Michigan War Studies Review
Reviews, surveys, original essays, and commentary in the field of military studies.
War is the father of all and the king of all, and some he shows as gods, others as men;
some he makes slaves, others free. — Heracleitus

The Michigan War Studies Review (reference abbreviation MiWSR) publishes book reviews, literature surveys, original essays, commentary, and other material in the field of military studies, with a purview extending from antiquity to the present. Subscription is gratis. Publishers desiring to have books reviewed in MiWSR should contact the editor.

LC ISSN: 1930-045x
2021 Volume
Waging Insurgent Warfare: Lessons from the Vietcong to the Islamic State 2021-087
Waging Insurgent Warfare: Lessons from the Vietcong to the Islamic State
By Seth G. Jones
A review by Lee W. Eysturlid
A Military History of the Cold War, 1962–1991 2021-086
A Military History of the Cold War, 1962-1991
By Jonathan M. House
A review by Michael E. Weaver
Readings on the Russian Revolution: Debates, Aspirations, Outcomes 2021-085
Readings on the Russian Revolution: Debates, Aspirations, Outcomes
Ed. Melissa K. Stockdale
A review by Matthew Rendle
The First Code Talkers: Native American Communicators in World War I 2021-084
The First Code Talkers: Native American Communicators in World War I
By William C. Meadows
A review by Robert S. McPherson
Passchendaele: The Lost Victory of World War I 2021-083
Passchendaele: The Lost Victory of World War I
By Nick Lloyd
A review by J.-Guy Lalande
Writing Battles: New Perspectives on Warfare and Memory in Medieval Europe 2021-082
Writing Battles: New Perspectives on Warfare and Memory in Medieval Europe
Ed. Rory Naismith, Maire Ni Mhaonaigh, and Elizabeth Ashman Rowe
A review by Ian Atherton
The Struggle for Cooperation: Liberated France and the American Military, 1944-1946 2021-081
The Struggle for Cooperation: Liberated France and the American Military, 1944-1946
By Robert L. Fuller
A review by David A. Messenger
Compulsion in Religion:  Saddam Hussein, Islam, and the Roots of Insurgencies in Iraq 2021-080
Compulsion in Religion: Saddam Hussein, Islam, and the Roots of Insurgencies in Iraq
By Samuel Helfont
A review by Jonathan M. House
Hitler's First Hundred Days: When Germans Embraced the Third Reich 2021-078
Hitler's First Hundred Days: When Germans Embraced the Third Reich
By Peter Fritzsche
A review by Richard Bessel
Lions and Lambs: Conflict in Weimar and the Creation of Post-Nazi Germany 2021-077
Lions and Lambs: Conflict in Weimar and the Creation of Post-Nazi Germany
By Noah Ben Ezra Strote
A review by Thomas E. Hanson
War at Sea: A Shipwrecked History from Antiquity to the Twentieth Century 2021-076
War at Sea: A Shipwrecked History from Antiquity to the Twentieth Century
By James P. Delgado
A review by Jonathan Beard
France in the Second World War: Collaboration, Resistance, Holocaust, Empire 2021-075
France in the Second World War: Collaboration, Resistance, Holocaust, Empire
By Chris Millington
A review by David Lees
Outsourcing Empire: How Company-States Made the Modern World 2021-074
Outsourcing Empire: How Company-States Made the Modern World
By Andrew Phillips and J.C. Sharman
A review by Nicholas J. White
Making the Arab World: Nasser, Qubt, and the Clash That Shaped the Middle East 2021-073
Making the Arab World: Nasser, Qubt, and the Clash That Shaped the Middle East
By Fawaz A. Gerges
A review by Gates Brown
I Hope This Reaches You: An American Soldier's Account of World War I 2021-071
I Hope This Reaches You: An American Soldier's Account of World War I
By Hilary Connor
A review by Carol Acton
The Forgotten Front: The Eastern Theater of World War I, 1914-1915 2021-067
The Forgotten Front: The Eastern Theater of World War I, 1914-1915
Ed. Gerhard P. Gross, trans. Janice W. Ancker
A notice by the editor, MiWSR.
