German Strategy and the Path to Verdun

German Strategy and the Path to VerdunGerman Strategy and the Path to Verdun by Robert T. Foley
ISBN: 0521044367
Published by Cambridge University Press on November 19th 2007
Genres: France, Germany, Military, Strategy
Pages: 316

Len's Summary: Did Falkenhayn actually plan to wage a battle of attrition at Verdun? Draws on previously unavailable German documents held in Russian archives since WWII. Look for a full review in Camaraderie.

Five Days in October: The Lost Battalion of World War I

Five Days in October: The Lost Battalion of World War IFive Days in October: The Lost Battalion of World War I by Robert H. Ferrell
ISBN: 0826215947
Published by University of Missouri on June 1st 2005
Genres: Military, United States
Pages: 152

Len's Summary: Contains new material. Dr. Ferrell, who spoke at the April 2005 GWS seminar in Los Angeles, is a Professor-emeritus at the University of Indiana and the author of many books on WWI.

Between Two Worlds: A Rajput Officer in the Indian Army, 1905-21: Based on the Diary of Amar Singh of Jaipur

Between Two Worlds: A Rajput Officer in the Indian Army, 1905-21: Based on the Diary of Amar Singh of JaipurBetween Two Worlds: A Rajput Officer in the Indian Army, 1905-21: Based on the Diary of Amar Singh of Jaipur by DeWitt C. Ellinwood Jr.
ISBN: 0761831134
Published by Hamilton Books on February 28th 2005
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Diaries & Journals, India, Military
Pages: 694

Len's Summary: A veteran of the Boxer Rebellion, Singh was granted a restricted commission in 1905. Given a regular commission in 1917, Singh's diaries offer an unusual look at the British Indian Army in the period of The Great War. Dr. Ellinwood, professor-emeritus at SUNY Albany, spoke at the 2005 WFA national seminar at Plattsburgh.

An American Soldier in World War I

An American Soldier in World War IAn American Soldier in World War I by Robert Sherwood Dillon
ISBN: 9781892379238
Published by Five and Ten Press on 2005
Genres: Military, United States
Pages: 49

Len's Summary: The story of the author's father's experience as an engineer in the 35th Division (Kansas National Guard) which had a rough initiation into battle in the Meuse-Argonne. Harry Truman commanded an artillery battery in this division.

Loos 1915: The Unwanted Battle

Loos 1915: The Unwanted BattleLoos 1915: The Unwanted Battle by Gordon Corrigan
ISBN: 1862272395
Published by Spellmount on November 2005
Genres: Germany, Great Britain, Military
Pages: 262

Len's Summary: Story of an unsuccessful British attack that finished off many of the few remaining "Old Contemptibles"and provided lessons for future BEF commander Douglas Haig. Corrigan is the author of Sepoys in the Trenches about the experience of the British Indian Army Corps on the Western Front in 1914-1915, also from Spellmont.

Blindfold and Alone: British Military Executions in the Great War

Blindfold and Alone: British Military Executions in the Great WarBlindfold and Alone: British Military Executions in the Great War by Cathryn Corns, John Hughes-Wilson
ISBN: 0304353973
Published by Cassell on December 31st 2001
Genres: Great Britain, Military

Len's Summary: Based in part on newly available official records.

British Artillery 1914-19: Heavy Artillery

British Artillery 1914-19: Heavy ArtilleryBritish Artillery 1914-19: Heavy Artillery by Dale Clarke
ISBN: 1841767883
Published by Osprey Publishing on August 10th 2005
Genres: Great Britain, Military, Weapons
Pages: 48

Len's Summary: Many of the guns used by American Coast Artillery units on the Western Front were ob British design and manufacture.

Most Unfavourable Ground: The Battle of Loos, 1915

Most Unfavourable Ground: The Battle of Loos, 1915Most Unfavourable Ground: The Battle of Loos, 1915 by Niall Cherry
ISBN: 1874622035
Published by Helion & Company on June 1st 2005
Genres: Germany, Great Britain, Military
Pages: 366

Len's Summary: A 90th anniversary reexamination of the unsuccessful culmination of the badly depleted BEF's 1915 Western Front campaign.

Grasping Gallipoli: Terrain, Maps and Failure at the Dardanelles, 1915

Grasping Gallipoli: Terrain, Maps and Failure at the Dardanelles, 1915Grasping Gallipoli: Terrain, Maps and Failure at the Dardanelles, 1915 by Peter Chasseaud, Peter Doyle
ISBN: 0750962267
Published by The History Press on June 1st 2015
Genres: Atlases, Gazetteers & Maps, Australia & New Zealand, Military, Turkey & Ottoman Empire
Pages: 364

Len's Summary: The authors contend that the lessons from this campaign have been overdrawn by military historians.

