An Incomplete Revenge: A Maisie Dobbs Novel

An Incomplete Revenge: A Maisie Dobbs NovelAn Incomplete Revenge: A Maisie Dobbs Novel by Jacqueline Winspear
ISBN: 9780312428181
Published by Picador on November 25th 2008
Genres: Fiction, Mystery & Detective
Pages: 352

Len's Summary: Fifth in the Maisie Dobbs series of crime novels with a WWI tie-in investigated by a British wartime VAD nurse turned private eye.

A Duty to the Dead: A Bess Crawford Mystery

A Duty to the Dead: A Bess Crawford MysteryA Duty to the Dead: A Bess Crawford Mystery by Charles Todd
ISBN: 9780061791765
Published by William Morrow on August 25th 2009
Genres: Fiction, Mystery & Detective
Pages: 329

Len's Summary: First in a series of Bess Crawford novels in which, Bess, daughter of a distinguished army officer, volunteers to become a nurse in WWI.

Empire of Sand

Empire of SandEmpire of Sand by Robert Ryan
ISBN: 0755329244
Published by Headline Review on April 3rd 2008
Genres: Fiction
Pages: 384

Len's Summary: A novel of T. E. Lawrence before he became famous fomenting Arab revolt in the Hejaz. His foil is Wilhelm Wassmuss, a real life German agent provocateur already fictionalized by John Buchan in Green Mantle.

Buck’s Story: A Marine in the Great War

Buck’s Story: A Marine in the Great WarBuck’s Story: A Marine in the Great War by Wayne A. Pettyjohn
ISBN: 978-1456817671
Published by Xlibris on November 20th 2010
Genres: Fiction

Len's Summary: A fast-paced historical novel, an entertaining mix of fact and fiction based on stories recounted by veterans of the Fourth Marine Brigade of the Second Division, AEF. To purchase, contact the author at wpettyj@aol.com (405) 372-1981.

The Given Day

The Given DayThe Given Day by Dennis Lehane
ISBN: 0688163181
Published by William Morrow on September 23rd 2008
Genres: Fiction
Pages: 704

Len's Summary: A sprawling novel of post-World-War-One upheaval and uncertainty in Boston, by the author of Mystic River. A fictionalized account of events surrounding the Boston Police strike of 1919, racial and ethnic strife, anarchist and Bolshevik agitation, the catastrophic collapse of the North End molasses tank, the influenza pandemic, Irish politics, and Babe Ruth.

Time Is the Fire: A Novel of the Great War

Time Is the Fire: A Novel of the Great WarTime Is the Fire: A Novel of the Great War by William Breedlove Martin
ISBN: 9781606101186
Published by PublishAmerica on 2008
Genres: Fiction
Pages: 312

Len's Summary: Deals mainly with the family left behind in Georgia by two brothers serving in the US First Pursuit Group.

The Battle of the Frontiers, Ardennes 1914

The Battle of the Frontiers, Ardennes 1914The Battle of the Frontiers: Ardennes 1914 by Terence Zuber
ISBN: 0752444247
Published by The History Press on October 1st 2008
Genres: History, Military, World War I
Pages: 336

Len's Summary: A new history of the often neglected series of battles opening WWI. By the author of the controversial Inventing the Schlieffen Plan (Oxford 2002) and German War Planning, 1891-1914: Sources and Interpretation (Boydell & Brewer 2004). The author is a WFA member, and retired US Army officer with a Ph.D. from Würtzburg.

Warsaw 1920: Lenin’s Failed Conquest of Europe

Warsaw 1920: Lenin’s Failed Conquest of EuropeWarsaw 1920: Lenin's Failed Conquest of Europe by Adam Zamoyski
ISBN: 0007225520
Published by HarperPress on February 4th 2008
Genres: History, Europe, Eastern, Military, Other, Russia & the Former Soviet Union
Pages: 160

Len's Summary: History of the Polish-Soviet War which threatened the Versailles settlement and put paid to Lenin’s ambitions for spreading bolshevism to the west.

