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

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.
* Agincourt
By Anne Curry
New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 2015. Pp. xvi, 256. ISBN 978-0-19-968101-3.
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.
* The Battle of Agincourt
Ed. Anne Curry and Malcolm Mercer
New Haven: Yale Univ. Press, 2015. Pp. xvi, 328. ISBN 978-0-300-21430-7.
By Aldo Schiavone
Trans. J. Carden; Cambridge: Harvard Univ. Press, 2013. Pp. xii, 177. ISBN 978-0-674-05778-4.

Early Modern

* European Armies of the French Revolution, 1789–1802
Ed. Frederick C. Schneid
Norman: Univ. of Oklahoma Press, 2015. Pp. vii, 280. ISBN 978-0-8061-4039-1.
* The Great Siege of Malta: The Epic Battle between the Ottoman Empire and the Knights of St. John
By Bruce Ware Allen
Lebanon, NH: ForeEdge, 2015. Pp. ix, 325. ISBN 978-1-61168-765-1.
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.

Revolutionary War

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.
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.
War in the Chesapeake: The British Campaigns to Control the Bay, 1813-1814
By Charles Patrick Neimeyer
Annapolis: Naval Inst. Press, 2015. Pp. x, 244. ISBN 978-1-61251-865-7.
* Wellington's Hidden Heroes: The Dutch and the Belgians at Waterloo
By Veronica Baker-Smith
Philadelphia: Casemate, 2015. Pp. viii, 200. ISBN 978-1-61200-332-0.
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

Border Law: The First Seminole War and American Nationhood
By Deborah A. Rosen
Cambridge: Harvard Univ. Press, 2015. Pp. ix, 316. ISBN 978-0-674-96761-8.
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 978-0-8061-4344-6.
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.
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

Appomattox: Victory, Defeat, and Freedom at the End of the Civil War
By Elizabeth R. Varon
New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 2013. Pp. viii, 305. ISBN 978-0-19-021786-0.
The Battle of Ezra Church and the Struggle for Atlanta
By Earl J. Hess
Denton: Univ. of North Texas Press, 2015. Pp. xv, 272. ISBN 978-1-4696-2241-5.
* The Civil War and Reconstruction in Indian Territory
Ed. Bradley R. Clampitt
Lincoln: Univ. of Nebraska Press, 2015. Pp. vii, 192. ISBN 978-0-8032-7727-4.
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.
In the Shadow of the Alabama: The British Foreign Office and the American Civil War
By Renata Eley Long
Annapolis: Naval Inst. Press, 2015. Pp. xiii, 254. ISBN 978-1-61251-836-7.
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.
* "My Greatest Quarrel with Fortune": Major General Lew Wallace in the West, 1861–1862
By Charles G. Beemer
Kent: Kent State Univ. Press, 2015. Pp. viii, 330. ISBN 978-1-60635-236-6.
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.
* Villainous Compounds: Chemical Weapons and the American Civil War
By Guy R. Hasegawa
Carbondale: Southern Illionis Univ. Press, 2015. Pp. xiv, 182. ISBN 978-0-8093-3430-8.
A 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.
* A Scientific Way of War: Antebellum Military Science, West Point, and the Origins of American Military Thought
By Ian C. Hope
Lincoln: Univ. of Nebraska Press, 2015. Pp. x, 334. ISBN 978-0-8032-7685-7.

World War I

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.
The Chemists' War: 1914-1918
By Michael Freemantle
Cambridge: Royal Society of Chemistry, 2015. Pp. xvi, 342. ISBN 978-1-84973-989-4.
* The Christmas Truce: Myth, Memory, and the First World War
By Terri Blom Crocker
Lexington: Univ. Press of Kentucky, 2015. Pp. xii, 297. ISBN 978-0-8131-6615-5.
Climax at Gallipoli: The Failure of the August Offensive
By Rhys Crawley
Norman: Univ. of Oklahoma Press, 2014. Pp. xiv, 364. ISBN 978-0-8061-4426-9.
The End of Tsarist Russia: The March to World War I and Revolution
By Dominic Lieven
New York: Viking, 2015. Pp. xv, 426. ISBN 978-0-670-02558-9.
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.
By Jennie Macleod
New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 2015. Pp. xxviii, 247. ISBN 978-0-19-964487-2.
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.
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.
Serbia and the Balkan Front, 1914: The Outbreak of the Great War
By James Lyon
New York: Bloomsbury, 2015. Pp. xvi, 306. ISBN 978-1-4725-8003-0.
* Thunder and Flames: Americans in the Crucible of Combat, 1
By Edward G. Lengel
Lawrence: Univ. Press of Kansas, 2015. Pp. xii, 457. ISBN 978-0-7006-2084-5.
Trial by Gas: The British Army at the Second Battle of Ypres
By George H. Cassar
Lincoln, NE: Potomac Books, 2014. Pp. xvii, 305. ISBN 978-1-61234-690-8.
The University at War, 1914-25: Britain, France, and the United States
By Tomás Irish
New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015. Pp. x, 254. ISBN 978-1-137-40944-7.
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

