Comrades in the West: A Photographic History of the German Army on the Western Front, 1914-1918

Comrades in the West: A Photographic History of the German Army on the Western Front, 1914-1918Comrades in the West: A Photographic History of the German Army on the Western Front, 1914-1918 by Duncan Rogers
ISBN: 1907677186
Published by Helion & Company on December 15th 2011
Genres: Illustrated, Military, World War I
Pages: 224

Len's Summary: Originally published in Germany in 1930; with 200 photos depicting all aspects of the German army in the West.

The Underground War: Vimy Ridge to Arras

The Underground War: Vimy Ridge to ArrasThe Underground War: Vimy Ridge to Arras by Phillip Robinson, Nigel Cave
ISBN: 1844159760
Published by Pen & Sword Books on July 19th 2011
Genres: Military
Pages: 269

Len's Summary: Part one of a planned four-part work on tunneling on British stretch of the Western Front. Reflects recent work on the Durand Group; with an illustrated tours section. // Both sides made extensive use of tunneling to place mines beneath opponent’s defensive works, a practice dating back to the invention of gun powder. First volume in a planned four-volume series.

The Platoon: An Infantryman on the Western Front, 1916-1918

The Platoon: An Infantryman on the Western Front, 1916-1918The Platoon: An Infantryman on the Western Front, 1916-1918 by Joseph Steward, Andrew Robertshaw, Steve Roberts
ISBN: 1848843615
Published by Pen & Sword Books on February 19th 2012
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, General, History, Military, World War I
Pages: 200

Len's Summary: Memoirs of Joseph Johns Steward covering his Western Front service from the Somme battles of 1916 to the end of he war.

Shattering Empires: The Clash and Collapse of the Ottoman and Russian Empires 1908-1918

Shattering Empires: The Clash and Collapse of the Ottoman and Russian Empires 1908-1918Shattering Empires: The Clash and Collapse of the Ottoman and Russian Empires 1908-1918 by Michael A. Reynolds
ISBN: 9780521149167
Published by Cambridge University Press on January 27th 2011
Genres: Political Science, History, Europe, General, Colonialism & Post-Colonialism, Social Science, Islamic Studies, Middle East
Pages: 324

Len's Summary: The confrontation in the Russo-Ottoman hinterlands from the Young Turk Revolution of 1908 through the Russian Revolution to the end of WWI. A study in imperial policy-making and warfare.

Fall of Eagles: The Evolution of Air Warfare in World War One

Fall of Eagles: The Evolution of Air Warfare in World War OneFall of Eagles: The Evolution of Air Warfare in World War One by Alex Revell
ISBN: 9781848845275
Published by Casemate Publishers on August 1st 2011
Genres: Aviation, Military, World War I
Pages: 256

Len's Summary: A survey of the air war.

To Arras, 1917: A Volunteer’s Odyssey

To Arras, 1917: A Volunteer’s OdysseyTo Arras, 1917: A Volunteer’s Odyssey by Walter Reid
ISBN: 9781843410546
Published by Birlinn on August 2011
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Military, World War I
Pages: 200

Len's Summary: A biography of the author’s uncle, a Black Watch officer, who died at the Battle of Arras.

The Day the World was Shocked: The Lusitania Disaster and Its Influence on the Course of World War I

The Day the World was Shocked: The Lusitania Disaster and Its Influence on the Course of World War IThe Day the World was Shocked: The Lusitania Disaster and Its Influence on the Course of World War I by John Protasio
ISBN: 9781935149453
Published by Casemate on August 2011
Genres: History, Military, World War I
Pages: 239

Len's Summary: Another look at the endlessly fascinating sinking of the Lusitania by U-20 exploring all the legends surrounding this tragedy.

The Great War in Russian Memory

The Great War in Russian MemoryThe Great War in Russian Memory by Karen Petrone
ISBN: 9780253356178
Published by Indiana University Press on July 14th 2011
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Revolutionary, Europe, Russia & the Former Soviet Union, Literary Criticism, Russian & Former Soviet Union
Pages: 385

Len's Summary: Though the war was never commemorated by the Soviet Union, it became the subject of lively discourse starting in the 1930s as war with Germany loomed once again.

