War Planning, 1914

War Planning, 1914War Planning, 1914 by Richard F. Hamilton, Holger H. Herwig
ISBN: 1107635128
Published by Cambridge University Press on September 1st 2013
Genres: History, Europe, General, Modern, 20th Century, Military, World War I, Essays
Pages: 280

Len's Summary: Analytical essays by established WWI historians including Bob Doughty and Annika Mombauer on the war plans of Austria-Hungary, Russia, France, Germany, Great Britain and, Italy placing them in a broader political, diplomatic and military context.

David Lloyd George: The Great Outsider

David Lloyd George: The Great OutsiderDavid Lloyd George: The Great Outsider by Roy Hattersley
ISBN: 1408700972
Published by Little Brown and Company on September 1st 2010
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, World War I
Pages: 709

Len's Summary: A new biography of Lloyd George, Great Britain’s PM in the final two years of WWI, a politician who exploited the Establishment, but never wanted to join it. The author is a journalist and former British MP.

Consumed by War: European Conflict in the 20th Century

Consumed by War: European Conflict in the 20th CenturyConsumed by War: European Conflict in the 20th Century by Richard C. Hall
ISBN: 0813125588
Published by University Press of Kentucky on November 1st 2009
Genres: History, Europe, General, Military, Modern, 20th Century
Pages: 286

Len's Summary: The author, a specialist in Balkan history and frequent speaker at WFA seminars, writes on the progression of conflicts in Europe from the Balkan Wars through the Cold War and the breakup of Yugoslavia.

Balkan Breakthrough: The Battle of Dobro Pole, 1918

Balkan Breakthrough: The Battle of Dobro Pole, 1918Balkan Breakthrough: The Battle of Dobro Pole, 1918 by Richard C. Hall
ISBN: 0253354528
Published by Indiana University Press on May 1st 2010
Genres: History, Europe, Eastern, Military, World War I
Pages: 240

Len's Summary: Balkan specialist Hall’s third volume on Balkan conflicts examines the decisive battle of the war on the Salonika Front and its consequences. Dr. Hall is a frequent speaker at WFA seminars in Florida.

The Origin of the Fighter Aircraft

The Origin of the Fighter AircraftThe Origin of the Fighter Aircraft by Jon Guttman
ISBN: 9781594160837
Published by Westholme on July 29th 2009
Genres: History, Military, Weapons, World War I, Aviation
Pages: 294

Len's Summary: Technical information, personalities, and battle accounts tell the story of early fighter aircraft and how they became integral part of battlefield weaponry. // A new history of the First Air War and the early evolution of air power, by one of the masters of aviation history.

The AEF Way of War: The American Army and Combat in World War I

The AEF Way of War: The American Army and Combat in World War IThe AEF Way of War: The American Army and Combat in World War I by Mark Ethan Grotelueschen
ISBN: 0521169097
Published by Cambridge University Press on October 4th 2010
Genres: Military, United States, World War I
Pages: 387

Len's Summary: First published in 2006, this work offers a new look at the development of AEF combat tactics by a premier American historian of the war. // An analysis of how AEF commanders devised improved tactics to meet unforeseen conditions on the Western Front written by an Assistant Professor of History at the USAF Academy. A welcome professional reexamination of the AEF’s combat record.

Caissons Go Rolling Along – A Memoir of an American in Post-World War I Germany

Caissons Go Rolling Along – A Memoir of an American in Post-World War I GermanyCaissons Go Rolling Along - A Memoir of an American in Post-World War I Germany by Johnson Hagood, Larry A. Grant
ISBN: 1611172187
Published by University of South Carolina Press on December 5th 2012
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Military, Personal Memoirs
Pages: 256

Len's Summary: General Hagood’s impressions of his artillery brigade’s march into Germany, wartime devastation, the defeated enemy, occupied territories and his tour of the recent battlefields.

