Michigan War Studies Review
Reviews, surveys, original essays, and commentary in the field of military studies.
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Books Available for Review (most recent listings starred):

Ancient, Medieval

The Battle of Kulikovo Refought: "The First National Defeat"
By Kati M.J. Parppei
Boston: Brill, 2017. Pp. xii, 258. ISBN 978-90-04-33616-2.
Brutus: The Noble Conspirator
By Kathryn Tempest
New Haven: Yale Univ. Press, 2017. Pp. xiii, 314. ISBN 978-0-300-24664-3.

Early Modern

The Battle of Plassey 1757: The Victory That Won an Empire
By Stuart Reid
Barnsley, UK: Frontline Books, 2017. Pp. x, 270. ISBN 978-1-4738-8526-4.
Battle Royal: The Wars of the Roses: 1440-1462
By Hugh Bicheno
New York: Pegasus, 2017. Pp. xxxi, 368. ISBN 978-1-68177-306-3.

Revolutionary War

A Crisis of Peace: George Washington, the Newburgh Conspiracy, and the Fate of the American Revolution
By David Head
New York: Pegasus, 2019. Pp. xvii, 284. ISBN 978-1-64313-081-1.
Dr. Benjamin Rush: The Founding Father Who Healed a Wounded Nation
By Harlow Giles Unger
New York: Da Capo, 2018. Pp. xvii, 300. ISBN 978-0-306-82432-6.

Napoleonic Wars/War of 1812

Waterloo: The Campaign of 1815, vol. 2: From Waterloo to the Restoration of Peace in Europe
By John Hussey
Barnsley, UK: Greenhill Books, 2017. Pp. xxv, 582. ISBN 978-1-78438-200-1.

US West/Indian Wars

The Modoc War: A Story of Genocide at the Dawn of America’s Gilded Age
By Robert Aquinas McNally
Lincoln: Univ. of Nebraska Press, 2017. Pp. xiii, 409. ISBN 978-1-4962-0179-9.
Thunder in the Mountains: Chief Joseph, Oliver Otis Howard, and the Nez Perce War
By Daniel J. Sharfstein
New York: Norton, 2017. Pp. xvii, 613. ISBN 978-0-393-23941-6.

US Civil War

Bloody Engagements: John R. Kelso’s Civil War
By John R. Kelso
Ed. Christopher Grasso. New Haven: Yale Univ. Press, 2017. Pp. xxxv, 221. ISBN 978-0-300-21096-5.
A Campaign of Giants-The Battle for Petersburg: Volume 1: From the Crossing of the James to the Crater
By A. Wilson Greene
Chapel Hill: Univ. of North Carolina Press, 2018. Pp. xiv, 712. ISBN 978-1-4696-3857-7.
Civil War Places: Seeing the Conflict through the Eyes of Its Leading Historians
By Gary W. Gallagher and J. Matthew Gallman
Chapel Hill: Univ. of North Carolina Press, 2019. Pp. 199. ISBN 978-1-4696-4953-5.
Congress and the People’s Contest: The Conduct of the Civil War
Ed. Paul Finkelman and Donald R. Kennon
Athens: Ohio Univ. Press, 2018. Pp. vi, 249. ISBN 978-0-8214-2305-9.
Congress and the People’s Contest: The Conduct of the Civil War
Ed. Paul Finkelman and Donald R. Kennon
Athens: Ohio Univ. Press, 2018. Pp. vi, 249. ISBN 978-0-8214-2305-9.
A Field Guide to Gettysburg, Second Edition: Experiencing the Battlefield through Its History, Places, and People
By Carol Reardon and Tom Vossler
Chapel Hill: Univ. of North Carolina Press, 2017. Pp. 477. ISBN 978-1-4696-3336-7.
A Fierce Glory: Antietam--The Desperate Battle That Saved Lincoln and Doomed Slavery
By Justin Martin
New York: Da Capo Press, 2018. Pp. xvii, 318. ISBN 978-0-306-82525-5.
Fighting for Atlanta: Tactics, Terrain, and Trenches in the Civil War
By Earl J. Hess
Chapel Hill: Univ. of North Carolina Press, 2018. Pp. xvi, 391. ISBN 978-1-4696-4342-7.
The Great Partnership: Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson, and the Fate of the Confederacy
By Christian B. Keller
New York: Pegasus, 2019. Pp. xxiii, 328. ISBN 978-1-64313-134-4.
Hymns of the Republic: The Story of the Final Year of the American Civil War
By S.C. Gwynne
New York: Scribner, 2019. Pp. xii, 395. ISBN 978-1-5011-1622-3.
The Last Weeks of Abraham Lincoln: A Day-by-Day Account of His Personal, Political, and Military Challenges
By David Alan Johnson
Amherst, NY: Prometheus Books, 2018. Pp. 384. ISBN 978-1-63388-397-0.
Meade: The Price of Command, 1863–1865
By John G. Selby
Kent, OH: Kent States Univ. Press, 2018. Pp. xiv, 370. ISBN 978-1-60635-348-6.
Michigan’s War: The Civil War in Documents
By John W. Quist
Athens: Ohio Univ. Press, 2019. Pp. xix, 247. ISBN 978-0-8214-2312-7.
The Politics of the First World War: A Course in Game Theory and International Security
By Scott Wolford
New York: Cambridge Univ. Press, 2018. Pp. xxxi, 436. ISBN 978-1-108-44437-8.
Practical Liberators: Union Officers in the Western Theater during the Civil War
By Kristopher A. Teters
Chapel Hill: Univ. of North Carolina Press, 2018. Pp. 225. ISBN 978-1-4696-3886-7.
The Union Assaults at Vicksburg: Grant Attacks Pemberton, May 17–22, 1863
By Timothy B. Smith
Lawrence: Univ. Press of Kansas, 2020. Pp. xviii, 483. ISBN 978-0-7006-2906-0.
Utah and the American Civil War: The Written Record
Ed. Kenneth L. Alford
Norman, OK: Arthur H. Clark Co., 2017. Pp. 864. ISBN 978-0-87062-441-4.
The War for the Common Soldier: How Men Thought, Fought, and Survived in Civil War Armies
By Peter S. Carmichael
Chapel Hill: Univ. of North Carolina, 2018. Pp. 392. ISBN 978-1-4696-4309-0.
A Yankee Regiment in Confederate Louisiana: The 31st Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry in the Gulf South
By Larry Lowenthal
Baton Rouge: Louisiana State Univ., 2019. Pp. xv, 338. ISBN 978-0-8071-7190-5.

