Mons, 1914-1918: The Beginning and the End

Mons, 1914-1918: The Beginning and the EndMons, 1914-1918: The Beginning and the End by Don Farr
ISBN: 9781906033286
Published by Helion & Company on December 23rd 2008
Genres: Military, Other, World War I
Pages: 233

Len's Summary: A four-year catastrophe in and around a Flemish cloth town. // Describes the catastrophic events that took place at Mons in 1914 and again in 1918.

John Masefield’s Great War – Collected Works

John Masefield’s Great War – Collected WorksJohn Masefield’s Great War – Collected Works by Philip Errington, John Masefield
ISBN: 1844156508
Published by Pen & Sword Books on January 1st 2008
Genres: History, Military, World War I
Pages: 319

Len's Summary: Collected shorter pieces by Britain’s Poet Laureate who also penned books on Gallipoli, The Old Front Line, War and the Future, and the Somme.

Tirpitz: Architect of the German High Seas Fleet

Tirpitz: Architect of the German High Seas FleetTirpitz: Architect of the German High Seas Fleet by Michael Epkenhans
ISBN: 9781574887327
Published by Potomac Books on March 30th 2008
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Military, History, Europe, Germany, World War I, Naval
Pages: 107

Len's Summary: A biography of Alfred von Tirpitz (1849-1930) whose long career took him from naval command to the postwar Reichstag.

We Will Not Fight…: The Untold Story of World War Ones Conscientious Objectors

We Will Not Fight…: The Untold Story of World War Ones Conscientious ObjectorsWe Will Not Fight...: The Untold Story of World War Ones Conscientious Objectors by Will Ellsworth-Jones
ISBN: 1845133005
Published by Aurum on 2008
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Military, World War I
Pages: 296

Len's Summary: The story of England’s conscientious objectors, many of whom were jailed for refusing to serve in the armed forces.

The Brusilov Offensive

The Brusilov OffensiveThe Brusilov Offensive by Timothy C. Dowling
ISBN: 9780253351302
Published by Indiana University Press on June 18th 2008
Genres: History, Europe, Eastern, Military, World War I, Modern, 20th Century
Pages: 208

Len's Summary: The Brusilov Offensive of June 1916 rolled back massive German gains of 1915, brought Romania into the war extinguishing once and for all the offensive capabilities of the Austro-Hungarian Army forcing Vienna into political and military subservience to Berlin. A skillful analysis and welcome addition to the short Eastern Front bookshelf.

1917: Tactics, Training and Technology

1917: Tactics, Training and Technology1917: Tactics, Training and Technology by Jeffrey Grey, Peter Dennis
ISBN: 978 0 9803 7967 9
Published by Loftus Australia on February 2008
Genres: Australia & New Zealand, Military, World War I

Len's Summary: Collection of 11 essays based on papers presented at the 2007 Australian Chief of Army’s Military History Conference in 2007. Contributors include Robin Prior, Gary Sheffield, Dan Todman, Tim Cook and Andrew Wiest, Robert Doughty and Michael Neiberg. // An anthology focusing mainly but not exclusively on the BEF. Favorably reviewed by Bruce Gudmundsson in The Journal of Military History.

World War One: Five Continents in Flanders

World War One: Five Continents in FlandersWorld War One: Five Continents in Flanders by Dominiek Dendooven, Piet Chielens
ISBN: 902097727X
Published by Antique Collectors' Club on 2008
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Social Science, Anthropology, Cultural
Pages: 208

Len's Summary: A book about the various foreign armies fighting in Flanders arising from an exhibition at the Flanders Fields Museum in Ypres.

