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

1381: The Year of the Peasants' Revolt
By Juliet Barker
Cambridge: Harvard Univ. Press, 2014. Pp. xix, 506. ISBN 978-0-674-36814-9.
After Thermopylae: The Oath of Plataea and the End of the Graeco-Persian Wars
By Paul Cartledge
New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 2013. Pp. xxx, 203. ISBN 978-0-19-974732-0.
The Amazons: Lives and Legends of Warrior Women across the Ancient World
By Adrienne Mayor
Princeton: Princeton Univ. Press, 2014. Pp. xiv, 519. ISBN 978-0-691-14720-8.
Augustus: First Emperor of Rome
By Adrian Goldsworthy
New Haven: Yale Univ. Press, 2014. Pp. viii, 598. ISBN 978-0-300-17872-2.
By Aldo Schiavone
Trans. J. Carden; Cambridge: Harvard Univ. Press, 2013. Pp. xii, 177. ISBN 978-0-674-05778-4.

Early Modern

Connecticut Unscathed: Victory in the Great Narragansett War, 1675–1676
By Jason W. Warren
Norman: Univ. of Oklahoma Press, 2014. Pp. xiv, 249. ISBN 978-0-8061-4475-7.
* Homegrown Terror: Benedict Arnold and the Burning of New London
By Eric D. Lehman
Middletown, CT: Wesleyan Univ. Press, 2014. Pp. xxiii, 261. ISBN 978-0-8195-7329-2.
* The Last Ironsides: The English Expedition to Portugal, 1662-1668
By Jonathon Riley
Solihull, UK: Helion, 2014. Pp. xix, 222. ISBN 978-1-909982-20-8.
Lovewell's Fight: War, Death, and Memory in Borderland New England
By Robert E. Gray
Amherst: Univ. of Massachusetts Press, 2014. Pp. xii, 213. ISBN 978-1-62534-107-5.
The American Revolution Reader
Ed. Denver Brunsman and David J. Silverman
New York: Routledge, 2014. Pp. xi, 460. ISBN 978-0-415-53757-5.
American Spring: Lexington, Concord, and the Road to Revolution
By Walter R. Borneman
New York: Little, Brown, 2014. Pp. viii, 469. ISBN 978-0-316-22102-3.
The Battle for the Fourteenth Colony: America's War of Liberation in Canada, 1774-1776
By Mark R. Anderson
Lebanon, NH: Univ. Press of New England, 2013. Pp. xiv, 438. ISBN 978-1-61168-497-1.
The Royalist Revolution: Monarchy and the American Founding
By Eric Nelson
Cambridge: Harvard Univ. Press, 2014. Pp. 390. ISBN 978-0-674-73534-7.

Napoleonic Wars/War of 1812

America's First Crisis: The War of 1812
By Robert P. Watson
Albany: State Univ. of New York Press, 2014. Pp. x, 415. ISBN 978-1-4384-5134-3.
* The British Raid on Essex: The Forgotten Battle of the War of 1812
By Jerry Roberts
Middletown, CT: Wesleyan Univ. Press, 2014. Pp. x, 197. ISBN 978-0-8195-7476-3.
Defender of Canada: Sir George Prevost and the War of 1812
By John R. Grodzinski
Norman: Univ. of Oklahoma Press, 2013. Pp. xxi, 375. ISBN 978-0-8061-4387-3.
* The Longest Afternoon: The 400 Men Who Decided the Battle of Waterloo
By Brendan Simms
New York: Basic Books, 2015. Pp. xvii, 186. ISBN 978-0-465-06482-3.
Native Memoirs from the War of 1812: Black Hawk and William Apess
By Carl Benn
Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Univ. Press, 2013. Pp. xiv, 184. ISBN 978-0-4214-1219-1.
The Shining Sea: David Porter and the Epic Voyage of the U.S.S. Essex during the War of 1812
By George C. Daughan
New York: Basic Books, 2013. Pp. xxi, 337. ISBN 978-0-465-01962-5.
Through the Perilous Fight: Six Weeks That Saved the Nation
By Steve Vogel
New York: Random House, 2013. Pp. xviii, 534. ISBN 978-1-4000-6913-2.
When Washington Burned: An Illustrated History of the War of 1812
By Arnold Blumberg
Philadelphia: Casemate, 2012. Pp. 206. ISBN 978-1-61200-101-2.

