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

By Matthew Kosuta

In reading over many of the discussion posts on The Cult of the Warrior - Helpful or...Silly, or...Dangerous?, it seems that much of the discussion centers on anecdotes, general feelings, and frustration with definitions, etc. The discussion hasn’t systematically tried to define warrior or soldier.

I propose a few fundamental characteristics to aid in distinguishing a warrior from a soldier. Here is a list of 5 characteristics of warriors and soldiers juxtaposed:

Re: A revisionist look at those who died at Jutland

There was indeed a coverup. Senior naval officers at the Admiralty had long been aware of the unsafe ammunition handling procedures coupled with the expressed desire of senior flag officers in the Grand Fleet to maximize the rate of fire early in an engagement. A damning report was issued after the battle by the Third Sea Lord, in charge of naval material. The strident protest by Admirals Jellicoe and Beatty kept the report from receiving wide circulation, and when Jellicoe came to the Admiralty as First Sea Lord in December 1916 he thoroughly suppressed the report.

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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