World War I Books Released, 2007-2010

Len’s Bookshelf: World War I Books Released, 2007-2010

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‘Blinker’ Hall: Spymaster, The Man who Brought America into World War I. David Ramsay. History Press Limited. April 1st 2010. 320. 9780752453989. The story of the British Director of Naval Intelligence and Room 40 which broke the German naval and diplomatic codes revealing to Woodrow Wilson the infamous Zimmerman Telegram. Also available in hard cover.

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A Bitter Truth: A Bess Crawford Mystery. Charles Todd. HarperCollins. May 1st 2012. 368. 9780062015716. Todd’s (actually a mother and son writing team) second mystery featuring British nurse Bess Crawford involved in a murder while on Christmas leave from war torn France.

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A Michigan Polar Bear Confronts the Bolsheviks: A Memoir. . Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing. September 14th 2010. 187. 9780802865205. Memoir of a member of the 337th Field Hospital part of a 5,000-man American Army unit in Northern Russia from 1918 to 1919.

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Agnes Warner and the Nursing Sisters of the Great War. Shawna M. Quinn. Goose Lane Editions. October 29th 2010. 171. 9780864926333. The experiences of a New Brunswick nurse drawn from her wartime correspondence and diaries.

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Aircraft of World War I. Bob Pearson, Jack Herris. Amber Books. 2010. 192. 9781906626655. Aircraft identification guide arranged chronologically by theater of war and campaign including information on the role and impact of each aircraft, orders of battle, aces and commanding officers. -- A detailed and comprehensive guide to aircraft arranged by theater. Includes orders of battle, lists of commanders and aces. Well worth the modest price for aircraft and military historians, and modelers. Available from www.casematepublishing.com

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Albert Ball V.C.: The Fighter Pilot Hero of World War I. Colin Pengelly. Casemate Publishers. June 1st 2010. 208. 9781844159048.

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All the Tsar's Men: Russia's General Staff and the Fate of the Empire, 1898-1914. John W. Steinberg. Johns Hopkins University Press. March 18th 2010. 408. 9780801895456. A study in the institutional reforms that failed to prevent defeat in either the Russo-Japanese War or WWI. // The author ties the fate of empire to only partially successful efforts to create a truly professional officer corps in Russia in the wake of the Russo-Japanese War debacle.

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American Lions: The 332nd Infantry Regiment in Italy in World War I. . Schiffer Publishing. July 28th 2010. 253. 9780764335181.

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American Military Cemeteries. Dean W. Holt. McFarland. May 14th 2014. 407. 9780786457328. Updated edition of a 1992 reference work including information on how each cemetery was established.

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An Eyewitness Account of Gallipoli: Ellis Silas. Ellis Silas, John Laffin. Rosenberg Publishing. February 1st 2010. 90. 9781877058912. First published in 1916, this is the work of an Australian signaler illustrating his experiences in Egypt, at Gallipoli and en route home after being wounded.

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An Impartial Witness: A Bess Crawford Mystery. Charles Todd. William Morrow. August 31st 2010. 352. 0061791784. A British nurse crisscrosses England investigating mysterious deaths during WWI. Recommended by Susan Hall-Balduf.

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Armistice. Nick Stafford. . 2010. 311. 9781849160230. Set in post-1918 London, a Manchester seamstress searches for news of her fiancée killed on the Western Front. A tangled web of deceit.

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Arras: The Spring 1917 Offensive in Panoramas. Peter Barton. Constable. June 24th 2010. 312. 9781845294212. Ninety rediscovered panoramic photos of the spring 1917 Battles of the Scarpe and Vimy Ridge.

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August 1914: Surrender at St. Quentin. John Hutton. Pen & Sword Books. March 1st 2011. 207. 1848841345. The disgrace of two British colonels who attempted to surrender during the retreat from Mons.

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Bad Characters: Sex, Crime, Mutiny, Murder and the Australian Imperial Force. Peter Stanley. Pier 9. August 1st 2010. 287. 9781741964806. Dirty Rotten Diggers: A survey of indiscipline in the always boisterous Australian Imperial Force. // A survey of indiscipline in the Australian forces of WWI; good soldiers acting badly. . .

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Balkan Breakthrough: The Battle of Dobro Pole, 1918. Richard C. Hall. Indiana University Press. May 1st 2010. 240. 0253354528. Balkan specialist Hall’s third volume on Balkan conflicts examines the decisive battle of the war on the Salonika Front and its consequences. Dr. Hall is a frequent speaker at WFA seminars in Florida.

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Beneath Hill 60. Will Davies. . 2010. 288. 9781448125265. Just released as a motion picture in Australia, this recounts the story of Australian miners digging a massive mine under German trenches on Hill 60 in Flanders 1916.

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Blood on the Snow: The Carpathian Winter War of 1915. Graydon A. Tunstall. University Press of Kansas. May 11th 2010. 258. 9780700618583. The Russian and Austro-Hungarian armies each suffered about a million casualties in this disastrous series of three offensives which paved the way for the disintegration of the Habsburg army. Dr. Tunstall is executive Director of Phi Alpha Theta, the national history honor society, and chairs WFA’s Undergraduate Essay Prize award panel.

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Boesinghe. Stephen McGreal. Pen & Sword Books. June 1st 2010. 237. 9781848840461. A Battlefield Europe Series look at the fight for the northern extremity of the British line west of Ypres in the summer of 1917.

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Breakthrough: The Gorlice-Tarnow Campaign. Richard L. DiNardo. Praeger Publishers. May 20th 2010. 215. 0275991105. The first extensive study in English of the major German victory on the Eastern Front which resulted in a 200-mile Russian retreat accompanied by a scorched-earth policy and the displacement of hundreds of thousands of Polish, White Russian and Jewish civilians.

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Brief Glory: The Life of Arthur Rhys-Davids, DCO, MC. Alex Revell. . March 18th 2010. 222. 9781848841628. In only six months flying before being killed in 1917, Rhys-Davids achieved fame by shooting down German ace Verner Voss.

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British Dreadnought vs German Dreadnought: Jutland 1916. Mark Stille, Ian Palmer, Howard Gerrard. Osprey Publishing. October 19th 2010. 80. 1849081670. Contrasts the differing crew training and weapons systems of the two fleets and details the action at Jutland shot by shot.

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British Postcards of the First World War. Peter Doyle. . April 20th 2010. 64. 9780747807667. Black and white and color reproductions of British wartime postcards of cultural and historical significance.

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Broken Men: Shell Shock, Treatment and Recovery in England, 1914-1930. Fiona Reid. A&C Black. September 29th 2011. 224. 9781441148858. Support and treatment for shell shock victims by the RMC and The Ex-Servicemen Welfare Society.

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Burden of Guilt: How Germany Shattered the Last Days of Peace, Summer 1914. Daniel Allen Butler. Casemate Publishers. July 27th 2010. 330. 9781935149279. Working from primary sources, the author asserts Germany bears the responsibility for starting the war. See also: The Lions of July: Prelude to War, 1914, Wm. Jannen, Random House, 1996.

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Caissons Go Rolling Along - A Memoir of an American in Post-World War I Germany. Johnson Hagood, Larry A. Grant. University of South Carolina Press. December 5th 2012. 256. 1611172187. General Hagood’s impressions of his artillery brigade’s march into Germany, wartime devastation, the defeated enemy, occupied territories and his tour of the recent battlefields.

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Chitral Charlie: The Rise and Fall of Major General Charles Townsend. N. S. Nash. . June 2010. 326. 9781848842762. Biography of the British General who surrendered his besieged British Indian Army division at Kut, Mesopotamia, in 1916 assessing whether his fall from grace was fair.

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Churchill's Dilemma: The Real Story Behind the Origins of the 1915 Dardanelles Campaign. Graham T. Clews. Praeger. September 13th 2010. 343. 9780313384745. A reinterpretation of a controversial campaign by an Australian historian.

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Civilians in a World at War, 1914-1918. Tammy M. Proctor. NYU Press. August 30th 2010. 377. 9780814767153. Explores the ways in which civilians around the world coped with our first industrialized conflict.

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Consumed by War: European Conflict in the 20th Century. Richard C. Hall. University Press of Kentucky. November 1st 2009. 286. 0813125588. The author, a specialist in Balkan history and frequent speaker at WFA seminars, writes on the progression of conflicts in Europe from the Balkan Wars through the Cold War and the breakup of Yugoslavia.

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Crumps and Camouflets - Australian Mining Companies on the Western Front. Damien Finlayson. Big Sky Publishing. June 21st 2010. 480. 9780980658255. The story of the 4,500 men of the three Australian mining companies in the BEF.

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David Lloyd George: The Great Outsider. Roy Hattersley. Little Brown and Company. September 1st 2010. 709. 1408700972. A new biography of Lloyd George, Great Britain’s PM in the final two years of WWI, a politician who exploited the Establishment, but never wanted to join it. The author is a journalist and former British MP.

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Death at Sea: Graf Spee and the Flight of the German East Asiatic Naval Squadron in 1914. Eric Dorn Brose. . September 30th 2010. 302. 9781453738610. A new look at von Spee’s short-lived campaign in the Pacific through the eyes of his officers. Finely crafted history in the form of a novel, but good history nonetheless.

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Death in War and Peace: A History of Loss and Grief in England, 1914-1970. Pat Jalland. Oxford University Press. September 27th 2012. 336. 9780199651887. A study of death and mourning in British society.

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Deliver Us from Evil: A Southern Belle in Europe at the Outbreak of World War I. Mary W. Schaller, Nancy Johnson Crawford. University of South Carolina Press. January 1st 2011. 170. 9781570039508. Letters from American women travelers caught in Europe in August 1914. // Traveling on the traditional Grand Tour in August 1914, the 25-year-old daughter of a Kentucky Congressman struggles to find a way home as railways are commandeered for troop movements, trans-Atlantic liners scurry for home ports, banks suspend foreign exchange operations and the lights go out all over Europe.

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Edith Cavell: Nurse, Martyr, Heroine. Diana Souhami. Quercus Publishing. September 1st 2010. 417. 1849163596. New bio of a British nurse executed by the German for aiding in the escape of British and French soldiers from occupied Belgium in 1914 and 1915.

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Ellen and Edith: Woodrow Wilson's First Ladies. Kristie Miller. University Press of Kansas. October 15th 2010. 348. 9780700617371. Wilson’s wives major influence on his life and politics.

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Fall of the Red Baron: World War I Aerial Tactics and the Death of Richthofen. Leon Bennett. Helion. August 19th 2011. 212. 9781906033927. This book is concerned with the aerial tactics of von Richthofen and his opponents developed over the Western Front.

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Famous, 1914-1918. Richard Van Emden, Vic Piuk. . March 1st 2010. 350. 1848841973. The stories of 20 of Britain’s most respected, best known and notorious celebrities in action on WWI. // Tells the stories of British celebrities and literati such as Basil Rathbone, C. S. Lewis, and J. R. R. Toiken who served in WWI.

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Finding Common Ground: New Directions in First World War Studies. Jennifer D. Keene, Michael S. Neiberg. Brill. December 7th 2010. 344. 9004191828. This collection of essays originated in a 2007 conference sponsored by the Society for WWI Studies. It presents an interdisciplinary approach to understanding this global conflict. Contributors include Roger Chickering, Tim Cook, and David Zabecki. Like all Brill books, this is way too expensive. Get it from your library.

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First to Die: The First Canadian Navy Casualties in the First World War. Bryan Elson. Formac Publishing Company Limited. July 23rd 2010. 96. 9780887809132. The story of four young Canadian seamen who died on Admiral Craddock’s flagship, the outgunned cruiser HMS Good Hope at the Battle of Coronel in 1914.

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Fishermen Against the Kaiser, Volume I: Shockwaves of War, 1914-1915. Douglas D'Enno. Pen & Sword Books. June 2nd 2010. 231. 1844159795. British fishermen enlisted in large numbers to man all manner of small patrol craft.

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Flamethrower Troops of World War I: The Central and Allied Powers. Thomas Wictor. . September 28th 2010. 171. 9780764335266. Technical data on flamethrowers used by both sides in The Great War.

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Food Will Win the War: Minnesota Crops, Cooks, and Conservation during World War I. Rae Katherine Eighmey. Minnesota Historical Society. February 1st 2010. 260. 9780873517188. America had no food rationing in WWI, but led by Food Administrator Herbert Hoover, citizens banded together voluntarily to conserve with Meatless Mondays, Wheatless Wednesdays and Victory Gardens.

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For Home and Country: World War I Propaganda on the Home Front. Celia Malone Kingsbury. University of Nebraska Press. July 1st 2010. 326. 0803224745. Propaganda in America and Europe came in myriad forms including cook books, novels, magazines and even children’s’ toys.

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Fort Douaumont: Verdun. Christina Holstein. Casemate Publishers. April 1st 2010. 230. 9781783032358. Second, revised edition of a fine guide and history book by WFA a member who specializes in the Verdun battlefields.

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French Tanks of World War I. Steven J. Zaloga, Tony Bryan. Osprey Publishing. December 21st 2010. 48. 1846035139. The emergence of the first modern tank, the Renault FT of 1917.

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From Victoria to Vladivostok: Canada's Siberian Expedition, 1917-19. Benjamin Isitt. University of Washington Press. December 1st 2010. 299. 9780774818025. Along with the US, Japan, England, Italy and the United States, Canada deployed a force of 4,300 men to Vladivostok in an ill-advised effort to fend off the Bolshevik menace.

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German Soldiers in the Great War: Letters and Eyewitness Accounts. Bernd Ulrich, Benjamin Ziemann. . March 1st 2011. 212. 1848841418. Primary source material on the perceptions of German front line soldiers. // A look at the lives of German front-line soldiers based on their own writings.

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Gone to Russia to Fight: The RAF in South Russia 1918 to 1920. John T. Smith. Amberley. September 9th 2010. 221. 9781848688919. British armoured car and RAF squadrons fought in a civil war alongside White Russian forces and against the Red Army after WWI was over.

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Gunther Pluschow: Airmen, Escaper and Explorer. Anton Rippon. . March 2010. 194. 9781848841321. Plüschow flew against the British and Japanese out of Tsing Tao and was the only POW to escape England and make his way back to Germany.

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Hermann Göring Fighter Ace: The World War I Career of Germany's Most Infamous Airman. Peter Kilduff. Casemate Publishers. June 1st 2010. 224. 9781906502669. A master WWI aviation historian examines Göring’s record as a military flyer and combat leader.

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Hitler's First War: Adolf Hitler, the Men of the List Regiment, and the First World War. Thomas Weber. Oxford University Press. September 29th 2011. 450. 9780199226382. Draws on the writings of Hitler’s fellow soldiers of the List Regiment to offer a different view that that presented in Mein Kampf; challenges common wisdom that WWI was a seminal catastrophe for Gemany. See also: Corporal Hitler and the Great War.

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Hommes Et Ouvrages De La Ligne Maginot. Jean-Yves Mary, Alain Hohnadel. Histoire & Collections. December 1st 2000. 192. 2908182882. (French language) An outstanding, well researched and profusely illustrated work on the construction and manning of the world’s most famous series of fortifications aimed at conserving manpower and avoiding repetition of the blood baths of The Great War.

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Imperial Russian Field Uniforms and Equipment 1907-1917. Johan Somers. . July 28th 2010. 352. 9780764335228. Another in a growing number of volumes on WWI uniforms and equipment from Schiffer.

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In Italy with the 332nd Infantry. Joseph L. Lettau. BiblioBazaar. 2010. 96. 9781175591432. Reprint of a 1923 book on the sole American combat unit from the 86th Division sent to the Italian Front; sometimes called “Pershing’s Propaganda Division.” The author was a battalion sergeant-major in the 332nd Regiment.

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Lawrence of Arabia’s Secret Air Force – Based on the Diary of Flight Sergeant George Hynes. James Patrick Hynes. Pen & Sword Books. August 1st 2010. 146. 184884266X. Keeping the somewhat elderly desert air force planes flying.

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Les Cicatrices Rouges, 14-18: France et Belgique Occupées. Annette Becker. Fayard. November 15th 2010. 373. 9782213655512. For those who read French, this is a new history of the German occupation of Northern France and Belgium by a premier French historian.

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Liddell Hart's Western Front: Impressions of the Battle of the Somme with War Letters, Diary and Occasional Notes Written On Active Service in France and Flanders 1915 and 1916. . Tom Donovan Editions. November 11th 2010. 117. 9781905968022. Limited edition reprint of Hart’s 1916 musings on the conduct of the Somme battle.

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London 1917-18: The Bomber Blitz. Ian Castle. Osprey Publishing. October 19th 2010. 96. 9781846036828. The story of Gotha and Staaken raids against London, the first blitz that prepared the RAF for the German onslaught of 1940.

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Lost Eagles: One Man's Mission to Find Missing Airmen in Two World Wars. Blaine Pardoe. University of Michigan Press. November 2nd 2010. 256. 9780472117529. Fredrick Zinn’s efforts to recover missing airman from two world wars and finding 200 of them. Recommended by WW1Historical Association/WFA President Steve Suddaby.

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Lusitania: An Illustrated Biography. J. Kent Layton. Amberley Publishing. March 12th 2015. 464. 9781445642628. A journey back in time in a ship that nearly propelled American into The Great War.

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Messines 1917: The zenith of siege warfare. Alexander Turner, Peter Dennis. Osprey Publishing. August 24th 2010. 96. 9781846038457. A short history of a key 1917 battle on the Western Front.

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Militia Myths: Ideas of the Canadian Citizen Soldier, 1896-1921. James Wood. . January 28th 2011. 350. 9780774817660. A social and military history of popular Canadian military culture. // For all its faults, Canada’s militia system arguably made Canada better prepared for WWI than either America or England.

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Missed Signals on the Western Front: How Slow Adoption of Wireless Restricted British Strategy and Operations in World War I. Mike Bullock, Laurence A. Lyons. McFarland & Company. August 17th 2010. 228. 0786449373. How and why wireless voice communications failed to fulfill its promise as a break-through military tool. Larry Lyons is an electrical engineer who spoke on this subject at the 2009 WFA Florida Chapter seminar.

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Mons, Anzac & Kut: a British Intelligence Officer in Three Theatres of the First World War, 1914-18. Aubrey Herbert. Leonaur. October 5th 2010. 192. 9780857063663. Three British defeats detailed in the field notes of a British intelligence officer who served there.

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Mons, Anzac and Kut by an MP. Edward Melotte. . January 19th 2010. 217. 9781848841758. Memoirs of a BEF intelligence officer on several fronts. // The WWI experiences of a British soldier, diplomat and adventurer.

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Not Only War: A Story of Two Great Conflicts. Victor Daly. University of Virginia Press. June 2nd 2010. 103. 9780813929712. Dubbed by the publisher as the only WWI novel written by an African-American, Daly examines the impact of the Jim Crow color line on black officers in the segregated military. The reprint included three short stories by Daly.

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On the Battlefield of Memory: The First World War and American Remembrance, 1919–1941. Steven Trout. University of Alabama Press. September 2nd 2010. 340. 9780817357238. War and memory in the 1920s and 30s.

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Organizing for War: France, 1870-1914. Rachel Chrastil. Louisiana State University Press. November 1st 2010. 226. 9780807136799. Private voluntary associations helped prepare France for WWI.

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Ottoman Infantryman 1914-18. David Nicolle. Osprey Publishing. February 23rd 2010. 64. 9781846035067. Uniforms, equipment, training and combat experience of the tough Anatolian foot soldier.

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Paths of Glory. Humphrey Cobb, James H. Meredith, David Simon. Penguin Classics. June 29th 2010. 190. 0143106112. First published in 1935, this provocative novel was made into a 1957 motion picture directed by Stanley Kubrick. Kurt Douglas was nominated for an Academy Award for his leading role as a French infantry colonel ordered to take an impregnable hill. Cobb was war correspondent in France and Belgium and a witness to the German invasion. // Written in the 1930s, this classic WWI novel of the French Army was authored by an American veteran of the Canadian forces. The 1957 movie version directed by Stanley Kubrick and still available on VHS and DVD earned Kurt Douglas an academy award nomination.

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Rebel Land: Unraveling the Riddle of History in a Turkish Town. Christopher de Bellaigue. Penguin Books. March 29th 2011. 288. 9780143118848. A look at the Armenian massacres of 1915 and the ongoing conflict among Turks, Kurds and Armenians through the history of a single town, Varta, near Erzurum in eastern Anatolia some 700 miles from Constantinople.

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Remembering Fromelles: A New Cemetery for a New Century. Julie Summers, Louise Loe, Nigel Steel. Commonwealth War Graves Commission. July 1st 2010. 95. 0956507409. A book commemorating the battle of Fromelles and the creation of the Pleasant Wood Cemetery dedicated in 2010.

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Richthofen Jagdstaffel Ahead: REF Pilots Out-Performed and Out-Gunned Over the Western Front. Peter McManus. Casemate Publishers. December 1st 2008. 224. 9781906502003. A mediocre work on a familiar subject. // RFC 40 Squadron takes on a technically superior Flying Circus.

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Royal Naval Air Service Pilot, 1914-1918. Mark Barber, Adam Hook. Osprey Publishing. November 23rd 2010. 64. 9781846039492. Operations of the RNAS in against zeppelins over England, in Flanders and over Gallipoli.

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Russia in 1913. Wayne Dowler. Northern Illinois University Press. October 29th 2010. 351. 9780875804279. A wide-ranging look at a complex country on the edge of the precipice.

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Sailor in the Air: The Memoirs of the World's First Carrier Pilot. Richard Bell Davies. Seaforth Publishing. March 2010. 264. 9781848320116. Davis won the VC as a Royal Navy Air Wing pilot during WWI.

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Sovereignty at Sea: U.S. Merchant Ships and American Entry into World War I. Rodney Carlisle. University Press of Florida. April 1st 2011. 232. 9780813037622. Examines at the strategic level the loss to German U-boats of 10 US merchantmen between February 3 and April 4, 1917 that sparked American entry into the war.

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Spies of the First World War: Under Cover for King and Kaiser. James Morton. Bloomsbury Academic. May 17th 2010. 272. 9781905615469. Drawing from published and unpublished sources, the author cut through the legends surrounding WWI espionage.

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Stalking the U-Boat: U.S. Naval Aviation in Europe during World War I. Geoffrey L. Rossano. University Press of Florida. November 14th 2010. 429. 9780813034881. One of several recent studies of American involvement in WWI at sea from the University of Florida Press.

