Army Service Corps, 1902-1918

Army Service Corps, 1902-1918Army Service Corps, 1902-1918 by Michael Young, Richard Holmes
ISBN: 0850527309
Published by Leo Cooper on July 1st 2000
Genres: General, Military, United States
Pages: 406

Len's Summary: A history of the worldwide operations of the British Army Service Corps in WWI replete with maps, b&w illustrations, biographies of key officers and tables of Corps organization.

Soldier and Warrior: French Attitudes toward the Army and War on the Eve of the First World War

Soldier and Warrior: French Attitudes toward the Army and War on the Eve of the First World WarSoldier and Warrior: French Attitudes toward the Army and War on the Eve of the First World War by H. L. Wesseling
ISBN: 9780313307218
Published by Greenwood Press on January 1st 2000
Genres: History, Europe, France, Military, General, World War I
Pages: 248

Len's Summary: How French publicists glorified the Army and idealized war in the decade before 1914.

The Ship That Changed the World: The Escape of the Goeben to the Dardanelles in 1914

The Ship That Changed the World: The Escape of the Goeben to the Dardanelles in 1914The Ship That Changed the World: The Escape of the Goeben to the Dardanelles in 1914 by Dan Van der Vat
ISBN: 9781841580623
Published by Birlinn on 2000
Genres: Military, Naval, World War I
Pages: 252

Len's Summary: A paperback reprinting of the 1985 book of the same name. This tells the story of the 1914 escape of the German battle cruiser Goben through the porous net of the Royal Navy’s Mediterranean Squadron to the Ottoman Empire. Written by the author of The Grand Scuttle, the self-destruction of the Imperial German High Seas Fleet at Scapa Flow in 1919.

The United States, Revolutionary Russia, and the Rise of Czechoslovakia

The United States, Revolutionary Russia, and the Rise of CzechoslovakiaThe United States, Revolutionary Russia, and the Rise of Czechoslovakia by Betty Miller Unterberger
ISBN: 0890969310
Published by Texas A&M University Press on April 1st 2000
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Political Science, International Relations, General
Pages: 463

Len's Summary: A revised edition of the 1989 work based on newly available documentary sources. By the author of "Woodrow Wilson and Great Power Relations in Central Europe."

A Youth in the Meuse-Argonne: A Memoir, 1917-1918

A Youth in the Meuse-Argonne: A Memoir, 1917-1918A Youth in the Meuse-Argonne: A Memoir, 1917-1918 by William S. Triplet, Robert H. Ferrell
ISBN: 0826212905
Published by University of Missouri Press on August 1st 2000
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Military, History, Europe, France, World War I
Pages: 344

Len's Summary: Another interesting Great War memoir produced by an important American regional publisher.

Politicians, the Press, and Propaganda: Lord Northcliffe and the Great War, 1914-1919

Politicians, the Press, and Propaganda: Lord Northcliffe and the Great War, 1914-1919Politicians, the Press, and Propaganda: Lord Northcliffe and the Great War, 1914-1919 by J. Lee Thompson
ISBN: 9780873386371
Published by Kent State University Press on 2000
Genres: History, Europe, Great Britain, Military, World War I, Language Arts & Disciplines, Journalism
Pages: 319

Armaments and the Coming of War: Europe, 1904-1914

Armaments and the Coming of War: Europe, 1904-1914Armaments and the Coming of War: Europe, 1904-1914 by David Stevenson
ISBN: 9780198208310
Published by Clarendon Press on June 15th 2000
Genres: History, Military, World War I
Pages: 463

Len's Summary: A new paperback edition of Dr. Stevenson’s study of the interlinked effect of imperial competition, domestic political and commercial affairs, technological change and advancement on the European arms race. Well worth reading and reflecting on.

Passchendaele: The Sacrificial Ground

Passchendaele: The Sacrificial GroundPasschendaele: The Sacrificial Ground by Nigel Steel, Peter Hart
ISBN: 0304352683
Published by Cassell on November 2nd 2000
Genres: Military, World War I
Pages: 351

Len's Summary: Another look at the mud and blood of Third Ypres. British military historians fixation on Third Ypres ranks second only to that of Battle of the Somme… Available from Barnes and Noble on line.

