Wings of contrition: A tale of young men coming of age in the maelstrom and horror of the world’s first air war

Wings of contrition: A tale of young men coming of age in the maelstrom and horror of the world’s first air warWings of contrition: A tale of young men coming of age in the maelstrom and horror of the world's first air war by Leon Hughes
ISBN: 1482590247
Published by Createspace on June 4th 2013
Genres: Fiction, Historical
Pages: 216

Len's Summary: A potboiler of a novel about a French secret agent sent to penetrate the Kaiser’s court.

Demons Walk Among Us

Demons Walk Among UsDemons Walk Among Us by Jonathan Hicks
ISBN: 0956012590
Published by Lolfa on December 3rd 2013
Genres: Fiction, Historical
Pages: 333

Len's Summary: The second Thomas Oscendale mystery tells the tale of a French detective haunted by war seeking to unravel a series of murders. See also The Dead of Mametz by the same author and first book in this series.

A Very Profitable War

A Very Profitable WarA Very Profitable War by Didier Daninckx, Sarah Martin
ISBN: 1612191843
Published by Melville International Crime on December 5th 2012
Genres: Fiction, Mystery & Detective, Hard-Boiled
Pages: 224

Len's Summary: Set in post WWI Paris, this noire detective novel delves into infidelity, war profiteering, anarchism, blackmail and murder impinging upon national security. Translation from the original French.

Paths of Glory

Paths of GloryPaths of Glory by Humphrey Cobb, James H. Meredith, David Simon
ISBN: 0143106112
Published by Penguin Classics on June 29th 2010
Genres: Fiction, Classics, Literary, War & Military
Pages: 190

Len's Summary: First published in 1935, this provocative novel was made into a 1957 motion picture directed by Stanley Kubrick. Kurt Douglas was nominated for an Academy Award for his leading role as a French infantry colonel ordered to take an impregnable hill. Cobb was war correspondent in France and Belgium and a witness to the German invasion. // Written in the 1930s, this classic WWI novel of the French Army was authored by an American veteran of the Canadian forces. The 1957 movie version directed by Stanley Kubrick and still available on VHS and DVD earned Kurt Douglas an academy award nomination.

The Star of Istanbul

The Star of IstanbulThe Star of Istanbul by Robert Butler
ISBN: 0802121551
Published by Mysterious Press on October 7th 2013
Genres: Fiction, Thrillers, Suspense
Pages: 368

Len's Summary: Journalist and American spy Christopher Marlow Cobb pursues a German agent across the Atlantic and into war-torn Europe and the Middle East.

The Transylvanian Trilogy: They Were Counted, They Were found Wanting, They Were Divided

The Transylvanian Trilogy: They Were Counted, They Were found Wanting, They Were DividedThe Transylvanian Trilogy: They Were Counted, They Were found Wanting, They Were Divided by Miklos Banffy
ISBN: 9780375712296
Published by Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group on 2013
Genres: Fiction, Classics, Historical, Literary
Pages: 696

Len's Summary: Romantic fiction written by a Hungarian aristocrat and set in the years 1904-1914 examines the decline of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Reprint of a 1990s translation by the author’s daughter and Patrick Thursfeld.

Kingdoms Fall: The Laxenburg Message

Kingdoms Fall: The Laxenburg MessageKingdoms Fall: The Laxenburg Message by Edward Parr
ISBN: 9781484905531
Published by Createspace on July 10th 2013
Genres: Fiction, Historical
Pages: 304

Len's Summary: The story of the First World War from the point of view of two fledgling British intelligence officers recruited into the new SIS. Part of The Kingdoms Fall series by the same author.

The Officer’s Ward

The Officer’s WardThe Officer's Ward by Marc Dugain
ISBN: 1569472653
Published by Soho Press on November 1st 2001
Genres: Fiction, War & Military, World War I
Pages: 143

Len's Summary: The story of French officers who maintain their dignity and humor even after being disfigured by war wounds sustained on the Western Front. Winner of the Prix des Libraries, among others, in 1998 when it was first published in France.

The Red Sweet Wine of Youth: The Brave and Brief Lives of the War Poets

The Red Sweet Wine of Youth: The Brave and Brief Lives of the War PoetsThe Red Sweet Wine of Youth: The Brave and Brief Lives of the War Poets by Nicholas Murray
ISBN: 9781408700044
Published by Little Brown and Company, Little, Brown on February 1st 2011
Genres: Fiction, War & Military, Poetry, European
Pages: 343

Len's Summary: Drawing on journals, letters and literary archives, the author offers insight into the lives and motivations of major war poets.

The Cambridge Companion to Poetry of the First World War

The Cambridge Companion to Poetry of the First World WarThe Cambridge Companion to the Poetry of the First World War by Santanu Das
ISBN: 1107692954
Published by Cambridge University Press on December 6th 2013
Genres: Fiction, Military, Poetry
Pages: 336

Len's Summary: Leading scholars reexamine WWI poetry in English.

Mr. Standfast

Mr. StandfastMr. Standfast by John Buchan
ISBN: 1853262250
Published by Nelson on January 5th 2008
Genres: Fiction, World War I
Pages: 288

Len's Summary: Third volume in the Richard Hannay series (The Thirty Nine Steps, Greenmantle). Intelligence officer Hannay‘s odyssey takes him from France to England and Scotland then back to the Western Front