World War I Memories: An Annotated Bibliography of Personal Accounts Published in English Since 1919

World War I Memories: An Annotated Bibliography of Personal Accounts Published in English Since 1919World War I Memories: An Annotated Bibliography of Personal Accounts Published in English Since 1919 by Edward G. Lengel
ISBN: 0810850087
Published by Scarecrow Press on June 25th 2004
Genres: Reference
Pages: 321

Len's Summary: Contains a list of recommended books. Available from Rowman & Littlefield, 4501 Forbes Blvd., Suite 200, Lanham, MD 20706 (800) 462-6420, Fax (301) 429-5748. Post-war memoirs published in or translated to English from writers from Austria-Hungary, Australia and New Zealand, Canada, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Russia, South Africa, Turkey, the USA and several others. The works of several noted veterans are included including those of America's most decorated Doughboy Alvin C. York, Belgian flying ace Baron Willie Coppins, British intelligence officer Richard Meinertzhagen, Liman von Sanders, Joseph Joffre and Benito Mussolini among a hosts of lesser-known participants. The author is associate editor at the University of Virginia. Useful for those seeking first-person accounts of the 1914-1918 conflict.

Rich Man’s War, Poor Man’s Fight: Race, Class, and Power in the Rural South during the First World War

Rich Man’s War, Poor Man’s Fight: Race, Class, and Power in the Rural South during the First World WarRich Man's War, Poor Man's Fight: Race, Class, and Power in the Rural South during the First World War by Jeanette Keith
ISBN: 0807828971
Published by University of North Carolina Press on November 1st 2004
Genres: Social Science, United States
Pages: 272

Len's Summary: Anti-war sentiment, draft evasion racism, and the split between (predominantly) rural and urban southerners over World War I. Draws heavily oh local draft records to assert that Southern selective service boards often discriminated against poor whites to protect cheap black local sources of labor (sharecroppers) while at the same time drafting black landowners farming in competition with whites.

Tommy: The British Soldier on the Western Front

Tommy: The British Soldier on the Western FrontTommy: The British Soldier on the Western Front by Richard Holmes
ISBN: 0007137524
Published by Harper Perennial on March 7th 2005
Genres: Great Britain, Military
Pages: 752

Len's Summary: The story individually and collectively of the over five million men who prevailed on the Western Front.

Germany and the Causes of the First World War

Germany and the Causes of the First World WarGermany and the Causes of the First World War by Mark Hewitson
ISBN: 1859738702
Published by Bloomsbury Academic on January 1st 2005
Genres: Germany
Pages: 224

Len's Summary: A response to revisionist historians who have allegedly attempted to refute Fritz Fischer's arguments, assertions and analyses that Imperial Germany's leaders were convinced they could win a continental war. Assumes a thorough knowledge of the historiography of WWI. Not for general readers.

Vienna and the Fall of the Habsburg Empire: Total War and Everyday Life in World War I

Vienna and the Fall of the Habsburg Empire: Total War and Everyday Life in World War IVienna and the Fall of the Habsburg Empire: Total War and Everyday Life in World War I by Maureen Healy
ISBN: 0521042194
Published by Cambridge University Press on December 1st 2008
Genres: Social Science
Pages: 333

Len's Summary: A good companion to Winter and Robert's Capital Cities at War: London, Berlin, Paris, 194-1919 (Cambridge 1997).

Aubers Ridge (Battleground Europe)

Aubers Ridge (Battleground Europe)Aubers Ridge (Battleground Europe) by Edward Hancock, Nigel Cave
ISBN: 1844150933
Published by Pen & Sword Books on September 1st 2005
Genres: Military
Pages: 192

Len's Summary: New addition to the Battlefield Europe series edited by Nigel Cave. Analyses the action of May 9, 1915 when battalions of the First and Seventh Divisions and the Indian Army Corps attacked in support of an ultimately unsuccessful French drive against Vimy Ridge .

