Among the Mad: A Maisie Dobbs Novel

Among the Mad: A Maisie Dobbs NovelAmong the Mad: A Maisie Dobbs Novel by Jacqueline Winspear
ISBN: 9780312429256
Published by Picador on November 24th 2009
Genres: Fiction, Mystery & Detective, Women Sleuths
Pages: 336

Len's Summary: In her sixth Maisie Dobbs detective novel, Winspear has her heroine join a high power Scotland Yard team in attempting to forestall cataclysmic disaster in 1931 London. Maisie, a WWI VAD, again uses her WWI experience to crack the case.

Slum and Guns: Tales of the Marines in the Great War

Slum and Guns: Tales of the Marines in the Great WarSlum and Guns: Tales of the Marines in the Great War by Wayne A. Pettyjohn
ISBN: 1456818082
Published by Xlibris Corporation on November 18th 2010
Genres: Fiction
Pages: 166

Len's Summary: Available from the author at phidwaye@aol.com. The second novel in a planned Marine Corps trilogy, this one a series of short stories based on the exploits of the Fourth Marine Brigade on the Western Front.

The Ace

The AceThe Ace by Jack D. Hunter
ISBN: 9780979924064
Published by Blue River Press on September 1st 2008
Genres: Fiction, War & Military
Pages: 300

Len's Summary: Story of the political intrigue and corruption surrounding American combat aviation in World War One written by the author of The Blue Max, his 17th and final novel published the year before his death in 2009.

A Sacrifice of Innocents: A Novel of the Great War

A Sacrifice of Innocents: A Novel of the Great WarA Sacrifice of Innocents: A Novel of the Great War by Alan James Barker
ISBN: 0955569877
Published by Tommies Guides on February 1st 2009
Genres: Fiction
Pages: 340

Len's Summary: A believable work on the experiences of a British battalion on the Western Front from September 1915 to March 1916.

The Secret Battle: A Tragedy of the First World War

The Secret Battle: A Tragedy of the First World WarThe Secret Battle: A Tragedy of the First World War by A.P. Herbert, Winston S. Churchill, Malcolm Brown
ISBN: 1848325215
Published by Frontline Books on April 1st 2009
Genres: History, Military, General
Pages: 216

Len's Summary: The fictionalized story of an idealistic young British officer first published in 1919. // First published by Methuen in 1919 and in print virtually ever since, this semi-autobiographical novel follows the career of a young man who left Oxford to enlist later taking a commission and serving at Gallipoli and on the Western Front. This was the first book to freely discuss executions for desertion in the British forces.

Uniforms of the German Colonial Troops, 1884-1918

Uniforms of the German Colonial Troops, 1884-1918Uniforms of the German Colonial Troops, 1884-1918 by Charles Woolley
ISBN: 9780764333576
Published by Schiffer Military History on 2009
Genres: History, Military, General, Uniforms, Illustrated, Germany
Pages: 187

Len's Summary: Also see Uniforms of the Schutztruppen, the Expedition Corps and III, the Batallion of the Imperial Marines assigned to protect Germany’s far-flung pre-WWI colonial possessions.

World War I Almanac

World War I AlmanacWorld War I Almanac by David R. Woodward
ISBN: 9780816071340
Published by Facts On File on September 2009
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Juvenile Nonfiction, Military & Wars, Reference, Almanacs
Pages: 554

Len's Summary: A new reference work from a first-rank scholar of the Great War who teaches at Marshall University. Dr. Woodward is also the author of a fine biography of British WWI Chief of Staff Field Marshall Sir William Robertson (Greenwood 1998) and a more recent history of the Palestine Campaign Hell in the Holyland (Kentucky 2006).

The Legacy of the Great War: Ninety Years On

The Legacy of the Great War: Ninety Years OnThe Legacy of the Great War: Ninety Years On by Jay Winter
ISBN: 9780826271990
Published by University of Missouri Press on October 26th 2009
Genres: History, General, Military, World War I, World, United States
Pages: 240

Len's Summary: Papers from a 2007 forum sponsored by the Western Front Association, The National WWI Museum at the Liberty Memorial and the Kansas City Public Library edited by Yale scholar Jay Winter. Contributors include Niall Ferguson, Paul Kennedy, Sir John Keegan, Hew Strachan, John Horne, Leonard Smith, John Milton Cooper, Margaret MacMillan and Paul Fussell.

