Reviews

Author: 
Roberta Senechal de la Roche, ed.
Reviewer: 
Evan C. Rothera

Rothera on Senechal de la Roche, '"Our Aim Was Man": Andrew's Sharpshooters in the American Civil War'

Roberta Senechal de la Roche, ed. "Our Aim Was Man": Andrew's Sharpshooters in the American Civil War. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 2016. 320 pp. $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-62534-248-5.

Reviewed by Evan C. Rothera (Sam Houston State University) Published on H-War (February, 2019) Commissioned by Margaret Sankey (Air War College)

Author: 
Matthew Kroenig
Reviewer: 
Cory Hollon

Hollon on Kroenig, 'The Logic of American Nuclear Strategy: Why Strategic Superiority Matters'

Matthew Kroenig. The Logic of American Nuclear Strategy: Why Strategic Superiority Matters. Bridging the Gap Series. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018. 280 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-084918-4.

Reviewed by Cory Hollon (Air University, Air War College) Published on H-War (February, 2019) Commissioned by Margaret Sankey (Air War College)

Author: 
Brian D. Laslie
Reviewer: 
Heather P. Venable

Venable on Laslie, 'Architect of Air Power: General Laurence S. Kuter and the Birth of the US Air Force'

Brian D. Laslie. Architect of Air Power: General Laurence S. Kuter and the Birth of the US Air Force. American Warrior Series. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2017. Illustrations. 254 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8131-6998-9.

Reviewed by Heather P. Venable (Air Command and Staff College) Published on H-War (February, 2019) Commissioned by Margaret Sankey (Air War College)

Author: 
Quintin Barry
Reviewer: 
Jon Ault

Ault on Barry, 'Disputed Victory: Schley, Sampson and the Spanish-American War of 1898'

Quintin Barry. Disputed Victory: Schley, Sampson and the Spanish-American War of 1898. Solihull, UK: Helion and Company, 2018. 280 pp. $49.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-912174-91-1.

Reviewed by Jon Ault (Independent Scholar) Published on H-War (February, 2019) Commissioned by Margaret Sankey (Air War College)

Author: 
Daniel Ellsberg
Reviewer: 
Jonathan Burdick

Burdick on Ellsberg, 'The Doomsday Machine: Confessions of a Nuclear War Planner'

Daniel Ellsberg. The Doomsday Machine: Confessions of a Nuclear War Planner. New York: Bloomsbury, 2017. 420 pp. $30.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-60819-670-8.

Reviewed by Jonathan Burdick (Air University, Air War College) Published on H-War (February, 2019) Commissioned by Margaret Sankey (Air War College)

Author: 
Caroline Boswell
Reviewer: 
Carla Pestana

Pestana on Boswell, 'Disaffection and Everyday Life in Interregnum England'

Caroline Boswell. Disaffection and Everyday Life in Interregnum England. Studies in Early Modern Cultural, Political and Social History Series. Rochester: Boydell & Brewer, 2017. 272 pp. $115.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-78327-045-3.

Reviewed by Carla Pestana (University of California, Los Angeles) Published on H-War (January, 2019) Commissioned by Margaret Sankey (Air War College)

Author: 
Melvin G. Deaile
Reviewer: 
Philip Shackelford

Shackelford on Deaile, 'Always at War: Organizational Culture in Strategic Air Command, 1946-62'

Melvin G. Deaile. Always at War: Organizational Culture in Strategic Air Command, 1946-62. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 2018. 328 pp. $34.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-68247-248-4.

Reviewed by Philip Shackelford (South Arkansas Community College) Published on H-War (January, 2019) Commissioned by Margaret Sankey (Air War College)

Author: 
Harry S. Stout
Reviewer: 
Andy Forney

Forney on Stout, 'American Aristocrats: A Family, a Fortune, and the Making of American Capitalism'

Harry S. Stout. American Aristocrats: A Family, a Fortune, and the Making of American Capitalism. New York: Basic Books, 2017. 432 pp. $32.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-465-09898-9.

