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Murmansk or Die

Blasting winds, vicious cold, driving sleet, treacherous ice, and relentless German attacks made the Arctic supply run to Soviet Russia the worst sea journey in the world
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The River War: Churchill in the Sudan

Churchill, a young lieutenant, describes the fighting he witnesses following gunboats up the Nile as Kitchener’s army tries reclaim Sudan from Mahdist forces
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MHQ Contributors, Winter 2015

Renowned Civil War scholar James McPherson says it’s a historian’s job to get beyond the myths that people hold and “closer to some kind of reality.” In his most recent book,...
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Letter From MHQ, Winter 2015

The Real Things Fresh attention is now being directed to the stuff of history, to the three-dimensional objects that have survived from the old days of their uses. New books have touted “100...
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MHQ Reviews: Noteworthy Books, Winter 2015

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...
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MHQ Reviews: Napoleon, A Life

Based on excellent scholarship, careful research, and battlefield study, Andrew Roberts's new book is 'a joy to read'
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MHQ Reviews: A Scrap of Paper

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...
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MHQ Reviews: Hell and Good Company

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...
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MHQ Reviews: China 1945

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...