Book List for Review


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  • Canada's Mechanized Infantry: The Evolution of a Combat Arm, 1920-2012
    Peter Kasurak. University of British Columbia Press, 2020.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Patton: Battling With History
    J. Furman Daniel III. University of Missouri Press, 2020.
  • Rangers, Scouts, and Raiders: Origin, Organization, and Operations of Selected Special Operations Forces
    Michael F. Dilley. Casemate, 2023.
  • Small Armies, Big Cities: Rethinking Urban Warfare
    Louis A. Tumchewics, ed. Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2022.
  • Twenty Years of Service: The Politics of Military Pension Policy and the Long Road to Reform
    Brandon J. Archuleta. University Press of Kansas, 2020.
  • Victory Through Influence: Origins of Psychological Operations in the US Army
    Jared M. Tracy. Texas A&M University Press, 2022.

Pre-World War One

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  • The 10 Key Campaigns of the American Revolution
    Edward G. Lengel, ed. Regnery History, 2020.
  • The Battle of Harlem Heights, 1776
    David Price. Westholme, 2022.
  • Early Struggles for Vicksburg: The Mississippi Central Campaign and Chickasaw Bayou, October 25-December 31, 1862
    Timothy B. Smith. University Press of Kansas, 2022.
  • From the Mountains to the Bay: The War in Virginia, January-May 1862
    Ethan S. Rafuse. University Press of Kansas, 2022.
  • The Frontiersmen Who Couldn't Shoot Straight: The Army vs. the Pioneers, 1815-1845
    Gregory Michno. Caxton Press, 2020.
  • Gettysburg's Southern Front: Opportunity and Failure at Richmond
    Hampton Newsome. University Press of Kansas, 2022.
  • Gunboats, Muskets, and Torpedoes: Costal South Carolina, 1861-1865
    Michael G. Laramie. Westholme, 2022.
  • 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.
  • The Lion at Dawn: Forging British Strategy in the Age of the French Revolution, 1783-1797
    Nathaniel Jarrett. University of Oklahoma Press, 2022.
  • Napoleon Absent, Coalition Ascendant: The 1799 Campaign in Italy and Switzerland, Volume 1
    Nicholas Murray and Christopher Pringle, eds. University Press of Kansas, 2020.
  • On the Plains in '65: The 6th West Virginia Volunteer Cavalry in the West
    George H. Holliday. Ohio University Press, 2021.
  • 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.
  • Twelve Days: How the Union Nearly Lost Washington in the First Days of the Civil War
    Tony Silber. Potomac Books, 2023.
  • Unburied Lives: The Historical Archaeology of Buffalo Soldiers at Fort Davis, Texas, 1869–1875
    Laurie A. Wilkie. University of New Mexico Press, 2021.
  • Union General: Samuel Ryan Curtis and Victory in the West
    William L Shea. Potomac Books, 2023.
  • 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.
  • 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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  • 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.
  • Awaiting MacArthur's Return: World War II Guerrilla Resistance against the Japanese in the Philippines
    James A. Villanueva. University Press of Kansas, 2023.
  • Braided in Fire: Black GIs and Tuscan Villagers on the Gothic Line
    Solace Wales. Knox Press, 2020.
  • Bridge to the Sun: The Secret Role of the Japanese Americans Who Fought in the Pacific in World War II
    Bruce Henderson. Knopf, 2022.
  • Buffalo Soldiers in Alaska: Company L, Twenty-Fourth Infantry
    Brian G. Shellum. Bison Books, 2021.
  • Forging the Anglo-American Alliance: The British and American Armies, 1917-1941
    Tyler R. Bamford. University Press of Kansas, 2022.
  • The Holy Warrior: Osama Bin Laden and his Jihadi Journey in the Soviet-Afghan War
    Reagan Fancher. Vernon Press, 2022.
  • Island Infernos: The U.S. Army's Pacific War Odyssey, 1944
    Mark John C. McManus. Caliber, 2021.
  • A Machine Gunner's War: From Normandy to Victory with the 1st Infantry Division in World War II
    Albert Andrews Jr. Casemate, 2022.
  • Monty and the Canadian Army
    John A. English. Monty and the Canadian Army, 2021.
  • Mother of the Company: SGT. Percy M. Smith's World War II Reflections
    Philip M. Smith, ed. Texas A&M University Press, 2022.
  • No Sacrifice Too Great: The 1st Infantry Division in World War II
    Gregory Fontenot. University of Missouri Press, 2023.
  • Physician Soldier: The South Pacific Letters of Captain Fred Gabriel from the 39th Station Hospital
    Michael P. Gabriel. Texas A&M University Press, 2020.
  • “A Pitiful, Unholy Mess:” The Histories of Wheeler, Bellows, and Haleiwa Fields and the Japanese Attacks of 7 December 1941
    J. Michael Wenger, Robert J. Cressman, and John F. Di Virgilio. Naval Institute Press, 2022.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • The Road to Pearl Harbor: Great Power War in Asia and the Pacific
    John H. Maurer and Erik Goldstein, eds. Naval Institute Press, 2022.
  • Soldiers of Siam: A First World War Chronicle
    Khwan Phusrisom. Lemongrass Books, 2020.
  • Unraveling the Myth of Sgt. Alvin York: The Other Sixteen
    James P. Gregory Jr. Texas A&M University Press, 2023.
  • The Weekly War: How The Saturday Evening Post Reported World War I
    Chris Dubbs and Carolyn Edy. University of North Texas Press, 2023.

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.
  • America and Vietnam, 1954-1963: The Road to War
    Michael M. Walker. McFarland & Company, 2022.
  • Arming East Asia: Deterring China in the Early Cold War
    Eric Setzekorn. Naval Institute Press, 2023.
  • Blackhorse Tales: Stories of the 11th Armored Cavalry Troopers at War
    Donald C. Snedeker. Casemate, 2021.
  • Blind Obedience and Denial: The Nuremberg Defendants
    Andrew Sangster. Casemate, 2022.
  • 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.
  • Just Another Day in Vietnam
    Keith M. Nightingale. Casemate, 2023.
  • Korean Showdown: National Policy and Military Strategy in a Limited War, 1951–1952
    Bryan R. Gibby. University of Alabama Press, 2021.
  • 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.
  • Long Ago and Far Away: Remembering Vietnam Fifty Years On
    Robert K. Griffith Jr. Dorrance Publishing, 2022.
  • 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.
  • Service Above Self: Women Veterans in American Politics
    Erika Cornelius Smith. University Press of Kansas, 2022.
  • SOG Kontum: Top Secret Missions in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia 1968-1969
    Joe Parnar and Robert Dumont. Casemate, 2022.
  • A State of Secrecy: STASI Informers and the Culture of Surveillance
    Alison Lewis. Potomac Books, 2021.
  • 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
  • Vietnam Combat: Firefights and Writing History
    Robin Bartlett. Casemate, 2023.
  • 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.)

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