Michigan War Studies Review
Reviews, surveys, original essays, and commentary in the field of military studies.
2014 Volume
, Haig's Intelligence: GHQ and the German Army, 1916–1918 2014-130
Haig's Intelligence: GHQ and the German Army, 1916–1918s
By Jim Beach
A review by Brian K. Feltman
, The Smell of Battle, the Taste of Siege: A Sensory History of the Civil War 2014-127
The Smell of Battle, the Taste of Siege: A Sensory History of the Civil War
By Mark M. Smith
A review by Donald Lateiner
, The Longest Rescue: The Life and Legacy of Vietnam POW William A. Robinson 2014-125
The Longest Rescue: The Life and Legacy of Vietnam POW William A. Robinson
By Glenn Robins
A review by Robert C. Doyle
, Defend and Befriend: The U.S. Marine Corps and Combined Action Platoons in Vietnam 2014-124
Defend and Befriend: The U.S. Marine Corps and Combined Action Platoons
in Vietnam

By John Southard
A review by Gregory A. Daddis
, Out of the Mountains: The Coming Age of the Urban Guerrilla 2014-123
Out of the Mountains: The Coming Age of the Urban Guerrilla
By David Kilcullen
A review by Terence Parker
, The Encyclopedia of Warfare 2014-122
The Encyclopedia of Warfare
By Ralph W. Ashby et plur. al.
A review by Larry A. Grant
, To Antietam Creek: The Maryland Campaign of September 1862 2014-121
To Antietam Creek: The Maryland Campaign of September 1862
By D. Scott Hartwig
A review by Vince Armstrong
, D-Day in History and Memory: The Normandy Landings in International Remembrance and Commemoration 2014-118
D-Day in History and Memory: The Normandy Landings in International Remembrance and Commemoration
Ed. Michael Dolski, Sam Edwards, and John Buckley
A review by Edward G. Salo
, One Hundred Victories: Special Ops and the Future of American Warfare 2014-117
One Hundred Victories: Special Ops and the Future of American Warfare
By Linda Robinson
A review by Roger Chapman
, In the Shadow of the Greatest Generation: The Americans Who Fought the Korean War 2014-115
In the Shadow of the Greatest Generation: The Americans Who Fought the
Korean War

By Melinda L. Pash
A review by Bruce Zellers
, At the Crossroads between Peace and War: The London Naval Conference of 1930 2014-114
At the Crossroads between Peace and War: The London Naval Conference of 1930
Ed. John H. Maurer and Christopher M. Bell
A review by Alan M. Anderson
, Year Zero: A History of 1945 2014-112
Year Zero: A History of 1945
By Ian Buruma
A review by Jonathan Beard
, Operation Snow: How a Soviet Mole in FDR's White House Triggered Pearl Harbor 2014-111
Operation Snow: How a Soviet Mole in FDR's White House Triggered Pearl Harbor
By John P. Koster
A review by Richard B. Spence
, Confronting Memories of World War II: European and Asian Legacies 2014-110
Confronting Memories of World War II: European and Asian Legacies
Ed. Daniel Chirot, Gi-Wook Shin, and Daniel Sneider
A review by Albert J. Schmidt
, The American Warfare State: The Domestic Politics of Military Spending 2014-109
The American Warfare State: The Domestic Politics of Military Spending
By Rebecca U. Thorpe
A review by Benjamin O. Fordham
, Revolution in the Andes: The Age of Túpac Amaru 2014-108
Revolution in the Andes: The Age of Túpac Amaru
By Sergio Serulnikov
A review by Jason B. McClure
, Hong Kong's War Crimes Trials 2014-107
Hong Kong's War Crimes Trials
Ed. Suzannah Linton
A review by Georgina Fitzpatrick
, Ways of War: American Military History from the Colonial Era to the Twenty-First Century 2014-105
Ways of War: American Military History from the Colonial Era to the
Twenty-First Century

