Military History & Affairs

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“Trying to divine and react to an assertive China’s intentions and capabilities will be the critical national security challenge for the U.S. this century. . . .

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“Hitler’s Last Plot is certainly among the first to bring together a more detailed look at how the Nazis tried to use these people as a means of mitigating or avoi

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The historiography of prisoner of war (POW) publications generally takes the Western or Allied perspective.

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“David Powell is quickly becoming a noted historian on the war, with multiple volumes on the Chickamauga and Atlanta Campaigns.”

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"More adventure comes packed on certain pages in So Close to Freedom than in other entire books."

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“Owen Matthews’ new biography of Sorge provides revealing insights into the character and accomplishments of a man that Ian Fleming called ‘the most formidable spy in history.’”

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"A page-turner illustrated with maps, paintings, and photographs, The Aleutians takes the reader to the action there in 1942 and 1943."

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"in Topgun, Pedersen has the reader even looking forward to the next paragraph."

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“This is a quick and easy read yet holds one’s interest over and above the actual Top Gun program development.

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“Students of American history understand the fervor with which the original colonies struggled for independence from England and the zeal with which the Union fought to reunite this country

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“an overlooked but important part of the Allies 1944 campaign to defeat Nazi Germany and this well-written and engaging volume should help it emerge from the shadow of the more heavily stud

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“Although America and Israel have been best of friends since 1967, Mellen’s latest work claims that this friendship is based on betrayal and spilt blood.”

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“Spy Pilot is a compelling read of the forgotten heroism of a father and the determination of a son to bring that heroism to light.”

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“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.”

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“a valuable resource for understanding the lack of military effectiveness of Arab armies, along with a dour outlook on any expectation of improvement in the current political and cultural e

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“[T]he obsession with Ypres by the warring states, especially the British, increased because so much blood was spilled there.

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“a brief but informative overview of the most dangerous flashpoints threatening global peace . . .”

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“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

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“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.”

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John Strausbaugh likes to tell big stories about New York—and he tells them very well.

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Storm Clouds over the Pacific is an excellent primer about World War II in Asia prior to the involvement of the United States, . . .

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“Winston Groom’s The Allies: Roosevelt, Churchill, Stalin, and the Unlikely Alliance That Won World War II will hopefully help a new generation le

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“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

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"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

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