Michigan War Studies Review
Reviews, surveys, original essays, and commentary in the field of military studies.
2015 Volume
, 2015-120
21st Century Ellis: Operational Art and Strategic Prophecy for the Modern Era
Ed. B.A. Friedman
A review by Martha Sloan
, 2015-119
Target Tokyo: Jimmy Doolittle and the Raid That Avenged Pearl Harbor
By James M. Scott
A review by Jason McHale
, 2015-118
The Burning Shore: How Hitler's U-Boats Brought World War II to America
By Ed Offley
A review by James R. Smither
, 2015-117
For Brotherhood and Duty: The Civil War History of the West Point Class of 1862
By Brian R. McEnany
A review by William A. Knowlton Jr.
, 2015-116
Victory Fever on Guadalcanal: Japan's First Land Defeat of World War II
By William H. Bartsch
A review by Carl Cavanagh Hodge
, 2015-115
The Great and Holy War: How World War I Became a Religious Crusade
By Philip Jenkins
A review by Walter Moss
, 2015-114
Reconsidering the American Way of War: U.S. Military Practice from the Revolution to Afghanistan
By Antulio J. Echevarria II
A review by Adrian R. Lewis
, 2015-113
The Cause of All Nations: An International History of the American Civil War
By Don H. Doyle
A review by Donald R. Shaffer
, 2015-111
The Iran-Iraq War: A Military and Strategic History
By Williamson Murray and Kevin M. Woods
A review by John R. Ballard
, 2015-110
Odyssey of a Bombardier: The POW Log of Richard M. Mason
Ed. John J. Hurt and Steven E. Sidebotham
A review by Donald Lateiner
, 2015-109
In God's Path: The Arab Conquests and the Creation of the Islamic Empire
By Robert G. Hoyland
A review by Gates Brown
, 2015-108
Defender of Canada: Sir George Prevost and the War of 1812
By John R. Grodzinski
A review by Nathan Albright
, 2015-107
The Eagle Unbowed: Poland and the Poles in the Second World War
By Halik Kochanski
A review by David Klocek
, 2015-106
Sudden Justice: America's Secret Drone Wars
By Chris Woods
A review by Edmund F. Byrne
, 2015-105
Hell and Good Company: The Spanish Civil War and the World It Made
By Richard Rhodes
A review by David A. Messenger
, 2015-104
The Great Call-Up: The Guard, the Border, and the Mexican Revolution
By Charles H. Harris III and Louis R. Sadler
A review by Thomas Bruscino
, 2015-103
Fire and Movement: The British Expeditionary Force and the Campaign of 1914
By Peter Hart
A review by James Campbell
, 2015-101
Lincoln's Citadel: The Civil War in Washington, DC
By Kenneth J. Winkle
A review by Ciarán Dean-Jones
, 2015-100
Asia's Cauldron: The South China Sea and the End of a Stable Pacific
By Robert D. Kaplan
A review by Sorpong Peou
, 2015-099
The Great War at Sea: A Naval History of the First World War
By Lawrence Sondhaus
A review by Alan M. Anderson
, 2015-097
Combat Trauma and the Ancient Greeks
Ed. Peter Meineck and David Konstan
A review by Jan D. Galla
, 2015-096
Cold War Crucible: The Korean Conflict and the Postwar World
By Masuda Hajimu
A review by Michael R. Dolski
, 2015-095
Wehrmacht Priests: Catholicism and the Nazi War of Annihilation
By Lauren Faulkner Rossi
A review by Jeff Rutherford
, 2015-093
The Tuscarora War: Indians, Settlers, and the Fight for the Carolina Colonies
By David La Vere
A review by Michael K. Beauchamp
, 2015-092
The Fall of the Ottomans: The Great War in the Middle East
By Eugene Rogan
A review by George H. Cassar
, 2015-091
The Devil's General: The Life of Hyazinth von Strachwitz, "The Panzer Graf"
By Raymond Bagdonas
A review by Jonathan M. House
, 2015-088
Testament of Youth
Dir. James Kent
A review by Elizabeth Foster
, 2015-087
Enemy in the East: Hitler's Secret Plans to Invade the Soviet Union
By Rolf-Dieter Müller
A review by Steven D. Mercatante
, 2015-086
Presidents and Their Generals: An American History of Command in War
By Matthew Moten
A review by Cali Mortenson Ellis
, 2015-084
Soldier in the Sinai: A General's Account of the Yom Kippur War
By Emanuel Sakal
A review by Ralph M. Hitchens
, 2015-083
The First World War in Colour
By Peter Walther
A review by Donald Lateiner
, 2015-082
Engineering War and Peace in Modern Japan, 1868–1964
By Takashi Nishiyama
