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Re: Did a Censored Female War Writer Inspire Hemingway's Famous Style?

Cynthia, as a longtime Hemingway fan I'd love to read the article, but your link took me to a login screen that stopped me in my tracks. A copy open to all would be welcome.

Naturally, like most aficionados I had a soft assumption that the terse fundamentals of his style derived from his days as a reporter, before and after the Great War. But I'm willing to be proved wrong!

Re: Replying to John Kuehn's Hand Grenade of the Month April 2019 -- "Popular Military History: A Need for Outreach?"

Mr. Alan,

The Japanese were not unfamiliar with the possibility of Atomic weapons.

One of the great ironies of WW2 is that 600 Imperial Japanese Army officers of the Hiroshima garrison were, on the afternoon of August 5, 1945, attending a lecture at Hiroshima Bunri University by a theoretical physicist about. ... yep an atomic bomb (P409 LAST GREAT VICTORY by Weintraub).

Re: The US viewing public loves TV and movie military dramas. Why does the entertainment industry abandon any pretext of seeking expert military consultants?

I hae a foot in both camp. I well recall a film on which I was an extra, with the following scene, the first in the movie:
A group of off duty US soldiers are in a bar in Hanoi immediatly after the end of the Vietnam war. A group of renegade VC come in and start a rucus

The first dialogue went thusly:
The war is over. There is an amnesty. Can't we just be friends.

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H-War Book Reviews

Author: 
Alexander MacDonald
Reviewer: 
Kristi Lowenthal

Lowenthal on MacDonald, 'The Long Space Age: The Economic Origins of Space Exploration from Colonial America to the Cold War'

Alexander MacDonald. The Long Space Age: The Economic Origins of Space Exploration from Colonial America to the Cold War. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2017. 272 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-300-21932-6.

Reviewed by Kristi Lowenthal (School of Advanced Air and Space Studies, Air University) Published on H-War (April, 2019) Commissioned by Margaret Sankey (Air War College)

Author: 
Uzal Johnson
Reviewer: 
Ricardo A. Herrera

Herrera on Johnson, 'Captured at Kings Mountain: The Journal of Uzal Johnson, a Loyalist Surgeon'

Uzal Johnson. Captured at Kings Mountain: The Journal of Uzal Johnson, a Loyalist Surgeon. Edited by Wade S. Kolb III and Robert M. Weir. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 2011. Maps. 248 pp. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-57003-961-4.

Reviewed by Ricardo A. Herrera (School of Advanced Military Studies) Published on H-War (April, 2019) Commissioned by Margaret Sankey (Air War College)

Author: 
Tom Faulkner
Reviewer: 
Cory Hollon

Hollon on Faulkner, 'Flying with the Fifteenth Air Force: A B-24 Pilot's Missions from Italy during World War II'

Tom Faulkner. Flying with the Fifteenth Air Force: A B-24 Pilot's Missions from Italy during World War II. Edited by David L. Snead. North Texas Military Biography and Memoir Series. Denton: University of North Texas Press, 2018. 336 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-57441-731-9.

Reviewed by Cory Hollon (Air University, Air War College) Published on H-War (April, 2019) Commissioned by Margaret Sankey (Air War College)

Author: 
Antony Eastmond
Reviewer: 
Karen Carr

Carr on Eastmond, 'Tamta's World: The Life and Encounters of a Medieval Noblewoman from the Middle East to Mongolia'

Antony Eastmond. Tamta's World: The Life and Encounters of a Medieval Noblewoman from the Middle East to Mongolia. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017. 480 pp. $50.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-107-16756-8.

Reviewed by Karen Carr (Portland State University) Published on H-War (April, 2019) Commissioned by Margaret Sankey (Air War College)

Author: 
William G. Ross
Reviewer: 
Edward Gutierrez

Gutierrez on Ross, 'World War I and the American Constitution'

William G. Ross. World War I and the American Constitution. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2017. 402 pp. $59.99 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-108-18164-8.

Reviewed by Edward Gutierrez (Boston College) Published on H-War (April, 2019) Commissioned by Margaret Sankey (Air War College)

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