KEK’s and Fokkerstaffels: The Early German Fighter Units in 1915-1916

KEK’s and Fokkerstaffels: The Early German Fighter Units in 1915-1916Keks and Fokkerstaffels by Johan Ryheul
ISBN: 9781781552230
Published by Fonthill Media on January 14th 2014
Genres: History, Military, Aviation
Pages: 236

Len's Summary: A history of the first squadrons, aces and dogfights over the Western Front.

Flights of Fancy: America’s Struggle for Air Power in the Great War

Flights of Fancy: America’s Struggle for Air Power in the Great WarFlights of Fancy: America’s Struggle for Air Power in the Great War by Damian Lataan
ISBN: B00D1MVWXS
Published by Amazon Digital Services on May 27th 2013
Genres: Aviation, World War I
Pages: 74

Len's Summary: Congress appropriated $640 million for aircraft production, but American air power failed to materialize and by the end of the war only a handful of American-made aircraft had reached the front.

Pfalz Aircraft of WWI: A Centennial Perspective on Great War Airplanes

Pfalz Aircraft of WWI: A Centennial Perspective on Great War AirplanesAircraft of World War I by Jack Herris, Aaron Weaver, Steve Anderson, Bob Pearson, Martin Digmayer
ISBN: 9781906626655
Published by Amber Books on 2010
Genres: Aviation, Illustrated, World War I
Pages: 192

Len's Summary: A reliable German performer, the Pfalz D.III & D.XII variants were flown by several German aces.

Nachtflugzeug! German N-Types of WWI: A Centennial Perspective on Great War Airplanes

Nachtflugzeug! German N-Types of WWI: A Centennial Perspective on Great War AirplanesNachtflugzeug! German N-Types of WWI: A Centennial Perspective on Great War Airplanes: 3 by Jack Herris, Aaron Weaver, Jerry Boucher, Bob Pearson
ISBN: 1935881108
on January 1st 1970
Genres: Aviation, Illustrated, World War I

Len's Summary: Night bombers over the Western Front.

German Armored Warplanes: A Centennial Perspective on Great War Airplanes

German Armored Warplanes: A Centennial Perspective on Great War AirplanesGerman Armored Warplanes of WWI: A Centennial Perspective on Great War Airplanes: 4 (Great War Aviation Series) by Jack Herris, Jerry Boucher, Bob Pearson
ISBN: 1935881116
Published by Aeronaut Books on January 1st 1970
Genres: Aviation, Illustrated, World War I

Len's Summary: Wood and canvas gave way to aluminum and steel airframe construction as aircraft were increasingly employed in a ground-support role.

Gotha Aircraft of WWI: A Centennial Perspective on Great War Airplanes

Gotha Aircraft of WWI: A Centennial Perspective on Great War AirplanesGotha Aircraft of WWI: A Centennial Perspective on Great War Airplanes: 6 (Great War Aviation Centennial Series) by Jack Herris, Aaron Weaver, Bob Pearson
ISBN: 1935881140
Published by Amber Books on January 1st 1970
Genres: Aviation, Illustrated, World War I

Len's Summary: The twin-engine Gotha was purpose-designed to bomb England from high altitude in the first blitz.

German’s Triplane Craze: A Centennial Perspective on Great War Airplanes

German’s Triplane Craze: A Centennial Perspective on Great War AirplanesGermany's Triplane Craze by Jack Herris
ISBN: 9781935881155
Published by Aeronaut Books on 2013
Genres: Aviation, World War I
Pages: 102

Len's Summary: The Red Baron flew the iconic Fokker Dr.1 triplane.

Germany’s Fighter Competitions of 1918: A Centennial Perspective on the Great War Airplanes

Germany’s Fighter Competitions of 1918: A Centennial Perspective on the Great War AirplanesGermany's Fighter Competitions of 1918 by Jack Herris
ISBN: 1935881167
Published by Aeronaut Books on June 20th 2013
Genres: World War I, History, Aviation
Pages: 166

Len's Summary: Seeking the air-supremacy weapon.

Irish Aviators of World War I

Irish Aviators of World War IIrish Aviators of World War I: Volume 1, Irish Aces by Joe C. Gleeson
ISBN: 9781480082328
Published by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform on April 1st 2013
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Illustrated
Pages: 532

Len's Summary: The stories of Mick Mannock and many other lesser-known Irish flyers along with a taste of 20th century Irish social history.

