Reviews

Author: 
Stanley Weintraub
Reviewer: 
Shane Reilly

Reilly on Weintraub, 'A Christmas Far from Home: An Epic Tale of Courage and Survival during the Korean War'

Stanley Weintraub. A Christmas Far from Home: An Epic Tale of Courage and Survival during the Korean War. Boston: Da Capo Press, 2014. Maps. 304 pp. $26.99 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-306-82232-2.

Reviewed by Shane Reilly (Army Heritage and Education Center) Published on H-War (February, 2018) Commissioned by Margaret Sankey

Printable Version: http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showpdf.php?id=42962

Author: 
William Hogeland
Reviewer: 
Ryan W. Booth

Booth on Hogeland, 'Autumn of the Black Snake: The Creation of the U.S. Army and the Invasion that Opened the West'

William Hogeland. Autumn of the Black Snake: The Creation of the U.S. Army and the Invasion that Opened the West. New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2017. 464 pp. $28.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-374-90177-6.

Reviewed by Ryan W. Booth (Washington State University) Published on H-War (February, 2018) Commissioned by Margaret Sankey

Printable Version: http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showpdf.php?id=50820

Author: 
David Smith
Reviewer: 
Ricardo Herrera

Herrera on Smith, 'William Howe and the American War of Independence'

David Smith. William Howe and the American War of Independence. Bloomsbury Studies in Military History Series. New York: Bloomsbury Publishing, 2015. 208 pp. $112.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4725-8535-6.

Reviewed by Ricardo Herrera (School of Advanced Military Studies) Published on H-War (February, 2018) Commissioned by Margaret Sankey

Author: 
Micah S. Muscolino
Reviewer: 
Sravani Biswas

Biswas on Muscolino, 'The Ecology of War in China: Henan Province, the Yellow River, and Beyond, 1938-1950.'

Micah S. Muscolino. The Ecology of War in China: Henan Province, the Yellow River, and Beyond, 1938-1950. Studies in Environment and History Series. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2014. 314 pp. $88.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-107-07156-8.

Reviewed by Sravani Biswas (Syracuse University) Published on H-War (January, 2018) Commissioned by Margaret Sankey

Author: 
Kenneth D. Alford
Reviewer: 
Benjamin M. Schneider

Schneider on Alford, 'American Crimes and the Liberation of Paris: Robbery, Rape and Murder by Renegade GIs, 1944-1947'

Kenneth D. Alford. American Crimes and the Liberation of Paris: Robbery, Rape and Murder by Renegade GIs, 1944-1947. Jeffersonville: McFarland, 2015. 240 pp. $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-4766-1943-9.

Reviewed by Benjamin M. Schneider (George Mason University) Published on H-War (January, 2018) Commissioned by Margaret Sankey

Printable Version: http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showpdf.php?id=47702

Author: 
Nikolas Gardner
Reviewer: 
Steven Wagner

Wagner on Gardner, 'The Siege of Kut-al-Amara: At War in Mesopotamia, 1915-1916'

Nikolas Gardner. The Siege of Kut-al-Amara: At War in Mesopotamia, 1915-1916. Twentieth-Century Battles Series. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2014. 224 pp. $28.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-253-01384-2.

Reviewed by Steven Wagner (Brunel University London) Published on H-War (January, 2018) Commissioned by Margaret Sankey

Printable Version: http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showpdf.php?id=46592

Author: 
Paul E. Pedisich
Reviewer: 
James Risk

Risk on Pedisich, 'Congress Buys a Navy: Politics, Economics, and the Rise of American Naval Power, 1881-1921'

Paul E. Pedisich. Congress Buys a Navy: Politics, Economics, and the Rise of American Naval Power, 1881-1921. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 2016. 304 pp. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-68247-077-0.

Reviewed by James Risk (University of South Carolina) Published on H-War (January, 2018) Commissioned by Margaret Sankey

Author: 
David T. Gleeson, Simon Lewis, eds.
Reviewer: 
Andrew Lang

Lang on Gleeson and Lewis, 'The Civil War as Global Conflict: Transnational Meanings of the American Civil War'

David T. Gleeson, Simon Lewis, eds. The Civil War as Global Conflict: Transnational Meanings of the American Civil War. The Carolina Lowcountry and the Atlantic World Series. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 2014. viii + 308 pp. $49.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-61117-325-3.

