Diary of a Night Bomber Pilot in World War I

Diary of a Night Bomber Pilot in World War IDiary of a Night Bomber Pilot in World War I by Clive Semple, Wing Commander Alan Mawby
ISBN: 1862274525
Published by The History Press on November 1st 2008
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Military, History, World War I
Pages: 352

Len's Summary: Available from the Scholars Bookshelf.

We Who Are So Cosmopolitan: the War Diary of Constance Graeffe

We Who Are So Cosmopolitan: the War Diary of Constance GraeffeWe Who Are So Cosmopolitan: the War Diary of Constance Graeffe by Constance Graeffe, Sophie De Schaepdrijver
ISBN: 9789057460906
Published by Algemeen Rijksarchief Brussel on January 1st 2008
Genres: Military, Personal Memoirs, World War I
Pages: 560

Len's Summary: The Great War’s impact on a trans-national family (German-French-English) living in Brussels, 1914-1918.

The Great Naval Game: Britain and Germany in the Age of Empire

The Great Naval Game: Britain and Germany in the Age of EmpireThe Great Naval Game: Britain and Germany in the Age of Empire by Jan Rüger
ISBN: 0521114616
Published by Cambridge University Press on June 25th 2009
Genres: Europe, General, Germany, Great Britain, Military, Naval
Pages: 354

Len's Summary: An analysis of the Anglo-German naval race. // Anglo-German antagonism fanned by popular pro-naval sentiments.

Gallipoli: Attack from the Sea

Gallipoli: Attack from the SeaGallipoli: Attack from the Sea by Victor Rudenno
ISBN: 0300124406
Published by Yale University Press on July 8th 2008
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Naval
Pages: 352

Len's Summary: An analysis of the strategy and actions of land, sea and air forces with particular emphasis on the naval aspects (including use of submarines) of the campaign.

The Summer the Archduke Died: On Wars and Warriors

The Summer the Archduke Died: On Wars and WarriorsThe Summer the Archduke Died: On Wars and Warriors by Louis D. Rubin Jr.
ISBN: 0826218105
Published by University of Missouri on September 2nd 2008
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Modern, 20th Century, Essays
Pages: 184

Len's Summary: Essays on World War I, its horror, mismanagement by well meaning but inept leaders and a review of worthwhile literature on the conflict.

Woodrow Wilson and the American Myth in Italy: Culture, Diplomacy, and War Propaganda

Woodrow Wilson and the American Myth in Italy: Culture, Diplomacy, and War PropagandaWoodrow Wilson and the American Myth in Italy: Culture, Diplomacy, and War Propaganda by Daniela Rossini, Antony Shugaar
ISBN: 0674028244
Published by Harvard University Press on May 1st 2008
Genres: History, Europe, Italy, Military, World War I, United States, 20th Century, Political Science, International Relations, Diplomacy
Pages: 263

Len's Summary: A new look at Wilsonian diplomacy, or lack there of, through an examination of Italo-American relations during WWI and during the Paris peace conference.

Battles in the Alps: A History of the Italian Front of the First World War

Battles in the Alps: A History of the Italian Front of the First World WarBattles in the Alps: A History of the Italian Front of the First World War by G. Irving Root
ISBN: 1607030373
Published by America Star Books on November 24th 2008
Genres: History, Military, World War I, World War II
Pages: 352

Len's Summary: By the author of Battles East.

Digging the Trenches: The Archaeology of the Western Front

Digging the Trenches: The Archaeology of the Western FrontDigging the Trenches: The Archaeology of the Western Front by Andrew Robertshaw, David Kenyon
ISBN: 1473822882
Published by Pen & Sword Books on August 19th 2014
Genres: History, Military, World War I
Pages: 208

Len's Summary: A survey of archeological exploration of the Western Front.

Postcards from the Trenches: Images from the First World War

Postcards from the Trenches: Images from the First World WarPostcards from the Trenches: Images from the First World War by Bodleian Library
ISBN: 1851243917
Published by Bodleian Library on June 15th 2008
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Photography
Pages: 112

Len's Summary: A collection of post cards from the WWI era. A separate volume from Oxford has postcards from the Russian Revolution.

