Invasion 1914: The Schelieffen Plan to the Battle of the Marne: Before the trenches – the first battles of World War I

Invasion 1914: The Schelieffen Plan to the Battle of the Marne: Before the trenches – the first battles of World War IInvasion 1914: The Schelieffen Plan to the Battle of the Marne: Before the trenches - the first battles of World War I by Ian Senior
ISBN: 9781472803351
Published by Osprey Publishing on August 20th 2014
Genres: Germany, Technology & Engineering, Military Science, Military
Pages: 456

Len's Summary: A narrative history. Both Holger Herwig band Michael Neiberg have written better analyses of the First Marne battle.

Ypres 1914: Langemarck: Early Battles 1914

Ypres 1914: Langemarck: Early Battles 1914Ypres 1914: Langemarck: Early Battles 1914 by Jack Sheldon, Nigel Cave
ISBN: 1781591997
Published by Pen & Sword Books on August 19th 2014
Genres: Military
Pages: 208

Len's Summary: The last major battle of 1914 involved British and British Indian Army units. One of a new series by these two authors on the opening BEF battles of the war available from Pen & Sword.

The Military Atlas of World War I

The Military Atlas of World War IThe Military Atlas of World War I by Michael Neiberg
ISBN: 9780785831105
Published by Chartwell Books on May 1st 2014
Genres: Atlases, Gazetteers & Maps, Military, Reference
Pages: 176

Len's Summary: A valuable new atlas with excellent over- sized maps by one of America’s foremost military historians, a faculty member at the US Army War College, winner of the Tomlinson Book Prize and a frequent speaker at our seminars.

The British Imperial Army in the Middle East: Morale and Military Identity in the Sinai and Palestine Campaigns, 1916-18

The British Imperial Army in the Middle East: Morale and Military Identity in the Sinai and Palestine Campaigns, 1916-18The British Imperial Army in the Middle East: Morale and Military Identity in the Sinai and Palestine Campaigns, 1916-18 by James E. Kitchen
ISBN: 9781472509284
Published by A&C Black on February 25th 2014
Genres: Great Britain, Middle East, Military
Pages: 304

Len's Summary: A soldiers’ eye view of the war in the Middle East. British forces there comprised many different nationalities from the colonies and dominions.

The Great Retreat, 1914: Two Accounts of the Battle & Retreat from Mons by the B. E. F. During the First World War

The Great Retreat, 1914: Two Accounts of the Battle & Retreat from Mons by the B. E. F. During the First World WarThe Great Retreat, 1914: Two Accounts of the Battle & Retreat from Mons by the B. E. F. During the First World War by George Stuart Gordon, Roger Ingpen
ISBN: 178282328X
Published by Leonaur on April 29th 2014
Genres: Military
Pages: 172

Len's Summary: One of several new treatments and reprints recounting the retreat from Mons in August 1914.

The Kaiser’s Pirates: Hunting Germany’s Raiding Cruisers, 1914-1915

The Kaiser’s Pirates: Hunting Germany’s Raiding Cruisers, 1914-1915The Kaiser's Pirates: Hunting Germany's Raiding Cruisers, 1914-1915 by Nick Hewitt
ISBN: 1848847734
Published by Pen & Sword Books on November 19th 2013
Genres: Military, Naval
Pages: 256

Len's Summary: German commerce raiders cost the Royal Navy much time and effort during the early months of the war before they were swept from the seas. Worth reading.

Visiting the Somme and Ypres Battlefields Made Easy: A Helpful Guide Book for Groups and Individuals

Visiting the Somme and Ypres Battlefields Made Easy: A Helpful Guide Book for Groups and IndividualsVisiting the Somme and Ypres Battlefields Made Easy: A Helpful Guide Book for Groups and Individuals by Gareth Hughes
ISBN: 9781473821392
Published by Pen & Sword Books on September 11th 2014
Genres: Military, Travel
Pages: 160

Gallipoli and the Dardanelles 1915-1916: Despatches from the Front

Gallipoli and the Dardanelles 1915-1916: Despatches from the FrontGallipoli and the Dardanelles 1915-1916: Despatches from the Front by John Grehan, Martin Mace
ISBN: 1781593442
Published by Pen & Sword Books on August 19th 2014
Genres: Military, Turkey & Ottoman Empire
Pages: 192

Len's Summary: Primary sources.

