Michigan War Studies Review
Reviews, surveys, original essays, and commentary in the field of military studies.
2021 Volume
Korean Showdown: National Policy and Military Strategy in a Limited War 2021-107
Korean Showdown: National Policy and Military Strategy in a Limited War
By Bryan R. Gibby
A review by Thomas E. Hanson
This Is How They Tell Me the World Ends: The Cyberweapons Arms Race 2021-105
This Is How They Tell Me the World Ends: The Cyberweapons Arms Race
By Nicole Perlroth
A review by David Hadley
The Bomber Mafia: A Dream, a Temptation, and the Longest Night of the Second World War 2021-104
The Bomber Mafia: A Dream, a Temptation, and the Longest Night of the Second World War
By Malcolm Gladwell
A review by Ralph M. Hitchens
The War Lawyers: The United States, Israel, and Juridical Warfare 2021-102
The War Lawyers: The United States, Israel, and Juridical Warfare
By Craig Jones
A review by Maayan Geva
Arctic Front: The Advance of Mountain Corps Norway on Murmansk, 1941 2021-101
Arctic Front: The Advance of Mountain Corps Norway on Murmansk, 1941
By Wilhelm Hess
A review by James Smither
Dr. Benjamin Rush: The Founding Father Who Healed a Wounded Nation 2021-100
Dr. Benjamin Rush: The Founding Father Who Healed a Wounded Nation
By Harlow Giles Unger
A review by Steven G. Gimber
A Thousand May Fall: Life, Death, and Survival in the Union Army 2021-099
A Thousand May Fall: Life, Death, and Survival in the Union Army
By Brian Matthew Jordan
A review by Angela M. Riotto
The Army of Ptolemaic Egypt, 323 to 204 BC: An Institutional and Operational History 2021-098
The Army of Ptolemaic Egypt, 323 to 204 BC: An Institutional and Operational History
By Paul Johstono
A review by Michael J. Taylor
Athenian Democracy at War 2021-097
Athenian Democracy at War
By David M. Pritchard
A review by Ciaran Jones
Till Death Do Us Part: The Letters of Emory and Emily Upton, 1868-1870 2021-096
Till Death Do Us Part: The Letters of Emory and Emily Upton, 1868-1870
Ed. Salvatore G. Cilella Jr.
A review by Libra Hilde
An Incipient Mutiny: The Story of the U.S. Army Signal Corps Pilot Revolt 2021-095
An Incipient Mutiny: The Story of the U.S. Army Signal Corps Pilot Revolt
By Dwight R. Messimer
A review by James Streckfuss
Prevail until the Bitter End: Germans in the Waning Years of World War II 2021-093
Prevail until the Bitter End: Germans in the Waning Years of World War II
By Alexandra Lohse
A review by Jonathan Beard
China As a Twenty-First-Century Naval Power: Theory, Practice, and Implications 2021-092
China As a Twenty-First-Century Naval Power: Theory, Practice, and Implications
By Michael A. McDevitt
A review by Bruce A. Elleman
Sunnis and Shi'a: A Political History 2021-089
Sunnis and Shi'a: A Political History
By Laurence Louer
A review by Kate Tietzen
The Year of Peril: America in 1942 2021-088
The Year of Peril: America in 1942
By Tracy Campbell
A review by Carl Cavanagh Hodge
Waging Insurgent Warfare: Lessons from the Vietcong to the Islamic State 2021-087
Waging Insurgent Warfare: Lessons from the Vietcong to the Islamic State
By Seth G. Jones
A review by Lee W. Eysturlid
A Military History of the Cold War, 1962–1991 2021-086
A Military History of the Cold War, 1962-1991
By Jonathan M. House
A review by Michael E. Weaver
Readings on the Russian Revolution: Debates, Aspirations, Outcomes 2021-085
Readings on the Russian Revolution: Debates, Aspirations, Outcomes
Ed. Melissa K. Stockdale
A review by Matthew Rendle
The First Code Talkers: Native American Communicators in World War I 2021-084
The First Code Talkers: Native American Communicators in World War I
By William C. Meadows
A review by Robert S. McPherson
Passchendaele: The Lost Victory of World War I 2021-083
Passchendaele: The Lost Victory of World War I
By Nick Lloyd
A review by J.-Guy Lalande
Writing Battles: New Perspectives on Warfare and Memory in Medieval Europe 2021-082
Writing Battles: New Perspectives on Warfare and Memory in Medieval Europe
Ed. Rory Naismith, Maire Ni Mhaonaigh, and Elizabeth Ashman Rowe
A review by Ian Atherton
The Struggle for Cooperation: Liberated France and the American Military, 1944-1946 2021-081
The Struggle for Cooperation: Liberated France and the American Military, 1944-1946
By Robert L. Fuller
A review by David A. Messenger
Compulsion in Religion:  Saddam Hussein, Islam, and the Roots of Insurgencies in Iraq 2021-080
Compulsion in Religion: Saddam Hussein, Islam, and the Roots of Insurgencies in Iraq
