the Western Front where they find both horror and romance.

Harvard 1914: A War Romanc

Harvard 1914: A War RomancHarvard 1914: A War Romanc by Allegra Jordan
ISBN: 9780988203105
Published by Gold Gable Press on November 1st 2012
Genres: Fiction
Pages: 330

Len's Summary: Set in Boston and Flanders this is a love story involving an American woman and a German nobleman, both students at Harvard. Things get complicated when he is called home for military service.

The Stranger’s Child

The Stranger’s ChildThe Stranger's Child by Alan Hollinghurst
ISBN: 0307474348
Published by Vintage on September 4th 2012
Genres: Fiction, Literary
Pages: 435

Len's Summary: A novel of British morals and manners spanning the lives of two families from 1913 through the First World War and across the century. The author is a winner of the Man Booker Prize.

The Cocaine Salesman

The Cocaine SalesmanThe Cocaine Salesman by Conny Braam, Jonathan Reeder
ISBN: 1907822054
Published by Haus Publishing on June 19th 2012
Genres: Fiction, Historical
Pages: 450

Len's Summary: Traces the lives during and after WWI of two men — one a disfigured British soldier, one a Dutch drug dealer — impacted by the war-time trade in cocaine based in the Netherlands.

Waiting for Sunrise

Waiting for SunriseWaiting for Sunrise by William Boyd
ISBN: 9781410449009
Published by Thorndike Press on July 26th 2012
Genres: Fiction, Historical
Pages: 577

Len's Summary: World War I espionage novel set in Vienna, London and Geneva by the author of the memorable An Ice Cream War, a rollicking farce about chasing von Lettow Vorbeck around East Africa. Also available as a Nook Book.

Toby’s Room

Toby’s RoomToby’s Room by Pat Barker
ISBN: 0385524366
Published by Doubleday on October 2nd 2012
Genres: Fiction, Historical, War & Military, Family Life
Pages: 320

Len's Summary: A British rehabilitation hospital treats facially disfigured WWI soldiers in a sequel to Ms. Barker’s 2008 Life Class. She won the 1995 Man Booker Prize for Ghost Road, third volume of her WWI Regeneration trilogy.

An Unmarked Grave

An Unmarked GraveAn Unmarked Grave by Charles Todd
ISBN: 9780062015730
Published by HarperCollins on January 2nd 2013
Genres: Fiction, Mystery & Detective, General
Pages: 272

Len's Summary: It’s 1918 and nurse Bess Crawford is investigating the murder of a British officer on the Western Front and finds herself becoming a target of the murderer; second novel in the Bess Crawford series. The first Bess Crawford book: A Bitter Truth, a William Morrow reprint, 2012, is also available from Amazon.