Military History Book Reviews
Published: January 03, 2013 at 2:06 pm
Into the Breach at Pusan, by Kenneth W. Estes, relates the remarkable Korean War performance of the 1st Provisional Marine Brigade, clearing up several myths along the way.
Published: January 03, 2013 at 1:54 pm
Mad Catz' flight combat game Damage Inc. allows a player to dogfight one's way through the major battles of the Pacific Theater in World War II.
Published: January 03, 2013 at 1:43 pm
Death and the Civil War, a recent offering in PBS' American Experience series, looks at the war through the lens of Drew Gilpin Faust's acclaimed 2008 book This Republic of Suffering, tolling the cost of the war in lives and suffering.
Published: November 02, 2012 at 3:49 pm
Thomas Ricks book The Generals looks at the effects of bureaucratization on the U.S. military from World War I through the modern-day conflicts in the Middle East.
Published: November 02, 2012 at 3:27 pm
Ian F.W. Beckett's new book The Making of the First World War presents essays on lesser-known episodes of the war that nevertheless had long-term repercussions.
Published: November 02, 2012 at 2:54 pm
Author Michael Stephenson cites soldiers' firsthand accounts of death in combat in his ambitious albeit flawed book The Last Full Measure.
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.