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CROSS-POSTED REVIEW: H-Net Review [H-Diplo]: Greenberg on Schuessler, 'Deceit on the Road to War: Presidents, Politics, and American Democracy'

John M. Schuessler.  Deceit on the Road to War: Presidents, Politics,
and American Democracy.  Ithaca  Cornell University Press, 2015.  192
pp.

CROSS-POSTED REVIEW: BMCR 2016.06.28 Day on Drogula, Commanders and Command in the Roman Republic and Early Empire

"Fred K. DrogulaCommanders and Command in the Roman Republic and Early Empire. Studies in the History of Greece and Rome.   Chapel Hill:  University of North Carolina Press2015.  Pp. x, 422.  ISBN 9781469623146.  $59.95.   


Reviewed by Simon Day, Wadham College, University of Oxford (simon.day@wadh.ox.ac.uk)

Re: The Hoary Myth of Isolationism

Although I did promise that I had made my last post, I will add that I teach the final lesson on Vietnam (H305) at the Command and General Staff College pretty much as Ralph outlines it here, elephant in the room and all. I would caveat that American public opinion--always fickle-- changed once the "boots on the ground" option had been essentially removed, leaving only advisors and then none of them after early 1973. It supported, at least until Watergate blew up, the use of naval and air power as long as casualties were reduced. Those POWs coming home made a lot of people feel better.

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H-War Book Reviews

Author: 
A. Yemisi Jimoh, Françoise N. Hamlin, eds.
Reviewer: 
Andy Forney

Forney on Jimoh and Hamlin, 'These Truly Are the Brave: An Anthology of African American Writings on War and Citizenship'


A. Yemisi Jimoh, Françoise N. Hamlin, eds. These Truly Are the Brave: An Anthology of African American Writings on War and Citizenship. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2015. 584 pp. $89.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8130-6022-4.

Reviewed by Andy Forney (Texas Christian University)
Published on H-War (March, 2017)
Commissioned by Margaret Sankey

Author: 
Hans-Lukas Kieser, Kerem Öktem, Maurus Reimkowski, eds.
Reviewer: 
Hakan Gungor

Gungor on Hans-Lukas Kieser and Öktem and Reimkowski and eds., 'World War I and the End of the Ottoman Empire: From the Balkan Wars to the Turkish Republic'


Hans-Lukas Kieser, Kerem Öktem, Maurus Reimkowski, eds. World War I and the End of the Ottoman Empire: From the Balkan Wars to the Turkish Republic. Library of Ottoman Studies Series. London: I. B. Tauris, 2015. Illustrations. 288 pp. $90.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-78453-246-8.

Reviewed by Hakan Gungor (Ordu University, Turkey)
Published on H-War (March, 2017)
Commissioned by Margaret Sankey

Author: 
Shrabani Basu
Reviewer: 
Brett Bebber

Bebber on Basu, 'For King and Another Country: Indian Soldiers on the Western Front, 1914-18'


Shrabani Basu. For King and Another Country: Indian Soldiers on the Western Front, 1914-18. New Delhi: Bloomsbury Publishing, 2016. 256 pp. $30.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-93-8405291-1.

Reviewed by Brett Bebber (Old Dominion University)
Published on H-War (March, 2017)
Commissioned by Margaret Sankey

Author: 
Zachary Shore
Reviewer: 
Howard Ward

Ward on Shore, 'A Sense of the Enemy: The High Stakes History of Reading Your Rival's Mind'


Zachary Shore. A Sense of the Enemy: The High Stakes History of Reading Your Rival's Mind. New York: Oxford University Press, 2014. 258 pp. $31.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-998737-5.

Reviewed by Howard Ward (Air War College)
Published on H-War (March, 2017)
Commissioned by Margaret Sankey

Author: 
Bill Kissane
Reviewer: 
Jonathan Zartman

Zartman on Kissane, 'Nations Torn Asunder: The Challenge of Civil War'


Bill Kissane. Nations Torn Asunder: The Challenge of Civil War. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016. Illustrations. 272 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-960287-2.

Reviewed by Jonathan Zartman (Air University, Air Command and Staff College)
Published on H-War (March, 2017)
Commissioned by Margaret Sankey