North Sea Battleground: The War at Sea 1914-1918

North Sea Battleground: The War at Sea 1914-1918North Sea Battleground by Bryan Perrett
ISBN: 9781848844506
Published by Pen & Sword Books on September 2011
Genres: History, Military, World War I
Pages: 152

Len's Summary: Chronological coverage of important naval operations.

Rin Tin Tin: The Life and Legend

Rin Tin Tin: The Life and LegendRin Tin Tin: The Life and Legend by Susan Orlean
ISBN: 9781439190142
Published by Simon and Schuster on October 9th 2012
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Entertainment & Performing Arts, Pets, Dogs, General, Essays & Narratives
Pages: 352

Len's Summary: The story a canine movie star who started life on the Western Front in 1918.

Austro-Hungarian Submarines in WWI

Austro-Hungarian Submarines in WWIAustro-Hungarian Submarines in WWI by Jiří Novák
ISBN: 9788361421443
Published by STRATUS for Mushroom Model Publications on February 1st 2011
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Naval
Pages: 152

Len's Summary: Development and operational use of U-boats by the KUK Navy in WWI.

Pill Boxes on the Western Front: a Guide to the Design, Construction and Use of Concrete Pill Boxes 1914-1918

Pill Boxes on the Western Front: a Guide to the Design, Construction and Use of Concrete Pill Boxes 1914-1918Pill Boxes on the Western Front: a Guide to the Design, Construction and Use of Concrete Pill Boxes 1914-1918 by Peter Oldham
ISBN: 9781848844391
Published by Pen & Sword Books on February 28th 2011
Genres: General, Illustrated
Pages: 208

Len's Summary: Many of these can still be seen along the old front line in Flanders.

The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Uniforms of World War I: An expert guide to the uniforms of Britain, France, Russia, America, Germany and Austro-Hungary with over 450 colour illustrations

The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Uniforms of World War I: An expert guide to the uniforms of Britain, France, Russia, America, Germany and Austro-Hungary with over 450 colour illustrationsThe Illustrated Encyclopedia of Uniforms of World War I: An expert guide to the uniforms of Britain, France, Russia, America, Germany and Austro-Hungary with over 450 colour illustrations by Jonathan North
ISBN: 0754823407
Published by Lorenz Books on October 16th 2011
Genres: Illustrated, Military, Reference, World War I
Pages: 256

Len's Summary: By a leading British military historian.

German Soldier Newspapers of the First World War

German Soldier Newspapers of the First World WarGerman Soldier Newspapers of the First World War by Robert L. Nelson
ISBN: 9781107695733
Published by Cambridge University Press on January 30th 2014
Genres: History, Military, General, World War I, Europe
Pages: 282

Len's Summary: Soldiers’ newspapers held a mirror to life on the Western Front.

The Red Sweet Wine of Youth: The Brave and Brief Lives of the War Poets

The Red Sweet Wine of Youth: The Brave and Brief Lives of the War PoetsThe Red Sweet Wine of Youth: The Brave and Brief Lives of the War Poets by Nicholas Murray
ISBN: 9781408700044
Published by Little Brown and Company, Little, Brown on February 1st 2011
Genres: Fiction, War & Military, Poetry, European
Pages: 343

Len's Summary: Drawing on journals, letters and literary archives, the author offers insight into the lives and motivations of major war poets.

Retreat and Rearguard 1914: The BEF’s Actions from Mons to the Marne

Retreat and Rearguard 1914: The BEF’s Actions from Mons to the Marneby Jerry Murland
ISBN: 9781848843912
Published by Pen & Sword Books on February 2012
Genres: History, Military, World War I
Pages: 205

Len's Summary: The BEF’s fighting retreat in 1914. See Also John Terraine, Mons: The Retreat to Victory (1960).

George W. Hamilton, USMC: America’s Greatest World War I Hero

George W. Hamilton, USMC: America’s Greatest World War I HeroGeorge W. Hamilton, USMC: America’s Greatest World War I Hero by Mark Mortensen
ISBN: 9780786463213
Published by McFarland & Company on June 30th 2011
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, General, Military, History, World War I, United States
Pages: 302

Len's Summary: The long-forgotten story of a highly decorated Marine company and battalion commander on the Western Front; one of Leatherneck’s top ten marines. Order from www.mcfarlandpub.com.

