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  • Civil War Times Magazine

    CWT Book Review: August Valentine Kautz

    August Valentine Kautz, USA: Biography of a Civil War General by Lawrence G. Kautz, McFarland & Company Although he was born in Inspringen, Baden, in 1828, August Valentine Kautz’s family brought him to Ohio when he was still an...

  • Civil War Times Magazine

    CWT Book Review: William Francis Bartlett

    William Francis Bartlett: Biography of a Union General in the Civil War  by Richard A. Sauers and Martin H. Sable, McFarland Publishers Captain William Francis Bartlett of the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Regiment was...

  • Civil War Times Magazine

    A Brit Rates Our Generals

    One of the world’s foremost military historians evaluates the war’s top commanders. America was awash with generals in 1865, but when the Civil War began in 1861 there had been almost no generals on either side. The only men holding...

  • World War II Magazine

    WWII Book Review: Winston Churchill

    Winston Churchill: The Flawed Genius of World War II By Christopher Catherwood. 336 pp. Berkley, 2009. $26.95. Churchill’s first love, Pamela Plowden (later Lady Lytton), once said of him, “The first time you meet Winston you see all...

  • World War II Magazine

    WWII Book Review: LeMay

    LeMay: The Life and Wars of General Curtis LeMay  By Warren Kozak. 354 pp. Regnery, 2009. $27.95.  Gen. Henry H. “Hap” Arnold created the mighty U.S. Army Air Forces, yet few played a greater role in turning that armada into...

  • MHQ Magazine

    MHQ Letters from Readers- Summer 2010

    Civil Rights Movement Should Never Be Called Insurgency Professor Mark Grimsley’s article “Why the Civil Rights Movement Was an Insurgency” (Spring 2010) introduces many readers to facts about the civil rights movement that lie...

  • HistoryNet

    Crisis Watch-Command on the Move

    Drawing disastrous lessons from our last wars. Recently, a friend still on active duty shared an urgent concern about our ground forces. This officer is fighting the good fight to increase our tactical capabilities to operate a...

  • Vietnam Magazine

    A Failure of Leadership in South Vietnam

     Was the Vietnam War essentially “unwinnable” because of the incorrigibly venal, consistently corrupt and—worst of all—egregiously incompetent South Vietnamese government officials and senior military commanders? Frank...