The Last Million: Europe's Displaced Persons from World War to Cold War 2021-066
The Last Million: Europe's Displaced Persons from World War to Cold War
By David Nasaw
A review by Simone Paoli
Hitler: A Global Biography 2021-065
Hitler: A Global Biography
By Carl Cavanagh Hodge
A review by Carl Cavanagh Hodge
The Hijacked War: The Story of Chinese POWs in the Korean War 2021-064
The Hijacked War: The Story of Chinese POWs in the Korean War
By David Cheng Chang
A review by Xiaobing Li
The Russian Revolution: A New History 2021-062
The Russian Revolution: A New History
By Sean McMeekin
A review by Arthur I. Cyr
The Life and Legend of the Sultan Saladin 2021-061
The Life and Legend of the Sultan Saladin
By Jonathan Phillips
A review by John D. Hosler
Military Strategy: A Global History 2021-059
Military Strategy: A Global History
By Jeremy Black
A review by Caleb Karges
Rome-City in Terror: The Nazi Occupation 1943-1944 2021-058
Rome-City in Terror: The Nazi Occupation 1943-1944
By Victor Failmezger
A review by Kevin S. Malmquist
Bait: The Battle of Kham Duc 2021-056
Bait: The Battle of Kham Duc
By James D. McLeroy and Gregory W. Sanders
A review by Robert S. McPherson
Valley of the Shadow: The Siege of Dien Bien Phu 2021-055
Valley of the Shadow: The Siege of Dien Bien Phu
By Kevin Boylan and Luc Olivier
A review by James R. Smither
In the Trenches: A Russian Woman Soldier's Story of World War I 2021-054
In the Trenches: A Russian Woman Soldier's Story of World War I
By Tatiana L. Dubinskaya
A review by Jeff A. Bovarnick
Perpetrators: The World of the Holocaust Killers 2021-053
Perpetrators: The World of the Holocaust Killers
By Guenter Lewy
A review by Donald Lateiner
Romans at War: The Roman Military in the Republic and Empire 2021-052
Romans at War: The Roman Military in the Republic and Empire
By Simon Elliott
A review by Jeremy Armstrong
Occupied America: British Military Rule and the Experience of Revolution 2021-051
Occupied America: British Military Rule and the Experience of Revolution
By Donald F. Johnson
A review by Kenneth A. Daigler
Strike from the Sea: The Development and Deployment of Strategic Cruise Missiles since 1934 2021-050
Strike from the Sea: The Development and Deployment of Strategic Cruise Missiles since 1934
By Norman Polmar and John O'Connell
A review by Tyler A. Pitrof
Kazakhstan in World War II: Mobilization and Ethnicity in the Soviet Empire 2021-049
Kazakhstan in World War II: Mobilization and Ethnicity in the Soviet Empire
By Roberto J. Carmack
A review by William Fierman
The Medal of Honor: The Evolution of America's Highest Military Decoration 2021-047
Congress and the People's Contest: The Conduct of the Civil War
Ed. Paul Finkelman and Donald R. Kennon
A notice by the editor, MiWSR.
France's Long Reconstruction: In Search of the Modern Republic 2021-046
France's Long Reconstruction: In Search of the Modern Republic
By Herrick Chapman
A review by Carl Cavanagh Hodge
The Medal of Honor: The Evolution of America's Highest Military Decoration 2021-045
The Medal of Honor: The Evolution of America's Highest Military Decoration
By Dwight S. Mears
A review by William S. Marble
To Provide and Maintain a Navy: Why Naval Primacy Is America's First, Best Strategy 2021-043
To Provide and Maintain a Navy: Why Naval Primacy Is America's First, Best Strategy
By Henry J. Hendrix
A review by John T. Kuehn
Defense Engagement since 1900: Global Lessons in Soft Power 2021-042
Defense Engagement since 1900: Global Lessons in Soft Power
Ed. Greg Kennedy
A review by Gregory H. Winger
The S.S. Officer's Armchair: Uncovering the Hidden Life of a Nazi 2021-041
The S.S. Officer's Armchair: Uncovering the Hidden Life of a Nazi
By Daniel Lee
A review by David A. Messenger
Violence and the German Soldier in the Great War: Killing, Dying, Surviving 2021-040
Violence and the German Soldier in the Great War: Killing, Dying, Surviving
By Benjamin Ziemann
A review by Brian K. Feltman
Fighting for Atlanta: Tactics, Terrain, and Trenches in the Civil War 2021-039
Fighting for Atlanta: Tactics, Terrain, and Trenches in the Civil War
By Earl J. Hess
A review by Michael Burns
Across an Angry Sea: The SAS in the Falklands War 2021-037
Across an Angry Sea: The SAS in the Falklands War
By Cedric Delves
A review by Remy Hemez
Guests of the Third Reich 2021-036
Guests of the Third Reich
By Anthony Richards
A review by Donald Lateiner
Raising the White Flag: How Surrender Defined the American Civil War 2021-035
Raising the White Flag: How Surrender Defined the American Civil War
By David Silkenat
A review by Debra Sheffer
1939: A People's History of the Coming of World War II 2021-034
1939: A People's History of the Coming of World War II
By Frederick Taylor
A review by Nicholas Williams
Tower of Skulls: A History of the Asia-Pacific War, July 1937-May 1942 2021-033
Tower of Skulls: A History of the Asia-Pacific War, July 1937-May 1942
