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  • 21st Century Patton: Strategic Insights for the Modern Era.
    J. Furman Daniel III, ed. Naval Institute Press, 2016.
  • America's Digital Army: Games at Work and War.
    Robertson Allen. University of Nebraska Press, 2017.
  • Battle Studies.
    Ardant du Picq; Roger Spiller, trans. University Press of Kansas, 2017.
  • The Big Red One: America's Legendary 1st Infantry Division (Centennial Edition, 1917–2017).
    James Scott Wheeler. University Press of Kansas, 2017.
  • Cadets on Campus: History of Military Schools of the United States.
    John Alfred Coulter II. Texas A&M University Press, 2017.
  • The Causes of War & the Spread of Peace: But Will War Rebound?.
    Azar Gat. Oxford University Press, 2017.
  • Endurance and War: The National Sources of Military Cohesion.
    Jasen J. Castillo. Stanford Security Studies, 2014.
  • A History of Fort Campbell.
    John O'Brien. The History Press, 2014.
  • It's My Country Too: Women's Military Stories from the American Revolution to Afghanistan.
    Jerri Bell and Tracy Crow, eds. Potomac Books, 2017.
  • The Malmedy Massacre: The War Crimes Trial Controversy.
    Steven P. Remy. Harvard University Press, 2017.
  • Margin of Victory: Five Battles that Changed the Face of Modern War.
    Douglas Macgregor. Naval Institute Press, 2016.
  • A Military History of Afghanistan: From the Great Game to the Global War on Terror.
    Ali Ahmad Jalali. University Press of Kansas, 2017.
  • Military Service and American Democracy: From World War II to the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars.
    William A. Taylor. University Press of Kansas, 2016.
  • Nanoweapons: A Growing Threat to Humanity.
    Louis A. Del Monte. Potomac Books, 2017.
  • On Tactics: A Theory of Victory in Battle.
    B. A. Friedman. Naval Institute Press, 2017.
  • The Pity of War: England and Germany, Bitter Friends, Beloved Foes.
    Miranda Seymour. Rowman & Littlefield, 2014.
  • Ranger: A Soldier's Life.
    Ralph Puckett with D. K. R. Crosswell. University Press of Kentucky, 2017.
  • Rebooting Clausewitz: On War in the 21st Century.
    Christopher Coker. Oxford University Press, 2017.
  • Shooting Up: A Short History of Drugs and War.
    Lukasz Kamienski. Oxford University Press, 2016.
  • Soldiers and Civilization: How the Profession of Arms Thought and Fought the Modern World into Existence.
    Reed Robert Bonadonna. Naval Institute Press, 2017.
  • Sound the Trumpet, Beat the Drums: Horse-Mounted Bands of the U.S. Army, 1829-1940.
    Bruce P. Gleason. University of Oklahoma Press, 2016.
  • Sun Tzu and the Art of Modern Warfare.
    Mark R. McNeilly. Oxford University Press, 2015.
  • Truman, Franco's Spain, and the Cold War.
    Wayne H. Bowen. University of Missouri Press, 2017.
  • War by the Numbers: Understanding Conventional Combat.
    Christopher A. Lawrence. Potomac Books, 2017.

Pre-World War One

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  • A More Civil War: How the Union Waged a Just War.
    D. H. Dilbeck. University of North Carolina Press, 2016.
  • A Surgeon with Custer at the Little Big Horn: James DeWolf's Diary and Letters, 1876.
    Todd E. Harburn, ed. University of Oklahoma Press, 2017.
  • American Carnage: Wounded Knee, 1890.
    Jerome A. Greene. University of Oklahoma Press, 2014.
  • American Civil Wars: The United States, Latin America, Europe, and the Crisis of the 1860s.
    Don H. Doyle, ed. University of North Carolina Press, 2017.
  • The Blood Contingent: The Military and the Making of Modern Mexico, 18761911.
    Stephen B. Neufeld. University of New Mexico Press, 2017.
