War Planning, 1914

War Planning, 1914War Planning, 1914 by Richard F. Hamilton, Holger H. Herwig
ISBN: 1107635128
Published by Cambridge University Press on September 1st 2013
Genres: History, Europe, General, Modern, 20th Century, Military, World War I, Essays
Pages: 280

Len's Summary: Analytical essays by established WWI historians including Bob Doughty and Annika Mombauer on the war plans of Austria-Hungary, Russia, France, Germany, Great Britain and, Italy placing them in a broader political, diplomatic and military context.

The AEF Way of War: The American Army and Combat in World War I

The AEF Way of War: The American Army and Combat in World War IThe AEF Way of War: The American Army and Combat in World War I by Mark Ethan Grotelueschen
ISBN: 0521169097
Published by Cambridge University Press on October 4th 2010
Genres: Military, United States, World War I
Pages: 387

Len's Summary: First published in 2006, this work offers a new look at the development of AEF combat tactics by a premier American historian of the war. // An analysis of how AEF commanders devised improved tactics to meet unforeseen conditions on the Western Front written by an Assistant Professor of History at the USAF Academy. A welcome professional reexamination of the AEF’s combat record.

World War One: The Global Revolution

World War One: The Global RevolutionWorld War One: The Global Revolution by Lawrence Sondhaus
ISBN: 9780521736268
Published by Cambridge University Press on March 31st 2011
Genres: History, Modern, 20th Century, Military, General, World War I
Pages: 560

Len's Summary: A new introduction and analysis of the causes and effects of The Great War.

Shattering Empires: The Clash and Collapse of the Ottoman and Russian Empires 1908-1918

Shattering Empires: The Clash and Collapse of the Ottoman and Russian Empires 1908-1918Shattering Empires: The Clash and Collapse of the Ottoman and Russian Empires 1908-1918 by Michael A. Reynolds
ISBN: 9780521149167
Published by Cambridge University Press on January 27th 2011
Genres: Political Science, History, Europe, General, Colonialism & Post-Colonialism, Social Science, Islamic Studies, Middle East
Pages: 324

Len's Summary: The confrontation in the Russo-Ottoman hinterlands from the Young Turk Revolution of 1908 through the Russian Revolution to the end of WWI. A study in imperial policy-making and warfare.

German Soldier Newspapers of the First World War

German Soldier Newspapers of the First World WarGerman Soldier Newspapers of the First World War by Robert L. Nelson
ISBN: 9781107695733
Published by Cambridge University Press on January 30th 2014
Genres: History, Military, General, World War I, Europe
Pages: 282

Len's Summary: Soldiers’ newspapers held a mirror to life on the Western Front.

Violence Against Prisoners of War in the First World War: Britain, France and Germany, 1914-1920

Violence Against Prisoners of War in the First World War: Britain, France and Germany, 1914-1920Violence Against Prisoners of War in the First World War: Britain, France and Germany, 1914-1920 by Heather Jones
ISBN: 1107638267
Published by Cambridge University Press on June 2nd 2011
Genres: History, Europe, General, Military, Modern, 20th Century
Pages: 451

Len's Summary: A scholarly study of how the war radicalized captivity treatment undermining international law protecting POWs. As the war wore on and manpower grew scarce, increasing numbers of captives were not sent to the home front, but rather retained as laborers near the Western Front. See also Prisoners, Diplomats, and the Great War: A Study in the Diplomacy of Captivity, Richard G. Speed III, Greenwood, 1990.

Foch in Command: The Forging of a First World War General

Foch in Command: The Forging of a First World War GeneralFoch in Command: The Forging of a First World War General by Elizabeth Greenhalgh
ISBN: 9781107633858
Published by Cambridge University Press on January 30th 2014
Genres: History, Military, General, World War I, Modern, 20th Century, Europe
Pages: 570

Len's Summary: A new look at the life and achievements of the allied generalissimo of WWI.

Race, Empire and First World War Writing

Race, Empire and First World War WritingRace, Empire and First World War Writing by Santanu Das
ISBN: 9781107664494
Published by Cambridge University Press on January 20th 2014
Genres: Literary Criticism, European, General, History, Military, World War I, Social Science
Pages: 350

Len's Summary: Using primary sources, Das looks at the experiences of various ethnic groups during WW1.

Indigenous Peoples of the British Dominions and the First World War

Indigenous Peoples of the British Dominions and the First World WarIndigenous Peoples of the British Dominions and the First World War by Timothy C. Winegard
ISBN: 9781107014930
Published by Cambridge University Press on November 3rd 2011
Genres: History, Europe, Great Britain, Military, General, World War I, Modern, 20th Century, Social Science, Anthropology, Cultural
Pages: 312

Len's Summary: Comparative study if the war experiences of the aborigines of the five self-governing Dominions of the British Empire. By the author of For King and Kanata (University of Manitoba Press, 2012) about the WWI service of Canadian “first nations” Indians. -- Study of the widely varying participation of the native peoples of Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Newfoundland and South Africa in WWI.

