Gabriele d’Annunzio: Poet, Seducer and Preacher of War

Gabriele d’Annunzio: Poet, Seducer and Preacher of WarGabriele d’Annunzio: Poet, Seducer and Preacher of War by Lucy Hughes-Hallett
ISBN: 9780307276551
Published by Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group on May 6th 2014
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Literary, History, Modern, 20th Century, Poetry, European, Italian
Pages: 608

Len's Summary: Italian irredentist, protofacist, poet and WWI pilot, d’Annunzio led a short-lived 1919 filibustering expedition against Fiume, which had been awarded to Yugoslavia under the Versailles Treaty.

Woodbine Willie: Unsung Hero of World War One

Woodbine Willie: Unsung Hero of World War OneWoodbine Willie: Unsung Hero of World War One by Robert Holman, Geoffrey A. Studdert Kennedy
ISBN: 9780745955612
Published by Lion Books on March 22nd 2013
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Historical
Pages: 224

Len's Summary: The story of Rev. Geoffrey Studdart Kennedy who ministered to both the physical and spiritual needs of is flock and repeatedly risked his life to rescue wounded soldiers.

The Great War (Imperial War Museums)

The Great War (Imperial War Museums)The Great War (Imperial War Museums) by Mark Holborn, Hilary Roberts
ISBN: 0385350708
Published by Knopf on October 29th 2013
Genres: History, Europe, General, Military, World War I, Modern, 20th Century
Pages: 504

Len's Summary: A large-format coffee table pictorial history of the conflict with 380 period photographs; issued to commemorate the 1914-18 centennial.

Transforming 1916: Meaning, Memory and the Fiftieth Anniversary of the Easter Rising

Transforming 1916: Meaning, Memory and the Fiftieth Anniversary of the Easter RisingTransforming 1916 by Roisín Higgins
ISBN: 9781859184868
Published by Cork University Press on April 23rd 2012
Genres: History, Historiography, Europe, Ireland
Pages: 275

Len's Summary: Discusses the significance of the Rising to Irish politics, north and south.

Luxembourgers in the First World War: An Inventory

Luxembourgers in the First World War: An InventoryLuxembourgers in the First World War: An Inventory by David Heal
ISBN: B00UJV70GM
Published by David Heal on March 10th 2015
Genres: Military, World War I
Pages: 478

Len's Summary: An inventory of Luxembourgers who fought in all armies including the German, as well as Luxembourg civilians shot by the Germans and French.

Catastrophe 1914: Europe Goes to War

Catastrophe 1914: Europe Goes to WarCatastrophe 1914: Europe Goes to War by Max Hastings
ISBN: 9780307597052
Published by Random House Incorporated on September 24th 2013
Genres: History, Europe, General, Military, World War I, Modern, 20th Century
Pages: 688

Len's Summary: One of a spate of recent books tracing the road to war in 1914. See also The Origins of the War of 1914 (in three volumes), Luigi Albertini (Enigma Books, 2005 reprint). An acclaimed and lengthy analysis written in the 1930s by an Italian historian.

The Great War: A Combat History of the First World War

The Great War: A Combat History of the First World WarThe Great War: A Combat History of the First World War by Peter Hart
ISBN: 9780199976270
Published by Oxford University Press on May 9th 2013
Genres: History, Military, World War I
Pages: 522

Len's Summary: A new narrative survey history of the conflict finds that Britain tipped the balance with a crucial assist from America. Hart is the author if earlier books on Gallipoli and the Somme, as well as on the Irish Republican Army and Irish patriot Michael Collins.

