A Distant Grief: Australians, War Graves and the Great War

A Distant Grief: Australians, War Graves and the Great WarA Distant Grief: Australians, War Graves and the Great War by Bart Ziino
ISBN: 9781920694890
Published by University of Western Australia Press on March 1st 2007
Genres: Australia & New Zealand, Military, Social History, World War I
Pages: 243

Len's Summary: The role of war graves and cemeteries in private grief and mourning for Australia’s 60 thousand dead of WWI.

War Experiences in Rural Germany: 1914-1923

War Experiences in Rural Germany: 1914-1923War Experiences in Rural Germany: 1914-1923 by Benjamin Ziemann
ISBN: 9781845202453
Published by Berg on January 15th 2007
Genres: Germany, Military, Social Science, Sociology
Pages: 302

Len's Summary: Social history. // Challenges many widespread preconceptions of the effect of WWI on veterans and their communities.

Capital Cities at War: Paris, London, Berlin 1914-1919, Volume 2: A Cultural History

Capital Cities at War: Paris, London, Berlin 1914-1919, Volume 2: A Cultural HistoryCapital Cities at War: Paris, London, Berlin 1914-1919, Volume 2: A Cultural History by Jay Winter
ISBN: 0521870437
Published by Cambridge University Press on September 6th 2007
Genres: History, Europe, General, France, Great Britain, Military, World War I, Social History, Social Science, Anthropology, Cultural
Pages: 545

Len's Summary: The first volume in this useful and finely-crafted comparative study covered social and economic effects of the war; this volume concentrates on the cultural impact of the conflict on the home front. Contributors include Tomlinson Prize- winner Annette Becker.

The General and the Jaguar: Pershing’s Hunt for Pancho Villa: A True Story of Revolution and Revenge

The General and the Jaguar: Pershing’s Hunt for Pancho Villa: A True Story of Revolution and RevengeThe General and the Jaguar: Pershing's Hunt for Pancho Villa: A True Story of Revolution and Revenge by Eileen Welsome
ISBN: 0803222246
Published by Bison Books on November 1st 2007
Genres: History, United States, Latin America, Mexico, Military, Revolutionary, World
Pages: 432

Len's Summary: Pershing’s unsuccessful chase of Rancho Villa across northern Mexico in 1916 helped qualify him for AEF command. // The author is a Pulitzer Prize winner and recipient of two PEN awards.

Brothers in War

Brothers in WarBrothers in War by Michael Walsh
ISBN: 9780091908843
Published by Ebury Press on 2007
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Military, Political, History, World
Pages: 426

Len's Summary: First published by Crown in cloth in 2006 this is the story of Beechey family, who endured with dignity and courage the loss of five sons in WWI. Based on family letters and diaries. Also available from Amazon UK on DVD and audio cassette, or used from Barnes & Noble. Compared by some reviewers to the story Saving Private Ryan.

Forgotten Soldiers: Irishmen Shot at Dawn

Forgotten Soldiers: Irishmen Shot at DawnForgotten Soldiers: The Irishmen Shot at Dawn by Stephen Walker
ISBN: 0717141829
Published by Gill & Macmillan on 2007
Genres: Ireland, Military, World War I
Pages: 256

Len's Summary: Traces the lives of 22 Irish volunteers in the British Army who were shot for cowardice. These men, along with dozens of others, were recently pardoned by an act of parliament. Available from www.amazon.co.uk.

Flanders: A Cultural History

Flanders: A Cultural HistoryFlanders: A Cultural History by Andre de Vries
ISBN: 9780195314939
Published by Oxford University Press on June 11th 2007
Genres: History, Europe, Western, Travel, France, Historical Geography, Social Science, Customs & Traditions, General
Pages: 296

Len's Summary: A Flanders native looks at a region – the cockpit of WWI — that has been a battle ground since the Middle Ages.

Pacifists, Patriots and the Vote: The Erosion of Democratic Suffragism in Britain During the First World War

Pacifists, Patriots and the Vote: The Erosion of Democratic Suffragism in Britain During the First World WarPacifists, Patriots and the Vote: The Erosion of Democratic Suffragism in Britain During the First World War by Jo Vellacott
ISBN: 9780230013353
Published by Palgrave Macmillan on August 15th 2007
Genres: Europe, Great Britain, Women's Studies
Pages: 248

Len's Summary: Argues that the vote for British women was no foregone conclusion despite their significant contributions to the war effort.

