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Peter Caddick-Adams
Kevin Hymel

Hymel on Caddick-Adams, 'Snow and Steel: The Battle of the Bulge, 1944-45'

Peter Caddick-Adams. Snow and Steel: The Battle of the Bulge, 1944-45. New York: Oxford University Press, 2014. 928 pp. $34.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-933514-5.

Reviewed by Kevin Hymel
Published on H-War (April, 2015)
Commissioned by Margaret Sankey

Re: QUERY: Pre-modern (pre-Napoleonic?) Tactical Intelligence and Reconnaissance

Thank you all for the suggestions.

Mr. Hoffman & Professor Stout, I've got a copy of Rose Mary Sheldon's 'Intelligence Activities in Rome', and will look for the other books you mentioned. I should have mentioned that I have Sawyer's 'The Tao of Spycraft' and several of his articles--there's a lot written on Chinese premodern intelligence, and we know that many Chinese works were imported into Japan, but there is precious little on how these texts were absorbed and put into practice. A project I hope to work on eventually.

2015 Edwin H. Sherman Family Prize Winner

The Center for the Study of Force and Diplomacy at Temple University is proud to announce the winner of the 2015 Edwin H. Sherman Family Prize for Undergraduate Scholarship in Force and Diplomacy:

Nathan Hausman, United States Air Force Academy, “Competing Narratives: Comparing Perspectives on NATO Intervention in Kosovo”

Re: COMMENT & QUERY: The Military Suicide Rate and Deployment to Iraq and Afghanistan

A combined post with additions, just by way of wrapping this up (citations still a bit inconsistent, sorry!).  Thanks to all who sent in suggestions:

Incomplete Bibliography on Suicide in Historical Militaries

Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center (AFHSC). Deaths by suicide while on active duty, active and reserve components, U.S. Armed Forces, 1998-2011. MSMR. 2012 Jun;19(6):7-10. PubMed PMID: 22779434.