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Re: Bourque on Roberts, 'D-Day through French Eyes: Normandy 1944'

Stephen Bourque, in his review of Mary Louise Roberts' D-Day through French Eyes: Normandy 1944, contends that the dominant American narrative of World War II is the "heroic liberation narrative" in which virtuous Allied troops defeated the evil Nazis, advanced across France, and conquered Germany. He cites "authors such as Cornelius Ryan, Stephen Ambrose, Carlo D’Este, and Douglas Brinkley" as the proponents of this "simplistic narrative". Bourque believes that “authors such as William I.

ANN: American Revolution Exhibition and Portal Database Hosted by the Boston Public Library’s Leventhal Map Center

American Revolution Portal Database:

Scholars can now access revolutionary-era maps from leading cartographic collections around the world with one search. The American Revolution Portal features maps from the French and Indian War (1754-1763) to the early days of the new republic. The collection focuses on maps of European colonies in North America and the Atlantic world. Users can download them for research or classroom use.

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H-War Book Reviews

Author: 
John W. Flores
Reviewer: 
Thomas Cossentino

Cossentino on Flores, 'Marine Sergeant Freddy Gonzalez, Vietnam War Hero'


John W. Flores. Marine Sergeant Freddy Gonzalez, Vietnam War Hero. Revised edition. Jefferson: Mcfarland & Company, 2014. 277 pp. $35.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-7864-7421-9.

Reviewed by Thomas Cossentino (Rutgers University)
Published on H-War (August, 2015)
Commissioned by Margaret Sankey

Author: 
Julia Brock, Jennifer W. Dickey, Richard J. W. Harker, and Catherine M. Lewis, eds.
Reviewer: 
Kenneth Surles

Surles on Brock, 'Beyond Rosie: A Documentary History of Women and World War II'


Julia Brock, Jennifer W. Dickey, Richard J. W. Harker, and Catherine M. Lewis, eds. Beyond Rosie: A Documentary History of Women and World War II. Fayetteville: University Of Arkansas Press, 2015. 245 pp. $22.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-55728-670-3; $59.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-55728-669-7.

Reviewed by Kenneth Surles (University of Oregon)
Published on H-War (August, 2015)
Commissioned by Margaret Sankey

Author: 
Christian Ayne Crouch
Reviewer: 
Jessica M. Parr

Parr on Crouch, 'Nobility Lost: French and Canadian Martial Cultures, Indians, and the End of New France'


Christian Ayne Crouch. Nobility Lost: French and Canadian Martial Cultures, Indians, and the End of New France. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2014. Illustrations. 264 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8014-5244-4.

Reviewed by Jessica M. Parr (University of New Hampshire)
Published on H-War (August, 2015)
Commissioned by Margaret Sankey

Author: 
Nicholas A. Brown, Sarah E. Kanouse
Reviewer: 
Alexandre F. Caillot

Caillot on Brown and Kanouse, 'Re-collecting Black Hawk: Landscape, Memory, and Power in the American Midwest'


Nicholas A. Brown, Sarah E. Kanouse. Re-collecting Black Hawk: Landscape, Memory, and Power in the American Midwest. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2015. 294 pp. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8229-4437-9.

Reviewed by Alexandre F. Caillot
Published on H-War (August, 2015)
Commissioned by Margaret Sankey

Author: 
Thomas Wildenberg
Reviewer: 
Ryan Wadle

Wadle on Wildenberg, 'Billy Mitchell's War with the Navy: The Interwar Rivalry over Air Power'


Thomas Wildenberg. Billy Mitchell's War with the Navy: The Interwar Rivalry over Air Power. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press. xiii + 271 pp. $34.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-87021-038-9.

Reviewed by Ryan Wadle
Published on H-War (August, 2015)
Commissioned by Margaret Sankey