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
2019 Volume
Aerial Warfare: The Battle for the Skies 2019-100
Aerial Warfare: The Battle for the Skies
By Frank Ledwidge
A review by Ryan Menath
Who Fights for Reputation: The Psychology of Leaders in International Conflict 2019-099
Who Fights for Reputation: The Psychology of Leaders in International Conflict
By Keren Yarhi-Milo
A review by Scott Wolford
Life in Jefferson Davis' Navy 2019-098
Life in Jefferson Davis' Navy
By Barbara Brooks Tomblin
A review by Neil P. Chatelain
Cult of the Irrelevant: The Waning Influence of Social Science on National Security 2019-096
Cult of the Irrelevant: The Waning Influence of Social Science on National Security
By Michael C. Desch
A review by Ralph M. Hitchens
Thermopylae: Great Battles 2019-095
Thermopylae: Great Battles
By Chris Carey
A review by Donald Lateiner
Code-Breakers 2019-094
Code-Breakers of the Second World War
A review by Jonathan Beard
The Great War in America: World War I and Its Aftermath 2019-092
The Great War in America: World War I and Its Aftermath
By Garrett Peck
A review by Ruth Truss
Blood in the Water: How the US and Israel Conspired to Ambush the USS Liberty 2019-091
Blood in the Water: How the US and Israel Conspired to Ambush the USS Liberty
By Joan Mellen
A review by Janice J. Terry
English Landed Society in the Great War: Defending the Realm 2019-090
English Landed Society in the Great War: Defending the Realm
By Edward Bujak
A review by Mark Klobas
Napoleon: A Life 2019-089
Napoleon: A Life
By Adam Zamoyski
A review by Lee W. Eysturlid
The Martyr and the Traitor: Nathan Hale, Moses Dunbar, and the American Revolution 2019-087
The Martyr and the Traitor: Nathan Hale, Moses Dunbar, and the American Revolution
By Virginia DeJohn Anderson
A review by Robert S. McPherson
The Story of War: Church and Propaganda in France and Sweden 1610-1710 2019-086
The Story of War: Church and Propaganda in France and Sweden 1610-1710
By Anna Maria Forssberg
A review by Christopher Gennari
German Soldiers and the Occupation of France, 1940-1944 2019-085
German Soldiers and the Occupation of France, 1940-1944
By Julia S. Torrie
A review by Sandra Ott
D-Day and the Normandy Campaign 2019-083
D-Day and the Normandy Campaign
Ed. David Reisch
A review by Donald Lateiner
Japan's Occupation of Java in the Second World War: A Transnational History 2019-082
Japan's Occupation of Java in the Second World War: A Transnational History
By Ethan Mark
A review by Lizzie Oliver
Courage and Grief: Women and Sweden's Thirty Years' War 2019-081
Courage and Grief: Women and Sweden's Thirty Years' War
By Mary Elizabeth Ailes
A review by Maria Agren
Lt. Spalding in Civil War Louisiana: A Union Officer's Humor, Privilege, and Ambition 2019-079
Lt. Spalding in Civil War Louisiana: A Union Officer's Humor, Privilege, and Ambition
By Michael D. Pierson
A review by Evan C. Rothera
Peace and Power in Cold War Britain: Media, Movements and Democracy, c. 1945-68 2019-078
Peace and Power in Cold War Britain: Media, Movements and Democracy, c. 1945-68
By Christopher R. Hill
A review by Nicholas J. Barnett
The First Soldier: Hitler as Military Leader 2019-076
The First Soldier: Hitler as Military Leader
By Stephen G. Fritz
A review by Carl Cavanagh Hodge
Border Law: The First Seminole War and American Nationhood 2019-075
Border Law: The First Seminole War and American Nationhood
By Deborah A. Rosen
A review by Richard Byington
1917: War, Peace, and Revolution 2019-074
1917: War, Peace, and Revolution
By David Stevenson
A review by Gregory J. Dehler
The Strategy of Victory: How General George Washington Won the American Revolution 2019-073
The Strategy of Victory: How General George Washington Won the American Revolution
By Thomas Fleming
A review by Samuel B. Hoff
Then They Came for Me: Martin Niemoeller, the Pastor Who Defied the Nazis 2019-072
Then They Came for Me: Martin Niemoeller, the Pastor Who Defied the Nazis
By Matthew D. Hockenos
A review by Mark Jantzen
The Locomotive of War: Money, Empire, Power, and Guilt 2019-071
The Locomotive of War: Money, Empire, Power, and Guilt
By Peter Clarke
A review by David Cullen
Thank You for Your Service: Collected Poems 2019-070
Thank You for Your Service: Collected Poems
By W.D. Ehrhart
A review by Thomas G. Palaima
Reckless: Henry Kissinger and the Tragedy of Vietnam 2019-069
Reckless: Henry Kissinger and the Tragedy of Vietnam
By Robert K. Brigham
A review by Bruce Zellers
A Deadly Legacy: German Jews and the Great War 2019-068
