March 2017 Book Review Archives

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Dark Territory Cover

Dark Territory

The Secret History of Cyber War

Fred Kaplan, Simon & Schuster, New York, 2016, 321 pages

Book Review written by: Lt. Col. James Welch, U.S. Army, Fort Benning, Georgia

March 3, 2017
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Coercing Compliance

State-Initiated Brute Force in Today’s World

Robert Mandel, Stanford University Press, Redwood City, California, 2015, 320 pages

Book Review written by: Karsten Engelmann, PhD, Springfield, Virginia

March 3, 2017
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Meltdown in Haditha

The Killing of 24 Iraqi Civilians by U.S. Marines and the Failure of Military Justice

Kenneth F. Englade, McFarland, Jefferson, North Carolina, 2015, 276 pages

Book Review written by: Maj. Michael Lipkin, U.S. Army, Fort Belvoir, Virginia

March 3, 2017
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China Looks at the West

Identity, Global Ambitions, and the Future of Sino-American Relations

Christopher A. Ford, University Press of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, 2015, 650 pages

Book Review written by: Maj. Gary J. Sampson, U.S. Marine Corps, Okinawa, Japan

March 3, 2017
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Inferno in Chechnya

The Russian-Chechen Wars, the Al Qaeda Myth, and the Boston Marathon Bombing

Brian Glynn Williams, ForeEdge, Boston, 2015, 296 pages

Book Review written by: Lt. Col. Robert C. LaPreze, U.S. Army, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas

March 3, 2017
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A Different Face of War

Memories of a Medical Service Corps Officer in Vietnam

James G. Van Straten, University of North Texas Press, 2015, 576 pages

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

March 3, 2017
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Unmanned Systems of World Wars I and II

H. R. Everett, The MIT Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 2015, 768 pages

Book Review written by: Maj. Bishane A. Whitmore, U.S. Air Force, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, and Maj. John J. Sheridan, U.S. Army, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas

March 3, 2017
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Return of the Dambusters

The Exploits of World War II’s Most Daring Flyers after the Flood

John Nichol, Overlook Press, New York, 2016, 384 pages

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

March 3, 2017
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Goebbels

A Biography

Peter Longerich, Random House, New York, 2015, 992 pages

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

March 3, 2017
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After Hitler

The Last Ten Days of World War II in Europe

Michael Jones, NAL Caliber, New York, 2015, 400 pages

Book Review written by: Mark V. Montesclaros, Fort Gordon, Georgia

March 3, 2017
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The Battle of Marathon in Scholarship

The Battle of Marathon in Scholarship: Research, Theories and Controversies Since 1850

 

Book Review written by: Capt. Eugene M. Harding, U.S. Army National Guard, Auburn, Indiana

March 10, 2017
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Selling War

A Critical Look at the Military's PR Machine

Steven J. Alvarez, Potomac Books, 2016, 341 pages

Book Review written by: Maj. Steven L. Miller, U.S. Army, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas

March 10, 2017
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41: A Portrait of My Father

George W. Bush, Crown Publishers, New York, 2014, 294 pages

Book Review written by: Lt. Col. Andrew H. Warninghoff, U.S. Army, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas

March 10, 2017
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Zinky Boys

Soviet Voices from the Afghanistan War

Svetlana Alexievich, W. W. Norton and Company, 2015, 224 pages

Book Review written by: Maj. Andrew J. Raymond Jr., U.S. Army, Fort Belvoir, Virginia

March 10, 2017
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Soviet Soft Power in Poland

Culture and the Making of Stalin’s New Empire, 1943-1957

Patryk Babiracki, University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, 2015, 344 pages

Book Review written by: John E. Fahey, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana

March 10, 2017
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No End Save Victory

How FDR Led the Nation into War

David Kaiser, Basic Books, New York, 2014, 408 pages

Book Review written by: Lindsay H. Gudridge, Fort Gordon, Georgia

March 10, 2017
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Assessing War

The Challenge of Measuring Success and Failure

Edited by Leo Blanken, Hy Rothstein, and Jason J. Lepore, Georgetown University Press, Washington, DC, 2015, 370 pages

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

March 10, 2017
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General Maxime Weygand, 1867-1965

Fortune and Misfortune

Edited by Leo Blanken, Hy Rothstein, and Jason J. Lepore, Georgetown University Press, Washington, DC, 2015, 370 pages

Book Review written by: Maj. Joseph J. DiDomenico, U.S. Army, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas

March 10, 2017
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Murder at Camp Delta

A Staff Sergeant’s Pursuit of the Truth about Guantanamo Bay

Joseph Hickman, Simon & Schuster, New York, 2016, 256 pages

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

March 10, 2017
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Luca from Calabria

Richard A. Reale, CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2014, 98 pages

Book Review written by: Steven C. Wiegers, U.S. Army, Retired, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas

March 10, 2017
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Global Responses to Maritime Violence

Cooperation and Collective Action

Edited by Paul Shemella, Stanford University Press, Stanford, California, 2016, 312 pages

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

March 17, 2017
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The Money Makers

How Roosevelt and Keynes Ended the Depression, Defeated Fascism, and Secured a Prosperous Peace

Eric Rauchway, Basic Books, New York, 2015, 336 pages

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

March 17, 2017
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Zones of Rebellion

Kurdish Insurgents and the Turkish State

Aysegul Aydin and Cem Emrence, Cornell University Press, Ithaca, New York, 2015, 208 pages

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

March 17, 2017
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67 Shots

Kent State and the End of American Innocence

Howard Means, DaCapo Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 2016, 288 pages

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

March 17, 2017
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On Campaign against Fort Duquesne

The Braddock and Forbes Expeditions, 1755–1758, through the Experiences of Quartermaster Sir John St. Clair

Douglas R Cubbison, McFarland, Jefferson, North Carolina, 2015, 232 pages

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

March 17, 2017
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Hit the Target

Eight Men who led the Eighth Air Force to Victory over the Luftwaffe

Bill Yenne, NAL Caliber, New York, 2015, 384 pages

Book Review written by: Marlyn R. Pierce, PhD, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas

March 17, 2017
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Marine Corps Tank Battles in the Middle East

Oscar E. Gilbert, Casemate, Philadelphia, 2015, 312 pages

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

March 17, 2017
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Check Six!

