The Mapping of Love and Death: A Maisie Dobbs Novel

The Mapping of Love and Death: A Maisie Dobbs NovelThe Mapping of Love and Death: A Maisie Dobbs Novel by Jacqueline Winspear
ISBN: 9780061727665
Published by Harper Collins on 2010
Genres: Fiction, Mystery & Detective, Women Sleuths
Pages: 338

Len's Summary: Set in 1932, this is the seventh novel in the Maisie Dobbs series in which Maisie, a former WWI VAD, investigates the mysterious death of an American cartographer believed killed in battle. Winspear’s sixth Maisie Dobbs novel, Among the Dead, was published in 2009.

A Bitter Truth: A Bess Crawford Mystery

A Bitter Truth: A Bess Crawford MysteryA Bitter Truth: A Bess Crawford Mystery by Charles Todd
ISBN: 9780062015716
Published by HarperCollins on May 1st 2012
Genres: Fiction, Mystery & Detective, General
Pages: 368

Len's Summary: Todd’s (actually a mother and son writing team) second mystery featuring British nurse Bess Crawford involved in a murder while on Christmas leave from war torn France.

An Impartial Witness: A Bess Crawford Mystery

An Impartial Witness: A Bess Crawford MysteryAn Impartial Witness: A Bess Crawford Mystery by Charles Todd
ISBN: 0061791784
Published by William Morrow on August 31st 2010
Genres: Fiction, Mystery & Detective
Pages: 352

Len's Summary: A British nurse crisscrosses England investigating mysterious deaths during WWI. Recommended by Susan Hall-Balduf.

The Scent of Roses in Winter

The Scent of Roses in WinterThe Scent of Roses in Winter by Michael P. Kihntopf
ISBN: 1452080372
Published by AuthorHouse on October 5th 2010
Genres: Fiction
Pages: 184

Len's Summary: A well-crafted novel about the experiences of a German soldier on both eastern and western fronts, as well as in the postwar freicorps. Written by the chairman of WFA’s Southwest Chapter who has also published two histories of the Eastern Front.

Sunnyside

SunnysideSunnyside by Glen David Gold
ISBN: 9780307454980
Published by Vintage Books on May 4th 2010
Genres: Fiction, Literary
Pages: 675

Len's Summary: A rollicking comic novel set on a single day in the winter of 1916; a tale of perversity and misfortune involving, among others, Charlie Chaplin, Mary Pickford and Elsie Janis.

Beneath Hill 60

Beneath Hill 60Beneath Hill 60 by Will Davies
ISBN: 9781448125265
Published by Random House Australia on 2010
Genres: History, Military, World War I, World
Pages: 288

Len's Summary: Just released as a motion picture in Australia, this recounts the story of Australian miners digging a massive mine under German trenches on Hill 60 in Flanders 1916.

Not Only War: A Story of Two Great Conflicts

Not Only War: A Story of Two Great ConflictsNot Only War: A Story of Two Great Conflicts by Victor Daly
ISBN: 9780813929712
Published by University of Virginia Press on June 2nd 2010
Genres: Fiction, Action & Adventure
Pages: 103

Len's Summary: Dubbed by the publisher as the only WWI novel written by an African-American, Daly examines the impact of the Jim Crow color line on black officers in the segregated military. The reprint included three short stories by Daly.

Paths of Glory

Paths of GloryPaths of Glory by Humphrey Cobb, James H. Meredith, David Simon
ISBN: 0143106112
Published by Penguin Classics on June 29th 2010
Genres: Fiction, Classics, Literary, War & Military
Pages: 190

Len's Summary: First published in 1935, this provocative novel was made into a 1957 motion picture directed by Stanley Kubrick. Kurt Douglas was nominated for an Academy Award for his leading role as a French infantry colonel ordered to take an impregnable hill. Cobb was war correspondent in France and Belgium and a witness to the German invasion. // Written in the 1930s, this classic WWI novel of the French Army was authored by an American veteran of the Canadian forces. The 1957 movie version directed by Stanley Kubrick and still available on VHS and DVD earned Kurt Douglas an academy award nomination.