Our Fritz: Emperor Frederick III and the Political Culture of Imperial Germany

Our Fritz: Emperor Frederick III and the Political Culture of Imperial GermanyOur Fritz: Emperor Frederick III and the Political Culture of Imperial Germany by Frank Lorenz Müller
ISBN: 9780674048386
Published by Harvard University Press on October 10th 2011
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Historical, History, Europe, Germany, Modern, 19th Century
Pages: 366

Len's Summary: The story of Kaiser Frederick, father of Wilhelm II, who died of cancer after reigning for only 99 days. If he survived, he might have ushered in new era in Anglo-German relations, thus avoiding the hecatombs of WWI.

Loyalty in a Time of Trial: The African-American Experience During World War I

Loyalty in a Time of Trial: The African-American Experience During World War ILoyalty in a Time of Trial: The African-American Experience During World War I by Nina Mjagkij
ISBN: 9780742570436
Published by Rowman & Littlefield on April 16th 2011
Genres: History, Military, World War I, United States, 20th Century, Social Science, Ethnic Studies, African American Studies
Pages: 225

Len's Summary: Nearly 370,000 Black soldiers served in a segregated military while another 400,000 migrated north to work in defense industries. This service forced America to confront institutionalized segregation and racism.

Red Summer: The Summer of 1919 and the Awakening of Black America

Red Summer: The Summer of 1919 and the Awakening of Black AmericaRed Summer: The Summer of 1919 and the Awakening of Black America by Cameron McWhirter
ISBN: 9781250009067
Published by St. Martin's Press on July 3rd 2012
Genres: History, United States, 20th Century, Social Science, Ethnic Studies, African American Studies
Pages: 368

Len's Summary: The end of WWI witnessed a spate of lynchings sparked by white supremacy augmented by the pseudo-science of eugenics as white fears of economic integration were conflated with fears of communism. This was the greatest period of racial strife ever seen in America, but it also marked the first glimmer of the civil rights movement that erupted four decades later. Also available as a Nook book.

British Military Service Tribunals, 1916-18: ‘A Very Much Abused Body of Men’

British Military Service Tribunals, 1916-18: ‘A Very Much Abused Body of Men’British Military Service Tribunals, 1916-18: 'A Very Much Abused Body of Men' by James McDermott
ISBN: 9780719084775
Published by Manchester University Press on August 15th 2011
Genres: Great Britain, Military, Other
Pages: 272

Len's Summary: A reexamination of the checkered record of tribunals created following enactment (for the first time in British history) of conscription to adjudicate individual appeals for exemption.

World War One Aircraft Carrier Pioneer: The Stories and Diaries of J. M. McCleery, RNAS/RAF

World War One Aircraft Carrier Pioneer: The Stories and Diaries of J. M. McCleery, RNAS/RAFWorld War One Aircraft Carrier Pioneer: The Stories and Diaries of J. M. McCleery, RNAS/RAF by Guy Warner
ISBN: 9781848842557
Published by Pen & Sword Books on June 13th 2011
Genres: Military, Personal Memoirs, World War I
Pages: 304

Len's Summary: Memoirs of service on HMS Furious. -- The story of an aviator flying off HMS Furious in.1917 and 1918.

A Surgeon in Khaki: Through France and Flanders in World War I

A Surgeon in Khaki: Through France and Flanders in World War IA Surgeon in Khaki: Through France and Flanders in World War I by Arthur Anderson Martin, Glyn Harper
ISBN: 0803234929
Published by University of Nebraska Press on April 1st 2011
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, General, Personal Memoirs, History, Military, World War I, Medical, Surgery
Pages: 320

Len's Summary: The memoir of a New Zealand surgeon in the BEF.

The Unending Vigil: the History of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission

The Unending Vigil: the History of the Commonwealth War Graves CommissionThe Unending Vigil: the History of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission by Philip Longworth
ISBN: 9781848844230
Published by Pen & Sword Books on April 2011
Genres: History, General
Pages: 269

Len's Summary: Beginning on the Western Front the Commission now tends war graves in 140 countries.

