July 2020 Book Review Archives

Cover Book Review Date Published
The Dragon in the Jungle Cover

The Dragon in the Jungle

The Chinese Army in the Vietnam War

Xiaobing Li, Oxford University Press, New York, 2020, 344 pages

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

July 3, 2020
PT Boat Odyssey Cover

PT Boat Odyssey

In the Pacific War with Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron 16, 1943-1945

Robert P. Gelzheiser, McFarland, Jefferson, North Carolina, 2019, 303 pages

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

July 3, 2020
Shot Down and in the Drink Cover

Shot Down and in the Drink

True Stories of RAF and Commonwealth Aircrews Saved from the Sea in World War II

Graham Pitchfork, Osprey, New York, 2017, 288 pages

Book Review written by: Lt. Col. Calvin J. Owens, U.S. Army, Retired, Fort Gordon, Georgia

July 10, 2020
Mortar Gunner on the Eastern Front Cover

Mortar Gunner on the Eastern Front: The Memoir of Dr. Hans Heinz Rehfeldt

Volume II: Russia, Hungary, Lithuania and the Battle for East Prussia

Hans Heinz Rehfeldt, Greenhill Books, Yorkshire, United Kingdom, 2019, 352 pages

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

July 10, 2020
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Race of Aces

WWII’s Elite Airmen and the Epic Battle to Become the Master of the Sky

John R. Bruning, Hachette Books, New York, 2020, 544 pages

Book Review written by: Col. Robert A. Law, III, U.S. Army, Retired, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas

July 17, 2020
The Quaker and the Gamecock Cover

The Quaker and the Gamecock

Nathanael Greene, Thomas Sumter, and the Revolutionary War for the Soul of the South

Andrew Waters, Casemate, Havertown, Pennsylvania, 2019, 240 pages

Book Review written by: Col. James Kennedy, U.S. Army, Retired, Fort Belvoir, Virginia

July 17, 2020
Why the Axis Lost Cover

Why the Axis Lost

An Analysis of Strategic Errors

John Arquilla, McFarland, Jefferson, North Carolina, 2020, 223 pages

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

July 24, 2020
Character Carved in Stone Cover

Character Carved in Stone

The 12 Core Virtues of West Point That Build Leaders and Produce Success

Pat Williams with Jim Denney, Revell, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 2019, 224 pages

Book Review written by: Gregory P. Bedrosian, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas

July 24, 2020
War and Public Memory Cover

War and Public Memory

Case Studies in Twentieth-Century Europe

David A. Messenger, University of Alabama Press, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 2020, 256 pages

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

July 31, 2020
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An Environmental History of the Civil War

Judkin Browning and Timothy Silver, University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, 2020, 272 pages

Book Review written by: Col. James Kennedy, U.S. Army, Retired, Woodbridge, Virginia

July 31, 2020