The Mons Myth: A Reassessment of the Battle

The Mons Myth: A Reassessment of the BattleThe Mons Myth: A Reassessment of the Battle by Terence Zuber
ISBN: 9780752452470
Published by History Press on April 1st 2010
Genres: History, Europe, Great Britain, Military, General
Pages: 304

Len's Summary: A new description and analysis of this 1914 battle asserting that the Germans did not massively outnumber the British, did not attack in a solid mass, and that BEF ‘rapid rifle fire’ did not mow down Germans in rows.

French Tanks of World War I

French Tanks of World War IFrench Tanks of World War I by Steven J. Zaloga, Tony Bryan
ISBN: 1846035139
Published by Osprey Publishing on December 21st 2010
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Europe, France, Weapons, Illustrated
Pages: 48

Len's Summary: The emergence of the first modern tank, the Renault FT of 1917.

Flamethrower Troops of World War I: The Central and Allied Powers

Flamethrower Troops of World War I: The Central and Allied PowersFlamethrower Troops of World War I: The Central and Allied Powers by Thomas Wictor
ISBN: 9780764335266
Published by Schiffer Publishing on September 28th 2010
Genres: History, Military, General, World War I
Pages: 171

Len's Summary: Technical data on flamethrowers used by both sides in The Great War.

Torchbearers of Democracy: African-American Soldiers in the World War I Era

Torchbearers of Democracy: African-American Soldiers in the World War I EraTorchbearers of Democracy: African-American Soldiers in the World War I Era by Chad L. Williams
ISBN: 9781469609850
Published by University of North Carolina Press on September 20th 2010
Genres: History, Military, World War I, United States, Social Science, Ethnic Studies, African American Studies
Pages: 452

Len's Summary: An important new looks at American history through African-American eyes. Some 380 thousand African-American soldiers served in WWI mainly as uniformed manual labor struggling for equality and harboring unfulfilled hopes for a better future as full-fledged citizens. Includes powerful analysis of African-American Doughboy relations with white Frenchmen and with French African colonial soldiers. See also Willing Patriots: Men of Color in the First World War, Schiffer, 2009.

Tracing the Rifle Volunteers: A Guide for Military & Family Historians

Tracing the Rifle Volunteers: A Guide for Military & Family HistoriansTracing the Rifle Volunteers: A Guide for Military & Family Historians by Ray Westlake
ISBN: 9781848842113
Published by Pen & Sword Books on May 2010
Genres: History, Military, Other, Technology & Engineering, Military Science, World War I
Pages: 273

Len's Summary: A resource book for WWI specialist from a veteran British historian.

Hitler’s First War: Adolf Hitler, the Men of the List Regiment, and the First World War

Hitler’s First War: Adolf Hitler, the Men of the List Regiment, and the First World WarHitler's First War: Adolf Hitler, the Men of the List Regiment, and the First World War by Thomas Weber
ISBN: 9780199226382
Published by Oxford University Press on September 29th 2011
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Political, History, Europe, Germany, World War I
Pages: 450

Len's Summary: Draws on the writings of Hitler’s fellow soldiers of the List Regiment to offer a different view that that presented in Mein Kampf; challenges common wisdom that WWI was a seminal catastrophe for Gemany. See also: Corporal Hitler and the Great War.

Tommy’s Ark: Soldiers, Their Animals and the Natural World in the Great War. Richard Van Emden

Tommy’s Ark: Soldiers, Their Animals and the Natural World in the Great War. Richard Van EmdenTommy's Ark: Soldiers, Their Animals and the Natural World in the Great War. Richard Van Emden by Richard Van Emden
ISBN: 9781408806111
Published by Bloomsbury on November 1st 2010
Genres: Great Britain, Military, World War I
Pages: 336

Len's Summary: Explains the British soldiers’ relationship with a surprisingly range wide range of animal life.