The Battle of the Otranto Straits: Controlling the Gateway to the Adriatic in World War I

The Battle of the Otranto Straits: Controlling the Gateway to the Adriatic in World War IThe Battle of the Otranto Straits: Controlling the Gateway to the Adriatic in World War I by Paul G. Halpern
ISBN: 0253343798
Published by Indiana University Press on May 24th 2004
Genres: Military, Naval
Pages: 208

Len's Summary: By the author of A Naval History of WWI and The Naval War in the Mediterranean, 1914-1918. The story of the largest Mediterranean naval encounter of WWI involving surface and submarine vessels, mines and aircraft from five nations.

Out Here at the Front – The World War I Letters of Nora Saltonstall

Out Here at the Front – The World War I Letters of Nora SaltonstallOut Here at the Front - The World War I Letters of Nora Saltonstall by Nora Saltonstall
ISBN: 1555535984
Published by Northeastern University Press on February 19th 2004
Genres: Letters
Pages: 312

Len's Summary: Wartime letters of the younger sister of Massachusetts Senator Leverett Saltonstall, himself a WWI veteran, and member of a politically and socially prominent family. Miss Saltonstall was an American Red Cross volunteer serving in the British sector at the time of the German spring offensives.

America in World War I: The Story and Photographs

America in World War I: The Story and PhotographsAmerica in World War I: The Story and Photographs by Donald M. Goldstein
ISBN: 1574886150
Published by Potomac Books on May 3rd 2005
Genres: Military, United States
Pages: 208

Len's Summary: The eighth in Brassey's "America Goes to War" series. Profusely illustrated, pedestrian text.

Tunnelling to Freedom and Other Escape Narratives from World War I

Tunnelling to Freedom and Other Escape Narratives from World War ITunnelling to Freedom and Other Escape Narratives from World War I by Hugh Durnford
ISBN: 0486434346
Published by Dover Publications on March 19th 2004
Genres: Military
Pages: 320

Len's Summary: A reprint of Escapers All: Being the Personal Narratives of Fifteen Escapers from Wartime Prison Camps, 1914-1918, John Lane, London, 1932, available from www.doverpublications.com.

The Bonus Army: An American Epic

The Bonus Army: An American EpicThe Bonus Army: An American Epic by Paul Dickson, Thomas B. Allen
ISBN: 0802777384
Published by Walker Books on March 21st 2006
Genres: Military, United States
Pages: 370

Len's Summary: A History Book Club selection. The story of the 1932 march on Washington by WWI veterans seeking bonuses promised, but not appropriated by Congress. Fearing a Communist-led insurrection, President Hoover order their eviction and Army Chief of Staff MacArthur overreacted with tragic and violent results seen in theatre newsreels throughout America.

The Old Army: A Portrait of the American Army in Peacetime, 1784-1898

The Old Army: A Portrait of the American Army in Peacetime, 1784-1898The Old Army: A Portrait of the American Army in Peacetime, 1784-1898 by Edward M. Coffman
ISBN: 0195045556
Published by Oxford University Press on December 8th 1988
Genres: Military, Pre-War, United States
Pages: 560

Len's Summary: This volume begins with the Spanish-American War and Philippine Insurrection and covers the major reforms instituted by War Secretary Elihu Root that created the modern general staff system and helped prepare the Army for World War One. Of particular interest to Western Front Association members is Coffman's analysis of the colonial Army's experience in the Philippines and later on the Western Front, as well as the postwar army.

The Regulars: The American Army, 1898-1941

The Regulars: The American Army, 1898-1941The Regulars: The American Army, 1898-1941 by Edward M. Coffman
ISBN: 0674012992
Published by Belknap Press on April 30th 2004
Genres: Technology & Engineering, United States
Pages: 519

Len's Summary: The long awaited second volume of "Mac" Coffman's monumental study of the United States Army. Volume one entitled:

Imperial Germany and the Great War, 1914-1918

Imperial Germany and the Great War, 1914-1918Imperial Germany and the Great War, 1914-1918 by Roger Chickering
ISBN: 0521547806
Published by Cambridge University Press on May 6th 2004
Genres: Germany, Military
Pages: 248

Len's Summary: Revised edition of an excellent analytical treatment by an established WWI historian who teaches at Georgetown University.

