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 Army of Ptolemaic Egypt 323 to 204 BC: An Institutional and Operational History
By Paul Johstono
Philadelphia: Pen and Sword, 2020. Pp. xxxi, 344. ISBN 978-1-4738-3383-8.
* Gladius: The World of the Roman Soldier
By Guy de la Bédoyère
Chicago: Univ. of Chicago Press, 2020. Pp. xix, 506. ISBN 978-0-226-75023-1.
Sparta's First Attic War: The Grand Strategy of Classical Sparta, 478-446 B.C.
By Paul A. Rahe
New Haven: Yale Univ. Press, 2019. Pp. ix, 314. ISBN 978-0-300-24261-4.
Sparta's Second Attic War: The Grand Strategy of Classical Sparta, 446-418 B.C.
By Paul A. Rahe
New Haven: Yale Univ. Press, 2020. Pp. xxii, 384. ISBN 978-0-300-24262-1.

Early Modern

Revolutionary War

Napoleonic Wars/War of 1812

US West/Indian Wars

US Civil War

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.
Defending the Arteries of Rebellion: Confederate Naval Operations in the Mississippi River Valley, 1861-1865
By Neil P. Chatelain
Eldorado Hills, CA: Savas Beatie, 2020. Pp. ix, 324. ISBN 978-1-61121-510-6.
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.
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.
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.
A Short History of the American Civil War
By Paul Christopher Anderson
New York: Bloomsbury, 2020. Pp. xxxi, 270. ISBN 978-1-78076-598-3.
Till Death Do Us Part: The Letters of Emory and Emily Upton, 1868–1870
By Salvatore G. Cilella Jr.
Norman: Univ. of Oklahoma Press, 2020. Pp. ix, 331. ISBN 978-0-8061-6489-2.
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.

19th-Century - Other

Word of Honor: A Peter Wake Novel
By Robert N. Macomber
Annapolis: Naval Inst. Press, 2020. Pp. xiv, 328. ISBN 978-1-68247-538-6.

World War I

Airpower over Gallipoli 1915-1916
By Sterling Michael Pavelec
Annapolis: Naval Inst. Press, 2020. Pp. x, 215. ISBN 978-1-61251-023-1.
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.
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.
Sarajevo 1914: Sparking the First World War
Ed. Mark Cornwall
New York: Bloomsbury, 2020. Pp. x, 302. ISBN 978-1-350-09320-1.

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.
2021 Art, Propaganda and Aerial Warfare in Britain during the Second World War
By Rebecca Searle
New York: Bloomsbury, 2020. Pp. x, 153. ISBN 978-1-350-07543-6.
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.
Bluebottle Goes to War: Peter Sellers and the RAF Gang Shows
By P.J. Brownsword
London: Unicorn, 2020. Pp. 128. ISBN 978-1-91349101-7.
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.
China’s Good War: How World War II Is Shaping a New Nationalism
By Rana Mitter
Cambridge, MA: Harvard Univ. Press, 2020. Pp. 316. ISBN 978-0-674-98426-4.
Churchill's Hellraisers: The Secret Mission to Storm a Forbidden Nazi Fortress
By Damien Lewis
New York: Citadel Press, 2020. Pp. xvi, 398. ISBN 978-0-8065-4074-0.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Living in the Shadow of a Hell Ship: The Survival Story of U.S. Marine George Burlage, a WWII Prisoner-of-War of the Japanese
By Georgianne Burlage
Denton: Univ. of North Texas Press, 2020. Pp. xii, 229. ISBN 978-1-57441-808-8.
Major General James A. Ulio: How the Adjutant General of the U.S. Army Enabled Allied Victory
By Alan E. Mesches
Philadelphia: Casemate, 2020. Pp. xiv, 202. ISBN 978-1-61200-826-4.
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.
* Narvik: The Struggle of Battle Group Dietl in the Spring of 1940 Vol. 1: From the Moscow Winter Offensive to Operation Zitadelle
By Alex Buchner
Trans. Janice W. Ancker. Philadelphia: Casemate, 2020. Pp. xxi, 218. ISBN 978-1-61200-917-9.
Pearl: December 7, 1941
By Daniel Allen Butler
Philadelphia: Casemate, 2020. Pp. vi, 354. ISBN 978-1-61200-938-4.
2021 Pearl Harbor: Japan's Attack and America's Entry into World War II
By Takuma Melber
Trans. Nick Somers. Medford, MA: Polity Press, 2021. Pp. viii, 220. ISBN 978-1-5095-3720-4.
Plants Go to War: A Botanical History of World War II
By Judith Sumner
Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2019. Pp. vi, 360. ISBN 978-1-4766-7612-8.
Poland 1939: The Outbreak of World War II
By Roger Moorhouse
New York: Basic Books, 2020. Pp. xxi, 408. ISBN 978-0-465-09538-4.
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.
Taking Flight: The Nadine Ramsey Story
By Raquel Ramsey and Tricia Aurand
Lawrence: Univ. Press of Kansas, 2020. Pp. xxiv, 288. ISBN 978-0-7006-2980-0.
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.
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.
War Junk: Munitions Disposal and Postwar Reconstruction in Canada
By Alex Souchen
Vancouver: UBC Press, 2020. Pp. xv, 282. ISBN 978-0-7748-6293-6.
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.
The Year of Peril: America in 1942
By Tracy Campbell
New Haven: Yale Univ. Press, 2020. Pp. xvi, 384. ISBN 978-0-300-23378-0.

