Zeppelin!: Germany and the Airship, 1900-1939

Zeppelin!: Germany and the Airship, 1900-1939Zeppelin!: Germany and the Airship, 1900-1939 by Guillaume De Syon
ISBN: 0801886341
Published by Johns Hopkins University Press on June 11th 2007
Genres: Europe, General, Science, Transportation
Pages: 312

Len's Summary: A history of the development of the Zeppelin airship.

When Washington Shut Down Wall Street: The Great Financial Crisis of 1914 and the Origins of America’s Monetary Supremacy

When Washington Shut Down Wall Street: The Great Financial Crisis of 1914 and the Origins of America’s Monetary SupremacyWhen Washington Shut Down Wall Street: The Great Financial Crisis of 1914 and the Origins of America's Monetary Supremacy by William L. Silber
ISBN: 0691127476
Published by Princeton University Press on January 22nd 2007
Genres: Business & Economics, Economic History, Finance, General, Money & Monetary Policy
Pages: 217

Len's Summary: Traces Treasury Secretary William McAdoo’s triumph over the monetary crisis sparked by the start of WWI. With the central bank (the Federal Reserve System) authorized by the Owen-Glass Act of December 1913 not yet in place, he closed the American Stock Exchange for four months to prevent foreigners from selling their holding and demanding gold in return. McAdoo both honored America’s commitment to the gold standard and sustained public confidence in the banking system, preventing a repeat of the disastrous 1907 run on American banks. The author is a professor at the Stern School of Business, NYU.

Femme Fatale: Love, Lies, and the Unknown Life of Mata Hari

Femme Fatale: Love, Lies, and the Unknown Life of Mata HariFemme Fatale: Love, Lies, and the Unknown Life of Mata Hari by Pat Shipman
ISBN: 0060817283
Published by William Morrow on July 31st 2007
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, General, World War I
Pages: 450

Len's Summary: A pot boiler about the much pawed over life and career of a WWI female double agent resurrecting the possibility that Mata was a victim.

Battles East: A History of the Eastern Front of the First World War

Battles East: A History of the Eastern Front of the First World WarBattles East: A History of the Eastern Front of the First World War by G. Irving Root
ISBN: 9781424168002
Published by PublishAmerica on October 15th 2007
Genres: History, Military, General
Pages: 387

Len's Summary: Advertised as the first in a new series being privately published by the author. A chronological narrative history based largely on secondary sources. A useful addition to the all too few studies of war in the East.

The Zionist Masquerade: The Birth of the Anglo-Zionist Alliance 1914-1918

The Zionist Masquerade: The Birth of the Anglo-Zionist Alliance 1914-1918The Zionist Masquerade: The Birth of the Anglo-Zionist Alliance 1914-1918 by James Renton
ISBN: 9780230547186
Published by Palgrave Macmillan on November 15th 2007
Genres: History, Europe, Great Britain, Social History, Jewish, Middle East, General
Pages: 256

Len's Summary: A reexamination of British policy towards Jews and Zionism during the First World War, a fundamental turning point in the history of the Middle East.

Battleship Texas

Battleship TexasBattleship Texas by Hugh Power
ISBN: 0890965196
Published by Texas A&M University Press on 2007
Genres: General, Military, Military Science, Naval, Technology & Engineering, World War I
Pages: 166

Len's Summary: Reissue of the definitive guide to the last surviving Great War dreadnought, veteran of the Grand Fleet at Scapa Flow on display outside Houston and soon to undergo major preservation work.

The Last Fighting Tommy: The Life of Harry Patch, Last Veteran of the Trenches, 1898-2009

The Last Fighting Tommy: The Life of Harry Patch, Last Veteran of the Trenches, 1898-2009The Last Fighting Tommy: The Life of Harry Patch, Last Veteran of the Trenches, 1898-2009 by Harry Patch, Richard Van Emden
ISBN: 0747591156
Published by Bloomsbury Publishing USA on June 5th 2010
Genres: History, General, Military, Biography & Autobiography, Historical

Len's Summary: The story of the last surviving (as of August 2007) British trench veteran of WWI. Van Emden is author of several books on WWI including The Trench, Boy Soldiers of the Great War, and Britain’s Last Tommies.