United States Naval Aviation, 1910-1918

United States Naval Aviation, 1910-1918United States Naval Aviation, 1910-1918 by Noel C. Shirley
ISBN: 9780764311796
Published by Schiffer Publishing on 2000
Genres: Aviation, Illustrated, Military, United States, World War I
Pages: 336

Len's Summary: A richly illustrated book contains the statistical product of exhaustive research on the organization, personalities, bases and equipment of early American naval aviation. Noel is a member of The Great War Society and the League of WWI Aviation Historians, as well as a frequent speaker at WFA seminars.

Leadership in the Trenches: Officer-Man Relations, Morale and Discipline in the British Army in the Era of the First World War

Leadership in the Trenches: Officer-Man Relations, Morale and Discipline in the British Army in the Era of the First World WarLeadership in the Trenches: Officer-Man Relations, Morale and Discipline in the British Army in the Era of the First World War by G. D. Sheffield
ISBN: 9780312226404
Published by Palgrave Macmillan on October 6th 2000
Genres: History, Europe, Great Britain, Military, World War I, Social Science, General, Technology & Engineering, Military Science
Pages: 270

Len's Summary: Kitchener’s army in the field.

Isonzo: The Forgotten Sacrifice of the Great War

Isonzo: The Forgotten Sacrifice of the Great WarIsonzo: The Forgotten Sacrifice of the Great War by John R. Schindler
ISBN: 9780275972042
Published by Greenwood Publishing Group, Praeger on 2000
Genres: General, Italy, Military, Strategy, World War I
Pages: 409

Len's Summary: Frustration on the Italian Front. Look for a review in Stand To!

The Great War Generals on the Western Front, 1914-18

The Great War Generals on the Western Front, 1914-18The Great War Generals on the Western Front, 1914-18 by Robin Neillands
ISBN: 9781841190631
Published by Robinson on 2000
Genres: Military, World War I
Pages: 549

Len's Summary: Neillands challenges the conventional wisdom that British generals were incompetent butchers.

Seeking Victory on the Western Front: The British Army and Chemical Warfare in World War I

Seeking Victory on the Western Front: The British Army and Chemical Warfare in World War ISeeking Victory on the Western Front: The British Army and Chemical Warfare in World War I by Albert Palazzo
ISBN: 9780803237254
Published by University of Nebraska Press on March 2000
Genres: History, Europe, Great Britain, Technology & Engineering, Military Science
Pages: 239

Len's Summary: Takes a revisionist view of the effectiveness of chemical warfare on the Western Front.

Managing Domestic Dissent in First World War Britain

Managing Domestic Dissent in First World War BritainManaging Domestic Dissent in First World War Britain by Brock Millman
ISBN: 9780714650548
Published by Psychology Press on 2000
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Political Science, Security (National & International)
Pages: 335

Len's Summary: Exaggerated fears among Britain’s ruling class?

Your Country Needs You — From Six to Sixty-Five Divisions

Your Country Needs You — From Six to Sixty-Five DivisionsYour Country Needs You — From Six to Sixty-Five Divisions by Martin Middlebrook
ISBN: 9780850527094
Published by Pen & Sword Books on July 27th 1999
Genres: General, Great Britain, Military
Pages: 160

Len's Summary: The story of the expansion of the British Army during WWI from a colonial constabulary to a force of over two million men.

Best O’luck

Best O’luckBest O'luck by Alexander McClintock
ISBN: 1-896979-43-3
Published by CEF Books on 2000
Genres: Military, World War I
Pages: 100

Len's Summary: The wartime experiences of an American volunteer from Kentucky who served with the Canadian Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders. This autobiographical account was written by McClintock asa propaganda piece and first published in 1917. This edition comes with a postscript and appendices tracing, inter alia, McClintock’s short, tragic career in the American Army.

Ataturk – The Biography of the Founder of Modern Turkey

Ataturk – The Biography of the Founder of Modern TurkeyAtaturk – The Biography of the Founder of Modern Turkey by Andrew Mango
ISBN: 1585670111
Published by Overlook Books on April 3rd 2000
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Turkey & Ottoman Empire

Len's Summary: The Author is sparing in his praise of Mustapha Kemal’s military prowess at Gallipoli, but unstinting in his admiration for Ataturk’s political and military skill in thwarting Allied plans to partition the Ottoman Empire. Based largely on Turkish sources.

