Inventing Anzac: The Digger And National Mythology

Inventing Anzac: The Digger And National MythologyInventing Anzac: The Digger And National Mythology by Graham Seal
ISBN: 0702234478
Published by University of Queensland Pr (Australia) on January 1st 2004
Genres: Australia & New Zealand, Social Science
Pages: 232

Len's Summary: Traces the development of the proud central myth of Australian nationhood back to its origins on the battlefields Gallipoli peninsula and the trenches of the Western Front.

Rich Man’s War, Poor Man’s Fight: Race, Class, and Power in the Rural South during the First World War

Rich Man’s War, Poor Man’s Fight: Race, Class, and Power in the Rural South during the First World WarRich Man's War, Poor Man's Fight: Race, Class, and Power in the Rural South during the First World War by Jeanette Keith
ISBN: 0807828971
Published by University of North Carolina Press on November 1st 2004
Genres: Social Science, United States
Pages: 272

Len's Summary: Anti-war sentiment, draft evasion racism, and the split between (predominantly) rural and urban southerners over World War I. Draws heavily oh local draft records to assert that Southern selective service boards often discriminated against poor whites to protect cheap black local sources of labor (sharecroppers) while at the same time drafting black landowners farming in competition with whites.

Vienna and the Fall of the Habsburg Empire: Total War and Everyday Life in World War I

Vienna and the Fall of the Habsburg Empire: Total War and Everyday Life in World War IVienna and the Fall of the Habsburg Empire: Total War and Everyday Life in World War I by Maureen Healy
ISBN: 0521042194
Published by Cambridge University Press on December 1st 2008
Genres: Social Science
Pages: 333

Len's Summary: A good companion to Winter and Robert's Capital Cities at War: London, Berlin, Paris, 194-1919 (Cambridge 1997).

Dew of Death: The Story of Lewisite, America’s World War I Weapon of Mass Destruction

Dew of Death: The Story of Lewisite, America’s World War I Weapon of Mass DestructionDew of Death: The Story of Lewisite, America's World War I Weapon of Mass Destruction by Joel A. Vilensky
ISBN: 0253346126
Published by Indiana University Press on September 1st 2005
Genres: Military, Social Science, United States, Weapons
Pages: 240

Len's Summary: The story of Lewisite, a variation of mustard gas based on an arsenic compound, a weapon developed, but never deployed during WWI.

The Pomp and Politics of Patriotism: Imperial Celebrations in Habsburg Austria, 1848-1916

The Pomp and Politics of Patriotism: Imperial Celebrations in Habsburg Austria, 1848-1916The Pomp and Politics of Patriotism: Imperial Celebrations in Habsburg Austria, 1848-1916 by Daniel Unowsky
ISBN: 1557534004
Published by Purdue University Press on January 1st 2006
Genres: Social Science
Pages: 263

Len's Summary: Revisionist history of the last years of the multinational Habsburg Empire which suggests the political, economic and social systems of the Dual Monarchy were a good deal more dynamic and open to modernization than is usually credited and that the decline of the Empire was far from inevitable.

Rewriting the First World War: Lloyd George, Politics and Strategy, 1914-1918

Rewriting the First World War: Lloyd George, Politics and Strategy, 1914-1918Rewriting the First World War: Lloyd George, Politics and Strategy, 1914-1918 by Andrew Suttie
ISBN: 1403991197
Published by Palgrave Macmillan on January 21st 2006
Genres: Great Britain, Military, Social Science, Strategy
Pages: 288

Len's Summary: Assesses Lloyd George's attempt to shape the history of the war (and the record of his own participation) concentrating on the alleged incompetence and Western Front fixation of Britain's military leaders.