To the Limit of Endurance: A Battalion of Marines in the Great War

To the Limit of Endurance: A Battalion of Marines in the Great WarTo the Limit of Endurance: A Battalion of Marines in the Great War by Peter F. Owen
ISBN: 9781585445998
Published by Texas A&M University Press on August 15th 2007
Genres: History, Military, General, World War I, United States
Pages: 248

Len's Summary: The author draws on first-hand accounts from Marines of the 2nd Battalion, Sixth Regiment tracing their experiences from formation at Quantico through fighting at Belleau Wood and Soissons to the Armistice with particular emphasis on evolving AEF infantry tactics.

The Landings at Suvla Bay 1915: An Analysis of British Failure During the Gallipoli Campaign

The Landings at Suvla Bay 1915: An Analysis of British Failure During the Gallipoli CampaignThe Landings at Suvla Bay 1915: An Analysis of British Failure During the Gallipoli Campaign by Michael J. Mortlock
ISBN: 9780786430352
Published by McFarland on July 23rd 2007
Genres: History, Military, World War I, General
Pages: 250

A World Undone: The Story of the Great War, 1914 to 1918

A World Undone: The Story of the Great War, 1914 to 1918A World Undone: The Story of the Great War, 1914 to 1918 by G. J. Meyer
ISBN: 0553382403
Published by Delacorte Press on May 29th 2007
Genres: General, Military
Pages: 816

Len's Summary: A general overview first published in 2006 new in a Delta trade paperback that breaks no new ground. // A survey history advertised as challenging conventional wisdom while reexamining some of the misconceptions about the conflict. The Publishers Weekly review finds that the author presents "no original analysis or synthesis."

Dynamic of Destruction: Culture and Mass Killing in the First World War

Dynamic of Destruction: Culture and Mass Killing in the First World WarDynamic of Destruction: Culture and Mass Killing in the First World War by Alan Kramer
ISBN: 0192803425
Published by Oxford University Press on July 26th 2007
Genres: History, Europe, General, Military, World War I, World
Pages: 434

Len's Summary: Explores how the total warfare of The Great War changed European society and culture. Not a pretty picture. The author is winner of the WFA Tomlinson Book Prize for his monograph on German conduct in Belgium, German Atrocities, 1914: A History of Denial, co-authored with John Horne. Kramer teaches at Trinity University, Dublin.

Shamrock Battalion in the Great War

Shamrock Battalion in the Great WarShamrock Battalion in the Great War by Martin J. Hogan, James J. Cooke
ISBN: 0826217109
Published by University of Missouri on March 23rd 2007
Genres: History, Military, World War I, United States, Veterans, General, World
Pages: 152

Len's Summary: Memoirs of a Doughboy in the 165th Infantry of the Rainbow Division edited by a professor emeritus of history at Old Miss who write a history of the 28th Division in the Great War.

A Zouave’s Journey: Recollections of a Footsoldier in the 37th African Division

A Zouave’s Journey: Recollections of a Footsoldier in the 37th African DivisionA Zouave's Journey: Recollections of a Footsoldier in the 37th African Division by Marilène Patten Henry
ISBN: 0820497088
Published by Peter Lang on February 2nd 2007
Genres: History, Military, General, Social History
Pages: 142

Len's Summary: Biography of a French Great War conscript, an orphan, based on the diary of poilu Archille Lecreux. Dr. Henry is the author of Monumental Accusations about popular resentment in memorializing WWI in France.

Publishing in the First World War: Essays in Book History

Publishing in the First World War: Essays in Book HistoryPublishing in the First World War: Essays in Book History by Mary Hammond, Shafquat Towheed
ISBN: 0230500765
Published by Palgrave Macmillan on June 15th 2007
Genres: Essays, General, Literary Criticism, World War I
Pages: 248

Len's Summary: Twelve essays explore changes in British publishing practices wrought by WWI.

Baptism Of Fire

Baptism Of FireBaptism Of Fire by Nathan M Greenfield
ISBN: 0002007274
Published by Harper Collins on October 4th 2007
Genres: Canada, General, World War I
Pages: 480

Len's Summary: Examination of the untried Canadian First Division’s first engagement, the Second Battle of Ypres, 1915, with particular focus on the earliest major use of gas on the Western Front. Draws on the testimony of soldiers on both sides.

