H-War Content

Re: Theory of Study versus Theory of Doctrine

Hi Shawn, Nice post at the link you gave us. A sophisticated argument, if we think it "art" why do we study it so little? because it is not quantifiable, and thus reducible to our empirical methods...which btw have served us so well the last 16 years.

If we could only find the right metrics we can win, right? No, wrong.

best, John

Fort Leavenworth, KS,
where what my department attempts is theory as study...and that includes military history broadly conceived and taught.

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H-War Book Reviews

Author: 
Bedross Der Matossian
Reviewer: 
James N. Tallon

Tallon on Der Matossian, 'Shattered Dreams of Revolution: From Liberty to Violence in the Late Ottoman Empire'


Bedross Der Matossian. Shattered Dreams of Revolution: From Liberty to Violence in the Late Ottoman Empire. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2014. 264 pp. $85.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8047-9147-2; $24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8047-9263-9.

Reviewed by James N. Tallon (Lewis University)
Published on H-War (June, 2017)
Commissioned by Margaret Sankey

Author: 
André Gerolymatos
Reviewer: 
Robert Niebuhr

Niebuhr on Gerolymatos, 'An International Civil War: Greece, 1943-1949'


André Gerolymatos. An International Civil War: Greece, 1943-1949. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2016. 432 pp. $25.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-300-18060-2.

Reviewed by Robert Niebuhr (Barrett, The Honors College, Arizona State University)
Published on H-War (June, 2017)
Commissioned by Margaret Sankey

Author: 
Tryntje Helfferich
Reviewer: 
Nathan Michalewicz

Michalewicz on Helfferich, 'The Essential Thirty Years War: A Documentary History'


Tryntje Helfferich. The Essential Thirty Years War: A Documentary History. Cambridge: Hackett Publishing, 2015. xxii + 161 pp. $16.00 (paper), ISBN 978-1-62466-349-9.

Reviewed by Nathan Michalewicz (George Mason)
Published on H-War (June, 2017)
Commissioned by Margaret Sankey

Author: 
Micah Zenko
Reviewer: 
Ryan Wadle

Wadle on Zenko, 'Red Team: How to Succeed by Thinking Like the Enemy'


Micah Zenko. Red Team: How to Succeed by Thinking Like the Enemy. New York: Basic Books, 2015. 336 pp. $26.99 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-465-04894-6.

Reviewed by Ryan Wadle (Air University, eSchool of Graduate PME)
Published on H-War (June, 2017)
Commissioned by Margaret Sankey

Author: 
Dennis C. Jett
Reviewer: 
Sean Cosden

Cosden on Jett, 'American Ambassadors: The Past, Present, and Future of America's Diplomats'


Dennis C. Jett. American Ambassadors: The Past, Present, and Future of America's Diplomats. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014. Tables. xiv + 283 pp. $39.99 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-137-39566-5.

Reviewed by Sean Cosden (Air University, Air War College)
Published on H-War (June, 2017)
Commissioned by Margaret Sankey