Ottomans and Armenians: A Study in Counterinsurgency

Ottomans and Armenians: A Study in CounterinsurgencyOttomans and Armenians: A Study in Counterinsurgency ISBN: 1137362200
Published by Palgrave Macmillan on November 12, 2013
Genres: Strategic Studies
Pages: 316

Erickson’s book was called “courageous and provocative” by Tomlinson prize-winner Sean McMeekin. It offers a counterinsurgency military explanation for the 1915 relocation of the Armenians in eastern Turkey.

Erickson documents the beginning of the Armenian insurgency with the secret committees of the 1890s and their evolution into the Armenian armed resistance. When the Ottomans launched an offensive against Russia in late 1914 a small number of Armenians in the eastern provinces of Turkey rose in revolt and menaced the vulnerable Ottoman rail link to the Caucasus front. Threatened in the Dardanelles by Great Britain and France, pressured in the South by British forces, the Ottoman Army countered the Armenian uprising in the East using population relocation.

A successful counterinsurgency strategy against the Armenians became a public relations nightmare as thousands of Armenians were massacred or simply died of exposure during their relocation. The Ottomans were and remain defiant in defending their actions. Some Armenians continued to be killed for years, yet, as Erickson argues, more than 300,000 were allowed to remain in their homes in western Turkey. The “Armenian genocide” remains highly controversial.

Reviewed by Anne Merritt

Petain: How the Hero of France Became a Convicted Traitor and Changed the Course of History

Petain: How the Hero of France Became a Convicted Traitor and Changed the Course of HistoryPetain: How the Hero of France Became a Convicted Traitor and Changed the Course of History by Charles Williams
ISBN: 1403970114
Published by Palgrave Macmillan on October 1st 2005
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, France, Military
Pages: 298

Len's Summary: A sympathetic view of the hero of Verdun and leader of Vichy France from 1940 to 1944. Il ne passeron pas.

Rewriting the First World War: Lloyd George, Politics and Strategy, 1914-1918

Rewriting the First World War: Lloyd George, Politics and Strategy, 1914-1918Rewriting the First World War: Lloyd George, Politics and Strategy, 1914-1918 by Andrew Suttie
ISBN: 1403991197
Published by Palgrave Macmillan on January 21st 2006
Genres: Great Britain, Military, Social Science, Strategy
Pages: 288

Len's Summary: Assesses Lloyd George's attempt to shape the history of the war (and the record of his own participation) concentrating on the alleged incompetence and Western Front fixation of Britain's military leaders.

Spies of the Kaiser: German Covert Operations in Great Britain during the First World War Era

Spies of the Kaiser: German Covert Operations in Great Britain during the First World War EraSpies of the Kaiser: German Covert Operations in Great Britain during the First World War Era by Thomas Boghardt
ISBN: 9781403932488
Published by Palgrave Macmillan on January 15th 2005
Genres: Espionage, Germany, Great Britain, International Relations
Pages: 248

Len's Summary: Written by a historian at the International Spy Museum in Washington, DC. He begins his survey with a look at the pre-war period of Anglo-German naval rivalry finding that German espionage before and during the conflict produced few tangible results and practically nothing on the British Expeditionary Force.

British Army Uniform and the First World War: Men in Khaki

British Army Uniform and the First World War: Men in KhakiBritish Army Uniform and the First World War: Men in Khaki by Jane Tynan
ISBN: 9781137318312
Published by Palgrave Macmillan on November 27th 2013
Genres: Fashion, Great Britain, Military, Social History
Pages: 232

Len's Summary: Weaves the themes of soldiers’ wartime clothing requirements, home front propaganda, and psychology with contemporary politics.

Ottomans and Armenians: A Study in Counterinsurgency

Ottomans and Armenians: A Study in CounterinsurgencyOttomans and Armenians: A Study in Counterinsurgency ISBN: 9781137362209
Published by Palgrave Macmillan on November 12th 2013
Genres: Military, Turkey & Ottoman Empire
Pages: 316

Len's Summary: Adduces evidence that Ottoman relocation of Armenian citizens was in response to military necessity.

Leadership in the Trenches: Officer-Man Relations, Morale and Discipline in the British Army in the Era of the First World War

Leadership in the Trenches: Officer-Man Relations, Morale and Discipline in the British Army in the Era of the First World WarLeadership in the Trenches: Officer-Man Relations, Morale and Discipline in the British Army in the Era of the First World War by G. D. Sheffield
ISBN: 9780312226404
Published by Palgrave Macmillan on October 6th 2000
Genres: History, Europe, Great Britain, Military, World War I, Social Science, General, Technology & Engineering, Military Science
Pages: 270

Len's Summary: Kitchener’s army in the field.

The Undermining of Austria-Hungary: The Battle for Hearts and Minds

The Undermining of Austria-Hungary: The Battle for Hearts and MindsThe Undermining of Austria-Hungary: The Battle for Hearts and Minds by Mark Cornwall
ISBN: 9780312231514
Published by Palgrave Macmillan on September 2nd 2000
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Historiography, Europe, General
Pages: 503

Len's Summary: A welcome addition to English monographs on the Central Powers.

