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MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History takes you on an exciting journey to the world’s greatest battles and campaigns over the last 5,000 years, from ancient warfare through modern Iraq. Written by distinguished authors and historians who bring the world of history alive, the magazine covers in vivid detail the soldiers, leaders, tactics, and weapons throughout military history, and delivers it in an exquisitely illustrated, deluxe edition.




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    Laws of War | Massing for La République

    Europe's first military conscription law, adopted in the wake of the French Revolution...

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    Confounding Father | Thomas Jefferson’s Polarizing Public Image

    WASHINGTON – The book cover of Confounding Father: Thomas Jefferson’s Image In His Own Time is not meant to be an optical illusion. Rather, the blurred image of Thomas Jefferson alludes to the duality of not only his nature,...

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    6 Questions | Author John Wukovits

    JOHN WUKOVITS is a military historian specializing in World War II. He is the author of nine books including Tin Can Titans: The Heroic Men and Ships of World War II’s Most Decorated Navy Destroyer Squadron, which has just been...

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    6 Questions | Author Paul Bogdanor

    PAUL BOGDANOR is an author and researcher based in Britain. His latest book, Kasztner’s Crime, tells the story of how hundreds of thousands of Hungarian Jews were deported to their deaths during the Holocaust while the head of...

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    6 Questions I Author Stanley Weintraub

    STANLEY WEINTRAUB, published his first biography, about Lawrence of Arabia’s postwar years, in 1963. Since then he has been writing about other notable lives, and about wars, from the rebellion in America to Korea, with many of his books...

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    6 Questions | Author William Walker

    WILLIAM WALKER taught at the University of New Orleans and Lamar University, and served as associate vice president for public affairs at Virginia Tech, Gettysburg College, and the College of William and Mary. After a 40-year career in...

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    6 Questions | Author Hamilton Gregory

    HAMILTON GREGORY is a best-selling textbook author and former professor at Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College. In 1968–69 he served as a U.S. Army intelligence agent in Vietnam, where he recruited and trained Southeast Asians...

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    6 Questions | Author Erich B. Anderson

    ERICH B. ANDERSON is a freelance writer with a B.A. in history and anthropology from Northern Illinois University and a member of the Authors Guild. He has written numerous articles for History Today, Military History Monthly, Ancient...

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    Outer Limits of Armor

    Eccentric solo inventor J. Walter Christie designed vehicles like no others. But his oddball designs influenced some of the 20th century’s best tanks. ...

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    6 Questions | Author Bouko de Groot

    BOUKO DE GROOT, who has a master’s degree in Egyptology from Leiden University in The Netherlands, is the author of Dutch Armies of the 80 Years’ War 1568-1841, which is being published in two volumes this year by Osprey...

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    Light Conversation: The Heliograph

    After the telegraph and before the radio, the heliograph provided long-distance wireless communication. In November 1877 Jowaki tribesmen along what is now Pakistan’s western frontier were puzzled by the brilliant staccato flashes...

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    Culture: Eyewitness to Glory

    A merchant captain turned marine painter, Nicholas Pocock captured the ferocity of the British-French fight on the “Glorious First of June.” On June 1, 1794, British artist Nicholas Pocock witnessed the first important naval battle of...

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    Arming the Revolution: Where did the Continental Army get its cannons?

    Cannons in the 18th century were considered the kings of the battlefield. George Washington knew— as did virtually everyone on both sides of the conflict—that without artillery, the American cause would be seriously handicapped. Even...

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    Hope is Not a Strategy: Germany’s Last Best Shot at Victory

    Early in 1918 the German High Command decided on a plan for a major campaign to win World War I by driving the British Expeditionary Force off the Continent and shattering the Allied coalition before fresh American troops arrived. But the...

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    When Did Warfare Begin?

    Archaeology, evolution, and the evidence of early human conflict When did humans begin to kill humans? Or more precisely, when did groups of humans learn to cooperate to kill members of other groups? The debate on this subject is old and...

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    Jefferson Davis: Commander In Chief

    During his presidency, he spent most of his waking hours directing the Confederate war effort. As president of the Confederate States of America, Jefferson Davis was in charge of policy, national strategy, and military strategy and...