National Army Museum Book of the Turkish Front 1914-18: The Campaigns at Gallipoli, in Mesopotamia & in Palestine

National Army Museum Book of the Turkish Front 1914-18: The Campaigns at Gallipoli, in Mesopotamia & in PalestineNational Army Museum Book of the Turkish Front 1914-18: The Campaigns at Gallipoli, in Mesopotamia & in Palestine by Richard Michael Power Carver
ISBN: 0330491083
Published by Pan Books on June 30th 2004
Genres: Turkey & Ottoman Empire
Pages: 272

Grasping Gallipoli: Terrain, Maps and Failure at the Dardanelles, 1915

Grasping Gallipoli: Terrain, Maps and Failure at the Dardanelles, 1915Grasping Gallipoli: Terrain, Maps and Failure at the Dardanelles, 1915 by Peter Chasseaud, Peter Doyle
ISBN: 0750962267
Published by The History Press on June 1st 2015
Genres: Atlases, Gazetteers & Maps, Australia & New Zealand, Military, Turkey & Ottoman Empire
Pages: 364

Len's Summary: The authors contend that the lessons from this campaign have been overdrawn by military historians.

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.

The Armenian Rebellion at Van

The Armenian Rebellion at VanThe Armenian Rebellion at Van by Justin McCarthy
ISBN: 9780874808704
Published by University of Utah Press on September 29th 2006
Genres: Turkey & Ottoman Empire
Pages: 304

Len's Summary: The story of the revolt in 1915 of Armenians in the Ottoman province of Van as background to the ensuing Armenian genocide.

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.

Hamilton and Gallipoli: British Command in an Age of Military Transformation

Hamilton and Gallipoli: British Command in an Age of Military TransformationHamilton and Gallipoli: British Command in an Age of Military Transformation by Evan McGilvray
ISBN: 9781781590768
Published by Pen & Sword Books on February 27th 2015
Genres: Australia & New Zealand, Military, Turkey & Ottoman Empire
Pages: 240

Len's Summary: A study of Sir Ian Hamilton’s failed command.

The Gallipoli Experience Reconsidered

The Gallipoli Experience ReconsideredThe Gallipoli Experience Reconsidered by Peter Liddle
ISBN: 9781783400393
Published by Pen & Sword Books on February 4th 2015
Genres: Australia & New Zealand, Military, Turkey & Ottoman Empire
Pages: 304

Len's Summary: Reevaluation of the political and military leadership of this campaign by a premier British historian.

Shattered Dreams of Revolution: From Liberty to Violence in the Late Ottoman Empire

Shattered Dreams of Revolution: From Liberty to Violence in the Late Ottoman EmpireShattered Dreams of Revolution: From Liberty to Violence in the Late Ottoman Empire by Bedross Der Matossian
ISBN: 9780804792639
Published by Stanford University Press on October 15th 2014
Genres: Turkey & Ottoman Empire
Pages: 249

Len's Summary: The revolution of 1908 opened the door to ethnic, religious and political strife and disintegration within the multilingual Ottoman Empire. World War I finished the job.

The Armenian Genocide: Evidence from the German Foreign Office Archives, 1915-1916

The Armenian Genocide: Evidence from the German Foreign Office Archives, 1915-1916The Armenian Genocide: Evidence from the German Foreign Office Archives, 1915-1916 by Wolfgang Gust
ISBN: 9781782381433
Published by Berghahn Books on January 15th 2013
Genres: Germany, Political Science, Turkey & Ottoman Empire
Pages: 786

Len's Summary: In translation from the original German published just in time for the centenary of the 1915 Armenian massacres.

A Box of Sand: The Italo-Ottoman War 1911-1912

A Box of Sand:  The Italo-Ottoman War 1911-1912A Box of Sand: The Italo-Ottoman War 1911-1912 by Charles Stephenson
ISBN: 9780957689220
Published by Tattered Flag on December 19th 2014
Genres: Africa, Italy, Military, Pre-War, Turkey & Ottoman Empire
Pages: 352

Len's Summary: Though forgotten today, this conflict was a curtain-raiser to the Great War as Italy expanded her African empire into the Ottoman provinces of today’s Libya and sparked a guerrilla war that lasted for two decades.