19th-Century - Other

Shadows of War: Roger Fenton's Photographs of the Crimea, 1855
By Sophie Gordon
London: Royal Collection Trust, 2017. Pp. 255. ISBN 978-1-909741-38-6.

World War I

Britain's Quest For Oil: The First World War and the Peace Conferences
By Martin Gibson
Solihull, UK: Helion, 2017. Pp. xx, 228. ISBN 978-1-911512-07-3.
Bugs and Bullets: The True Story of an American Doctor on the Eastern Front during World War I
By Joseph Breckinridge-Bayne
Ed. Ernest Latham. Las Vegas, NV: Histria Books, 2018. Pp. 308. ISBN 978-1-59211-018-6.
Filling the Ranks: Manpower in the Canadian Expeditionary Force, 1914-1918
By Richard Holt
Chicago: McGill- Queen's Univ. Press, 2017. Pp. xvi, 347. ISBN 978-0-7735-4877-0.
The Forgotten Front: The Eastern Theater of World War I, 1914-1915
Ed. Gerhard P. Gross
Trans. Janice W. Ancker, Lexington: Univ. Press of Kentucky, 2018. Pp. ix, 388. ISBN 978-0-8131-7541-6.
The Hello Girls: America’s First Women Soldiers
By Elizabeth Cobbs
Cambridge: Harvard Univ. Press, 2017. Pp. 370. ISBN 978-0-674-97147-9.
Ireland and the Great War: A Social and Political History
By Niamh Gallagher
New York: Bloomsbury, 2020. Pp. xvii, 258. ISBN 978-1-78831-462-6.
Passchendaele: The Lost Victory of World War I
By Nick Lloyd
New York: Basic Books, 2017. Pp. xviii, 410. ISBN 978-0-465-09477-6.
Postcards from the Trenches: A German Soldier’s Testimony of the Great War
By Irene Guenther
New York: Bloomsbury, 2018. Pp. xiii, 232. ISBN 978-1-350-01575-3.
Rumors of the Great War: The British Press and Anglo-German Relations during the July Crisis
By Nathan N. Orgill
Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2020. Pp. xix, 259. ISBN 978-1-4985-5972-0.
The Second Line of Defense: American Women and World War I
By Lynn Dumenil
Chapel Hill: Univ. of North Carolina Press, 2017. Pp. xiv, 340. ISBN 978-1-4696-3121-9.