The Devil’s Own War: The Diary of Herbert Hart – Gallipoli, the Somme and Passchendaele as they happened

The Devil’s Own War: The Diary of Herbert Hart – Gallipoli, the Somme and Passchendaele as they happenedThe Devil's Own War: The Diary of Herbert Hart - Gallipoli, the Somme and Passchendaele as they happened by John Crawford
ISBN: 0908988222
Published by Exisle Publishing on March 15th 2010
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Military, History, World War I, Australia & New Zealand
Pages: 336

Len's Summary: Wairarapa lawyer Hart jointed the New Zealand Expeditionary Force as a Major in 1914 rising to brigade command after serving as a battalion CO at Gallipoli and on the Western Front. After the war he was knighted and served as Administrator of Western Samoa.

Reconsidering Woodrow Wilson: Progressivism, Internationalism, War, and Peace

Reconsidering Woodrow Wilson: Progressivism, Internationalism, War, and PeaceReconsidering Woodrow Wilson: Progressivism, Internationalism, War, and Peace by John Milton Cooper Jr.
ISBN: 0801890748
Published by Woodrow Wilson Center Press on September 30th 2008
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Presidents & Heads of State, History, United States, 20th Century, Political Science, International Relations, General
Pages: 376

Len's Summary: A series of essays reexamining Wilson’s policies and legacy.

Shock Troops: Canadians Fighting The Great War, 1917-1918

Shock Troops: Canadians Fighting The Great War, 1917-1918Shock Troops: Canadians Fighting The Great War, 1917-1918 by Tim Cook
ISBN: 9780143055938
Published by Penguin Group (Canada) on September 29th 2009
Genres: Canada, Military, World War I
Pages: 736

Len's Summary: Continues the story of the Canadian Corps on the Western Front begun in The Sharp End (Viking Canada 2007) through the battles of Vimy Ridge, Hill 70 and Passchendaele. The author is historian at the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa.

World War I: Primary Documents on Events from 1914 to 1919

World War I: Primary Documents on Events from 1914 to 1919World War I: Primary Documents on Events from 1914 to 1919 by Ross F. Collins
ISBN: 9780313320828
Published by ABC-CLIO on 2008
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Modern, 20th Century
Pages: 411

Len's Summary: Anthology of American magazine and newspaper excerpts with explanatory text dealing with contemporary war issues. In the days before radio, TV and public opinion polls, the print media was both the primary reflector and molder of public opinion. This book highlights both the propaganda campaign that accompanied the war and the challenges faced by German Americans as their adopted nation was drawn into the conflict.

Uncle Sam Wants You: World War I and the Making of the Modern American Citizen

Uncle Sam Wants You: World War I and the Making of the Modern American CitizenUncle Sam Wants You: World War I and the Making of the Modern American Citizen by Christopher Capozzola
ISBN: 0199734798
Published by Oxford University Press on April 12th 2010
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Law, Legal History, Political Science
Pages: 334

Len's Summary: America turns over unprecedented power to the Federal Government creating a new American state and a new citizen. One of a series of recent social and political histories reexamining the American home front society and politics in WWI. The author is Associate Professor of History at MIT.

Unlikely Allies: Britain, America and the Victorian Origins of the Special Relationship

Unlikely Allies: Britain, America and the Victorian Origins of the Special RelationshipUnlikely Allies: Britain, America and the Victorian Origins of the Special Relationship by Duncan Andrew Campbell
ISBN: 1847251919
Published by Bloomsbury Academic on February 1st 2008
Genres: History, United States, General, Political Science, International Relations, Europe, Great Britain
Pages: 320

Len's Summary: Putting aside residual antagonisms stemming from the War of 1812, America and Great Britain lay the basis for an alliance that survived two world wars and is still operative today.

The Devil Dogs at Belleau Wood: U.S. Marines in World War I

The Devil Dogs at Belleau Wood: U.S. Marines in World War IThe Devil Dogs at Belleau Wood: U.S. Marines in World War I by Dick Camp
ISBN: 0760331898
Published by Zenith Press on April 15th 2008
Genres: History, Military, World War I, United States
Pages: 128

Len's Summary: The familiar story of how the Marines stopped the last of the German spring 1918 offensives.

