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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

Military History - September 2014 - Letters From Readers

Published: July 02, 2014 at 4:47 pm
Readers' letters in the September 2014 issue of Military History sound off about some of history's worst weapons, the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, the Lewis machine gun, the Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley, Irish rebel leader Michael Collins and history's most embattled cities.

Letter From Military History - September 2014

Stephen Harding | Published: July 02, 2014 at 4:16 pm
Warfare is often predicated on unwavering belief in the spiritual or political righteousness of one's individual cause.

Short Magazine Lee-Enfield: Longtime British Standard Long Arm

Jon Guttman | Published: July 02, 2014 at 4:04 pm
Introduced at the turn of the 20th century, the improved Short Magazine Lee-Enfield served as British soldiers standard long arm through both world wars.

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: Alex's Wake, by Martin Goldsmith

HistoryNet Staff | Published: July 02, 2014 at 1:16 pm
In this very personal history Martin Goldsmith retraces the ultimately futile flight of his grandfather, his uncle and their fellow European Jews from the far-reaching grasp of Nazi persecution during the Holocaust.

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.

Book Review: The Lost Book of Alexander the Great, by Andrew Young

HistoryNet Staff | Published: July 02, 2014 at 12:27 pm
Through "literary forensics" Andrew Young seeks to re-create Ptolemy's lost history of Alexander the Great, an ultimately impossible task.

What Keeps Him On The Job: World War II Health & Safety Posters

Published: June 04, 2014 at 11:41 am
"Foods that count keep him on the job" (U.S. Government Printing Office/National Archives) Designed by H. Price around 1942 for the U.S. Public Health Service, these health and safety posters display ideal hygiene, diet, work and play habits for the …

Reviews: Great War Stories for Young Readers

American History | Published: June 02, 2014 at 3:08 pm
Great War stories for young readers

MHQ Reviews: The Great War Seen From the Air

Anthony Brandt | Published: May 13, 2014 at 6:30 am
A marvel of a book reproduces and explain the most interesting early aerial images of WWI Flanders, showing us what the war looked like from above

MHQ Reviews: 1177 BC

Richard A. Gabriel | Published: May 13, 2014 at 6:30 am
Eric Cline's new book explores why the large, complex societies of the late Bronze Age collapsed between 1200 to 1100 BC

MHQ Reviews: War of Attrition

Doug Stewart | Published: May 13, 2014 at 6:30 am
A fast-moving, richly detailed history of World War I
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