Reviewed by Andy Forney (Texas Christian University and US Army) Published on H-War (January, 2019) Commissioned by Margaret Sankey (Air War College)

Author: 
James Cameron
Reviewer: 
Rusty Allison

Allison on Cameron, 'The Double Game: The Demise of America's First Missile Defense System and the Rise of Strategic Arms Limitation'

James Cameron. The Double Game: The Demise of America's First Missile Defense System and the Rise of Strategic Arms Limitation. New York: Oxford University Press, 2017. 248 pp. $74.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-045992-5.

Reviewed by Rusty Allison (Air University, Air War College) Published on H-War (January, 2019) Commissioned by Margaret Sankey (Air War College)

Author: 
Athanasios G. Platias, Kōnstantinos Koliopoulos
Reviewer: 
Jennifer Finn

Finn on Platias and Koliopoulos, 'Thucydides on Strategy: Athenian and Spartan Grand Strategies in the Peloponesian War and Their Relevance Today'

Athanasios G. Platias, Kōnstantinos Koliopoulos. Thucydides on Strategy: Athenian and Spartan Grand Strategies in the Peloponesian War and Their Relevance Today. New York: Columbia University Press, 2010. xiv + 197 pp. $27.50 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-231-70133-4.

Reviewed by Jennifer Finn (Marquette University) Published on H-War (January, 2019) Commissioned by Margaret Sankey (Air War College)

Author: 
Andrew K. Frank, A. Glenn Crothers, eds.
Reviewer: 
Matthew Sparacio

Sparacio on Frank and Crothers, 'Borderland Narratives: Negotiation and Accommodation in North America’s Contested Spaces, 1500-1850'

Andrew K. Frank, A. Glenn Crothers, eds. Borderland Narratives: Negotiation and Accommodation in North America’s Contested Spaces, 1500-1850. Contested Boundaries Series. Tallahassee: University Press of Florida, 2017. 224 pp. $74.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8130-5495-7.

Reviewed by Matthew Sparacio (Auburn University) Published on H-War (January, 2019) Commissioned by Margaret Sankey (Air War College)

Author: 
Catherine McArdle Kelleher, Peter Dombrowski, eds.
Reviewer: 
Jeremiah Burgess

Burgess on Kelleher and Dombrowski, 'Regional Missile Defense from a Global Perspective'

Catherine McArdle Kelleher, Peter Dombrowski, eds. Regional Missile Defense from a Global Perspective. Stanford Security Studies Series. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2015. 328 pp. $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8047-9635-4; $95.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8047-9064-2.

Reviewed by Jeremiah Burgess (Air University, Air War College) Published on H-War (January, 2019) Commissioned by Margaret Sankey (Air War College)

Author: 
Eric McGeer, with photographs by Steve Douglas
Reviewer: 
Teresa Iacobelli

Iacobelli on McGeer and Douglas, 'Canada's Dream Shall Be of Them: Canadian Epitaphs of the Great War'

Eric McGeer, with photographs by Steve Douglas. Canada's Dream Shall Be of Them: Canadian Epitaphs of the Great War. Waterloo: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2017. 224 pp. $49.99 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-77112-310-5.

Reviewed by Teresa Iacobelli (Independent Scholar) Published on H-War (January, 2019) Commissioned by Margaret Sankey (Air War College)

Author: 
Tom Hamilton
Reviewer: 
Edward Tenace

Tenace on Hamilton, 'Pierre de L'Estoile and His World in the Wars of Religion'

Tom Hamilton. Pierre de L'Estoile and His World in the Wars of Religion. The Past and Present Book Series. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017. xviii + 237 pp. $98.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-880009-5.

Reviewed by Edward Tenace (Lyon College) Published on H-War (January, 2019) Commissioned by Margaret Sankey (Air War College)

Author: 
Craig L. Symonds
Reviewer: 
Bill Cox

Cox on Symonds, 'World War II at Sea: A Global History'

Craig L. Symonds. World War II at Sea: A Global History. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018. 792 pp. $34.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-024367-8.

Reviewed by Bill Cox (Air War College, Air University) Published on H-War (January, 2019) Commissioned by Margaret Sankey (Air War College)

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