France and the French: A Modern History

France and the French: A Modern HistoryFrance and the French: A Modern History by Rod Kedward
ISBN: 9781585678815
Published by Overlook Press Genres: France
Pages: 740

Len's Summary: A History Book Club selection. Published in the UK under the subtitle La Vie en Bleu. The entire first section of the book is devoted to French politics and society from 1900 to 1931 including French participation in the Great War and postwar diplomatic struggles. Sections on political movements, the French army, the mutinies and the use of colonial troops on the Western Front are of particular interest as are chapters on the impact of the war on domestic politics and the postwar peace process. In all a subtle and engrossing analysis of the French Third, Vichy, Forth and Fifth Republics.

The War of Attrition: Fighting the First World War

The War of Attrition: Fighting the First World WarThe War of Attrition: Fighting the First World War by William Philpott
ISBN: 9781468302684
Published by Overlook Press on June 26th 2014
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Modern, 20th Century
Pages: 400

Len's Summary: Written by a Tomlinson Prize-winner, this work explores how a European conflict burgeoned into total, industrialized war of attrition bringing on the advent of the US as a major world power.