Behind the Front: British Soldiers and French Civilians

Behind the Front: British Soldiers and French CiviliansBehind the Front: British Soldiers and French Civilians by Craig Gibson
ISBN: 9780521837613
Published by Cambridge University Press on March 27th 2014
Genres: History, General, Europe, Great Britain, Military, World War I
Pages: 480

Len's Summary: Shifts attention from the front lines to rear areas where British soldiers and French civilians co-existed.

Hemingway, the Red Cross and the Great War

Hemingway, the Red Cross and the Great WarHemingway, the Red Cross, and the Great War by Steven Florczyk
ISBN: 9781606351628
Published by Kent State University Press on November 1st 2013
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Literary, History, Military, World War I, Literary Criticism, American, General
Pages: 199

Len's Summary: Examines the impact of Hemingway’s experiences in WWI on his thinking and writing.

Medium Mark A Whippet

Medium Mark A WhippetMedium Mark A Whippet by David Fletcher
ISBN: 9781782003984
Published by Osprey Publishing on May 20th 2014
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Europe, Great Britain, Weapons
Pages: 48

Len's Summary: Details on the relatively fast British tank that entered service in 1918 by the curator of the Bovington Tank Museum in the UK.

Breaking the Fortress Line 1914

Breaking the Fortress Line 1914Breaking the Fortress Line 1914 by Clayton Donnell
ISBN: 9781848848139
Published by Pen and Sword on October 17th 2013
Genres: History, Military, World War I
Pages: 256

Len's Summary: The August 1914 German attack on France and Belgium. -- Intense fighting around forts and fortified towns (Liege, Namur, Mauberge, Verdun) along the frontiers.

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?’

The Sleepwalkers: How Europe Went to War in 1914

The Sleepwalkers: How Europe Went to War in 1914The Sleepwalkers by Christopher Clark
ISBN: 9780061146664
Published by HarperCollins on March 18th 2014
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Europe, General
Pages: 736

Len's Summary: A superbly crafted work which cogently summarizes key events, policies and personalities leading up to the war without apportioning blame. Particularly strong in analysis of the pre-war Balkan imbroglio. A New York Times “Best 10” for 2013. -- A group of well-meaning leaders take Europe into WWI. Received wide-spread praise. -- Places Serbia and the Balkans at the center of events leading to WWI; far from being stable, Europe was wracked by deep-seated, but not always obvious political and problems and afflicted with ineffectual political leaders.

Collision of Empires: The War on the Eastern Front in 1914

Collision of Empires: The War on the Eastern Front in 1914Collision of Empires: The War on the Eastern Front in 1914 by Prit Buttar
ISBN: 9781782006480
Published by Osprey Publishing on June 20th 2014
Genres: History, General, Europe, Eastern, Technology & Engineering, Military Science, Military, Modern, 20th Century, World War I
Pages: 488

Len's Summary: A survey history of early Eastern Front battles, one of a growing list of new studies of there neglected campaigns.

British Infantryman vs. German Infantryman Somme, 1916

British Infantryman vs. German Infantryman Somme, 1916British Infantryman vs German Infantryman by Stephen Bull
ISBN: 9781782009146
Published by Osprey Publishing on January 20th 2014
Genres: History, General, Military, Other, Technology & Engineering, Military Science, World War I, Strategy, Biography & Autobiography
Pages: 80

Len's Summary: A study of British and German tactics.

The Great War Handbook

The Great War HandbookThe Great War Handbook by Geoff BridgeCorrelli Barnett
ISBN: 9781783461769
Published by Pen & Sword Books (ncr) on October 30th 2013
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Illustrated
Pages: 240

Len's Summary: An illustrated introductory guide to the conflict. A good gift for the uninitiated friend or relative.

Encyclopedia of Weapons of World War I: The Comprehensive Guide to Weapons Systems, including Tanks, Small Arms, Warplanes, Artillery, Ships and Submarines

Encyclopedia of Weapons of World War I: The Comprehensive Guide to Weapons Systems, including Tanks, Small Arms, Warplanes, Artillery, Ships and SubmarinesThe Illustrated Encyclopedia of Weapons of World War I by Chris Bishop
ISBN: 9781782741411
Published by Amber Books on August 21st 2014
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Illustrated
Pages: 272

Len's Summary: Brief descriptions of each weapon system.

A German Tommy: The Secret of a War Hero

A German Tommy: The Secret of a War HeroA German Tommy: The Secret of a War Hero by Ken Anderson
ISBN: 9781783462742
Published by Pen & Sword Books on 2014
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Australia & New Zealand, Great Britain
Pages: 198

Len's Summary: Offers insight into how soldiers of German origin were treated in His Majesty’s Forces.