By Matthew S. Muehlbauer and David J. Ulbrich
A review by Nathan Albright
, D-Day: The Campaign across France 2014-104
D-Day: The Campaign across France
By Jay Wertz
A review by Mary Kathryn Barbier
, Finish Forty and Home: The Untold World War II Story of B-24s in the Pacific 2014-103
Finish Forty and Home: The Untold World War II Story of B-24s in the Pacific
By Phil Scearce
A review by William Bartsch
, Monty's Men: The British Army and the Liberation of Europe 2014-102
Monty's Men: The British Army and the Liberation of Europe
By John Buckley
A review by Mark Celinscak
, Free France's Lion: The Life of Philippe Leclerc, de Gaulle's Greatest General 2014-100
Free France's Lion: The Life of Philippe Leclerc, de Gaulle's Greatest General
By William Mortimer Moore
A review by James R. Smither
, Exposing the Third Reich: Colonel Truman Smith in Hitler's Germany 2014-099
Exposing the Third Reich: Colonel Truman Smith in Hitler's Germany
By Henry G. Gole
A review by Stanley Shapiro
, Prelude to Revolution: The Salem Gunpowder Raid of 1775 2014-098
Prelude to Revolution: The Salem Gunpowder Raid of 1775
By Peter Charles Hoffer
A review by Sarah J. Purcell
, Going for Broke: Japanese American Soldiers in the War against Nazi Germany 2014-095
Going for Broke: Japanese American Soldiers in the War against Nazi Germany
By James M. McCaffrey
A review by Nathan K. Watanabe
, The Secret War for the Middle East: The Influence of Axis and Allied Intelligence Operations during World War II 2014-094
The Secret War for the Middle East: The Influence of Axis and Allied Intelligence Operations during World War II
By Youssef H. Aboul-Enein and Basil H. Aboul-Enein
A review by Stefanie Wichhart
, When the Wolf Came: The Civil War and the Indian Territory 2014-093
When the Wolf Came: The Civil War and the Indian Territory
By Mary Jane Warde
A review by Christopher Rein
, Appomattox: Victory, Defeat, and Freedom at the End of the Civil War 2014-092
Appomattox: Victory, Defeat, and Freedom at the End of the Civil War
By Elizabeth R. Varon
A review by Ciaran T. Dean-Jones
, The Last Hot Battle of the Cold War: South Africa vs. Cuba in the Angolan Civil War 2014-091
The Last Hot Battle of the Cold War: South Africa vs. Cuba in the Angolan
Civil War

By Peter Polack
A review by Ian David Stewart
, The Blood of Free Men: The Liberation of Paris, 1944 2014-090
The Blood of Free Men: The Liberation of Paris, 1944
By Michael Neiberg
A review by Martin Laberge
, The Bosnian Muslims in the Second World War: A History 2014-089
The Bosnian Muslims in the Second World War: A History
By Marko Attila Hoare
A review by Philip Minehan
, The Viaz'ma Catastrophe, 1941: The Red Army's Disastrous Stand against Operation Typhoon 2014-088
The Viaz'ma Catastrophe, 1941: The Red Army's Disastrous Stand against Operation Typhoon
By Lev Lopukhovsky
A review by Steven D. Mercatante
, Evil Men 2014-086
Evil Men
By James Dawes
A review by Cathal J. Nolan
, Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War 2014-085
Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War
By Robert M. Gates
A review by David J. Fitzpatrick
, 2014-084
"A" Force: The Origins of British Deception during the Second World War
By Whitney T. Bendeck
A review by Melissa Jordine
, Hundred Days: The Campaign That Ended World War I 2014-083
Hundred Days: The Campaign That Ended World War I
By Nick Lloyd
A review by William Stewart
, Marching into Darkness: The Wehrmacht and the Holocaust in Belarus 2014-082
Marching into Darkness: The Wehrmacht and the Holocaust in Belarus
By Waitman Wade Beorn
A review by Jeff Rutherford
, Special Operations in World War II: British and American Warfare 2014-081
Special Operations in World War II: British and American Warfare
By Andrew L. Hargreaves
A review by Troy J. Sacquety
, The Heart of Everything That Is: The Untold Story of Red Cloud, An American Legend 2014-080
The Heart of Everything That Is: The Untold Story of Red Cloud, An
American Legend

