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Articles from Vol. 84, No. 1, January/February

AMERICAN EMPIRE: The Realities and Consequences of U.S. Diplomacy
AMERICAN EMPIRE: The Realities and Consequences of U.S. Diplomacy, Andrew J. Bacevich, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA, 2002, 320 pages, $29.95.American Empire: The Realities and Consequences of U.S Diplomacy is a contemporary history of U.S....
A Military History of China
A MILITARY HISTORY OF CHINA, David A. Graff and Robin Higham, eds., Westview Press, Boulder, CO, 2002, 316 pages, $31.00.A Military History of China is the first book in a Western language that describes the role of force and military institutions in...
AND KEEP MOVING ON: The Virginia Campaign, May-June 1864
AND KEEP MOVING ON: The Virginia Campaign, May-June 1864, Mark Grimsely, University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln, 2002, 283 pages, $45.00.Although not groundbreaking like his first book, The Hard Hand of War: Union Military Policy Toward Southern Civilians,...
ANTI-AMERICAN TERRORISM AND THE MIDDLE EAST: A Documentary Reader
ANTI-AMERICAN TERRORISM AND THE MIDDLE EAST: A Documentary Reader, Barry Rubin and judith CoIp Rubin, Oxford University Press, NY, 2002, 392 pages, $30.00.For the foreseeable future, the U.S. Army will be tied to radical Islamism as it wages war on fundamentalist...
A SWIFT, ELUSIVE SWORD: What If Sun Tzu and John Boyd Did a National Defense Review?
A SWIFT, ELUSIVE SWORD: What if Sun Tzu and John Boyd did a National Defense Review? Chester W. Richards, Center for Defense Information, Washington, DC, 2001, 84 pages, price unavailable.Two cheers for Chester W. Richards. His slim book provides a welcome...
JIHAD, the Rise of Militant Islam in Central Asia
JIHAD, The Rise of Militant Islam in Central Asia, Ahmed Rashid, Yale University Press, New Haven, CT, 272 pages, 2002, $24.00.Ahmed Rashid's books are always good references of counterterrorism and Islamic militancy for Near East Asia experts. Jihad,...
LEADERSHIP IN THE CRUCIBLE: The Korean War Battles of Twin Tunnels and Chipyong-Ni
LEADERSHIP IN THE CRUCIBLE: The Korean War Battles of Twin Tunnels and Chipyong-ni, Kenneth E. Hamburger, Texas A&M University Press, College Station, 2003, 256 pages, $32.95.Kenneth E. Hamburger takes an interesting approach in his exploration of...
Letters
The Woman SoldierBRIG N.B. Grant, A VSM, Retired, Pune, India-In the March-April 2003 issue of Military Review, are letters from Hillel Adler, Israel; Robert Kingsbury, New Hampshire; and Colonel Cecil Currey, Florida, commenting on the "Women in Combat"...
ONCE UPON A TOWN: The Miracle of the North Platte Canteen
ONCE UPON A TOWN: The Miracle of the North Platte Canteen, Bob Grecne, William Morrow, NY, 2002, 265 pages, $24.95.Near Christmas of 1941, the people of North Platte, Nebraska, heard that their local soldiers were coming through town on a troop train....
POLITICAL ARMIES: The Military and Nation Building in the Age of Democracy
POLITICAL ARMIES: The Military and Nation Building in the Age of Democracy, Kees Koonings and Dirk Kruijt, eds., Zed Books, New York, 2002, 398 pages, $29.95.In the post-Cold War period, a perception has emerged that the rise of democracy in the world...
RAIDER: The True Story of the Legendary Soldier Who Performed More POW Raids Than Any Other American in History
RAIDER: The True Story of the Legendary Soldier Who Performed More POW Raids than Any Other American in History, Charles W. Sasser, St. Martin's Press, NY, 2002, 336 pages, $6.99.Raider: The True Story of the Legendary Soldier Who Performed More POW...
Russian Supply Efforts in America during the First World War
RUSSIAN SUPPLY EFFORTS IN AMERICA DURING THE FIRST WORLD WAR, Dale C Rielage, McFarland & Co. Inc., Publishers, Jefferson, NC, 2002, 164 pages, $30.00.Like other nations that fought in World War I, Russia was unprepared for the size, scope, and intensity...
SACRED SECRETS: How Soviet Intelligence Operations Changed American History
SACRED SECRETS: How Soviet Intelligence Operations Changed American History, Jerrold and Lcona Schecter, Brassey's Inc., Washington, DC, 2002, 403 pages, $26.95.Since the end of the Cold War, a wave of declassified espionage-related records, both in...
SANTA ANNA: A Curse upon Mexico
SANTA ANNA: A Curse Upon Mexico, Robert L. Schema, Brassey's Inc., Washington, DC, 2002, 116 pages, $19.95.Everybody knows about Santa Anna, the villain of the Alamo who lost the Mexican War. Texans know about the roads to Goliad and to San Jacinto-the...
