Len's Summary: An analytical look by a premier military historian drawing on many German sources to explain why Ludendorff's spring 1918 offensives failed to cause Entente collapse and achieve German victory. Includes extensive maps and many useful tables showing orders of battle, comparative troop strengths, reserves, numbers of guns, trench mortars and aero squadrons. Author of Steel Wind: Colonel Georg Bruchmüller and the Birth of Modern Artillery (Greenwood, 1994). Recommended.
Ambassador Shurtleff, a retired American Foreign Service officer who served as President of The World War One Historical Association and as a past President of The Western Front Association – U S Branch, passed away on January 22, 2014. The searchable version of Len’s Bookshelf was created and will be maintained in his honor.