Book Reviews 2012

'Blinker' Hall: Spymaster: The Man Who Brought America into World War I
December 31
The Blood of Free Men: The Liberation of Paris, 1944
December 29
The Power Game in Byzantium: Antonina and the Empress Theodora
December 27
Victors in Blue: How Union Generals Fought the Confederates, Battled Each Other, and Won the Civil War
December 22
HMS Warrior 1860: Victoria's Ironclad Deterrent
December 20
Embers of War: The Fall of an Empire and the Making of America's Vietnam
December 18
Strangling the Confederacy: Coastal Operations in the American Civil War
December 16
Rome and the Sword: How Warriors and Weapons Shaped Roman History
December 14
Ruckzug: The German Retreat from France, 1944
December 12
The 11th Missouri Volunteer Infantry in the Civil War: A History and Roster
December 10
Deterrence through Strength: British Naval Power and Foreign Policy under Pax Britannica
December 08
The Forgotten Generation: American Children and World War II
December 06
The Age of the Dromon: The Byzantine Navy, ca. 500-1204
December 04
Edmund J. Davis of Texas: Civil War General, Republican Leader, Reconstruction Governor
December 02
Triumph at Midnight of the Century: A Critical Biography of Arturo Barea - Explaining the Roots of the Spanish Civil War
November 30
Tennessee in the Civil War: Selected Contemporary Accounts of Military and Other Events, Month by Month
November 28
Refighting the Pacific War: An Alternative History of World War II
November 26
Normandy Crucible: The Decisive Battle that Shaped World War II in Europe
November 24
Gladiator: The Roman Fighter's [Unofficial] Manual
November 22
The Road to Koniggratz: Helmuth von Moltke and the Austro-Prussian War, 1866
November 20
Brothers to the Buffalo Soldiers: Perspectives on the African-American Militia and Volunteers, 1865-1917
November 18
The Jeune Ecole: The Strategy of the Weak
November 16
The African Wars: Warriors and Soldiers of the Colonial Campaigns
November 14
Savage Continent: Europe in the Aftermath of World War II
November 12
A Small but Spartan Band: The Florida Brigade in Lee's Army of Northern Virginia
November 10
United States Naval Aviation, 1919-1941: Aircraft, Airships and Ships Between the Wars
November 08
The Black Count: Glory, Revolution, Betrayal, and the Real Count of Monte Cristo
November 06
The Crimean War: British Grand Strategy Against Russia, 1853-1856
November 04
Hell's Broke Loose in Georgia: Survival in a Civil War Regiment
November 02
Wellington's Two-front War: The Peninsular Campaigns, at Home and Abroad, 1808-1814
October 31
Fighting Patton: George S. Patton Jr. Through the Eyes of His Enemies
October 29
The Slaves Who Defeated Napoleon: Toussaint Louverture and the Haitian War of Independence, 1801-1804
October 27
The Civil War in Georgia
October 25
Eager for Glory: The Untold Story of Drusus the Elder, Conqueror of Germania
October 23
Warfare on the Mediterranean in the Age of Sail: A History, 1571-1866
October 21
Manstein: Hitler's Greatest General
October 18
The French and Indian War: A Complete Chronology
October 12
Virginia at War, 1865
October 10
The Column of Marcus Aurelius: The Genesis and Meaning of a Roman Imperial Monument
October 08
Rudder: From Leader to Legend
October 06
The Great War and the Making of the Modern World
October 04
Warfare in Eastern Europe, 1500-1800
October 02
The Confederate Heartland: Military and Civilian Morale in the Western Confederacy
September 29
The Path of Infinite Sorrow: The Japanese on the Kokoda Track
September 27
World War I: The American Soldier Experience
September 25
The Real Jim Hawkins: Ships' Boys in the Georgian Navy
September 23
Claudius Caesar: Image and Power in the Early Roman Empire
September 21
