September 2017 Book Review Archives

Cover Book Review Date Published
Grant Cover

Grant

Ron Chernow, Penguin Press, New York, 2017, 1,104 pages

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

September 1, 2017
Axis Diplomats in American Custody Cover

Axis Diplomats in American Custody

The Housing of Enemy Representatives and Their Exchange of American Counterparts, 1941–1945

Landon Alfriend Dunn and Timothy J. Ryan, McFarland, Jefferson, North Carolina, 2016, 208 pages

Book Review written by: Patrick Wesner, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas

September 1, 2017
Ike and McCarthy Cover

Ike and McCarthy

Dwight Eisenhower’s Secret Campaign against Joseph McCarthy

David A. Nichols, Simon and Schuster, New York, 2017, 400 pages

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

September 1, 2017
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Debriefing the President

The Interrogation of Saddam Hussein

John Nixon, Blue Rider Press, New York, 2016, 256 pages

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

September 1, 2017
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From Victory to Stalemate

The Western Front, Summer 1944, Decisive and Indecisive Military Operations, Volume 1

C. J. Dick, University Press of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, 2016, 456 pages

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

September 1, 2017
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From Defeat to Victory

The Eastern Front, Summer 1944, Decisive and Indecisive Military Operations, Volume 2

C. J. Dick, University Press of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, 2016, 368 pages

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

September 1, 2017
Fighting Blind Cover

Fighting Blind

A Green Beret’s Story of Extraordinary Courage

Ivan Castro and Jim DeFelice, St. Martin’s Press, New York, 2016, 304 pages

Book Review written by: Chaplain (Major) Joshua J. Gilliam, U.S. Army, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas

September 8, 2017
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Rails of War

Supplying the Americans and Their Allies in China-Burma-India

Steven James Hantzis, Potomac Books, Lincoln, Nebraska, 2017, 232 pages

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

September 8, 2017
Arlington Cover

Arlington

A Color Guide to America’s Most Famous Cemetery

James Gindlesperger, John F. Blair Publisher, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, 2017, 242 pages

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

September 8, 2017
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On Tactics

A Theory of Victory in Battle

B. A. Friedman, Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, Maryland, 2017, 256 pages

Book Review written by: Maj. William A. Ault, Pennsylvania Army National Guard, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

September 8, 2017
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The Role and Limitations of Technology in U.S. Counterinsurgency Warfare

Richard Rubright, Potomac Books, Lincoln, Nebraska, 2015, 296 pages

Book Review written by: Brian R. Price, PhD, Honolulu, Hawaii

September 8, 2017
Total Focus Cover

Total Focus

Make Better Decisions under Pressure

Brandon Webb and John David Mann, Penguin Random House, New York, 2017, 288 pages

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

September 15, 2017
Alone Cover

Alone

Britain, Churchill, and Dunkirk: Defeat into Victory

Michael Korda, Liveright, New York, 2017, 544 pages

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

September 15, 2017
My Lai Cover

My Lai

Vietnam, 1968, and the Descent into Darkness

Howard Jones, Oxford University Press, New York, 2017, 504 pages

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

September 15, 2017
The Ambulance Drivers Cover

The Ambulance Drivers

Hemingway, Dos Passos, and a Friendship Made and Lost in War

James McGrath Morris, Da Capo Press, Boston, 2017, 336 pages

Book Review written by: Lt. Col. Jason E. Pelletier, U.S. Army, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas

September 22, 2017
Hell to Pay Cover

Hell to Pay

Operation Downfall and the Invasion of Japan, 1945–1947

D. M. Giangreco, Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, Maryland, 2017, 584 pages

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

September 22, 2017
Tanks Cover

Tanks

A Century of Tank Warfare

Oscar E. Gilbert and Romain Cansière, Casemate, Philadelphia, 2017, 160 pages

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

September 22, 2017
Armoured Warfare Cover

Armoured Warfare

A Military, Political and Global History

Alaric Searle, Bloomsbury Academic, New York, 2017, 288 pages

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

September 22, 2017
One Mission Cover

One Mission

How Leaders Build a Team of Teams

Chris Fussell and C.W. Goodyear, Portfolio, New York, 2017, 304 pages

Book Review written by: Ted A. Thomas, PhD, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas

September 29, 2017
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The Odyssey of Echo Company

The 1968 Tet Offensive and the Epic Battle to Survive the Vietnam War

Doug Stanton, Scribner, New York, 2017, 336 pages

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

September 29, 2017
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Glenn Miller

Declassified

Dennis M. Spragg, Potomac Books, Lincoln, Nebraska, 2017, 408 pages

Book Review written by: Frederick A. Baillergeon, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas

September 29, 2017
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Airborne

The Combat Story of Ed Shames of Easy Company

Ian Gardner, Osprey Publishing, New York, 2015, 340 pages

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

September 29, 2017