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Interview With Author-Historian Geoffrey Parker

Published: May 01, 2013 at 12:57 pm
Parker's research links global climate change to widespread warfare in the 17th century. (Jussi Puikkonen/KNAW)In his big new book, Global Crisis: War, Climate Change and Catastrophe in the 17th Century, distinguished historian Geoffrey Parker addresses a very big subject: …

Military History - July 2013 - Letters From Readers

Published: May 01, 2013 at 11:48 am
Readers' letters in the July 2013 issue of Military History sound off about camouflage and a 'Chia Tank,' the Chosin Reservoir, Lithuania's Forest Brothers, the Davy Crockett atomic cannon and Sir Francis Drake.

Letter From Military History - July 2013

Michael W. Robbins | Published: May 01, 2013 at 10:01 am
Military history is not just a chronicle of organized violence; it is also a history of the development of human organizations and the effects of ideas on human behavior.

Canon de 75 modèle 1897: France’s 'Black Butcher'

Jon Guttman | Published: February 28, 2013 at 12:14 pm
The French 75 made its mark in 1914 at First Marne, then echoed around the world in various versions.

Macedonian Sarissa: Spartan-Hunting Spear of Philip II

Jon Guttman | Published: February 28, 2013 at 12:01 pm
The sarissa formed the spines of the bristling Macedonian phalanx.

Interview With Author-Historian Rick Atkinson

Published: February 28, 2013 at 11:39 am
Pulitzer Prize–winning author-historian Rick Atkinson has completed the final volume of his Liberation Trilogy, a history of the U.S. Army in Europe in World War II.

Military History - May 2013 - Letters From Readers

Published: February 27, 2013 at 6:33 pm
Readers' letters in the May 2013 issue of Military History sound off about the Iran–Iraq War, Gallipoli and a misplaced division.

Letter From Military History - May 2013

Michael W. Robbins | Published: February 27, 2013 at 6:20 pm
A good historian makes a concerted effort to relate facts, and the proof often lies in the back of the book.

World War I Intrigue: German Spies in New York!

Michael S. Neiberg | Published: February 27, 2013 at 4:40 pm
On the eve of America’s entry into World War I, saboteurs plotted—and carried out—attacks on the U.S. home front

Book Review: With Napoléon’s Guard in Russia, by Major Louis-Joseph Vionnet

HistoryNet Staff | Published: February 27, 2013 at 2:39 pm
Jonathan North has translated and edited this firsthand French account of the Invasion of Russia during the Napoleonic wars.

Book Review: Ships of Oak, Guns of Iron, by Ronald D. Utt

HistoryNet Staff | Published: February 27, 2013 at 2:29 pm
Ronald Utt has written a very readable account of the War of 1812, centered primarily on U.S. naval actions.

Book Review: Embers of War, by Frederik Logevall

HistoryNet Staff | Published: February 27, 2013 at 2:16 pm
Frederik Logevall examines the critical period of regional and world tensions that flared up into America's Vietnam War.

Book Review: Stalin’s General, by Geoffrey Roberts

HistoryNet Staff | Published: February 27, 2013 at 2:06 pm
Geoffrey Roberts has written a well-researched, candid biography of Soviet General Georgy Zhukov, an impressive if only intermittently sympathetic commander.

Lithuania vs. U.S.S.R.: A Secret Hot Fight in the Cold War

Edward G. Lengel | Published: January 04, 2013 at 3:51 pm
The Soviet postwar occupation of Lithuania sparked bitter resistance from partisans known as the Forest Brothers

M29 Davy Crockett: King of the Atomic Frontier?

Jon Guttman | Published: January 04, 2013 at 3:14 pm
Developed during the Cold War to counter Soviet armor, the M29 recoilless spigot gun could fire nuclear-tipped warheads at close-range targets.

Punji Stakes: Pointed End to a Foot Patrol

Jon Guttman | Published: January 04, 2013 at 2:58 pm
With roots and etymology in the 19th century Punjab region of India, punji stakes came into their own a century later as a guerrilla weapon during the Vietnam War.
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