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Strange Meetings: The Poets of the Great War. Harry Ricketts. Chatto & Windrus. 2010. 278. 9781845951801. Collective biography told in vignettes.

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Sunnyside. Glen David Gold. Vintage Books. May 4th 2010. 675. 9780307454980. A rollicking comic novel set on a single day in the winter of 1916; a tale of perversity and misfortune involving, among others, Charlie Chaplin, Mary Pickford and Elsie Janis.

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Tanks on the Somme: From Morval to Beaumont Hamel. Trevor Pidgeon. Pen & Sword Books. August 2010. 152. 9781848842533. Tank actions on the Somme from September through November 1916 by a leading tank authority; first stumbling use of tanks in warfare.

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The 500 Best Cockney War Stories. Ian Hamilton. Amberley. February 2010. 223. 9781848684249. First published in the early 1920s, this collection of humorous tales masks the grimness of the war in the trenches. Such tales served to help men keep their sanity.

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The AEF Way of War: The American Army and Combat in World War I. Mark Ethan Grotelueschen. Cambridge University Press. October 4th 2010. 387. 0521169097. First published in 2006, this work offers a new look at the development of AEF combat tactics by a premier American historian of the war. // An analysis of how AEF commanders devised improved tactics to meet unforeseen conditions on the Western Front written by an Assistant Professor of History at the USAF Academy. A welcome professional reexamination of the AEF’s combat record.

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The ANZAC Book. Australian War Memorial, Les Carlyon. University of New South Wales Press. December 1st 2010. 240. 1742231349. 1742231349

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The Balfour Declaration: The Origins of the Arab-Israeli Conflict. Jonathan Schneer. Random House Trade Paperbacks. January 3rd 2012. 480. 0812976037. A watershed document of the 20th century; one of a string of contradictory promises made by Great Britain and its Entente allies during WWI; looks at the Declaration in the context of British politics, intra-Entente diplomacy and the British-supported Arab revolt.

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The Berlin-Baghdad Express: The Ottoman Empire and Germany's Bid for World Power. Sean McMeekin. Harvard University Press. September 15th 2010. 460. 9780674057395. Part of the so-called Great Game portrayed in John Buchan’s fiction trilogy this is the true story of Germany’s attempt to penetrate of the Middle East and, wording through the Ottoman Empire, threaten the British position in Persia and the Indian subcontinent.

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The Blocking of Zeebrugge: Operation Z-O 1918. Stephen Prince. Osprey Publishing. May 25th 2010. 64. 9781846034534. The daring raid designed to close the German-controlled ports of Zeebrugge and end submarine attacks in the Dover Straights.

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The Distant Drum: A Memoir of a Guardsman in the Great War. F.E. Noakes. Frontline Books. July 12th 2010. 256. 9781848325630. First published privately in 1952 this is the memoir of a Grenadier Guardsman who served during the final 18 months of the war. Available from www.casematepublishing.com.

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The Egyptian Expeditionary Force in World War I: A History of the British-Led Campaigns in Egypt, Palestine and Syria. Michael J. Mortlock. . November 9th 2010. 302. 9780786448715. Follows the 5th Suffolk Regiment through the campaigns.

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The Final Battle: Soldiers of the Western Front in the German Revolution of 1918. Scott Stephenson. Cambridge University Press. September 1st 2009. 374. 0521519462. A scholarly look at the morale and political outlook of the German army following the armistice of November 11, 1918.

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The First Battle of the Marne 1914: The French 'miracle' halts the Germans. Ian Sumner, Graham Turner. Osprey Publishing. May 25th 2010. 96. 9781846035029. A brief, illustrated history of the battle.

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The First World War, 1914-1918; personal experiences of Lieut.-Col. C. à Court Repington. C. À Court Repington. . November 13th 2009. 652. 1117156427. Former British Army officer Repington was the influential London Times war correspondent covering the BEF. Famous in his day, he is now virtually forgotten. Also available from Hard Press Editions, in two volumes from Simon Publications and as a NOOK book.

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The German Army at Ypres 1914 and the Battle for Flanders. Jack Sheldon. . June 2011. 382. 9781848841130. Another of Sheldon’s works that draws on German regimental histories to trace the opening battles from the German perspective. // The author draws on regimental histories and memoirs in another of his series of studies of the German army on the Western Front.

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The Grand Fleet: Warship Design and Development, 1906-1922. . Seaforth Publishing. July 30th 2010. 208. 9781848320857. The Royal Navy dreadnoughts that fought WWI. Sequel to the highly acclaimed Warrior to Dreadnought.

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The Great Silence: 1918-1920 Living in the Shadow of the Great War. Juliet Nicolson. McArthur & Company. November 12th 2009. 302. 9781552788134. An entertaining view of life in England from the Armistice in 1918 to the 1920 burial of the Unknown Soldier. Ms. Nicholson also wrote The Perfect Summer: Dancing into the Shadows in 1911 (Murray, 2007) an examination of English society three years before war erupted. // A social history of post-war Britain. Totally unprepared for peace following an expansion of the franchise and the ‘khaki election’ of 1918, the Lloyd George government was unable meet to expectations raised by its promise to create “a land fit for heroes” for returning trench veterans. By the same author: The Perfect Summer: Dancing into Shadows, 1911, 304 pages, John Murray, 2007, ISBN 0 7195 6243 0. £5.55 from Amazon.co.uk. A glimpse of British society at the end of the Edwardian Era on the brink of The Great War.

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The Impossible Border: Germany and the East, 1914-1922. Annemarie H. Sammartino. Cornell University Press. September 27th 2010. 248. 9780801479465. At Versailles, Germany lost 12% of her territory, mainly to a recrudescent Poland. The immense movement of ethnic Germans and Jews from the East helped destabilize the fragile Weimar Republic and stoked the racist proclivities of German conservatives.

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The Ironclads of Cambrai. Bryan Cooper. . Junes 1st 2010. 241. 9780304363636. The bungled first massed tank attack at Cambrai, 1917.

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The Kaiser’s U-Boats in American Waters. Gary Gentile. Bellerophon Bookworks. February 26th 2010. 381. 9781883056407. Examines the record of German submarine operations in American waters 1917-18 drawing on USN action reports and Kaiserlichmarine submarine logbooks.

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The Long Way Home: An American Journey from Ellis Island to the Great War. David Laskin. Harper Perennial. March 15th 2011. 416. 9780061233333. The stories of a dozen recent immigrants who served in the AEF.

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The Madman and the Butcher: The Sensational Wars Of Sam Hughes And General Arthur Currie. Tim Cook. Penguin Books. October 4th 2011. 472. 9780143173571. An analysis of the running battle between Canada’ War Minister and the Commander of the CEF on the Western Front by a premier Canadian historian. The author spoke at WFA national seminars in 2001 and 2010. Nominated for a major Canadian book award.

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The Man Who Ran London During the First World War: The Diaries and Letters of Lieutenant General Sir Francis Lloyd. Richard Morris. Pen & Sword Books. June 1st 2010. 196. 1848841647. Lloyd’s remit covered hospitals, the main railway termini, and a defensive circle of trenches.

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The Mapping of Love and Death: A Maisie Dobbs Novel. Jacqueline Winspear. Harper Collins. 2010. 338. 9780061727665. Set in 1932, this is the seventh novel in the Maisie Dobbs series in which Maisie, a former WWI VAD, investigates the mysterious death of an American cartographer believed killed in battle. Winspear’s sixth Maisie Dobbs novel, Among the Dead, was published in 2009.

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The Mons Myth: A Reassessment of the Battle. Terence Zuber. History Press. April 1st 2010. 304. 9780752452470. A new description and analysis of this 1914 battle asserting that the Germans did not massively outnumber the British, did not attack in a solid mass, and that BEF ‘rapid rifle fire’ did not mow down Germans in rows.

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The Origin of the Fighter Aircraft. Jon Guttman. Westholme. July 29th 2009. 294. 9781594160837. Technical information, personalities, and battle accounts tell the story of early fighter aircraft and how they became integral part of battlefield weaponry. // A new history of the First Air War and the early evolution of air power, by one of the masters of aviation history.

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The Origins of the First World War. William Mulligan. Cambridge University Press. March 4th 2010. 265. 9780521713948. A scholarly reinterpretation of the origins examining key issues from 1870 to 1914, and arguing that WWI was far from inevitable.

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The Other Side of the Wire Volume 2: The Battle of the Somme With the German XIV Reserve Corps, 1 July 1916. Ralph Whitehead. Helion & Company. January 15th 2013. 656. 1907677127. Second of two volumes following the XIV corps from the 1914 invasion to the Battle of the Somme in 1916. -- The Somme from the German perspective. // How the Germans created a formidable defensive system to meet the BEF offensive starting in July 1916.

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The Prisoner of Durazzo. Robert A. Lanier. Zenda Press. January 1st 2010. 471. 9780615325231. The story of the almost forgotten unfortunate William Prince of Wied (1876-1945) who briefly (1914) ascended the throne of Albania, a fragile nation state created by the Great Powers as part of a failed attempt to keep peace on the Balkan Peninsula.

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The Riddles of Wipers: An Appreciation of the Trench Journal “The Wipers Times”. John Ivelaw-Chapman. Pen & Sword Books. March 2010. 204. 9781848841918. Written by trench soldiers of the BEF and distributed all along the Ypres front, this newspaper bears witness of the realities of trench warfare.

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The Rising: Ireland: Easter 1916. Fearghal McGarry. Oxford University Press. September 5th 2011. 365. 9780199605972. Based on the testimony of participants.

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The Russian Military Air Fleet in World War I, Volume I, A Chronology, 1910-1917 and Volume II, Victories, Losses and Awards. August G. Blume. Schiffer Publishing. June 1st 2010. 240. 0764333526. The late Augie Bloom’s final book in a long career of a distinguished aviation historian.

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The Scent of Roses in Winter. Michael P. Kihntopf. Authorhouse. October 5th 2010. 184. 1452080372. A well-crafted novel about the experiences of a German soldier on both eastern and western fronts, as well as in the postwar freicorps. Written by the chairman of WFA’s Southwest Chapter who has also published two histories of the Eastern Front.

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The Story of the Great War. Allen L. Churchill, Francis J. Reynolds, Francis Trevelyan Miller. . March 30th 2011. 471. . First published in 1916-1920, this reprint offers contemporary first-hand accounts, biographies and narratives. Available from the publisher Weider History Group, Box 664, Holmes, PA 19043-9956. Weider publishes MHQ and several other military history magazines.

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The Trench War on the Western Front, 1914-1918. Antonio Fernandez-Mayoralas. Andrea Press. August 1st 2010. 112. 8496658155. A brief yet surprising complete and profusely illustrated overview of trench warfare with particular emphasis on field works, weapons and uniforms, transportation and communications systems used by the principal protagonists England, France and Germany. Available from www.casematepublishing.com.

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The Vertigo Years: Europe 1900-1914. Philipp Blom. Basic Books. November 2nd 2010. 488. 9780465020294. Europe between the death of Queen Victoria and the eruption of WWI in the throes of massive change. The continent was riddled with militarism, experiencing wide- spread political, economic and cultural upheaval, as well as astounding medical and technical advances. See also: The Proud Tower, Barbara Tuchman (1966), a lively, informative and well-crafted narrative history by the author of The Guns of August and The Zimmermann Telegram reprinted by Library of America in 2012. // The author contends that growing self-doubt among European elites led then to glorify war and welcome the cataclysm as the only way to cleanse their cultures of its sickness. Foretastes of disaster include Britain near-defeat in the Anglo-Borer War, Russia’s humiliation in the Russo-Japanese War and America’s 1907 Wall Street crash

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The Way of Duty, Honor, Country: The Memoir of General Charles Pelot Summerall. Charles Pelot Summerall, Timothy Nenninger. University Press of Kentucky. September 22nd 2010. 298. 9780813126180. Autobiography of a man who got things done. See also the new Summerall biography by W. Gary Nichols (White Mane, 2011).

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This Carnival of Hell: German Combat Experience on the Somme, 1916. Richard A. Baumgartner. Blue Acorn Press. January 10th 2010. 427. 9781885033369. Drawing on personal narratives, the book tells the story of the Battle of the Somme from the German perspective.

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Three Armies on the Somme: The First Battle of the Twentieth Century. William Philpott. Vintage Books. November 1st 2011. 631. 9780307278371. Published in 2009 in the UK by Little Brown under the title Bloody Victory. The author sees the Somme as a British victory in the war of attrition. The winner of the 2009 WFA Tomlinson Book Prize; destined to become the standard work on this much-studied campaign.

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Tommy's Ark: Soldiers, Their Animals and the Natural World in the Great War. Richard Van Emden. Richard Van Emden. Bloomsbury. November 1st 2010. 336. 9781408806111. Explains the British soldiers’ relationship with a surprisingly range wide range of animal life.

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Torchbearers of Democracy: African-American Soldiers in the World War I Era. Chad L. Williams. University of North Carolina Press. September 20th 2010. 452. 9781469609850. An important new looks at American history through African-American eyes. Some 380 thousand African-American soldiers served in WWI mainly as uniformed manual labor struggling for equality and harboring unfulfilled hopes for a better future as full-fledged citizens. Includes powerful analysis of African-American Doughboy relations with white Frenchmen and with French African colonial soldiers. See also Willing Patriots: Men of Color in the First World War, Schiffer, 2009.

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Tracing the Rifle Volunteers: A Guide for Military & Family Historians. Ray Westlake. . May 2010. 273. 9781848842113. A resource book for WWI specialist from a veteran British historian.

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Underground Warfare, 1914-1918. Simon Jones. . June 2010. 288. 9781844159628. Draws on personal reminiscences to examine military tunneling and mining on the Western Front.

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Victims Nonetheless: The invasion of Luxembourg, 1914. David Heal. Amazon Digital Services. December 1st 2010. 183. B004EPYY1I. An accounting of the German invasion by a member of The Western Front Association.

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Vimy Ridge: A Canadian Reassessment. Geoffrey Hayes, Andrew Iarocci, Mike Bechthold. Wilfrid Laurier University Press. March 23rd 2007. 353. 155458227X. A new assessment of the Canadian Corps and its place on the Western Front, the leadership, training and preparation of each of the four Canadian divisions and of the commemoration of this battle credited with being the basis of Canadian nationhood.

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War is War. A. M. Burrage. . April 2010. 288. 9781848841543. The experiences of a private soldier in the AEF in the Western Front.

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War Over the Trenches: Air Power & the Western Front Campaign. E.R. Hooton. Midland Publishing. March 1st 2010. 352. 071103415X. A survey of air operations and a valuable research tool. Reviewed in Over the Front.

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War Planning, 1914. Richard F. Hamilton, Holger H. Herwig. Cambridge University Press. September 1st 2013. 280. 1107635128. Analytical essays by established WWI historians including Bob Doughty and Annika Mombauer on the war plans of Austria-Hungary, Russia, France, Germany, Great Britain and, Italy placing them in a broader political, diplomatic and military context.

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War Under the Red Ensign, 1914-1918. Bernard Edwards. Pen & Sword Books. August 2010. 208. 9781848842298. Atrocious actions of German U-boat commanders against torpedoed merchant ship’s crew and passengers.

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What I Saw in Berlin: And Other European Capitals During Wartime. pseud. Piermartini. BiblioBazaar. September 6th 2011. 344. 9781179656335. First published in 1915, this anonymously-authored work describes the author’s travels to Berlin, Constantinople, Athens and other European capitals in 1914.

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When Money Dies: the Nightmare of Deficit Spending, Devaluation, and Hyperinflation in Weimar Germany. Adam Fergusson. PublicAffairs. 2010. 269. 9781586489946. The post-WWI deadly hyperinflation that ruined the German middle class and brought the Weimar Republic near to collapse until rescued by the Dawes Plan of 1924.

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Youth in a Fatherless Land: War Pedagogy, Nationalism, and Authority in Germany, 1914-1918. Andrew Donson. Harvard University Press. April 1st 2010. 329. 9780674049833. Social history: a study of German youth in wartime at the dawn of an era of mobilization of teenagers and schoolchildren for experiments in state building and creation of extreme political movements. Covers crime, work, sexuality, gender practices, sexuality, family life, recreation, novels and magazines and everyday life.


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14-18. Les Refus de la Guerre: Une histoire des mutins. André Loez. Gallimard. January 28th 1010. 690. 9782070355235. An entry into the continuing French political dispute over the nature of the 1917 French Army mutinies that helps make WWI a perennial flash point between the French anti-war left and right-wing conservatives.

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1917: Beyond the Western Front. Ian F.W. Beckett. Brill Academic Publishers. January 31st 2009. 182. 9004171398. Essays examining the burgeoning costs of war in this significant year of conflict marked by the exit of Russia and the entry of America. Like all Brill publications, this one is too expensive; get it from the library.

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1920 in Turkey: Greco-Turkish War, Turkish War of Independence, Occupation of Constantinople, Treaty of Sevres, Occupation of Ismir. . Books LLC. 2009. 40. 1155508351. An account of violent post-war events in Ottoman Turkey and the Turkish War of Independence.

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A Fleet to be Forgotten: The Wooden Freighters of World War One. Louis A. Hough. San Francisco Maritime History Press. 2009. 343. . The U. S. Shipping Board ordered 393 wooden hulled (yellow pine or Douglas fir) steam freighters in an emergency effort to replace mounting U-boat losses, but only a few of them saw service before the conflict ended. Most soon ended up in ships graveyards such as Curtis Creek off Chesapeake Bay; only a handful survived into the 1930s.

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A German Officer During the Armenian Genocide: A Biography of Max Von Scheubner-Richter. Paul Leverkuehn, Hilmar Kaiser. Gomidas Institute. February 4th 2009. 153. 9781903656815. The biography first published in 1938 of a German Vice Consul at Erzerum and Bitlis during the Armenian genocide. Von Scheubner, a founder of the Nazi Party, was killed in Hitler’s failed Munich Putsch of 1923, found racism at the root of Ottoman persecution of Armenians.

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A History of the Great War: World War One and the International Crisis of the Early 20th Century. Eric Dorn Brose. Oxford University Press. April 10th 2009. 433. 9780195181944. A new political history of the war.

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A More Unbending Battle: The Harlem Hellfighter's Struggle for Freedom in WWI and Equality at Home. Peter Nelson. Basic Books. 2009. 291. 9780465003174. A new history of the celebrated 369th Infantry, a segregated New York National Guard outfit recruited almost exclusively from Harlem. A History Book Club selection.

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A Sacrifice of Innocents: A Novel of the Great War. Alan James Barker. Tommies Guides. February 1st 2009. 340. 0955569877. A believable work on the experiences of a British battalion on the Western Front from September 1915 to March 1916.

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A Technical & Operational History of the Liberty Engine: Tanks, Ships and Aircraft 1917-1960. Robert J. Neal. Specialty Press. January 5th 2009. 616. 9781580071499. An engine that went from concept to delivery in six months, the modular design of the Liberty was a success that survived for decades.

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A Terrible Beauty: British Artists in the First World War. Paul Gough. Sansom & Company. June 16th 2014. 335. 9781906593001. Artists look at the conflict.

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Aces Falling: War Above the Trenches, 1918. Peter Hart. Phoenix. January 6th 2009. 386. 9780753824078. Dogfighting, bombing and sudden death.

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Americans All!: Foreign-Born Soldiers in World War I. Nancy Gentile Ford. Texas A&M University Press. January 1st 2001. 214. 9781603441322. New paperback edition of a book nominated for the Army Historical Association Distinguished Book Award for 2001. A surge of immigrant draftees in 1917 permanently challenged the way the US Army approached citizenship training.

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Among the Mad: A Maisie Dobbs Novel. Jacqueline Winspear. Picador. November 24th 2009. 336. 9780312429256. In her sixth Maisie Dobbs detective novel, Winspear has her heroine join a high power Scotland Yard team in attempting to forestall cataclysmic disaster in 1931 London. Maisie, a WWI VAD, again uses her WWI experience to crack the case.

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Another Life: Lawrence After Arabia. Andrew R. B. Simpson. History Press. June 1st 2012. 366. 9780752463582. Yet another in an unending line of books about Lawrence of Arabia, this one focussing on his post-war career, particularly in the Tank Corps and the RAF.

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Armed Progressive: General Leonard Wood. Jack C. Lane. Bison Books. December 1st 2009. 352. 0803226586. A new biography of an American imperialist, Harvard Medical School graduate and political collaborator of Teddy Roosevelt who rose to be Army Chief of Staff, Governor General in Cuba and the Philippines and presidential wannabe. Also a available from Nebraska is Chasing Geronimo: The Journal of Leonard Wood, May-September 1886, Lack C. Lane (ed.), 176 pages, photos, map, ISBN 978 0 8032 2527 5, $14.96 paperback. Wood, then an Army contract surgeon, won the Medal of Honor for helping capture Apache chief Geronimo.

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Armenian Golgotha. Grigoris Balakian, Peter Balakian. Vintage Books. March 9th 2010. 576. 1400096774. The memoirs of an Armenian Apostolic priest and intellectual who disguised himself as a railway worker and escaped the WWI Armenian bloodbath. The translator is the author of The Burning Tigris: The Armenian Genocide and the American Response (Harper Collins, 2004). One of a spate of books being published as the 100 anniversary of the Ottoman massacres of Armenians nears.

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Armenians and the Allies in Cilicia, 1914-1923. Yücel Güçlü. University of Utah Press. June 30th 2009. 281. 9780874809565. An ancient Roman province, Cilicia is located in southeastern Turkey and was the site of forced resettlement and massacres of Armenian citizens of the Ottoman Empire during WWI; one an increasing number of histories of the Ottoman Turks in World War One.

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Banned in Berlin: Literary Censorship in Imperial Germany, 1871-1918. Gary D. Stark. Berghahn Books. March 2009. 316. 9781845455705. Imperial Germany took a broad view of measures permissible and necessary to maintain moral and religious norms and political order, but this did not stifle literary life.

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Before My Helpless Sight: Suffering, Dying and Military Medicine on the Western Front, 1914-1918. Leo van Bergen. . February 8th 2009. 528. 9780754658535. Drawing on French, Dutch, British and German sources, the author examines the impact of modern war on individual soldiers. Translation from the Dutch recommended by Hubert van Tuyll of Augusta State University.

