American Military Vehicles of World War I: An Illustrated History of Armored Cars, Staff Cars, Motorcycles, Ambulances, Trucks, Tractors and Tanks

American Military Vehicles of World War I: An Illustrated History of Armored Cars, Staff Cars, Motorcycles, Ambulances, Trucks, Tractors and TanksAmerican Military Vehicles of World War I by Albert Mroz
ISBN: 9780786454761
Published by McFarland on January 19, 2010
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Transportation, Automotive, General
Pages: 326

Hundreds of b&w photos, images of advertisements, and technical drawings appear throughout this outstanding book that examines American motor vehicles used in World War One.

The author researched a wide variety of sources, including the American Truck Historical Society, the Art Archives at the Imperial War Museum, the Society of Automotive Historians, and the National World War I Museum in Kansas City, to name just a few. As the basis for the text, Mroz reprinted portions of prior articles he wrote that appeared in magazines such as American History, Autoweek, Army Motors, Militaria International and others.

Although not as exciting or as popular as tanks and armored cars, a standardized truck to haul supplies and men, and to tow artillery and other items was critical to the war effort. Mroz points out that American industry was able to produce only 9,364 Liberty trucks by the November 1918 Armistice. A July 1917 magazine editorialized that taking so long to design and approve a standard truck for the Army was “shameful.” That lesson would be learned and fixed in the Second World War.

Reviewed by Dana Lombardy, publisher of WWOI

The United States Army Second Division Northwest of Chateau Thierry in World War I

The United States Army Second Division Northwest of Chateau Thierry in World War IThe United States Army Second Division Northwest of Chateau Thierry in World War I by John W. Thomason, George B. Clark
ISBN: 0786425237
Published by McFarland & Company on July 1st 2006
Genres: Military, United States
Pages: 245

Len's Summary: Written as an official history in 1927 by Marine Captain, author and artist John Thomason (Fix Bayonets!), who served in combat with the division's Fourth Marine Brigade. Thomason left the project incomplete after discovering unflattering facts about combat decisions taken by divisional officers. Includes original illustrations prepared by Thomason and a brief biographical sketches of the author and of the division written by the editor, George Clark, himself a Marine and published author who is a WFA member.

Franz Joseph and Elisabeth: The Last Great Monarchs of Austria-Hungary

Franz Joseph and Elisabeth: The Last Great Monarchs of Austria-HungaryFranz Joseph and Elisabeth: The Last Great Monarchs of Austria-Hungary by Karen Owens
ISBN: 9780786476749
Published by McFarland on November 6th 2013
Genres: Austria & Hungary, Biography & Autobiography, Military, Royalty
Pages: 200

Len's Summary: Franz Joseph reigned from 1848 to 1916, taking Austria through three military defeats; Elizabeth was assassinated before war erupted.

Americans in Occupied Belgium, 1914-1918: Accounts of the War from Journalists, Tourists, Troops and Medical Staff

Americans in Occupied Belgium, 1914-1918: Accounts of the War from Journalists, Tourists, Troops and Medical StaffAmericans in Occupied Belgium, 1914-1918: Accounts of the War from Journalists, Tourists, Troops and Medical Staff by Ed Klekowski, Libby Klekowski
ISBN: 9780786472550
Published by McFarland on March 31st 2014
Genres: Belgium, Journalism, Military
Pages: 296

Len's Summary: Tells the story of German invasion and occupation through the eyes of American observers.

Sowing the Seeds of Victory: American Gardening Programs of World War I

Sowing the Seeds of Victory: American Gardening Programs of World War ISowing the Seeds of Victory: American Gardening Programs of World War I by Rose Hayden-Smith
ISBN: 9780786470204
Published by McFarland on April 24th 2014
Genres: Social Science, Agriculture & Food, Military, United States
Pages: 264

Len's Summary: Examines the War Garden Commission, the U S School Garden Army and the Women’s Land Army as well as the Victory Garden program, voluntary efforts to increase war-time food production creating a surplus for food relief to embattled Europe. All were part of a vast volunteer empire headed by wartime Federal Food Administrator Herbert Hoover.