Chief of Staff, Vol. 1: The Principal Officers Behind History’s Great Commanders, Napoleonic Wars to World War I

Chief of Staff, Vol. 1: The Principal Officers Behind History’s Great Commanders, Napoleonic Wars to World War IChief of Staff, Vol. 1: The Principal Officers Behind History's Great Commanders, Napoleonic Wars to World War I by David T. Zabecki
ISBN: 9781591149903
Published by Naval Institute Press on 2008
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Military, History, Strategy
Pages: 241

Len's Summary: First of two volumes examining the role of the military chief of staff.

Greater Love: A Directory of Chaplains of the British Army, Australian, Canadian, East African, New Zealand and South African Forces Who Gave Their Lives in the Period 1914-1922

Greater Love: A Directory of Chaplains of the British Army, Australian, Canadian, East African, New Zealand and South African Forces Who Gave Their Lives in the Period 1914-1922Greater Love: A Directory of Chaplains of the British Army, Australian, Canadian, East African, New Zealand and South African Forces Who Gave Their Lives in the Period 1914-1922 by David T. Youngson
ISBN: 9781872239538
Published by Printability Publishing Limited on 2008
Genres: Military, Pastoral Resources, World War I
Pages: 82

Len's Summary: Order from the author, D. T. Youngson, 35 Buxton Gardens, Billingham TS22 5AL England, e-mail david.youngson@ntlworld.com. A resource for WWI historians and researchers; as advertised in Stand To!.

If Germany Attacks: The Battle in Depth in the West

If Germany Attacks: The Battle in Depth in the WestIf Germany Attacks: The Battle in Depth in the West by Graeme Chamley Wynne
ISBN: 9780837150291
Published by Greenwood Press on 2008
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Language Arts & Disciplines, Library & Information Science, General
Pages: 343

Len's Summary: Abridged reprint of a series of articles appearing in Army Quarterly from 1939 to 1940 concentrates on German defensive measures in the West 1914-18; trenchantly critical of the British High Command.

Borrowed Soldiers: Americans under British Command, 1918

Borrowed Soldiers: Americans under British Command, 1918Borrowed Soldiers: Americans under British Command, 1918 by Mitchell A. Yockelson
ISBN: 9780806139197
Published by University of Oklahoma Press on May 15th 2008
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Europe, Great Britain, United States
Pages: 308

Len's Summary: A case study in coalition warfare, focusing on the AEF’s 27th and 30th Divisions (II Corps) which fought in Flanders and under ANZAC command along the Somme, breaching the Hindenburg Line in fall of 1918. The author is archivist at the National Archives and Records Service, teaches history at Annapolis and Norwich University and spoke at the 2007 WFA US national seminar at the Naval War College. To order, go to http://borrowedsoldiers.com/index.html.

Nexus: Strategic Communications and American Security in World War I

Nexus: Strategic Communications and American Security in World War INexus: Strategic Communications and American Security in World War I by Jonathan Reed Winkler
ISBN: 9780674725775
Published by Harvard University Press on June 30th 2008
Genres: History, United States, Military, World War I, Political Science, International Relations, Diplomacy
Pages: 357

Len's Summary: A new way of looking at evolving global strategy: the technology, economics and politics of commercial and military communications during WWI.

Isaac Rosenberg: The Making of a Great War Poet: A New Life

Isaac Rosenberg: The Making of a Great War Poet: A New LifeIsaac Rosenberg: The Making of a Great War Poet: A New Life by Jean Moorcroft Wilson
ISBN: 0810126044
Published by Northwestern University Press on February 9th 2009
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, General, Literary
Pages: 504

Len's Summary: Neither a moist-eyed patriot nor a disillusioned veteran, Rosenberg was killed in action with the BEF during the spring of 1918. Also available in paperback from Phoenix (March 2009). Rosenberg’s poems are still in print.