By Bob Drury and Tom Clavin
A review by Rodney G. Thomas
, Ground Truths: British Army Operations in the Irish War of Independence 2014-079
Ground Truths: British Army Operations in the Irish War of Independence
By W.H. Kautt
A review by Dolan Stover
, Beyond Pontiac's Shadow: Michilimackinac and the Anglo-Indian War of 1763 2014-078
Beyond Pontiac's Shadow: Michilimackinac and the Anglo-Indian War of 1763
By Keith R. Widder
A review by John Grenier
, Dance of the Furies: Europe and the Outbreak of World War I 2014-077
Dance of the Furies: Europe and the Outbreak of World War I
By Michael S. Neiberg
A review by Cathal J. Nolan
, Alvin York: A New Biography of the Hero of the Argonne 2014-076
Alvin York: A New Biography of the Hero of the Argonne
By Douglas V. Mastriano
A review by Stanley Shapiro
, Blücher: Scourge of Napoleon 2014-075
Blücher: Scourge of Napoleon
By Michael V. Leggiere
A review by Sam A. Mustafa
, The Capture of Louisbourg, 1758 2014-074
The Capture of Louisbourg, 1758
By Hugh Boscawen
A review by Thomas Agostini
, A Storm of Spears: Understanding the Greek Hoplite at War 2014-073
A Storm of Spears: Understanding the Greek Hoplite at War
By Christopher A. Matthew
A review by Colleen Galloway
, The Biafran War: The Struggle for Modern Nigeria 2014-072
The Biafran War: The Struggle for Modern Nigeria
By Michael Gould
A review by G.N. Uzoigwe
, Art and the Second World War 2014-071
Art and the Second World War
By Monica Bohm-Duchen
A review by Donald Lateiner
, At War in Distant Waters: British Colonial Defense in the Great War 2014-069
At War in Distant Waters: British Colonial Defense in the Great War
By Phillip G. Pattee
A review by Rebecca Matzke
, Wellington: The Path to Victory, 1796–1814 2014-068
Wellington: The Path to Victory, 1796–1814
By Rory Muir
A review by John T. Kuehn
, Investment in Blood: The True Cost of Britain's Afghan War 2014-066
Investment in Blood: The True Cost of Britain's Afghan War
By Frank Ledwidge
A review by Brian Drohan
, Children and War: Past and Present 2014-064
Children and War: Past and Present
Ed. Helga Embacher et al.
A review by Cali Mortenson Ellis
, Confederate Slave Impressment in the Upper South 2014-063
Confederate Slave Impressment in the Upper South
By Jaime Amanda Martinez
A review by Steven J. Ramold
, Surge: My Journey with General David Petraeus and the Remaking of the Iraq War 2014-061
Surge: My Journey with General David Petraeus and the Remaking of the Iraq War
By Peter R. Mansoor
A review by Mark Kukis
, Not All Heroes: An Unapologetic Memoir of the Vietnam War, 1971–1972 2014-060
Not All Heroes: An Unapologetic Memoir of the Vietnam War, 1971–1972
By Gary E. Skogen
A review by James R. Smither
, Head Strong: How Psychology is Revolutionizing War 2014-059
Head Strong: How Psychology is Revolutionizing War
By Michael D. Matthews
A review by William A. Knowlton Jr.
, Worth a Dozen Men: Women and Nursing in the Civil War South 2014-058
Worth a Dozen Men: Women and Nursing in the Civil War South
By Libra R. Hilde
A review by Margaret Humphreys
, From the Republika Srpska Assembly, 1991–1996 2014-057
From the Republika Srpska Assembly, 1991–1996
Ed. Robert Donia
A review by Eric Gordy
, Forgotten Ally: China's World War II, 1937–1945 2014-056
Forgotten Ally: China's World War II, 1937–1945
By Rana Mitter
A review by Jiu-Hwa Lo Upshur
, Japan 1941: Countdown to Infamy 2014-055
Japan 1941: Countdown to Infamy
By Eri Hotta
A review by Rustin Gates
, Bracketing the Enemy: Forward Observers in World War II 2014-054
Bracketing the Enemy: Forward Observers in World War II
By John R. Walker
A review by Peter J. Schifferle
, Torpedo: Inventing the Military-Industrial Complex in the United States and Great Britain 2014-053
Torpedo: Inventing the Military-Industrial Complex in the United States and
Great Britain

