“One fascinating aspect of Ronald’s text is that it is written from the British perspective, rarely the case in literature about the American Revolutionary War.”
“[T]he obsession with Ypres by the warring states, especially the British, increased because so much blood was spilled there.
“a brief but informative overview of the most dangerous flashpoints threatening global peace . . .”
“Soldier, Priest, and God uses the latest archaeological findings from the Near East and India in order to reexamine what role religion played in Alexander’s massi
“World War I was fought by young men who were often tired, hungry, and scared but showed tremendous acts of bravery and sacrifice. They deserve to be remembered.”
John Strausbaugh likes to tell big stories about New York—and he tells them very well.
“ Storm Clouds over the Pacific is an excellent primer about World War II in Asia prior to the involvement of the United States, . . .
“Winston Groom’s The Allies: Roosevelt, Churchill, Stalin, and the Unlikely Alliance That Won World War II will hopefully help a new generation le
“Ian Fleming and Operation Golden Eye leaves no doubt that Fleming’s service during World War II provided him with all of the research necessary for his later care
"The author's easy prose and superior, simple organization makes this work an engrossing, entertaining, and educating read on issues important then that echo today in the modern debate on t
“This book does an excellent job of showing the impact of [the] bomber raids on the larger plan for liberating Europe and how the air forces made a major contribution to the eventual succes
This book can be treasured by history buffs for its fascinating facts and the author’s graceful and engaging style.
“The book will appeal to all students of World War II.
“With the word refugee as divisive now as it has ever been, O’Dowd’s book, examining how fresh off the boat migrants fleeing starvation and persecution helped to save the Union, co
“Andrew Roberts has written the best single-volume biography of Winston Churchill to date.”
As with many other subjects, one can find a surfeit of publications on the so-called Longest Day—D-Day—and its attendant Normandy campaign.
“The book concludes with a stark assessment of China’s coupling of its immense economic power to the country’s long-term goals of achieving hegemony in Asia and then becoming the premier wo
As the subtitle makes clear, this densely written book compares four wars, starting with World War II, and attempts to explain why the "strategic architecture," the author's term for the combinatio
“the book reads almost like a Tom Clancy thriller, with political intrigue, international machinations, and suspense keeping the pages turning even if the reader is already basically famili
“For students of history, and also for casual readers who simply enjoy learning new and unusual aspects of history, this book is a real gem.
“Hastings has written the best one-volume history on this war in a generation . . .”
“Engaging, gorgeous, and thought provoking, this massive tome is a truly landmark example of the synergy between military history and the visual arts.”
Should one be inclined to search, there is a plethora of titles published on this subject since the end of World War II.
In the 21st century, Americans take for granted that U.S. presidents exercise broad war-making powers. U.S.
Carl von Clausewitz is best known for his magnum opus, On War, which has long been considered the standard for Western thought on war and strategy. Although generations of graduate and wa