The Officers’ Ward

The Officers’ WardThe Officers’ Ward by Marc Dugain
ISBN: 9780753812846
Published by Gale Group on 2002
Genres: Fiction, War
Pages: 192

Len's Summary: The story of the long treatment, and slow mental and physical recovery of French officers with severely disfiguring facial wounds suffered on the Western Front. Recently made into a fine motion picture now available with English subtitles on region two DVD from Amazon.co.uk.

First Great Triumph: How Five Americans Made Their Country a World Power

First Great Triumph: How Five Americans Made Their Country a World PowerFirst Great Triumph: How Five Americans Made Their Country a World Power by Warren Zimmermann
ISBN: 9780374179397
on 2002
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Reference, History, Military, United States, 19th Century
Pages: 562

Len's Summary: The author was a Foreign Service officer, our last Ambassador to Yugoslavia. He passed away in 2003. Zimmermann analyses America’s emergence onto the world stage through the careers of five friends and political allies: Theodore Roosevelt, John Hay, Alfred Thayer Mahan, Elihu Root and Henry Cabot Lodge. All but Mahan (a naval officer) were involved in national politics. the firm basis for the internationally activist administrations of Woodrow Wilson, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman, Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson and their successors that marked the American Century. Stongly Recommended.

America’s Great War: World War I and the American Experience

America’s Great War: World War I and the American ExperienceAmerica's Great War: World War I and the American Experience by Robert H. Zieger
ISBN: 9780847696451
Published by Rowman & Littlefield on 2001
Genres: General, Military, Social History, United States, World War I
Pages: 275

Len's Summary: A social history of America in the Great War era by a professor of history at the University of Florida.

Anthem for Doomed Youth: Twelve Soldier Poets of the First World War

Anthem for Doomed Youth: Twelve Soldier Poets of the First World WarAnthem for Doomed Youth: Twelve Soldier Poets of the First World War by Jon Stallworthy
ISBN: 1841196355
Published by Constable on December 31st 2002
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Literary, Literary Criticism, Poetry
Pages: 192

Len's Summary: Scrutinizes the lives of a dozen Great War poets.

Russian Supply Efforts in America During the First World War

Russian Supply Efforts in America During the First World WarRussian Supply Efforts in America During the First World War by Dale C. Rielage
ISBN: 9780786413379
Published by McFarland on January 1st 2002
Genres: History, World, Military, World War I, Europe, Russia & the Former Soviet Union
Pages: 164

Len's Summary: Assesses the Imperial Governments attempts to secure aid from America while depending on British financing of its purchases there.

British Culture And The First World War

British Culture And The First World WarBritish Culture And The First World War by George Robb
ISBN: 9780333715710
Published by Palgrave Macmillan on June 29th 2002
Genres: English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh, Europe, European, Great Britain, Literary Criticism, Military, Social History, World War I
Pages: 274

Len's Summary: A social history examining how WWI changed England and how much remained the same; received a strongly favorable review in War in History.

Command and Cohesion: The Citizen Soldier and Minor Tactics in the British Army, 1870-1918

Command and Cohesion: The Citizen Soldier and Minor Tactics in the British Army, 1870-1918Command and Cohesion: The Citizen Soldier and Minor Tactics in the British Army, 1870-1918 by Michael Ramsay
Published by Praeger on March 30th 2002
Genres: Great Britain, Military, Strategy
Pages: 264

POWs and the Great War: Captivity on the Eastern Front

POWs and the Great War: Captivity on the Eastern FrontPOWs and the Great War: Captivity on the Eastern Front by Alon Rachamimov
ISBN: 9781859735787
Published by Bloomsbury Academic on July 1st 2002
Genres: History, Military, World War I
Pages: 259

Len's Summary: For a wider treatment of this subject see: Prisoners, Diplomats and the Great War: A Study in the Diplomacy of Captivity, Richard B. Speed, III, Greenwood, Westport, 1990, 256 pages, index, maps, ISBN 0-313-26729-4, $55.00 hardback.

The Road to Verdun: World War I’s Most Momentous Battle and the Folly of Nationalism

The Road to Verdun: World War I’s Most Momentous Battle and the Folly of NationalismThe Road to Verdun: World War I's Most Momentous Battle and the Folly of Nationalism by Ian Ousby
ISBN: 0385503938
Published by Doubleday on June 18th 2002
Genres: History, Military, World War I
Pages: 416

Len's Summary: World War I’s most momentous battle and the folly of nationalism.

