Best O’luck

Best O’luckBest O'luck by Alexander McClintock
ISBN: 1-896979-43-3
Published by CEF Books on 2000
Genres: Military, World War I
Pages: 100

Len's Summary: The wartime experiences of an American volunteer from Kentucky who served with the Canadian Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders. This autobiographical account was written by McClintock asa propaganda piece and first published in 1917. This edition comes with a postscript and appendices tracing, inter alia, McClintock’s short, tragic career in the American Army.

War Land on the Eastern Front: Culture, National Identity, and German Occupation in World War I

War Land on the Eastern Front: Culture, National Identity, and German Occupation in World War IWar Land on the Eastern Front by Vejas Gabriel Liulevicius
ISBN: 9780521023900
Published by Cambridge University Press on May 18th 2000
Genres: History, Europe, Eastern, General, Military, World War I
Pages: 320

Len's Summary: A book about German occupation policy and operations in Lithuania, the Baltics, Ruthenia and parts of Poland from 1915 through 1919 and the Soviet Red Army invasion. Dr. Liulevicius is a frequent speaker at WFA seminars, and professor of History at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

The Central Powers in the Adriatic, 1914-1918: War in a Narrow Sea

The Central Powers in the Adriatic, 1914-1918: War in a Narrow SeaThe Central Powers in the Adriatic, 1914-1918: War in a Narrow Sea by Charles W. Koburger
ISBN: 9780275970710
Published by Greenwood Publishing Group on January 1st 2001
Genres: History, Military, General, World War I
Pages: 145

Len's Summary: A bloody sideshow, but a sideshow nonetheless.

Distant Thunder: Canada’s Citizen Soldiers on the Western Front

Distant Thunder: Canada’s Citizen Soldiers on the Western FrontDistant Thunder: Canada's Citizen Soldiers on the Western Front by Joyce M. Kennedy
ISBN: 9780897452434
Published by Sunflower University Press on March 2000
Genres: Canada, General, World War I
Pages: 336

Len's Summary: Dr.Kennedy is a member of WFA, daughter of a Canadian Great War veteran and, herself, a retired Canadian Air Force flying officer.

Turbulence in the Pacific: Japanese-U.S. Relations During World War I

Turbulence in the Pacific: Japanese-U.S. Relations During World War ITurbulence in the Pacific: Japanese-U.S. Relations During World War I by Noriko Kawamura
ISBN: 9780275968533
Published by Greenwood Publishing Group on January 1st 2000
Genres: History, Asia, General, Japan, Military, World War I, United States, 20th Century
Pages: 173

Len's Summary: The author is Assistant Professor of History at Washington State University; she was educated both in Japan and the US. An active and troubled period in bilateral relations marked by American efforts to maintain an “open door” in China in the face of persistent Japanese expansionism. See Camaraderie for a full review. Things went downhill from here. . .

The Lost Battalion

The Lost BattalionThe Lost Battalion by Thomas M. Johnson, Fletcher Pratt, Edward M. Coffman
ISBN: 0803276133
Published by Bison Books on May 1st 2000
Genres: History, Military, World War I, United States
Pages: 364

Len's Summary: Reprint of a 1938 classic with a new introduction by the dean of American WWI historians Edward M. "Mac" Coffman. The Meuse-Argonne from a ground-level infantry view. A November 2000 selection of the History Book Club.

The Great War Reader

The Great War ReaderThe Great War Reader by James Hannah
ISBN: 9780890969441
Published by Texas A&M University Press on 2000
Genres: Literary, Literary Collections, Poetry, World War I
Pages: 504

Len's Summary: An ambitious and entertaining anthology of prose and poetry, fact and fiction about WWI. To order call (800) 826-8911, or e-mail WJL@tampress.tamu.edu.

War and Punishment: The Causes of War Termination and the First World War

War and Punishment: The Causes of War Termination and the First World WarWar and Punishment: The Causes of War Termination and the First World War by H. E. Goemans
ISBN: 9780691049441
Published by Princeton University Press on August 20th 2000
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Political Science
Pages: 355

Len's Summary: A scholarly examination of war aims, the interplay of domestic and international factors, how and why the combatants ended The Great War, but failed to make peace.

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.

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

The Undermining of Austria-Hungary: The Battle for Hearts and Minds

The Undermining of Austria-Hungary: The Battle for Hearts and MindsThe Undermining of Austria-Hungary: The Battle for Hearts and Minds by Mark Cornwall
ISBN: 9780312231514
Published by Palgrave Macmillan on September 2nd 2000
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Historiography, Europe, General
Pages: 503

Len's Summary: A welcome addition to English monographs on the Central Powers.

Great War, Total War: Combat and Mobilization on the Western Front, 1914-1918

Great War, Total War: Combat and Mobilization on the Western Front, 1914-1918Great War, Total War: Combat and Mobilization on the Western Front, 1914-1918 by Roger Chickering, Stig Forster
ISBN: 0521773520
Published by Cambridge University Press on September 11th 2000
Genres: History, Europe, General, Military, World War I
Pages: 584

Len's Summary: Drawn from a 1996 conference in Switzerland this volume has papers from many leading German historians. Something for everyone specialist and generalist alike.

