Book Reviews 2023

Pax: War and Peace in Rome’s Golden Age
December 30
Without Concealment, Without Compromise: The Courageous Lives of Black Civil War Surgeons
December 27
Myths of the Civil War: The Fact, Fiction, and Science behind the Civil War’s Most-Told Stories
December 25
The New Roman Empire: A History of Byzantium
December 22
Detour to Disaster: General John Bell Hood's "Slight Demonstration" at Decatur and the Unraveling of the Tennessee Campaign
December 19
A New Force at Sea: George Dewey and the Rise of the American Navy
December 16
Lincoln and Native Americans
December 13
Ramesses the Great: Egypt's King of Kings
December 10
Force of a Cyclone: The Battle of Stones River: December 31, 1862–January 2, 1863
December 05
The French Fleet: Ships, Strategy and Operations, 1870-1918
December 02
All That Can Be Expected: The Battle of Camden and the British High Tide in the South, August 16, 1780
November 28
The Geographies of War
November 25
The Geographies of War
November 25
Outwitting Forrest: The Tupelo Campaign in Mississippi, June 22 - July 23, 1864
November 21
Toward the Flame: A Memoir of World War I
November 18
Life In Jefferson Davis' Navy
November 15
The Collaborators: Three Stories of Deception and Survival in World War II
November 11
July 22: The Civil War Battle of Atlanta
November 08
Secrets of the Cold War: Espionage and Intelligence Operations - From Both Sides of the Iron Curtain
November 05
Righting the Longstreet Record at Gettysburg: Six Matters of Controversy and Confusion
November 02
Brotherhood of the Flying Coffin: The Glider Pilots of World War II
October 29
Spain, the Second World War, and the Holocaust: History and Representation
October 21
Caesar's Civil War: 49–44 BC
October 16
"If We Are Striking for Pennsylvania": The Army of Northern Virginia and the Army of the Potomac March to Gettysburg. Volume 2: June 22–30, 1863
October 08
Theoderic the Great: King of Goths, Ruler of Romans
October 06
Hood's Defeat Near Fox's Gap: Prelude to Emancipation
October 04
Fighting in the Dark: Naval Combat at Night: 1904-1944
October 02
To the Last Extremity: The Battles for Charleston, 1776-1782
September 30
Funny Thing About the Civil War: The Humor of an American Tragedy
September 28
A Short History of the Byzantine Empire: Revised Edition
September 26
Long Island City in 1776: The Revolution Comes to Queens
September 24
Desert Armour: Tank Warfare in North Africa: Beda Fomm to Operation Crusader, 1940–41
September 22
Bomber Command: Churchill's Greatest Triumph
September 20
Man of Fire: William Tecumseh Sherman in the Civil War
September 18
Awaiting MacArthur's Return: World War II Guerrilla Resistance against the Japanese in the Philippines
September 16
The Civil War on the Water: Favorite Stories and Fresh Perspectives from the Historians at Emerging Civil War
September 14
Eagles Overhead: The History of US Air Force Forward Air Controllers, from the Meuse-Argonne to Mosul
September 12
Military History for the Modern Strategist: America's Major Wars Since 1861
September 10
Gettysburg in Color: Volume 2: The Wheatfield to Falling Waters
September 08
Dreadnought: Britain, Germany, and the Coming of the Great War
September 06
Military Strategy: A Global History
September 04
The Army of the Roman Republic: From the Regal Period to the Army of Julius Caesar
September 02
General Grant and the Verdict of History: Memoir, Memory, and the Civil War
August 31
Operation C3: Hitler’s Plan to Invade Malta, 1942
August 29
Home Run: Allied Escape and Evasion in World War II
August 27
They Came Only to Die: The Battle of Nashville, December 15-16, 1864
August 25
The Fighting Coast Guard: America's Maritime Guardians at War in the Twentieth Century
August 23
The Long Civil War: New Explorations of America's Enduring Conflict
August 21
The Cactus Air Force: Air War over Guadalcanal
August 19
A House Built by Slaves: African American Visitors to the Lincoln White House
