Michigan War Studies Review
Reviews, surveys, original essays, and commentary in the field of military studies.
2012 Volume
Nuclear Jihad: A Clear and Present Danger? 2012-073
Nuclear Jihad: A Clear and Present Danger?
By Todd M. Masse
A review by Terence Parker
The Watch: A Novel 2012-071
The Watch: A Novel
By Joydeep Roy-Bhattacharya
A review by Caleb Cage
George Washington’s Military Genius 2012-070
George Washington’s Military Genius
By Dave R. Palmer
A review by Tal Tovy
Naval Developments of 1912: The Great Arms Race 2012-069
Naval Developments of 1912: The Great Arms Race
Essay by Patrick J. Kelly
Planning Armageddon: British Economic Warfare and the First World War 2012-067
Planning Armageddon: British Economic Warfare and the First World War
By Nicholas A. Lambert
A review by Larry A. Grant
Armed with Abundance: Consumerism and Soldiering in the Vietnam War 2012-065
Armed with Abundance: Consumerism and Soldiering in the Vietnam War
By Meredith H. Lair
A review by Kelly E. Crager
Terror in the Balkans: German Armies and Partisan Warfare 2012-064
Terror in the Balkans: German Armies and Partisan Warfare
By Ben Shepherd
A review by Spyros Tsoutsoumpis
Baldwin of the Times: Hanson W. Baldwin, A Military Journalist’s Life, 1903–1991 2012-063
Baldwin of the Times: Hanson W. Baldwin, A Military Journalist’s Life, 1903–1991
By Robert B. Davies
A review by William A. Taylor
Fatal Crossroads: The Untold Story of the Malmédy Massacre at the Battle of the Bulge 2012-061
Fatal Crossroads: The Untold Story of the Malmédy Massacre at the Battle of the Bulge
By Danny S. Parker
A review by Alan M. Anderson
From Axis Victories to the Turn of the Tide: World War II, 1939–1943 2012-060
From Axis Victories to the Turn of the Tide: World War II, 1939–1943
By Alan Levine
A review by James D. Perry
Fighting Elites: A History of U.S. Special Forces 2012-059
Fighting Elites: A History of U.S. Special Forces
By John C. Fredriksen
A review by Thomas W. Collier
The First Crusade: The Call from the East 2012-058
The First Crusade: The Call from the East
By Peter Frankopan
A review by David Stewart Bachrach
Warfare in Woods and Forests 2012-057
Warfare in Woods and Forests
By Anthony Clayton
A review by Douglas R. Cubbison
Why Germany Nearly Won: A New History of the Second World War in Europe 2012-056
Why Germany Nearly Won: A New History of the Second World War in Europe
By Steven D. Mercatante
A review by Ralph M. Hitchens
War Time: An Idea, Its History, Its Consequences 2012-055
War Time: An Idea, Its History, Its Consequences
By Mary L. Dudziak
A review by Terence Parker
Armies of Heaven: The First Crusade and the Quest for Apocalypse 2012-054
Armies of Heaven: The First Crusade and the Quest for Apocalypse
By Jay Rubenstein
A review by Bernard S. Bachrach
The War and Its Shadow: Spain’s Civil War in Europe’s Long Twentieth Century 2012-053
The War and Its Shadow: Spain’s Civil War in Europe’s Long Twentieth Century
By Helen Graham
A review by Stanley Shapiro
The End of Empire: Attila the Hun and the Fall of Rome 2012-052
The End of Empire: Attila the Hun and the Fall of Rome
By Christopher Kelly
A review by Hugh Elton
New York at War: Four Centuries of Combat, Fear, and Intrigue in Gotham 2012-051
New York at War: Four Centuries of Combat, Fear, and Intrigue in Gotham
By Steven H. Jaffe
A review by Brian Nussbaum
Fighting Patton: George S. Patton Jr. through the Eyes of His Enemies 2012-050
Fighting Patton: George S. Patton Jr. through the Eyes of His Enemies
By Harry Yeide
A review by Adam J. Rinkleff
The Auschwitz Volunteer: Beyond Bravery 2012-049
The Auschwitz Volunteer: Beyond Bravery
By Witold Pilecki
A review by Daniel Ford