World War II

Agent Jack: The True Story of MI5's Secret Nazi Hunter
By Robert Hutton
New York: St. Martin's Press, 2018. Pp. xiv, 313. ISBN 978-1-250-22176-6.
Avenging Angels: Young Women of the Soviet Union's WWII Sniper Corps
By Lyuba Vinogradova
New York: MacLehose Press, 2017. Trans. Arch Tait. Pp. 299. ISBN 978-1-68144-285-3.
The Battle of Leyte Gulf at 75: A Retrospective
Ed. Thomas J. Cutler
Annapolis: Naval Inst. Press, 2019. Pp. vii, 338. ISBN 978-1-68247-461-7.
Beyond the Beach: The Allied War against France
By Stephen Alan Bourque
Annapolis: Naval Inst. Press, 2018. Pp. xviii, 353. ISBN 978-1-61251-873-.
Blood and Fears: How America's Bomber Boys of the 8th Air Force Saved World War II
By Kevin Wilson
New York: Pegasus, 2017. Pp. xvi, 541. ISBN 978-1-68177-319-3.
Bold Venture: The American Bombing of Japanese-Occupied Hong Kong, 1942–1945
By Steven K. Bailey
Lincoln, NE: Potomac Books, 2019. Pp. x, 316. ISBN 978-1-64012-104-1 .
The Collapse of British Rule in Burma: The Civilian Evacuation and Independence
By Michael D. Leigh
New York: Bloomsbury, 2018. Pp. xx, 279. ISBN 978-1-4725-8973-6.
A Crime in the Family: A World War II Secret Buried in Silence—and My Search for the Truth
By Sacha Batthyany
New York: Da Capo Press, 2017. Pp. 213. ISBN 978-0-306-82582-8.
Drawing Fire: A Pawnee, Artist, and Thunderbird in World War II
By Brummett Echohawk and Mark R. Ellenbarger
Ed. Trent Riley. Lawrence: Univ. Press of Kansas, 2018. Pp. xvi, 231. ISBN 978-0-7006-2703-5.
The Exit Visa: A Family's Flight from Nazi Europe
By Sheila Rosenberg
New York: I.B. Tauris, 2019. Pp. xiv, 289. ISBN 978-1-78831-495-4.
Exporting British Policing During the Second World War: Policing Soldiers and Civilians
By Clive Emsley
New York: Bloomsbury, 2017. Pp. xii, 256. ISBN 978-1-350-02501-1.
Fallout: Conspiracy, Cover-Up, and the Deceitful Case for the Atom Bomb
By Peter Watson
New York: PublicAffairs, 2018. Pp. 423. ISBN 978-1-61039-961-6.
* Fire and Fortitude: The US Army in the Pacific War, 1941-1943
By John C. McManus
New York: Caliber, 2019. Pp. xvi, 624. ISBN 978-0-451-47504-6.
Flying with the Fifteenth Air Force: A B-24 Pilot's Missions from Italy during World War II
By Tom Faulkner
Denton: Univ. of North Texas Press, 2018. Pp. xxiv, 240. ISBN 978-1-57441-731-9.
From Broken Glass: My Story of Finding Hope in Hitler's Death Camps to Inspire a New Generation
By Steve Ross, Glenn Frank, and Brian Wallace
New York: Hachette, 2018. Pp. xix, 266. ISBN 978-o-316-51304-3.
From Texas to Tinian and Tokyo Bay: The Memoirs of Captain J. R. Ritter, Seabee Commander during the Pacific War, 1942-1945
By Jonathan Templin Ritter
Denton: Univ. of North Texas Press, 2019. Pp. xi, 176. ISBN 978-1-57441-771-5.
Generals in the Making: How Marshall, Eisenhower, Patton, and Their Peers Became the Commanders Who Won World War II
By Benjamin Runkle
Guilford, CT: Stackpole, 2019. Pp. xii, 435. ISBN 978-o-8117-3850-7.
Glenn Miller Declassified
By Dennis M. Spragg
Lincoln, NB: Potomac Books, 2017. Pp. xviii, 386. ISBN 978-1-61234-895-7.
Guests of the Third Reich: The British Prisoner of War Experience in Germany 1939-1945
By Anthony Richards
London: Imperial War Museums, 2019. Pp. ix, 221. ISBN 978-1-912423-06-4.
Hebrew Women Join the Forces: Jewish Women from Palestine in the British Forces during the Second World War
By Anat Granit-Hacohen
Trans. Ora Cummings. Portland, OR: Vallentine Mitchell, 2017. Pp. xv, 418. ISBN 978-1-910383-31-5.
Hitler: A Global Biography
By Brendan Simms
New York: Basic Books, 2019. Pp. xxv, 668. ISBN 978-0-465-02237-3.
* Hitler's First Hundred Days: When Germans Embraced the Third Reich
By Peter Fritzsche
New York: Basic Books, 2020. Pp. v, 421. ISBN 978-1-5416-9743-0.
Holocaust Perpetrators of the German Police Battalions: The Mass Murder of Jewish Civilians, 1940-1942
By Ian Rich
New York: Bloomsbury, 2018. Pp. viii, 241. ISBN 978-1-350-03802-8.
Kazakhstan in World War II: Mobilization and Ethnicity in the Soviet Empire
By Roberto J. Carmack
Lawrence: Univ. Press of Kansas, 2019. Pp. x, 263. ISBN 978-0-7006-2825-4.
The Kremlin Letters: Stalin’s Wartime Correspondence with Churchill and Roosevelt
Ed. David Reynolds and Vladimir Pechatnov
New Haven: Yale Univ. Press, 2018. Pp. xvii, 660. ISBN 978-0-300-24765-7.