August 17
Invasion: The Inside Story of Russia's Bloody War and Ukraine's Fight for Survival
August 15
Black Sailors in the Civil War: A History of Fugitives, Freemen and Freedmen Aboard Union Vessels
August 13
Allied Air Attacks and Civilian Harm in Italy, 1940–1945: Bombing Among Friends,
August 11
Soldiers from Experience: The Forging of Sherman's Fifteenth Army Corps, 1862–1863
August 09
Searching for Irvin McDowell: The Civil War’s Forgotten General
August 06
Rome Victorious: The Irresistible Rise of the Roman Empire
August 04
Small but Important Riots: The Cavalry Battles of Aldie, Middleburg, and Upperville
August 02
July, 1914: Countdown to War
July 31
Sustaining the Carrier War: The Deployment of U.S. Naval Air Power to the Pacific
July 29
John Brown's Raid: Harpers Ferry and the Coming of the Civil War, October 16-18, 1859
July 27
Great Naval Battles of the Pacific War: The Official Admiralty Accounts: Midway, Coral Sea, Java Sea, Guadalcanal and Leyte Gulf
July 25
In Their Letters, in Their Words: Illinois Civil War Soldiers Write Home
July 23
The Siege of Acre, 1189-1191: Saladin, Richard the Lionheart, and the Battle That Decided the Third Crusade
July 21
Matchless Organization: The Confederate Army Medical Department
July 18
Red Dragon 'Flankers': China's Prolific 'Flanker' Family
July 16
“The Bullets Flew Like Hail”: Cutler’s Brigade at Gettysburg, from McPherson’s Ridge to Culp’s Hill
July 14
More Than Just Grit: Civil War Leadership, Logistics and Teamwork in the West, 1862
July 12
Gettysburg in Color: Volume 1: Brandy Station to the Peach Orchard
July 10
Snow, Ice and Sacrifice: The Italian Army in Russia, 1941-1943
July 06
Navigating Liberty: Black Refugees and Antislavery Reformers in the Civil War South
July 01
The Civil Wars of General Joseph E. Johnston: Confederate States Army - Volume I: Virginia and Mississippi, 1861–1863
June 27
From the Battlefield to the Big Screen: Famous Actors of the Second World War
June 08
Simply Murder: The Battle of Fredericksburg, December 13, 1862
June 06
Verdun: The Lost History of the Most Important Battle of World War I
June 04
The Carnage was Fearful: The Battle of Cedar Mountain, August 9, 1862
June 02
100 Greatest Battles
May 31
A Military History of the Cold War, 1962–1991
May 29
The Civilian War: Confederate Women and Union Soldiers during Sherman's March
May 27
Global Military Transformations: Change and Continuity, 1450-1800
May 25
The Confederate Military Forces in the Trans-Mississippi West, 1861-1865: A Study in Command
May 23
SOG Kontum: Top Secret Missions in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia, 1968–1969
May 21
From the Mountains to the Bay: The War in Virginia, January-May 1862
May 19
A History of Artillery
May 17
The Tale Untwisted: General George B. McClellan, the Maryland Campaign, and the Discovery of Lee’s Lost Orders
May 15
Armada: The Spanish Enterprise and England’s Deliverance in 1588
May 13
Hitler's Fatal Miscalculation: Why Germany Declared War on the United States
May 11
Losing America, Securing an Empire: The Rise of British Global Power in the Late 18th Century
May 09
Civil War Monuments and Memory: Favorite Stories and Fresh Perspectives from the Historians at Emerging Civil War
May 07
A Mad Catastrophe: The Outbreak of World War I and the Collapse of the Habsburg Empire
May 05
The Great New York Fire of 1776: A Lost Story of the American Revolution
May 03
Gettysburg's Southern Front: Opportunity and Failure at Richmond
May 01
Empires of the Normans: Conquerors of Europe
April 28
Grant at 200: Reconsidering the Life and Legacy of Ulysses S. Grant
April 25
To Save An Army: The Stalingrad Airlift
April 24
The Whartons' War: The Civil War Correspondence of General Gabriel C. Wharton and Anne Radford Wharton, 1863–1865
April 22
The Missouri Home Guard: Protecting the Home Front during the Great War
April 21
The Siege that Changed the World: Paris, 1870–1871