The Western Front: Battleground and Home Front in the First World War

The Western Front: Battleground and Home Front in the First World WarThe Western Front: Battleground and Home Front in the First World War by Hunt Tooley
ISBN: 9780333650639
Published by Palgrave Macmillan on August 16th 2003
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Modern, 20th Century
Pages: 368

Len's Summary: Synthesizes much earlier scholarship with particular analysis of the lasting social and political impact of the conflict on the home fronts of the belligerent powers. Dr. Tooley teaches history at Austin College, Texas and is the author of National Identity, and Weimar Germany: Upper Silesia and the Eastern Border, 1918-1922 (Nebraska, 1997).

British Culture And The First World War

British Culture And The First World WarBritish Culture And The First World War by George Robb
ISBN: 9780333715710
Published by Palgrave Macmillan on June 29th 2002
Genres: English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh, Europe, European, Great Britain, Literary Criticism, Military, Social History, World War I
Pages: 274

Len's Summary: A social history examining how WWI changed England and how much remained the same; received a strongly favorable review in War in History.

Shell Shock: Traumatic Neurosis and the British Soldiers of the First World War

Shell Shock: Traumatic Neurosis and the British Soldiers of the First World WarShell Shock: Traumatic Neurosis and the British Soldiers of the First World War by Peter Leese
ISBN: 9780333969267
Published by Palgrave Macmillan on September 21st 2002
Genres: Great Britain, Military, Psychology, Public Health, World War I
Pages: 240

Len's Summary: A full-length treatment of post traumatic stress syndrome.

British Intelligence and the Japanese Challenge in Asia, 1914-1941

British Intelligence and the Japanese Challenge in Asia, 1914-1941British Intelligence and the Japanese Challenge in Asia, 1914-1941 by Anthony Best
ISBN: 9780333945513
Published by Palgrave Macmillan on October 11th 2002
Genres: Great Britain, Historiography, Japan
Pages: 288

Len's Summary: Well- founded suspicions of Japanese expansionist intentions traced back to WWI.

Pacifists, Patriots and the Vote: The Erosion of Democratic Suffragism in Britain During the First World War

Pacifists, Patriots and the Vote: The Erosion of Democratic Suffragism in Britain During the First World WarPacifists, Patriots and the Vote: The Erosion of Democratic Suffragism in Britain During the First World War by Jo Vellacott
ISBN: 9780230013353
Published by Palgrave Macmillan on August 15th 2007
Genres: Europe, Great Britain, Women's Studies
Pages: 248

Len's Summary: Argues that the vote for British women was no foregone conclusion despite their significant contributions to the war effort.

The Zionist Masquerade: The Birth of the Anglo-Zionist Alliance 1914-1918

The Zionist Masquerade: The Birth of the Anglo-Zionist Alliance 1914-1918The Zionist Masquerade: The Birth of the Anglo-Zionist Alliance 1914-1918 by James Renton
ISBN: 9780230547186
Published by Palgrave Macmillan on November 15th 2007
Genres: History, Europe, Great Britain, Social History, Jewish, Middle East, General
Pages: 256

Len's Summary: A reexamination of British policy towards Jews and Zionism during the First World War, a fundamental turning point in the history of the Middle East.

Conservative Party and Anglo-German Relations, 1905-1914

Conservative Party and Anglo-German Relations, 1905-1914Conservative Party and Anglo-German Relations, 1905-1914 by Frank McDonough
ISBN: 9780230517110
Published by Palgrave Macmillan on June 15th 2007
Genres: History, Europe, Great Britain, Germany
Pages: 184

Len's Summary: A scholarly corrective to the traditional depiction of the Conservatives as “scaremongers” and the chief source of anti-German views in the pre-war period.

Publishing in the First World War: Essays in Book History

Publishing in the First World War: Essays in Book HistoryPublishing in the First World War: Essays in Book History by Mary Hammond, Shafquat Towheed
ISBN: 0230500765
Published by Palgrave Macmillan on June 15th 2007
Genres: Essays, General, Literary Criticism, World War I
Pages: 248

Len's Summary: Twelve essays explore changes in British publishing practices wrought by WWI.

Britain, France and the Entente Cordiale since 1904

Britain, France and the Entente Cordiale since 1904Britain, France and the Entente Cordiale since 1904 by Antoine Capet
ISBN: 9780230009028
Published by Palgrave Macmillan on January 9th 2007
Genres: Europe, France, Great Britain
Pages: 240

Len's Summary: A scholarly study tracing the Anglo-French alliance from the signing of the Entente Cordiale in 1904 through World War One, Lloyd George and Clemenceau, the inter-war years and disarmament, World War Two, Churchill and DeGaulle, the Cold War and beyond.

The Versailles Settlement: Peacemaking After the First World War, 1919-1923

The Versailles Settlement: Peacemaking After the First World War, 1919-1923The Versailles Settlement: Peacemaking After the First World War, 1919-1923 by Alan Sharp
ISBN: 9781137069689
Published by Palgrave Macmillan on September 10th 2008
Genres: History, Europe, General, Military, World War I, World, Modern, 20th Century
Pages: 288

Len's Summary: Revision of a 1991 textbook.