Band of Brigands: The First Men in Tanks

Band of Brigands: The First Men in TanksBand of Brigands: The First Men in Tanks by Christy Campbell
ISBN: 9780007214600
Published by Harper Perennial on September 1st 2008
Genres: History, Europe, Great Britain, Military, World War I
Pages: 479

Len's Summary: A new history of the creation of the Royal Tank Corps.

The Diary & Letters of a World War I Fighter Pilot

The Diary & Letters of a World War I Fighter PilotThe Diary & Letters of a World War I Fighter Pilot by Christopher M. Burgess
ISBN: 1844157415
Published by Pen & Sword Books on November 1st 2008
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Military, History, World War I, Aviation

Len's Summary: The war of 65 Squadron RFC pilot Guy Mainwaring Knocker written by his grandson drawing on his letters and diaries.

An Officer’s Manual of the Western Front, 1914-1918

An Officer’s Manual of the Western Front, 1914-1918An Officer's Manual of the Western Front, 1914-1918 by Stephen Bull
ISBN: 9781844860722
Published by Conway on September 1st 2009
Genres: History, Military, General, World War I, Technology & Engineering, Military Science
Pages: 160

Len's Summary: A compendium of 30 whole manuals and shorter extracts.

Answering the Call: The U. S. Army Nurse Corps, 1917-1919: A Commemorative Tribute to Military Nursing in World War I

Answering the Call: The U. S. Army Nurse Corps, 1917-1919: A Commemorative Tribute to Military Nursing in World War IAnswering the Call: The U.S. Army Nurse Corps, 1917-1919: A Commemorative Tribute to Military Nursing in World War I by Lisa M. Budreau, Richard M. Prior
ISBN: 0160817242
Published by United States Department of Defense on November 10th 2008
Genres: History, Military, General, World War I, Medical, Nursing, Emergency
Pages: 254

Len's Summary: The author is a research historian in the Army Office of Medical History.

Churchill, Hitler, and “The Unnecessary War”: How Britain Lost Its Empire and the West Lost the World

Churchill, Hitler, and “The Unnecessary War”: How Britain Lost Its Empire and the West Lost the WorldChurchill, Hitler, and "The Unnecessary War": How Britain Lost Its Empire and the West Lost the World by Patrick J. Buchanan
ISBN: 0307405168
Published by Three Rivers Press on July 28th 2009
Genres: History, Europe, Western, History, Great Britain, Military, World War II, World, Modern, 20th Century
Pages: 544

Len's Summary: A replowing of familiar and well-tilled fields by a former Nixon speech writer, presidential candidate and perennial right wing TV talk show bloviator. Buchanan is best at setting up straw men and then knocking them down.

Petain: Verdun to Vichy

Petain: Verdun to VichyPetain: Verdun to Vichy by Robert Bowman Bruce
ISBN: 1574885987
Published by Potomac Books on September 1st 2008
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Military, History, Europe, France, World War I, World War II
Pages: 150

Len's Summary: A short biography by the winner of the WFA 2004 Norman B. Tomlinson, Jr. Book Prize.

The Daily Telegraph – Dictionary of Tommies’ Song and Slang 1914-18

The Daily Telegraph – Dictionary of Tommies’ Song and Slang 1914-18The Daily Telegraph - Dictionary of Tommies' Song and Slang 1914-18 by John Brophy, Eric Partridge, Malcom Brown
ISBN: 1844157105
Published by Daily Telegraph on February 1st 2008
Genres: Language Arts & Disciplines, Military, World War I
Pages: 240

Len's Summary: Each song is accompanied by a brief explanation of its origins and variations. There is also a large glossary of soldier slang.

United States Navy in the Pacific, 1909-1922

United States Navy in the Pacific, 1909-1922United States Navy in the Pacific, 1909-1922 by William Reynolds Braisted
ISBN: 1591140889
Published by Naval Institute Press on April 1st 2008
Genres: History, Military, United States, Naval
Pages: 760

Len's Summary: The second of two volumes, analyses rising tensions with Japan during the Taft Administration, the US Navy in the Pacific during WWI, the decision to build a navy second to none, the 1916 Naval Construction Act, and the post-war Washington Navel Disarmament Conference ending in 1922.