US West/Indian Wars

Columns of Vengeance: Soldiers, Sioux, and the Punitive Expeditions, 1863–1864
By Paul N. Beck
Norman: Univ. of Oklahoma Press, 2014. Pp. xiv, 314. ISBN 978-0-8061-4596-.
Rising Up from Indian Country: The Battle of Fort Dearborn and the Birth of Chicago
By Ann Durkin Keating
Chicago: Univ. of Chicago Press, 2012. Pp. xxiv, 294. ISBN 978-0-226-42896-3.
* Thieves' Road: The Black Hills Betrayal and Custer's Path to Little Bighorn
By Terry Mort
Amherst, NY: Prometheus Books, 2015. Pp. 336. ISBN 978-1-61614-960-4.
The Tupac Amaru Rebellion
By Charles F. Walker
Cambridge: Harvard Univ. Press, 2014. Pp. xi, 347. ISBN 978-0-674-05825-5.

US Civil War

Barksdale's Charge: The True High Tide of the Confederacy at Gettysburg, July 2, 1863
By Phillip Thomas Tucker
Philadelphia: Caemate, 2013. Pp. 313. ISBN 978-1-61200-179-1.
Battle of Stones River: The Forgotten Conflict between the Confederate Army of Tennessee and the Union Army of the Cumberland
By Larry J. Daniel
Baton Rouge: Louisiana Univ. Press, 2012. Pp. xiii, 313. ISBN 978-0-8071-4516-6.
Civil War General and Indian Fighter James M. Williams: Leader of the 1st Kansas Colored Volunteer Infantry and the 8th U.S. Cavalry
By Robert W. Lull
Denton: Univ. of North Texas Press, 2013. Pp. xvii, 289. ISBN 978-1-57441-502-5.
Fight All Day, March All Night: A Medal of Honor Recipient's Story
By Wayne Mahood
Albany: SUNY Press, 2012. Pp. xiv, 236. ISBN 978-1-4384-4507-6.
The Golden State in the Civil War: Thomas Starr King, the Republican Party, and the Birth of Modern California
By Glenna Matthews
New York: Cambridge Univ. Press, 2012. Pp. xii, 272. ISBN 978-1-107-63921-8.
I Shall Be Near to You: A Novel
By Erin Lindsay McCabe
New York: Crown, 2014. Pp. 304. ISBN 978-0-8041-3772-0.
John Brown's Spy: The Adventurous Life and Tragic Confession of John E. Cook
By Steven Lubet
New Haven: Yale Univ. Press, 2012. Pp. x, 325. ISBN 978-0-300-18049-7.
Kennesaw Mountain: Sherman, Johnston, and the Atlanta Campaign
By Earl J. Hess
Chapel Hill: Univ. of North Carolina Press, 2013. Pp. xvi, 322. ISBN 978-1-4696-0211-0.
Lincoln's Citadel: The Civil War in Washington, DC
By Kenneth J. Winkle
New York: Norton, 2013. Pp. xvi, 486. ISBN 978-0-393-08155-8.
* Surveillance and Spies in the Civil War: Exposing Confederate Conspiracies in America's Heartland
By Stephen E. Towne
Athens: Ohio Univ. Press, 2015. Pp. xi, 430. ISBN 978-0-8214-2131-4.
* To Live and Die in Dixie: Native Northerners Who Fought for the Confederacy
By David Ross Zimring
Knoxville: Univ. of Tennessee Press, 2014. Pp. x, 469. ISBN 978-1-62190-106-8.
Torn by War: The Civil War Journal of Mary Adelia Byers
Ed. Samuel R. Phillips
Norman: Univ. of Oklahoma Press, 2013. Pp. lxii, 211. ISBN 978-0-8061-4395-8.
* Young General and the Fall of Richmond: The Life and Career of Godfrey Weitzel
By G. William Quatman
Athens: Ohio Univ. Press, 2015. Pp. xvii, 336. ISBN 978-0-8214-2142-0.

