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Featured Book Reviews

Cover Book Review Date Published
My Name Is Selma Cover

My Name Is Selma

Selma Van De Perre, Scribner, New York, 2020, 204 pages

Book Review written by: Joseph Curtis, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas

May 13, 2022
The Flight Cover

Rage

Bob Woodward, Simon & Schuster, New York, 2020, 480 pages

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

May 6, 2022
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The Greatest Escape

A True American Civil War Adventure

Douglas Miller, Lyons Press, Guilford, Connecticut, 2021, 304 pages

Book Review written by: Lt. Col. Amelia Schroeder, U.S. Army, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas

April 29, 2022
Subtle Tools Cover

Subtle Tools

The Dismantling of American Democracy from the War on Terror to Donald Trump

Karen J. Greenberg, Princeton, New Jersey, Princeton University Press, 2021, 288 pages

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

April 22, 2022
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The Winter That Won the War

The Winter Encampment at Valley Forge, 1777-1778

Phillip S. Greenwalt, Savas Beatie, El Dorado Hills, California, 2021, 192 pages

Book Review written by: Lt. Col. Harry Clay Garner, U.S. Army, Retired, Fort Belvoir, Virginia

April 15, 2022
War in the Villages Cover

War in the Villages

The U.S. Marine Corps Combined Action Platoons in the Vietnam War

Ted N. Easterling, University of North Texas Press, Denton, 2021, 272 pages

Book Review written by: Lt. Col. David S. Pierson, PhD, U.S. Army, Retired, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas

April 8, 2022
The Flight Cover

The Flight

A Father’s War, A Son’s Search

Tyler Bridges, Louisiana State University Press, Baton Rouge, 2021, 240 pages

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

April 1, 2022
Crash Boat Cover

Crash Boat

Rescue and Peril in the Pacific during World War II

Earl McCandlish and George Jepson, Lyons Press, Guilford, Connecticut, 2021, 248 pages

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

March 25, 2022
Remembering the Civil War Cover

Remembering the Civil War

The Conflict as Told by Those Who Lived It

Edited by Michael Barton and Charles Kupfer, Lyons Press, Guilford, Connecticut, 2019, 488 pages

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

March 25, 2022
The Arab Spring Cover

The Arab Spring

The Failure of the Obama Doctrine

Edward A Lynch, Praeger Security International, 2021, 270 pages

Book Review written by: Lt. Col. George Hodge, U.S. Army, Retired, Olathe, Kansas

March 11, 2022
The American Army in Germany, 1918-1923 Cover

The American Army in Germany, 1918-1923

Success against the Odds

Dean A. Nowowiejski, University Press of Kansas, Lawrence, 2021, 376 pages

Book Review written by: Lt. Col. Richard A. McConnell, DM, U.S. Army, Retired, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas

March 4, 2022
Vicarious Warfare Cover

Vicarious Warfare

American Strategy and the Illusion of War on the Cheap

Thomas Waldman, Bristol University Press, UK, 2021, 320 pages

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

February 25, 2022
Buffalo Soldiers in Alaska Cover

Buffalo Soldiers in Alaska

Company L, Twenty-Fourth Infantry

Brian G. Shellum, University of Nebraska Press (Bison Books), Lincoln, 2021, 386 pages

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

February 18, 2022
Postwar Journeys Cover

Postwar Journeys

American and Vietnamese Transnational Peace Efforts since 1975

Hang Thi Thu Le-Tormala, University Press of Kansas, Lawrence, 2021, 232 pages

Book Review written by: Lt. Col. David W. Bell, U.S. Army, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas

February 11, 2022
Blackhorse Tales Cover

Blackhorse Tales

Stories of 11th Armored Cavalry Troopers at War

Donald Snedeker, Casemate, Philadelphia, 2021, 304 pages

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

February 4, 2022