A review by Larry A. Grant
, 2015-081
Secret Reports on Nazi Germany: The Frankfurt School Contribution to the
War Effort

By Franz Neumann, Herbert Marcuse, and Otto Kirchheimer
A review by Patricia Kollander
, 2015-080
Serving the Reich: The Struggle for the Soul of Physics under Hitler
By Philip Ball
A review by Jonathan Beard
, 2015-079
Islam and Nazi Germany's War
By David Motadel
A review by Cathal J. Nolan
, 2015-078
The Unsubstantial Air: American Flyers in the First World War
By Samuel Hynes
A review by S. Mike Pavelec
, 2015-077
The Siege of Kut-al-Amara: At War in Mesopotamia, 1915–1916
By Nikolas Gardner
A review by Ed Erickson
, 2015-075
1177 B.C.: The Year Civilization Collapsed
By Eric H. Cline
A review by James R. Smither
, 2015-074
The Deserters: A Hidden History of World War II
By Charles Glass
A review by Gary Kulik
, 2015-072
The Good War: Why We Couldn't Win the War or the Peace in Afghanistan
By Jack Fairweather
A review by Robert J. Kodosky
, 2015-071
Snow and Steel: The Battle of the Bulge, 1944–45
By Peter Caddick-Adams
A review by Steven D. Mercatante
, 2015-070
Nisei Soldiers Break Their Silence: Coming Home to Hood River
By Linda Tamura
A review by Brian Casserly
, 2015-068
Forever Vietnam: How a Divisive War Changed American Public Memory
By David Kieran
A review by Michael R. Dolski
, 2015-067
Verdun: The Longest Battle of the Great War
By Paul Jankowski
A review by Carl Cavanagh Hodge
, Ring of Steel: Germany and Austria-Hungary at War, 1914–1918 2015-065
Ring of Steel: Germany and Austria-Hungary at War, 1914–1918
By Alexander Watson
A review by Kelly McFall
, The American Army and the First World War 2015-064
The American Army and the First World War
By David R. Woodward
A review by Sanders Marble
, Living Hell: The Dark Side of the Civil War 2015-063
Living Hell: The Dark Side of the Civil War
By Michael C.C. Adams
A review by William J. Astore
, Men to Devils, Devils to Men: Japanese War Crimes and Chinese Justice 2015-060
Men to Devils, Devils to Men: Japanese War Crimes and Chinese Justice
By Barak Kushner
A review by Georgina Fitzpatrick
, The Wartime President: Executive Influence and the Nationalizing Politics of Threat 2015-059
The Wartime President: Executive Influence and the Nationalizing Politics of Threat
By William G. Howell, Saul P. Jackman, and Jon C. Rogowski
A review by Samuel B. Hoff
, Battle of Dogger Bank: The First Dreadnought Engagement, January 1915 2015-055
Battle of Dogger Bank: The First Dreadnought Engagement, January 1915
By Tobias R. Philbin
A review by Jonathan Beard
, The Outbreak of The First World War: Structure, Politics, and Decision-Making 2015-054
The Outbreak of The First World War: Structure, Politics, and Decision-Making
Ed. Jack S. Levy and John A. Vasquez
A review by Mark McCarthy
, The Captain Who Burned His Ships: Captain Thomas Tingey, USN, 1750–1829 2015-050
The Captain Who Burned His Ships: Captain Thomas Tingey, USN, 1750–1829
By Gordon S. Brown
A review by Christopher McKee
, Hoover's Secret War against Axis Spies: FBI Counterespionage during World War II 2015-049
Hoover's Secret War against Axis Spies: FBI Counterespionage during
World War II

By Raymond J. Batvinis
A review by Francis MacDonnell
, China's Battle for Korea: The 1951 Spring Offensive 2015-048
China's Battle for Korea: The 1951 Spring Offensive
By Xiaobing Li
A review by James R. Smither
, War and Independence in Spanish America 2015-047
War and Independence in Spanish America
By Anthony McFarlane
A review by Nathan Albright
, No Turning Point: The Saratoga Campaign in Perspective 2015-046
No Turning Point: The Saratoga Campaign in Perspective
By Theodore Corbett
A review by Mark Kwasny
, The French and Indian War and the Conquest of New France 2015-045
The French and Indian War and the Conquest of New France
By William R. Nester
A review by Matt J. Schumann
, A Corporal's Story: Civil War Recollections of the Twelfth Massachusetts 2015-043
A Corporal's Story: Civil War Recollections of the Twelfth Massachusetts
By George Kimball
A review by William H. Mulligan Jr.
