The Origins of World War I

The Origins of World War IThe Origins of World War I by Richard F. Hamilton, Holger H. Herwig
ISBN: 0521102189
Published by Cambridge University Press on December 11th 2008
Genres: World War I
Pages: 552

Len's Summary: Summary examination of the motivations of the leadership of 12 major and minor powers in going to war. // An abridged version of the collection of essays published by Cambridge as The Origins of World War I and edited by the same scholars. This version concentrates on the handful of men who made the decisions for war. The abridgement is even more readable than the original. The authors cut through the fog of nationalism and ex post facto justifications to the roots of the conflict. Affordable and highly recommended.

Good-Bye to All That

Good-Bye to All ThatGood-Bye to All That: An Autobiography by Robert Graves
ISBN: 0385093306
Published by Anchor Books on February 1st 1958
Genres: World War I, Personal Memoirs
Pages: 347

Len's Summary: Most famous memoir a survivor of the War, a Captain in the Royal Welch Fusiliers, later a distinguished novelist and poet.

Over There

Over ThereOver There: The Story of America's First Great Overseas Crusade by Frank Freidel
ISBN: 007557036X
Published by McGraw-Hill Companies on December 1st 1990
Genres: World War I, Battle History, Personal Memoirs, Illustrated, Youth-accessible
Pages: 244

Len's Summary: Story of the American military effort told sympathetically, with gusto; uses many firsthand accounts.

The War to End All Wars

The War to End All WarsThe War to End All Wars: The American Military Experience in World War I by Edward M. Coffman
ISBN: 0813109558
Published by University Press of Kentucky on July 23rd 1998
Genres: World War I, Battle History, Diplomacy and Politics
Pages: 440

Len's Summary: Still the best summary of America’s experience in the Great War.

The World Crisis: An Abridgement

The World Crisis: An AbridgementThe World Crisis: An Abridgement of the Classic Four-Volume History of World War I by Winston S. Churchill
ISBN: 0684194538
Published by Scribner on November 24th 1992
Genres: World War I, Personal Memoirs, Battle History, Diplomacy and Politics
Pages: 864

Len's Summary: Masterful grand survey of the War; obviously strongly British in outlook; very good on naval matters.

Testament of Youth

Testament of YouthTestament Of Youth by Vera Brittain
ISBN: 0143039237
Published by Victor Gollancz on August 28th 1933
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Historical, Literary, Personal Memoirs
Pages: 688

Len's Summary: Memoir of a V.A.D. nurse who lost several loved ones in combat and became a pacifist and feminist afterwards.

The German High Command at War

The German High Command at WarThe German High Command at War by Robert Asprey
ISBN: 9780595365654
Published by iUniverse on November 9th 2005
Genres: Germany, World War I, Battle History, Diplomacy and Politics
Pages: 558

Len's Summary: Looks at military operations from a German viewpoint; humanizes their military establishment and the Kaiser without justifying their actions. Good discussions of the Eastern Front.

AMERICAN HERITAGE HISTORY OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR

AMERICAN HERITAGE HISTORY OF THE FIRST WORLD WARAmerican Heritage History of World War I by S.L.A. Marshall
ISBN: 9781612308067
Published by New Word City on September 5th 2014
Genres: World War I, Battle History, Diplomacy and Politics, Illustrated, Maps, Youth-accessible
Pages: 705

Len's Summary: A comprehensive history that’s well illustrated and contains helpful maps plus commentary by a distinguished historian; good for starting.

The First World War Volume I: To Arms

The First World War Volume I: To ArmsThe First World War: Volume I: To Arms by Hew Strachan
ISBN: 9780191608346
Published by Oxford University Press on April 26th 2001
Genres: History, World, Military, World War I, Europe, General
Pages: 1248

Len's Summary: This book won WFA’s Norman B.Tomlinson, Jr. Annual Book Prize for 2001.

German Atrocities, 1914: A History of Denial

German Atrocities, 1914: A History of DenialGerman Atrocities, 1914 by John N. Horne, Alan Kramer
ISBN: 9780300107913
Published by Yale University Press on 2001
Genres: History, Military, World War I
Pages: 608

Len's Summary: Winner of the Fraenkel Prize for Contemporary History, this is a carefully researched, but densely drafted volume establishing that stories of German atrocities in Belgium and France were not just Entente propaganda. Winner of the 2002 Tomlinson Prize.

A Fraternity of Arms: America and France in the Great War

A Fraternity of Arms:  America and France in the Great WarA Fraternity of Arms by Robert Bowman Bruce
ISBN: 9780700612536
Published by University Press of Kansas on 2003
Genres: History, Europe, France, Military, Strategy, World War I, Political Science, International Relations, General
Pages: 380

Len's Summary: Thanks in large measure to expert (and often bilingual) French instructors a core of four 28,000-man divisions of the American army was ready to join the French in blunting and then reversing the final German push on Paris at the Marne in July 1918. It is in the resounding German setback on the Marne of July 18, 1918 – not their August 8th defeat by the British at Amiens – that Bruce finds the beginning of the end for German arms on the Western Front.

