That’s War

That’s WarThat's War by William Arthur Sirmon
ISBN: 1462880983
Published by Xlibris Corporation on June 27th 2011
Genres: Military, Personal Memoirs, World War I
Pages: 168

Len's Summary: The diary of a regular army officer, a veteran of the Philippine Constabulary and DSC-winner in the 82nd division in France.

Britain and World War One

Britain and World War OneBritain and World War One by Alan G. V. Simmonds
ISBN: 9781136629976
Published by Routledge on March 1st 2013
Genres: History, General, History, Europe, Western, Great Britain, Military, World War I
Pages: 336

Len's Summary: Another of Sheldon’s works that draws on German regimental histories to trace the opening battles from the German perspective.

The German Army at Ypres 1914 and the Battle for Flanders

The German Army at Ypres 1914 and the Battle for FlandersThe German Army at Ypres 1914 and the Battle for Flanders by Jack Sheldon
ISBN: 9781848841130
Published by Pen & Sword Books on June 2011
Genres: History, Europe, Germany, Military, World War I
Pages: 382

Len's Summary: Another of Sheldon’s works that draws on German regimental histories to trace the opening battles from the German perspective. // The author draws on regimental histories and memoirs in another of his series of studies of the German army on the Western Front.

The Chief: Douglas Haig and the British Army

The Chief: Douglas Haig and the British ArmyThe Chief: Douglas Haig and the British Army by Gary Sheffield
ISBN: 9781845136918
Published by Aurum on May 1st 2012
Genres: Great Britain, Military, World War I
Pages: 460

Len's Summary: Another in a long line of examinations of the generalship of Sir Douglas Haig by a premier British military historian. As usual, Sheffield’s work is particularly readable.

Aftermaths of War: Women’s Movements and Female Activists, 1918-1923

Aftermaths of War: Women’s Movements and Female Activists, 1918-1923Aftermaths of War: Women’s Movements and Female Activists, 1918-1923 by Ingrid Sharp, Matthew Stibbe
ISBN: 9789004191723
Published by Brill on February 14th 2011
Genres: Social Science, Women's Studies, Feminism & Feminist Theory, History, Europe, General
Pages: 428

Len's Summary: An interdisciplinary work of eighteen chapters covering the countries of Europe examining the importance of women and their causes in creating a post war agenda.

Warrior: The Amazing Story of a Real War Horse

Warrior: The Amazing Story of a Real War HorseWarrior: The Amazing Story of a Real War Horse by Jack Seely
ISBN: 9781908216106
Published by Racing Post & Raceform on October 10th 2011
Genres: Military, World War I
Pages: 176

Len's Summary: First published in 1934, this tells the tale of a horse which survived five years of service on the Western Front.

Guerrilla Leader: T. E. Lawrence and the Arab Revolt

Guerrilla Leader: T. E. Lawrence and the Arab RevoltGuerrilla Leader by James J. Schneider
ISBN: 9780553807646
Published by Bantam Books on November 8th 2011
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Historical, Military, History, Middle East, General, World War I
Pages: 328

Len's Summary: Puts aside Lawrence mythology to examine his influence on battlefield leadership.

Reinventing Warfare 1914-18: Novel Munitions and Tactics of Trench Warfare

Reinventing Warfare 1914-18: Novel Munitions and Tactics of Trench Warfareby Anthony Saunders
ISBN: 9781441123817
Published by A&C Black on February 9th 2012
Genres: History, Modern, 16th Century, Military, General, World War I
Pages: 376

Len's Summary: The complexity of invention and innovative tactics using new weaponry such as the rifle grenade, Mills Bomb and the Stokes mortar. By the same author: Trench Warfare 1850-1950 (Pen & Sword, 2010); Dominating the Enemy: War in the Trenches, 1914-1918 (Sutton, 2000); and, Weapons of the Trench War, 1914-18 (Sutton, 1999)

The Indian Army in the Two World Wars

The Indian Army in the Two World WarsThe Indian Army in the Two World Wars by Kaushik Roy
ISBN: 9789004185500
Published by Brill on October 14th 2011
Genres: History, Military, General, India
Pages: 553

Len's Summary: A series of essay (10 of them on WWI) reflecting original research by Dennis Showalter among others.

Landscapes of the Western Front: Materiality during the Great War

Landscapes of the Western Front: Materiality during the Great WarLandscapes of the Western Front: Materiality during the Great War by Ross J. Wilson
ISBN: 9780415808057
Published by Routledge on October 24th 2012
Genres: History, Europe, Great Britain, Military, World War I, Modern, 20th Century
Pages: 244

Len's Summary: Historical anthropology: A multidisciplinary study of how British soldiers responded to the war landscape building a sense of place in a hostile, unpredictable environment.

The Last of the Ebb: The Battle of the Aisne, 1918

The Last of the Ebb: The Battle of the Aisne, 1918The Last of the Ebb: The Battle of the Aisne, 1918 by Sidney Rogerson
ISBN: 9781848326118
Published by Frontline Books on January 26th 2012
Genres: History, Military, General
Pages: 192

Len's Summary: The experiences of a young West Yorkshire officer in the spring of 1918.

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.