The Fall of the Ottomans: The Great War in the Middle East

The Fall of the Ottomans: The Great War in the Middle EastThe Fall of the Ottomans: The Great War in the Middle East by Eugene Rogan
ISBN: 9780465023073
Published by Basic Books on March 10th 2015
Genres: Military, Turkey & Ottoman Empire
Pages: 512

Len's Summary: How the crumbling Ottoman Empire cast the dice and lost. // A new history of Ottoman disintegration in the face attacks on many fronts.

Gallipoli: Command Under Fire

Gallipoli: Command Under FireGallipoli: Command Under Fire ISBN: 9781472806697
Published by Osprey Publishing on March 1st 2015
Genres: Australia & New Zealand, Military, Turkey & Ottoman Empire
Pages: 288

Len's Summary: Another look at the ever-fascinating Gallipoli campaign from a Turkish-language specialist and professor at the US Marine Corps University.

The Young Atatürk: From Ottoman Soldier to Statesman of Turkey

The Young Atatürk: From Ottoman Soldier to Statesman of TurkeyThe Young Atatürk: From Ottoman Soldier to Statesman of Turkey by George Gawrych
ISBN: 9781780763224
Published by I.B.Tauris on May 22nd 2013
Genres: Turkey & Ottoman Empire, Political Science
Pages: 267

Len's Summary: Traces Ataturk’s path to power as founder of the Turkish Republic.

Mustafa Kemal Atatürk

Mustafa Kemal AtatürkMustafa Kemal Atatürk by Edward Erickson
ISBN: 9781780965901
Published by Osprey Publishing on August 20th 2013
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Military, Turkey & Ottoman Empire
Pages: 64

Len's Summary: Ataturk led the Ottomans to victory at Gallipoli and forged the Turkish Republic from the ashes of WWI.

Ottomans and Armenians: A Study in Counterinsurgency

Ottomans and Armenians: A Study in CounterinsurgencyOttomans and Armenians: A Study in Counterinsurgency ISBN: 9781137362209
Published by Palgrave Macmillan on November 12th 2013
Genres: Military, Turkey & Ottoman Empire
Pages: 316

Len's Summary: Adduces evidence that Ottoman relocation of Armenian citizens was in response to military necessity.

Ataturk – The Biography of the Founder of Modern Turkey

Ataturk – The Biography of the Founder of Modern TurkeyAtaturk – The Biography of the Founder of Modern Turkey by Andrew Mango
ISBN: 1585670111
Published by Overlook Books on April 3rd 2000
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Turkey & Ottoman Empire

Len's Summary: The Author is sparing in his praise of Mustapha Kemal’s military prowess at Gallipoli, but unstinting in his admiration for Ataturk’s political and military skill in thwarting Allied plans to partition the Ottoman Empire. Based largely on Turkish sources.

Ordered to Die: A History of the Ottoman Army in the First World War

Ordered to Die: A History of the Ottoman Army in the First World WarOrdered to Die: A History of the Ottoman Army in the First World War ISBN: 9780313315169
Published by Greenwood Publishing Group on November 30th 2000
Genres: General, Middle East, Military, Turkey & Ottoman Empire, World War I
Pages: 265

Len's Summary: The author is a retired U.S. Army officer and Turkish speaker who worked from Turkish Army archives not routinely accessible to civilian researchers.

Ottoman Army Effectiveness in World War I: A Comparative Study

Ottoman Army Effectiveness in World War I: A Comparative StudyOttoman Army Effectiveness in World War I: A Comparative Study by Edward J Erickson
ISBN: 9781135984564
Published by Routledge on March 12th 2007
Genres: General, Military, Turkey & Ottoman Empire, World War I
Pages: 256

Len's Summary: By a Turkish-speaking expert on the Ottoman army who served in Turkey during his U.S. Army career. Colonel Erickson makes the case for an army of unusual skill and cohesiveness even in defeat. The author has spoken at several GWS and WFA seminars.

