TOC: Journal of Military History, October 2020

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By Charles B. Harris

October 2020, Vol. 84, No. 4: (subscription required)



Irregular Warfare in Late Medieval Japan: Towards a Historical Understanding of the ‘Ninja’

Authors: Polina Serebriakova and Danny Orbach


Pages: 997-1020


The Survival of France: Logistics and Strategy in the 1709 Flanders Campaign

Author: Darryl Dee


Pages: 1021-50


A ‘Century of Peace’ That Was Not: War in the Nineteenth Century

Author: Niels Eichhorn


Pages: 1051-77


A Resolution of the Debate about British Wireless in World War I

Authors: Mike Bullock, Laurence Lyons, and Philip Judkins


Pages: 1079-96


Failing to Speak the Same Language: The Roots of ‘Jointness’ in the United States, 1919–1941

Author: Ryan Wadle


Pages: 1097-1126


Churchill’s Butchers: Mission 204’s Operations in China, 1942–1945

Author: Preston Jordan Lim


Pages: 1127-56


Seeds of Victory: Satisfying the Needs of the Red Army and the Soviet State during the Formation of the Kursk Salient, February–May 1943

Author: Daniel F. Giblin


Pages: 1157-88



Book Reviews:
Seapower States: Maritime Culture, Continental Empires, and the Conflict that Made the Modern World

Author: Andrew Lambert

Reviewer: Tommy Jamison


Pages: 1189-90

Killing for the Republic: Citizen-Soldiers and the Roman Way of War

Author: Steele Brand

Reviewer: Everett L. Wheeler


Pages: 1191-93

From Kites to Cold War: The Evolution of Manned Airborne Reconnaissance

Author: Tyler Morton

Reviewer: Andrew Scherff


Pages: 1193-94 

Julius Caesar’s Invasion of Britain: Solving a 2000-Year-Old Mystery

Author: Roger Nolan

Reviewer: Stephen DeCasien


Pages: 1194-96

The Reign of Emperor Gallienus: The Apogee of Roman Cavalry

Author: Ilkka Syvänne

Reviewer: Seth Kendall


Pages: 1196-97

Victory’s Shadow: Conquest and Governance in Medieval Catalonia

Author: Thomas Barton

Reviewer: Andrew W. Devereux


Pages: 1197-99

The Accursed Tower: The Fall of Acre and the End of the Crusades

Author: Roger Crowley

Reviewer: Matt King


Pages: 1199-1201

Gunpowder, Masculinity, and Warfare in German Texts, 1400–1700

Author: Patrick Brugh

Reviewer: Janis M. Gibbs


Pages: 1201-3

How the Old World Ended: The Anglo-Dutch-American Revolution, 1500–1800

Author: Jonathan Scott

Reviewer: Benjamin D. Remillard


Pages: 1203-4

Economic Warfare and the Sea: Grand Strategies for Maritime Powers, 1650–1945

Editors: David Morgan-Owen and Louis Halewood

Reviewer: John Beeler


Pages: 1204-6

The Irish Brigade, 1670–1745: The Wild Geese in French Service

Author: D. P. Graham

Reviewer: Steven Beckman


Pages: 1206-8

War, State and Society in Liège: How a Small State of the Holy Roman Empire Survived the Nine Years’ War (1688–1697)

Authors: Roeland Goorts

Reviewer: John M. Stapleton, Jr.


