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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
2020 Volume
Winds, Waves, and Warriors: Battling the Surf at Normandy, Tarawa,  and Inchon 2020-102
Winds, Waves, and Warriors: Battling the Surf at Normandy, Tarawa, and Inchon
By Thomas M. Mitchell
A review by Penelope K. Hardy
Signature Wounds: The Untold Story of the Military's Mental Health Crisis 2020-101
Signature Wounds: The Untold Story of the Military's Mental Health Crisis
By David Kieran
A review by Jean Scandlyn
The U.S. Navy and Its Cold War Alliances, 1945-1953 2020-100
The U.S. Navy and Its Cold War Alliances, 1945-1953
By Corbin Williamson
A review by Kuan-Jen Chen
Small Wars, Big Data: The Information Revolution in Modern Conflict 2020-099
Small Wars, Big Data: The Information Revolution in Modern Conflict
By Eli Berman, Joseph H. Felter, and Jacob N. Shapiro
A review by Gates Brown
To Defeat the Few: The Luftwaffe's Campaign to Destroy RAF Fighter Command, August-September 1940 2020-098
To Defeat the Few: The Luftwaffe's Campaign to Destroy RAF Fighter Command, August-September 1940
By Douglas C. Dildy and Paul F. Crickmore
A review by Jonathan Beard
The Resistance in Western Europe, 1940-1945 2020-096
The Resistance in Western Europe, 1940-1945
By Olivier Wieviorka
A review by A.R.B. Linderman
Armoured Warfare: A Military, Political and Global History 2020-093
Armoured Warfare: A Military, Political and Global History
By Alaric Searle
A review by Lee W. Eysturlid
Bold Venture: The American Bombing of Japanese-Occupied Hong Kong, 1942-1945 2020-092
Bold Venture: The American Bombing of Japanese-Occupied Hong Kong, 1942-1945
By Steven K. Bailey
A review by Mark D. Roehrs
Imperial Japan and Defeat in the Second World War: The Collapse of an Empire 2020-091
Imperial Japan and Defeat in the Second World War: The Collapse of an Empire
By Peter Wetzler
A review by William D. O'Neil
What Remains: Bringing America's Missing Home from the Vietnam War 2020-090
What Remains: Bringing America's Missing Home from the Vietnam War
By Sarah E. Wagner
A review by Thomas Hawley
An Environmental History of the Civil War 2020-089
An Environmental History of the Civil War
By Judkin Browning and Timothy Silver
A review by Jonathan Beard
Thoughts on War 2020-088
Thoughts on War
By Phillip S. Meilinger
A review by Ralph M. Hitchens
Such Splendid Prisons: Diplomatic Detainment in America during World War II 2020-086
Such Splendid Prisons: Diplomatic Detainment in America during World War II
By Harvey Solomon
A review by Rachel Pistol
Blood and Fears: How America's Bomber Boys of the 8th Air Force Saved World War 2020-085
Blood and Fears: How America's Bomber Boys of the 8th Air Force Saved World War
By Kevin Wilson
A review by Heather Venable
England and Spain in the Early Modern Era: Royal Love, Diplomacy, Trade and Naval Relations 1604-25 2020-084
England and Spain in the Early Modern Era: Royal Love, Diplomacy, Trade and Naval Relations 1604-25
By Oscar Alfredo Ruiz Fernandez
A review by Wayne H. Bowen
Titan: The Art of British Power in the Age of Revolution and Napoleon 2020-083
Titan: The Art of British Power in the Age of Revolution and Napoleon
By William R. Nester
A review by Mark Klobas
Adopting Mission Command: Developing Leaders for a Superior Command Culture 2020-082
Adopting Mission Command: Developing Leaders for a Superior Command Culture
By Donald Vandergriff
A review by Anthony King
The RAF and Tribal Control: Airpower and Irregular Warfare between the World Wars 2020-080
The RAF and Tribal Control: Airpower and Irregular Warfare between the World Wars
By Richard D. Newton
A review by Frank Ledwidge
Hitler's Northern Utopia: Building the New Order in Occupied Norway 2020-079
Hitler's Northern Utopia: Building the New Order in Occupied Norway
By Despina Stratigakos
A review by Jonathan Beard
Bomber Boys on Screen: RAF Bomber Command in Film and Television Drama 2020-078
Bomber Boys on Screen: RAF Bomber Command in Film and Television Drama
By S.P. Mackenzie
A review by Kevin M. Flanagan
Internment in Switzerland during the First World War 2020-077
Internment in Switzerland during the First World War
