To the Line of Fire: Mexican Texans and World War I

To the Line of Fire: Mexican Texans and World War ITo the Line of Fire: Mexican Texans and World War I by José A. Ramírez
ISBN: 9781603441360
Published by Texas A&M University Press on October 5th 2009
Genres: History, Military, World War I, United States, 20th Century, State & Local, Social Science, Discrimination & Race Relations, Ethnic Studies, Hispanic American Studies
Pages: 191

Len's Summary: An examination of mixed Mexican reactions to the war and veterans efforts to overcome discrimination in the post war era.

The Rise of Militarism in the Progressive Era, 1900-1914

The Rise of Militarism in the Progressive Era, 1900-1914The Rise of Militarism in the Progressive Era, 1900-1914 by Roger Possner
ISBN: 9780786444182
Published by McFarland & Company on June 13th 2009
Genres: History, United States, 19th Century, Political Science, Political Ideologies, General
Pages: 252

Len's Summary: How the War Department and Army worked to build a martial spirit among the American people.

Guarding the Border: The Military Memoirs of the Ward Schrantz, 1912-1917

Guarding the Border: The Military Memoirs of the Ward Schrantz, 1912-1917Guarding the Border: The Military Memoirs of the Ward Schrantz, 1912-1917 by Jeff Patrick
ISBN: 1603440968
Published by Texas A&M University Press on February 10th 2009
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, General, Personal Memoirs, History, Military, United States, State & Local, Social Science, Ethnic Studies, Hispanic American Studies
Pages: 224

Len's Summary: This memoir offers a look at a professional soldier’s life and attitudes in the early 20th century.

Pilgrimage: A guide to the Royal Newfoundland Regiment in World War One

Pilgrimage: A guide to the Royal Newfoundland Regiment in World War OnePilgrimage: A guide to the Royal Newfoundland Regiment in World War One by W. David Parsons
ISBN: 9781895387407
Published by Creative Publishers on 2009
Genres: Canada, Military, World War I
Pages: 205

Len's Summary: The author is chairman of the Newfoundland Branch of WFA. Available form the publisher at info@drcpublishingnl.com.

The Whole Armour of God: Anglican Army Chaplains in the Great War

The Whole Armour of God: Anglican Army Chaplains in the Great WarThe Whole Armour of God: Anglican Army Chaplains in the Great War by Linda Parker
ISBN: 1906033420
Published by Helion & Company on October 1st 2009
Genres: Great Britain, Military, World War I
Pages: 112

Len's Summary: Attempts to judge the sometimes maligned service of chaplains by the ideals and standards of their time.

The Morbid Age: Britain and the Crisis of Civilisation, 1919 – 1939

The Morbid Age: Britain and the Crisis of Civilisation, 1919 – 1939The Morbid Age: Britain Between the Wars by Richard Overy
ISBN: 9780141003252
Published by Penguin Adult on May 7th 2009
Genres: History, General, Great Britain
Pages: 544

Len's Summary: A prize-winning British historian looks at the sense of dread, a presentiment of impending disaster, which seized England in the interwar years. Favorably reviewed in the Economist.

Beyond the Bonus March and GI Bill: How Veteran Politics Shaped the New Deal Era

Beyond the Bonus March and GI Bill: How Veteran Politics Shaped the New Deal EraBeyond the Bonus March and GI Bill: How Veteran Politics Shaped the New Deal Era by Stephen R. Ortiz
ISBN: 9780814762684
Published by NYU Press on April 1st 2012
Genres: History, Military, World War I, United States, Veterans, Literary Criticism, Semiotics & Theory, Psychology, General
Pages: 268

Len's Summary: Closer look at two major American veteran’s organizations The American Legion and The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) helped shape post-WWI politics.

The Atlas of Kaunas Fortress

The Atlas of Kaunas FortressThe Atlas of Kaunas Fortress by Vladimir Orlov, Karo Paveldo Centras
ISBN: 978 9955 30 080 0
Published by Arx Baltica on 2009
Genres: Military, Russia & the Former Soviet Union, World War I
Pages: 68

Len's Summary: A series of concrete and steel reinforced forts, artillery and infantry emplacements, barracks and warehouses guarding the border with Prussia and key Russian rail lines begun in 1885 and modernized from 1912. Kaunas, now in Lithuania, is a former capital of that nation. Drawn largely from Russian archives.

