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 Dynamics of Military Revolution, 1300-2050

The Dynamics of Military Revolution, 1300-2050The Dynamics of Military Revolution, 1300-2050 by MacGregor Knox, Williamson Murray
ISBN: 9780521800792
Published by Cambridge University Press on August 27th 2001
Genres: History, Revolutionary, World, Renaissance, General, Political Science, Political Freedom, Technology & Engineering, Military Science
Pages: 203

Len's Summary: Chapters by Brigadier Jonathan Bailey on Western Front battlefields and the genesis of modern warfare, and Dr. Holger Herwig on the battle fleet revolution of 1885-1914. Recommended by WFA and TGWS member Bob Denison.

Russian Supply Efforts in America During the First World War

Russian Supply Efforts in America During the First World WarRussian Supply Efforts in America During the First World War by Dale C. Rielage
ISBN: 9780786413379
Published by McFarland on January 1st 2002
Genres: History, World, Military, World War I, Europe, Russia & the Former Soviet Union
Pages: 164

Len's Summary: Assesses the Imperial Governments attempts to secure aid from America while depending on British financing of its purchases there.

The Kaiser: New Research on Wilhelm II’s Role in Imperial Germany

The Kaiser: New Research on Wilhelm II’s Role in Imperial GermanyThe Kaiser: New Research on Wilhelm II’s Role in Imperial Germany by Annika Mombauer, Wilhelm Deist
ISBN: 0521824087
Published by Cambridge University Press on November 17th 2003
Genres: History, Europe, General, Biography & Autobiography, World, Military, World War I
Pages: 299

Len's Summary: Analyses a complex political system and a complex ruler under severe wartime stress.

The General and the Jaguar: Pershing’s Hunt for Pancho Villa: A True Story of Revolution and Revenge

The General and the Jaguar: Pershing’s Hunt for Pancho Villa: A True Story of Revolution and RevengeThe General and the Jaguar: Pershing's Hunt for Pancho Villa: A True Story of Revolution and Revenge by Eileen Welsome
ISBN: 0803222246
Published by Bison Books on November 1st 2007
Genres: History, United States, Latin America, Mexico, Military, Revolutionary, World
Pages: 432

Len's Summary: Pershing’s unsuccessful chase of Rancho Villa across northern Mexico in 1916 helped qualify him for AEF command. // The author is a Pulitzer Prize winner and recipient of two PEN awards.

Brothers in War

Brothers in WarBrothers in War by Michael Walsh
ISBN: 9780091908843
Published by Ebury Press on 2007
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Military, Political, History, World
Pages: 426

Len's Summary: First published by Crown in cloth in 2006 this is the story of Beechey family, who endured with dignity and courage the loss of five sons in WWI. Based on family letters and diaries. Also available from Amazon UK on DVD and audio cassette, or used from Barnes & Noble. Compared by some reviewers to the story Saving Private Ryan.

Dynamic of Destruction: Culture and Mass Killing in the First World War

Dynamic of Destruction: Culture and Mass Killing in the First World WarDynamic of Destruction: Culture and Mass Killing in the First World War by Alan Kramer
ISBN: 0192803425
Published by Oxford University Press on July 26th 2007
Genres: History, Europe, General, Military, World War I, World
Pages: 434

Len's Summary: Explores how the total warfare of The Great War changed European society and culture. Not a pretty picture. The author is winner of the WFA Tomlinson Book Prize for his monograph on German conduct in Belgium, German Atrocities, 1914: A History of Denial, co-authored with John Horne. Kramer teaches at Trinity University, Dublin.

Shamrock Battalion in the Great War

Shamrock Battalion in the Great WarShamrock Battalion in the Great War by Martin J. Hogan, James J. Cooke
ISBN: 0826217109
Published by University of Missouri on March 23rd 2007
Genres: History, Military, World War I, United States, Veterans, General, World
Pages: 152

Len's Summary: Memoirs of a Doughboy in the 165th Infantry of the Rainbow Division edited by a professor emeritus of history at Old Miss who write a history of the 28th Division in the Great War.

