The Naval Route to the Abyss: The Anglo-German Naval Race 1895–1914

The Naval Route to the Abyss: The Anglo-German Naval Race 1895–1914The Naval Route to the Abyss by Matthew S. Seligmann, Michael Epkenhans
ISBN: 9781317023258
Published by Routledge on March 3, 2016
Genres: History, Oceania, Military, General
Pages: 558

An important collection of 153 documents from the British and German archives, edited and annotated by a pair of recognized experts on the naval history of the era—Seligmann for the British side and Epkenhans for the German. The commentary by the editors is excellent, and the book is produced to the usual high standards of the venerable Navy Records Society.

(Notes by Steve McLaughlin)

Matters of Conflict: Material Culture, Memory and the First World War

Matters of Conflict: Material Culture, Memory and the First World WarMatters of Conflict: Material Culture, Memory and the First World War by Nicholas J. Saunders
ISBN: 0415280532
Published by Routledge on August 26th 2004
Genres: Archaeology
Pages: 224

Len's Summary: Fifteen contributors examine the vast material legacy and constantly evolving significance of WWI from trench art to post cards, unexploded ordnance to prosthetic limbs. Saunders wrote a 2002 book on Trench Art for Pen & Sword in the UK.

British Generalship on the Western Front 1914-1918: Defeat into Victory

British Generalship on the Western Front 1914-1918: Defeat into VictoryBritish Generalship on the Western Front 1914-1918: Defeat into Victory by Simon Robbins
ISBN: 0415407788
Published by Routledge on April 6th 2006
Genres: Great Britain, Military

Len's Summary: Examines how the BEF learned from early mistakes to fight effectively through to victory in 1918; the development of modern combined arms doctrine that broke the trench stalemate and has dominated all wars thereafter.

Britain’s Economic Blockade of Germany, 1914-1919

Britain’s Economic Blockade of Germany, 1914-1919Britain's Economic Blockade of Germany, 1914-1919 by Eric W. Osborne
ISBN: 0415646170
Published by Routledge on October 31st 2013
Genres: Germany, Great Britain, Naval
Pages: 215

Len's Summary: An examination of British policy on blockade, and its evolution and execution in light of shifting international law and advances in weaponry.

Gallipoli: Making History

Gallipoli: Making HistoryGallipoli: Making History by Jenny Macleod
ISBN: 0415647908
Published by Routledge on June 29th 2012
Genres: Australia & New Zealand, Military
Pages: 210

Len's Summary: Papers from a symposium held in 2001 at the Centre for Australian Studies, Kings College, London. Contributors include the editor, Martin Gilbert, Niall Barr and Stuart Ward.

Dreadnought Gunnery and the Battle of Jutland: The Question of Fire Control

Dreadnought Gunnery and the Battle of Jutland: The Question of Fire ControlDreadnought Gunnery and the Battle of Jutland: The Question of Fire Control by John Brooks
ISBN: 9780415407885
Published by Routledge on September 1st 2006
Genres: Military, Naval
Pages: 321

Len's Summary: Gunnery, a subject that has fascinated naval historians for centuries, is also covered in Joh T. Sumuda's In Defense of Naval Supremacy: Financial Limitation, Technological Innovation and British Naval Policy, 1899-1914, Routledge, 1989 (hardback) and 1993 (paper).

White Terror: Cossack Warlords of the Trans-Siberian

White Terror: Cossack Warlords of the Trans-SiberianWhite Terror: Cossack Warlords of the Trans-Siberian by Jamie Bisher
ISBN: 0714656909
Published by Routledge on February 1st 2005
Genres: Military, Russia & the Former Soviet Union
Pages: 452

Len's Summary: Built around the biography of Cossack warlord and Ataman Grigori Semenov this book examines conflicts involving a host of characters including the Soviet Red Army, the American and Japanese Armies and the Czech Legion.

The German 1918 Offensives: A Case Study in The Operational Level of War

The German 1918 Offensives: A Case Study in The Operational Level of WarThe German 1918 Offensives: A Case Study in The Operational Level of War by David T. Zabecki
ISBN: 9780415356008
Published by Routledge on July 25th 2006
Genres: Military, Strategy
Pages: 408

Len's Summary: An analytical look by a premier military historian drawing on many German sources to explain why Ludendorff's spring 1918 offensives failed to cause Entente collapse and achieve German victory. Includes extensive maps and many useful tables showing orders of battle, comparative troop strengths, reserves, numbers of guns, trench mortars and aero squadrons. Author of Steel Wind: Colonel Georg Bruchmüller and the Birth of Modern Artillery (Greenwood, 1994). Recommended.

The New Navy, 1883-1922 (The U.S. Navy Warship Series)

The New Navy, 1883-1922 (The U.S. Navy Warship Series)The New Navy, 1883-1922 (The U.S. Navy Warship Series) by Paul Silverstone
ISBN: 9781135865436
Published by Routledge on May 13th 2013
Genres: Military, Naval, United States
Pages: 296

Len's Summary: Covers naval ships authorized and commissioned beginning with the ABCD ships of 1883 to the never-completed 1916 naval construction program through the Washington Naval Disarmament Conference of 1921-22. . The entire set of six volumes covering ships of 1775 though 2005 is available for $395.

