A Question of Loyalty: General Billy Michell and The Court Martial that Gripped the Nation

A Question of Loyalty: General Billy Michell and The Court Martial that Gripped the NationA Question of Loyalty: General Billy Michell and The Court Martial that Gripped the Nation by Douglas C. Waller
ISBN: 0060505478
Published by Harper on September 7th 2004
Genres: Law, United States
Pages: 448

Len's Summary: The story of the seven-week 1925 trial of WWI Army General William Mitchell, American aviation pioneer. Available from the History Book Club. This story was made into an excellent and largely historically accurate 1955 Republic motion picture starring Gary Cooper, and directed by Otto Preminger based on the book by Burke Davis. In their December 2004 issue the editors of American Heritage picked this movie as one of the 10 greatest historical films. For an excellent recent biography see Billy Mitchell by James J. Cooke published by Lynne Rienner in 2002.

The Detonators: The Secret Plot to Destroy America and an Epic Hunt for Justice

The Detonators: The Secret Plot to Destroy America and an Epic Hunt for JusticeThe Detonators: The Secret Plot to Destroy America and an Epic Hunt for Justice by Chad Millman
ISBN: 0316734969
on July 12th 2006
Genres: Law
Pages: 352

Len's Summary: The story of the 23-year-long legal proceeding against Germany for the destruction by sabotage of the Lehigh Valley Railroad's Black Tom munitions depot on the New Jersey shore of New York harbor in 1916. See also Sabotage at Black Tom, Jules Whitcover, Algonquin, 1989.

World War I Law and Lawyers: Issues, Cases, and Characters

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World War I Law and Lawyers: Issues, Cases, and CharactersWorld War I Law and Lawyers: Issues, Cases, and Characters by Thomas J. Shaw
ISBN: 1627224319
Published by American Bar Association on August 7th 2014
Genres: Law, Legal History, Essays
Pages: 539

Len's Summary: Dozens of essays and some 300 mini-biographies, as well as discussion of wartime statutes forming the basis for punishing military offensives.

Death or Deliverance: Canadian Courts Martial in the Great War

Death or Deliverance: Canadian Courts Martial in the Great WarDeath or Deliverance: Canadian Courts Martial in the Great War by Teresa Iacobelli
ISBN: 0774825685
Published by University of British Columbia Press on March 6th 2014
Genres: Canada, Military, Law
Pages: 175

Len's Summary: An examination of the legal ramifications of convictions for desertion among Canadian soldiers.

Uncle Sam Wants You: World War I and the Making of the Modern American Citizen

Uncle Sam Wants You: World War I and the Making of the Modern American CitizenUncle Sam Wants You: World War I and the Making of the Modern American Citizen by Christopher Capozzola
ISBN: 0199734798
Published by Oxford University Press on April 12th 2010
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Law, Legal History, Political Science
Pages: 334

Len's Summary: America turns over unprecedented power to the Federal Government creating a new American state and a new citizen. One of a series of recent social and political histories reexamining the American home front society and politics in WWI. The author is Associate Professor of History at MIT.

Judgment at Istanbul: The Armenian Genocide Trials

Judgment at Istanbul: The Armenian Genocide TrialsJudgment at Istanbul: The Armenian Genocide Trials by Vahakn N. Dadrian, Taner Akçam
ISBN: 0857452517
Published by Berghahn Books on December 1st 2011
Genres: History, Middle East, Turkey & Ottoman Empire, Law, Criminal Law, General
Pages: 376

Len's Summary: Analysis of the official Ottoman record Turkish military tribunals concerning crimes against Armenians during WWI. One of a number of new analyses of the 1915 Armenian massacres as the centenary of those events approaches.

Totally Unofficial: The Autobiography of Raphael Lemkin

Totally Unofficial: The Autobiography of Raphael LemkinTotally Unofficial: The Autobiography of Raphael Lemkin by Raphael Lemkin, Donna-Lee Frieze
ISBN: 9780300186963
Published by Yale University Press on June 24th 2013
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Historical, Political, Lawyers & Judges, Personal Memoirs, History, Holocaust, Law, International
Pages: 293

Len's Summary: Though not strictly speaking about WWI, this is the biography of the Polish lawyer who coined the term “genocide” (racial or religious murder) as a result of his study of the Armenian massacres of 1915. Thanks to Lemkin’s efforts, the United Nations in 1948 adopted the Convention the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide.

A Scrap of Paper: Breaking and Making International Law During the Great World War

A Scrap of Paper: Breaking and Making International Law During the Great World WarA Scrap of Paper: Breaking and Making International Law During the Great World War by Isabel V. Hull
ISBN: 9780801452734
Published by Cornell University Press on May 13th 2014
Genres: Foreign & International Law, Law, Military
Pages: 352

Len's Summary: The profound tension between international law and military necessity illustrated by differing French, British and German responses and how state structures and differing legal traditions shaped these responses in seven discrete instances. // A comparative study of decision-making in England, France and Germany as regards Belgian neutrality, the land war in the west, occupation of enemy territory, blockade, unrestricted submarine warfare and the introduction of new weaponry including poison gas and the zeppelin.

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.