Book Reviews 2013

Archives
The Verdict of Battle: The Law of Victory and the Making of Modern War
December 31
The U.S. Navy and the War in Europe
December 29
Byzantine Military Organization on the Danube, 10th-12th Centuries
December 27
The Eagle Unbowed: Poland and the Poles in the Second World War
December 21
The Union Forever: Lincoln, Grant, and the Civil War
December 19
The Ghosts of Cannae: Hannibal and the Darkest Hour of the Roman Republic
December 17
The War of 1812: A Forgotten Conflict, Bicentennial Edition
December 16
The Generals: American Military Command from World War II to Today
December 14
The Battle for China: Essays on the Military History of the Sino-Japanese War of 1937-1945
December 12
Zebulon Pike, Thomas Jefferson, and the Opening of the American West
December 10
The Second Spanish Republic Revisited: From Democratic Hopes to Civil War (1931-1936)
December 09
One World, Big Screen: Hollywood, the Allies, and World War II
December 07
Frontiers in the Roman World
December 05
Mussolini's Navy: A Reference Guide to the Regia Marina, 1930-1945
December 03
Wellington's Wars: The Making of a Military Genius
December 02
Navy SEAL Dogs: My Tale of Training Canines for Combat
November 29
After Thermopylae: The Oath of Plataea and the End of the Graeco-Persian War
November 27
Scandinavia in the First World War
November 22
War at Sea: A Naval Atlas, 1939-1945
November 19
Strategies for the Human Realm: Crux of the T'ai-pai Yin-ching
November 18
The Complete Encyclopedia of Terrorist Organizations, Concise Edition
November 16
Strategy in the American War of Independence: A Global Approach
November 15
Torn Families: Death And Kinship at the Battle of Gettysburg
November 14
Rhodes Besieged: A New History
November 12
Nomonhan, 1939: The Red Army's Victory That Shaped World War II
November 11
Making Patton: A Classic War Film's Epic Journey to the Silver Screen
November 08
The Logistics of the Roman Army at War (264 BC-AD 235)
November 06
Indigenous Peoples of the British Dominions and the First World War
November 04
Hitler's Berlin: Abused City
November 03
The 48th Pennsylvania in the Battle of the Crater: A Regiment of Coal Miners Who Tunneled Under the Enemy
November 01
Rainy Street Stories: Reflections on Secret Wars, Espionage and Terrorism
October 30
Marcus Aurelius: A Guide for the Perplexed
October 28
Sino-French Naval War 1884-1885
October 27
Portugal's War in Angola, 1961-1974
October 25
Strategy and War Planning in the British Navy, 1887-1918
October 23
Military Comedy Films: A Critical Survey and Filmography of Hollywood Releases Since 1918
October 21
Military Adaptation in War: With Fear of Change
October 20
Spartacus
October 09
Finland in World War II: History, Memory, Interpretations
October 06
The 36th Infantry United States Colored Troops in the Civil War: A History and Roster
October 04
Empire of the Sikhs: The Life and Times of Maharaja Ranjit Singh
October 02
The Naval Institute Guide to Combat Fleets of the World, 16th Edition: Their Ships, Aircraft, and Systems
September 30
The Forgotten Axis: Germany's Partners and Foreign Volunteers in World War II
September 27
Forgotten Allies: The Military Contribution of the Colonies, Exiled Governments, and Lesser Powers to the Allied Victory in World War II
September 27
Legions of Rome: The Definitive History of Every Imperial Roman Legion
September 25
Malcontents, Rebels, & Pronunciados: The Politics of Insurrection in Nineteenth Century Mexico
September 23
Illinois in the War of 1812
September 22
Free France's Lion: The Life of Philippe Leclerc, de Gaulle's Greatest General
September 18
The Guns at Last Light: The War in Western Europe, 1944-1945 (Liberation Trilogy)
September 16
The Rock Island Civil War Prison: Andersonville of the North?