81 Days Below Zero: The Incredible Survival Story of a World War II Pilot in Alaska's Frozen Wilderness
By Brian Murphy and Toula Vlahou
Boston: Da Capo Press, 2015. Pp. x, 238. ISBN 978-0-306-82328-2.
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.
Browned Off and Bloody-Minded: The British Soldier Goes to War, 1939-1945
By Alan Allport
New Haven: Yale Univ. Press, 2015. Pp. xxvii, 395. ISBN 978-0-300-17075-7.
Caen Controversy: The Battle for Sword Beach 1944
By Andrew Stewart
Solihull, UK: Helion, 2014. Pp. x, 164. ISBN 978-1-909982-12-3.
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.
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.
* German Historians and the Bombing of German Cities: The Contested Air War
By Bas von Benda-Beckmann
Amsterdam: Amsterdam Univ. Press, 2015. Pp. 291. ISBN 978-90-8964-781-8.
Hell from the Heavens: The Epic Story of the USS Laffey and World War II's Greatest Kamikaze Attack
By John Wukovits
Boston: Da Capo Press, 2015. Pp. xvii, 296. ISBN 978-0-306-82324-4.
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.
* Jacob L. Devers: A General's Life
By James Scott Wheeler
Lexington: Univ. Press of Kentucky, 2015. Pp. x, 589. ISBN 978-0-8131-6602-5.
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.
Last to Die: A Defeated Empire, a Forgotten Mission, and the Last American Killed in World War II
By Stephen Harding
Boston: Da Capo Press, 2015. Pp. vii, 253. ISBN 978-0-306-82338-1.
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.
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 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.
Suddenly, While Abroad: Hitler's Irish Slaves
By David Blake Knox
Dublin: New Island, 2012. Pp. x, 315. ISBN 978-1-84840-200-3.
When Britain Saved the West: The Story of 1940
By Robin Prior
New Haven: Yale Univ. Press, 2015. Pp. xx, 335. ISBN 978-0-300-16662-0.
The Wartime Diaries of Count Galeazzo Ciano 1939-1943
By Galeazzo Ciano
Ed. Alan Sutton. Millview, Stroud, UK: Fonthill, 2015. Pp. 438. ISBN 978-1-78155-448-7.
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

Scientists at War: The Ethics of Cold War Weapons Research
By Sarah Bridger
Cambridge: Harvard Univ. Press, 2015. Pp. x, 350. ISBN 978-0-674-73682-5.
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

Britain and the Wars in Vietnam: The Supply of Troops, Arms and Intelligence, 1945-1975
By Gerald Prenderghast
Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2015. Pp. viii, 320. ISBN 978-0-7864-9924-3.
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.
The Morenci Marines: A Tale of Small Town America and the Vietnam War
By Kyle Longley
Lawrence: Univ. Press of Kansas, . Pp. xiv, 351. ISBN 978-0-7006-2110-1.

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.
The Air Force Way of War: U.S. Tactics and Training after Vietnam
By Brian D. Laslie
Lexington: Univ. Press of Kentucky, 2015. Pp. xiv, 237. ISBN 978-0-8131-6059-7.
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.
China's Civil War: A Social History, 1945-1949
By Diana Lary
New York: Cambridge Univ. Press, 2015. Pp. xii, 283. ISBN 978-1-107-05467-7.
From Kutch to Tashkent: The Indo-Pakistan War of 1965
By Farooq Bajwa
London: Hurst, 2013. Pp. 415. ISBN 978-1-84904-230-7.
General Lesley J. McNair: Unsung Architect of the U.S. Army
By Mark T. Calhoun
Lawrence: Univ. Press of Kansas, 2015. Pp. xvii, 412. ISBN 978-0-7006-2069-2.
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.
* The Red Army and the Great Terror: Stalin's Purge of the Soviet
By Peter Whitewood
Lawrence: Univ. Press of Kansas, 2015. Pp. vii, 360. ISBN 978-0-7006-2117-0.
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.