A Shameful Act: The Armenian Genocide and the Question of Turkish Responsibility

A Shameful Act: The Armenian Genocide and the Question of Turkish ResponsibilityA Shameful Act: The Armenian Genocide and the Question of Turkish Responsibility by Taner Akçam
ISBN: 9780805086652
Published by Macmillan on August 21st 2007
Genres: History, Europe, Eastern, Middle East, Turkey & Ottoman Empire
Pages: 483

Len's Summary: Drawing on official records, a Turkish historian risks incarceration by his government to accuse the Ottoman Turks of perpetrating genocide against the Armenians during WWI. Favorably reviewed in the New York Review of Books. Turkey’s application for entry into the European Union has rekindled interest in the dark chapter of its Ottoman past.

Armenians and the Allies in Cilicia, 1914-1923

Armenians and the Allies in Cilicia, 1914-1923Armenians and the Allies in Cilicia, 1914-1923 by Yücel Güçlü
ISBN: 9780874809565
Published by University of Utah Press on June 30th 2009
Genres: Armenians, History, Middle East, Military, World War I, Turkey & Ottoman Empire, Social Science, Anthropology, Cultural
Pages: 281

Len's Summary: An ancient Roman province, Cilicia is located in southeastern Turkey and was the site of forced resettlement and massacres of Armenian citizens of the Ottoman Empire during WWI; one an increasing number of histories of the Ottoman Turks in World War One.

1920 in Turkey: Greco-Turkish War, Turkish War of Independence, Occupation of Constantinople, Treaty of Sevres, Occupation of Ismir

1920 in Turkey: Greco-Turkish War, Turkish War of Independence, Occupation of Constantinople, Treaty of Sevres, Occupation of Ismir1920 in Turkey: Greco-Turkish War, Turkish War of Independence, Occupation of Constantinople, Treaty of Sevres, Occupation of Ismir ISBN: 1155508351
Published by Books LLC on 2009
Genres: Middle East, Military, Turkey & Ottoman Empire
Pages: 40

Len's Summary: An account of violent post-war events in Ottoman Turkey and the Turkish War of Independence.

Ottoman Infantryman 1914-18

Ottoman Infantryman 1914-18Ottoman Infantryman 1914-18 by David Nicolle
ISBN: 9781846035067
Published by Osprey Publishing on February 23rd 2010
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Middle East, Turkey & Ottoman Empire
Pages: 64

Len's Summary: Uniforms, equipment, training and combat experience of the tough Anatolian foot soldier.

The Berlin-Baghdad Express: The Ottoman Empire and Germany’s Bid for World Power

The Berlin-Baghdad Express: The Ottoman Empire and Germany’s Bid for World PowerThe Berlin-Baghdad Express: The Ottoman Empire and Germany's Bid for World Power by Sean McMeekin
ISBN: 9780674057395
Published by Harvard University Press on September 15th 2010
Genres: History, Europe, Germany, Military, World War I, Middle East, Turkey & Ottoman Empire
Pages: 460

Len's Summary: Part of the so-called Great Game portrayed in John Buchan’s fiction trilogy this is the true story of Germany’s attempt to penetrate of the Middle East and, wording through the Ottoman Empire, threaten the British position in Persia and the Indian subcontinent.

Gallipoli: The Ottoman Campaign

Gallipoli: The Ottoman CampaignGallipoli: The Ottoman Campaign by Edward J Erickson
ISBN: 9781783461660
Published by Pen & Sword Books on January 21st 2015
Genres: Military, Turkey & Ottoman Empire
Pages: 288

Len's Summary: Structure, deployment and tactics of the Ottoman army. The author, a Turkish-speaking retired US Army officer, teaches at the US Marine Corps University, Quantico.

