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Military History - March 2013 - Letters From Readers

Published: January 04, 2013 at 2:28 pm
Readers' letters in the March 2013 issue of Military History sound off about the Society of the Cincinnati, the German Nebelwerfer rocket launcher, Revolution-era British Lt. Col. Banastre Tarleton, winners' and losers' accounts of history, and old Andrew Jackson.

Letter From Military History - March 2013

Michael W. Robbins | Published: January 04, 2013 at 1:27 pm
The best way to understand history is to place yourself on the very ground where historic events occurred.

Interview With Author Robert Sullivan

Published: January 04, 2013 at 1:17 pm
For his new book My American Revolution, Robert Sullivan combined thorough research with extraordinary fieldwork to illuminate the American Revolution and draw ties to the present.

Book Review: Rise to Greatness, by David Von Drehle

HistoryNet Staff | Published: January 03, 2013 at 3:52 pm
David Von Drehle's new book Rise to Greatness looks at Abraham Lincoln's tenuous hold on the Union in 1862, before he assumed the mantle of America's greatest president.

Book Review: Uncommon Warriors, by Ken W. Sayers

HistoryNet Staff | Published: January 03, 2013 at 3:42 pm
In Uncommon Warriors author Ken Sayers introduces the histories of the U.S. Navy's most obscure, unusual and specialized vessels, from famous warships to obscure spy craft.

Book Review: Shattered Genius, by David Stone

HistoryNet Staff | Published: January 03, 2013 at 3:33 pm
David Stone's new book Shattered Genius traces the rise and fall of the German general staff in the decades leading up to World War II and during the course of war itself.

Book Review: Into the Breach at Pusan, by Kenneth W. Estes

HistoryNet Staff | 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.

Game Review: Damage Inc., by Mad Catz

HistoryNet Staff | 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.

DVD Review: American Experience: Death and the Civil War, by PBS

HistoryNet Staff | 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.

Mark I Trench Knife: Doughboys’ Double-Edged Dagger

Jon Guttman | Published: November 02, 2012 at 6:07 pm
Developed in the crucible of World War I trench warfare, the American Mark I knife saw use in World War II with airborne troops, Army Rangers and Marine Raiders.

Nebelwerfer: Adding Smoke and Mortars to the Fog of War

Jon Guttman | Published: November 02, 2012 at 5:52 pm
The German Wehrmacht's adaptable Nebelwerfer was capable of firing rocket-propelled rounds with a variety of warheads from a range of platforms.

Interview With Archivist Doug Sterner

Published: November 02, 2012 at 5:24 pm
Archivist and veteran Doug Sterner has spent more than a decade compiling a thorough awards database for American military personnel that stretches back to the Civil War.

Russo-Japanese War: Japan’s First Big Surprise

Robert M. Citino | Published: November 02, 2012 at 4:37 pm
Decades before World War II, Japan demonstrated its military might to Russia and the other Great Powers

Book Review: The Generals, by Thomas E. Ricks

HistoryNet Staff | 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.

Book Review: The Making of the First World War, by Ian F.W. Beckett

HistoryNet Staff | 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.

Book Review: The Last Full Measure, by Michael Stephenson

HistoryNet Staff | 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.
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