The Rashness of That Hour: Politics, Gettysburg, and the Downfall of Confederate Brigadier General Alfred Iverson
September 19
Military Loyalists of the American Revolution: Officers and Regiments, 1775-1783
September 14
Small Powers in the Age of Total War, 1900-1940
September 12
Spartacus Road: A Journey Through Ancient Italy
September 10
Their Arrows Will Darken the Sun: The Evolution and Science of Ballistics
September 06
The Littorio Class: Italy's Last and Largest Battleships 1937-1948
September 03
The Dynamics of Ancient Empires: State Power from Assyria to Byzantium
September 01
On Flexibility: Recovery from Technological and Doctrinal Surprise on the Battlefield
August 30
Orderly and Humane: The Expulsion of the Germans after the Second World War
August 28
A Taste for War: The Culinary History of the Blue and the Gray
August 26
Alexander the Great at the Battle of Granicus: A Campaign in Context
August 23
Grand Strategies: Literature, Statecraft, and World Order
August 22
Riders of the Apocalypse: German Cavalry and Modern Warfare, 1870-1945
August 20
The Earliest Romans: A Character Sketch
August 18
We Are the Revolutionists: German-Speaking Immigrants and American Abolitionists after 1848
August 16
Fighting for MacArthur: The Navy and Marine Corps' Desperate Defense of the Philippines
August 14
The Shaping of Grand Strategy: Policy, Diplomacy, and War
August 12
Colonels in Blue--Michigan, Ohio and West Virginia: A Civil War Biographical Dictionary
August 10
Forgotten Land: Journeys Among the Ghosts of East Prussia
August 08
The Wehrmacht Retreats: Fighting a Lost War, 1943
August 05
Pauline Cushman: Spy of the Cumberland
August 02
Deathride: Hitler vs. Stalin - The Eastern Front, 1941-1945
July 31
New Perspectives on Ancient Warfare
July 28
The Pope's Soldiers: A Military History of the Modern Vatican
July 26
Big Gun Monitors: Design, Construction and Operations, 1914-1945
July 22
American Civil War: The Essential Reference Guide
July 17
A Civil War Gunboat in Pacific Waters: Life on Board USS Saginaw
July 15
Ruin Nation: Destruction and the American Civil War
July 12
Kamikaze Attacks of World War II: A Complete History of Japanese Suicide Strikes on American Ships, by Aircraft and Other Means
July 09
"God Alone Knows Which Was Right": The Blue and Gray Terrill Family of Virginia in the Civil War
July 06
Bardia: Myth, Reality and the Heirs of ANZAC
July 04
Routes of War: The World of Movement in the Confederate South
July 01
Racing the Sun: Reinforcing America's Pacific Outposts, 1941-1942
June 29
War upon the Land: Military Strategy and the Transformation of Southern Landscapes during the American Civil War
June 27
Westmoreland: The General Who Lost Vietnam
June 24
A Perfect Gibraltar: The Battle for Monterrey, Mexico, 1846
June 21
Finland's War of Choice: The Troubled German-Finnish Alliance in World War II
June 19
Of Duty Well and Faithfully Done: A History of the Regular Army in the Civil War
June 15
The Retreat: Hitler's First Defeat
June 12
Invisible Southerners: Ethnicity in the Civil War
June 10
BISMARCK: THE EPIC CHASE: The Sinking of the German Menace
June 08
George Crook: From the Redwoods to Appomattox
June 06
Passport Not Required: U.S. Volunteers in the Royal Navy, 1939-1941
June 04
Protecting President Lincoln: The Security Effort, the Thwarted Plots and the Disaster at Ford's Theatre
June 01
World in the Balance: The Perilous Months of June-October, 1940
May 29
Lincoln, the Cabinet, and the Generals
May 27
Savage Continent: Europe in the Aftermath of World War II
May 24
The Dogs of War: 1861
May 22
Stalin's Genocides
May 19
Confederate Reckoning: Power and Politics in the Civil War South
May 17
Gallipoli: The Ottoman Campaign
May 15