Famous, 1914-1918

Famous, 1914-1918Famous, 1914-1918 by Richard Van Emden, Vic Piuk
ISBN: 1848841973
Published by Pen & Sword Books on March 1st 2010
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Great Britain
Pages: 350

Len's Summary: The stories of 20 of Britain’s most respected, best known and notorious celebrities in action on WWI. // Tells the stories of British celebrities and literati such as Basil Rathbone, C. S. Lewis, and J. R. R. Toiken who served in WWI.

The First Battle of the Marne 1914: The French ‘miracle’ halts the Germans

The First Battle of the Marne 1914: The French ‘miracle’ halts the GermansThe First Battle of the Marne 1914: The French 'miracle' halts the Germans by Ian Sumner, Graham Turner
ISBN: 9781846035029
Published by Osprey Publishing on May 25th 2010
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Europe, France, Germany, Illustrated
Pages: 96

Len's Summary: A brief, illustrated history of the battle.

Messines 1917: The zenith of siege warfare

Messines 1917: The zenith of siege warfareMessines 1917: The zenith of siege warfare by Alexander Turner, Peter Dennis
ISBN: 9781846038457
Published by Osprey Publishing on August 24th 2010
Genres: History, Military, World War I
Pages: 96

Len's Summary: A short history of a key 1917 battle on the Western Front.

Blood on the Snow: The Carpathian Winter War of 1915

Blood on the Snow: The Carpathian Winter War of 1915Blood on the Snow: The Carpathian Winter War of 1915 by Graydon A. Tunstall
ISBN: 9780700618583
Published by University Press of Kansas on May 11th 2010
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Europe, Russia & the Former Soviet Union, Austria & Hungary
Pages: 258

Len's Summary: The Russian and Austro-Hungarian armies each suffered about a million casualties in this disastrous series of three offensives which paved the way for the disintegration of the Habsburg army. Dr. Tunstall is executive Director of Phi Alpha Theta, the national history honor society, and chairs WFA’s Undergraduate Essay Prize award panel.

On the Battlefield of Memory: The First World War and American Remembrance, 1919–1941

On the Battlefield of Memory: The First World War and American Remembrance, 1919–1941On the Battlefield of Memory: The First World War and American Remembrance, 1919–1941 by Steven Trout
ISBN: 9780817357238
Published by University of Alabama Press on September 2nd 2010
Genres: History, General, United States, Literary Criticism, American, World War I
Pages: 340

Len's Summary: War and memory in the 1920s and 30s.

Remembering Fromelles: A New Cemetery for a New Century

Remembering Fromelles: A New Cemetery for a New CenturyRemembering Fromelles: A New Cemetery for a New Century by Julie Summers, Louise Loe, Nigel Steel
ISBN: 0956507409
Published by Commonwealth War Graves Commission on July 1st 2010
Genres: Military, World War I
Pages: 95

Len's Summary: A book commemorating the battle of Fromelles and the creation of the Pleasant Wood Cemetery dedicated in 2010.

British Dreadnought vs German Dreadnought: Jutland 1916

British Dreadnought vs German Dreadnought: Jutland 1916British Dreadnought vs German Dreadnought: Jutland 1916 by Mark Stille, Ian Palmer, Howard Gerrard
ISBN: 1849081670
Published by Osprey Publishing on October 19th 2010
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Naval, Illustrated, Germany
Pages: 80

Len's Summary: Contrasts the differing crew training and weapons systems of the two fleets and details the action at Jutland shot by shot.

All the Tsar’s Men: Russia’s General Staff and the Fate of the Empire, 1898-1914

All the Tsar’s Men: Russia’s General Staff and the Fate of the Empire, 1898-1914All the Tsar's Men: Russia's General Staff and the Fate of the Empire, 1898-1914 by John W. Steinberg
ISBN: 9780801895456
Published by Johns Hopkins University Press on March 18th 2010
Genres: History, Europe, Russia & the Former Soviet Union, General
Pages: 408

Len's Summary: A study in the institutional reforms that failed to prevent defeat in either the Russo-Japanese War or WWI. // The author ties the fate of empire to only partially successful efforts to create a truly professional officer corps in Russia in the wake of the Russo-Japanese War debacle.