The 104th Field Artillery Regiment of the New York National Guard, 1916-1919: From the Mexican Border to the Meuse-argonne

The 104th Field Artillery Regiment of the New York National Guard, 1916-1919: From the Mexican Border to the Meuse-argonneThe 104th Field Artillery Regiment of the New York National Guard, 1916-1919: From the Mexican Border to the Meuse-argonne by Pamela A. Bakker
ISBN: 9780786479153
Published by McFarland on May 20th 2014
Genres: Military, United States
Pages: 228

Len's Summary: This regiment was incorporated into the AEF’s 27th Division.

Russian Supply Efforts in America During the First World War

Russian Supply Efforts in America During the First World WarRussian Supply Efforts in America During the First World War by Dale C. Rielage
ISBN: 9780786413379
Published by McFarland on January 1st 2002
Genres: History, World, Military, World War I, Europe, Russia & the Former Soviet Union
Pages: 164

Len's Summary: Assesses the Imperial Governments attempts to secure aid from America while depending on British financing of its purchases there.

The Landings at Suvla Bay 1915: An Analysis of British Failure During the Gallipoli Campaign

The Landings at Suvla Bay 1915: An Analysis of British Failure During the Gallipoli CampaignThe Landings at Suvla Bay 1915: An Analysis of British Failure During the Gallipoli Campaign by Michael J. Mortlock
ISBN: 9780786430352
Published by McFarland on July 23rd 2007
Genres: History, Military, World War I, General
Pages: 250

Decorated Marines of the Fourth Brigade in World War I

Decorated Marines of the Fourth Brigade in World War IDecorated Marines of the Fourth Brigade in World War I by George B. Clark
ISBN: 9780786428267
Published by McFarland on January 18th 2007
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Military
Pages: 276

Len's Summary: A reference work on the Marine infantry of the AEF’s Second Division. // Biographies of each Marine medal winner in the AEF Second Division.

Maxime Weygand: A Biography of the French General in Two World Wars

Maxime Weygand: A Biography of the French General in Two World WarsMaxime Weygand: A Biography of the French General in Two World Wars by Barnett Singer
ISBN: 9780786435715
Published by McFarland on May 19th 2008
Genres: History, Military, World War II, World War I, Biography & Autobiography, General, France
Pages: 261

Len's Summary: Biography of General Foch’s chief of Staff in WWI who inherited command of a defeated French army in 1940. See also: Maxime Weygand and Civil-Military Relations in Modern France, Philip Charles et al, Harvard, 1997, 445 pages, ISBN 978 0674 4557 017, $33.50 from Barnes & Nobel; less from used booksellers.

The Egyptian Expeditionary Force in World War I: A History of the British-Led Campaigns in Egypt, Palestine and Syria

The Egyptian Expeditionary Force in World War I: A History of the British-Led Campaigns in Egypt, Palestine and SyriaThe Egyptian Expeditionary Force in World War I: A History of the British-Led Campaigns in Egypt, Palestine and Syria by Michael J. Mortlock
ISBN: 9780786448715
Published by McFarland on November 9th 2010
Genres: History, Europe, Great Britain, Middle East, General, Military, World War I
Pages: 302

Len's Summary: Follows the 5th Suffolk Regiment through the campaigns.

American Military Cemeteries

American Military CemeteriesAmerican Military Cemeteries by Dean W. Holt
ISBN: 9780786457328
Published by McFarland on May 14th 2014
Genres: History, Military, General, Social Science, Death & Dying, Reference
Pages: 407

Len's Summary: Updated edition of a 1992 reference work including information on how each cemetery was established.

At Belleau Wood with Rifle and Sketchpad: Memoir of a United States Marine in World War I

At Belleau Wood with Rifle and Sketchpad: Memoir of a United States Marine in World War IAt Belleau Wood with Rifle and Sketchpad: Memoir of a United States Marine in World War I by Louis C. Linn, Laura Jane Linn Wright, B.J. Omanson
ISBN: 0786449047
Published by McFarland on January 11th 2012
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Military, Personal Memoirs, History, World War I, United States
Pages: 189

Len's Summary: Memoir of young Marine complete with wood cuts and sketches depicting his life at war. Linn was also a poet whose work has recently been published by the University of South Carolina Press.