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February 2019 Book Review Archives

Cover Book Review Date Published
Striking the Hornet’s Nest Cover

Striking the Hornet’s Nest

Naval Aviation and the Origins of Strategic Bombing in World War I

Geoffrey L. Rossano and Thomas Wildenberg, Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, Maryland, 2015, 304 pages

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

February 1, 2019
Hannibal’s Oath Cover

Hannibal’s Oath

The Life and Wars of Rome’s Greatest Enemy

John Prevas, Da Capo Press, Boston, 2017, 336 pages

Book Review written by: Lt. Col. Robert D. Spessert, U.S. Army, Retired, Fort Gordon, Georgia

February 1, 2019
Decisions at Chattanooga Cover

Decisions at Chattanooga

The Nineteen Critical Decisions That Defined the Battle

Lawrence K. Peterson, University of Tennessee Press, Knoxville, Tennessee, 2018, 176 pages

Book Review written by: R. Scott Martin, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas

February 8, 2019
The Strategy of Victory Cover

The Strategy of Victory

How George Washington Won the American Revolution

Thomas Fleming, Da Capo Press, Boston, 2017, 328 pages

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

February 8, 2019
Hood’s Texas Brigade Cover

Hood’s Texas Brigade

The Soldiers and Families of the Confederacy’s Most Celebrated Unit

Susannah J. Ural, Louisiana State University Press, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 2017, 384 pages

Book Review written by: Christopher M. Rein, PhD, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas

February 15, 2019
War Stories Cover

War Stories

From the Charge of the Light Brigade to the Battle of the Bulge and Beyond

Peter Snow and Ann MacMillan, Pegasus Books, New York, 2018, 352 pages

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

February 15, 2019
Against the Grain Cover

Against the Grain

Colonel Henry M. Lazelle and the U.S. Army

James Carson, University of North Texas Press, Denton, Texas, 2015, 432 pages

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

February 15, 2019
Anatomy of Victory Cover

Anatomy of Victory

Why the United States Triumphed in World War II, Fought to a Stalemate in Korea, Lost in Vietnam, and Failed In Iraq

John D. Caldwell, Rowman & Littlefield, Lanham, Maryland, 2019, 550 pages

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

February 22, 2019
Thornton’s Luck Cover

Thornton’s Luck

How America Almost Lost the Mexican-American War

Lamont Wood, Lone Star Books, Guilford, Connecticut, 2017, 192 pages

Book Review written by: James D. Sharpe, Fort Gordon, Georgia

February 22, 2019