Behind the Front: British Soldiers and French Civilians

Behind the Front: British Soldiers and French CiviliansBehind the Front: British Soldiers and French Civilians by Craig Gibson
ISBN: 9780521837613
Published by Cambridge University Press on March 27th 2014
Genres: History, General, Europe, Great Britain, Military, World War I
Pages: 480

Len's Summary: Shifts attention from the front lines to rear areas where British soldiers and French civilians co-existed.

Gardens of Hell: Battles of the Gallipoli Campaign

Gardens of Hell: Battles of the Gallipoli CampaignGardens of Hell by Patrick Gariepy
ISBN: 9781612346830
Published by Potomac Books, Inc. on May 15th 2014
Genres: History, Middle East, General
Pages: 344

Len's Summary: Endless fascination with this failed campaign aimed at freeing an ice-free trade route to Russia. // Another look at a controversial campaign whose centennial nears.

Hemingway, the Red Cross and the Great War

Hemingway, the Red Cross and the Great WarHemingway, the Red Cross, and the Great War by Steven Florczyk
ISBN: 9781606351628
Published by Kent State University Press on November 1st 2013
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Literary, History, Military, World War I, Literary Criticism, American, General
Pages: 199

Len's Summary: Examines the impact of Hemingway’s experiences in WWI on his thinking and writing.

Medium Mark A Whippet

Medium Mark A WhippetMedium Mark A Whippet by David Fletcher
ISBN: 9781782003984
Published by Osprey Publishing on May 20th 2014
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Europe, Great Britain, Weapons
Pages: 48

Len's Summary: Details on the relatively fast British tank that entered service in 1918 by the curator of the Bovington Tank Museum in the UK.

Breaking the Fortress Line 1914

Breaking the Fortress Line 1914Breaking the Fortress Line 1914 by Clayton Donnell
ISBN: 9781848848139
Published by Pen and Sword on October 17th 2013
Genres: History, Military, World War I
Pages: 256

Len's Summary: The August 1914 German attack on France and Belgium. -- Intense fighting around forts and fortified towns (Liege, Namur, Mauberge, Verdun) along the frontiers.

Machine Gunner 1914-1918: Personal Experiences of the Machine Gun Corps

Machine Gunner 1914-1918: Personal Experiences of the Machine Gun CorpsMachine Gunner 1914-1918: Personal Experiences of the Machine Gun Corps by C. E. Crutchley
ISBN: 9781844153596
Published by Pen and Sword on November 28th 2013
Genres: History, Military, Aviation
Pages: 240

Len's Summary: Collection of personal accounts from British MGC officers.

Climax at Gallipoli: The Failure of the August Offensive

Climax at Gallipoli: The Failure of the August OffensiveClimax at Gallipoli: The Failure of the August Offensive by Rhys Crawley
ISBN: 9780806144269
Published by University of Oklahoma Press on 2014
Genres: History, Europe, France, Military, World War I, Middle East, Turkey & Ottoman Empire
Pages: 364

Len's Summary: Examines the performance of the Allied Mediterranean Expeditionary Force throughout the campaign. // A history of “what if?’

Khaki Jack: The Royal Naval Division in the First World War

Khaki Jack: The Royal Naval Division in the First World WarKhaki Jack: The Royal Naval Division in the First World War by Ernest Coleman
ISBN: 9781445634098
Published by Amberley Publishing Limited on June 10th 2014
Genres: History, Military, General
Pages: 320

Len's Summary: Made up largely of naval reservists who service was not required as ships’ crew, Churchill’s Royal Naval Division fought both on the Western Front and at Gallipoli.

The Sleepwalkers: How Europe Went to War in 1914

The Sleepwalkers: How Europe Went to War in 1914The Sleepwalkers by Christopher Clark
ISBN: 9780061146664
Published by HarperCollins on March 18th 2014
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Europe, General
Pages: 736

Len's Summary: A superbly crafted work which cogently summarizes key events, policies and personalities leading up to the war without apportioning blame. Particularly strong in analysis of the pre-war Balkan imbroglio. A New York Times “Best 10” for 2013. -- A group of well-meaning leaders take Europe into WWI. Received wide-spread praise. -- Places Serbia and the Balkans at the center of events leading to WWI; far from being stable, Europe was wracked by deep-seated, but not always obvious political and problems and afflicted with ineffectual political leaders.

The Great War and the Origins of Humanitarianism

The Great War and the Origins of HumanitarianismThe Great War and the Origins of Humanitarianism, 1918-1924 by Bruno Cabanes
ISBN: 9781107604834
Published by Cambridge University Press on March 13th 2014
Genres: History, Military, General, Law, International, Political Science
Pages: 397

Len's Summary: The war gave rise to individuals and organizations dedicated to eradicating human suffering.