A Deadly Legacy: German Jews and the Great War
By Tim Grady
A review by Guillaume de Syon
From Victory to Stalemate: The Western Front, Summer 1944 2019-067
From Victory to Stalemate: The Western Front, Summer 1944
By Charles J. Dick
A review by Ralph M. Hitchens
Spies, Patriots, and Traitors: American Intelligence in the Revolutionary War 2019-066
Spies, Patriots, and Traitors: American Intelligence in the Revolutionary War
By Kenneth A. Daigler
A review by Robert S. McPherson
The Japanese and the War: Expectation, Perception, and the Shaping of Memory 2019-065
The Japanese and the War: Expectation, Perception, and the Shaping of Memory
By Michael Lucken
A review by William D. O'Neil
The Crusader Armies: 1099-1187 2019-064
The Crusader Armies: 1099-1187
By Steve Tibble
A review by Laurence W. Marvin
Desert Mementos: Stories of Iraq and Nevada 2019-063
Desert Mementos: Stories of Iraq and Nevada
By Caleb S. Cage
A review by David F. Eisler
Smoke 'Em If You Got 'Em: The Rise and Fall of the Military Cigarette Ration 2019-062
Smoke 'Em If You Got 'Em: The Rise and Fall of the Military Cigarette Ration
By Joel R. Bius
A review by Elizabeth A. Smith
Haig's Enemy: Crown Prince Rupprecht and Germany's War on the Western Front 2019-061
Haig's Enemy: Crown Prince Rupprecht and Germany's War on the Western Front
By Jonathan Boff
A review by Martin Samuels
The Listeners: U-boat Hunters during the Great War 2019-060
The Listeners: U-boat Hunters during the Great War
By Roy R. Manstan
A review by Alex Howlett
Voices from the Front:  An Oral History of the Great War 2019-059
Voices from the Front: An Oral History of the Great War
By Peter Hart
A review by James R. Smither
The First Conspiracy: The Secret Plot to Kill George Washington 2019-057
The First Conspiracy: The Secret Plot to Kill George Washington
By Brad Meltzer and Josh Mensch
A review by Anita Porterfield
Stalin's Secret Weapon: The Origins of Soviet Biological Warfare 2019-056
Stalin's Secret Weapon: The Origins of Soviet Biological Warfare
By Anthony Rimmington
A review by Jonathan House
So Close to Freedom: A  World War II Story of Peril and Betrayal in the Pyrenees 2019-055
So Close to Freedom: A World War II Story of Peril and Betrayal in the Pyrenees
By Jean-Luc E. Cartron
A review by Donald Lateiner
Crimes Unspoken: The Rape of German Women at the End of the Second World War 2019-053
Crimes Unspoken: The Rape of German Women at the End of the Second World War
By Miriam Gebhardt
A review by Adrian R. Lewis
World War II at Sea: A Global History 2019-052
World War II at Sea: A Global History
By Craig L. Symonds
A review by Vincent O'Hara
Divided on D-Day: How Conflicts and Rivalries Jeopardized the Allied Victory at Normandy 2019-048
Divided on D-Day: How Conflicts and Rivalries Jeopardized the Allied Victory at Normandy
By Edward E. Gordon and David Ramsay
A review by Thomas E. Hanson
Animal Labor and Colonial Warfare 2019-047
Animal Labor and Colonial Warfare
By James L. Hevia
A review by Gervase Phillips
Clash of Fleets: Naval Battles of the Great War, 1914-18 2019-045
Pershing's Tankers: Personal Accounts of the AEF Tank Corps in World War I
Ed. Lawrence M. Kaplan
A review by Douglas R. Cubbison
Clash of Fleets: Naval Battles of the Great War, 1914-18 2019-044
Clash of Fleets: Naval Battles of the Great War, 1914-18
By Vincent P. O'Hara and Leonard R. Heinz
A review by Jonathan Chavanne
The Cuban Missile Crisis: Thirteen Days on an Atomic Knife Edge, October 1962 2019-043
The Cuban Missile Crisis: Thirteen Days on an Atomic Knife Edge, October 1962
By Phil Carradice
A review by Robert Weisbrot
Rupert Brooke in the First World War 2019-042
Rupert Brooke in the First World War
By Alisa Miller
A review by Yann Tholoniat
The Finnish SS-Volunteers and Atrocities, 1941-1943 2019-040
The Finnish SS-Volunteers and Atrocities, 1941-1943
By Lars Westerlund
A review by Jonathan Beard
The Battle of Peach Tree Creek: Hood's First Effort to Save Atlanta 2019-039
The Battle of Peach Tree Creek: Hood's First Effort to Save Atlanta
By Earl J. Hess
A review by Robert L. Glaze
Unlikely General: 2019-038
Unlikely General: "Mad" Anthony Wayne and the Battle for America
By Mary Stockwell
A review by M.K. Beauchamp
Britain's Quest For Oil: The First World War and the Peace Conferences 2019-036
Britain's Quest For Oil: The First World War and the Peace Conferences
By Martin Gibson
A review by Anand Toprani
Reims on Fire: War and Reconciliation between France and Germany 2019-035
Reims on Fire: War and Reconciliation between France and Germany