Fruits of Victory: The Woman’s Land Army of America in the Great War

Fruits of Victory: The Woman’s Land Army of America in the Great WarFruits of Victory: The Woman's Land Army of America in the Great War ISBN: 1597972738
Published by Potomac Books on December 1st 2008
Genres: Military, United States, Women's Studies, World War I
Pages: 352

Len's Summary: From 1917 to 1920 the Women’s Land Army (WLA) mobilized women from all walks of life to take over farm work from men drafted into the army. The WLA was deeply rooted in the political and social movements of the late Progressive Era and mirrored changing gender roles in 20th century America.

Our Friend “The Enemy”: Elite Education in Britain and Germany before World War I

Our Friend “The Enemy”: Elite Education in Britain and Germany before World War IOur Friend "The Enemy": Elite Education in Britain and Germany before World War I by Thomas Weber
ISBN: 9780804700146
Published by Stanford University Press on 2008
Genres: Education, Europe, General, Germany, Great Britain
Pages: 338

Len's Summary: A scholarly look at Oxford and Heidelberg University, as well as the character of European society on the eve of WWI. Challenges the concept that pre-1914 Europe was bound to collapse.

Enduring the Great War: Combat, Morale and Collapse in the German and British Armies, 1914-1918

Enduring the Great War: Combat, Morale and Collapse in the German and British Armies, 1914-1918Enduring the Great War: Combat, Morale and Collapse in the German and British Armies, 1914-1918 by Alexander Watson
ISBN: 9780521123082
Published by Cambridge University Press on November 12th 2009
Genres: History, Europe, General, Military, World War I, Social History, Great Britain
Pages: 308

Len's Summary: Comparative scholarly study of German and British morale. The author argues that at the heart of armies’ robustness lay human resilience; that the “ordered surrender” by junior officers led to Germany’s defeat in 1918.

Hanging a Rebel: The Life of C.R.W. Nevinson

Hanging a Rebel: The Life of C.R.W. NevinsonHanging a Rebel: The Life of C.R.W. Nevinson ISBN: 0718830903
Published by Lutterworth Press on July 24th 2008
Genres: Art, History, Biography & Autobiography
Pages: 367

Len's Summary: The life of British war artist and futurist author D. R. W. Nevinson highlights the development of intellectual thought before and during the First World War.

The Lessons of War: The Experiences of Seven Future Leaders in the First World War

The Lessons of War: The Experiences of Seven Future Leaders in the First World WarThe Lessons of War: The Experiences of Seven Future Leaders in the First World War by William van der Kloot
ISBN: 1845886348
Published by The History Press on February 1st 2009
Genres: Europe, General, Military, World War I
Pages: 240

Len's Summary: The experiences of de Gaulle, Hitler, Mussolini, Mannerheim, Atäturk, Harold MacMillan and Herbert Hoover.

Les Canons de la Victoire, 1914-1918

Les Canons de la Victoire, 1914-1918Les Canons de la Victoire, 1914-1918 by Pierre Touzin, Francois Vauvillier
ISBN: 2352501067
Published by Histoire & Collections on October 1st 2004
Genres: France, French Language, Military, World War I
Pages: 65

Len's Summary: Two volumes covering field and heavy artillery deployed by the French in WWI. Available from Amazon France. // To be followed by a second volume detailing railway artillery and other specialized guns. In French, available from Casemate Publishing.

The Netherlands Indies and the Great War, 1914-1918

The Netherlands Indies and the Great War, 1914-1918The Netherlands Indies and the Great War, 1914-1918 by Kees van Dijk
ISBN: 9067183083
Published by Kitlv Press on March 2008
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Asia, Southeast Asia

Len's Summary: By 1917, the Dutch East Indies was facing a radical nationalist movement, as well as economic an pinch caused by loss of exports, wartime trade restrictions, the war at sea and shortages of shipping. // How severe trade restrictions imposed by the British impacted colonial economy and society, threatening Dutch rule in the Indies. See also Hubert van Tuyll The Netherlands and World War I (Brill, 2001) for a broader diplomatic and political-economic study of armed Netherlands neutrality.