Living with Enza: The Forgotten Story of Britain and the Great Flu Pandemic of 1918

Living with Enza: The Forgotten Story of Britain and the Great Flu Pandemic of 1918Living with Enza: The Forgotten Story of Britain and the Great Flu Pandemic of 1918 by Mark Honigsbaum
ISBN: 9780230217744
Published by Palgrave Macmillan on February 3rd 2009
Genres: Health & Fitness, Diseases, Contagious, History, Europe, Great Britain, Modern, 20th Century, Medical, Infectious Diseases, Science
Pages: 237

Len's Summary: The story of the influenza pandemic of 1918-19 in which over a quarter of a million died in the UK and another three million in British India.

British Silent Cinema and The Great War

British Silent Cinema and The Great WarBritish Silent Cinema and The Great War by Michael Hammond, Michael Williams
ISBN: 0230292623
Published by Palgrave Macmillan on November 15th 2011
Genres: Essays, Film & Video, Military, Performing Arts, World War I
Pages: 216

Len's Summary: These essays look at the British movie industry’s response to The Great War and how that industry shaped the war’s memory in the 19 teens and 20s.

Camp and Combat on the Sinai and Palestine Front: The Experience of the British Empire Soldier, 1916-18

Camp and Combat on the Sinai and Palestine Front: The Experience of the British Empire Soldier, 1916-18Camp and Combat on the Sinai and Palestine Front: The Experience of the British Empire Soldier, 1916-18 by Edward Woodfin
ISBN: 9780230303768
Published by Palgrave Macmillan on July 3rd 2012
Genres: History, Middle East, General, Military, World War I, Modern, 20th Century
Pages: 220

Len's Summary: A portrait of life in the Egyptian Expeditionary Force drawing on soldiers’ letters and diaries.

Men of War: Masculinity and the First World War in Britain

Men of War: Masculinity and the First World War in BritainMen of War: Masculinity and the First World War in Britain by Jessica Meyer
ISBN: 9780230302327
Published by Palgrave Macmillan on February 15th 2012
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Europe, Great Britain, Modern, 20th Century, Social Science, Gender Studies
Pages: 232

Len's Summary: Social history; psychological investigation of men at war. // A scholarly examination of masculinity among British soldiers based in part on their correspondence.

Never Call Retreat: Theodore Roosevelt and the Great War

Never Call Retreat: Theodore Roosevelt and the Great WarNever Call Retreat: Theodore Roosevelt and the Great War by J. Lee Thompson
ISBN: 9781137306531
Published by Palgrave Macmillan on January 15th 2014
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Presidents & Heads of State, History, Military, World War I, History, United States, State & Local, General, 20th Century, Modern, South
Pages: 376

Len's Summary: US domestic politics and the Great War; The Old Bull Moose takes on a circumspect Woodrow Wilson and demands intervention on the side of The Entente.

The Soldiers’ Press: Trench Journals in the First World War

The Soldiers’ Press: Trench Journals in the First World WarThe Soldiers' Press: Trench Journals in the First World War by Graham Seal
ISBN: 9781137303257
Published by Palgrave Macmillan on April 8th 2013
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Modern, 20th Century, Social History
Pages: 272

Len's Summary: A look at a few of the some 300 trench newspapers published in the BEF in an effort to delve into their impact on morale among front-line soldiers.

Militarism and the British Left, 1902-1914

Militarism and the British Left, 1902-1914Militarism and the British Left, 1902-1914 by Matthew Johnson
ISBN: 9781137274120
Published by Palgrave Macmillan on January 18th 2013
Genres: History, Europe, Great Britain, Military, Other, Modern, 20th Century, Social History
Pages: 247

Len's Summary: Prior to 1914, British socialists, Liberals and Laborites displayed ambivalent attitudes toward the military services.

Abandoning American Neutrality: Woodrow Wilson and the Beginning of the Great War, August 1914 – December 1915

Abandoning American Neutrality: Woodrow Wilson and the Beginning of the Great War, August 1914 – December 1915Abandoning American Neutrality: Woodrow Wilson and the Beginning of the Great War, August 1914 – December 1915 by M. Ryan Floyd
ISBN: 9781137334114
Published by Palgrave Macmillan on September 5th 2013
Genres: History, Europe, General, Military, World War I, United States, 20th Century, Political Science
Pages: 262

Len's Summary: Traces Wilson’s ultimately unsuccessful efforts to keep America out of war in the face of political, economic and financial imperatives.

The Great War and Veterans’ Internationalism

The Great War and Veterans’ InternationalismThe Great War and Veterans’ Internationalism by Julia Eichenberg, John Paul Newman
ISBN: 9781137281623
Published by Palgrave Macmillan on November 20th 2013
Genres: History, General, Military, World War I, Veterans, World, Modern, 20th Century, Essays, Social History
Pages: 248

Len's Summary: A collection of essays presenting portraits of the ex-soldiers and women who banded to together in a world-wide network aimed at defending their rights, families, and their commitment to peace.