Oil Empire: Visions of Prosperity in Austrian Galicia

Oil Empire: Visions of Prosperity in Austrian GaliciaOil Empire: Visions of Prosperity in Austrian Galicia by Alison Fleig Frank
ISBN: 0674025415
Published by Harvard University Press on September 15th 2007
Genres: Economic History
Pages: 366

Len's Summary: At the opening of the 20th Century Austria ranked third among the world's petroleum-producing states (surpassed by only the USA and Russia) accounting for five percent of global production. Yet, by 1918, the Central Powers did not have enough oil to maintain military operations. This book tells the story of what went wrong economically, socially, financially and politically in an ethnically diverse and often embattled area of Europe unfamiliar to most of us in North America.

Your Death Would Be Mine: Paul and Marie Pireaud in the Great War

Your Death Would Be Mine: Paul and Marie Pireaud in the Great WarYour Death Would Be Mine: Paul and Marie Pireaud in the Great War by Martha Hanna
ISBN: 0674030516
Published by Harvard University Press on September 1st 2008
Genres: Military, Biography & Autobiography
Pages: 341

Len's Summary: The author is Associate Professor of History at the University of Colorado-Boulder who spoke at the WFA 2006 National Seminar. This is highly personal, powerful and moving perspective on The Great War drawn from hundreds of letters exchanged by a French newlywed couple separated by the conflict. Dr. Hanna is also the author of The Mobilization of Intellect: French Scholars and Writers during the Great War (Harvard, 1996).

A Land of Aching Hearts: The Middle East in the Great War

A Land of Aching Hearts: The Middle East in the Great WarA Land of Aching Hearts: The Middle East in the Great War by Leila Tarazi Fawaz
ISBN: 9780674735491
Published by Harvard University Press on November 17th 2014
Genres: Middle East, Social History
Pages: 416

Len's Summary: Finds the First World War to have been a socially and politically transformative experience that shaped the Middle East of today. He author teaches at Tufts University.

Nationalizing the Russian Empire: The Campaign against Enemy Aliens during World War I

Nationalizing the Russian Empire: The Campaign against Enemy Aliens during World War INationalizing the Russian Empire: The Campaign against Enemy Aliens during World War I by Eric Lohr
ISBN: 0674010418
Published by Harvard University Press on May 15th 2003
Genres: History, Europe, General, Russia & the Former Soviet Union
Pages: 237

Len's Summary: Study of the treatment of “enemy” minorities during WWI. Mass deportations, property seizures, purges and popular violence impacted on millions of Russians of German and Jewish origin, as well as Muslims. Read in conjunction with A Whole Empire Walking by Peter Gatrell (Indiana, 1999) described elsewhere on these pages.

Nexus: Strategic Communications and American Security in World War I

Nexus: Strategic Communications and American Security in World War INexus: Strategic Communications and American Security in World War I by Jonathan Reed Winkler
ISBN: 9780674725775
Published by Harvard University Press on June 30th 2008
Genres: History, United States, 20th Century, Military, World War I, Political Science, International Relations, Diplomacy
Pages: 357

Len's Summary: A new way of looking at evolving global strategy: the technology, economics and politics of commercial and military communications during WWI.

Woodrow Wilson and the American Myth in Italy: Culture, Diplomacy, and War Propaganda

Woodrow Wilson and the American Myth in Italy: Culture, Diplomacy, and War PropagandaWoodrow Wilson and the American Myth in Italy: Culture, Diplomacy, and War Propaganda by Daniela Rossini, Antony Shugaar
ISBN: 0674028244
Published by Harvard University Press on May 1st 2008
Genres: History, Europe, Italy, Military, World War I, United States, 20th Century, Political Science, International Relations, Diplomacy
Pages: 263

Len's Summary: A new look at Wilsonian diplomacy, or lack there of, through an examination of Italo-American relations during WWI and during the Paris peace conference.

Democracy’s Prisoner: Eugene V. Debs, the Great War, and the Right to Dissent

Democracy’s Prisoner: Eugene V. Debs, the Great War, and the Right to DissentDemocracy's Prisoner: Eugene V. Debs, the Great War, and the Right to Dissent by Ernest Freeberg
ISBN: 9780674057203
Published by Harvard University Press on May 31st 2008
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Political, History, Military, World War I, United States, 20th Century, Political Science, Civil Rights
Pages: 380

Len's Summary: This is the story of an early 20th century conflict between the perceived demands of national security and the constitutional guarantee of free speech that led to the creation of the American Civil Liberties Union. Railway labor leader and five-time Socialist Party presidential candidate, Eugene Debs (1855-1926) is forgotten today, but won nearly a million popular votes in 1912 and 1920. Debs ran for President in 1920 from a jail cell convicted under the 1917 Espionage Act cell because of his outspoken opposition to American entry into WWI. He was pardoned in 1921 by President Warren G. Harding. The author teaches at the University of Tennessee.

Dublin 1916: The Siege of the GPO

Dublin 1916: The Siege of the GPODublin 1916: The Siege of the GPO by Clair Wills
ISBN: 9780674036338
Published by Harvard University Press on October 15th 2009
Genres: History, Europe, Great Britain, Ireland, Revolutionary
Pages: 259

Len's Summary: A new history of the Easter Uprising, which sparked the ultimately successful Irish revolt.