Digging Up Plugstreet: The Archeology of a Great War Battlefield

Digging Up Plugstreet: The Archeology of a Great War BattlefieldDigging Up Plugstreet: The Archaeology of a Great War Battlefield by Richard Osgood, Martin Brown
ISBN: B012HV1Y4A
Published by J H Haynes & Co on August 2009
Genres: Military, World War I
Pages: 224

Len's Summary: Digging up the battlefield at Ploegsteert, Belgium, south of Ypres to unearth the story of the men of the 3rd Australian Division.

Ford in the Service of America: Mass Production for the Military During the World Wars

Ford in the Service of America: Mass Production for the Military During the World WarsFord in the Service of America: Mass Production for the Military During the World Wars by Timothy J. O'Callaghan
ISBN: 9780786444854
Published by McFarland & Company on August 31st 2009
Genres: Business & Economics, Corporate & Business History, History, Military, World War I, World War II, United States, 20th Century, Transportation, Automotive, General
Pages: 198

Len's Summary: The history of Ford Motor Company’s products and achievements during two world wars.

The Hell They Called High Wood: The Somme 1916

The Hell They Called High Wood: The Somme 1916The Hell They Called High Wood: The Somme 1916 by Terry Norman
ISBN: 9780850529869
Published by Leo Cooper on June 30th 2003
Genres: History, Military, World War I
Pages: 256

Len's Summary: Study of a bloody series of battles at a focal point of the Somme Campaign of 1916.

A More Unbending Battle: The Harlem Hellfighter’s Struggle for Freedom in WWI and Equality at Home

A More Unbending Battle: The Harlem Hellfighter’s Struggle for Freedom in WWI and Equality at HomeA More Unbending Battle: The Harlem Hellfighter's Struggle for Freedom in WWI and Equality at Home by Peter Nelson
ISBN: 9780465003174
Published by Basic Books on 2009
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Social Science, Discrimination & Race Relations, African American Studies, United States
Pages: 291

Len's Summary: A new history of the celebrated 369th Infantry, a segregated New York National Guard outfit recruited almost exclusively from Harlem. A History Book Club selection.

The Remains of Company D: A Story of the Great War

The Remains of Company D: A Story of the Great WarThe Remains of Company D: A Story of the Great War by James Carl Nelson
ISBN: 9780312650414
Published by Macmillan on September 28th 2010
Genres: History, Military, World War I, United States, 20th Century
Pages: 400

Len's Summary: A tale of battle and the search for the legacy of the author’s Doughboy grandfather. Available in November 2009. // Follows the members of Company D, 28th Infantry Regiment, First Division from enlistment to combat at Cantigny, St. Mihiel and The Meuse-Argonne.

A Technical & Operational History of the Liberty Engine: Tanks, Ships and Aircraft 1917-1960

A Technical & Operational History of the Liberty Engine: Tanks, Ships and Aircraft 1917-1960A Technical & Operational History of the Liberty Engine: Tanks, Ships and Aircraft 1917-1960 by Robert J. Neal
ISBN: 9781580071499
Published by Specialty Press on January 5th 2009
Genres: History, Military, Aviation
Pages: 616

Len's Summary: An engine that went from concept to delivery in six months, the modular design of the Liberty was a success that survived for decades.

Truce: The Day the Soldiers Stopped Fighting

Truce: The Day the Soldiers Stopped FightingTruce: The Day the Soldiers Stopped Fighting by Jim Murphy
ISBN: 9780545130493
Published by Scholastic Press on October 1st 2009
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Juvenile Nonfiction, Military & Wars, Social Issues, Friendship
Pages: 116

Len's Summary: More on the 1914 Christmas Truce on the Western Front

American Military Vehicles of World War I: An Illustrated History of Armored Cars, Staff Cars, Motorcycles, Ambulances, Trucks, Tractors and Tanks

American Military Vehicles of World War I: An Illustrated History of Armored Cars, Staff Cars, Motorcycles, Ambulances, Trucks, Tractors and TanksAmerican Military Vehicles of World War I: An Illustrated History of Armored Cars, Staff Cars, Motorcycles, Ambulances, Trucks, Tractors and Tanks by Albert Mroz
ISBN: 0786439602
Published by McFarland & Company on August 24th 2009
Genres: History, General, Military, World War I, Technology & Engineering, Military Science, Transportation, Automotive
Pages: 316

Len's Summary: Useful reference work.