About Face: A Daughter Looks Back at a Soldier and the Great War

About Face: A Daughter Looks Back at a Soldier and the Great WarAbout Face: A Daughter Looks Back at a Soldier and the Great War by Eleanor Elliot Brownell
ISBN: 9780967978406
Published by World War I Press on 2000
Genres: Letters, Military, United States, World War I
Pages: 113

Len's Summary: The story of the campaign of soldier of the Fourth Division, AEF, in France based on his letters home.

Coronel and the Falklands

Coronel and the FalklandsCoronel and the Falklands by Geoffrey Bennett
ISBN: 1841580457
Published by Birlinn Publishers on March 1st 2001
Genres: History, Military, Vietnam War, World War I
Pages: 192

Len's Summary: The re-release in paperback of a classic 1962 study of two major naval actions in the South Atlantic and Pacific. Most useful for its description of the ships involved.

A Military Atlas of the First World War

A Military Atlas of the First World WarA Military Atlas of the First World War by Arthur Banks
ISBN: 9780850527919
Published by Leo Cooper on September 13th 2000
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Reference
Pages: 337

Len's Summary: First paperback edition of a fine standard reference work with 250 maps.

Complete Idiot’s Guide to World War

Complete Idiot’s Guide to World WarComplete Idiot’s Guide to World War by Alan Axelrod, Walton H. Rawls
ISBN: 0028639022
Published by Alpha on October 12th 2000
Genres: History, Military, World War I, United States, General
Pages: 432

Len's Summary: An expansion of the well-known Idiot’s Guides into WWI history. A useful reference, but one with many errors.

Until the Last Trumpet Sounds: The Life of General of the Armies John J. Pershing

Until the Last Trumpet Sounds: The Life of General of the Armies John J. PershingUntil the Last Trumpet Sounds: The Life of General of the Armies John J. Pershing by Gene Smith
ISBN: 1630262471
Published by John Wiley & Sons on October 1st 1999
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Military, United States, World War I
Pages: 384

Len's Summary: The new one-volume biography of General John J. Pershing Until the Last Trumpet Sounds by Gene Smith (John Wiley & Sons) was panned by The New York Times, but got a better review from historian Rod Paschall writing for MHQ. Black Jack’s best biographies are multi-volume — Frank Vandiver’s and Donald Smythe’s come to mind — so this one is a handy, quick reference that captures the fundamentals of Pershing’s life.

The Great War and the Twentieth Century

The Great War and the Twentieth CenturyThe Great War and the Twentieth Century by Jay Winter, Geoffrey Parker, Jay Murray Winter
ISBN: 0300081545
Published by Yale University Press on November 10th 2000
Genres: History, Military, World War I
Pages: 366

Len's Summary: Taken from a Yale University lecture series, this volume attempts to introduce recent scholarship on WWI drawing on both new historical approaches and newly-available Soviet archival materials. Heavy on traditional diplomatic issues.

The Netherlands and World War I: Espionage, Diplomacy and Survival

The Netherlands and World War I: Espionage, Diplomacy and SurvivalThe Netherlands and World War I: Espionage, Diplomacy and Survival by Hubert P. Van Tuyll Van Serooskerken
ISBN: 9004122435
Published by Brill on June 28th 2001
Genres: History, Military, General, Europe, World War I
Pages: 381

Len's Summary: Dr, van Tuyll teaches history at Augusta State University, Georgia. His article on this subject will appear shortly in Camaraderie.

The Western Front: Battleground and Home Front in the First World War

The Western Front: Battleground and Home Front in the First World WarThe Western Front: Battleground and Home Front in the First World War by Hunt Tooley
ISBN: 9780333650639
Published by Palgrave Macmillan on August 16th 2003
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Modern, 20th Century
Pages: 368

Len's Summary: Synthesizes much earlier scholarship with particular analysis of the lasting social and political impact of the conflict on the home fronts of the belligerent powers. Dr. Tooley teaches history at Austin College, Texas and is the author of National Identity, and Weimar Germany: Upper Silesia and the Eastern Border, 1918-1922 (Nebraska, 1997).

The Devil’s Chariots: The Origins and Secret Battles of Tanks in the First World War

The Devil’s Chariots: The Origins and Secret Battles of Tanks in the First World WarThe Devil's Chariots: The Origins and Secret Battles of Tanks in the First World War by John Glanfield
ISBN: 0750927062
Published by Sutton Publishing on December 31st 2001
Genres: Military, Technology & Engineering, World War I
Pages: 336

Forgotten Victory: The First World War – Myths and Realities

Forgotten Victory: The First World War – Myths and RealitiesForgotten Victory: The First World War - Myths and Realities by Gary Sheffield
ISBN: 0747271577
Published by Headline on December 31st 2001
Genres: Great Britain, Military, United States, World War I
Pages: 298

Len's Summary: The is definitely worth reading as a revisionist look at the causes, strategy, leadership and consequences of The Great War in Great Britain and America. Not a survey history, but rather a first class series of essays.

