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Featured Book Reviews

Cover Book Review Date Published
Front toward Enemy Cover

Front toward Enemy

War, Veterans, and the Homefront

Daniel R. Green, Rowman & Littlefield, London, 2021, 240 pages

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

September 16, 2022
Resolute Cover

Resolute

To War with Bomber Command

George Dunn, Ferris Newton, and Steve Darlow, Fighting High Publishing, Havertown, Pennsylvania, 2021, 144 pages

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

September 9, 2022
Danger Forward Cover

Danger Forward

The Forgotten Wars of General Paul Gorman

Mike Guardia, Magnum Books, Maple Grove, Minnesota, 2021, 290 pages

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

September 2, 2022
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Morristown

The Darkest Winter of the Revolutionary War and the Plot to Kidnap George Washington

William Hazelgrove, Lyons Press, Lanham, Maryland, 2021, 272 pages

Book Review written by: Lt. Col. Robert B. Haines, U.S. Army, Retired, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas

August 26, 2022
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All Souls Day

The World War II Battle and the Search for a Lost U.S. Battalion

Joseph M. Pereira and John L. Wilson, Potomac Books, Lincoln, Nebraska, 2020, 264 pages

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

August 19, 2022
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Taking Fire!

Memoir of an Aerial Scout in Vietnam

David L. Porter, Jefferson, North Carolina, McFarland, 2020, 182 pages

Book Review written by: Leland W. Waldrup II, Fort Belvoir, Virginia

August 12, 2022
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Striking Back

Overt and Covert Options to Combat Russian Disinformation

Thomas Kent, The Jamestown Foundation, Washington, D.C., 2020, 300 pages

Book Review written by: Lt. Col. Jesse McIntyre III, U.S. Army, Retired, Tampa, Florida

August 5, 2022
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The Good American

The Epic Life of Bob Gersony, the U.S. Government’s Greatest Humanitarian

Robert Kaplan, Random House, New York, 2021, 544 pages

Book Review written by: Lt. Col. Aric J. Raus, U.S. Army, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas

July 29, 2022
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Military Statecraft and the Rise of Shaping in World Politics

Kyle J. Wolfley, Rowman & Littlefield, New York, 2021, 203 pages

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

July 22, 2022
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Pacifist to Padre

The World War II Memoir of Chaplain Roland B. Gittelsohn, December 1941–January 1946

Edited by Donald M. Bishop, Marine Corps University Press, Quantico, Virginia, 2021, 376 pages

Book Review written by: Lt. Col. Mark F. Kormos, U.S. Army, Retired, Fort Belvoir, Virginia

July 15, 2022
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Ritchie Boy Secrets

How a Force of Immigrants and Refugees Helped Win World War II

Beverly Driver Eddy, Stackpole Books, Guilford, Connecticut, 2021, 440 pages

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

July 8, 2022
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Island Infernos

The US Army’s Pacific War Odyssey, 1944

John C. McManus, Dutton Caliber, New York, 2021, 656 pages

Book Review written by: Mark Montesclaros, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas

July 1, 2022
Leadership Cover

Leadership

The Warrior’s Art

Edited by Christopher J. Kolenda, Stackpole Books, Guilford, Connecticut, 2021, 480 pages

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

June 24, 2022
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The 758th Tank Battalion in World War II

The U.S. Army’s First All African American Tank Unit

Joe Wilson Jr., McFarland, Jefferson, North Carolina, 2018, 214 pages

Book Review written by: Fredrick Sanders, Fort Belvoir, Virginia

June 17, 2022
Hal Moore Cover

Hal Moore

A Life in Pictures

Mike Guardia, Magnum Books, Maple Grove, Minnesota, 2018, 194 pages

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

June 10, 2022
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Surviving the Winters

Housing Washington’s Army during the American Revolution

Steven Elliott, University of Oklahoma Press, Norman, 2021, 252 pages

Book Review written by: Lt. Col. Jesse McIntyre III, U.S. Army, Retired, Tampa, Florida