Mediterranean Submarines: Submarine Warfare in World War One

Mediterranean Submarines: Submarine Warfare in World War OneMediterranean Submarines: Submarine Warfare in World War One by Paul Kemp
ISBN: 0947554572
Published by Crecy Publishing on September 10th 1998
Genres: Military, Naval, World War I
Pages: 219

Len's Summary: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0947554572/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=0947554572&linkCode=as2&tag=worlwaroneh0a-20&linkId=G2A2W5GFYB3YBSTN

The Last Century of Sea Power: From Port Arthur to Chanak, 1894-1922

The Last Century of Sea Power: From Port Arthur to Chanak, 1894-1922The Last Century of Sea Power: From Port Arthur to Chanak, 1894-1922 by H.P. Willmott
ISBN: 0253352142
Published by Indiana University Press on June 1st 2009
Genres: Military, Naval, World War I
Pages: 568

Len's Summary: Analyses the complex nature of transition to modern war at sea, changes in shipbuilding, armament technology and doctrine. Written by a foremost military historian.

Dublin 1916: The Siege of the GPO

Dublin 1916: The Siege of the GPODublin 1916: The Siege of the GPO by Clair Wills
ISBN: 9780674036338
Published by Harvard University Press on October 15th 2009
Genres: History, Europe, Great Britain, Ireland, Revolutionary
Pages: 259

Len's Summary: A new history of the Easter Uprising, which sparked the ultimately successful Irish revolt.

Tracing British Battalions on the Somme

Tracing British Battalions on the SommeTracing British Battalions on the Somme by Ray Westlake
ISBN: 9781844158850
Published by Pen & Sword Books on January 15th 2009
Genres: History, Military, General, Great Britain
Pages: 320

Len's Summary: A research guide for Somme enthusiasts by a recognized British historian and researcher.

Tank Action in The Great War

Tank Action in The Great WarTank Action in The Great War by Ian Verrinder
ISBN: 9781848840805
Published by Pen & Sword Books on September 2009
Genres: History, Europe, Great Britain, Military, World War I
Pages: 218

Len's Summary: An account of the attacks of B Battalion, Machine Gun Corps (later the Tank Corps) on the Somme, at Messines, Ypres, Cambrai and Fontaine-Notre-Dame

The Dardanelles Disaster: Winston Churchill’s Greatest Failure

The Dardanelles Disaster: Winston Churchill’s Greatest FailureThe Dardanelles Disaster: Winston Churchill's Greatest Failure by Dan Van der Vat
ISBN: 1590202236
Published by The Overlook Press on July 9th 2009
Genres: History, Europe, Great Britain, Military, World War I, Naval
Pages: 256

Len's Summary: A new look at a much-studies campaign.

Sapper Martin: The Secret Great War Diary of Jack Martin

Sapper Martin: The Secret Great War Diary of Jack MartinSapper Martin: The Secret Great War Diary of Jack Martin by Richard Van Emden
ISBN: 1408802678
Published by Bloomsbury Publishing on November 2nd 2009
Genres: Military, Personal Accounts, World War I
Pages: 272

Len's Summary: The diary of a Royal Engineer on the Western. Available from Amazon.co.uk.

Prisoners of the Kaiser: The last POWs of The Great War

Prisoners of the Kaiser: The last POWs of The Great WarPrisoners of the Kaiser: The last POWs of The Great War by Richard Van Emden
ISBN: 9781848840782
Published by Pen & Sword Books on August 2009
Genres: History, Military, World War I, World War II, Veterans
Pages: 196

Len's Summary: Draws on the memories of the last surviving British POWs.

Before My Helpless Sight: Suffering, Dying and Military Medicine on the Western Front, 1914-1918

Before My Helpless Sight: Suffering, Dying and Military Medicine on the Western Front, 1914-1918Before My Helpless Sight: Suffering, Dying and Military Medicine on the Western Front, 1914-1918 by Leo van Bergen
ISBN: 9780754658535
Published by Ashgate Publishing on February 8th 2009
Genres: History, General, Military, World War I, Medical
Pages: 528

Len's Summary: Drawing on French, Dutch, British and German sources, the author examines the impact of modern war on individual soldiers. Translation from the Dutch recommended by Hubert van Tuyll of Augusta State University.

The Killing Ground: The British Army, the Western Front & Emergence of Modern Warfare, 1900-1918

The Killing Ground: The British Army, the Western Front & Emergence of Modern Warfare, 1900-1918The Killing Ground: The British Army, the Western Front & Emergence of Modern Warfare, 1900-1918 by Timothy Travers
ISBN: 9780850529647
Published by Pen & Sword Books on July 1st 2003
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Great Britain
Pages: 309

Len's Summary: A distinguished Canadian historian integrates social and military history to illuminate the evolution of British war- fighting doctrine. Available from www.casematepublishing.com in America.

