America’s Sailors in the Great War: Seas, Skies, and Submarines

America’s Sailors in the Great War: Seas, Skies, and SubmarinesAmerica's Sailors in the Great War: Seas, Skies, and Submarines by Lisle A. Rose
ISBN: 082622105X
Published by University of Missouri on November 29, 2016
Genres: Naval
Pages: 344

Rose presents both the big picture of the U.S. Navy’s role in the war as well as anecdotes of the individual sailors. It’s expansion after the Spanish-American War left the Navy as America’s best-prepared force in 1917… building destroyers, sub chasers, and mine layers to counter the submarine threat… only three troop ships were lost and then on lightly escorted return trips while empty of their human cargoes. An excellent introduction.

Abridged from review by James M. Gallen in RoadstotheGreatWar-ww1.blogspot.com/

Meuse-Argonne Diary: A Division Commander in World War I

Meuse-Argonne Diary: A Division Commander in World War IMeuse-Argonne Diary: A Division Commander in World War I by William M. Wright, Robert H. Ferrell
ISBN: 0826215270
Published by University of Missouri on June 9th 2004
Genres: Diaries & Journals, Military, United States
Pages: 192

Len's Summary: The story of a successful division, the 89th, drawn from the diary of its leader Major General William Wright, who was later promoted to Corps commander.

Collapse at Meuse-Argonne: The Failure of the Missouri-Kansas Division

Collapse at Meuse-Argonne: The Failure of the Missouri-Kansas DivisionCollapse at Meuse-Argonne: The Failure of the Missouri-Kansas Division by Robert H. Ferrell
ISBN: 0826215327
Published by University of Missouri on June 25th 2004
Genres: Military, United States
Pages: 176

Len's Summary: Presents a cautionary tale of a typical inexperienced and under trained AEF division, the 35th Missouri-Kansas National Guard. // Analysis of the 35th Division collapse in the Meuse-Argonne that spotlights the steep learning curve faced by AEF commanders and soldiers in 1917 and 1918. Ferrell faults Major General Robert E. Traub, the divisional commander, for insensitivity to the tactical situation in fighting in the Argonne around Felville and Varennes, territory familiar to participants in recent WFA-USA tours. Divisional artillery commander Brigadier General Lucien D. Berry also comes in for criticism for failure to comprehend his guns role in infantry support. It was divisional engineer Colonel Thomas C. Clark who saved the day and prevented retreat from turning into rout. Other brigade, regimental, battalion commanders performed adequately; some preformed brilliantly before the Division was withdrawn from the line on September 30, 1918.

Five Days in October: The Lost Battalion of World War I

Five Days in October: The Lost Battalion of World War IFive Days in October: The Lost Battalion of World War I by Robert H. Ferrell
ISBN: 0826215947
Published by University of Missouri on June 1st 2005
Genres: Military, United States
Pages: 152

Len's Summary: Contains new material. Dr. Ferrell, who spoke at the April 2005 GWS seminar in Los Angeles, is a Professor-emeritus at the University of Indiana and the author of many books on WWI.

The First Cold War: The Legacy of Woodrow Wilson in U.S. – Soviet Relations

The First Cold War: The Legacy of Woodrow Wilson in U.S. – Soviet RelationsThe First Cold War: The Legacy of Woodrow Wilson in U.S. - Soviet Relations by Donald E. Davis, Eugene P. Trani
ISBN: 082621388X
Published by University of Missouri on August 26th 2002
Genres: Political Science, Russia & the Former Soviet Union, United States
Pages: 360

Len's Summary: An important new study of American-Russian relations during the Wilson administration with an introduction by my former boss, Larry Eagleburger. Trani is best known for his study of the Harding administration.

Shamrock Battalion in the Great War

Shamrock Battalion in the Great WarShamrock Battalion in the Great War by Martin J. Hogan, James J. Cooke
ISBN: 0826217109
Published by University of Missouri on March 23rd 2007
Genres: History, Military, World War I, United States, Veterans, General, World
Pages: 152

Len's Summary: Memoirs of a Doughboy in the 165th Infantry of the Rainbow Division edited by a professor emeritus of history at Old Miss who write a history of the 28th Division in the Great War.

Argonne Days in World War I

Argonne Days in World War IArgonne Days in World War I by Horace L. Baker, Robert H. Ferrell
ISBN: 0826217087
Published by University of Missouri on March 7th 2007
Genres: History, Military, World War I, United States, Veterans, General, World
Pages: 176

Len's Summary: The memoir of a Mississippi Doughboy edited by the prolific author of America’s Deadliest Battle and editor of Meuse-Argonne Diary: The Divisional Commander in World War I.

The Summer the Archduke Died: On Wars and Warriors

The Summer the Archduke Died: On Wars and WarriorsThe Summer the Archduke Died: On Wars and Warriors by Louis D. Rubin Jr.
ISBN: 0826218105
Published by University of Missouri on September 2nd 2008
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Modern, 20th Century, Essays
Pages: 184

Len's Summary: Essays on World War I, its horror, mismanagement by well meaning but inept leaders and a review of worthwhile literature on the conflict.

In the Company of Generals: The World War Diary of Pierpont L. Stackpole

In the Company of Generals: The World War Diary of Pierpont L. StackpoleIn the Company of Generals: The World War Diary of Pierpont L. Stackpole by Pierpont L. Stackpole, Robert H. Ferrell
ISBN: 0826218709
Published by University of Missouri on November 1st 2009
Pages: 208

Len's Summary: A critical look at Pershing’s command by an AEF staff officer at Chaumont complimented by marginal comments by the editor, a distinguished historian of Woodrow Wilson and WWI.