Reviews

Author: 
Jasper M. Trautsch
Reviewer: 
Andy Forney

Forney on Trautsch, 'The Genesis of America: US Foreign Policy and the Formation of National Identity, 1793-1815'

Jasper M. Trautsch. The Genesis of America: US Foreign Policy and the Formation of National Identity, 1793-1815. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2018. 328 pp. $49.99 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-108-42824-8.

Reviewed by Andy Forney (Texas Christian University/US Army) Published on H-War (July, 2020) Commissioned by Margaret Sankey (Air University)

Author: 
M. Taylor Fravel
Reviewer: 
George Carter

Carter on Fravel, 'Active Defense: China's Military Strategy since 1949'

M. Taylor Fravel. Active Defense: China's Military Strategy since 1949. Princeton Studies in International History and Politics Series. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2019. xv + 376 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-691-15213-4.

Reviewed by George Carter (Air University, Air War College) Published on H-War (July, 2020) Commissioned by Margaret Sankey (Air University)

Author: 
Tanya Anderson
Reviewer: 
Kathryn Angelica

Angelica on Anderson, 'Gunpowder Girls: The True Stories of Three Civil War Tragedies'

Tanya Anderson. Gunpowder Girls: The True Stories of Three Civil War Tragedies. Kansas City: Quindaro Press, 2016. Illustrations. 157 pp. $16.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-9669258-7-6

Reviewed by Kathryn Angelica (University of Connecticut) Published on H-War (July, 2020) Commissioned by Margaret Sankey (Air University)

Author: 
Ellen N. La Motte
Reviewer: 
Sara Black

Black on La Motte, 'The Backwash of War: An Extraordinary American Nurse in World War I'

Ellen N. La Motte. The Backwash of War: An Extraordinary American Nurse in World War I. Edited by Cynthia Wachtell. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2019. 264 pp. $24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-4214-2671-6

Reviewed by Sara Black (Christopher Newport University) Published on H-War (June, 2020) Commissioned by Margaret Sankey (Air University)

Author: 
Joanna Bellis
Reviewer: 
Brian R. Price

Price on Bellis, 'The Hundred Years War in Literature, 1337-1600'

Joanna Bellis. The Hundred Years War in Literature, 1337-1600. Rochester: D. S. Brewer, 2016. 296 pp. $99.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-84384-428-0

Reviewed by Brian R. Price (Air University, Air Command and Staff College) Published on H-War (June, 2020) Commissioned by Margaret Sankey (Air University)

Author: 
Thomas Grillot
Reviewer: 
Matthew Villeneuve

Villeneuve on Grillot, 'First Americans: U.S. Patriotism in Indian Country after World War I'

Thomas Grillot. First Americans: U.S. Patriotism in Indian Country after World War I. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2018. ix + 298 pp. $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-300-22433-7

Reviewed by Matthew Villeneuve (University of Michigan) Published on H-War (June, 2020) Commissioned by Margaret Sankey (Air University)

Author: 
David Stahel
Reviewer: 
Mark Montesclaros

Montesclaros on Stahel, 'Retreat from Moscow: A New History of Germany's Winter Campaign, 1941-1942'

David Stahel. Retreat from Moscow: A New History of Germany's Winter Campaign, 1941-1942. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2019. 560 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-374-24952-6.

Reviewed by Mark Montesclaros (US Army Command and General Staff College, Fort Gordon Satellite Campus) Published on H-War (June, 2020) Commissioned by Margaret Sankey (Air University)

Author: 
Andrew Futter
Reviewer: 
Paul Springer

Springer on Futter, 'Hacking the Bomb: Cyber Threats and Nuclear Weapons'

Andrew Futter. Hacking the Bomb: Cyber Threats and Nuclear Weapons. Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press, 2018. xiii + 197 pp. $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-62616-565-6

Reviewed by Paul Springer (Air University, Air Command and Staff College) Published on H-War (June, 2020) Commissioned by Margaret Sankey (Air University)

Author: 
Stephen Brumwell
Reviewer: 
Patrick E. Brady

Brady on Brumwell, 'Turncoat: Benedict Arnold and the Crisis of American Liberty'

Stephen Brumwell. Turncoat: Benedict Arnold and the Crisis of American Liberty. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2018. 384 pp. $30.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-300-21099-6

Reviewed by Patrick E. Brady (University of Iowa) Published on H-War (June, 2020) Commissioned by Margaret Sankey (Air University)

Author: 
Marilyn Shevin-Coetzee, Frans Coetzee
Reviewer: 
Alex Nordlund

Nordlund on Shevin-Coetzee and Coetzee, 'Commitment and Sacrifice: Personal Diaries of the Great War'

Marilyn Shevin-Coetzee, Frans Coetzee. Commitment and Sacrifice: Personal Diaries of the Great War. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015. Illustrations. 352 pp. $36.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-933607-4.

Reviewed by Alex Nordlund (University of Georgia) Published on H-War (June, 2020) Commissioned by Margaret Sankey (Air University)

Author: 
Lenora Warren
Reviewer: 
Sara Caputo

Caputo on Warren, 'Fire on the Water: Sailors, Slaves, and Insurrection in Early American Literature, 1789-1886'

Lenora Warren. Fire on the Water: Sailors, Slaves, and Insurrection in Early American Literature, 1789-1886. Lewisburg: Bucknell University Press, 2019. 169 pp. $34.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-68448-017-3

Reviewed by Sara Caputo (University of Cambridge) Published on H-War (June, 2020) Commissioned by Margaret Sankey (Air University)

Author: 
Noel Rae
Reviewer: 
Evan A. Turiano

Turiano on Rae, 'The Great Stain: Witnessing American Slavery'

Noel Rae. The Great Stain: Witnessing American Slavery. New York: Overlook Press, 2018. Illustrations. 624 pp. $40.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4683-1513-4

Reviewed by Evan A. Turiano (Graduate Center, City University of New York) Published on H-War (June, 2020) Commissioned by Margaret Sankey (Air University)

Author: 
Kenneth B. Moss
Reviewer: 
Christopher Weimar

Weimar on Moss, 'Marque and Reprisal: The Spheres of Public and Private War'

Kenneth B. Moss. Marque and Reprisal: The Spheres of Public and Private War. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2019. 464 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7006-2775-2

Reviewed by Christopher Weimar (Air University) Published on H-War (June, 2020) Commissioned by Margaret Sankey (Air University)

Author: 
Kara Dixon Vuic
Reviewer: 
Lisa Beckenbaugh

Beckenbaugh on Vuic, 'The Girls Next Door: Bringing the Home Front to the Front Lines'

Kara Dixon Vuic. The Girls Next Door: Bringing the Home Front to the Front Lines. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2019. Illustrations. viii + 382 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-674-98638-1

Reviewed by Lisa Beckenbaugh (Air Command and Staff College) Published on H-War (June, 2020) Commissioned by Margaret Sankey (Air University)

Author: 
Simon Forty, Leo Marriott, George Forty
Reviewer: 
Toby Clark

Clark on Forty and Marriott and Forty, 'The Normandy Battlefields: Bocage and Breakout: From the Beaches to the Falaise Gap'

Simon Forty, Leo Marriott, George Forty. The Normandy Battlefields: Bocage and Breakout: From the Beaches to the Falaise Gap. Havermate: Casemate Books, 2016. 192 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-61200-419-8

Reviewed by Toby Clark (Independent Scholar) Published on H-War (June, 2020) Commissioned by Margaret Sankey (Air University)

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