H-War Content

Re: Allison on Longley, 'LBJ's 1968: Power, Politics, and the Presidency in America's Year of Upheaval'

In the year of 68, navigation thru the Hawks and Doves of total victory and surrender was no mean feat. Johnson's Limited War policy and practice may not have been appreciated and frustrated many but it was directed at bringing about the containment of Communism in SE Asia and beyond without provoking all out WW III. All this without being charged by Republican political opportunists with 'sell-out' Munich style.

Call for Applications: The Summer Research Laboratory at Illinois

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Re: A-bomb motivation

Paul, This is one vampire which will not seem to die.
This idea comes from Gar Alperovitz, who manufactured it from nothing in his pseudo-scholarly book Atomic Diplomacy.
It has been debunked for a long time but it hangs on, just like a blood-sucking undead creature.
Here are the best works that debunk this notion.
_The New left and the Origins of the Cold War_, Robert James Maddox (1973, now republished by Princeton in their classics series, NOTE THE DATE)

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H-War Book Reviews

Author: 
Guy Perry
Reviewer: 
Joelle Koster

Koster on Perry, 'The Briennes: The Rise and Fall of a Champenois Dynasty in the Age of the Crusades, c. 950-1356'

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)

Author: 
Eyal Ginio
Reviewer: 
Denis Vovchenko

Vovchenko on Ginio, 'The Ottoman Culture of Defeat: The Balkan Wars and their Aftermath'

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)

Author: 
David Pion-Berlin, Raphael Martinez
Reviewer: 
Justin Keye Campbell

Campbell on Pion-Berlin and Martinez, 'Soldiers, Politicians, and Civilians: Reforming Civil-Military Relations in Democratic Latin America'

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)

Author: 
Kyle Longley
Reviewer: 
William T. Allison

Allison on Longley, 'LBJ's 1968: Power, Politics, and the Presidency in America's Year of Upheaval'

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)

Author: 
Thomas Rid
Reviewer: 
Paul Springer

Springer on Rid, 'Cyber War Will Not Take Place'

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)