Fever of War: The Influenza Epidemic in the U.S. Army during World War I

Fever of War: The Influenza Epidemic in the U.S. Army during World War IFever of War: The Influenza Epidemic in the U.S. Army during World War I by Carol R. Byerly
ISBN: 0814799248
Published by New York University Press on April 5th 2005
Genres: Medical, Military, United States
Pages: 251

Len's Summary: Examines the Army's response to the influenza pandemic of 1918-19.

T.E. Lawrence in War and Peace: An Anthology of the Military Writings of Lawrence of Arabia

T.E. Lawrence in War and Peace: An Anthology of the Military Writings of Lawrence of ArabiaT.E. Lawrence in War and Peace: An Anthology of the Military Writings of Lawrence of Arabia by Malcolm Johnston Brown, Michael Clarke
ISBN: 1853676535
Published by Greenhill Books on February 2nd 2006
Genres: Military
Pages: 280

Len's Summary: The author specializes in WWI at the Imperial War Museum in London and is the author of biography (NY University Press, 2003) and several other anthologies of Lawrence's papers. A 2006 History Book Club selection for $27.99

Dreadnought Gunnery and the Battle of Jutland: The Question of Fire Control

Dreadnought Gunnery and the Battle of Jutland: The Question of Fire ControlDreadnought Gunnery and the Battle of Jutland: The Question of Fire Control by John Brooks
ISBN: 9780415407885
Published by Routledge on September 1st 2006
Genres: Military, Naval
Pages: 321

Len's Summary: Gunnery, a subject that has fascinated naval historians for centuries, is also covered in Joh T. Sumuda's In Defense of Naval Supremacy: Financial Limitation, Technological Innovation and British Naval Policy, 1899-1914, Routledge, 1989 (hardback) and 1993 (paper).

Beneath Flanders Fields: The Tunnellers’ War 1914-18

Beneath Flanders Fields: The Tunnellers’ War 1914-18Beneath Flanders Fields: The Tunnellers' War 1914-18 by Peter Barton, Peter Doyle, Johan Vandewalle
ISBN: 0773543015
on January 1st 2014
Genres: Military
Pages: 304

Len's Summary: A story of a cat-and-mouse game of mine warfare which is still relevant since several mines remain unexploded deep beneath the former Western Front. A good companion volume to the CD video Miners at War available from www.puddleproductions.co.uk or phone (866) 991-3627 toll-free from the US or Canada.

White Terror: Cossack Warlords of the Trans-Siberian

White Terror: Cossack Warlords of the Trans-SiberianWhite Terror: Cossack Warlords of the Trans-Siberian by Jamie Bisher
ISBN: 0714656909
Published by Routledge on February 1st 2005
Genres: Military, Russia & the Former Soviet Union
Pages: 452

Len's Summary: Built around the biography of Cossack warlord and Ataman Grigori Semenov this book examines conflicts involving a host of characters including the Soviet Red Army, the American and Japanese Armies and the Czech Legion.

The German 1918 Offensives: A Case Study in The Operational Level of War

The German 1918 Offensives: A Case Study in The Operational Level of WarThe German 1918 Offensives: A Case Study in The Operational Level of War by David T. Zabecki
ISBN: 9780415356008
Published by Routledge on July 25th 2006
Genres: Military, Strategy
Pages: 408

Len's Summary: An analytical look by a premier military historian drawing on many German sources to explain why Ludendorff's spring 1918 offensives failed to cause Entente collapse and achieve German victory. Includes extensive maps and many useful tables showing orders of battle, comparative troop strengths, reserves, numbers of guns, trench mortars and aero squadrons. Author of Steel Wind: Colonel Georg Bruchmüller and the Birth of Modern Artillery (Greenwood, 1994). Recommended.

The Millionaires’ Unit: The Aristocratic Flyboys Who Fought the Great War and Invented American Air Power

The Millionaires’ Unit: The Aristocratic Flyboys Who Fought the Great War and Invented American Air PowerThe Millionaires' Unit: The Aristocratic Flyboys Who Fought the Great War and Invented American Air Power by Marc Wortman
ISBN: 9781586484446
Published by PublicAffairs on May 8th 2007
Genres: Military, United States, Aviation
Pages: 313

Len's Summary: Like the author, many of these flyboys were graduates of Yale.

Hunters of the Steel Sharks: The Submarine Chasers of WWI

Hunters of the Steel Sharks: The Submarine Chasers of WWIHunters of the Steel Sharks: The Submarine Chasers of WWI by Todd A. Woofenden
ISBN: 9780978919207
Published by Signal Light Books on 2006
Genres: Military, Naval
Pages: 218

Len's Summary: The history of the operations of US Navy 110-foot wooden submarine chasers in European waters. Available from the publisher at www.signallightbooks.com.

