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Author: 
Robert E. Cray
Reviewer: 
Gregory Michna

Michna on Cray, 'Lovewell's Fight: War, Death, and Memory in Borderland New England'


Robert E. Cray. Lovewell's Fight: War, Death, and Memory in Borderland New England. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 2014. 224 pp. $24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-62534-107-5; $80.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-62534-106-8.

Reviewed by Gregory Michna
Published on H-War (February, 2015)
Commissioned by Margaret Sankey

Author: 
Tamar Herzog
Reviewer: 
Jean A. Stuntz

Stuntz on Herzog, 'Frontiers of Possession: Spain and Portugal in Europe and the Americas'


Tamar Herzog. Frontiers of Possession: Spain and Portugal in Europe and the Americas. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2014. 400 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-674-73538-5.

Reviewed by Jean A. Stuntz (West Texas A&M University)
Published on H-War (February, 2015)
Commissioned by Margaret Sankey

Author: 
James H. Willbanks, ed.
Reviewer: 
Tal Tovy

Tovy on Willbanks, 'Generals of the Army: Marshall, MacArthur, Eisenhower, Arnold, Bradley'


James H. Willbanks, ed. Generals of the Army: Marshall, MacArthur, Eisenhower, Arnold, Bradley. Lexington,: University Press of Kentucky, 2013. xi + 262 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8131-4213-5.

Reviewed by Tal Tovy (Bar Ilan University)
Published on H-War (February, 2015)
Commissioned by Margaret Sankey

Re: Query: Russian Views of Strategy

In my checkered career, I once had to try and distill certain bases of USSR military strategy and tactics for Air Staff (HQ USAF) for something or another. Obviously, I can't tell you about it, even if I could remember. But, there was something that has stuck with me to this day. Every single professional military publication I used began and ended with a panegyric to Marxist/Leninist theory which made it all possible, although to outsiders it was not relevant. This even included (real example) an airborne battalion assault on a river crossing!

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