Jamaican volunteers in the First World War: Race, masculinity and the development of national consciousness

Jamaican volunteers in the First World War: Race, masculinity and the development of national consciousnessJamaican volunteers in the First World War: Race, masculinity and the development of national consciousness by Richard Smith
ISBN: 0719069866
Published by Manchester University Press on March 15th 2010
Genres: Military, Social Science
Pages: 192

Len's Summary: Scholarly examination of the experiences of West Indian soldiers in WWI and the war's impact on growth of nationalism and the pro-independence movement in Jamaica. Readers will recall that West Indian troops -- unlike French colonial troops -- were employed exclusively as laborers, not riflemen, on the Western Front.

Lost Battalions: The Great War and the Crisis of American Nationality

Lost Battalions: The Great War and the Crisis of American NationalityLost Battalions: The Great War and the Crisis of American Nationality by Richard Slotkin
ISBN: 0805081380
Published by Holt Paperbacks on October 3rd 2006
Genres: African American Studies, Military, Social Science, United States
Pages: 656

Len's Summary: A social history of two AEF units: the African-American 369th Infantry Regiment; and, the Lost Battalion of the 77th Division) made up largely of Jewish, Italian and Eastern European Americans from New York City.

The Moral Disarmament of France: Education, Pacifism, and Patriotism, 1914-1940

The Moral Disarmament of France: Education, Pacifism, and Patriotism, 1914-1940The Moral Disarmament of France: Education, Pacifism, and Patriotism, 1914-1940 by Mona L. Siegel
ISBN: 0521187788
Published by Cambridge University Press on March 3rd 2011
Genres: France, Social Science
Pages: 317

Len's Summary: Examines the complexity of French teachers' views of war in the inter-war period and how these influenced French popular reactions to threatened German aggression in the 1930s.

Wilson’s War: How Woodrow Wilson’s Great Blunder Led to Hitler, Lenin, Stalin, and World War II

Wilson’s War: How Woodrow Wilson’s Great Blunder Led to Hitler, Lenin, Stalin, and World War IIWilson's War: How Woodrow Wilson's Great Blunder Led to Hitler, Lenin, Stalin, and World War II by Jim Powell
ISBN: 1400082366
Published by Crown Forum on March 29th 2005
Genres: Social Science, United States
Pages: 352

Len's Summary: Based on secondary sources, this pot-boiler is in the same gendre as several other recent books blaming Woodrow Wilson for most if not all the woes of the 20th century. Breaks no new ground.

The Lion and the Poppy: British Veterans, Politics, and Society, 1921-1939

The Lion and the Poppy: British Veterans, Politics, and Society, 1921-1939The Lion and the Poppy: British Veterans, Politics, and Society, 1921-1939 by Niall Barr
ISBN: 0313324743
Published by Praeger Publishers on August 1st 2005
Genres: Great Britain, Political Science, Social Science
Pages: 228

Len's Summary: The British Legion, dominated by the officer class, had a narrow agenda focusing mainly on domestic bread-and-butter issues and limited membership in the interwar years.

The Great Game of Genocide: Imperialism, Nationalism, and the Destruction of the Ottoman Armenians

The Great Game of Genocide: Imperialism, Nationalism, and the Destruction of the Ottoman ArmeniansThe Great Game of Genocide: Imperialism, Nationalism, and the Destruction of the Ottoman Armenians by Donald Bloxham
ISBN: 9780199226887
Published by Oxford University Press on 2007
Genres: Social Science, Turkey & Ottoman Empire
Pages: 329

Len's Summary: A non- partisan account of the genocide and the impact of Ottoman relations with German, the Entente and America. Published to coincide with the 90th anniversary of the beginning of the massacre of Armenians, April 24, 1915, a newly relevant date given the impending negotiations for Turkish entry in the European Union.

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.

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.

The Czech and Slovak Legion in Siberia, 1917-1922

The Czech and Slovak Legion in Siberia, 1917-1922The Czech and Slovak Legion in Siberia, 1917-1922 by Joan McGuire Mohr
ISBN: 9780786465712
Published by McFarland on 2012
Genres: Military, Russia & the Former Soviet Union, Social Science
Pages: 254

Len's Summary: The Czech Legion fights its way across Siberia.

