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  • An Incipient Mutiny: The Story of the U.S. Army Signal Corps Pilot Revolt
    Dwight R. Messimer. Potomac Books, 2020.
  • The Agony of Heroes: Medical Care for America's Besieged Legions from Bataan to Khe Sanh
    Thomas S. Helling. Westholme, 2019.
  • Bodies for Battle: US Army Physical Culture and Systematic Training, 1885-1957
    Garrett Gatzemeyer. University Press of Kansas, 2021.
  • Built on the Ruins of Empire: British Military Assistance and African Independence
    Blake Whitaker. University Press of Kansas, 2022.
  • Canada's Mechanized Infantry: The Evolution of a Combat Arm, 1920-2012
    Peter Kasurak. University of British Columbia Press, 2020.
  • Civil War Monuments and the Militarization of America
    Thomas J. Brown. University of North Carolina Press, 2019.
  • The Decline of Empires in South Asia: How Britain and Russia Lost Their Grip Over India, Persia, and Afghanistan
    Heather A. Campbell. Pen & Sword Military, 2022.
  • Defense Engagement since 1900: Global Lessons in Soft Power
    Greg Kennedy, ed. University Press of Kansas, 2020.
  • Disputed Decisions of World War II: Decision Science and Game Theory Perspectives
    Mark Thompson. McFarland & Company, 2019.
  • Docu-Fictions of War: U.S. Interventionism in Film and Literature
    Tatiana Prorokova. University of Nebraska Press, 2019.
  • Fortifications and Siegecraft: Defense and Attack Through the Ages
    Jeremy Black. Rowman & Littlefield, 2018.
  • From Horses to Horsepower: The Mechanization and Demise of the U.S. Cavalry, 1916–1950
    Alexander Bielakowski. Fonthill, 2019.
  • Front Toward Enemy: War, Veterans, and the Homefront
    Daniel R. Green. Rowman & Littlefield, 2021.
  • Killer High: A History of War in Six Drugs
    Peter Andreas. Oxford University Press, 2020.
  • Managing Sex in the Military: Gender, Identity, and Behavior
    Beth Bailey, Alesha E. Doan, Shannon Portillo, and Kara Dixon Vuic, eds. University of Nebraska Press, 2022.
  • Nature's Army: When Soldiers Fought for Yosemite
    Harvey Meyerson. University Press of Kansas, 2020.
  • Of Life and Limb: Surgical Repair of the Arteries in War and Peace, 1880-1960
    Justin Barr. University of Rochester Press, 2019.
  • On Contested Shores: The Evolving Role of Amphibious Operations in the History of Warfare
    Timothy Heck and B.A. Friedman. Marine Corps University Press, 2020.
  • On Distant Service: The Life of the First U.S. Foreign Service Officer to Be Assassinated
    Susan M. Stein. Potomac Books, 2020.
  • Only the Dead: The Persistence of War in the Modern Age
    Bear F. Braumoeller. Oxford University Press, 2019.
  • Patton: Battling With History
    J. Furman Daniel III. University of Missouri Press, 2020.
  • Securing the MRAP: Lessons Learned in and Marketing and Military Procurement
    James M. Hasik. Texas A&M University Press, 2021.
  • Shattered Minds: How the Pentagon Fails Our Troops with Faulty Helmets
    Robert H. Bauman and Dina Rasor. Potomac Books, 2019.
  • This We'll Defend: A Noncombat Veteran on War and Its Aftermath
    Paul Crenshaw. University of North Carolina Press, 2019.
  • Twenty Years of Service: The Politics of Military Pension Policy and the Long Road to Reform
    Brandon J. Archuleta. University Press of Kansas, 2020.
  • Useful Captives: The Role of POWs in American Military Conflicts
    Daniel Krebs and Lorien Foote, eds. University Press of Kansas, 2021.
  • War and Its Causes
    Jeremy Black. Rowman & Littlefield, 2019
  • Watching Over Yellowstone: The US Army's Experience in America's First National Park
    Thomas C. Rust. University Press of Kansas, 2020.

