H-War Content

Author: 
Michael J. Socolow
Reviewer: 
Chris Booth

Booth on Socolow, 'Six Minutes in Berlin: Broadcast Spectacle and Rowing Gold at the Nazi Olympics'

Michael J. Socolow. Six Minutes in Berlin: Broadcast Spectacle and Rowing Gold at the Nazi Olympics. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2016. x + 273 pp. $24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-252-08221-4.

Reviewed by Chris Booth (US Coast Guard) Published on H-War (August, 2018) Commissioned by Margaret Sankey (Air War College)

Re: Handgrenade of the Month – August 2018

Dr. Rein brings up a valuable point concerning the differences between uniformed and civilian military historians. Uniformed historians are familiar with the intangibles of any military organization that civilians may miss or dismiss, but that same familiarity can also blind them to critical questions and objective answers about effectiveness. Even the more 'intellectual' officers I know tend to be firmly wedded to what they consider the 'right' way of doing things, even if their way doesn't make sense or has been proven as inefficient or ineffective.

Re: Handgrenade of the Month – August 2018

When it comes to hiring, PME is much like any other faculty hiring process--sometimes, the best candidate has decades of experience, and sometimes, they're newly-minted PhDs. At times, an institution wants junior personnel who will grow into a position, and at times, it wants someone who can step in and lead from the moment they walk in the door.

Re: Handgrenade of the Month – August 2018

Since Greg brought it up, and given recent hiring trends at both CGSC and ACSC, where newly-minted civilian PhDs appear to receive preference over retired officers with terminal degrees and even SMH Distinguished Book Awards, I wonder if Morison's training in civilian academia influenced his perception of Fletcher's career?

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H-War Book Reviews

Author: 
Delia Malia Caparoso Konzett
Reviewer: 
Samantha Cabusora

Cabusora on Konzett, 'Hollywood's Hawaii: Race, Nation, and War'

Delia Malia Caparoso Konzett. Hollywood's Hawaii: Race, Nation, and War. War Culture Series. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2017. 264 pp. $27.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8135-8743-1; $99.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8135-8744-8.

Reviewed by Samantha Cabusora (University of Wisconsin-Madison) Published on H-War (September, 2018) Commissioned by Margaret Sankey (Air War College)

Author: 
Kelly D. Mezurek
Reviewer: 
Dawn Wiley

Wiley on Mezurek, 'For Their Own Cause: The 27th United States Colored Troops'

Kelly D. Mezurek. For Their Own Cause: The 27th United States Colored Troops. Kent: Kent State University, 2016. 368 pp. $37.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-60635-289-2.

Reviewed by Dawn Wiley (University of Alabama) Published on H-War (September, 2018) Commissioned by Margaret Sankey (Air War College)

Author: 
Paul Fox
Reviewer: 
Robert Mueller-Stahl

Mueller-Stahl on Fox, 'The Image of the Soldier in German Culture, 1871-1933'

Paul Fox. The Image of the Soldier in German Culture, 1871-1933. A Modern History of Politics and Violence Series. London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2018. Illustrations. xii + 225 pp. $114.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4742-2614-1.

Reviewed by Robert Mueller-Stahl (University of Wisconsin-Madison) Published on H-War (September, 2018) Commissioned by Margaret Sankey (Air War College)

Author: 
Jonathan A. Epstein
Reviewer: 
Nicholas Sambaluk

Sambaluk on Epstein, 'Belgium's Dilemma: The Formation of the Belgian Defense Policy, 1932-1940'

Jonathan A. Epstein. Belgium's Dilemma: The Formation of the Belgian Defense Policy, 1932-1940. History of Warfare Series. Leiden: Brill Academic Publishers, 2014. 288 pp. $160.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-90-04-25467-1.

Reviewed by Nicholas Sambaluk (Air University) Published on H-War (September, 2018) Commissioned by Margaret Sankey (Air War College)

Author: 
Michael Adas
Reviewer: 
Geoff Bil

Bil on Adas, 'Machines as the Measure of Men: Science, Technology, and Ideologies of Western Dominance. With a New Preface Edition'

Michael Adas. Machines as the Measure of Men: Science, Technology, and Ideologies of Western Dominance. With a New Preface Edition. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2015. 456 pp. $26.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8014-7980-9.

Reviewed by Geoff Bil (University of British Columbia) Published on H-War (September, 2018) Commissioned by Margaret Sankey (Air War College)