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Belfast Boys: How Unionists and Nationalists Fought and Died Together in the First World War. Richard S. Grayson. A&C Black. September 23rd 2010. 272. 9781441105196. The story of Irish Volunteers of the 36th and 16th Divisions challenges popular perceptions and explains why remembrance remains controversial in Belfast.

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Beyond the Bonus March and GI Bill: How Veteran Politics Shaped the New Deal Era. Stephen R. Ortiz. NYU Press. April 1st 2012. 268. 9780814762684. Closer look at two major American veteran’s organizations The American Legion and The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) helped shape post-WWI politics.

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Black Fokker Leader: The First World War’s Last Airfighter Knight. Peter Kilduff. Casemate Publishers. May 1st 2009. 256. 9781906502287. Wartime exploits of an all-but-forgotten German ace; Kilduff’s 13th book on WWI aviation. // The story of German ace Carl Degelow and his squadron of mostly Fokker D-VII recounted by a premier aviation historian.

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Bloody Victory: The Sacrifice on the Somme and the Making of the Twentieth Century. William J. Philpott. Little Brown and Company. August 1st 2009. 721. 1408701081. Despite the over-blown title, this is an uncommonly good history of the battle covering French and German forces, as well as the performance of the BEF’s Kitchener armies.

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Bodies of War: World War I and the Politics of Commemoration in America, 1919-1933. Lisa M. Budreau. NYU Press. November 1st 2011. 317. 9780814725184. 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.

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British Destroyers: From Earliest Days to the Second World War. Norman Friedman. Naval Institute Press. December 1st 2009. 320. 9781591140818. First detailed study of Royal Navy destroyers and their predecessors from the 1880s to the 1930s.

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Cambrai 1917: The Myth of the First Great Tank Battle. Bryn Hammond. Weidenfeld & Nicolson. November 4th 2008. 500. 9780297845539. The author asserts that that innovative artillery tactics, not tanks (400 of them), were responsible for short-lived British successes at Cambrai. // The author sees the battle as a draw, but a nonetheless useful lesson leading toward more mobile warfare.

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Camoupedia: A Compendium of Research on Art, Architecture and Camouflage. Roy R. Behrens, Marvin Bell. Bobolink Books. January 1st 2009. 463. 0971324468. A delightful look at the development of camouflage themes in war and peace with particular reference to WWI. You will be surprised at the number famous artists and designers (like Edison) involved in war camouflage work. The author teaches graphic design at the University of Northern Iowa.

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Captain Roy Brown, A True Story of the Great War, 1914-1918. Alan D. Bennett, Margaret Brown Harman, Denny Reid May. Brick Tower Press. July 16th 2011. 350. 9781883283568. 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.

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Captivity, Forced Labour and Forced Migration in Europe during the First World War. Matthew Stibbe. Routledge. August 7th 2009. 232. 0415846358. Six essays on POWs, refugees, deportees, internees, forced migrations, and use of colonial troops and civilian laborers in Europe.

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Captured at Kut, Prisoner of the Turks. W.C. Spackman, Tony Spackman. Pen & Sword Books. May 1st 2009. 206. 184415873X. The edited diary of a British Indian Army doctor.

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Digging Up Plugstreet: The Archeology of a Great War Battlefield. Richard Osgood, Martin Brown. J H Haynes & Co. August 2009. 224. B012HV1Y4A. Digging up the battlefield at Ploegsteert, Belgium, south of Ypres to unearth the story of the men of the 3rd Australian Division.

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Doughboy War: The American Expeditionary Force in World War I. James H. Hallas. Stackpole Books. January 19th 2009. 347. 9780811734677. Essays on the AEF experience.

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Dover & Folkestone During the Great War. Michael George, Christine George, Allan Willett. . June 1st 2009. 162. 184415842X. How the war impacted two Kentish ports vital to supplying and reinforcing the BEF in Flanders.

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Drawing Fire: The Diary of a Great War Soldier and Artist. Len Smith. Collins. October 1st 2009. 383. 9780007313846. The diary of an infantrymen sniper and artist who carried both a rifle and a sketchbook to war.

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Dublin 1916: The Siege of the GPO. Clair Wills. Harvard University Press. October 15th 2009. 259. 9780674036338. A new history of the Easter Uprising, which sparked the ultimately successful Irish revolt.

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Eden to Armageddon: World War I in the Middle East. Roger Ford. Phoenix. August 1st 2010. 496. 0753827980. A broad-brush narrative history spanning all the Middle East theatres from Gallipoli, through the Caucasus, Palestine, the Sinai and the Hejaz to Mesopotamia; many detailed maps and numerous illustrations. -- A narrative history of the sweep of war from the Russo-Turkish war in the Caucasus, to Gallipoli, Macedonia, Suez, Palestine and Mesopotamia followed by the disintegration of the Ottoman Empire and the creation of modern Turkey. Also available in August 2011 in paperback from the same publisher ISBN 978 1 6059 8196 3, $17.95. // A new survey history of the war in Mesopotamia and Palestine.

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Elsie and Mairi Go to War: Two Extraordinary Women on the Western Front. Diane Atkinson. Preface Publishing. March 8th 2010. 272. 9781453226001. The story of two remarkable volunteer ambulance drivers.

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Flying Fury: Five Years in the Royal Flying Corps. James McCudden. Casemate. October 1st 2009. 304. 1935149105. Autobiography of a British aero ace with 57 victories and winner of the Victoria Cross.

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Ford in the Service of America: Mass Production for the Military During the World Wars. Timothy J. O'Callaghan. McFarland & Company. August 31st 2009. 198. 9780786444854. The history of Ford Motor Company’s products and achievements during two world wars.

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Freedom Struggles: African Americans and World War I. Adriane Lentz-Smith. . September 1st 2011. 318. 0674062051. World War I viewed as a watershed moment in the evolving civil rights struggle in America.

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From Jutland to Junkyard. S.C. George. Birlinn. July 2009. 168. 9781843410102. The interwar salvage for scrap of a portion of the German High Seas Fleet scuttled by its crews at Scapa Flow in June 1919.

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Gallipoli: The End of the Myth. Robin Prior. Yale University Press. December 7th 2010. 304. 0300168942. An important reappraisal of the 1915 campaign. // Australian historian Pryor (author of excellent books on the Somme and Passchendale) examines in detail planning of the campaign and concludes that it was doomed from the start.

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Gas Attacks: Ypres, 1915. John Lee. . June 18th 2009. 192. 9781844159291. A new book on the first German use of poison gas.

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Gentlemen, We Will Stand and Fight: Le Cateau 1914. Antony Bird. The Crowood Press. May 1st 2009. 160. 9781847970626. The stand of II Corps, BEF at Le Gateau, August 26, 1914.

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George, Nicholas and Wilhelm: Three Royal Cousins and the Road to World War I. Miranda Carter. Vintage Books. March 8th 2011. 498. 9781400079124. The story of three cousins: King George V of Great Britain, Tzar Nicholas II of Russia and Emperor Wilhelm II of Germany and the road to war in 1914.

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Ghosts on the Somme: Filming the Battle, June-July 1916. Alastair H. Fraser, Steve Roberts, Andrew Robertshaw. . December 1st 2009. 208. 1844158365. The story of how Jeffrey Malins filmed The Battle of the Somme, an officially-sponsored feature motion picture first shown to British audiences in 1916. The original film is still available remastered on DVD in Region Two (PAL) format from Amazon.co.uk and the Imperial War Museum shop.

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Guarding the Border: The Military Memoirs of the Ward Schrantz, 1912-1917. Jeff Patrick. Texas A&M University Press. February 10th 2009. 224. 1603440968. This memoir offers a look at a professional soldier’s life and attitudes in the early 20th century.

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Haig: A Reappraisal 80 Years On. Brian Bond, Nigel Cave. Pen & Sword Books. April 1st 2009. 271. 184415887X. Another look at Great Britain’s controversial field commander.

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Haig’s Generals. Ian F.W. Beckett, Steven J. Corvi. Pen & Sword Books. April 1st 2009. 217. 1844158926. A study of BEF army commanders with contributions from John Bourne, Gary Sheffield, Peter Simkins and Steven J. Corvi among others.

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Handbook of Imperial Germany. Janet Robinson, Joe Robinson. Authorhouse. September 23rd 2009. 336. 1449021131. A summary overview of Imperial German government, the constituent states and kingdoms and the organization of the armies of Prussia and the several kingdoms, including an order of battle for August 1914. Appendices contain a timeline, notes on the Imperial Constitution, and on tactics. An outstanding and affordable reference source on Imperial German government, society and military.

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Images of Conflict: Military Aerial Photography and Archaeology. Birger Stichelbaut, Jean Bourgeois, Nicholas J. Saunders, Piet Chielens. Cambridge Scholars Publishing. February 1st 2009. 302. 1443801712. An exploration of aerial photography in World Wars I and II by military historians with the emphasis on The Great War.

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In the Company of Generals: The World War Diary of Pierpont L. Stackpole. Pierpont L. Stackpole, Robert H. Ferrell. University of Missouri. November 1st 2009. 208. 0826218709. A critical look at Pershing’s command by an AEF staff officer at Chaumont complimented by marginal comments by the editor, a distinguished historian of Woodrow Wilson and WWI.

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Infantry Attacks. Erwin Rommel. Athena Press. 2011. 325. 9780960273607. First published in 1937, Rommel’s work quickly became a standard military text.

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Istanbul Under Allied Occupation, 1918-1923. Nur Bilge Criss. Brill Academic Publishers. January 1st 1999. 178. 9789004112599. Another account of post-war Turkey under Allied occupation as progressive Turks seek to prevent their country’s dismemberment.

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John Galsworthy and disabled soldiers of the Great War. Jeffrey S. Reznick. Manchester University Press. March 15th 2010. 240. 9780719077920. The winner of the 1931 Nobel Prize and author of The Forsyte Saga writes about the care of soldiers disabled by war wounds both physical and psychological. Available in the US in 2010, or immediately from Amazon.co.uk.

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Kut 1916: Courage and Failure in Iraq. Patrick Crowley. Spellmount. 2009. 320. 9780752454474. The history of one of the worst defeats of British arms: The siege of Kut, on the Euphrates River, 1915-1916. More than 13,000 British Indian Army troops surrendered and went into harsh Ottoman captivity. Recommended by Michael Neiberg of the Army War College faculty and winner of the Tomlinson Book Prize for 2008.

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Letters from Verdun: Frontline Experiences of an American Volunteer in World War I France. William C. Harvey, Avery Wolfe. Casemate Publishers. December 2009. 240. 1932033947. The diary and letters of Avery Royce Wolfe recounting his service as a volunteer ambulance driver with the American Field Service near Verdun and with French occupation forces in the Rhineland from June 1917 to April 1919. Excellent photos taken by Avery Wolfe illustrate this volume. // Letters of a volunteer ambulance driver in the French army at Verdun and during the Ludendorff offensives of 1918. // Letters of an American volunteer ambulance driver in the French Army.

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Light Horse: A History of Australia's Mounted Arm. Jean Bou. Cambridge University Press. November 24th 2009. 361. 9780521197083. The evolution of the famed light horse mounted infantry regiments from pre-federation days to WWI to their withering away in 1944.

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Living with Enza: The Forgotten Story of Britain and the Great Flu Pandemic of 1918. Mark Honigsbaum. Palgrave Macmillan. February 3rd 2009. 237. 9780230217744. The story of the influenza pandemic of 1918-19 in which over a quarter of a million died in the UK and another three million in British India.

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Machine-Guns and the Great War. Paul Cornish. . September 19th 2009. 169. 1848840470. Reassessment of the tactical role of the key infantry weapon of the war.

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Magnificent But Not War: The Second Battle of Ypres. John Dixon. Pen & Sword Books. April 1st 2009. 370. 184415890X. Detailed day-to-day accounting of the battles of April and May 1915 around the Belgian cloth town of Ypres.

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Media, Memory and the First World War. David Williams. McGill-Queen's University Press. September 2nd 2011. 336. 0773539077. How the dominant means of communication in popular culture, whether it be oral, written or digital, shapes the structure of memory within that culture. // An interdisciplinary look at how The Great War was depicted at the time, over time and is depicted now.

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Mediterranean Submarines: Submarine Warfare in World War One. Paul Kemp. . September 10th 1998. 219. 0947554572. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0947554572/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=0947554572&linkCode=as2&tag=worlwaroneh0a-20&linkId=G2A2W5GFYB3YBSTN

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Men of Mont St Quentin: Between Victory and Death. Peter Stanley. Scribe. August 31st 2009. 304. 9781921215339. The focus is on the dozen men who fought in Nine Platoon, 21st Australian Infantry Battalion on September 1, 1918, tracing their battle and the survivors’ lives after the war.

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Men of War: Masculinity and the First World War in Britain. Jessica Meyer. Palgrave Macmillan. February 15th 2012. 232. 9780230302327. Social history; psychological investigation of men at war. // A scholarly examination of masculinity among British soldiers based in part on their correspondence.

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Mons, Anzac and Kut by an MP. Edward Melotte. . January 19th 2010. 217. 9781848841758. Memoirs of a BEF intelligence officer on several fronts. // The WWI experiences of a British soldier, diplomat and adventurer.

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Mont St. Quentin: A Soldier’s Battle. Bill Billet. ReadHowYouWant. December 28th 2012. 320. 1459640624. A fine analysis of the successful and innovative August-September 1918 ANZAC Corps attack against strong German positions along the Somme at Peronne and St. Quentin.

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Oh Holy Night: The Peace of 1914. Michael C. Snow. . January 1st 2009. 96. 9781616230807. The Christmas Truce of 1914. Order through Evangel Press, Nappannee, Indiana (800) 253-9315.

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On the Far Western Front: Britain’s First World War in South America. Phillip A. Dehne. Manchester University Press. March 15th 2010. 304. 9780719080050. Economic warfare; an analysis of largely successful British efforts to stifle German trade with Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay during WWI. Available in the US from Palgrave Macmillan.

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On the Western Front with the Rainbow Division: A World War I Diary. Vernon E. Kniptash, E. Bruce Geelhoed. University of Oklahoma Press. April 17th 2009. 256. 0806140321. Experiences of an extraordinary ordinary soldier of the AE.F. // Memoirs of an Indiana National Guardsman who served as a radio operator in the 42nd Division.

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Picture This: World War I Posters and Visual Culture. Pearl James. University of Nebraska Press. January 1st 2010. 398. 9780803226104. The war years marked the high water mark of the mass-produced poster. Essays by Jay Winter and Jennifer Keene among others reveal the impact of this art form on contemporary popular understanding of the conflict.

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Pilgrimage: A guide to the Royal Newfoundland Regiment in World War One. W. David Parsons. Creative Publishers. 2009. 205. 9781895387407. The author is chairman of the Newfoundland Branch of WFA. Available form the publisher at info@drcpublishingnl.com.

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Prisoners of the Kaiser: The last POWs of The Great War. Richard Van Emden. . August 2009. 196. 9781848840782. Draws on the memories of the last surviving British POWs.

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Private Beatson’s War: Life, Death and Hope on the Western Front. Shaun Springer, Henry Allingham, Stuart Humphreys, James Beatson. . November 1st 2009. 154. 1848840829. From the dairy of British soldiers killed at High Wood on the Somme.

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Russia in War and Revolution, 1914-1922. Jonathan Daly, Leonid Trofimov. Hackett Publishing Company. September 15th 2009. 416. 0872209873. A source book for scholars rather than a narrative history.

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Sapper Martin: The Secret Great War Diary of Jack Martin. Richard Van Emden. . November 2nd 2009. 272. 1408802678. The diary of a Royal Engineer on the Western. Available from Amazon.co.uk.

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Scorched Earth: The Germans on the Somme 1914-18. Gerhard Hirschfeld, Gerd Krumeich. Pen & Sword Books. July 1st 2009. 217. 1844159736. A detailed examination of German warfare.

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Selling the Great War: The Making of American Propaganda. Alan Axelrod. St. Martin's Press. March 3rd 2009. 256. 9780230605039. Motivated by fears than America’s multi-ethnic population would not support the war effort, President Wilson launched the federal government’s first concerted public information campaign headed by journalist George Creel.

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Shell Shock Cinema: Weimar Culture and the Wounds of War. Anton Kaes. Princeton University Press. October 2nd 2011. 328. 9780691008509. Weimar Republic culture and the wounds of war. // Interpretative history of Weimar-era German cinema and how it reflected the memory of The Great War.

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Shot in the Tower: The Story of Spies Executed in the Tower of London During the First World War. Leonard Sellers. . July 19th 2009. 212. 9781848840263. None of the men had any proper training for espionage, but their lives were forfeit despite their amateur status.

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Slum and Guns: Tales of the Marines in the Great War. Wayne A. Pettyjohn. Xlibris Corporation. November 18th 2010. 166. 1456818082. Available from the author at phidwaye@aol.com. The second novel in a planned Marine Corps trilogy, this one a series of short stories based on the exploits of the Fourth Marine Brigade on the Western Front.

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Spies in Arabia: The Great War and the Cultural Foundations of Britain's Covert Empire in the Middle East. Priya Satia. Oxford University Press, USA. November 1st 2009. 458. 0199734801. Beyond Lawrence of Arabia: The interaction between culture and imperialism. // Scholarly critique of British imperialism as a paranoid and brutal arm of military policy with its roots in Edwardian England; questions the liberal underpinnings of imperial ideology. A cultural history of the interwar British imperial state.

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Strategy and Command: The Anglo-French Coalition on the Western Front, 1914. Roy A. Prete. McGill-Queen's University Press. August 20th 2012. 280. 0773540792. First published in hardcover in 2009, this is the first of three planned volumes on the Franco-British military alliance. // First of three planned volumes on the ever-evolving Anglo-French alliance in WWI.

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Survivors of a Kind: Memoirs of the Western Front. Brian Bond. A&C Black. December 20th 2008. 192. 9781847250049. An introduction to WWI memoirs as being of both literary and historical value. // An analysis of Western Front memoirs published by a range of British luminaries including Anthony Eden, Harold McMillan, General F. P. Crozier and several war poets including Edmund Blunden.

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Tank Action in The Great War. Ian Verrinder. . September 2009. 218. 9781848840805. An account of the attacks of B Battalion, Machine Gun Corps (later the Tank Corps) on the Somme, at Messines, Ypres, Cambrai and Fontaine-Notre-Dame

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Tanks and Trenches: First Hand Accounts of Tank Warfare in the First World War. David Fletcher. . May 1st 2009. 192. 9780752449364. Reprint of the Bovington Tank Museum curator’s 1994 book filled with accounts from wartime tankers.

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The A to Z of World War I. Ian V. Hogg. Scarecrow Press. September 15th 2009. 322. 9780810868625. A new survey history from an imprint known for its historical dictionaries.

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The Ace. Jack D. Hunter. Blue River Press. September 1st 2008. 300. 9780979924064. Story of the political intrigue and corruption surrounding American combat aviation in World War One written by the author of The Blue Max, his 17th and final novel published the year before his death in 2009.

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The Alchemy of Air: A Jewish Genius, a Doomed Tycoon, and the Scientific Discovery That Fed the World but Fueled the Rise of Hitler. Thomas Hager. Three Rivers Press. August 18th 2009. 316. 9780307351791. The story of German chemists Fritz Haber and Carl Bosch who developed a process for synthesizing and mass producing ammonia from hydrogen and atmospheric nitrogen. The invention was used to replace natural nitrates as the base for fertilizer and explosives, fueling Germany’s 1914-1918 war effort. Haber also helped develop Germany’s poison gas capabilities. The author is a science and health writer.

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The Army Medical Department, 1917-1941. Mary C. Gillett, Center of Military History. Military Bookshop. November 23rd 2009. 668. 9781780390529. Traces the rapid growth and burgeoning expertise of the US Army Medical Department as a result of WWI.

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The Atlas of Kaunas Fortress. Vladimir Orlov, Karo Paveldo Centras. Arx Baltica. 2009. 68. 978 9955 30 080 0. A series of concrete and steel reinforced forts, artillery and infantry emplacements, barracks and warehouses guarding the border with Prussia and key Russian rail lines begun in 1885 and modernized from 1912. Kaunas, now in Lithuania, is a former capital of that nation. Drawn largely from Russian archives.

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The Austro-Hungarian Dual Monarchy 1867-1918. Zsuzsa Gaspar. . June 16th 2009. 240. 1847730078. A survey history of an often neglected major player in WWI; an experiment in multi-national, multi-ethnic empire.

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The Bantams: The Untold Story Of World War One. Sidney Allinson. . September 1st 2009. 316. 1413444458. New edition of a book authored by the Chairman of the Pacific Coast Branch of WFA about British and Canadian soldiers well below the army’s five foot – three inch minimum height.

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The Best of Fragments from France by Capt. Bruce Bairnsfather. Bruce Bairnsfather, Valmai Holt, Tonie Holt. Pen & Sword Books. June 1st 2010. 160. 1848841698. Cartoons from the famous British WWI officer who created the characters Old Bill, Bert and Alf, forerunners of Carl Mauldin’s WWII GIs Willie and Joe.

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The Best Small-Boat Seamen in the Navy. W. David Parsons, Ean Parsons. DRC. 2009. 244. 9780980936940. Newfoundlanders in the Royal Navy during WWI. Available from info@drcpublishingnl.com.

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The British Army in Battle and Its Image, 1914-1918. Stephen Badsey. Bloomsbury Publishing. June 30th 2009. 256. 9781441174086. Essays covering the army’s relations with the press, propaganda, filming the war, and Black Adder TV series.

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The British Naval Staff in the First World War. Nicholas Black. Boydell Press. June 21st 2011. 348. 1843836556. A revisionist look at a much reviled institution finds it worthy of merit.

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The Czech Legion, 1914-20. David Bullock. Osprey Publishing. November 17th 2009. 48. 9781846032363. Czechs fought on the Western, Eastern and Italian fronts, as well as along the Trans-Siberian Railway.

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The Dardanelles Disaster: Winston Churchill's Greatest Failure. Dan Van der Vat. The Overlook Press. July 9th 2009. 256. 1590202236. A new look at a much-studies campaign.

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The Day We Won the War: Turning Point at Amiens 8th August 1918. Charles Messenger. Weidenfeld & Nicolson. March 3rd 2009. 288. 0297852817. The fateful day Ludendorff became convinced the German army was beaten. // Ninetieth anniversary analysis of the August 1918 break- through at Amiens which opened the victorious “100 days” ending World War I. The mixed arms attack of the British 4th Army also included troops from Australia, Canada and America.