Rebel Land: Unraveling the Riddle of History in a Turkish Town

Rebel Land: Unraveling the Riddle of History in a Turkish TownRebel Land: Unraveling the Riddle of History in a Turkish Town by Christopher de Bellaigue
ISBN: 9780143118848
Published by Penguin Books on March 29th 2011
Genres: History, Asia, Southeast Asia, Middle East, Turkey & Ottoman Empire, Social Science, Ethnic Studies, General, Travel, Turkey
Pages: 288

Len's Summary: A look at the Armenian massacres of 1915 and the ongoing conflict among Turks, Kurds and Armenians through the history of a single town, Varta, near Erzurum in eastern Anatolia some 700 miles from Constantinople.

Year of the Locust: A Soldier’s Diary and the Erasure of Palestine’s Ottoman Past

Year of the Locust: A Soldier’s Diary and the Erasure of Palestine’s Ottoman PastYear of the Locust: A Soldier’s Diary and the Erasure of Palestine’s Ottoman Past by Salim Tamari, Ihsan Salih Turjman
ISBN: 0520259556
Published by University of California Press on September 1st 2011
Genres: General, Middle East, Turkey & Ottoman Empire
Pages: 214

Len's Summary: The diaries of an Ottoman soldier from Jerusalem trace the disintegration of the Ottoman Empire from a Palestinian point of view. The authors’ introduction places the events of 1914-1917 including Ottoman military defeats and expulsion from Palestine in a larger context of change accelerated by war.

Judgment at Istanbul: The Armenian Genocide Trials

Judgment at Istanbul: The Armenian Genocide TrialsJudgment at Istanbul: The Armenian Genocide Trials by Vahakn N. Dadrian, Taner Akçam
ISBN: 0857452517
Published by Berghahn Books on December 1st 2011
Genres: History, Middle East, Turkey & Ottoman Empire, Law, Criminal Law, General
Pages: 376

Len's Summary: Analysis of the official Ottoman record Turkish military tribunals concerning crimes against Armenians during WWI. One of a number of new analyses of the 1915 Armenian massacres as the centenary of those events approaches.

History of WWI: Gallipoli & The Middle East (From The Dardanelles To Mesopotamia)

History of WWI: Gallipoli & The Middle East (From The Dardanelles To Mesopotamia)History of WWI: Gallipoli & The Middle East (From The Dardanelles To Mesopotamia) by Edward J Erickson
ISBN: 9781908273093
Published by Amber Books Ltd on March 2nd 2014
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Turkey & Ottoman Empire
Pages: 224

Len's Summary: Written by a Turkish speaking former US Army officer, the author of several other books on the Ottoman army in World War One. Dr. Erickson is speaking at our 2012 WW1HA national seminar.

Suvla: August Offensive – Gallipoli

Suvla: August Offensive – GallipoliSuvla: August Offensive - Gallipoli by Stephen Chambers
ISBN: 9781848845435
Published by Pen and Sword on February 2012
Genres: History, Europe, Great Britain, Military, World War I, Middle East, Turkey & Ottoman Empire
Pages: 250

Len's Summary: Battle analysis and tour guide wrapped into one volume. -- Story of a mismanaged initially unopposed landing that led only to stalemate.

The Young Turks’ Crime against Humanity: The Armenian Genocide and Ethnic Cleansing in the Ottoman Empire

The Young Turks’ Crime against Humanity: The Armenian Genocide and Ethnic Cleansing in the Ottoman EmpireThe Young Turks' Crime against Humanity: The Armenian Genocide and Ethnic Cleansing in the Ottoman Empire by Taner Akçam
ISBN: 9780691159560
Published by Princeton University Press on August 1st 2013
Genres: History, Middle East, Turkey & Ottoman Empire, Political Science, Human Rights, Social Science, Violence in Society
Pages: 483

Len's Summary: A documentation of the 1915 genocide voceforously denied by a succession of Turkish governments. See also A Shameful Act: The Armenian Genocide and the Question of Responsibility, Pacador, 2007 by the same author. Another of a growing number of books appearing as the centennial of the Armenian massacres approaches.

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?’