Hemingway, the Red Cross and the Great War

Hemingway, the Red Cross and the Great WarHemingway, the Red Cross, and the Great War by Steven Florczyk
ISBN: 9781606351628
Published by Kent State University Press on November 1st 2013
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Literary, History, Military, World War I, Literary Criticism, American, General
Pages: 199

Len's Summary: Examines the impact of Hemingway’s experiences in WWI on his thinking and writing.

Breaking the Fortress Line 1914

Breaking the Fortress Line 1914Breaking the Fortress Line 1914 by Clayton Donnell
ISBN: 9781848848139
Published by Pen and Sword on October 17th 2013
Genres: History, Military, World War I
Pages: 256

Len's Summary: The August 1914 German attack on France and Belgium. -- Intense fighting around forts and fortified towns (Liege, Namur, Mauberge, Verdun) along the frontiers.

Machine Gunner 1914-1918: Personal Experiences of the Machine Gun Corps

Machine Gunner 1914-1918: Personal Experiences of the Machine Gun CorpsMachine Gunner 1914-1918: Personal Experiences of the Machine Gun Corps by C. E. Crutchley
ISBN: 9781844153596
Published by Pen and Sword on November 28th 2013
Genres: History, Military, Aviation
Pages: 240

Len's Summary: Collection of personal accounts from British MGC officers.

The Sleepwalkers: How Europe Went to War in 1914

The Sleepwalkers: How Europe Went to War in 1914The Sleepwalkers by Christopher Clark
ISBN: 9780061146664
Published by HarperCollins on March 18th 2014
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Europe, General
Pages: 736

Len's Summary: A superbly crafted work which cogently summarizes key events, policies and personalities leading up to the war without apportioning blame. Particularly strong in analysis of the pre-war Balkan imbroglio. A New York Times “Best 10” for 2013. -- A group of well-meaning leaders take Europe into WWI. Received wide-spread praise. -- Places Serbia and the Balkans at the center of events leading to WWI; far from being stable, Europe was wracked by deep-seated, but not always obvious political and problems and afflicted with ineffectual political leaders.

Austro-Hungarian Albatros Aces of World War I

Austro-Hungarian Albatros Aces of World War IAustro-Hungarian Albatros Aces of World War 1 by Paolo Varriale
ISBN: 9781849087476
Published by Osprey Publishing on December 20th 2012
Genres: History, Military, Aviation, World War II, Europe, General
Pages: 96

Len's Summary: Nearly all you need to know about the air aces of Austria.

France On Fragile Wings: A Libertyman’s Adventures 1917-19

France On Fragile Wings: A Libertyman’s Adventures 1917-19France on Fragile Wings by William B. StineSharon R. Stine
ISBN: 9781575101668
Published by Pictorial Histories Pub. on 2013
Genres: Aviation, World War I
Pages: 253

Len's Summary: Using his father’s log, his photos and postcards, the author retraces his journeys in France and his service as a DH-4 pilot with an AEF observation squadron.

KEK’s and Fokkerstaffels: The Early German Fighter Units in 1915-1916

KEK’s and Fokkerstaffels: The Early German Fighter Units in 1915-1916Keks and Fokkerstaffels by Johan Ryheul
ISBN: 9781781552230
Published by Fonthill Media on January 14th 2014
Genres: History, Military, Aviation
Pages: 236

Len's Summary: A history of the first squadrons, aces and dogfights over the Western Front.

Flights of Fancy: America’s Struggle for Air Power in the Great War

Flights of Fancy: America’s Struggle for Air Power in the Great WarFlights of Fancy: America’s Struggle for Air Power in the Great War by Damian Lataan
ISBN: B00D1MVWXS
Published by Amazon Digital Services on May 27th 2013
Genres: Aviation, World War I
Pages: 74

Len's Summary: Congress appropriated $640 million for aircraft production, but American air power failed to materialize and by the end of the war only a handful of American-made aircraft had reached the front.

Pfalz Aircraft of WWI: A Centennial Perspective on Great War Airplanes

Pfalz Aircraft of WWI: A Centennial Perspective on Great War AirplanesAircraft of World War I by Jack Herris, Aaron Weaver, Steve Anderson, Bob Pearson, Martin Digmayer
ISBN: 9781906626655
Published by Amber Books on 2010
Genres: Aviation, Illustrated, World War I
Pages: 192

Len's Summary: A reliable German performer, the Pfalz D.III & D.XII variants were flown by several German aces.