Pre-World War One

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  • The 10 Key Campaigns of the American Revolution
    Edward G. Lengel, ed. Regnery History, 2020.
  • Bluecoat and Pioneer: The Recollections of John Benton Hart, 1864-1868
    John Hart, ed. University of Oklahoma Press, 2019.
  • Carrying the Colors: The Life and Legacy of Medal of Honor Recipient Andrew Jackson Smith
    W. Robert Beckman, Sharon S. MacDonald. Westholme, 2020.
  • Contest for Liberty: Military Leadership in the Continental Army, 1775-1783
    Seanegan P. Scully. Westholme Publishing, 2019.
  • De Kalb: One of the Revolutionary War's Bravest Generals
    John Beakes. Heritage Books, Inc., 2019.
  • Disaster on the Spanish Main: The Tragic British-American Expedition to the West Indies during the War of Jenkins’ Ear
    Craig S. Chapman. Potomac Books, 2021.
  • Early Struggles for Vicksburg: The Mississippi Central Campaign and Chickasaw Bayou, October 25-December 31, 1862
    Timothy B. Smith. University Press of Kansas, 2022.
  • The Frontiersmen Who Couldn't Shoot Straight: The Army vs. the Pioneers, 1815-1845
    Gregory Michno. Caxton Press, 2020.
  • General Hylan B. Lyon: A Kentucky Confederate and the War in the West
    Dan Lee. University of Tennessee Press, 2019.
  • Great Battles: Rorke's Drift & Isandlwana
    Ian F. W. Beckett. Oxford University Press, 2019.
  • January Moon: The Northern Cheyenne Breakout from Fort Robinson, 1878-1879
    Jerome A. Greene. University of Oklahoma Press, 2020.
  • John P. Slough: The Forgotten Civil War General
    Richard L. Miller. University of New Mexico Press, 2021.
  • The Journal of James A Brush: The Expedition and Military Operations of General Don Francisco Xavier Mina in Mexico, 1816–1817
    Karen Racine and Graham Lloyd, eds. University of New Mexico Press, 2020.
  • Massacre in Minnesota: The Dakota War of 1862, the Most Violent Ethnic Conflict in American History
    Gary Clayton Anderson. University of Oklahoma Press, 2019.
  • Napoleon Absent, Coalition Ascendant: The 1799 Campaign in Italy and Switzerland, Volume 1
    Nicholas Murray and Christopher Pringle, eds. University Press of Kansas, 2020.
  • The Napoleonic Wars: A Global History
    Alexander Mikaberidze. Oxford University Press, 2020.
  • Obstinate Heroism: The Confederate Surrenders after Appomattox
    Steven J. Ramold. University of North Texas Press, 2020.
  • On the Plains in '65: The 6th West Virginia Volunteer Cavalry in the West
    George H. Holliday. Ohio University Press, 2021.
  • Politician in Uniform: General Lew Wallace and the Civil War
    Christopher R. Mortenson. University of Oklahoma Press, 2019.
  • Southern Gambit: Cornwallis and the British March to Yorktown
    Stanley D. M. Carpenter. University of Oklahoma Press, 2019.
  • Strike Fear in the Land: Pedro De Alvarado and the Conquest of Guatemala, 1520-1541
    W.George Lovell, Christopher H. Lutz, Wendy Kramer. University of Oklahoma Press, 2020.
  • Till Death Do Us Part: The Letters of Emory and Emily Upton
    Salvatore G. Cilella Jr. University of Oklahoma Press, 2020
  • Time in the Wilderness: The Formative Years of John “Black Jack” Pershing in the American West
    Tim McNeese. Potomac Books, 2021.
  • Unburied Lives: The Historical Archaeology of Buffalo Soldiers at Fort Davis, Texas, 1869–1875
    Laurie A. Wilkie. University of New Mexico Press, 2021.
  • The United States Army and the Making of America: From Confederation to Empire, 1775–1903
    Robert Wooster. University Press of Kansas, 2021.
  • A Volunteer in the Regulars: The Civil War Journal and Memoir of Gilbert Thompson, US Engineer Battalion
    Mark A. Smith, ed. University of Tennessee Press, 2020.
  • War and Peace on the Rio Grande Frontier, 1830-1880
    Miguel Angel Gonzalez-Quiroga. University of Oklahoma Press, 2020.
  • The War Criminal's Son: The Civil War Saga of William A. Winder
    Jane Singer. Potomac Books, 2019.
  • Warfare and Logistics Along the US-Canadian Border During the War of 1812
    Christopher D. Dishman. University Press of Kansas, 2022.

