The Daughters of Mars: A Novel

The Daughters of Mars: A NovelThe Daughters of Mars by Thomas Keneally
ISBN: 9781476734613
Published by Simon and Schuster on August 20th 2013
Genres: Fiction, Sagas
Pages: 517

Len's Summary: Two Australian girls leave their farming community to serve as nurses first at the Dardanelles, then behind the Western Front where they find both horror and romance.

An Unmarked Grave

An Unmarked GraveAn Unmarked Grave by Charles Todd
ISBN: 9780062015730
Published by HarperCollins on January 2nd 2013
Genres: Fiction, Mystery & Detective, General
Pages: 272

Len's Summary: It’s 1918 and nurse Bess Crawford is investigating the murder of a British officer on the Western Front and finds herself becoming a target of the murderer; second novel in the Bess Crawford series. The first Bess Crawford book: A Bitter Truth, a William Morrow reprint, 2012, is also available from Amazon.

Wings of contrition: A tale of young men coming of age in the maelstrom and horror of the world’s first air war

Wings of contrition: A tale of young men coming of age in the maelstrom and horror of the world’s first air warWings of contrition: A tale of young men coming of age in the maelstrom and horror of the world's first air war by Leon Hughes
ISBN: 1482590247
Published by Createspace on June 4th 2013
Genres: Fiction
Pages: 216

Len's Summary: A potboiler of a novel about a French secret agent sent to penetrate the Kaiser’s court.

Demons Walk Among Us

Demons Walk Among UsDemons Walk Among Us by Jonathan Hicks
ISBN: 0956012590
Published by Lolfa on December 3rd 2013
Genres: Fiction
Pages: 333

Len's Summary: The second Thomas Oscendale mystery tells the tale of a French detective haunted by war seeking to unravel a series of murders. See also The Dead of Mametz by the same author and first book in this series.

The Star of Istanbul

The Star of IstanbulThe Star of Istanbul by Robert Butler
ISBN: 0802121551
Published by Mysterious Press on October 7th 2013
Genres: Fiction, Thrillers, Suspense
Pages: 368

Len's Summary: Journalist and American spy Christopher Marlow Cobb pursues a German agent across the Atlantic and into war-torn Europe and the Middle East.

The Transylvanian Trilogy: They Were Counted, They Were found Wanting, They Were Divided

The Transylvanian Trilogy: They Were Counted, They Were found Wanting, They Were DividedThe Transylvanian Trilogy: They Were Counted, They Were found Wanting, They Were Divided by Miklos Banffy
ISBN: 9780375712296
Published by Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group on 2013
Genres: Fiction, Classics, Literary
Pages: 696

Len's Summary: Romantic fiction written by a Hungarian aristocrat and set in the years 1904-1914 examines the decline of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Reprint of a 1990s translation by the author’s daughter and Patrick Thursfeld.

Kingdoms Fall: The Laxenburg Message

Kingdoms Fall: The Laxenburg MessageKingdoms Fall: The Laxenburg Message by Edward Parr
ISBN: 9781484905531
Published by Createspace on July 10th 2013
Genres: Fiction
Pages: 304

Len's Summary: The story of the First World War from the point of view of two fledgling British intelligence officers recruited into the new SIS. Part of The Kingdoms Fall series by the same author.

The World War I Diary of José de la Luz Sáenz

The World War I Diary of José de la Luz SáenzThe World War I Diary of José de la Luz Sáenz by J. Luz Sáenz, Emilio Zamora, Ben Maya
ISBN: 1623491142
Published by Texas A&M University Press on February 18th 2014
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Military, History, World War I, United States, State & Local, Personal Memoirs
Pages: 528

Len's Summary: Translation of a Texas soldier’s experiences in France and Germany first published in Spanish in 1933.

Guarded Neutrality (History of Warfare)

Guarded Neutrality (History of Warfare)Guarded Neutrality (History of Warfare) by Susanne Wolf
ISBN: 9789004209916
Published by Brill on 2013
Genres: History, General, Military, World War I
Pages: 209

Len's Summary: Some 50,000 British and Belgian troops were interned in Holland during WWI. The Netherlands also brokered negotiations among the belligerents on the treatment of POWs.

