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Military History - November 2014 - Table of Contents

Published: August 28, 2014 at 6:04 pm
The November 2014 issue of Military History features stories about the First Chechen War, the venturesome wartime career of Charles "Wild Jack" Howard (Earl of Suffolk), an early set of cigarette cards depicting historical British regimental uniforms, the Napoleonic-era sideshow Russo-Turkish War, British General Edmund Allenby's 1917 capture of Jerusalem and "Bonnie Prince Charlie's" comeuppance at Culloden in 1746.

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.

Military History - November 2014 - Letters From Readers

Published: August 28, 2014 at 12:49 pm
Readers' letters in the November 2014 issue of Military History sound off about Zulu fact and fiction, World War II massacres in the Ardennes, wartime Treasury Secretary Henry Mogenthau Jr. and the importance of up-to-date military technology.

Letter From Military History - November 2014

Stephen Harding | Published: August 28, 2014 at 12:40 pm
The study of military history is useful in many regards, as long as we don't lose sight of the fact that war, in the end, is about killing people and destroying things.

Letter from MHQ, Autumn 2014

Michael W. Robbins | Published: August 05, 2014 at 5:35 am
MHQ editor Michael W. Robbins reflects on the study of history

Tidewater Wars, 1622

Ron Soodalter | Published: August 05, 2014 at 5:35 am
English settlers and Powhatan Indians fight for control in coastal Virginia

MHQ Reviews: How Does America Fight Wars?

Published: August 05, 2014 at 5:30 am
Interview with author Antulio J. Echevarria II

Military History - September 2014 - Table of Contents

Published: July 03, 2014 at 10:57 am
The September 2014 issue of Military History features stories about the history of the contested Crimean Peninsula, African warrior-chief Shaka Zulu, the origin and distortion of the concept of jihad, a British exhibit of paintings that reveal naval warfare, World War I American doughboy and Medal of Honor recipient Alvin York, and the fate of Irishmen who deserted the U.S. Army to fight alongside their Catholic brethren in Mexico.

Military History Reader Poll - September 2014

Published: July 03, 2014 at 10:23 am
Have holy wars throughout history really been conflicts over faith or more struggles under that banner for power, wealth and other worldly causes?…

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
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