Welcome to H-War, a member of H-Net Humanities & Social Sciences Online. H-WAR encourages scholarly discussion of world military history and makes available diverse bibliographical, research and teaching aids.

H-War Content

Trafalgar Week

Hand Grenade of the Week

[Editor Note: This blog was originally posted by John T Kuehn on October 20, 2014]

Okay, So here we are, 209 years later after the Royal Navy defeated the combined fleet, the combined Franco-Spanish fleet that is on 21 October 1805.  Nelson was killed, but not before literally annhilating the French and Spanish fleets to the tune of some 20 ships elminated or taken and nearly 20,000 casualties. 

None

Hand Grenade of the Week

[Editor Note: This blog was originally posted by John T Kuehn on July 29, 2014]

No HGOTW this week. Happy holiday, summer is half over.

Grow or Decline?

Hand Grenade of the Week

[Editor Note: This blog was originally posted by John T Kuehn on September 15, 2014]

Hand Grenade of the Week   #17

By John T. Kuehn

This week, while discussing the origins of the Peloponnesian War as outlined by Thucydides in his timeless classic in one of my classes, the issue of why fear was the chief reason that the Athenians went to war arose.  Here is the famous passage:

Pages

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