Haunted Victory: The American Crusade to Destroy Saddam and Impose Democracy on Iraq 2012-048
Haunted Victory: The American Crusade to Destroy Saddam and Impose Democracy on Iraq
By William R. Nester
A review by Edmund F. Byrne
The Battle of Adwa: African Victory in the Age of Empire 2012-047
The Battle of Adwa: African Victory in the Age of Empire
By Raymond A. Jonas
A review by Lindsay Frederick Braun
The Deaths of Others: The Fate of Civilians in America’s Wars 2012-044
The Deaths of Others: The Fate of Civilians in America’s Wars
By John Tirman
A review by Eugenia C. Kiesling
The Wehrmacht Retreats: Fighting a Lost War, 1943 2012-043
The Wehrmacht Retreats: Fighting a Lost War, 1943
By Robert M. Citino
A review by Jeff Rutherford
Pearl Harbor: FDR Leads the Nation into War 2012-042
Pearl Harbor: FDR Leads the Nation into War
By Steven M. Gillon
A review by Daniel Simonsen
The Triumph of the Dark: European International History 1933–1939 2012-041
The Triumph of the Dark: European International History 1933–1939
By Zara Steiner
A review by Teddy J. Uldricks
The Russian Origins of the First World War 2012-040
The Russian Origins of the First World War
By Sean McMeekin
A review by Jesse Kauffman
Pearl Harbor Christmas: A World at War, December 1941 2012-039
Pearl Harbor Christmas: A World at War, December 1941
By Stanley Weintraub
A review by Lee P. Ruddin
Anthropology at War: World War I and the Science of Race in Germany 2012-038
Anthropology at War: World War I and the Science of Race in Germany
By Andrew D. Evans
A review by Bradley Nichols
Kiev 1941: Hitler’s Battle for Supremacy in the East 2012-037
Kiev 1941: Hitler’s Battle for Supremacy in the East
By David Stahel
A review by Walter G. Moss
Flight from Monticello: Thomas Jefferson at War 2012-036
Flight from Monticello: Thomas Jefferson at War
By Michael Kranish
A review by Jonathan D. Bratten
Strategic Vision: America and the Crisis of Global Power 2012-035
Strategic Vision: America and the Crisis of Global Power
By Zbigniew Brzezinski
A review by Jiu-Hwa Lo Upshur
1812: The Navy’s War 2012-034
1812: The Navy’s War
By George C. Daughan
A review by Ralph M. Hitchens
Victors in Blue: How Union Generals Fought the Confederates, Battled Each Other, and Won the Civil War 2012-033
Victors in Blue: How Union Generals Fought the Confederates, Battled Each Other, and Won the Civil War
By Albert Castel and Brooks D. Simpson
A review by Steven J. Ramold
1066: A New History of the Norman Invasion 2012-032
1066: A New History of the Norman Invasion
By Peter Rex
A review by David Stewart Bachrach
Pacific Crucible: War at Sea in the Pacific, 1941–1942 2012-031
Pacific Crucible: War at Sea in the Pacific, 1941–1942
By Ian W. Toll
A review by John T. Kuehn
The Romanian Battlefront in World War I 2012-030
The Romanian Battlefront in World War I
By Glenn E. Torrey
A review by Dan Dimancescu
Joe Rochefort’s War: The Odyssey of the Codebreaker Who Outwitted Yamamoto at Midway 2012-029
Joe Rochefort’s War: The Odyssey of the Codebreaker Who Outwitted Yamamoto at Midway
By Elliot Carlson
A review by Jonathan D. Beard
Grant's Final Victory: Ulysses S. Grant's Heroic Last Year 2012-028
Grant's Final Victory: Ulysses S. Grant's Heroic Last Year
By Charles B. Flood
A review by Terence Parker
No Sure Victory: Measuring U.S. Army Effectiveness and Progress in the Vietnam War 2012-027
No Sure Victory: Measuring U.S. Army Effectiveness and Progress in the Vietnam War
By Gregory A. Daddis
A review by Nathaniel L. Moir
On Seas Contested: The Seven Great Navies of the Second World War 2012-026
On Seas Contested: The Seven Great Navies of the Second World War
By Vincent P. O’Hara, W. David Dickson, and Richard Worth, eds.