Civil War in Europe, 1905-1949

Civil War in Europe, 1905-1949Civil War in Europe, 1905-1949 by Stanley G. Payne
ISBN: 9781107648159
Published by Cambridge University Press on September 30th 2011
Genres: History, Europe, General, Modern, 20th Century, Political Science, Comparative Politics, Military
Pages: 256

Len's Summary: Treats the world wars as a single conflict.

At Home and under Fire: Air Raids and Culture in Britain from the Great War to the Blitz

At Home and under Fire: Air Raids and Culture in Britain from the Great War to the BlitzAt Home and under Fire: Air Raids and Culture in Britain from the Great War to the Blitz by Susan R. Grayzel
ISBN: 9781107679412
Published by Cambridge University Press on February 27th 2014
Genres: History, Europe, Great Britain, Modern, 20th Century, Military, World War I, World War II
Pages: 356

Len's Summary: Beginning with Zeppelin and Gotha raids in 1915 -1918, the author traces the civilian response to bombing in two wars and government attempts to cope with the threat to civilian morale.

German Colonialism: A Short History

German Colonialism: A Short HistoryGerman Colonialism: A Short History by Sebastian Conrad
ISBN: 9781107400474
Published by Cambridge University Press on November 17th 2011
Genres: History, Europe, General, Modern, Political Science, Colonialism & Post-Colonialism
Pages: 246

Len's Summary: A succinct survey history of German colonial expansion and policies from 1885 until it lost its colonial possessions in the Pacific, Asia and Africa as a result of WWI. Unlike several recent studies, this one contends that German colonial policy, though undeniably harsh and racially biased, did not necessarily fore shadow the Holocaust and was not dissimilar to that of France and Britain. (Originally published in German in 2008.)

Winning and Losing on the Western Front: The British Third Army and the Defeat of Germany in 1918

Winning and Losing on the Western Front: The British Third Army and the Defeat of Germany in 1918Winning and Losing on the Western Front: The British Third Army and the Defeat of Germany in 1918 by Jonathan Boff
ISBN: 9781107449022
Published by Cambridge University Press on November 20th 2014
Genres: History, Military, General, Europe, Great Britain, Modern, 20th Century
Pages: 310

Len's Summary: The final 100 days’ battles drawing on British and German archival material.

The Foreign Office Mind: The Making of British Foreign Policy, 1865-1914

The Foreign Office Mind: The Making of British Foreign Policy, 1865-1914The Foreign Office Mind: The Making of British Foreign Policy, 1865-1914 by T. G. Otte
ISBN: 9781107613102
Published by Cambridge University Press on August 22nd 2013
Genres: History, Europe, Great Britain, Modern, General, 20th Century, Political Science, International Relations
Pages: 468

Len's Summary: Study of the underlying principles and elite perceptions that shaped British foreign policy before the outbreak of WWI. -- How British elites shaped foreign policy — a look at the pre-1914 arms race, balance of powder in Europe and the causes of WWI.

The Economics of World War I

The Economics of World War IThe Economics of World War I by Stephen Broadberry, Mark Harrison, Hugh Rockoff, Albrecht Ritschl, Max-Stephan Schulze, Şevket Pamuk, Peter Howlett, Peter Gatrell, Herman de Jong, Pierre-Cyrille Hautcoeur, Francesco Galassi
ISBN: 0521107253
Published by Cambridge University Press on April 1st 2009
Genres: Business & Economics, Economic History, Economics, Military
Pages: 364

Len's Summary: A series of essays looking at the economies and finances of the major belligerents including the Ottoman Empire, the US. England, France, Germany, Russia, Austria-Hungary and Italy. See also Financing The First World War by Hugh Strachan, Oxford, 2004. // An analytical examination of the economies, economic mobilization and war finance of the principal belligerents: Germany, Austria-Hungary, The Ottoman Empire, France, the UK, Russia, Italy and the United States; as well as the neutral Netherlands. Contributors from England, the US, Germany, France, Holland and Turkey include Peter Gatrell and Hugh Rockoff.

The Short Story and the First World War

The Short Story and the First World WarThe Short Story and the First World War by Ann-Marie Einhaus
ISBN: 9781107038431
Published by Cambridge University Press on July 31st 2013
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Modern, 20th Century, Literary Criticism, General, European
Pages: 219

Len's Summary: By focusing on other than poetry, this study challenges conventional cultural perceptions. See also The Penguin Book of First World War Stories, Penguin Classics, 2007

The American Army and the First World War

The American Army and the First World WarThe American Army and the First World War by David Woodward
ISBN: 9781107648869
Published by Cambridge University Press on July 10th 2014
Genres: Military, United States
Pages: 481

Len's Summary: Examines the problems encountered when an unprepared America went to war in 1917. The author is a retired distinguished professor of history at the University of West Virginia. // Correction: Woodward taught at Marshall, not the university of Marshall.

The Cambridge History of the First World War, Three Volumes

The Cambridge History of the First World War, Three VolumesThe Cambridge History of the First World War by Jay Winter
ISBN: 9781107660588
Published by Cambridge University Press on March 24th 2014
Genres: History, Military, World War I

Len's Summary: A massive transnational guide to the military, political, social, economic and cultural aspects of the conflict.

