I was anything but a "freshly-minted Ph.D." when I was hired by TRACOC as the JFK Special Warfare Center & School. (Later, USASOC/USAC POC) Command Historian). But I was damn glad for the job; I had been laboring just previously as a night watchman at a poultry processing plant, census taker, etc. even though I had a good enough doctorate: Dept. of War Studies, U. of London, Sir Michel Howard, plus my published dissertation and some peer-reviewed articles. I don't think that my experience was unique. Although I did not believe that academia owed me a job, I still think that many dept.
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Jonathan A. Epstein. Belgium's Dilemma: The Formation of the Belgian Defense Policy, 1932-1940. History of Warfare Series. Leiden: Brill Academic Publishers, 2014. 288 pp. $160.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-90-04-25467-1.
Reviewed by Nicholas Sambaluk (Air University) Published on H-War (September, 2018) Commissioned by Margaret Sankey (Air War College)
Michael Adas. Machines as the Measure of Men: Science, Technology, and Ideologies of Western Dominance. With a New Preface Edition. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2015. 456 pp. $26.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8014-7980-9.
Reviewed by Geoff Bil (University of British Columbia) Published on H-War (September, 2018) Commissioned by Margaret Sankey (Air War College)
Angus McLaren. Playboys and Mayfair Men: Crime, Class, Masculinity, and Fascism in 1930s London. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2017. 272 pp. $24.95 (digital), ISBN 978-1-4214-2348-7; $24.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4214-2347-0.
Reviewed by Brett Bebber (Old Dominion University) Published on H-War (September, 2018) Commissioned by Margaret Sankey (Air War College)
Torkel Brekke, Vladimir Tikhonov, eds. Military Chaplaincy in an Era of Religious Pluralism: Military-Religious Nexus in Asia, Europe, and USA. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017. viii + 270 pp. $49.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-947074-7.
Reviewed by John Fitzmorris (University of Southern Mississippi) Published on H-War (September, 2018) Commissioned by Margaret Sankey (Air War College)
Robert M. Dunkerly, Irene B. Boland. Eutaw Springs: The Final Battle of the American Revolution's Southern Campaign. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 2017. 168 pp. $21.99 (paper), ISBN 978-1-61117-758-9.
Reviewed by Jon Ault (Independent Scholar) Published on H-War (September, 2018) Commissioned by Margaret Sankey (Air War College)