  • Border Wars: The Civil War in Tennessee and Kentucky.
    Kent T. Dollar, Larry H. Whiteaker, and W. Calvin Dickinson, eds. Kent State University Press, 2015.
  • The Borderland of Fear: Vincennes, Prophetstown, and the Invasion of the Miami Homeland.
    Patrick Bottiger. University of Nebraska Press, 2016.
  • Bouquet's Expedition Against the Ohio Indians in 1764.
    William Smith; Martin West, ed. Kent State University Press, 2017.
  • Braxton Bragg: The Most Hated Man in the Confederacy.
    Earl J. Hess. University of North Carolina Press, 2016.
  • Chasing Mosby, Killing Booth: The 16th New York Volunteer Cavalry.
    James Carson. McFarland & Company, 2017.
  • Civil War in the Southwest Borderlands, 1861–1867.
    Andrew E. Masich. University of Oklahoma Press, 2017.
  • Conspicuous Gallantry: The Civil War and Reconstruction Letters of James W. King, 11th Michigan Volunteer Infantry.
    Eric R. Faust, ed. Kent State University Press, 2015.
  • Culloden (Oxford Great Battles Series).
    Murray Pittock. Oxford University Press, 2016.
  • Democracy and the American Civil War: Race and African Americans in the Nineteenth Century.
    Kevin Adams and Leonne M Hudson, eds. Kent State University Press, 2016.
  • Dunmore's War: The Last Conflict of America's Colonial Era.
    Glenn F. Williams. Westholme Publishing, 2017.
  • Emory Upton: Misunderstood Reformer.
    David J. Fitzpatrick. University of Oklahoma Press, 2017.
  • For Their Own Cause: The 27th United States Colored Troops.
    Kelly D. Mezurek. Kent State University Press, 2016.
  • Fort Bascom: Soldiers, Comancheros, and Indians in the Canadian River Valley.
    James Bailey Blackshear. University of Oklahoma Press, 2016.
  • Guibert: Father of Napoleon's Grand Armée.
    Jonathan Abel. University of Oklahoma Press, 2016.
  • "Hang Them All:" George Wright and the Plateau Indian War.
    Donald L. Cutler. University of Oklahoma Press, 2016.
  • Henry Ware Lawton: Union Infantryman, Frontier Soldier, Charismatic Warrior.
    Michael E. Shay. University of Missouri Press, 2016.
  • Johnson's Island: A Prison for Confederate Officers.
    Roger Pickenpaugh. Kent State University Press, 2016.
  • Kearny's Dragoons Out West: The Birth of the U.S. Cavalry.
    Will Gorenfeld and John Gorenfeld. University of Oklahoma Press, 2016.
  • Kentucky Confederates: Secession, Civil War, and the Jackson Purchase.
    Berry Craig. University Press of Kentucky, 2014.
  • Kentucky Rebel Town: The Civil War Battles of Cynthiana and Harrison County.
    William A. Penn. University Press of Kentucky, 2016.
  • Lone Star Unionism, Dissent, and Resistance: Other Sides of Civil War Texas.
    Jesús F. de la Teja. University of Oklahoma Press, 2016.
  • The Man Who Captured Washington: Major General Robert Ross and the War of 1812.
    John McCavitt and Christopher T. George. University of Oklahoma Press, 2016.
  • Music Along the Rapidan: Civil War Soldiers, Music, and Community During Winter Quarters, Virginia.
    James A. Davis. University of Nebraska Press, 2014.
  • My Gettysburg: Meditations on History and Place..
    Mark A. Snell. Kent State University Press, 2016
  • "My Greatest Quarrel with Fortune": Major General Lew Wallace in the West, 1861-1862.
    Charles G. Beemer. Kent State University Press, 2015.
  • The New York Times Disunion: A History of the Civil War.
    Ted Widmer, ed. Oxford University Press, 2016.
  • Our One Common Country: Abraham Lincoln and the Hampton Roads Peace Conference of 1865..
