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Book reviews are an important part of CMH's professional quarterly bulletin, Army History. Accordingly, we invite you to self-nominate to submit a review of a book from among those listed here. These offerings are updated over time, so you may wish to return occasionally to the book list.

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General

  • American Arsenal: A Century of Waging War.
    Patrick Coffey. Oxford University Press, 2014.
  • Carved from Granite: West Point Since 1902.
    Lance Betros. Texas A&M University Press, 2012.
  • A Cause Greater Than Self: The Journey of Captain Michael J. Daly, World War II Medal of Honor Recipient.
    Stephen J. Ochs. Texas A&M University Press, 2012.
  • The Combat Soldier: Infantry Tactics and Cohesion in the Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries.
    Anthony King. Oxford University Press, 2013.
  • Conflict and Command.
    John T. Hubbell, ed. Kent State University Press, 2012.
  • Conflicting Memories on the "River of Death": The Chickamauga Battlefield and the Spanish-American War, 1863-1933.
    Bradley S. Keefer. Kent State University Press, 2012.
  • The Embattled Past: Reflections on Military History.
    Edward M. Coffman. University Press of Kentucky, 2014.
  • A Field Guide to Gettysburg: Experiencing the Battlefield through Its History, Places and People.
    Carol Reardon and Tom Vossler. University of North Carolina Press, 2013.
  • Revered Commander, Maligned General: The Life of Clarence Ransom Edwards.
    Michael E. Shay. University of Missouri Press, 2011.
  • Special Forces Sniper Skills.
    Robert Stirling. Osprey Publishing, 2012.
  • U.S. Army Soldiers and Their Chevrons: An Illustrated Catalog and History from the Revolutionary War to Present.
    William K. Emerson. R. James Bender Publishing, 2013.
  • Ways of War: American Military History from the Colonial Era to the Twenty-First Century.
    Matthew S. Muehlbauer and David J. Ulbrich. Routledge, 2014.
  • Who Watches the Watchmen?: The Conflict Between National Security and Freedom of the Press.
    Gary Ross. National Intelligence University Press, 2011.