Kitchener’s War: British Strategy from 1914-1916

Kitchener’s War: British Strategy from 1914-1916Kitchener's War: British Strategy from 1914-1916 by George H. Cassar
ISBN: 1574887092
Published by Potomac Books on October 1st 2005
Genres: Great Britain, Military, Strategy
Pages: 368

Len's Summary: How Lord Kitchener, a British icon, built the army that contested and won The Great War.

National Army Museum Book of the Turkish Front 1914-18: The Campaigns at Gallipoli, in Mesopotamia & in Palestine

National Army Museum Book of the Turkish Front 1914-18: The Campaigns at Gallipoli, in Mesopotamia & in PalestineNational Army Museum Book of the Turkish Front 1914-18: The Campaigns at Gallipoli, in Mesopotamia & in Palestine by Richard Michael Power Carver
ISBN: 0330491083
Published by Pan Books on June 30th 2004
Genres: Turkey & Ottoman Empire
Pages: 272

An Illustrated Guide to the ’03 Springfield Service Rifle

An Illustrated Guide to the ’03 Springfield Service RifleAn Illustrated Guide to the '03 Springfield Service Rifle by Bruce N. Canfield
ISBN: 1931464154
Published by Andrew Mowbray Inc. on December 31st 2004
Genres: Weapons
Pages: 239

Len's Summary: By the author of U.S. Infantry Weapons of the First World War.

The Imperial War Museum Book of 1914

The Imperial War Museum Book of 1914The Imperial War Museum Book of 1914 by Malcolm Brown
ISBN: 1447270339
Published by Pan Macmillan on January 1st 2014
Genres: Great Britain, Military
Pages: 337

Len's Summary: Also published as The Year of Lost Illusions. Part of a series of Imperial War Museum books on the Great War, many of them written by distinguished British historian and IWM staff member Malcolm Brown. These are all available online from Amazon.co.uk. // Draws on dairies and other personal materials the archives of the Imperial War Museum to delve into the minds of British soldiers serving in The Great War. A pastiche with no particular theme.

Evidence, History and the Great War: Historians and the Impact of 1914-18

Evidence, History and the Great War: Historians and the Impact of 1914-18Evidence, History and the Great War: Historians and the Impact of 1914-18 by Gail Braybon
ISBN: 1571817247
Published by Berghahn Books on December 12th 2003
Genres: Histiography
Pages: 248

Len's Summary: How the great war has influenced present-day historians.

The Advance from Mons 1914: The Experiences of a German Infantry Officer

The Advance from Mons 1914: The Experiences of a German Infantry OfficerThe Advance from Mons 1914: The Experiences of a German Infantry Officer by Walter Bloem
ISBN: 1907677046
Published by Helion & Company on October 1st 2011
Genres: Germany, Military, Personal Memoirs
Pages: 128

Len's Summary: The memoir of a German reserve officer, a company commander, tracing his service from mobilization to the Marne and retreat to the Aisne. Recommended by WFA member Tom Jones.

The Great Influenza: The Story of the Deadliest Pandemic in History

The Great Influenza: The Story of the Deadliest Pandemic in HistoryThe Great Influenza: The Story of the Deadliest Pandemic in History by John M. Barry
ISBN: 0143036491
Published by Penguin Books on October 4th 2005
Genres: Medical
Pages: 560

Len's Summary: The "Spanish Flu" pandemic of 1918-19 claimed over 20 million lives worldwide, including half a million in America and three million in India.

Forgotten Lunatics of the Great War

Forgotten Lunatics of the Great WarForgotten Lunatics of the Great War by Peter Barham
ISBN: 0300125119
Published by Yale University Press on August 21st 2007
Genres: Great Britain, Medical, Psychology
Pages: 464

Len's Summary: Shell shock and its treatment; UK government reactions and public acceptance; written by a psychologist.