Other Anzacs: Nurses at War, 1914-1918

Other Anzacs: Nurses at War, 1914-1918Other Anzacs: Nurses at War, 1914-1918 by Peter Rees
ISBN: 1741755492
Published by Allen & Unwin on September 1st 2008
Genres: History, Australia & New Zealand, Military, World War I, Social Science, Women's Studies
Pages: 363

Len's Summary: Based on the diaries and letters of those who served, as well as official papers and records.

German Amateur Photographers in the First World War: A View from the Trenches on the Western Front

German Amateur Photographers in the First World War: A View from the Trenches on the Western FrontGerman Amateur Photographers in the First World War: A View from the Trenches on the Western Front by Sebastian Remus
ISBN: 9780764330933
Published by Schiffer Military History on October 28th 2008
Genres: Military, Photography, World War I
Pages: 256

Len's Summary: Focuses on the everyday violence of the Western Front through the lenses of soldiers.

The World on Fire: 1919 and the Battle with Bolshevism

The World on Fire: 1919 and the Battle with BolshevismThe World on Fire: 1919 and the Battle with Bolshevism by Anthony Read
ISBN: 9780393061246
Published by W W NORTON & Company on March 17th 2008
Genres: History, Europe, Russia & the Former Soviet Union, Modern, 20th Century, Political Science, Political Ideologies
Pages: 379

Len's Summary: International alarm over terrorism is nothing new. Read examines the “Reds under the bed” scare of 1918-1920 that threatened free speech in North America and Western Europe in the wake of the Bolshevik Revolution in Russia, the abortive Marxist uprisings in Germany, labor unrest in the UK and terror bombings in America. As with the current al-Qeada menace, liberal democratic governments of this era often overreacted to a shadowy and inchoate Red Menace.

Jews in the Russian Army, 1827-1917: Drafted into Modernity

Jews in the Russian Army, 1827-1917: Drafted into ModernityJews in the Russian Army, 1827-1917: Drafted into Modernity by Yohanan Petrovsky-Shtern
ISBN: 0521515734
Published by Cambridge University Press on October 1st 2008
Genres: History, General, Europe, Eastern, Military, Social Science, Jewish Studies, Technology & Engineering, Military Science
Pages: 326

Len's Summary: The military experience of one and a half million Jews, communal responses to conscription, efforts at conversion, alleged draft evasion and Jewish military performance.

Sniping in the Great War

Sniping in the Great WarSniping in the Great War by Martin Pegler
ISBN: 1844157555
Published by Pen & Sword Books on 2008
Genres: History, Military, World War I
Pages: 224

Len's Summary: Development of the practice of sniping from 1914 on the Western and other fronts; training, field craft and counter-sniping methods described in detail.

Pals on the Somme, 1916

Pals on the Somme, 1916Pals on the Somme, 1916 by Roni Wilkinson
ISBN: 1844157652
Published by Pen & Sword Books on June 1st 2008
Genres: History, Military, World War I
Pages: 224

Len's Summary: History of creation the British Pals Battalions made up of men from the same town or craft. // Looks at the participation of the Pals battalions which fought on the Somme in 1916 and how the Pals phenomenon was born.

The German Offensives of 1918: The Last Desperate Gamble

The German Offensives of 1918: The Last Desperate GambleThe German Offensives of 1918: The Last Desperate Gamble by Ian Passingham
ISBN: 1844156362
Published by Pen & Sword Books on September 1st 2008
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Germany
Pages: 208

Len's Summary: Another assessment of German doctrine, military thinking and the effectiveness of storm troop tactics, and how the poor state of military morale and civilian unrest contributed to defeat.