By Samuel Helfont
A review by Jonathan M. House
Hitler's First Hundred Days: When Germans Embraced the Third Reich 2021-078
Hitler's First Hundred Days: When Germans Embraced the Third Reich
By Peter Fritzsche
A review by Richard Bessel
Lions and Lambs: Conflict in Weimar and the Creation of Post-Nazi Germany 2021-077
Lions and Lambs: Conflict in Weimar and the Creation of Post-Nazi Germany
By Noah Ben Ezra Strote
A review by Thomas E. Hanson
War at Sea: A Shipwrecked History from Antiquity to the Twentieth Century 2021-076
War at Sea: A Shipwrecked History from Antiquity to the Twentieth Century
By James P. Delgado
A review by Jonathan Beard
France in the Second World War: Collaboration, Resistance, Holocaust, Empire 2021-075
France in the Second World War: Collaboration, Resistance, Holocaust, Empire
By Chris Millington
A review by David Lees
Outsourcing Empire: How Company-States Made the Modern World 2021-074
Outsourcing Empire: How Company-States Made the Modern World
By Andrew Phillips and J.C. Sharman
A review by Nicholas J. White
Making the Arab World: Nasser, Qubt, and the Clash That Shaped the Middle East 2021-073
Making the Arab World: Nasser, Qubt, and the Clash That Shaped the Middle East
By Fawaz A. Gerges
A review by Gates Brown
I Hope This Reaches You: An American Soldier's Account of World War I 2021-071
I Hope This Reaches You: An American Soldier's Account of World War I
By Hilary Connor
A review by Carol Acton
The Forgotten Front: The Eastern Theater of World War I, 1914-1915 2021-067
The Forgotten Front: The Eastern Theater of World War I, 1914-1915
Ed. Gerhard P. Gross, trans. Janice W. Ancker
A notice by the editor, MiWSR.
The Last Million: Europe's Displaced Persons from World War to Cold War 2021-066
The Last Million: Europe's Displaced Persons from World War to Cold War
By David Nasaw
A review by Simone Paoli
Hitler: A Global Biography 2021-065
Hitler: A Global Biography
By Brendan Simms
A review by Carl Cavanagh Hodge
The Hijacked War: The Story of Chinese POWs in the Korean War 2021-064
The Hijacked War: The Story of Chinese POWs in the Korean War
By David Cheng Chang
A review by Xiaobing Li
The Russian Revolution: A New History 2021-062
The Russian Revolution: A New History
By Sean McMeekin
A review by Arthur I. Cyr
The Life and Legend of the Sultan Saladin 2021-061
The Life and Legend of the Sultan Saladin
By Jonathan Phillips
A review by John D. Hosler
Military Strategy: A Global History 2021-059
Military Strategy: A Global History
By Jeremy Black
A review by Caleb Karges
Rome-City in Terror: The Nazi Occupation 1943-1944 2021-058
Rome-City in Terror: The Nazi Occupation 1943-1944
By Victor Failmezger
A review by Kevin S. Malmquist
Bait: The Battle of Kham Duc 2021-056
Bait: The Battle of Kham Duc
By James D. McLeroy and Gregory W. Sanders
A review by Robert S. McPherson
Valley of the Shadow: The Siege of Dien Bien Phu 2021-055
Valley of the Shadow: The Siege of Dien Bien Phu
By Kevin Boylan and Luc Olivier
A review by James R. Smither
In the Trenches: A Russian Woman Soldier's Story of World War I 2021-054
In the Trenches: A Russian Woman Soldier's Story of World War I
By Tatiana L. Dubinskaya
A review by Jeff A. Bovarnick
Perpetrators: The World of the Holocaust Killers 2021-053
Perpetrators: The World of the Holocaust Killers
By Guenter Lewy
A review by Donald Lateiner
Romans at War: The Roman Military in the Republic and Empire 2021-052
Romans at War: The Roman Military in the Republic and Empire
By Simon Elliott
A review by Jeremy Armstrong
Occupied America: British Military Rule and the Experience of Revolution 2021-051
Occupied America: British Military Rule and the Experience of Revolution
By Donald F. Johnson
A review by Kenneth A. Daigler
Strike from the Sea: The Development and Deployment of Strategic Cruise Missiles since 1934 2021-050
Strike from the Sea: The Development and Deployment of Strategic Cruise Missiles since 1934
By Norman Polmar and John O'Connell
A review by Tyler A. Pitrof
Kazakhstan in World War II: Mobilization and Ethnicity in the Soviet Empire 2021-049
Kazakhstan in World War II: Mobilization and Ethnicity in the Soviet Empire
By Roberto J. Carmack
A review by William Fierman
The Medal of Honor: The Evolution of America's Highest Military Decoration 2021-047
Congress and the People's Contest: The Conduct of the Civil War
Ed. Paul Finkelman and Donald R. Kennon
A notice by the editor, MiWSR.
