August 2017 Book Review Archives

Cover Book Review Date Published
American National Security Policy Cover

American National Security Policy

Authorities, Institutions, and Cases

John T. Fishel, Rowman and Littlefield, Lanham, Maryland, 2017, 284 pages

Book Review written by: Lawrence A. Yates, Overland Park, Kansas

August 4, 2017
The Improbable Victory Cover

The Improbable Victory

The Campaigns, Battles and Soldiers of the American Revolution, 1775–83: In Association with the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown

Edited by Chris McNab, Osprey Press, New York, 2017, 260 pages

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

August 4, 2017
Eleven Months to Freedom Cover

Eleven Months to Freedom

A German POW’s Unlikely Escape from Siberia in 1915

Dwight R. Messimer, Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, Maryland, 2016, 224 pages

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

August 4, 2017
The Myth and Reality of German Warfare Cover

The Myth and Reality of German Warfare

Operational Thinking from Moltke the Elder to Heusinger

Gerhard Gross, edited by David Zabecki, University Press of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, 2016, 464 pages

Book Review written by: Scott Stephenson, PhD, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas

August 4, 2017
Return to Cold War Cover

Return to Cold War

Robert Legvold, Polity Press, Malden, Massachusetts 2016, 208 pages

Book Review written by: Mark Wilcox, PhD, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas

August 4, 2017
Human Rights and War through Civilian Eyes Cover

Human Rights and War through Civilian Eyes

Thomas W. Smith, University of Pennsylvania Press, Philadelphia, 2016, 272 pages

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

August 11, 2017
The Vanquished Cover

The Vanquished

Why the First World War Failed to End

Robert Gerwarth, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, New York, 2016, 464 pages

Book Review written by: Scott Stephenson, PhD, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas

August 11, 2017
The Castaway’s War Cover

The Castaway’s War

One Man’s Battle against Imperial Japan

Stephen Harding, Da Capo Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 2016, 320 pages

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

August 11, 2017
The Battle of Leyte Gulf Cover

The Battle of Leyte Gulf

The Last Fleet Action

H. P. Willmott, Indiana University Press, Bloomington, Indiana, 2015, 424 pages

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

August 11, 2017
Extreme Civil War Cover

Extreme Civil War

Guerilla Warfare, Environment, and Race on the Trans-Mississippi Frontier

Matthew M. Stith, Louisiana State University Press, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 2016, 232 pages

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

August 11, 2017
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Captivating Westerns

The Middle East in the American West

Susan Kollin, University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln, Nebraska, 2015, 294 pages

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

August 18, 2017
ISIS Cover

ISIS

An Introduction and Guide to the Islamic State

Brian L. Steed, ABC-CLIO Press, Santa Barbara, California, 2016, 197 pages

Book Review written by: Chaplain (Maj.) Joshua J. Gilliam, U.S. Army, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas

August 18, 2017
Destined for War Cover

Destined for War

Can America and China Escape Thucydides’s Trap?

Graham Allison, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Boston, 2017, 384 pages

Book Review written by: Mark Wilcox, PhD, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas

August 18, 2017
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Recollections of an Airman

Louis Arbon Strange, Casemate, Philadelphia, 2016, 224 pages

Book Review written by: Lt. Col. Thomas G. Meara, U.S. Army, Retired, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas

August 18, 2017
Six Years in the Hanoi Hilton Cover

Six Years in the Hanoi Hilton

An Extraordinary Story of Courage and Survival in Vietnam

Amy Shively Hawk, Regnery History, Washington DC, 2017, 256 pages

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

August 18, 2017
Autocratic and Democratic External Influences in Post-Soviet Eurasia Cover

Autocratic and Democratic External Influences in Post-Soviet Eurasia

Edited by Anastassia Obydenkova and Alexander Libman, Ashgate Publishing, Farnham, United Kingdom, 2015, 204 pages

Book Review written by: Richard E. Berkebile, PhD, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas

August 25, 2017
Patton’s Way Cover

Patton’s Way

A Radical Theory of War

James Kelly Morningstar, Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, Maryland, 2017, 404 pages

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

August 25, 2017
Religion on the Battlefield Cover

Religion on the Battlefield

Ron E. Hassner, Cornell University Press, Ithaca, New York, 2016, 232 pages

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

August 25, 2017
The Great War from the German Trenches Cover

The Great War from the German Trenches

A Sapper’s Memoir, 1914–1918

Artur H. Boer, translated and edited by Bertil van Boer and Margaret L. Fast, McFarland, Jefferson, North Carolina, 2016, 200 pages

Book Review written by: Scott Stephenson, PhD, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas

August 25, 2017
The Lost Airman Cover

The Lost Airman

A True Story of Escape from Nazi-Occupied France

Seth Meyerowitz and Peter Stevens, Berkley Caliber, New York, 320 pages

Book Review written by: Lt. Col. Kevin Lee Watson, U.S. Army, Retired, Fort Belvoir, Virginia

August 25, 2017