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The War Went On Cover

The War Went On

Reconsidering the Lives of Civil War Veterans

Edited by Brian Matthew Jordan and Evan C. Rothera, Louisiana State University Press, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 2020, 352 pages

Book Review written by: James D. Crabtree, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas

December 4, 2020
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Unconditional

The Japanese Surrender in World War II

Marc Gallicchio, Oxford University Press, New York, 2020, 288 pages

Book Review written by: Jesse McIntyre III, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas

November 20, 2020
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Armies of Enablers

Survivor Stories of Complicity and Betrayal in Sexual Assaults

Amos N. Guiora, American Bar Association, Chicago, 2020, 258 pages

Book Review written by: Mark M. Hull, PhD, JD, FRHistS, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas

November 6, 2020
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The Crowded Hour

Theodore Roosevelt, the Rough Riders, and the Dawn of the American Century

Clay Risen, Scribner, New York, 2019, 368 pages

Book Review written by: Ronald T. Staver, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas

October 30, 2020
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Continuatio Eulogii

The Continuation of the Eulogium Historiarium, 1364-1413

Edited and translated by Chris Given-Wilson, Oxford University Press, Cary, North Carolina, 2019, 240 pages

Book Review written by: Jesse McIntyre III, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas

October 23, 2020
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Blazing Star, Setting Sun

The Conclusion of the Guadalcanal-Solomons Naval Campaign of World War II

Jeffrey R. Cox, Osprey Publishing, Oxford, United Kingdom, 2020, 512 pages

Book Review written by: Jesse McIntyre III, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas

October 16, 2020
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Black Earth

A Journey through Ukraine

Jens Mühling, trans. by Eugene H. Hayworth, The Armchair Traveller, London, 2019, 288 pages

Book Review written by: Capt. Eric Lowe, U.S. Army, Fort Carson, Colorado

October 16, 2020
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Japan Rearmed

The Politics of Military Power

Sheila A. Smith, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 2019, 352 pages

Book Review written by: Lt. Col. John H. Modinger, PhD, U.S. Air Force, Retired, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas

October 9, 2020
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The U.S. Naval Institute on the Marine Corps at War

Edited by Thomas Cutler, Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, Maryland, 2016, 176 pages

Book Review written by: Lt. Col. David A. Anderson, PhD, U.S. Marine Corps, Retired, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas

October 9, 2020
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Ten Caesars

Roman Emperors from Augustus to Constantine

Barry Strauss, Simon & Schuster, New York, 2019, 432 pages

Book Review written by: Robert Spessert, Fort Gordon, Georgia

October 2, 2020
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From the Halls of the Montezumas

Mexican War Dispatches from James L. Freaner Writing under the Pen Name Mustang

Edited by Alan D. Gaff and Donald H. Gaff, University of North Texas Press, Denton, Texas, 2019, 486 pages

Book Review written by: Jesse McIntyre III, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas

October 2, 2020
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Patton

Battling with History

J. Furman Daniel III, University of Missouri Press, Columbia, Missouri, 2020, 320 pages

Book Review written by: Robert J. Rielly, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas

September 25, 2020
Saving Israel Cover

Saving Israel

The Unknown Story of Smuggling Weapons and Winning a Nation’s Independence

Boaz Dvir, Stackpole Books, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, 2019, 320 pages

Book Review written by: Lt. Col. Stephen S. Harvey, U.S. Army, Retired, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas

September 25, 2020
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Across the Rhine

January–May 1945

Simon Forty, Casemate, Philadelphia, 2020, 192 pages

Book Review written by: Robert J. Rielly, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas

September 18, 2020
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Navigating the C-124 Globemaster

In the Cockpit of America’s First Strategic Heavy-Lift Aircraft

Billy D. Higgins, McFarland, Jefferson, North Carolina, 2019, 219 pages

Book Review written by: Thomas E. Ward II, PhD, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas

September 18, 2020
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Scholars of Mayhem

My Father’s Secret War in Nazi-Occupied France

Daniel C. Guiet and Timothy K. Smith, Penguin Press, New York, 2019, 272 pages

Book Review written by: Jacob A. Mong, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas

September 11, 2020
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The First Day on the Eastern Front

Germany Invades the Soviet Union, June 22, 1941

Craig W. H. Luther, Stackpole Books, Guilford, Connecticut, 2019, 504 pages

Book Review written by: Lt. Col. Jeffrey L. LaFace, U.S. Army, Retired, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas

September 11, 2020