By Thomas W. Gaehtgens
A review by Kevin S. Malmquist
The U.S. Intelligence Community 2019-034
The U.S. Intelligence Community
By Jeffrey T. Richelson
A review by Jan D. Galla
Becoming Hitler: The Making of a Nazi 2019-032
Becoming Hitler: The Making of a Nazi
By Thomas Weber
A review by Christopher Fischer
Debriefing the President: The Interrogation of Saddam Hussein 2019-031
Debriefing the President: The Interrogation of Saddam Hussein
By John Nixon
A review by Thomas G. Palaima
Words and the First World War: Language, Memory, Vocabulary 2019-030
Words and the First World War: Language, Memory, Vocabulary
By Julian Walker
A review by Marguerite Helmers
Bloody Sixteen: The USS Oriskany and Air Wing 16 during the Vietnam War 2019-029
Bloody Sixteen: The USS Oriskany and Air Wing 16 during the Vietnam War
By Peter Fey
A review by Michael Hankins
Eleven Months to Freedom: A German POW's Unlikely Escape from Siberia in 1915 2019-028
Eleven Months to Freedom: A German POW's Unlikely Escape from Siberia in 1915
By Dwight R. Messimer
A review by Jeff Schultz
In the Year of the Tiger: The War for Cochinchina, 1945-1951 2019-027
In the Year of the Tiger: The War for Cochinchina, 1945-1951
By William M. Waddell III
A review by Elie Tenenbaum
War, Law and Humanity: The Campaign to Control Warfare, 1853-1914 2019-026
War, Law and Humanity: The Campaign to Control Warfare, 1853-1914
By James Crossland
A review by Allan A. Ryan
The 'Stan 2019-024
The 'Stan
By Kevin Knodell and David Axe
A review by Robert J. Kodosky
The Commander: Fawzi al-Qawuqji and the Fight for Arab Independence, 1914-1948 2019-023
The Commander: Fawzi al-Qawuqji and the Fight for Arab Independence, 1914-1948
By Laila Parsons
A review by Robert L. Tignor
British Prisoners of War in First World War Germany 2019-022
British Prisoners of War in First World War Germany
By Oliver Wilkinson
A review by Clare Makepeace
The Control War: The Struggle for South Vietnam, 1968-1975 2019-021
The Control War: The Struggle for South Vietnam, 1968-1975
By Martin G. Clemis
A review by Tuan Hoang
Illusions of Victory: the Anbar Awakening and the Rise of the Islamic State 2019-019
Illusions of Victory: the Anbar Awakening and the Rise of the Islamic State
By Carter Malkasian
A review by Gates Brown
The Ambulance Drivers: Hemingway, Dos Passos, and a Friendship Made and Lost in War 2019-017
The Ambulance Drivers: Hemingway, Dos Passos, and a Friendship Made and Lost in War
By James McGrath Morris
A review by David Cullen
81 Days Below Zero: The Incredible Survival Story of a World War II Pilot in Alaska's Frozen Wilderness 2019-016
81 Days Below Zero: The Incredible Survival Story of a World War II Pilot in Alaska's Frozen Wilderness
By Brian Murphy with Toula Vlahou
A review by Jeff A. Bovarnick
Trading in War: London's Maritime World in the Age of Cook and Nelson 2019-015
Trading in War: London's Maritime World in the Age of Cook and Nelson
By Margarette Lincoln
A review by Gordon Bannerman
Bombs Away: Militarization, Conservation, and Ecological Restoration 2019-014
Bombs Away: Militarization, Conservation, and Ecological Restoration
By David G. Havlick
A review by Tom J. Arnold
My War, My Art 2019-013
My War, My Art
By Ovidio Garcia
A review by Thomas G. Palaima
Friendly Fire in the Literature of War 2019-012
Friendly Fire in the Literature of War
By Earl R. Anderson
A review by Donald Lateiner
British Flag Officers in the French Wars, 1793-1815: Admirals' Lives 2019-011
British Flag Officers in the French Wars, 1793-1815: Admirals' Lives
By John Morrow
A review by Ralph M. Hitchens
Civil War Clash of Ironclads 2019-010
Civil War Clash of Ironclads
A review by Jonathan Beard
The Causes of War and the Spread of Peace: But Will War Rebound? 2019-009
The Causes of War and the Spread of Peace: But Will War Rebound?
By Azar Gat
A review by Edmund F. Byrne
The English Armada: The Greatest Naval Disaster in English History 2019-008
The English Armada: The Greatest Naval Disaster in English History
By Luis Gorrochategui Santos
A review by Edward Shannon Tenace
Stalingrad 2019-007
Stalingrad
By David M. Glantz and Jonathan M. House
A review by Carl Cavanagh Hodge
In Command: Theodore Roosevelt and the American Military 2019-004
In Command: Theodore Roosevelt and the American Military
By Matthew M. Oyos
A review by Michael Patrick Cullinane
Hitler's Wehrmacht, 1935–1945 2019-001
Hitler's Wehrmacht, 1935-1945
By Rolf-Dieter Muller
A review by Cathal J. Nolan
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