If England Were Invaded

If England Were InvadedIf England Were Invaded by William Le Queux
ISBN: 9781851244027
Published by Bodleian Library on April 1st 2014
Genres: Fiction, War & Military, Alternative History
Pages: 274

Len's Summary: Originally published in 1906, this popular novel in the vein of Erskine Childers’ The Riddle of the Sands frightened many Britons at the height of the Anglo-German naval armaments race.

Captain Conan

Captain ConanCaptain Conan by Roger Vercel
ISBN: 9781570037139
Published by University of South Carolina Press on February 25th 2008
Genres: Fiction, War & Military, History, Military, World War I
Pages: 296

Len's Summary: First published in 1934, this novel of WWI of French troops on the Bulgarian front and postwar occupation duty in Bucharest won a Prix Goncourt and war made into a motion picture available on DVD and video tape.

August 1914

August 1914August 1914 by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
ISBN: 9781448191376
Published by Random House on August 7th 2014
Genres: Fiction, War & Military
Pages: 832

Len's Summary: A massive historical novel first published to near universal acclaim in 1971; a mixture of well-researched fact and fictional Russian characters involved in the disastrous battle of Tannenberg.

Not So Quiet…

Not So Quiet…Not So Quiet... by Helen Zenna Smith
ISBN: 9780935312829
Published by Feminist Press at CUNY on January 1st 1993
Genres: Fiction, War & Military, Biographical
Pages: 300

Len's Summary: First published in 1930, this is a bitter- sweet novel about British volunteer nurses (VADs) behind the Western Front. Advertised as autobiographical, it is likely based on the diaries of ambulance driver Winifred Young.

Covenant with Death

Covenant with DeathCovenant with Death by John Harris
ISBN: 9780751557121
Published by Little Brown and Company on April 1st 2015
Genres: Fiction, Classics, War & Military
Pages: 505

Len's Summary: Traces the fate of one battalion of Kitchener volunteers through training to the Somme. Available used from Alibris and other used booksellers.

Class 1902

Class 1902Class 1902 by Ernst Glaeser
ISBN: 9781570037122
Published by University of South Carolina Press on February 11th 2008
Genres: Biographical, Fiction, War & Military, World War I
Pages: 326

Len's Summary: Another in the Joseph M. Broccoli WWI Series, this novel was first published as Jahrgang 1902, this book tells the story of the German home front as seen through the eyes of an under-draft-age youth.

The Enormous Room

The Enormous RoomThe Enormous Room by E. E. Cummings
ISBN: 9780486421209
Published by Dover Publications on August 26th 2002
Genres: Fiction, Classics, War & Military, Poetry
Pages: 192

Len's Summary: An autobiographical account of Cummings’ arrest and imprisonment for alleged treason in France during WWI. Cummings served as an American volunteer driver in the Norton-Harjes Ambulance Corps. First published in 1922.

Fear: A Novel of World War I

Fear: A Novel of World War IFear: A Novel of World War I by Gabriel Chevallier
ISBN: 9781590177167
Published by New York Review of Books on May 20th 2014
Genres: Fiction, Classics, War & Military, Biographical
Pages: 305

Len's Summary: First published in French in 1930, this is the fictionalized account of the front-line experiences of a French poilou called up in 1915. The author, writing in the tradition of Henri Barbusse’s Le Feu, was a veteran of WWI. // The compelling story of a young French piolu who sees far too much of war. Translation from the original French.

Through the Wheat: A Novel of the World War I Marines

Through the Wheat: A Novel of the World War I MarinesThrough the Wheat: A Novel of the World War I Marines by Thomas Boyd
ISBN: 9780803261686
Published by University of Nebraska Press on September 1st 2000
Genres: Fiction, War & Military
Pages: 265

Len's Summary: A fine novel about U. S. Marines in World War I by a veteran first published by Scribner in 1923 and still in print. A contemporary of Hemingway and Fitzgerald, Boyd never reached their level of expertise or popularity, though this is a memorable work of fiction.

A Sailor of Austria

A Sailor of AustriaA Sailor of Austria by John Biggins
ISBN: 9781590131077
Published by McBooks Press on January 1st 2005
Genres: Fiction, Action & Adventure, War & Military
Pages: 375

Len's Summary: In which, without really intending to, the fictional protagonist Otto Prohaska becomes Official War Hero No. 27 of the Habsburg Empire.

The Patriot’s Progress

The Patriot’s ProgressThe Patriot's Progress by Henry Williamson
ISBN: 9780750936408
Published by History Press Limited on May 25th 2004
Genres: Fiction, War & Military
Pages: 288

Len's Summary: Story of a young British Tommy, who went on to be a noted nature writer. // One of two autobiographical novels describing the author’s experiences as an infantryman in WWI which turned him into a Pacifist. First published in 1930. Williamson is best known for his prize-winning 1927 novel Tarka the Otter.

Shoulder the Sky

Shoulder the SkyShoulder the Sky by Anne Perry
ISBN: 9780345456540
Published by Ballantine Books on September 28th 2004
Genres: Fiction, Thrillers, Suspense, War & Military
Pages: 338

Len's Summary: econd in Perry’s new WWI series opened with No Graves Yet. Now an army chaplain, Joseph Reavley investigates the mysterious death of an obnoxious London Times war correspondent whose body is found between the lines in Flanders. Second in a series.