The Economics of World War I

The Economics of World War IThe Economics of World War I by Stephen Broadberry, Mark Harrison, Hugh Rockoff, Albrecht Ritschl, Max-Stephan Schulze, Şevket Pamuk, Peter Howlett, Peter Gatrell, Herman de Jong, Pierre-Cyrille Hautcoeur, Francesco Galassi
ISBN: 0521107253
Published by Cambridge University Press on April 1st 2009
Genres: Business & Economics, Economic History, Economics, Military
Pages: 364

Len's Summary: A series of essays looking at the economies and finances of the major belligerents including the Ottoman Empire, the US. England, France, Germany, Russia, Austria-Hungary and Italy. See also Financing The First World War by Hugh Strachan, Oxford, 2004. // An analytical examination of the economies, economic mobilization and war finance of the principal belligerents: Germany, Austria-Hungary, The Ottoman Empire, France, the UK, Russia, Italy and the United States; as well as the neutral Netherlands. Contributors from England, the US, Germany, France, Holland and Turkey include Peter Gatrell and Hugh Rockoff.

A Journalist’s Diplomatic Mission: Ray Stannard Baker’s World War I Diary

A Journalist’s Diplomatic Mission: Ray Stannard Baker’s World War I DiaryA Journalist’s Diplomatic Mission: Ray Stannard Baker’s World War I Diary by Ray Stannard Baker
ISBN: 9780807144237
Published by LSU Press on February 1st 2013
Genres: History, Military, World War I
Pages: 504

Len's Summary: Baker was a well-known muck-raking journalist and key Wilson campaign staffer tasked by the President with assessing the European situation in 1917-18; Baker was also Wilson’ press secretary at the Paris peace conference of 1919.

1913: the Eve of War

1913: the Eve of War1913: The Eve of War by Paul Ham
Published by Endeavour Press Ltd. on November 5th 2013
Genres: Military, World War I

Len's Summary: A simplistic overview; save your money. There are several other new and far better treatments of this theme including The Sleepwalkers by Christopher Clark

Posters of the Great War

Posters of the Great WarPosters of the Great War by Frederick Hadley, Martin Pegler
ISBN: 9781781592892
Published by Pen & Sword Books Limited on August 19th 2013
Genres: Art, Prints, History, Military, World War I
Pages: 160

Len's Summary: In the days before radio and TV, the large-format poster was a prime means of advertising. These posters were produced to inspire patriotism and support for WWI.

The Battle for Syria, 1918-1920

The Battle for Syria, 1918-1920The Battle for Syria, 1918-1920 by John D. Grainger
ISBN: 9781843838036
Published by Boydell Press on January 1st 2013
Genres: History, Middle East, General, Modern, Technology & Engineering, Military Science
Pages: 261

Len's Summary: Detailed narrative of the desert war and the post-war peace conferences; a timely reminder of how the clash of French and British imperial ambitions with Arab nationalism shaped modern Syria.

The German-Jewish Soldiers of the First World War in History and Memory

The German-Jewish Soldiers of the First World War in History and MemoryThe German-Jewish Soldiers of the First World War in History and Memory by Tim Grady
ISBN: 9781846318511
Published by Liverpool University Press on February 15th 2013
Genres: History, Europe, Germany
Pages: 260

Len's Summary: Suspect even during the war, Jews' loyal service (12 thousand died) to Germany was further denigrated by Nazi politics and propaganda. -- More than 100,000 German Jews fought in WWI and 12,000 died. The book focuses on the multifaceted ways in which these men are remembered.

Listening to Ludendorff: A Clandestine Belgian military Wireless Station Behind German Lines, 1915-1919

Listening to Ludendorff: A Clandestine Belgian military Wireless Station Behind German Lines, 1915-1919Listening to Ludendorff: A Clandestine Belgian military Wireless Station Behind German Lines, 1915-1919 by Paul Goldschmidt, Brendan Richard Whyte
ISBN: 9781908336712
Published by Tommies Guides on July 1st 2013
Genres: Military, World War I
Pages: 187

Len's Summary: Translation of a Belgian work on a secret radio station used for warning of Zeppelin raids and German troop movements.

Slaughter on the Somme, 1916: Complete War Dairies of the British Army’s Worst Day

Slaughter on the Somme, 1916: Complete War Dairies of the British Army’s Worst DaySlaughter on the Somme, 1916: Complete War Dairies of the British Army’s Worst Day by Martin Mace, John Grehan
ISBN: 9781848847705
Published by Pen & Sword Military on July 2013
Genres: History, Military, World War I
Pages: 514

Len's Summary: Never-ending fascination with the mud and blood of the Somme. -- The raw material of history.