Zeppelin over Suffolk: The Final Raid of L48

Zeppelin over Suffolk: The Final Raid of L48Zeppelin over Suffolk: The Final Raid of L48 by Mark Mower
ISBN: 9781844157372
Published by Pen and Sword on June 25th 2009
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Aviation
Pages: 160

Len's Summary: Good, brief work on a popular subject on the L48’s fatal raid of June 17, 1917.

The Day We Won the War: Turning Point at Amiens 8th August 1918

The Day We Won the War: Turning Point at Amiens 8th August 1918The Day We Won the War: Turning Point at Amiens 8th August 1918 by Charles Messenger
ISBN: 0297852817
Published by Weidenfeld & Nicolson on March 3rd 2009
Genres: Great Britain, Military, Strategy, World War I
Pages: 288

Len's Summary: The fateful day Ludendorff became convinced the German army was beaten. // Ninetieth anniversary analysis of the August 1918 break- through at Amiens which opened the victorious “100 days” ending World War I. The mixed arms attack of the British 4th Army also included troops from Australia, Canada and America.

The War on Hospital Ships, 1914-1918

The War on Hospital Ships, 1914-1918The War on Hospital Ships, 1914-1918 by Stephen McGreal
ISBN: 1844158586
Published by Pen & Sword Books on April 1st 2009
Genres: Military, Naval, World War I
Pages: 272

Len's Summary: German submarine sinkings of unarmed hospital ships outraged the American, British and French publics and caused the UK to paint hospital ships in drab colors, defensively arm and sail them in protected convoys. // German sinkings of Entente hospital ships detailed.

Flying Fury: Five Years in the Royal Flying Corps

Flying Fury: Five Years in the Royal Flying CorpsFlying Fury: Five Years in the Royal Flying Corps by James McCudden
ISBN: 1935149105
Published by Casemate on October 1st 2009
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Military, World War I
Pages: 304

Len's Summary: Autobiography of a British aero ace with 57 victories and winner of the Victoria Cross.

14-18. Les Refus de la Guerre: Une histoire des mutins

14-18. Les Refus de la Guerre: Une histoire des mutins14-18. Les Refus de la Guerre: Une histoire des mutins by André Loez
ISBN: 9782070355235
Published by Gallimard on January 28th 1010
Genres: History, Europe, France
Pages: 690

Len's Summary: An entry into the continuing French political dispute over the nature of the 1917 French Army mutinies that helps make WWI a perennial flash point between the French anti-war left and right-wing conservatives.

A German Officer During the Armenian Genocide: A Biography of Max Von Scheubner-Richter

A German Officer During the Armenian Genocide: A Biography of Max Von Scheubner-RichterA German Officer During the Armenian Genocide: A Biography of Max Von Scheubner-Richter by Paul Leverkuehn, Hilmar Kaiser
ISBN: 9781903656815
Published by Gomidas Institute on February 4th 2009
Genres: Armenians, Turkey, Biography & Autobiography
Pages: 153

Len's Summary: The biography first published in 1938 of a German Vice Consul at Erzerum and Bitlis during the Armenian genocide. Von Scheubner, a founder of the Nazi Party, was killed in Hitler’s failed Munich Putsch of 1923, found racism at the root of Ottoman persecution of Armenians.

Freedom Struggles: African Americans and World War I

Freedom Struggles: African Americans and World War IFreedom Struggles: African Americans and World War I by Adriane Lentz-Smith
ISBN: 0674062051
Published by Harvard University Press on September 1st 2011
Genres: History, Military, World War I, United States, 20th Century, Social Science, Ethnic Studies, African American Studies
Pages: 318

Len's Summary: World War I viewed as a watershed moment in the evolving civil rights struggle in America.

