Reviews

Author: 
Thomas G. Mahnken
Reviewer: 
Ryan Typolt

Typolt on Mahnken, 'Learning the Lessons of Modern War'

Thomas G. Mahnken. Learning the Lessons of Modern War. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2020. 344 pp. $35.00 (paper), ISBN 978-1-5036-1226-6

Reviewed by Ryan Typolt (Air University, Air War College) Published on H-War (January, 2021) Commissioned by Margaret Sankey (Air University)

Author: 
Richard Bessel, Dorothee Wierling, eds.
Reviewer: 
Gary Girod

Girod on Bessel and Wierling, 'Inside World War One? The First World War and Its Witnesses'

Richard Bessel, Dorothee Wierling, eds. Inside World War One? The First World War and Its Witnesses. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018. Illustrations. ix + 346 pp. $104.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-882059-8

Reviewed by Gary Girod (Chapman University) Published on H-War (January, 2021) Commissioned by Margaret Sankey (Air University)

Author: 
Mike Giglio
Reviewer: 
Shawn Young

Young on Giglio, 'Shatter the Nations: ISIS and the War for the Caliphate'

Mike Giglio. Shatter the Nations: ISIS and the War for the Caliphate. New York: PublicAffairs, 2019. xiii + 303 pp. $28.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-5417-4235-2

Reviewed by Shawn Young (Air University, Air War College) Published on H-War (January, 2021) Commissioned by Margaret Sankey (Air University)

Author: 
Michael Walsh
Reviewer: 
Jonathan Abel

Abel on Walsh, 'Last Stands: Why Men Fight When All Is Lost'

Michael Walsh. Last Stands: Why Men Fight When All Is Lost. New York: St. Martin's Press, 2020. 368 pp. $28.99 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-250-21708-0

Reviewed by Jonathan Abel (Command and General Staff College, Ft. Leavenworth) Published on H-War (January, 2021) Commissioned by Margaret Sankey (Air University)

Author: 
Patrick Porter
Reviewer: 
Michael McInerney

McInerney on Porter, 'Blunder: Britain's War in Iraq'

Patrick Porter. Blunder: Britain's War in Iraq. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2019. 254 pp. $41.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-880796-4.

Reviewed by Michael McInerney (Air University, Air War College) Published on H-War (January, 2021) Commissioned by Margaret Sankey (Air University)

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Author: 
Paul D'Anieri
Reviewer: 
Shawn Conroy

Conroy on D'Anieri, 'Ukraine and Russia: From Civilized Divorce to Uncivil War'

Paul D'Anieri. Ukraine and Russia: From Civilized Divorce to Uncivil War. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2019. Maps, tables. 296 pp. $29.99 (paper), ISBN 978-1-108-71395-5; $84.99 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-108-48609-5. 

Reviewed by Shawn Conroy (The Ohio State University) Published on H-War (January, 2021) Commissioned by Margaret Sankey (Air University)

Author: 
Yehuda Z. Blum
Reviewer: 
Brian D. Green

Green on Blum, 'Will "Justice" Bring Peace? International Law - Selected Articles and Legal Opinions'

Yehuda Z. Blum. Will "Justice" Bring Peace? International Law - Selected Articles and Legal Opinions. Leiden: Brill Academic Publishers, 2016. 504 pp. $198.00 (e-book), ISBN 978-90-04-23395-9; $198.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-90-04-23394-2.