The Liberation of Paris: How Eisenhower, de Gaulle, and von Choltitz Saved the City of Light
By Jean Edward Smith
New York: Simon and Schester, 2019. Pp. 242. ISBN 978-1-5011-6492-7.
The Long Shadows: A Global Environmental History of the Second World War
Ed. Simo Laakkonen, Richard Tucker, and Timo Vuorisalo
Corvallis: Oregon State Univ. Press, 2017. ISBN 978-0-87071-879-3.
The Lost Soldier: The Ordeal of a World War II GI from the Home Front to the Hürtgen Forest
By Chris J. Hartley
Lanham, MD: Stackpole, 2018. Pp. vi, 343. ISBN 978-0-8117-3779-1.
Memoirs of a Wartime Interpreter: From the Battle for Moscow to Hitler's Bunker
By Elena Rzhevskaya
Barnsley, UK: Greenhill, 2018. Pp. xxi, 329. ISBN 978-1-78438-281-0.
Men of Air: The Courage and Sacrifice of Bomber Command in World War II
By Kevin Wilson
New York: Pegasus, 2019. Pp. x, 435. ISBN 978-1-64313-006-4.
* Mortar Gunner on the Eastern Front: The Memoir of Dr Hans Rehfeldt. Vol. 1: From the Moscow Winter Offensive to Operation Zitadelle
By Hans Heinz Rehfeld
Barnsley, UK: Greenhill Books, 2019. Pp. x, 341. ISBN 978-1-78438-361-9.
On a Knife's Edge: The Ukraine, November 1942–March 1943
By Prit Buttar
New York: Osprey, 2018. Pp. 460. ISBN 978-0-4728-2834-7.
Operation Don's Left Wing: The Trans-Caucasus Front's Pursuit of the First Panzer Army, November 1942-February 1943
By David M. Glantz
Lawrence: Univ. Press of Kansas, 2019. Pp. xxi, 842. ISBN 978-0-7006-2843-8.
Operation Dragoon: The Allied Liberation of the South of France: 1944
By Robin Cross
New York: Pegasus, 2019. Pp. xvi, 288. ISBN 978-1-68177-860-0.
OSS Operation Black Mail: One Woman’s Covert War Against the Imperial Japanese Army
By Ann Todd
Annapolis: Naval Inst. Press, 2017. Pp. xviii, 258. ISBN 978-1-68247-150-0.
The Resistance in Western Europe, 1940–1945
By Olivier Wieviorka
Trans. Jane Marie Todd. New York: Columbia Univ. Press, 2019 [2017]. Pp. xxi, 488. ISBN 978-0-231-18996-5.
Rocky Boyer's War: An Unvarnished History of the Air Blitz that Won the War in the Southwest Pacific
By Allen D. Boyer
Annapolis: Naval Inst. Press, 2017. Pp. xii, 426. ISBN 978-1-68247-096-1.
The Second World War and the "Other British Isles": Memory and Heritage in the Isle of Man, Orkney and the Channel Islands
By Daniel Travers
New York: Bloomsbury, 2018. Pp. x, 235. ISBN 978-1-350-00694-2.
* Secret Alliances: Special Operations And Intelligence in Norway 1940-1945
By Tony Insall
London: Biteback Publ., 2019. Pp. viii, 422. ISBN 978-1-785-90477-6.
Sent by the Iron Sky: The Legacy of an American Parachute Battalion in World War II
By Ian Gardner
New York: Osprey Publ., 2019. Pp. 260. ISBN 978-1-4728-3738-7.
So Long for Now: A Sailor's Letters from the USS Franklin
By Jerry L. Rogers
Norman: Univ. of Oklahoma Press, 2017. Pp. xvi, 416. ISBN 978-0-8061-5632-3.
Stormtroopers: A New History of Hitler's Brownshirts
By Daniel Siemens
New Haven: Yale Univ. Press, 2017. Pp. xli, 459. ISBN 978-0-300-19681-8.
Strafbattalion: Hitler’s Penal Battalions
By J. Walter Zapotoczny Jr.
Stroud, UK: Fonthill, 2017. Pp. 224. ISBN 978-1-78155-647-4.
Their Backs against the Sea: The Battle of Saipan and the Largest Banzai Attack of World War II
By Bill Sloan
Boston: Da Capo Press, 2017. Pp. 278. ISBN 978-0-306-82471-5.
Under a Darkening Sky: The American Experience in Nazi Europe: 1939-1941
By Robert Lyman
New York: Pegasus, 2018. Pp. xxvi, 309. ISBN 978-1-68177-736-8.
Vanguard: The True Stories of the Reconnaissance and Intelligence Missions behind D-Day
By David Abrutat
Annapolis: Naval Inst. Press, 2019. Pp. 400. ISBN 978-1-68247-454-9.
Victims of Nazi Persecution in the Channel Islands: A Legitimate Heritage?
By Gilly Carr
New York: Bloomsbury, 2019. Pp. xii, 242. ISBN 978-1-4742-4565-4.
The Wehrmacht's Last Stand: The German Campaigns of 1944-1945
By Robert M. Citino
Lawrence: Univ. Press of Kansas, 2017. Pp. xiv, 615. ISBN 978-0-7006-2494-2.
Women and Evacuation in the Second World War: Femininity, Domesticity and Motherhood
By Maggie Andrews
New York: Bloomsbury, 2019. Pp. ix, 222. ISBN 978-1-4411-4068-5.
Women of the Third Reich: From Camp Guards to Combatants
By Tim Heath
Philadelphia: Pen and Sword, 2019. Pp. viii, 250. ISBN 978-1-5267-3945-2.