    James B. Conroy. Lyons Press, 2014.
  • Photographing Custer's Battlefield: The Images of Kenneth F. Roahen..
    Sandy Barnard. University of Oklahoma Press, 2016.
  • Pure Heart: The Faith of a Father and Son in the War for a More Perfect Union.
    William F. Quigley Jr. Kent State University Press, 2016
  • Recollections of a Civil War Medical Cadet.
    Burt Green Wilder, Richard M. Reid, ed. Kent State University Press, 2017.
  • Regular Army O!: Soldiering on the Western Frontier, 1865–1891.
    Douglas C. McChristian. University of Oklahoma Press, 2017.
  • The River Ran Backwards: The Civil War and the Remaking of the American Middle Border.
    Christopher Phillips. Oxford University Press, 2016.
  • The River Was Dyed With Blood: Nathan Bedford Forrest & Fort Pillow.
    Brian Steel Wills. University of Oklahoma Press, 2014.
  • Road to War: The 1871 Yellowstone Surveys.
    M. John Lubetkin, ed. The Arthur H. Clark Company, 2016.
  • Sign Talker: Hugh Lenox Scott Remembers Indian Country.
    R. Eli Paul, ed. University of Oklahoma Press, 2016.
  • Slaughter at the Chapel: The Battle of Ezra Church, 1864.
    Gary Ecelbarger. University of Oklahoma Press, 2016.
  • Soldiers in the Southwest Borderlands, 1848–1886.
    Janne Lahti, ed. University of Oklahoma Press, 2017.
  • Standing in Their Own Light: African American Patriots in the American Revolution.
    Judith L. Van Buskirk. University of Oklahoma Press, 2017.
  • Thunder at the Gates: The Black Civil War Regiments that Redeemed America.
    Douglas R. Egerton. Basic Books, 2016.
  • Utah and the American Civil War: The Written Record.
    Kenneth L. Alford. The Arthur H. Clark Company, 2017.
  • The Yankee Plague: Escaped Union Prisoners and the Collapse of the Confederacy.
    Lorien Foote. University of North Carolina Press, 2016.
  • Washington's Immortals: The Untold Story of an Elite Regiment Who Changed the Course of the Revolution.
    Patrick K. O'Donnell. Atlantic Monthly Press, 2016.
  • War and Conflict in the Early Modern World, 1500-1700.
    Brian Sandberg. Polity Press, 2016.
  • Wolford's Cavalry: The Colonel, the War in the West, and the Emancipation Question in Kentucky.
    Dan Lee. Potomac Books, 2016.

1914 to 1945

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  • Alamein (Oxford Great Battles Series).
    Simon Ball. Oxford University Press, 2016.
  • American Airpower Strategy in World War II: Bombs, Cities, Civilians, and Oil.
    Conrad C. Crane. University Press of Kansas, 2016.
  • Angels of the Underground: The American Women who Resisted the Japanese in the Philippines in World War II.
    Theresa Kaminski. Oxford University Press, 2016.
  • To Bataan and Back: The World War II Diary of Major Thomas Dooley.
    Jerry C. Cooper, ed. Texas A&M University Press, 2016.
  • Battle for Belorussia: The Red Army's Forgotten Campaign of October 1943-April 1944.
    David M. Glantz. University Press of Kansas, 2016.
  • The Battle of Verdun: The Story of the Iconic WWI Clash, One of the Bloodiest Battles in History.
    Alan Axelrod. Lyons Press, 2016.
  • Battlefield Surgeon: Life and Death on the Front Lines of World War II.
    Paul A. Kennedy, Christopher B. Kennedy, ed. University Press of Kentucky, 2016.
  • Beachhead Normandy: An LCT's Odyssey.
    Tom Carter. Potomac Books, 2014.
  • The Christmas Truce: Myth, Memory, and the First World War.
    Terri Blom Crocker. University Press of Kentucky, 2015.
  • Churchill and the Dardanelles.