Pages: 1208-10

Patriots & Indians: Shaping Identity in Eighteenth-Century South Carolina

Author: Jeff W. Dennis

Reviewer: Christopher Bilodeau


Pages: 1210-11

The War of 1812 in the West: From Fort Detroit to New Orleans

Author: David Kirkpatrick

Reviewer: Ann Durkin Keating


Pages: 1211-12

Feeding Victory: Innovative Military Logistics from Lake George to Khe Sanh

Author: Jobie Turner

Reviewer: Leo P. Hirrel


Pages: 1213-14

The Imperial Russian Army in Peace, War, and Revolution, 1856–1917

Author: Roger R. Reese

Reviewer: Richard S. Faulkner


Pages: 1214-15

The Great Partnership: Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson, and the Fate of the Confederacy

Author: Christian B. Keller

Reviewer: James S. Humphreys


Pages: 1216-17

Lincoln’s Informer: Charles A. Dana and the Inside Story of the Union War

Author: Carl J. Guarneri

Reviewer: John Sarvela


Pages: 1217-19

The Union Assaults at Vicksburg: Grant Attacks Pemberton, May 17–22, 1863

Author: Timothy B. Smith

Reviewer: Andrew S. Bledsoe


Pages: 1219-20

An Environmental History of the Civil War

Authors: Judkin Browning and Timothy Silver

Reviewer: Earl J. Hess


Pages: 1220-22

Obstinate Heroism: The Confederate Surrenders after Appomattox

Authors: Steven J. Ramold

Reviewer: Aaron D. Dilday


Pages: 1222-23

The Second American Revolution: The Civil War–Era Struggle over Cuba and the Rebirth of the American Republic

Author: Gregory P. Downs

Reviewer: James M. Shinn, Jr.


Pages: 1224-25

“Horses Worn to Mere Shadows”: The Victorio Campaign 1880

“With My Face to My Bitter Foes”: Nana’s War 1880–1881

Author: Robert N. Watt

Reviewer: Irving W. Levinson


Pages: 1226-28

Charles E. Callwell and the British Way in Warfare

Author: Daniel Whittingham

Reviewer: Ethan S. Rafuse


Notes: 1228-29

The Quest for Security: Sovereignty, Race, and the Defense of the British Empire, 1898–1931

Author: Jesse Tumblin

Reviewer: David C. Atkinson


Pages: 1229-31

An Incipient Mutiny: The Story of the U.S. Army Signal Corps Pilot Revolt

Author: Dwight Messimer

Reviewer: Jayson A. Altieri


Pages: 1231-32

Belgium in the Great War

Author: Jean-Michel Veranneman

Reviewer: Hubert P. van Tuyll


Pages: 1233-34

The German Failure in Belgium, August 1914

Authors: Dennis Showalter, Joseph P. Robinson, and Janet A. Robinson

Reviewer: Ralph M. Hitchens


Pages: 1234-36

Biplanes at War: U.S. Marine Corps Aviation in the Small Wars Era, 1915–1934

Author: Wray R. Johnson

Reviewer: Craig F. Morris


Pages: 1236-37

We Die Like Brothers: The Sinking of the SS Mendi

Authors: John Gribble and Graham Scott

Reviewer: Eric Dorn Brose


Pages: 1237-39

Turning Point 1917: The British Empire at War

Editors: Douglas E. Delaney and Nikolas Gardner

Reviewer: Spencer Jones


Pages: 1239-40

The Russian Understanding of War: Blurring the Lines between War and Peace

Authors: Oscar Jonsson

Reviewer: Michael Rouland


Pages: 1241-42

Five Days from Defeat: How Britain Nearly Lost the First World War

Author: Walter Reid

Reviewer: Christopher Phillips


Pages: 1242-44

Easing Pain on the Western Front: American Nurses of the Great War and the Birth of Modern Nursing Practice

Authors: Paul E. Stepansky

Reviewer: Rose Ethel Althaus Meza


Pages: 1244-45

Blood, Guts, and Grease: George S. Patton in World War I

Author: Jon B. Mikolashek

Reviewer: Derek Varble


Pages: 1246-47

The Soldier Image and State-Building in Modern China 1924–1945

Author: Yan Xu

Reviewer: Hung-yok Ip


Pages: 1247-49

Gorgeous War: The Branding War between the Third Reich and the United States

Author: Tim Blackmore

Reviewer: Kara L. Ritzheimer


Pages: 1249-50

The Tango War: The Struggle for the Hearts, Minds and Riches of Latin America during World War II