Cold War

Admiral Gorshkov: The Man Who Challenged the U.S. Navy
By Norman Polmar, Thomas A. Brooks, and George E. Federoff
Annapolis: Naval Inst. Press, 2019. Pp. xx, 264. ISBN 978-1-68247-330-6.
Bay of Pigs: CIA's Cuban Disaster, April 1961
By Phil Carradice
Barnsley, UK: Pen and Sword, 2018. Pp. 127. 978-1-5267-2829-6.
A Rhetorical Crime: Genocide in the Geopolitical Discourse of the Cold War
By Anton Weiss-Wendt
New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers Univ. Press, 2018. Pp. xvi, 252. ISBN 978-0-8135-9465-1.
Truman, Franco's Spain, and the Cold War
By Wayne H. Bowen
Columbia: Univ. of Missouri Press, 2017. Pp. viii, 197. ISBN 978-0-8262-2117-9.
Undersea Warriors: The Untold History of the Royal Navy's Secret Service
By Iain Ballantyne
New York: Pegasus, 2019. Pp. ix, 482. ISBN 978-1-64313-213-6.

Korean War

The Hijacked War: The Story of Chinese POWs in the Korean War
By David Cheng Chang
Stanford: Stanford Univ. Press, 2020. Pp. xvii, 476. ISBN 978-1-5036-0460-5.