By Richard B. Frank
A review by Jack Binkley
Portraits of Remembrance: Painting, Memory, and the First World War 2021-031
Portraits of Remembrance: Painting, Memory, and the First World War
Ed. Margaret Hutchinson and Steven Trout
A review by M. Alison Reilly
Battle of Britain 1940: The Finest Hour's Human Cost 2021-030
Battle of Britain 1940: The Finest Hour's Human Cost
By Dilip Sarkar
A review by Frances Houghton
A Republic in the Ranks: Loyalty and Dissent in the Army of the Potomac 2021-029
A Republic in the Ranks: Loyalty and Dissent in the Army of the Potomac
By Zachery A. Fry
A review by Robin S. Conner
The Long Shadows: A Global Environmental History of the Second World War 2021-028
The Long Shadows: A Global Environmental History of the Second World War
Ed. Simo Laakkonen, Richard Tucker, and Timo Vuorisalo
A review by Teddy J. Uldricks
Bugs and Bullets: The True Story of an American Doctor on the Eastern Front during World War I 2021-027
Bugs and Bullets: The True Story of an American Doctor on the Eastern Front during World War I
By Joseph Breckinridge Bayne
A review by Grant T. Harward
The Crimean War: 1853-1856 2021-026
The Crimean War: 1853-1856
By Winfried Baumgart
A review by Paolo Morisi
An American Uprising in Second World War England: Mutiny in the Duchy 2021-025
An American Uprising in Second World War England: Mutiny in the Duchy
By Kate Werran
A review by Thomas E. Hanson
Landpower in the Long War: Projecting Force after 9/11 2021-024
Landpower in the Long War: Projecting Force after 9/11
Ed. Jason W. Warren
A review by Jonathan M. House
The Bomb and America's Missile Age 2021-023
The Bomb and America's Missile Age
By Christopher Gainor
A review by John Smoley
Civil War Monuments and the Militarization of America 2021-021
Civil War Monuments and the Militarization of America
By Thomas J. Brown
A review by Matthew E. Stanley
The Modoc War: A Story of Genocide at the Dawn of America's Gilded Age 2021-019
The Modoc War: A Story of Genocide at the Dawn of America's Gilded Age
By Robert Aquinas McNally
A review by Dwight S. Mears
Admiral Gorshkov: The Man Who Challenged the US Navy 2021-018
Admiral Gorshkov: The Man Who Challenged the US Navy
By Norman Polmar, Thomas A. Brooks, and George E. Federoff
A review by Gates Brown
Radovan Karadzic: Architect of the Bosnian Genocide 2021-016
Radovan Karadzic: Architect of the Bosnian Genocide
By Robert J. Donia
A review by Jonathan M. House
Fire and Fortitude: The US Army in the Pacific War, 1941-1943 2021-015
Fire and Fortitude: The US Army in the Pacific War, 1941-1943
By John C. McManus
A review by Corbin Williamson
The Dragons and the Snakes: How the Rest Learned to Fight the West 2021-013
The Dragons and the Snakes: How the Rest Learned to Fight the West
By David Kilcullen
A review by Heather Venable
Uniquely Okinawan: Determining Identity during the U.S. Wartime Occupation 2021-012
Uniquely Okinawan: Determining Identity during the U.S. Wartime Occupation
By Courtney A. Short
A review by Johanna O. Zulueta
Living by Inches: The Smells, Sounds, Tastes, and Feeling of Captivity in Civil War Prisons 2021-011
Living by Inches: The Smells, Sounds, Tastes, and Feeling of Captivity in Civil War Prisons
By Evan A. Kutzler
A review by Robert S. McPherson
2021-010
The Imperial Russian Army in Peace, War, and Revolution, 1856-1917
By Roger R. Reese
A review by John W. Steinberg
2021-009
War and Enlightenment in Russia: Military Culture in the Age of Catherine II
By Eugene Miakinkov
A review by James Mc Intyre
2021-008
"Essential Agony": The Battle of Dunbar 1650
By Arran Johnston
A review by Martyn Bennett
Fallout: The Hiroshima Cover-up and the Reporter Who Revealed It to the World 2021-006
Fallout: The Hiroshima Cover-up and the Reporter Who Revealed It to the World
By Lesley M.M. Blume
A review by Jonathan Marwil
The Man Who Captured Washington: Major General Robert Ross and the War of 1812 2021-005
The Man Who Captured Washington: Major General Robert Ross and the War of 1812
By John McCavitt and Christopher T. George
A review by Mark Klobas
Beyond the Beach: The Allied War against France 2021-004
Beyond the Beach: The Allied War against France
By Stephen A. Bourque
A review by Jonathan M. House
Bombing the City: Civilian Accounts of the Air War in Britain and Japan, 1939-1945 2021-003
Bombing the City: Civilian Accounts of the Air War in Britain and Japan, 1939-1945
By Aaron William Moore
A review by Chris K. Hemler
Comrades Betrayed: Jewish World War I Veterans under Hitler 2021-002
Comrades Betrayed: Jewish World War I Veterans under Hitler
By Michael Geheran
A review by Donald Lateiner
The S.S. Officer's Armchair: Uncovering the Hidden Life of a Nazi 2021-001
The S.S. Officer's Armchair: Uncovering the Hidden Life of a Nazi
By Daniel Lee
A review by Jonathan Beard
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