Images of Conflict: Military Aerial Photography and Archaeology

Images of Conflict: Military Aerial Photography and ArchaeologyImages of Conflict: Military Aerial Photography and Archeology by Birger Stichelbaut, Jean Bourgeois, Nicholas J. Saunders, Piet Chielens
ISBN: 1443801712
Published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing on February 1st 2009
Genres: History, Military, General, Photography, Social Science, Archaeology
Pages: 302

Len's Summary: An exploration of aerial photography in World Wars I and II by military historians with the emphasis on The Great War.

Captivity, Forced Labour and Forced Migration in Europe during the First World War

Captivity, Forced Labour and Forced Migration in Europe during the First World WarCaptivity, Forced Labour and Forced Migration in Europe during the First World War by Matthew Stibbe
ISBN: 0415846358
Published by Routledge on August 7th 2009
Genres: History, Europe, General, Military, World War I, Essays
Pages: 232

Len's Summary: Six essays on POWs, refugees, deportees, internees, forced migrations, and use of colonial troops and civilian laborers in Europe.

Banned in Berlin: Literary Censorship in Imperial Germany, 1871-1918

Banned in Berlin: Literary Censorship in Imperial Germany, 1871-1918Banned in Berlin: Literary Censorship in Imperial Germany, 1871-1918 by Gary D. Stark
ISBN: 9781845455705
Published by Berghahn Books on March 2009
Genres: History, Europe, Germany, Political Science, Censorship, Social Science, General
Pages: 316

Len's Summary: Imperial Germany took a broad view of measures permissible and necessary to maintain moral and religious norms and political order, but this did not stifle literary life.

Men of Mont St Quentin: Between Victory and Death

Men of Mont St Quentin: Between Victory and DeathMen of Mont St Quentin: Between Victory and Death by Peter Stanley
ISBN: 9781921215339
Published by Scribe on August 31st 2009
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Australia & New Zealand
Pages: 304

Len's Summary: The focus is on the dozen men who fought in Nine Platoon, 21st Australian Infantry Battalion on September 1, 1918, tracing their battle and the survivors’ lives after the war.

Private Beatson’s War: Life, Death and Hope on the Western Front

Private Beatson’s War: Life, Death and Hope on the Western FrontPrivate Beatson’s War: Life, Death and Hope on the Western Front by Shaun Springer, Henry Allingham, Stuart Humphreys, James Beatson
ISBN: 1848840829
on November 1st 2009
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Military, History, World War I, Veterans
Pages: 154

Len's Summary: From the dairy of British soldiers killed at High Wood on the Somme.

Captured at Kut, Prisoner of the Turks

Captured at Kut, Prisoner of the TurksCaptured at Kut, Prisoner of the Turks by W.C. Spackman, Tony Spackman
ISBN: 184415873X
Published by Pen & Sword Books on May 1st 2009
Genres: Great Britain, Military, Personal Accounts, World War I
Pages: 206

Len's Summary: The edited diary of a British Indian Army doctor.

Drawing Fire: The Diary of a Great War Soldier and Artist

Drawing Fire: The Diary of a Great War Soldier and ArtistDrawing Fire: The Diary of a Great War Soldier and Artist by Len Smith
ISBN: 9780007313846
Published by Collins on October 1st 2009
Genres: Great Britain, Military, Personal Accounts, World War I
Pages: 383

Len's Summary: The diary of an infantrymen sniper and artist who carried both a rifle and a sketchbook to war.

Another Life: Lawrence After Arabia

Another Life: Lawrence After ArabiaAnother Life: Lawrence After Arabia by Andrew R. B. Simpson
ISBN: 9780752463582
Published by History Press on June 1st 2012
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Military, Political, History, World War I
Pages: 366

Len's Summary: Yet another in an unending line of books about Lawrence of Arabia, this one focussing on his post-war career, particularly in the Tank Corps and the RAF.

The German Army at Cambrai

The German Army at CambraiThe German Army at Cambrai by Jack Sheldon
ISBN: 9781844159444
Published by Pen & Sword Books on September 2009
Genres: History, Europe, Germany, Military, World War I
Pages: 338

Len's Summary: The see-saw November-December 1917 battle from the German point of view based on German archival material.

Wings over the Desert: In Action with an RAF Pilot in Palestine, 1916-18

Wings over the Desert: In Action with an RAF Pilot in Palestine, 1916-18Wings over the Desert: In Action with an RAF Pilot in Palestine, 1916-18 by Desmond Seward
ISBN: 9781844256723
Published by Haynes Publishing on 2009
Genres: History, Middle East, General, Military, World War I, Aviation
Pages: 224

Len's Summary: Air battles with the Germans over the Sinai Desert with a pilot of Number 14 Squadron, RAF.