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The Desert Baron: Friedrich: A Warrior for All Seasons. Conrad Crease. BookSurge Publishing. May 4th 2009. 241. 9781439221006. Biography of the German officer who led the 1916 Turkish attack on the Suez Canal, defended Armenians against Turkish genocide and Georgia from both the Turks and the Bolsheviks. Order from www.booksurge.com

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The Final Battle: Soldiers of the Western Front in the German Revolution of 1918. Scott Stephenson. Cambridge University Press. September 1st 2009. 374. 0521519462. A scholarly look at the morale and political outlook of the German army following the armistice of November 11, 1918.

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The First World War: Germany and Austria-Hungary, 1914-1918. Holger H. Herwig. Bloomsbury Academic. September 1st 2009. 512. 0340573481.

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The First World War: A Concise Global History. William Kelleher Storey. . September 16th 2010. 193. 9780742541467. A narrative history emphasizing the role of the environment and of new and old technologies. // A new history concentrating on environmental and technical aspects of the conflict and how the war changed peoples’ perceptions of their surroundings and relations to machinery.

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The Flatpack Bombers: The Royal Navy and the Zeppelin Menace. Ian Gardiner. Casemate Publishers. August 1st 2009. 224. 9781848840713. Early long-distance RN bombing raids against German Zeppelin sheds led to the development of aircraft carriers.

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The German Army at Cambrai. Jack Sheldon. . September 2009. 338. 9781844159444. The see-saw November-December 1917 battle from the German point of view based on German archival material.

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The Germans on the Somme (Images of War). David Bilton. Pen & Sword Books. 2009. 222. 9781844158652. Images of the German army on the River Somme from 1914 to 1918. A view of events through German eyes.

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The Glorious Dead: Figurative Sculpture of British First World War Memorials. Geoffrey Archer. . November 6th 2009. 416. 1872914381. For art historians, a survey of WWI memorial art in Great Britain. Available from frontierpublishing@ymail.com

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The Great Silence: 1918-1920 Living in the Shadow of the Great War. Juliet Nicolson. McArthur & Company. November 12th 2009. 302. 9781552788134. An entertaining view of life in England from the Armistice in 1918 to the 1920 burial of the Unknown Soldier. Ms. Nicholson also wrote The Perfect Summer: Dancing into the Shadows in 1911 (Murray, 2007) an examination of English society three years before war erupted. // A social history of post-war Britain. Totally unprepared for peace following an expansion of the franchise and the ‘khaki election’ of 1918, the Lloyd George government was unable meet to expectations raised by its promise to create “a land fit for heroes” for returning trench veterans. By the same author: The Perfect Summer: Dancing into Shadows, 1911, 304 pages, John Murray, 2007, ISBN 0 7195 6243 0. £5.55 from Amazon.co.uk. A glimpse of British society at the end of the Edwardian Era on the brink of The Great War.

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The Great War and German Memory: Society, Politics and Psychological Trauma, 1914-1945. Jason Crouthamel. University of Exeter Press. 2009. 278. 9780859898423. An account of psychological, political and social chaos in post-war Germany

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The Greek Media in World War I and its Aftermath. Georgia Eglezou. Tauris Academic Studies. March 15th 2009. 261. 9781845117870. A study of the Athens’ press coverage of Greece in WWI and in the conflict between Greece and Turkey which followed the signing of the Treaty of Sevres (1920). The resultant Greek defeat led to the Greeks being driven from Turkey and Turkey regaining many of the territories (Smyrna, Thrace) lost after WWI and regained in the Treaty of Lausanne (1923).

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The Harding Affair: Love and Espionage during the Great War. James David Robenalt. St. Martin's Press. September 1st 2009. 416. 9780230609648. A real pot boiler: the story of a 12-year affair between Senator Warren G. Harding and Carrie Phillips, who – with her daughter – was allegedly a German agent. Drawing on Library of Congress files, the author also looks at wartime pro-German sentiment in America though he fails to establish the historical or political significance of the Harding-Phillips affair.

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The Hell They Called High Wood: The Somme 1916. Terry Norman. Leo Cooper. June 30th 2003. 256. 9780850529869. Study of a bloody series of battles at a focal point of the Somme Campaign of 1916.

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The Killing Ground: The British Army, the Western Front & Emergence of Modern Warfare, 1900-1918. Timothy Travers. . July 1st 2003. 309. 9780850529647. A distinguished Canadian historian integrates social and military history to illuminate the evolution of British war- fighting doctrine. Available from www.casematepublishing.com in America.

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The Last Century of Sea Power: From Port Arthur to Chanak, 1894-1922. H.P. Willmott. Indiana University Press. June 1st 2009. 568. 0253352142. Analyses the complex nature of transition to modern war at sea, changes in shipbuilding, armament technology and doctrine. Written by a foremost military historian.

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The Last Englishman: The Double Life of Arthur Ransome. Roland Chambers. David R. Godine. March 2nd 2012. 389. 9781567924176. The story of an MI6 agent who lived in Russia and the Baltic States from 1913 to 1922. Ransome is best remembered as the successful author of children’s stories.

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The Last Great War: British Society and the First World War. Adrian Gregory. Cambridge University Press. October 16th 2008. 362. 9780521728836. A new social history. // A ground-breaking new cultural and social history of the British home front.

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The Legacy of the Great War: Ninety Years On. Jay Winter. University of Missouri Press. October 26th 2009. 240. 9780826271990. Papers from a 2007 forum sponsored by the Western Front Association, The National WWI Museum at the Liberty Memorial and the Kansas City Public Library edited by Yale scholar Jay Winter. Contributors include Niall Ferguson, Paul Kennedy, Sir John Keegan, Hew Strachan, John Horne, Leonard Smith, John Milton Cooper, Margaret MacMillan and Paul Fussell.

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The Marne, 1914: The Opening of World War I and the Battle That Changed the World. Holger H. Herwig. Random House Trade Paperbacks. February 8th 2011. 391. 9780812978292. The first four weeks of WWI: a first-rate new study in best-laid-plans gone awry by a prize-wining Canadian military historian. // An important and well-crafted new look at the decisive days between September 5 and September 11, 1914 drawing on archival material thought destroyed in WWII by a distinguished Canadian historian and winner of the WFA Tomlinson Book Prize.

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The Missing of the Somme. Geoff Dyer. Vintage Books. August 9th 2011. 157. 9780307742971. Myth and memory influencing our memory of the conflict.

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The Morbid Age: Britain and the Crisis of Civilisation, 1919 - 1939. Richard Overy. Penguin Adult. May 7th 2009. 544. 9780141003252. A prize-winning British historian looks at the sense of dread, a presentiment of impending disaster, which seized England in the interwar years. Favorably reviewed in the Economist.

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The Ordeal of Peace: Demobilization and the Urban Experience in Britain and Germany, 1917-1921. Adam R. Seipp. Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.. April 1st 2009. 291. 9780754667490. Victorious and vanquished soldiers home from the war. How two societies dealt with returning war veterans and how these veterans, in turn, changed these societies.

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The Origin of the Fighter Aircraft. Jon Guttman. Westholme. July 29th 2009. 294. 9781594160837. Technical information, personalities, and battle accounts tell the story of early fighter aircraft and how they became integral part of battlefield weaponry. // A new history of the First Air War and the early evolution of air power, by one of the masters of aviation history.

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The Plot to Kill Lloyd George: The Story of Alice Wheeldon and the Peartree Conspiracy. Nicola Rippon. . January 15th 2009. 224. 1844158373. An apparent attempt by government to discredit the British anti-war movement by falsely charging the Wheeldon family with plotting to murder the Prime Minister and a member of his cabinet, Arthur Henderson.

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The Railway Operating Division on the Western Front: The Royal Engineers in France and Belgium 1915-1919. William A.T. Aves. Shaun Tyas. December 1st 2009. 208. 9781900289993. A history of the integrated Royal Engineer rail system that supported the BEF under the overall command of Sir Eric Geddes. // The BEF’s rail operation expanded mightily into an integrated rail, road and waterway system based on Channel supply depots all under command of a civilian, Sir Eric Geddes. Order from Amazon.co.uk.

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The Remains of Company D: A Story of the Great War. James Carl Nelson. Macmillan. September 28th 2010. 400. 9780312650414. A tale of battle and the search for the legacy of the author’s Doughboy grandfather. Available in November 2009. // Follows the members of Company D, 28th Infantry Regiment, First Division from enlistment to combat at Cantigny, St. Mihiel and The Meuse-Argonne.

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The Resurrection and Collapse of Empire in Habsburg Serbia, 1914-1918. Jonathan E. Gumz. Cambridge University Press. June 15th 2009. 288. 9780521896276. Efforts to denationalize and depoliticize occupied Serbia and bring it back into the Dual Monarchy.

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The Rise of Militarism in the Progressive Era, 1900-1914. Roger Possner. McFarland & Company. June 13th 2009. 252. 9780786444182. How the War Department and Army worked to build a martial spirit among the American people.

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The Russian Military Air Fleet in World War I: Volume I: A Chronology, 1910-1917. August G. Blume. . June 1st 2010. 334. 9780764333514. Solidly researched by a premier aviation historian. (Volume one of two.)

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The Secret Battle: A Tragedy of the First World War. A.P. Herbert, Winston S. Churchill, Malcolm Brown. Frontline Books. April 1st 2009. 216. 1848325215. The fictionalized story of an idealistic young British officer first published in 1919. // First published by Methuen in 1919 and in print virtually ever since, this semi-autobiographical novel follows the career of a young man who left Oxford to enlist later taking a commission and serving at Gallipoli and on the Western Front. This was the first book to freely discuss executions for desertion in the British forces.

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The Secret Battle: Emotional Survival in the Great War. Michael Roper. Manchester University Press. October 12th 2010. 368. 9780719083860. Personal experience and psychological impact of WWI on soldiers and their families.

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The Soldier from Independence: A Military Biography of Harry Truman. D. M. Giangreco. Zenith Press. September 10th 2009. 286. 9780760332092. Future President Harry “Give ‘Em Hell” Truman as an artillery officer on the Western Front.

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The Somme: The Darkest Hour on the Western Front. Peter Hart. Pegasus Books. March 1st 2010. 624. 1605980811. Popular British historian Hart argues that the Somme battle was hardly senseless and that its participants were by no means “helpless victims.” Hart is also the author of many other books on the WWI era including A Very British Victory, Aces Falling and Bloody April.

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The War on Hospital Ships, 1914-1918. Stephen McGreal. Pen & Sword Books. April 1st 2009. 272. 1844158586. German submarine sinkings of unarmed hospital ships outraged the American, British and French publics and caused the UK to paint hospital ships in drab colors, defensively arm and sail them in protected convoys. // German sinkings of Entente hospital ships detailed.

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The Whole Armour of God: Anglican Army Chaplains in the Great War. Linda Parker. Helion & Company. October 1st 2009. 112. 1906033420. Attempts to judge the sometimes maligned service of chaplains by the ideals and standards of their time.

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The Will to Believe: Woodrow Wilson, World War I, and America's Strategy for Peace and Security. Ross A. Kennedy. Kent State University Press. March 13th 2009. 291. 9780873389716. A nuanced look at the debate surrounding Wilson’s national security policy and the shadow this casts across contemporary foreign policy formulation. // The author, an Assistant Professor of History at Illinois State University, takes a new, sophisticated look at how three competing groups — pacifists, liberal internationalists and Atlanticists — addressed national security issues during the Wilson Administration. // A fresh analysis of Wilson’s foreign policy focusing on three competing groups: pacifists, liberal internationalists, and Atlanticists.

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To the Line of Fire: Mexican Texans and World War I. José A. Ramírez. Texas A&M University Press. October 5th 2009. 191. 9781603441360. An examination of mixed Mexican reactions to the war and veterans efforts to overcome discrimination in the post war era.

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Tracing British Battalions on the Somme. Ray Westlake. . January 15th 2009. 320. 9781844158850. A research guide for Somme enthusiasts by a recognized British historian and researcher.

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Truce: The Day the Soldiers Stopped Fighting. Jim Murphy. Scholastic Press. October 1st 2009. 116. 9780545130493. More on the 1914 Christmas Truce on the Western Front

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Uniforms of the German Colonial Troops, 1884-1918. Charles Woolley. Schiffer Military History. 2009. 187. 9780764333576. Also see Uniforms of the Schutztruppen, the Expedition Corps and III, the Batallion of the Imperial Marines assigned to protect Germany’s far-flung pre-WWI colonial possessions.

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Untold War: New Perspectives in First World War Studies. Heather Jones, Jennifer O'brien, Christoph Schmidt-supprian. Brill Academic Publishers. June 4th 2008. 452. 9004166599. Scholarly essays re-examining the global civil and military impact of the conflict; how the war changed societies. Contributors include prize-winning historians Alan Kramer and Dan Todman, with an introduction by John Horne. (I will be reviewing this for Stand To!) //Essays covering diverse themes such as combat, occupation, civil identity, juvenile delinquency, chaplains, art and remembrance across several countries: Germany, France, Britain, colonial Africa, Belgium and Romania. Fourth in the series of edited proceedings from conferences sponsored by the International Society for First World War Studies. Other titles are Uncovered Fields, Warfare and Belligerence, and Untold War.

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US 110' Subchasers In Action. T. Garth Connelly. Squadron/Signal Publications. 2009. 64. 0897475879. The evolution of an American type (the so-called Splinter Fleet) of anti-submarine vessels from 1916 through World War Two.

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Verdun: An Integrated Defence. Neil J. Wells. . July 22nd 2009. . 1845747151. Details on the Verdun forts.

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We Hope to Get Word Tomorrow: The Garvin Family Letters, 1914-1916. Mark Pottle, John Ledingham. Casemate Publishers. 2009. 280. 9781848325456. Collection of letters from a young British subaltern to his mother and father at home. // Exchanges of letters between a young subaltern and his family in England.

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When Europe Went Mad: A Brief History of the First World War. Terence T. Finn. Ivy House Publishing Group. October 1st 2009. 76. 9781571974976. A survey history for general readers.

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Willing Patriots: Men of Color in the First World War. Robert J. Dalessandro, Gerald Torrence. Schiffer Publishing. April 1st 2009. 192. 0764332333. Treats the organization, combat history of black troops including two infantry division, services of supply and special troops of the US Army in WWI.

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Wings over the Desert: In Action with an RAF Pilot in Palestine, 1916-18. Desmond Seward. Haynes Publishing. 2009. 224. 9781844256723. Air battles with the Germans over the Sinai Desert with a pilot of Number 14 Squadron, RAF.

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Woodrow Wilson: A Biography. John Milton Cooper. Vintage Books. April 5th 2011. 702. 9780307277909. Pulitzer Prize finalist. Cooper is the leading living Wilson scholar. He writes on a President who remains controversial to this day a hundred years after he was elected by a plurality (defeating Teddy Roosevelt and William Howard Taft) to the first of two terms in office. Remembered principally for leading America in to WWI, Wilson also deserves to be remembered for important amounts of progressive legislation enacted during his first term. // The first bio of the 28th President in some 20 years written by the noted historian John Milton Cooper, author of several books on the Woodrow Wilson, Teddy Roosevelt, the Progressive Era and WWI. A sympathetic examination of the life and politics of the 28th President by a master historian and reigning expert on Wilson’s career.

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World War I Almanac. David R. Woodward. Facts On File. September 2009. 554. 9780816071340. A new reference work from a first-rank scholar of the Great War who teaches at Marshall University. Dr. Woodward is also the author of a fine biography of British WWI Chief of Staff Field Marshall Sir William Robertson (Greenwood 1998) and a more recent history of the Palestine Campaign Hell in the Holyland (Kentucky 2006).

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Zeppelin over Suffolk: The Final Raid of L48. Mark Mower. Pen and Sword. June 25th 2009. 160. 9781844157372. Good, brief work on a popular subject on the L48’s fatal raid of June 17, 1917.


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1917: Tactics, Training and Technology. Jeffrey Grey, Peter Dennis. Loftus Australia. February 2008. . 978 0 9803 7967 9. Collection of 11 essays based on papers presented at the 2007 Australian Chief of Army’s Military History Conference in 2007. Contributors include Robin Prior, Gary Sheffield, Dan Todman, Tim Cook and Andrew Wiest, Robert Doughty and Michael Neiberg. // An anthology focusing mainly but not exclusively on the BEF. Favorably reviewed by Bruce Gudmundsson in The Journal of Military History.

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1918 The German Offensives: Rare Photographs from Wartime Archives (Images of War). John Sheen. . March 21st 2008. . 1844156613. An richly illustrated history of the spring 1918 German offensives. Available in America from www.casematepublishing.com.

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1918: A Very British Victory. Peter Hart. Weidenfeld & Nicolson. October 7th 2008. 552. 9780297846529. A new look at the final German and British offensives of 1918, now available in the America from Orion for $29.95. Also available as an audio book.

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A Brief History of the Late Ottoman Empire. M. Şükrü Hanioğlu. Princeton University Press. February 25th 2008. 264. 9780691146171. Traces the disintegration of the Ottoman Empire beginning in the 19th century into 27 successor states after 1918. The author is Professor of Near Eastern Studies at Princeton. A History Book Club selection for summer, 2008.

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A Duty to the Dead: A Bess Crawford Mystery. Charles Todd. William Morrow. August 25th 2009. 329. 9780061791765. First in a series of Bess Crawford novels in which, Bess, daughter of a distinguished army officer, volunteers to become a nurse in WWI.

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A Good Woman. Danielle Steel. . 2008. 336. 0739494686. Best-selling author Steel weaves a story of a woman who loses her father and brother on the Titanic and later throws herself into the war effort doing medical work in France.

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A Lack of Offensive Spirit?: The 46th (North Midland) Division at Gommecourt, 1st July 1916. Alan MacDonald. Iona Books. February 2008. 700. 0955811902. Highly detailed examination of a failed attack on the first day of the BEF’s Somme offensive.

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A Part of History: Aspects of the British Experience of the First World War. Michael Howard. Continuum. August 20th 2008. 229. 9780826498137. A scholarly examination of revisionism and traditionalism in studies of The Great War by British historians. // A series of brief essays written by British historians (Gary Sheffield, Julian Putkowski, Terry Castle, Malcom Brown among others) who engage in much critical comment on present and past historians and histories of The Great War. Labeled by Hew Strachan in a review for the Times Literary Supplement as a rehash of old, insular arguments.

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A Shattered Peace: Versailles and the Peace We Pay Today. David A. Andelman, Henry Kissinger. Wiley. July 1st 2014. 336. 1620459914. One of a recent series of popular pot boiler journalistic-style histories blaming most of world’s troubles on the Versailles Treaty. // An analysis linking current day international political woes to the Versailles treaty.

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A Strange and Formidable Weapon: British Responses to World War I Poison Gas. Marion Girard. University of Nebraska Press. June 1st 2008. 279. 9780803222236. This is a social history. Although most Britons considered poison gas an abominable weapon, many eventually condoned its use as necessary for victory. The author teaches at the University of New Hampshire.

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Admirals: The Naval Commanders who made Britain Great. Andrew Lambert. Faber & Faber. September 18th 2008. 492. 057123156X. Embraces three centuries of naval history centering on the biographies of eleven British admirals including Robert Blake, George Anson, Samuel Hood, St. Vincent, John Fisher, Davie Beattie and Andrew Cunningham. Written by a premier British naval historian.

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After the Trenches: The Transformation of the U.S. Army, 1918-1939. William O. Odom. Texas A&M University Press. June 17th 2008. 282. 9781603440813. A distinguished army veteran and military historian examines the evolution of army doctrine between the two world wars.

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An Incomplete Revenge: A Maisie Dobbs Novel. Jacqueline Winspear. Picador. November 25th 2008. 352. 9780312428181. Fifth in the Maisie Dobbs series of crime novels with a WWI tie-in investigated by a British wartime VAD nurse turned private eye.

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An Officer's Manual of the Western Front, 1914-1918. Stephen Bull. Conway. September 1st 2009. 160. 9781844860722. A compendium of 30 whole manuals and shorter extracts.

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Answering the Call: The U. S. Army Nurse Corps, 1917-1919: A Commemorative Tribute to Military Nursing in World War I. Lisa M. Budreau, Richard M. Prior. United States Department of Defense. November 10th 2008. 254. 0160817242. The author is a research historian in the Army Office of Medical History.

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Anzac: The Landing at Gallipoli. Stephen Chambers. Pen & Sword Books. June 1st 2008. 224. 1844157229. Detailed account of the April 15, 1915 landings.

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Balfour and Weizmann: The Zionist, the Zealot and the Emergence of Israel. Geoffrey Lewis. A&C Black. May 31st 2009. 203. 9781847250407. Explores the relationship between the British Foreign Secretary and Chaim Weizmann the British chemist, Zionist and first President of Israel.

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Balfour: The Last Grandee. R.J.Q. Adams. John Murray. November 15th 2007. 496. 0719554241. A biography Sir Arthur Balfour, Prime Minister from 1902 to 1905, Lloyd George’s wartime Foreign Secretary, author of the declaration promising a Jewish homeland in Palestine, and British negotiator at the Washington Naval Disarmament Conference of 1921-22.

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Band of Brigands: The First Men in Tanks. Christy Campbell. Harper Perennial. September 1st 2008. 479. 9780007214600. A new history of the creation of the Royal Tank Corps.

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Batailles De Champagne. Gérard Lachaux, Ge'rard Lachaux. Histoire & Collections. December 1st 2008. 116. 235250063X. In French; the history of the costly and unsuccessful 1915 French Army attacks in the Champagne region. Available from www. Casematepublishers.com.

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Battle Cruiser HMS Renown, 1916-1948. Peter C. Smith, Maurice Cocker. . October 31st 2008. 144. 978 1 84415 733 4. A famous ship which joined the Grand Fleet in 1916 and fought in WWII.

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Battle for the Baltic Islands, 1917: Triumph of the Imperial German Navy. Gary Staff. . 2008. 178. 9781844157877. Successful German amphibious invasion, Operation Albion. See also: Operation Albion, Michael Barrett, Indiana, 2008.

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Battles in the Alps: A History of the Italian Front of the First World War. G. Irving Root. America Star Books. November 24th 2008. 352. 1607030373. By the author of Battles East.