Light Car Patrols 1916-19: War and Exploration in Egypt and Libya with the Model T Ford

Light Car Patrols 1916-19: War and Exploration in Egypt and Libya with the Model T FordLight Car Patrols 1916-19: War and Exploration in Egypt and Libya with the Model T Ford by Captain Claud Williams
ISBN: 9781900971157
Published by Silphium Press on November 19th 2013
Genres: History, Military, World War I
Pages: 288

Len's Summary: Forerunner of WWII’s Long Range Desert Group employing what is arguably America’s greatest single contribution to Allied war effort: Henry Ford’s hardy and ubiquitous Model T.

Edwardian Requiem: A Life of Sir Edward Grey

Edwardian Requiem: A Life of Sir Edward GreyEdwardian Requiem: A Life of Sir Edward Grey by Michael Waterhouse
ISBN: 9781849544436
Published by Biteback Publishing on March 12th 2013
Genres: Great Britain, Military, World War I
Pages: 429

Len's Summary: An account of the career of a major figure in British Liberal Party politics and diplomacy during the period leading up to WWI. During Grey’s incumbency as Foreign Secretary, Great Britain solidified the entente with France and moved toward a special relationship with America.

A Short and Irreverent History of World War One Complete with Uninformed Opinion, Universal Distain, Inevitable Errors and a Considerable Amount of Bad Language

A Short and Irreverent History of World War One Complete with Uninformed Opinion, Universal Distain, Inevitable Errors and a Considerable Amount of Bad LanguageA Short and Irreverent History of World War One Complete with Uninformed Opinion, Universal Distain, Inevitable Errors and a Considerable Amount of Bad Language by Nick Wale
Published by Rock Creek Consulting on August 8th 2013
Genres: Military, World War I
Pages: 22

Len's Summary: A short, sweet, often funny, cliché-ridden and irreverent, but not error-free look at the conflict published to take advantage of the centennial.

Meeting the Enemy: The Human Face of the Great War

Meeting the Enemy: The Human Face of the Great WarMeeting the Enemy: The Human Face of the Great War by Richard Van Emden
ISBN: 1408843358
Published by Bloomsbury USA on May 26th 2015
Genres: Military, World War I
Pages: 400

Len's Summary: Surprising stories of personal contact between enemies, a more human aspect of war by a well-known British historian.

Sporting Soldiers: South African Troops at Play During World War I

Sporting Soldiers: South African Troops at Play During World War ISporting Soldiers: South African Troops at Play During World War I by Floris J. G. Van der Merwe
ISBN: 978 0 7972 1402 6
Published by FJG Publishing on 2013
Genres: Military, South Africa, World War I
Pages: 281

Len's Summary: Order from the author Floris@sun.ac.za. Sport in British and Commonwealth forces during The Great War. Includes a chapter on South African POWs.

Never Call Retreat: Theodore Roosevelt and the Great War

Never Call Retreat: Theodore Roosevelt and the Great WarNever Call Retreat: Theodore Roosevelt and the Great War by J. Lee Thompson
ISBN: 9781137306531
Published by Palgrave Macmillan on January 15th 2014
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Presidents & Heads of State, History, Military, World War I, History, United States, State & Local, General, South
Pages: 376

Len's Summary: US domestic politics and the Great War; The Old Bull Moose takes on a circumspect Woodrow Wilson and demands intervention on the side of The Entente.

The Blue Beast: Power and Passion in the Great War

The Blue Beast: Power and Passion in the Great WarThe Blue Beast: Power and Passion in the Great War by Jonathan Walker
ISBN: 9780752465975
Published by History Press on September 1st 2012
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Military, Women
Pages: 224

Len's Summary: The naughty bits. Three liberated women love and thrive in time of war.

