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.

The Marne, 1914: The Opening of World War I and the Battle That Changed the World

The Marne, 1914: The Opening of World War I and the Battle That Changed the WorldThe Marne, 1914: The Opening of World War I and the Battle That Changed the World by Holger H. Herwig
ISBN: 9780812978292
Published by Random House Trade Paperbacks on February 8th 2011
Genres: History, Military, World War I
Pages: 391

Len's Summary: The first four weeks of WWI: a first-rate new study in best-laid-plans gone awry by a prize-wining Canadian military historian. // An important and well-crafted new look at the decisive days between September 5 and September 11, 1914 drawing on archival material thought destroyed in WWII by a distinguished Canadian historian and winner of the WFA Tomlinson Book Prize.

Gallipoli

GallipoliGallipoli by Peter Hart
ISBN: 9780199361274
Published by Oxford University Press on March 5th 2014
Genres: History, Australia & New Zealand, Europe, General, Military, World War I
Pages: 534

Len's Summary: British oral historian Hart reexamines the failed Gallipoli campaign drawing on letters and memoirs of soldiers on both sides. Lively and very readable.

British Silent Cinema and The Great War

British Silent Cinema and The Great WarBritish Silent Cinema and The Great War by Michael Hammond, Michael Williams
ISBN: 0230292623
Published by Palgrave Macmillan on November 15th 2011
Genres: Essays, Film & Video, Military, Performing Arts, World War I
Pages: 216

Len's Summary: These essays look at the British movie industry’s response to The Great War and how that industry shaped the war’s memory in the 19 teens and 20s.

Lady Under Fire on the Western Front: The Great War Letters of Lady Dorothie Feilding MM

Lady Under Fire on the Western Front: The Great War Letters of Lady Dorothie Feilding MMLady Under Fire on the Western Front: The Great War Letters of Lady Dorothie Feilding MM by Dorothie Feilding
ISBN: 9781848843226
Published by Pen & Sword Books on April 2010
Genres: General
Pages: 226

Len's Summary: The record of nearly three years of driving an ambulance behind the Western Front.

Strangers on the Western Front: Chinese Workers in the Great War

Strangers on the Western Front: Chinese Workers in the Great WarStrangers on the Western Front: Chinese Workers in the Great War by Guoqi Xu
ISBN: 9780674049994
Published by Harvard University Press on March 20th 2011
Genres: History, Asia, General, Military, World War I, World, Modern, 20th Century, Social Science, Minority Studies, Ethnic Studies, Asian American Studies
Pages: 336

Len's Summary: The story of 140 thousand illiterate Chinese contract coolie laborers contracted by the British and French for service behind the lines in France and Flanders; revolutionary China’s major contribution to WWI made in an effort to stave off powerful external threats from Japan and other powers.

Foch in Command: The Forging of a First World War General

Foch in Command: The Forging of a First World War GeneralFoch in Command: The Forging of a First World War General by Elizabeth Greenhalgh
ISBN: 9781107633858
Published by Cambridge University Press on January 30th 2014
Genres: History, Military, General, World War I, Modern, 20th Century, Europe
Pages: 570

Len's Summary: A new look at the life and achievements of the allied generalissimo of WWI.

Naval Weapons of World War One: Guns, Torpedoes, Mines, and ASW Weapons of All Nations: An Illustrated Directory

Naval Weapons of World War One: Guns, Torpedoes, Mines, and ASW Weapons of All Nations: An Illustrated DirectoryNaval Weapons of World War One: Guns, Torpedoes, Mines, and ASW Weapons of All Nations: An Illustrated Directory by Norman Friedman
ISBN: 9781848321007
Published by Seaforth Publishing on December 12th 2011
Genres: General, Illustrated, Military, Naval
Pages: 320

Len's Summary: A valuable resource book on naval weapons used by all the belligerents and by several neutral powers, as well.

Eden to Armageddon: World War I in the Middle East

Eden to Armageddon: World War I in the Middle EastEden to Armageddon: World War I in the Middle East by Roger Ford
ISBN: 0753827980
Published by Phoenix on August 1st 2010
Genres: Middle East, Military, World War I
Pages: 496

Len's Summary: A broad-brush narrative history spanning all the Middle East theatres from Gallipoli, through the Caucasus, Palestine, the Sinai and the Hejaz to Mesopotamia; many detailed maps and numerous illustrations. -- A narrative history of the sweep of war from the Russo-Turkish war in the Caucasus, to Gallipoli, Macedonia, Suez, Palestine and Mesopotamia followed by the disintegration of the Ottoman Empire and the creation of modern Turkey. Also available in August 2011 in paperback from the same publisher ISBN 978 1 6059 8196 3, $17.95. // A new survey history of the war in Mesopotamia and Palestine.

