September 2020 Book Review Archives

Cover Book Review Date Published
The German Failure in Belgium, August 1914 Cover

The German Failure in Belgium, August 1914

How Faulty Reconnaissance Exposed the Weakness of the Schlieffen Plan

Dennis Showalter, Joseph P. Robinson, and Janet A. Robinson, MacFarland, Jefferson, North Carolina, 2019, 225 pages

Book Review written by: Dr. Scott Stephenson, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas

September 4, 2020
The USS Swordfish Cover

The USS Swordfish

The World War II Patrols of the First American Submarine to Sink a Japanese Ship

George J. Billy, McFarland, Jefferson, North Carolina, 2019, 234 pages

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

September 4, 2020
Scholars of Mayhem Cover

Scholars of Mayhem

My Father’s Secret War in Nazi-Occupied France

Daniel C. Guiet and Timothy K. Smith, Penguin Press, New York, 2019, 272 pages

Book Review written by: Jacob A. Mong, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas

September 11, 2020
The First Day on the Eastern Front Cover

The First Day on the Eastern Front

Germany Invades the Soviet Union, June 22, 1941

Craig W. H. Luther, Stackpole Books, Guilford, Connecticut, 2019, 504 pages

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

September 11, 2020
Across the Rhine Cover

Across the Rhine

January–May 1945

Simon Forty, Casemate, Philadelphia, 2020, 192 pages

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

September 18, 2020
Navigating the C-124 Globemaster Cover

Navigating the C-124 Globemaster

In the Cockpit of America’s First Strategic Heavy-Lift Aircraft

Billy D. Higgins, McFarland, Jefferson, North Carolina, 2019, 219 pages

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

September 18, 2020
Patton Cover

Patton

Battling with History

J. Furman Daniel III, University of Missouri Press, Columbia, Missouri, 2020, 320 pages

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

September 25, 2020
Saving Israel Cover

Saving Israel

The Unknown Story of Smuggling Weapons and Winning a Nation’s Independence

Boaz Dvir, Stackpole Books, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, 2019, 320 pages

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

September 25, 2020