Argonne Days in World War I

Argonne Days in World War IArgonne Days in World War I by Horace L. Baker, Robert H. Ferrell
ISBN: 0826217087
Published by University of Missouri on March 7th 2007
Genres: History, Military, World War I, United States, Veterans, General, World
Pages: 176

Len's Summary: The memoir of a Mississippi Doughboy edited by the prolific author of America’s Deadliest Battle and editor of Meuse-Argonne Diary: The Divisional Commander in World War I.

The Versailles Settlement: Peacemaking After the First World War, 1919-1923

The Versailles Settlement: Peacemaking After the First World War, 1919-1923The Versailles Settlement: Peacemaking After the First World War, 1919-1923 by Alan Sharp
ISBN: 9781137069689
Published by Palgrave Macmillan on September 10th 2008
Genres: History, Europe, General, Military, World War I, World
Pages: 288

Len's Summary: Revision of a 1991 textbook.

Somme Mud: War Experiences of an Infantryman in France, 1914-1919

Somme Mud: War Experiences of an Infantryman in France, 1914-1919Somme Mud: War Experiences of an Infantryman in France, 1914-1919 by Edward P.F. Lynch, Will Davies
ISBN: 1741668948
Published by Random House Australia on April 1st 2008
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, General, History, Military, World War I, World, Technology & Engineering, Military Science
Pages: 368

Len's Summary: Memoir of a British veteran first published in 2006. // War memoir of an Australian written in 1921 and only now published.

A Brief History of the Late Ottoman Empire

A Brief History of the Late Ottoman EmpireA Brief History of the Late Ottoman Empire by M. Şükrü Hanioğlu
ISBN: 9780691146171
Published by Princeton University Press on February 25th 2008
Genres: History, Europe, Eastern, Middle East, General, 18th Century, World, Social History
Pages: 264

Len's Summary: Traces the disintegration of the Ottoman Empire beginning in the 19th century into 27 successor states after 1918. The author is Professor of Near Eastern Studies at Princeton. A History Book Club selection for summer, 2008.

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
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.

The Ottoman Road to War in 1914: The Ottoman Empire and the First World War

The Ottoman Road to War in 1914: The Ottoman Empire and the First World WarThe Ottoman Road to War in 1914: The Ottoman Empire and the First World War by Mustafa Aksakal
ISBN: 9780521175258
Published by Cambridge University Press on December 9th 2010
Genres: History, Europe, General, Middle East, Military, World War I, World
Pages: 234

Len's Summary: A revisionist history of Ottoman “Young Turk” politics and policies leading to belligerency on the side of Germany.

The Legacy of the Great War: Ninety Years On

The Legacy of the Great War: Ninety Years OnThe Legacy of the Great War: Ninety Years On by Jay Winter
ISBN: 9780826271990
Published by University of Missouri Press on October 26th 2009
Genres: History, General, Military, World War I, World, United States
Pages: 240

Len's Summary: Papers from a 2007 forum sponsored by the Western Front Association, The National WWI Museum at the Liberty Memorial and the Kansas City Public Library edited by Yale scholar Jay Winter. Contributors include Niall Ferguson, Paul Kennedy, Sir John Keegan, Hew Strachan, John Horne, Leonard Smith, John Milton Cooper, Margaret MacMillan and Paul Fussell.

No Labour, No Battle: The Labour Corps in the First World War

No Labour, No Battle: The Labour Corps in the First World WarNo Labour, No Battle: The Labour Corps in the First World War by Ivor Lee, John Starling
ISBN: 0752449753
Published by Spellmount Publishers on November 1st 2009
Genres: History, Military, World War I, World, Great Britain
Pages: 352

Len's Summary: Beginning in 1917, soldiers too old or unfit for front line service were drafted into the Labour Corps which eventually grew to some 350 thousand.