A review by Cathal J. Nolan
Defeating Lee: A History of the Second Corps, Army of the Potomac 2012-025
Defeating Lee: A History of the Second Corps, Army of the Potomac
By Lawrence A. Kreiser Jr.
A review by William A. Taylor
The Elusive Enemy: U.S. Naval Intelligence and the Imperial Japanese Fleet 2012-023
The Elusive Enemy: U.S. Naval Intelligence and the Imperial Japanese Fleet
By Douglas Ford
A review by Hal M. Friedman
The Triple Agent: The al-Qaeda Mole Who Infiltrated the CIA 2012-022
The Triple Agent: The al-Qaeda Mole Who Infiltrated the CIA
By Joby Warrick
A review by David Southworth
The Burma Campaign: Disaster into Triumph, 1942–45 2012-021
The Burma Campaign: Disaster into Triumph, 1942–45
By Frank McLynn
A review by Chandar S. Sundaram
Enduring Battle: American Soldiers in Three Wars, 1776–1945 2012-020
Enduring Battle: American Soldiers in Three Wars, 1776–1945
By Christopher H. Hamner
A review by Eyal Ben-Ari
The Arc of War: Origins, Escalation, and Transformation 2012-019
The Arc of War: Origins, Escalation, and Transformation
By Jack S. Levy and William R. Thompson
A review by Aaron Sheehan-Dean
The Great Gamble: The Soviet War in Afghanistan 2012-018
The Great Gamble: The Soviet War in Afghanistan
By Gregory Feifer
A review by Thomas W. Collier
The Ghosts of Cannae: Hannibal and the Darkest Hour of the Roman Republic 2012-017
The Ghosts of Cannae: Hannibal and the Darkest Hour of the Roman Republic
By Robert L. O’Connell
A review by Jonathan P. Roth
World in the Balance: The Perilous Months of June-October 1940 2012-015
World in the Balance: The Perilous Months of June-October 1940
By Brooke C. Stoddard
A review by Cathal J. Nolan
War and the Environment: An Omnibus Review 2012-012
War and the Environment: An Omnibus Review
Reviews by Richard Tucker
Tirpitz and the Imperial German Navy 2012-011
Tirpitz and the Imperial German Navy
By Patrick J. Kelly
A review by Larry A. Grant
Architecture in Uniform: Designing and Building for the Second World War 2012-010
Architecture in Uniform: Designing and Building for the Second World War
By Jean-Louis Cohen
A review by David Holowka
Barbarous Philosophers: Reflections on the Nature of War from Heraclitus to Heisenberg 2012-009
Barbarous Philosophers: Reflections on the Nature of War from Heraclitus to Heisenberg
By Christopher Coker
A review by Eugenia C. Kiesling
The Pope’s Soldiers: A Military History of the Modern Vatican 2012-008
The Pope’s Soldiers: A Military History of the Modern Vatican
By David Alvarez
A review by Charles Witke
Perilous Fight: America's Intrepid War with Britain on the High Seas, 1812–1815 2012-007
Perilous Fight: America's Intrepid War with Britain on the High Seas, 1812–1815
By Stephen Budiansky
A review by Ralph M. Hitchens
Cultures of War: Pearl Harbor / Hiroshima, 9-11 / Iraq 2012-005
Cultures of War: Pearl Harbor / Hiroshima, 9-11 / Iraq
By John W. Dower
A review by Martin Loicano
A Long Way Back to Kunming 2012-004
A Long Way Back to Kunming
By Robert F. Layher
An interview by Bob Bergin
Victory at Peleliu: The 81st Infantry Division’s Pacific Campaign 2012-003
Victory at Peleliu: The 81st Infantry Division’s Pacific Campaign
By Bobby C. Blair and John Peter DeCioccio
A review by Jonathan D. Beard
Blood on the Snow: The Carpathian Winter War of 1915 2012-002
Blood on the Snow: The Carpathian Winter War of 1915
By Graydon A. Tunstall
A review by Lee W. Eysturlid
Britain's War Machine: Weapons, Resources, and Experts in the Second World War 2012-001
Britain's War Machine: Weapons, Resources, and Experts in the Second World War
By David Edgerton
A review by Jeff Rutherford
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