by Shannon Bontrager
Shannon Bontrager, Death at the Edges of Empire: Fallen Soldiers, Cultural Memory, and the Making of an American Nation, 1863-1921, Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press, 2020). https://t.e2ma.net/webview/7c59hc/8ae525d39bd4c67b1ebd2ecdb3446e31
Book Trailer: https://youtu.be/JnRnLwLA7Yk
A caveat, almost always, without access to original documets, papers, etc., some of this commentary may be very pedestrian. Yet, at the time of Korea, the Los Angeles Examiner newspaper, one original public source, published daily during Korean War, a peninsula map of Korea, showing the movement of front line divided between Communist an Allied forces.
One of the more telling and long lasting of Lincoln's Civil War modernizations was the 'land grant' policy and practice which created and has sustained developments and histories to educational institutions of higher earning. Land grant colleges in the West contributed mightily to development and modernizing the future educational needs of America.
Trent Hone's analysis and conclusion, Guadalcanal was the US turning point in the Pacific during WW II deserves careful thought. One feature, the Midway argument did not involve any land campaign while Guadalcanal was major land action as well as naval action at sea.
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H-War Book Reviews
Michael M. Walker. The 1929 Sino-Soviet War: The War Nobody Knew. Modern War Studies Series. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2017. 400 pp. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7006-2375-4.
Reviewed by Yan Li (University of Oakland) Published on H-War (February, 2020) Commissioned by Margaret Sankey (Air University)
Harlow Giles Unger. Dr. Benjamin Rush: The Founding Father Who Healed a Wounded Nation. New York: Da Capo Press, 2018. 320 pp. $28.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-306-82432-6.
Reviewed by Ariel Credeur (University of Southern Mississippi) Published on H-War (February, 2020) Commissioned by Margaret Sankey (Air University)
Irwin F. Gellman. The President and the Apprentice: Eisenhower and Nixon, 1952-1961. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2015. 832 pp. $40.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-300-18105-0.
Reviewed by Zachary Matusheski (Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency postdoctoral fellow at The Ohio State University) Published on H-War (February, 2020) Commissioned by Margaret Sankey (Air University)
Simone Turchetti. Greening the Alliance: The Diplomacy of NATO's Science and Environmental Initiatives. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2018. Illustrations. 256 pp. $37.50 (paper), ISBN 978-0-226-59579-5; $112.50 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-226-59565-8.
Reviewed by Mary Ann Heiss (Kent State University) Published on H-War (February, 2020) Commissioned by Margaret Sankey (Air University)
Marc A. Ouellette, Jason C. Thompson. The Post-9/11 Video Game: A Critical Examination. Jefferson: McFarland, 2017. 200 pp. $35.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-7864-9902-1.
Reviewed by Robert Whitaker (Louisiana Tech) Published on H-War (February, 2020) Commissioned by Margaret Sankey (Air University)