War’s Waste: Rehabilitation in World War I America

War’s Waste: Rehabilitation in World War I AmericaWar’s Waste: Rehabilitation in World War I America by Beth Linker
ISBN: 9780226482538
Published by University of Chicago Press on June 15th 2011
Genres: History, Military, World War I, United States, Veterans
Pages: 291

Len's Summary: As part of an effort to minimize soldiers’ pension costs (the largest line item in the Federal budget), the US embarked on a massive program of rehabilitation in an effort to return badly wounded men to productive lives. This resulted in the vast expansion of the medical rehabilitative specialties and the creation of Veterans Administration. Also available as a Nook book.

Captured Memories: Across the Threshold of War

Captured Memories: Across the Threshold of WarCaptured Memories: Across the Threshold of War by Peter Liddle
ISBN: 9781848842342
Published by Pen & Sword Books on February 2011
Genres: History, Europe, Great Britain, Military, World War I
Pages: 313

Len's Summary: A look at the famous and not so famous men and women who served on several fronts. The author is a distinguished British historian of both world wars whose collection of WWI documents and memorabilia is permanently housed at the University of Leeds.

Six Weeks: The Short and Gallant life of the British Officer in the First World War

Six Weeks: The Short and Gallant life of the British Officer in the First World WarSix Weeks: The Short and Gallant life of the British Officer in the First World War by John Lewis-Stempel
ISBN: 9781409102144
Published by Orion on October 1st 2011
Genres: Great Britain, Military, World War I
Pages: 358

Len's Summary: Drawing on their writings, the author seeks to illustrate the lives and deaths of British officers at the front. -- The title reflects the life expectancy of company grade officers in the trenches of WWI. A narrative history based on first-hand accounts.

Letters from a Sailor: America at War 1917-1918

Letters from a Sailor: America at War 1917-1918Letters from a Sailor: America at War 1917-1918 by Daniel E. Lee
ISBN: 9780739166383
Published by Lexington Books on October 13th 2011
Genres: History, Military, World War I, United States, Naval
Pages: 117

Len's Summary: The correspondence between navy enlistee Conrad Ostroot and his Iowa family.

Destination Western Front: London’s Omnibuses Go to War

Destination Western Front: London’s Omnibuses Go to WarDestination Western Front: London's Omnibuses Go to War by Roy Larkin
ISBN: 9780956501400
Published by BPR Publishers on March 2010
Genres: Military, World War I
Pages: 80

Len's Summary: A little-know aspect of motor transport in The Great War.

Hero: The Life and Legend of Lawrence of Arabia

Hero: The Life and Legend of Lawrence of ArabiaHero: The Life and Legend of Lawrence of Arabia by Michael Korda
ISBN: 9781845138370
Published by Aurum Press on March 24th 2011
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Historical, Middle East
Pages: 784

Len's Summary: A new biography of that dashing warrior Lawrence of Arabia. Korda is the author of bios of U.S. Grant and Eisenhower, as well as a book on the Battle of Britain. -- A new biography of T. E. Lawrence argues that his vision for a new political paradigm in the Middle East could have made a vast difference in today’s world. The author is a noted novelist and former Editor-in-Chief for Simon & Schuster.

Other Combatants, Other Fronts: Competing Histories of the First World War

Other Combatants, Other Fronts: Competing Histories of the First World WarOther Combatants, Other Fronts: Competing Histories of the First World War by Alisa Miller, Alisa Miller and Laura Rowe
ISBN: 1443827371
Published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing on April 1st 2011
Genres: Military, World War I
Pages: 325

Len's Summary: Moves attention away from the Western Front to focus on other theatres and forgotten experiences of war including in neutral Holland and Switzerland.. Based on papers presented at a Society of World War One Studies conference held during September 2009 in London.

Horsemen in No Man’s Land: British Cavalry and Trench Warfare, 1914-1918

Horsemen in No Man’s Land: British Cavalry and Trench Warfare, 1914-1918Horsemen in No Man’s Land: British Cavalry and Trench Warfare, 1914-1918 by David Kenyon
ISBN: 9781848843646
Published by Pen & Sword Military on December 2011
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Technology & Engineering, Military Science
Pages: 293

Len's Summary: Challenges conventional wisdom on the value of cavalry on the Western Front.