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Big Gun Monitors: Design, Construction and Operations 1914-1945. Ian Buxton. Pen & Sword Books. January 1st 2012. 256. 9781848321243. Designed and built specifically to provide heavy, shore bombardment particularly along the Flanders coast, these ships were also employed in WWII. A revision and update of a 1978 work. // The Royal Navy designed the first of these unusual vessels in late 1914 to bombard German coastal emplacements in Flanders. The earliest models mounted Bethlehem Steel 14-inch inch guns and turrets.

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Borrowed Soldiers: Americans under British Command, 1918. Mitchell A. Yockelson. University of Oklahoma Press. May 15th 2008. 308. 9780806139197. A case study in coalition warfare, focusing on the AEF’s 27th and 30th Divisions (II Corps) which fought in Flanders and under ANZAC command along the Somme, breaching the Hindenburg Line in fall of 1918. The author is archivist at the National Archives and Records Service, teaches history at Annapolis and Norwich University and spoke at the 2007 WFA US national seminar at the Naval War College. To order, go to http://borrowedsoldiers.com/index.html.

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British civilian internees in Germany: The Ruhleben camp, 1914-1918. Matthew Stibbe. Manchester University Press. September 30th 2008. 210. 9780719070853. Germany’s largest WWI internment camp for enemy aliens.

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British Popular Culture and the First World War. Jessica Meyer. Brill Academic Publishers. June 19th 2008. 383. 9789004166585. Essays by British social/cultural historians focusing on the cultural forms produced by a wide range social groups including veterans, women, museum visitors and film goers.

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Brushes and Bayonets: Cartoons, Sketches and Paintings of World War I. Lucinda Gosling. Osprey Publishing. April 22nd 2008. 200. 9781846030956. Collection of 250 WWI illustrations taken from the archives of the London Daily News.

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Buck’s Story: A Marine in the Great War. Wayne A. Pettyjohn. Xlibris. November 20th 2010. . 978-1456817671. A fast-paced historical novel, an entertaining mix of fact and fiction based on stories recounted by veterans of the Fourth Marine Brigade of the Second Division, AEF. To purchase, contact the author at wpettyj@aol.com (405) 372-1981.

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Cambrai 1917: The Myth of the First Great Tank Battle. Bryn Hammond. Weidenfeld & Nicolson. November 4th 2008. 500. 9780297845539. The author asserts that that innovative artillery tactics, not tanks (400 of them), were responsible for short-lived British successes at Cambrai. // The author sees the battle as a draw, but a nonetheless useful lesson leading toward more mobile warfare.

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Casualty Figures: How Five Men Survived the First World War. Michèle Barrett. Verso. April 17th 2008. 174. 1844672301. An account of the psychological havoc of war inflicted on five British soldiers.

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Chief of Staff, Vol. 1: The Principal Officers Behind History's Great Commanders, Napoleonic Wars to World War I. David T. Zabecki. Naval Institute Press. 2008. 241. 9781591149903. First of two volumes examining the role of the military chief of staff.

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Churchill, Hitler, and "The Unnecessary War": How Britain Lost Its Empire and the West Lost the World. Patrick J. Buchanan. Three Rivers Press. July 28th 2009. 544. 0307405168. A replowing of familiar and well-tilled fields by a former Nixon speech writer, presidential candidate and perennial right wing TV talk show bloviator. Buchanan is best at setting up straw men and then knocking them down.

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Clausewitz's On War: A Biography (Books That Changed the World). Hew Strachan. Grove Press. April 1st 2008. 238. 9780802143631. A premier military historian examines Clausewitz’s dense dicta on military strategy.

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Command and Control on the Western Front: The British Army's Experience 1914-18. Gary Sheffield, Dan Todman. The History Press. September 1st 2008. 224. 1862274207.

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Contesting the German Empire, 1871 - 1918. Matthew Jefferies. Wiley-Blackwell. January 3rd 2008. 242. 1405129972. A bottom-up examination of the dynamics of politicization under Bismarck and Wilhelm II; “democracy in an undemocratic state.” Germany had universal male suffrage from 1871, but lacked parliamentary control over anything but the budget as government as ministers remained responsible only to the Kaiser who often became a spanner in the works.

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Crisis of Conscience: Conscientious Objection in Canada during the First World War. Amy J. Shaw. UBC Press. July 1st 2009. 264. 0774815930. Examination of the experiences of Canadian conscientious objectors in WWI.

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Daily Lives of Civilians in Wartime Twentieth-Century Europe. Nicholas Atkin. Greenwood Press. August 1st 2008. 230. 0313336571. Essays covering both issues and countries, including France in WWI, as well as the Spanish Civil War and World War Two.

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Democracy's Prisoner: Eugene V. Debs, the Great War, and the Right to Dissent. Ernest Freeberg. Harvard University Press. May 31st 2008. 380. 9780674057203. This is the story of an early 20th century conflict between the perceived demands of national security and the constitutional guarantee of free speech that led to the creation of the American Civil Liberties Union. Railway labor leader and five-time Socialist Party presidential candidate, Eugene Debs (1855-1926) is forgotten today, but won nearly a million popular votes in 1912 and 1920. Debs ran for President in 1920 from a jail cell convicted under the 1917 Espionage Act cell because of his outspoken opposition to American entry into WWI. He was pardoned in 1921 by President Warren G. Harding. The author teaches at the University of Tennessee.

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Diary of a Night Bomber Pilot in World War I. Clive Semple, Wing Commander Alan Mawby. The History Press. November 1st 2008. 352. 1862274525. Available from the Scholars Bookshelf.

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Digging the Trenches: The Archaeology of the Western Front. Andrew Robertshaw, David Kenyon. Pen & Sword Books. August 19th 2014. 208. 1473822882. A survey of archeological exploration of the Western Front.

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Doctrine and Reform in the British Cavalry, 1880 - 1918. Stephen Badsey. Ashgate Publishing. January 1st 2008. 360. 9780754664673. A scholarly analysis of the development of successful doctrine for horsed soldiers in the face of increasing firepower.

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Douglas Haig and the First World War. J. P. Harris. Cambridge University Press. October 15th 2009. 666. 9780521158770. Accuses Haig of first underestimating German strength in 1916 and then exaggerating German’s power in 1918, advocating a compromise peace. A new biography which has stoked another round in the never-ending controversy over the most pilloried military leader in British history. The author is a lecturer at Sandhurst.

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Empire of Sand. Robert Ryan. Headline Review. April 3rd 2008. 384. 0755329244. A novel of T. E. Lawrence before he became famous fomenting Arab revolt in the Hejaz. His foil is Wilhelm Wassmuss, a real life German agent provocateur already fictionalized by John Buchan in Green Mantle.

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Enduring the Great War: Combat, Morale and Collapse in the German and British Armies, 1914-1918. Alexander Watson. Cambridge University Press. November 12th 2009. 308. 9780521123082. Comparative scholarly study of German and British morale. The author argues that at the heart of armies’ robustness lay human resilience; that the “ordered surrender” by junior officers led to Germany’s defeat in 1918.

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Famous, 1914-1918. Richard Van Emden, Vic Piuk. . March 1st 2010. 350. 1848841973. The stories of 20 of Britain’s most respected, best known and notorious celebrities in action on WWI. // Tells the stories of British celebrities and literati such as Basil Rathbone, C. S. Lewis, and J. R. R. Toiken who served in WWI.

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Fighting for Hope: African American Troops of the 93rd Division in World War I and Postwar America. Robert F. Jefferson. Johns Hopkins University Press. October 24th 2008. 321. 9780801888281. The experience of the first complete all-Black division to go into combat. See also American Foreign Legion, Frank E. Roberts, Naval Institute, 2004.

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First Blitz. Neil Hanson. Doubleday. May 19th 2008. 448. 0385611706. Popular history of the German Gotha bomber offensive against England in 1917-1918.

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Flanders Fields. Stefan Boness. Verlag für Bildschöne Bücher. October 2008. 105. 9783939181156. Contemporary photos of the remains of World War One in the Ypres Salient, Belgium taken by the author. Distributed internationally by Idea Books.

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For King and Country: Voices from the First World War. Brian MacArthur. Little, Brown Book Group. February 5th 2009. 480. 0349120293. A new anthology of poetry, letters, and memoirs available from www.amazon.co.uk.

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Forgotten Voices of the Somme: The Most Devastating Battle of the Great War in the Words of Those Who Survived. Joshua Levine. Ebury Press. October 1st 2009. 285. 9780091926281. A look at the 1916 battle drawn from the writings of British participants.

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Fort Lawton (Images of America). Jack W. Jaunal. Arcadia Publishing. June 30th 2008. 128. 9780738558110. The story of Fort Lawton, an Army infantry post outside Seattle during WWI.

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Four Hats in the Ring: The 1912 Election and the Birth of Modern American Politics. Lewis L. Gould. University Press of Kansas. April 9th 2008. 254. 9780700618569. A snap shot of American politics on the eve of The Great War. Roosevelt, Wilson, Taft and socialist candidate Eugene Debs duke it out at the apogee of the Progressive Era.

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French Army, Volumes One & Two, 1914 August – December and 1915 to Victory. Andre' Jouineau. Histoire & Collections. March 1st 2009. 68. 2352501040. France mobilized 2.9 million men in 21 infantry corps during the summer of 1914. By 1918, 40% of all troops on the Western Front were artillerists. Written in French.

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Fruits of Victory: The Woman's Land Army of America in the Great War. Elaine F. Weiss. Potomac Books. December 1st 2008. 352. 1597972738. From 1917 to 1920 the Women’s Land Army (WLA) mobilized women from all walks of life to take over farm work from men drafted into the army. The WLA was deeply rooted in the political and social movements of the late Progressive Era and mirrored changing gender roles in 20th century America.

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Gallipoli: Attack from the Sea. Victor Rudenno. Yale University Press. July 8th 2008. 352. 0300124406. An analysis of the strategy and actions of land, sea and air forces with particular emphasis on the naval aspects (including use of submarines) of the campaign.

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German Amateur Photographers in the First World War: A View from the Trenches on the Western Front. Sebastian Remus. Schiffer Military History. October 28th 2008. 256. 9780764330933. Focuses on the everyday violence of the Western Front through the lenses of soldiers.

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Great War on the Western Front: A Short History. Paddy Griffith. . June 1st 2008. 160. 9781844157648. A short introduction to the conflict from a fine British historian available from www.casmatepublishing.com.

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Greater Love: A Directory of Chaplains of the British Army, Australian, Canadian, East African, New Zealand and South African Forces Who Gave Their Lives in the Period 1914-1922. David T. Youngson. Printability Publishing Limited. 2008. 82. 9781872239538. Order from the author, D. T. Youngson, 35 Buxton Gardens, Billingham TS22 5AL England, e-mail david.youngson@ntlworld.com. A resource for WWI historians and researchers; as advertised in Stand To!.

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Hanging a Rebel: The Life of C.R.W. Nevinson. Michael J.K. Walsh. Lutterworth Press. July 24th 2008. 367. 0718830903. The life of British war artist and futurist author D. R. W. Nevinson highlights the development of intellectual thought before and during the First World War.

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Harry's War: A British Tommy's Experiences in the Trenches in World War One. Harry Stinton, Virginia Mayo. Conway. August 5th 2014. 224. 1844862550. First publication of the memoirs of an infantry soldier’s combat service at Arras, Albert and Ypres before he was wounded in 1917.

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History's Greatest Heist: The Looting of Russia by the Bolsheviks. Sean McMeekin. Yale University Press. December 16th 2008. 302. 9780300135589. Exploring the final years of the Tzarist regime and the early years of Bolshevism with WWI as the backdrop.

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If Germany Attacks: The Battle in Depth in the West. Graeme Chamley Wynne. Greenwood Press. 2008. 343. 9780837150291. Abridged reprint of a series of articles appearing in Army Quarterly from 1939 to 1940 concentrates on German defensive measures in the West 1914-18; trenchantly critical of the British High Command.

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Images of War: New Zealand and the Great War. Glyn Harper. HarperCollins. November 1st 2008. 336. 9781869506766. Some 800 photographs from all theaters of war taken from the New Zealand Army Memorial Museum and private archives. Includes photos of facial wounds and results of reconstructive surgery from Gilles Archive.

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Immelmann: The Eagle of Lille. Frantz Immelmann. Casemate Publishers. July 1st 2009. 256. 9781932033984. Originally published in the 1930s, this is the story of the ace after whom the “Blue Max” is named written by his brother.

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In Search of the Zeppelin War: The Archeology of the First Blitz. Neil Faulkner, Nadia Durrani. The History Press. November 1st 2008. 176. 0752441825. Technical details and other information on the German Zeppelin attacks against Great Britain.

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Isaac Rosenberg: The Making of a Great War Poet: A New Life. Jean Moorcroft Wilson. Northwestern University Press. February 9th 2009. 504. 0810126044. Neither a moist-eyed patriot nor a disillusioned veteran, Rosenberg was killed in action with the BEF during the spring of 1918. Also available in paperback from Phoenix (March 2009). Rosenberg’s poems are still in print.

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Jews in the Russian Army, 1827-1917: Drafted into Modernity. Yohanan Petrovsky-Shtern. Cambridge University Press. October 1st 2008. 326. 0521515734. The military experience of one and a half million Jews, communal responses to conscription, efforts at conversion, alleged draft evasion and Jewish military performance.

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John Masefield’s Great War – Collected Works. Philip Errington, John Masefield. Pen & Sword Books. January 1st 2008. 319. 1844156508. Collected shorter pieces by Britain’s Poet Laureate who also penned books on Gallipoli, The Old Front Line, War and the Future, and the Somme.

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King of Airfighters: The Biography of Major "Mick" Mannock, VC, DSO MC. Ira Jones. Casemate Publishers. July 1st 2009. 256. 1932033998. Some sources claim 73 “kills” for Mannock while he himself claimed only 51 aerial victories.

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Kingmakers: The Invention of the Modern Middle East. Karl Ernest Meyer, Shareen Blair Brysac. W.W. Norton. June 9th 2008. 507. 039306199X. A survey history of the evolution of the modern Middle East beginning in 1882, extending though two world wars and the Cold War, told through the lives of the Britons and Americans who shaped it. A synthesis rather than original research, but nonetheless a good foundation for understanding the region today.

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Kitchener's Last Volunteer: The Life of Henry Allingham, the Oldest Surviving Veteran of the Great War. Henry Allingham, Dennis Goodwin, HRH Prince Charles. Mainstream Publishing. October 1st 2008. 240. 1845964160. Alingham served on land, at sea at Jutland and in the air with the Royal Naval Air Service.

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Kitchener's Men: The King's Own Royal Lancasters On The Western Front, 1915-1918. John Hutton. Pen & Sword Books. June 1st 2008. 256. 1844157210. Summarizes the raising, training and battle experience of the territorial and service battalions of a British regiment.

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Lawrence of Arabia: Mirage of a Desert War. Adrian Greaves. Phoenix. August 5th 2008. 260. 9780753823668. Yet another book about T. E. Lawrence, part of a recent plethora sparked, no doubt, by the ongoing conflicts in the Middle East.

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Le Cateau. Nigel Cave. Leo Cooper. March 2008. 224. 9780850528428. The second major action fought by the BFE in 1914 examined by two experienced WWI historians.

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Les Canons de la Victoire, 1914-1918. Pierre Touzin, Francois Vauvillier. Histoire & Collections. October 1st 2004. 65. 2352501067. Two volumes covering field and heavy artillery deployed by the French in WWI. Available from Amazon France. // To be followed by a second volume detailing railway artillery and other specialized guns. In French, available from Casemate Publishing.

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Letters from Verdun: Frontline Experiences of an American Volunteer in World War I France. William C. Harvey, Avery Wolfe. Casemate Publishers. December 2009. 240. 1932033947. The diary and letters of Avery Royce Wolfe recounting his service as a volunteer ambulance driver with the American Field Service near Verdun and with French occupation forces in the Rhineland from June 1917 to April 1919. Excellent photos taken by Avery Wolfe illustrate this volume. // Letters of a volunteer ambulance driver in the French army at Verdun and during the Ludendorff offensives of 1918. // Letters of an American volunteer ambulance driver in the French Army.

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Life Class. Pat Barker. Anchor. January 6th 2009. 320. 0307387801. From the Booker Prize-winning (Ghost Road) author of the Regeneration trilogy, this novel takes on the issue of art and war-time censorship.

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Liverpool VCs. James Murphy. Pen & Sword Books. September 1st 2008. 240. 1844157806.

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Lutyens and the Great War. Tim Skelton, Gerald Gliddon, Gavin Stamp. Frances Lincoln. January 1st 2009. 224. 0711228787. Sir Edwin Lutyens is known principally for his residential architecture. Here range of his memorials from the Cenotaph at Whitehall to the Memorial at Theipval and many lesser known monuments in England, France and overseas is explored.

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Major Sam Woodfill: The Greatest Soldier of WW I. Ben Newell. PublishAmerica. September 1st 2008. 184. 9781605637105. A biography of WWI medal of honor-winner Major Sam Woodfill, the career military man considered by John Pershing to be the outstanding soldier in the AEF.

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Maxime Weygand: A Biography of the French General in Two World Wars. Barnett Singer. McFarland. May 19th 2008. 261. 9780786435715. Biography of General Foch’s chief of Staff in WWI who inherited command of a defeated French army in 1940. See also: Maxime Weygand and Civil-Military Relations in Modern France, Philip Charles et al, Harvard, 1997, 445 pages, ISBN 978 0674 4557 017, $33.50 from Barnes & Nobel; less from used booksellers.

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Military Intelligence and the Arab Revolt: The First Modern Intelligence War. Polly A. Mohs. Routledge. November 1st 2008. 256. 9780415493314. His book goes far beyond Lawrence of Arabia. It examines the imaginative exploitation of intelligence in formulating an effective British strategy for supporting the Arab Revolt again the Ottomans during the First World War. For more on this subject see: War by Revolution: Germany & Great Britain in the Middle East in the Era of World War I, Donald McKale, Kent State, 2008. // The creation and ascendancy of the Foreign Office’s Arab Bureau created specifically to coordinate imperial operations in Arab lands. The hard, often dirty work behind the glamour behind Lawrence of Arabia.

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Mobilizing Minerva: American Women in the First World War. Kimberly Jensen. University of Illinois Press. February 8th 2008. 244. 9780252074967. WWI opened a new front in the debate over women’s place in society and the military.

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Mons, 1914-1918: The Beginning and the End. Don Farr. Helion & Company. December 23rd 2008. 233. 9781906033286. A four-year catastrophe in and around a Flemish cloth town. // Describes the catastrophic events that took place at Mons in 1914 and again in 1918.

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Never Been a Time: The 1917 Race Riot That Sparked the Civil Rights Movement. Harper Barnes. Bloomsbury Publishing. June 24th 2008. 293. 9780802715753. History of the bloody 1917 East St. Louis, Illinois, riots against Black citizens, one of a series sparked in part by the migration of large numbers of unskilled African-American workers north in search of war work, which was not always available. East St. Louis continues to be haunted by the enormity of these events.

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Nexus: Strategic Communications and American Security in World War I. Jonathan Reed Winkler. Harvard University Press. June 30th 2008. 357. 9780674725775. A new way of looking at evolving global strategy: the technology, economics and politics of commercial and military communications during WWI.

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One Night at a Bad Inn. Christy Leskovar. Pictorial Histories Publishing Company. December 31st 2006. 594. 1575101238. A true tale of war (the 91st “Wild West Division”), murder and mayhem set largely in the mining town of Butte, Montana in the 19 teens and 20s. Order from phpc@montana.com and look for a review in a future issue of Camaraderie.

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Operation Albion: The German Conquest of the Baltic Islands. Michael B. Barrett. Indiana University Press. February 19th 2008. 298. 9780253349699. This Eastern Front battle featured action between German dreadnoughts and a Russian battleship, the use of aircraft and zeppelins, and the most successful amphibious landing of WWI on the islands of Dago, Osel and Moon at the head of the Gulf of Riga. A History Book Club selection. The author teaches at The Citadel and spoke at our 2006 WFA seminar in Tampa.

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Other Anzacs: Nurses at War, 1914-1918. Peter Rees. Allen & Unwin. September 1st 2008. 363. 1741755492. Based on the diaries and letters of those who served, as well as official papers and records.

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Our Friend "The Enemy": Elite Education in Britain and Germany before World War I. Thomas Weber. Stanford University Press. 2008. 338. 9780804700146. A scholarly look at Oxford and Heidelberg University, as well as the character of European society on the eve of WWI. Challenges the concept that pre-1914 Europe was bound to collapse.

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Our War: Ireland in the Great War. John Horne. Royal Irish Academy. October 24th 2008. 319. 9781904890508. A series of essays edited by Tomlinson Prize-winner John Horne on the experiences of Irishmen at home and in the trenches. Emblematic of renewed Irish interest in WWI, in the past a fraught subject in the Irish Republic. For a contemporary view of Ulster see: Unionists and Great War Commemoration in the North of Ireland, 1914-1919: People, Places and Politics, Catherine Switzer, 211 pages, Irish Academy Press, 2007, ISBN 0 7165 2872 X, £19 from Amazon.co.uk.

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Pals on the Somme, 1916. Roni Wilkinson. Pen & Sword Books. June 1st 2008. 224. 1844157652. History of creation the British Pals Battalions made up of men from the same town or craft. // Looks at the participation of the Pals battalions which fought on the Somme in 1916 and how the Pals phenomenon was born.

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Paradise Lost: Smyrna 1922 - The Destruction of Islam's City of Tolerance. Giles Milton. Sceptre. 2008. 426. 0340837861. Smyrna was a multi-ethnic home to a cosmopolitan population and bastion of Greek and Christian civilization. When the Turks drive Greek forces out of Smyrna (now Ismir) some 100 thousand were killed. This book presents a timely reminder of the appalling cost of (in this case Greek) expansionist political ambitions as the victorious Allies carved up The Ottoman Empire with varying degrees of success.

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Passchendaele: Canada's Triumph and Tragedy on the Fields of Flanders. Norman Leach. Coteau Books. October 15th 2008. 47. 9781550503999. Canadian historian Leach crafted this richly illustrated book for teenage readers, but it is equally suitable for grownups. Available from www.coteaubooks.com. Leach was historical advisor for Paul Gross’s war movie Passchendaele, released this year in Canada.

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Pershing: A Biography. Jim Lacey. St. Martin's Press. June 9th 2009. 224. 9780230614451. One of several recent biographies of “Black Jack” Pershing.