September 14

September 14
Greek Warfare: Myth and Realities
September 13
The 124th New York State Volunteers in the Civil War: A History and Roster
September 10
The Assassination of the Archduke: Sarajevo 1914 and the Romance That Changed the World
September 08
Float Planes and Flying Boats: The U.S. Coast Guard and Early Naval Aviation
September 06
Blueprints for Battle: Planning for War in Central Europe, 1948-1968
September 04
Babylon: Mesopotamia and the Birth of Civilization
September 01
The Attack on Pearl Harbor: Strategy, Combat, Myths, Deceptions
August 30
A General Who Will Fight: The Leadership of Ulysses S. Grant
August 28
Alexander the Great: King, Commander and Statesman
August 25
Athenia Torpedoed: The U-boat Attack That Ignited the Battle of the Atlantic
August 23
A History of the Vandals
August 21
Thomas J. Wood: A Biography of the Union General in the Civil War
August 18
A Bastard of a Place: The Australians in Papua
August 16
Men of Color to Arms!: Black Soldiers, Indian Wars, and the Quest for Equality
August 14
Arms and the Man: Military History Essays in Honor of Dennis Showalter
August 11
A Jew Among Romans: The Life and Legacy of Flavius Josephus
August 09
1812: War and the Passions of Patriotism
August 07
The Measure of a Man: My Father, the Marine Corps, and Saipan
August 04
The Battle of Carthage, Missouri: First Trans-Mississippi Conflict of the Civil War
August 02
Warships After Washington: The Development of the Five Major Fleets, 1922-1930
July 31
With a Sword in One Hand and Jomini in the Other: The Problem of Military Thought in the Civil War North
July 28
The Stalin Cult: A Study in the Alchemy of Power
July 25
Standing Firmly by the Flag: Nebraska Territory and the Civil War, 1861-1867
July 22
The Frontiers of Imperial Rome
July 21
Unholy Sabbath: The Battle of South Mountain in History and Memory, September 14, 1862
July 19
The Fighting Tudors
July 18
Colonel Edward E. Cross, New Hampshire Fighting Fifth: A Civil War Biography
July 16
Tiger Command!
July 14
The Civil War in Missouri: A Military History
July 12
American Military Transport Aircraft Since 1925
July 11
Spain and the American Civil War
July 09
The Last Full Measure: How Soldiers Die in Battle
July 05
The Russian Origins of the First World War
July 03
President Lincoln's Recruiter: General Lorenzo Thomas and the United States Colored Troops in the Civil War
June 30
Eyes Only: The Top Secret Correspondence Between Eisenhower and Marshall
June 28
Animals and War: Studies of Europe and North America
June 26
Land Campaigns of the Civil War
June 24
The Captain Who Burned His Ships: Captain Thomas Tingey, USN, 1750-1829
June 23
Modern Warfare in Spain: American Military Observations on the Spanish Civil War
June 21
Starving the South: How the North Won the Civil War
June 19
Raising the Red Banner: The Pictoral History of Stalin's Fleet 1920-1945
June 16
Mission to Berlin: The American Airmen Who Struck the Heart of Hitler's Reich
June 13
Major General Alexander M. McCook, USA: A Civil War Biography
June 12
Military Saints in Byzantium and Rus, 900-1200
June 10
The White War: Life and Death on the Italian Front 1915-1919
June 09
Race and Radicalism in the Union Army
June 07
Hitler, Dönitz, and the Baltic Sea: The Third Reich's Last Hope, 1944-1945
June 05
The Impact of the Russo-Japanese War
June 03
Jefferson Davis and the Civil War Era
June 02
Silence of the Guns: The History of the Long Toms of the Anglo-Boer War
May 31
Revolutionaries: A New History of the Invention of America
May 29
Confederate Incognito: The Civil War Reports of "Long Grabs," a.k.a. John McSween, 26th and 35th North Carolina Infantry
May 27
River Wide, Ocean Deep: A New Perspective on Operation Sea Lion
May 26
Reminiscences of Conrad S. Babcock: The Old U.S. Army and the New, 1898-1918
May 24
Weirding the War: Stories from the Civil War's Ragged Edges
May 23
Rivers and the Power of Ancient Rome
May 21
The Burma Campaign: Disaster into Triumph, 1942-45
May 16
The Best Station of Them All: The Savannah Squadron, 1861-1865
May 15
Five Days That Shocked the World: Eyewitness Accounts from Europe at the End of World War II
May 13
Man and Wound in the Ancient World: A History of Military Medicine from Sumer to the Fall of Constantinople
May 12
Commander and Builder of Western Forts: The Life and Times of Major General Henry C. Merriam, 1862-1901
May 10
A Child's War: Growing Up on the Home Front
May 08
Illinois in the War of 1812
May 06
Civil War Battlefield Orders Gone Awry: The Written Word and Its Consequences in 13 Engagements
May 05
The German 1918 Offensives: A Case Study in The Operational Level of War
May 03