Siege of Washington: The Untold Story of the Twelve Days That Shook the Union
May 13
Savage Continent: Europe in the Aftermath of World War II
May 07
May 1940: The Battle for the Netherlands
May 05
The Last Battle of the Civil War: United States Versus Lee, 1861-1883
May 03
Desert Hell: The British Invasion of Mesopotamia
May 01
Columbus and the Quest for Jerusalem
April 28
"Execute against Japan": The U.S. Decision to Conduct Unrestricted Submarine Warfare
April 26
The Spanish Republic and Civil War
April 22
The Way of Duty, Honor, Country: The Memoir of General Charles Pelot Summerall
April 20
The Union War
April 17
Shepherds of the Sea: Destroyer Escorts in World War II
April 15
The British Liberation Army: 1944-45
April 12
A World on Fire: Britain's Crucial Role in the American Civil War
April 08
Silent Strategists: Harding, Denby, and the U.S. Navy's Trans-Pacific Offensive, World War II
April 06
Missed Signals on the Western Front: How the Slow Adoption of Wireless Restricted British Strategy and Operations in World War I
April 04
1917: Beyond the Western Front
April 02
The Generalissimo: Chiang Kai-shek and the Struggle for Modern China
March 31
Killer Elite: Completely Revised and Updated: The Inside Story of America's Most Secret Special Operations Team
March 29
Black Valor: Buffalo Soldiers and the Medal of Honor, 1870-1898
March 27
Architect of Soviet Victory in World War II: The Life and Theories of G.S. Isserson
March 25
A Civil War Gunboat in Pacific Waters: Life on Board USS Saginaw
March 22
Under the Flags of Freedom: British Mercenaries in the War of the Two Brothers, the First Carlist War, and the Greek War of Independence (1821-1840)
March 19
The Thirty Years War: Europe's Tragedy
March 16
Ministry of Defeat: The British in Iraq 2003-2009
March 14
Wild Bill Donovan: The Spymaster Who Created the OSS and Modern American Espionage
March 11
The Warship Development and Design Series
March 08
Cities at War in Early Modern Europe
March 05
Homer Lea: American Soldier of Fortune
March 02
Zenobia of Palmyra: History, Myth and the Neo-Classical Imagination
February 28
Military Culture in Imperial China
February 24
The Mexican Wars for Independence
February 21
Pipes & Drums: From Helmand to Horse Guards
February 19
Fire and Fury: The Allied Bombing of Germany, 1942-1945
February 16
Conquered into Liberty: Two Centuries of Battles along the Great Warpath that Made the American Way of War
February 13
Twenty-Three Minutes to Eternity: The Final Voyage of the Escort Carrier USS Liscome Bay
February 10
Following the Drum: Women at the Valley Forge Encampment
February 07
MILK COWS: The U-Boat Tankers at War 1941 - 1945
February 04
Soldiering for God: Christianity and the Roman Army
February 01
On Seas Contested: The Seven Great Navies of the Second World War
January 29
Chronology of American Military History: Vol. 1 Independence to Civil War 1775 to 1865; Vol. 2 Indian Wars to World War II 1866 to 1945; Vol. 3 Cold War to the War on Terror 1946 to Present
January 26
The War of 1812 in the Chesapeake: A Reference Guide to Historic Sites in Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia
January 24
Livia, Empress of Rome: A Biography
January 22
Royal Tars: The Lower Deck of the Royal Navy, 875-1850
January 19
The Grand Turk: Sultan Mehmet II - Conqueror of Constantinople and Master of an Empire
January 16
My Friend the Mercenary: A Memoir
January 13
Ancient Chinese Warfare
January 10
Hitler's First War: Adolf Hitler, the Men of the List Regiment, and the First World War
January 06
A Sailor of Austria: In Which, Without Really Intending to, Otto Prohaska Becomes Official War Hero No. 27 of the Habsburg Empire
January 01



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