A Bitter Truth: A Bess Crawford Mystery

A Bitter Truth: A Bess Crawford MysteryA Bitter Truth: A Bess Crawford Mystery by Charles Todd
ISBN: 9780062015716
Published by HarperCollins on May 1st 2012
Genres: Fiction, Mystery & Detective, General
Pages: 368

Len's Summary: Todd’s (actually a mother and son writing team) second mystery featuring British nurse Bess Crawford involved in a murder while on Christmas leave from war torn France.

An Unmarked Grave

An Unmarked GraveAn Unmarked Grave by Charles Todd
ISBN: 9780062015730
Published by HarperCollins on January 2nd 2013
Genres: Fiction, Mystery & Detective, General
Pages: 272

Len's Summary: It’s 1918 and nurse Bess Crawford is investigating the murder of a British officer on the Western Front and finds herself becoming a target of the murderer; second novel in the Bess Crawford series. The first Bess Crawford book: A Bitter Truth, a William Morrow reprint, 2012, is also available from Amazon.

The Burning Tigris: The Armenian Genocide and America’s Response

The Burning Tigris: The Armenian Genocide and America’s ResponseThe Burning Tigris: The Armenian Genocide and America's Response by Peter Balakian
ISBN: 9780060558703
Published by HarperCollins on September 30th 2003
Genres: History, United States, 20th Century, Modern, Political Science, International Relations, General
Pages: 528

Len's Summary: Covers the history of Turko-Armenian relations as well as the pogroms of 1915-16 with particular emphasis on American reactions and interventions. A History Book Club alternate selection.

Baptism Of Fire

Baptism Of FireBaptism Of Fire by Nathan M Greenfield
ISBN: 0002007274
Published by Harper Collins on October 4th 2007
Genres: Canada, General, World War I
Pages: 480

Len's Summary: Examination of the untried Canadian First Division’s first engagement, the Second Battle of Ypres, 1915, with particular focus on the earliest major use of gas on the Western Front. Draws on the testimony of soldiers on both sides.

Images of War: New Zealand and the Great War

Images of War: New Zealand and the Great WarImages of War: New Zealand and the Great War by Glyn Harper
ISBN: 9781869506766
Published by HarperCollins on November 1st 2008
Genres: Australia & New Zealand, Military, World War I
Pages: 336

Len's Summary: Some 800 photographs from all theaters of war taken from the New Zealand Army Memorial Museum and private archives. Includes photos of facial wounds and results of reconstructive surgery from Gilles Archive.

The Sleepwalkers: How Europe Went to War in 1914

The Sleepwalkers: How Europe Went to War in 1914The Sleepwalkers by Christopher Clark
ISBN: 9780061146664
Published by HarperCollins on March 18th 2014
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Europe, General
Pages: 736

Len's Summary: A superbly crafted work which cogently summarizes key events, policies and personalities leading up to the war without apportioning blame. Particularly strong in analysis of the pre-war Balkan imbroglio. A New York Times “Best 10” for 2013. -- A group of well-meaning leaders take Europe into WWI. Received wide-spread praise. -- Places Serbia and the Balkans at the center of events leading to WWI; far from being stable, Europe was wracked by deep-seated, but not always obvious political and problems and afflicted with ineffectual political leaders.

Darks Invasion 1915: Germany’s Secret War and the Hunt for the First Terrorist Cell in America

Darks Invasion 1915: Germany’s Secret War and the Hunt for the First Terrorist Cell in AmericaDark Invasion: 1915: Germany's Secret War and the Hunt for the First Terrorist Cell in America by Howard Blum
ISBN: 9780062307569
Published by HarperCollins on February 10th 2015
Genres: History, Modern, 20th Century, Political Science, Terrorism, Biography & Autobiography, Law Enforcement
Pages: 496

Len's Summary: German saboteurs attempt to stem the flow of armaments from neutral America to the Allies. See also Black Tom: Imperial Germany’s Secret War in America, 1914-1917, Jules Whitcover, Algonquin, 1986.