Sowing the Seeds of Victory: American Gardening Programs of World War I

Sowing the Seeds of Victory: American Gardening Programs of World War ISowing the Seeds of Victory: American Gardening Programs of World War I by Rose Hayden-Smith
ISBN: 9780786470204
Published by McFarland on April 24th 2014
Genres: Social Science, Agriculture & Food, Military, United States
Pages: 264

Len's Summary: Examines the War Garden Commission, the U S School Garden Army and the Women’s Land Army as well as the Victory Garden program, voluntary efforts to increase war-time food production creating a surplus for food relief to embattled Europe. All were part of a vast volunteer empire headed by wartime Federal Food Administrator Herbert Hoover.

Behind the Gas Mask: The U. S. Chemical Warfare Service in War And Peace

Behind the Gas Mask:  The U. S. Chemical Warfare Service in War And PeaceBehind the Gas Mask: The U. S. Chemical Warfare Service in War And Peace by Thomas I. Faith
ISBN: 9780252080265
Published by University of Illinois Press on October 10th 2014
Genres: History, Military, Biological & Chemical Warfare, United States, General, Social Science, Media Studies
Pages: 149

Len's Summary: An examination of the U. S. Army’s use of chemical warfare in WWI and the ultimate rejection during the 1920s of its future use.

Leadership in the Trenches: Officer-Man Relations, Morale and Discipline in the British Army in the Era of the First World War

Leadership in the Trenches: Officer-Man Relations, Morale and Discipline in the British Army in the Era of the First World WarLeadership in the Trenches: Officer-Man Relations, Morale and Discipline in the British Army in the Era of the First World War by G. D. Sheffield
ISBN: 9780312226404
Published by Palgrave Macmillan on October 6th 2000
Genres: History, Europe, Great Britain, Military, World War I, Social Science, General, Technology & Engineering, Military Science
Pages: 270

Len's Summary: Kitchener’s army in the field.

French Women and the First World War: War Stories of the Home Front

French Women and the First World War: War Stories of the Home FrontFrench Women and the First World War: War Stories of the Home Front by Margaret H. Darrow
ISBN: 9781859733660
Published by Bloomsbury Academic on August 1st 2000
Genres: History, Europe, France, Military, World War I, Social Science, Women's Studies
Pages: 341

Race, War, and Surveillance: African Americans and the United States

Race, War, and Surveillance: African Americans and the United StatesRace, War, and Surveillance: African Americans and the United States by Mark Ellis
ISBN: 9780253109323
Published by Indiana University Press on July 26th 2001
Genres: History, United States, General, Social Science, Ethnic Studies, African American Studies, Military, World War I
Pages: 352

Len's Summary: Race relations in America during The Great War…not a pretty sight.

“Investigate Everything”: Federal Efforts to Ensure Black Loyalty During World War I

“Investigate Everything”: Federal Efforts to Ensure Black Loyalty During World War I"Investigate Everything": Federal Efforts to Ensure Black Loyalty During World War I by Theodore Kornweibel Jr.
ISBN: 9780253340092
Published by Indiana University Press on 2002
Genres: History, United States, Social Science, Ethnic Studies, African American Studies
Pages: 323

Len's Summary: By the author of Seeing Red (Indiana 1998) about Federal efforts to curb Black militancy 1919-1925 in the wake of the post-war Red Scare.

Female Intelligence: Women and Espionage in the First World War

Female Intelligence: Women and Espionage in the First World WarFemale Intelligence: Women and Espionage in the First World War by Tammy M. Proctor
ISBN: 0814766935
Published by New York University Press on June 1st 2003
Genres: Great Britain, Military, Social Science, Women's Studies
Pages: 224

Len's Summary: Mata Hari and much, much more of relevance at a time when 30% of new CIA case officers are females.

