Betrayal at Little Gibraltar: A German Fortress, a Treacherous American General, and the Battle to End World War I

Betrayal at Little Gibraltar: A German Fortress, a Treacherous American General, and the Battle to End World War IBetrayal at Little Gibraltar: A German Fortress, a Treacherous American General, and the Battle to End World War I by William T. Walker
ISBN: 1501117912
Published by Scribner on April 11, 2017
Genres: Battles & Campaigns
Pages: 464

The attack on the Montfaucon fortified position on 26-27 September 1918 resulted in thousands of casualties to the 79th Division. In With Their Bare Hands there is a one-page explanation of the roots of the controversy. Here an entire book examines this event and lays out a more sinister reason: a deliberate “betrayal” by III Corps commander Robert Lee Bullard and a post-war cover up.

The 79th Division was in the V Corps. The unit on its right, 4th Division, was in Bullard’s III Corps. Walker alleges that Bullard and his chief of staff were the ones that prevented the 4th Division from “turning” to support the 79th assault.

Pershing relieved many other generals during the war. Why was Bullard promoted to command the new American 2nd Army if there were any doubts about his abilities? Readers can decide if Walker uses tabloid “facts” or has discovered an intriguing true story.

Reviewed by Dana Lombardy, publisher of WWOI

Library Journal: “… nicely balanced with the stories of individual participants….”

Knoxville News Sentinel: “Well-written, … lavishly illustrated … gripping … compelling….”

Edith and Woodrow: The Wilson White House

Edith and Woodrow: The Wilson White HouseEdith and Woodrow: The Wilson White House by Phyllis Lee Levin
ISBN: 9780743211581
Published by Scribner on September 25th 2001
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Historical, Presidents & Heads of State, History, United States, 20th Century
Pages: 606

Len's Summary: Ms. Levin, a journalist, sets out to prove that Edith Bolling Galt, Wilson’s second wife, set the agenda for the last, tragic years of his administration.

Hemingway on War

Hemingway on WarHemingway on War by Ernest Hemingway
ISBN: 0743243269
Published by Scribner on November 4th 2003
Genres: Essays, Literary, World War I
Pages: 384

Len's Summary: Includes Great War era short stories and an excerpt from A Farewell to Arms concerning the retreat from Caporetto, as well as Hemingway correspondence on WWI and its aftermath.

The World Crisis: An Abridgement

The World Crisis: An AbridgementThe World Crisis: An Abridgement of the Classic Four-Volume History of World War I by Winston S. Churchill
ISBN: 0684194538
Published by Scribner on November 24th 1992
Genres: World War I, Personal Memoirs, Battle History, Diplomacy and Politics
Pages: 864

Len's Summary: Masterful grand survey of the War; obviously strongly British in outlook; very good on naval matters.