19th-Century - Other

Hancock's War: Conflict on the Southern Plains
By William Y. Chalfant
Norman: Univ. of Oklahoma Press, 2010. Pp. 540. ISBN 978-0-87062-371-4.
Liberty or Death! The Life and Campaigns of Richard L. Vowell: British Legionnnaire and Commander—Hero and Patriot of the Americas
By Maria Páez Victor
Ticehurst, UK: Tattered Flag Press, 2013. Pp. xxv, 189. ISBN 978-0-9543115-8-2.
The Ordeal of the Reunion: A New History of Reconstruction
By Mark Wahlgren Summers
Chapel Hill: Univ. of North Carolina Press, 2014. Pp. x, 517. ISBN 978-1-4696-1757-2.
Ottomans and Armenians: A Study in Counterinsurgency
By Edward J. Erickson
New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013. Pp. xiii, 299. ISBN 978-1-137-36220-9.
The Thinking Man's Soldier: The Life and Career of General Sir Henry Brackenbury 1837-1914
By Christopher Brice
Solihull, UK: Helion, 2012. Pp. xxvii, 336. ISBN 978-1-907677-69-4.

World War I

Anzac Memories: Living with the Legend
By Alistair Thomson
2nd ed. Clayton, Victoria, Australia: Monash Univ. Publishing, 2013. Pp. xviii, 406. ISBN 978-1-921867-58-3.
Artillery Scout: The Story of a Forward Observer with the U.S. Field Artillery in World War I
By James G. Bilder
Philadelphia: Casemate, 2014. Pp. 192. ISBN 978-1-61200-271-2.
Behind the Gas Mask: The U.S. Chemical Warfare Service in War and Peace
By Thomas I. Faith
Urbana: Univ. of Illinois Press, 2014. Pp. x, 149. ISBN 978-0-252-08026-5.
Fighting on the Home Front: The Legacy of Women in World War One
By Kate Adie
London: Hodder & Stoughton, 2013. Pp. 328. ISBN 978-1-4447-5967-9.
Fire and Movement: The British Expeditionary Force and the Campaign of 1914
By Peter Hart
New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 2014. Pp. xi, 480. ISBN 978-0-19-998927-0.
The First World War in Colour
By Peter Walther
Cologne: Taschen, 2014. Pp. 383. ISBN 978-3-8365-5418-3.
Life, Death, and Growing Up on the Western Front
By Anthony Fletcher
New Haven: Yale Univ. Press, 2013. Pp. xv, 328. ISBN 978-0-300-19553-8.
* Over the Top: Alternate Histories of the First World War
Ed. Peter Tsouras and Spencer Jones
London: Frontline Books, 2014. Pp. xxix, 210. ISBN 978-1-84832-753-5.
* Understanding the Somme 1916: An Illuminating Battlefield Guide
By Thomas Scotland and Steven Heys
Solihull, UK: Helion, 2014. Pp. x, 275. ISBN 978-1-909384-42-2.