Anzac Memories: Living with the Legend (Second Edition)

Anzac Memories: Living with the Legend (Second Edition)Anzac Memories: Living with the Legend (Second Edition) by Alistair Thomson
ISBN: 9781921867583
Published by Monash University Publishing on November 1st 2013
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Australia & New Zealand, Biography & Autobiography, Other
Pages: 424

Len's Summary: Making sense of Australia’s national past.

The Canadian Experience of the Great War: A Guide to Memoirs

The Canadian Experience of the Great War: A Guide to MemoirsThe Canadian Experience of the Great War: A Guide to Memoirs by Brian Douglas Tennyson
ISBN: 9780810886797
Published by Rowman & Littlefield on May 1st 2013
Genres: History, Canada, Post-Confederation (1867-), Military, World War I, Veterans, Reference, Essays, Personal Memoirs
Pages: 594

Len's Summary: Catalogs the writings of ordinary Canadians among the 600 thousand men and women who served.

Your Country Needs You: The Secret History of the Propaganda Poster

Your Country Needs You: The Secret History of the Propaganda PosterYour Country Needs You: The Secret History of the Propaganda Poster by James Taylor
ISBN: 9781887354974
Published by Saraband on August 29th 2013
Genres: Illustrated, Military, World War I
Pages: 156

Len's Summary: The author finds that Kitchener’s iconic image was never used on British recruiting posters.

The Downfall of Money: Germany’s Hyperinflation and the Destruction of the Middle Class

The Downfall of Money: Germany’s Hyperinflation and the Destruction of the Middle ClassThe Downfall of Money: Germany’s Hyperinflation and the Destruction of the Middle Class by Fred Taylor
ISBN: 9781620402368
Published by Bloomsbury Publishing USA on September 17th 2013
Genres: Business & Economics, Finance, General, Inflation, Money & Monetary Policy, History, Europe, Germany
Pages: 416

Len's Summary: Traces the hyperinflation of 1923 back to 1914 and war-time inflationary financing, and finds that what doomed the first German democracy (the Weimar Republic) was deflation, not inflation.

The Clergy in Khaki, New Perspectives on British army Chaplains in the First World War

The Clergy in Khaki, New Perspectives on British army Chaplains in the First World WarThe Clergy in Khaki, New Perspectives on British army Chaplains in the First World War by M F Snape
ISBN: 1409430006
Published by Ashgate Publishing on August 14th 2013
Genres: History, Military, General, Religion, Christian Ministry, Pastoral Resources
Pages: 238

Len's Summary: Captures the diversity of religious community within British forces. Over five thousand padres were commissioned during the war and 170 of them died supporting soldiers, airmen and seaman.

Magic Lantern Empire: Colonialism and Society in Germany

Magic Lantern Empire: Colonialism and Society in GermanyMagic Lantern Empire: Colonialism and Society in Germany by John Phillip Short
ISBN: 9780801450945
Published by Cornell University Press on November 20th 2012
Genres: History, Europe, Germany, Social History, Social Science, Popular Culture
Pages: 248

Len's Summary: An examination of the intersection of imperialism, modern mass culture, politics and public restructuring in Wilhelmine Germany. -- A multi-source study of German colonialism as a mass cultural and political phenomenon; nuanced accounting of how ordinary Germans understood and articulated the concept of overseas empire.

Noble Endeavours: The Life of Two Countries, England and Germany, in Many Stories

Noble Endeavours: The Life of Two Countries, England and Germany, in Many StoriesNoble Endeavours: The Life of Two Countries, England and Germany, in Many Stories by Miranda Seymour
ISBN: 9781849830157
Published by Simon & Schuster on May 8th 2014
Genres: Military, World War I
Pages: 512

Len's Summary: Examines the empathy that existed between Germany and England in the pre-Hitler years.

Tommy Rot: WWI Poetry They Didn’t Let You Read

Tommy Rot: WWI Poetry They Didn’t Let You ReadTommy Rot: WWI Poetry They Didn’t Let You Read by John Sadler, Rosie Serdiville
ISBN: 075249208X
Published by History Press on December 1st 2013
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Poetry, European, Illustrated
Pages: 160

Len's Summary: A collection of humorous and anti-jingoist verse illustrated with previously unpublished war art accompanied by a brief description of each author and his campaign.