Edith Cavell: Nurse, Martyr, Heroine

Edith Cavell: Nurse, Martyr, HeroineEdith Cavell: Nurse, Martyr, Heroine by Diana Souhami
ISBN: 1849163596
Published by Quercus Publishing on September 1st 2010
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Great Britain, Military, World War I
Pages: 417

Len's Summary: New bio of a British nurse executed by the German for aiding in the escape of British and French soldiers from occupied Belgium in 1914 and 1915.

Imperial Russian Field Uniforms and Equipment 1907-1917

Imperial Russian Field Uniforms and Equipment 1907-1917Imperial Russian Field Uniforms and Equipment 1907-1917 by Johan Somers
ISBN: 9780764335228
Published by Schiffer Publishing on July 28th 2010
Genres: History, Military, General, Russia & the Former Soviet Union, Illustrated, World War I
Pages: 352

Len's Summary: Another in a growing number of volumes on WWI uniforms and equipment from Schiffer.

Gone to Russia to Fight: The RAF in South Russia 1918 to 1920

Gone to Russia to Fight: The RAF in South Russia 1918 to 1920Gone to Russia to Fight: The RAF in South Russia 1918 to 1920 by John T. Smith
ISBN: 9781848688919
Published by Amberley on September 9th 2010
Genres: History, Europe, Great Britain, Military, World War I, Other, Aviation, Russia & the Former Soviet Union
Pages: 221

Len's Summary: British armoured car and RAF squadrons fought in a civil war alongside White Russian forces and against the Red Army after WWI was over.

The Balfour Declaration: The Origins of the Arab-Israeli Conflict

The Balfour Declaration: The Origins of the Arab-Israeli ConflictThe Balfour Declaration: The Origins of the Arab-Israeli Conflict by Jonathan Schneer
ISBN: 0812976037
Published by Random House Trade Paperbacks on January 3rd 2012
Genres: Great Britain, Middle East, Military, World War I
Pages: 480

Len's Summary: A watershed document of the 20th century; one of a string of contradictory promises made by Great Britain and its Entente allies during WWI; looks at the Declaration in the context of British politics, intra-Entente diplomacy and the British-supported Arab revolt.

The Impossible Border: Germany and the East, 1914-1922

The Impossible Border: Germany and the East, 1914-1922The Impossible Border: Germany and the East, 1914-1922 by Annemarie H. Sammartino
ISBN: 9780801479465
Published by Cornell University Press on September 27th 2010
Genres: History, Europe, Germany, Eastern, Social Science, Emigration & Immigration
Pages: 248

Len's Summary: At Versailles, Germany lost 12% of her territory, mainly to a recrudescent Poland. The immense movement of ethnic Germans and Jews from the East helped destabilize the fragile Weimar Republic and stoked the racist proclivities of German conservatives.

Stalking the U-Boat: U.S. Naval Aviation in Europe during World War I

Stalking the U-Boat: U.S. Naval Aviation in Europe during World War IStalking the U-Boat: U.S. Naval Aviation in Europe during World War I by Geoffrey L. Rossano
ISBN: 9780813034881
Published by University Press of Florida on November 14th 2010
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Aviation, Naval, United States
Pages: 429

Len's Summary: One of several recent studies of American involvement in WWI at sea from the University of Florida Press.

Gunther Pluschow: Airmen, Escaper and Explorer

Gunther Pluschow: Airmen, Escaper and ExplorerGunther Pluschow: Airmen, Escaper and Explorer by Anton Rippon
ISBN: 9781848841321
Published by Pen & Sword Books on March 2010
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Military, Political, History, World War I, Germany, Aviation
Pages: 194

Len's Summary: Plüschow flew against the British and Japanese out of Tsing Tao and was the only POW to escape England and make his way back to Germany.