To the Last Salute: Memories of an Austrian U-Boat Commander

To the Last Salute: Memories of an Austrian U-Boat CommanderTo the Last Salute: Memories of an Austrian U-Boat Commander by Georg von Trapp, Elizabeth M. Campbell
ISBN: 0803246676
Published by University of Nebraska Press on March 1st 2007
Genres: Military, Naval, Personal Memoirs, World War I
Pages: 196

Len's Summary: History Book Club selection. The memoirs of the Austro-Hungarian submarine ace and founder of the Trapp Family Singers first published in the early 1930s before Trapp fled the Nazis and immigrated to America. // Available for the first time in English, the memoirs of Austria-Hungary's leading U-Boat ace and founder of the Trapp Family Singers (The Sound of Music). Available in the spring of 2007.

War in a European Borderland: Occupations and Occupation Plans in Galicia and Ukraine, 1914-1918

War in a European Borderland: Occupations and Occupation Plans in Galicia and Ukraine, 1914-1918War in a European Borderland: Occupations and Occupation Plans in Galicia and Ukraine, 1914-1918 by Mark Von Hagen
ISBN: 0295987537
Published by Oakland Museum of California on December 1st 2007
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Europe, General, Russia & the Former Soviet Union
Pages: 122

Len's Summary: Rapidly shifting battle lines, haphazard implementation and often contradictory national policies complicated the sometimes violent German and Austro-Hungarian occupation of Russian territories on the Eastern Front.

Woodrow Wilson and the Great War: Reconsidering America’s Neutrality, 1914-1917

Woodrow Wilson and the Great War: Reconsidering America’s Neutrality, 1914-1917Woodrow Wilson and the Great War: Reconsidering America's Neutrality, 1914-1917 by Robert W. Tucker
ISBN: 0813926297
Published by University of Virginia Press on 2007
Genres: History, Military, World War I, United States

Len's Summary: The author breaks with Arthur Link and others in asserting that Wilson should have combined strict neutrality with military preparedness. He also provides a useful analysis of the concept of neutrality in the pre-1914 international system.

Tigers Along the Tigris: The Leicestershire Regiment in Mesopotamia During the First World War

Tigers Along the Tigris: The Leicestershire Regiment in Mesopotamia During the First World WarTigers Along the Tigris: The Leicestershire Regiment in Mesopotamia During the First World War by E. J. Thompson
ISBN: 1846773660
Published by Leonaur Limited on November 29th 2007
Genres: Middle East, Military, World War I
Pages: 144

Len's Summary: An account a battalion of the 7th (Meerut) Division of the British Indian Army in the 1917 battles at Istabulat, Samarra, Juber Island and Tekrit.

Zeppelin!: Germany and the Airship, 1900-1939

Zeppelin!: Germany and the Airship, 1900-1939Zeppelin!: Germany and the Airship, 1900-1939 by Guillaume De Syon
ISBN: 0801886341
Published by Johns Hopkins University Press on June 11th 2007
Genres: Europe, General, Science, Transportation
Pages: 312

Len's Summary: A history of the development of the Zeppelin airship.

World War One: A Short History

World War One: A Short HistoryWorld War One: A Short History by Norman Stone
ISBN: 0465019188
Published by Basic Books on April 27th 2010
Genres: History, Military, World War I
Pages: 240

Len's Summary: Stone, prolific British historian and the author of The Eastern Front, 1914-1917 (Simon & Schuster, 1975) remains agnostic on the Armenian genocide and a proponent of the view that Germany — responding to the Russian threat — started WWI. A survey history reviewed in History Today August 2007. Stone now teaches in Turkey.