The Meinertzhagen Mystery: The Life and Legend of a Colossal Fraud

The Meinertzhagen Mystery: The Life and Legend of a Colossal FraudThe Meinertzhagen Mystery: The Life and Legend of a Colossal Fraud by Brian Garfield
ISBN: 1597970417
Published by Potomac Books on January 1st 2007
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Historical, Military, Science & Technology, History, Middle East, General, Nature, Birdwatching Guides
Pages: 386

Len's Summary: Lt. Colonel Richard Meinertzhagen (1878-1967) got his start as a politically- and socially-connected British Army intelligence officer chasing Paul von Lettow Vorbeck around the East Africa bush. Later, invalided out of Africa, he was assigned to MI7 in Cairo, and claimed authorship of the legendary “haversack ruse” of 1917. A committed Zionist, Meinertzhagen was a flamboyant player in the Middle East in the inter-war years, a noted ornithologist, founder of the post-war Anglo German Fellowship, and intimate of Winston Churchill, T. H. Lawrence and Chaim Weizmann. He also perpetrated scientific fraud, was a tireless self-promoter and may have even murdered his wife. Fittingly, this lively tale is authored by a past president of the Mystery Writers of America.

Military History on the Web

Military History on the WebMilitary History on the Web by Simon Fowler
ISBN: 1844156060
Published by Pen & Sword Books on November 1st 2007
Genres: Computers, Web, Site Directories, History, Military, General, Reference
Pages: 211

Len's Summary: A resource for those seeking information on battles or on individual British, Canadian or American soldiers, sailors and airmen.

The War of the World: Twentieth-Century Conflict and the Descent of the West

The War of the World: Twentieth-Century Conflict and the Descent of the WestThe War of the World: Twentieth-Century Conflict and the Descent of the West by Niall Ferguson
ISBN: 0143112392
Published by Penguin Books on October 30th 2007
Genres: History, Military, General, Modern, 20th Century
Pages: 880

Len's Summary: Now available in paperback, this is panoramic study of war, conflict and violence in the first half of the 20th century. Economic historian Ferguson sees three overlapping factors as key to understanding what happened: ethnic conflict, economic volatility and the decline of empires. // Published in the UK with the subtitle History's Age of Hatred. Companion volume to a new six-part British TV series premiering in June 2006 examining the conflicts of the 20th century. Ferguson takes the position that World Wars One and Two, and the Cold War were not separate conflicts, but a single "hundred years' war, a struggle powered by imperial and ethnic competition. Dr. Ferguson, a leading economic historian and native of Glasgow, now teaches at Harvard.

Ottoman Army Effectiveness in World War I: A Comparative Study

Ottoman Army Effectiveness in World War I: A Comparative StudyOttoman Army Effectiveness in World War I: A Comparative Study by Edward J Erickson
ISBN: 9781135984564
Published by Routledge on March 12th 2007
Genres: General, Military, Turkey & Ottoman Empire, World War I
Pages: 256

Len's Summary: By a Turkish-speaking expert on the Ottoman army who served in Turkey during his U.S. Army career. Colonel Erickson makes the case for an army of unusual skill and cohesiveness even in defeat. The author has spoken at several GWS and WFA seminars.

King, Kaiser, Tsar: Three Royal Cousins Who Led the World to War

King, Kaiser, Tsar: Three Royal Cousins Who Led the World to WarKing, Kaiser, Tsar: Three Royal Cousins Who Led the World to War by Catrine Clay
ISBN: 0802716237
Published by Walker Books on July 10th 2007
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Historical, Royalty, History, General, Europe, Great Britain
Pages: 416

Len's Summary: Narrative history first published in the UK by Gardners Books last year; written by the British producer/director of a television documentary of the same name. Based in part on royal letters and diaries.

The Second Infantry Division in World War I: A History of the American Expeditionary Force Regulars, 1917-1919

The Second Infantry Division in World War I: A History of the American Expeditionary Force Regulars, 1917-1919The Second Infantry Division in World War I: A History of the American Expeditionary Force Regulars, 1917-1919 by George B. Clark
ISBN: 0786429607
Published by McFarland & Company on July 1st 2007
Genres: History, General, Military, World War I, United States
Pages: 262

Len's Summary: Follows the Second Division through major AEF campaigns including Second Marne, Soissons, Blanc Mont and the Meuse-Argonne. Clark authored an earlier history of the Marine component of this division.

War Bird Ace: The Great War Exploits of Capt. Field E. Kindley

War Bird Ace: The Great War Exploits of Capt. Field E. KindleyWar Bird Ace: The Great War Exploits of Capt. Field E. Kindley by Jack S. Ballard
ISBN: 9781585445547
Published by Texas A&M University Press on February 6th 2007
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, General, Military, History, World War I
Pages: 208

Len's Summary: Captain Kindley’s 12 victories tied him for ninth place among American air aces.

