In Uncle Sam’s Service: Women Workers With the American Expeditionary Force, 1917-1919

In Uncle Sam’s Service: Women Workers With the American Expeditionary Force, 1917-1919In Uncle Sam's Service: Women Workers With the American Expeditionary Force, 1917-1919 by Susan Zeiger
ISBN: 0801431662
Published by Cornell University Press on January 1st 2000
Genres: United States, Women, Women's Studies
Pages: 209

Len's Summary: Some 16 thousand women served overseas with the AEF. Some joined for patriotic reasons, others for economic motives, to search for adventure or challenge gender boundaries. A useful addition; to the study of womens' roles in The Great War.

Absolute Destruction: Military Culture and the Practices of War in Imperial Germany

Absolute Destruction: Military Culture and the Practices of War in Imperial GermanyAbsolute Destruction: Military Culture and the Practices of War in Imperial Germany by Isabel V. Hull
ISBN: 9780801472930
Published by Cornell University Press on January 12th 2006
Genres: Germany, Military
Pages: 400

Len's Summary: An institution's descent from administrative murder into genocide - unchecked by civilian control -- traced from German Southwest Africa into Belgium and France to Armenia, and the final Western Front battles of World War I.

The Foe Within: Fantasies of Treason and the End of Imperial Russia

The Foe Within: Fantasies of Treason and the End of Imperial RussiaThe Foe Within: Fantasies of Treason and the End of Imperial Russia by William C. Fuller
ISBN: 0801444268
Published by Cornell University Press on April 13th 2006
Genres: Russia & the Former Soviet Union
Pages: 286

Len's Summary: How often unfounded suspicions of betrayal of military secrets by German spies in the pay of Germany undermined the monarchy and helped pave the way to the overthrow of the Romanovs.

The Embattled Self: French Soldiers’ Testimony of the Great War

The Embattled Self: French Soldiers’ Testimony of the Great WarThe Embattled Self: French Soldiers' Testimony of the Great War by Leonard V. Smith
ISBN: 9780801445231
Published by Cornell University Press on June 7th 2007
Genres: France, Military, Personal Accounts
Pages: 214

Len's Summary: An examination of fiction and non-fiction writings by French war veterans reveals how they viewed their service and suffering. The author is Professor of History at Oberlin and the author or co-author of several prize-winning works on French society during WWI.

The Impossible Border: Germany and the East, 1914-1922

The Impossible Border: Germany and the East, 1914-1922The Impossible Border: Germany and the East, 1914-1922 by Annemarie H. Sammartino
ISBN: 9780801479465
Published by Cornell University Press on September 27th 2010
Genres: History, Europe, Germany, Eastern, Social Science, Emigration & Immigration
Pages: 248

Len's Summary: At Versailles, Germany lost 12% of her territory, mainly to a recrudescent Poland. The immense movement of ethnic Germans and Jews from the East helped destabilize the fragile Weimar Republic and stoked the racist proclivities of German conservatives.

The Shadow of the Past: Reputation and Military Alliances before the First World War

The Shadow of the Past: Reputation and Military Alliances before the First World WarThe Shadow of the Past: Reputation and Military Alliances before the First World War by Gregory D. Miller
ISBN: 9780801464607
Published by Cornell University Press on February 17th 2012
Genres: International Relations, Military, Political Science, Pre-War
Pages: 248

Len's Summary: Posits the axiom that only states perceived as reliable (viz., willing to support alliance partners in time of war) could form strong, effective military pacts. A study of diplomacy in the Belle Époque. // How states built and sustained alliances in pre-war Europe.

Militarism in a Global Age: Naval Ambitions in Germany and the United States before World War I

Militarism in a Global Age: Naval Ambitions in Germany and the United States before World War IMilitarism in a Global Age: Naval Ambitions in Germany and the United States before World War I by Dirk Bönker
ISBN: 9780801450402
Published by Cornell University Press on March 6th 2012
Genres: History, Military, Naval, World War I, United States, 20th Century
Pages: 421

Len's Summary: Argues that a common militarism existed in Germany and America where naval elites shared similar outlooks and goals.

Magic Lantern Empire: Colonialism and Society in Germany

Magic Lantern Empire: Colonialism and Society in GermanyMagic Lantern Empire: Colonialism and Society in Germany by John Phillip Short
ISBN: 9780801450945
Published by Cornell University Press on November 20th 2012
Genres: History, Europe, Germany, Social History, Social Science, Popular Culture
Pages: 248

Len's Summary: An examination of the intersection of imperialism, modern mass culture, politics and public restructuring in Wilhelmine Germany. -- A multi-source study of German colonialism as a mass cultural and political phenomenon; nuanced accounting of how ordinary Germans understood and articulated the concept of overseas empire.

A Scrap of Paper: Breaking and Making International Law During the Great World War

A Scrap of Paper: Breaking and Making International Law During the Great World WarA Scrap of Paper: Breaking and Making International Law During the Great World War by Isabel V. Hull
ISBN: 9780801452734
Published by Cornell University Press on May 13th 2014
Genres: Foreign & International Law, Law, Military
Pages: 352

Len's Summary: The profound tension between international law and military necessity illustrated by differing French, British and German responses and how state structures and differing legal traditions shaped these responses in seven discrete instances. // A comparative study of decision-making in England, France and Germany as regards Belgian neutrality, the land war in the west, occupation of enemy territory, blockade, unrestricted submarine warfare and the introduction of new weaponry including poison gas and the zeppelin.