A Thunderbolt Pilot’s War across the Pacific

James C. Curran and Terrence G. Popravak Jr., Casemate, Philadelphia, 2015, 352 pages

Book Review written by: Lt. Col. Jeffrey W. Kilgo, U.S. Army, Retired, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas

March 17, 2017
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Band of Giants

The Amateur Soldiers Who Won America’s Independence

Jack Kelly, St. Martin’s Griffin, New York, 2016, 276 pages

Book Review written by: David D. Haught, Fort Belvoir, Virginia

March 17, 2017
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Forging the Shield

The U.S. Army in Europe, 1951-1962

Donald A. Carter, Center for Military History, Washington, D.C., 2015, 534 pages

Book Review written by: Col. Chuck Rush, U.S. Army, Washington, D.C.

March 17, 2017
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Elusive Alliance

The German Occupation of Poland in World War I

Jesse Kauffman, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 2015, 320 pages

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

March 24, 2017
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Intercept 1961

The Birth of Soviet Missile Defense

Mike Gruntman, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Reston, Virginia, 2015, 312 pages

Book Review written by: Maj. Leroy L. Cisneros, U.S. Army, Fort Gordon, Georgia

March 24, 2017
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The Papers of George Catlett Marshall

“The Man of the Age” October 1, 1949-October 16, 1959, vol. 7

Edited by Mark Stoler and Daniel Holt, The Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, 2016, 1,200 pages

Book Review written by: James Cricks, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas

March 24, 2017
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US Army Rangers 1989-2015

Panama to Afghanistan

Leigh Neville, Osprey Publishing, Oxford, United Kingdom, 2016, 64 pages

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

March 24, 2017
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Practise to Deceive

Learning Curves of Military Deception Planners

Douglas R Cubbison, McFarland, Jefferson, North Carolina, 2015, 232 pages

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

March 24, 2017
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War in the Chesapeake

The British Campaigns to Control the Bay, 1813-14

Charles P. Neimeyer, U.S. Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, Maryland, 2015, 256 pages

Book Review written by: Capt. Mark E. Bergman, U.S. Army, Fort Campbell, Kentucky

March 24, 2017
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The Man Who Captured Washington

Major General Robert Ross and the War of 1812

John McCavitt and Christopher T. George, University of Oklahoma Press, Norman, Oklahoma, 2016, 312 pages

Book Review written by: Capt. Eugene M. Harding, U.S. Army National Guard, Auburn, Indiana

March 24, 2017
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Last Stand on Bataan

The Defense of the Philippines, December 1941–May 1942

Christopher Kolakowski, McFarland, Jefferson, North Carolina, 2016, 220 pages

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

March 24, 2017
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MacArthur’s Korean War Generals

Stephen R. Taaffe, University Press of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, 2016, 280 pages

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

March 24, 2017
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No One Avoided Danger

NAS Kaneohe Bay and the Japanese Attack of 7 December 1941

J. Michael Wenger, Robert J. Cressman, and John F Digrilio, Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, Maryland, 2015, 208 pages

Book Review written by: Lt. Col. Andrew Warninghoff, U.S. Army, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas

March 24, 2017
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True for the Cause of Liberty

The Second Spartan Regiment in the American Revolution

Oscar E. Gilbert and Catherine R. Gilbert, Casemate, Philadelphia, 2016, 328 pages

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

March 30, 2017
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Forty-Seven Days

How Pershing’s Warriors Came of Age to Defeat the German Army in World War I

Mitchell Yockelson, New American Library, New York, 2016, 400 pages

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

March 30, 2017
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Paris at War

1939-1944

David Drake, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 2015, 592 pages

Book Review written by: Mark V. Montesclaros, Fort Gordon, Georgia

March 30, 2017
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American Knights

The Untold Story of the Men of the Legendary 601st Tank Destroyer Battalion

Victor Failmezger, Osprey Publishing, Oxford, United Kingdom, 2015, 352 pages

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

March 30, 2017
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Nanjing 1937

Battle for a Doomed City

Peter Harmsen, Casemate Publishers, Philadelphia, 2015, 368 pages

Book Review written by: Lewis Bernstein, Woodbridge, Virginia

March 30, 2017
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Coventry

Thursday, 14 November 1940

Frederick Taylor, Bloomsbury Press, London, 2015, 368 pages

Book Review written by: Robert M. Brown, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas

March 30, 2017
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Through the Valley

My Captivity in Vietnam

William Reeder Jr., Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, Maryland, 2016, 238 pages

Book Review written by: Lt. Col. James H. Willbanks, PhD, U.S. Army, Retired, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas

March 30, 2017
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Enemies to Allies

Cold War Germany and American Memory

Brian C. Etheridge, University Press of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, 2016, 382 pages

Book Review written by: Col. Bradley J. Foster, U.S. Army, Fort Bragg, North Carolina

March 30, 2017
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Geopolitics and the Quest for Dominance

Jeremy Black, Indiana University Press, Bloomington, Indiana, 2016, 352 pages

Book Review written by: David A. Anderson, PhD, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas

March 30, 2017
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Hunter Killer

Inside America’s Unmanned Air War

Mark McCurley and Kevin Maurer, Dutton, New York, 2016, 368 pages

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

March 30, 2017