Battle of Stones River: The Forgotten Conflict Between the Confederate Army of Tennessee and the Union Army of the Cumberland
May 01
Rome and its Frontiers: The Dynamics of Empire
April 29
Isandlwana 1879
April 28
War on the Waters: The Union and Confederate Navies, 1861-1865
April 26
The Will to Win: American Military Advisors in Korea, 1946-1953
April 24
Preparing for Victory: Thomas Holcomb and the Making of the Modern Marine Corps, 1936-1943
April 21
The Crimes of Elagabalus: The Life and Legacy of Rome's Decadent Boy Emperor
April 17
Utmost Gallantry: The U.S. and Royal Navies at Sea in the War of 1812
April 16
From Boer War to World War: Tactical Reform of the British Army, 1902-1914
April 12
Invisible Romans
April 10
The Romanian Battlefront in World War I
April 08
The Business of War: Military Enterprise and Military Revolution in Early Modern Europe
April 07
War and Society in the Greek World
April 05
Churchill's Empire: The World That Made Him and the World He Made
April 03
Stephen Russell Mallory: A Biography of the Confederate Navy Secretary And United States
April 01
How Britain Won the War of 1812: The Royal Navy's Blockades of the United States, 1812-1815
March 31
Howard Pyle: Imagining an American School of Art
March 29
Finding Common Ground: New Directions in First World War Studies
March 28
Failure in the Saddle: Nathan Bedford Forrest, Joe Wheeler, and the Confederate Cavalry in the Chickamauga Campaign
March 26
A Very British Experience: Coalition, Defence and Strategy in the Second World War
March 21
Heroes and Romans in Twelfth-Century Byzantium: The Material for History of Nikephoros Bryennios
March 19
George Washington and the Final British Campaign for the Hudson River, 1779
March 18
The Fighting Irish: The Story of the Extraordinary Irish Soldier
March 13
Conceptualising Modern War
March 13
Essays on the Presidents: Principles and Politics
March 11
British Cruisers: Two World Wars and After
March 10
Disabled Veterans in History
March 08
Abraham Lincoln on Screen: Fictional and Documentary Portrayals on Film and Television (Second edition)
March 06
Battleground New York City: Countering Spies, Saboteurs, and Terrorists since 1861
March 04
Rome's Wars in Parthia: Blood in the Sand
March 03
Hacks, Sycophants, Adventurers, and Heroes: Madison's Commanders in the War of 1812
February 28
Marshall and His Generals: U.S. Army Commanders in World War II
February 27
Britain and World War One
February 25
American Privateers in the War of 1812: The Vessels and Their Prizes as Recorded in Niles' Weekly Register
February 24
Double Cross: The True Story of the D-Day Spies
February 22
"Burning Rails as We Pleased": The Civil War Letters of William Garrigues Bentley, 104th Ohio Volunteer Infantry
February 20
IMPERIAL GENERAL: The Remarkable Career of Petellius Cerialis
February 18
A Few Well-Positioned Castles: The Norman Art of War
February 17
A Desert Named Peace: The Violence of France's Empire in the Algerian Sahara, 1844-1902
February 15
The British Pacific Fleet: The Royal Navy's Most Powerful Strike Force
February 13
Flames Beyond Gettysburg: The Confederate Expedition to the Susquehanna River, June 1863
February 11
Devotion to the Adopted Country: U.S. Immigrant Volunteers in the Mexican War
February 10
The Last English Revolutionary: Tom Wintringham, 1898-1949
February 08
The USS Ward: An Operational History of the Ship That Fired the First American Shot of World War II
February 06
Special Forces in the Desert War, 1940-1943
February 04
Soldiers for Sale: German "Mercenaries" with the British in Canada during the American Revolution (1776-83)
February 02
Conquest: The English Kingdom of France, 1417-1450
January 31
A Little Short of Boats: The Civil War Battles of Ball's Bluff and Edwards Ferry, October 21 - 22, 1861
January 29
Sparta at War: Strategy, Tactics and Campaigns, 550-362 BC
January 27
Surface and Destroy: The Submarine Gun War in the Pacific
January 25
Outnumbered, Outgunned, Undeterred: Twenty Battles Against All Odds
January 23
The Indian Army in the Two World Wars
January 22
The Civil War and American Art
January 20
Hitler and America
January 18
The Complete Roman Emperor: Imperial Life at Court and on Campaign
January 17
Starving the South: How the North Won the Civil War
January 15
War, Strategy, and Military Effectiveness
January 14
With Fire and Sword: The Battle of Bunker Hill and the Beginning of the American Revolution
January 13
Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe, 1944-1956
January 09
The Shadow of the Past: Reputation and Military Alliances before the First World War
January 07
Why Stalin's Soldiers Fought: The Red Army's Military Effectiveness in World War II
January 05



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