The White War: Life and Death on the Italian Front, 1915-1919

The White War: Life and Death on the Italian Front, 1915-1919The White War: Life and Death on the Italian Front, 1915-1919 by Mark Thompson
ISBN: 0465020372
Published by Basic Books on October 26th 2010
Genres: Italy, Military, World War I
Pages: 488

Len's Summary: A new survey history about a major front often ignored in telling the history of The Great War. Taking its title from the battle lines in the snow-covered Alps, this book recounts Italy’s abandonment of its German and Austro-Hungarian allies, its entry into the war on the side of the Entente in May 1915 and the resulting stalemate which cost 689 thousand Italian dead before Vienna sued for peace in October 1918.

Clausewitz’s On War: A Biography (Books That Changed the World)

Clausewitz’s On War: A Biography (Books That Changed the World)Clausewitz's On War: A Biography (Books That Changed the World) by Hew Strachan
ISBN: 9780802143631
Published by Grove Press on April 1st 2008
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, History, Military, Strategy
Pages: 238

Len's Summary: A premier military historian examines Clausewitz’s dense dicta on military strategy.

Harry’s War: A British Tommy’s Experiences in the Trenches in World War One

Harry’s War: A British Tommy’s Experiences in the Trenches in World War OneHarry's War: A British Tommy's Experiences in the Trenches in World War One by Harry Stinton, Virginia Mayo
ISBN: 1844862550
Published by Conway on August 5th 2014
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Military, World War I
Pages: 224

Len's Summary: First publication of the memoirs of an infantry soldier’s combat service at Arras, Albert and Ypres before he was wounded in 1917.

British civilian internees in Germany: The Ruhleben camp, 1914-1918

British civilian internees in Germany: The Ruhleben camp, 1914-1918British civilian internees in Germany: The Ruhleben camp, 1914-1918 by Matthew Stibbe
ISBN: 9780719070853
Published by Manchester University Press on September 30th 2008
Genres: Civilians in war, Prisoners of war, History, General, Europe, Germany, Great Britain, Military, World War I, World War II, Social Science, Sociology, Penology
Pages: 210

Len's Summary: Germany’s largest WWI internment camp for enemy aliens.

Battle for the Baltic Islands, 1917: Triumph of the Imperial German Navy

Battle for the Baltic Islands, 1917: Triumph of the Imperial German NavyBattle for the Baltic Islands, 1917: Triumph of the Imperial German Navy by Gary Staff
ISBN: 9781844157877
on 2008
Genres: Germany, Military, Naval, World War I
Pages: 178

Len's Summary: Successful German amphibious invasion, Operation Albion. See also: Operation Albion, Michael Barrett, Indiana, 2008.

The Red Prince: The Fall of a Dynasty and the Rise of Modern Europe

The Red Prince: The Fall of a Dynasty and the Rise of Modern EuropeThe Red Prince: The Fall of a Dynasty and the Rise of Modern Europe by Timothy Snyder
ISBN: 0224081527
Published by Bodley Head on June 5th 2008
Genres: Europe, General, Ukraine
Pages: 344

Len's Summary: A view of the breakup of the Habsburg Empire and the aftermath through the life of Archduke Wilhelm von Habsburg (1895-1949), ardent supporter of an independent Ukraine. Also available as The Red Prince: The Secret Lives of a Habsburg Archduke, Perseus and Basic Books, 2008, ISBN 978 0 4650 0237 5, $27.95 cloth.

Unknown Soldiers: The American Expeditionary Forces in Memory and Remembrance

Unknown Soldiers: The American Expeditionary Forces in Memory and RemembranceUnknown Soldiers: The American Expeditionary Forces in Memory and Remembrance by Mark A. Snell
ISBN: 0873389409
Published by Kent State University Press on July 1st 2008
Genres: History, Military, World War I, United States
Pages: 274

Len's Summary: Essays from established historians on American participation in WWI and how that experience was and is remembered. Several of the authors are WFA members or frequent speakers at our seminars.

