Paid Advertisement
Historynet/feed historynet feedback facebook link Weider History Group RSS feed Weider Subscriptions Historynet Home page

Book Reviews: MHQ Notable Books, Summer 2011

Originally published by MHQ magazine. Published Online: May 03, 2011 
Print Friendly
0 comments FONT +  FONT -

RECENT RELEASES

Hannibal The Military Biography of Rome's Greatest Enemy, by Richard A. Gabriel (Potomac, $34.95). The Carthaginian general was a first-rate tactician—and not the ogre of Roman lore, argues the author.

The Siege of Washington The Untold Story of the Twelve Days That Shook the Union, by John Lockwood and Charles Lockwood (Oxford, $27.95). Immediately after Fort Sumter, Washington prepared for a Con­federate assault as it stood largely undefended against its new enemy.

The Last Mission of the Wham Bam Boys Courage, Tragedy, and Justice in World War II, by Gregory A. Freeman (Palgrave Macmillan, $26). The author of the best-selling The Forgotten 500 narrates the powerful tale of an American bomber crew shot down over Germany and lynched by a mob of civilians later tried for war crimes.

Subscribe Today

Subscribe to MHQ magazine

Desert Hell The British Invasion of Meso­po­ta­mia, by Charles Townshend (Belknap, $35). Iraq was born of conflict—and from a grand example of "mission creep," contends this account of Britain's World War I fight in the Middle East.

To End All Wars A Story of Loyalty and Rebellion, 1914–1918, by Adam Hochschild (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $28). Hochschild (King Leopold's Ghost) studies World War I's critics as well as its generals and leaders.

The Union War by Gary W. Gallagher (Harvard, $29.95). The noted Civil War historian and author (The Confederate War) examines the motivations of the North's citizen-soldier.

The Age of Airpower by Martin van Creveld (PublicAffairs, $35). This history charts the birth of military aviation, its World War II glory days, and its decline.

 

COMING SOON

Churchill's War Lab Code-Breakers, Boffins and Innovators: The Mavericks Churchill Led to Victory, by Taylor Downing. Carthage Must Be Destroyed The Rise and Fall of an Ancient Civilization, by Richard Miles.

 

Click For More From MHQ!
Click For More From MHQ!


Recommended


Leave a Reply

Human Verification: In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Related Articles


History Net Images Spacer
Paid Advertisement
Paid Advertisement
History Net Daily Activities
History net Spacer
History net Spacer
Historynet Spacer
HISTORYNET READERS' POLL

Which of these wars resulted in the most surprising underdog upset?

View Results | See previous polls

Loading ... Loading ...
History net Spacer
STAY CONNECTED WITH US
RSS Feed Daily Email Update
History net Spacer History net Spacer
Paid Advertisement

Paid Advertisement
What is HistoryNet?

The HistoryNet.com is brought to you by Weider History, the world's largest publisher of history magazines. HistoryNet.com contains daily features, photo galleries and over 5,000 articles originally published in our various magazines.

If you are interested in a specific history subject, try searching our archives, you are bound to find something to pique your interest.

From Our Magazines
Weider History

Weider History Network:  HistoryNet | Armchair General | Achtung Panzer! | StreamHistory.com
Today in History | Ask Mr. History | Picture of the Day | Daily History Quiz | Contact Us

Copyright © 2014 Weider History. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part without permission is prohibited.
Advertise With Us | Subscription Help | Privacy Policy