April 2020 Book Review Archives

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Why We Write Cover

Why We Write

Craft Essays on Writing War

Edited by Randy Brown and Steve Leonard, Middle West Press, Johnston, Iowa, 2019, 256 pages

Book Review written by: Kate Dahlstrand, PhD, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas

April 3, 2020
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The Politics of War Powers

The Theory and History of Presidential Unilateralism

Sarah Burns, University Press of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, 2019, 312 pages

Book Review written by: Capt. Lelan Namy, U.S. Army, Fort Carson, Colorado

April 3, 2020
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Lucky 666

The Impossible Mission That Changed the War in the Pacific

Bob Drury and Tom Clavin, Simon and Schuster, New York, 2017, 368 pages

Book Review written by: Lt. Col. Michael Jones, U.S. Marine Corps, Retired, Fort Belvoir, Virginia

April 10, 2020
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Blaze of Light

The Inspiring True Story of Green Beret Medic Gary Beikirch, Medal of Honor Recipient

Marcus Brotherton, WaterBrook, Colorado Springs, Colorado, 2020, 272 pages

Book Review written by: Lt. Col. Edward D. Jennings, U.S. Army, Retired, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas

April 10, 2020
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Smoke the Donkey

A Marine’s Unlikely Friend

Cate Folsom, Potomac Books, Lincoln, Nebraska, 2016, 288 pages

Book Review written by: Lt. Col. Michael Jones, U.S. Marine Corps, Retired, Fort Belvoir, Virginia

April 17, 2020
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Phantom in the Sky

A Marine’s Back Seat View of the Vietnam War

Terry L. Thorsen, University of North Texas Press, Denton, Texas, 2019, 400 pages

Book Review written by: Lt. Col. Edward D. Jennings, U.S. Army, Retired, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas

April 17, 2020
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Leadership

The Art of Inspiring People to be Their Best

Craig B. Whelden, New Insights Press, Los Angeles, 2019, 186 pages

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

April 24, 2020
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Battle for Skyline Ridge

The CIA Secret War in Laos

James E. Parker Jr., Casemate, Havertown, PA, 2019, 216 pages

Book Review written by: Eric O. Schacht, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas

April 24, 2020