Maxime Weygand: A Biography of the French General in Two World Wars

Maxime Weygand: A Biography of the French General in Two World WarsMaxime Weygand: A Biography of the French General in Two World Wars by Barnett Singer
ISBN: 9780786435715
Published by McFarland on May 19th 2008
Genres: History, Military, World War II, World War I, Biography & Autobiography, General, France
Pages: 261

Len's Summary: Biography of General Foch’s chief of Staff in WWI who inherited command of a defeated French army in 1940. See also: Maxime Weygand and Civil-Military Relations in Modern France, Philip Charles et al, Harvard, 1997, 445 pages, ISBN 978 0674 4557 017, $33.50 from Barnes & Nobel; less from used booksellers.

Through the Wheat: the U.S. Marine Corps in World War I

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Through the Wheat: the U.S. Marine Corps in World War IThrough the Wheat: The U.S. Marines in World War I by Edwin H. Simmons, Joseph H. Alexander
ISBN: 1591148316
Published by Naval Institute Press on 2011-09
Genres: History, Military, World War I, World War II, United States

Len's Summary: The long-awaited history of the Marines in WWI by a former Marine Corps Historian. Completed following Simmons’ death by Joe Alexander. Recounts action by the Fourth Marine Brigade of the 2nd Division at Belleau Wood, Soissons, Blanc Mont, St. Mihiel and the Meuse-Argonne.

The British Soldier of the First World War

The British Soldier of the First World WarThe British Soldier of the First World War by Peter Doyle
ISBN: 0747806837
Published by Shire on November 18th 2008
Genres: History, Europe, Great Britain, Military, World War I
Pages: 56

Len's Summary: The soldiers’ life training, working and resting behind the front.

Command and Control on the Western Front: The British Army’s Experience 1914-18

Command and Control on the Western Front: The British Army’s Experience 1914-18Command and Control on the Western Front: The British Army's Experience 1914-18 by Gary Sheffield, Dan Todman
ISBN: 1862274207
Published by The History Press on September 1st 2008
Genres: History, Europe, Great Britain, Military, World War I, World War II
Pages: 224

1918 The German Offensives: Rare Photographs from Wartime Archives (Images of War)

1918 The German Offensives: Rare Photographs from Wartime Archives (Images of War)1918 The German Offensives: Rare Photographs from Wartime Archives (Images of War) by John Sheen
ISBN: 1844156613
Published by Pen & Sword Books on March 21st 2008
Genres: Military, Photography, World War I

Len's Summary: An richly illustrated history of the spring 1918 German offensives. Available in America from www.casematepublishing.com.

The Yankee Division in the First World War: In the Highest Tradition

The Yankee Division in the First World War: In the Highest TraditionThe Yankee Division in the First World War: In the Highest Tradition by Michael E. Shay
ISBN: 9781603440301
Published by Texas A&M University Press on June 20th 2008
Genres: History, Military, General, World War I, United States
Pages: 294

Len's Summary: The author defends the record of the Yankee Division against its detractors. By the author of The Grateful Heart on the Yankee Division’s 103rd Field Hospital (Greenwood 2001).

Crisis of Conscience: Conscientious Objection in Canada during the First World War

Crisis of Conscience: Conscientious Objection in Canada during the First World WarCrisis of Conscience: Conscientious Objection in Canada during the First World War by Amy J. Shaw
ISBN: 0774815930
Published by UBC Press on July 1st 2009
Genres: History, Military, Canada, General, World War I
Pages: 264

Len's Summary: Examination of the experiences of Canadian conscientious objectors in WWI.

The Versailles Settlement: Peacemaking After the First World War, 1919-1923

The Versailles Settlement: Peacemaking After the First World War, 1919-1923The Versailles Settlement: Peacemaking After the First World War, 1919-1923 by Alan Sharp
ISBN: 9781137069689
Published by Palgrave Macmillan on September 10th 2008
Genres: History, Europe, General, Military, World War I, World
Pages: 288

Len's Summary: Revision of a 1991 textbook.