Magic Lantern Empire: Colonialism and Society in Germany

Magic Lantern Empire: Colonialism and Society in GermanyMagic Lantern Empire: Colonialism and Society in Germany by John Phillip Short
ISBN: 9780801450945
Published by Cornell University Press on November 20th 2012
Genres: History, Europe, Germany, Social History, Social Science, Popular Culture
Pages: 248

Len's Summary: An examination of the intersection of imperialism, modern mass culture, politics and public restructuring in Wilhelmine Germany. -- A multi-source study of German colonialism as a mass cultural and political phenomenon; nuanced accounting of how ordinary Germans understood and articulated the concept of overseas empire.

The Soldiers’ Press: Trench Journals in the First World War

The Soldiers’ Press: Trench Journals in the First World WarThe Soldiers' Press: Trench Journals in the First World War by Graham Seal
ISBN: 9781137303257
Published by Palgrave Macmillan on April 8th 2013
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Social History
Pages: 272

Len's Summary: A look at a few of the some 300 trench newspapers published in the BEF in an effort to delve into their impact on morale among front-line soldiers.

Air and Sea Power in World War I: Combat and Experience in the Royal Flying Corps and the Royal Navy

Air and Sea Power in World War I: Combat and Experience in the Royal Flying Corps and the Royal NavyAir and Sea Power in World War I: Combat and Experience in the Royal Flying Corps and the Royal Navy by Maryam Philpott
ISBN: 9781780761510
Published by I.B.Tauris on July 25th 2013
Genres: History, Europe, General, History, Western, Military, World War I, Aviation, Naval, Social History
Pages: 258

Len's Summary: An analysis of how British aviators and naval officers coped with technical innovation in time of war.

The Legacies of Two World Wars: European Societies in the Twentieth Century

The Legacies of Two World Wars: European Societies in the Twentieth CenturyThe Legacies of Two World Wars: European Societies in the Twentieth Century by Lothar Kettenacker, Torsten Riotte
ISBN: 9781782381150
Published by Berghahn Books on December 1st 2013
Genres: History, Europe, General, Social History
Pages: 332

Len's Summary: The relation between public opinion and war in Great Britain, France, Italy and Germany. -- Illustrates that distinctions between enthusiasm for war and concern for its consequences are seldom clear cut.

Militarism and the British Left, 1902-1914

Militarism and the British Left, 1902-1914Militarism and the British Left, 1902-1914 by Matthew Johnson
ISBN: 9781137274120
Published by Palgrave Macmillan on January 18th 2013
Genres: History, Europe, Great Britain, Military, Other, Social History
Pages: 247

Len's Summary: Prior to 1914, British socialists, Liberals and Laborites displayed ambivalent attitudes toward the military services.

War in Peace: Paramilitary Violence in Europe after the Great War

War in Peace: Paramilitary Violence in Europe after the Great WarWar in Peace: Paramilitary Violence in Europe after the Great War by Robert Gerwarth, John Horne
ISBN: 9780199686056
Published by OUP Oxford on October 3rd 2013
Genres: History, Europe, General, Former Soviet Republics, Military, World War I, Revolutionary, Russia & the Former Soviet Union, Social History, Political Science, Political Freedom
Pages: 256

Len's Summary: Conflicts lasting through 1923 broke out in Ireland, Italy, Eastern and Central Europe, and Turkey.

The Great War and Veterans’ Internationalism

The Great War and Veterans’ InternationalismThe Great War and Veterans’ Internationalism by Julia Eichenberg, John Paul Newman
ISBN: 9781137281623
Published by Palgrave Macmillan on November 20th 2013
Genres: History, General, Military, World War I, Veterans, World, Essays, Social History
Pages: 248

Len's Summary: A collection of essays presenting portraits of the ex-soldiers and women who banded to together in a world-wide network aimed at defending their rights, families, and their commitment to peace.

Fighting Different Wars: Experience, Memory and the First World War in Britain

Fighting Different Wars: Experience, Memory and the First World War in BritainFighting Different Wars by Janet S. K. Watson
ISBN: 9780521831536
Published by Cambridge University Press on February 19th 2004
Genres: Great Britain, Literary Criticism, Military, Social History, Social Science
Pages: 333

Len's Summary: Cultural and intellectual history contrasting war as an experience and war as a memory and developing the consequences of postwar constructions. The author is an Associate Professor of History at the University of Connecticut. The Tomlinson Prize carries an award of $3,000 funded by a grant from WFA Director-emeritus Norman B. Tomlinson, Jr.