21st Century

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.
Death on Base: The Fort Hood Massacre
By Anita Belles Porterfield and John Porterfield
Denton: Univ. of North Texas Press, 2015. Pp. ix, 345. ISBN 978-1-57441-596-4
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.
Drones and the Future of Armed Conflict: Ethical, Legal, and Strategic Implications
Ed. David Cortright, Rachel Fairhurst, and Kristen Wall
Chicago: Univ. of Chicago Press, 2015. Pp. xi, 295. ISBN 978-0-226-25805-8.
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.
Flashes of War
By Katey Schultz
Baltimore: Apprentice House, 2013. Pp. xiv, 171. ISBN 978-1-934074-85-5.
Going to War in Iraq: When Citizens and the Press Matter
By Stanley Feldman, Leonie Huddy, and George E. Marcus
Chicago: Univ. of Chicago Press, 2015. Pp. ix, 238. ISBN 978-0-226-30406-9.
* The Iran-Iraq War
By Perre Razoux
Trans. Nicholas Elliott. Cambridge, MA: Harvard Univ. Press, 2015. Pp. xviii, 640. ISBN 978-0-674-08863-4.
The Last Man: A Novel
By P.T. Deutermann
New York: St. Martin's, 2012. Pp. 354. ISBN 978-0-312-59945-4.
* Rebuttal: The CIA Responds to the Senate Intelligence Committee's Study of Its Detention and Interrogation Program
By Ed. Bill Harlow
Annapolis: Naval Inst. Press, 2015. Pp. 344. ISBN 978-1-59114-587-5.
Relentless Strike: The Secret History of Joint Special Operations Command
By Sean Naylor
New York: St. Martin's, 2015. Pp. xiii, 540. ISBN 978-1-250-01454-2.
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.
The U.S. Intelligence Community
By Jeffrey T. Richardson
Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 2016. Pp. xvi, 632. ISBN 978-0-8133-4918-3.
Where Youth and Laughter Go: With "The Cutting Edge" in Afghanistan
By Seth W.B. Folsom
Annapolis: Naval Inst. Press, 2015. Pp. xxi1, 368. ISBN 978-1-61251-871-8.

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.
* Clean Bombs and Dirty Wars: Air Power in Kosovo and Libya
By Robert H. Gregory Jr.
Lincoln, NB: Potomac Books, 2015. Pp. xvii, 306. ISBN 978-1-61234-731-8.
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.
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.
The Hidden History of America at War: Untold Tales from Yorktown to Fallujah
By Kenneth C. Davis
New York: Hachette, 2015. Pp. 406. ISBN 978-1-4013-2410-0.
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.
Men of War: The American Soldier in Combat at Bunker Hill, Gettysburg, and Iwo Jima
By Alexander Rose
New York: Random House, 2015. Pp. x, 480. ISBN 978-0-553-80518-5.
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 Pentagon's Brain: An Uncensored History of DARPA, America's Top-Secret Military Research Agency
By Annie Jacobsen
New York: Little, Brown, 2015. Pp. viii, 552. ISBN 978-0-316-37176-6.
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.
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.
* Storming the City: U.S. Military Performance in Urban Warfare from World War II to Vietnam
By Alec Wahlman
Denton: Univ. of North Texas Press, 2015. Pp. xvi, 368. ISBN 978-1-57441-619-0.
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.
The U.S. Naval Institute on Naval Command
Ed. Thomas J. Cutler
Annapolis: Naval Inst. Press, 2015. Pp. x, 194. ISBN 978-1-61251-800-8.
* The U.S. Naval Institute on Naval Cooperation
Ed. Sam J. Tangredi
Annapolis: Naval Inst. Press, 2015. Pp. xii, 209. ISBN 978-1-61251-853-4.
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 Strategy
Ed. Sam J. Tangredi
Annapolis: Naval Inst. Press, 2015. Pp. x, 200. ISBN 978-0-87021-113-3.
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.
War, Peace, and Prosperity in the Name of God: The Ottoman Role in Europe's Socioeconomic Evolution
By Murat Iyigun
Chicago: Univ. of Chicago Press, 2015. Pp. xix, 195. ISBN 978-0-226-38843-4.
* Why Leaders Fight
By Michael C. Horowitz, Allan C. Stam, Cali M. Ellis
New York: Cambridge Univ. Press, 2015. Pp. xii, 215. ISBN 978-1-107-65567-6.
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