The Return of the Soldier

The Return of the SoldierThe Return of the Soldier by Rebecca West
ISBN: 9780141180656
Published by Penguin on June 1st 1998
Genres: Fiction, Classics, Literary
Pages: 90

Len's Summary: A shell shocked British officer returns to his stately upper class English home suffering from amnesia. A view of the shifting nature of the British upper classes after the upheavals of the Great War.

Fall of Giants

Fall of GiantsFall of Giants by Ken Follett
ISBN: 9781101543559
Published by Penguin on August 30th 2011
Genres: Fiction, Historical
Pages: 960

Len's Summary: First book of The Century Trilogy published by Dutton in 2010. This novel by the author of Eye of the Needle follows the lives of fictional characters from five countries from 1911 to 1924 putting them into genuine historical situations involving WWI combat on two fronts, the Russian Revolution and the struggle for workers’ rights and women’s suffrage.

Woodrow Wilson

Woodrow WilsonWoodrow Wilson by Louis Auchincloss
ISBN: 9780670889044
Published by Penguin on 2000
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Presidents & Heads of State, Political Science, Political Process, Leadership
Pages: 128

Len's Summary: A brief, well-crafted biography by one of America’s most acclaimed novelists and critics about one of America’s most complicated and controversial political personalities. Also available from Books on Tape at for $24.95.

Verdun: The Lost History of the Most Important Battle of World War I

Verdun: The Lost History of the Most Important Battle of World War IVerdun: The Lost History of the Most Important Battle of World War I by John Mosier
ISBN: 9781101621387
Published by Penguin on October 1st 2013
Genres: History, Military, World War I
Pages: 400

Len's Summary: The author is an engaging contrarian writer (The Myth of the Great War, Harper, 2002) who teaches English at Loyola University in Louisiana. Fun to read, but not necessarily authoritative. According to Mosier eight distinct battles were fought for Verdun.