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Military History Book Reviews


Military History Book Reviews


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.

Book Review: What It Is Like to Go to War, by Karl Marlantes

HistoryNet Staff | Published: March 01, 2012 at 10:36 pm
Karl Marlantes shares a very personal, insightful account of his combat experiences as a Vietnam War platoon leader and life back at home in What It Is Like to Go to War.

Book Review: Ethan Allen, by Willard Sterne Randall

HistoryNet Staff | Published: March 01, 2012 at 10:23 pm
Willard Sterne Randall delivers a detailed, personal profile of the Patriot hero in his new book Ethan Allen: His Life and Times.

Book Review: The Battle of Midway, by Craig L. Symonds

HistoryNet Staff | Published: March 01, 2012 at 10:10 pm
Craig Symonds has done the impossible — written a compelling, thoroughly researched account of the oft-covered Battle of Midway.

Book Review: Marshal Vauban and the Defence of Louis XIV's France, by James Falkner

HistoryNet Staff | Published: March 01, 2012 at 9:51 pm
James Falkner studies the life and career of vaunted military engineer Sebastien le Prestre in Marshal Vauban and the Defence of Louis XIV's France.

Book Review: The Book of Ancient Bastards, by Brian Thornton

HistoryNet Staff | Published: March 01, 2012 at 9:01 pm
Brian Thornton's new Book of Ancient Bastards is a tongue-in-cheeky profile of historic figures from ancient times through the Enlightenment.

Book Review: Lost Legion Rediscovered, by Donald O'Reilly

HistoryNet Staff | Published: March 01, 2012 at 8:28 pm
In Lost Legion Rediscovered author Donald O'Reilly considers the facts behind the legend of Rome's mythic Theban Legend.

Book Review: France at Bay, 1870-1871, by Douglas Fermer

HistoryNet Staff | Published: March 01, 2012 at 8:16 pm
Douglas Fermer delves deeper into the personalities and places of the Franco-Prussian War with his second volume, France at Bay, 1870-1871.

Game Review: Air Conflicts: Secret Wars, by Kalypso Media USA

HistoryNet Staff | Published: March 01, 2012 at 7:58 pm
Kalypso Media USA's aerial combat game Air Conflicts: Secret Wars presents 49 missions from both world wars, featuring more than a dozen historical aircraft.

Book Review: The End, by Ian Kershaw

HistoryNet Staff | Published: January 11, 2012 at 2:54 pm
In his new history The End, Ian Kershaw looks at the reasons behind Germany's stubborn resistance in 1944-45 when it was clear it had already lost the war.

Book Review: Gallipoli, by Peter Hart

HistoryNet Staff | Published: January 11, 2012 at 2:41 pm
Peter Hart, oral historian at London's Imperial War Museum, reveals a trove of research on the 1915 Gallipoli campaign.

Book Review: Inferno, by Max Hastings

HistoryNet Staff | Published: January 11, 2012 at 2:29 pm
With Inferno, historian Max Hastings relates a broad, well-researched and gripping (if downbeat) account of World War II.

Game Review: Combat Mission: Battle for Normandy, by Battlefront

HistoryNet Staff | Published: January 11, 2012 at 2:19 pm
Combat Mission: Battle for Normandy unfolds around the June 1944 landings in northern France, offering both real-time and turn-based game play.
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