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The Dallas Story Cover

The Dallas Story

The North American Aviation Plant and Industrial Mobilization during World War II

Terrance Furgerson, University of North Texas Press, Denton, 2023, 416 pages

Book Review written by: Hayley Michael Hasik, PhD, Austin, Texas

May 31, 2024
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Witness to Neptune’s Inferno

The Pacific War Diary of Lieutenant Commander Lloyd M. Mustin, USS Atlanta (CL 51)

David F. Winkler, Casemate, Havertown, Pennsylvania, 2024, 294 pages

Book Review written by: Andrew K. Murray, U.S. Army, Retired, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas

May 24, 2024
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The Fifth Act

America’s End in Afghanistan

Elliot Ackerman, Penguin Press, New York, 2022, 288 pages

Book Review written by: Lt. Col. Mark Larson, U.S. Army, Fort Belvoir, Virginia

May 17, 2024
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Hell in the Streets of Husaybah

The April 2004 Fights of 3rd Battalion, 7th Marines in Husaybah, Iraq

David E. Kelly, Casemate Publishers, Havertown, Pennsylvania, 2022, 200 pages

Book Review written by: Lt. Col. Travis M. King, U.S. Marine Corps, Retired, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas

May 10, 2024
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Nothing Left to Prove, Nothing Left to Hide

The Long and Winding Road to Redemption of Major Thomas Tosto

Scott J. Zuckerman, Sunbury Press, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, 2023, 192 pages

Book Review written by: Lt. Col. Jerome C. Duffy Jr., U.S. Army, Retired, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas

May 3, 2024
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Keeping the Peace

Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 251 during the Cold War 1946–1991

Steven K. Dixon, Casemate, Philadelphia, 2023, 288 pages

Book Review written by: Eric McGraw, DDE, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas

April 26, 2024
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Half American

The Epic Story of African Americans Fighting World War II at Home and Abroad

Matthew F. Delmont, Viking, New York, 2022, 400 pages

Book Review written by: Amanda M. Nagel, PhD, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas

April 19, 2024
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Invasion

The Inside Story of Russia’s Bloody War and Ukraine’s Fight for Survival

Luke Harding, Vintage, New York, 2022, 336 pages

Book Review written by: Lee Waldrup, Fort Belvoir, Virginia

April 12, 2024
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Doctors at War

The Clandestine Battle Against the Nazi Occupation of France

Ellen Hampton, Louisiana State University Press, Baton Rouge, 2023, 173 pagess

Book Review written by: Dirk C. Blackdeer, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas

April 5, 2024
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Frogman Stories

Life and Leadership Lessons from the SEAL Teams

Rick Kaiser, Casemate, Philadelphia, 2023, 216 pages

Book Review written by: Cmdr. David W. Christie, U.S. Navy, Retired, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas

March 29, 2024
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Inside the French Foreign Legion

Adventures with the World’s Most Famous Fighting Force

N. J. Valldejuli, Stackpole Books, Essex, Connecticut, 2023, 384 pages

Book Review written by: Col. Robert Sherrill, U.S Marine Corps, Retired, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas

March 22, 2024
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Theory of Irregular War

Jonathan W. Hackett, McFarland, Jefferson, North Carolina, 2023, 261 pages

Book Review written by: Sean R. Kentch, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas

March 15, 2024
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Nightstalkers

The Wright Project and the 868th Bomb Squadron in World War II

Richard Phillip Lawless, Casemate, Philadelphia, 2023, 432 pages

Book Review written by: Eric McGraw, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas

March 8, 2024
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The Gardener of Lashkar Gah

The Afghans Who Risked Everything to Fight the Talibant

Larisa Brown, Bloomsbury Continuum, New York, 2024, 288 pages

Book Review written by: Sean R. Kentch, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas

March 1, 2024
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Capturing Skunk Alpha

A Barrio Sailor’s Journey in Vietnam

Raúl Herrera, Texas Tech University Press, Lubbock, 2023, 312 pages

Book Review written by: Terry D. Mobley, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas

February 23, 2024
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Tenth Army Commander

The World War II Diary of Simon Bolivar Buckner Jr.