By Katherine C. Epstein
A review by Jonathan Beard
, Remembering the Civil War: Reunion and the Limits of Reconciliation 2014-052
Remembering the Civil War: Reunion and the Limits of Reconciliation
By Caroline E. Janney
A review by Stacy W. Reaves
, Parliaments and Military Missions 2014-051
Parliaments and Military Missions
Ed. Sascha Hardt, Luc Verhey, and Wytze van der Woude
A review by Christopher Gennari
, War, Guilt, and World Politics after World War II 2014-050
War, Guilt, and World Politics after World War II
By Thomas U. Berger
A review by Gates Brown
, Special Operations during the American Revolution 2014-049
Special Operations during the American Revolution
By Robert L. Tonsetic
A review by Ryan Menath
, Wargames: From Gladiators to Gigabytes 2014-048
Wargames: From Gladiators to Gigabytes
By Martin van Creveld
A review by Eyal Ben-Ari
, The Men Who Lost America: British Leadership, the American Revolution, and the Fate of the Empire 2014-047
The Men Who Lost America: British Leadership, the American Revolution, and the Fate of the Empire
By Andrew Jackson O'Shaughnessy
A review by Ralph Hitchens
, Such Men As These: The Story of the Navy Pilots Who Flew the Deadly Skies over Korea 2014-046
Such Men As These: The Story of the Navy Pilots Who Flew the Deadly Skies
over Korea

By David Sears
A review by David Glenn Williams
, Killing Machine: The American Presidency in the Age of Drone Warfare 2014-045
Killing Machine: The American Presidency in the Age of Drone Warfare
By Lloyd C. Gardner
A review by Edmund F. Byrne
, Born to Battle: Grant and Forrest: Shiloh, Vicksburg, and Chattanooga 2014-044
Born to Battle: Grant and Forrest: Shiloh, Vicksburg, and Chattanooga
By Jack Hurst
A review by Steven Dossman
, Operation Barbarossa: Nazi Germany's War in the East, 1941–1945 2014-043
Operation Barbarossa: Nazi Germany's War in the East, 1941–1945
By Christian Hartmann
A review by Jesse Kauffman
, No Worse Enemy: The Inside Story of the Chaotic Struggle for Afghanistan 2014-042
No Worse Enemy: The Inside Story of the Chaotic Struggle for Afghanistan
By Ben Anderson
A review by Jacqueline L. Hazelton
, Unconventional and Independent: The Historian Peter Paret Celebrates His Ninetieth Birthday 2014-041
Unconventional and Independent: The Historian Peter Paret Celebrates His Ninetieth Birthday
By Andreas W. Daum
A translation by James P. Holoka
, Strategy: A History 2014-040
Strategy: A History
By Lawrence Freedman
A review by Ingo Trauschweizer
, Across the Divide: Union Soldiers View the Northern Home Front 2014-039
Across the Divide: Union Soldiers View the Northern Home Front
By Steven J. Ramold
A review by Ryan W. Keating
, Armor and Blood: The Battle of Kursk: The Turning Point of World War II 2014-038
Armor and Blood: The Battle of Kursk: The Turning Point of World War II
By Dennis E. Showalter
A review by Steven D. Mercatante
, Vietnam at War 2014-036
Vietnam at War
By Mark Philip Bradley
A review by David Barber
, Arming Mother Nature: The Birth of Catastrophic Environmentalism 2014-035
Arming Mother Nature: The Birth of Catastrophic Environmentalism
By Jacob Darwin Hamblin
A review by Toshihiro Higuchi
, The OSS in Burma: Jungle War against the Japanese 2014-034
The OSS in Burma: Jungle War against the Japanese
By Troy J. Sacquety
A review by A.R.B. Linderman
, Wounded: A New History of the Western Front in World War I 2014-033
Wounded: A New History of the Western Front in World War I
By Emily Mayhew
A review by Thomas G. Palaima
, Planning the Home Front: Building Bombers and Communities at Willow Run 2014-032
Planning the Home Front: Building Bombers and Communities at Willow Run
By Sarah Jo Peterson
A review by Brian Casserly
, A Military History of the Cold War, 1944–1962 2014-030
A Military History of the Cold War, 1944–1962
By Jonathan M. House
A review by Lee W. Eysturlid
, The Battleship Builders: Constructing and Arming British Capital Ships 2014-028
The Battleship Builders: Constructing and Arming British Capital Ships
By Ian Johnston and Ian Buxton
A review by Jonathan Beard
, Bismarck: A Life 2014-027
Bismarck: A Life
By Jonathan Steinberg
A review by Waitman Wade Beorn
, My Life before the World War, 1860–1917: A Memoir 2014-026
My Life before the World War, 1860–1917: A Memoir
By John J. Pershing
A review by Douglas R. Cubbison
, Monte Cassino: Ten Armies in Hell 2014-025
Monte Cassino: Ten Armies in Hell
By Peter Caddick-Adams
A review by James Smither
, The Most Controversial Decision: Truman, the Atomic Bombs, and the Defeat of Japan 2014-023
The Most Controversial Decision: Truman, the Atomic Bombs, and the
Defeat of Japan