World War II

Advertising and Propaganda in World War II: Cultural Identity and the Blitz Spirit
By David Clampin
New York: I.B. Tauris, 2014. Pp. xix, 269. ISBN 978-1-78076-434-4.
Athenia Torpedoed: The U-boat Attack That Ignited the Battle of the Atlantic
By Francis M. Carroll
Annapolis: Naval Inst. Press, 2012. Pp. xii, 218. ISBN 978-1-59114-148-8.
The Burning Shore: How Hitler’s U-Boats Brought World War II to America
By Ed Offley
New York: Basic Books, 2014. Pp. viii, 312. ISBN 978-0-465-02961-7.
* Caen Controversy: The Battle for Sword Beach 1944
By Andrew Stewart
Solihull, UK: Helion, 2014. Pp. x, 164. ISBN 978-1-909982-12-3.
A Civil War: A History of the Italian Resistance
By Claudio Pavone
Ed. Stanislao Pugliese. Trans. Peter Levy and David Broder. New York: Verso, 2013. Pp. xxiv, 744. ISBN 978-1-84467-750-4.
The Dark Heart of Hitler's Europe: Nazi Rule in Poland under the General Government
By Martin Winstone
New York: I.B. Tauris, 2015. Pp. xi, 306. ISBN 978-1-78076-477-1.
Defeating Hitler: Whitehall's Secret Report On Why Hitler Lost the War
By Paul Winter
New York: Continuum, 2012. Pp. xxii, 408. ISBN 978-1-4411-9635-4.
Descent into Hell: Civilian Memories of the Battle of Okinawa
By Ryukyu Shimpo
Trans. Mark Ealey and Alastair McLauchlan. Portland, ME: MerwinAsia, 2014. Pp. xxv, 486. ISBN 978-1-937385-26-2.
Exposing the Third Reich: Colonel Truman Smith in Hitler's Germany
By Henry G. Gole
Lexington: Univ. Press of Kentucky, 2013. Pp. xiv, 415. ISBN 978-0-8131-4176-3.
Fatal Dive: Solving the World War II Mystery of the USS Grunion
By Peter F. Stevens
Washington: Regnery, 2012. Pp. xiv, 256. ISBN 978-o-307-37722-7.
First SEALs: The Untold Story of the Forging of America’s Most Elite Unit
By Patrick K. O'Donnell
Boston: Da Capo Press, 2014. Pp. xi, 290. ISBN 978-o-306-82172-1.
The Freckleton, England, Air Disaster: The B-24 Crash That Killed 38 Preschoolers and 23 Adults, August 23, 1944
By James R. Hedtke
Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2014. Pp. xi, 203. ISBN 978-0-7864-7841-5.
Hell Above Earth: The Incredible True Story of an American WWII Bomber Commander and the Copilot Ordered to Kill Him
By Stephen Frater
New York: St. Martin's, 2012. Pp. xiv, 302. ISBN 978-0-312-61792-9.
Hitler's Last Witness: The Memoirs of Hitler's Bodyguard
By Rochus Misch; co-authored by Michael Stehle, Jörn Precht, Ralph Giordano, Regina Carstensen, and Sandra Zarrinbal
London: Frontline Books, 2014. Pp. xvii, 254. ISBN 978-1-84832-749-8.
The Jew Who Defeated Hitler: Henry Morgenthau Jr., FDR, and How We Won the War
By Peter Moreira
Amherst, NY: Prometheus Books, 2014. Pp. 348. ISBN 978-1-61614-958-1.
The Most Dangerous Man in America: The Making of Douglas MacArthur
By Mark Perry
New York: Basic Books, 2014. Pp. xviii, 380. ISBN 978-0-465-01328-9.
Nazi Secret Warfare in Occupied Persia (Iran): The Failure of the German Intelligence Services, 1939-45
By Adrian O'Sullivan
New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014. Pp. xxv, 286. ISBN 978-1-137-42789-2.
Operation Sea Lion: The Failed Nazi Invasion That Turned the Tide of the War
By Leo McKinstry
New York: Overlook Press, 2014. Pp. 392. ISBN 978-1-4683-0149-6.
Partisan Diary: A Woman's Life in the Italian Resistance
By Ada Gobetti
[Torino: Einaudi, 1956; rpt. 1996.] Ed. and trans. Jomarie Alano. New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 2014. Pp. xiii, 357. ISBN 978-0-19-938054-1.
Prairie Forge: The Extraordinary Story of the Nebraska Scrap Metal Drive of World War II
By James J. Kimble
Lincoln: Univ. of Nebraska Press, 2014. Pp. xv, 217. ISBN 978-0-8032-4878-6.
Pushing the Limits: The Remarkable Life and Times of Vice Adm. Allan Rockwell McCann, USN
By Carl LaVO
Annapolis: Naval Inst. Press, 2013. Pp. xiv, 256. ISBN 978-1-59114-485-4.
The Roar of the Lion: The Untold Story of Churchill's World War II Speeches
By Richard Toye
New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 2013. Pp. ix, 309. ISBN 978-0-19-964252-6.
The Second World War: A Marxist History
By Chris Bambery
London: Pluto Press, 2014. Pp. viii, 295. ISBN 978-0-7453-3301-4.
Small Town America in World War II: War Stories from Wrightsville, Pennsylvania
By Ronald E. Marcello
Denton: Univ. of North Texas Press, 2014. Pp. xvi, 452. ISBN 978-0-06-225737-6.
Sounds of War: Music in the United States during World War II
By Annegret Fauser
New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 2013. Pp. xv, 366. ISBN 978-0-19-994803-1.
Stout Hearts: The British and Canadians in Normandy 1944
By Ben Kite
Solihull, UK: Helion, 2014. Pp. xvi, 467. ISBN 978-1-909982-55-0.
Suddenly, While Abroad: Hitler's Irish Slaves
By David Blake Knox
Dublin: New Island, 2012. Pp. x, 315. ISBN 978-1-84840-200-3.
Those Who Hold Bastogne: The True Story of the Soldiers and Civilians Who Fought in the Biggest Battle of the Bulge
By Peter Schrijvers
New Haven: Yale Univ. Press, 2014. Pp. xiv, 310. ISBN 978-0-300-17902-6.
When Paris Went Dark: The City of Light under German Occupation, 1940-1944
By Ronald C. Rosenbottom
New York: Little, Brown, 2014. Pp. xxxii, 447. ISBN 978-0-316-21744-6.