Pre-World War One

  • The 6th United States Cavalry in the Civil War: A History and Roster.
    Donald C. Caughey and Jimmy J. Jones. McFarland, 2013.
  • All Canada in the Hands of the British: General Jeffery Amherst and the 1760 Campaign to Conquer New France.
    University of Oklahoma Press, 2014.
  • And All Their Glory Past: Fort Erie, Plattsburgh and the Final Battles in the North, 1814.
    Donald E. Graves. Robin Brass Studio, 2013.
  • Appomattox: Victory, Defeat, and Freedom at the End of the Civil War.
    Elizabeth R. Varon. Oxford University Press, 2013.
  • Battles and Massacres on the Southwestern Frontier: Historical and Archeological Perspectives.
    Ronald K. Wetherington and Frances Levine, eds. University of Oklahoma Press, 2014.
  • Birch Coulie: The Epic Battle of the Dakota War. John Christgau.
    University of Nebraska Press (Bison Books), 2012.
  • Campaign for Wilson's Creek: The Fight for Missouri Begins.
    Jeffrey L. Patrick. McWhiney Foundation Press, 2011.
  • The Cherokee Nation in the Civil War.
    Clarissa W. Confer. University of Oklahoma Press, 2012.
  • Civil War General and Indian Fighter James M. Williams: Leader of the 1st Kansas Colored Volunteer Infantry and the 8th U.S. Cavalry.
    Robert W. Lull. University of North Texas Press, 2013.
  • Counter-Thrust: From the Peninsula to the Antietam.
    Benjamin Franklin Cooling. University of Nebraska Press, 2013. (Paperback Edition)
  • Cultural Construction of Empire: The U.S. Army in Arizona and New Mexico.
    Janne Lahti. University of Nebraska Press, 2012.
  • Defender of Canada: Sir George Prevost and the War of 1812.
    John R. Grodzinski. University of Oklahoma Press, 2013.
  • Deliverance from the Little Big Horn: Doctor Henry Porter and Custer's Seventh Cavalry.
    Joan Nabseth Stevenson. University of Oklahoma Press, 2012.
  • Dragoons in Apacheland: Conquest and Resistance in Southern New Mexico, 1846-1861.
    William S. Kiser. University of Oklahoma Press, 2012.
  • Edmund G. Ross: Soldier, Senator, Abolitionist.
    Richard A. Ruddy. University of New Mexico Press, 2013.
  • From Western Deserts to Carolina Swamps: A Civil War Soldier's Journals and Letters Home.
    John P. Wilson, ed. University of New Mexico Press, 2012.
  • Frontier Cavalry Trooper: The Letters of Private Eddie Matthews, 1869-1874.
    Douglas C. McChristian, ed. University of New Mexico Press, 2013.
  • George Crook: From the Redwoods to Appomattox.
    Paul Magid. University of Nebraska Press, 2011.
  • Learning from the Wounded: The Civil War and the Rise of American Medical Science.
    Shauna Devine. The University of North Carolina Press, 2014.
  • Lee's Cavalrymen: A History of the Mounted Forces of the Army of Northern Virginia, 1861-1865.
    Edward C. Longacre. University of Oklahoma Press, 2012.
  • Matamoros and the Texas Revolution.
    Craig H. Roell. Texas State Historical Association, 2013.
  • Men of Color to Arms!: Black Soldiers, Indian Wars, and the Quest for Equality.
    Elizabeth D. Leonard. Bison Books, 2012, pbk. ed.
  • My Life Before the World War, 1860-1917: A Memoir
    John J. Pershing, John T. Greenwood, ed. University Press of Kentucky, 2013.
  • Nature's Civil War: Common Soldiers and the Environment in 1862 Virginia.
    Kathryn Shively Meier. University of North Carolina Press, 2013.
  • No Turning Point: The Saratoga Campaign in Perspective.
    Theodore Corbett. University of Oklahoma Press, 2012.
  • Outpost of Empire: The Napoleonic Occupation of Andalucia, 1810-1812.
    Charles J. Esdaile. University of Oklahoma Press, 2012.
  • Our Centennial Indian War and the Life of General Custer.
    Frances Fuller Victor. University of Oklahoma Press, 2011.
  • The Peninsula Campaign & the Necessity of Emancipation: African Americans and the Fight for Freedom.
    Glenn David Brasher. University of North Carolina Press, 2012.
  • A Punishment on the Nation: An Iowa Soldier Endures the Civil War.
    Brian Craig Miller, ed. Kent State University Press, 2012.
  • A Quiet Corner of the War: The Civil War Letters of Gilbert and Esther Clafin, Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, 1862-1863.
    Judy Cook, ed. University of Wisconsin Press, 2013.
  • Race and Recruitment (Civil War History Readers).
    John David Smith, ed. Kent State University Press, 2013.
  • The Richardson Light Guard of Wakefield, Massachusetts: A Town Militia in War and Peace, 1851-1975.
    Barry M. Stentiford. McFarland, 2013.
  • Richmond Must Fall: The Richmond-Petersburg Campaign, October 1864.
    Hampton Newsome. Kent State University Press, 2013.
  • The River Was Dyed With Blood: Nathan Bedford Forrest & Fort Pillow.
    Brian Steel Wills. University of Oklahoma Press, 2014.
  • The Rocky Road to the Great War: The Evolution of Trench Warfare to 1914.
    Nicholas Murray. Potomac Books, 2013.
  • Standing Firmly by the Flag: Nebraska Territory and the Civil War, 1861-1867.
    James E. Potter. Bison Books, 2012.
  • Summer Lightning: A Guide to the Second Battle of Manassas.
    Matt Spruill III and Matt Spruill IV. University of Tennessee Press, 2013.
  • The Story of a Thousand: A History of the 105th Ohio Volunteer Infantry.
    Albion W. Tourgee, Peter C. Luebke, ed. Kent State University Press, 2011.
  • The Tuscarora War: Indians, Settlers, and the Fight for the Carolina Colonies.
    David La Vere. University of North Carolina Press, 2013.
  • War Party in Blue: Pawnee Scouts in the U.S. Army.
    Mark van de Logt. University of Oklahoma Press, 2011.
  • What So Proudly We Hailed: Essays on the Contemporary Meaning of the War of 1812.
    Pietro S. Nivola and Peter J. Kastor, eds. Brookings Institution Press, 2012.
  • Yankee Dutchmen under Fire: Civil War Letters from the 82nd Illinois Infantry.
    Joseph R. Reinhart, trans. and ed. Kent State University Press, 2013.
  • Your Brother in Arms: A Union Soldier's Odyssey.
    Robert C. Plumb. University of Missouri Press, 2011.