The Kaiser’s U-Boats in American Waters

The Kaiser’s U-Boats in American WatersThe Kaiser’s U-Boats in American Waters by Gary Gentile
ISBN: 9781883056407
Published by Bellerophon Bookworks on February 26th 2010
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Naval, United States, 20th Century
Pages: 381

Len's Summary: Examines the record of German submarine operations in American waters 1917-18 drawing on USN action reports and Kaiserlichmarine submarine logbooks.

Crumps and Camouflets – Australian Mining Companies on the Western Front

Crumps and Camouflets – Australian Mining Companies on the Western FrontCrumps and Camouflets: Australian Mining Companies on the Western Front by Damien Finlayson
ISBN: 9780980658255
Published by Big Sky Publishing on June 21st 2010
Genres: Australia & New Zealand, Military, World War I
Pages: 480

Len's Summary: The story of the 4,500 men of the three Australian mining companies in the BEF.

The Trench War on the Western Front, 1914-1918

The Trench War on the Western Front, 1914-1918The Trench War on the Western Front, 1914-1918 by Antonio Fernandez-Mayoralas
ISBN: 8496658155
Published by Andrea Press on August 1st 2010
Genres: History, Military, World War I
Pages: 112

Len's Summary: A brief yet surprising complete and profusely illustrated overview of trench warfare with particular emphasis on field works, weapons and uniforms, transportation and communications systems used by the principal protagonists England, France and Germany. Available from www.casematepublishing.com.

When Money Dies: the Nightmare of Deficit Spending, Devaluation, and Hyperinflation in Weimar Germany

When Money Dies: the Nightmare of Deficit Spending, Devaluation, and Hyperinflation in Weimar GermanyWhen Money Dies: The Nightmare of Deficit Spending, Devaluation, and Hyperinflation in Weimar Germany by Adam Fergusson
ISBN: 9781586489946
Published by PublicAffairs on 2010
Genres: Business & Economics, Economic History, Finance, General, Inflation, History, Europe, Germany
Pages: 269

Len's Summary: The post-WWI deadly hyperinflation that ruined the German middle class and brought the Weimar Republic near to collapse until rescued by the Dawes Plan of 1924.

First to Die: The First Canadian Navy Casualties in the First World War

First to Die: The First Canadian Navy Casualties in the First World WarFirst to Die: The First Canadian Navy Casualties in the First World War by Bryan Elson
ISBN: 9780887809132
Published by Formac Publishing Company Limited on July 23rd 2010
Genres: History, Military, Naval, World War I, Canada, General
Pages: 96

Len's Summary: The story of four young Canadian seamen who died on Admiral Craddock’s flagship, the outgunned cruiser HMS Good Hope at the Battle of Coronel in 1914.

Food Will Win the War: Minnesota Crops, Cooks, and Conservation during World War I

Food Will Win the War: Minnesota Crops, Cooks, and Conservation during World War IFood Will Win the War: Minnesota Crops, Cooks, and Conservation during World War I by Rae Katherine Eighmey
ISBN: 9780873517188
Published by Minnesota Historical Society on February 1st 2010
Genres: Cooking, History, United States, 20th Century, State & Local
Pages: 260

Len's Summary: America had no food rationing in WWI, but led by Food Administrator Herbert Hoover, citizens banded together voluntarily to conserve with Meatless Mondays, Wheatless Wednesdays and Victory Gardens.

Youth in a Fatherless Land: War Pedagogy, Nationalism, and Authority in Germany, 1914-1918

Youth in a Fatherless Land: War Pedagogy, Nationalism, and Authority in Germany, 1914-1918Youth in a Fatherless Land: War Pedagogy, Nationalism, and Authority in Germany, 1914-1918 by Andrew Donson
ISBN: 9780674049833
Published by Harvard University Press on April 1st 2010
Genres: History, Europe, Germany, Military, World War I, Social History
Pages: 329

Len's Summary: Social history: a study of German youth in wartime at the dawn of an era of mobilization of teenagers and schoolchildren for experiments in state building and creation of extreme political movements. Covers crime, work, sexuality, gender practices, sexuality, family life, recreation, novels and magazines and everyday life.