Shot in the Tower: The Story of Spies Executed in the Tower of London During the First World War

Shot in the Tower: The Story of Spies Executed in the Tower of London During the First World WarShot in the Tower: The Story of Spies Executed in the Tower of London During the First World War by Leonard Sellers
ISBN: 9781848840263
Published by Pen & Sword Books on July 19th 2009
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Germany, Great Britain
Pages: 212

Len's Summary: None of the men had any proper training for espionage, but their lives were forfeit despite their amateur status.

The Ordeal of Peace: Demobilization and the Urban Experience in Britain and Germany, 1917-1921

The Ordeal of Peace: Demobilization and the Urban Experience in Britain and Germany, 1917-1921The Ordeal of Peace: Demobilization and the Urban Experience in Britain and Germany, 1917-1921 by Adam R. Seipp
ISBN: 9780754667490
Published by Ashgate Publishing on April 1st 2009
Genres: History, Europe, Great Britain, Germany
Pages: 291

Len's Summary: Victorious and vanquished soldiers home from the war. How two societies dealt with returning war veterans and how these veterans, in turn, changed these societies.

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.

The Secret Battle: Emotional Survival in the Great War

The Secret Battle: Emotional Survival in the Great WarThe Secret Battle: Emotional Survival in the Great War by Michael Roper
ISBN: 9780719083860
Published by Manchester University Press on October 12th 2010
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Europe, Great Britain, General, Psychology
Pages: 368

Len's Summary: Personal experience and psychological impact of WWI on soldiers and their families.

Handbook of Imperial Germany

Handbook of Imperial GermanyHandbook of Imperial Germany by Janet Robinson, Joe Robinson
ISBN: 1449021131
Published by AuthorHouse on September 23rd 2009
Genres: History, Military, General, Germany, World War I
Pages: 336

Len's Summary: A summary overview of Imperial German government, the constituent states and kingdoms and the organization of the armies of Prussia and the several kingdoms, including an order of battle for August 1914. Appendices contain a timeline, notes on the Imperial Constitution, and on tactics. An outstanding and affordable reference source on Imperial German government, society and military.

The Harding Affair: Love and Espionage during the Great War

The Harding Affair: Love and Espionage during the Great WarThe Harding Affair: Love and Espionage during the Great War by James David Robenalt
ISBN: 9780230609648
Published by St. Martin's Press on September 1st 2009
Genres: History, United States
Pages: 416

Len's Summary: A real pot boiler: the story of a 12-year affair between Senator Warren G. Harding and Carrie Phillips, who – with her daughter – was allegedly a German agent. Drawing on Library of Congress files, the author also looks at wartime pro-German sentiment in America though he fails to establish the historical or political significance of the Harding-Phillips affair.

Scorched Earth: The Germans on the Somme 1914-18

Scorched Earth: The Germans on the Somme 1914-18Scorched Earth: The Germans on the Somme 1914-18 by Gerhard Hirschfeld, Gerd Krumeich
ISBN: 1844159736
Published by Pen & Sword Books on July 1st 2009
Genres: History, Europe, Germany, Military, World War I, Technology & Engineering, Military Science
Pages: 217

Len's Summary: A detailed examination of German warfare.

The Plot to Kill Lloyd George: The Story of Alice Wheeldon and the Peartree Conspiracy

The Plot to Kill Lloyd George: The Story of Alice Wheeldon and the Peartree ConspiracyThe Plot to Kill Lloyd George: The Story of Alice Wheeldon and the Peartree Conspiracy by Nicola Rippon
ISBN: 1844158373
Published by Pen & Sword Books on January 15th 2009
Genres: Great Britain, World War I
Pages: 224

Len's Summary: An apparent attempt by government to discredit the British anti-war movement by falsely charging the Wheeldon family with plotting to murder the Prime Minister and a member of his cabinet, Arthur Henderson.

John Galsworthy and disabled soldiers of the Great War

John Galsworthy and disabled soldiers of the Great WarJohn Galsworthy and disabled soldiers of the Great War by Jeffrey S. Reznick
ISBN: 9780719077920
Published by Manchester University Press on March 15th 2010
Genres: History, Military, World War II, Biography & Autobiography, Literary, Social Science, People with Disabilities
Pages: 240

Len's Summary: The winner of the 1931 Nobel Prize and author of The Forsyte Saga writes about the care of soldiers disabled by war wounds both physical and psychological. Available in the US in 2010, or immediately from Amazon.co.uk.