H-War Content

Re: Chinese Narratives--August Handgrenade 2022

John--I cited a book published by the Foreign Languages Press, one of the main official organs through which the Chinese Communist Party speaks to the world. When Xi Jinping has a book he wants to put out in English, he uses the Foreign Languages Press. That press would not have published the book I cited without multiple layers of Communist Party censors having agreed that the book accurately reflected the Communist Party's view of events.

Vietnam War Symposium - Fort Belvoir, VA

Join historians, veterans and educators for a look back at the Vietnam War era and the Soldier experience. This free, two-day symposium (Oct. 21-22, 2022)  invites attendees to explore and discuss Soldier experiences in battle, and in their camps, through examining works of art, artifacts, personal Soldier accounts and U.S. Army history. The symposium also includes a presentation about the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund’s traveling exhibit, “Panel 44: 8 Days in March,”  and an evening reception.

H-War Book Reviews

Author: 
Nancy Ruth Reagin
Reviewer: 
Patrick Dempsey

Dempsey on Reagin, 'Re-living the American Frontier: Western Fandoms, Reenactment, and Historical Hobbyists in Germany and America Since 1900'

Nancy Ruth Reagin. Re-living the American Frontier: Western Fandoms, Reenactment, and Historical Hobbyists in Germany and America Since 1900. Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 2021. 272 pp. $90.00 (paper), ISBN 978-1-60938-790-7; $90.00 (e-book), ISBN 978-1-60938-791-4.

Reviewed by Patrick Dempsey (Northern Illinios) Published on H-War (August, 2022) Commissioned by Margaret Sankey (Air University)

Author: 
Geoffrey Hayes
Reviewer: 
Matthew Barrett

Barrett on Hayes, 'Crerar's Lieutenants: Inventing the Canadian Junior Army Officer, 1939-45 (Studies in Canadian Military History)'

Geoffrey Hayes. Crerar's Lieutenants: Inventing the Canadian Junior Army Officer, 1939-45 (Studies in Canadian Military History). Vancouver: UBC Press, 2017. 312 pp. $95.85 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7748-3483-4.

Reviewed by Matthew Barrett (Canadian War Museum) Published on H-War (August, 2022) Commissioned by Margaret Sankey (Air University)

Author: 
Daniel P. Bolger
Reviewer: 
Jason Kirby

Kirby on Bolger, 'Our Year of War: Two Brothers, Vietnam, and a Nation Divided'

Daniel P. Bolger. Our Year of War: Two Brothers, Vietnam, and a Nation Divided. New York: Da Capo Press, 2017. Maps. 368 pp. $28.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-306-90326-7

Reviewed by Jason Kirby (Francis Marion University) Published on H-War (August, 2022) Commissioned by Margaret Sankey (Air University)

Author: 
Mischa Honeck, James Marten, eds.
Reviewer: 
Hannah Tomlin

Tomlin on Honeck and Marten, 'War and Childhood in the Era of the Two World Wars'

Mischa Honeck, James Marten, eds. War and Childhood in the Era of the Two World Wars. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2019. 410 pp. $105.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-108-47853-3.

Reviewed by Hannah Tomlin (Independent Scholar) Published on H-War (July, 2022) Commissioned by Margaret Sankey (Air University)

Printable Version: https://www.h-net.org/reviews/showpdf.php?id=57195

Author: 
Michael Lucken
Reviewer: 
Christian McCall

McCall on Lucken, 'The Japanese and the War: Expectation, Perception, and the Shaping of Memory'

Michael Lucken. The Japanese and the War: Expectation, Perception, and the Shaping of Memory. Translated by Karen Grimwade. Asia Perspectives: History, Society, and Culture Series. New York: Columbia University Press, 2017. Illustrations. 376 pp. $75.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-231-17702-3