SCOURGE OF THE SWASTIKA: A Short History of Nazi War Crimes/KNIGHTS OF BUSHIDO: A Short History of Japanese War Crimes
SCOURGE OF THE SWASTIKA: A Short History of Nazi War Crimes, Lord Russell of Liverpool, Stackpole Books, Mechanicsburg, PA, (1954), 2002, 384 pages, $34.95.KNIGHTS OF BUSHIDO: A Short History of Japanese War Crimes, Lord Russell of Liverpool, Cassell...
SOLDIERS: Fighting Men's Lives, 1901-2001
SOLDIERS: Fighting Men's Lives, 1901-2001, Philip Ziegler, Penguin Group, NY, 2003, 331 pages, $14.00.Philip Ziegler, noted British biographer of Lord Mountbatten and King Edward VIII, turns his attention to other less notable, but nonetheless significant,...
The Commanders
THE COMMANDERS, Bob Woodward, Touchstone Books (Simon & Schuster), New York, (1991) 2002, 398 pages, $16.00.Bob Woodward's best-selling account of decisionmaking within the inner sanctum of U.S. leadership is revisited for a new generation in this...
The Fall of Berlin, 1945
THE FALL OF BERLIN, 1945, Antony Beevor, Viking Press, New York, 2002, 490 pages, $29.95.Good stories bear retelling, and this is certainly the case with the story of dramatic battles recounted by expert storytellers. Both conditions are met in Antony...
THE HIGH COST OF PEACE: How Washington's Middle East Policy Left America Vulnerable to Terrorism
THE HIGH COST OF PEACE: How Washington's Middle East Policy Left America Vulnerable to Terrorism, Yossef Bodansky, Prima Publishing, Roscville, CA, 2002, 652 pages, $27.95.Can there be peace in the Middle East? No, according to Yossef Bodansky in his...
The Indian Mutiny, 1857
THE INDIAN MUTINY, 1857, Saul David, Penguin Books, London, 2002, 504 pages. No price available.The Indian Mutiny, 1857, is about a unique period in Indian history, when India was ruled in multiple ways. Its army and its different units-some Indian and...
THE MISSION: Waging War and Keeping Peace with America's Military
THE MISSION: Waging War and Keeping Peace with America's Military, Dana Priest, W.W. Norton & Co., NY, 2003, 429 pages, $26.95.The Mission: Waging War and Keeping Peace with America s Military combines keen observations with an interesting writing...
THE NAZI GERMANY SOURCEBOOK: An Anthology of Texts
THE NAZI GERMANY SOURCEBOOK: An Anthology of Texts, Roderick Stackleberg and Sally A. Winkle, Routledgc, New York, 2002, 455 pages, $27.95.No single-source reference for the student of Nazi Germany's rise and fall is better than The Nazi Germany Sourcebook,...
THE PRECISION REVOLUTION: GPS and the Future of Aerial Warfare
THE PRECISION REVOLUTION: GPS and the Future of Aerial Warfare, Michael Russell Rip and James M. Hasik, Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, MD, 2002, 448 pages, $48.95.In The Precision Revolution: GPS and the Future of Aerial Warfare, Michael Russell Rip...
THE TSAR'S LAST ARMADA: The Epic Voyage to the Battle of Tsushima
THE TSAR'S LAST ARMADA: The Epic Voyage to the Battle of Tsushima, Constanlinc Pleshakov, Basic Books, NY, 2002, 368 pages, $30.00.Much has been written about the Battle of Tsushima, which was one of the few decisive naval battles in history. Theorists...
THE WAR WITH JAPAN: The Period of Balance May 1942-October 1943
THE WAR WITH JAPAN: The Period of Balance May 1942-October 1943, H.P. Willmott, Scholarly Resources Inc., Wilmington, DE, 2002, 180 pages, $60.00.This is the first in a planned series of books called Total War: New Perspectives on World War II, whose...
THE YEARS OF LYNDON JOHNSON: Master of the Senate
THE YEARS OF LYNDON JOHNSON: Master of the Senate, Robert A. Caro, Random House Audio, NY, 2002, 9 hours, 6 cassettes, abridged, $48.95.The Years of Lyndon Johnson: Master of the Senate is the engrossing story about Johnson's early life and career. This...
THIRD REICH VICTORIOUS: The Alternate History of How the Germans Won the War
THIRD REICH VICTORIOUS: The Alternate History of how the Germans Won the War, Peter G. Tsouras, ed., Stackpolc Books, Mechanicsburg, PA, 2002, 256 pages, $34.95.Professional historians and war buffs alike have long debated the "what ifs" of history....
WORTH THE FIGHTING FOR: A Memoir
WORTH THE FIGHTING FOR: A Memoir, John McCain with Mark Salter, Random House Audio Books, NY, 2002, 5 CDs, 5 hours, $25.95.Worth the Fighting For: A Memoir is a continuation of Senator John McCain's best-selling memoir, Faith of My Fathers: A Family...
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