Brief Glory: The Life of Arthur Rhys-Davids, DCO, MC

Brief Glory: The Life of Arthur Rhys-Davids, DCO, MCBrief Glory: The Life of Arthur Rhys-Davids, DCO, MC by Alex Revell
ISBN: 9781848841628
Published by Pen & Sword Books on March 18th 2010
Genres: History, Military, Aviation, World War I
Pages: 222

Len's Summary: In only six months flying before being killed in 1917, Rhys-Davids achieved fame by shooting down German ace Verner Voss.

The Story of the Great War

The Story of the Great WarThe Story of the Great War by Allen L. Churchill, Francis J. Reynolds, Francis Trevelyan Miller
Published by Amazon Digital Services on March 30th 2011
Genres: Military, Personal Accounts, Personal Memoirs, World War I
Pages: 471

Len's Summary: First published in 1916-1920, this reprint offers contemporary first-hand accounts, biographies and narratives. Available from the publisher Weider History Group, Box 664, Holmes, PA 19043-9956. Weider publishes MHQ and several other military history magazines.

The First World War, 1914-1918; personal experiences of Lieut.-Col. C. à Court Repington

The First World War, 1914-1918; personal experiences of Lieut.-Col. C. à Court RepingtonThe First World War, 1914-1918; personal experiences of Lieut.-Col. C. à Court Repington by C. À Court Repington
ISBN: 1117156427
Published by BiblioBazaar on November 13th 2009
Genres: Great Britain, Military, Personal Memoirs, World War I
Pages: 652

Len's Summary: Former British Army officer Repington was the influential London Times war correspondent covering the BEF. Famous in his day, he is now virtually forgotten. Also available from Hard Press Editions, in two volumes from Simon Publications and as a NOOK book.

‘Blinker’ Hall: Spymaster, The Man who Brought America into World War I

‘Blinker’ Hall: Spymaster, The Man who Brought America into World War I‘Blinker’ Hall: Spymaster, The Man who Brought America into World War I by David Ramsay
ISBN: 9780752453989
Published by History Press Limited on April 1st 2010
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Military, History, World War I, Naval
Pages: 320

Len's Summary: The story of the British Director of Naval Intelligence and Room 40 which broke the German naval and diplomatic codes revealing to Woodrow Wilson the infamous Zimmerman Telegram. Also available in hard cover.

Agnes Warner and the Nursing Sisters of the Great War

Agnes Warner and the Nursing Sisters of the Great WarAgnes Warner and the Nursing Sisters of the Great War by Shawna M. Quinn
ISBN: 9780864926333
Published by Goose Lane Editions on October 29th 2010
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Military, History, World War I, Canada
Pages: 171

Len's Summary: The experiences of a New Brunswick nurse drawn from her wartime correspondence and diaries.

Civilians in a World at War, 1914-1918

Civilians in a World at War, 1914-1918Civilians in a World at War, 1914-1918 by Tammy M. Proctor
ISBN: 9780814767153
Published by NYU Press on August 30th 2010
Genres: History, World War I
Pages: 377

Len's Summary: Explores the ways in which civilians around the world coped with our first industrialized conflict.

The Blocking of Zeebrugge: Operation Z-O 1918

The Blocking of Zeebrugge: Operation Z-O 1918The Blocking of Zeebrugge: Operation Z-O 1918 by Stephen Prince
ISBN: 9781846034534
Published by Osprey Publishing on May 25th 2010
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Europe, Great Britain, Naval
Pages: 64

Len's Summary: The daring raid designed to close the German-controlled ports of Zeebrugge and end submarine attacks in the Dover Straights.

What I Saw in Berlin: And Other European Capitals During Wartime

What I Saw in Berlin: And Other European Capitals During WartimeWhat I Saw in Berlin: And Other European Capitals During Wartime by pseud. Piermartini
ISBN: 9781179656335
Published by BiblioBazaar on September 6th 2011
Genres: Europe, General, World War I
Pages: 344

Len's Summary: First published in 1915, this anonymously-authored work describes the author’s travels to Berlin, Constantinople, Athens and other European capitals in 1914.