Q Ship vs U-boat

Q Ship vs U-boatQ Ship vs U-boat by David Greentree
ISBN: 9781782002840
Published by Osprey Publishing on February 20th 2014
Genres: History, General, Military, Technology & Engineering, Military Science, Naval, World War I, Biography & Autobiography
Pages: 80

Len's Summary: Q ships came in all sizes in merchant freighter and fishing types. All were well armed designed to lure and sink surfaced U-boats.

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 Lewis Gun

The Lewis GunThe Lewis Gun by Neil Grant
ISBN: 9781782007913
Published by Osprey Publishing on March 20th 2014
Genres: Technology & Engineering, Military Science, History, Military, World War I, World War II, General, Weapons, Antiques & Collectibles
Pages: 80

Len's Summary: Invented by an American and adopted by the British, the Lewis was the best light machine gun of WWI.

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.

Gardens of Hell: Battles of the Gallipoli Campaign

Gardens of Hell: Battles of the Gallipoli CampaignGardens of Hell by Patrick Gariepy
ISBN: 9781612346830
Published by Potomac Books, Inc. on May 15th 2014
Genres: History, Middle East, General
Pages: 344

Len's Summary: Endless fascination with this failed campaign aimed at freeing an ice-free trade route to Russia. // Another look at a controversial campaign whose centennial nears.

Hemingway, the Red Cross and the Great War

Hemingway, the Red Cross and the Great WarHemingway, the Red Cross, and the Great War by Steven Florczyk
ISBN: 9781606351628
Published by Kent State University Press on November 1st 2013
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Literary, History, Military, World War I, Literary Criticism, American, General
Pages: 199

Len's Summary: Examines the impact of Hemingway’s experiences in WWI on his thinking and writing.

Khaki Jack: The Royal Naval Division in the First World War

Khaki Jack: The Royal Naval Division in the First World WarKhaki Jack: The Royal Naval Division in the First World War by Ernest Coleman
ISBN: 9781445634098
Published by Amberley Publishing Limited on June 10th 2014
Genres: History, Military, General
Pages: 320

Len's Summary: Made up largely of naval reservists who service was not required as ships’ crew, Churchill’s Royal Naval Division fought both on the Western Front and at Gallipoli.

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.

The Great War and the Origins of Humanitarianism

The Great War and the Origins of HumanitarianismThe Great War and the Origins of Humanitarianism, 1918-1924 by Bruno Cabanes
ISBN: 9781107604834
Published by Cambridge University Press on March 13th 2014
Genres: History, Military, General, Law, International, Political Science
Pages: 397

Len's Summary: The war gave rise to individuals and organizations dedicated to eradicating human suffering.

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.

British Infantryman vs. German Infantryman Somme, 1916

British Infantryman vs. German Infantryman Somme, 1916British Infantryman vs German Infantryman by Stephen Bull
ISBN: 9781782009146
Published by Osprey Publishing on January 20th 2014
Genres: History, General, Military, Other, Technology & Engineering, Military Science, World War I, Strategy, Biography & Autobiography
Pages: 80

Len's Summary: A study of British and German tactics.

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.

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.

Airship: Design, Development and Disaster

Airship: Design, Development and DisasterAirship by John Swinfield
ISBN: 9781591140344
Published by Naval Institute Press on 2012
Genres: History, Military, Aviation, Modern, 20th Century, Transportation, General
Pages: 336

Len's Summary: Development of the rigid airship with a short section on Zeppelins.

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.

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)