Vietnam War

Bait: The Battle of Kham Duc
By James McLeroy and Gregory Sanders
Philadelphia: Casemate, 2019. Pp. xx, 251. ISBN 978-1-61200-812-7.
Beyond the Quagmire: New Interpretations of the Vietnam War
Ed. Geoffrey W Jensen and Matthew M. Smith
Denton: Univ. of North Texas Press, 2019. Pp. xii, 425. ISBN 978-1-57441-748-7.
Combat at Close Quarters: An Illustrated History of the U.S. Navy in the Vietnam War
Ed. Edward J. Marolda
Annapolis: Naval Inst. Press, 2018. Pp. xi, 346. ISBN 978-1-68247-195-1.
Nine Days in May: The Battles of the 4th Infantry Division on the Cambodian Border, 1967
By Warren K. Wilkins
Norman: Univ. of Oklahoma Press, 2017. Pp. xiv, 412. ISBN 978-0-8061-5715-3.
Our Year of War: Two Brothers, Vietnam, and a Nation Divided
By Daniel P. Bolger
New York: Da Capo Press, 2017. Pp. xii, 336. ISBN 978-0-306-90326-7.
Phantom in the Sky: A Marine's Back Seat View of the Vietnam War
By Terry L. Thorsen
Denton: Univ. of North Texas Press, 2019. Pp. x, 329. ISBN 978-1-57441-75.
The Phantom Vietnam War: An F-4 Pilot's Combat over Laos
By David R. Honodel
Denton: Univ. of North Texas Press, 2018. Pp. xvi, 306. ISBN 978-1-57441-732-6.
Uncommon Valor: The Recon Company that Earned Five Medals of Honor and Included America's Most Decorated Green Beret
By Stephen L. Moore
Annapolis: Naval Inst. Press, 2018. Pp. x, 412. ISBN 978-1-59114-574-5.
Valley of the Shadow: The Siege of Dien Bien Phu
By Kevin Boylan and Luc Olivier
New York: Osprey, 2018. Pp. 368. ISBN 978-1-4728-2441-7.

20th Century - Other

The 1st Infantry Division and the U.S. Army Transformed: Road to Victory in Desert Storm, 1970-1991
By Gregory Fontenot
Columbia: Univ. of Missouri Press, 2017. Pp. xxxiii, 526. ISBN 978-0-8262-2118-6.
Across an Angry Sea: The SAS in the Falklands War
By Cedric Delves
London: Hurst, 2018. Pp. xxxviii, 341. ISBN 978-1-78738-112-4.
Crossing the River Kabul: An Afghan Family Odyssey
By Kevin McLean
Lincoln, NB: Potomac Books, 2017. Pp. xvi, 257. ISBN 978-1-61234-897-1.
France’s Long Reconstruction: In Search of the Modern Republic
By Herrick Chapman
Cambridge, MA: Harvard Univ. Press, 2018. Pp. x, 405. ISBN 978-0-674-97641-2.
The Golden Fleece: High-Risk Adventure at West Point
By Tom Carhart
Lincoln, NB: Potomac Books, 2017. Pp. xi, 211. ISBN 978-1-61234-910-7.
An Incipient Mutiny: The Story of the U.S. Army Signal Corps Pilot Revolt
By Dwight R. Messimer
Lincoln, NB: Potomac Books, 2020. Pp. ix, 283. ISBN 978-1-64012-212-3.
India's Wars: A Military History, 1947-1971
By Arjun Subramaniam
Annapolis: Naval Inst. Press, 2017. Pp. xi, 562. ISBN 978-1-68247-241-5.
Intent to Deceive: Denying the Rwandan Genocide
By Linda Melvern
New York: Verso, 2020. Pp. vi, 264. ISBN 978-1-78873-328-1.
Lions and Lambs: Conflict in Weimar and the Creation of Post-Nazi Germany
By Noah Benezra Strote
New Haven: Yale Univ. Press, 2017. Pp. xii, 357. ISBN 978-0-300-21905-0.
Lords of the Desert: The Battle Between the United States and Great Britain for Supremacy in the Modern Middle East
By James Barr
New York: Basic Books, 2018. Pp. vi, 454. ISBN 978-0-465-05063-5.
Perpetrators: The World of the Holocaust Killers
By Guenter Lewy
New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 2017. Pp. ix, 195. ISBN 978-0-19-066113-7.
The Polar Bear Expedition: The Heroes of America’s Forgotten Invasion of Russia, 1918-1919
By James Carl Nelson
New York: Morrow, 2019. Pp. viii, 309. ISBN 978-0-06-285277-9.
Radovan Karadžic: Architect of the Bosnian Genocide
By Robert J. Donia
New York: Cambridge Univ. Press, 2015. Pp. xvi, 339. ISBN 978-1-107-42308-4.
Ranger: A Soldier's Life
By Ralph Puckett and D.K.R. Crossell
Lexington: Univ. Press of Kentucky, 2017. Pp. 278. ISBN 978-0-8131-6931-6.
Red Crew: Fighting the War on Drugs with Reagan’s Coast Guard
By Jim Howe
Annapolis: Naval Inst. Press, 2018. Pp. xi, 288. ISBN 978-1-68247-301-6.
The Secret War for China: Espionage, Revolution and the Rise of Mao
By Brian D'Haeseleer
New York: I.B. Tauris, 2017. Pp. xii, 399. ISBN 978-1-78453-903-0.
Soldiers of a Different Cloth: Notre Dame Chaplains in World War II
By John F. Wukovits
Notre Dame, IN: Univ. of Notre Dame Press, 2018. Pp. xxv, 381. ISBN 978-0-268-10393-4.
Stalinist Perpetrators on Trial: Scenes from the Great Terror in Soviet Ukraine
By Lynne Viola
New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 2017. Pp. xviii, 268. ISBN 978-0-19-067416-8.
The Struggle for Cooperation: Liberated France and the American Military, 1944–1946
By Robert L. Fuller
Lexington: Univ. Press of Kentucky, 2019. Pp. vi, 252. ISBN 978-0-8131-7662-8.
Vanguard of the Revolution: The Global Idea of the Communist Party
By A. James McAdams
Princeton: Princeton Univ. Press, 2017. Pp. xvii, 564. ISBN 978-0-691-16894-4.
Wars of Modern Babylon: A History of the Iraqi Army from 1921 to 2003
By Pesach Malovany
Trans. Ronna Englesberg. Lexington: Univ. Press of Kentucky, 2017. Pp. xxi, 931. ISBN 978-0-8131-6943-9.
Weapon of Choice: Small Arms and the Culture of Military Innovation
By Matthew Ford
New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 2017. Pp. 264. ISBN 978-0-19-062386-9.
Winning the Peace: The British in Occupied Germany, 1945-1948
By Christopher Knowles
New York: Bloomsbury, 2017. Pp. x, 278. ISBN 978-1-4742-6743-4.
Women, Warfare and Representation: American Servicewomen in the Twentieth Century
By Emerald M. Archer
New York: Bloomsbury, 2017. Pp. xiv, 238. ISBN 978-1-4742-3803-8.