By Susan Barton
A review by Dwight S. Mears
This Will Make a Man of Me: The Life and Letters of a Teenage Officer in the Civil War 2020-076
This Will Make a Man of Me: The Life and Letters of a Teenage Officer in the Civil War
By James M. Scythes
A review by Gordon Alley-Young
Eisenhower's Guerrillas: The Jedburghs, the Maquis, and the Liberation of France 2020-075
Eisenhower's Guerrillas: The Jedburghs, the Maquis, and the Liberation of France
By Benjamin F. Jones
A review by Bruce Zellers
Allied Communication to the Public during the Second World War: National and Transnational Networks 2020-073
Allied Communication to the Public during the Second World War: National and Transnational Networks
Ed. Simon Eliot and Marc Wiggam
A review by Guy Hodgson
Anthony Eden, Anglo-American Relations and the 1954 Indochina Crisis 2020-072
Anthony Eden, Anglo-American Relations and the 1954 Indochina Crisis
By Kevin Ruane and Matthew Jones
A review by David M. Watry
Searching for Black Confederates: The Civil War's Most Persistent Myth 2020-071
Searching for Black Confederates: The Civil War's Most Persistent Myth
By Kevin M. Levin
A review by Robert Colby
Killing for the Republic: Citizen-Soldiers and the Roman Way of War 2020-070
Killing for the Republic: Citizen-Soldiers and the Roman Way of War
By Steele Brand
A review by James R. Smither
The Fighting Sullivans: How Hollywood and the Military Make Heroes 2020-067
The Fighting Sullivans: How Hollywood and the Military Make Heroes
By Bruce Kuklick
A review by Stanley Shapiro
The Walls Have Ears: The Greatest Intelligence Operation of World War II 2020-065
The Walls Have Ears: The Greatest Intelligence Operation of World War II
By Helen Fry
A review by Alan Malpass
Under a Darkening Sky: The American Experience in Nazi Europe: 1939-1941 2020-064
Under a Darkening Sky: The American Experience in Nazi Europe: 1939-1941
By Robert Lyman
A review by Donald Lateiner
D-Day Remembered: The Normandy Landings in American Collective Memory 2020-063
D-Day Remembered: The Normandy Landings in American Collective Memory
By Michael R. Dolski
A review by Christopher Fischer
Dear Delia: the Civil War Letters of Captain Henry F. Young, Seventh Wisconsin Infantry 2020-062
Dear Delia: the Civil War Letters of Captain Henry F. Young, Seventh Wisconsin Infantry
Ed. Michael J. Larson and John David Smith
A review by Eric C. Stoykovich
Traumatic Defeat: POWs, MIAs, and National Mythmaking 2020-061
Traumatic Defeat: POWs, MIAs, and National Mythmaking
By Patrick Gallagher
A review by James Quinn
The Hidden War in Argentina: British and American Espionage in World War II 2020-059
The Hidden War in Argentina: British and American Espionage in World War II
By Panagiotis Dimitrakis
A review by Rich McGaha
The Development of British Tactical Air Power, 1940-1943 2020-058
The Development of British Tactical Air Power, 1940-1943
By Matthew Powell
A review by Carl Cavanagh Hodge
Marque and Reprisal: The Spheres of Public and Private War 2020-057
Marque and Reprisal: The Spheres of Public and Private War
By Kenneth B. Moss
A review by Christopher Spearin
Fighting Means Killing: Civil War Soldiers and the Nature of Combat 2020-056
Fighting Means Killing: Civil War Soldiers and the Nature of Combat
By Jonathan M. Steplyk
A review by Evan C. Rothera
Battle for Belorussia: The Red Army's Forgotten Campaign of October 1943-April 1944 2020-055
Battle for Belorussia: The Red Army's Forgotten Campaign of October 1943-April 1944
By David M. Glantz and Mary Elizabeth Glantz
A review by Mark Klobas
Everything You Have Told Me Is True: The Many Faces of Al Shabaab 2020-054
Everything You Have Told Me Is True: The Many Faces of Al Shabaab
By Mary Harper
A review by Stig Jarle Hansen
Rails of War: Supplying the Americans and Their Allies in China-Burma-India 2020-053
Rails of War: Supplying the Americans and Their Allies in China-Burma-India
By Steven James Hantzis
A review by Steven K. Bailey
Marketing the Blue and Gray: Newspaper Advertising and the American Civil War 2020-052
Marketing the Blue and Gray: Newspaper Advertising and the American Civil War
By Lawrence A. Kreiser Jr.