June 3, 2022
Peril Cover

Peril

Bob Woodward and Robert Costa, Simon & Schuster, New York, 2021, 512 pages

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

May 27, 2022
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Robert E. Lee and Me

A Southerner’s Reckoning with the Myth of the Lost Cause

Ty Seidule, St. Martin’s Press, New York, 2021, 300 pages

Book Review written by: Richard A. McConnell, DM, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas

May 20, 2022
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My Name Is Selma

Selma Van De Perre, Scribner, New York, 2020, 204 pages

Book Review written by: Joseph Curtis, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas

May 13, 2022
The Flight Cover

Rage

Bob Woodward, Simon & Schuster, New York, 2020, 480 pages

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

May 6, 2022
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The Greatest Escape

A True American Civil War Adventure

Douglas Miller, Lyons Press, Guilford, Connecticut, 2021, 304 pages

Book Review written by: Lt. Col. Amelia Schroeder, U.S. Army, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas

April 29, 2022
Subtle Tools Cover

Subtle Tools

The Dismantling of American Democracy from the War on Terror to Donald Trump

Karen J. Greenberg, Princeton, New Jersey, Princeton University Press, 2021, 288 pages

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

April 22, 2022
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The Winter That Won the War

The Winter Encampment at Valley Forge, 1777-1778

Phillip S. Greenwalt, Savas Beatie, El Dorado Hills, California, 2021, 192 pages

Book Review written by: Lt. Col. Harry Clay Garner, U.S. Army, Retired, Fort Belvoir, Virginia

April 15, 2022
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War in the Villages

The U.S. Marine Corps Combined Action Platoons in the Vietnam War

Ted N. Easterling, University of North Texas Press, Denton, 2021, 272 pages

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

April 8, 2022
The Flight Cover

The Flight

A Father’s War, A Son’s Search

Tyler Bridges, Louisiana State University Press, Baton Rouge, 2021, 240 pages

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

April 1, 2022
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Crash Boat

Rescue and Peril in the Pacific during World War II

Earl McCandlish and George Jepson, Lyons Press, Guilford, Connecticut, 2021, 248 pages

Book Review written by: Brian Allen, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas

March 25, 2022
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Remembering the Civil War

The Conflict as Told by Those Who Lived It

Edited by Michael Barton and Charles Kupfer, Lyons Press, Guilford, Connecticut, 2019, 488 pages

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

March 25, 2022
The Arab Spring Cover

The Arab Spring

The Failure of the Obama Doctrine

Edward A Lynch, Praeger Security International, 2021, 270 pages

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

March 11, 2022
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The American Army in Germany, 1918-1923

Success against the Odds

Dean A. Nowowiejski, University Press of Kansas, Lawrence, 2021, 376 pages

Book Review written by: Lt. Col. Richard A. McConnell, DM, U.S. Army, Retired, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas

March 4, 2022
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Vicarious Warfare

American Strategy and the Illusion of War on the Cheap

Thomas Waldman, Bristol University Press, UK, 2021, 320 pages

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

February 25, 2022
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Buffalo Soldiers in Alaska

Company L, Twenty-Fourth Infantry

Brian G. Shellum, University of Nebraska Press (Bison Books), Lincoln, 2021, 386 pages

Book Review written by: James D. Crabtree, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas

February 18, 2022
Postwar Journeys Cover

Postwar Journeys

American and Vietnamese Transnational Peace Efforts since 1975

Hang Thi Thu Le-Tormala, University Press of Kansas, Lawrence, 2021, 232 pages

Book Review written by: Lt. Col. David W. Bell, U.S. Army, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas

February 11, 2022
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Blackhorse Tales

Stories of 11th Armored Cavalry Troopers at War

Donald Snedeker, Casemate, Philadelphia, 2021, 304 pages

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

February 4, 2022