1916: The First World War in Old Photographs: A War of Attrition

1916: The First World War in Old Photographs: A War of Attrition1916: The First World War in Old Photographs: A War of Attrition by John Christopher, Campbell McCutcheon
ISBN: 1445622084
Published by Amberley Publishing on October 19th 2014
Genres: Military, Photography, Pictorial
Pages: 160

1915: The First World War in Old Photographs: Setbacks and Failures

1915: The First World War in Old Photographs: Setbacks and Failures1915: The First World War in Old Photographs: Setbacks and Failures by John Christopher, Campbell McCutcheon
ISBN: 144562205X
Published by Amberley Publishing on August 19th 2014
Genres: Military, Photography, Pictorial
Pages: 160

The Battle Book of Ypres: A Reference to Military Operations in the Ypres Salient, 1914-18

The Battle Book of Ypres: A Reference to Military Operations in the Ypres Salient, 1914-18The Battle Book of Ypres: A Reference to Military Operations in the Ypres Salient, 1914-18 by Beatrix Brice
ISBN: 9781473821231
Published by Pen & Sword Books on September 22nd 2014
Genres: Military, Reference
Pages: 273

Len's Summary: Includes a chronological account and an alphabetical reference to each wood, town or hamlet. First published in 1927.

Enduring Courage: Ace Pilot Eddie Rickenbacker and the Dawn of the Age of Speed

Enduring Courage: Ace Pilot Eddie Rickenbacker and the Dawn of the Age of SpeedEnduring Courage: Ace Pilot Eddie Rickenbacker and the Dawn of the Age of Speed by John F. Ross
ISBN: 9781250033840
Published by St. Martin's Press on May 5th 2015
Genres: Military, Aviation, Biography & Autobiography
Pages: 416

Len's Summary: A new biography tracing the larger than life career of the Indianapolis racing car owner- driver, 26-victory WWI ace, Medal of Honor winner, and founder of Eastern Airlines. The often crude and always irrepressible Rickenbacker cut a wide swath across the first half of the 20th century.

Britain’s Forgotten Fighters of the First World War

Britain’s Forgotten Fighters of the First World WarBritain's Forgotten Fighters of the First World War by Paul R. Hare
ISBN: 9781781551974
Published by Fonthill Media on March 1st 2014
Genres: Aviation, Great Britain, Military
Pages: 160

Len's Summary: Details on the construction and performance of such aircraft as the Sopwith Camel and the SE5a by one of England’s premier aviation historians.

The Suffragette Bombers: Britain’s Forgotten Terrorists

The Suffragette Bombers: Britain’s Forgotten TerroristsThe Suffragette Bombers: Britain's Forgotten Terrorists by Simon Webb
ISBN: 9781783400645
Published by Pen & Sword Books on July 2nd 2014
Genres: Military, Social Science, Women, Women's Studies
Pages: 188

Len's Summary: When Archduke Ferdinand was assassinated British politicians and the public were distracted by the violent suffragette movement and the combustible Irish Home Rule Bill.

Escaping from the Kaiser: The Dramatic Experiences of a Tommy POW

Escaping from the Kaiser: The Dramatic Experiences of a Tommy POWEscaping from the Kaiser: The Dramatic Experiences of a Tommy POW by H. W. Tustin
ISBN: 9781473821941
Published by Pen & Sword Books on November 30th 2014
Genres: Military
Pages: 226

Len's Summary: Private Tustin was captured at Ypres in April 1915.

The Kaiser’s Captive: In the Claws of the German Eagle

The Kaiser’s Captive: In the Claws of the German EagleThe Kaiser's Captive: In the Claws of the German Eagle by Albert Rhys Williams
ISBN: 9781783463084
Published by Pen & Sword Books on August 30th 2014
Genres: Germany, Military
Pages: 144

Len's Summary: American journalist captured in 1914 on suspicion of being a spy.

Ring of Steel: Germany and Austria-Hungary in World War I

Ring of Steel: Germany and Austria-Hungary in World War IRing of Steel: Germany and Austria-Hungary in World War I by Alexander Watson
ISBN: 9780465018727
Published by Basic Books on October 7th 2014
Genres: Germany, Military, Austria & Hungary
Pages: 787

Len's Summary: A dysfunctional and eventually disastrous alliance detailed. See also the Tomlinson prize-winning work by Holger Herwig The First World War: Germany and Austria Hungary, 1914-1918 (Edward Arnold, 1999).

The Deluge: The Great War, America and the Remaking of the Global Order, 1916-1931

The Deluge: The Great War, America and the Remaking of the Global Order, 1916-1931The Deluge: The Great War, America and the Remaking of the Global Order, 1916-1931 by Adam Tooze
ISBN: 0670024929
Published by Viking on November 13th 2014
Genres: Political Science, Military
Pages: 672

Len's Summary: Moving from WWI to the Third Reich, Tooze takes the position that economic super power America was not ready in 1918 for world leadership, that Clemenceau was justified in demanding huge reparations from Germany, and that the Great Depression, not Versailles, catapulted Hitler to power. The author teaches at Yale.