    Christopher M. Bell. Oxford University Press, 2017.
  • Churchill, Roosevelt & Company: Studies in Character and Statecraft.
    Lewis E. Lehrman. Stackpole Books, 2017.
  • The Fightin' Texas Aggie Defenders of Bataan and Corregidor.
    John A. Adams Jr. Texas A&M University Press, 2016.
  • Forward with Patton: The World War II Diary of Colonel Robert S. Allen.
    Robert S. Allen, John Nelson Rickard, ed. University Press of Kentucky, 2017.
  • From Defeat to Victory: The Eastern Front, Summer 1944 (Decisive and Indecisive Military Operations, Volume 2).
    C. J. Dick. University Press of Kansas, 2016.
  • From Victory to Stalemate: The Western Front, Summer 1944 (Decisive and Indecisive Military Operations, Volume 1).
    C. J. Dick. University Press of Kansas, 2016.
  • Gardens of Hell: Battles of the Gallipoli Campaign.
    Patrick Gariepy. Potomac Books, 2014.
  • Glenn Miller Declassified.
    Dennis M. Spragg. Potomac Books, 2017.
  • Heligoland: Britain, Germany, and the Struggle for the North Sea.
    Jan Rüger. Oxford University Press, 2017.
  • Historical Dictionary of World War II: The War Against Germany and Italy.
    Anne Sharp Wells. Rowman & Littlefield, 2014.
  • Hitler's Wehrmacht, 1939-1945.
    Rolf-Dieter Müller. University Press of Kentucky, 2016.
  • Home Front to Battlefront: An Ohio Teenager in World War II.
    Frank Lavin. Ohio University Press, 2016.
  • Implacable Foes: War in the Pacific, 1944–1945.
    Waldo Heinrichs and Marc Gallicchio. Oxford University Press, 2017.
  • Kentucky and the Great War: World War I on the Home Front.
    David J. Bettez. University Press of Kentucky, 2016.
  • Midnight in the Pacific: Guadalcanal—The World war II Battle That Turned the Tide of the War.
    Joseph Wheelan. Da Capo Press, 2017.
  • My Dear People: The World War I Letters of Private Ned Crawford.
    Constance Crawford, ed. Daniel & Daniel, 2017.
  • North Carolina and the Great War, 1914–1918.
    Jessica A. Bandel. North Carolina Office of Archives and History, 2017.
  • Old Hickory: The 30th Division: The Top-Rated American Infantry Division in Europe in World War II.
    Robert W. Baumer. Stackpole Books, 2017.
  • Patton's Way: A Radical Theory of War.
    James Kelly Morningstar. Naval Institute Press, 2017.
  • Perpetrators: The World of the Holocaust Killers.
    Guenter Lewy. Oxford University Press, 2017.
  • The Prometheus Bomb: The Manhattan Project and Government in the Dark.
    Neil J. Sullivan. Potomac Books, 2016.
  • Rails of War: Supplying the Americans and Their Allies in China-Burma-India.
    Steven James Hantzis. Potomac Books, 2017.
  • Rediscovering Irregular Warfare:Colin Gubbins and the Origins of Britain's Special Operations Executive.
    A. R. B. Linderman. University of Oklahoma Press, 2016.
  • Rocky Boyer's War: An Unvarnished History of the Air Blitz that Won the War in the Southwest Pacific.
    Allen D. Boyer. Naval Institute Press, 2017.
  • Sabers through the Reich: World War II Corps Cavalry from Normandy to the Elbe.
    William Stuart Nance. University Press of Kentucky, 2017.
  • The Second Line of Defense: American Women and World War I.
    Lynn Dumenil. University of North Carolina Press, 2017.
  • Sister Soldiers of the Great War: The Nurses of the Canadian Army Medical Corps.
    Cynthia Toman. University of British Columbia Press, 2016.
  • The Spearheaders: A Personal History of Darby's Rangers.
    James Altieri. Naval Institute Press, 2014.