The Soldiers’ Press: Trench Journals in the First World War

The Soldiers’ Press: Trench Journals in the First World WarThe Soldiers' Press: Trench Journals in the First World War by Graham Seal
ISBN: 9781137303257
Published by Palgrave Macmillan on April 8th 2013
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Social History
Pages: 272

Len's Summary: A look at a few of the some 300 trench newspapers published in the BEF in an effort to delve into their impact on morale among front-line soldiers.

My Life Before the World War, 1860-1917 – A Memoir

My Life Before the World War, 1860-1917 – A MemoirMy Life Before the World War, 1860-1917 – A Memoir by John J. Pershing, John T. Greenwood
ISBN: 9780813141978
Published by University Press of Kentucky on June 20th 2013
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Personal Memoirs, History, Military, United States
Pages: 727

Len's Summary: Pershing’s previously unpublished memoir traces his life from boyhood in Kansas, through West Point, the final Indian Wars, the Spanish-American War, the Philippine Insurrection and his role as an observer in the Russo-Japanese War, as well as the frustrating pursuit of Pancho Villa across northern Mexico.

The Last of the Doughboys: The Forgotten Generation and their Forgotten World War

The Last of the Doughboys: The Forgotten Generation and their Forgotten World WarThe Last of the Doughboys: The Forgotten Generation and their Forgotten World War by Richard Rubin
ISBN: 9780544290488
Published by Mariner Books on May 6th 2014
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Military, History, World War I, United States, Veterans
Pages: 518

Len's Summary: Beginning ten years ago, the author set out to interview surviving WWI veterans and succeeded in finding several dozen men and women aged 101 to 113. These included an infantryman, an artillerist, an engineer a balloonist, sailors, marines, a woman War Department worker, yoemanettes, a veteran of the Siberian expedition, and a Canadian veteran, as well as the last surviving Doughboy Frank Buckles. These are their stories.

Hero of the Angry Sky: The World War I Diary and Letters of David S. Ingalls, America’s First Naval Ace

Hero of the Angry Sky: The World War I Diary and Letters of David S. Ingalls, America’s First Naval AceHero of the Angry Sky: The World War I Diary and Letters of David S. Ingalls, America’s First Naval Ace by Geoffrey L. Rossano
ISBN: 9780821420188
Published by Ohio University Press on February 5th 2013
Genres: History, General, Military, World War I, Transportation, Aviation, Naval
Pages: 350

Len's Summary: Ingalls was a member of the famed First Yale Unit, “the millionaires unit” of Truby Davison, and America’s only naval air ace. He later served in House of Representatives and as Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Air. Rossano spoke at the 2012 WW1HA seminar at Quantico.

The Heir Apparent: A Life of Edward VII, the Playboy Prince

The Heir Apparent: A Life of Edward VII, the Playboy PrinceThe Heir Apparent: A Life of Edward VII, the Playboy Prince by Jane Ridley
ISBN: 9780812972634
Published by Random House Incorporated on August 12th 2014
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Royalty, History, Europe, Great Britain
Pages: 726

Len's Summary: How Queen Victoria’s least favorite son became an effective, respected constitutional monarch and a principal architect of the 1904 Anglo-French Entente. Also in Kindle for $12.59.

The Great War from the Air Then and Now

The Great War from the Air Then and NowThe Great War from the Air Then and Now by Gail Ramsey
ISBN: 9781870067812
Published by After the Battle on November 15th 2013
Genres: Maps, Military
Pages: 128

Len's Summary: Shows how the Western Front has been transposed over 100 years through trench maps, then and now aerial photos. // How the Western Front has been transformed over 100 years.

