“Reeves' book is more than an intimate study of Grant and his family in a critical period of the future president’s life; it is a study of a white middle-class America in which economics, p
“Chris Hemler, a historian who spent ten years on active duty in the U.S.
“Shay remembers a hero of the colonial wars and American independence who is too often relegated to a footnote in the shadow of the better-remembered leaders of the Revolution.”
“Uniting Against the Reich is Truxal’s first book, and it is based on solid research, sound if debatable judgments, and a refreshing lack of moralistic tone.”
“a 50-year perspective of how the Navy rose to the operational challenge of navigating in an unforgiving environment against a determined foe.”
“Well done atlases are invaluable tools for studying history and this volume hits all the right notes, providing not only a wealth of information but a concise and well wri
“The Race for the Atom Bomb is less the story of how the Soviet Union stole the secrets of the Manhattan Project as it is a defense of J.
In the popular imagination, the phrase “Don’t fire until you see the whites of their eyes” is attributed to the Revolutionary War Battle of Bunker Hill and to Colonel Israel Putnam of Connecticut,
“an important primer for understanding what has changed, what has stayed the same, and what is likely to happen with conflict in the next decade.”
One wonders what author Jonathan Raban is trying to tell us in his memoir, Father and Son.
“From Joan of Arc to Queen Njinga of Ndongo, the reader will meet a vibrant cast of powerful women whose stories deserve to be told.”
There have been several books published about the SAS during WWII. This, however, is the first authorized illustrated version. The pictures have never published before.
“Dannatt and Lyman tell an engaging history of the British army, 1918 to 1940, that offers lessons in ‘the failure of both political and military leadership and disfunctionality between the
“Goldsworthy fills a little-known but important gap in the history of the Western World with a history of the lands of Armenia, Iraq, and Syria that, as part of the Parthian Empire, became
The definition and use of military history has been challenging for the American military establishment. How is history useful for an operational commander or to soldiers in general?
“All of these women . . . served their country with patriotism and a sense of duty no less than any man who went off to war.”
"Anyone wanting to understand the current war in Ukraine would benefit from reading this careful and thoughtful history. . . . a deft use of the documentary format."
“Just as Imperial Germany challenged British sea power in the early 20th century, China in the early 21st century has challenged U.S. sea power.”
“a truly new history of the battle that specifically aims at the many controversies and traditional talking points of the battle.”
“Glass writes a simple, honest, straightforward engrossing history of the epic scale of post-traumatic stress disorder during the First World War as studied in Craiglockhart Hospital near E
“Sadler . . . understands the Mahanian dictum that ‘Great nations have great navies, and diminish without them.’
“Lincoln’s God contends that the Civil War and, more particularly, the struggle over slavery, affected a religious transformation in Lincoln—a per
“McManus provides an infantryman’s view of warfare at its dirtiest and bleakest.”
"A solid introduction to a complicated history and a good model for innovative uses of graphics to make history come alive."
“A nuanced, absorbing, and perhaps definitive story of the last weeks of World War II.”
Japan was unwilling to surrender.