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Petain: Verdun to Vichy. Robert Bowman Bruce. Potomac Books. September 1st 2008. 150. 1574885987. A short biography by the winner of the WFA 2004 Norman B. Tomlinson, Jr. Book Prize.

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Postcards from the Trenches: Images from the First World War. Bodleian Library. Bodleian Library. June 15th 2008. 112. 1851243917. A collection of post cards from the WWI era. A separate volume from Oxford has postcards from the Russian Revolution.

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Pour la France: A Guide to the Formations and Units of French Land Forces 1914-18. Michael Cox, Graham Watson. Helion. 2012. 539. 9781907677144. A unique English language guide to the French Army detailing its expansion from 43 infantry divisions in 1914 to140 infantry divisions in 1918; with a list of general officers and other useful detail. -- A rare English language guide to the French army. // Builds on the work on the first volume’s coverage of French regiments and divisions. // The first of two volumes including as well a listing of those divisions of the British, Italian and America armies coming under French command. A useful reference.

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Pyrrhic Victory: French Strategy and Operations in the Great War. Robert A Doughty. Belknap Press. March 31, 2008. 592. 9780674034310.

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Race and War in France: Colonial Subjects in the French Army, 1914-1918. Richard S. Fogarty. Johns Hopkins University Press. December 5th 2012. 400. 9781421407661. Paperback version of an excellent social-military-political history first published by Johns Hopkins in 2008. How French egalitarianism was challenged by the conscription of more than half a million colonial troops during WWI, a “blood tax” levied on her African and Asian subjects. // An excellent scholarly analysis of colonial troops at war; a study of contradictory and paradoxical French policies on race, culture and religion in wartime drawing on individual experiences among the half million African, Arab and Asian soldiers who served France in WWI. Winner of the Phi Alpha Theta First Book Prize. The author teaches at SUNY Albany.

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Reconsidering Woodrow Wilson: Progressivism, Internationalism, War, and Peace. John Milton Cooper Jr.. Woodrow Wilson Center Press. September 30th 2008. 376. 0801890748. A series of essays reexamining Wilson’s policies and legacy.

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Richthofen Jagdstaffel Ahead: REF Pilots Out-Performed and Out-Gunned Over the Western Front. Peter McManus. Casemate Publishers. December 1st 2008. 224. 9781906502003. A mediocre work on a familiar subject. // RFC 40 Squadron takes on a technically superior Flying Circus.

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Setting the Desert on Fire: T. E. Lawrence and Britain's Secret War in Arabia, 1916-1918. James Barr. W. W. Norton & Company. July 6th 2009. 382. 9780393335279. Barr makes the point that the British were no more duplicitous that the Arabs, many of whose leaders (Hussein for example) maintained open lines of communications to the Turks up to the end of the war. Absent a unified Arab national movement, the British and French — the author argues — had no choice but to assume responsibility for the former Ottoman provinces.

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Shock Troops: Canadians Fighting The Great War, 1917-1918. Tim Cook. . September 29th 2009. 736. 9780143055938. Continues the story of the Canadian Corps on the Western Front begun in The Sharp End (Viking Canada 2007) through the battles of Vimy Ridge, Hill 70 and Passchendaele. The author is historian at the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa.

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Shoestring Soldiers: The 1st Canadian Division at War, 1914-1915. Andrew Iarocci. University of Toronto Press. 2008. 362. 9780802098221. The training and early battles of the first Canadians to go to war.

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Shots from the Front: The British Soldier 1914-18. Richard Holmes. HarperPress. 2008. 240. 9780007275489. Picture essays covering the pre-war army, conscription, weapons and infantrymen, the war in Mesopotamia as well as on the Western Front drawing on period photographs and modern photos from Mike Sheil; written by a major British military historian.

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Shrapnel and Whizzbangs: A Tommy in the Trenches, 1914-18. Jeremy Mitchell. Memoir Club. September 29th 2008. . 1841041920. Based on the diary and notes of George Oswald Mitchell, one of the early members of the Royal Engineer “Special Companies” engaged in gas warfare. Available from memoirclub@email.msn.com.

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Sniping in the Great War. Martin Pegler. . 2008. 224. 1844157555. Development of the practice of sniping from 1914 on the Western and other fronts; training, field craft and counter-sniping methods described in detail.

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Somme Mud: War Experiences of an Infantryman in France, 1914-1919. Edward P.F. Lynch, Will Davies. Random House Australia. April 1st 2008. 368. 1741668948. Memoir of a British veteran first published in 2006. // War memoir of an Australian written in 1921 and only now published.

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Sopwith Camel vs Fokker Dr I: Western Front 1917-18. Jon Guttman. Osprey Publishing. March 18th 2008. 80. 9781846032936. A comparison of these famous WWI pursuit aircraft by a premier American aviation historian.

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Spies in Arabia: The Great War and the Cultural Foundations of Britain's Covert Empire in the Middle East. Priya Satia. Oxford University Press, USA. November 1st 2009. 458. 0199734801. Beyond Lawrence of Arabia: The interaction between culture and imperialism. // Scholarly critique of British imperialism as a paranoid and brutal arm of military policy with its roots in Edwardian England; questions the liberal underpinnings of imperial ideology. A cultural history of the interwar British imperial state.

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Springboks on the Somme: South Africa in the Great War 1914-1918. Bill Nasson. Penguin Global. February 13th 2008. 300. 014302535X. A study of South African participation in far-flung campaigns from German South West Africa, to Egypt and the Western Front.

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Stanley Spencer's Great War Diary, 1915-1918. Stanley Spencer, Arthur Littlewood. Pen & Sword Military. 2008. 176. 9781844157785. The editor provides a commentary for these recently-discovered letters from a VC winner. // Diaries of a British veteran. // Written by a veteran of the Royal Fusiliers and West Yorkshire regiments who served from 1915 on the Somme, at Moutaubon and Vimy.

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Survivors of a Kind: Memoirs of the Western Front. Brian Bond. A&C Black. December 20th 2008. 192. 9781847250049. An introduction to WWI memoirs as being of both literary and historical value. // An analysis of Western Front memoirs published by a range of British luminaries including Anthony Eden, Harold McMillan, General F. P. Crozier and several war poets including Edmund Blunden.

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Terror of the Autumn Skies: The True Story of Frank Luke, America's Rogue Ace of World War I. Blaine Pardoe. Skyhorse Publishing. July 1st 2008. 320. 1602392528. Biography of America’s first aviator to win the Medal of Honor.

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The 1910s Scrapbook: The Decade of The Great War. Robert Opie. Pi Global Publishing. May 21st 2009. 60. 9780954795474. A look at day-to-day life in the decade of WWI.

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The Battle of the Frontiers, Ardennes 1914. Terence Zuber. The History Press. October 1st 2008. 336. 0752444247. A new history of the often neglected series of battles opening WWI. By the author of the controversial Inventing the Schlieffen Plan (Oxford 2002) and German War Planning, 1891-1914: Sources and Interpretation (Boydell & Brewer 2004). The author is a WFA member, and retired US Army officer with a Ph.D. from Würtzburg.

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The British Soldier of the First World War. Peter Doyle. Shire. November 18th 2008. 56. 0747806837. The soldiers’ life training, working and resting behind the front.

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The Brusilov Offensive. Timothy C. Dowling. Indiana University Press. June 18th 2008. 208. 9780253351302. The Brusilov Offensive of June 1916 rolled back massive German gains of 1915, brought Romania into the war extinguishing once and for all the offensive capabilities of the Austro-Hungarian Army forcing Vienna into political and military subservience to Berlin. A skillful analysis and welcome addition to the short Eastern Front bookshelf.

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The Daily Telegraph - Dictionary of Tommies' Song and Slang 1914-18. John Brophy, Eric Partridge, Malcom Brown. . February 1st 2008. 240. 1844157105. Each song is accompanied by a brief explanation of its origins and variations. There is also a large glossary of soldier slang.

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The Day We Won the War: Turning Point at Amiens 8th August 1918. Charles Messenger. Weidenfeld & Nicolson. March 3rd 2009. 288. 0297852817. The fateful day Ludendorff became convinced the German army was beaten. // Ninetieth anniversary analysis of the August 1918 break- through at Amiens which opened the victorious “100 days” ending World War I. The mixed arms attack of the British 4th Army also included troops from Australia, Canada and America.

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The Devil Dogs at Belleau Wood: U.S. Marines in World War I. Dick Camp. Zenith Press. April 15th 2008. 128. 0760331898. The familiar story of how the Marines stopped the last of the German spring 1918 offensives.

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The Devil's Own War: The Diary of Herbert Hart - Gallipoli, the Somme and Passchendaele as they happened. John Crawford. Exisle Publishing. March 15th 2010. 336. 0908988222. Wairarapa lawyer Hart jointed the New Zealand Expeditionary Force as a Major in 1914 rising to brigade command after serving as a battalion CO at Gallipoli and on the Western Front. After the war he was knighted and served as Administrator of Western Samoa.

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The Diary & Letters of a World War I Fighter Pilot. Christopher M. Burgess. . November 1st 2008. . 1844157415. The war of 65 Squadron RFC pilot Guy Mainwaring Knocker written by his grandson drawing on his letters and diaries.

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The First Year of World War II, 1919: The Year They Began Making Plans to Come Back at Us. Richard E. Osborne. Riebel-Roque Publishing Company. January 1st 2008. 331. 0962832480. Traces the key events of the tumultuous first post war year such as the emergence of Hitler and Mussolini, the Bolshevik victory in Russia, the treaty of Versailles and the political upheavals in Germany. Available from www.casematepublishing.com.

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The German Army Handbook of 1918. David Nash, James Beach. Pen & Sword Books. February 1st 2008. 186. 1844157113. Compiled by British intelligence as a comprehensive assessment of the German Army organization, tactics and equipment at the end of WWI.

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The German Infantryman, 1914-1918. Jean-Claude Laparra. Histoire & Collections. July 1st 2008. 66. 2352500710. A view of the war as experienced by a typical German infantryman based on memorabilia and notes left by an unidentified infanterist found in a Berlin flea market. // Explores the life of the German infantryman. In French.

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The German Offensives of 1918: The Last Desperate Gamble. Ian Passingham. . September 1st 2008. 208. 1844156362. Another assessment of German doctrine, military thinking and the effectiveness of storm troop tactics, and how the poor state of military morale and civilian unrest contributed to defeat.

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The Germans at Arras. David Bilton. Pen & Sword Military. 2008. 208. 9781844157686. German photographs of the Arras region in 1917.

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The Given Day. Dennis Lehane. William Morrow. September 23rd 2008. 704. 0688163181. A sprawling novel of post-World-War-One upheaval and uncertainty in Boston, by the author of Mystic River. A fictionalized account of events surrounding the Boston Police strike of 1919, racial and ethnic strife, anarchist and Bolshevik agitation, the catastrophic collapse of the North End molasses tank, the influenza pandemic, Irish politics, and Babe Ruth.

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The Great Naval Game: Britain and Germany in the Age of Empire. Jan Rüger. Cambridge University Press. June 25th 2009. 354. 0521114616. An analysis of the Anglo-German naval race. // Anglo-German antagonism fanned by popular pro-naval sentiments.

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The Great War and America: Civil-Military Relations during World War I. Nancy Gentile Ford. Praeger Security International. February 28th 2008. 191. 0275981991. Starting with the preparedness movement, Ms. Ford traces civil-military relations in America through the draft and training of citizen soldiers, mobilization of public opinion and suppression of dissent, the application of science and technology through demobilization and reemployment starting in 1919. Documents include the Sedition Act of 1918. The author also wrote Americans All: Foreign Born soldiers in World War I (Greenwood 2001).

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The Great War in the Heart of Dixie: Alabama during World War I. Martin T. Olliff. University of Alabama Press. October 12th 2008. 275. 9780817354923. How Alabama responded to and was changed by the war.

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The Greater Game: Sporting Icons Who Fell in the Great War. Clive Harris, Julian Whippy. . July 1st 2008. 199. 1844157628. Reviews the lives of British sportsmen and athletes who fell in The Great War.

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The Greatest Day in History: How the Great War Really Ended. Nicholas Best. Public Affairs. October 13th 2008. 304. 9781586486402. Reactions of war survivors, many of whom went on to success after the conflict.

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The Gun and the Pen: Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Faulkner, and the Fiction of Mobilization. Keith Gandal. . July 31st 2008. 288. 9780199744572. Analyses post-war fiction of the “Lost Generation” and finds it less anti-war than anti-mobilization in reaction to the authors personal rejection for service with the US forces.

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The Imperial German Eagles in World War I: Their Postcards And Pictures. Lance J. Bronnenkant. Schiffer Military History. April 2006. 348. 9780764324406. Volume three of a valuable reference work that includes some Austro-Hungarian airman. // The second in a planned three-part series looks at the collectible Sanke, Liersch and NPG postcards featuring German WWI aviators. Available in April 2008.

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The Last Great War: British Society and the First World War. Adrian Gregory. Cambridge University Press. October 16th 2008. 362. 9780521728836. A new social history. // A ground-breaking new cultural and social history of the British home front.

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The Late Victorian Navy: The Pre-Dreadnought Era and the Origins of the First World War. Roger Parkinson. Boydell Press. June 19th 2008. 323. 1843833727. Reappraisal of the late Victorian Navy and the emergence of crucial new technology defined by steel and electricity.

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The Lessons of War: The Experiences of Seven Future Leaders in the First World War. William van der Kloot. The History Press. February 1st 2009. 240. 1845886348. The experiences of de Gaulle, Hitler, Mussolini, Mannerheim, Atäturk, Harold MacMillan and Herbert Hoover.

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The Netherlands Indies and the Great War, 1914-1918. Kees van Dijk. Kitlv Press. March 2008. . 9067183083. By 1917, the Dutch East Indies was facing a radical nationalist movement, as well as economic an pinch caused by loss of exports, wartime trade restrictions, the war at sea and shortages of shipping. // How severe trade restrictions imposed by the British impacted colonial economy and society, threatening Dutch rule in the Indies. See also Hubert van Tuyll The Netherlands and World War I (Brill, 2001) for a broader diplomatic and political-economic study of armed Netherlands neutrality.

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The Oil Hunters: Exploration and Espionage in the Middle East. Roger Howard. Bloomsbury Academic. July 15th 2008. 224. 9781847252326. Anecdotal history of the search for oil in the Middle East from 1880 to 1940, including the 1908 discovery of oil in Persia and Mesopotamia which had a vast impact on WWI and the post-war world.

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The Origins of World War I. Richard F. Hamilton, Holger H. Herwig. Cambridge University Press. December 11th 2008. 552. 0521102189. Summary examination of the motivations of the leadership of 12 major and minor powers in going to war. // An abridged version of the collection of essays published by Cambridge as The Origins of World War I and edited by the same scholars. This version concentrates on the handful of men who made the decisions for war. The abridgement is even more readable than the original. The authors cut through the fog of nationalism and ex post facto justifications to the roots of the conflict. Affordable and highly recommended.

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The Other Side of the Wire Volume 2: The Battle of the Somme With the German XIV Reserve Corps, 1 July 1916. Ralph Whitehead. Helion & Company. January 15th 2013. 656. 1907677127. Second of two volumes following the XIV corps from the 1914 invasion to the Battle of the Somme in 1916. -- The Somme from the German perspective. // How the Germans created a formidable defensive system to meet the BEF offensive starting in July 1916.

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The Ottoman Road to War in 1914: The Ottoman Empire and the First World War. Mustafa Aksakal. Cambridge University Press. December 9th 2010. 234. 9780521175258. A revisionist history of Ottoman “Young Turk” politics and policies leading to belligerency on the side of Germany.

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The Overcoat. Conrad Larson. Overcoat. 2008. 224. 9781931916530. A mystery novel of WWI.

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The Question of MacArthur's Reputation: Côte De Châtillon, October 14-16, 1918. Robert H. Ferrell. University of Missouri Press. November 30th 2008. 111. 9780826218308. Army records indicate that MacArthur’s subordinates deserve most of the credit for this successful Meuse-Argonne action for which MacArthur was nominated for the Medal of Honor. By the prolific author of Five Days in October: The Lost Battalion in World War I (Missouri, 2005) and many other WWI histories. Reviewed in the Wall Street Journal November 25, 2008.

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The Red Prince: The Fall of a Dynasty and the Rise of Modern Europe. Timothy Snyder. Bodley Head. June 5th 2008. 344. 0224081527. A view of the breakup of the Habsburg Empire and the aftermath through the life of Archduke Wilhelm von Habsburg (1895-1949), ardent supporter of an independent Ukraine. Also available as The Red Prince: The Secret Lives of a Habsburg Archduke, Perseus and Basic Books, 2008, ISBN 978 0 4650 0237 5, $27.95 cloth.

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The Routledge Atlas of the First World War. Martin Gilbert. Routledge. October 29th 2008. 173. 9780415460378. New edition of a fine atlas.

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The Second Battle of the Marne. Michael S. Neiberg. Indiana University Press. April 9th 2008. 232. 9780253003546. Winner of the Annual WFA Norman B. Tomlinson, Jr. Book Prize for 2008, this book breaks new ground on a key battle in the last year of the war.

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The Selected Papers of Sir Arthur Currie: Diaries, Letters, and Report to the Ministry, 1917-1933. Mark Humphries. Military History. May 1st 2008. 407. 097834412X. The first complete collection of the papers of Canada’s top soldier of WWI. Currie was a land speculator and militiaman from British Columbia who rose to command the four divisions of the CEF. He is best remembered for the Canadian Corps successful 1917 attack at Vimy Ridge. Purchase directly from Wilfred Laurier University at www.wlu.ca or phone Andrew Thomson, at (519) 884-0710.

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The Summer the Archduke Died: On Wars and Warriors. Louis D. Rubin Jr.. University of Missouri. September 2nd 2008. 184. 0826218105. Essays on World War I, its horror, mismanagement by well meaning but inept leaders and a review of worthwhile literature on the conflict.

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The Unquiet Western Front: Britain's Role in Literature and History. Brian Bond. Cambridge University Press. April 30th 2007. 140. 9780521036412. First published in 2002, this is a critique of the anti-war culture that pervades writing and teaching The Great War. Favorably reviewed by History Today as a bid to rescue WWI history from popular myth.

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The Versailles Settlement: Peacemaking After the First World War, 1919-1923. Alan Sharp. Palgrave Macmillan. September 10th 2008. 288. 9781137069689. Revision of a 1991 textbook.

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The Vertigo Years: Europe 1900-1914. Philipp Blom. Basic Books. November 2nd 2010. 488. 9780465020294. Europe between the death of Queen Victoria and the eruption of WWI in the throes of massive change. The continent was riddled with militarism, experiencing wide- spread political, economic and cultural upheaval, as well as astounding medical and technical advances. See also: The Proud Tower, Barbara Tuchman (1966), a lively, informative and well-crafted narrative history by the author of The Guns of August and The Zimmermann Telegram reprinted by Library of America in 2012. // The author contends that growing self-doubt among European elites led then to glorify war and welcome the cataclysm as the only way to cleanse their cultures of its sickness. Foretastes of disaster include Britain near-defeat in the Anglo-Borer War, Russia’s humiliation in the Russo-Japanese War and America’s 1907 Wall Street crash

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The War on Hospital Ships, 1914-1918. Stephen McGreal. Pen & Sword Books. April 1st 2009. 272. 1844158586. German submarine sinkings of unarmed hospital ships outraged the American, British and French publics and caused the UK to paint hospital ships in drab colors, defensively arm and sail them in protected convoys. // German sinkings of Entente hospital ships detailed.

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The Western Front Experience: 1914-1918. Gary Sheffield. Carlton Books, Limited. February 7th 2012. 63. 9781847329172. 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.

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The White War: Life and Death on the Italian Front, 1915-1919. Mark Thompson. Basic Books. October 26th 2010. 488. 0465020372. A new survey history about a major front often ignored in telling the history of The Great War. Taking its title from the battle lines in the snow-covered Alps, this book recounts Italy’s abandonment of its German and Austro-Hungarian allies, its entry into the war on the side of the Entente in May 1915 and the resulting stalemate which cost 689 thousand Italian dead before Vienna sued for peace in October 1918.

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The Will to Believe: Woodrow Wilson, World War I, and America's Strategy for Peace and Security. Ross A. Kennedy. Kent State University Press. March 13th 2009. 291. 9780873389716. A nuanced look at the debate surrounding Wilson’s national security policy and the shadow this casts across contemporary foreign policy formulation. // The author, an Assistant Professor of History at Illinois State University, takes a new, sophisticated look at how three competing groups — pacifists, liberal internationalists and Atlanticists — addressed national security issues during the Wilson Administration. // A fresh analysis of Wilson’s foreign policy focusing on three competing groups: pacifists, liberal internationalists, and Atlanticists.

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The World on Fire: 1919 and the Battle with Bolshevism. Anthony Read. . March 17th 2008. 379. 9780393061246. International alarm over terrorism is nothing new. Read examines the “Reds under the bed” scare of 1918-1920 that threatened free speech in North America and Western Europe in the wake of the Bolshevik Revolution in Russia, the abortive Marxist uprisings in Germany, labor unrest in the UK and terror bombings in America. As with the current al-Qeada menace, liberal democratic governments of this era often overreacted to a shadowy and inchoate Red Menace.

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The Yankee Division in the First World War: In the Highest Tradition. Michael E. Shay. Texas A&M University Press. June 20th 2008. 294. 9781603440301. The author defends the record of the Yankee Division against its detractors. By the author of The Grateful Heart on the Yankee Division’s 103rd Field Hospital (Greenwood 2001).

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The Zeebrugge Raid 1918: The Finest Feat of Arms. Paul Kendall. History Press Limited. August 1st 2009. 352. 9780752453323. Contains new material on this famous, but only partially successful action.

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Through the Wheat: the U.S. Marine Corps in World War I. Edwin H. Simmons, Joseph H. Alexander. . 2011-09. . 1591148316. The long-awaited history of the Marines in WWI by a former Marine Corps Historian. Completed following Simmons’ death by Joe Alexander. Recounts action by the Fourth Marine Brigade of the 2nd Division at Belleau Wood, Soissons, Blanc Mont, St. Mihiel and the Meuse-Argonne.

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Time Is the Fire: A Novel of the Great War. William Breedlove Martin. PublishAmerica. 2008. 312. 9781606101186. Deals mainly with the family left behind in Georgia by two brothers serving in the US First Pursuit Group.

