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.
Cambridge professor David Reynolds has a look at World War I from his side of the Atlantic.
Yaniv Barzilai, a State Department special rep during the 2001 invasion of Afghanistan, delivers a controversial account of those early days.
In his latest Napoleonic-era title Michael Leggiere profiles Prussian master commander Gebhard von Blücher.
An aristocratic title couldn’t keep the venturesome Earl of Suffolk from life on the razor’s edge in wartime Europe
In his new book War of Attrition, British historian William Philpott re-examines the causes, conduct and lasting effects of World War I.
Francis Scott Key, the Battle of Baltimore and 'The Star-Spangled Banner'
Have holy wars throughout history really been conflicts over faith or more struggles under that banner for power, wealth and other worldly...
R. Scott Stephenson, director of interpretation and collections for the Museum of the American Revolution, looks toward the 2016 opening date.
From its origin as an Islamic political and religious tool, jihad has morphed into all-out war against non-Muslims
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."
Mark Perry reexamines the life and career of General Douglas MacArthur, among the best known -- and controversial -- American military leaders.
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.
Through "literary forensics" Andrew Young seeks to re-create Ptolemy's lost history of Alexander the Great, an ultimately impossible task.
Great War stories for young readers
In a time of war in September 1864, Fort Lyon (Colorado Territory) commander Major Edward W. Wynkoop risked his own life and those of his men by going out to meet with the Cheyennes. Two months later he was...