The Late Victorian Navy: The Pre-Dreadnought Era and the Origins of the First World War

The Late Victorian Navy: The Pre-Dreadnought Era and the Origins of the First World WarThe Late Victorian Navy: The Pre-Dreadnought Era and the Origins of the First World War by Roger Parkinson
ISBN: 1843833727
Published by Boydell Press on June 19th 2008
Genres: History, Military, General, Great Britain
Pages: 323

Len's Summary: Reappraisal of the late Victorian Navy and the emergence of crucial new technology defined by steel and electricity.

Terror of the Autumn Skies: The True Story of Frank Luke, America’s Rogue Ace of World War I

Terror of the Autumn Skies: The True Story of Frank Luke, America’s Rogue Ace of World War ITerror of the Autumn Skies: The True Story of Frank Luke, America's Rogue Ace of World War I by Blaine Pardoe
ISBN: 1602392528
Published by Skyhorse Publishing on July 1st 2008
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Military, History, World War I, Aviation
Pages: 320

Len's Summary: Biography of America’s first aviator to win the Medal of Honor.

The 1910s Scrapbook: The Decade of The Great War

The 1910s Scrapbook: The Decade of The Great WarThe 1910s Scrapbook: The Decade of The Great War by Robert Opie
ISBN: 9780954795474
Published by Pi Global Publishing on May 21st 2009
Genres: Antiques & Collectibles, Popular Culture
Pages: 60

Len's Summary: A look at day-to-day life in the decade of WWI.

The Great War in the Heart of Dixie: Alabama during World War I

The Great War in the Heart of Dixie: Alabama during World War IThe Great War in the Heart of Dixie: Alabama during World War I by Martin T. Olliff
ISBN: 9780817354923
Published by University of Alabama Press on October 12th 2008
Genres: History, General, Military, World War I, United States, State & Local
Pages: 275

Len's Summary: How Alabama responded to and was changed by the war.

The First Year of World War II, 1919: The Year They Began Making Plans to Come Back at Us

The First Year of World War II, 1919: The Year They Began Making Plans to Come Back at UsThe First Year of World War II, 1919 by Richard E. Osborne
ISBN: 0962832480
Published by Riebel-Roque Publishing Company on January 1st 2008
Genres: History, Military, World War II, Modern, 20th Century
Pages: 331

Len's Summary: Traces the key events of the tumultuous first post war year such as the emergence of Hitler and Mussolini, the Bolshevik victory in Russia, the treaty of Versailles and the political upheavals in Germany. Available from www.casematepublishing.com.

After the Trenches: The Transformation of the U.S. Army, 1918-1939

After the Trenches: The Transformation of the U.S. Army, 1918-1939After the Trenches: The Transformation of the U.S. Army, 1918-1939 by William O. Odom
ISBN: 9781603440813
Published by Texas A&M University Press on June 17th 2008
Genres: History, Military, Strategy, World War I, World War II, United States, Technology & Engineering, Military Science
Pages: 282

Len's Summary: A distinguished army veteran and military historian examines the evolution of army doctrine between the two world wars.

Major Sam Woodfill: The Greatest Soldier of WW I

Major Sam Woodfill: The Greatest Soldier of WW IMajor Sam Woodfill: The Greatest Soldier of WW I by Ben Newell
ISBN: 9781605637105
Published by PublishAmerica on September 1st 2008
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, General, History, Military, World War I
Pages: 184

Len's Summary: A biography of WWI medal of honor-winner Major Sam Woodfill, the career military man considered by John Pershing to be the outstanding soldier in the AEF.

Springboks on the Somme: South Africa in the Great War 1914-1918

Springboks on the Somme: South Africa in the Great War 1914-1918Springboks on the Somme by Bill Nasson
ISBN: 014302535X
Published by Penguin Global on February 13th 2008
Genres: History, Africa, South, General
Pages: 300

Len's Summary: A study of South African participation in far-flung campaigns from German South West Africa, to Egypt and the Western Front.

The German Army Handbook of 1918

The German Army Handbook of 1918The German Army Handbook of 1918 by David Nash, James Beach
ISBN: 1844157113
Published by Pen & Sword Books on February 1st 2008
Genres: History, Military, World War I
Pages: 186

Len's Summary: Compiled by British intelligence as a comprehensive assessment of the German Army organization, tactics and equipment at the end of WWI.