Armed Progressive: General Leonard Wood

Armed Progressive: General Leonard WoodArmed Progressive: General Leonard Wood by Jack C. Lane
ISBN: 0803226586
Published by Bison Books on December 1st 2009
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Military, United States, World War I
Pages: 352

Len's Summary: A new biography of an American imperialist, Harvard Medical School graduate and political collaborator of Teddy Roosevelt who rose to be Army Chief of Staff, Governor General in Cuba and the Philippines and presidential wannabe. Also a available from Nebraska is Chasing Geronimo: The Journal of Leonard Wood, May-September 1886, Lack C. Lane (ed.), 176 pages, photos, map, ISBN 978 0 8032 2527 5, $14.96 paperback. Wood, then an Army contract surgeon, won the Medal of Honor for helping capture Apache chief Geronimo.

Black Fokker Leader: The First World War’s Last Airfighter Knight

Black Fokker Leader: The First World War’s Last Airfighter KnightBlack Fokker Leader: The First World War’s Last Airfighter Knight by Peter Kilduff
ISBN: 9781906502287
Published by Casemate Publishers on May 1st 2009
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Aviation
Pages: 256

Len's Summary: Wartime exploits of an all-but-forgotten German ace; Kilduff’s 13th book on WWI aviation. // The story of German ace Carl Degelow and his squadron of mostly Fokker D-VII recounted by a premier aviation historian.

Shell Shock Cinema: Weimar Culture and the Wounds of War

Shell Shock Cinema: Weimar Culture and the Wounds of WarShell Shock Cinema: Weimar Culture and the Wounds of War by Anton Kaes
ISBN: 9780691008509
Published by Princeton University Press on October 2nd 2011
Genres: Art, Film & Video, History, Europe, General, Germany, Performing Arts, Social Science
Pages: 328

Len's Summary: Weimar Republic culture and the wounds of war. // Interpretative history of Weimar-era German cinema and how it reflected the memory of The Great War.

Untold War: New Perspectives in First World War Studies

Untold War: New Perspectives in First World War StudiesUntold War: New Perspectives in First World War Studies by Heather Jones, Jennifer O'brien, Christoph Schmidt-supprian
ISBN: 9004166599
Published by Brill Academic Publishers on June 4th 2008
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Europe, General, Essays
Pages: 452

Len's Summary: Scholarly essays re-examining the global civil and military impact of the conflict; how the war changed societies. Contributors include prize-winning historians Alan Kramer and Dan Todman, with an introduction by John Horne. (I will be reviewing this for Stand To!) //Essays covering diverse themes such as combat, occupation, civil identity, juvenile delinquency, chaplains, art and remembrance across several countries: Germany, France, Britain, colonial Africa, Belgium and Romania. Fourth in the series of edited proceedings from conferences sponsored by the International Society for First World War Studies. Other titles are Uncovered Fields, Warfare and Belligerence, and Untold War.

Picture This: World War I Posters and Visual Culture

Picture This: World War I Posters and Visual CulturePicture This: World War I Posters and Visual Culture by Pearl James
ISBN: 9780803226104
Published by University of Nebraska Press on January 1st 2010
Genres: Art, History, Prints, Military, World War I
Pages: 398

Len's Summary: The war years marked the high water mark of the mass-produced poster. Essays by Jay Winter and Jennifer Keene among others reveal the impact of this art form on contemporary popular understanding of the conflict.

Living with Enza: The Forgotten Story of Britain and the Great Flu Pandemic of 1918

Living with Enza: The Forgotten Story of Britain and the Great Flu Pandemic of 1918Living with Enza: The Forgotten Story of Britain and the Great Flu Pandemic of 1918 by Mark Honigsbaum
ISBN: 9780230217744
Published by Palgrave Macmillan on February 3rd 2009
Genres: Health & Fitness, Diseases, Contagious, History, Europe, Great Britain, Modern, 20th Century, Medical, Infectious Diseases, Science
Pages: 237

Len's Summary: The story of the influenza pandemic of 1918-19 in which over a quarter of a million died in the UK and another three million in British India.

A Fleet to be Forgotten: The Wooden Freighters of World War One

A Fleet to be Forgotten: The Wooden Freighters of World War OneA Fleet to be Forgotten: The Wooden Freighters of World War One by Louis A. Hough
Published by San Francisco Maritime History Press on 2009
Genres: Military, Naval, United States, World War I
Pages: 343

Len's Summary: The U. S. Shipping Board ordered 393 wooden hulled (yellow pine or Douglas fir) steam freighters in an emergency effort to replace mounting U-boat losses, but only a few of them saw service before the conflict ended. Most soon ended up in ships graveyards such as Curtis Creek off Chesapeake Bay; only a handful survived into the 1930s.