The Forgotten Front: The East African Campaign 1914-1918

The Forgotten Front: The East African Campaign 1914-1918The Forgotten Front: The East African Campaign 1914-1918 by Ross Anderson
ISBN: 0750958367
Published by The History Press on November 1st 2014
Genres: Africa, Colonialism & Post-Colonialism, Military
Pages: 368

Len's Summary: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0750958367/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=0750958367&linkCode=as2&tag=worlwaroneh0a-20&linkId=RUACECCR5SGBKIJY

China and the Great War: China’s Pursuit of a New National Identity and Internationalization

China and the Great War: China’s Pursuit of a New National Identity and InternationalizationChina and the Great War: China's Pursuit of a New National Identity and Internationalization by Guoqi Xu
ISBN: 052128323X
Published by Cambridge University Press on September 22nd 2011
Genres: Asia, China
Pages: 342

Len's Summary: A neglected topic; billed as the first full-length study of China's involvement in the conflict.

The Great War in History: Debates and Controversies, 1914 to the Present

The Great War in History: Debates and Controversies, 1914 to the PresentThe Great War in History: Debates and Controversies, 1914 to the Present by Jay Murray Winter, Antoine Prost
ISBN: 0521616336
Published by Cambridge University Press on September 1st 2005
Genres: General, Military
Pages: 250

Len's Summary: Historiography: scholarly analysis of the multitude of ways WWI has been interpreted by French, American and British historians, literary scholars, film directors and writers over three generations. Winter teaches at Yale and Prost at the University of Paris.

Petain: How the Hero of France Became a Convicted Traitor and Changed the Course of History

Petain: How the Hero of France Became a Convicted Traitor and Changed the Course of HistoryPetain: How the Hero of France Became a Convicted Traitor and Changed the Course of History by Charles Williams
ISBN: 1403970114
Published by Palgrave Macmillan on October 1st 2005
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, France, Military
Pages: 298

Len's Summary: A sympathetic view of the hero of Verdun and leader of Vichy France from 1940 to 1944. Il ne passeron pas.

Labor, Loyalty, and Rebellion: Southwestern Illinois Coal Miners & World War I

Labor, Loyalty, and Rebellion: Southwestern Illinois Coal Miners & World War ILabor, Loyalty, and Rebellion: Southwestern Illinois Coal Miners & World War I by Carl R. Weinberg
ISBN: 0809326345
Published by Southern Illinois University Press on April 28th 2005
Genres: Economic History, United States
Pages: 280

Len's Summary: A look at working class life in small coal mining towns around East St Louis during WWI.

Dew of Death: The Story of Lewisite, America’s World War I Weapon of Mass Destruction

Dew of Death: The Story of Lewisite, America’s World War I Weapon of Mass DestructionDew of Death: The Story of Lewisite, America's World War I Weapon of Mass Destruction by Joel A. Vilensky
ISBN: 0253346126
Published by Indiana University Press on September 1st 2005
Genres: Military, Social Science, United States, Weapons
Pages: 240

Len's Summary: The story of Lewisite, a variation of mustard gas based on an arsenic compound, a weapon developed, but never deployed during WWI.

The Battles of the British Expeditionary Forces, 1914-1915: Historiography and Annotated Bibliography

The Battles of the British Expeditionary Forces, 1914-1915: Historiography and Annotated BibliographyThe Battles of the British Expeditionary Forces, 1914-1915: Historiography and Annotated Bibliography by Fred R. van Hartesveldt
ISBN: 0313306257
Published by Praeger on April 30th 2005
Genres: Great Britain, Military
Pages: 204

Len's Summary: Three brief introductory chapters summarize BEF actions in 1914 and 1915. The annotated bibliography has over 1,000 entries.

