Len's Summary: Billed as a basic guide to the Western Front; for the non specialist. // Heavily illustrated work describing the development of trench warfare spotlighting the appalling conditions endured by troops as well as specific actions and major battles. A coffee table book recommended by History Today.
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.