The Best of Fragments from France by Capt. Bruce Bairnsfather

The Best of Fragments from France by Capt. Bruce BairnsfatherThe Best of Fragments from France by Capt. Bruce Bairnsfather by Bruce Bairnsfather, Valmai Holt, Tonie Holt
ISBN: 1848841698
Published by Pen & Sword Books on June 1st 2010
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Comic Strips & Cartoons
Pages: 160

Len's Summary: Cartoons from the famous British WWI officer who created the characters Old Bill, Bert and Alf, forerunners of Carl Mauldin’s WWII GIs Willie and Joe.

Letters from Verdun: Frontline Experiences of an American Volunteer in World War I France

Letters from Verdun: Frontline Experiences of an American Volunteer in World War I FranceLetters from Verdun: Frontline Experiences of an American Volunteer in World War I France by William C. Harvey, Avery Wolfe
ISBN: 1932033947
Published by Casemate Publishers on December 2009
Genres: Illustrated, Letters, Military, Personal Accounts, United States, World War I
Pages: 240

Len's Summary: The diary and letters of Avery Royce Wolfe recounting his service as a volunteer ambulance driver with the American Field Service near Verdun and with French occupation forces in the Rhineland from June 1917 to April 1919. Excellent photos taken by Avery Wolfe illustrate this volume. // Letters of a volunteer ambulance driver in the French army at Verdun and during the Ludendorff offensives of 1918. // Letters of an American volunteer ambulance driver in the French Army.

The Somme: The Darkest Hour on the Western Front

The Somme: The Darkest Hour on the Western FrontThe Somme: The Darkest Hour on the Western Front by Peter Hart
ISBN: 1605980811
Published by Pegasus Books on March 1st 2010
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Great Britain, Germany
Pages: 624

Len's Summary: Popular British historian Hart argues that the Somme battle was hardly senseless and that its participants were by no means “helpless victims.” Hart is also the author of many other books on the WWI era including A Very British Victory, Aces Falling and Bloody April.

Cambrai 1917: The Myth of the First Great Tank Battle

Cambrai 1917: The Myth of the First Great Tank BattleCambrai 1917: The Myth of the First Great Tank Battle by Bryn Hammond
ISBN: 9780297845539
Published by Weidenfeld & Nicolson on November 4th 2008
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Great Britain
Pages: 500

Len's Summary: The author asserts that that innovative artillery tactics, not tanks (400 of them), were responsible for short-lived British successes at Cambrai. // The author sees the battle as a draw, but a nonetheless useful lesson leading toward more mobile warfare.

Doughboy War: The American Expeditionary Force in World War I

Doughboy War: The American Expeditionary Force in World War IDoughboy War: The American Expeditionary Force in World War I by James H. Hallas
ISBN: 9780811734677
Published by Stackpole Books on January 19th 2009
Genres: History, Military, World War I, World War II, United States, Essays
Pages: 347

Len's Summary: Essays on the AEF experience.

The Alchemy of Air: A Jewish Genius, a Doomed Tycoon, and the Scientific Discovery That Fed the World but Fueled the Rise of Hitler

The Alchemy of Air: A Jewish Genius, a Doomed Tycoon, and the Scientific Discovery That Fed the World but Fueled the Rise of HitlerThe Alchemy of Air: A Jewish Genius, a Doomed Tycoon, and the Scientific Discovery That Fed the World but Fueled the Rise of Hitler by Thomas Hager
ISBN: 9780307351791
Published by Three Rivers Press on August 18th 2009
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Historical, Science & Technology, Science, General
Pages: 316

Len's Summary: The story of German chemists Fritz Haber and Carl Bosch who developed a process for synthesizing and mass producing ammonia from hydrogen and atmospheric nitrogen. The invention was used to replace natural nitrates as the base for fertilizer and explosives, fueling Germany’s 1914-1918 war effort. Haber also helped develop Germany’s poison gas capabilities. The author is a science and health writer.