Tirpitz and the Imperial German Navy

Tirpitz and the Imperial German NavyTirpitz and the Imperial German Navy by Patrick J. Kelly
ISBN: 9780253001757
Published by Indiana University Press on May 3rd 2011
Genres: History, Military, Naval, Biography & Autobiography, World War I
Pages: 608

Len's Summary: Grand Admiral Tirpitz (1849-1930) dominated German naval policy during the years leading up to WWI. This is both a compelling biography and an examination of the historiography of the period.

We Are Coming, Unafraid: The Jewish Legions and the Promised Land in the First World War

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We Are Coming, Unafraid: The Jewish Legions and the Promised Land in the First World WarWe Are Coming, Unafraid: The Jewish Legions and the Promised Land in the First World War by Michael Keren, Shlomit Keren
ISBN: 9780742552746
Published by Rowman & Littlefield on August 1st 2010
Genres: History, Jewish, Military, World War I, Religion, Judaism
Pages: 191

Len's Summary: The story of the three British Jewish Legions recruited from Canada, the US and England based on volunteer letters and diaries.

World War I: The American Soldier Experience

World War I: The American Soldier ExperienceWorld War I: The American Soldier Experience by Jennifer D. Keene
ISBN: 9780803234871
Published by University of Nebraska Press on April 1st 2011
Genres: History, Military, World War I, United States
Pages: 217

Len's Summary: Based on the letters and memoirs of men and women who served.

Violence Against Prisoners of War in the First World War: Britain, France and Germany, 1914-1920

Violence Against Prisoners of War in the First World War: Britain, France and Germany, 1914-1920Violence Against Prisoners of War in the First World War: Britain, France and Germany, 1914-1920 by Heather Jones
ISBN: 1107638267
Published by Cambridge University Press on June 2nd 2011
Genres: History, Europe, General, Military, Modern, 20th Century
Pages: 451

Len's Summary: A scholarly study of how the war radicalized captivity treatment undermining international law protecting POWs. As the war wore on and manpower grew scarce, increasing numbers of captives were not sent to the home front, but rather retained as laborers near the Western Front. See also Prisoners, Diplomats, and the Great War: A Study in the Diplomacy of Captivity, Richard G. Speed III, Greenwood, 1990.

Clydebank Battlecruisers: Forgotten Photographs from John Brown’s Shipyard

Clydebank Battlecruisers: Forgotten Photographs from John Brown’s ShipyardClydebank Battlecruisers: Forgotten Photographs from John Brown's Shipyard by Ian Johnston
ISBN: 9781591141204
Published by Naval Institute Press on August 15th 2011
Genres: History, Military, General, Pictorial, Naval, Transportation, Ships & Shipbuilding
Pages: 192

Len's Summary: Account of the five battlecruisers built by John Brown from 1907 to 1920 culminating with HHS Hood, the largest warship of her day.

Imagining the Middle East: The Building of an American Foreign Policy, 1918-1967

Imagining the Middle East: The Building of an American Foreign Policy, 1918-1967Imagining the Middle East: The Building of an American Foreign Policy, 1918-1967 by Matthew F. Jacobs
ISBN: 9780807834886
Published by Univ of North Carolina Press on September 12th 2011
Genres: History, Middle East, General, United States, 20th Century, Political Science, International Relations
Pages: 318

Len's Summary: Traces the evolution of US perceptions of the Middle East from the breakup of the Ottoman Empire to the 1967 War.

To End All Wars: A Story of Loyalty and Rebellion, 1914-1918

To End All Wars: A Story of Loyalty and Rebellion, 1914-1918To End All Wars: A Story of Loyalty and Rebellion, 1914-1918 by Adam Hochschild
ISBN: 9780547750316
Published by Mariner Books on March 6th 2012
Genres: History, Military, World War I
Pages: 448

Len's Summary: Existing tensions in British society exacerbated by the huge human and material costs of industrialized war shaped conflict that often pitted brother against sister. father against son.