Breakthrough: The Gorlice-Tarnow Campaign

Breakthrough: The Gorlice-Tarnow CampaignBreakthrough: The Gorlice-Tarnow Campaign by Richard L. DiNardo
ISBN: 0275991105
Published by Praeger Publishers on May 20th 2010
Genres: History, Europe, Germany, Military, World War I, Russia & the Former Soviet Union
Pages: 215

Len's Summary: The first extensive study in English of the major German victory on the Eastern Front which resulted in a 200-mile Russian retreat accompanied by a scorched-earth policy and the displacement of hundreds of thousands of Polish, White Russian and Jewish civilians.

Fishermen Against the Kaiser, Volume I: Shockwaves of War, 1914-1915

Fishermen Against the Kaiser, Volume I: Shockwaves of War, 1914-1915Fishermen Against the Kaiser, Volume I: Shockwaves of War, 1914-1915 by Douglas D'Enno
ISBN: 1844159795
Published by Pen & Sword Books on June 2nd 2010
Genres: Great Britain, Military, Naval, World War I
Pages: 231

Len's Summary: British fishermen enlisted in large numbers to man all manner of small patrol craft.

War Under the Red Ensign, 1914-1918

War Under the Red Ensign, 1914-1918War Under the Red Ensign, 1914-1918 by Bernard Edwards
ISBN: 9781848842298
Published by Pen & Sword Books on August 2010
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Other, Naval, Great Britain, Germany
Pages: 208

Len's Summary: Atrocious actions of German U-boat commanders against torpedoed merchant ship’s crew and passengers.

British Postcards of the First World War

British Postcards of the First World WarBritish Postcards of the First World War, by Peter Doyle
ISBN: 9780747807667
Published by Shire Publications on April 20th 2010
Genres: Antiques & Collectibles, Postcards, History, Military, World War I, Great Britain
Pages: 64

Len's Summary: Black and white and color reproductions of British wartime postcards of cultural and historical significance.

Sailor in the Air: The Memoirs of the World’s First Carrier Pilot

Sailor in the Air: The Memoirs of the World’s First Carrier PilotSailor in the Air: The Memoirs of the World's First Carrier Pilot by Richard Bell Davies
ISBN: 9781848320116
Published by Seaforth Publishing on March 2010
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Personal Memoirs
Pages: 264

Len's Summary: Davis won the VC as a Royal Navy Air Wing pilot during WWI.

American Lions: The 332nd Infantry Regiment in Italy in World War I

American Lions: The 332nd Infantry Regiment in Italy in World War IAmerican Lions: The 332nd Infantry Regiment in Italy in World War I ISBN: 9780764335181
Published by Schiffer Publishing on July 28th 2010
Genres: History, Military, General, World War I, United States
Pages: 253

Churchill’s Dilemma: The Real Story Behind the Origins of the 1915 Dardanelles Campaign

Churchill’s Dilemma: The Real Story Behind the Origins of the 1915 Dardanelles CampaignChurchill's Dilemma: The Real Story Behind the Origins of the 1915 Dardanelles Campaign by Graham T. Clews
ISBN: 9780313384745
Published by Praeger on September 13th 2010
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Modern, 20th Century, Naval
Pages: 343

Len's Summary: A reinterpretation of a controversial campaign by an Australian historian.

The Madman and the Butcher: The Sensational Wars Of Sam Hughes And General Arthur Currie

The Madman and the Butcher: The Sensational Wars Of Sam Hughes And General Arthur CurrieThe Madman and the Butcher: The Sensational Wars Of Sam Hughes And General Arthur Currie by Tim Cook
ISBN: 9780143173571
Published by Penguin Books on October 4th 2011
Genres: Military, World War I
Pages: 472

Len's Summary: An analysis of the running battle between Canada’ War Minister and the Commander of the CEF on the Western Front by a premier Canadian historian. The author spoke at WFA national seminars in 2001 and 2010. Nominated for a major Canadian book award.

Organizing for War: France, 1870-1914

Organizing for War: France, 1870-1914Organizing for War: France, 1870-1914 by Rachel Chrastil
ISBN: 9780807136799
Published by Louisiana State University Press on November 1st 2010
Genres: History, Europe, France, World War I
Pages: 226

Len's Summary: Private voluntary associations helped prepare France for WWI.