War in Peace: Paramilitary Violence in Europe after the Great War

War in Peace: Paramilitary Violence in Europe after the Great WarWar in Peace: Paramilitary Violence in Europe after the Great War by Robert Gerwarth, John Horne
ISBN: 9780199686056
Published by OUP Oxford on October 3rd 2013
Genres: History, Europe, General, Former Soviet Republics, Military, World War I, Revolutionary, Russia & the Former Soviet Union, Modern, 20th Century, Social History, Political Science, Political Freedom
Pages: 256

Len's Summary: Conflicts lasting through 1923 broke out in Ireland, Italy, Eastern and Central Europe, and Turkey.

Totally Unofficial: The Autobiography of Raphael Lemkin

Totally Unofficial: The Autobiography of Raphael LemkinTotally Unofficial: The Autobiography of Raphael Lemkin by Raphael Lemkin, Donna-Lee Frieze
ISBN: 9780300186963
Published by Yale University Press on June 24th 2013
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Historical, Political, Lawyers & Judges, Personal Memoirs, History, Holocaust, Law, International
Pages: 293

Len's Summary: Though not strictly speaking about WWI, this is the biography of the Polish lawyer who coined the term “genocide” (racial or religious murder) as a result of his study of the Armenian massacres of 1915. Thanks to Lemkin’s efforts, the United Nations in 1948 adopted the Convention the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide.

Mapping the First World War Battlefields of the Great Conflict from Above

Mapping the First World War Battlefields of the Great Conflict from AboveMapping the First World War Battlefields of the Great Conflict from Above by Simon Forty
ISBN: 9781844862184
Published by Bloomsbury USA on January 7th 2014
Genres: History, Military, World War I
Pages: 144

Len's Summary: Over 120 illustrations with more than 100 maps and charts representing the best in wartime cartography, most of it drawn from aerial reconnaissance.

Abandoning American Neutrality: Woodrow Wilson and the Beginning of the Great War, August 1914 – December 1915

Abandoning American Neutrality: Woodrow Wilson and the Beginning of the Great War, August 1914 – December 1915Abandoning American Neutrality: Woodrow Wilson and the Beginning of the Great War, August 1914 – December 1915 by M. Ryan Floyd
ISBN: 9781137334114
Published by Palgrave Macmillan on September 5th 2013
Genres: History, Europe, General, Military, World War I, United States, 20th Century, Political Science
Pages: 262

Len's Summary: Traces Wilson’s ultimately unsuccessful efforts to keep America out of war in the face of political, economic and financial imperatives.

From the Front Line: The Extraordinary Life of Sir Basil Clarke

From the Front Line: The Extraordinary Life of Sir Basil ClarkeFrom the Front Line: The Extraordinary Life of Sir Basil Clarke by Richard Evans
ISBN: 9780752494296
Published by History Press Limited on September 1st 2013
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Military, History, Europe, Great Britain
Pages: 240

Len's Summary: An intrepid war correspondent reported on the war from Flanders and on the Somme, covered the Irish Easter Rising of 1916, became the UK’s first public relations officer in 1917, and in 1924 founded the first British public relations firm.

Victory on the Western Front: The Final Battles of World War One

Victory on the Western Front: The Final Battles of World War OneVictory on the Western Front: The Final Battles of World War One by Martin Marix Evans
ISBN: 1782122362
Published by Arcturus Publishing Limited on August 1st 2013
Genres: Military, World War I
Pages: 208

Len's Summary: The final hundred days by a formidable British historian and author.