21st Century

21st Century Power: Strategic Superiority for the Modern Era
Ed. Brent D. Ziarnick
Annapolis: Naval Inst. Press, 2018. Pp. xii, 192. ISBN 978-1-68247-313-9.
After the Wars: International Lessons From the U.S. Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan
Ed. John A. Gentry and William M. Nolte
Washington: National Intelligence Press, 2018. Pp. viii, 344. ISBN 978-1-932946-12-3.
Beyond the Call: Three Women on the Front Lines in Afghanistan
By Eileen Rivers
New York: Da Capo Press, 2018. Pp. xxix, 254. ISBN 978-0-306-90307-6.
Carrier Aviation in the 21st Century: Aircraft Carriers and Their Units in Detail
Ed. Thomas Newdick
Houston, TX: Harpia, 2017. Pp. 252. ISBN 978-0-9973092-2-5.
Cashing In on Cyberpower: How Interdependent Actors Seek Economic Outcomes in a Digital World
By Mark T. Peters II
Lincoln, NB: Potomac Books, 2018. Pp. xii, 268. ISBN 978-1-64012-013-6.
The Chosen Few: A Company of Paratroopers and Its Heroic Struggle to Survive in the Mountains of Afghanistan
By Gregg Zoroya
Philadelphia: Da Capo Press, 2017. Pp. xii, 370. ISBN 978-0-306-82483-8
Compulsion in Religion: Saddam Hussein, Islam, and the Roots of Insurgencies in Iraq
By Samuel Helfont
New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 2018. Pp. xii, 290. ISBN 978-0-19-084331-1
The First Space War: How the Patterns of History and the Principles of STEM Will Shape Its Form
By J. Furman Daniel III and T.K. Rogers
Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2019. Pp. xi, 244. ISBN 978-1-4985-8774-7
How We Won and Lost the War in Afghanistan: Two Years in the Pashtun Homeland
By Douglas Grindle
Lincoln, NB: Potomac Books, 2017. Pp. xx, 250. ISBN 978-1-61234-954-1.
In the Warlords' Shadow: Special Operations Forces, the Afghans, and Their Fight against the Taliban
By Daniel R. Green
Annapolis: Naval Inst. Press, 2017. Pp. xxi, 256. ISBN 978-1-61251-815-2.
Insurgent Women: Female Combatants in Civil Wars
By Jessica Trisko Darden, Alexis Henshaw, and Ora Szekely
Washington: Georgetown Univ. Press, 2019. Pp. x, 102. ISBN 978-1-62616-666-0.
Iraq and the Politics of Oil: An Insider's Perspective
By Gary Vogler
Lawrence: Univ. Press of Kansas, 2017. Pp. xxv, 302. ISBN 978-0-7006-2506-2
Landpower in the Long War: Projecting Force After 9/11
Ed. Jason W. Warren
Lexington: Univ. Press of Kentucky, 2019. Pp. xii, 363. ISBN 978-0-8131-7757-1.
Military Justice in the Modern Age
Ed. Alison Duxbury and Matthew Groves
New York: Cambridge Univ. Press, 2018. Pp. xxix, 415. ISBN 978-1-107-61592-2.
Quicksilver War: Syria, Iraq and the Spiral of Conflict
By William Harris
New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 2018. Pp. xxi, 230. ISBN 978-0-19-087487-2.
Russia's Military Revival
By Bettina Renz
Medford, MA: Polity, 2018. Pp. vii, 249. ISBN 978-1-5095-1614-8.
The Sacking of Fallujah: A People's History
ByRoss Caputi, Richard Hil, and Donna Mulhearn
Amherst: Univ. of Massachusetts Press, 2019. Pp. viii, 209. ISBN 978-1-62534-438-0.
Shattered Minds: How the Pentagon Fails Our Troops with Faulty Helmets
By Robert H. Bauman and Dina Rasor
Lincoln, NW: Potomac Books, 2019. Pp. xxv, 304. ISBN 978-1-64012-036-5.
Shooting Ghosts: A U.S. Marine, a Combat Photographer, and Their Journey Back from War
By Thomas J. Brennan and Finbarr O'Reilly
New York: Viking, 2017. Pp. x, 340. ISBN 978-0-399-56254-9.
The Struggle for Iraq: A View from the Ground Up
By Thomas M Renahan
Lincoln, NB: Potomac Books, 2017. Pp. x, 520. ISBN 978-1-61234-882-7.
Taliban Safari: One Day in the Surkhagan Valley
By Paul Darling
Lawrence: Univ. Press of Kansas, 2019. Pp. xii, 168. ISBN 978-0-7006-2784-4.
Terror in France: The Rise of Jihad in the West
By Gilles Kepe
Princeton: Princeton Univ. Press, 2017 [French orig. 2015]. Pp. xix, 217. ISBN 978-0-691-17484-6.
Tough Sell: Fighting the Media War in Iraq
By Tom Basile
Lincoln, NB: Potomac Books, 2017. Pp. xii, 303. ISBN 978-1-61234-900-8.
War Flower: My Life after Iraq
By Brooke King
Lincoln, NB: Potomac Books, 2019. Pp. xv, 255. ISBN 978-1-64012-118-8.