Amiens: Dawn of Victory

Amiens: Dawn of VictoryAmiens: Dawn of Victory by James McWilliams, R. James Steel
ISBN: 155002342X
Published by Dundurn on September 1st 2001
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Canada, General
Pages: 250

Len's Summary: Recounts “the black day of the German Army,” August 8, 1918. Dr. McWilliams spoke at the March 2002 WFA seminar in Victoria, B.C.

Shell Shock: Traumatic Neurosis and the British Soldiers of the First World War

Shell Shock: Traumatic Neurosis and the British Soldiers of the First World WarShell Shock: Traumatic Neurosis and the British Soldiers of the First World War by Peter Leese
ISBN: 9780333969267
Published by Palgrave Macmillan on September 21st 2002
Genres: Great Britain, Military, Psychology, Public Health, World War I
Pages: 240

Len's Summary: A full-length treatment of post traumatic stress syndrome.

The Zebrugge and Ostend Raids, 1918

The Zebrugge and Ostend Raids, 1918The Zebrugge and Ostend Raids, 1918 by Deborah Lake
ISBN: 0850528704
Published by Pen & Sword Books on October 1st 2002
Genres: History, Military, World War I
Pages: 224

Len's Summary: The story of a daring but unsuccessful attempt to block access to German mine-laying submarine and destroyer bases in Belgium.

“Investigate Everything”: Federal Efforts to Ensure Black Loyalty During World War I

“Investigate Everything”: Federal Efforts to Ensure Black Loyalty During World War I"Investigate Everything": Federal Efforts to Ensure Black Loyalty During World War I by Theodore Kornweibel Jr.
ISBN: 9780253340092
Published by Indiana University Press on 2002
Genres: History, United States, Social Science, Ethnic Studies, African American Studies
Pages: 323

Len's Summary: By the author of Seeing Red (Indiana 1998) about Federal efforts to curb Black militancy 1919-1925 in the wake of the post-war Red Scare.

The First World War

The First World WarThe First World War by Michael Howard
ISBN: 9780192853622
Published by Oxford University Press on 2002
Genres: History, Military, World War I
Pages: 154

Len's Summary: One of several new one-volume monographs surveying the war on all fronts. For non-specialists. Another recent and richly illustrated one volume treatment by the same title has been produced by Hugh Strachan from Viking Penguin (2004), also in paperback.

Britain, France, and the Financing of the First World War

Britain, France, and the Financing of the First World WarBritain, France, and the Financing of the First World War by Martin Horn
ISBN: 9780773522930
Published by McGill-Queen's University Press on March 26th 2002
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Political Science, International Relations, General
Pages: 249

Len's Summary: A good analysis of a neglected area ofimportance in understanding WWI. I plan to review this for a future issue of StandTo!

The Starvation Blockades: Naval Blockades of WWI

The Starvation Blockades: Naval Blockades of WWIThe Starvation Blockades: Naval Blockades of WWI by Nigel Hawkins
ISBN: 9780850529081
Published by Naval Institute Press on 2002
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Naval
Pages: 262

Len's Summary: A fine survey history of the Royal Navy distant blockade of Germany and the German U-boat war against Great Britain.

The New World Power: American Foreign Policy, 1898-1917

The New World Power: American Foreign Policy, 1898-1917The New World Power: American Foreign Policy, 1898-1917 by Robert E. Hannigan
ISBN: 9780812236668
Published by University of Pennsylvania Press on November 27th 2002
Genres: History, United States, Political Science, International Relations, General
Pages: 365

Len's Summary: A survey and analysis of America’s increasing involvement in world affairs through four administrations in two the decades beginning with the Spanish American War and ending with the declaration of war against Imperial Germany in 1917. This is an era often ignored by today’s diplomatic historians. Editor-in-Chief Len Shurtleff will review this monograph for Stand To!

A Storm in Flanders: The Ypres Salient, 1914-1918: Tragedy and Triumph on the Western Front

A Storm in Flanders: The Ypres Salient, 1914-1918: Tragedy and Triumph on the Western FrontA Storm in Flanders: The Ypres Salient, 1914-1918: Tragedy and Triumph on the Western Front by Winston Groom
ISBN: 9780871138422
Published by Atlantic Monthly Press on 2002
Genres: History, Europe, Western, Military, World War I
Pages: 276

Len's Summary: By the author of Forrest Gump. The story of four year’s of almost continuous warfare in the Ypres Salient, where poison gas was first employed. Good preparatory reading for those attending our April 2003 Ypres Seminar and Tour.

