Military Review

Professional military journal (English, Spanish and Portuguese).

Articles from Vol. 85, No. 3, May/June

American Soldier
American SoldierThe military autobiography is an old, well-established genre dating back as far as Julius Caesar, who set the standard. Some writers have met the challenge, including Union General Ulysses S. Grant, whose autobiography, Personal Memoirs...
AMERICA'S SPLENDID LITTLE WARS: A Short History of U.S. Military Engagements: 1975-2000
AMERICA'S SPLENDID LITTLE WARS: A Short History of U.S. Military Engagements: 1975-2000, Peter Huchthausen, Viking, New York, 2003, 272 pages, $25.95.Peter Huchthausen's America's Splendid Little Wars is a small survey of major U.S. military interventions...
CORPORATE WARRIORS: The Rise of the Privatized Military Industry
CORPORATE WARRIORS: The Rise of the Privatized Military Industry, RW. Singer, Cornell University Press, Ithaca, NY, 2003, 242 pages, $39.95.According to RW. Singer's Corporate Warriors, the U.S. Armed Forces have increased usage of private military firms...
Edward A. Wild and the African Brigade in the Civil War
EDWARD A. WILD AND THE AFRICAN BRIGADE IN THE CIVIL WAR, Frances H. Casstevens, McFarland, Jefferson, NC, 2003,325 pages, $34.95.In Edward A. Wild and the African Brigade in the Civil War, Frances H. Casstevens, who is passionately committed to the ideals...
ENDKAMPF: Soldiers, Civilians, and the Death of the Third Reich
ENDKAMPF: Soldiers, Civilians, and the Death of the Third Reich, Stephen G Fritz, The University Press of Kentucky, Lexington, 2004, 382 pages, $35.00.In April 1945, the war in Europe was near its end. Allied commanders, however, feared German SS and...
FANATICS & FIRE-EATERS: Newspapers and the Coming of the Civil War
FANATICS & FIRE-EATERS: Newspapers and the Coming of the Civil War, Lorman A. Ratner and Dwight L. Teeter, University of Illinois Press, Champaign, 2003,232 pages, $34.95.Lorman A. Ratner and Dwight L. Teeter's book, Fanatics & Fire-Eaters: Newspapers...
PATHS OF DEATH AND GLORY: The Last Days of the Third Reich
PATHS OF DEATH AND GLORY: The Last Days of the Third Reich, Charles Whiting, casemate, Havertown, PA, 2003,210 pages, $29.95.Charles Whiting, a World War II historian and prolific author of dozens of books on the events of 19391945, views the final months...
PRAISE THE LORD AND PASS THE PENICILLIN: Memoir of a Combat Medic in the Pacific in World War II
PRAISE THE LORD AND PASS THE PENICILLIN: Memoir of a Combat Medic in the Pacific in World War II, Dean W. Andersen, McFarland & Company, Jefferson, NC, 2003, 236 pages, $29.95.In recent years, several books have been written about and by World War...
PROTEST AND SURVIVE: Underground GI Newspapers during the Vietnam War
PROTEST AND SURVIVE: Underground GI Newspapers During the Vietnam War, James Lewes, Praeger, Westport, CN, 2003, 256 pages, $67.95."Something's happening here. What it is ain't exactly clear," says Stephen Stills' 1966 song "For What It's Worth" (with...
REBEL REEFERS: The Organization and Midshipmen of the Confederate States Naval Academy
REBEL REEFERS: The Organization and Midshipmen of the Confederate States Naval Academy, James Lee Conrad, Da Capo Press, Cambridge, MA, 2003,214 pages, $30.00.Thousands of books have been written about the American Civil War with hundreds of those focusing...
SUPPLY FOR TOMORROW MUST NOT FAIL: The Civil War of Captain Simon Perkins, Jr., a Union Quartermaster
SUPPLY FOR TOMORROW MUST NOT FAIL: The Civil War of Captain Simon Perkins, Jr., a Union Quartermaster, Lenette S. Taylor, Kent State University Press, Ohio, 2004, 240 pages, $35.00.Every U.S. military officer has heard the stories, visited the battlefields,...
THE AMERICAN FOREIGN LEGION: Black Soldiers of the 93d in World War I
THE AMERICAN FOREIGN LEGION: Black Soldiers of the 93d in World War I, Frank E. Roberts, Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, MD, 2004,259 pages, $29.95.Did the black soldiers of the 93d Division fight for America or for France? You can form your own opinion,...
The Dambusters
THE DAMBUSTERS, John Sweet man, David Coward, and Gary Johnstone, Time Warner Books, United Kingdom, 2003, 216 pages, $24.95.Against big odds, on the night of 16-17 May 1943, 19 Lancaster bombers from the secretly commissioned 617th Royal Air Force (RAF)...
The Embeds' War
In a 3-week period during the spring of 2003, a U.S.-led coalition won an impressive victory over the badly overmatched forces of Saddam Hussein. During that same period, the U.S. military seemed to have won a victory over its fear of the media. This...
The Iraq War
THE IRAQ WAR, Williamson Murray and Robert H. Scales, Jr., Belknap Press, Cambridge, MA, 2003, 368 pages, $25.95.The Iraq War is not the book one would expect from Williamson Murray and Robert H. Scales, Jr., but it does have its strong points. Like...
THE SOVIET UNION AND COMMUNIST CHINA, 1945-1950: The Arduous Road to an Alliance
THE SOVIET UNION AND COMMUNIST CHINA, 1945-1950: The Arduous Road to an Alliance, Dieter Heinzig, M.E. Sharpe Publishers, London, 2003,552 pages, $99.95.In January 1950, the U.S. Government announced a state of neutrality in the Chinese civil war being...
ULYSSES S. GRANT: The Unlikely Hero
ULYSSES S. GRANT: The Unlikely Hero, Michael Korda, Harper-Collins Publishers, Inc., New York, 2004,176 pages, $19.95.Ulysses S. Grant: The Unlikely Hero, the first of several books published by HarperCollins and Atlas Books in the Eminent Lives Series,...
War in the Modern World since 1815-2000
WAR IN THE MODERN WORLD SINCE 1815-2000, Jeremy Black, ed., Routledge, London, 2003, 224 pages, $32.95.The study of military history in the past half-century, and since the advent of "modernity," has focused on the great historical events in Europe and...
WITH UTMOST SPIRIT: Allied Naval Operations in the Mediterranean, 1942-1945
WITH UTMOST SPIRIT: Allied Naval Operations in the Mediterranean, 1942-1945, Barbara Brooks Tomblin, The University Press of Kentucky, Lexington, 2004, 578 pages, $39.95.In With Utmost Spirit, Barbara Brooks Tomblin, noted military historian and author,...
YANK: The Army Weekly, Reporting the Greatest Generation
YANK: The Army Weekly, Reporting the Greatest Generation, Barrett McGurn. Fulcrum Publishing, Golden, CO, 2004,257 pages, $18.95.Somewhat disappointingly, this book is not a comprehensive history of the GI-published World War II magazine, Yank, nor is...
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