Wilhelm II: Into The Abyss of War and Exile, 1900-1941

Wilhelm II: Into The Abyss of War and Exile, 1900-1941Wilhelm II: Into The Abyss of War and Exile, 1900-1941 by John C.G. Röhl, Sheila de Bellaigue, F.R. Bridge
ISBN: 9780521844314
Published by Cambridge University Press on February 6th 2014
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, General, Historical, History, Europe, Military, Modern, 20th Century
Pages: 1591

Len's Summary: Volume three in Rohl’s massive biography of German’s last Kaiser focusing on his political and diplomatic roles in the lead up to The Great War, as warlord followed by his abdication, and post-war exile in Holland.

The July Crisis: The World’s Descent Into War, Summer 1914

The July Crisis: The World’s Descent Into War, Summer 1914The July Crisis: The World’s Descent Into War, Summer 1914 by T. G. Otte
ISBN: 9781107064904
Published by Cambridge University Press on June 5th 2014
Genres: Diplomacy, International Relations, Military, Political Science
Pages: 555

Len's Summary: Finds the causes of war in the utter failure of European state craft not in abstract concepts such as Balance of Power or competing alliance systems. // Finds the failure of European state craft at the root of all causes. Another look at a much-studied case.

The Outbreak of the First World War: Structure, Politics, and Decision-Making

The Outbreak of the First World War: Structure, Politics, and Decision-MakingThe Outbreak of the First World War: Structure, Politics, and Decision-Making by Jack S. Levy, John A. Vasquez
ISBN: 9781107616028
Published by Cambridge University Press on March 21st 2014
Genres: Political Science, International Relations, General, History, Military, World War I
Pages: 320

Len's Summary: Scholarly essays present an interdisciplinary look at the war.

The French Army in the First World War

The French Army in the First World WarThe French Army in the First World War by Elizabeth Greenhalgh
ISBN: 9781107605688
Published by Cambridge University Press on November 13th 2014
Genres: History, Military, General, Europe, Modern, 20th Century, World War I
Pages: 480

Len's Summary: One of several books on belligerent armies being published 1n 2014 by Cambridge University Press. The author is a distinguished Australian military historian.

The Italian Army and the First World War

The Italian Army and the First World WarThe Italian Army and the First World War by John Gooch
ISBN: 9781139991438
Published by Cambridge University Press on June 19th 2014
Genres: History, Modern, 20th Century, Europe, General, Military
Pages: 401

Len's Summary: The Italian front was nearly as long as the Western Front and just as static until the massive 1917 Austro-German breakthrough at Caporetto.

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.

The Great War and the Origins of Humanitarianism

The Great War and the Origins of HumanitarianismThe Great War and the Origins of Humanitarianism, 1918-1924 by Bruno Cabanes
ISBN: 9781107604834
Published by Cambridge University Press on March 13th 2014
Genres: History, Military, General, Law, International, Political Science
Pages: 397

Len's Summary: The war gave rise to individuals and organizations dedicated to eradicating human suffering.

The Origins of World War I

The Origins of World War IThe Origins of World War I by Richard F. Hamilton, Holger H. Herwig
ISBN: 0521102189
Published by Cambridge University Press on December 11th 2008
Genres: World War I
Pages: 552

Len's Summary: Summary examination of the motivations of the leadership of 12 major and minor powers in going to war. // An abridged version of the collection of essays published by Cambridge as The Origins of World War I and edited by the same scholars. This version concentrates on the handful of men who made the decisions for war. The abridgement is even more readable than the original. The authors cut through the fog of nationalism and ex post facto justifications to the roots of the conflict. Affordable and highly recommended.

Fighting Different Wars: Experience, Memory and the First World War in Britain

Fighting Different Wars: Experience, Memory and the First World War in BritainFighting Different Wars by Janet S. K. Watson
ISBN: 9780521831536
Published by Cambridge University Press on February 19th 2004
Genres: Great Britain, Literary Criticism, Military, Social History, Social Science
Pages: 333

Len's Summary: Cultural and intellectual history contrasting war as an experience and war as a memory and developing the consequences of postwar constructions. The author is an Associate Professor of History at the University of Connecticut. The Tomlinson Prize carries an award of $3,000 funded by a grant from WFA Director-emeritus Norman B. Tomlinson, Jr.

The Final Battle: Soldiers of the Western Front in the German Revolution of 1918

The Final Battle: Soldiers of the Western Front in the German Revolution of 1918The Final Battle: Soldiers of the Western Front in the German Revolution of 1918 by Scott Stephenson
ISBN: 0521519462
Published by Cambridge University Press on September 1st 2009
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Modern, 20th Century
Pages: 374

Len's Summary: A scholarly look at the morale and political outlook of the German army following the armistice of November 11, 1918.

The Cambridge Companion to Poetry of the First World War

The Cambridge Companion to Poetry of the First World WarThe Cambridge Companion to the Poetry of the First World War by Santanu Das
ISBN: 1107692954
Published by Cambridge University Press on December 6th 2013
Genres: Fiction, Military, Poetry
Pages: 336

Len's Summary: Leading scholars reexamine WWI poetry in English.