When Europe Went Mad: A Brief History of the First World War

When Europe Went Mad: A Brief History of the First World WarWhen Europe Went Mad: A Brief History of the First World War by Terence T. Finn
ISBN: 9781571974976
Published by Ivy House Publishing Group on October 1st 2009
Genres: History, Military, World War I, World
Pages: 76

Len's Summary: A survey history for general readers.

A History of the Great War: World War One and the International Crisis of the Early 20th Century

A History of the Great War: World War One and the International Crisis of the Early 20th CenturyA History of the Great War: World War One and the International Crisis of the Early 20th Century by Eric Dorn Brose
ISBN: 9780195181944
Published by Oxford University Press on April 10th 2009
Genres: Military, World, World War I
Pages: 433

Len's Summary: A new political history of the war.

Strangers on the Western Front: Chinese Workers in the Great War

Strangers on the Western Front: Chinese Workers in the Great WarStrangers on the Western Front: Chinese Workers in the Great War by Guoqi Xu
ISBN: 9780674049994
Published by Harvard University Press on March 20th 2011
Genres: History, Asia, General, Military, World War I, World, Social Science, Minority Studies, Ethnic Studies, Asian American Studies
Pages: 336

Len's Summary: The story of 140 thousand illiterate Chinese contract coolie laborers contracted by the British and French for service behind the lines in France and Flanders; revolutionary China’s major contribution to WWI made in an effort to stave off powerful external threats from Japan and other powers.

1913: In Search of the World Before the Great War

1913: In Search of the World Before the Great War1913: In Search of the World Before the Great War by Charles Emmerson
ISBN: 9781610392563
Published by PublicAffairs on May 28th 2013
Genres: History, World, Social History
Pages: 544

Len's Summary: A popular survey history in the tradition of Tuchman’s 1962 The Proud Tower (Library of America, 2012). The author finds the world 1913 to be much like the world of today particularly in terms of economic and financial globalization. Described by one reviewer as “history without hindsight.”

The Lost History of 1914: Reconsidering the Year the Great War Began

The Lost History of 1914: Reconsidering the Year the Great War BeganThe Lost History of 1914: Reconsidering the Year the Great War Began by Jack Beatty
ISBN: 9780802778116
Published by Bloomsbury Publishing USA on February 14th 2012
Genres: History, General, Military, World War I, World
Pages: 392

Len's Summary: A History Book Club Selection. The author argues that WWI was by no means inevitable, mapping five possible paths that lead away from war.

1914: Fight the Good Fight: Britain, the Army and the Coming of War

1914: Fight the Good Fight: Britain, the Army and the Coming of War1914: Fight the Good Fight: Britain, the Army and the Coming of War by Allan Mallinson
ISBN: 9781446463505
Published by Random House on September 2nd 2013
Genres: History, Military, World War I, World
Pages: 624

Len's Summary: A British novelist and historian trackles the pre-war army and opening weeks of the war as the “Old Contemptables” retreat before overwhelming German numbers.

The Great War and Veterans’ Internationalism

The Great War and Veterans’ InternationalismThe Great War and Veterans’ Internationalism by Julia Eichenberg, John Paul Newman
ISBN: 9781137281623
Published by Palgrave Macmillan on November 20th 2013
Genres: History, General, Military, World War I, Veterans, World, Essays, Social History
Pages: 248

Len's Summary: A collection of essays presenting portraits of the ex-soldiers and women who banded to together in a world-wide network aimed at defending their rights, families, and their commitment to peace.

The First World War Volume I: To Arms

The First World War Volume I: To ArmsThe First World War: Volume I: To Arms by Hew Strachan
ISBN: 9780191608346
Published by Oxford University Press on April 26th 2001
Genres: History, World, Military, World War I, Europe, General
Pages: 1248

Len's Summary: This book won WFA’s Norman B.Tomlinson, Jr. Annual Book Prize for 2001.