Collision of Empires: The War on the Eastern Front in 1914

Collision of Empires: The War on the Eastern Front in 1914Collision of Empires: The War on the Eastern Front in 1914 by Prit Buttar
ISBN: 9781782006480
Published by Osprey Publishing on June 20th 2014
Genres: History, General, Europe, Eastern, Technology & Engineering, Military Science, Military, Modern, 20th Century, World War I
Pages: 488

Len's Summary: A survey history of early Eastern Front battles, one of a growing list of new studies of there neglected campaigns.

British Infantryman vs. German Infantryman Somme, 1916

British Infantryman vs. German Infantryman Somme, 1916British Infantryman vs German Infantryman by Stephen Bull
ISBN: 9781782009146
Published by Osprey Publishing on January 20th 2014
Genres: History, General, Military, Other, Technology & Engineering, Military Science, World War I, Strategy, Biography & Autobiography
Pages: 80

Len's Summary: A study of British and German tactics.

The Great War Handbook

The Great War HandbookThe Great War Handbook by Geoff BridgeCorrelli Barnett
ISBN: 9781783461769
Published by Pen & Sword Books (ncr) on October 30th 2013
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Illustrated
Pages: 240

Len's Summary: An illustrated introductory guide to the conflict. A good gift for the uninitiated friend or relative.

Darks Invasion 1915: Germany’s Secret War and the Hunt for the First Terrorist Cell in America

Darks Invasion 1915: Germany’s Secret War and the Hunt for the First Terrorist Cell in AmericaDark Invasion: 1915: Germany's Secret War and the Hunt for the First Terrorist Cell in America by Howard Blum
ISBN: 9780062307569
Published by HarperCollins on February 10th 2015
Genres: History, Modern, 20th Century, Political Science, Terrorism, Biography & Autobiography, Law Enforcement
Pages: 496

Len's Summary: German saboteurs attempt to stem the flow of armaments from neutral America to the Allies. See also Black Tom: Imperial Germany’s Secret War in America, 1914-1917, Jules Whitcover, Algonquin, 1986.

Encyclopedia of Weapons of World War I: The Comprehensive Guide to Weapons Systems, including Tanks, Small Arms, Warplanes, Artillery, Ships and Submarines

Encyclopedia of Weapons of World War I: The Comprehensive Guide to Weapons Systems, including Tanks, Small Arms, Warplanes, Artillery, Ships and SubmarinesThe Illustrated Encyclopedia of Weapons of World War I by Chris Bishop
ISBN: 9781782741411
Published by Amber Books on August 21st 2014
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Illustrated
Pages: 272

Len's Summary: Brief descriptions of each weapon system.

A German Tommy: The Secret of a War Hero

A German Tommy: The Secret of a War HeroA German Tommy: The Secret of a War Hero by Ken Anderson
ISBN: 9781783462742
Published by Pen & Sword Books on 2014
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Australia & New Zealand, Great Britain
Pages: 198

Len's Summary: Offers insight into how soldiers of German origin were treated in His Majesty’s Forces.

Dance of the Furies: Europe and the Outbreak of World War I

Dance of the Furies: Europe and the Outbreak of World War IDance of the Furies: Europe and the Outbreak of World War I by Michael S. Neiberg
ISBN: 067472593X
Published by Belknap Press on October 14th 2013
Genres: World War I, Diplomacy and Politics, Personal Accounts
Pages: 292

Len's Summary: A fresh look at how the outbreak of war was experienced the citizens of all the participating nations. -- Nobody wanted war, but Neiberg shows how it came to pass drawing on the writings of European and American diplomats, politicians and informed observers. The author is a winner of the WFA’s Tomlinson Book Prize.

Planning Armageddon: British Economic Warfare and the First World War

Planning Armageddon: British Economic Warfare and the First World WarPlanning Armageddon: British Economic Warfare and the First World War by Nicholas A. Lambert
ISBN: 9780674063068
Published by Harvard University Press on January 1st 2012
Genres: History, Military, World War II, Strategy, Business & Economics, Economic History
Pages: 662

Len's Summary: Before the war, the Admiralty conceived an economic warfare campaign deploying Britain’s virtual monopolies in banking, communications and merchant shipping as additional weapons against Germany. These weapons proved decisive. This book received the World War One Historical Association's annual Norman B. Tomlinson, Jr., prize for the best work of history in English on World War One (1914-1918) for 2013. Professor Lambert is a Visiting Affiliate Professor at the University of Maryland. His book, 'Sir John Fisher’s Naval Revolution' (1999) won the Tomlinson 2000 prize.