By Wilson D. Miscamble
A review by Teddy J. Uldricks
, Promoting the War Effort: Robert Horton and Federal Propaganda, 1938–1946 2014-022
Promoting the War Effort: Robert Horton and Federal Propaganda, 1938–1946
By Mordecai Lee
A review by Susan A. Brewer
, Cold Days in Hell: American POWs in Korea 2014-020
Cold Days in Hell: American POWs in Korea
By William Clark Latham Jr.
A review by Andrew Burtch
, The Norman Conquest: The Battle of Hastings and the Fall of Anglo-Saxon England 2014-019
The Norman Conquest: The Battle of Hastings and the Fall of Anglo-Saxon England
By Marc Morris
A review by Bernard S. Bachrach
, The Iron Way: Railroads, the Civil War, and the Making of Modern America 2014-018
The Iron Way: Railroads, the Civil War, and the Making of Modern America
By William G. Thomas
A review by Christopher Rein
, Five Myths about Nuclear Weapons 2014-017
Five Myths about Nuclear Weapons
By Ward Wilson
A review by Theresa C. Smith
, Marrow of Tragedy: The Health Crisis of the American Civil War 2014-016
Marrow of Tragedy: The Health Crisis of the American Civil War
By Margaret Humphreys
A review by Alan Hawk
, The North African Air Campaign: U.S. Army Air Forces from El Alamein to Salerno 2014-015
The North African Air Campaign: U.S. Army Air Forces from El Alamein to Salerno
By Christopher M. Rein
A review by Christopher Koontz
, War Talk: Foreign Languages and the British War Effort in Europe, 1940–47 2014-014
War Talk: Foreign Languages and the British War Effort in Europe, 1940–47
By Hilary Footitt and Simona Tobia
A review by Thomas Paul Bonfiglio
, Writing War: Soldiers Record the Japanese Empire 2014-012
Writing War: Soldiers Record the Japanese Empire
By Aaron William Moore
A review by Takashi Yoshida
, The Second World War 2014-011
The Second World War
By Antony Beevor
A review by Christopher Fischer
Hitler's Wave-Breaker Concept: An Analysis of the German End Game in the Baltic 2014-009
Hitler's Wave-Breaker Concept: An Analysis of the German End Game in the Baltic
By Henrik O. Lunde
A review by Stephen G. Fritz
July 1914: Countdown to War 2014-008
July 1914: Countdown to War
By Sean McMeekin
A review by John T. Kuehn
The Modern American Military 2014-007
The Modern American Military
Ed. David M. Kennedy
A review by William A. Taylor
Defying Evil: How the Italian Army Saved Croatian Jews during the Holocaust 2014-006
Defying Evil: How the Italian Army Saved Croatian Jews during the Holocaust
By Benjamin Wood
A review by Sanela Schmid
MacArthur's War: The Flawed Genius Who Challenged the American Political System 2014-005
MacArthur's War: The Flawed Genius Who Challenged the American
Political System

By Bevin Alexander
A review by James R. Smither
Breach of Trust: How Americans Failed Their Soldiers and Their Country 2014-004
Breach of Trust: How Americans Failed Their Soldiers and Their Country
By Andrew J. Bacevich
A review by Thomas G. Palaima
Sacred Scripture, Sacred War: The Bible and the American Revolution 2014-003
Sacred Scripture, Sacred War: The Bible and the American Revolution
By James P. Byrd
A review by Roger Chapman
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