H-War Content

Author: 
Luc Duerloo, Malcolm Smuts, eds.
Reviewer: 
Robert Tiegs

Tiegs on Duerloo and Smuts, 'The Age of Rubens: Diplomacy, Dynastic Politics and the Visual Arts in Early Seventeenth-Century Europe'

Luc Duerloo, Malcolm Smuts, eds. The Age of Rubens: Diplomacy, Dynastic Politics and the Visual Arts in Early Seventeenth-Century Europe. Turnhout: Brepols Publishers, 2015. 302 pp. $124.00 (paper), ISBN 978-2-503-54948-4.

Reviewed by Robert Tiegs (Louisiana State University) Published on H-War (June, 2018) Commissioned by Margaret Sankey (Air War College)

Author: 
Mark R. Anderson
Reviewer: 
Jon Ault

Ault on Anderson, 'The Battle for the Fourteenth Colony: America's War of Liberation in Canada, 1774-1776'

Mark R. Anderson. The Battle for the Fourteenth Colony: America's War of Liberation in Canada, 1774-1776. Lebanon: University Press of New England, 2013. 460 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-61168-497-1.

Reviewed by Jon Ault (Independent Scholar) Published on H-War (June, 2018) Commissioned by Margaret Sankey (Air War College)

Printable Version: http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showpdf.php?id=40802

Author: 
Joseph F. Stoltz
Reviewer: 
Patrick Blythe

Blythe on Stoltz, 'A Bloodless Victory: The Battle of New Orleans in History and Memory'

Joseph F. Stoltz. A Bloodless Victory: The Battle of New Orleans in History and Memory. Baltimore, Maryland: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2017. 192 pp. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4214-2302-9.

Reviewed by Patrick Blythe (Seminole State College of Florida) Published on H-War (June, 2018) Commissioned by Margaret Sankey (Air War College)

Re: The Cult of the Warrior - Helpful or...Silly, or...Dangerous?

Re "Revisionist look at Jutland": The "three large battleships lost at Jutland" were, of course, battlecruisers. ("Something seems to be wrong with our bloody ships today, Chatsworth." Jellicoe). The only battleship lost at Jutland on either side was the German pre-dreadnaught _Pommern_ blown up with all hands; it never should never have been in the line in the first place. As I had noted earlier, battleships seemed to be very hard to kill in battle, but had a disconcerting tendency to blow up catastrophically outside combat.

Regards,

Stanley Sandler

Re: The Cult of the Warrior - Helpful or...Silly, or...Dangerous?

Apparently we must agree to disagree. As an old Marine who remains very active with Marine reunions and activities, I see mostly the elements of a tribe among the hundreds of Marines I know. Yes, there are a few for whom it's more like a cult, but of course in any large group we must expect to see more than a single narrow kind of response to anything. Yes, self sacrifice for others may be part of the ethos for all kinds of military, but the Marine stories of such practices are far more often told than I've seen among other services.

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H-War Book Reviews

Author: 
Luc Duerloo, Malcolm Smuts, eds.
Reviewer: 
Robert Tiegs

Tiegs on Duerloo and Smuts, 'The Age of Rubens: Diplomacy, Dynastic Politics and the Visual Arts in Early Seventeenth-Century Europe'

Luc Duerloo, Malcolm Smuts, eds. The Age of Rubens: Diplomacy, Dynastic Politics and the Visual Arts in Early Seventeenth-Century Europe. Turnhout: Brepols Publishers, 2015. 302 pp. $124.00 (paper), ISBN 978-2-503-54948-4.

Reviewed by Robert Tiegs (Louisiana State University) Published on H-War (June, 2018) Commissioned by Margaret Sankey (Air War College)

Author: 
Mark R. Anderson
Reviewer: 
Jon Ault

Ault on Anderson, 'The Battle for the Fourteenth Colony: America's War of Liberation in Canada, 1774-1776'

Mark R. Anderson. The Battle for the Fourteenth Colony: America's War of Liberation in Canada, 1774-1776. Lebanon: University Press of New England, 2013. 460 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-61168-497-1.

Reviewed by Jon Ault (Independent Scholar) Published on H-War (June, 2018) Commissioned by Margaret Sankey (Air War College)

Printable Version: http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showpdf.php?id=40802

Author: 
Joseph F. Stoltz
Reviewer: 
Patrick Blythe

Blythe on Stoltz, 'A Bloodless Victory: The Battle of New Orleans in History and Memory'

Joseph F. Stoltz. A Bloodless Victory: The Battle of New Orleans in History and Memory. Baltimore, Maryland: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2017. 192 pp. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4214-2302-9.

Reviewed by Patrick Blythe (Seminole State College of Florida) Published on H-War (June, 2018) Commissioned by Margaret Sankey (Air War College)

Author: 
Alexander Watson
Reviewer: 
Matthew Lungerhausen

Lungerhausen on Watson, 'Ring of Steel: Germany and Austria-Hungary in World War I'

Alexander Watson. Ring of Steel: Germany and Austria-Hungary in World War I. New York: Basic Books, 2014. 832 pp. $40.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-465-01872-7.

Reviewed by Matthew Lungerhausen (Winona State University) Published on H-War (June, 2018) Commissioned by Margaret Sankey (Air War College)

Printable Version: http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showpdf.php?id=49520

Author: 
David R. Morse
Reviewer: 
Kenny Kolander

Kolander on Morse, 'Kissinger and the Yom Kippur War'

David R. Morse. Kissinger and the Yom Kippur War. Jefferson: McFarland, 2015. 216 pp. $35.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-7864-9864-2.

Reviewed by Kenny Kolander (West Virginia University) Published on H-War (June, 2018) Commissioned by Margaret Sankey (Air War College)

Printable Version: http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showpdf.php?id=47671