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    Six Questions | Author Allen Boyer

    ALLEN BOYER is a former senior appellate counsel in the enforcement division of the New York Stock Exchange. Rocky Boyer’s War: An Unvarnished History of the Air Blitz That Won the War in the Southwest Pacific, to be...

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    Irregular Warfare: Strength of Weakness

    How legends of T. E. Lawrence’s guerrilla forces in Arabia and Orde Wingate’s Chindit special ops in Burma fatally beguiled the French at Dien Bien Phu. Historians interpret the May 1954 fall of the French fortress at Dien Bien Phu to,...

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    Experience: What a Chaos!

    A stretcher bearer on the Western Front, 1916. John (Jack) Barrett, an Irish engineer who enlisted in the British Army in World War I, spent several months on the Western Front as a stretcher bearer. He described some of that time in a...

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    Behind the Lines: Faux Paris, 1918- Construire un autre Paris? Non, c’est...

    But build a second Paris they did, in one of the oddest episodes of World War I. The project was set in motion by the French Ministry of War as a massive decoy to fool German airmen, who had begun bombing Paris seriously in early 1916. By...

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    Laws of War: TR’s 1905 Treaty of Portsmouth

    The night of February 8–9, 1904, Japan launched a damaging surprise attack on the Russian fleet moored at Port Arthur, Manchuria, heralding the opening of the Russo-Japanese War. For the next two years a rising, rapidly modernizing...

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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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    Artists | Percy Wyndham Lewis: “A Battery Shelled”

    An avant-garde painter captures the power of technology and machine-age weaponry in the Great War...

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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...