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Military Professionalism and the Warrior Ethos:  Both Are Needed to Win

Reading back through various archived postings here at H-War, it seems to be the consensus that Military Professionalism and the Warrior Ethos are to be dichotomized against each other.  In my opinion, this is a needless and counterproductive dichotomy.  An army that wants to win its battles, campaigns, and wars must have both Military Professionalism and the Warrior Ethos in balanced measure.  Military Professionalism and the Warrior Ethos must work togeth

Civil War Catholics - Patriotism on Trial

The mixed legacy of heroic sacrifice and bitter division of the American Civil War continues to permeate popular culture and political discourse. As a growing minority in the 1860s, making up about ten percent of the United States population concentrated in the north, Catholics were embedded in this conflict. Their relatively unknown story was recently and expertly addressed by historian William B. Kurtz in his book Excommunicated from the Union: How the Civil War Created a Separate Catholic America.

CROSS-POSTED REVIEW: H-Net Review [H-Early-America]: Stroud on Brannon, 'From Revolution to Reunion: The Reintegration of the South Carolina Loyalists'

Rebecca Brannon.  From Revolution to Reunion: The Reintegration of
the South Carolina Loyalists.  Columbia  University of South Carolina
Press, 2016.  Illustrations. 232 pp.  $49.99 (cloth), ISBN
978-1-61117-668-1.

Reviewed by Jason Stroud (University of North Carolina-Greensboro)
Published on H-Early-America (May, 2018)
Commissioned by Joshua J. Jeffers

CROSS-POSTED REVIEW: H-Net Review [H-Diplo]: Sarkar on Craig, 'America, Britain and Pakistan's Nuclear Weapons Programme, 1974-1980: A Dream of Nightmare Proportions'

Malcolm M. Craig.  America, Britain and Pakistan's Nuclear Weapons
Programme, 1974-1980: A Dream of Nightmare Proportions.  Basingstoke
Palgrave Macmillan, 2017.  319 pp.  $109.00 (cloth), ISBN
978-3-319-51879-4.

Reviewed by Jayita Sarkar (Boston University)
Published on H-Diplo (April, 2018)
Commissioned by Seth Offenbach

CROSS-POSTED REVIEW: H-Net Review [H-FedHist]: Robinson on Hoffman, 'Al Qaeda Declares War: The African Embassy Bombings and America's Search for Justice'

Tod Hoffman.  Al Qaeda Declares War: The African Embassy Bombings and
America's Search for Justice.  Lebanon  Fore Edge, 2014.
Illustrations. 252 pp.  $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-61168-546-6;
$24.99 (e-book), ISBN 978-1-61168-565-7.

Reviewed by Marsha R. Robinson (Miami University of Ohio)
Published on H-FedHist (June, 2018)
Commissioned by Caryn E. Neumann

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