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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.

Book Review: Hunting Che, by Mitch Weiss and Kevin Maurer

HistoryNet Staff | Published: February 26, 2014 at 1:59 pm
Mitch Weiss and Kevin Maurer recall the 1967 capture and execution of infamous Cuban revolutionary Che Guevara and suggest parallels to the 2011 killing of Osama Bin Laden.

Book Review: The SS-Sonderkommando “Dirlewanger,” edited by Rolf Michaelis

HistoryNet Staff | Published: February 26, 2014 at 1:44 pm
Edited by Rolf Michaelis, this memoir paints a chilling picture of the World War II German paramilitary unit SS-Sonderkommando Dirlewanger.

Book Review: Under the Eagle, by Samuel Holiday and Robert S. McPherson

HistoryNet Staff | Published: February 26, 2014 at 1:28 pm
Robert MacPherson further reveals the World War II contributions of the Navajo code talkers in this profile of Samuel Holiday.

Interview With Author Sherry Robinson

Candy Moulton | Published: February 01, 2014 at 12:56 pm
Sherry Robinson has tirelessly researched the unsung Lipan Apaches and relates their fight for survival in early Texas.

Book Review: Frontier Cavalry Trooper, Edited by Douglas C. McChristian

HistoryNet Staff | Published: January 31, 2014 at 2:34 pm
U.S. Army Private Eddie Matthews' preserved letters, edited by former National Park Service historian Doug McChristian, offer both a glimpse into frontier life for a 19th-century soldier and a perspective on the era of westward expansion.

Book Review: I Fought a Good Fight, by Sherry Robinson

HistoryNet Staff | Published: January 31, 2014 at 2:21 pm
Overlooked in many histories of the many 19th-century Apache bands, the Lipans get their due in this book by Sherry Robinson.

Book Review: Glorious Misadventures, by Owen Matthews

HistoryNet Staff | Published: January 31, 2014 at 1:46 pm
Owen Matthews recounts the empire-building efforts of ambitious if largely forgotten Russian explorer Nikolai Rezanov.

Book Review: Billy the Kid on Film 1911–2012, by Johnny D. Boggs

HistoryNet Staff | Published: January 31, 2014 at 1:32 pm
Johnny Boggs breaks down the 75 big-screen films centered on Billy the Kid, arguably not a great one in the bunch ... yet.
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