Multiple time periods

9 Rules of Engagement: A Military Brat's Guide to Life and Success
By Harris Faulkner
New York: HarperCollins, 2018. Pp. xiv, 233. ISBN 978-0-06-269752-3.
Accessory to War: The Unspoken Alliance Between Astrophysics and the Military
By Neil deGrasse Tyson and Avis Lang
New York: Norton, 2018. Pp. xiv, 576. ISBN 978-0-393-06444-5.
Airpower Applied: U.S., NATO, and Israeli Combat Experience
By John Andreas Olsen
Annapolis: Naval Inst. Press, 2017. Pp. xviii, 413. ISBN 978-1-68247-075-6.
Anatomy of Post-Communist European Defense Institutions: The Mirage of Military Modernity
By Thomas-Durell Young
New York: Bloomsbury, 2017. Pp. xv, 296. ISBN 978-1-350-01239-4.
Armies of Sand: The Past, Present, and Future of Arab Military Effectiveness
By Kenneth M. Pollack
New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 2019. Pp. xvi, 676. ISBN 978-0-19-090696-2.
The Big Red One: America's Legendary 1st Infantry Division Centennial Edition, 1917-2017
By James Scott Wheeler
Lawrence: Univ. Press of Kansas, 2017. Pp. xx, 682. ISBN 978-0-7006-2452-2.
Brotherhood in Combat: How African Americans Found Equality in Korea and Vietnam
By Jeremy P. Maxwell
Norman: Univ. of Oklahoma Press, 2018. Pp. xv, 207. ISBN 978-0-8061-6006-1.
The Civilianization of War: The Changing Civil-Military Divide, 1914-2014
Ed. Andrew Barros and Martin Thomas
New York: Cambridge Univ. Press, 2018. Pp. x, 334. ISBN 978-1-108-42965-8.
Curse on This Country: The Rebellious Army of Imperial Japan
By Danny Orbach
Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press, 2017. Pp. x, 367. ISBN 978-1-5017-0528-1.
The Day After: Why America Wins the War but Loses the Peace
By Brendan R. Gallagher
Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press, 2019. Pp. xi, 308. ISBN 978-1-5017-3962-0.
* Divided Armies: Inequality and Battlefield Performance in Modern War
By Jason Lyall
Princeton: Princeton Univ. Press, 2020. Pp. xvii, 508. ISBN 978-0-691-19244-4.
Escape from Rome: The Failure of Empire and the Road to Prosperity
By Walter Scheidel
Princeton: Princeton Univ. Press, 2019. Pp. xviii, 670. ISBN 978-0-691-17218-7.
The Europe Illusion: Britain, France, Germany and the Long History of European Integration
By Stuart Sweeney
London: Reaktion Books, 2019. Pp. 384. ISBN 978-1-78914-060-6.
* Feeding Victory: Innovative Military Logistics from Lake George to Khe Sanh
By Jobie Turner
Lawrence: Univ. Press of Kansas, 2020. Pp. viii, 389. ISBN 978-0-7006-2914-5.
Fighting Sleep: The War for the Mind and the US Military
By Franny Nudelman
New York: Verso, 2019. Pp. 150. ISBN 978-1-78663-781-9.
Heligoland: Britain, Germany, and the Struggle for the North Sea
By Jan Rüger
New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 2017. Pp. ix, 370. ISBN 978-0-19-967246-2.
How the Few Became the Proud: Crafting the Marine Corps Mystique 1874-1918
By Heather P. Venable
Annapolis: Naval Inst. Press, 2019. Pp. x, 334. ISBN 978-1-68247-468-6.
How Long Will Israel Survive? The Threat From Within
By Gregg Carlstrom
New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 2017. Pp. xviii, 260. ISBN 978-0-19-084344-1.
In the Shadows of Victory II: America's Forgotten Military Leaders, The Spanish-American War to World War II
By Thomas D. Phillips
Philadelphia: Cademate, 2017. Pp. vi, 282. ISBN 978-1-61200-546-1.
Invisible Injured: Psychological Trauma in the Canadian Military from the First World War to Afghanistan
By Adam Montgomery
Chicago: McGill-Queen's Univ. Press, 2017. Pp. xiv, 331. ISBN 978-0-7735-4995-1.
Israel's Long War with Hezbollah: Military Innovation and Adaptation Under Fire
By Raphael D. Marcus
Washington: Georgetown Univ. Press, 2018. Pp. viii, 330. ISBN 978-1-62616-611-0.
Israel’s Military Doctrine
By Ehud Eilam
Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2018. Pp. xiii, 158. ISBN 978-1-4985-7563-8.
It's My Country Too: Women's Military Stories from the American Revolution to Afghanistan
Ed. Jerri Bell and Tracy Crow
Lincoln, NB: Potomac Books, 2017. Pp. xxi, 330. ISBN 978-1-61234-831-5.
Killer High: A History of War in Six Drugs
By Peter Andreas
New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 2020. Pp. ix, 338. ISBN 978-0-19-046301-4.
L.M. Montgomery and War
Ed. Andrea McKenzie and Jane Ledwell
Chicago: McGill- Queen's Univ. Press, 2017. Pp. x, 269. ISBN 978-0-7735-4981-4.
Leadership in War: Essential Lessons from Those Who Made History
By Andrew Roberts
New York: Viking, 2019. Pp. xiv, 239. ISBN 978-0-525-52238-6.
Lessons in Leadership: My Life in the US Army from World War II to Vietnam
By John R. Deane Jr.
Lexington: Univ. Press of Kentucky, 2018. Pp. xiv, 261. ISBN 978-0-8131-7494-5.
The Lessons of Tragedy: Statecraft and World Order
By Hal Brands and Charles Edel
New Haven: Yale Univ. Press, 2019. Pp. x, 200. ISBN 978-0-300-23824-2.
Making the Arab World: Nasser, Qutb, and the Clash That Shaped the Middle East
By Fawaz A. A. Gerges
Princeton: Princeton Univ. Press, 2018. Pp. xx, 483. ISBN 978-0-691-16788-6.
Medal of Honor: The Evolution of America's Highest Military Decoration
By Dwight S. Mears
Lawrence: Univ. Press of Kansas, 2018. Pp. viii, 312. ISBN 978-0-7006-2665-6.
Minding the Helm: An Unlikely Career in the U.S. Coast Guard
By Kevin P. Gilheany
Denton: Univ. of North Texas Press, 2019. Pp. viii, 269. ISBN 978-1-57441-750-0.
Neglected Skies: The Demise of British Naval Power in the Far East, 1922–42
By Angus Britts
Annapolis: Naval Inst. Press, 2017. Pp. xi, 242. ISBN 978-0-68247-157-9.
New Armies from Old: Merging Competing Military Forces after Civil Wars
Ed. Roy Licklider
Washington: Georgetown Univ. Press, 2014. Pp. xiv, 320. ISBN 978-1-62616-043-9.
Night Letters: Gulbuddin Hekmatyar and the Afghan Islamists Who Changed the World
By Chris Sands and Fazelminallah Qazizai
London: Hurst, 2019. Pp. xvi, 507. ISBN 978-1-78738-196-4.
Omar Nelson Bradley: America's GI General
By Steven L. Ossad
Columbia: Univ. of Missouri Press, 2017. Pp. xxx, 460. ISBN 978-0-8262-2136-0.
On Tactics: A Theory of Victory in Battle
By B.A. Friedman
Annapolis: Naval Inst. Press, 2017. Pp. xi, 242. ISBN 978-1-68247-163-0.
Oppose Any Foe: The Rise of America’s Special Operations Forces
By Mark Moyar
New York: Basic Books, 2017. Pp. xx, 402. ISBN 978-0-465-05393-3.
Patton's Way: A Radical Theory of War
By James Kelly Morningstar
Annapolis: Naval Inst. Press, 2017. Pp. xii, 374. ISBN 978-1-61251-979-1.
Policing Sex and Marriage in the American Military: The Court-Martial and the Construction of Gender and Sexual Deviance, 1950–2000
By Kellie Wilson-Buford
Lincoln: Univ. of Nebraska, 2018. Pp. xviii, 316. ISBN 978-0-8032-9685-5.
The Sniper Encyclopaedia: An A–Z Guide to World Sniping
By John Walter Hill
Havertown, PA: Casemate, 2019. Pp. xiv, 306. ISBN 978-1-61200-721-2.
Spies, Lies, and Citizenship: The Hunt for Nazi Criminals
By Mary Kathryn Barbier
Lincoln, NB: Potomac Books, 2017. Pp. xiv, 328. ISBN 978-1-61234-727-1.
Sunnis and Shi'a: A Political History
By Laurence Louër
Trans. Ethan Rundell. Princeton: Princeton Univ. Press, 2020. Pp. 227. ISBN 978-0-691-18661-0.
* Thoughts on War
By Phillip S. Meilinger
Lexington: Univ. Press of Kentucky, 2020. Pp. ix, 296. ISBN 978-0-8131-7889-9.
The Top 100 Military Sites in America
By L. Douglas Keeney
Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield, 2018. Pp. xv, 267. ISBN 978-1-4930-3228-0.
Traumatic Defeat: POWs, MIAs, and National Mythmaking
By Patrick Gallagher
Lawrence: Univ. Press of Kansas, 2018. Pp. viii, 200. ISBN 978-0-7006-2644-1.
Waging Insurgent Warfare: Lessons from the Vietcong to the Islamic State
By Seth G. Jones
New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 2017. Pp. ix, 336. ISBN 978-0-19-060086-0.
War and Religion: Europe and the Mediterranean from the First through the Twenty-first Centuries
By Arnaud Blin
Berkeley: Univ. of California Press, 2019. Pp. xvi, 335. ISBN 978-0-520-28663-4.
War by Numbers: Understanding Conventional Combat
By Christopher A. Lawrence
Lincoln, NB: Potomac Books, 2017. Pp. x, 374. ISBN 978-1-61234-886-5.
War Stories: From the Charge of the Light Brigade to the Battle of the Bulge and Beyond
By Ann MacMillan and Peter Snow
New York: Pegasus Books, 2018. Pp. 344. ISBN 978-1-68177-852-5.
Winston Churchill in British Art, 1900 to The Present Day: The Titan With Many Faces
By Jonathan Black
New York: Bloomsbury, 2017. Pp. xxiii, 287. ISBN 978-1-4725-9239-2.
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