Military History Book Reviews
Published: January 02, 2015 at 1:17 pm
In his second history of Arlington National Cemetery, Robert Poole relates stories centering on Section 60, resting place of fallen American soldiers from Afghanistan and Iraq.
Published: January 02, 2015 at 1:04 pm
British Special Operations Executive veteran Leigh Fermor issues his long-awaited firsthand account of the 1944 kidnapping of the commanding German general from Crete.
Published: January 02, 2015 at 12:55 pm
Historian Reinhold Busch takes a disquieting look behind German lines during the brutal 1942-43 fight for Stalingrad.
Published: January 02, 2015 at 12:46 pm
British military scholar Gordon Corrigan relates the dynamics of medieval warfare and politics in his history of the Hundred Years' War.
Published: October 30, 2014 at 10:53 am
In his latest book, Dark Invasion, 1915, Howard Blum explores America's first brush with Homeland Security issues as it confronted German spies in the lead-up to the U.S. entry into World War I.
Published: October 30, 2014 at 10:43 am
In Soldier Girls, Helen Thorpe traces the combat experiences of three female soldiers in recent conflicts in the Middle East to explore how war changes women.
Published: October 30, 2014 at 10:33 am
In his study When Soldiers Fall, Steven Casey looks at the changing methodology and intent behind American military casualty reporting since World War I.
Published: October 30, 2014 at 10:24 am
The First World War in Colour, by Peter Walther, showcases 320 rare color images from a conflict more often imagined in black and white.
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.
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.
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.
Published: August 28, 2014 at 5:04 pm
In his latest Napoleonic-era title Michael Leggiere profiles Prussian master commander Gebhard von Blücher.
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."
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.
Published: July 02, 2014 at 12:56 pm
Mark Perry reexamines the life and career of General Douglas MacArthur, among the best known -- and controversial -- American military leaders.
Published: July 02, 2014 at 12:39 pm
The late German Corporal Erwin Bartmann's memoir of service with one of the initial units of the wartime Waffen-SS offers an instructive glimpse into the heart of the Nazi war machine.