France's Long Reconstruction: In Search of the Modern Republic 2021-046
France's Long Reconstruction: In Search of the Modern Republic
By Herrick Chapman
A review by Carl Cavanagh Hodge
The Medal of Honor: The Evolution of America's Highest Military Decoration 2021-045
The Medal of Honor: The Evolution of America's Highest Military Decoration
By Dwight S. Mears
A review by William S. Marble
To Provide and Maintain a Navy: Why Naval Primacy Is America's First, Best Strategy 2021-043
To Provide and Maintain a Navy: Why Naval Primacy Is America's First, Best Strategy
By Henry J. Hendrix
A review by John T. Kuehn
Defense Engagement since 1900: Global Lessons in Soft Power 2021-042
Defense Engagement since 1900: Global Lessons in Soft Power
Ed. Greg Kennedy
A review by Gregory H. Winger
The S.S. Officer's Armchair: Uncovering the Hidden Life of a Nazi 2021-041
The S.S. Officer's Armchair: Uncovering the Hidden Life of a Nazi
By Daniel Lee
A review by David A. Messenger
Violence and the German Soldier in the Great War: Killing, Dying, Surviving 2021-040
Violence and the German Soldier in the Great War: Killing, Dying, Surviving
By Benjamin Ziemann
A review by Brian K. Feltman
Fighting for Atlanta: Tactics, Terrain, and Trenches in the Civil War 2021-039
Fighting for Atlanta: Tactics, Terrain, and Trenches in the Civil War
By Earl J. Hess
A review by Michael Burns
Across an Angry Sea: The SAS in the Falklands War 2021-037
Across an Angry Sea: The SAS in the Falklands War
By Cedric Delves
A review by Remy Hemez
Guests of the Third Reich 2021-036
Guests of the Third Reich
By Anthony Richards
A review by Donald Lateiner
Raising the White Flag: How Surrender Defined the American Civil War 2021-035
Raising the White Flag: How Surrender Defined the American Civil War
By David Silkenat
A review by Debra Sheffer
1939: A People's History of the Coming of World War II 2021-034
1939: A People's History of the Coming of World War II
By Frederick Taylor
A review by Nicholas Williams
Tower of Skulls: A History of the Asia-Pacific War, July 1937-May 1942 2021-033
Tower of Skulls: A History of the Asia-Pacific War, July 1937-May 1942
By Richard B. Frank
A review by Jack Binkley
Portraits of Remembrance: Painting, Memory, and the First World War 2021-031
Portraits of Remembrance: Painting, Memory, and the First World War
Ed. Margaret Hutchinson and Steven Trout
A review by M. Alison Reilly
Battle of Britain 1940: The Finest Hour's Human Cost 2021-030
Battle of Britain 1940: The Finest Hour's Human Cost
By Dilip Sarkar
A review by Frances Houghton
A Republic in the Ranks: Loyalty and Dissent in the Army of the Potomac 2021-029
A Republic in the Ranks: Loyalty and Dissent in the Army of the Potomac
By Zachery A. Fry
A review by Robin S. Conner
The Long Shadows: A Global Environmental History of the Second World War 2021-028
The Long Shadows: A Global Environmental History of the Second World War
Ed. Simo Laakkonen, Richard Tucker, and Timo Vuorisalo
A review by Teddy J. Uldricks
Bugs and Bullets: The True Story of an American Doctor on the Eastern Front during World War I 2021-027
Bugs and Bullets: The True Story of an American Doctor on the Eastern Front during World War I
By Joseph Breckinridge Bayne
A review by Grant T. Harward
The Crimean War: 1853-1856 2021-026
The Crimean War: 1853-1856
By Winfried Baumgart
A review by Paolo Morisi
An American Uprising in Second World War England: Mutiny in the Duchy 2021-025
An American Uprising in Second World War England: Mutiny in the Duchy