Harlem’s Hell Fighters: The African-American 369th Infantry in World War I

Harlem’s Hell Fighters: The African-American 369th Infantry in World War IHarlem's Hell Fighters: The African-American 369th Infantry in World War I by Stephen L. Harris
ISBN: 9781574883862
Published by Potomac Books on June 6th 2003
Genres: History, Military, General, World War I, Social Science, Ethnic Studies
Pages: 302

Len's Summary: By the author of Duty, Honor, Privilege — New York City’s Silk Stocking Regiment and the Breaking of the Hindenburg Line. Look for a review by Doug Fisher in a future issue of ‘Stand To!’

War Experiences in Rural Germany: 1914-1923

War Experiences in Rural Germany: 1914-1923War Experiences in Rural Germany: 1914-1923 by Benjamin Ziemann
ISBN: 9781845202453
Published by Berg on January 15th 2007
Genres: Germany, Military, Social Science, Sociology
Pages: 302

Len's Summary: Social history. // Challenges many widespread preconceptions of the effect of WWI on veterans and their communities.

Capital Cities at War: Paris, London, Berlin 1914-1919, Volume 2: A Cultural History

Capital Cities at War: Paris, London, Berlin 1914-1919, Volume 2: A Cultural HistoryCapital Cities at War: Paris, London, Berlin 1914-1919, Volume 2: A Cultural History by Jay Winter
ISBN: 0521870437
Published by Cambridge University Press on September 6th 2007
Genres: History, Europe, General, France, Great Britain, Military, World War I, Social History, Social Science, Anthropology, Cultural
Pages: 545

Len's Summary: The first volume in this useful and finely-crafted comparative study covered social and economic effects of the war; this volume concentrates on the cultural impact of the conflict on the home front. Contributors include Tomlinson Prize- winner Annette Becker.

Flanders: A Cultural History

Flanders: A Cultural HistoryFlanders: A Cultural History by Andre de Vries
ISBN: 9780195314939
Published by Oxford University Press on June 11th 2007
Genres: History, Europe, Western, Travel, France, Historical Geography, Social Science, Customs & Traditions, General
Pages: 296

Len's Summary: A Flanders native looks at a region – the cockpit of WWI — that has been a battle ground since the Middle Ages.

The War from Within: German Women in the First World War

The War from Within: German Women in the First World WarThe War from Within: German Women in the First World War by Ute Daniel, Jay Winter, Margaret Ries
ISBN: 085496892X
Published by Berg Publishers on November 1st 1997
Genres: History, Europe, Germany, Military, World War I, Social Science, Women's Studies
Pages: 343

Len's Summary: Examination of the roles of working class women in Germany during WWI.

British civilian internees in Germany: The Ruhleben camp, 1914-1918

British civilian internees in Germany: The Ruhleben camp, 1914-1918British civilian internees in Germany: The Ruhleben camp, 1914-1918 by Matthew Stibbe
ISBN: 9780719070853
Published by Manchester University Press on September 30th 2008
Genres: Civilians in war, Prisoners of war, History, General, Europe, Germany, Great Britain, Military, World War I, World War II, Social Science, Sociology, Penology
Pages: 210

Len's Summary: Germany’s largest WWI internment camp for enemy aliens.

Other Anzacs: Nurses at War, 1914-1918

Other Anzacs: Nurses at War, 1914-1918Other Anzacs: Nurses at War, 1914-1918 by Peter Rees
ISBN: 1741755492
Published by Allen & Unwin on September 1st 2008
Genres: History, Australia & New Zealand, Military, World War I, Social Science, Women's Studies
Pages: 363

Len's Summary: Based on the diaries and letters of those who served, as well as official papers and records.

Jews in the Russian Army, 1827-1917: Drafted into Modernity

Jews in the Russian Army, 1827-1917: Drafted into ModernityJews in the Russian Army, 1827-1917: Drafted into Modernity by Yohanan Petrovsky-Shtern
ISBN: 0521515734
Published by Cambridge University Press on October 1st 2008
Genres: History, General, Europe, Eastern, Military, Social Science, Jewish Studies, Technology & Engineering, Military Science
Pages: 326

Len's Summary: The military experience of one and a half million Jews, communal responses to conscription, efforts at conversion, alleged draft evasion and Jewish military performance.