Airship: Design, Development and Disaster

Airship: Design, Development and DisasterAirship by John Swinfield
ISBN: 9781591140344
Published by Naval Institute Press on 2012
Genres: History, Military, Aviation, Modern, 20th Century, Transportation, General
Pages: 336

Len's Summary: Development of the rigid airship with a short section on Zeppelins.

Wings of War: An Airman’s Diary of the Last Year of the War

Wings of War: An Airman’s Diary of the Last Year of the WarWings of War by Rudolf StarkClaud W. Sykes
ISBN: 9781612001876
on February 19th 2015
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Aviation, Literary Collections, Diaries & Journals
Pages: 228

Len's Summary: The end game of the Imperial German air force first published in 1933.

Collishaw & Company: Canadians in the Royal Naval Air Service 1914 – 1918

Collishaw & Company: Canadians in the Royal Naval Air Service 1914 – 1918Collishaw and Company by Joseph Allan Snowie
ISBN: 9780692009895
Published by Nieuport Publishing on October 1st 2010
Genres: Aviation, World War I
Pages: 294

Len's Summary: During WWI some 943 Canadians flew for the RNAS in East Africa, Mesopotamia, Gallipoli, Romania, and Russia and over the Western Front, England and the North Sea.

The German Airforce I Knew, 1914-1918

The German Airforce I Knew, 1914-1918The German Airforce I Knew 1914-1918 by Georg Paul Neumann
ISBN: 9781783463138
Published by Pen & Sword Books Limited on March 30th 2014
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Aviation
Pages: 253

Len's Summary: Survey of the German Airforce (Luftstreitkräft) in WWI written in 1920 by a veteran of aerial combat and illustrated with drawings and photos.

Aircraft of World War I

Aircraft of World War IAircraft of World War I by Bob Pearson, Jack Herris
ISBN: 9781906626655
Published by Amber Books on 2010
Genres: Aviation, Illustrated, World War I
Pages: 192

Len's Summary: Aircraft identification guide arranged chronologically by theater of war and campaign including information on the role and impact of each aircraft, orders of battle, aces and commanding officers. -- A detailed and comprehensive guide to aircraft arranged by theater. Includes orders of battle, lists of commanders and aces. Well worth the modest price for aircraft and military historians, and modelers. Available from www.casematepublishing.com

Recollections of the Great War in the Air

Recollections of the Great War in the AirRecollections of the Great War in the Air by James R. McConnell
ISBN: 9781781580806
on March 1st 2012
Genres: Aviation, Military, Personal Memoirs, World War I
Pages: 98

Len's Summary: Memoirs of a Lafayette Escadrille pilot first published in 1917. According to WWI aviation expert Steve Suddaby, this is a “long-lost gem.” // Memoir of an American volunteer in the Lafayette Escadrille.

No Parachute: A Classic Account of War in the Air in WWI

No Parachute: A Classic Account of War in the Air in WWINo Parachute by Arthur Gould Lee
ISBN: 9781909166042
Published by Grub Street on August 19th 2013
Genres: Aviation, Military, Personal Memoirs
Pages: 240

Len's Summary: Based on the wartime letters of RFC pilot Gould Lee, who later rose to become a Vice Air Marshall. // Letters from young British airmen at the front.

French Aviation during the First World War

French Aviation during the First World WarFrench Aircraft in the First World War by Vital E. FerryDominique BreffortAndré Jouineau
ISBN: 9782352503705
Published by Histoire & Collections on February 26th 2015
Genres: History, Military, Aviation
Pages: 196

Len's Summary: An overview of French Air Force evolution.

Raymond Collishaw and the Black Flight

Raymond Collishaw and the Black FlightRaymond Collishaw and the Black Flight by Roger Gunn
ISBN: 9781459706606
Published by Dundurn on 2013
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Canada, Post-Confederation (1867-), Aviation
Pages: 270

Len's Summary: Arguably Canada‘s leading aerial ace, Callishaw started out with the Royal Naval Air Service, stayed in the RAF and rose to the rank of Air Vice Marshall commanding the Desert Air Force in North Africa during WWII. As a flight commander, Collishaw flew Sopwith Triplane named “Black Maria.”