Reviewed by Andrew Lang (Mississippi State University) Published on H-War (January, 2018) Commissioned by Margaret Sankey

Author: 
James Carson
Reviewer: 
Mark Eickhoff

Eickhoff on Carson, 'Against the Grain: Colonel Henry M. Lazelle and the U.S. Army'

James Carson. Against the Grain: Colonel Henry M. Lazelle and the U.S. Army. North Texas Military Biography and Memoir Series. Denton: University of North Texas Press, 2015. 432 pp. $32.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-57441-611-4.

Reviewed by Mark Eickhoff (University of Indianapolis) Published on H-War (January, 2018) Commissioned by Margaret Sankey

Author: 
Artur H. Boer
Reviewer: 
Brian K. Feltman

Feltman on Boer, 'The Great War from the German Trenches: A Sapper's Memoir, 1914-1918'

Artur H. Boer. The Great War from the German Trenches: A Sapper's Memoir, 1914-1918. Translated and edited by Bertil van Boer and Margaret L. Fast. Jefferson: McFarland, 2016. 200 pp. $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-4766-6368-5.

Reviewed by Brian K. Feltman (Georgia Southern University) Published on H-War (January, 2018) Commissioned by Margaret Sankey

Author: 
Stephen L. Kling, ed.
Reviewer: 
Caleb Karges

Karges on Kling, 'Great Northern War Compendium'

Stephen L. Kling, ed. Great Northern War Compendium. Volumes 1 and 2. St. Louis: THGC Publishing, 2015. Illustrations. 625 pp. $125.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-9964557-0-1.

Reviewed by Caleb Karges (Concordia University Irvine) Published on H-War (January, 2018) Commissioned by Margaret Sankey

Printable Version: http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showpdf.php?id=49893

Author: 
Elke Hartmann
Reviewer: 
Thomas Scheben

Scheben on Hartmann, 'Die Reichweite des Staates: Wehrpflicht und moderne Staatlichkeit im Osmanischen Reich 1869-1910'

Elke Hartmann. Die Reichweite des Staates: Wehrpflicht und moderne Staatlichkeit im Osmanischen Reich 1869-1910. Paderborn: Paderborn Schöningh Paderborn, 2016. 470 pp. EUR 58.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-3-506-78373-8.

Reviewed by Thomas Scheben (City of Frankfurt am Main Department of History) Published on H-War (January, 2018) Commissioned by Margaret Sankey

Author: 
Jérôme aan De Wiel
Reviewer: 
Augustine Meaher

Meaher on De Wiel, 'East German Intelligence and Ireland, 1949-90: Espionage, Terrorism and Diplomacy'

Jérôme aan De Wiel. East German Intelligence and Ireland, 1949-90: Espionage, Terrorism and Diplomacy. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2017. xiv + 313 pp. $32.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-5261-0741-1.

Reviewed by Augustine Meaher (Air University) Published on H-War (January, 2018) Commissioned by Margaret Sankey

Author: 
Tom Carter
Reviewer: 
Zoe Rose Buonaiuto

Buonaiuto on Carter, 'Beachhead Normandy: An LCT's Odyssey'

Tom Carter. Beachhead Normandy: An LCT's Odyssey. Washington, DC: Potomac Books, 2012. 242 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-59797-710-4.

Reviewed by Zoe Rose Buonaiuto (Princeton University) Published on H-War (January, 2018) Commissioned by Margaret Sankey

Printable Version: http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showpdf.php?id=50823

Author: 
Ian Jared Miller, Julia Adeney Thomas, Brett L. Walker, eds.
Reviewer: 
Thomas Arnold

Arnold on Miller and Thomas and Walker, 'Japan at Nature's Edge: The Environmental Context of a Global Power'

Ian Jared Miller, Julia Adeney Thomas, Brett L. Walker, eds. Japan at Nature's Edge: The Environmental Context of a Global Power. Honolulu: University of Hawai'i Press, 2013. xiv + 322 pp. $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8248-3692-4; $30.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8248-3876-8.

Reviewed by Thomas Arnold (Black Hills State University) Published on H-War (January, 2018) Commissioned by Margaret Sankey

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