War Land on the Eastern Front: Culture, National Identity, and German Occupation in World War I

War Land on the Eastern Front: Culture, National Identity, and German Occupation in World War IWar Land on the Eastern Front by Vejas Gabriel Liulevicius
ISBN: 9780521023900
Published by Cambridge University Press on May 18th 2000
Genres: History, Europe, Eastern, General, Military, World War I
Pages: 320

Len's Summary: A book about German occupation policy and operations in Lithuania, the Baltics, Ruthenia and parts of Poland from 1915 through 1919 and the Soviet Red Army invasion. Dr. Liulevicius is a frequent speaker at WFA seminars, and professor of History at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Distant Thunder: Canada’s Citizen Soldiers on the Western Front

Distant Thunder: Canada’s Citizen Soldiers on the Western FrontDistant Thunder: Canada's Citizen Soldiers on the Western Front by Joyce M. Kennedy
ISBN: 9780897452434
Published by Sunflower University Press on March 2000
Genres: Canada, General, World War I
Pages: 336

Len's Summary: Dr.Kennedy is a member of WFA, daughter of a Canadian Great War veteran and, herself, a retired Canadian Air Force flying officer.

Turbulence in the Pacific: Japanese-U.S. Relations During World War I

Turbulence in the Pacific: Japanese-U.S. Relations During World War ITurbulence in the Pacific: Japanese-U.S. Relations During World War I by Noriko Kawamura
ISBN: 9780275968533
Published by Greenwood Publishing Group on January 1st 2000
Genres: History, Asia, General, Japan, Military, World War I, United States
Pages: 173

Len's Summary: The author is Assistant Professor of History at Washington State University; she was educated both in Japan and the US. An active and troubled period in bilateral relations marked by American efforts to maintain an “open door” in China in the face of persistent Japanese expansionism. See Camaraderie for a full review. Things went downhill from here. . .

The Lost Battalion

The Lost BattalionThe Lost Battalion by Thomas M. Johnson, Fletcher Pratt, Edward M. Coffman
ISBN: 0803276133
Published by Bison Books on May 1st 2000
Genres: History, Military, World War I, United States
Pages: 364

Len's Summary: Reprint of a 1938 classic with a new introduction by the dean of American WWI historians Edward M. "Mac" Coffman. The Meuse-Argonne from a ground-level infantry view. A November 2000 selection of the History Book Club.

The Great War Reader

The Great War ReaderThe Great War Reader by James Hannah
ISBN: 9780890969441
Published by Texas A&M University Press on 2000
Genres: Literary, Literary Collections, Poetry, World War I
Pages: 504

Len's Summary: An ambitious and entertaining anthology of prose and poetry, fact and fiction about WWI. To order call (800) 826-8911, or e-mail WJL@tampress.tamu.edu.

The Balkan Wars 1912-1913: Prelude to the First World War

The Balkan Wars 1912-1913: Prelude to the First World WarThe Balkan Wars 1912-1913: Prelude to the First World War by Richard C. Hall
ISBN: 9780415229470
Published by Routledge on 2000
Genres: History, Europe, Eastern, Military, Other, Technology & Engineering, Military Science
Pages: 176

Len's Summary: Written mainly from Bulgarian sources, but still a valuable history if not a definitive operational or tactical recounting of these conflicts that still haunt us today.

War and Punishment: The Causes of War Termination and the First World War

War and Punishment: The Causes of War Termination and the First World WarWar and Punishment: The Causes of War Termination and the First World War by H. E. Goemans
ISBN: 9780691049441
Published by Princeton University Press on August 20th 2000
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Political Science
Pages: 355

Len's Summary: A scholarly examination of war aims, the interplay of domestic and international factors, how and why the combatants ended The Great War, but failed to make peace.

Ordered to Die: A History of the Ottoman Army in the First World War

Ordered to Die: A History of the Ottoman Army in the First World WarOrdered to Die: A History of the Ottoman Army in the First World War ISBN: 9780313315169
Published by Greenwood Publishing Group on November 30th 2000
Genres: General, Middle East, Military, Turkey & Ottoman Empire, World War I
Pages: 265

Len's Summary: The author is a retired U.S. Army officer and Turkish speaker who worked from Turkish Army archives not routinely accessible to civilian researchers.