Voices from the Great War

Voices from the Great WarVoices from the Great War by Peter Vansittart
ISBN: 0531098117
Published by Franklin Watts on January 1st 1984
Genres: World War I, Diplomacy and Politics, Personal Accounts, Youth-accessible
Pages: 303

Len's Summary: Tells the story of the war with an eclectic compilation of literary and political quotes, headlines, and statistics.

The Guns of August

The Guns of AugustThe Guns of August by Barbara W. Tuchman, Robert K. Massie
ISBN: 0345476093
Published by Ballantine Books on August 3rd 2004
Genres: World War I, Battle History, Diplomacy and Politics
Pages: 606

Len's Summary: Covers the opening stages and the roots of the conflict; superb, but read a general history first for orientation.

The Penguin Book of First World War Poetry: Revised Edition

The Penguin Book of First World War Poetry: Revised EditionThe Penguin Book of First World War Poetry: Revised Edition by Jon Silkin, Various
ISBN: 0141180099
Published by Penguin Classics on May 1st 1997
Genres: World War I, Personal Accounts, Youth-accessible, Poetry
Pages: 320

Len's Summary: An extensive anthology containing the works of numerous poets of most combatant nations.

Tannenberg: Clash of Empires 1914

Tannenberg: Clash of Empires 1914Tannenberg: Clash of Empires 1914 by Dennis E. Showalter
ISBN: 1574887815
Published by Potomac Books on April 1st 2004
Genres: World War I, Battle History, Diplomacy and Politics
Pages: 432

Len's Summary: 1914 on the Eastern Front. Especially good on the evolution of the German-Russian rivalry.

Goshawk Squadron

Goshawk SquadronGoshawk Squadron by Derek Robinson
ISBN: 0786715952
Published by Da Capo Press on October 13th 2005
Genres: World War I, Novel, Aviation, Youth-accessible
Pages: 288

Len's Summary: Exciting, myth-debunking aviation novel. // Novel by the author of Piece of Cake, published in 1971 and shortlisted for a Booker Prize. The cynical and often hilarious story of the misfortunes of an imaginary RAF pursuit squadron on the Western Front in 1918. A sort of WWI Catch 22.

Gallipoli: The End of the Myth

Gallipoli: The End of the MythGallipoli: The End of the Myth by Robin Prior
ISBN: 0300168942
Published by Yale University Press on December 7th 2010
Genres: World War I, Battle History
Pages: 304

Len's Summary: An important reappraisal of the 1915 campaign. // Australian historian Pryor (author of excellent books on the Somme and Passchendale) examines in detail planning of the campaign and concludes that it was doomed from the start.

Dance of the Furies: Europe and the Outbreak of World War I

Dance of the Furies: Europe and the Outbreak of World War IDance of the Furies: Europe and the Outbreak of World War I by Michael S. Neiberg
ISBN: 067472593X
Published by Belknap Press on October 14th 2013
Genres: World War I, Diplomacy and Politics, Personal Accounts
Pages: 292

Len's Summary: A fresh look at how the outbreak of war was experienced the citizens of all the participating nations. -- Nobody wanted war, but Neiberg shows how it came to pass drawing on the writings of European and American diplomats, politicians and informed observers. The author is a winner of the WFA’s Tomlinson Book Prize.

The First Day on the Somme

The First Day on the SommeThe First Day on the Somme by Martin Middlebrook
ISBN: 1844154653
Published by Pen & Sword Books on March 1st 2003
Genres: World War I, Diplomacy and Politics, Personal Memoirs
Pages: 365

Len's Summary: Ground-breaking work that shows the human tragedy of the disastrous attack of the British Army on July 1, 1916.

Paris 1919: Six Months That Changed the World

Paris 1919: Six Months That Changed the WorldParis 1919: Six Months That Changed the World by Margaret MacMillan, Richard Holbrooke
ISBN: 0375760520
Published by Random House Trade Paperbacks on September 9th 2003
Genres: World War I, Diplomacy and Politics, Personal Memoirs
Pages: 570

Len's Summary: A thorough, scholarly analysis of what transpired at the Paris peace conference.