Nachtflugzeug! German N-Types of WWI: A Centennial Perspective on Great War Airplanes

Nachtflugzeug! German N-Types of WWI: A Centennial Perspective on Great War AirplanesNachtflugzeug! German N-Types of WWI: A Centennial Perspective on Great War Airplanes: 3 by Jack Herris, Aaron Weaver, Jerry Boucher, Bob Pearson
ISBN: 1935881108
on January 1st 1970
Genres: Aviation, Illustrated, World War I

Len's Summary: Night bombers over the Western Front.

German Armored Warplanes: A Centennial Perspective on Great War Airplanes

German Armored Warplanes: A Centennial Perspective on Great War AirplanesGerman Armored Warplanes of WWI: A Centennial Perspective on Great War Airplanes: 4 (Great War Aviation Series) by Jack Herris, Jerry Boucher, Bob Pearson
ISBN: 1935881116
Published by Aeronaut Books on January 1st 1970
Genres: Aviation, Illustrated, World War I

Len's Summary: Wood and canvas gave way to aluminum and steel airframe construction as aircraft were increasingly employed in a ground-support role.

Gotha Aircraft of WWI: A Centennial Perspective on Great War Airplanes

Gotha Aircraft of WWI: A Centennial Perspective on Great War AirplanesGotha Aircraft of WWI: A Centennial Perspective on Great War Airplanes: 6 (Great War Aviation Centennial Series) by Jack Herris, Aaron Weaver, Bob Pearson
ISBN: 1935881140
Published by Amber Books on January 1st 1970
Genres: Aviation, Illustrated, World War I

Len's Summary: The twin-engine Gotha was purpose-designed to bomb England from high altitude in the first blitz.

German’s Triplane Craze: A Centennial Perspective on Great War Airplanes

German’s Triplane Craze: A Centennial Perspective on Great War AirplanesGermany's Triplane Craze by Jack Herris
ISBN: 9781935881155
Published by Aeronaut Books on 2013
Genres: Aviation, World War I
Pages: 102

Len's Summary: The Red Baron flew the iconic Fokker Dr.1 triplane.

Germany’s Fighter Competitions of 1918: A Centennial Perspective on the Great War Airplanes

Germany’s Fighter Competitions of 1918: A Centennial Perspective on the Great War AirplanesGermany's Fighter Competitions of 1918 by Jack Herris
ISBN: 1935881167
Published by Aeronaut Books on June 20th 2013
Genres: World War I, History, Aviation
Pages: 166

Len's Summary: Seeking the air-supremacy weapon.

Irish Aviators of World War I

Irish Aviators of World War IIrish Aviators of World War I: Volume 1, Irish Aces by Joe C. Gleeson
ISBN: 9781480082328
Published by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform on April 1st 2013
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Illustrated
Pages: 532

Len's Summary: The stories of Mick Mannock and many other lesser-known Irish flyers along with a taste of 20th century Irish social history.

Raymond Collishaw and the Black Flight

Raymond Collishaw and the Black FlightRaymond Collishaw and the Black Flight by Roger Gunn
ISBN: 9781459706606
Published by Dundurn on 2013
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Canada, Post-Confederation (1867-), Aviation
Pages: 270

Len's Summary: Arguably Canada‘s leading aerial ace, Callishaw started out with the Royal Naval Air Service, stayed in the RAF and rose to the rank of Air Vice Marshall commanding the Desert Air Force in North Africa during WWII. As a flight commander, Collishaw flew Sopwith Triplane named “Black Maria.”

The Cambridge Companion to Poetry of the First World War

The Cambridge Companion to Poetry of the First World WarThe Cambridge Companion to the Poetry of the First World War by Santanu Das
ISBN: 1107692954
Published by Cambridge University Press on December 6th 2013
Genres: Fiction, Military, Poetry
Pages: 336

Len's Summary: Leading scholars reexamine WWI poetry in English.

Mr. Standfast

Mr. StandfastMr. Standfast by John Buchan
ISBN: 1853262250
Published by Nelson on January 5th 2008
Genres: Fiction, World War I
Pages: 288

Len's Summary: Third volume in the Richard Hannay series (The Thirty Nine Steps, Greenmantle). Intelligence officer Hannay‘s odyssey takes him from France to England and Scotland then back to the Western Front