Edited by Christopher L. Kolakowski, Casemate, Philadelphia, 2023, 240 pages

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

February 16, 2024
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Anzio Nettuno

A Battle of Leadership Mistakes

Jörg Staiger, trans. Linden Lyons, and edited by Matthias Strohn, Casemate, Philadelphia, 2024, 192 pages

Book Review written by: Lt. Col. Darin J. Fox, U.S. Marine Corps, Retired, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas

February 9, 2024
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Liberating Libya

British Diplomacy and War in the Desert

Rupert Wieloch, Casemate, Philadelphia, 2021, 288 pages

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

February 2, 2024
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Soldier On

My Father, His General, and the Long Road from Vietnam

-Tran B. Quan, Texas Tech University Press, Lubbock, 2021, 240 pages

Book Review written by: Lt. Col. Phillip Kerber, MIPP, U.S. Army, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas

January 26, 2024
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Next War

Reimagining How We Fight

John Antal, Casemate, Haverton, Pennsylvania, 2023, 256 pages

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

January 19, 2024
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On to Stalingrad

Operation Winter Thunderstorm and the Attempt to Relieve Sixth Army, December 1942

Horst Scheibert, translated by Janice W. Ancker, Casemate Publishers, Havertown, Pennsylvania, 2022, 144 pages

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

January 12, 2024
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Helicopter Heroine

Valérie André—Surgeon, Pioneer Rescue Pilot, and Her Courage Under Fire

Charles Morgan Evans, Stackpole Books, Essex, Connecticut, 2023, 464 pages

Book Review written by: Dirk C. Blackdeer, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas

January 5, 2024
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Freedom

The Enduring Importance of the American Revolution

Jack D. Warren Jr., Lyons Press, Essex, Connecticut, 2023, 488 pages

Book Review written by: Col. Ken Turner, U.S. Army, Retired, Fort Leavenworth Kansas

December 29, 2023
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Immigrant Warrior

A Challenging Life in War and Peace

Henrik O. Lunde, Casemate, Haverton, Pennsylvania, 2023, 400 pages

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

December 22, 2023
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Patton in Mexico

Lieutenant George S. Patton, the Hunt for Pancho Villa, and the Making of a General

Michael Lee Lanning, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, 2023, 280 pages

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

December 15, 2023
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Power Up

Leadership, Character, and Conflict Beyond the Superhero Multiverse

Edited by Steven Leonard, Jonathan Klug, Kelsey Cipolla, and Jon Niccum, Casemate, Philadelphia, 2023, 320 pages

Book Review written by: Matthew Kiefer, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas

December 8, 2023
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Charging a Tyrant

The Arraignment of Saddam Hussein

Greg Slavonic, Texas Tech University Press, Lubbock, 2023, 256 pages

Book Review written by: Dr. Kevin Gentzler, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas

December 1, 2023
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The Human Face of D-Day

Walking the Battlefields of Normandy: Essays, Reflections, and Conversations with Veterans of the Longest Day

Keith M. Nightingale, Casemate, Philadelphia, 2023, 288 pages

Book Review written by: Paul J. Narowski II, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas

November 24, 2023
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W. G.

The Opium-Addicted Pistol Toting Preacher Who Raised the First Federal African American Union Troops

Donna Burtch and William Burtch, Sunbury Press, Pennsylvania, 2022, 117 pages

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

November 17, 2023
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Code Name Blue Wren

The True Story of America’s Most Dangerous Female Spy—and the Sister She Betrayed

Jim Popkin, Hanover Square Press, Toronto, 2023, 352 pages

Book Review written by: Richard A. McConnell, DM, Leavenworth, Kansas

November 10, 2023
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The American Imperative

Reclaiming Global Leadership through Soft Power

Daniel F. Runde, Bombardier Books, New York, 2023, 280 pages

Book Review written by: Col. Todd A. Schmidt, PhD, U.S. Army, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas

November 10, 2023
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Soldier Parrott

The Incredible Story of America’s First Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient

J. North Conway, Lyons Press, Guilford, Connecticut, 2021, 272 pages

Book Review written by: Lt. Col. Mark F. Kormos, U.S. Army, Retired, Fort Belvoir, Virginia

October 27, 2023
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Advanced Tactics in America

H. John Poole, Posterity Press, Emerald Isle, North Carolina, 2022, 362 pages

Book Review written by: Frederick A. Baillergeon, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas

October 20, 2023
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Midway Submerged

An Analysis of American and Japanese Submarine Operations at the Battle of Midway, May–June 1942

Mark W. Allen, Casemate, Philadelphia, 2023, 240 pages

Book Review written by: Col. Robert Sherrill, U.S. Marine Corps, Retired, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas

October 13, 2023
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SOG Kontum

Top Secret Missions in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia, 1968–1969

Joe Parnar and Robert Dumont, Casemate, Philadelphia, 2022, 304 pages

Book Review written by: Col. Robert Sherrill, U.S. Marine Corps, Retired, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas

October 6, 2023
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America’s Anchor

A Naval History of the Delaware River and Bay, Cradle of the United States Navy

Kennard R. Wiggins Jr., McFarland, Jefferson, North Carolina, 2019, 296 pages

Book Review written by: Dirk C. Blackdeer, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas

September 29, 2023
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The High Ground

Leading in Peace and War

R. D. Hooker Jr., Casemate, Philadelphia, 2023, 192 pages

Book Review written by: Rick Baillergeon, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas

September 22, 2023
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Lieutenant General Edward A. Craig

Warrior Six: Combat Leader in World War II and Korea

Richard D. Camp, Casemate, Havertown, Pennsylvania, 2023, 240 pages

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

September 19, 2023
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Waiting For Eden

Elliot Ackerman, Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 2018, 144 pages

Book Review written by: Kathy Kim Strand, MEd, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas

September 8, 2023
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Great American Civil War Stories

Lamar Underwood, Lyons Press, Guilford, Connecticut, 2022, 332 pages

Book Review written by: Lt. Col. Robert B. Haines, U.S. Army, Retired, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas

September 1, 2023
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The Flying Grunt

The Story of Lieutenant General Richard E. Carey United States Marine Corps (Ret)

Alan Mesches, Casemate, Havertown, Pennsylvania, 2023, 240 pages

Book Review written by: Frederick A. Baillergeon, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas

August 25, 2023
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The Making of Paris

The Story of How Paris Evolved from a Fishing Village into the World's Most Beautiful City

Russell Kelley, Lyons Press, Lanham, Maryland, 2021, 320 pages

Book Review written by: Kathy Kim Strand, MEd, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas

August 25, 2023
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Operation Ginny

The Most Significant Commando Raid of WWII

Vincent dePaul Lupiano, Lyons Press, Essex, Connecticut, 2022, 256 pages

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

August 25, 2023
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Tesla: Wizard at War

The Genius, the Particle Beam Weapon, and the Pursuit of Power

Marc J. Seifer, Citadel Press, New York, 2022, 384 pages

Book Review written by: Kathy Kim Strand, MEd, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas

August 4, 2023
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Wooden Leg

A Warrior Who Fought Custer

Wooden Leg, interpreted by Thomas B. Marquis, CreateSpace, 1962/2016, 384 pages

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

July 28, 2023
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Combat Bandsman

Memoir of a Tour in Vietnam with the 9th Infantry Division, 1969

Robert F. Fischer, McFarland, Jefferson, North Carolina, 2016, 256 pages

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

July 21, 2023
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The Origins of Surface-to-Air Guided Missile Technology

German Flak Rockets and the Onset of the Cold War

James Mills, Casemate, Philadelphia, 2022, 240 pages

Book Review written by: Col. James Kennedy, U.S. Army, Retired, Fort Belvoir, Virginia

July 14, 2023
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Inside Manzano

The Life of a Nuclear Special Weapons Storage Site

Charles E. Cabler, Skyhorse Publishing, New York, 2019, 324 pages

Book Review written by: Dr. Paul Sanders, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas

July 7, 2023
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Liberty

Don Troiani’s Paintings of the Revolutionary War

Don Troiani and the Museum of the American Revolution, Stackpole Books, Guilford, Connecticut, 2021, 144 pages

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

June 30, 2023
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The Herndon Climb

A History of the United States Naval Academy’s Greatest Tradition

James R. McNeal and Scott Tomasheski, Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, Maryland, 2020, 228 pages (Kindle edition)

Book Review written by: Rodney S. Morris, EdD, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas

June 23, 2023
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Gavin at War

The World War II Diary of Lieutenant General James M. Gavin

Edited and annotated by Lewis Sorley, Casemate, Philadelphia, 2022, 240 pages

Book Review written by: Paul J. Narowski II, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas

June 16, 2023
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The Great New York Fire of 1776

A Lost Story of the American Revolution

Benjamin L. Carp, Yale University Press, New Haven, Connecticut, 2023, 360 pages

Book Review written by: Barry M. Stentiford, PhD, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas

June 9, 2023
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Tap Code

The Epic Survival Tale of a Vietnam POW and the Secret Code that Changed Everything

Carlyle “Smitty” Harris and Sarah W. Berry, Zondervan, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 2019, 256 pages

Book Review written by: Rodney S. Morris, EdD, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas

May 26, 2023
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Resourcing the National Security Enterprise

Connecting the Ends and Means of US Security

Edited by Susan Bryant and Mark Troutman, Cambria Press, New York, 2022, 302 pages

Book Review written by: James Kennedy, Fort Belvoir, Virginia

June 2, 2023
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Dangerous Instrument

Political Polarization and U.S. Civil-Military Relations

Michael A. Robinson, Oxford University Press, New York, 2022, 310 pages

Book Review written by: Col. Todd A. Schmidt, PhD, U.S. Army, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas

May 19, 2023
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To the End of the Earth