Lloyd George: War Leader, 1916-1918

Lloyd George: War Leader, 1916-1918Lloyd George: War Leader, 1916-1918 by John Grigg
ISBN: 9780713993431
Published by Allen Lane on 2002
Genres: History, Europe, Great Britain, Biography & Autobiography, Political, Military, World War I
Pages: 669

Len's Summary: The forth volume in a biography takes Lloyd George from his supplanting of Asquith in 1916 to the end of the war.

The Enemy’s House Divided

The Enemy’s House DividedThe Enemy's House Divided by Charles De Gaulle, Robert Eden
ISBN: 0807826669
Published by University of North Carolina Press on November 11th 2002
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Military, History, Europe, Western, World War I
Pages: 232

Len's Summary: Analyses Germany’s defeat in 1918, first published in 1924 (translation).

The World War I Databook: The Essential Facts and Figures for all the Combatants

The World War I Databook: The Essential Facts and Figures for all the CombatantsThe World War I Databook: The Essential Facts and Figures for all the Combatants by John Ellis, Michael Cox
ISBN: 1854107666
Published by Aurum Press on October 1st 2001
Genres: History, Military, General
Pages: 324

Len's Summary: The orders of battle, maps, weapons, manpower, commanders and much more. Some errors, but overall a very valuable research tool. Update of a 1993 work.

The First Cold War: The Legacy of Woodrow Wilson in U.S. – Soviet Relations

The First Cold War: The Legacy of Woodrow Wilson in U.S. – Soviet RelationsThe First Cold War: The Legacy of Woodrow Wilson in U.S. - Soviet Relations by Donald E. Davis, Eugene P. Trani
ISBN: 082621388X
Published by University of Missouri on August 26th 2002
Genres: Political Science, Russia & the Former Soviet Union, United States
Pages: 360

Len's Summary: An important new study of American-Russian relations during the Wilson administration with an introduction by my former boss, Larry Eagleburger. Trani is best known for his study of the Harding administration.

The Last Crusade: The Palestine Campaign in the First World War

The Last Crusade: The Palestine Campaign in the First World WarThe Last Crusade: The Palestine Campaign in the First World War by Anthony Bruce
ISBN: 0719554322
Published by John Murray Publishers on January 1st 2002
Genres: Great Britain, Middle East, Military, World War I
Pages: 299

Len's Summary: Billed as the first history of the Palestinian Campaign in 20 years.

British Intelligence and the Japanese Challenge in Asia, 1914-1941

British Intelligence and the Japanese Challenge in Asia, 1914-1941British Intelligence and the Japanese Challenge in Asia, 1914-1941 by Anthony Best
ISBN: 9780333945513
Published by Palgrave Macmillan on October 11th 2002
Genres: Great Britain, Historiography, Japan
Pages: 288

Len's Summary: Well- founded suspicions of Japanese expansionist intentions traced back to WWI.

Freeing the Baltic

Freeing the BalticFreeing the Baltic by Geoffrey Bennett
ISBN: 9781843410010
Published by Birlinn on August 2002
Genres: History, Europe, Baltic States, Great Britain, Military, General, Naval
Pages: 263

Len's Summary: The Royal Navy moves into the Baltic following the Armistice of November 11, 1918 to confront Editor-in-Chief Lenin.

1914-1918: Understanding the Great War

1914-1918: Understanding the Great War1914-1918: Understanding the Great War by Stéphane Audoin-Rouzeau, Annette Becker
ISBN: 1861973527
Published by Profile Books on 2002
Genres: Essays, Military, World War I
Pages: 280

Len's Summary: Concentrates on the origins and societal impact of this violent, industrialized conflict. // Essays on analyzing the causes and effects of the war first published in 2003 by two distinguished French scholars. Three stars.

World War I in Photographs

World War I in PhotographsWorld War I in Photographs by J. H. J. Andriessen
ISBN: 9789036618717
Published by Rebo Pub. on 2002
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Photography, Photoessays & Documentaries
Pages: 600

Len's Summary: The author, who drew most of the photos from Imperial War Museum archives, chairs the First World War Study Center of the Netherlands. Also published in French and Dutch.

The Halifax Explosion and the Royal Canadian Navy: Inquiry and Intrigue

The Halifax Explosion and the Royal Canadian Navy: Inquiry and IntrigueThe Halifax Explosion and the Royal Canadian Navy: Inquiry and Intrigue by John Griffith Armstrong
ISBN: 9780774808903
Published by UBC Press on May 1st 2002
Genres: History, Canada, General, Military, Naval
Pages: 248

Len's Summary: The story of a massive explosion of a French Lines munitions ship in 1917 that leveled the northern half of the city, killing 1,600 people.