, The Early Morning of War: Bull Run, 1861 2015-042
The Early Morning of War: Bull Run, 1861
By Edward G. Longacre
A review by Ciaran Dean-Jones
, Believe and Destroy: Intellectuals in the SS War Machine 2015-041
Believe and Destroy: Intellectuals in the SS War Machine
By Christian Ingrao
A review by Larry A. Grant
, Hap Arnold: The General Who Invented the U.S. Air Force 2015-040
Hap Arnold: The General Who Invented the U.S. Air Force
By Bill Yenne
A review by Walton S. Moody
, Behind the Lines: A Critical Survey of Special Operations in World War II 2015-039
Behind the Lines: A Critical Survey of Special Operations in World War II
By Michael F. Dilley
A review by Andrew L. Hargreaves
, The Devils' Alliance: Hitler's Pact with Stalin, 1939–1941 2015-038
The Devils' Alliance: Hitler's Pact with Stalin, 1939–1941
By Roger Moorhouse
A review by Walter G. Moss
, A Global History of War: From Assyria to the Twenty-First Century 2015-037
A Global History of War: From Assyria to the Twenty-First Century
By Gérard Chaliand
A review by Ingo Trauschweizer
, Crisis in the Mediterranean: Naval Competition and Great Power Politics, 1904–1914 2015-036
Crisis in the Mediterranean: Naval Competition and Great Power Politics,
1904–1914

By Jon K. Hendrickson
A review by Carl Cavanagh Hodge
, Beyond the Mud: Revisiting the Legal History of World War I 2015-035
Beyond the Mud: Revisiting the Legal History of World War I
A review by Robert L. Nelson and Christopher Waters
, Grant at Vicksburg: The General and the Siege 2015-034
Grant at Vicksburg: The General and the Siege
By Michael B. Ballard
A review by Harry S. Laver
, Vietnam: State, War, and Revolution (1945–1946) 2015-033
Vietnam: State, War, and Revolution (1945–1946)
By David G. Marr
A review by Nathaniel L. Moir
, The Bombers and the Bombed: Allied Air War over Europe, 1940–1945 2015-032
The Bombers and the Bombed: Allied Air War over Europe, 1940–1945
By Richard Overy
A review by John J. Hurt
, Shrapnel: A Memoir 2015-031
Shrapnel: A Memoir
By William Wharton
A review by Donald Lateiner
, The American Revolution: A Historical Guidebook 2015-030
The American Revolution: A Historical Guidebook
Ed. Frances H. Kennedy
A review by Thomas A. Chambers
, Underdogs: The Making of the Modern Marine Corps 2015-028
Underdogs: The Making of the Modern Marine Corps
By Aaron B. O'Connell
A review by Kenneth W. Estes
, Shiloh, 1862 2015-027
Shiloh, 1862
By Winston Groom
A review by James Gentsch
, Countrymen 2015-026
Countrymen
By Bo Lidegaard
A review by Jonathan Beard
, Fields of Blood: Religion and the History of Violence 2015-025
Fields of Blood: Religion and the History of Violence
By Karen Armstrong
A review by Ciaran Dean-Jones
, A History of the Royal Navy: The Napoleonic Wars 2015-024
A History of the Royal Navy: The Napoleonic Wars
By Martin Robson
A review by Carl Cavanagh Hodge
, Gas! Gas! Quick, Boys! How Chemistry Changed the First World War 2015-023
Gas! Gas! Quick, Boys! How Chemistry Changed the First World War
By Michael Freemantle
A review by Alan Hawk