1914 to 1945

  • Back from Tobruk.
    Croswell Bowen, Betsy Connor Bowen, ed. Potomac Books, 2013.
  • Beyond the Call of Duty: Army Flight Nursing in World War II.
    Judith Barger. Kent State University Press, 2013.
  • Big Guns, Brave Men: Mobile Artillery Observers and the Battle for Okinawa.
    Rodney Earl Walton. Naval Institute Press, 2013.
  • The Blood of Free Men: The Liberation of Paris, 1944.
    Michael Neiberg. Basic Books, 2012.
  • Bloody Roads to Germany: At Huertgen Forest and the Bulge - an American Soldier's Courageous Story of World War II.
    William F. Meller. Berkley Caliber, 2012.
  • The Bosnian Muslims in the Second World War: A History.
    Marko Attila Hoare. Oxford University Press, 2013.
  • Bracketing the Enemy: Forward Observers in World War II.
    John R. Walker. University of Oklahoma Press, 2013.
  • Brothers, Rivals, Victors: Eisenhower, Patton, Bradley, and the Partnership that Drove the Allied Conquest in Europe.
    Jonathan W. Jordan. NAL Caliber, 2011.
  • The Chaplain's Conflict: Good and Evil in a War Hospital, 1943-1945.
    Tennant McWilliams. Texas A&M University Press, 2012.
  • Clash of Empires in South China: The Allied Nations' Proxy War with Japan, 1935-1941.
    Franco David Macri. University Press of Kansas, 2012.
  • Climax at Gallipoli: The Failure of the August Offensive.
    Rhys Crawley. University of Oklahoma Press, 2014.
  • D-Day in History and Memory: The Normandy Landings in International Remembrance and Commemoration.
    Michael Dolski, Sam Edwards, and John Buckley, eds. University of North Texas Press, 2013.
  • Exposing the Third Reich: Colonel Truman Smith in Hitler's Germany.
    Henry G. Gole. University Press of Kentucky, 2013.
  • Historical Dictionary of World War II: The War Against Germany and Italy.
    Anne Sharp Wells. Rowman & Littlefield, 2014.
  • Hitler's Generals in America: Nazi POWs and Allied Military Intelligence.
    Derek R. Mallett. University Press of Kentucky, 2013.
  • Liebling's War: World War II Dispatches of A. J. Liebling.
    James Barbour, Gary Scharnhorst, and Fred B. Warner, eds. University of New Mexico Press, 2011.
  • The Most Dangerous Man in America: The Making of Douglas MacArthur.
    Mark Perry. Basic Books, 2014.
  • No End Save Victory: How FDR Led the Nation into War.
    David Kaiser. Basic Books, 2014.
  • No Surrender: A World War II Memoir.
    James J. Sheeran. Berkley Caliber, 2011.
  • Operation Barbarossa: Letters Home.
    Ronald V. Rockwell and Klaus Mohrhardt. RGRockwell Historical Publications, LLC, 2012.
  • Operation Barbarossa: Nazi Germany's War in the East, 1941-1945.
    Christian Hartmann. Oxford University Press, 2013.
  • The OSS in Burma: Jungle War Against the Japanese.
    Troy J. Sacquety. University Press of Kansas, 2013.
  • Resolve: From the Jungles of WWII Bataan, the Epic Story of a Soldier, a Flag, and a Promise Kept.
    Bob Welch. Berkley Caliber, 2012.
  • Samuel Stouffer and the GI Survey: Sociologists and Soldiers During the Second World War.
    Joseph W. Ryan. University of Tennessee Press, 2013.
  • Second Chance: In Combat with the US 'Texas' Infantry, the OSS, and the French Resistance during the Liberation of France, 1943-1946.
    Stephen J. Weiss. Military History Publishing, 2011.
  • Shifty's War: The Authorized Biography of Sergeant Darrell "Shifty" Powers, the Legendary Sharpshooter from the Band of Brothers.
    Marcus Brotherton. Berkley Publishing Group, 2011.
  • Special Operations in World War II: British and American Irregular Warfare.
    Andrew L. Hargreaves. University of Oklahoma Press, 2013.
  • The Stalingrad Cauldron: Inside the Encirclement and Destruction of the 6th Army.
    Frank Ellis. Press of Kansas, 2013.
  • They Called Them Soldier Boys: The Texas Infantry Regiment in World War I.
    Gregory W. Ball. University of North Texas Press, 2013.
  • Why We Fight: Congress and the Politics of World War II.
    Nancy Beck Young. University Press of Kansas, 2013.

