Kitchener

KitchenerKitchener by John Charles Pollock
ISBN: 9780094803404
Published by Constable on February 3rd 2001
Genres: History, Europe, Great Britain, Biography & Autobiography, Historical, Military, Political, World War I
Pages: 598

Len's Summary: All about a resolutely old-fashioned Field Marshall — an officer anda gentleman. Reviewed in the Financial Times, April 21, 2001.

Lloyd George: War Leader, 1916-1918

Lloyd George: War Leader, 1916-1918Lloyd George: War Leader, 1916-1918 by John Grigg
ISBN: 9780713993431
Published by Allen Lane on 2002
Genres: History, Europe, Great Britain, Biography & Autobiography, Political, Military, World War I
Pages: 669

Len's Summary: The forth volume in a biography takes Lloyd George from his supplanting of Asquith in 1916 to the end of the war.

Brothers in War

Brothers in WarBrothers in War by Michael Walsh
ISBN: 9780091908843
Published by Ebury Press on 2007
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Military, Political, History, World
Pages: 426

Len's Summary: First published by Crown in cloth in 2006 this is the story of Beechey family, who endured with dignity and courage the loss of five sons in WWI. Based on family letters and diaries. Also available from Amazon UK on DVD and audio cassette, or used from Barnes & Noble. Compared by some reviewers to the story Saving Private Ryan.

Architect of Victory: Douglas Haig

Architect of Victory: Douglas HaigArchitect of Victory: Douglas Haig by Walter Reid
ISBN: 1841585173
Published by Birlinn Publishers on February 1st 2007
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Military, Political, Juvenile Nonfiction, Historical
Pages: 555

Len's Summary: A new sympathetic analysis of Haig’s still controversial leadership of the BEF. // A new biography sure to spark controversy. Available from Casemate Publishing.

Lawrence of Arabia: Mirage of a Desert War

Lawrence of Arabia: Mirage of a Desert WarLawrence of Arabia: Mirage of a Desert War by Adrian Greaves
ISBN: 9780753823668
Published by Phoenix on August 5th 2008
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Historical, Military, Political
Pages: 260

Len's Summary: Yet another book about T. E. Lawrence, part of a recent plethora sparked, no doubt, by the ongoing conflicts in the Middle East.

Democracy’s Prisoner: Eugene V. Debs, the Great War, and the Right to Dissent

Democracy’s Prisoner: Eugene V. Debs, the Great War, and the Right to DissentDemocracy's Prisoner: Eugene V. Debs, the Great War, and the Right to Dissent by Ernest Freeberg
ISBN: 9780674057203
Published by Harvard University Press on May 31st 2008
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Political, History, Military, World War I, United States, 20th Century, Political Science, Civil Rights
Pages: 380

Len's Summary: This is the story of an early 20th century conflict between the perceived demands of national security and the constitutional guarantee of free speech that led to the creation of the American Civil Liberties Union. Railway labor leader and five-time Socialist Party presidential candidate, Eugene Debs (1855-1926) is forgotten today, but won nearly a million popular votes in 1912 and 1920. Debs ran for President in 1920 from a jail cell convicted under the 1917 Espionage Act cell because of his outspoken opposition to American entry into WWI. He was pardoned in 1921 by President Warren G. Harding. The author teaches at the University of Tennessee.

Kitchener’s Last Volunteer: The Life of Henry Allingham, the Oldest Surviving Veteran of the Great War

Kitchener’s Last Volunteer: The Life of Henry Allingham, the Oldest Surviving Veteran of the Great WarKitchener's Last Volunteer: The Life of Henry Allingham, the Oldest Surviving Veteran of the Great War by Henry Allingham, Dennis Goodwin, HRH Prince Charles
ISBN: 1845964160
Published by Mainstream Publishing on October 1st 2008
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Historical, History, Military, General, World War I, Political
Pages: 240

Len's Summary: Alingham served on land, at sea at Jutland and in the air with the Royal Naval Air Service.

