H-War Content

Re: Lend Lease

Mr. Bernstein is quite right about the divided American political situation prior to WW II and Pearl Harbor which brought that division to and end.

It grew as much out of WW I and the US turning its back on Europe and reverted to isolationism[like some still attempt] and withdrawing behind the Oceans in a sense of smug safeness from being involved in the World at large, despite the efforts of Woodrow Wilson after 1918. It also accorded with the older history and tradition set down by Washington to avoid foreign entanglements after the American Revolution.

Re: #AirWarVietnam – Contested Skies: A Brief Guide to the Historiography of the Air War in Vietnam

Sometimes it feels very frustrating trying to explain Vietnam history and US. Prof. Kuehn has brought forward another reference, from H-Diplo, about Vietnam and analysis indicting the attempt to save So. Vietnam from turning Communist. In that, the effort did come to a less than successful conclusion. Even so, in reference to the Prado History offered should like to call attention to one of those points included in the Prado discussion:
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'....Prados has overlooked some important factors in the
origins of the war that would have lent more strength to his

Author: 
Kelly O'Neill
Reviewer: 
Mara Kozelsky

Kozelsky on O'Neill, 'Claiming Crimea: A History of Catherine the Great's Southern Empire'

Kelly O'Neill. Claiming Crimea: A History of Catherine the Great's Southern Empire. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2017. 384 pp. $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-300-21829-9.

Reviewed by Mara Kozelsky (University of South Alabama) Published on H-War (June, 2019) Commissioned by Margaret Sankey (Air University)

Printable Version: http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showpdf.php?id=53219

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H-War Book Reviews

Author: 
Roy Adkins, Lesley Adkins
Reviewer: 
Jon Ault

Ault on Adkins and Adkins, 'Gibraltar: The Greatest Siege in British History'

Roy Adkins, Lesley Adkins. Gibraltar: The Greatest Siege in British History. New York: Viking, 2018. xxvi + 449 pp. Illustrations. $30.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7352-2162-8.

Reviewed by Jon Ault (Independent Scholar) Published on H-War (June, 2019) Commissioned by Margaret Sankey (Air University)

Author: 
John A. Wood
Reviewer: 
Martin Clemis

Clemis on Wood, 'Veteran Narratives and the Collective Memory of the Vietnam War'

John A. Wood. Veteran Narratives and the Collective Memory of the Vietnam War. Athens: Ohio University Press, 2016. 200 pp. $22.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8214-2223-6.

Reviewed by Martin Clemis (Temple University) Published on H-War (June, 2019) Commissioned by Margaret Sankey (Air University)

Printable Version: http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showpdf.php?id=52089

Author: 
James Hinton
Reviewer: 
Tina M. Peabody

Peabody on Hinton, 'Seven Lives from Mass Observation: Britain in the Late Twentieth Century'

James Hinton. Seven Lives from Mass Observation: Britain in the Late Twentieth Century. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016. 190 pp. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-878713-6.

Reviewed by Tina M. Peabody (University at Albany, SUNY) Published on H-War (June, 2019) Commissioned by Margaret Sankey (Air University)

Printable Version: http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showpdf.php?id=53209

Author: 
Kelly O'Neill
Reviewer: 
Mara Kozelsky

Kozelsky on O'Neill, 'Claiming Crimea: A History of Catherine the Great's Southern Empire'

Kelly O'Neill. Claiming Crimea: A History of Catherine the Great's Southern Empire. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2017. 384 pp. $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-300-21829-9.

Reviewed by Mara Kozelsky (University of South Alabama) Published on H-War (June, 2019) Commissioned by Margaret Sankey (Air University)

Printable Version: http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showpdf.php?id=53219

Author: 
Sean M. Judge
Reviewer: 
Lewis Bernstein

Bernstein on Judge, 'The Turn of the Tide in the Pacific War: Strategic Initiative, Intelligence, and Command, 1941-1943'

Sean M. Judge. The Turn of the Tide in the Pacific War: Strategic Initiative, Intelligence, and Command, 1941-1943. Edited by Jonathan M. House. Modern War Studies Series. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2018. 296 pp. $34.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7006-2598-7.

Reviewed by Lewis Bernstein (Independent Scholar) Published on H-War (June, 2019) Commissioned by Margaret Sankey (Air University)