Argonne Days in World War I

Argonne Days in World War IArgonne Days in World War I by Horace L. Baker, Robert H. Ferrell
ISBN: 0826217087
Published by University of Missouri on March 7th 2007
Genres: History, Military, World War I, United States, Veterans, General, World
Pages: 176

Len's Summary: The memoir of a Mississippi Doughboy edited by the prolific author of America’s Deadliest Battle and editor of Meuse-Argonne Diary: The Divisional Commander in World War I.

Faces of World War One: The Tragedy of the Great War in Words and Pictures

Faces of World War One: The Tragedy of the Great War in Words and PicturesFaces of World War One: The Tragedy of the Great War in Words and Pictures by Max Arthur
ISBN: 9781844037124
Published by Octopus Books on May 2nd 2012
Genres: History, Military, General, Pictorial, World War I
Pages: 288

Len's Summary: From the archives of the Imperial War Museum combined with contemporary accounts of events pictured.

If Germany Attacks: The Battle in Depth in the West

If Germany Attacks: The Battle in Depth in the WestIf Germany Attacks: The Battle in Depth in the West by Graeme Chamley Wynne
ISBN: 9780837150291
Published by Greenwood Press on 2008
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Language Arts & Disciplines, Library & Information Science, General
Pages: 343

Len's Summary: Abridged reprint of a series of articles appearing in Army Quarterly from 1939 to 1940 concentrates on German defensive measures in the West 1914-18; trenchantly critical of the British High Command.

Isaac Rosenberg: The Making of a Great War Poet: A New Life

Isaac Rosenberg: The Making of a Great War Poet: A New LifeIsaac Rosenberg: The Making of a Great War Poet: A New Life by Jean Moorcroft Wilson
ISBN: 0810126044
Published by Northwestern University Press on February 9th 2009
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, General, Literary
Pages: 504

Len's Summary: Neither a moist-eyed patriot nor a disillusioned veteran, Rosenberg was killed in action with the BEF during the spring of 1918. Also available in paperback from Phoenix (March 2009). Rosenberg’s poems are still in print.

Our Friend “The Enemy”: Elite Education in Britain and Germany before World War I

Our Friend “The Enemy”: Elite Education in Britain and Germany before World War IOur Friend "The Enemy": Elite Education in Britain and Germany before World War I by Thomas Weber
ISBN: 9780804700146
Published by Stanford University Press on 2008
Genres: Education, Europe, General, Germany, Great Britain
Pages: 338

Len's Summary: A scholarly look at Oxford and Heidelberg University, as well as the character of European society on the eve of WWI. Challenges the concept that pre-1914 Europe was bound to collapse.

Enduring the Great War: Combat, Morale and Collapse in the German and British Armies, 1914-1918

Enduring the Great War: Combat, Morale and Collapse in the German and British Armies, 1914-1918Enduring the Great War: Combat, Morale and Collapse in the German and British Armies, 1914-1918 by Alexander Watson
ISBN: 9780521123082
Published by Cambridge University Press on November 12th 2009
Genres: History, Europe, General, Military, World War I, Modern, 20th Century, Social History, Great Britain
Pages: 308

Len's Summary: Comparative scholarly study of German and British morale. The author argues that at the heart of armies’ robustness lay human resilience; that the “ordered surrender” by junior officers led to Germany’s defeat in 1918.

The Lessons of War: The Experiences of Seven Future Leaders in the First World War

The Lessons of War: The Experiences of Seven Future Leaders in the First World WarThe Lessons of War: The Experiences of Seven Future Leaders in the First World War by William van der Kloot
ISBN: 1845886348
Published by The History Press on February 1st 2009
Genres: Europe, General, Military, World War I
Pages: 240

Len's Summary: The experiences of de Gaulle, Hitler, Mussolini, Mannerheim, Atäturk, Harold MacMillan and Herbert Hoover.

British civilian internees in Germany: The Ruhleben camp, 1914-1918

British civilian internees in Germany: The Ruhleben camp, 1914-1918British civilian internees in Germany: The Ruhleben camp, 1914-1918 by Matthew Stibbe
ISBN: 9780719070853
Published by Manchester University Press on September 30th 2008
Genres: Civilians in war, Prisoners of war, History, General, Europe, Germany, Great Britain, Military, World War I, World War II, Social Science, Sociology, Penology
Pages: 210

Len's Summary: Germany’s largest WWI internment camp for enemy aliens.