A review by Erika J. Pribanic-Smith
The Interrogation Rooms of the Korean War: The Untold History 2020-051
The Interrogation Rooms of the Korean War: The Untold History
By Monica Kim
A review by Jean-Michel Turcotte
Spear to the West: Thought and Recruitment in Violent Jihadism 2020-050
Spear to the West: Thought and Recruitment in Violent Jihadism
By Stephen Chan
A review by Caleb Cage
The Fighting Essex Soldier: Recruitment, War and Society in the Fourteenth Century 2020-049
The Fighting Essex Soldier: Recruitment, War and Society in the Fourteenth Century
Ed. Christopher Thornton, Jennifer Ward, and Neil Wiffen
A review by Ronald W. Braasch III
War and Memory at the Time of the Fifth Crusade 2020-048
War and Memory at the Time of the Fifth Crusade
By Megan Cassidy-Welch
A review by David Stewart Bachrach
Britain's Railways in Wartime: The Nation's Lifeline 2020-047
Britain's Railways in Wartime: The Nation's Lifeline
By Anthony Lambert
A review by Thomas Spain
Winning Armageddon: Curtis LeMay and Strategic Air Command, 1948-1957 2020-046
Winning Armageddon: Curtis LeMay and Strategic Air Command, 1948-1957
By Trevor Albertson
A review by Simon J. Moody
Decision in the Atlantic: The Allies and the Longest Campaign of the Second World War 2020-045
Decision in the Atlantic: The Allies and the Longest Campaign of the Second World War
Ed. Marcus Faulkner and Christopher M. Bell
A review by Alan M. Anderson
The Red Army and the Second World War 2020-044
The Red Army and the Second World War
By Alexander Hill
A review by Timothy Heck
River of Death: The Chickamauga Campaign, vol. 1: The Fall of Chattanooga 2020-043
River of Death: The Chickamauga Campaign, vol. 1: The Fall of Chattanooga
By William Glenn Robertson
A review by Thomas E. Hanson
Maxwell Taylor's Cold War: From Berlin to Vietnam 2020-042
Maxwell Taylor's Cold War: From Berlin to Vietnam
By Ingo Trauschweizer
A review by Nathaniel L. Moir
Quarters: The Accommodation of the British Army and the Coming of the American Revolution 2020-041
Quarters: The Accommodation of the British Army and the Coming of the American Revolution
By John Gilbert McCurdy
A review by James Mc Intyre
Unreasonable Behavior: An Autobiography 2020-040
Unreasonable Behavior: An Autobiography
By Don McCullin
A review by Thomas G. Palaima
Always at War: Organizational Culture in Strategic Air Command, 1946-62 2020-039
Always at War: Organizational Culture in Strategic Air Command, 1946-62
By Melvin G. Deaile
A review by Joel I. Holwitt
The Calculus of Violence: How Americans Fought the Civil War 2020-038
The Calculus of Violence: How Americans Fought the Civil War
By Aaron Sheehan-Dean
A review by Samuel B. Hoff
Sand and Steel: The D-Day Invasion and the Liberation of France 2020-037
Sand and Steel: The D-Day Invasion and the Liberation of France
By Peter Caddick-Adams
A review by Carl Cavanagh Hodge
The Boer War 2020-036
The Boer War
By Martin Bossenbroek
A review by Lindsay Frederick Braun
On to Petersburg: Grant and Lee, June 4-15, 1864 2020-034
On to Petersburg: Grant and Lee, June 4-15, 1864
By Gordon C. Rhea
A review by Andrew J. Roscoe
The Final Act: The Helsinki Accords and the Transformation of the Cold War 2020-033
The Final Act: The Helsinki Accords and the Transformation of the Cold War
By Michael Cotey Morgan
A review by Gerd Horten
Looming Civil War: How Nineteenth-Century Americans Imagined the Future 2020-032
Looming Civil War: How Nineteenth-Century Americans Imagined the Future
By Jason Phillips
A review by Allen C. York
Limiting Risk in America's Wars: Airpower, Asymmetrics, and a New Strategic Paradigm 2020-031
Limiting Risk in America's Wars: Airpower, Asymmetrics, and a New Strategic Paradigm
By Phillip S. Meilinger
A review by Heather Venable
Alabamians in Blue: Freedmen, Unionists, and the Civil War in the Cotton State 2020-030
Alabamians in Blue: Freedmen, Unionists, and the Civil War in the Cotton State
By Christopher M. Rein
A review by Michael W. Fitzgerald
Surrogate Warfare--The Transformation of War in the Twenty-First Century 2020-029
Surrogate Warfare--The Transformation of War in the Twenty-First Century
By Andreas Krieg and Jean-Marc Rickli
A review by Arthur I. Cyr
Imperial Military Transportation in British Asia: Burma 1941-1942 2020-028
Imperial Military Transportation in British Asia: Burma 1941-1942
By Michael W. Charney