Military Intelligence and the Arab Revolt: The First Modern Intelligence War

Military Intelligence and the Arab Revolt: The First Modern Intelligence WarMilitary Intelligence and the Arab Revolt: The First Modern Intelligence War by Polly A. Mohs
ISBN: 9780415493314
Published by Routledge on November 1st 2008
Genres: History, Europe, General, Middle East, Military, World War I
Pages: 256

Len's Summary: His book goes far beyond Lawrence of Arabia. It examines the imaginative exploitation of intelligence in formulating an effective British strategy for supporting the Arab Revolt again the Ottomans during the First World War. For more on this subject see: War by Revolution: Germany & Great Britain in the Middle East in the Era of World War I, Donald McKale, Kent State, 2008. // The creation and ascendancy of the Foreign Office’s Arab Bureau created specifically to coordinate imperial operations in Arab lands. The hard, often dirty work behind the glamour behind Lawrence of Arabia.

Shrapnel and Whizzbangs: A Tommy in the Trenches, 1914-18

Shrapnel and Whizzbangs: A Tommy in the Trenches, 1914-18Shrapnel and Whizzbangs: A Tommy in the Trenches, 1914-18 by Jeremy Mitchell
ISBN: 1841041920
Published by Memoir Club on September 29th 2008
Genres: Great Britain, Military, World War I

Len's Summary: Based on the diary and notes of George Oswald Mitchell, one of the early members of the Royal Engineer “Special Companies” engaged in gas warfare. Available from memoirclub@email.msn.com.

Kingmakers: The Invention of the Modern Middle East

Kingmakers: The Invention of the Modern Middle EastKingmakers: The Invention of the Modern Middle East by Karl Ernest Meyer, Shareen Blair Brysac
ISBN: 039306199X
on June 9th 2008
Genres: History, Middle East, General
Pages: 507

Len's Summary: A survey history of the evolution of the modern Middle East beginning in 1882, extending though two world wars and the Cold War, told through the lives of the Britons and Americans who shaped it. A synthesis rather than original research, but nonetheless a good foundation for understanding the region today.

Paradise Lost: Smyrna 1922 – The Destruction of Islam’s City of Tolerance

Paradise Lost: Smyrna 1922 – The Destruction of Islam’s City of ToleranceParadise Lost: Smyrna 1922 - The Destruction of Islam's City of Tolerance by Giles Milton
ISBN: 0340837861
Published by Sceptre on 2008
Genres: Middle East, Military, World War I
Pages: 426

Len's Summary: Smyrna was a multi-ethnic home to a cosmopolitan population and bastion of Greek and Christian civilization. When the Turks drive Greek forces out of Smyrna (now Ismir) some 100 thousand were killed. This book presents a timely reminder of the appalling cost of (in this case Greek) expansionist political ambitions as the victorious Allies carved up The Ottoman Empire with varying degrees of success.

British Popular Culture and the First World War

British Popular Culture and the First World WarBritish Popular Culture and the First World War by Jessica Meyer
ISBN: 9789004166585
Published by Brill Academic Publishers on June 19th 2008
Genres: History, Europe, General, Military, World War I, Essays
Pages: 383

Len's Summary: Essays by British social/cultural historians focusing on the cultural forms produced by a wide range social groups including veterans, women, museum visitors and film goers.

History’s Greatest Heist: The Looting of Russia by the Bolsheviks

History’s Greatest Heist: The Looting of Russia by the BolsheviksHistory's Greatest Heist: The Looting of Russia by the Bolsheviks by Sean McMeekin
ISBN: 9780300135589
Published by Yale University Press on December 16th 2008
Genres: History, Revolutionary, Europe, Russia & the Former Soviet Union, Modern, 20th Century
Pages: 302

Len's Summary: Exploring the final years of the Tzarist regime and the early years of Bolshevism with WWI as the backdrop.