Cold War

The Universe Unraveling: American Foreign Policy in Cold War Laos
By Seth Jacobs
Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press, 2012. Pp. x, 312. ISBN 978-0-8014-4547-7.
A Very Principled Boy: The Life of Duncan Lee, Red Spy and Cold Warrior
By Mark A. Bradley
New York: Basic Books, 2014. Pp. xvii, 348. ISBN 978-0-465-03009-5.

Korean War

Vietnam War

The Lucky Few: The Fall of Saigon and the Rescue Mission of the USS Kirk
By Jan K. Herman
Annapolis, Naval Inst. Press, 2013. Pp. xii, 160. ISBN 978-0-87021-039-6.
Marigold: The Lost Chance for Peace in Vietnam
By James G. Hershberg
Stanford: Stanford Univ. Press, 2012. Pp. xix, 890. ISBN 978-0-8047-7884-8.
Mourning Headband for Hue: An Account of the Battle for Hue, Vietnam 1968
By Nhã Ca
Trans. Olga Dror. Bloomington: Indiana Univ. Press, 2014 [orig. 1969]. Pp. xix, 890. ISBN 978-0-253-01417-7.

20th Century - Other

1973: The Road to War
By Yigal Kipnis
Trans. Barbara Doron. Charlottesville, VA: Just World Books, 2012. Pp. 349. ISBN 978-1-935982-30-2.
Blue Versus Orange: The U.S. Naval War College, Japan, and the Old Enemy in the Pacific, 1945-1946
By Hal M. Friedman
Newport, RI: Naval War College Press, 2013. Pp. xxxiv, 364. ISBN 978-1-935352-02-0.
From Kutch to Tashkent: The Indo-Pakistan War of 1965
By Farooq Bajwa
London: Hurst, 2013. Pp. 415. ISBN 978-1-84904-230-7.
Iran-Contra: Reagan's Scandal and the Unchecked Abuse of Presidential Power
By Malcolm Byrne
Lawrence: Univ. Press of Kansas, 2014. Pp. xxv, 436. ISBN 978-0-7006-1991-7.
Israel vs. Iran: The Shadow War
By Yaakov Katz and Yoaz Hendel
Washington: Potomac Books, 2012. Pp. x, 243. ISBN 978-1-59797-668-8.
The Liberty Incident Revealed: The Definitive Account of the 1967 Israeli Attack on the U.S. Navy Spy Ship
By A. Jay Cristol
Annapolis: Naval Inst. Press, 2013. Pp. xiv, 392. ISBN 978-1-61251-340-9.
Military Intelligence from Germany 1906-1914
Ed. Matthew S. Seligman
Stroud, UK: The History Press, 2014. Pp. viii, 215. ISBN 978-0-7509-6071-7.
Radovan Karadžic: Architect of the Bosnian Genocide
By Robert J. Donia
New York: Cambridge Univ. Press, 2015. Pp. xvi, 339. ISBN 978-1-107-42308-4.
Reconstructing a Shattered Egyptian Army: War Minister Gen. Mohamed Fawzi's Memoirs, 1967-1971
Ed. Youssef H. Aboul-Enein
Annapolis: Naval Inst. Press, 2014. Pp. xx, 233. ISBN 978-1-61251-460-4.
Shootout: The Battle For St Stephen's Green, 1916
By Paul O'Brien
Dublin: New Island, 2013. Pp. xiv, 112. ISBN 978-1-84840-211-9.
Stalin's American Spy: Noel Field, Allen Dulles and the East European Show Trials
By Tony Sharp
New York: Hurst, 2014. Pp. xiii, 410. ISBN 978-1-84904-344-1.
Sword and Shield of Zion: The Israel Air Force in the Arab-Israeli Conflict, 1948-2012
By David Rodman
Portland, OR: Sussex Academic Press, 2013. Pp. xiii, 153. ISBN 978-1-84519-583-0.
Wars of Plunder: Conflicts, Profits and the Politics of Resources
By Philippe Le Billon
New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 2013. Pp. xi, 363. ISBN 978-0-19-933346-2.
What We Won: America's Secret War in Afghanistan, 1979–89
By Bruce Riedel
Washington: Brookings Institution, 2014. Pp. xvii, 189. ISBN 978-0-8157-2584-8.

