Crusader Nation: The United States in Peace and the Great War, 1898-1920

Crusader Nation: The United States in Peace and the Great War, 1898-1920Crusader Nation: The United States in Peace and the Great War, 1898-1920 by David Traxel
ISBN: 0375410783
Published by Knopf on December 18th 2007
Genres: Pre-War, United States
Pages: 432

Len's Summary: A portrait of America at the turn of the 20th century, the height of the Progressive Era and of the expansive and reformist leadership of Roosevelt and Wilson at home and overseas. Available from the History Book Club for $22.00.

Birds Without Wings

Birds Without WingsBirds Without Wings by Louis de Bernieres
ISBN: 9780307368874
Published by Knopf on August 24th 2004
Genres: Fiction, General
Pages: 630

Len's Summary: A novel by the author of Captain Corelli’s Mandolin about the twilight of the Ottoman Empire in Anatolia before, during and just after WWI. Bermieres presents a series of often quirky first-person accounts by characters in a multi-ethnic village. Interwoven is the biogrpahy of Mustapha Kamal Ataturk, founder of mono-ethnic Turkish Republic. A good read if not exactly good history.

By a Slow River: A Novel

By a Slow River: A NovelBy a Slow River: A Novel by Philippe Claudel, Hoyt Rogers
ISBN: 1400042801
Published by Knopf on December 18th 2007
Genres: Fiction
Pages: 208

Len's Summary: A French village policeman unravels the thicket of lies and deceit surrounding the 1917 death by strangulation of a young girl. Winner of the Prix Renaudot.

Europe’s Last Summer: Who Started the Great War in 1914?

Europe’s Last Summer: Who Started the Great War in 1914?Europe's Last Summer Who Started the Great War in 1914 by David Fromkin
ISBN: 9780375411564
Published by Knopf on March 23rd 2004
Genres: History, Europe, General, Military, World War I, Political Science, Security (National & International)
Pages: 349

Len's Summary: By the author of A Peace to End all Peace on postwar redrawing of the map in the Mid East. Fromkin lays the blame for WWI on Germany. Little new here; the current work edited by Holger Herwig and Richard Hamilton, The Origins of World War I (Cambridge 2003) is far more enlightening.

Monk Eastman: The Gangster Who Became a War Hero

Monk Eastman: The Gangster Who Became a War HeroMonk Eastman: The Gangster Who Became a War Hero by Neil Hanson
ISBN: 0307266559
Published by Knopf on October 5th 2010
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Military, Criminals & Outlaws, History, World War I
Pages: 416

Len's Summary: Biography of a New York City gangster who served with distinction in the 106th Infantry Regiment of the 27th Division of the AEF.

The Great War (Imperial War Museums)

The Great War (Imperial War Museums)The Great War (Imperial War Museums) by Mark Holborn, Hilary Roberts
ISBN: 0385350708
Published by Knopf on October 29th 2013
Genres: History, Europe, General, Military, World War I, Modern, 20th Century
Pages: 504

Len's Summary: A large-format coffee table pictorial history of the conflict with 380 period photographs; issued to commemorate the 1914-18 centennial.