A review by William D. O'Neil
Iran Rising: The Survival and Future of the Islamic Republic 2020-025
Iran Rising: The Survival and Future of the Islamic Republic
By Amin Saikal
A review by Robert L. Tignor
Scandinavia and the Great Powers in the First World War 2020-024
Scandinavia and the Great Powers in the First World War
By Michael Jonas
A review by Mart Kuldkepp
Napoleon's 1796 Italian Campaign 2020-023
Napoleon's 1796 Italian Campaign
By Carl von Clausewitz
A review by John T. Kuehn
World War I in Africa: The Forgotten Conflict among the European Powers 2020-022
World War I in Africa: The Forgotten Conflict among the European Powers
By Anne Samson
A review by Ian David Stewart
Words Are Weapons: Inside ISIS's Rhetoric of Terror 2020-021
Words Are Weapons: Inside ISIS's Rhetoric of Terror
By Philippe-Joseph Salazar
A review by Caleb Cage
Red China: Mao Crushes Chiang's Kuomintang, 1949 2020-020
Red China: Mao Crushes Chiang's Kuomintang, 1949
By Gerry van Tonder
A review by Alaric Searle
Churchill and Orwell: The Fight for Freedom 2020-019
Churchill and Orwell: The Fight for Freedom
By Thomas E. Ricks
A review by Adrian R. Lewis
White Hat: The Military Career of Captain William Philo Clark 2020-017
White Hat: The Military Career of Captain William Philo Clark
By Mark J. Nelson
A review by Robert S. McPherson
Crash Course: From the Good War to the Forever War 2020-016
Crash Course: From the Good War to the Forever War
By H. Bruce Franklin
A review by David Cullen
Never in Finer Company: The Men of the Great War's Lost Battalion 2020-015
Never in Finer Company: The Men of the Great War's Lost Battalion
By Edward G. Lengel
A review by E. Bruce Geelhoed
The Backwash of War: An Extraordinary American Nurse in World War I 2020-014
The Backwash of War: An Extraordinary American Nurse in World War I
By Ellen N. La Motte
A review by Steven Trout
Peace at Last: A Portrait of Armistice Day, 11 November 1918 2020-013
Peace at Last: A Portrait of Armistice Day, 11 November 1918
By Guy Cuthbertson
A review by Carl Cavanagh Hodge
Riviera at War: World War II on the Cote d'Azur 2020-012
Riviera at War: World War II on the Cote d'Azur
By George G. Kundahl
A review by David A. Messenger
A Bad Peace and a Good War: Spain and the Mescalero Apache Uprising of 1795-1799 2020-011
A Bad Peace and a Good War: Spain and the Mescalero Apache Uprising of 1795-1799
By Mark Santiago
A review by Robert S. McPherson
The Americans on D-Day and in Normandy: Rare Photographs from Wartime Archives 2020-010
The Americans on D-Day and in Normandy: Rare Photographs from Wartime Archives
By Brooke S. Blades
A review by Donald Lateiner
Road to Disaster: A New History of America's Descent into Vietnam 2020-009
Road to Disaster: A New History of America's Descent into Vietnam
By Brian VanDeMark
A review by James R. Smither
Civil War Congress and the Creation of Modern America: A Revolution on the Home Front 2020-008
Civil War Congress and the Creation of Modern America: A Revolution on the Home Front
Ed. Paul Finkelman and Donald R. Kennon
A review by Michael E. Woods
Our Friends the Enemies: The Occupation of France after Napoleon 2020-007
Our Friends the Enemies: The Occupation of France after Napoleon
By Christine Haynes
A review by M.R. Stirk
State of Repression: Iraq under Saddam Hussein 2020-006
State of Repression: Iraq under Saddam Hussein
By Lisa Blaydes
A review by Gates Brown
The Marines in World War II 2020-005
The Marines in World War II
By Michael E. Haskew
A review by Chris K. Hemler
The Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere: When Total Empire Met Total War 2020-004
The Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere: When Total Empire Met Total War
By Jeremy A. Yellen
A review by Mark Klobas
Second World War British Military Camouflage: Designing Deception 2020-003
Second World War British Military Camouflage: Designing Deception
By Isla Forsyth
A review by Remy Hemez
Human Rights after Hitler: The Lost History of Prosecuting Axis War Crimes 2020-002
Human Rights after Hitler: The Lost History of Prosecuting Axis War Crimes
By Dan Plesch
A review by David A. Messenger
Spain at War: Society, Culture and Mobilization, 1936-44 2020-001
Spain at War: Society, Culture and Mobilization, 1936-44
Ed. James Matthews
A review by Andrea Davis
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