Hell in the Holy Land: World War 1 in the Middle East

Hell in the Holy Land: World War 1 in the Middle EastHell in the Holy Land: World War 1 in the Middle East by David R. Woodward
ISBN: 9780813146744
Published by University Press of Kentucky on December 6th 2013
Genres: Great Britain, Middle East, Military
Pages: 280

Len's Summary: Being published in the UK by Tempus under the title Forgotten Soldiers of the First World War. Dr. Woodward teaches modern European and Russian History at Marshall University and has written several other monographs on WWI. He spoke at our WFA seminar at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base at Dayton in 1997, and is a member of the panel awarding the Annual WFA-Phi Alpha Theta Undergraduate Essay Prize.

Remembering War: The Great War between Memory and History in the 20th Century

Remembering War: The Great War between Memory and History in the 20th CenturyRemembering War: The Great War between Memory and History in the 20th Century by J. M. Winter
ISBN: 9780300110685
Published by Yale University Press on 2006
Genres: Military, Social History, Great Britain
Pages: 340

Len's Summary: Another in a series of social histories by prolific social historian Jay Winter about how war is remembered in Great Britain.

Battles on the Tigris: The Mesopotamian Campaign in the First World War

Battles on the Tigris: The Mesopotamian Campaign in the First World WarBattles on the Tigris: The Mesopotamian Campaign in the First World War by Ron Wilcox
ISBN: 1844154300
Published by Pen & Sword Books on July 1st 2006
Genres: Middle East, Military
Pages: 245

Len's Summary: A new history of a campaign with modest aims, and often inept political and military execution.

Haller’s Polish Army in France

Haller’s Polish Army in FranceHaller's Polish Army in France by Paul S. Valasek
ISBN: 0977975703
Published by Whitehall Publishing on January 1st 2006
Genres: Military
Pages: 432

Len's Summary: The author's grandfather served with this force in France along with some 1,600 recruits from the southwest Pennsylvania. Order from the author 2643 51st Street, Chicago, IL 90632-1159, e-mail hallersarmy@aol.com.

Boy Soldiers of the Great War

Boy Soldiers of the Great WarBoy Soldiers of the Great War by Richard Van Emden
ISBN: 9781408824726
Published by A&C Black on February 12th 2013
Genres: Military, Great Britain
Pages: 416

Len's Summary: The experiences of a handful of the hundreds of thousands of underage men and women who served in British forces during WWI written by a veteran historian and author of previous memorializing BEF veterans.

The New Navy, 1883-1922 (The U.S. Navy Warship Series)

The New Navy, 1883-1922 (The U.S. Navy Warship Series)The New Navy, 1883-1922 (The U.S. Navy Warship Series) by Paul Silverstone
ISBN: 9781135865436
Published by Routledge on May 13th 2013
Genres: Military, Naval, United States
Pages: 296

Len's Summary: Covers naval ships authorized and commissioned beginning with the ABCD ships of 1883 to the never-completed 1916 naval construction program through the Washington Naval Disarmament Conference of 1921-22. . The entire set of six volumes covering ships of 1775 though 2005 is available for $395.

Madness and the Military: Australia’s Experience of the Great War

Madness and the Military: Australia’s Experience of the Great WarMadness and the Military: Australia's Experience of the Great War by Michael Tyquin
ISBN: 9781876439897
Published by Australian Military History Publications on January 1st 2006
Genres: Australia & New Zealand, Medical, Military
Pages: 180

Len's Summary: The author examines the often uneasy relationship between the Australian military and the medical establishment in treating shell shock.

The United States Army Second Division Northwest of Chateau Thierry in World War I

The United States Army Second Division Northwest of Chateau Thierry in World War IThe United States Army Second Division Northwest of Chateau Thierry in World War I by John W. Thomason, George B. Clark
ISBN: 0786425237
Published by McFarland & Company on July 1st 2006
Genres: Military, United States
Pages: 245

Len's Summary: Written as an official history in 1927 by Marine Captain, author and artist John Thomason (Fix Bayonets!), who served in combat with the division's Fourth Marine Brigade. Thomason left the project incomplete after discovering unflattering facts about combat decisions taken by divisional officers. Includes original illustrations prepared by Thomason and a brief biographical sketches of the author and of the division written by the editor, George Clark, himself a Marine and published author who is a WFA member.