Shooting the Front: Allied Aerial Reconnaissance in the First World War

Shooting the Front: Allied Aerial Reconnaissance in the First World WarShooting the Front: Allied Aerial Reconnaissance in the First World War by Terrence J. Finnegan
ISBN: 9780752460529
Published by Spellmount on September 1st 2011
Genres: History, Military, Aviation, Photography, Technology & Engineering, Military Science
Pages: 408

Len's Summary: First published by NDIS Press in 2006, this is the second revised edition of a unique analysis of the development and tactical employment of aerial reconnaissance and photographic interpretation on the Western Front, the principal use of airpower in that conflict. // The author spoke at the WFA 2006 Annual National Seminar.

The Kaiser’s Holocaust: Germany’s Forgotten Genocide and the Colonial Roots of Nazism

The Kaiser’s Holocaust: Germany’s Forgotten Genocide and the Colonial Roots of NazismThe Kaiser's Holocaust: Germany's Forgotten Genocide and the Colonial Roots of Nazism by Casper W. Erichsen, David Olusoga
ISBN: 9780571231423
Published by Faber & Faber on August 1st 2011
Genres: History, Africa, South, General, Europe, Germany, Military, Other, Political Science, Political Process
Pages: 394

Len's Summary: An indictment of German colonialism in South West Africa (present-day Namibia); the 1905 massacres of Herero and Nama tribesmen.

The Beauty and the Sorrow: An Intimate History of the First World War

The Beauty and the Sorrow: An Intimate History of the First World WarThe Beauty and the Sorrow: An Intimate History of the First World War by Peter Englund
ISBN: 9780307739285
Published by Vintage Books on September 4th 2012
Genres: History, Military, World War I
Pages: 540

Len's Summary: A Swedish historian gives us an intimate history generated from the writings of 20 men and woman who participated.

Royal Flying Corps Technical Notes on the Airplanes and Engines of 1916

Royal Flying Corps Technical Notes on the Airplanes and Engines of 1916Royal Flying Corps Technical Notes on the Airplanes and Engines of 1916 by Patrick Ellam
ISBN: 9781450299480
Published by iUniverse on March 11th 2011
Genres: History, Military, Aviation, Transportation, General
Pages: 132

Len's Summary: How airplanes of 1916 were built and how to fly them, by a British pursuit pilot.

Nothing Less Than War: A New History of America’s Entry into World War I

Nothing Less Than War: A New History of America’s Entry into World War INothing Less Than War: A New History of America's Entry into World War I by Justus D. Doenecke
ISBN: 9780813130026
Published by University Press of Kentucky on March 8th 2011
Genres: History, United States, 20th Century
Pages: 394

Len's Summary: A short history of American neutrality.

Haig: Master of the Field

Haig: Master of the FieldHaig: Master of the Field by John Davidson
ISBN: 9781848843622
Published by Pen & Sword Books, Pen and Sword on November 15th 2010
Genres: History, Military, General
Pages: 192

Len's Summary: Concentrates on the dramatic events of 1917 and 1918 and Haig’s conduct of operations in the final two years of war.

Race, Empire and First World War Writing

Race, Empire and First World War WritingRace, Empire and First World War Writing by Santanu Das
ISBN: 9781107664494
Published by Cambridge University Press on January 20th 2014
Genres: Literary Criticism, European, General, History, Military, World War I, Social Science
Pages: 350

Len's Summary: Using primary sources, Das looks at the experiences of various ethnic groups during WW1.

Judgment at Istanbul: The Armenian Genocide Trials

Judgment at Istanbul: The Armenian Genocide TrialsJudgment at Istanbul: The Armenian Genocide Trials by Vahakn N. Dadrian, Taner Akçam
ISBN: 0857452517
Published by Berghahn Books on December 1st 2011
Genres: History, Middle East, Turkey & Ottoman Empire, Law, Criminal Law, General
Pages: 376

Len's Summary: Analysis of the official Ottoman record Turkish military tribunals concerning crimes against Armenians during WWI. One of a number of new analyses of the 1915 Armenian massacres as the centenary of those events approaches.

Edward Thomas: Prose Writings: A Selected Edition, Volume 1: Autobiographies

Edward Thomas: Prose Writings: A Selected Edition, Volume 1: AutobiographiesEdward Thomas: Prose Writings: A Selected Edition, Volume 1: Autobiographies by Guy Cuthbertson
ISBN: 9780199586950
Published by OUP Oxford, Oxford University Press on March 31st 2011
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Literary, Literary Criticism, Poetry, General
Pages: 400

Len's Summary: Best remembered for his poetry which was published posthumously, Thomas (killed at the Battle of Arras in 1917) was appreciated by contemporaries for his prose.

