Bob Cook and the German Spy

Bob Cook and the German Spy

Paul G. Tomlinson

From the Preface: “Every one knows that Germany is famous for her spy system. Scarcely a land on earth but is, or was, honeycombed with the secret agents of the German Government. Ever since this country began to send war munitions to the Allies an organized band of men has plotted and schemed against the peace and welfare of the United States. When America itself declared war their efforts

The Frontier

The Frontier

Maurice Leblanc

War time drama featuring Arsene Lupin, France’s answer to Sherlock Holmes. Two battles ensue; the first, the actual war; the second, the battle between the old fashioned patriotic father, and the modern minded son.

A Journal of Impressions in Belgium

May Sinclair

In 1914, at the age of 51, the novelist and poet May Sinclair volunteered to leave the comforts of England to go to the Western Front, joining the Munro Ambulance Corps ministering to wounded Belgian soldiers in Flanders. Her first piece of writing on returning to England was A Journal of Impressions in Belgium, a fictionalised…

The Last of the Mohicans

The Last of the Mohicans

James Fenimore Cooper

Illustrated edition of this American classic, first published in 1826. A historical novel, set in 1757, during the French and Indian War, when France and Great Britain battled for control of North America. During this war, the French depended on its Native American allies to help fight the more numerous British colonists in the Northeast…

A Man Could Stand Up

A Man Could Stand Up

Ford Madox Ford

A Man Could Stand Up is the third novel of Ford Madox Ford’s highly regarded sequence of four novels known collectively as Parade’s End. It chronicles the life of Christopher Tietjens, “the last Tory”, a brilliant government statistician from a wealthy landowning family who is serving in the British Army during World War I. The novel opens on Armistice Day and follows the fortunes of Tietjens and Valentine, until their paths…

The Red Badge of Courage

Stephen Crane

The Red Badge of Courage is a war novel by American author Stephen Crane. Taking place during the American Civil War, the story is about a young private of the Union Army, Henry Fleming, who flees from the field of battle. Overcome with shame, he longs for a wound, a “red badge of courage,” to counteract his cowardice. When his regiment…

Soldiers Three

Soldiers Three

Rudyard Kipling

Soldiers Three is a collection of short stories by Rudyard Kipling. The three soldiers of the title are Learoyd, Mulvaney and Ortheris, who had also appeared previously in the collection Plain Tales from the Hills. The soldiers comment on their betters, act the fool, but cut straight to the rawness of war in the mid-east as the British began…

War and Peace

War and Peace

Leo Tolstoy

War and Peace centers broadly on Napoleon’s invasion of Russia in 1812 and follows three of the best-known characters in literature: Pierre Bezukhov, the illegitimate son of a count who is fighting for his inheritance and yearning for spiritual fulfillment; Prince Andrei Bolkonsky, who leaves behind his family to fight in the war against…

The Young Buglers

The Young Buglers

G. A. Henty

The Young Buglers traces the fortunes of two brothers, Tom and Peter Scudamore, who join the British army in Portugal and serve with distinction during the hard-fought battles of the Peninsula War.