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Re: Popular Military History

From what I can tell -- given my non-existent Japanese language skills -- is a lot of Japanese military radar documents seem to have gone the way of signals/intelligence documents between the Japanese surrender and occupation.

Thanks!  I'm confused, though.  I thought we were talking about the neglect by professional military historians?  I.E., from your original comment:

The absolute avoidance of STEM related subjects, like radar by professional military historians of WW2, is a sore point for me in that regard.

Re: Popular Military History

>>What does the Japanese language historiography look like on their operational use of radar?

From what I can tell -- given my non-existent Japanese language skills -- is a lot of Japanese military radar documents seem to have gone the way of signals/intelligence documents between the Japanese surrender and occupation.

General MacArthur's Japanese language original SCAP military record reconstructions in the JACAR archives and Senshi Sosho seems the 'go to' for Japanese researchers.

Historicon War College

Historicon is the premier historical wargaming convention on the east coast. This year, the convention is being held in Lancaster, Pennsylvania at the Lancaster County Convention Center.

I am running Historicon's War College this year, we are looking for military historians and game designers to give lectures, seminars, and round tables on topics of interest to historical war gamers during the convention.

This year's theme is jungle warfare, but any topic related to warfare is welcome.

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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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