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Report from the Fleet

Hand Grenade of the Week

[Editor Note: This blog was originally posted by John T Kuehn on September 8, 2014]

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Report from the Fleet

All:  Just back from lovely San Diego, once upon a time the home of the US Fleet whose commander was known as CINCUSFleet.   Bonus points to the first  (and possibly only) reader to id who changed this acronym and why.

Militarization

Hand Grenade of the Week

[Editor Note: This blog was originally posted by John T Kuehn on August 18, 2014]

It seems that everyone is interested in militarization these days, or at least they should be.  Of course, much of the recent interest is of the negative sort, the whole idea that police forces in the United States are too militarized and that this is an underlying explanation for the violence/tragedy in Ferguson, Missouri over a shooting there.

August 1945

Hand Grenade of the Week

[Editor Note: This blog was originally posted by John T Kuehn on August 4, 2014]

Today’s topic, as it should be, addresses the contentious topic of the end of World War II in Asia.

Although some have argued that the war in Asia sputtered on (to 1979 in some cases), the unifying element of Japan as the principle co-belligerent against the Allied Powers came to an end during August-September 1945 because of three (four) major events:

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H-War Book Reviews

Author: 
Ana Carden-Coyne
Reviewer: 
Jennifer Paxton

Paxton on Carden-Coyne, 'The Politics of Wounds: Military Patients and Medical Power in the First World War'


Ana Carden-Coyne. The Politics of Wounds: Military Patients and Medical Power in the First World War. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014. xii + 382 pp. $110.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-969826-4.

Reviewed by Jennifer Paxton (Texas Tech)
Published on H-War (July, 2015)
Commissioned by Margaret Sankey

Author: 
Ed Bradley
Reviewer: 
Matthew K. Saionz

Saionz on Bradley, '"We Never Retreat": Filibustering Expeditions into Spanish Texas, 1812-1822'


Ed Bradley. "We Never Retreat": Filibustering Expeditions into Spanish Texas, 1812-1822. College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 2015. 344 pp. $47.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-62349-257-1.

Reviewed by Matthew K. Saionz (University of Florida)
Published on H-War (July, 2015)
Commissioned by Margaret Sankey

Author: 
Adam Wesley Dean
Reviewer: 
Eric Burke

Burke on Dean, 'An Agrarian Republic: Farming, Antislavery Politics, and Nature Parks in the Civil War Era'


Adam Wesley Dean. An Agrarian Republic: Farming, Antislavery Politics, and Nature Parks in the Civil War Era. Civil War America Series. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2015. 256 pp. $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-4696-1991-0.

Reviewed by Eric Burke (UNC Chapel Hill)
Published on H-War (July, 2015)
Commissioned by Margaret Sankey

An Agrarian Party

Author: 
Victor Madeira
Reviewer: 
Alex Nordlund

Nordlund on Madeira, 'Britannia and the Bear: The Anglo-Russian Intelligence Wars, 1917-1929'


Victor Madeira. Britannia and the Bear: The Anglo-Russian Intelligence Wars, 1917-1929. Suffolk: Boydell & Brewer, 2014. 339 pp. $95.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-84383-895-1.

Reviewed by Alex Nordlund (University of Georgia)
Published on H-War (July, 2015)
Commissioned by Margaret Sankey

Author: 
Philip MacDougall
Reviewer: 
Nicholas Cunigan

Cunigan on MacDougall, 'Naval Resistance to Britain's Growing Power in India, 1660-1800: The Saffron Banner and the Tiger of Mysore'


Philip MacDougall. Naval Resistance to Britain's Growing Power in India, 1660-1800: The Saffron Banner and the Tiger of Mysore. Suffolk: Boydell Press, 2014. 224 pp. $99.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-84383-948-4.

Reviewed by Nicholas Cunigan (University of Kansas)
Published on H-War (July, 2015)
Commissioned by Margaret Sankey