The World War I Symposium (https://www.theworldwar.org/learn/2018-symposium ) was held in Kansas City in 2018. Here is a series updating H-War on what was discussed. Thanks to John Kuehn for writing these up for us.
Hungary's hostility to the West is another black mark on the sorry history of Hungary, harking back to its rule by the Communist Party and Soviet Union.
Being in the geographic orbit of Russia will ultimately backfire on this rightwing Govt.
My reaction to the review of the re-issue of Rid's book Cyber War Will Not Take Place is the same as my reaction to the reviews of the original version, a few years ago: I reject the apparent assumption that cyber attacks cannot inflict actual physical destruction and cause actual violent deaths.
Computerized systems now control a lot of hardware in the world, the malfunctioning of which could cause vehicles to crash, fires to start, and so forth. Some of the computer-controlled hardware is weaponry equipped with explosive warheads.
Hi Paul, there is a great deal of scholarship on this subject. Too much for a short reply. I think with all things historical the truth is far more complex--especially when it comes to the development and use of Atomic/Nuclear weapons. So here I will focus on Truman and his decision specifically.
Wilson Miscamble has written about Truman and this decision quite a bit. You might look at "From Roosevelt to Truman" and "The Most Controversial Decision". Maybe take a look at Hamby's or McCullah's bios of the president.
H-War Book Reviews
Guy Perry. The Briennes: The Rise and Fall of a Champenois Dynasty in the Age of the Crusades, c. 950-1356. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018. 238 pp. $105.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-107-19690-2.
Reviewed by Joelle Koster (University of Rhode Island) Published on H-War (December, 2018) Commissioned by Margaret Sankey (Air War College)
Eyal Ginio. The Ottoman Culture of Defeat: The Balkan Wars and their Aftermath. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016. xix + 377 pp. $80.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-026403-1.
Reviewed by Denis Vovchenko (Northeastern State University) Published on H-War (December, 2018) Commissioned by Margaret Sankey (Air War College)
David Pion-Berlin, Raphael Martinez. Soldiers, Politicians, and Civilians: Reforming Civil-Military Relations in Democratic Latin America. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017. xiv + 402 pp. $99.99 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-107-14997-7; $32.99 (paper), ISBN 978-1-316-60443-4.
Reviewed by Justin Keye Campbell (University of Arizona) Published on H-War (December, 2018) Commissioned by Margaret Sankey (Air War College)
Kyle Longley. LBJ's 1968: Power, Politics, and the Presidency in America's Year of Upheaval. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018. xv + 361 pp. $29.99 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-107-19303-1.
Reviewed by William T. Allison (Georgia Southern University) Published on H-War (December, 2018) Commissioned by Margaret Sankey (Air War College)
Thomas Rid. Cyber War Will Not Take Place. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017. 232 pp. $14.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-19-066071-0.
Reviewed by Paul Springer (Air University, Air Command and Staff College) Published on H-War (December, 2018) Commissioned by Margaret Sankey (Air War College)