My French Whore

My French WhoreMy French Whore by Gene Wilder
ISBN: 9780312360573
Published by Macmillan on March 6th 2007
Genres: Fiction
Pages: 178

Len's Summary: A serious historical novel by one of America’s top comedians about a German-speaking Doughboy, Paul Peachy from Milwaukee who impersonates a famous German spy after being captured on the Western Front. American Heritage favorably reviewed this novel in its April/May 2007 edition.

A Shameful Act: The Armenian Genocide and the Question of Turkish Responsibility

A Shameful Act: The Armenian Genocide and the Question of Turkish ResponsibilityA Shameful Act: The Armenian Genocide and the Question of Turkish Responsibility by Taner Akçam
ISBN: 9780805086652
Published by Macmillan on August 21st 2007
Genres: History, Europe, Eastern, 20th Century, Middle East, Turkey & Ottoman Empire
Pages: 483

Len's Summary: Drawing on official records, a Turkish historian risks incarceration by his government to accuse the Ottoman Turks of perpetrating genocide against the Armenians during WWI. Favorably reviewed in the New York Review of Books. Turkey’s application for entry into the European Union has rekindled interest in the dark chapter of its Ottoman past.

The Remains of Company D: A Story of the Great War

The Remains of Company D: A Story of the Great WarThe Remains of Company D: A Story of the Great War by James Carl Nelson
ISBN: 9780312650414
Published by Macmillan on September 28th 2010
Genres: History, Military, World War I, United States, 20th Century
Pages: 400

Len's Summary: A tale of battle and the search for the legacy of the author’s Doughboy grandfather. Available in November 2009. // Follows the members of Company D, 28th Infantry Regiment, First Division from enlistment to combat at Cantigny, St. Mihiel and The Meuse-Argonne.

Alix and Nicky: The Passion of the Last Tsar and Tsarina

Alix and Nicky: The Passion of the Last Tsar and TsarinaAlix and Nicky: The Passion of the Last Tsar and Tsarina by Virginia Rounding
ISBN: 9780312381004
Published by Macmillan on January 17th 2012
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Royalty, History, Europe, Russia & the Former Soviet Union
Pages: 368

Len's Summary: History Book Club selection. A devoted but tragically flawed couple.

Five Lieutenants: The Heartbreaking Story of Five Harvard Men Who Led America to Victory in World War I

Five Lieutenants: The Heartbreaking Story of Five Harvard Men Who Led America to Victory in World War IFive Lieutenants: The Heartbreaking Story of Five Harvard Men Who Led America to Victory in World War I by James Carl Nelson
ISBN: 9781250018588
Published by Macmillan on November 13th 2012
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Biography & Autobiography, United States
Pages: 384

Len's Summary: The war biographies of five Harvard students who volunteered for army service in 1917 and were killed in action. The author, a WFA member, also wrote The Remains of Company D.

The Assassination of the Archduke: Sarajevo 1914 and the Romance that Changed the World

The Assassination of the Archduke: Sarajevo 1914 and the Romance that Changed the WorldThe Assassination of the Archduke: Sarajevo 1914 and the Romance that Changed the World by Greg King, Sue Woolmans
ISBN: 9781250000163
Published by Macmillan on September 3rd 2013
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Royalty, History, Military, World War I, Europe, Austria & Hungary
Pages: 432

Len's Summary: Tells the story of the act that sparked WWI while examining the family life, personality and politics of Archduke Franz Ferdinand in the context of the Habsburg ruling house of a fissiparous multi-national empire.

To Conquer Hell: The Meuse-Argonne, 1918

To Conquer Hell: The Meuse-Argonne, 1918To Conquer Hell by Edward G. Lengel
ISBN: 9780805079319
Published by Macmillan on January 8th 2008
Genres: History, Military, World War I, United States
Pages: 491

Len's Summary: A new history of this major battle, the most costly in American history, by a Professor of History at the University of Virginia. Draws on primary sources including memoirs and letters of US veterans. Professor Lengel was a speaker at the the WFA-USA National Seminar at Carlisle, Pennsylvania in September where he was awarded 2007 WFA Norman B. Tomlinson Book Prize for this book.