Military History Book Reviews
Published: November 02, 2012 at 2:40 pm
In The Gods of Prophetstown author Adam Jortner examines the 1811 conflict between the United States and an eastern Indian confederacy that served as a prelude to the War of 1812.
Published: September 06, 2012 at 4:27 pm
Jorg Muth's Command Culture is a compelling analysis of officer training in the early 20th century German and American armies and the implications on the outcome of World War II.
Published: September 06, 2012 at 4:13 pm
The Long Road to Antietam, by Richard Slotkin, draws connections between the Union victory at that bloody 1862 battle and Lincoln's decision to free the slaves.
Published: September 06, 2012 at 3:51 pm
James Wright's Those Who Have Borne the Battle looks at the men and women who have served during America's wars, from the revolution to modern day, and how Americans at large have treated those warriors.
Published: September 06, 2012 at 3:39 pm
In Hitler's Spy Chief, Richard Bassett delivers a sympathetic profile of Wilhelm Canaris, a top-ranking German intelligence officer who dared defy Hitler.
Published: September 06, 2012 at 3:26 pm
Birds of Steel is a World War II flight combat simulation game with historically accurate planes that boast realistic controls.
Published: July 05, 2012 at 4:56 pm
In his book December 1941 British historian Evan Mawdsley takes readers beyond Pearl Harbor to the series of shocking events that launched World War II.
Published: July 05, 2012 at 4:43 pm
In his new book Terror in the Balkans, Ben Shepherd takes on the relentlessly divisive and war-torn region of the Balkans.
Published: July 05, 2012 at 4:31 pm
Ludwig Dyck's book The Roman Barbarian Wars provides an in-depth look at Rome's early wars with tribal factions, an era that gave rise to the empire.
Published: July 05, 2012 at 4:14 pm
Sniper Elite V2 draws from the real-life 1945 Operation Overcast, but leans on more modern-day fantasy run-and-gun action.
Published: May 03, 2012 at 3:07 pm
In Military Adaptation in War, Williamson Murray takes a hard look at the change (or lack thereof) in 20th century war-fighting tactics and technology, from World War I to the Yom Kippur War.
Published: May 03, 2012 at 2:51 pm
In Front Burner, Kirk Lippold, former commander of the guided missile destroyer USS Cole, reviews the October 2000 terrorist strike on his vessel in Aden, Yemen, and the aftermath, both military and personal.
Published: May 03, 2012 at 2:34 pm
David Edgerton's book Britain's War Machine challenges the notion that Britain was militarily weak in the ramp-up to World War II.
Published: May 03, 2012 at 2:22 pm
Paul L. Hedren, author and retired NPS superintendent, considers the decline of the Sioux nation in the wake of their 1876 victory over George Armstrong Custer on the Little Bighorn.
Published: May 03, 2012 at 2:03 pm
In Undefeated, Bill Sloan sifts through official histories and firsthand accounts in a review of the desperate 1941-42 Battles of Corregidor and Bataan and subsequent U.S.-Filipino surrender to Japanese forces.
Published: May 03, 2012 at 1:48 pm
In his French and Indian War history Ben Hughes presents a thoroughly researched narrative of the events surrounding the 1757 Siege of Fort William Henry and its bloody aftermath.