Fighting for Hope: African American Troops of the 93rd Division in World War I and Postwar America

Fighting for Hope: African American Troops of the 93rd Division in World War I and Postwar AmericaFighting for Hope: African American Troops of the 93rd Infantry Division in World War II and Postwar America by Robert F. Jefferson
ISBN: 9780801888281
Published by Johns Hopkins University Press on October 24th 2008
Genres: History, Military, World War II, United States, Social Science, Ethnic Studies, African American Studies
Pages: 321

Len's Summary: The experience of the first complete all-Black division to go into combat. See also American Foreign Legion, Frank E. Roberts, Naval Institute, 2004.

Mobilizing Minerva: American Women in the First World War

Mobilizing Minerva: American Women in the First World WarMobilizing Minerva: American Women in the First World War by Kimberly Jensen
ISBN: 9780252074967
Published by University of Illinois Press on February 8th 2008
Genres: History, Military, World War I, United States, Social Science, Women's Studies
Pages: 244

Len's Summary: WWI opened a new front in the debate over women’s place in society and the military.

In Search of the Zeppelin War: The Archeology of the First Blitz

In Search of the Zeppelin War: The Archeology of the First BlitzIn Search of the Zeppelin War: The Archaeology of the First Blitz by Neil Faulkner, Nadia Durrani
ISBN: 0752441825
Published by The History Press on November 1st 2008
Genres: History, Ancient, General, Military, World War I, Aviation, Social Science, Archaeology
Pages: 176

Len's Summary: Technical details and other information on the German Zeppelin attacks against Great Britain.

World War One: Five Continents in Flanders

World War One: Five Continents in FlandersWorld War One: Five Continents in Flanders by Dominiek Dendooven, Piet Chielens
ISBN: 902097727X
Published by Antique Collectors' Club on 2008
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Social Science, Anthropology, Cultural
Pages: 208

Len's Summary: A book about the various foreign armies fighting in Flanders arising from an exhibition at the Flanders Fields Museum in Ypres.

The Unquiet Western Front: Britain’s Role in Literature and History

The Unquiet Western Front: Britain’s Role in Literature and HistoryThe Unquiet Western Front: Britain's Role in Literature and History by Brian Bond
ISBN: 9780521036412
Published by Cambridge University Press on April 30th 2007
Genres: History, Europe, Great Britain, General, Social Science, Media Studies, Literary Criticism, Social History, Military, World War I
Pages: 140

Len's Summary: First published in 2002, this is a critique of the anti-war culture that pervades writing and teaching The Great War. Favorably reviewed by History Today as a bid to rescue WWI history from popular myth.

Never Been a Time: The 1917 Race Riot That Sparked the Civil Rights Movement

Never Been a Time: The 1917 Race Riot That Sparked the Civil Rights MovementNever Been a Time: The 1917 Race Riot That Sparked the Civil Rights Movement by Harper Barnes
ISBN: 9780802715753
Published by Bloomsbury Publishing on June 24th 2008
Genres: History, United States, State & Local, South, Social Science, Ethnic Studies, African American Studies
Pages: 293

Len's Summary: History of the bloody 1917 East St. Louis, Illinois, riots against Black citizens, one of a series sparked in part by the migration of large numbers of unskilled African-American workers north in search of war work, which was not always available. East St. Louis continues to be haunted by the enormity of these events.

Daily Lives of Civilians in Wartime Twentieth-Century Europe

Daily Lives of Civilians in Wartime Twentieth-Century EuropeDaily Lives of Civilians in Wartime Twentieth-Century Europe by Nicholas Atkin
ISBN: 0313336571
Published by Greenwood Press on August 1st 2008
Genres: History, Europe, General, Military, Social History, Social Science, Sociology
Pages: 230

Len's Summary: Essays covering both issues and countries, including France in WWI, as well as the Spanish Civil War and World War Two.