H-War Content

Prof. Paul Kennedy's WW II Naval History Video

Watched Prof. Kennedy's (Yale) on Naval History of WW II few days earlier on H-War's list of tweets, where he discussed the History of Battle of the Atlantic. [Ed. note: the video can be found here.] It brought to mind this news story from the Chicago Tribune (May 3, 1942, p. 4) of a presentation made there during WW II by the newspaper concerning History of the Civil War and Battle of the Wilderness in Maps (will eventually post on H-civwar).

Electric Drive Submarine[EDS] 1968-9: US Navy and Atomic Energy Committee

 An exchange between Congressman Chet Holifield [D] California and VAdm. H. Rickover [USN] during Joint Atomic Energy Committee Hearings in 1968 highlighted one of the US Navy's most important considerations during the 1960s era, now more than 50 years previously. 

The Joint Committee, along with Armed Services Committee were two of the Electric Drive Submarine's supporters, and with their urging, Navy budget inclusion saw plans for development in 1970.

Re: Hart on Basha i Novosejt, '"I Made Mistakes": Robert McNamara's Vietnam War Policy, 1960-1968'

Aurélie Basha i Novosejt. "I Made Mistakes": Robert McNamara's Vietnam War Policy, 1960-1968.

These few thoughts are a second reply on the Review concerning McNamara and his history from this new volume, posted on Hwar.

H-War Book Reviews

Author: 
Ezequiel Mercau
Reviewer: 
Paula O'Donnell

O'Donnell on Mercau, 'The Falklands War: An Imperial History'

Ezequiel Mercau. The Falklands War: An Imperial History. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2019. 264 pp. $39.99 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-108-48329-2.

Reviewed by Paula O'Donnell (University of Texas at Austin) Published on H-War (June, 2021) Commissioned by Margaret Sankey (Air University)

Printable Version: https://www.h-net.org/reviews/showpdf.php?id=56054

Author: 
Aurélie Basha i Novosejt
Reviewer: 
Dan Hart

Hart on Basha i Novosejt, '"I Made Mistakes": Robert McNamara's Vietnam War Policy, 1960-1968'

Aurélie Basha i Novosejt. "I Made Mistakes": Robert McNamara's Vietnam War Policy, 1960-1968. Cambridge Studies in US Foreign Relations Series. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2019. Illustrations. 338 pp. $49.99 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-108-41553-8.

Reviewed by Dan Hart (Harvard University) Published on H-War (June, 2021) Commissioned by Margaret Sankey (Air University)

Author: 
Ty Seidule
Reviewer: 
Douglas R. Egerton

Egerton on Seidule, 'Robert E. Lee and Me: A Southerner's Reckoning with the Myth of the Lost Cause'

Ty Seidule. Robert E. Lee and Me: A Southerner's Reckoning with the Myth of the Lost Cause. New York: St. Martin's Press, 2021. 304 pp. $27.99 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-250-23926-6

Reviewed by Douglas R. Egerton (LeMoyne College) Published on H-War (May, 2021) Commissioned by Margaret Sankey (Air University)

Author: 
Kenneth M. Swope
Reviewer: 
Ting-Chih Wu

Wu on Swope, 'On the Trail of the Yellow Tiger: War, Trauma, and Social Dislocation in Southwest China during the Ming-Qing Transition'

Kenneth M. Swope. On the Trail of the Yellow Tiger: War, Trauma, and Social Dislocation in Southwest China during the Ming-Qing Transition. Studies in War, Society, and the Military Series. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2018. Illustrations, maps. 456 pp. $55.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8032-4995-0.

Reviewed by Ting-Chih Wu (University of Pennsylvania) Published on H-War (May, 2021) Commissioned by Margaret Sankey (Air University)

Author: 
Josep Maria Fradera
Reviewer: 
Andy Forney

Forney on Fradera, 'Imperial Nation: Ruling Citizens and Subjects in the British, French, Spanish, and American Empires'

Josep Maria Fradera. Imperial Nation: Ruling Citizens and Subjects in the British, French, Spanish, and American Empires. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2018. 399 pp. $31.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-691-16745-9.

Reviewed by Andy Forney (Texas Christian University/US Army) Published on H-War (May, 2021) Commissioned by Margaret Sankey (Air University)