Trench Art

Trench ArtTrench Art by Nicholas J. Saunders
ISBN: 0850527937
Published by Pen & Sword Books on June 1st 2001
Genres: Art and war, Art metal-work, Found objects (Art), Popular Culture, Soldiers as artists, Art, Criticism & Theory, Subjects & Themes, General, History, Military, World War I
Pages: 192

Len's Summary: The first book we’ve seen on this subject of how front line soldiers passed the time between battles… Look for a review in the WFA newsletter The Field Memo later in 2001.

The First World War: The Outbreak, Events, and Aftermath

The First World War: The Outbreak, Events, and AftermathThe First World War: The Outbreak, Events, and Aftermath by Keith Robbins
ISBN: 9780192191632
Published by Oxford University Press on 2001
Genres: History, Military, World War I
Pages: 186

Len's Summary: A concise survey history of the military and political aspects of the conflict in paperback; a reissue of the 1984 version.

Kitchener

KitchenerKitchener by John Charles Pollock
ISBN: 9780094803404
Published by Constable on February 3rd 2001
Genres: History, Europe, Great Britain, Biography & Autobiography, Historical, Military, Political, World War I
Pages: 598

Len's Summary: All about a resolutely old-fashioned Field Marshall — an officer anda gentleman. Reviewed in the Financial Times, April 21, 2001.

The Myth of the Great War: A New Military History of World War I

The Myth of the Great War: A New Military History of World War IThe Myth of the Great War: A New Military History of World War I by John Mosier
ISBN: 9780060084332
Published by Harper on April 24th 2001
Genres: History, Military, General, World War I, Strategy
Pages: 400

Len's Summary: Reviewed in the Financial Times and found wanting as a rehash of 1930s "blame it on the stupid generals" analysis. Mosher also asserts that America won the war for the Allies, a thesis certain to enrage our British cousins.

Helmuth von Moltke and the Origins of the First World War

Helmuth von Moltke and the Origins of the First World WarHelmuth von Moltke and the Origins of the First World War by Annika Mombauer
ISBN: 9780521791014
Published by Cambridge University Press on April 19th 2001
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Historical, History, Europe, General, Military, World War I, World War II, Juvenile Nonfiction, Military & Wars
Pages: 325

Irish Regiments in the Great War: Discipline and Morale

Irish Regiments in the Great War: Discipline and MoraleIrish Regiments in the Great War: Discipline and Morale by Timothy Bowman
ISBN: 9780719062858
Published by Manchester University Press on February 6th 2006
Genres: History, Europe, Great Britain, Ireland, Military, World War I, Technology & Engineering, Military Science
Pages: 256

Between War and Peace: Woodrow Wilson and the American Expeditionary Force in Siberia, 1918-1921

Between War and Peace: Woodrow Wilson and the American Expeditionary Force in Siberia, 1918-1921Between War and Peace: Woodrow Wilson and the American Expeditionary Force in Siberia, 1918-1921 by Carol Wilcox Melton
ISBN: 9780865546929
Published by Mercer University Press on 2001
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Europe, Russia & the Former Soviet Union, World, Political Science, Security (National & International)
Pages: 269

Len's Summary: A controversial chapter in American diplomacy that still colors Russian-American relations even though Wilson’s intervention was aimed at blocking Japanese expansionism…

The Doughboys: America and the First World War

The Doughboys: America and the First World WarThe Doughboys: America and the First World War by Gary Mead
ISBN: 9781585670611
Published by Penguin Books on 2001
Genres: Military, United States, World War I
Pages: 493

Len's Summary: Highly recommended new look at the impact of American in WWI and its role in the Allied victory. Mead is a British journalist. Well worth reading even though Mead forgets that it was the Spanish-American War that catapulted the United States onto the world stage. Available form Amazon.com.uk and Barnes and Noble.

Peacemakers: The Paris Peace Conference of 1919 and Its Attempt to End War

Peacemakers: The Paris Peace Conference of 1919 and Its Attempt to End WarPeacemakers: The Paris Peace Conference of 1919 and Its Attempt to End War by Margaret MacMillan
ISBN: 0719559391
Published by John Murray Publishers on September 6th 2001
Genres: Europe, Military, World War I
Pages: 574

Len's Summary: A new history of the making of the Versailles Treaty written by the granddaughter of a British Prime Minister.

Doughboys, the Great War, and the Remaking of America

Doughboys, the Great War, and the Remaking of AmericaDoughboys, the Great War, and the Remaking of America by Jennifer D. Keene
ISBN: 9780801865923
Published by Johns Hopkins University Press on August 29th 2001
Genres: Military, Social History, United States, World War I
Pages: 294

Len's Summary: A social history of the impact of The Great War on the United States and its people.