1946 to the Present

  • 102 Days of War: How Osama bin Laden, al Qaeda & the Taliban Survived 2001.
    Yaniv Barzilai. Potomac Books, 2013.
  • Adapting to Flexible Response, 1960-1968 (History of Acquisition in the Department of Defense, vol. 2).
    Walter S. Poole. Historical Office, Office of the Secretary of Defense, 2013
  • Attack on the Pentagon: The Medical Response to 9/11.
    Mary Ellen Condon-Rall. Office of the Surgeon General, Borden Institute, 2011.
  • Black April: The Fall of South Vietnam, 1973-75.
    George J. Veith. Encounter Books, 2012.
  • Bringing God to Men: American Military Chaplains and the Vietnam War.
    Jacqueline E. Whitt. University of North Carolina Press, 2014.
  • The Boys of '67: Charlie Company's War in Vietnam.
    Andrew Wiest. Osprey Publishing, 2012.
  • Call Sign - Dustoff: A History of U.S. Army Aeromedical Evacuation from Conception to Hurricane Katrina.
    Darrel Whitcomb. Office of the Surgeon General, Borden Institute, 2011.
  • The Cambodian Wars: Clashing Armies and CIA Covert Operations.
    Kenneth Conboy. Press of Kansas, 2013.
  • I Cannot Forget: Imprisoned in Korea, Accused at Home.
    Johnny Moore and Judith Fenner Gentry. Texas A&M University Press, 2013.
  • An Inoffensive Rearmament: The Making of the Postwar Japanese Army.
    Col. Frank Kowalski, Robert D. Eldridge, ed. Naval Institute Press, 2013.
  • Invasion of Laos, 1971: Lam Son 719.
    Robert D. Sander. University of Oklahoma Press, 2014.
  • Kill Anything That Moves: The Real American War in Vietnam.
    Nick Turse. Metropolitan Books, 2013.
  • Learning to Forget: U.S. Army Counterinsurgency Doctrine and Practice from Vietnam to Iraq.
    David Fitzgerald. Stanford Security Studies, 2013.
  • Losing Vietnam: How America Abandoned Southeast Asia.
    Ira A. Hunt, Jr. University Press of Kentucky, 2013.
  • The Marines Take Anbar: The Four-Year Fight Against Al Qaeda.
    Richard H. Shultz Jr. Naval Institute Press, 2013.
  • Not All Heroes: An Unapologetic Memoir of the Vietnam War, 1971–1972.
    Gary E. Skogen. Dakota Institute Press, 2013.
  • Other than War: The American Military Experience and Operations in the Post-Cold War Decade.
    Frank N. Schubert. Joint History Office, Office of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, 2013.
  • Outside the Wire: Riding with the "Triple Deuce" in Vietnam, 1970.
    Jim Ross. Stackpole Books, 2013.
  • The Papers of George Catlett Marshall, Volume 6: "The Whole World Hangs in the Balance" January 8, 1947 – September 30, 1949.
    Edited by Larry I. Bland, Mark A Stoler, Sharon Ritenour Stevens, and Daniel D. Holt. Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013.
  • A Road Too Far: Operation Lam Son 719 and Vietnamization in Laos.
    James H. Willbanks. Texas A&M University Press, 2014.
  • The Sino Soviet Alliance: An International History.
    Austin Jersild. University of North Carolina Press, 2014.
  • Team 19 in Vietnam: An Australian Soldier at War.
    David Millie. University Press of Kentucky, 2013.
  • Vietnam Labyrinth: Allies, Enemies, and Why the U.S. Lost the War.
    Tran Ngoc Chau with Ken Fermoyle. Texas Tech University Press, 2012.


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