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War List: The Assassins' Moment

Marc G. DeSantis | Published: November 10, 2014 at 8:42 am
Marc G. DeSantis discusses leaders who died not in battle but at the hands of assassins.

Letter From MHQ, Winter 2015

Michael W. Robbins | Published: November 10, 2014 at 8:27 am
The Real Things Fresh attention is now being directed to the stuff of history, to the three-dimensional objects that have survived from the old days of their uses. New books have touted "100 Objects" or "101" or even "1,000" as …

MHQ Reviews, Winter 2015

Published: November 10, 2014 at 7:53 am
Main Reviews A Scrap of Paper: Breaking and Making International Law During the Great War, by Isabel Hull Reviewed by Williamson Murray Napoleon: A Life, by Andrew Roberts Reviewed by Rafe Blaufarb Hell and Good Company: Life and Love in the Spanish …

MHQ Reviews: Napoleon, A Life

Rafe Blaufarb (Reviewer) | Published: November 10, 2014 at 7:46 am
Based on excellent scholarship, careful research, and battlefield study, Andrew Roberts's new book is 'a joy to read'

MHQ Reviews: A Scrap of Paper

Williamson Murray (Reviewer) | Published: November 10, 2014 at 7:44 am
A Scrap of Paper Breaking and Making International Law During the Great War By Isabel Hull. 384 pages. Cornell University Press, 2014. $45. Reviewed by Williamson Murray Professor Isabel Hull of Cornell is one of those rare historians whose breadth …

MHQ Reviews: Hell and Good Company

Peter Carlson (Reviewer) | Published: November 10, 2014 at 7:41 am
Hell and Good Company Life and Love in the Spanish Civil War by Richard Rhodes. 384 pages. Simon & Schuster, 2015. $30. Reviewed by Peter Carlson "Many books have been written about the Spanish Civil War. Few of them explore the …

Military History - January 2015 - Table of Contents

Published: October 30, 2014 at 2:06 pm
The January 2015 issue of Military History features articles about how NATO beat the Warsaw Pact in the Cold War, the bitter and bloody 1675–78 King Philip's War in New England, the centuries-long clash between the imperial Romans and tribal Celts, Frederick Funston's bold 1901 raid that ended the Philippine Insurrection, and a look at the strange but true 1914 Christmas Truce on the Western Frontier.

42cm M-Gerät Howitzer: The Original Big Bertha

Jon Guttman | Published: October 30, 2014 at 1:28 pm
The lumbering German 42cm M-Gerät howitzer was designed to reduce the stout Allied defensive fortresses along the Western Front, a job it did effectively despite its limited mobility.

Interview With Imperial War Museum Director-General Diane Lees

Published: October 30, 2014 at 12:48 pm
Imperial War Museum Director-General Diane Lees discusses the museum's revamped atrium and galleries and its ongoing activities tied to the World War I centennial.

Blood and Betrayal: King Philip's War

Anthony Brandt | Published: October 30, 2014 at 12:12 pm
The discovery of a frozen corpse in the winter of 1675 sparked war between New England's Indians and settlers

Book Review: Dark Invasion, 1915, by Howard Blum

HistoryNet Staff | Published: October 30, 2014 at 10:53 am
In his latest book, Dark Invasion, 1915, Howard Blum explores America's first brush with Homeland Security issues as it confronted German spies in the lead-up to the U.S. entry into World War I.

Book Review: Soldier Girls, by Helen Thorpe

HistoryNet Staff | Published: October 30, 2014 at 10:43 am
In Soldier Girls, Helen Thorpe traces the combat experiences of three female soldiers in recent conflicts in the Middle East to explore how war changes women.

Book Review: When Soldiers Fall, by Steven Casey

HistoryNet Staff | Published: October 30, 2014 at 10:33 am
In his study When Soldiers Fall, Steven Casey looks at the changing methodology and intent behind American military casualty reporting since World War I.

Book Review: The First World War in Colour, by Peter Walther

HistoryNet Staff | Published: October 30, 2014 at 10:24 am
The First World War in Colour, by Peter Walther, showcases 320 rare color images from a conflict more often imagined in black and white.

Military History - January 2015 - Letters From Readers

Published: October 30, 2014 at 10:02 am
Readers' letters in the January 2015 issue of Military History sound off about American preparedness in the early months of the Korean War and the Lend-Lease program during World War II.

Letter From Military History - January 2015

Stephen Harding | Published: October 30, 2014 at 9:48 am
How often does human conflict, absent more compelling causes, stem from simple cultural misunderstanding?
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