Battlefilm: U.S. Army Signal Corps Motion Pictures of the Great War

Battlefilm: U.S. Army Signal Corps Motion Pictures of the Great WarBattlefilm: U.S. Army Signal Corps Motion Pictures of the Great War by Phillip W. Stewart
ISBN: 9780981744445
Published by PMS Press on January 29th 2010
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Reference
Pages: 232

Len's Summary: Also available from Amazon and Barnes & Noble in paperback at $23.95. Catalogs the 467 WWI motion picture film titles held by the National Archives.

The Embattled Self: French Soldiers’ Testimony of the Great War

The Embattled Self: French Soldiers’ Testimony of the Great WarThe Embattled Self: French Soldiers' Testimony of the Great War by Leonard V. Smith
ISBN: 9780801445231
Published by Cornell University Press on June 7th 2007
Genres: France, Military, Personal Accounts
Pages: 214

Len's Summary: An examination of fiction and non-fiction writings by French war veterans reveals how they viewed their service and suffering. The author is Professor of History at Oberlin and the author or co-author of several prize-winning works on French society during WWI.

A People’s War: Germany’s Political Revolution, 1913-1918

A People’s War: Germany’s Political Revolution, 1913-1918A People's War by Jeffrey R. Smith
ISBN: 076183642X
Published by University Press of America on December 21st 2006
Genres: History, Europe, Germany
Pages: 213

Len's Summary: The author sees WWI in Germany as the occasion for the assertion of popular sovereignty, a movement that unified Germans across social and political lines shattering the monarchy.

Kitchener’s Army: The Raising of the New Armies 1914 – 1916

Kitchener’s Army: The Raising of the New Armies 1914 – 1916Kitchener's Army: The Raising of the New Armies 1914 - 1916 by Peter Simkins
ISBN: 1473821282
Published by Pen & Sword Books on October 19th 2014
Genres: Great Britain, Military
Pages: 384

Len's Summary: Examines the main political, economic and social effects of raising tens of thousands of volunteers, as well as their training, feeding, housing and equipment. Written by the author of several well-received WWI histories. // A million volunteers…by a premier WWI historian. These were the men who fought on the Somme.

When Washington Shut Down Wall Street: The Great Financial Crisis of 1914 and the Origins of America’s Monetary Supremacy

When Washington Shut Down Wall Street: The Great Financial Crisis of 1914 and the Origins of America’s Monetary SupremacyWhen Washington Shut Down Wall Street: The Great Financial Crisis of 1914 and the Origins of America's Monetary Supremacy by William L. Silber
ISBN: 0691127476
Published by Princeton University Press on January 22nd 2007
Genres: Business & Economics, Economic History, Finance, General, Money & Monetary Policy
Pages: 217

Len's Summary: Traces Treasury Secretary William McAdoo’s triumph over the monetary crisis sparked by the start of WWI. With the central bank (the Federal Reserve System) authorized by the Owen-Glass Act of December 1913 not yet in place, he closed the American Stock Exchange for four months to prevent foreigners from selling their holding and demanding gold in return. McAdoo both honored America’s commitment to the gold standard and sustained public confidence in the banking system, preventing a repeat of the disastrous 1907 run on American banks. The author is a professor at the Stern School of Business, NYU.

Femme Fatale: Love, Lies, and the Unknown Life of Mata Hari

Femme Fatale: Love, Lies, and the Unknown Life of Mata HariFemme Fatale: Love, Lies, and the Unknown Life of Mata Hari by Pat Shipman
ISBN: 0060817283
Published by William Morrow on July 31st 2007
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, General, World War I
Pages: 450

Len's Summary: A pot boiler about the much pawed over life and career of a WWI female double agent resurrecting the possibility that Mata was a victim.

The German Army at Passchendaele

The German Army at PasschendaeleThe German Army at Passchendaele by Jack Sheldon
ISBN: 1844155641
Published by Pen & Sword Books on October 1st 2007
Genres: Belgium, Germany, Military, World War I
Pages: 336

Len's Summary: A history of the Third Battle of Ypres, 1917, from the German point of view. One of several new histories marking the 90th anniversary of this battle of attrition that fell far short of its original objective of overrunning German naval bases at Ostend and Zeebrugge.

