Military History Quarterly Autumn 2009 Table of Contents


The Emperor’s Tipping Point  *[PREVIEW ARTICLE HERE]*
by John Prados
Forget Waterloo in 1815. Napoleon first faltered
some eight years earlier, at Eylau.

Citizen Tyrants
by Debra Hamel
Athenian generals, elected to their posts, found that
citizen overlords can spell disaster on the battlefield.

Reaching for the Sky
by Reina Pennington
Two female pilots take very different paths through the Luftwaffe.

Gall’s Last Stand
by Robert W. Larson
What role, if any, did the fierce Lakota Sioux chief
play in Custer’s final act?

[portfolio] Before the Storm
by Cynthia Boyd Rush
A young aviator captures life as a navy flying cadet
at Pensacola on the eve of World War II.

Burning Falmouth
by James L. Nelson
In 1775, the British navy’s cruel attack backfired,
spurring on America’s nascent rebellion.

Six Days of War Spark Forty Years of Strife
by O’Brien Browne
Israel’s 1967 surprise attack obliterated the Arab forces
and set the stage for decades of conflict and insecurity.

Reinventing the Battlefield
by John Keegan
The Civil War featured heavy rifle fire and entrenched combatants
while the cavalry and artillery played subordinate roles.


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[Arms & Men]
Silent Sentries
by Jack H. McCall Jr.

[Fighting Words]
The Wardrobes of Warriors

by Christine Ammer

[Artists At War]
Women in War

by Peter Harrington


In Review
The Gamble by Thomas Ricks; and
The White War by Mark Thompson

Coming In Future


On The Cover: In the oil painting Napoleon in Fontainebleau (1846), Paul Delaroche captured the glowering moodiness of a leader beset with the many tasks of running and expanding an empire. John Prados contends, beginning on page 14, that Napoleon, as early as the Battle of Eylau in 1807, had begun to take his eye off the ball, leading to his downfall at Waterloo eight years later.




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