The Hidden Threat: Mines and Minesweeping in WWI

The Hidden Threat: Mines and Minesweeping in WWIThe Hidden Threat: Mines and Minesweeping in WWI by Jim Crossley
ISBN: 9781848842724
Published by Pen & Sword Books on October 2011
Genres: Military, Naval, Weapons, World War I
Pages: 165

Len's Summary: Mines cost the Royal Navy five battleships, three cruisers, 22 destroyers, four submarines, and a host of other vessels.

Woodrow Wilson: A Biography

Woodrow Wilson: A BiographyWoodrow Wilson: A Biography by John Milton Cooper
ISBN: 9780307277909
Published by Vintage Books on April 5th 2011
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Presidents & Heads of State, History, General
Pages: 702

Len's Summary: Pulitzer Prize finalist. Cooper is the leading living Wilson scholar. He writes on a President who remains controversial to this day a hundred years after he was elected by a plurality (defeating Teddy Roosevelt and William Howard Taft) to the first of two terms in office. Remembered principally for leading America in to WWI, Wilson also deserves to be remembered for important amounts of progressive legislation enacted during his first term. // The first bio of the 28th President in some 20 years written by the noted historian John Milton Cooper, author of several books on the Woodrow Wilson, Teddy Roosevelt, the Progressive Era and WWI. A sympathetic examination of the life and politics of the 28th President by a master historian and reigning expert on Wilson’s career.

Sacred Places: Canadian Cemeteries of the Great War-Vol. I, Belgium

Sacred Places: Canadian Cemeteries of the Great War-Vol. I, BelgiumSacred Places: Canadian Cemeteries of the Great War-Vol. I, Belgium by Norm Christie
ISBN: 1896979211
Published by CEF Books on January 1st 2011
Genres: Canada, Military, World War I
Pages: 238

Len's Summary: The story of 168 cemeteries where Canadian dead are buried in France and Flanders.

For Our Old Comrades: The Story & Ephemera of the Vimy Pilgrimage, July,1936

For Our Old Comrades: The Story & Ephemera of the Vimy Pilgrimage, July,1936For Our Old Comrades: The Story & Ephemera of the Vimy Pilgrimage, July,1936 by Norm Christie
ISBN: 1896979750
Published by CEF Books Genres: Canada, Military, World War I
Pages: 105

Len's Summary: Recalls the Great Pilgrimage of 1936 in which 6,200 Canadian WWI veterans, war widows and their children traveled to France for the dedication of the Vimy Ridge Memorial.

The Zeppelin Base Raids: Germany 1914

The Zeppelin Base Raids: Germany 1914The Zeppelin Base Raids: Germany 1914 by Ian Castle, Peter Dennis
ISBN: 0674012844
Published by Osprey on April 19th 2011
Genres: Aviation, Illustrated, Military, World War I
Pages: 64

Len's Summary: Royal Naval Air Service attempts to forestall the Zeppelin threat. For more detail see: The Flatpack Bombers by Ian Gardiner (Pen & Sword, 2009).

Zeppelins Over England, 1914-1918

Zeppelins Over England, 1914-1918Zeppelins Over England 1914-18 by Horst Freiherr Treu von Buttlar Brandenfels
ISBN: 1907677356
Published by Helion & Company on May 2nd 2012
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Aviation
Pages: 152

Len's Summary: A peek at what it was like to fly in and command a Zeppelin in combat.

Blood and Iron: Letters from the Western Front

Blood and Iron: Letters from the Western FrontBlood and Iron: Letters from the Western Front by Hugh Montagu Butterworth
ISBN: 184884297X
Published by Pen & Sword Books on November 19th 2011
Genres: Military, Personal Accounts, World War I
Pages: 234

Len's Summary: The letters of Hugh Butterworth of the 9th Rifle Brigade.

Happy Days!: A Humorous Narrative in Drawings of the Progress of American Arms 1917-1919

Happy Days!: A Humorous Narrative in Drawings of the Progress of American Arms 1917-1919Happy Days!: A Humorous Narrative in Drawings of the Progress of American Arms 1917-1919 by Alban B. Butler
ISBN: 9781849086295
Published by Osprey Publishing on November 22nd 2011
Genres: History, Military, World War I, United States, Humor, Form, Comic Strips & Cartoons, Topic, Political
Pages: 110

Len's Summary: Originally published on the 10th anniversary of the end of the war these humorous cartoons were drawn by an aide to 1st Division commander Charles Summerall.

The War Horses: The Tragic Fate of a Million Horses in the First World War

The War Horses: The Tragic Fate of a Million Horses in the First World WarThe War Horses by Simon Butler
ISBN: 9780857040848
Published by Halsgrove on May 1st 2011
Genres: Military, World War I
Pages: 144

Len's Summary: Focuses on draught animals requisitioned for pulling guns and wagons in the BEF reminding us that WWI was largely a conflict of animal motive power.