The Battle for Vimy Ridge – 1917

The Battle for Vimy Ridge – 1917The Battle for Vimy Ridge - 1917 by Jack Sheldon
ISBN: 1844155528
Published by Pen & Sword Books on October 1st 2007
Genres: Canada, Military, World War I
Pages: 236

Len's Summary: A successful British part of the allied 1917 spring offensives most remembered for General Neville’s disastrous attack at the Chemin des Dames. Published in time for the 90th anniversary of Canada’s most famous battle and the rededication of the refurbished Vimy Memorial.

Killing Time: Archaeology and the First World War

Killing Time: Archaeology and the First World WarKilling Time: Archaeology and the First World War by Nicholas J. Saunders
ISBN: 0750945192
Published by The History Press on April 1st 2007
Genres: Archaeology, Military, World War I
Pages: 256

Len's Summary: Uncovering the artifacts of war in Flanders. Saunders is a reader at the University College London and the author of a work on trench art.

Battles East: A History of the Eastern Front of the First World War

Battles East: A History of the Eastern Front of the First World WarBattles East: A History of the Eastern Front of the First World War by G. Irving Root
ISBN: 9781424168002
Published by PublishAmerica on October 15th 2007
Genres: History, Military, General
Pages: 387

Len's Summary: Advertised as the first in a new series being privately published by the author. A chronological narrative history based largely on secondary sources. A useful addition to the all too few studies of war in the East.

An Arizona Aviator in France: The Life of Ernest A. Love, 147th Aero Squadron, USAS

An Arizona Aviator in France: The Life of Ernest A. Love, 147th Aero Squadron, USASAn Arizona Aviator in France: The Life of Ernest A. Love, 147th Aero Squadron, USAS by Alan L. Roesler
ISBN: 0979791928
Published by Roesler Enterprises on 2007
Genres: Aviation, Military, World War I
Pages: 300

Len's Summary: To order E-mail troes7718@msn.com.

The Zionist Masquerade: The Birth of the Anglo-Zionist Alliance 1914-1918

The Zionist Masquerade: The Birth of the Anglo-Zionist Alliance 1914-1918The Zionist Masquerade: The Birth of the Anglo-Zionist Alliance 1914-1918 by James Renton
ISBN: 9780230547186
Published by Palgrave Macmillan on November 15th 2007
Genres: History, Europe, Great Britain, Social History, Jewish, Middle East, General
Pages: 256

Len's Summary: A reexamination of British policy towards Jews and Zionism during the First World War, a fundamental turning point in the history of the Middle East.

Architect of Victory: Douglas Haig

Architect of Victory: Douglas HaigArchitect of Victory: Douglas Haig by Walter Reid
ISBN: 1841585173
Published by Birlinn Publishers on February 1st 2007
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Military, Political, Juvenile Nonfiction
Pages: 555

Len's Summary: A new sympathetic analysis of Haig’s still controversial leadership of the BEF. // A new biography sure to spark controversy. Available from Casemate Publishing.

Battleship Texas

Battleship TexasBattleship Texas by Hugh Power
ISBN: 0890965196
Published by Texas A&M University Press on 2007
Genres: General, Military, Military Science, Naval, Technology & Engineering, World War I
Pages: 166

Len's Summary: Reissue of the definitive guide to the last surviving Great War dreadnought, veteran of the Grand Fleet at Scapa Flow on display outside Houston and soon to undergo major preservation work.

1920: The Year of the Six Presidents

1920: The Year of the Six Presidents1920: The Year of the Six Presidents by David Pietrusza
ISBN: 0786716223
Published by Basic Books on December 28th 2006
Genres: History, United States
Pages: 533

Len's Summary: The election campaign of 1920 marked the end of the Progressive Era, the start of Prohibition, the height of the post-war Red Scare and a bright line between Wilsonian internationalism and the isolationist “normalcy” of the Harding-Coolidge era; a snapshot of a changing America in the wake of The Great War.

Monash: The Outsider Who Won a War – a Biography of Australias Greatest Military Commander

Monash: The Outsider Who Won a War – a Biography of Australias Greatest Military CommanderMonash: The Outsider Who Won a War - a Biography of Australias Greatest Military Commander by Roland Perry
ISBN: 1741668476
Published by Random House Australia on 2007
Genres: Australia & New Zealand, Biography & Autobiography, Military, World War I

Len's Summary: Reprint of a biographical history first published in 2004 examining the career of Lt. General Sir John Monash, commander of the Anzac Corps. Won a major Australian book prize despite mixed reviews.