The Pomp and Politics of Patriotism: Imperial Celebrations in Habsburg Austria, 1848-1916

The Pomp and Politics of Patriotism: Imperial Celebrations in Habsburg Austria, 1848-1916The Pomp and Politics of Patriotism: Imperial Celebrations in Habsburg Austria, 1848-1916 by Daniel Unowsky
ISBN: 1557534004
Published by Purdue University Press on January 1st 2006
Genres: Social Science
Pages: 263

Len's Summary: Revisionist history of the last years of the multinational Habsburg Empire which suggests the political, economic and social systems of the Dual Monarchy were a good deal more dynamic and open to modernization than is usually credited and that the decline of the Empire was far from inevitable.

The Encyclopedia of World War I : A Political, Social, and Military History

The Encyclopedia of World War I : A Political, Social, and Military HistoryThe Encyclopedia of World War I : A Political, Social, and Military History by Spencer C. Tucker
ISBN: 1851094202
Published by ABC-CLIO on September 27th 2005
Genres: General, Military
Pages: 1661

Len's Summary: Dr. Tucker recently retired from VMI and is the editor of the The European Powers in World War I: An Encyclopedia (Garland, 1996) as well as an excellent one-volume history of the war.

Rewriting the First World War: Lloyd George, Politics and Strategy, 1914-1918

Rewriting the First World War: Lloyd George, Politics and Strategy, 1914-1918Rewriting the First World War: Lloyd George, Politics and Strategy, 1914-1918 by Andrew Suttie
ISBN: 1403991197
Published by Palgrave Macmillan on January 21st 2006
Genres: Great Britain, Military, Social Science, Strategy
Pages: 288

Len's Summary: Assesses Lloyd George's attempt to shape the history of the war (and the record of his own participation) concentrating on the alleged incompetence and Western Front fixation of Britain's military leaders.

The Lights that Failed: European International History, 1919-1933

The Lights that Failed: European International History, 1919-1933The Lights that Failed: European International History, 1919-1933 by Zara S. Steiner
ISBN: 0198221142
Published by Oxford University Press on May 12th 2005
Genres: Europe, International Relations
Pages: 850

Len's Summary: Challenges the assumption that the Versailles Treaty led to WWII. A second volume, Triumph of the Night, will examine the years from 1933 to the early 1940s.

Armies in Exile: The Polish Struggle for Nation and Nationalism

Armies in Exile: The Polish Struggle for Nation and NationalismArmies in Exile: The Polish Struggle for Nation and Nationalism by David R. Stefancic
ISBN: 0880335653
Published by Eastern European Monographs on October 12th 2005
Genres: Essays, Poland
Pages: 231

Len's Summary: A collection of eight essays, three of which deal with Poland's rebirth in World War I, in particular the legion movement.

Jamaican volunteers in the First World War: Race, masculinity and the development of national consciousness

Jamaican volunteers in the First World War: Race, masculinity and the development of national consciousnessJamaican volunteers in the First World War: Race, masculinity and the development of national consciousness by Richard Smith
ISBN: 0719069866
Published by Manchester University Press on March 15th 2010
Genres: Military, Social Science
Pages: 192

Len's Summary: Scholarly examination of the experiences of West Indian soldiers in WWI and the war's impact on growth of nationalism and the pro-independence movement in Jamaica. Readers will recall that West Indian troops -- unlike French colonial troops -- were employed exclusively as laborers, not riflemen, on the Western Front.

Lost Battalions: The Great War and the Crisis of American Nationality

Lost Battalions: The Great War and the Crisis of American NationalityLost Battalions: The Great War and the Crisis of American Nationality by Richard Slotkin
ISBN: 0805081380
Published by Holt Paperbacks on October 3rd 2006
Genres: African American Studies, Military, Social Science, United States
Pages: 656

Len's Summary: A social history of two AEF units: the African-American 369th Infantry Regiment; and, the Lost Battalion of the 77th Division) made up largely of Jewish, Italian and Eastern European Americans from New York City.