The Unquiet Western Front: Britain’s Role in Literature and History

The Unquiet Western Front: Britain’s Role in Literature and HistoryThe Unquiet Western Front: Britain's Role in Literature and History by Brian Bond
ISBN: 9780521036412
Published by Cambridge University Press on April 30th 2007
Genres: History, Europe, Great Britain, General, Social Science, Media Studies, Literary Criticism, Social History, Military, World War I
Pages: 140

Len's Summary: First published in 2002, this is a critique of the anti-war culture that pervades writing and teaching The Great War. Favorably reviewed by History Today as a bid to rescue WWI history from popular myth.

The Greatest Day in History: How the Great War Really Ended

The Greatest Day in History: How the Great War Really EndedThe Greatest Day in History: How the Great War Really Ended by Nicholas Best
ISBN: 9781586486402
Published by Public Affairs on October 13th 2008
Genres: History, Military, World War I
Pages: 304

Len's Summary: Reactions of war survivors, many of whom went on to success after the conflict.

Operation Albion: The German Conquest of the Baltic Islands

Operation Albion: The German Conquest of the Baltic IslandsOperation Albion: The German Conquest of the Baltic Islands by Michael B. Barrett
ISBN: 9780253349699
Published by Indiana University Press on February 19th 2008
Genres: History, Europe, Baltic States, Germany, Military, World War I
Pages: 298

Len's Summary: This Eastern Front battle featured action between German dreadnoughts and a Russian battleship, the use of aircraft and zeppelins, and the most successful amphibious landing of WWI on the islands of Dago, Osel and Moon at the head of the Gulf of Riga. A History Book Club selection. The author teaches at The Citadel and spoke at our 2006 WFA seminar in Tampa.

Casualty Figures: How Five Men Survived the First World War

Casualty Figures: How Five Men Survived the First World WarCasualty Figures: How Five Men Survived the First World War by Michèle Barrett
ISBN: 1844672301
Published by Verso on April 17th 2008
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Veterans, Psychology, Psychopathology, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Pages: 174

Len's Summary: An account of the psychological havoc of war inflicted on five British soldiers.

Setting the Desert on Fire: T. E. Lawrence and Britain’s Secret War in Arabia, 1916-1918

Setting the Desert on Fire: T. E. Lawrence and Britain’s Secret War in Arabia, 1916-1918Setting the Desert on Fire: T. E. Lawrence and Britain's Secret War in Arabia, 1916-1918 by James Barr
ISBN: 9780393335279
on July 6th 2009
Genres: History, Europe, Great Britain, Middle East, General, Military, World War I, Modern, 20th Century
Pages: 382

Len's Summary: Barr makes the point that the British were no more duplicitous that the Arabs, many of whose leaders (Hussein for example) maintained open lines of communications to the Turks up to the end of the war. Absent a unified Arab national movement, the British and French — the author argues — had no choice but to assume responsibility for the former Ottoman provinces.

Never Been a Time: The 1917 Race Riot That Sparked the Civil Rights Movement

Never Been a Time: The 1917 Race Riot That Sparked the Civil Rights MovementNever Been a Time: The 1917 Race Riot That Sparked the Civil Rights Movement by Harper Barnes
ISBN: 9780802715753
Published by Bloomsbury Publishing on June 24th 2008
Genres: History, United States, 20th Century, State & Local, South, Social Science, Ethnic Studies, African American Studies
Pages: 293

Len's Summary: History of the bloody 1917 East St. Louis, Illinois, riots against Black citizens, one of a series sparked in part by the migration of large numbers of unskilled African-American workers north in search of war work, which was not always available. East St. Louis continues to be haunted by the enormity of these events.

