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MHQ Reviews: Noteworthy Books, Winter 2015

Published: November 10, 2014 at 7:49 am
Nation to Nation Treaties Between the United States and American Indian Nations, edited by Suzan Shown Harjo (Smithsonian Books, $40). The scholars and activists who contributed to this volume consider the long and often ignoble history of treaty-making between …

MHQ Reviews: China 1945

David Silbey (Reviewer) | Published: November 10, 2014 at 7:38 am
China 1945 Mao's Revolution and America's Fateful Choice By Richard Bernstein. 464 pages. Knopf, 2014. $30. Reviewed by David Silbey There is a fad now among authors covering a single period to get at larger truths by focusing on the kaleidoscope …

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.

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."

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

American Battle Monuments Commission - Honoring U.S. War Dead

HistoryNet | Published: August 06, 2014 at 11:12 am
The American Battle Monuments Commission - ABMC - establishes and maintains permanent burial grounds on foreign soil for the United States' war dead. An interview.

MHQ Comments: Ultra Overlooked?

Published: August 05, 2014 at 5:27 am
Readers respond to MHQ Summer 2014

American Battle Monuments Commission's Services to the Public

HistoryNet | Published: August 04, 2014 at 5:30 pm
List of services to the public provided by the American Battle Monuments Commission to relatives of those interred in or memorialized at ABMC cemeteries and memorials.

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.

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: 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.

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 …

War List: Overlooked Reasons Overlord Succeeded

Marc G. De Santis | Published: May 13, 2014 at 6:30 am
The backstory to victory on D-Day

Ask MHQ: Tracking Prisoners of War

Published: May 13, 2014 at 6:30 am
What happened to Japanese POWs?

MHQ Reviews: Noteworthy Books, Summer 2014

Published: May 13, 2014 at 6:30 am
The Lion's Gate On the Front Lines of the Six Day War by Steven Pressfield (Penguin, $29.95). Brief narratives set up some phases of the recounted conflict, but unfolding events are described almost entirely in participants' own words, rendered from …
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