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Re: Case Closed

Re Hiroshima:

The alternative to The Bomb was brought home to me some time back in the person of one of my undergraduate students, a beautiful, brilliant Japanese woman who had married an American after the war. She told be that she was 8 eight years old :in nineteen-forty five, and that she and her classmates were practicing bayonet drill on the beeches to meet the anticipated US invasion. After several weeks of this vicious nonsense, they wee told to stand down, immediately after the dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima.

Re: Case Closed

John Kuehn asked:
why do the hydra-headed children of the Cold War revisionists continue to rise?

Well, what are the incentives?
1) Cold war revisionism sells well in the left-leaning parts of academia and publishing.
2) Some who study history bring their biases to the analysis of the data.
3) It seems to me that it is quite possible that, during the cold war, Soviet money provided "seed capital" for some such studies.

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

Personally I blame the movie 300. I never saw Marines sporting Corinthian helmets until it screened.

Just kidding, it’s not all 300’s fault. I actually get a kick out of the flick, though I don’t mistake it for history or a warrior culture that I’d want to emulate. But I wonder if the “cult of the warrior” trend is more a response to cultural changes around military organizations than the result of peacetime commanders looking for something to do.

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H-War Book Reviews

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

Author: 
Jonathan Wyrtzen
Reviewer: 
Kristin Hissong

Hissong on Wyrtzen, 'Making Morocco: Colonial Intervention and the Politics of Identity'

Jonathan Wyrtzen. Making Morocco: Colonial Intervention and the Politics of Identity. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2016. Illustrations, maps. 352 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-5017-0023-1.

Reviewed by Kristin Hissong (Air University, Air Force Culture and Language Center) Published on H-War (June, 2018) Commissioned by Margaret Sankey (Air War College)

Author: 
George E. Melton
Reviewer: 
Bradley Cesario

Cesario on Melton, 'From Versailles to Mers el-Kébir: The Promise of Anglo-French Naval Cooperation, 1919-40'

George E. Melton. From Versailles to Mers el-Kébir: The Promise of Anglo-French Naval Cooperation, 1919-40. Washington, DC: Naval Institute Press, 2015. 288 pp. $42.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-61251-879-4.

Reviewed by Bradley Cesario (Texas A&M University) Published on H-War (June, 2018) Commissioned by Margaret Sankey (Air War College)

Author: 
Phil Porter
Reviewer: 
Gregory Michna

Michna on Porter, 'The Soldiers of Fort Mackinac: An Illustrated History'

Phil Porter. The Soldiers of Fort Mackinac: An Illustrated History. East Lansing: Michigan State University Press, 2018. 196 pp. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-61186-281-2.

Reviewed by Gregory Michna (Arkansas Tech 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=52301