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George C. Marshall and The Marshall Center - Interview with Rachel Thompson

Gerald D. Swick | Published: September 08, 2014 at 11:56 am
An interview with Rachel Yarnell Thompson, Special Projects Director of The George C. Marshall International Center and author of "Marshall—A Statesman Shaped in the Crucible of War."

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.

Book Review: Blücher, by Michael V. Leggiere

HistoryNet Staff | Published: August 28, 2014 at 5:04 pm
In his latest Napoleonic-era title Michael Leggiere profiles Prussian master commander Gebhard von Blücher.

Charles Howard: A Wild and Splendid Man

Norman Goldstein | Published: August 28, 2014 at 4:37 pm
An aristocratic title couldn’t keep the venturesome Earl of Suffolk from life on the razor’s edge in wartime Europe

Interview With World War I Historian William Philpott

Published: August 28, 2014 at 1:54 pm
In his new book War of Attrition, British historian William Philpott re-examines the causes, conduct and lasting effects of World War I.

Ten Notable Women of World War I

HistoryNet | Published: August 13, 2014 at 12:56 pm
Ten women whose roles in WW1 brought them praise. Some received medals. Some gave their lives.

Ten Questions for Gen. Paul X. 'P.X.' Kelley, Former USMC Commandant

HistoryNet | Published: August 04, 2014 at 4:18 pm
The legendary USMC commander talks about his remarkable 37-year military career that included two tours of Vietnam and serving as the first commander of the Rapid Deployment Task Force.

Last Call: Celebrity Soldier

Sarah Richardson | Published: July 29, 2014 at 12:43 pm
General Winfield Scott - military hero, political flop

WWII Heroes Win Gold

Published: July 10, 2014 at 3:23 pm
The Congressional Gold Medal has been approved for members of the Civil Air Patrol or CAP who served during WWII and to the legendary Doolittle Raiders.

Interview With Museum of the American Revolution Director R. Scott Stephenson

HistoryNet Staff | Published: July 03, 2014 at 9:37 am
R. Scott Stephenson, director of interpretation and collections for the Museum of the American Revolution, looks toward the 2016 opening date.

Jihad: War to the Knife

Richard A. Gabriel | Published: July 02, 2014 at 5:37 pm
From its origin as an Islamic political and religious tool, jihad has morphed into all-out war against non-Muslims

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: The Most Dangerous Man in America, by Mark Perry

HistoryNet Staff | Published: July 02, 2014 at 12:56 pm
Mark Perry reexamines the life and career of General Douglas MacArthur, among the best known -- and controversial -- American military leaders.

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.
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