Doctrine and Reform in the British Cavalry, 1880 – 1918

Doctrine and Reform in the British Cavalry, 1880 – 1918Doctrine and Reform in the British Cavalry, 1880 - 1918 by Stephen Badsey
ISBN: 9780754664673
Published by Ashgate Publishing on January 1st 2008
Genres: Great Britain, Military, World War I
Pages: 360

Len's Summary: A scholarly analysis of the development of successful doctrine for horsed soldiers in the face of increasing firepower.

Daily Lives of Civilians in Wartime Twentieth-Century Europe

Daily Lives of Civilians in Wartime Twentieth-Century EuropeDaily Lives of Civilians in Wartime Twentieth-Century Europe by Nicholas Atkin
ISBN: 0313336571
Published by Greenwood Press on August 1st 2008
Genres: History, Europe, General, Military, Modern, 20th Century, Social History, Social Science, Sociology
Pages: 230

Len's Summary: Essays covering both issues and countries, including France in WWI, as well as the Spanish Civil War and World War Two.

A Shattered Peace: Versailles and the Peace We Pay Today

A Shattered Peace: Versailles and the Peace We Pay TodayA Shattered Peace: Versailles and the Peace We Pay Today by David A. Andelman, Henry Kissinger
ISBN: 1620459914
Published by Wiley on July 1st 2014
Genres: Middle East, Military, World War I
Pages: 336

Len's Summary: One of a recent series of popular pot boiler journalistic-style histories blaming most of world’s troubles on the Versailles Treaty. // An analysis linking current day international political woes to the Versailles treaty.

Kitchener’s Last Volunteer: The Life of Henry Allingham, the Oldest Surviving Veteran of the Great War

Kitchener’s Last Volunteer: The Life of Henry Allingham, the Oldest Surviving Veteran of the Great WarKitchener's Last Volunteer: The Life of Henry Allingham, the Oldest Surviving Veteran of the Great War by Henry Allingham, Dennis Goodwin, HRH Prince Charles
ISBN: 1845964160
Published by Mainstream Publishing on October 1st 2008
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Historical, History, Military, General, World War I, Political
Pages: 240

Len's Summary: Alingham served on land, at sea at Jutland and in the air with the Royal Naval Air Service.

The Ottoman Road to War in 1914: The Ottoman Empire and the First World War

The Ottoman Road to War in 1914: The Ottoman Empire and the First World WarThe Ottoman Road to War in 1914: The Ottoman Empire and the First World War by Mustafa Aksakal
ISBN: 9780521175258
Published by Cambridge University Press on December 9th 2010
Genres: History, Europe, General, Middle East, Military, World War I, World
Pages: 234

Len's Summary: A revisionist history of Ottoman “Young Turk” politics and policies leading to belligerency on the side of Germany.

Balfour: The Last Grandee

Balfour: The Last GrandeeBalfour: The Last Grandee by R.J.Q. Adams
ISBN: 0719554241
Published by John Murray on November 15th 2007
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Political, Presidents & Heads of State, History, Europe, Great Britain
Pages: 496

Len's Summary: A biography Sir Arthur Balfour, Prime Minister from 1902 to 1905, Lloyd George’s wartime Foreign Secretary, author of the declaration promising a Jewish homeland in Palestine, and British negotiator at the Washington Naval Disarmament Conference of 1921-22.

Spies in Arabia: The Great War and the Cultural Foundations of Britain’s Covert Empire in the Middle East

Spies in Arabia: The Great War and the Cultural Foundations of Britain’s Covert Empire in the Middle EastSpies in Arabia: The Great War and the Cultural Foundations of Britain's Covert Empire in the Middle East by Priya Satia
ISBN: 0199734801
Published by Oxford University Press on November 1st 2009
Genres: Political Science, General, Middle East, Great Britain, Colonialism & Post-Colonialism
Pages: 458

Len's Summary: Beyond Lawrence of Arabia: The interaction between culture and imperialism. // Scholarly critique of British imperialism as a paranoid and brutal arm of military policy with its roots in Edwardian England; questions the liberal underpinnings of imperial ideology. A cultural history of the interwar British imperial state.