Fighting Different Wars: Experience, Memory and the First World War in Britain

Fighting Different Wars: Experience, Memory and the First World War in BritainFighting Different Wars by Janet S. K. Watson
ISBN: 9780521831536
Published by Cambridge University Press on February 19th 2004
Genres: Great Britain, Literary Criticism, Military, Social History, Social Science
Pages: 333

Len's Summary: Cultural and intellectual history contrasting war as an experience and war as a memory and developing the consequences of postwar constructions. The author is an Associate Professor of History at the University of Connecticut. The Tomlinson Prize carries an award of $3,000 funded by a grant from WFA Director-emeritus Norman B. Tomlinson, Jr.

The Second Battle of the Marne

The Second Battle of the MarneThe Second Battle of the Marne by Michael S. Neiberg
ISBN: 9780253003546
Published by Indiana University Press on April 9th 2008
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Europe, General
Pages: 232

Len's Summary: Winner of the Annual WFA Norman B. Tomlinson, Jr. Book Prize for 2008, this book breaks new ground on a key battle in the last year of the war.

To Conquer Hell: The Meuse-Argonne, 1918

To Conquer Hell: The Meuse-Argonne, 1918To Conquer Hell by Edward G. Lengel
ISBN: 9780805079319
Published by Macmillan on January 8th 2008
Genres: History, Military, World War I, United States
Pages: 491

Len's Summary: A new history of this major battle, the most costly in American history, by a Professor of History at the University of Virginia. Draws on primary sources including memoirs and letters of US veterans. Professor Lengel was a speaker at the the WFA-USA National Seminar at Carlisle, Pennsylvania in September where he was awarded 2007 WFA Norman B. Tomlinson Book Prize for this book.

Bloody Victory: The Sacrifice on the Somme and the Making of the Twentieth Century

Bloody Victory: The Sacrifice on the Somme and  the Making of the Twentieth CenturyBloody Victory: The Sacrifice on the Somme and the Making of the Twentieth Century by William J. Philpott
ISBN: 1408701081
Published by Little Brown and Company on August 1st 2009
Genres: Military, World War I
Pages: 721

Len's Summary: Despite the over-blown title, this is an uncommonly good history of the battle covering French and German forces, as well as the performance of the BEF’s Kitchener armies.

The Final Battle: Soldiers of the Western Front in the German Revolution of 1918

The Final Battle: Soldiers of the Western Front in the German Revolution of 1918The Final Battle: Soldiers of the Western Front in the German Revolution of 1918 by Scott Stephenson
ISBN: 0521519462
Published by Cambridge University Press on September 1st 2009
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Modern, 20th Century
Pages: 374

Len's Summary: A scholarly look at the morale and political outlook of the German army following the armistice of November 11, 1918.

The Russian Origins of the First World War

The Russian Origins of the First World WarThe Russian Origins of the First World War by Sean McMeekin
ISBN: 9780674063204
Published by Harvard University Press on December 12th 2011
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Europe, Russia & the Former Soviet Union, Political Science, International Relations, General
Pages: 344

Len's Summary: The author contends that the Tzarist regime believed a general European war to be in its national interest; that is sought to humiliate Vienna, conquer Constantinople and open the Straits as an ice-free trade route to the Mediterranean and the west. Winner of the 2011 Norman B. Tomlinson, Jr. Prize for the best work of history in English on World War One (1914-1918)

Planning Armageddon: British Economic Warfare and the First World War

Planning Armageddon: British Economic Warfare and the First World WarPlanning Armageddon: British Economic Warfare and the First World War by Nicholas A. Lambert
ISBN: 9780674063068
Published by Harvard University Press on January 1st 2012
Genres: History, Military, World War II, Strategy, Business & Economics, Economic History
Pages: 662

Len's Summary: Before the war, the Admiralty conceived an economic warfare campaign deploying Britain’s virtual monopolies in banking, communications and merchant shipping as additional weapons against Germany. These weapons proved decisive. This book received the World War One Historical Association's annual Norman B. Tomlinson, Jr., prize for the best work of history in English on World War One (1914-1918) for 2013. Professor Lambert is a Visiting Affiliate Professor at the University of Maryland. His book, 'Sir John Fisher’s Naval Revolution' (1999) won the Tomlinson 2000 prize.

The Cambridge Companion to Poetry of the First World War

The Cambridge Companion to Poetry of the First World WarThe Cambridge Companion to the Poetry of the First World War by Santanu Das
ISBN: 1107692954
Published by Cambridge University Press on December 6th 2013
Genres: Fiction, Military, Poetry
Pages: 336

Len's Summary: Leading scholars reexamine WWI poetry in English.

Mr. Standfast

Mr. StandfastMr. Standfast by John Buchan
ISBN: 1853262250
Published by Nelson on January 5th 2008
Genres: Fiction, World War I
Pages: 288

Len's Summary: Third volume in the Richard Hannay series (The Thirty Nine Steps, Greenmantle). Intelligence officer Hannay‘s odyssey takes him from France to England and Scotland then back to the Western Front

Poems of the Great War: An Anthology, 1914-1918

Poems of the Great War: An Anthology, 1914-1918Poems of the Great War: An Anthology, 1914-1918 by Christopher Navratil
ISBN: 0762450886
Published by Running Press on March 25th 2014
Genres: Poetry, Literary Collections
Pages: 240

Len's Summary: Nearly 50 poems from the best-known poets of the era.