America‘s Greatest Blunder: The Fateful Decision in Enter World War One

America‘s Greatest Blunder: The Fateful Decision in Enter World War OneAmerica‘s Greatest Blunder: The Fateful Decision in Enter World War One by Burton Yale Pines
ISBN: 9780989148702
Published by Hillcrest Publishing Group on October 29th 2013
Genres: Military, World War I
Pages: 452

Len's Summary: The author argues that, absent American intervention, the exhausted and bankrupt warring powers would gave negotiated a peace replete with compromises and tradeoffs as in earlier European conflicts. Not a new assertion, but a powerful one…

Air and Sea Power in World War I: Combat and Experience in the Royal Flying Corps and the Royal Navy

Air and Sea Power in World War I: Combat and Experience in the Royal Flying Corps and the Royal NavyAir and Sea Power in World War I: Combat and Experience in the Royal Flying Corps and the Royal Navy by Maryam Philpott
ISBN: 9781780761510
Published by I.B.Tauris on July 25th 2013
Genres: History, Europe, General, History, Western, Military, World War I, Aviation, Naval, Social History
Pages: 258

Len's Summary: An analysis of how British aviators and naval officers coped with technical innovation in time of war.

Sailor in the Desert: Adventures of Phillip Gunn DCM, RN in the Mesopotamian Campaign 1915

Sailor in the Desert: Adventures of Phillip Gunn DCM, RN in the Mesopotamian Campaign 1915Sailor in the Desert: Adventures of Phillip Gunn DCM, RN in the Mesopotamian Campaign 1915 by David Gunn
ISBN: 9781783462308
Published by Pen and Sword on November 14th 2013
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Personal Memoirs
Pages: 160

The Vickers-Maxim Machine Gun

The Vickers-Maxim Machine GunThe Vickers-Maxim Machine Gun by Martin Pegler
ISBN: 9781780963822
Published by Osprey Publishing on May 20th 2013
Genres: History, Military, Weapons, World War I, World War II
Pages: 80

Len's Summary: One of a number of brief studies in the Osprey Weapons Series looks at the standard British heavy machine gun of WWI & II.

Great Britain’s Great War

Great Britain’s Great WarGreat Britain's Great War by Jeremy Paxman
ISBN: 9780670919635
Published by Penguin UK on June 1st 2014
Genres: Great Britain, Military, World War I
Pages: 356

Len's Summary: Social history: The day-to day British life by a prolific author, broadcaster and journalist known for his 2014 WWI documentary series for the BBC. -- Acerbic and witty attempt to capture the mood and morale of a nation engaged in what the author labels a senseless war.

At War in Distant Waters: British Colonial Defense in the Great War

At War in Distant Waters: British Colonial Defense in the Great WarAt War in Distant Waters: British Colonial Defense in the Great War by Phillip G. Pattee
ISBN: 9781612511948
Published by Cleis Press on October 15th 2013
Genres: History, Military, General, History, World War I
Pages: 273

Len's Summary: Economically dependent on international trade, Great Britain was vulnerable to German commerce raiders just as Tirpitz’ risk theory anticipated.

Prisoners of Britain: German Civilian and Combatant Internees During the First World War

Prisoners of Britain: German Civilian and Combatant Internees During the First World WarPrisoners of Britain: German Civilian and Combatant Internees During the First World War by Panikos Panayi
ISBN: 9780719078347
Published by Manchester University Press on February 5th 2013
Genres: History, Europe, Germany, Great Britain, Military, World War I
Pages: 272

Len's Summary: By the end of the war, Britain held prisoner an unprecedented number of POWs and enemy aliens: over half a million worldwide including some 160,000 at one camp on the Isle of Man.

The Foreign Office Mind: The Making of British Foreign Policy, 1865-1914

The Foreign Office Mind: The Making of British Foreign Policy, 1865-1914The Foreign Office Mind: The Making of British Foreign Policy, 1865-1914 by T. G. Otte
ISBN: 9781107613102
Published by Cambridge University Press on August 22nd 2013
Genres: History, Europe, Great Britain, General, Political Science, International Relations
Pages: 468

Len's Summary: Study of the underlying principles and elite perceptions that shaped British foreign policy before the outbreak of WWI. -- How British elites shaped foreign policy — a look at the pre-1914 arms race, balance of powder in Europe and the causes of WWI.