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January-February 2017 Book Review Archives

Cover Book Review Date Published
Zero Footprint Cover

Zero Footprint

The True Story of a Private Military Contractor’s Covert Assignments in Syria, Libya, and the World’s Most Dangerous Places

Simon Chase and Ralph Pezzullo, Mulholland Books, New York, 2016, 320 pages

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

January 3, 2017
The New Nuclear Disorder Cover

The New Nuclear Disorder

Challenges to Deterrence and Strategy

Stephen J. Cimbala, Ashgate Publishing Company, New York, 2015, 254 pages

Book Review written by: Harold A. Laurence, PhD, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas

January 3, 2017
The US Naval Institute Cover

The U.S. Naval Institute on Command

Edited by Thomas J. Cutler, Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, Maryland, 2015, 194 pages

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

January 6, 2017
Storming the City Cover

Storming the City

U.S. Military Performance in Urban Warfare from World War II to Vietnam

Alec Wahlman, University of North Texas Press, Denton, Texas, 2015, 368 pages

Book Review written by: Col. Eric M. Walters, U.S. Marine Corps, Retired, Fort Lee, Virginia

January 6, 2017
Transforming Military Power since the Cold War Cover

Transforming Military Power since the Cold War

Britain, France, and the United States, 1991-2012

Theo Farrell, Sten Rynning, and Terry Terriff, Cambridge University Press, New York, 2013, 303 pages

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

January 9, 2017
Reckless Cover

Reckless

The Racehorse Who Became a Marine Corps Hero

Tom Clavin, New American Library Caliber, New York, 2014, 308 pages

Book Review written by: Lt. Col. Chris Heatherly, U.S. Army, Pullman, Washington

January 9, 2017
Americans in Occupied Belgium Cover

Americans in Occupied Belgium, 1914-1918

Accounts of the War from Journalists, Tourists, Troops and Medical Staff

Ed Klekowski and Libby Klekowski, McFarland and Company, Inc., Publishers, Jefferson, North Carolina, 2014, 296 pages

Book Review written by: Col. Dean A. Nowowiejski, PhD, U.S. Army, Retired, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas

January 12, 2017
The End of Tsarist Russia Cover

The End of Tsarist Russia

The March to World War I and Revolution

Dominic Lieven, Viking, New York, 2015, 428 pages

Book Review written by: Maj. Roland Minez, U.S. Army Reserve, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas

January 12, 2017
Gallipoli Cover

Gallipoli

The Dardanelles Disaster in Soldiers’ Words and Photographs

Richard Van Emden and Stephen Chambers, Bloomsbury USA, New York, 2015, 344 pages

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

January 17, 2017
Forgotten Heroes of World War II Cover

Forgotten Heroes of World War II

Personal Accounts of Ordinary Soldiers—Land, Sea, and Air

Thomas E. Simmons, Taylor Trade, New York, 2014, 326 pages

Book Review written by: Col. Michael R. Martinez, U.S. Army, Retired, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas

January 17, 2017
Wendell Fertig and His Guerrilla Forces in the Phillippines Cover

Wendell Fertig and His Guerrilla Forces in the Phillippines

Fighting the Japanese Occupation, 1942-1945

Kent Holmes, McFarland, Jefferson, North Carolina, 2015, 244 pages

Book Review written by: Maj. Thomas R. Nypaver, Texas Army National Guard, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas

January 19, 2017
The Jew Who Defeated Hitler Cover

The Jew Who Defeated Hitler

Henry Morgenthau Jr., FDR, and How We Won the War

Peter Moreira, Prometheus Books, Amherst, New York, 2014, 296 pages

Book Review written by: Maj. Matthew Prescott, U.S. Army, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas

January 19, 2017
Church of Spies Cover

Church of Spies

The Pope’s Secret War Against Hitler

Mark Riebling, Basic Books, New York, 2015, 384 pages

Book Review written by: Lt. Col. Joe Schotzko, U.S. Army, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas

January 19, 2017
Eisenhower's Armies Cover

Eisenhower's Armies

The American-British Alliance During World War II

Niall Barr, Pegasus Books, New York, 2015, 544 pages

Book Review written by: Maj. Carla Gleason, U.S. Air Force, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas

January 19, 2017
Buddies Cover

Buddies

Heartwarming Photos of GIs and Their Dogs in World War II

L. Douglas Keeney, Zenith Press, New York, 2015, 176 pages

Book Review written by: Boyd Plessl, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas

January 23, 2017
Courage, Compassion, Marine Cover

Courage, Compassion, Marine

The Unique Story of Jimmie Dyess

Perry Smith, iUniverse, Bloomington, Indiana, 2015, 220 pages

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

January 23, 2017
The Spearheaders Cover

The Spearheaders

A Personal History of Darby’s Rangers

James J. Altieri, Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, Maryland, 2014, 318 pages

Book Review written by: Adam J. Carson, Fort Gordon, Georgia

February 1, 2017
The Revolution's Last Men Cover

The Revolution's Last Men

The Soldiers Behind the Photographs

Don N. Hagist, Westholme Publishing, Yardly, Pennsylvania, 2015, 256 pages

Book Review written by: Brook Allen, Fort Gordon, Georgia

February 9, 2017
All Canada in the Hands of the British Cover

All Canada in the Hands of the British

General Jeffrey Amherst and the 1760 Campaign to Conquer New France

Douglas R. Cubbison, University of Oklahoma Press, Norman, Oklahoma, 2014, 283 pages

Book Review written by: Joseph Miller, Orono, Maine

February 16, 2017
Conquerors Cover

Conquerors

How Portugal Forged the First Global Empire

Roger Crowley, Random House, New York, 2015, 400 pages

Book Review written by: Lewis Bernstein, PhD, Woodbridge, Virginia

February 22, 2017