No Graves As Yet

No Graves As YetNo Graves As Yet by Anne Perry
ISBN: 9780345484239
Published by Ballantine Books on 2004
Genres: Fiction, Suspense, Thrillers, War & Military
Pages: 363

Len's Summary: Mystery novelist Anne Perry turns to WWI writing the story of the efforts of a British intelligence officer Matthew Reavley, and his Anglican priest brother Joseph to solve the mystery of their parent’s murder on the eve of WWI. Unimpressive. Pedestrian plot, character sketches thin; panned by several reviewers in the US and England.

To the Last Man: A Novel of the First World War

To the Last Man: A Novel of the First World WarTo the Last Man: A Novel of the First World War by Jeff Shaara
ISBN: 9780345461346
Published by Ballantine Books on 2004
Genres: Fiction, Action & Adventure, War & Military
Pages: 636

Len's Summary: The war seen through the eyes of a frightened British Tommy, General John Pershing, and Baron Manfred von Richthofen by the best-selling author of novels on the American Revolution and Civil War. Available from the History Book Club.

A Test of Wings

A Test of WingsA Test of Wings by Owen J. McNamara
ISBN: 9781595260185
Published by Llumina Press on July 1st 2005
Genres: Fiction, Religious, War & Military
Pages: 224

Len's Summary: Novel of a US Navy officer flying anti-submarine patrols off the southern and eastern coasts of England in 1918. Favorably reviewed in Naval History magazine.

Severed Branch

Severed BranchSevered Branch by Andrew R. H. Mowatt
ISBN: 0595389945
Published by iUniverse on November 13th 2006
Genres: Fiction, War & Military
Pages: 320

Len's Summary: This story of the RFC’s air war in northern France moves back and forth from a present day protagonist to dream sequences, flashbacks to Royal Flying Corps aerial battles.

An Ace Minus One

An Ace Minus OneAn Ace Minus One by Timothy M. Morrisroe
ISBN: 0595391354
Published by iUniverse on August 22nd 2006
Genres: Action & Adventure, Fiction, War & Military
Pages: 620

Len's Summary: A novel of WWI in the air. A 14 year-old American flees home after killing a man, and finds himself in France first as an ambulance driver at Verdun and then as a volunteer in a French fighter squadron. Look for a review in Camaraderie.

The Ace

The AceThe Ace by Jack D. Hunter
ISBN: 9780979924064
Published by Blue River Press on September 1st 2008
Genres: Fiction, War & Military
Pages: 300

Len's Summary: Story of the political intrigue and corruption surrounding American combat aviation in World War One written by the author of The Blue Max, his 17th and final novel published the year before his death in 2009.

Soldier of the Horse

Soldier of the HorseSoldier of the Horse by Robert W. MacKay
ISBN: 9781926741246
Published by TouchWood Editions on 2011
Genres: Fiction, War & Military
Pages: 234

Len's Summary: Novel of the Canadian cavalry in WWI including an informative account of the Battle of Moreuil Wood. Available from www.touchwoodeditions.com.

Coming Home

Coming HomeComing Home by Roy E. Stolworthy
ISBN: 9781781590713
Published by Claymore on 2012
Genres: Fiction, General, War & Military
Pages: 376

Len's Summary: Story of a 15-year-old British volunteer seeking a glorious death in his slain brother’s name. A first novel short listed for the 1910 BritAwards for unpublished fiction.

Toby’s Room

Toby’s RoomToby’s Room by Pat Barker
ISBN: 0385524366
Published by Doubleday on October 2nd 2012
Genres: Fiction, War & Military, Family Life
Pages: 320

Len's Summary: A British rehabilitation hospital treats facially disfigured WWI soldiers in a sequel to Ms. Barker’s 2008 Life Class. She won the 1995 Man Booker Prize for Ghost Road, third volume of her WWI Regeneration trilogy.

Paths of Glory

Paths of GloryPaths of Glory by Humphrey Cobb, James H. Meredith, David Simon
ISBN: 0143106112
Published by Penguin Classics on June 29th 2010
Genres: Fiction, Classics, Literary, War & Military
Pages: 190

Len's Summary: First published in 1935, this provocative novel was made into a 1957 motion picture directed by Stanley Kubrick. Kurt Douglas was nominated for an Academy Award for his leading role as a French infantry colonel ordered to take an impregnable hill. Cobb was war correspondent in France and Belgium and a witness to the German invasion. // Written in the 1930s, this classic WWI novel of the French Army was authored by an American veteran of the Canadian forces. The 1957 movie version directed by Stanley Kubrick and still available on VHS and DVD earned Kurt Douglas an academy award nomination.

The Officer’s Ward

The Officer’s WardThe Officer's Ward by Marc Dugain
ISBN: 1569472653
Published by Soho Press on November 1st 2001
Genres: Fiction, War & Military, World War I
Pages: 143

Len's Summary: The story of French officers who maintain their dignity and humor even after being disfigured by war wounds sustained on the Western Front. Winner of the Prix des Libraries, among others, in 1998 when it was first published in France.

The Red Sweet Wine of Youth: The Brave and Brief Lives of the War Poets

The Red Sweet Wine of Youth: The Brave and Brief Lives of the War PoetsThe Red Sweet Wine of Youth: The Brave and Brief Lives of the War Poets by Nicholas Murray
ISBN: 9781408700044
Published by Little Brown and Company, Little, Brown on February 1st 2011
Genres: Fiction, War & Military, Poetry, European
Pages: 343

Len's Summary: Drawing on journals, letters and literary archives, the author offers insight into the lives and motivations of major war poets.