Float Planes and Flying Boats: The U.S. Coast Guard and Early Naval Aviation

Float Planes and Flying Boats: The U.S. Coast Guard and Early Naval AviationFloat Planes & Flying Boats: The U.S. Coast Guard and Early Naval Aviation by Robert B. Workman Jr.
ISBN: 1612511074
Published by US Naval Institute Press on July 15th 2012
Genres: Aviation, World War I
Pages: 322

Len's Summary: Few remember that the U.S. Coast Guard air crew participated in the first-ever transatlantic flight (by Curtiss flying boats) in 1919.

Knights in Canvas: The Aviation Art of James Dietz

Knights in Canvas: The Aviation Art of James DietzKnights in Canvas by Jim WilbergJack Herris
ISBN: 9781935881049
Published by Aeronaut Books on 2012
Genres: Aviation, Illustrated, World War I
Pages: 174

Len's Summary: Chapters by several contributors including Jon Guttman and Greg Van Wyngarden.

Airway to the East 1918-1920

Airway to the East 1918-1920Airway to the East 1918-1920 by Clive Semple
ISBN: 9781848846579
Published by Casemate Publishers on 2012
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Aviation
Pages: 244

Len's Summary: A recounting of the failed attempt to develop a quicker way to move military aircraft to the Middle East theater of operations.

DH2 vs Albatross DI-DII Western Front 1916

DH2 vs Albatross DI-DII Western Front 1916Dh 2 Vs Albatros D I/D II by James Miller
ISBN: 9781849087049
Published by Osprey Publishing on 2012
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Europe, Great Britain, Aviation
Pages: 80

Len's Summary: Technical details of two successful German pursuit aircraft. Like all Osprey books, this one is profusely illustrated in color and black and white.

Open Cockpit

Open CockpitOpen Cockpit by Arthur Gould Lee
ISBN: 9781908117250
Published by Grub Street on May 31st 2012
Genres: Aviation, Military, Personal Memoirs, World War I
Pages: 224

Len's Summary: Reprint of a classic study (first published in 1965) by a British soldier who became an RFC pilot. Available from Casemate Publishing. // Memoir of a British air ace first published in 1969.

Russian Aces of World War I

Russian Aces of World War IRussian Aces of World War 1 by Victor Kulikov
ISBN: 9781780960593
Published by Osprey Publishing on 2013
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Aviation, Europe, Russia & the Former Soviet Union
Pages: 96

Len's Summary: Thirteen Russian aces flew a variety of pursuit types including SPADs and Nieuports.

German Seaplane Fighters of WWI: A Centennial Perspective on Great War Seaplanes (Volume 2)

German Seaplane Fighters of WWI: A Centennial Perspective on Great War Seaplanes (Volume 2)German Seaplane Fighters of WWI: A Centennial Perspective on Great War Seaplanes: 2 by Jack Herris, Aaron Weaver, Steve Anderson, Bob Pearson, Martin Digmayer, Colin Owers
ISBN: 9781935881094
Published by Aeronaut Books on 2012
Genres: Aviation, Illustrated, World War I
Pages: 150

Len's Summary: The origin and evolution of each class of fighter, including flying boats, of the German fleet.

Development of German Warplanes in WWI – A Centennial Perspective on Great War Airplanes and Seaplanes

Development of German Warplanes in WWI – A Centennial Perspective on Great War Airplanes and SeaplanesDevelopment of German Warplanes in WWI by Jack Herris
ISBN: 9781935881087
Published by Aeronaut Books on 2012
Genres: Aviation, World War I
Pages: 148

Len's Summary: Profuse information on German airframes and aero engines; destined to become a standard reference and research tool.

Somme Success: The Royal Flying Corps and the Battle of the Somme 1916

Somme Success: The Royal Flying Corps and the Battle of the Somme 1916Somme Success by Peter Hart
ISBN: 9781848848825
Published by Pen & Sword Books Limited on June 30th 2012
Genres: History, Europe, Great Britain, Military, World War I, Aviation
Pages: 223

Len's Summary: Another dimension of the Somme battles by an established British historian.

Naval Aces of World War I – Part 2

Naval Aces of World War I – Part 2Naval Aces of World War 1 Part 2 by Jon Guttman, Harry Dempsey
ISBN: 9781849086646
Published by Osprey Publishing on May 8th 2012
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Aviation
Pages: 96

Len's Summary: Takes over where part one left off covering Germany, Greece, Russia, Austro-Hungary, Italy and, briefly, the US, a late entrant into the conflict. Major attention paid to the highly successful German float planes.

The Blue Max Airmen: German Airmen Awarded the Pour le Mérite

The Blue Max Airmen: German Airmen Awarded the Pour le MériteThe Blue Max Airmen by Lance Joseph Bronnenkant
ISBN: 9781935881063
Published by Aeronaut Books on 2012
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Aviation, Transportation
Pages: 112

Len's Summary: Volume one covers Boelcke and Immelmann; volume two covers Buddeke, Wintgens and von Mulzer with biographies of each. The author also published Imperial German Eagles in World War I (Schiffer) in two volumes.