Reviewed by Brian D. Green (Space Operations Command) Published on H-War (January, 2021) Commissioned by Margaret Sankey (Air University)

Author: 
Fred Kaplan
Reviewer: 
David Hadley

Hadley on Kaplan, 'The Bomb: Presidents, Generals, and the Secret History of Nuclear War'

Fred Kaplan. The Bomb: Presidents, Generals, and the Secret History of Nuclear War. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2020. 384 pp. $30.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-982107-29-1

Reviewed by David Hadley (Ashland University) Published on H-War (January, 2021) Commissioned by Margaret Sankey (Air University)

Author: 
David Abrutat
Reviewer: 
Toby Clark

Clark on Abrutat, 'Vanguard: The True Stories of the Reconnaissance and Intelligence Missions behind D-Day'

David Abrutat. Vanguard: The True Stories of the Reconnaissance and Intelligence Missions behind D-Day. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 2019. 368 pp. $46.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-68247-454-9

Reviewed by Toby Clark (Independent Scholar) Published on H-War (January, 2021) Commissioned by Margaret Sankey (Air University)

Author: 
Noah Weisbord
Reviewer: 
Nicholas Sambaluk

Sambaluk on Weisbord, 'Crime of Aggression: The Quest for Justice in an Age of Drones, Cyberattacks, Insurgents, and Autocrats'

Noah Weisbord. Crime of Aggression: The Quest for Justice in an Age of Drones, Cyberattacks, Insurgents, and Autocrats. Human Rights and Crimes against Humanity Series. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2019. 272 pp. $35.00 (e-book), ISBN 978-0-691-19135-5; $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-691-16987-3.

Reviewed by Nicholas Sambaluk (Air University) Published on H-War (December, 2020) Commissioned by Margaret Sankey (Air University)

Author: 
James G. Patterson
Reviewer: 
Matt Zembo

Zembo on Patterson, 'In the Wake of the Great Rebellion: Republicanism, Agrarianism and Banditry in Ireland after 1798'

James G. Patterson. In the Wake of the Great Rebellion: Republicanism, Agrarianism and Banditry in Ireland after 1798. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2008. vi + 202 pp. $84.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7190-7693-0

Reviewed by Matt Zembo (Hudson Valley Community College) Published on H-War (December, 2020) Commissioned by Margaret Sankey (Air University)

Author: 
John A. Gentry, Joseph S. Gordon
Reviewer: 
Scott Moseman

Moseman on Gentry and Gordon, 'Strategic Warning Intelligence: History, Challenges, and Prospects'

John A. Gentry, Joseph S. Gordon. Strategic Warning Intelligence: History, Challenges, and Prospects. Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press, 2019. 274 pp. $36.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-62616-655-4.

Reviewed by Scott Moseman (Kansas State University) Published on H-War (December, 2020) Commissioned by Margaret Sankey (Air University)

Author: 
Alan Rems
Reviewer: 
Luke Truxal

Truxal on Rems, 'South Pacific Cauldron: World War II's Great Forgotten Battlegrounds'

Alan Rems. South Pacific Cauldron: World War II's Great Forgotten Battlegrounds. Washington, DC: Naval Institute Press, 2014. 312 pp. $38.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-61251-471-0; $21.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-61251-944-9.

Reviewed by Luke Truxal (Columbia State Community College) Published on H-War (December, 2020) Commissioned by Margaret Sankey (Air University)

Author: 
Anna Fifield
Reviewer: 
Paul Moreshead

Moreshead on Fifield, 'The Great Successor: The Secret Rise and Rule of Kim Jong Un'

Anna Fifield. The Great Successor: The Secret Rise and Rule of Kim Jong Un. New York: Hachette Book Group, 2020. 336 pp. $17.99 (paper), ISBN 978-1-5293-8725-4

Reviewed by Paul Moreshead (Air University, Air War College) Published on H-War (December, 2020) Commissioned by Margaret Sankey (Air University)

Author: 
Nikolay Antov
Reviewer: 
Nathan Michalewicz

Michalewicz on Antov, 'The Ottoman "Wild West": The Balkan Frontier in the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries'

Nikolay Antov. The Ottoman "Wild West": The Balkan Frontier in the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017. 342 pp. $105.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-107-18263-9.

Reviewed by Nathan Michalewicz (George Mason University) Published on H-War (December, 2020) Commissioned by Margaret Sankey (Air University)

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