The US Army and the Downfall of Japan, 1945

John C. McManus, Dutton Caliber, New York, 2023, 448 pages

Book Review written by: Mark Montesclaros, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas

May 12, 2023
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Sharpen Your Bayonets

A Biography of Lieutenant General John Wilson “Iron Mike” O’Daniel, Commander, 3rd Infantry Division in World War II

Timothy R. Stoy, Casemate, Philadelphia, 2022, 320 pages

Book Review written by: Rick Baillergeon, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas

May 5, 2023
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The Wandering Army

The Campaigns that Transformed the British Way of War

Huw J. Davies, Yale University Press, New Haven, Connecticut, 2022, 384 pages

Book Review written by: Richard S. Faulkner, PhD, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas

April 28, 2023
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John Bradstreet’s Raid 1758

A Riverine Operation of the French and Indian War

Ian Macpherson McCulloch, University of Oklahoma Press, Norman, 2022, 254 pages

Book Review written by: Col. Ken Turner, U.S Army, Retired, Fort Leavenworth Kansas

April 21, 2023
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Darfur Peacekeepers

The African Union Peacekeeping Mission in Darfur (AMIS) from the Perspective of a Hungarian Military Advisor

János Besenyő, L’Harmattan, Paris, 2021, 230 pages

Book Review written by: L. A. Szabo, Budapest, Hungary

April 14, 2023
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Tiger in the Sea

The Ditching of Flying Tiger 923 and the Desperate Struggle for Survival

Eric Linder, Lyons Press, Guilford, Connecticut, 2021, 360 pages

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

April 7, 2023
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A Religious History of the American GI in World War II

G. Kurt Piehler, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, 2021, 416 pages

Book Review written by: John McGrady, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas

March 31, 2023
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Extraordinary Valor

The Fight for Charlie Hill in Vietnam

William Reeder Jr., Lyons Press, Guilford, Connecticut, 2022, 296 pages

Book Review written by: Lt. Col. James H. Willbanks, PhD, U.S. Army, Retired, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas

March 24, 2023
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Darkest Christmas

December 1942 and a World at War

Peter Harmsen, Casemate, Philadelphia, 2022, 240 pages

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

March 17, 2023
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Risk Taker, Spy Maker

Tales of a CIA Case Officer

Barry Michael Broman, Casemate, Philadelphia, 312 pages, 2020

Book Review written by: Brian D. Allen, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas

March 10, 2023
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A Tour in Chuong Thein Province

A U.S. Army Lieutenant with MACV Advisory Team 73 in the Mekong Delta, 1969-1970

John S. Raschke, McFarland, Jefferson, North Carolina, 2022, 346 pages

Book Review written by: Lt. Col. Jerry “JD” Diamond, U.S. Army, Retired, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas

March 3, 2023
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Ways and Means

Lincoln and His Cabinet and the Financing of the Civil War

Roger Lowenstein, Penguin Press, New York, 2022, 448 pages

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

February 24, 2023
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Army of None

Autonomous Weapons and the Future of War

Paul Scharre, W. W. Norton, New York, 2018, 448 pages

Book Review written by: Maj. Travis S. Johnson, U.S. Army, Wiesbaden, Germany

February 17, 2023
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Watchman at the Gates

A Soldier’s Journey from Berlin to Bosnia

George Joulwan with David Chanoff, University Press of Kentucky, Lexington, 2021, 296 pages

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

February 10, 2023
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Enemies among Us

The Relocation, Internment and Repatriation of German, Italian, and Japanese Americans During the Second World War

John E. Schmitz, University of Lincoln Press, Nebraska, 2021, 430 pages

Book Review written by: Lt. Col. Carl P. (Pete) Johnson, U.S. Army, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas

February 3, 2023
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The Good Captain

A Personal Memoir of America at War

R. D. Hooker Jr., Casemate, Philadelphia, 2022, 298 pages

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

January 27, 2023
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Old and New Battlespaces

Society, Military Power, and War

Jahara Matisek and Buddhika Jayamaha, Lynne Rienner Publishers, Boulder, Colorado, 2022, 197 pages

Book Review written by: Lt. Col. Carl (Pete) Johnson, U.S. Army, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas

January 20, 2023
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The Blister Club

The Extraordinary Story of the Downed American Airmen Who Escaped to Safety in World War II

Michael Lee Lanning, Stackpole Books, Guilford, Connecticut, 2021, 368 pages

Book Review written by: George R. K. Acree, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas

January 13, 2023
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Maritime Strike

The Untold Story of the Royal Navy Task Force Group off Libya in 2011

Rear Adm. John Kingwell CBE, Casemate, Havertown, Pennsylvania, 2022, 240 pages

Book Review written by: Thomas A. Duncan II, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas

January 6, 2023