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March 2018 Book Review Archives

Cover Book Review Date Published
Killing Others Cover

Killing Others

A Natural History of Ethnic Violence

Matthew Lange, Cornell University Press, Ithaca, New York, 2017, 256 pages

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

March 2, 2018
The Heart of Hell Cover

The Heart of Hell

The Untold Story of Courage and Sacrifice in the Shadow of Iwo Jima

Mitch Weiss, Berkley Caliber, New York, 2016, 432 pages

Book Review written by: Lt. Col. Roger J. Linder, U.S. Army, Retired, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas

March 2, 2018
The Fifth Massachusetts Colored Cavalry in the Civil War Cover

The Fifth Massachusetts Colored Cavalry in the Civil War

Steven M. LaBarre, McFarland, Jefferson, North Carolina, 2016, 232 pages

Book Review written by: John Kloeker, U.S. Army, Retired, Wilder, Kentucky

March 2, 2018
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Grateful Nation

Student Veterans and the Rise of the Military-Friendly Campus

Ellen Moore, Duke University Press, Durham, North Carolina, 2017, 280 pages

Book Review written by: Col. Robert G. Young, U.S. Army, Retired, Fort Gordon, Georgia

March 9, 2018
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Morning Star, Midnight Sun

The Early Guadalcanal-Solomon’s Campaign of World War II August–October 1942

Jeffrey R. Cox, Osprey Publishing, New York, 2018, 448 pages

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

March 9, 2018
Wings of Valor Cover

Wings of Valor

Honoring America’s Fighter Aces

Nick Del Calzo and Peter Collier, Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, Maryland, 2016, 264 pages

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

March 9, 2018
Hal Moore on Leadership Cover

Hal Moore on Leadership

Winning When Outgunned and Outmanned

Harold G. Moore and Mike Guardia, Magnum Books, Maple Grove, Minnesota, 2017, 168 pages

Book Review written by: Lt. Col. Ray Williams, U.S. Army, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas

March 16, 2018
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A River in Darkness

One Man’s Escape from North Korea

Masaji Ishikawa, translated by Risa Kobayashi and Martin Brown, AmazonCrossing, Seattle, 2018, 172 pages

Book Review written by: Paul Sanders, PhD, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas

March 16, 2018
Tuesday’s Promise Cover

Tuesday’s Promise

One Veteran, One Dog, and Their Bold Quest to Change Lives

Luis Carlos Montalván and Ellis Henican, Hachette Books, New York, 2017, 304 pages

Book Review written by: Mark Kormos, Fort Belvoir, Virginia

March 16, 2018
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Committed to Victory

The Kentucky Home Front during World War II

Richard E. Holl, University Press of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, 2015, 408 pages

Book Review written by: John Kloeker, U.S. Army, Retired, Wilder, Kentucky

March 16, 2018
The Oxford Illustrated History of the Third Reich Cover

The Oxford Illustrated History of the Third Reich

Robert Gellately, ed., Oxford University Press, Oxford, United Kingdom, 2018, 400 pages

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

March 23, 2018
America’s First General Staff Cover

America’s First General Staff

A Short History of the Rise and Fall of the General Board of the Navy, 1900–1950

John T. Kuehn, Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, Maryland, 2017, 320 pages

Book Review written by: Donald B. Connelly, PhD, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas

March 23, 2018
Orange Berets Cover

Orange Berets

Adventures and Misadventures in the Sinai

James “Doc” Crabtree, Jimmy Sinai Books, Fayetteville, North Carolina, 2015, 186 pages

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

March 23, 2018
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How States Pay for Wars

Rosella Cappella Zielinski, Cornell University Press, Ithaca, New York, 2016, 208 pages

Book Review written by: Maj. Robert Nelson, U.S. Air Force, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas

March 30, 2018
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Iraq and the Politics of Oil

An Insider’s Perspective

Gary Vogler, University Press of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, 2017, 318 pages

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

March 30, 2018
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The Salvadoran Crucible

The Failure of U.S. Counterinsurgency in El Salvador, 1979-1992

Brian D’Haeseleer, University Press of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, 2017, 272 pages

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

March 30, 2018