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Re: Replying to John Kuehn's Hand Grenade of the Month April 2019 -- "Popular Military History: A Need for Outreach?"

Mr. Alan,

The Japanese were not unfamiliar with the possibility of Atomic weapons.

One of the great ironies of WW2 is that 600 Imperial Japanese Army officers of the Hiroshima garrison were, on the afternoon of August 5, 1945, attending a lecture at Hiroshima Bunri University by a theoretical physicist about. ... yep an atomic bomb (P409 LAST GREAT VICTORY by Weintraub).

Re: The US viewing public loves TV and movie military dramas. Why does the entertainment industry abandon any pretext of seeking expert military consultants?

I hae a foot in both camp. I well recall a film on which I was an extra, with the following scene, the first in the movie:
A group of off duty US soldiers are in a bar in Hanoi immediatly after the end of the Vietnam war. A group of renegade VC come in and start a rucus

The first dialogue went thusly:
The war is over. There is an amnesty. Can't we just be friends.

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.

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H-War Book Reviews

Author: 
Daniel J. Hughes, R. L. DiNardo
Reviewer: 
Jason Engle

Engle on Hughes and DiNardo, 'Imperial Germany and War, 1871-1918I'

Daniel J. Hughes, R. L. DiNardo. Imperial Germany and War, 1871-1918I. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2018. 752 pp. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7006-2600-7.

Reviewed by Jason Engle (University of Southern Mississippi) Published on H-War (April, 2019) Commissioned by Margaret Sankey (Air War College)

Author: 
Megan Koreman
Reviewer: 
Valerie Deacon

Deacon on Koreman, 'The Escape Line: How the Ordinary Heroes of Dutch-Paris Resisted the Nazi Occupation of Western Europe'

Megan Koreman. The Escape Line: How the Ordinary Heroes of Dutch-Paris Resisted the Nazi Occupation of Western Europe. New York: Oxford University Press, 2018. 416 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-066227-1.

Reviewed by Valerie Deacon (NYU-Shanghai) Published on H-War (April, 2019) Commissioned by Margaret Sankey (Air War College)

Author: 
Peter Charles Hoffer
Reviewer: 
Jeremy Weber

Weber on Hoffer, 'Uncivil Warriors: The Lawyers' Civil War'

Peter Charles Hoffer. Uncivil Warriors: The Lawyers' Civil War. New York: Oxford University Press, 2018. 240 pp. $27.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-085176-7.

Reviewed by Jeremy Weber (Air War College, Air University) Published on H-War (April, 2019) Commissioned by Margaret Sankey (Air War College)

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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)