Shadow of the Sultan’s Realm: The Destruction of the Ottoman Empire and the Creation of the Modern Middle East

Shadow of the Sultan’s Realm: The Destruction of the Ottoman Empire and the Creation of the Modern Middle EastShadow of the Sultan’s Realm: The Destruction of the Ottoman Empire and the Creation of the Modern Middle East by Daniel Allen Butler
ISBN: 9781597974967
Published by Potomac Books, Inc. on September 1st 2011
Genres: History, Middle East, Egypt
Pages: 271

Len's Summary: A well crafted narrative history about the disappearance of an Empire forgotten by most Americans and Europeans; free of academic cant. A political history of the WWI era with relevance today.

Bodies of War: World War I and the Politics of Commemoration in America, 1919-1933

Bodies of War: World War I and the Politics of Commemoration in America, 1919-1933Bodies of War: World War I and the Politics of Commemoration in America, 1919-1933 by Lisa M. Budreau
ISBN: 9780814725184
Published by NYU Press on November 1st 2011
Genres: History, Military, World War I, United States, Veterans, 20th Century
Pages: 317

Len's Summary: First published in hardcover in 2009, this book explains how and why the USG took responsibility for the identification, repatriation or reburial and memorialization of war dead. // A serious analysis of the issues surrounding the repatriation of American war dead, the creation of the American Battle Monuments Commission and the Gold Star mother’s pilgrimage. Dr. Budreau is a member of WFA and frequent speaker at our seminars.

Above the Battlefield: Modernism and the Peace Movement in Britain, 1900-1918

Above the Battlefield: Modernism and the Peace Movement in Britain, 1900-1918Above the Battlefield: Modernism and the Peace Movement in Britain, 1900-1918 by Grace Brockington
ISBN: 9780300151954
Published by Yale University Press on March 8th 2011
Genres: Art, Criticism & Theory, History
Pages: 264

Len's Summary: Examines the role of writers and artists in the secular peace movement in Great Britain.

Cox’s Navy: Salvaging The German High Seas Fleet at Scapa Flow 1924-1931

Cox’s Navy: Salvaging The German High Seas Fleet at Scapa Flow 1924-1931Cox's Navy: Salvaging The German High Seas Fleet at Scapa Flow 1924-1931 by Tony Booth
ISBN: 9781844151813
Published by Pen & Sword Books on October 2005
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Naval
Pages: 213

Len's Summary: History’s biggest salvage operation.

The Battle of the Bellicourt Tunnel: Tommies, Diggers and Doughboys on the Hindenburg Line, 1918

The Battle of the Bellicourt Tunnel: Tommies, Diggers and Doughboys on the Hindenburg Line, 1918The Battle of the Bellicourt Tunnel: Tommies, Diggers and Doughboys on the Hindenburg Line, 1918 by Dale Blair
ISBN: 9781848325876
Published by Frontline Books on April 21st 2011
Genres: History, Medieval
Pages: 208

Len's Summary: The author judges this fight to have been a draw and says Aussie commander Sir John Monash overestimated the abilities of untried American II Corps.

The Great War and the Making of the Modern World

The Great War and the Making of the Modern WorldThe Great War and the Making of the Modern World by Jeremy Black
ISBN: 9780826440938
Published by A&C Black on May 19th 2011
Genres: History, Modern, 20th Century, Military, World War I
Pages: 337

Len's Summary: Takes the position that WWI was a global war of imperialism rather than simply a European conflict.

The Balkans: Revolution, War and Political Violence since 1878

The Balkans: Revolution, War and Political Violence since 1878The Balkans: Revolution, War and Political Violence since 1878 by Mark Biondich
ISBN: 9780199299058
Published by Oxford University Press on February 17th 2011
Genres: History, Europe, General, Political Science, Colonialism & Post-Colonialism, Genocide & War Crimes
Pages: 400

Len's Summary: From the Ottoman Balkans and the 1878 Treaty of Berlin through the 1923 Treaty of Lausanne and beyond; a primer in Balkan politics. This arrived just in time for the centenary of the Balkan Wars.

T. E. Lawrence and the Arab Revolt: An Illustrated Guide

T. E. Lawrence and the Arab Revolt: An Illustrated GuideT. E. Lawrence and the Arab Revolt: An Illustrated Guide by Joseph Berton
ISBN: 9788496658356
Published by Andrea on February 2012
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Historical, Pictorial
Pages: 220

Len's Summary: Photographic overview of Lawrence’s life and research guide.

Captain Roy Brown, A True Story of the Great War, 1914-1918

Captain Roy Brown, A True Story of the Great War, 1914-1918Captain Roy Brown, A True Story of the Great War, 1914-1918 by Alan D. Bennett, Margaret Brown Harman, Denny Reid May
ISBN: 9781883283568
Published by Brick Tower Press on July 16th 2011
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Military, History, Aviation
Pages: 350

Len's Summary: Brown was the third player in the death of von Richthofen 21 April 1918. // Sheds new light on Brown’s encounter with The Red Baron.

Three Wings for the Red Baron: Von Richthofen, Strategy, Tactics and Airplanes

Three Wings for the Red Baron: Von Richthofen, Strategy, Tactics and AirplanesThree Wings for the Red Baron: Von Richthofen, Strategy, Tactics and Airplanes by Leon Bennett
ISBN: 9781907677137
Published by Helion on June 19th 2011
Genres: History, Military, Aviation
Pages: 237

Len's Summary: The story of Red Baron and his famous tri-plane fighter.

In a Strange Land: The American Occupation of Germany 1918-1923

In a Strange Land: The American Occupation of Germany 1918-1923In a Strange Land: The American Occupation of Germany 1918-1923 by Alexander Barnes
ISBN: 9780764337611
Published by Schiffer Publishing on July 28th 2011
Genres: History, Military, General, Pictorial, United States, Germany
Pages: 336

Len's Summary: Heavily illustrated popular history of the brief US occupation of the Rhineland as compared to British and other occupiers.

The Battle for Flanders: German Defeat on the Lys 1918

The Battle for Flanders: German Defeat on the Lys 1918The Battle for Flanders: German Defeat on the Lys 1918 by Chris Baker
ISBN: 9781848842984
Published by Pen & Sword Books on July 2011
Genres: History, Military, World War I
Pages: 218

Len's Summary: One of the final battles in Flanders summarized.

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.

The Russian Origins of the First World War

The Russian Origins of the First World WarThe Russian Origins of the First World War by Sean McMeekin
ISBN: 9780674063204
Published by Harvard University Press on December 12th 2011
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Europe, Russia & the Former Soviet Union, Political Science, International Relations, General
Pages: 344

Len's Summary: The author contends that the Tzarist regime believed a general European war to be in its national interest; that is sought to humiliate Vienna, conquer Constantinople and open the Straits as an ice-free trade route to the Mediterranean and the west. Winner of the 2011 Norman B. Tomlinson, Jr. Prize for the best work of history in English on World War One (1914-1918)