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Re: Armistice Day Centennial Handgrenade November 2018

Dear John,

Interesting (metaphorical) hand grenade.

On some level it may have been true that “Germany’s long term strategic situation WAS BETTER after the war, than before it.” With hindsight, I think it was, but for it to have any effect on subsequent history, the key participants in events would have to have been able to see the opportunity presented and to have seized it.

Re: World War One origins

Friedman here is dealing with issues unfamiliar to him and unsurprisingly is a bit out his depth, a limitation exacerbated by the very restricted compass available in Naval History. In addressing the Fischer Thesis he is touching on one of the greatest controversies in modern history, one still far from fully resolved. The Wikipedia article at < https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Historiography_of_the_causes_of_World_War_I > provides a reasonably good brief summary.

11-11-11

Finding it not  possible to upload more than one picture, to go along with text, have most reluctantly chosen to memorial here, the US postage stamp honoring US WW I participants/soldiers. There are several other pixs which would have liked to include but must remain not so.

 

Prof. Kuehn's memorial was most well welcomed. Except would disagree with his final conclusion.

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H-War Book Reviews

Author: 
Peter J. Dean
Reviewer: 
Andrew N. Buchanan

Buchanan on Dean, 'MacArthur's Coalition: US and Australian Military Operations in the Southwest Pacific Area, 1942-1945'

Peter J. Dean. MacArthur's Coalition: US and Australian Military Operations in the Southwest Pacific Area, 1942-1945. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2018. 496 pp. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7006-2604-5.

Reviewed by Andrew N. Buchanan (University of Vermont) Published on H-War (November, 2018) Commissioned by Margaret Sankey (Air War College)

Author: 
Thomas Malcomson
Reviewer: 
J. Ross Dancy

Dancy on Malcomson, 'Order and Disorder in the British Navy, 1793-1815: Control, Resistance, Flogging and Hanging'

Thomas Malcomson. Order and Disorder in the British Navy, 1793-1815: Control, Resistance, Flogging and Hanging. Rochester: Boydell Press, 2016. 304 pp. $120.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-78327-119-1.

Reviewed by J. Ross Dancy (US Naval War College) Published on H-War (November, 2018) Commissioned by Margaret Sankey (Air War College)

Printable Version: http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showpdf.php?id=52105

Author: 
David Waldstreicher, ed.
Reviewer: 
Rhonda Barlow

Barlow on Waldstreicher, 'A Companion to John Adams and John Quincy Adams'

David Waldstreicher, ed. A Companion to John Adams and John Quincy Adams. Blackwell Companions to American History Series. Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell, 2013. 584 pp. $171.99 (e-book), ISBN 978-1-118-52429-9; $213.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-470-65558-0.

Reviewed by Rhonda Barlow (University of Virginia) Published on H-War (November, 2018) Commissioned by Margaret Sankey (Air War College)

Author: 
Michael A. Flannery
Reviewer: 
Lindsay Rae Privette

Privette on Flannery, 'Civil War Pharmacy: A History'

Michael A. Flannery. Civil War Pharmacy: A History. Second Edition. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 2017. Illustrations. 336 pp. $34.50 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8093-3592-3.

Reviewed by Lindsay Rae Privette (Anderson University) Published on H-War (November, 2018) Commissioned by Margaret Sankey (Air War College)

Author: 
Tiya Miles
Reviewer: 
Brian Miller

Miller on Miles, 'Tales from the Haunted South: Dark Tourism and Memories of Slavery from the Civil War Era'

Tiya Miles. Tales from the Haunted South: Dark Tourism and Memories of Slavery from the Civil War Era. The Steven and Janice Brose Lectures in the Civil War Era Series. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2015. Illustrations. 176 pp. $24.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4696-2633-8.

Reviewed by Brian Miller (Mission College) Published on H-War (November, 2018) Commissioned by Margaret Sankey (Air War College)