21st Century

21st Century Mahan: Sound Military Conclusions for the Modern Era
By Ed. Benjamin F. Armstrong
Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 2013. Pp. 179. ISBN 978-1-61251-243-3.
Breaking Iraq: The Ten Mistakes That Broke Iraq
By Ted Spain and Terry Turchie
Palisades, NY: History Publishing, 2013. Pp. 320. ISBN 978-1-933909-53-0.
British Generals in Blair's Wars
Ed. Jonathan Bailey, Richard Iron, and Hew Strachan
Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2013. Pp. xvi, 385. ISBN 978-1-4094-3736-9.
Contemporary Challenges to the Laws of War: Essays in Honour of Professor Peter Rowe
Ed. Caroline Harvey, James Summers, and Nigel D. White
New York: Cambridge Univ. Press, 2014. Pp. xxiv, 383. ISBN 978-1-107-06355-6.
Contemporary Military Strategy and the Global War on Terror: US and UK Armed Forces in Afghanistan and Iraq 2001-2012
By Alistair Finlan
New York: Bloomsbury, 2014. Pp. xiii, 218. ISBN 978-1-62892-795-5
* Demon Camp: A Soldier's Exorcism
By Jennifer Percy
New York: Scribner, 2014. Pp. 223. ISBN 978-1-4516-6198-9
The Dogs Are Eating Them Now: Our War in Afghanistan
By Graeme Smith
Berkeley: Counterpoint, 2015. Pp. xvi, 298. ISBN 978-1-61902-479-3
Don't Mention the War: The Australian Defence Force, the Media and the Afghan Conflict
By Kevin Foster
Clayton, Australia: Monash Univ. Publishing, 2013. Pp. xvii, 168. ISBN 978-1-922235-18-3.
The Endgame: The Inside Story of the Struggle for Iraq, from George W. Bush to Barack Obama
By Michael R. Gordon and Bernard E. Trainor
New York: Pantheon, 2012. Pp. xix, 779. ISBN 978-1-59698-767-8.
Fallujah Awakens: Marines, Sheikhs, and the Battle against al Qaeda
By Bill Ardolino
Annapolis: Naval Inst. Press, 2013. Pp. ix, 290. ISBN 978-1-61251-128-3.
Fallujah Redux: The Anbar Awakening and the Struggle with al-Qaeda
By Daniel R. Green and William F. Mullen III
Annapolis: Naval Inst. Press, 2014. Pp. xvii, 157. ISBN 978-1-61251-142-9.
Flashes of War
By Katey Schultz
Baltimore: Apprentice House, 2013. Pp. xiv, 171. ISBN 978-1-934074-85-5.
The Last Man: A Novel
By P.T. Deutermann
New York: St. Martin's, 2012. Pp. 354. ISBN 978-0-312-59945-4.
* The Modern Mercenary: Private Armies and What They Mean for World Order
By Sean McFate
New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 2014. Pp. xx, 248. ISBN 978-0-19-936010-9.
The Operators: The Wild and Terrifying Inside Story of America's War in Afghanistan
By Michael Hastings
New York: Blue Rider Press, 2012. Pp. xvi, 261. ISBN 978-0-399-15988-6.
Section 60: Arlington National Cemetery: Where War Comes Home
By Robert M. Poole
New York: Bloomsbury, 2014. Pp. 242. ISBN 978-1-62040-293-1.
* They Were Heroes: A Sergeant Major's Tribute to Combat Marines of Iraq and Afghanistan
By David K. Devaney
Annapolis: Naval Inst. Press, 2015. Pp. xi, 269. ISBN 978-1-61251-789-6.
The Unseen War: Allied Air Power and the Takedown of Saddam Hussein
By Benjamin S. Lambeth
Annapolis: Naval Inst. Press, 2013. Pp. xxiv, 435. ISBN 978-1-61251-311-9.