The Short Story and the First World War

The Short Story and the First World WarThe Short Story and the First World War by Ann-Marie Einhaus
ISBN: 9781107038431
Published by Cambridge University Press on July 31st 2013
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Modern, 20th Century, Literary Criticism, General, European
Pages: 219

Len's Summary: By focusing on other than poetry, this study challenges conventional cultural perceptions. See also The Penguin Book of First World War Stories, Penguin Classics, 2007

Pubs and Patriots: The Drink Crisis in Britain during World War One

Pubs and Patriots: The Drink Crisis in Britain during World War OnePubs and Patriots: The Drink Crisis in Britain during World War One by Robert Duncan
ISBN: 9781846318955
Published by Liverpool University Press on November 15th 2013
Genres: History, Europe, Great Britain
Pages: 262

Len's Summary: Lloyd George flirts with prohibition and limits pub opening hours ostensibly to keep munitions and other war industries workers sober. Restricted pub opening hours remained in effect into the 1980s.

The Great War and Veterans’ Internationalism

The Great War and Veterans’ InternationalismThe Great War and Veterans’ Internationalism by Julia Eichenberg, John Paul Newman
ISBN: 9781137281623
Published by Palgrave Macmillan on November 20th 2013
Genres: History, General, Military, World War I, Veterans, World, Modern, 20th Century, Essays, Social History
Pages: 248

Len's Summary: A collection of essays presenting portraits of the ex-soldiers and women who banded to together in a world-wide network aimed at defending their rights, families, and their commitment to peace.

Trench Talk: Words of the First World War

Trench Talk: Words of the First World WarTrench Talk: Words of the First World War by Peter Doyle, Julian Walker
ISBN: 9780752471549
Published by History Press on January 1st 2013
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Language Arts & Disciplines, Linguistics, Etymology
Pages: 256

Len's Summary: How soldiers’ slang merged into everyday language.

Disturbing Practices: History, Sexuality, and Women’s Experience of Modern War

Disturbing Practices: History, Sexuality, and Women’s Experience of Modern WarDisturbing Practices: History, Sexuality, and Women's Experience of Modern War by Laura Doan
ISBN: 9780226001616
Published by University of Chicago Press on May 1st 2013
Genres: History, General, Europe, Great Britain, Military, World War I, Social Science, Lesbian Studies, Women's Studies
Pages: 288

Len's Summary: A scholarly study of female sexuality against the backdrop of WWI England where women’s roles were in flux in a world without norms

100 Days to Victory: How the Great War Was Fought and Won

100 Days to Victory: How the Great War Was Fought and Won100 Days to Victory: How the Great War Was Fought and Won by Saul David
ISBN: 9781444763386
Published by Hodder & Stoughton on May 8th 2014
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Modern, 20th Century
Pages: 544

Len's Summary: Looks at the events on 100 significant days from 1914 to 1918 including battles outside the Western Front.

The Great War: A World War I Historical Collection

The Great War: A World War I Historical CollectionThe Great War: A World War I Historical Collection by Robert J. Dalessandro, Erin R. Mahan
ISBN: 9780794837402
Published by Whitman Pub Llc on April 23rd 2013
Genres: History, Military, World War I
Pages: 187

Len's Summary: The authors are respectively US Army Chief of Military History and Chief Historian in the Office of the Secretary of Defense. This popular history released in time for the WWI centennial is intended for general readers.

Empires of the Dead: How One Man’s Vision Led to the Creation of WWI’s War Graves

Empires of the Dead: How One Man’s Vision Led to the Creation of WWI’s War GravesEmpires of the Dead: How One Man’s Vision Led to the Creation of WWI’s War Graves by David Crane
ISBN: 9780007456680
Published by HarperCollins Publishers Limited on March 27th 2014
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Social Science, Death & Dying
Pages: 304

Len's Summary: The story of Fabian Ware, a Red Cross worker whose vision resulted in the creation of a graves registration commission.

Josephus Daniels: His Life and Times

Josephus Daniels: His Life and TimesJosephus Daniels: His Life and Times by Lee Allan Craig
ISBN: 9781469606958
Published by UNC Press Books on May 1st 2013
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Political, History, United States, 20th Century, State & Local
Pages: 474

Len's Summary: This influential southern progressive (except in racial affairs), newspaper publisher and Democratic party politician is best remembered as being Woodrow Wilson’s war-time Secretary of the Navy and the man who banished demon rum from Navy wardrooms.

