Military Review

Professional military journal (English, Spanish and Portuguese).

Articles from Vol. 85, No. 2, March/April

A FACE LIKE A CHICKEN'S BACKSIDE: An Unconventional Soldier in Malaya and Borneo, 1948-1971
A FACE LIKE A CHICKEN'S BACKSIDE: An Unconventional Soldier in Malaya and Borneo, 1948-1971, J.P. Cross, Cultured Lotus, Singapore, 2003,238 pages, $20.95.John Phillip Cross was, in his own words, an unconventional soldier. He did not do anything new...
Air Support for Patton's Third Army
AIR SUPPORT FOR PATTON'S THIRD ARMY, John J. Sullivan, McFarland and Co., Jefferson, NC, 2003, 186 pages, $42.50.In Air Support for Pattern's Third Army, John J. Sullivan seeks to complete the record on the Third Army. He argues that while the Third...
BATTLE: A History of Combat and Culture from Ancient Greece to Modern America
BATTLE: A History of Combat and Culture from Ancient Greece to Modern America, John A. Lynn, Westview Press, Boulder, CO, 2003, 352 pages, $27.50.In the preface to his new book, John A. Lynn writes, "This volume has come to bury the universal soldier,...
BAYONETS IN THE WILDERNESS: Anthony Wayne's Legion in the Old Northwest
BAYONETS IN THE WILDERNESS: Anthony Wayne's Legion in the Old Northwest, Alan D. Gaff, University of Oklahoma Press, Norman, 2004, 419 pages, $39.95.Given our country's current superpower status, it is sometimes hard for us to grasp that the United States...
Black Soldiers in Blue
Black Soldiers in Blue: African American Troops in the Civil War Era, edited by John David Smith, is an eclectic compilation of stories about the outstanding black soldiers who served in the Union Army from 1861 to 1865.' This book addresses only black...
Campfires of Freedom
Campfires of FreedomWe stood like obsidian panthers In a corner of the white world.-Yusef Komunyakaa1Monash University (Australia) history professor Keith P. Wilson outlines three broad purposes for writing Camp fir es of Freedom-The Camp Life of Black...
EAGLES & BULLDOGS IN NORMANDY 1944: The American 29th Division from Omaha to St Lo, the British 3rd Infantry Division from Sword Beach to Caen
EAGLES & BULLDOGS IN NORMANDY 1944: The American 29th Division from Omaha to St Lo, the British 3rd Infantry Division from Sword Beach to Caen, Michael Reynolds, Casemate, Havertown, PA, 2003, 230 pages, $32.95.With the publication of Eagles and...
GENERAL IKE: A Personal Reminiscence
GENERAL IKE: A Personal Reminiscence, John S.D. Eisenhower, Free Press, New York, 2003, 267 pages, $16.00.General Ike: A Personal Reminiscence fills a small, but significant, gap in the literature about General Dwight D. Eisenhower. But, the book is...
Iraq: Italian Lessons Learned
CLASHES DURING the spring of 2004 put 3,000 Italian officers and soldiers to a hard test in Dhi Qhar Province in southern Iraq during Operation Antica Babilonia. The most important battles occurred in Nasiriyah near three bridges on the Euphrates River....
JEFFERSON'S WAR: America's First War on Terror 1801-1805
JEFFERSON'S WAR: America's First War on Terror 1801-1805, Joseph Whelan, Carroll & Graf, Publishers, New York, 2003, $15.00.When, and against whom, did the United States fight its first war, and who was president at the time? I suspect many well-educated...
Military Cultural Education
OVER THE PAST decade the Army has increasingly engaged in lengthy overseas deployments in which mission performance demanded significant interface with indigenous populations. Such interaction and how it affects military operations is important. In fact,...
Poets against the War
POETS AGAINST THE WAR, Sam Hamill and Sally Anderson, eds., Thunder's Mouth Press/Nation Books, New York, 2003, 263 pages, $12.95.You might not be interested in war, but war is interested in you. -Leon TrotskyAfter enjoying Sam Hamill's excellent introduction...
SAS: Secret War in South-East Asia
SAS: Secret War in South-East Asia, Peter Dickens, Stackpole Books, Mechanicsburg, PA, 2003, 304 pages, $19.95.A British Special Air Service (SAS) patrol leader once said, "When you see something in the jungle it's through your rifle-sight." Peter Dickens's...
SECRET COMMANDOS: Behind Enemy Lines with the Elite Warriors of SOG
SECRET COMMANDOS: Behind Enemy Lines with the Elite Warriors of SOG, John L. Plaster, Simon & Schuster, New York, 2004, 384 pages, $26.00.The U.S. Army's Studies and Observations Group (SOG) had one of the most interesting missions of the Vietnam...
THE COAST GUARD IN WORLD WAR I: An Untold Story
THE COAST GUARD IN WORLD WAR I: An Untold Story, Alex R. Larzelere, Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, MD, 2003,240 pages, $32.95.The role of the U.S. Coast Guard in World War I has faded from memory because most people alive today were born after the...
THE FIGHTING FIRST: The Untold Story of the Big Red One on D-Day
THE FIGHTING FIRST: The Untold Story of the Big Red One on D-Day, Flint Whitlock, Westview Press, Boulder, CO, 2004, 378 pages, $30.00.Author Flint Whitlock contends that the 1st Infantry Division's role in the Normandy invasion has been overlooked,...
THEODORE ROOSEVELT JR.: The Life of a War Hero
THEODORE ROOSEVELT JR.: The Life of a War Hero, H. Paul Jeffers, Presidio Press, 2002, Novato, CA, 270 pages, $27.95.There is no question President Theodore Roosevelt was a visionary in many aspects; truly a man ahead of his time. The diversity of his...
THE SHADOW WAR AGAINST HITLER: The Covert Operations of America's Wartime Secret Intelligence Service
THE SHADOW WAR AGAINST HITLER: The Covert Operations of America's Wartime Secret Intelligence Service, Christof Mauch, Jeremiah M. Riemer, trans., Columbia University Press, New York, 2003, 333 pages, $34.50.Christof Mauch's The Shadow War Against Hitler:...
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