Multiple time periods

American Foreign Policy: Alliance Politics in a Century of War, 1914-2014
By James W. Peterson
New York: Bloomsbury, 2014. Pp. viii, 202. ISBN 978-1-62356-073-7.
* Army and Nation: The Military and Indian Democracy since Independence
By Steven I. Wilkinson
Cambridge: Harvard Univ. Press, 2015. Pp. 295. ISBN 978-0-674-72880-6.
Commerce Raiding: Historical Case Studies, 1755-2009
Ed. Bruce A. Elleman and S.C.M. Paine
Newport, RI: Naval War College, 2013. Pp. x, 341. ISBN 978-1-78266-507-6.
Deciphering Sun Tzu: How to Read The Art of War
By Derek M.C. Yuen
New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 2014. Pp. xii, 214. ISBN 978-0-19-937351-2.
Faisal I of Iraq
By Ali A. Allawi
New Haven: Yale Univ. Press, 2014. Pp. xxxiv, 634. ISBN 978-0-300-12732-4.
Food and War in Mid-Twentieth-Century East Asia
Ed. Katarzyna J. Cwiertka
Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2013. Pp. xi, 196. ISBN 978-1-4094-4675-0.
A Handful of Bullets: How the Murder of Archduke Franz Ferdinand Still Menaces the Peace
By Harlan K. Ullman
Annapolis: Naval Inst. Press, 2014. Pp. x, 227. ISBN 978-1-61251-799-5.
How to Lose a War at Sea: Foolish Plans and Great Naval Blunders
Ed. Bill Fawcett
New York: William Morrow, 2013. Pp. xii, 349. ISBN 978-0-06-206909-2.
An Intimate War: An Oral History of the Helmand Conflict, 1978-2012
By Mike Martin
New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 2014. Pp. xxx, 389. ISBN 978-0-19-938798-4.
Kildare Barracks: From the Royal Field Artillery to the Irish Artillery Corps
By Mark McLoughlin
Sallins, Ireland: Merrion, 2014. Pp. xv, 344. ISBN 978-0-908928-47-4.
MacArthur in Asia: The General and His Staff in the Philippines, Japan, and Korea
By Hiroshi Masuda
Trans. Reiko Yamamoto. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press, 2012. Pp. xii, 320. ISBN 978-0-8014-4939-0.
The Magical Stranger: A Son's Journey into His Father's Life
By Stephen Rodrick
New York: Harper, 2013. Pp. 401. ISBN 978-0-06-200476-5.
Musket, Map and Money: How Military Technology Shaped Geopolitics and Economics
By Jimmy Teng
London: Versita, 2013. Pp. 196. ISBN 978-83-7656-057-1.
* The U.S. Naval Institute on Naval Leadership
Ed. Thomas J. Cutler
Annapolis: Naval Inst. Press, 2015. Pp. xiii, 205. ISBN 978-1-61251-801-5.
* The U.S. Naval Institute on Naval Tactics
Ed. Wayne P. Hughes Jr.
Annapolis: Naval Inst. Press, 2015. Pp. xiii, 200. ISBN 978-1-61251-805-3.
The Road to War: Presidential Commitments Honored and Betrayed
By Marvin Kalb
Washington: Brookings Inst. Press, 2013. Pp. x, 287. ISBN 978-0-8157-2493-3.
The Royal Navy: A History Since 1900
By Duncan Redford and Philip D. Grove
New York: I.B. Tauris, 2014. Pp. xvi, 363. ISBN 978-1-78076-782-6.
Secrecy in the Sunshine Era: The Promise and Failures of U.S. Open Government Laws
By Jason Ross Arnold
Lawrence: Univ. Press of Kansas, 2014. Pp. xiv, 542. ISBN 978-0-7006-1992-4.
A Sense of the Enemy: The High Stakes History of Reading Your Rival's Mind
By Zachary Shore
New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 2014. Pp. vii, 258. ISBN 978-0-19-998737-5.
Soldier, Sailor, Beggarman, Thief: Crime and the British Armed Services since 1914
By Clive Emsley
New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 2013. Pp. x, 216. ISBN 978-0-19-965371-3.
Sun Tzu and the Art of Modern Warfare
By Mark R. McNeilly
Updated edition. New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 2015 [orig. 2001]. Pp. x, 216. ISBN 978-0-19-995785-9.
A Trust Betrayed: The Untold Story of Camp Lejeune and the Poisoning of Generations of Marines and Their Families
By Mike Magner
Boston: Da Capo Press, 2014. Pp. viii, 299. ISBN 978-0-306-82257-5.
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