Balfour: The Last Grandee

Balfour: The Last GrandeeBalfour: The Last Grandee by R.J.Q. Adams
ISBN: 0719554241
Published by John Murray on November 15th 2007
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Political, Presidents & Heads of State, History, Europe, Great Britain
Pages: 496

Len's Summary: A biography Sir Arthur Balfour, Prime Minister from 1902 to 1905, Lloyd George’s wartime Foreign Secretary, author of the declaration promising a Jewish homeland in Palestine, and British negotiator at the Washington Naval Disarmament Conference of 1921-22.

Another Life: Lawrence After Arabia

Another Life: Lawrence After ArabiaAnother Life: Lawrence After Arabia by Andrew R. B. Simpson
ISBN: 9780752463582
Published by History Press on June 1st 2012
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Military, Political, History, World War I
Pages: 366

Len's Summary: Yet another in an unending line of books about Lawrence of Arabia, this one focussing on his post-war career, particularly in the Tank Corps and the RAF.

Hitler’s First War: Adolf Hitler, the Men of the List Regiment, and the First World War

Hitler’s First War: Adolf Hitler, the Men of the List Regiment, and the First World WarHitler's First War: Adolf Hitler, the Men of the List Regiment, and the First World War by Thomas Weber
ISBN: 9780199226382
Published by Oxford University Press on September 29th 2011
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Political, History, Europe, Germany, World War I
Pages: 450

Len's Summary: Draws on the writings of Hitler’s fellow soldiers of the List Regiment to offer a different view that that presented in Mein Kampf; challenges common wisdom that WWI was a seminal catastrophe for Gemany. See also: Corporal Hitler and the Great War.

Gunther Pluschow: Airmen, Escaper and Explorer

Gunther Pluschow: Airmen, Escaper and ExplorerGunther Pluschow: Airmen, Escaper and Explorer by Anton Rippon
ISBN: 9781848841321
Published by Pen & Sword Books on March 2010
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Military, Political, History, World War I, Germany, Aviation
Pages: 194

Len's Summary: Plüschow flew against the British and Japanese out of Tsing Tao and was the only POW to escape England and make his way back to Germany.

Ellen and Edith: Woodrow Wilson’s First Ladies

Ellen and Edith: Woodrow Wilson’s First LadiesEllen and Edith: Woodrow Wilson's First Ladies by Kristie Miller
ISBN: 9780700617371
Published by University Press of Kansas on October 15th 2010
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Political, Presidents & Heads of State, Women, History, United States, 20th Century, Social Science, Women's Studies
Pages: 348

Len's Summary: Wilson’s wives major influence on his life and politics.

Happy Days!: A Humorous Narrative in Drawings of the Progress of American Arms 1917-1919

Happy Days!: A Humorous Narrative in Drawings of the Progress of American Arms 1917-1919Happy Days!: A Humorous Narrative in Drawings of the Progress of American Arms 1917-1919 by Alban B. Butler
ISBN: 9781849086295
Published by Osprey Publishing on November 22nd 2011
Genres: History, Military, World War I, United States, Humor, Form, Comic Strips & Cartoons, Topic, Political
Pages: 110

Len's Summary: Originally published on the 10th anniversary of the end of the war these humorous cartoons were drawn by an aide to 1st Division commander Charles Summerall.

Rommel and Caporetto

Rommel and CaporettoRommel and Caporetto by John Wilks, Eileen Wilks
ISBN: 9781848848832
Published by Pen & Sword Books on June 30th 2012
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Military, Political, History, World War I
Pages: 224

Len's Summary: First examination in English of Rommel’s leadership in this resounding defeat of Italian arms. Written by two British historians specializing in the Italian Front.

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.

Josephus Daniels: His Life and Times

Josephus Daniels: His Life and TimesJosephus Daniels: His Life and Times by Lee Allan Craig
ISBN: 9781469606958
Published by UNC Press Books on May 1st 2013
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Political, History, United States, 20th Century, State & Local
Pages: 474

Len's Summary: This influential southern progressive (except in racial affairs), newspaper publisher and Democratic party politician is best remembered as being Woodrow Wilson’s war-time Secretary of the Navy and the man who banished demon rum from Navy wardrooms.