May 2019 Book Review Archives

Cover Book Review Date Published
The Rome We Have Lost Cover

The Rome We Have Lost

John Pemble, Oxford University Press, New York, 2018, 192 pages

Book Review written by: Lt. Col. John H. Modinger, U.S. Air Force, PhD, Retired, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas

May 3, 2019
One Nation, Under Drones Cover

One Nation, Under Drones

Legality, Morality, and Utility of Unmanned Combat Systems

Edited by John E. Jackson, Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, Maryland, 2018, 256 pages

Book Review written by: Col. Joe Judge III, U.S. Army, Retired, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama

May 3, 2019
Gear Up, Mishaps Down Cover

Gear Up, Mishaps Down: The Evolution of Naval Aviation Safety, 1950–2000

Robert F. Dunn, Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, Maryland, 2017, 224 pages

Book Review written by: Mike Bizer, Assistant Professor, Command and General Staff School, Fort Belvoir, Virginia

May 10, 2019
The Rome We Have Lost Cover

Holding the Line: The Naval Air Campaign in Korea

Thomas McKelvey Cleaver, Osprey Publishing, Oxford, United Kingdom, 2019, 320 pages

Book Review written by: Jesse McIntyre III, Assistant Professor, Command and General Staff College, Leavenworth, Kansas

May 10, 2019
Twenty-First Century Power Cover

Twenty-First Century Power: Strategic Superiority for the Modern Era

Brent D. Ziarnick, Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, Maryland, 2018, 208 pages

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

May 17, 2019
The Battle for Vella Lavella Cover

The Battle for Vella Lavella: The Allied Recapture of Solomon Islands Territory August 15-September 9, 1943

Reg Newell, McFarland & Company Inc., Publishers, Jefferson, North Carolina, 2015, 277 pages

Book Review written by: Ronald T. Staver, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas

May 17, 2019
Iran Rising Cover

Iran Rising: The Survival and Future of the Islamic Republic

Amin Saikal, Princeton University Press, Princeton, New Jersey, 2019, 344 pages

Book Review written by: Lt. Col. George Hodge, U.S. Army, Retired

May 24, 2019
Time in the Barrel Cover

Time in the Barrel: A Marine’s Account for the Battle of Con Thien

James P. Coan, University of Alabama Press, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 2019, 256 pages

Book Review written by: Ronald T. Staver, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas

May 24, 2019
The War for the Common Soldier Cover

The War for the Common Soldier: How Men Thought, Fought, and Survived in Civil War Armies

Peter S. Carmichael, University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, 2018, 408 pages

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

May 31, 2019
Beirut Rules Cover

Beirut Rules: The Murder of a CIA Station Chief and Hezbollah’s War against America

Fred Burton and Samuel M. Katz, Berkley Press, New York, 2018, 400 pages

Book Review written by: Kevin Rousseau, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas

May 31, 2019