The Last Fighting Tommy: The Life of Harry Patch, Last Veteran of the Trenches, 1898-2009

The Last Fighting Tommy: The Life of Harry Patch, Last Veteran of the Trenches, 1898-2009The Last Fighting Tommy: The Life of Harry Patch, Last Veteran of the Trenches, 1898-2009 by Harry Patch, Richard Van Emden
ISBN: 0747591156
Published by Bloomsbury Publishing USA on June 5th 2010
Genres: History, General, Military, Biography & Autobiography

Len's Summary: The story of the last surviving (as of August 2007) British trench veteran of WWI. Van Emden is author of several books on WWI including The Trench, Boy Soldiers of the Great War, and Britain’s Last Tommies.

Tip and Run: The Untold Tragedy of the Great War in Africa

Tip and Run: The Untold Tragedy of the Great War in AfricaTip and Run: The Untold Tragedy of the Great War in Africa by Edward Paice
ISBN: 0297847090
Published by Weidenfeld & Nicolson on August 1st 2007
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Africa
Pages: 560

Len's Summary: A retelling of the familiar story of the long and largely futile British campaign against German General Paul von Lettow Vorbeck, a masterful nineteenth century-style guerrilla fighter with a persistently romantic image. See also The First World War in Africa, Hew Strachan, Oxford, 2004 and The Forgotten War, Ross Anderson, Tempus, 2004.

To the Limit of Endurance: A Battalion of Marines in the Great War

To the Limit of Endurance: A Battalion of Marines in the Great WarTo the Limit of Endurance: A Battalion of Marines in the Great War by Peter F. Owen
ISBN: 9781585445998
Published by Texas A&M University Press on August 15th 2007
Genres: History, Military, General, World War I, United States
Pages: 248

Len's Summary: The author draws on first-hand accounts from Marines of the 2nd Battalion, Sixth Regiment tracing their experiences from formation at Quantico through fighting at Belleau Wood and Soissons to the Armistice with particular emphasis on evolving AEF infantry tactics.

Medicine and Duty: The World War I Memoir of Captain Harold W. Mcgill, Medical Officer 31st Battalion C.E.F.

Medicine and Duty: The World War I Memoir of Captain Harold W. Mcgill, Medical Officer 31st Battalion C.E.F.Medicine and Duty: The World War I Memoir of Captain Harold W. Mcgill, Medical Officer 31st Battalion C.E.F. by Marjorie Barron Norris, Patrick Brennan
ISBN: 1552381935
Published by University of Calgary Press on May 15th 2007
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Military, Medical, Religious, History, Canada, Post-Confederation (1867-), World War I
Pages: 406

The Death of Glory: The Western Front 1915

The Death of Glory: The Western Front 1915The Death of Glory: The Western Front 1915 by Robin Neillands
ISBN: 0719562457
Published by John Murray on August 9th 2007
Genres: Military, World War I

Len's Summary: The beginning of attritional battles in trench warfare as successive British and French offensives fail. See also 1915: The Death of Innocence by Lynn MacDonald, Johns Hopkins, 2000.

The Russian Civil War

The Russian Civil WarThe Russian Civil War by Evan Mawdsley
ISBN: 1933648155
Published by Pegasus on March 1st 2007
Genres: Military, Revolutionary, Russia & the Former Soviet Union
Pages: 368

Len's Summary: The author is a professor of history at Glasgow University. // Draws on material made available from Soviet archives after the collapse of the USSR.

The Landings at Suvla Bay 1915: An Analysis of British Failure During the Gallipoli Campaign

The Landings at Suvla Bay 1915: An Analysis of British Failure During the Gallipoli CampaignThe Landings at Suvla Bay 1915: An Analysis of British Failure During the Gallipoli Campaign by Michael J. Mortlock
ISBN: 9780786430352
Published by McFarland on July 23rd 2007
Genres: History, Military, World War I, General
Pages: 250