Eddie Rickenbacker: An American Hero in the Twentieth Century

Eddie Rickenbacker: An American Hero in the Twentieth CenturyEddie Rickenbacker: An American Hero in the Twentieth Century by W. David Lewis
ISBN: 0801889723
Published by Johns Hopkins University Press on May 22nd 2008
Genres: Biographies and Memoirs, United States
Pages: 720

Len's Summary: American racing car driver, aviation pioneer and top American WWI air ace with 26 WWI victories, Rickenbacker went overseas in 1917 as Pershing's driver, rose to command a the 94th pursuit squadron, founded a motor car company and Eastern Airlines. Rickenbacker's career is also the subject of a not always flattering biographical novel, Fast Eddie: a Novel in Many Voices by Robert L. O'Connell, Wm. Morrow, 1999.

Doughboys, the Great War, and the Remaking of America

Doughboys, the Great War, and the Remaking of AmericaDoughboys, the Great War, and the Remaking of America by Jennifer D. Keene
ISBN: 9780801865923
Published by Johns Hopkins University Press on August 29th 2001
Genres: Military, Social History, United States, World War I
Pages: 294

Len's Summary: A social history of the impact of The Great War on the United States and its people.

Zeppelin!: Germany and the Airship, 1900-1939

Zeppelin!: Germany and the Airship, 1900-1939Zeppelin!: Germany and the Airship, 1900-1939 by Guillaume De Syon
ISBN: 0801886341
Published by Johns Hopkins University Press on June 11th 2007
Genres: Europe, General, Science, Transportation
Pages: 312

Len's Summary: A history of the development of the Zeppelin airship.

Fighting for Hope: African American Troops of the 93rd Division in World War I and Postwar America

Fighting for Hope: African American Troops of the 93rd Division in World War I and Postwar AmericaFighting for Hope: African American Troops of the 93rd Infantry Division in World War II and Postwar America by Robert F. Jefferson
ISBN: 9780801888281
Published by Johns Hopkins University Press on October 24th 2008
Genres: History, Military, World War II, United States, 20th Century, Social Science, Ethnic Studies, African American Studies
Pages: 321

Len's Summary: The experience of the first complete all-Black division to go into combat. See also American Foreign Legion, Frank E. Roberts, Naval Institute, 2004.

All the Tsar’s Men: Russia’s General Staff and the Fate of the Empire, 1898-1914

All the Tsar’s Men: Russia’s General Staff and the Fate of the Empire, 1898-1914All the Tsar's Men: Russia's General Staff and the Fate of the Empire, 1898-1914 by John W. Steinberg
ISBN: 9780801895456
Published by Johns Hopkins University Press on March 18th 2010
Genres: History, Europe, Russia & the Former Soviet Union, General
Pages: 408

Len's Summary: A study in the institutional reforms that failed to prevent defeat in either the Russo-Japanese War or WWI. // The author ties the fate of empire to only partially successful efforts to create a truly professional officer corps in Russia in the wake of the Russo-Japanese War debacle.

Race and War in France: Colonial Subjects in the French Army, 1914-1918

Race and War in France: Colonial Subjects in the French Army, 1914-1918Race and War in France: Colonial Subjects in the French Army, 1914-1918 by Richard S. Fogarty
ISBN: 9781421407661
Published by Johns Hopkins University Press on December 5th 2012
Genres: History, Europe, France, Military, World War I, General, Strategy, Social History
Pages: 400

Len's Summary: Paperback version of an excellent social-military-political history first published by Johns Hopkins in 2008. How French egalitarianism was challenged by the conscription of more than half a million colonial troops during WWI, a “blood tax” levied on her African and Asian subjects. // An excellent scholarly analysis of colonial troops at war; a study of contradictory and paradoxical French policies on race, culture and religion in wartime drawing on individual experiences among the half million African, Arab and Asian soldiers who served France in WWI. Winner of the Phi Alpha Theta First Book Prize. The author teaches at SUNY Albany.