1914 to 1945

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  • The 614th Tank Destroyer Battalion: Fighting on Both Fronts
    Samuel De Korte. Pen & Sword Military, 2022.
  • All Souls Day: The World War II Battle and the Search for a Lost U.S. Battalion
    Joseph M. Perreira and John L. Wilson. Potomac Books, 2020.
  • The American Army in Germany, 1918-1923
    Dean A. Nowowiejski. University Press of Kansas, 2021.
  • Amid the Ruins: Damon Runyon Word War I Reports from the Trenches, October 1918-March 1919
    Alan D. Gaff and Donald H. Gaff. Schiffer Publishing, 2019.
  • Asian Armageddon, 1944-1945 (War in the Far East, Volume 3)
    Peter Harmsen. Casemate, 2021.
  • The Battle of the Peaks and Long Stop Hill: Tunisia, April-May 1943
    Ian Mitchell. Helion & Company, 2019.
  • Bold Venture: The American Bombing of Japanese-Occupied Hong Kong, 1942–1945
    Steven K. Bailey. Potomac Books, 2019.
  • Braided in Fire: Black GIs and Tuscan Villagers on the Gothic Line
    Solace Wales. Knox Press, 2020.
  • Buffalo Soldiers in Alaska: Company L, Twenty-Fourth Infantry
    Brian G. Shellum. Bison Books, 2021.
  • A Destiny of Undying Greatness: Kiffin Rockwell and the Boys Who Remembered Lafayette
    Mark M. Trapp. System D Publishing Company, 2019.
  • Fighting with the Empire: Canada, Britain, and Global Conflict, 1867-1947
    Steve Marti & William John Pratt, eds. University of British Columbia Press, 2019.
  • The First Wave: The D-Day Warriors Who Led the Way to Victory in World War II
    Alex Kershaw. Dutton Caliber, 2019.
  • Forging the Anvil: Combat Units in the US, British, and German Infantries of World War II
    Lauer, G. Stephen, Lynne Rienner, 2022.
  • Great Battles: Ypres
    Mark Connelly and Stefan Goebel. Oxford University Press, 2019.
  • Island Infernos: The U.S. Army's Pacific War Odyssey, 1944
    Mark John C. McManus. Caliber, 2021.
  • The Last Battle: Victory, Defeat, and the End of World War I
    Peter Hart. Oxford University Press, 2018.
  • A Machine Gunner's War: From Normandy to Victory with the 1st Infantry Division in World War II
    Albert Andrews Jr. Casemate, 2022.
  • Men of Armor: The History of B Company, 756th Tank Battalion in World War II
    Jeff Danby. Casemate, 2021.
  • Million Dollar Barrage: American Field Artillery in the Great War
    Justin G. Prince. University of Oklahoma Press, 2021.
  • Monty and the Canadian Army
    John A. English. Monty and the Canadian Army, 2021.
  • My Dear Boy: A World War II Story of Escape, Exile, and Revelation
    Joanie Holzer Schirm. Potomac Books, 2019.
  • Nations in the Balance: The India-Burma Campaigns, December 1943-August 1944
    Christopher L. Kolakowski. Casemate, 2022.
  • Operation DON's Left Wing: The Trans-Caucasus Front's Pusuit of the First Panzer Army, November 1942-February 1943
    David M. Glantz. University Press of Kansas, 2019.
  • Over There in the Air: The Fightin' Texas Aggies in World War I, 1917-1918
    John A. Adams Jr. Texas A&M University Press, 2019.
  • Patton's War: An American General's Combat Leadership, Volume I, November 1942-July 1944
    Kevin M. Hymel. University of Missouri Press, 2021.
  • Physician Soldier: The South Pacific Letters of Captain Fred Gabriel from the 39th Station Hospital
    Michael P. Gabriel. Texas A&M University Press, 2020.
  • Plotting for Peace: American Peacemakers, British Codebreakers, and Britain at War, 1914–1917
    Daniel Larsen. Cambridge University Press, 2021.
  • A Private in the Texas Army: At War in Italy, France, and Germany with the 11th Engineers, 36th Division, in World War II
    John A. Pearce. State House Press, 2021.
  • Proud Warriors: African American Combat Units in World War II
    Alexander M. Bielakowski. University of North Texas Press, 2021.
  • Red Army into the Reich
    Simon Forty, Patrick Hook & Nik Cornis. Casemate, 2021.
  • Ritchie Boy Secrets: How a Force of Immigrants and Refugees Helped Win World War II
    Beverley Driver Eddy. Stackpole Books, 2021.
  • Soldiers of Siam: A First World War Chronicle
    Khwan Phusrisom. Lemongrass Books, 2020.
  • The Struggle for Cooperation: Liberated France and the American Military, 1944-1946
    Robert L. Fuller. University Press of Kentucky, 2019.
  • Three of the Last WWII Screaming Eagles
    Jos Groen. JMH Groen, 2019.
  • So Close to Freedom: A World War II Story of Peril and Betrayal in the Pyrenees
    Jean-Luc E. Cartron. Potomac Books, 2019.