The Red Prince: The Fall of a Dynasty and the Rise of Modern Europe

The Red Prince: The Fall of a Dynasty and the Rise of Modern EuropeThe Red Prince: The Fall of a Dynasty and the Rise of Modern Europe by Timothy Snyder
ISBN: 0224081527
Published by Bodley Head on June 5th 2008
Genres: Europe, General, Ukraine
Pages: 344

Len's Summary: A view of the breakup of the Habsburg Empire and the aftermath through the life of Archduke Wilhelm von Habsburg (1895-1949), ardent supporter of an independent Ukraine. Also available as The Red Prince: The Secret Lives of a Habsburg Archduke, Perseus and Basic Books, 2008, ISBN 978 0 4650 0237 5, $27.95 cloth.

Maxime Weygand: A Biography of the French General in Two World Wars

Maxime Weygand: A Biography of the French General in Two World WarsMaxime Weygand: A Biography of the French General in Two World Wars by Barnett Singer
ISBN: 9780786435715
Published by McFarland on May 19th 2008
Genres: History, Military, World War II, World War I, Biography & Autobiography, General, France
Pages: 261

Len's Summary: Biography of General Foch’s chief of Staff in WWI who inherited command of a defeated French army in 1940. See also: Maxime Weygand and Civil-Military Relations in Modern France, Philip Charles et al, Harvard, 1997, 445 pages, ISBN 978 0674 4557 017, $33.50 from Barnes & Nobel; less from used booksellers.

The Yankee Division in the First World War: In the Highest Tradition

The Yankee Division in the First World War: In the Highest TraditionThe Yankee Division in the First World War: In the Highest Tradition by Michael E. Shay
ISBN: 9781603440301
Published by Texas A&M University Press on June 20th 2008
Genres: History, Military, General, World War I, United States
Pages: 294

Len's Summary: The author defends the record of the Yankee Division against its detractors. By the author of The Grateful Heart on the Yankee Division’s 103rd Field Hospital (Greenwood 2001).

Crisis of Conscience: Conscientious Objection in Canada during the First World War

Crisis of Conscience: Conscientious Objection in Canada during the First World WarCrisis of Conscience: Conscientious Objection in Canada during the First World War by Amy J. Shaw
ISBN: 0774815930
Published by UBC Press on July 1st 2009
Genres: History, Military, Canada, General, World War I
Pages: 264

Len's Summary: Examination of the experiences of Canadian conscientious objectors in WWI.

The Versailles Settlement: Peacemaking After the First World War, 1919-1923

The Versailles Settlement: Peacemaking After the First World War, 1919-1923The Versailles Settlement: Peacemaking After the First World War, 1919-1923 by Alan Sharp
ISBN: 9781137069689
Published by Palgrave Macmillan on September 10th 2008
Genres: History, Europe, General, Military, World War I, World, Modern, 20th Century
Pages: 288

Len's Summary: Revision of a 1991 textbook.

The Great Naval Game: Britain and Germany in the Age of Empire

The Great Naval Game: Britain and Germany in the Age of EmpireThe Great Naval Game: Britain and Germany in the Age of Empire by Jan Rüger
ISBN: 0521114616
Published by Cambridge University Press on June 25th 2009
Genres: Europe, General, Germany, Great Britain, Military, Naval
Pages: 354

Len's Summary: An analysis of the Anglo-German naval race. // Anglo-German antagonism fanned by popular pro-naval sentiments.

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.

The Late Victorian Navy: The Pre-Dreadnought Era and the Origins of the First World War

The Late Victorian Navy: The Pre-Dreadnought Era and the Origins of the First World WarThe Late Victorian Navy: The Pre-Dreadnought Era and the Origins of the First World War by Roger Parkinson
ISBN: 1843833727
Published by Boydell Press on June 19th 2008
Genres: History, Military, General, Great Britain
Pages: 323

Len's Summary: Reappraisal of the late Victorian Navy and the emergence of crucial new technology defined by steel and electricity.

The Great War in the Heart of Dixie: Alabama during World War I

The Great War in the Heart of Dixie: Alabama during World War IThe Great War in the Heart of Dixie: Alabama during World War I by Martin T. Olliff
ISBN: 9780817354923
Published by University of Alabama Press on October 12th 2008
Genres: History, General, Military, World War I, United States, State & Local
Pages: 275

Len's Summary: How Alabama responded to and was changed by the war.