They Fought for the Motherland: Russia’s Women Soldiers in World War I and the Revolution

They Fought for the Motherland: Russia’s Women Soldiers in World War I and the RevolutionThey Fought for the Motherland: Russia's Women Soldiers in World War I and the Revolution by Laurie Stoff
ISBN: 9780700614851
Published by University Press of Kansas on November 15th 2006
Genres: Military, Russia & the Former Soviet Union, Social Science, Women's Studies
Pages: 294

No Insignificant Part: The Rhodesia Native Regiment and the East Africa Campaign of the First World War

No Insignificant Part: The Rhodesia Native Regiment and the East Africa Campaign of the First World WarNo Insignificant Part: The Rhodesia Native Regiment and the East Africa Campaign of the First World War by Timothy J. Stapleton
ISBN: 9780889204980
Published by Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press on April 21st 2006
Genres: Africa, Military, Social Science
Pages: 188

Len's Summary: A rare look at African participation in The Great War.

George Browne: An American Soldier in World War I

George Browne: An American Soldier in World War IGeorge Browne: An American Soldier in World War I by George Browne, David L. Snead
ISBN: 0803213514
Published by University of Nebraska Press on June 1st 2006
Genres: Military, Biography & Autobiography, Personal Memoirs
Pages: 202

Len's Summary: The letters of George "Brownie" Browne, Doughboy of the 117th Engineers of the 42nd Rainbow Division sent to his fiance during his 18 months of service.

German Disarmament After World War I: The Diplomacy of International Arms Inspection 1920-1931

German Disarmament After World War I: The Diplomacy of International Arms Inspection 1920-1931German Disarmament After World War I: The Diplomacy of International Arms Inspection 1920-1931 by Richard J. Shuster
ISBN: 9780415654951
Published by Routledge on September 10th 2012
Genres: Germany, Military, Strategy
Pages: 272

Len's Summary: Germany was able to renegotiate the reparations terms of Versailles, but not the treaty's military strictures. This is the story of enforcing the Versailles arms limitations clauses; an early attempt at arms limitation and control.

Power at Sea: The Age of Navalism, 1890-1918

Power at Sea: The Age of Navalism, 1890-1918Power at Sea: The Age of Navalism, 1890-1918 by Lisle Abbott Rose
ISBN: 9780826217011
Published by University of Missouri Press Genres: Military, Naval, Pre-War
Pages: 355

Len's Summary: The last imperial scramble for global empire: colonies, markets and naval supremacy.

Twelve Days on the Somme: A Memoir of the Trenches, 1916

Twelve Days on the Somme: A Memoir of the Trenches, 1916Twelve Days on the Somme: A Memoir of the Trenches, 1916 by Sidney Rogerson
ISBN: 9781848325340
Published by Frontline Books on July 2009
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Military, Personal Memoirs
Pages: 172

Len's Summary: Memoirs of a British subaltern first published in 1933; vivid descriptions with out embellishment of life on the front lines written by a survivor of the 1916 Somme offensive. Unabashedly intended as an antidote to the usual downbeat 1930's war memoir.

The British Army 1914-1918

The British Army 1914-1918The British Army 1914-1918 by Andrew Rawson
ISBN: 9780750956147
Published by The History Press on July 7th 2014
Genres: Great Britain, Military, Technology & Engineering, Military Science
Pages: 384

Len's Summary: How the British Army grew from a small colonial constabulary in 1914 to a force of nearly four million men in 1918.

The British Army 1815–1914

The British Army 1815–1914The British Army 1815–1914 by Harold E. Raugh
ISBN: 9780754625643
Published by Ashgate on October 30th 2006
Genres: Great Britain, Military, Pre-War
Pages: 567

Len's Summary: A review of the campaigns, character and composition of the British Army, really a colonial constabulary, during the century from the end of the Napoleonic Wars to the outbreak of The Great War with emphasis on reforms, evolving technology and doctrine . Contributors include: Holger Herwig, Hew Strachan and Edward M. Spiers.

Gallipoli: The Western Australian Story

Gallipoli: The Western Australian StoryGallipoli: The Western Australian Story by Wesley Olson
ISBN: 9781920694821
Published by University of Western Australia Press on November 1st 2006
Genres: Australia & New Zealand, Military
Pages: 396

Len's Summary: A lavishly illustrated history of the Gallipoli Campaign drawing heavily on the memoirs and diaries of participants from Western Australia.

The World War I Reader

The World War I ReaderThe World War I Reader by Michael S. Neiberg
ISBN: 9780814758335
Published by NYU Press on December 1st 2006
Genres: Military, General
Pages: 375

Len's Summary: Contains documents ranging from official papers to personal diaries, as well as articles and book chapters from written by major scholars. Chapters are arranged chronologically and by theme, and address causes, battlefield leadership, strategies and conditions.