The Last Fighting Tommy: The Life of Harry Patch, Last Veteran of the Trenches, 1898-2009

The Last Fighting Tommy: The Life of Harry Patch, Last Veteran of the Trenches, 1898-2009The Last Fighting Tommy: The Life of Harry Patch, Last Veteran of the Trenches, 1898-2009 by Harry Patch, Richard Van Emden
ISBN: 0747591156
Published by Bloomsbury Publishing USA on June 5th 2010
Genres: History, General, Military, Biography & Autobiography, Historical

Len's Summary: The story of the last surviving (as of August 2007) British trench veteran of WWI. Van Emden is author of several books on WWI including The Trench, Boy Soldiers of the Great War, and Britain’s Last Tommies.

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.

The Downfall of Money: Germany’s Hyperinflation and the Destruction of the Middle Class

The Downfall of Money: Germany’s Hyperinflation and the Destruction of the Middle ClassThe Downfall of Money: Germany’s Hyperinflation and the Destruction of the Middle Class by Fred Taylor
ISBN: 9781620402368
Published by Bloomsbury Publishing USA on September 17th 2013
Genres: Business & Economics, Finance, General, Inflation, Money & Monetary Policy, History, Europe, Germany
Pages: 416

Len's Summary: Traces the hyperinflation of 1923 back to 1914 and war-time inflationary financing, and finds that what doomed the first German democracy (the Weimar Republic) was deflation, not inflation.