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Book Review: Wrong Turn, by Colonel Gian Gentile

HistoryNet Staff | Published: October 30, 2013 at 10:40 am
In Wrong Turn professor and U.S. Army Colonel Gian Gentile argues that counterinsurgency warfare remains ineffective as a dominant strategy.

Book Review: Going for Broke, by James M. McCaffrey

HistoryNet Staff | Published: October 30, 2013 at 10:21 am
In Going for Broke author James McCaffrey presents the full World War II history of the highly decorated, largely Japanese-American 442nd Regimental Combat Team.

Interview With Author Dennis McCown

Candy Moulton | Published: October 01, 2013 at 3:28 pm
Dennis McCown spent the better part of two decades in deep research to reveal the remarkable story of Helen Beulah Mrose and her ties to gunfighter turned lawyer John Wesley Hardin.

Book Review: A Killer Is What They Needed, by David Grassé

HistoryNet Staff | Published: October 01, 2013 at 1:02 pm
David Grassé profiles Commodore Perry Owens, the Tennessee-born Quaker and sometime cowboy turned seemingly fearless territorial enforcer.

Book Review: Light on the Prairie, by Nancy Plain

HistoryNet Staff | Published: October 01, 2013 at 12:52 pm
In her award-winning book Nancy Plain introduces young readers to Solomon Butcher, photographer of the Nebraska plains pioneers.

Book Review: Bedside Book of Bad Girls, by Chris Enss

HistoryNet Staff | Published: October 01, 2013 at 12:41 pm
Chris Enss introduces some of the bad women who kept the West wild right up into the 20th century.

Book Review: Dragoons in Apacheland, by William S. Kiser

HistoryNet Staff | Published: October 01, 2013 at 12:25 pm
William S. Kiser examines the flawed policies of the U.S. military in its efforts to maintain peace between the Apache people and settlers in the mid-19th century.

Book Review: American Indian Tribes of the Southwest, by Michael G. Johnson

HistoryNet Staff | Published: October 01, 2013 at 12:10 pm
Michael G. Johnson's provides a compact summation of the Southwest tribes in this latest title of Osprey's Men-at-Arms series.

Interview With Author Eric Schlosser

Published: September 08, 2013 at 5:22 pm
In his new book Command and Control, author Eric Schlosser looks at the safety of the nation's nuclear arsenal, with a focus on the 1980 accident at a Titan II missile silo in Damascus, Ark.

Interview With Historian Paul Lee Johnson

Johnny D. Boggs | Published: July 30, 2013 at 1:23 pm
In his new book The McLaurys in Tombstone, Arizona: An O.K. Corral Obituary, author Paul Lee Johnson examines the little-known McLaury side of the October 1881 gunfight near the O.K. Corral.

Book Review: Texas Ranger John B. Jones, by Rick Miller

HistoryNet Staff | Published: July 30, 2013 at 11:58 am
In his award-winning biography of John B. Jones, author Rick Miller also paints a vivid picture of the Texas Rangers' heyday.

Book Review: American El Dorado, by Ron Elliott

HistoryNet Staff | Published: July 30, 2013 at 11:49 am
In his new book American El Dorado, Ron Elliott exposes the infamous 1872 diamond hoax, keeping the facts straight while creating dialogue to flesh out the dupes and perpetrators.

Book Review: Wyatt Earp, by Andrew C. Isenberg

HistoryNet Staff | Published: July 30, 2013 at 11:36 am
Andrew Isenberg presents compelling arguments about celebrated lawman Wyatt Earp's flawed character, but he falls short of proving his premise that Earp led a vigilante life.

Book Review: Bunker Hill, by Nathaniel Philbrick

HistoryNet Staff | Published: July 03, 2013 at 4:37 pm
Nathaniel Philbrick explores the pivotal Battle of Bunker Hill and how Bostonians set the tone for the remainder of the American Revolution.

Book Review: Monte Cassino, by Peter Caddick-Adams

HistoryNet Staff | Published: July 03, 2013 at 3:58 pm
In Monte Cassino, Peter Caddick-Adams explores the strategy, tactics and outcome of the four-month slog for the Italian town and monastery during World War II.

Good Reads for Summer Vacation

Published: June 14, 2013 at 10:52 am
Hot tips on the season's best books from MHQ editors and reviewers
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