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.

Medium Mark A Whippet

Medium Mark A WhippetMedium Mark A Whippet by David Fletcher
ISBN: 9781782003984
Published by Osprey Publishing on May 20th 2014
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Europe, Great Britain, Weapons
Pages: 48

Len's Summary: Details on the relatively fast British tank that entered service in 1918 by the curator of the Bovington Tank Museum in the UK.

Breaking the Fortress Line 1914

Breaking the Fortress Line 1914Breaking the Fortress Line 1914 by Clayton Donnell
ISBN: 9781848848139
Published by Pen and Sword on October 17th 2013
Genres: History, Military, World War I
Pages: 256

Len's Summary: The August 1914 German attack on France and Belgium. -- Intense fighting around forts and fortified towns (Liege, Namur, Mauberge, Verdun) along the frontiers.

Machine Gunner 1914-1918: Personal Experiences of the Machine Gun Corps

Machine Gunner 1914-1918: Personal Experiences of the Machine Gun CorpsMachine Gunner 1914-1918: Personal Experiences of the Machine Gun Corps by C. E. Crutchley
ISBN: 9781844153596
Published by Pen and Sword on November 28th 2013
Genres: History, Military, Aviation
Pages: 240

Len's Summary: Collection of personal accounts from British MGC officers.

Climax at Gallipoli: The Failure of the August Offensive

Climax at Gallipoli: The Failure of the August OffensiveClimax at Gallipoli: The Failure of the August Offensive by Rhys Crawley
ISBN: 9780806144269
Published by University of Oklahoma Press on 2014
Genres: History, Europe, France, Military, World War I, Middle East, Turkey & Ottoman Empire
Pages: 364

Len's Summary: Examines the performance of the Allied Mediterranean Expeditionary Force throughout the campaign. // A history of “what if?’

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.

The Great War Handbook

The Great War HandbookThe Great War Handbook by Geoff BridgeCorrelli Barnett
ISBN: 9781783461769
Published by Pen & Sword Books (ncr) on October 30th 2013
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Illustrated
Pages: 240

Len's Summary: An illustrated introductory guide to the conflict. A good gift for the uninitiated friend or relative.

Encyclopedia of Weapons of World War I: The Comprehensive Guide to Weapons Systems, including Tanks, Small Arms, Warplanes, Artillery, Ships and Submarines

Encyclopedia of Weapons of World War I: The Comprehensive Guide to Weapons Systems, including Tanks, Small Arms, Warplanes, Artillery, Ships and SubmarinesThe Illustrated Encyclopedia of Weapons of World War I by Chris Bishop
ISBN: 9781782741411
Published by Amber Books on August 21st 2014
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Illustrated
Pages: 272

Len's Summary: Brief descriptions of each weapon system.

A German Tommy: The Secret of a War Hero

A German Tommy: The Secret of a War HeroA German Tommy: The Secret of a War Hero by Ken Anderson
ISBN: 9781783462742
Published by Pen & Sword Books on 2014
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Australia & New Zealand, Great Britain
Pages: 198

Len's Summary: Offers insight into how soldiers of German origin were treated in His Majesty’s Forces.

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.

Airway to the East 1918-1920

Airway to the East 1918-1920Airway to the East 1918-1920 by Clive Semple
ISBN: 9781848846579
Published by Casemate Publishers on 2012
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Aviation
Pages: 244

Len's Summary: A recounting of the failed attempt to develop a quicker way to move military aircraft to the Middle East theater of operations.

DH2 vs Albatross DI-DII Western Front 1916

DH2 vs Albatross DI-DII Western Front 1916Dh 2 Vs Albatros D I/D II by James Miller
ISBN: 9781849087049
Published by Osprey Publishing on 2012
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Europe, Great Britain, Aviation
Pages: 80

Len's Summary: Technical details of two successful German pursuit aircraft. Like all Osprey books, this one is profusely illustrated in color and black and white.

Open Cockpit

Open CockpitOpen Cockpit by Arthur Gould Lee
ISBN: 9781908117250
Published by Grub Street on May 31st 2012
Genres: Aviation, Military, Personal Memoirs, World War I
Pages: 224

Len's Summary: Reprint of a classic study (first published in 1965) by a British soldier who became an RFC pilot. Available from Casemate Publishing. // Memoir of a British air ace first published in 1969.

Russian Aces of World War I

Russian Aces of World War IRussian Aces of World War 1 by Victor Kulikov
ISBN: 9781780960593
Published by Osprey Publishing on 2013
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Aviation, Europe, Russia & the Former Soviet Union
Pages: 96

Len's Summary: Thirteen Russian aces flew a variety of pursuit types including SPADs and Nieuports.