War by Revolution: Germany and Great Britain in the Middle East in the Era of World War I

War by Revolution: Germany and Great Britain in the Middle East in the Era of World War IWar by Revolution: Germany and Great Britain in the Middle East in the Era of World War I by Donald M. McKale
ISBN: 0873389727
Published by Kent State University Press on September 1st 2008
Genres: Germany, Great Britain, Middle East, Military, World War I
Pages: 332

Len's Summary: A reprint of a 1998 publication analyzing one segment the so-called “Great Game” for Mid East domination.

Trench Warfare, 1914-1918

Trench Warfare, 1914-1918Trench Warfare, 1914-1918 by Antonio Mayoralis
ISBN: 9788496658158
Published by Andrea Press on August 1st 2010
Genres: History, Military, World War I
Pages: 109

Len's Summary: A brief summary chronology of the development of trench warfare techniques, as well as associated transportation and communications systems.

For King and Country: Voices from the First World War

For King and Country: Voices from the First World WarFor King and Country: Voices from the First World War by Brian MacArthur
ISBN: 0349120293
on February 5th 2009
Genres: Great Britain, Military, World War I
Pages: 480

Len's Summary: A new anthology of poetry, letters, and memoirs available from www.amazon.co.uk.

Somme Mud: War Experiences of an Infantryman in France, 1914-1919

Somme Mud: War Experiences of an Infantryman in France, 1914-1919Somme Mud: War Experiences of an Infantryman in France, 1914-1919 by Edward P.F. Lynch, Will Davies
ISBN: 1741668948
Published by Random House Australia on April 1st 2008
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, General, History, Military, World War I, World, Technology & Engineering, Military Science
Pages: 368

Len's Summary: Memoir of a British veteran first published in 2006. // War memoir of an Australian written in 1921 and only now published.

Stanley Spencer’s Great War Diary, 1915-1918

Stanley Spencer’s Great War Diary, 1915-1918Stanley Spencer's Great War Diary, 1915-1918 by Stanley Spencer, Arthur Littlewood
ISBN: 9781844157785
Published by Pen & Sword Military on 2008
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, General, History, Military, World War I
Pages: 176

Len's Summary: The editor provides a commentary for these recently-discovered letters from a VC winner. // Diaries of a British veteran. // Written by a veteran of the Royal Fusiliers and West Yorkshire regiments who served from 1915 on the Somme, at Moutaubon and Vimy.

Balfour and Weizmann: The Zionist, the Zealot and the Emergence of Israel

Balfour and Weizmann: The Zionist, the Zealot and the Emergence of IsraelBalfour and Weizmann: The Zionist, the Zealot and the Emergence of Israel by Geoffrey Lewis
ISBN: 9781847250407
Published by A&C Black on May 31st 2009
Genres: History, Ancient, General, Europe, Great Britain, Middle East, Israel & Palestine, Political Science, International Relations, Diplomacy
Pages: 203

Len's Summary: Explores the relationship between the British Foreign Secretary and Chaim Weizmann the British chemist, Zionist and first President of Israel.

Forgotten Voices of the Somme: The Most Devastating Battle of the Great War in the Words of Those Who Survived

Forgotten Voices of the Somme: The Most Devastating Battle of the Great War in the Words of Those Who SurvivedForgotten Voices of the Somme: The Most Devastating Battle of the Great War in the Words of Those Who Survived by Joshua Levine
ISBN: 9780091926281
Published by Ebury Press on October 1st 2009
Genres: History, Europe, Great Britain, Military, World War I, Veterans
Pages: 285

Len's Summary: A look at the 1916 battle drawn from the writings of British participants.

One Night at a Bad Inn

One Night at a Bad InnOne Night In A Bad Inn by Christy Leskovar
ISBN: 1575101238
Published by Pictorial Histories Publishing Company on December 31st 2006
Genres: History, United States, State & Local
Pages: 594

Len's Summary: A true tale of war (the 91st “Wild West Division”), murder and mayhem set largely in the mining town of Butte, Montana in the 19 teens and 20s. Order from phpc@montana.com and look for a review in a future issue of Camaraderie.