1946 to the Present

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  • The 300: The Inside Story of the Missile Defenders Guarding America against Nuclear Attack
    Daniel Wasserbly. St. Martin's Press, 2020.
  • After ISIS: America, Iran, and the Struggle for the Middle East
    Seth J. Frantzman. Gefen Publishing, 2019.
  • Bait: The Battle of Kham Duc
    James D. McLeroy and Gregory W. Sanders. Casemate, 2019.
  • Blackhorse Tales: Stories of the 11th Armored Cavalry Troopers at War
    Donald C. Snedeker. Casemate, 2021.
  • The Challenge to NATO: Global Security and the Atlantic Alliance
    Michael O. Slobodchikoff, G. Doug Davis, and Brandon Stewart, eds. Potomac Books, 2021.
  • Connected Soldiers: Life, Leadership, and Social Connections in Modern War
    John Spencer. Potomac Books, 2022.
  • Drawn Swords in a Distant Land: South Vietnam’s Shattered Dreams
    George J. Veith. Encounter Books, 2021.
  • First Platoon: A Story of Modern War in the Age of Identity Dominance
    Annie Jacobsen. Dutton, 2021.
  • The Hardest Place: The American Military Adrift in Afghanistan’s Pech Valley
    Wesley Morgan. Random House, 2021.
  • The Inheritance: America's Military After Twi Decades of War
    Mara E. Karlin. Brookings, 2022.
  • The Ledger: Accounting for Failure in Afghanistan
    David Kilcullen and Greg Mills. Hurst, 2022.
  • Lessons Unlearned: The U.S. Army's Role in Creating the Forever Wars in Afghanistan and Iraq
    Pat Proctor. University of Missouri Press, 2020.
  • Korean Showdown: National Policy and Military Strategy in a Limited War, 1951–1952
    Bryan R. Gibby. University of Alabama Press, 2021.
  • A Military History of India Since 1972: Full Spectrum Operations and the Changing Contours of Modern Conflict
    Arjun Subramaniam. University Press of Kansas, 2021.
  • Moral Imperative: 1972, Combat Rescue, and the End of America’s War in Vietnam
    Darrel D. Whitcomb. University Press of Kansas, 2020.
  • Quagmire: Personal Stories from Iraq and Afghanistan
    Donald Anderson, ed. Potomac Books, 2021.
  • Rain in Our Hearts: Alpha Company in the Vietnam War
    James Allen Logue and Gary D. Ford. Texas Tech University Press, 2020.
  • A State of Secrecy: STASI Informers and the Culture of Surveillance
    Alison Lewis. Potomac Books, 2021.
  • Storms Over the Mekong: Major Battles of the Vietnam War
    William P. Head. Texas A&M University Press, 2020.
  • Unforgotten in the Gulf of Tonkin: A Story of the U.S. Military’s Commitment to Leave No One Behind
    Eileen A. Bjorkman. Potomac Books, 2020.
  • U.S. Go Home: The U.S. Military in France, 1945 to 1968
    M. David Egan and Jean Egan. Schiffer Military, 2022
  • The Vietnam Veterans Memorial at Angel Fire: War, Remembrance, and an American Tragedy
    Steven Trout. University Press of Kansas, 2020.

About The CMH Book Review List

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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. (The offerings will be updated over time, so you may wish to return occasionally to the book list.)

To self-nominate, contact Army History's Managing Editor at usarmy.mcnair.cmh.mbx.army-history@army.mil. Indicate which book from the list you propose to review.

As part of your self-nomination, briefly state your qualifications, referring, as germane, to your education, previous published works, experience in the field, or other information you deem pertinent.

Once the Managing Editor has approved your proposal, he will mail you a copy of the book. He will include a deadline for submission of the draft review.

Upon receiving your draft book review, the Managing Editor will examine it for adequacy. Later, if the review is accepted, he will decide in which issue of Army History he aims to publish it, page makeup permitting; he will inform you of that decision as soon as he can.

Before the review is published, the Managing Editor will read it for factual accuracy; however, the byline on the review makes the reviewer responsible for content. The Managing Editor will also review the draft for copyediting purposes. You will be asked to respond to queries of substance, as well as to review and approve the edits. That said, Army History will be the final arbiter of language usage and style.

Below are guidelines regarding the preparation of a book review for Army History:

  1. Look at some of the book reviews that appear in earlier issues of Army History, posted on this Web site.
  2. Adhere to the CMH Style Guide 2022.
  3. Write a review that's between 800 and 1,200 words.
  4. Prepare the review as a double-spaced, MS Word draft, in 12pt. Times New Roman Font.
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  6. Write a review that is thoughtful, engaging, specific, substantive, and on point (academic differences are fine if treated professionally; no ad hominems).
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  8. Meet the deadline (normally four months from confirmation).
  9. Submit drafts as an e-mail attachment to the Managing Editor.
  10. Failure to fully follow these instructions may delay the publication of your review.

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