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Military History Book Reviews


Book Review: The Long Road to Antietam, by Richard Slotkin

HistoryNet Staff | 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.

Book Review: Those Who Have Borne the Battle, by James Wright

HistoryNet Staff | 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.

Book Review: Hitler’s Spy Chief, by Richard Bassett

HistoryNet Staff | 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.

Game Review: Birds of Steel, by Konami

HistoryNet Staff | 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.

Book Review: December 1941, by Evan Mawdsley

HistoryNet Staff | 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.

Book Review: Terror in the Balkans, by Ben Shepherd

HistoryNet Staff | 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.

Book Review: The Roman Barbarian Wars, by Ludwig Dyck

HistoryNet Staff | 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.

Game Review: Sniper Elite V2, by 505 Games

HistoryNet Staff | 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.

Book Review: Military Adaptation in War, by Williamson Murray

HistoryNet Staff | 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.

Book Review: Front Burner, by Kirk S. Lippold

HistoryNet Staff | 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.

Book Review: Britain's War Machine, by David Edgerton

HistoryNet Staff | 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.

Book Review: After Custer, by Paul L. Hedren

HistoryNet Staff | 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.

Book Review: Undefeated, by Bill Sloan

HistoryNet Staff | 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.

Book Review: The Siege of Fort William Henry, by Ben Hughes

HistoryNet Staff | 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.

Book Review: The Wehrmacht Retreats, by Robert M. Citino

HistoryNet Staff | Published: May 03, 2012 at 1:19 pm
Robert Citino's World War II history The Wehrmacht Retreats looks at German reverses in the pivotal year 1943, focusing on the role of the Wehrmacht and the German chain of command.

Game Review: Crusader Kings II, by Paradox Interactive

HistoryNet Staff | Published: May 03, 2012 at 12:46 pm
Crusader Kings II, by Paradox Interactive, puts you in control of a medieval Christian dynasty between 1066 and 1453, challenging you to defend your borders, fill your coffers and consolidate power.
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