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Tirpitz: Architect of the German High Seas Fleet. Michael Epkenhans. Potomac Books. March 30th 2008. 107. 9781574887327. A biography of Alfred von Tirpitz (1849-1930) whose long career took him from naval command to the postwar Reichstag.

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To Conquer Hell: The Meuse-Argonne, 1918. Edward G. Lengel. Macmillan. January 8th 2008. 491. 9780805079319. A new history of this major battle, the most costly in American history, by a Professor of History at the University of Virginia. Draws on primary sources including memoirs and letters of US veterans. Professor Lengel was a speaker at the the WFA-USA National Seminar at Carlisle, Pennsylvania in September where he was awarded 2007 WFA Norman B. Tomlinson Book Prize for this book.

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Trench Warfare, 1914-1918. Antonio Mayoralis. Andrea Press. August 1st 2010. 109. 9788496658158. A brief summary chronology of the development of trench warfare techniques, as well as associated transportation and communications systems.

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Uncle Sam Wants You: World War I and the Making of the Modern American Citizen. Christopher Capozzola. Oxford University Press. April 12th 2010. 334. 0199734798. America turns over unprecedented power to the Federal Government creating a new American state and a new citizen. One of a series of recent social and political histories reexamining the American home front society and politics in WWI. The author is Associate Professor of History at MIT.

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United States Navy in the Pacific, 1909-1922. William Reynolds Braisted. . April 1st 2008. 760. 1591140889. The second of two volumes, analyses rising tensions with Japan during the Taft Administration, the US Navy in the Pacific during WWI, the decision to build a navy second to none, the 1916 Naval Construction Act, and the post-war Washington Navel Disarmament Conference ending in 1922.

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Unknown Soldiers: The American Expeditionary Forces in Memory and Remembrance. Mark A. Snell. Kent State University Press. July 1st 2008. 274. 0873389409. Essays from established historians on American participation in WWI and how that experience was and is remembered. Several of the authors are WFA members or frequent speakers at our seminars.

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Unlikely Allies: Britain, America and the Victorian Origins of the Special Relationship. Duncan Andrew Campbell. Bloomsbury Academic. February 1st 2008. 320. 1847251919. Putting aside residual antagonisms stemming from the War of 1812, America and Great Britain lay the basis for an alliance that survived two world wars and is still operative today.

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Untold War: New Perspectives in First World War Studies. Heather Jones, Jennifer O'brien, Christoph Schmidt-supprian. Brill Academic Publishers. June 4th 2008. 452. 9004166599. Scholarly essays re-examining the global civil and military impact of the conflict; how the war changed societies. Contributors include prize-winning historians Alan Kramer and Dan Todman, with an introduction by John Horne. (I will be reviewing this for Stand To!) //Essays covering diverse themes such as combat, occupation, civil identity, juvenile delinquency, chaplains, art and remembrance across several countries: Germany, France, Britain, colonial Africa, Belgium and Romania. Fourth in the series of edited proceedings from conferences sponsored by the International Society for First World War Studies. Other titles are Uncovered Fields, Warfare and Belligerence, and Untold War.

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Us and Them: A Pictorial History of the War on the Western Front. Susan Yates. No Name No Number. 2008. 313. 9780956019301.

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War by Revolution: Germany and Great Britain in the Middle East in the Era of World War I. Donald M. McKale. Kent State University Press. September 1st 2008. 332. 0873389727. A reprint of a 1998 publication analyzing one segment the so-called “Great Game” for Mid East domination.

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Warsaw 1920: Lenin's Failed Conquest of Europe. Adam Zamoyski. HarperPress. February 4th 2008. 160. 0007225520. History of the Polish-Soviet War which threatened the Versailles settlement and put paid to Lenin’s ambitions for spreading bolshevism to the west.

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We Who Are So Cosmopolitan: the War Diary of Constance Graeffe. Constance Graeffe, Sophie De Schaepdrijver. Algemeen Rijksarchief Brussel. January 1st 2008. 560. 9789057460906. The Great War’s impact on a trans-national family (German-French-English) living in Brussels, 1914-1918.

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We Will Not Fight...: The Untold Story of World War Ones Conscientious Objectors. Will Ellsworth-Jones. Aurum. 2008. 296. 1845133005. The story of England’s conscientious objectors, many of whom were jailed for refusing to serve in the armed forces.

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Woodrow Wilson and the American Myth in Italy: Culture, Diplomacy, and War Propaganda. Daniela Rossini, Antony Shugaar. Harvard University Press. May 1st 2008. 263. 0674028244. A new look at Wilsonian diplomacy, or lack there of, through an examination of Italo-American relations during WWI and during the Paris peace conference.

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World War I: Primary Documents on Events from 1914 to 1919. Ross F. Collins. ABC-CLIO. 2008. 411. 9780313320828. Anthology of American magazine and newspaper excerpts with explanatory text dealing with contemporary war issues. In the days before radio, TV and public opinion polls, the print media was both the primary reflector and molder of public opinion. This book highlights both the propaganda campaign that accompanied the war and the challenges faced by German Americans as their adopted nation was drawn into the conflict.

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World War One: Five Continents in Flanders. Dominiek Dendooven, Piet Chielens. . 2008. 208. 902097727X. A book about the various foreign armies fighting in Flanders arising from an exhibition at the Flanders Fields Museum in Ypres.


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1917: Tactics, Training and Technology. Jeffrey Grey, Peter Dennis. Loftus Australia. February 2008. . 978 0 9803 7967 9. Collection of 11 essays based on papers presented at the 2007 Australian Chief of Army’s Military History Conference in 2007. Contributors include Robin Prior, Gary Sheffield, Dan Todman, Tim Cook and Andrew Wiest, Robert Doughty and Michael Neiberg. // An anthology focusing mainly but not exclusively on the BEF. Favorably reviewed by Bruce Gudmundsson in The Journal of Military History.

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1920: The Year of the Six Presidents. David Pietrusza. Basic Books. December 28th 2006. 533. 0786716223. The election campaign of 1920 marked the end of the Progressive Era, the start of Prohibition, the height of the post-war Red Scare and a bright line between Wilsonian internationalism and the isolationist “normalcy” of the Harding-Coolidge era; a snapshot of a changing America in the wake of The Great War.

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A Distant Grief: Australians, War Graves and the Great War. Bart Ziino. University of Western Australia Press. March 1st 2007. 243. 9781920694890. The role of war graves and cemeteries in private grief and mourning for Australia’s 60 thousand dead of WWI.

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A People's War: Germany's Political Revolution, 1913-1918. Jeffrey R. Smith. University Press of America. December 21st 2006. 213. 076183642X. The author sees WWI in Germany as the occasion for the assertion of popular sovereignty, a movement that unified Germans across social and political lines shattering the monarchy.

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A Shameful Act: The Armenian Genocide and the Question of Turkish Responsibility. Taner Akcam. Macmillan. August 21st 2007. 483. 9780805086652. Drawing on official records, a Turkish historian risks incarceration by his government to accuse the Ottoman Turks of perpetrating genocide against the Armenians during WWI. Favorably reviewed in the New York Review of Books. Turkey’s application for entry into the European Union has rekindled interest in the dark chapter of its Ottoman past.

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A Shattered Peace: Versailles and the Peace We Pay Today. David A. Andelman, Henry Kissinger. Wiley. July 1st 2014. 336. 1620459914. One of a recent series of popular pot boiler journalistic-style histories blaming most of world’s troubles on the Versailles Treaty. // An analysis linking current day international political woes to the Versailles treaty.

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A Thousand Miles of Battles. Ian Jones. Australian War Memorial. 2007. 208. 9780975712382. Published to coincide with the 90th anniversary of the charge at Beersheba; an account of the campaigns of the legendary Australian Light Horse from Gallipoli, to the deserts of Egypt, Palestine and Syria, and the Western Front. Order from http://tinyurl.com/5gf936 or http://cas.awm.gov.au.

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A World Undone: The Story of the Great War, 1914 to 1918. G. J. Meyer. Delacorte Press. May 29th 2007. 816. 0553382403. A general overview first published in 2006 new in a Delta trade paperback that breaks no new ground. // A survey history advertised as challenging conventional wisdom while reexamining some of the misconceptions about the conflict. The Publishers Weekly review finds that the author presents "no original analysis or synthesis."

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A Zouave's Journey: Recollections of a Footsoldier in the 37th African Division. Marilène Patten Henry. Peter Lang. February 2nd 2007. 142. 0820497088. Biography of a French Great War conscript, an orphan, based on the diary of poilu Archille Lecreux. Dr. Henry is the author of Monumental Accusations about popular resentment in memorializing WWI in France.

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America's Deadliest Battle: Meuse-Argonne, 1918. Robert H. Ferrell. University Press of Kansas. February 1st 2007. 195. 0700618570. A new analysis of America’s largest and costliest (26 thousand dead) WWI battle by a premier American historian.

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An Airman’s Wife: A True Story of Lovers Separated by War. Aimée McHardy. Grub Street. October 1st 2007. 315. 1904943942. The correspondence of Aimée McHardy and Captain William Bond.

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An Arizona Aviator in France: The Life of Ernest A. Love, 147th Aero Squadron, USAS. Alan L. Roesler. Roesler Enterprises. 2007. 300. 0979791928. To order E-mail troes7718@msn.com.

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An Improbable War? The Outbreak of World War I and European Political Culture before 1914. Holger Afflerbach, David Stevenson. Berghahn Books. January 1st 2012. 365. 9780857453105. Essays provide a new look at cause and effect. First published in hard cover in 2007. -- A valuable addition to the debate on the causes on The Great War. // A new scholarly look at causes of The Great War edited by the author of Armaments and the Coming of War: Europe 1904-1914, Oxford, 1996.

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Architect of Victory: Douglas Haig. Walter Reid. Birlinn Publishers. February 1st 2007. 555. 1841585173. A new sympathetic analysis of Haig’s still controversial leadership of the BEF. // A new biography sure to spark controversy. Available from Casemate Publishing.

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Argonne Days in World War I. Horace L. Baker, Robert H. Ferrell. University of Missouri. March 7th 2007. 176. 0826217087. The memoir of a Mississippi Doughboy edited by the prolific author of America’s Deadliest Battle and editor of Meuse-Argonne Diary: The Divisional Commander in World War I.

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At the Sharp End: Canadians Fighting The Great War 1914-1918. Tim Cook. Penguin Canada. September 29th 2009. 608. 0143055925. Winner of the 2007 J. W. Dafoe Prize for Canadian non-fiction. First of a two-volume study by a premier military historian.

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Baptism Of Fire. Nathan M Greenfield. Harper Collins. October 4th 2007. 480. 0002007274. Examination of the untried Canadian First Division’s first engagement, the Second Battle of Ypres, 1915, with particular focus on the earliest major use of gas on the Western Front. Draws on the testimony of soldiers on both sides.

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Battlefilm: U.S. Army Signal Corps Motion Pictures of the Great War. Phillip W. Stewart. PMS Press. January 29th 2010. 232. 9780981744445. Also available from Amazon and Barnes & Noble in paperback at $23.95. Catalogs the 467 WWI motion picture film titles held by the National Archives.

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Battles East: A History of the Eastern Front of the First World War. G. Irving Root. PublishAmerica. October 15th 2007. 387. 9781424168002. Advertised as the first in a new series being privately published by the author. A chronological narrative history based largely on secondary sources. A useful addition to the all too few studies of war in the East.

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Battleship Texas. Hugh Power. Texas A&M University Press. 2007. 166. 0890965196. Reissue of the definitive guide to the last surviving Great War dreadnought, veteran of the Grand Fleet at Scapa Flow on display outside Houston and soon to undergo major preservation work.

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Between the Sword and the Wall: A Novel of World War I. Thomas De Angelo. . March 17th 2007. 130. 0974990639. A novel about British Nurse Edith Cavell and the German occupation of Brussels.

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Britain, France and the Entente Cordiale since 1904. Antoine Capet. Palgrave Macmillan. January 9th 2007. 240. 9780230009028. A scholarly study tracing the Anglo-French alliance from the signing of the Entente Cordiale in 1904 through World War One, Lloyd George and Clemenceau, the inter-war years and disarmament, World War Two, Churchill and DeGaulle, the Cold War and beyond.

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Britain's Greatest Aircraft. Robert Jackson. Pen & Sword Books. March 1st 2008. 217. 1844156001. Describes the design history, development and operational careers of 22 legendary military and civil aircraft starting with the WWI era.

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Brothers in War. Michael Walsh. Ebury Press. 2007. 426. 9780091908843. First published by Crown in cloth in 2006 this is the story of Beechey family, who endured with dignity and courage the loss of five sons in WWI. Based on family letters and diaries. Also available from Amazon UK on DVD and audio cassette, or used from Barnes & Noble. Compared by some reviewers to the story Saving Private Ryan.

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Capital Cities at War: Paris, London, Berlin 1914-1919, Volume 2: A Cultural History. Jay Winter. Cambridge University Press. September 6th 2007. 545. 0521870437. The first volume in this useful and finely-crafted comparative study covered social and economic effects of the war; this volume concentrates on the cultural impact of the conflict on the home front. Contributors include Tomlinson Prize- winner Annette Becker.

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Cheshire Bantams: 15th, 16th and 17th Battalions of the Cheshire Regiment. Stephen McGreal. Pen & Sword Military. October 1st 2007. 256. 1844155242. The story of battalions formed from diminutive (five-foot tall) volunteers.

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Conservative Party and Anglo-German Relations, 1905-1914. Frank McDonough. Palgrave Macmillan. June 15th 2007. 184. 9780230517110. A scholarly corrective to the traditional depiction of the Conservatives as “scaremongers” and the chief source of anti-German views in the pre-war period.

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Dark Journey: Three Key New Zealand Battles of the Western Front. Glyn Harper. HarperCollins (New Zealand). January 1st 2008. 544. 1869505794. Combines first-hand accounts with a cogent overview of the New Zealand division’s 1917-18 actions at Passchendale, Second Somme (Amiens) and Bapaume.

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Das Begleitbuch zu Ernst Jünger: 'In Stahlgewittern'. Nils Fabiansson. E.S. Mittler. 2007. 158. 9783813208887. A reader’s companion and battlefield guide to Ernst Jünger’s Storm of Steel (1920).

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Decorated Marines of the Fourth Brigade in World War I. George B. Clark. McFarland. January 18th 2007. 276. 9780786428267. A reference work on the Marine infantry of the AEF’s Second Division. // Biographies of each Marine medal winner in the AEF Second Division.

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Dizzy City: A Novel. Nicholas Griffin. Steerforth Press. August 21st 2007. 384. 1586421328. Englishman Benedict Cram deserts the Western Front trenches and stows away on a ship bound for New York City where he falls under the sway of urbane grafter, Julius McAteer. A sting within a sting; a crime novel with historic detail. Recommended by WFA editor-publisher Susan Hall-Balduf.

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Dynamic of Destruction: Culture and Mass Killing in the First World War. Alan Kramer. Oxford University Press, USA. July 26th 2007. 434. 0192803425. Explores how the total warfare of The Great War changed European society and culture. Not a pretty picture. The author is winner of the WFA Tomlinson Book Prize for his monograph on German conduct in Belgium, German Atrocities, 1914: A History of Denial, co-authored with John Horne. Kramer teaches at Trinity University, Dublin.

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Faces of World War One: The Tragedy of the Great War in Words and Pictures. Max Arthur. Octopus Books. May 2nd 2012. 288. 9781844037124. From the archives of the Imperial War Museum combined with contemporary accounts of events pictured.

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Femme Fatale: Love, Lies, and the Unknown Life of Mata Hari. Pat Shipman. William Morrow. July 31st 2007. 450. 0060817283. A pot boiler about the much pawed over life and career of a WWI female double agent resurrecting the possibility that Mata was a victim.

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Flanders: A Cultural History. Andre de Vries. Oxford University Press, USA. June 11th 2007. 296. 9780195314939. A Flanders native looks at a region – the cockpit of WWI — that has been a battle ground since the Middle Ages.

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Forgotten Soldiers: Irishmen Shot at Dawn. Stephen Walker. . 2007. 256. 0717141829. Traces the lives of 22 Irish volunteers in the British Army who were shot for cowardice. These men, along with dozens of others, were recently pardoned by an act of parliament. Available from www.amazon.co.uk.

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Gertrude Bell Queen of the Desert, Shaper of Nations. Georgina Howell. Sarah Crichton Books. April 29th 2008. 512. 0374531358. Biography of a British “Arabist,” a contemporary of T. E. Lawrence who also worked with British intelligence in Cairo during WWI and lived after the war in Baghdad, her favorite city. A History Book Club selection for 2007. Favorably reviewed in the June 2007 Atlantic. This is the women who outlined Iraq’s borders and drafted its first constitution. See also Desert Queen, Janet Wallach, Doubleday, 1996, now in paperback from Knopf, 464 pages, ISBN 1 40009 619 7, $15.95.

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Happy Odyssey. Adrian Carton De Wiart. Pen & Sword Books. November 1st 2007. 287. 1844155390. An autobiography by the highly decorated WWI officer who was the model for Brigadier Ben Ritchie Hook in Evelyn Waugh’s Sword of Honor trilogy.

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Horizon Blue: A Novel of the Great War. Jake Bumgardner. Pastis Press. September 4th 2011. 285. B005LSDM74. Available from the author at www.lulu.com/content/1765825. This is the story of a friendship between a captured French officer and a German prison camp official. Well constructed fiction weaving in actual WWI situations.

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Images of War: The German Army on the Western Front, 1917-1918. David Bilton. . March 22nd 2007. 176. 1844155021. Focuses on the withdrawal from the Somme in early 1917 through the Kaiser’s Battle of spring 1918. Text summaries action on the Western Front as home front morale in Germany collapsed during the final two years of the war.

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Imagining the Unimaginable: World War, Modern Art, and the Politics of Public Culture in Russia, 1914-1917. Aaron J. Cohen. University of Nebraska Press. June 1st 2008. 246. 0803215479. The experience of artists set against developments in mass culture and the press among the broader trends in war-torn Russian society and politics leading to revolution in 1917.

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In Pale Battalions. Robert Goddard. Delta. May 29th 2007. 368. 0385339208. Reprint of a 1988 Bantum thriller by British novelist Robert Goddard (Into the Blue), a family mystery based on WWI.

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Julius Buckler: “Malaula” the Battle Cry of Jasta 17. Julius Buckler, Norman Franks. Grub Street. September 1st 2007. 190. 1904943802. First published in Germany in 1939 this is the story of a German 36-victory ace and his mates.

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Killing Time: Archaeology and the First World War. Nicholas J. Saunders. The History Press. April 1st 2007. 256. 0750945192. Uncovering the artifacts of war in Flanders. Saunders is a reader at the University College London and the author of a work on trench art.

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King, Kaiser, Tsar: Three Royal Cousins Who Led the World to War. Catrine Clay. Walker Books. July 10th 2007. 416. 0802716237. Narrative history first published in the UK by Gardners Books last year; written by the British producer/director of a television documentary of the same name. Based in part on royal letters and diaries.

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Kitchener's Army: The Raising of the New Armies 1914 - 1916. Peter Simkins. Pen & Sword Books. October 19th 2014. 384. 1473821282. Examines the main political, economic and social effects of raising tens of thousands of volunteers, as well as their training, feeding, housing and equipment. Written by the author of several well-received WWI histories. // A million volunteers…by a premier WWI historian. These were the men who fought on the Somme.

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Larousse de la Grande Guerre. Anne Duménil, Bruno Cabanes. Larousse. 2007. 480. 2286035091. A superbly illustrated coffee table-size book in French summarizing all major aspects of war on the Western Front, and other fronts, as well. Contains an interesting chapter on Belgian collaborators and another on medical advances.

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Lawrence of Arabia and the Light Horse, Australian War Memorial. . Canberra. 2007. 48. . Pamphlet on the current exhibition at the Memorial; order on line at www.awm.gov.au.

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Lest We Forget: Forgotten Voices from 1914-1945. Max Arthur, Lyn Smith, Joshua Levine. Ebury Press. November 1st 2007. 352. 0091922941. Part of the “Forgotten Voices” series; first-hand recollections of ordinary people illustrated from Imperial War Museum archives.

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Medicine and Duty: The World War I Memoir of Captain Harold W. Mcgill, Medical Officer 31st Battalion C.E.F.. Marjorie Barron Norris, Patrick Brennan. University of Calgary Press. May 15th 2007. 406. 1552381935.

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Military History on the Web. Simon Fowler. Pen & Sword Books. November 1st 2007. 211. 1844156060. A resource for those seeking information on battles or on individual British, Canadian or American soldiers, sailors and airmen.

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Military Intelligence and the Arab Revolt: The First Modern Intelligence War. Polly A. Mohs. Routledge. November 1st 2008. 256. 9780415493314. His book goes far beyond Lawrence of Arabia. It examines the imaginative exploitation of intelligence in formulating an effective British strategy for supporting the Arab Revolt again the Ottomans during the First World War. For more on this subject see: War by Revolution: Germany & Great Britain in the Middle East in the Era of World War I, Donald McKale, Kent State, 2008. // The creation and ascendancy of the Foreign Office’s Arab Bureau created specifically to coordinate imperial operations in Arab lands. The hard, often dirty work behind the glamour behind Lawrence of Arabia.

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Miracle at Belleau Wood: The Birth Of The Modern U.S. Marine Corps. Alan Axelrod. Lyons Press. June 1st 2007. 272. 1599210258. A new popular history of Marine participation as part of the AEF’s Second Division in the Aisne-Marne battles of mid-1918. See also At Belleau Wood, Robert Asprey, first published in 1965 and available in paperback reprint from the University of North Texas Press, $24.95, ISBN 978 81574 41016 7.

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Monash: The Outsider Who Won a War - a Biography of Australias Greatest Military Commander. Roland Perry. . 2007. . 1741668476. Reprint of a biographical history first published in 2004 examining the career of Lt. General Sir John Monash, commander of the Anzac Corps. Won a major Australian book prize despite mixed reviews.

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My French Whore. Gene Wilder. Macmillan. March 6th 2007. 178. 9780312360573. A serious historical novel by one of America’s top comedians about a German-speaking Doughboy, Paul Peachy from Milwaukee who impersonates a famous German spy after being captured on the Western Front. American Heritage favorably reviewed this novel in its April/May 2007 edition.

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Naval Firepower: Battleship Guns and Gunnery in the Dreadnaught Era. Norman Friedman. Naval Institute Press. January 1st 2008. 319. 1591145554.

