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Book Review: In the Hour of Victory, by Sam Willis

HistoryNet Staff | Published: July 02, 2014 at 1:26 pm
Drawing on a newly discovered cache of period dispatches, Sam Willis looks anew on the turn-of-the-19th-century clashes that ushered in the "veritable golden age of British naval success."

Book Review: Alex's Wake, by Martin Goldsmith

HistoryNet Staff | Published: July 02, 2014 at 1:16 pm
In this very personal history Martin Goldsmith retraces the ultimately futile flight of his grandfather, his uncle and their fellow European Jews from the far-reaching grasp of Nazi persecution during the Holocaust.

Book Review: Für Volk and Führer, by Erwin Bartmann

HistoryNet Staff | Published: July 02, 2014 at 12:39 pm
The late German Corporal Erwin Bartmann's memoir of service with one of the initial units of the wartime Waffen-SS offers an instructive glimpse into the heart of the Nazi war machine.

Book Review: The Lost Book of Alexander the Great, by Andrew Young

HistoryNet Staff | Published: July 02, 2014 at 12:27 pm
Through "literary forensics" Andrew Young seeks to re-create Ptolemy's lost history of Alexander the Great, an ultimately impossible task.

Reviews: Great War Stories for Young Readers

American History | Published: June 02, 2014 at 3:08 pm
Great War stories for young readers

Book Review: Cheyenne War, by Jeff Broome

HistoryNet Staff | Published: May 29, 2014 at 2:20 pm
Author Jeff Broome takes a fresh look at a series of well-known Indian wars clashes he collectively refers to as the "Cheyenne War."

Book Review: Some Gave All, by J.R. Sanders

HistoryNet Staff | Published: May 29, 2014 at 2:09 pm
Author J.R. Sanders relates the forgotten lives and violent times of 10 Old West lawmen who died in the line of duty.

Book Review: Chasing the Santa Fe Ring, by David L. Caffey

HistoryNet Staff | Published: May 29, 2014 at 1:56 pm
Author David Caffey traces the political and economic activities of New Mexico's shadowy, well-connected Santa Fe Ring even as he questions its very existence as an organized entity.

MHQ Reviews: The Long Shadow

Dennis Showalter | Published: May 13, 2014 at 6:30 am
David Reynolds discusses how WWI affected diplomacy, society, and subsequent global conflicts

MHQ Reviews, Summer 2014

Published: May 13, 2014 at 6:30 am
MHQ editors select the best books for Summer 2014

MHQ Reviews: Noteworthy Books, Summer 2014

Published: May 13, 2014 at 6:30 am
The Lion's Gate On the Front Lines of the Six Day War by Steven Pressfield (Penguin, $29.95). Brief narratives set up some phases of the recounted conflict, but unfolding events are described almost entirely in participants' own words, rendered from …

Book Review: The D-Day Atlas, by Charles Messenger

HistoryNet Staff | Published: April 30, 2014 at 12:26 pm
Reissued in paperback for the 70th anniversary of the Normany Invasion, Charles Messenger's D-Day Atlas is the authoritative summary of all things related to the operation, with succinct text, ample photos and comprehensive maps.

Book Review: Hundred Days, by Nick Lloyd

HistoryNet Staff | Published: April 30, 2014 at 12:17 pm
Historian Nick Lloyd reexamines the closing days of World War I, examining the root causes of the shift in the Allies' favor.

Book Review: Hanns and Rudolf, by Thomas Harding

HistoryNet Staff | Published: April 30, 2014 at 12:06 pm
This dual biography by Thomas Harding profiles Rudolf Höss, the wartime Kommandant of Auschwitz concentration camp, and Hanns Alexander, the Jewish leader of the British intelligence unit tasked with tracking down Nazis, including Hoss.

Book Review: The Brothers: John Foster Dulles, Allen Dulles, and Their Secret World War

Richard Ernsberger Jr. | Published: March 31, 2014 at 2:48 pm
THE BROTHERS: John Foster Dulles, Allen Dulles, and Their Secret World War by Stephen Kinzer (Time Books) In the 1950s President Dwight Eisenhower considered it America's "destiny and duty" to contain the Soviet Union and the scourge of international communism. …

Book Review: The Burning Shore, by Ed Offley

HistoryNet Staff | Published: February 26, 2014 at 2:10 pm
Ed Offley reveals the German U-boat campaign along the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts and its steep costs for the Allies in the early months of World War II.
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