By Kate Werran
A review by Thomas E. Hanson
Landpower in the Long War: Projecting Force after 9/11 2021-024
Landpower in the Long War: Projecting Force after 9/11
Ed. Jason W. Warren
A review by Jonathan M. House
The Bomb and America's Missile Age 2021-023
The Bomb and America's Missile Age
By Christopher Gainor
A review by John Smoley
Civil War Monuments and the Militarization of America 2021-021
Civil War Monuments and the Militarization of America
By Thomas J. Brown
A review by Matthew E. Stanley
The Modoc War: A Story of Genocide at the Dawn of America's Gilded Age 2021-019
The Modoc War: A Story of Genocide at the Dawn of America's Gilded Age
By Robert Aquinas McNally
A review by Dwight S. Mears
Admiral Gorshkov: The Man Who Challenged the US Navy 2021-018
Admiral Gorshkov: The Man Who Challenged the US Navy
By Norman Polmar, Thomas A. Brooks, and George E. Federoff
A review by Gates Brown
Radovan Karadzic: Architect of the Bosnian Genocide 2021-016
Radovan Karadzic: Architect of the Bosnian Genocide
By Robert J. Donia
A review by Jonathan M. House
Fire and Fortitude: The US Army in the Pacific War, 1941-1943 2021-015
Fire and Fortitude: The US Army in the Pacific War, 1941-1943
By John C. McManus
A review by Corbin Williamson
The Dragons and the Snakes: How the Rest Learned to Fight the West 2021-013
The Dragons and the Snakes: How the Rest Learned to Fight the West
By David Kilcullen
A review by Heather Venable
Uniquely Okinawan: Determining Identity during the U.S. Wartime Occupation 2021-012
Uniquely Okinawan: Determining Identity during the U.S. Wartime Occupation
By Courtney A. Short
A review by Johanna O. Zulueta
Living by Inches: The Smells, Sounds, Tastes, and Feeling of Captivity in Civil War Prisons 2021-011
Living by Inches: The Smells, Sounds, Tastes, and Feeling of Captivity in Civil War Prisons
By Evan A. Kutzler
A review by Robert S. McPherson
2021-010
The Imperial Russian Army in Peace, War, and Revolution, 1856-1917
By Roger R. Reese
A review by John W. Steinberg
2021-009
War and Enlightenment in Russia: Military Culture in the Age of Catherine II
By Eugene Miakinkov
A review by James Mc Intyre
2021-008
"Essential Agony": The Battle of Dunbar 1650
By Arran Johnston
A review by Martyn Bennett
Fallout: The Hiroshima Cover-up and the Reporter Who Revealed It to the World 2021-006
Fallout: The Hiroshima Cover-up and the Reporter Who Revealed It to the World
By Lesley M.M. Blume
A review by Jonathan Marwil
The Man Who Captured Washington: Major General Robert Ross and the War of 1812 2021-005
The Man Who Captured Washington: Major General Robert Ross and the War of 1812
By John McCavitt and Christopher T. George
A review by Mark Klobas
Beyond the Beach: The Allied War against France 2021-004
Beyond the Beach: The Allied War against France
By Stephen A. Bourque
A review by Jonathan M. House
Bombing the City: Civilian Accounts of the Air War in Britain and Japan, 1939-1945 2021-003
Bombing the City: Civilian Accounts of the Air War in Britain and Japan, 1939-1945
By Aaron William Moore
A review by Chris K. Hemler
Comrades Betrayed: Jewish World War I Veterans under Hitler 2021-002
Comrades Betrayed: Jewish World War I Veterans under Hitler
By Michael Geheran
A review by Donald Lateiner
The S.S. Officer's Armchair: Uncovering the Hidden Life of a Nazi 2021-001
The S.S. Officer's Armchair: Uncovering the Hidden Life of a Nazi
By Daniel Lee
A review by Jonathan Beard
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