The Balfour Declaration: The Origins of the Arab-Israeli Conflict

The Balfour Declaration: The Origins of the Arab-Israeli ConflictThe Balfour Declaration: The Origins of the Arab-Israeli Conflict by Jonathan Schneer
ISBN: 0812976037
Published by Random House Trade Paperbacks on January 3rd 2012
Genres: Great Britain, Middle East, Military, World War I
Pages: 480

Len's Summary: A watershed document of the 20th century; one of a string of contradictory promises made by Great Britain and its Entente allies during WWI; looks at the Declaration in the context of British politics, intra-Entente diplomacy and the British-supported Arab revolt.

The Marne, 1914: The Opening of World War I and the Battle That Changed the World

The Marne, 1914: The Opening of World War I and the Battle That Changed the WorldThe Marne, 1914: The Opening of World War I and the Battle That Changed the World by Holger H. Herwig
ISBN: 9780812978292
Published by Random House Trade Paperbacks on February 8th 2011
Genres: History, Military, World War I
Pages: 391

Len's Summary: The first four weeks of WWI: a first-rate new study in best-laid-plans gone awry by a prize-wining Canadian military historian. // An important and well-crafted new look at the decisive days between September 5 and September 11, 1914 drawing on archival material thought destroyed in WWII by a distinguished Canadian historian and winner of the WFA Tomlinson Book Prize.

A Higher Form of Killing: The Secret History of Chemical and Biological Warfare

A Higher Form of Killing: The Secret History of Chemical and Biological WarfareA Higher Form of Killing: The Secret History of Chemical and Biological Warfare by Robert Harris, Jeremy Paxman
ISBN: 9780812966534
Published by Random House Trade Paperbacks on August 6th 2002
Genres: History, Military, Biological & Chemical Warfare
Pages: 301

Len's Summary: Paxman is the narrator for the BBC WWI centennial series premiering in 2014.

The War That Ended Peace: The Road to 1914

The War That Ended Peace: The Road to 1914The War That Ended Peace: The Road to 1914 by Margaret MacMillan
ISBN: 0812980662
Published by Random House Trade Paperbacks on July 29th 2014
Genres: Military, World War I
Pages: 784

Len's Summary: Breaks no new ground but still an important contribution to scholarship on the Great War. -- Part of a flood of new and revised writings examining causes of the Great War. This one is by a premier Canadian historian who wrote an acclaimed history of the Paris peace conference Paris 1919: Six Months That Changed the World. See also James Joll’s compact study The Origins of the First World War (Third Edition, Pearson, 2008) which sets a high standard for such analysis.

Paris 1919: Six Months That Changed the World

Paris 1919: Six Months That Changed the WorldParis 1919: Six Months That Changed the World by Margaret MacMillan, Richard Holbrooke
ISBN: 0375760520
Published by Random House Trade Paperbacks on September 9th 2003
Genres: World War I, Diplomacy and Politics, Personal Memoirs
Pages: 570

Len's Summary: A thorough, scholarly analysis of what transpired at the Paris peace conference.