April 20
Of Age: Boy Soldiers and Military Power in the Civil War Era
April 18
Thirteen Months in Dixie, or, the Adventures of a Federal Prisoner in Texas: Including the Red River Campaign, Imprisonment at Camp Ford, and Escape
April 17
Volunteers of the Empire: War, Identity, and Spanish Imperialism, 1855-1898
April 15
Byzantium and The Crusades
April 14
The Heart of Hell: The Soldiers' Struggle for Spotsylvania's Bloody Angle
April 12
Warrior Spirit: The Story of Native American Patriotism and Heroism
April 11
Masters of Warfare: Fifty Underrated Military Commanders from Classical Antiquity to the Cold War
April 08
Unhappy Catastrophes: The American Revolution in Central New Jersey, 1776-1782
April 06
The Venlo Sting: MI6's Deadly Fiasco
April 04
The Military Memoirs of a Confederate Line Officer: Captain John C. Reed’s Civil War from Manassas to Appomattox
April 02
Meat Grinder: The Battles for the Rzhev Salient, 1942–43
March 27
All Roads Led to Gettysburg: A New Look at the Civil War's Pivotal Battle
March 14
The Shape of Battle: The Art of War from the Battle of Hastings to D-Day and Beyond
March 12
The Bletchley Park Codebreakers in Their Own Words
March 10
Nimitz at War: Command Leadership from Pearl Harbor to Tokyo Bay
March 08
Count the Dead: Coroners, Quants, and the Birth of Death as We Know It
March 06
Writing Battles: New Perspectives on Warfare and Memory in Medieval Europe
March 04
Lieutenant General James Longstreet: Innovative Military Strategist: The Most Misunderstood Civil War General
March 02
Rearming the RAF for the Second World War: Poor Strategy and Miscalculation
February 28
Cedar Mountain to Antietam: A Civil War Campaign History of the Union XII Corps, July – September 1862
February 26
Under the Southern Cross: The South Pacific Air Campaign Against Rabaul
February 24
James Montgomery: Abolitionist Warrior
February 22
Commanding Petty Despots: The American Navy in the New Republic
February 20
The Battle of Jackson, Mississippi, May 14, 1863
February 18
Athens: City of Wisdom
February 16
“If We Are Striking for Pennsylvania”: The Army of Northern Virginia and the Army of the Potomac March to Gettysburg - Volume 1: June 3–21, 1863
February 14
The Battle of Actium 31 BC: War for the World
February 09
Six Miles from Charleston, Five Minutes to Hell: The Battle of Seccessionville, June 16, 1862
February 06
After the Ruins: Restoring the Countryside of Northern France after the Great War
February 04
Civil War Field Artillery: Promise and Performance on the Battlefield
February 02
The Mighty Eighth: Masters of the Air over Europe 1942–45
January 30
Lost Causes: Confederate Demobilization and the Making of Veteran Identity
January 28
Founding Martyr: The Life and Death of Dr. Joseph Warren, the American Revolution's Lost Hero
January 26
When Hell Came to Sharpsburg: The Battle of Antietam and its Impact on the Civilians Who Called it Home
January 24
The Roman Empire in Crisis, 248–260: When the Gods Abandoned Rome
January 22
Engineering in the Confederate Heartland
January 20
On a Knife Edge: How Germany Lost the First World War
January 18
Britain’s Secret Defences: Civilian Saboteurs, Spies and Assassins
January 16
Love and Duty: Confederate Widows and the Emotional Politics of Loss
January 14
Ireland’s Secret War: Dan Bryan, G2 and the Lost Tapes that Reveal the Hunt for Ireland’s Nazi Spies
January 12
Civil War Witnesses and Their Books: New Perspectives on Iconic Works
January 09
A History of the Mediterranean Air War, 1940-45, Volume Five, From the Fall of Rome to the End of the War, 1944-1945,
January 07
True Blue: White Unionists in the Deep South during the Civil War and Reconstruction
January 05
Darkest Christmas: December 1942 and a World at War
January 03
Early Struggles for Vicksburg: The Mississippi Central Campaign and Chickasaw Bayou, October 25-December 31, 1862
January 01



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