Warlords: Borden, Mackenzie King and Canada’s World Wars

Warlords: Borden, Mackenzie King and Canada’s World WarsWarlords: Borden, Mackenzie King and Canada’s World Wars by Tim Cook
ISBN: 9780143177784
Published by Penguin Group (Canada) on October 22nd 2013
Genres: Military, World War I
Pages: 488

Len's Summary: War leadership roles of two major Canadian political figures and the emergence of Canada as a self-governing Dominion managing its own foreign policy. Also published in 2001 and 2012 by Allen Lane.

Devil Dogs Chronicle: Voices of the Fourth Marine Brigade

Devil Dogs Chronicle: Voices of the Fourth Marine BrigadeDevil Dogs Chronicle: Voices of the Fourth Marine Brigade by George B. Clark
ISBN: 9780700618965
Published by University Press of Kansas on March 2nd 2013
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Military, History, World War I, United States
Pages: 411

Len's Summary: The history of the ten thousand men, part of the Second Division AEF, who made up the only large Marine unit to fight in World War One. The author is a Marine veteran with several other books under his belt.

The Nek: A Gallipoli Tragedy

The Nek: A Gallipoli TragedyThe Nek: A Gallipoli Tragedy by Peter Burness
ISBN: 9781921966101
Published by Exisle Publishing on July 15th 2015
Genres: History, Military, World War I
Pages: 176

Len's Summary: The failed attack of the Austrians on August 1, 1915. The real story was fictionalized in the 1981 Peter Wier film Gallipoli.

Avoiding Armageddon: From the Great War to the Fall of France, 1918-40

Avoiding Armageddon: From the Great War to the Fall of France, 1918-40Avoiding Armageddon: From the Great War to the Fall of France, 1918-40 by Jeremy Black
ISBN: 9781441157133
Published by A&C Black on July 5th 2012
Genres: History, Military, World War II
Pages: 304

Len's Summary: The First World War spawned any number of new limited wars, civil wars and insurrections all of which are summarized here with analysis of evolving weapons and tactics, as well as great power politics. He author finds the 1920s and 30s presented geo-political-strategic conundrums very similar to those we grapple with today.

Prelude to Blitzkrieg: The 1916 Austro-German Campaign in Romania

Prelude to Blitzkrieg: The 1916 Austro-German Campaign in RomaniaPrelude to Blitzkrieg: The 1916 Austro-German Campaign in Romania by Michael B. Barrett
ISBN: 9780253008657
Published by Indiana University Press on October 23rd 2013
Genres: History, Europe, General, Germany, Military, World War I, Other
Pages: 399

Len's Summary: Analysis of a little-known lightening campaign of conquest against Romania, which entered the war on the side of the Entente in 1916. Professor Barrett of the Citadel is the author of Operation Albion: The German Conquest of the Baltic Islands (IUP, 2008). See also the Tomlinson Prize-winning The Romanian Battlefront in World War I, Glenn E. Torrey (Kansas, 2012).

They Called Them Soldier Boys: A Texas Infantry Regiment in World War I

They Called Them Soldier Boys: A Texas Infantry Regiment in World War IThey Called Them Soldier Boys: A Texas Infantry Regiment in World War I by Gregory W. Ball
ISBN: 9781574415001
Published by University of North Texas Press on March 5th 2013
Genres: History, Military, World War I, United States, State & Local
Pages: 240

Len's Summary: A history of the Texas National Guard’s 7th Infantry Regiment from its federalization in 1917, training, overseas action and repatriation at war’s end.

Lawrence in Arabia: War Deceit, Imperial Folly and the Making of the Modern Middle East

Lawrence in Arabia: War Deceit, Imperial Folly and the Making of the Modern Middle EastLawrence in Arabia: War Deceit, Imperial Folly and the Making of the Modern Middle East by Scott Anderson
ISBN: 9780385532938
Published by Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group on August 6th 2013
Genres: History, Middle East, General, Military, World War I, Political Science, International Relations, Diplomacy
Pages: 592

Len's Summary: How the violent expulsion of the Ottomans and near-sighted Franco-British imperial policies led to a series of crises that began in 1918 and persist today.