Somme Success: The Royal Flying Corps and the Battle of the Somme 1916

Somme Success: The Royal Flying Corps and the Battle of the Somme 1916Somme Success by Peter Hart
ISBN: 9781848848825
Published by Pen & Sword Books Limited on June 30th 2012
Genres: History, Europe, Great Britain, Military, World War I, Aviation
Pages: 223

Len's Summary: Another dimension of the Somme battles by an established British historian.

Naval Aces of World War I – Part 2

Naval Aces of World War I – Part 2Naval Aces of World War 1 Part 2 by Jon Guttman, Harry Dempsey
ISBN: 9781849086646
Published by Osprey Publishing on May 8th 2012
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Aviation
Pages: 96

Len's Summary: Takes over where part one left off covering Germany, Greece, Russia, Austro-Hungary, Italy and, briefly, the US, a late entrant into the conflict. Major attention paid to the highly successful German float planes.

The Blue Max Airmen: German Airmen Awarded the Pour le Mérite

The Blue Max Airmen: German Airmen Awarded the Pour le MériteThe Blue Max Airmen by Lance Joseph Bronnenkant
ISBN: 9781935881063
Published by Aeronaut Books on 2012
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Aviation, Transportation
Pages: 112

Len's Summary: Volume one covers Boelcke and Immelmann; volume two covers Buddeke, Wintgens and von Mulzer with biographies of each. The author also published Imperial German Eagles in World War I (Schiffer) in two volumes.

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.

KEK’s and Fokkerstaffels: The Early German Fighter Units in 1915-1916

KEK’s and Fokkerstaffels: The Early German Fighter Units in 1915-1916Keks and Fokkerstaffels by Johan Ryheul
ISBN: 9781781552230
Published by Fonthill Media on January 14th 2014
Genres: History, Military, Aviation
Pages: 236

Len's Summary: A history of the first squadrons, aces and dogfights over the Western Front.

Irish Aviators of World War I

Irish Aviators of World War IIrish Aviators of World War I: Volume 1, Irish Aces by Joe C. Gleeson
ISBN: 9781480082328
Published by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform on April 1st 2013
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Illustrated
Pages: 532

Len's Summary: The stories of Mick Mannock and many other lesser-known Irish flyers along with a taste of 20th century Irish social history.

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.

Wings of War: An Airman’s Diary of the Last Year of the War

Wings of War: An Airman’s Diary of the Last Year of the WarWings of War by Rudolf StarkClaud W. Sykes
ISBN: 9781612001876
on February 19th 2015
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Aviation, Literary Collections, Diaries & Journals
Pages: 228

Len's Summary: The end game of the Imperial German air force first published in 1933.

The German Airforce I Knew, 1914-1918

The German Airforce I Knew, 1914-1918The German Airforce I Knew 1914-1918 by Georg Paul Neumann
ISBN: 9781783463138
Published by Pen & Sword Books Limited on March 30th 2014
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Aviation
Pages: 253

Len's Summary: Survey of the German Airforce (Luftstreitkräft) in WWI written in 1920 by a veteran of aerial combat and illustrated with drawings and photos.

Recollections of the Great War in the Air

Recollections of the Great War in the AirRecollections of the Great War in the Air by James R. McConnell
ISBN: 9781781580806
on March 1st 2012
Genres: Aviation, Military, Personal Memoirs, World War I
Pages: 98

Len's Summary: Memoirs of a Lafayette Escadrille pilot first published in 1917. According to WWI aviation expert Steve Suddaby, this is a “long-lost gem.” // Memoir of an American volunteer in the Lafayette Escadrille.

No Parachute: A Classic Account of War in the Air in WWI

No Parachute: A Classic Account of War in the Air in WWINo Parachute by Arthur Gould Lee
ISBN: 9781909166042
Published by Grub Street on August 19th 2013
Genres: Aviation, Military, Personal Memoirs
Pages: 240

Len's Summary: Based on the wartime letters of RFC pilot Gould Lee, who later rose to become a Vice Air Marshall. // Letters from young British airmen at the front.

French Aviation during the First World War

French Aviation during the First World WarFrench Aircraft in the First World War by Vital E. FerryDominique BreffortAndré Jouineau
ISBN: 9782352503705
Published by Histoire & Collections on February 26th 2015
Genres: History, Military, Aviation
Pages: 196

Len's Summary: An overview of French Air Force evolution.

Raymond Collishaw and the Black Flight

Raymond Collishaw and the Black FlightRaymond Collishaw and the Black Flight by Roger Gunn
ISBN: 9781459706606
Published by Dundurn on 2013
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Canada, Post-Confederation (1867-), Aviation
Pages: 270

Len's Summary: Arguably Canada‘s leading aerial ace, Callishaw started out with the Royal Naval Air Service, stayed in the RAF and rose to the rank of Air Vice Marshall commanding the Desert Air Force in North Africa during WWII. As a flight commander, Collishaw flew Sopwith Triplane named “Black Maria.”

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.