Sunnyside

SunnysideSunnyside by Glen David Gold
ISBN: 9780307454980
Published by Vintage Books on May 4th 2010
Genres: Fiction, Literary
Pages: 675

Len's Summary: A rollicking comic novel set on a single day in the winter of 1916; a tale of perversity and misfortune involving, among others, Charlie Chaplin, Mary Pickford and Elsie Janis.

George, Nicholas and Wilhelm: Three Royal Cousins and the Road to World War I

George, Nicholas and Wilhelm: Three Royal Cousins and the Road to World War IGeorge, Nicholas and Wilhelm: Three Royal Cousins and the Road to World War I by Miranda Carter
ISBN: 9781400079124
Published by Vintage Books on March 8th 2011
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Biography & Autobiography, Royalty, Europe, General
Pages: 498

Len's Summary: The story of three cousins: King George V of Great Britain, Tzar Nicholas II of Russia and Emperor Wilhelm II of Germany and the road to war in 1914.

Armenian Golgotha

Armenian GolgothaArmenian Golgotha by Grigoris Balakian, Peter Balakian
ISBN: 1400096774
Published by Vintage Books on March 9th 2010
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Historical, Personal Memoirs, History, Asia, General, Middle East
Pages: 576

Len's Summary: The memoirs of an Armenian Apostolic priest and intellectual who disguised himself as a railway worker and escaped the WWI Armenian bloodbath. The translator is the author of The Burning Tigris: The Armenian Genocide and the American Response (Harper Collins, 2004). One of a spate of books being published as the 100 anniversary of the Ottoman massacres of Armenians nears.

Three Armies on the Somme: The First Battle of the Twentieth Century

Three Armies on the Somme: The First Battle of the Twentieth CenturyThree Armies on the Somme: The First Battle of the Twentieth Century by William Philpott
ISBN: 9780307278371
Published by Vintage Books on November 1st 2011
Genres: History, Military, World War I
Pages: 631

Len's Summary: Published in 2009 in the UK by Little Brown under the title Bloody Victory. The author sees the Somme as a British victory in the war of attrition. The winner of the 2009 WFA Tomlinson Book Prize; destined to become the standard work on this much-studied campaign.

The Beauty and the Sorrow: An Intimate History of the First World War

The Beauty and the Sorrow: An Intimate History of the First World WarThe Beauty and the Sorrow: An Intimate History of the First World War by Peter Englund
ISBN: 9780307739285
Published by Vintage Books on September 4th 2012
Genres: History, Military, World War I
Pages: 540

Len's Summary: A Swedish historian gives us an intimate history generated from the writings of 20 men and woman who participated.

Woodrow Wilson: A Biography

Woodrow Wilson: A BiographyWoodrow Wilson: A Biography by John Milton Cooper
ISBN: 9780307277909
Published by Vintage Books on April 5th 2011
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Presidents & Heads of State, History, General
Pages: 702

Len's Summary: Pulitzer Prize finalist. Cooper is the leading living Wilson scholar. He writes on a President who remains controversial to this day a hundred years after he was elected by a plurality (defeating Teddy Roosevelt and William Howard Taft) to the first of two terms in office. Remembered principally for leading America in to WWI, Wilson also deserves to be remembered for important amounts of progressive legislation enacted during his first term. // The first bio of the 28th President in some 20 years written by the noted historian John Milton Cooper, author of several books on the Woodrow Wilson, Teddy Roosevelt, the Progressive Era and WWI. A sympathetic examination of the life and politics of the 28th President by a master historian and reigning expert on Wilson’s career.

Into the Silence: The Great War, Mallory, and the Conquest of Everest

Into the Silence: The Great War, Mallory, and the Conquest of EverestInto the Silence: The Great War, Mallory, and the Conquest of Everest by Wade Davis
ISBN: 9780375708152
Published by Vintage Books on October 2nd 2012
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Historical, Adventurers & Explorers, History, Europe, Great Britain, Expeditions & Discoveries
Pages: 655

Len's Summary: First published in hardcover by Knopf in 2011, this is the story of how battle-scarred WWI veterans conquered Mt. Everest for the first time.