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New Zealand's Great War: New Zealand, the Allies and the First World War. John Crawford. Exisle Publishing. August 15th 2015. 704. 0908988850. Consists of 32 scholarly papers given at the Zealandia’s Great War conference in Wellington, November 2003. For more on New Zealand in WWI, go to www.bn.com.

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North American Indians in the Great War. Susan Applegate Krouse. University of Nebraska Press. July 1st 2009. 248. 9780803227934. Some 10 thousand native Americans served in the armed forces during WWI. This book examines their experiences and how the war changed these men. See also American Indians in World War I, Thomas A. Britten, University of New Mexico Press, 1997, 264 pages, photos, index, ISBN 978 08263 20902, $21.95 paperback.

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Ottoman Army Effectiveness in World War I: A Comparative Study. Edward J Erickson. Routledge. March 12th 2007. 256. 9781135984564. By a Turkish-speaking expert on the Ottoman army who served in Turkey during his U.S. Army career. Colonel Erickson makes the case for an army of unusual skill and cohesiveness even in defeat. The author has spoken at several GWS and WFA seminars.

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Pacifists, Patriots and the Vote: The Erosion of Democratic Suffragism in Britain During the First World War. Jo Vellacott. Palgrave Macmillan. August 15th 2007. 248. 9780230013353. Argues that the vote for British women was no foregone conclusion despite their significant contributions to the war effort.

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Passchendaele. Peter Barton. Constable. November 5th 2007. 468. 184529422X. Third volume in an ongoing project to recover and publish previously unseen WWI battlefield panoramas and aerial photographs. Also contains unpublished memoirs and letters of the combatants.

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Passchendaele 1917: The Story of the Fallen and Tyne Cot Cemetry. Frank Bostyn. Pen & Sword Books. June 21st 2007. 352. 1844156931. Available on line from www.pen-and-sword.co.uk. This is one of several new and reprinted works brought out by Pen & Sword in time for the 90th anniversary of Third Ypres — Passchendeale. Other titles include Passchendaele: The Hollow Victory by Martin Marix Evans, Passchendaele in Perspective by Peter Liddle, and Passchendaele by Phillip Warner.

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Pour la France: A Guide to the Formations and Units of French Land Forces 1914-18. Michael Cox, Graham Watson. Helion. 2012. 539. 9781907677144. A unique English language guide to the French Army detailing its expansion from 43 infantry divisions in 1914 to140 infantry divisions in 1918; with a list of general officers and other useful detail. -- A rare English language guide to the French army. // Builds on the work on the first volume’s coverage of French regiments and divisions. // The first of two volumes including as well a listing of those divisions of the British, Italian and America armies coming under French command. A useful reference.

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Prisoners of War in British Hands During WWI: A Study of Their History, the Camps and Their Mails. Graham Mark. . October 2007. 266. 0853770298. $70 hardcover available from Philatelic Bibliopole, Box 36006, Louisville, KY 40233-6006 e-mail Leonard@pbbooks.net or go to www.pbbooks.com, or buy it from www.amazon.co.uk for £26.99. For stamp collectors.

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Publishing in the First World War: Essays in Book History. Mary Hammond, Shafquat Towheed. Palgrave Macmillan. June 15th 2007. 248. 0230500765. Twelve essays explore changes in British publishing practices wrought by WWI.

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Rehearsals: The German Army in Belgium, August 1914. Jeff Lipkes. Leuven University Press. October 1st 2007. 815. 9789058675965. A revisionist historian looks at German looting, arson and executions of Belgian civilians asserting that these were neither figments of Entente propaganda, nor simply results of collective paranoia (fear of franc tireurs), but rather part of a deliberate campaign of terrorism ordered by military authorities. The author is a Princeton Ph.D. Another in a lengthening series of books examining German military government and occupation policies in World War One. // Detailed narrative of the German invasion of Belgium and the violence against civilians that accompanied it. See also German Atrocities, 1914: A History of Denial winner of the Tomlinson Prize for 2002.

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Savage Peace: Hope and Fear in America, 1919. Ann Hagedorn. Simon and Schuster. April 10th 2007. 576. 9781416539711. History of a tumultuous year: lynchings, race riots, the recrudescence of the Klu Klux Klan, widespread labor unrest, anarchist bombings, the first Red Scare, prohibition, thousands of returning Doughboys looking for work and the abrupt end of the reformist Progressive Era. The author, a staffer at the Wall Street Journal reviews the unruly and often politically repressive aftermath of the “War to End All Wars.”

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Shamrock Battalion in the Great War. Martin J. Hogan, James J. Cooke. University of Missouri. March 23rd 2007. 152. 0826217109. Memoirs of a Doughboy in the 165th Infantry of the Rainbow Division edited by a professor emeritus of history at Old Miss who write a history of the 28th Division in the Great War.

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Smoke and Mirrors: Q-ships Against the U-boats in the First World War. Deborah Lake. Sutton Publishing. May 1st 2007. 224. 0750946059. The story of Britain’s controversial effort to sink German submarines by deploying heavily-armed merchant vessels with RN crews. The author has also written on the Zeebrugge Raid under the pseudonym of David Lomas.

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The AEF Way of War: The American Army and Combat in World War I. Mark Ethan Grotelueschen. Cambridge University Press. October 4th 2010. 387. 0521169097. First published in 2006, this work offers a new look at the development of AEF combat tactics by a premier American historian of the war. // An analysis of how AEF commanders devised improved tactics to meet unforeseen conditions on the Western Front written by an Assistant Professor of History at the USAF Academy. A welcome professional reexamination of the AEF’s combat record.

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The Air We Breathe. Andrea Barrett. W. W. Norton & Company. October 17th 2007. 320. 0393333078. Story set in 1916 in an Adirondack tuberculosis asylum. America is still at peace, but a well-meaning patient initiates a discussion group which brings The Great War home sparking anti-immigrant prejudice and vigilantism in an isolated rural community.

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The Battle for Vimy Ridge - 1917. Jack Sheldon. Pen & Sword Books. October 1st 2007. 236. 1844155528. A successful British part of the allied 1917 spring offensives most remembered for General Neville’s disastrous attack at the Chemin des Dames. Published in time for the 90th anniversary of Canada’s most famous battle and the rededication of the refurbished Vimy Memorial.

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The Battle of Jutland. Jonathan Sutherland. . October 1st 2007. . 1844155293. Yet another look at The Great War’s greatest and most controversial naval engagement.

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The Battleship Dreadnought. John Roberts. Conway. September 3rd 2013. 256. 1844862062. Accurate scale drawings for model makers and historians of the prototype for 20th century line-of-battle ships.

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The Brother Keepers: The Great War Odyssey of Sable MacInnes and His Brothers. John MacNintch. . May 1st 2007. 779. 0978750500. A novel encapsulating and placing in perspective Canada’s Great War experience through the story of the fictional MacInnes brothers from Nova Scotia. Appendices contain a glossary of terms and identification of principal historical characters, as well as the Canadian order of battle. Look for a full review in a WFA journal.

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The Death of Glory: The Western Front 1915. Robin Neillands. . August 9th 2007. . 0719562457. The beginning of attritional battles in trench warfare as successive British and French offensives fail. See also 1915: The Death of Innocence by Lynn MacDonald, Johns Hopkins, 2000.

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The Diary of a Dead Officer: Being the Posthumous Papers of Arthur Graeme West. Arthur Graeme West, Nigel Jones. Greenhill Books. June 1st 2007. 192. 1853677299. A young English scholar enlists in a rush of enthusiasm in 1915, becomes an officer, and then bitterly disillusioned with army life. First published in 1917, this work includes a number of West’s poems.

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The Embattled Self: French Soldiers' Testimony of the Great War. Leonard V. Smith. Cornell University Press. June 7th 2007. 214. 9780801445231. An examination of fiction and non-fiction writings by French war veterans reveals how they viewed their service and suffering. The author is Professor of History at Oberlin and the author or co-author of several prize-winning works on French society during WWI.

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The First World War. Stuart Robson. Longman Publishing Group. January 1st 2007. 173. 1405824719. A survey history of the war intended for use as a classroom text.

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The Fourth Horseman: The Tragedy of Anton Dilger and the Birth of Biological Terrorism. Robert Koenig. PublicAffairs. January 9th 2007. 376. 1586483722. The convoluted story of attempts by an American agent of Germany to infect with anthrax and ganders mules and horses being shipped to the Allies in Europe from America during WWI. Also examines other German sabotage efforts, as well as attempts to precipitate a Mexican attack on the US.

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The General and the Jaguar: Pershing's Hunt for Pancho Villa: A True Story of Revolution and Revenge. Eileen Welsome. Bison Books. November 1st 2007. 432. 0803222246. Pershing’s unsuccessful chase of Rancho Villa across northern Mexico in 1916 helped qualify him for AEF command. // The author is a Pulitzer Prize winner and recipient of two PEN awards.

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The German Army at Passchendaele. Jack Sheldon. Pen & Sword Books. October 1st 2007. 336. 1844155641. A history of the Third Battle of Ypres, 1917, from the German point of view. One of several new histories marking the 90th anniversary of this battle of attrition that fell far short of its original objective of overrunning German naval bases at Ostend and Zeebrugge.

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The Good Soldier: A Biography of Douglas Haig. Gary Mead. Atlantic Books. November 8th 2007. 608. 1843542803. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1843542803/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=1843542803&linkCode=as2&tag=worlwaroneh0a-20&linkId=4EELSZYVXBWWNG4O

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The Great Naval Game: Britain and Germany in the Age of Empire. Jan Rüger. Cambridge University Press. June 25th 2009. 354. 0521114616. An analysis of the Anglo-German naval race. // Anglo-German antagonism fanned by popular pro-naval sentiments.

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The Great War and Medieval Memory: War, Remembrance and Medievalism in Britain and Germany, 1914-1940. Stefan Goebel. Cambridge University Press. November 12th 2009. 357. 0521123062. The author believes that people in Britain and Germany grappled with the horrors of industrialized war by arranging the sacrifices of its victims on a historical continuum stretching back to and emphasizing the Middle Ages. // A comparative history of the cultural impact of war.

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The Great War Diaries of Brigadier Alexander Johnston. Edwin Astill. Pen & Sword Books. November 1st 2007. 244. 1844155811. Story of an officer who rose from subaltern to brigade commander in the Third Division, BEF.

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The Landings at Suvla Bay 1915: An Analysis of British Failure During the Gallipoli Campaign. Michael J. Mortlock. McFarland. July 23rd 2007. 250. 9780786430352.

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The Last Fighting Tommy: The Life of Harry Patch, Last Veteran of the Trenches, 1898-2009. Harry Patch, Richard Van Emden. . June 5th 2010. . 0747591156. The story of the last surviving (as of August 2007) British trench veteran of WWI. Van Emden is author of several books on WWI including The Trench, Boy Soldiers of the Great War, and Britain’s Last Tommies.

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The Last Summer of the World: A Novel. Emily Mitchell. W. W. Norton & Company. June 18th 2007. 390. 0393064875. A novel about photographer Edward Steichen’s return to wartime France and his reckoning with his painful past.

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The Lost Battalion and the Meuse-Argonne, 1918. Micheal Clodfelter. McFarland & Company. December 4th 2006. 246. 0786469080. Looks at the Meuse-Argonne battles with emphasis on the “Lost Battalion” of the 77th Division.

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The Meinertzhagen Mystery: The Life and Legend of a Colossal Fraud. Brian Garfield. Potomac Books. January 1st 2007. 386. 1597970417. Lt. Colonel Richard Meinertzhagen (1878-1967) got his start as a politically- and socially-connected British Army intelligence officer chasing Paul von Lettow Vorbeck around the East Africa bush. Later, invalided out of Africa, he was assigned to MI7 in Cairo, and claimed authorship of the legendary “haversack ruse” of 1917. A committed Zionist, Meinertzhagen was a flamboyant player in the Middle East in the inter-war years, a noted ornithologist, founder of the post-war Anglo German Fellowship, and intimate of Winston Churchill, T. H. Lawrence and Chaim Weizmann. He also perpetrated scientific fraud, was a tireless self-promoter and may have even murdered his wife. Fittingly, this lively tale is authored by a past president of the Mystery Writers of America.

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The Midwest Goes To War: The 32nd Division in the Great War. John W. Barry. Scarecrow Press. December 28th 2006. 159. 0810854244. For another history of the 32nd Division, see Argonne Days in World War I, Robert H. Ferrell (ed.) Missouri, 2007. // Based on the Michigan and Wisconsin National Guards, this division saw action in the Oise-Aisne Operation, in the Argonne and the Rhineland Occupation.

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The Netherlands Indies and the Great War, 1914-1918. Kees van Dijk. Kitlv Press. March 2008. . 9067183083. By 1917, the Dutch East Indies was facing a radical nationalist movement, as well as economic an pinch caused by loss of exports, wartime trade restrictions, the war at sea and shortages of shipping. // How severe trade restrictions imposed by the British impacted colonial economy and society, threatening Dutch rule in the Indies. See also Hubert van Tuyll The Netherlands and World War I (Brill, 2001) for a broader diplomatic and political-economic study of armed Netherlands neutrality.

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The Public Schools Battalion in the Great War. Steve Hurst. Pen & Sword Books. June 1st 2007. 303. 1844155102. Another in a long series of BEF battalion histories from Pen & Sword.

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The Red Baron's Last Flight: An In-Depth Investigation into what Really Happened on the Day Von Richthofen was Shot Down. Norman Franks, Alan Bennett. Grub Street. February 1st 2007. 144. 1904943330. Franks is a premier historian of WWI aviation, but even he can’t settle this never-ending argument.

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The Retreat: Mons to the Marne, 1914. Richard Holmes. Pimlico. March 1st 2007. 336. 1845951093. New edition of book blending military history, personal testimonies and a recounting the author’s ride along the route taken by the retreating BEF in the summer of 1914. Available in April 2007 from Amazom.com. Holmes is a widely published historian and reserve Brigadier in the British Army.

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The Russian Army in the Great War: The Eastern Front, 1914-1917. David R. Stone. University Press of Kansas. April 10th 2015. 368. 0700620958. Out of print; check used booksellers.

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The Russian Civil War. Evan Mawdsley. Pegasus. March 1st 2007. 368. 1933648155. The author is a professor of history at Glasgow University. // Draws on material made available from Soviet archives after the collapse of the USSR.

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The Russian Civil War, 1918-22. David Bullock. Osprey Publishing. November 18th 2008. 144. 1846032717. A new short narrative history.

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The Sanusi's Little War: The Amazing Story of a Forgotten Conflict in the Western Desert, 1915-1917. Russell McGuirk. . December 1st 2007. 332. 0954479270. Religious warriors of Libya who fought the occupying Italians for two decades following the Italo-Turkish War of 1911-12. With Turkish backing the warriors led by Ahamad al-Sharif, the charismatic Grand Sanusi, raided into Egypt and French Sudan.

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The Second Infantry Division in World War I: A History of the American Expeditionary Force Regulars, 1917-1919. George B. Clark. McFarland & Company. July 1st 2007. 262. 0786429607. Follows the Second Division through major AEF campaigns including Second Marne, Soissons, Blanc Mont and the Meuse-Argonne. Clark authored an earlier history of the Marine component of this division.

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The Silent General: Horne of the First Army, a Biography of Haig’s Trusted Great War Comrade in Arms. Don Farr. Helion & Company Limited. January 1st 2007. 319. 9781874622994. Biography of a long overlooked British army commander Henry Sinclair Horne.

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The War from Within: German Women in the First World War. Ute Daniel, Jay Winter, Margaret Ries. Berg Publishers. November 1st 1997. 343. 085496892X. Examination of the roles of working class women in Germany during WWI.

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The War of the World: Twentieth-Century Conflict and the Descent of the West. Niall Ferguson. Penguin Books. October 30th 2007. 880. 0143112392. Now available in paperback, this is panoramic study of war, conflict and violence in the first half of the 20th century. Economic historian Ferguson sees three overlapping factors as key to understanding what happened: ethnic conflict, economic volatility and the decline of empires. // Published in the UK with the subtitle History's Age of Hatred. Companion volume to a new six-part British TV series premiering in June 2006 examining the conflicts of the 20th century. Ferguson takes the position that World Wars One and Two, and the Cold War were not separate conflicts, but a single "hundred years' war, a struggle powered by imperial and ethnic competition. Dr. Ferguson, a leading economic historian and native of Glasgow, now teaches at Harvard.

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The Wilsonian Moment: Self-Determination and the International Origins of Anticolonial Nationalism. Erez Manela. Oxford University Press, USA. June 20th 2007. 352. 9780198039150. An examination of how Wilson’s policy of self-determination became a negative factor among disillusioned nationalist movements in Egypt, China, Korea and India.

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The Winter of the World: The Poems of the First World War. Dominic Hibberd, John Onions. Constable. March 28th 2008. 362. 1845295153. An extensive anthology of over 200 poems from both well known and obscure poets of the era.

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The Zionist Masquerade: The Birth of the Anglo-Zionist Alliance 1914-1918. James Renton. Palgrave Macmillan. November 15th 2007. 256. 9780230547186. A reexamination of British policy towards Jews and Zionism during the First World War, a fundamental turning point in the history of the Middle East.

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Through the Dark Night: The War Diary of the Master of Belhaven, Royal Artillery 1914-1918. Ralph Hamilton. . April 2007. 312. 1874622833. Complete diary entries of a career officer supplemented by sketch maps.

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Tigers Along the Tigris: The Leicestershire Regiment in Mesopotamia During the First World War. E. J. Thompson. Leonaur Limited. November 29th 2007. 144. 1846773660. An account a battalion of the 7th (Meerut) Division of the British Indian Army in the 1917 battles at Istabulat, Samarra, Juber Island and Tekrit.

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Tip and Run: The Untold Tragedy of the Great War in Africa. Edward Paice. Weidenfeld & Nicolson. August 1st 2007. 560. 0297847090. A retelling of the familiar story of the long and largely futile British campaign against German General Paul von Lettow Vorbeck, a masterful nineteenth century-style guerrilla fighter with a persistently romantic image. See also The First World War in Africa, Hew Strachan, Oxford, 2004 and The Forgotten War, Ross Anderson, Tempus, 2004.

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To the Last Salute: Memories of an Austrian U-Boat Commander. Georg von Trapp, Elizabeth M. Campbell. University of Nebraska Press. March 1st 2007. 196. 0803246676. History Book Club selection. The memoirs of the Austro-Hungarian submarine ace and founder of the Trapp Family Singers first published in the early 1930s before Trapp fled the Nazis and immigrated to America. // Available for the first time in English, the memoirs of Austria-Hungary's leading U-Boat ace and founder of the Trapp Family Singers (The Sound of Music). Available in the spring of 2007.

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To the Limit of Endurance: A Battalion of Marines in the Great War. Peter F. Owen. Texas A&M University Press. August 15th 2007. 248. 9781585445998. The author draws on first-hand accounts from Marines of the 2nd Battalion, Sixth Regiment tracing their experiences from formation at Quantico through fighting at Belleau Wood and Soissons to the Armistice with particular emphasis on evolving AEF infantry tactics.

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Trench Warfare Under Grant and Lee: Field Fortifications in the Overland Campaign. Earl J. Hess. University of North Carolina Press. September 24th 2007. 336. 0807831549. The ever expanding Civil War use of trenches and other field works in the battles for Richmond from The Wilderness to Cold Harbor presaged both the Russo-Japanese War and WWI. A second volume will cover the Petersburg Campaign.

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Underground Battlefields: Uncovering the Mines and Tunnels of Vimy and Beaumont Hamel. Mike Dolamore. Pen & Sword Books. April 1st 2007. 224. 1844154866. The work of the Durand Group exploring surviving mines and tunnels along what was the Western Front.

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Victory at Vimy: Canada Comes of Age, April 9-12, 1917. Ted Barris. Dundurn. February 10th 2007. 368. 9780887622533. Another work commemorating the 1917 battle. Available from Amazon.com.

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War Bird Ace: The Great War Exploits of Capt. Field E. Kindley. Jack S. Ballard. Texas A&M University Press. February 6th 2007. 208. 9781585445547. Captain Kindley’s 12 victories tied him for ninth place among American air aces.

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War Experiences in Rural Germany: 1914-1923. Benjamin Ziemann. Berg. January 15th 2007. 302. 9781845202453. Social history. // Challenges many widespread preconceptions of the effect of WWI on veterans and their communities.

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War in a European Borderland: Occupations and Occupation Plans in Galicia and Ukraine, 1914-1918. Mark Von Hagen. Oakland Museum of California. December 1st 2007. 122. 0295987537. Rapidly shifting battle lines, haphazard implementation and often contradictory national policies complicated the sometimes violent German and Austro-Hungarian occupation of Russian territories on the Eastern Front.

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When Washington Shut Down Wall Street: The Great Financial Crisis of 1914 and the Origins of America's Monetary Supremacy. William L. Silber. Princeton University Press. January 22nd 2007. 217. 0691127476. Traces Treasury Secretary William McAdoo’s triumph over the monetary crisis sparked by the start of WWI. With the central bank (the Federal Reserve System) authorized by the Owen-Glass Act of December 1913 not yet in place, he closed the American Stock Exchange for four months to prevent foreigners from selling their holding and demanding gold in return. McAdoo both honored America’s commitment to the gold standard and sustained public confidence in the banking system, preventing a repeat of the disastrous 1907 run on American banks. The author is a professor at the Stern School of Business, NYU.

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Woodrow Wilson and the Great War: Reconsidering America's Neutrality, 1914-1917. Robert W. Tucker. . 2007. . 0813926297. The author breaks with Arthur Link and others in asserting that Wilson should have combined strict neutrality with military preparedness. He also provides a useful analysis of the concept of neutrality in the pre-1914 international system.

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World War One: A Short History. Norman Stone. Basic Books. April 27th 2010. 240. 0465019188. Stone, prolific British historian and the author of The Eastern Front, 1914-1917 (Simon & Schuster, 1975) remains agnostic on the Armenian genocide and a proponent of the view that Germany — responding to the Russian threat — started WWI. A survey history reviewed in History Today August 2007. Stone now teaches in Turkey.

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Zeppelin!: Germany and the Airship, 1900-1939. Guillaume de Syon. Johns Hopkins University Press. June 11th 2007. 312. 0801886341. A history of the development of the Zeppelin airship.


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