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MHQ Reviews, Spring 2015

Published: April 28, 2015 at 11:09 am
Main Reviews Imprudent King: A New Life of Philip II by Geoffrey Parker Reviewed by Paul Lockhart The Deluge: Remaking of the Global Order, 1918-1931 by Adam Tooze Reviewed by Dennis Showalter Spies, Patriots, and Traitors: American Intelligence in the …

MHQ Reviews: Noteworthy Books, Spring 2015

Published: April 28, 2015 at 11:06 am
Fighting the Great War at Sea Strategy, Tactics and Technology by Norman Friedman Naval Institute, $85 Though a noted naval historian, Friedman paints an exceptionally comprehensive picture of the geopolitical, social, military, political, and financial considerations—mostly in Britain and somewhat …

MHQ Review: America and World War I, by Mark D. Van Ells

Edward G. Lengel, reviewer | Published: April 28, 2015 at 11:03 am
America and World War I A Traveler's Guide By Mark D. Van Ells. 432 pages. Interlink Books, 2014. $22. THE CENTENNIAL OF THE OUTBREAK of World War I in Europe in 1914 has generated an uptick in battlefield tourism to …

MHQ Review: Spies, Patriots, and Traitors, by Kenneth A. Daigler

Thomas B. Allen, reviewer | Published: April 28, 2015 at 11:00 am
Spies, Patriots, and Traitors American Intelligence in the Revolutionary War By Kenneth A. Daigler. 317 pages. Georgetown, 2014. $29.95 VETERAN OF MORE THAN 30 YEARS in the CIA, Kenneth A. Daigler writes like a case officer reporting from a time …

MHQ Review: The Deluge, by Adam Tooze

Dennis Showalter, reviewer | Published: April 28, 2015 at 10:58 am
The Deluge The Great War, America, and the Remaking of the Global Order, 1918–1931 By Adam Tooze. 672 pages. Viking, 2014. $40.  ADAM TOOZE BUILT HIS EUROPEAN REPUTATION specializing in the economic history of the Third Reich, and he makes …

MHQ Review: Imprudent King: A New Life of Philip II, by Geoffrey Parker

Paul Lockhart, reviewer | Published: April 28, 2015 at 10:56 am
Imprudent King A New Life of Philip II By Geoffrey Parker. 438 pages. Yale, 2014. $40. "THE HISTORY OF PHILIP THE SECOND," historian William Hickling Prescott once wrote, "is the history of Europe during the latter half of the sixteenth …

MHQ Reviews, Winter 2015

Published: November 10, 2014 at 7:53 am
Main Reviews A Scrap of Paper: Breaking and Making International Law During the Great War, by Isabel Hull Reviewed by Williamson Murray Napoleon: A Life, by Andrew Roberts Reviewed by Rafe Blaufarb Hell and Good Company: Life and Love in the Spanish …

MHQ Reviews: Noteworthy Books, Winter 2015

Published: November 10, 2014 at 7:49 am
Nation to Nation Treaties Between the United States and American Indian Nations, edited by Suzan Shown Harjo (Smithsonian Books, $40). The scholars and activists who contributed to this volume consider the long and often ignoble history of treaty-making between …

MHQ Reviews: Napoleon, A Life

Rafe Blaufarb (Reviewer) | Published: November 10, 2014 at 7:46 am
Based on excellent scholarship, careful research, and battlefield study, Andrew Roberts's new book is 'a joy to read'

MHQ Reviews: A Scrap of Paper

Williamson Murray (Reviewer) | Published: November 10, 2014 at 7:44 am
A Scrap of Paper Breaking and Making International Law During the Great War By Isabel Hull. 384 pages. Cornell University Press, 2014. $45. Reviewed by Williamson Murray Professor Isabel Hull of Cornell is one of those rare historians whose breadth …

MHQ Reviews: Hell and Good Company

Peter Carlson (Reviewer) | Published: November 10, 2014 at 7:41 am
Hell and Good Company Life and Love in the Spanish Civil War by Richard Rhodes. 384 pages. Simon & Schuster, 2015. $30. Reviewed by Peter Carlson "Many books have been written about the Spanish Civil War. Few of them explore the …

MHQ Reviews: China 1945

David Silbey (Reviewer) | Published: November 10, 2014 at 7:38 am
China 1945 Mao's Revolution and America's Fateful Choice By Richard Bernstein. 464 pages. Knopf, 2014. $30. Reviewed by David Silbey There is a fad now among authors covering a single period to get at larger truths by focusing on the kaleidoscope …

MHQ Reviews: The Royal Navy in the Age of Nelson

Anthony Brandt | Published: August 05, 2014 at 5:33 am
Sam Willis's latest book highlights seven great naval battles that together gave the Royal Navy command of the seas

MHQ Reviews: America's Revolution at Sea

Joseph F. Callo | Published: August 05, 2014 at 5:32 am
A series of mini-stories that illuminate the nitty-gritty of colonial America’s desperate struggle at sea

MHQ Reviews, Autumn 2014

Published: August 05, 2014 at 5:31 am
Main Reviews Give Me a Fast Ship: The Continental Navy and America's Revolution at Sea, By Tim McGrath Reviewed by Joseph F. Callo In the Hour of Victory: The Royal Navy at War in the Age of Nelson, By Sam …

MHQ Reviews: How Does America Fight Wars?

Published: August 05, 2014 at 5:30 am
Interview with author Antulio J. Echevarria II
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