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Book Review: The Lion’s Gate, by Steven Pressfield

HistoryNet Staff | Published: August 28, 2014 at 5:28 pm
Steven Pressfield steps out on a ledge with The Lion's Gate, his "hybrid history" of the Six-Day War, and the resulting narrative is vivid and impossible to set down.

Book Review: The Long Shadow, by David Reynolds

HistoryNet Staff | Published: August 28, 2014 at 5:19 pm
Cambridge professor David Reynolds has a look at World War I from his side of the Atlantic.

Book Review: 102 Days of War, by Yaniv Barzilai

HistoryNet Staff | Published: August 28, 2014 at 5:13 pm
Yaniv Barzilai, a State Department special rep during the 2001 invasion of Afghanistan, delivers a controversial account of those early days.

Book Review: Blücher, by Michael V. Leggiere

HistoryNet Staff | Published: August 28, 2014 at 5:04 pm
In his latest Napoleonic-era title Michael Leggiere profiles Prussian master commander Gebhard von Blücher.

Charles Howard: A Wild and Splendid Man

Norman Goldstein | Published: August 28, 2014 at 4:37 pm
An aristocratic title couldn’t keep the venturesome Earl of Suffolk from life on the razor’s edge in wartime Europe

Interview With World War I Historian William Philpott

Published: August 28, 2014 at 1:54 pm
In his new book War of Attrition, British historian William Philpott re-examines the causes, conduct and lasting effects of World War I.

BMP Infantry Fighting Vehicle: A Cold War–Era Contaminant-Proof Conveyance

Jon Guttman | Published: August 28, 2014 at 1:05 pm
The Russian BMP infantry fighting vehicle was a latecomer but has served its purpose well since 1966.

Military History - November 2014 - Letters From Readers

Published: August 28, 2014 at 12:49 pm
Readers' letters in the November 2014 issue of Military History sound off about Zulu fact and fiction, World War II massacres in the Ardennes, wartime Treasury Secretary Henry Mogenthau Jr. and the importance of up-to-date military technology.

Letter From Military History - November 2014

Stephen Harding | Published: August 28, 2014 at 12:40 pm
The study of military history is useful in many regards, as long as we don't lose sight of the fact that war, in the end, is about killing people and destroying things.

Interview With Museum of the American Revolution Director R. Scott Stephenson

HistoryNet Staff | Published: July 03, 2014 at 9:37 am
R. Scott Stephenson, director of interpretation and collections for the Museum of the American Revolution, looks toward the 2016 opening date.

Jihad: War to the Knife

Richard A. Gabriel | Published: July 02, 2014 at 5:37 pm
From its origin as an Islamic political and religious tool, jihad has morphed into all-out war against non-Muslims

Military History - September 2014 - Letters From Readers

Published: July 02, 2014 at 4:47 pm
Readers' letters in the September 2014 issue of Military History sound off about some of history's worst weapons, the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, the Lewis machine gun, the Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley, Irish rebel leader Michael Collins and history's most embattled cities.

Letter From Military History - September 2014

Stephen Harding | Published: July 02, 2014 at 4:16 pm
Warfare is often predicated on unwavering belief in the spiritual or political righteousness of one's individual cause.

Short Magazine Lee-Enfield: Longtime British Standard Long Arm

Jon Guttman | Published: July 02, 2014 at 4:04 pm
Introduced at the turn of the 20th century, the improved Short Magazine Lee-Enfield served as British soldiers standard long arm through both world wars.

Book Review: In the Hour of Victory, by Sam Willis

HistoryNet Staff | Published: July 02, 2014 at 1:26 pm
Drawing on a newly discovered cache of period dispatches, Sam Willis looks anew on the turn-of-the-19th-century clashes that ushered in the "veritable golden age of British naval success."

Book Review: Alex's Wake, by Martin Goldsmith

HistoryNet Staff | Published: July 02, 2014 at 1:16 pm
In this very personal history Martin Goldsmith retraces the ultimately futile flight of his grandfather, his uncle and their fellow European Jews from the far-reaching grasp of Nazi persecution during the Holocaust.
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