, Republics at War, 1776–1840: Revolutions, Conflicts, and Geopolitics in Europe and the Atlantic World 2015-022
Republics at War, 1776–1840: Revolutions, Conflicts, and Geopolitics in Europe
and the Atlantic World

Ed. Pierre Serna, Antonino De Francesco, and Judith A. Miller
A review by Michael A. Boden
, Soldiering for Freedom: How the Union Army Recruited, Trained, and Deployed the U.S. Colored Troops 2015-021
Soldiering for Freedom: How the Union Army Recruited, Trained, and Deployed
the U.S. Colored Troops

By Bob Luke and John David Smith
A review by Donald R. Shaffer
, American Arsenal: A Century of Waging War 2015-020
American Arsenal: A Century of Waging War
By Patrick Coffey
A review by Edward B. McCaul
, Grounded: The Case for Abolishing the United States Air Force 2015-018
Grounded: The Case for Abolishing the United States Air Force
By Robert M. Farley
A review by Christopher Rein
, Motorizing World War II 2015-017
Motorizing World War II
A review by Donald Lateiner
, The Siege of Strasbourg 2015-016
The Siege of Strasbourg
By Rachel Chrastil
A review by Brian Drohan
, Anatomy of Failure: Lam Son 719 2015-015
Anatomy of Failure: Lam Son 719
A review by James R. Smither
, Zulu Warriors: The Battle for the South African Frontier 2015-014
Zulu Warriors: The Battle for the South African Frontier
By John Laband
A review by Lindsay Frederick Braun
, Stemming the Tide: Officers and Leadership in the British Expeditionary Force 1914 2015-013
Stemming the Tide: Officers and Leadership in the British Expeditionary Force 1914
Ed. Spencer Jones
A review by Gil Barndollar
, The Great War Seen from the Air: In Flanders Fields, 1914–1918 2015-010
The Great War Seen from the Air: In Flanders Fields, 1914–1918
By Birger Stichelbaut and Piet Chielens
A review by Cathal J. Nolan
, Pacific Blitzkrieg: World War II in the Central Pacific 2015-009
Pacific Blitzkrieg: World War II in the Central Pacific
By Sharon Tosi Lacey
A review by David J. Ulbrich
, The Fire of Freedom: Abraham Galloway and the Slaves' Civil War 2015-008
The Fire of Freedom: Abraham Galloway and the Slaves' Civil War
By David S. Cecelski
A review by Michael W. Coffey
, Catastrophe 1914: Europe Goes to War 2015-007
Catastrophe 1914: Europe Goes to War
By Max Hastings
A review by Edward Snyder
, Neptune: The Allied Invasion of Europe and the D-Day Landings 2015-006
Neptune: The Allied Invasion of Europe and the D-Day Landings
By Craig L. Symonds
A review by Homer Hodge
, Roman Warfare 2015-005
Roman Warfare
By Jonathan Roth
A review by Peter Probst
, Why the Japanese Lost: The Red Sun's Setting 2015-004
Why the Japanese Lost: The Red Sun's Setting
By Bryan Perrett
A review by Teddy J. Uldricks
, 2015-003
"The Most Complicated Human Being I Ever Knew"
A review by Bruce Zellers
, Lincoln and McClellan at War 2015-002
Lincoln and McClellan at War
By Chester G. Hearn
A review by Ciaran Dean-Jones
, The Darkest Days: The Truth behind Britain's Rush to War, 1914 2015-001
The Darkest Days: The Truth behind Britain's Rush to War, 1914
By Douglas Newton
A review by J. Lee Thompson
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