Military History Book Reviews
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.