Blue Lights

Blue Lights

R. M. Ballantyne

Blue Lights: Or, Hot Work in the Soudan: A Tale of Soldier Life in Several of Its Phases, tells the story of Miles Milton. He struggles with authority and must learn the lessons of life the hard way.

More Info

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 naturally were redoubled…

More Info

The Cavalier

The Cavalier

George Washington Cable

This swashbuckling romance follows the fortunes of Miss Charlotte Durand, a Confederate patriot. She falls in love with and marries Captain Oliver only to learn, much to her surprise, that Captain Oliver is not the Confederate officer she believed him to be, but, rather, a Yankee spy.

More Info

A Journal of Impressions in Belgium

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 record of her experiences and perhaps one of the first wartime women’s diaries published in Britain in 1915.

More Info

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…

More Info

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…

More Info

Mr. Standfast

Mr. Standfast

John Buchan

Mr Standfast is the third of five Richard Hannay novels by John Buchan. It is one of two Hannay novels set during the First World War, the other being Greenmantle. The title refers to a character in John Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress, to which there are many other references in the novel. Set in the later years of World War I, Brigadier-General Hannay is recalled from active service on the Western Front to undertake a secret mission…

More Info

The Red Badge of Courage

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…

More Info

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…

More Info