Author: Mary Jo McConahay

Reviewer: Monica A. Rankin


Pages: 1251-52

The War for the Seas: A Maritime History of World War II

Author: Evan Mawdsley

Reviewer: Christopher M. Bell


Pages: 1252-54

World War II Infographics

Authors: Jean Lopez, Nicolas Aubin, Vincent Bernard, and Nicolas Guillerat

Reviewer: Bradley Lynn Coleman


Pages: 1254-55

Nature at War: American Environments and World War II

Editors: Thomas Robertson, Richard B. Tucker, Nicholas B. Breyfogle, and Peter R. Mansoo

Reviewer: Scott Kaufman


Pages: 1256-57

The Volunteer: One Man, an Underground Army, and the Secret Mission to Destroy Auschwitz

Author: Jack Fairweather

Reviewer: Steven Minniear


Pages: 1257-58

Beyond Pearl Harbor: A Pacific History

Editors: Beth Bailey and David Farber

Reviewer: John T. Kuehn


Pages: 1259-6

Fire and Fortitude: The U.S. Army in the Pacific War, 1941–1943

Authors: John C. McManus

Reviewer: John C. Hanley


Pages: 1260-61

A Satellite Empire: Romanian Rule in Southwestern Ukraine, 1941–1944

Author: Vladimir Solonari

Reviewer: Vojin Majstorovic


Pages: 1262-63

Decision in the Atlantic: The Allies and the Longest Campaign of the Second World War

Editors: Marcus Faulkner and Christopher M. Bell

Reviewer: Robert Love


Pages: 1263-65

The Red Army and the Second World War

Author: Alexander Hill

Reviewer: Christopher C. Lovett


Pages: 1265-66

Forgotten Bastards of the Eastern Front: American Airmen behind the Soviet Lines and the Collapse of the Grand Alliance

Author: Serhii Plokhy

Reviewer: Sebastian H. Lukasik


Pages: 1267-68

Setting the Rising Sun: Halsey’s Aviators Strike Japan, Summer 1945

Author: Kevin A. Mahoney

Reviewer: Kevin Bemel


Pages: 1268-69

Glory in Their Spirit: How Four Black Women took on the Army during World War II

Author: Sandra M. Bolzenius

Reviewer: Francis V. Gourrier, Jr.


Pages: 1270-71

Betrayal in Berlin: The True Story of the Cold War’s Most Audacious Espionage Operation

Author: Steve Vogel

Reviewer: Philip C. Shackelford


Pages: 1271-73

The Rising Clamor: The American Press, the Central Intelligence Agency, and the Cold War

Author: David P. Hadley

Reviewer: Bruce Zellers


Pages: 1273-74

Assured Destruction: Building the Ballistic Missile Culture of the U.S. Air Force

Author: David W. Bath

Reviewer: John M. Curatola


Pages: 1275-76

Why America Loses Wars: Limited War and US Strategy from the Korean War to the Present

Author: Donald Stoker

The Day After: Why America Wins the War but Loses the Peace

Author: Brendan R. Gallagher

Reviewer: Peter R. Mansoor


Pages: 1276-78

Proxy War: The Least Bad Option

Author: Tyrone L. Groh

Reviewer: Paul J. Springer


Pages: 1278-80

Aristocracy of Armed Talent: The Military Elite in Singapore

Author: Samuel Ling Wei Chan

Reviewer: Glenn K. H. Ong


Pages: 1280-81

Battle for Skyline Ridge: The CIA Secret War in Laos

Author: James E. Parker, Jr

Reviewer: David Strachan-Morris


Pages: 1281-83


From Sadat to Saddam: The Decline of American Diplomacy in the Middle East

Author: David J. Dunford

Reviewer: Elizabeth Bishop


Pages: 1283-85

Why We Fight

Author: Mike Martin

Reviewer: John M. Hinck


Pages: 1285-86



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