London 1917-18: The Bomber Blitz

London 1917-18: The Bomber BlitzLondon 1917-18: The Bomber Blitz by Ian Castle
ISBN: 9781846036828
Published by Osprey Publishing on October 19th 2010
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Europe, Great Britain, Aviation
Pages: 96

Len's Summary: The story of Gotha and Staaken raids against London, the first blitz that prepared the RAF for the German onslaught of 1940.

Sovereignty at Sea: U.S. Merchant Ships and American Entry into World War I

Sovereignty at Sea: U.S. Merchant Ships and American Entry into World War ISovereignty at Sea: U.S. Merchant Ships and American Entry into World War I by Rodney Carlisle
ISBN: 9780813037622
Published by University Press of Florida on April 1st 2011
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Naval, Transportation, Ships & Shipbuilding, General
Pages: 232

Len's Summary: Examines at the strategic level the loss to German U-boats of 10 US merchantmen between February 3 and April 4, 1917 that sparked American entry into the war.

Burden of Guilt: How Germany Shattered the Last Days of Peace, Summer 1914

Burden of Guilt: How Germany Shattered the Last Days of Peace, Summer 1914Burden of Guilt: How Germany Shattered the Last Days of Peace, Summer 1914 by Daniel Allen Butler
ISBN: 9781935149279
Published by Casemate Publishers on July 27th 2010
Genres: History, Europe, Germany, Military, World War I
Pages: 330

Len's Summary: Working from primary sources, the author asserts Germany bears the responsibility for starting the war. See also: The Lions of July: Prelude to War, 1914, Wm. Jannen, Random House, 1996.

Missed Signals on the Western Front: How Slow Adoption of Wireless Restricted British Strategy and Operations in World War I

Missed Signals on the Western Front: How Slow Adoption of Wireless Restricted British Strategy and Operations in World War IMissed Signals on the Western Front: How Slow Adoption of Wireless Restricted British Strategy and Operations in World War I by Mike Bullock, Laurence A. Lyons
ISBN: 0786449373
Published by McFarland & Company on August 17th 2010
Genres: Military, World War I
Pages: 228

Len's Summary: How and why wireless voice communications failed to fulfill its promise as a break-through military tool. Larry Lyons is an electrical engineer who spoke on this subject at the 2009 WFA Florida Chapter seminar.

The Grand Fleet: Warship Design and Development, 1906-1922

The Grand Fleet: Warship Design and Development, 1906-1922The Grand Fleet: Warship Design and Development, 1906-1922 ISBN: 9781848320857
Published by Seaforth Publishing on July 30th 2010
Genres: History, Europe, Great Britain, Military, Naval, Transportation, Ships & Shipbuilding, Pictorial
Pages: 208

Len's Summary: The Royal Navy dreadnoughts that fought WWI. Sequel to the highly acclaimed Warrior to Dreadnought.

Death at Sea: Graf Spee and the Flight of the German East Asiatic Naval Squadron in 1914

Death at Sea: Graf Spee and the Flight of the German East Asiatic Naval Squadron in 1914Death at Sea: Graf Spee and the Flight of the German East Asiatic Naval Squadron in 1914 by Eric Dorn Brose
ISBN: 9781453738610
Published by Createspace on September 30th 2010
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Naval
Pages: 302

Len's Summary: A new look at von Spee’s short-lived campaign in the Pacific through the eyes of his officers. Finely crafted history in the form of a novel, but good history nonetheless.

Liddell Hart’s Western Front: Impressions of the Battle of the Somme with War Letters, Diary and Occasional Notes Written On Active Service in France and Flanders 1915 and 1916

Liddell Hart’s Western Front: Impressions of the Battle of the Somme with War Letters, Diary and Occasional Notes Written On Active Service in France and Flanders 1915 and 1916Liddell Hart's Western Front: Impressions of the Battle of the Somme with War Letters, Diary and Occasional Notes Written On Active Service in France and Flanders 1915 and 1916 ISBN: 9781905968022
Published by Tom Donovan Editions on November 11th 2010
Genres: Military, World War I
Pages: 117

Len's Summary: Limited edition reprint of Hart’s 1916 musings on the conduct of the Somme battle.