France On Fragile Wings: A Libertyman’s Adventures 1917-19

France On Fragile Wings: A Libertyman’s Adventures 1917-19France on Fragile Wings by William B. StineSharon R. Stine
ISBN: 9781575101668
Published by Pictorial Histories Pub. on 2013
Genres: Aviation, World War I
Pages: 253

Len's Summary: Using his father’s log, his photos and postcards, the author retraces his journeys in France and his service as a DH-4 pilot with an AEF observation squadron.

Flights of Fancy: America’s Struggle for Air Power in the Great War

Flights of Fancy: America’s Struggle for Air Power in the Great WarFlights of Fancy: America’s Struggle for Air Power in the Great War by Damian Lataan
ISBN: B00D1MVWXS
Published by Amazon Digital Services on May 27th 2013
Genres: Aviation, World War I
Pages: 74

Len's Summary: Congress appropriated $640 million for aircraft production, but American air power failed to materialize and by the end of the war only a handful of American-made aircraft had reached the front.

Pfalz Aircraft of WWI: A Centennial Perspective on Great War Airplanes

Pfalz Aircraft of WWI: A Centennial Perspective on Great War AirplanesAircraft of World War I by Jack Herris, Aaron Weaver, Steve Anderson, Bob Pearson, Martin Digmayer
ISBN: 9781906626655
Published by Amber Books on 2010
Genres: Aviation, Illustrated, World War I
Pages: 192

Len's Summary: A reliable German performer, the Pfalz D.III & D.XII variants were flown by several German aces.

Nachtflugzeug! German N-Types of WWI: A Centennial Perspective on Great War Airplanes

Nachtflugzeug! German N-Types of WWI: A Centennial Perspective on Great War AirplanesNachtflugzeug! German N-Types of WWI: A Centennial Perspective on Great War Airplanes: 3 by Jack Herris, Aaron Weaver, Jerry Boucher, Bob Pearson
ISBN: 1935881108
on January 1st 1970
Genres: Aviation, Illustrated, World War I

Len's Summary: Night bombers over the Western Front.

German Armored Warplanes: A Centennial Perspective on Great War Airplanes

German Armored Warplanes: A Centennial Perspective on Great War AirplanesGerman Armored Warplanes of WWI: A Centennial Perspective on Great War Airplanes: 4 (Great War Aviation Series) by Jack Herris, Jerry Boucher, Bob Pearson
ISBN: 1935881116
Published by Aeronaut Books on January 1st 1970
Genres: Aviation, Illustrated, World War I

Len's Summary: Wood and canvas gave way to aluminum and steel airframe construction as aircraft were increasingly employed in a ground-support role.

Gotha Aircraft of WWI: A Centennial Perspective on Great War Airplanes

Gotha Aircraft of WWI: A Centennial Perspective on Great War AirplanesGotha Aircraft of WWI: A Centennial Perspective on Great War Airplanes: 6 (Great War Aviation Centennial Series) by Jack Herris, Aaron Weaver, Bob Pearson
ISBN: 1935881140
Published by Amber Books on January 1st 1970
Genres: Aviation, Illustrated, World War I

Len's Summary: The twin-engine Gotha was purpose-designed to bomb England from high altitude in the first blitz.

German’s Triplane Craze: A Centennial Perspective on Great War Airplanes

German’s Triplane Craze: A Centennial Perspective on Great War AirplanesGermany's Triplane Craze by Jack Herris
ISBN: 9781935881155
Published by Aeronaut Books on 2013
Genres: Aviation, World War I
Pages: 102

Len's Summary: The Red Baron flew the iconic Fokker Dr.1 triplane.

Germany’s Fighter Competitions of 1918: A Centennial Perspective on the Great War Airplanes

Germany’s Fighter Competitions of 1918: A Centennial Perspective on the Great War AirplanesGermany's Fighter Competitions of 1918 by Jack Herris
ISBN: 1935881167
Published by Aeronaut Books on June 20th 2013
Genres: World War I, History, Aviation
Pages: 166

Len's Summary: Seeking the air-supremacy weapon.

Irish Aviators of World War I

Irish Aviators of World War IIrish Aviators of World War I: Volume 1, Irish Aces by Joe C. Gleeson
ISBN: 9781480082328
Published by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform on April 1st 2013
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Illustrated
Pages: 532

Len's Summary: The stories of Mick Mannock and many other lesser-known Irish flyers along with a taste of 20th century Irish social history.

Wings of War: An Airman’s Diary of the Last Year of the War

Wings of War: An Airman’s Diary of the Last Year of the WarWings of War by Rudolf StarkClaud W. Sykes
ISBN: 9781612001876
on February 19th 2015
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Aviation, Literary Collections, Diaries & Journals
Pages: 228

Len's Summary: The end game of the Imperial German air force first published in 1933.