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Book Review: Dark Invasion, 1915, by Howard Blum

HistoryNet Staff | Published: October 30, 2014 at 10:53 am
In his latest book, Dark Invasion, 1915, Howard Blum explores America's first brush with Homeland Security issues as it confronted German spies in the lead-up to the U.S. entry into World War I.

Book Review: Soldier Girls, by Helen Thorpe

HistoryNet Staff | Published: October 30, 2014 at 10:43 am
In Soldier Girls, Helen Thorpe traces the combat experiences of three female soldiers in recent conflicts in the Middle East to explore how war changes women.

Book Review: When Soldiers Fall, by Steven Casey

HistoryNet Staff | Published: October 30, 2014 at 10:33 am
In his study When Soldiers Fall, Steven Casey looks at the changing methodology and intent behind American military casualty reporting since World War I.

Book Review: The First World War in Colour, by Peter Walther

HistoryNet Staff | Published: October 30, 2014 at 10:24 am
The First World War in Colour, by Peter Walther, showcases 320 rare color images from a conflict more often imagined in black and white.

Interview With Author Will Bagley

Candy Moulton | Published: October 03, 2014 at 12:46 pm
Will Bagley's latest book relates the history of Wyoming's South Pass, the historic overland crossing of the Rocky Mountains.

Book Review: American Carnage, by Jerome A. Greene

HistoryNet Staff | Published: October 03, 2014 at 11:14 am
Author and former National Park historian Jerome Greene takes the most even-handed look yet at the 1890 battle and subsequent slaughter on South Dakota's Wounded Knee Creek.

Book Review: South Pass, by Will Bagley

HistoryNet Staff | Published: October 03, 2014 at 11:05 am
Overland trail writer Will Bagley relates the history of South Pass, the most significant portal through the Rocky Mountains to the American far West.

Book Review: Tom Horn in Life and Legend, by Larry D. Ball

HistoryNet Staff | Published: October 03, 2014 at 10:55 am
Larry Ball digs deep to separate the real man from the myth in this biography of cowhand, prospector, packer, scout, Pinkerton agent and range detective Tom Horn.

Book Review: Cochise, by Edwin R. Sweeney

HistoryNet Staff | Published: October 03, 2014 at 10:43 am
In his latest offering Cochise scholar Edwin Sweeney presents a wealth of firsthand accounts of the Apache chief.

Book Review: Citizen Explorer, by Jared Orsi

HistoryNet Staff | Published: October 03, 2014 at 10:37 am
Jared Orsi's biography of Zebulon Pike seeks to rejuvenate the reputation of the once-celebrated explorer.

Book Review: Kit Carson and the First Battle of Adobe Walls, by Alvin R. Lynn

HistoryNet Staff | Published: October 03, 2014 at 10:29 am
Both on paper and in person Alvin Lynn tracked Kit Carson's participation in the 1864 First Battle of the Adobe Walls.

Book Review: The Fights on the Little Horn, by Gordon Harper

HistoryNet Staff | Published: October 03, 2014 at 10:19 am
In Fights on the Little Horn, Gordon Harper condenses decades of research into a thorough and sometimes contentious account of Custer's Last Stand and related clashes in that 1876 campaign.

Book Review: Apache Warrior, 1860–86, by Robert N. Watt

HistoryNet Staff | Published: October 03, 2014 at 9:58 am
Robert Watt's new Osprey title Apache Warrior focuses on the revered and feared Chiricahuas of the American Southwest.

Book Review: The Lion’s Gate, by Steven Pressfield

HistoryNet Staff | Published: August 28, 2014 at 5:28 pm
Steven Pressfield steps out on a ledge with The Lion's Gate, his "hybrid history" of the Six-Day War, and the resulting narrative is vivid and impossible to set down.

Book Review: The Long Shadow, by David Reynolds

HistoryNet Staff | Published: August 28, 2014 at 5:19 pm
Cambridge professor David Reynolds has a look at World War I from his side of the Atlantic.

Book Review: 102 Days of War, by Yaniv Barzilai

HistoryNet Staff | Published: August 28, 2014 at 5:13 pm
Yaniv Barzilai, a State Department special rep during the 2001 invasion of Afghanistan, delivers a controversial account of those early days.
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