The Art of Staying Neutral: The Netherlands in the First World War, 1914-1918

The Art of Staying Neutral: The Netherlands in the First World War, 1914-1918The Art of Staying Neutral: The Netherlands in the First World War, 1914-1918 by Maartje M. Abbenhuis
ISBN: 9789053568187
Published by Amsterdam University Press on October 16th 2006
Genres: Western, Military
Pages: 423

Len's Summary: Holland remained mobilized throughout the war at great financial and social cost while its economy based on international trade withered in the face of the British blockade. Also see an earlier book on this same subject, The Netherlands and World War I: Espionage, Diplomacy and Survival, Hubert P. van Tuyll (Brill 2001).

A Storm in Flanders: The Ypres Salient, 1914-1918: Tragedy and Triumph on the Western Front

A Storm in Flanders: The Ypres Salient, 1914-1918: Tragedy and Triumph on the Western FrontA Storm in Flanders: The Ypres Salient, 1914-1918: Tragedy and Triumph on the Western Front by Winston Groom
ISBN: 9780871138422
Published by Atlantic Monthly Press on 2002
Genres: History, Europe, Western, Military, World War I
Pages: 276

Len's Summary: By the author of Forrest Gump. The story of four year’s of almost continuous warfare in the Ypres Salient, where poison gas was first employed. Good preparatory reading for those attending our April 2003 Ypres Seminar and Tour.

The Enemy’s House Divided

The Enemy’s House DividedThe Enemy's House Divided by Charles De Gaulle, Robert Eden
ISBN: 0807826669
Published by University of North Carolina Press on November 11th 2002
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Military, History, Europe, Western, World War I
Pages: 232

Len's Summary: Analyses Germany’s defeat in 1918, first published in 1924 (translation).

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.

Churchill, Hitler, and “The Unnecessary War”: How Britain Lost Its Empire and the West Lost the World

Churchill, Hitler, and “The Unnecessary War”: How Britain Lost Its Empire and the West Lost the WorldChurchill, Hitler, and "The Unnecessary War": How Britain Lost Its Empire and the West Lost the World by Patrick J. Buchanan
ISBN: 0307405168
Published by Three Rivers Press on July 28th 2009
Genres: History, Europe, Western, History, Great Britain, Military, World War II, World, Modern, 20th Century
Pages: 544

Len's Summary: A replowing of familiar and well-tilled fields by a former Nixon speech writer, presidential candidate and perennial right wing TV talk show bloviator. Buchanan is best at setting up straw men and then knocking them down.

Britain and World War One

Britain and World War OneBritain and World War One by Alan G. V. Simmonds
ISBN: 9781136629976
Published by Routledge on March 1st 2013
Genres: History, General, History, Europe, Western, Great Britain, Military, World War I
Pages: 336

Len's Summary: Another of Sheldon’s works that draws on German regimental histories to trace the opening battles from the German perspective.

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.

A Companion to the Meuse-Argonne Campaign

A Companion to the Meuse-Argonne CampaignA Companion to the Meuse-Argonne Campaign by Edward G. Lengel
ISBN: 9781444350944
Published by John Wiley & Sons on May 5th 2014
Genres: History, General, History, Europe, Western, Military, World War I, World War II
Pages: 552

Len's Summary: Professor Lengel won the 2007 Tomlinson Book Prize for his monograph To Conquer Hell on the Meuse-Argonne, America’s bloodiest battle. As the title suggests, this book features analytical essays on French and German involvement by premier scholars from France, Australia, Germany, the US and the UK. Way too expensive. Get it from your local library.