French Women and the First World War: War Stories of the Home Front

French Women and the First World War: War Stories of the Home FrontFrench Women and the First World War: War Stories of the Home Front by Margaret H. Darrow
ISBN: 9781859733660
Published by Bloomsbury Academic on August 1st 2000
Genres: History, Europe, France, Military, World War I, Social Science, Women's Studies
Pages: 341

The Undermining of Austria-Hungary: The Battle for Hearts and Minds

The Undermining of Austria-Hungary: The Battle for Hearts and MindsThe Undermining of Austria-Hungary: The Battle for Hearts and Minds by Mark Cornwall
ISBN: 9780312231514
Published by Palgrave Macmillan on September 2nd 2000
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Historiography, Europe, General
Pages: 503

Len's Summary: A welcome addition to English monographs on the Central Powers.

Great War, Total War: Combat and Mobilization on the Western Front, 1914-1918

Great War, Total War: Combat and Mobilization on the Western Front, 1914-1918Great War, Total War: Combat and Mobilization on the Western Front, 1914-1918 by Roger Chickering, Stig Forster
ISBN: 0521773520
Published by Cambridge University Press on September 11th 2000
Genres: History, Europe, General, Military, World War I
Pages: 584

Len's Summary: Drawn from a 1996 conference in Switzerland this volume has papers from many leading German historians. Something for everyone specialist and generalist alike.

About Face: A Daughter Looks Back at a Soldier and the Great War

About Face: A Daughter Looks Back at a Soldier and the Great WarAbout Face: A Daughter Looks Back at a Soldier and the Great War by Eleanor Elliot Brownell
ISBN: 9780967978406
Published by World War I Press on 2000
Genres: Letters, Military, United States, World War I
Pages: 113

Len's Summary: The story of the campaign of soldier of the Fourth Division, AEF, in France based on his letters home.

Coronel and the Falklands

Coronel and the FalklandsCoronel and the Falklands by Geoffrey Bennett
ISBN: 1841580457
Published by Birlinn Publishers on March 1st 2001
Genres: History, Military, Vietnam War, World War I
Pages: 192

Len's Summary: The re-release in paperback of a classic 1962 study of two major naval actions in the South Atlantic and Pacific. Most useful for its description of the ships involved.

A Military Atlas of the First World War

A Military Atlas of the First World WarA Military Atlas of the First World War by Arthur Banks
ISBN: 9780850527919
Published by Leo Cooper on September 13th 2000
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Reference
Pages: 337

Len's Summary: First paperback edition of a fine standard reference work with 250 maps.

Woodrow Wilson

Woodrow WilsonWoodrow Wilson by Louis Auchincloss
ISBN: 9780670889044
Published by Penguin on 2000
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Presidents & Heads of State, Political Science, Political Process, Leadership
Pages: 128

Len's Summary: A brief, well-crafted biography by one of America’s most acclaimed novelists and critics about one of America’s most complicated and controversial political personalities. Also available from Books on Tape at http://www.booksontape.com for $24.95.

Complete Idiot’s Guide to World War

Complete Idiot’s Guide to World WarComplete Idiot’s Guide to World War by Alan Axelrod, Walton H. Rawls
ISBN: 0028639022
Published by Alpha on October 12th 2000
Genres: History, Military, World War I, United States, General
Pages: 432

Len's Summary: An expansion of the well-known Idiot’s Guides into WWI history. A useful reference, but one with many errors.

Until the Last Trumpet Sounds: The Life of General of the Armies John J. Pershing

Until the Last Trumpet Sounds: The Life of General of the Armies John J. PershingUntil the Last Trumpet Sounds: The Life of General of the Armies John J. Pershing by Gene Smith
ISBN: 1630262471
Published by John Wiley & Sons on October 1st 1999
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Military, United States, World War I
Pages: 384

Len's Summary: The new one-volume biography of General John J. Pershing Until the Last Trumpet Sounds by Gene Smith (John Wiley & Sons) was panned by The New York Times, but got a better review from historian Rod Paschall writing for MHQ. Black Jack’s best biographies are multi-volume — Frank Vandiver’s and Donald Smythe’s come to mind — so this one is a handy, quick reference that captures the fundamentals of Pershing’s life.