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Wars are not won by military genius or decisive battles

This is very interesting essay by Cathal J. Nolan of Boston University about the glorification of military "genius" and decisive battles are largely false mythologies, and that most wars are won by long drawn-out strategies of attrition to grind the enemy down.

https://aeon.co/ideas/wars-are-not-won-by-military-genius-or-decisive-battles

Dolphin 1960s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hDfj-RIc5lE

 

http://www.navsource.org/archives/08/08555.htm

 

USS Dolphin, AGSS 555. US Navy's only research submarine for diesel-electric drive, deep dive missions duirng 1960s, late 60s included.

 

Now Maritime Museum, homeported San Diego, California.

Above webpages are walkabout video and Navy pixs, info page source material

Wyatt Reader MA

UCLA----Whittier College

Defeat of Fascists in France and Europe: Depictions in 1940s American Stamp Art

Stories, histories and relating of military  truths are not always found in the printed text of volumes. Here, just one such example from 1940s and 50s, mid 20th Century American historical commeratives, thru postage stamp art.

Posted at H-1918-1945, one of America's most important and defining historical periods, whose national and global reach has determined the course of lives and events down to this very present, originally; forward displays some of that military history which changed the meaning of America and Liberty for Europe and peoples of  modern and recent history.

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H-War Book Reviews

Author: 
Bruce Kuklick
Reviewer: 
Frank Blazich

Blazich on Kuklick, 'The Fighting Sullivans: How Hollywood and the Military Make Heroes'


Bruce Kuklick. The Fighting Sullivans: How Hollywood and the Military Make Heroes. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2016. 224 pp. $27.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7006-2354-9.

Reviewed by Frank Blazich (Smithsonian, National Museum of American History )
Published on H-War (May, 2017)
Commissioned by Margaret Sankey

Author: 
Christoph Mick
Reviewer: 
Dan Gashler

Gashler on Mick, 'Lemberg, Lwów, L'viv, 1914-1947: Violence and Ethnicity in a Contested City'


Christoph Mick. Lemberg, Lwów, L'viv, 1914-1947: Violence and Ethnicity in a Contested City. West Lafayette: Purdue University Press, 2015. 480 pp. $59.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-55753-671-6.

Reviewed by Dan Gashler (SUNY Delhi)
Published on H-War (May, 2017)
Commissioned by Margaret Sankey

Author: 
Robert K. Brigham
Reviewer: 
Katelyn Tietzen

Tietzen on Brigham, 'The United States and Iraq Since 1990: A Brief History with Documents'


Robert K. Brigham. The United States and Iraq Since 1990: A Brief History with Documents. Malden: Wiley Blackwell, 2013. xxi + 301 pp. $37.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-4051-9899-8.

Reviewed by Katelyn Tietzen (Kansas State University)
Published on H-War (May, 2017)
Commissioned by Margaret Sankey

Author: 
Jeffrey S. Lantis
Reviewer: 
John Sislin

Sislin on Lantis, 'Arms and Influence: US Technology Innovation and the Evolution of International Security Norms'


Jeffrey S. Lantis. Arms and Influence: US Technology Innovation and the Evolution of International Security Norms. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2016. 280 pp. $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8047-9977-5.

Reviewed by John Sislin (National Intelligence University)
Published on H-War (May, 2017)
Commissioned by Margaret Sankey

Author: 
Henry Dozier Russell
Reviewer: 
Jared Dockery

Dockery on Russell, 'The Purge of the Thirtieth Division'


Henry Dozier Russell. The Purge of the Thirtieth Division. Edited by Lawrence M. Kaplan. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 2014. 240 pp. $59.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-87021-066-2.

Reviewed by Jared Dockery (Harding University)
Published on H-War (May, 2017)
Commissioned by Margaret Sankey