  • Stalingrad (Abridged Stalingrad Trilogy).
    David M. Glantz and Jonathan M. House. University Press of Kansas, 2017.
  • Tattooed on My Soul: Texas Veterans Remember World War II.
    Stephen M. Sloan, Lois E. Myers, and Michelle Holland, eds. Texas A&M University Press, 2015.
  • United States Infantry Weapons of the Second World War: Rare Photographs from Wartime Archives.
    Michael Green. Casemate, 2016.
  • War's Nomad: A Mobile Radar Unit in Pursuit of Rommel During the Western Desert Campaign, 1942-3.
    Frederick Grice, Gillian and Colin Clarke, eds. Casemate Publishers, 2015.
  • WASP of the Ferry Command: Women Pilots, Uncommon Deeds. Sarah Byrn Rickman.
    University of North Texas Press, 2016.
  • The Weight of Command: Voices of Canada's Second World War Generals and Those Who Knew Them.
    J. L. Granatstein. University of British Columbia Press, 2016.
  • The White Sniper: Simo Häyhä.
    Tapio A. M. Saarelainen. Casemate Publishers, 2016.

1946 to the Present

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  • Black Cat 2-1: The True Story of a Vietnam Helicopter Pilot and His Crew.
    Bob Ford. Brown Books Publishing, 2015.
  • Bringing God to Men: American Military Chaplains and the Vietnam War.
    Jacqueline E. Whitt. University of North Carolina Press, 2014.
  • Combat Talons in Vietnam: Recovering a Covert Special Ops Crew.
    John Gargus. Texas A&M University Press, 2017.
  • Creating Canada's Peacekeeping Past. Colin McCullough.
    University of British Columbia Press, 2016.
  • Death on Base: The Fort Hood Massacre.
    John and Anita Belles Porterfield. University of North Texas Press, 2015.
  • Eyewitness to Chaos: Personal Accounts of the Intervention in Haiti, 1994.
    Walter E. Kretchik. Potomac Books, 2016.
  • The Golden Fleece: High-Risk Adventure at West Point.
    Tom Carhart. Potomac Books, 2017.
  • Inside Israel's Northern Command: The Yom Kippur War on the Syrian Border.
    Dani Asher, ed. University Press of Kentucky, 2016.
  • My Lai: Vietnam, 1968, and the Descent into Darkness.
    Howard Jones. Oxford University Press, 2017.
  • Nine Days in May: The Battles of the 4th Infantry Division on the Cambodian Border, 1967.
    Warren K. Wilkins. University of Oklahoma Press, 2017.
  • Reconstructing a Shattered Egyptian Army: War Minister Gen. Mohamed Fawzi's Memoirs, 1967-1971.
    Youssef H. Aboul-Enein, ed. Naval Institute Press, 2014.
  • The Struggle for Iraq: A View from the Ground Up.
    Thomas M. Renahan. Potomac Books, 2017.
  • Sudden Justice: America's Secret Drone Wars.
    Chris Woods. Oxford University Press, 2015.
  • Texas Aggies in Vietnam: War Stories.
    Michael Lee Lanning, ed. Texas A&M University Press, 2016.
  • Through the Valley: My Captivity in Vietnam.
    William Reeder Jr. Naval Institute Press, 2016.
  • The Typhoon Truce, 1970: Three Days in Vietnam when Nature Intervened in the War.
    Robert F. Curtis. Casemate, 2015.
  • Vietnam's High Ground: Armed Struggle for the Central Highlands, 1954-1965.
    J. P. Harris. University Press of Kansas, 2016.
  • They Were Heroes: A Sergeant Major's Tribute to the Combat Marines of Iraq and Afghanistan.
    David K. Devaney. Naval Institute Press, 2015.
  • We Fight for Peace: Twenty-Three American Soldiers, Prisoners of War, and “Turncoats” in the Korean War.
    Brian D. McKnight. Kent State University Press, 2014.

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