Reviews

Author: 
John Spall
Reviewer: 
Javan D. Frazier

Frazier on Spall, 'Manhood, Morality and the Transformation of Angolan Society: MPLA Veterans and Post-war Dynamics'

John Spall. Manhood, Morality and the Transformation of Angolan Society: MPLA Veterans and Post-war Dynamics. Suffolk: James Currey, 2020. Illustrations. xiv + 206 pp. $115.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-84701-250-0; $24.99 (e-book), ISBN 978-1-78744-886-5.

Reviewed by Javan D. Frazier (Middle Georgia State College) Published on H-War (January, 2022) Commissioned by Margaret Sankey (Air University)

Author: 
Pat Proctor
Reviewer: 
Matthew Brand

Brand on Proctor, 'Lessons Unlearned: The U.S. Army's Role in Creating the Forever Wars in Afghanistan and Iraq'

Pat Proctor. Lessons Unlearned: The U.S. Army's Role in Creating the Forever Wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 2020. 500 pp. $42.55 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8262-2194-0.

Reviewed by Matthew Brand (Global College of PME, Air University) Published on H-War (January, 2022) Commissioned by Margaret Sankey (Air University)

Author: 
Stephen G. Fritz
Reviewer: 
Robert Kirchubel

Kirchubel on Fritz, 'The First Soldier: Hitler as Military Leader'

Stephen G. Fritz. The First Soldier: Hitler as Military Leader. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2018. Illustrations, maps. 480 pp. $30.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-300-20598-5

Reviewed by Robert Kirchubel (Independent Scholar) Published on H-War (January, 2022) Commissioned by Margaret Sankey (Air University)

Author: 
R. Bruce Larson
Reviewer: 
Zayna N. Bizri

Bizri on Larson, 'Secrets and Rivals: Wartime Letters and the Parents I Never Knew'

R. Bruce Larson. Secrets and Rivals: Wartime Letters and the Parents I Never Knew. Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 2015. 188 pp. $26.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8262-2052-3

Reviewed by Zayna N. Bizri (George Mason University) Published on H-War (January, 2022) Commissioned by Margaret Sankey (Air University)

Author: 
Theodore Voorhees Jr.
Reviewer: 
Jeffrey Poquette

Poquette on Voorhees Jr., 'The Silent Guns of Two Octobers: Kennedy and Khrushchev Play the Double Game'

Theodore Voorhees Jr. The Silent Guns of Two Octobers: Kennedy and Khrushchev Play the Double Game. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2020. vi + 372 pp. $69.95 (e-book), ISBN 978-0-472-12671-2; $85.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-472-13192-1.

Reviewed by Jeffrey Poquette (Air University, Air War College) Published on H-War (January, 2022) Commissioned by Margaret Sankey (Air University)

Author: 
Purnima Bose
Reviewer: 
Joseph Stieb

Stieb on Bose, 'Intervention Narratives: Afghanistan, the United States, and the Global War on Terror'

Purnima Bose. Intervention Narratives: Afghanistan, the United States, and the Global War on Terror. War Culture Series. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2020. 234 pp. $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-978805-98-9

Author: 
Allison S. Finkelstein
Reviewer: 
Kathryn Angelica

Angelica on Finkelstein, 'Forgotten Veterans, Invisible Memorials: How American Women Commemorated the Great War, 1917–1945'

Allison S. Finkelstein. Forgotten Veterans, Invisible Memorials: How American Women Commemorated the Great War, 1917–1945. War, Memory, and Culture Series. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 2021. Illustrations. 288 pp. $54.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8173-2101-7

Author: 
Ankit Panda
Reviewer: 
Gordon Vincent

Vincent on Panda, 'Kim Jong Un and the Bomb: Survival and Deterrence in North Korea'

Ankit Panda. Kim Jong Un and the Bomb: Survival and Deterrence in North Korea. New York: Oxford University Press, 2020. xv + 393 pp. $27.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-006036-7

Reviewed by Gordon Vincent (Air University, Air War College) Published on H-War (January, 2022) Commissioned by Margaret Sankey (Air University)

Author: 
William Bell Clark, William James Morgan, Michael J. Crawford
Reviewer: 
Ben Schaffer

Schaffer on Clark and Morgan and Crawford, 'Naval Documents of the American Revolution, Vol. 13'

William Bell Clark, William James Morgan, Michael J. Crawford. Naval Documents of the American Revolution, Vol. 13. Naval Historical Center Department of the Navy, 2019. volumes. (cloth), ISBN 978-1-943604-01-2

Author: 
Richard Shawn Faulkner
Reviewer: 
Aaron Heft

Heft on Faulkner, 'Pershing's Crusaders: The American Soldier in World War I'

Richard Shawn Faulkner. Pershing's Crusaders: The American Soldier in World War I. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2017. 784 pp. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7006-2373-0

Reviewed by Aaron Heft (Norwich) Published on H-War (December, 2021) Commissioned by Margaret Sankey (Air University)

Author: 
Gary Yee
Reviewer: 
Tracy Barnett

Barnett on Yee, 'Sharpshooters: Marksmen through the Ages'

Gary Yee. Sharpshooters: Marksmen through the Ages. Casemate Short History Series. Havertown: Casemate Publishers, 2017. Illustrations. 160 pp. $12.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-61200-486-0.

Reviewed by Tracy Barnett (University of Georgia) Published on H-War (December, 2021) Commissioned by Margaret Sankey (Air University)

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Author: 
Andrew Futter
Reviewer: 
John Schantz

Schantz on Futter, 'The Politics of Nuclear Weapons'

Andrew Futter. The Politics of Nuclear Weapons. Second edition. Cham: Palgrave Macmillan, 2021. Tables. 351 pp. $19.99 (e-book), ISBN 978-3-030-48737-9; $24.99 (paper), ISBN 978-3-030-48736-2.

Reviewed by John Schantz (Air University, Air War College) Published on H-War (December, 2021) Commissioned by Margaret Sankey (Air University)

Author: 
John R. Van Atta
Reviewer: 
Perry Colvin

Colvin on Van Atta, 'Charging Up San Juan Hill: Theodore Roosevelt and the Making of Imperial America'

John R. Van Atta. Charging Up San Juan Hill: Theodore Roosevelt and the Making of Imperial America. Witness to History Series. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2015. Illustrations. 210 pp. $22.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-4214-2587-0; $49.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4214-2586-3. 

Author: 
Nazan Maksudyan
Reviewer: 
Oya Aktas

Aktas on Maksudyan, 'Ottoman Children and Youth during World War I'

Nazan Maksudyan. Ottoman Children and Youth during World War I. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 2019. 248 pp. $24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8156-3645-8

Reviewed by Oya Aktas (University of Washington) Published on H-War (December, 2021) Commissioned by Margaret Sankey (Air University)

Author: 
Marilyn B. Young
Reviewer: 
Aurelie Basha

Basha on Young, 'Making the Forever War: Marilyn B. Young on the Culture and Politics of American Militarism'

Marilyn B. Young. Making the Forever War: Marilyn B. Young on the Culture and Politics of American Militarism. Edited by Mark Philip Bradley and Mary L. Dudziak. Culture and Politics in the Cold War and Beyond Series. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 2021. 232 pp.

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