Cold War

2021 The Last Million: Europe's Displaced Persons from World War to Cold War
By David Nasaw
New York: Penguin, 2020. Pp. xi, 654. ISBN 978-1-59420-673-3.
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.
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

Baker Bandits: Korea's Band of Brothers
By Emmett Shelton Jr.
Ed. Cynthia Shelton. Philadelphia: Casemate, 2020. Pp. xxv, 350. ISBN 978-1-61200-898-1.

Vietnam War

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.
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.
A Quiet Cadence: A Novel
By Mark Treanor
Annapolis: Naval Inst. Press, 2020. Pp. vii, 379. ISBN 978-1-68247-506-5.
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.
Unforgotten in the Gulf of Tonkin: A Story of the U.S. Military's Commitment to Leave No One Behind
By Eileen A. Bjorkman
Lincoln, NE: Potomac Books, 2020. Pp. xi, 238. ISBN 978-1-64012-191-1.
The Vietnam Veterans Memorial at Angel Fire: War, Remembrance, and an American Tragedy
By Steven Trout
Lawrence: Univ. Press of Kansas, 2020. Pp. xiv, 239. ISBN 978-0-7006-2934-3.

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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Russian Civil War, 1918–1921: An Operational-Strategic Sketch of the Red Army’s Combat Operations
Ed. A.S. Bubnov, et al. Trans. and ed. Richard W. Harrison
Philadelphia: Casemate, 2020. Pp. xxiv, 563. ISBN 978-1-95271-504-4.
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.
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
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.
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.
* Ambitious Honor: George Armstrong Custer's Life of Service and Lust for Fame
By James E. Mueller
Norman: Univ. of Oklahoma Press, 2020. Pp. xvi, 382. ISBN 978-0-8061-6720-6.
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.
Bound by War: How the United States and the Philippines Built America's First Pacific Century
By Christopher Capozzola
New York: Basic Books, 2020. Pp. vii, 471. ISBN 978-1-5416-1827-5.
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.
* Courage Above All Things: General John Ellis Wool and the U.S. Military, 1812–1863
By Harwood P. Hinton and Jerry Thompson
Norman: Univ. of Oklahoma Press, 2020. Pp. xviii, 523. ISBN 978-0-8061-6724-4.
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.
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.
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.
From Horses to Horsepower: The Mechanization and Demise of the U.S. Cavalry, 1916-1950
By Alexander M. Bielakowski
Stroud, UK: Fonthill, 2019. Pp. 207. ISBN 978-1-78155-721-1.
A Global History of Relocation in Counterinsurgency Warfare
By Edward J. Erickson
New York: Bloomsbury, 2020. Pp. xii, 286. ISBN 978-1-350-06259-7.
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.
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.
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.
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.
2021 Our Bodies, Their Battlefields: War through the Lives of Women
By Christina Lamb
New York: Scribner 2020. Pp. viii, 369. ISBN 978-1-5011-9917-2.
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.
Scripts of Terror: The Stories Terrorists Tell Themselves
By Benedict Wilkinson
New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 2020. Pp. xv, 236. ISBN 978-0-19-752189-2.
Sisters in Arms: Female warriors from antiquity to the new millennium
By Julie Wheelwright
New York: Osprey, 2020. Pp. 320. ISBN 978-1-4728-3800-1.
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.
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.
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 Narratives: Shaping Beliefs, Blurring Truths in the Middle East
By Caleb S. Cage
College Station: Texas A&M Univ. Press, 2019. Pp. xvi, 129. ISBN 978-1-62349-760-6.
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.
* Winning Wars: The Enduring Nature and Changing Character of Victory from Antiquity to the 21st Century
Ed. Matthias Strohn
Philadelphia: Casemate, 2020. Pp. xv, 315. ISBN 978-1-95271-500-6.
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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