Retreat and Rearguard – Somme 1918: The Fifth Army Retreat

Retreat and Rearguard – Somme 1918: The Fifth Army RetreatRetreat and Rearguard - Somme 1918: The Fifth Army Retreat by Jerry Murland
ISBN: 9781781592670
Published by Pen & Sword Books on July 9th 2014
Genres: Military
Pages: 208

Len's Summary: The March 1918 Kaiserschlacht destroys Sir Hubert Gough’s army.

Walking into Hell 1st July 1916: Memoirs of the First Day of the Somme

Walking into Hell 1st July 1916: Memoirs of the First Day of the SommeWalking into Hell 1st July 1916: Memoirs of the First Day of the Somme by Edward G.D. Liveing, Geoffrey Malins
ISBN: 1783463147
Published by Pen & Sword Books on October 19th 2014
Genres: Military
Pages: 128

Len's Summary: This anthology examines the blackest day of the British Army from two contrasting view points. Malins filmed the battle for the British War Office..

The Great and Holy War: How World War I Became a Religious Crusade

The Great and Holy War: How World War I Became a Religious CrusadeThe Great and Holy War: How World War I Became a Religious Crusade by Philip Jenkins
ISBN: 9780062105103
Published by Harper Collins on April 29th 2014
Genres: Religion, Military
Pages: 448

Len's Summary: Clergy and theologians on all sides evoke the wrath of God to smite their Godless foes. WWI as a thoroughly religious event complete with a pseudo-crusade in the Holy Land and a jihad declared by the Ottoman sultan.

With the Kaiser’s Army in 1914: A Neutral Observer in Belgium & France

With the Kaiser’s Army in 1914: A Neutral Observer in Belgium & FranceWith the Kaiser's Army in 1914: A Neutral Observer in Belgium & France by Sven Hedin
ISBN: 9781783463183
Published by Pen & Sword Books on May 25th 2014
Genres: Military
Pages: 517

Len's Summary: A Swedish professor tours the front with a German escort in September and October 1914.

1914: The Year the World Ended

1914: The Year the World Ended1914: The Year the World Ended by Paul Ham
ISBN: 1864711426
Published by Random House Australia on October 1st 2013
Genres: Military
Pages: 704

Len's Summary: One of a large number of recent works, many of them pot-boilers, covering the outbreak of war. I recommend other books such as those by Christopher Clark and Margaret MacMillan.

World War I: The Definitive Visual History

World War I: The Definitive Visual HistoryWorld War I: The Definitive Visual History by RG Grant
ISBN: 1465419381
Published by DK on April 21st 2014
Genres: Military, Pictorial
Pages: 360

Len's Summary: Seven chapters cover the years before the war and the aftermath with a time line for each year of the conflict. Profusely illustrated coffee table book.

Empires at War: 1911-1923

Empires at War: 1911-1923Empires at War: 1911-1923 by Robert Gerwarth, Erez Manela
ISBN: 019873493X
Published by Oxford University Press on October 1st 2015
Genres: Colonialism & Post-Colonialism, Military
Pages: 304

Len's Summary: Looks beyond Europe and the Western Front to examine why this was a truly global conflagration leading to the dissolution of empires. It starts with the Italio-Ottoman war over Libya, and ends with the Greco-Turkish War, the Treaty of Lausanne and declaration of the Turkish Republic.

Marshal Joffre: The Triumphs, Failures and Controversies of France’s Commander-in-Chief in the Great War

Marshal Joffre: The Triumphs, Failures and Controversies of France’s Commander-in-Chief in the Great WarMarshal Joffre: The Triumphs, Failures and Controversies of France's Commander-in-Chief in the Great War by André Bourachot
ISBN: 1783461659
Published by Pen & Sword Books on August 19th 2014
Genres: France, Military
Pages: 240

Alamo Doughboy: Marching into the Heart of Kaiser’s Germany during World War I

Alamo Doughboy: Marching into the Heart of Kaiser’s Germany during World War IAlamo Doughboy: Marching into the Heart of Kaiser's Germany during World War I by Jennifer Rude Klett
ISBN: 0828325073
Published by Branden Books on January 7th 2014
Genres: Military
Pages: 183

Len's Summary: pb. Tracing the campaign of Private George “Judge” Knott of the 90th Division