German Disarmament After World War I: The Diplomacy of International Arms Inspection 1920-1931

German Disarmament After World War I: The Diplomacy of International Arms Inspection 1920-1931German Disarmament After World War I: The Diplomacy of International Arms Inspection 1920-1931 by Richard J. Shuster
ISBN: 9780415654951
Published by Routledge on September 10th 2012
Genres: Germany, Military, Strategy
Pages: 272

Len's Summary: Germany was able to renegotiate the reparations terms of Versailles, but not the treaty's military strictures. This is the story of enforcing the Versailles arms limitations clauses; an early attempt at arms limitation and control.

Anti-Submarine Warfare in World War I: British Naval Aviation and the Defeat of the U-Boats

Anti-Submarine Warfare in World War I: British Naval Aviation and the Defeat of the U-BoatsAnti-Submarine Warfare in World War I: British Naval Aviation and the Defeat of the U-Boats by John Abbatiello
ISBN: 9781135989545
Published by Routledge on May 2nd 2006
Genres: Military, Naval, Political Science
Pages: 256

Len's Summary: Effective British innovation against a new and deadly weapon.

The Balkan Wars 1912-1913: Prelude to the First World War

The Balkan Wars 1912-1913: Prelude to the First World WarThe Balkan Wars 1912-1913: Prelude to the First World War by Richard C. Hall
ISBN: 9780415229470
Published by Routledge on 2000
Genres: History, Europe, Eastern, Military, Other, Technology & Engineering, Military Science
Pages: 176

Len's Summary: Written mainly from Bulgarian sources, but still a valuable history if not a definitive operational or tactical recounting of these conflicts that still haunt us today.

American Voices of World War I: Primary Source Documents, 1917-1920

American Voices of World War I: Primary Source Documents, 1917-1920American Voices of World War I: Primary Source Documents, 1917-1920 by Martin Marix Evans
ISBN: 1579583091
Published by Routledge on February 3rd 2001
Genres: Military, United States, World War I
Pages: 258

Britain, France and the Naval Arms Trade in the Baltic, 1919 -1939: Grand Strategy and Failure

Britain, France and the Naval Arms Trade in the Baltic, 1919 -1939: Grand Strategy and FailureBritain, France and the Naval Arms Trade in the Baltic, 1919 -1939: Grand Strategy and Failure by Donald Stoker
ISBN: 9780415646192
Published by Routledge on July 21st 2004
Genres: France, Great Britain, Military, Naval
Pages: 256

Ottoman Army Effectiveness in World War I: A Comparative Study

Ottoman Army Effectiveness in World War I: A Comparative StudyOttoman Army Effectiveness in World War I: A Comparative Study by Edward J Erickson
ISBN: 9781135984564
Published by Routledge on March 12th 2007
Genres: General, Military, Turkey & Ottoman Empire, World War I
Pages: 256

Len's Summary: By a Turkish-speaking expert on the Ottoman army who served in Turkey during his U.S. Army career. Colonel Erickson makes the case for an army of unusual skill and cohesiveness even in defeat. The author has spoken at several GWS and WFA seminars.

Military Intelligence and the Arab Revolt: The First Modern Intelligence War

Military Intelligence and the Arab Revolt: The First Modern Intelligence WarMilitary Intelligence and the Arab Revolt: The First Modern Intelligence War by Polly A. Mohs
ISBN: 9780415493314
Published by Routledge on November 1st 2008
Genres: History, Europe, General, Middle East, Military, World War I
Pages: 256

Len's Summary: His book goes far beyond Lawrence of Arabia. It examines the imaginative exploitation of intelligence in formulating an effective British strategy for supporting the Arab Revolt again the Ottomans during the First World War. For more on this subject see: War by Revolution: Germany & Great Britain in the Middle East in the Era of World War I, Donald McKale, Kent State, 2008. // The creation and ascendancy of the Foreign Office’s Arab Bureau created specifically to coordinate imperial operations in Arab lands. The hard, often dirty work behind the glamour behind Lawrence of Arabia.

Captivity, Forced Labour and Forced Migration in Europe during the First World War

Captivity, Forced Labour and Forced Migration in Europe during the First World WarCaptivity, Forced Labour and Forced Migration in Europe during the First World War by Matthew Stibbe
ISBN: 0415846358
Published by Routledge on August 7th 2009
Genres: History, Europe, General, Military, World War I, Modern, 20th Century, Essays
Pages: 232

Len's Summary: Six essays on POWs, refugees, deportees, internees, forced migrations, and use of colonial troops and civilian laborers in Europe.

Britain and World War One

Britain and World War OneBritain and World War One by Alan G. V. Simmonds
ISBN: 9781136629976
Published by Routledge on March 1st 2013
Genres: History, General, History, Europe, Western, Great Britain, Military, World War I
Pages: 336

Len's Summary: Another of Sheldon’s works that draws on German regimental histories to trace the opening battles from the German perspective.

Landscapes of the Western Front: Materiality during the Great War

Landscapes of the Western Front: Materiality during the Great WarLandscapes of the Western Front: Materiality during the Great War by Ross J. Wilson
ISBN: 9780415808057
Published by Routledge on October 24th 2012
Genres: History, Europe, Great Britain, Military, World War I, Modern, 20th Century
Pages: 244

Len's Summary: Historical anthropology: A multidisciplinary study of how British soldiers responded to the war landscape building a sense of place in a hostile, unpredictable environment.