The Russian Military Air Fleet in World War I, Volume I, A Chronology, 1910-1917 and Volume II, Victories, Losses and Awards

The Russian Military Air Fleet in World War I, Volume I, A Chronology, 1910-1917 and Volume II, Victories, Losses and AwardsThe Russian Military Air Fleet in World War I, Volume I, A Chronology, 1910-1917 and Volume II, Victories, Losses and Awards by August G. Blume
ISBN: 0764333526
Published by Schiffer Publishing on June 1st 2010
Genres: Aviation, Military, Russia & the Former Soviet Union, World War I
Pages: 240

Len's Summary: The late Augie Bloom’s final book in a long career of a distinguished aviation historian.

The Vertigo Years: Europe 1900-1914

The Vertigo Years: Europe 1900-1914The Vertigo Years: Europe 1900-1914 by Philipp Blom
ISBN: 9780465020294
Published by Basic Books on November 2nd 2010
Genres: History, General
Pages: 488

Len's Summary: Europe between the death of Queen Victoria and the eruption of WWI in the throes of massive change. The continent was riddled with militarism, experiencing wide- spread political, economic and cultural upheaval, as well as astounding medical and technical advances. See also: The Proud Tower, Barbara Tuchman (1966), a lively, informative and well-crafted narrative history by the author of The Guns of August and The Zimmermann Telegram reprinted by Library of America in 2012. // The author contends that growing self-doubt among European elites led then to glorify war and welcome the cataclysm as the only way to cleanse their cultures of its sickness. Foretastes of disaster include Britain near-defeat in the Anglo-Borer War, Russia’s humiliation in the Russo-Japanese War and America’s 1907 Wall Street crash

Fall of the Red Baron: World War I Aerial Tactics and the Death of Richthofen

Fall of the Red Baron: World War I Aerial Tactics and the Death of RichthofenFall of the Red Baron: World War I Aerial Tactics and the Death of Richthofen by Leon Bennett
ISBN: 9781906033927
Published by Helion on August 19th 2011
Genres: History, Military, Aviation
Pages: 212

Len's Summary: This book is concerned with the aerial tactics of von Richthofen and his opponents developed over the Western Front.

Rebel Land: Unraveling the Riddle of History in a Turkish Town

Rebel Land: Unraveling the Riddle of History in a Turkish TownRebel Land: Unraveling the Riddle of History in a Turkish Town by Christopher de Bellaigue
ISBN: 9780143118848
Published by Penguin Books on March 29th 2011
Genres: History, Asia, Southeast Asia, Middle East, Turkey & Ottoman Empire, Social Science, Ethnic Studies, General, Travel, Turkey
Pages: 288

Len's Summary: A look at the Armenian massacres of 1915 and the ongoing conflict among Turks, Kurds and Armenians through the history of a single town, Varta, near Erzurum in eastern Anatolia some 700 miles from Constantinople.

Les Cicatrices Rouges, 14-18: France et Belgique Occupées

Les Cicatrices Rouges, 14-18: France et Belgique OccupéesLes Cicatrices Rouges, 14-18: France et Belgique Occupées by Annette Becker
ISBN: 9782213655512
Published by Fayard on November 15th 2010
Genres: Military, World War I
Pages: 373

Len's Summary: For those who read French, this is a new history of the German occupation of Northern France and Belgium by a premier French historian.

This Carnival of Hell: German Combat Experience on the Somme, 1916

This Carnival of Hell: German Combat Experience on the Somme, 1916This Carnival of Hell: German Combat Experience on the Somme, 1916 by Richard A. Baumgartner
ISBN: 9781885033369
Published by Blue Acorn Press on January 10th 2010
Genres: History, Europe, Germany, Military, World War I
Pages: 427

Len's Summary: Drawing on personal narratives, the book tells the story of the Battle of the Somme from the German perspective.