Freedom Struggles: African Americans and World War I

Freedom Struggles: African Americans and World War IFreedom Struggles: African Americans and World War I by Adriane Lentz-Smith
ISBN: 0674062051
Published by Harvard University Press on September 1st 2011
Genres: History, Military, World War I, United States, 20th Century, Social Science, Ethnic Studies, African American Studies
Pages: 318

Len's Summary: World War I viewed as a watershed moment in the evolving civil rights struggle in America.

The Berlin-Baghdad Express: The Ottoman Empire and Germany’s Bid for World Power

The Berlin-Baghdad Express: The Ottoman Empire and Germany’s Bid for World PowerThe Berlin-Baghdad Express: The Ottoman Empire and Germany's Bid for World Power by Sean McMeekin
ISBN: 9780674057395
Published by Harvard University Press on September 15th 2010
Genres: History, Europe, Germany, Military, World War I, Middle East, Turkey & Ottoman Empire
Pages: 460

Len's Summary: Part of the so-called Great Game portrayed in John Buchan’s fiction trilogy this is the true story of Germany’s attempt to penetrate of the Middle East and, wording through the Ottoman Empire, threaten the British position in Persia and the Indian subcontinent.

Youth in a Fatherless Land: War Pedagogy, Nationalism, and Authority in Germany, 1914-1918

Youth in a Fatherless Land: War Pedagogy, Nationalism, and Authority in Germany, 1914-1918Youth in a Fatherless Land: War Pedagogy, Nationalism, and Authority in Germany, 1914-1918 by Andrew Donson
ISBN: 9780674049833
Published by Harvard University Press on April 1st 2010
Genres: History, Europe, Germany, Military, World War I, Social History
Pages: 329

Len's Summary: Social history: a study of German youth in wartime at the dawn of an era of mobilization of teenagers and schoolchildren for experiments in state building and creation of extreme political movements. Covers crime, work, sexuality, gender practices, sexuality, family life, recreation, novels and magazines and everyday life.

Desert Hell: the British Invasion of Mesopotamia

Desert Hell: the British Invasion of MesopotamiaDesert Hell: the British Invasion of Mesopotamia by Charles Townshend
ISBN: 9780674059993
Published by Harvard University Press on February 22nd 2011
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Europe, Great Britain, Middle East, General
Pages: 623

Len's Summary: A cautionary tale of imperial overreach.

With Our Backs to the Wall: Victory and Defeat, 1918

With Our Backs to the Wall: Victory and Defeat, 1918With Our Backs to the Wall: Victory and Defeat, 1918 by David Stevenson
ISBN: 9780674062269
Published by Harvard University Press on September 19th 2011
Genres: History, Europe, General, Military, World War I, United States, Political Science, International Relations
Pages: 688

Len's Summary: A broad, sagely crafted political-military analysis of the 1918 end game of WWI focusing on the basis for the Allies’ incomplete victory and implications for peace. The author also wrote the excellent Armaments and the Coming of War, 1904-1914 (Oxford, 1996).

Our Fritz: Emperor Frederick III and the Political Culture of Imperial Germany

Our Fritz: Emperor Frederick III and the Political Culture of Imperial GermanyOur Fritz: Emperor Frederick III and the Political Culture of Imperial Germany by Frank Lorenz Müller
ISBN: 9780674048386
Published by Harvard University Press on October 10th 2011
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Historical, History, Europe, Germany, Modern, 19th Century
Pages: 366

Len's Summary: The story of Kaiser Frederick, father of Wilhelm II, who died of cancer after reigning for only 99 days. If he survived, he might have ushered in new era in Anglo-German relations, thus avoiding the hecatombs of WWI.

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, Modern, 20th Century, 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.

The Russian Origins of the First World War

The Russian Origins of the First World WarThe Russian Origins of the First World War by Sean McMeekin
ISBN: 9780674063204
Published by Harvard University Press on December 12th 2011
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Europe, Russia & the Former Soviet Union, Political Science, International Relations, General
Pages: 344

Len's Summary: The author contends that the Tzarist regime believed a general European war to be in its national interest; that is sought to humiliate Vienna, conquer Constantinople and open the Straits as an ice-free trade route to the Mediterranean and the west. Winner of the 2011 Norman B. Tomlinson, Jr. Prize for the best work of history in English on World War One (1914-1918)

Planning Armageddon: British Economic Warfare and the First World War

Planning Armageddon: British Economic Warfare and the First World WarPlanning Armageddon: British Economic Warfare and the First World War by Nicholas A. Lambert
ISBN: 9780674063068
Published by Harvard University Press on January 1st 2012
Genres: History, Military, World War II, Strategy, Business & Economics, Economic History
Pages: 662

Len's Summary: Before the war, the Admiralty conceived an economic warfare campaign deploying Britain’s virtual monopolies in banking, communications and merchant shipping as additional weapons against Germany. These weapons proved decisive. This book received the World War One Historical Association's annual Norman B. Tomlinson, Jr., prize for the best work of history in English on World War One (1914-1918) for 2013. Professor Lambert is a Visiting Affiliate Professor at the University of Maryland. His book, 'Sir John Fisher’s Naval Revolution' (1999) won the Tomlinson 2000 prize.