Stephen Harding is senior editor of Military History and a prolific researcher and military historian whose works include seven other nonfiction books as well as hundreds of magazine artic
“Stephen Budiansky has mastered the difficulties of the story, making it very readable and compelling.”
“. . . highly readable but flawed . . .”
“. . . much would have been different in the Afghanistan war if the Bush administration had not decided to go to war in Iraq at the same time.”
“. . . crimes against humanity are not aberrant events . . .”
“Considering adding to your collection of Civil War books? Mr.
“[certain characterizations in the book ought not] preclude serious consideration of Dr.
“No other writer has moved me as much as Benjamin Busch has in writing about war. No other writer has created such a moment of grace . . .
“In one volume, Earl Hess has given readers as complete a study as can be found of this theater of battle.
“Richard Gabriel undertakes a formidable challenge in writing on a topic little understood: the history of ancient military medicine. By all accounts he has brilliantly succeeded. Dr.
“This work contributes to the current military-political literature with its clarity of vision, its minimization of the slant of right leaning biases, and is exemplary presentation of how s
“Is it necessary to state positively that there is no logical connection between an author’s patriotism, or alleged lack of it, and his or her treatment of historical fact?
“. . . some readers will no doubt dismiss some of the author’s statements as hyperbole or perceive a pacifist bias. But those distractions are few and far between. Ms.
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“The thesis set forth by Stephen Fritz in Ostkrieg is so simple and compelling that it merits consideration even by those who have studied the topic for years.”
“Fight any urge to dismiss Hannibal and Me as boys-only self help.
“Conquered into Liberty has a valued place in the library of anyone who wishes to understand the development of the United States and its approach to war.”
“Vera Atkins—whose list of aliases goes on for a full paragraph—was the most successful agent of World War II.
“Fourteen of the twenty people involved in these experiential accounts of WWI were in their twenties when the war broke out.
“A Convenient Hatred is a profoundly authoritative resource for educators.
Andrew Feinstein’s The Shadow World is aptly named because it describes in intimate detail the world of arms suppliers and other miscreants who interface with the arms trade throughout the
“Mr. Clark has a reputation for both his deep knowledge of military history and his ability to make it accessible to a substantial reading audience.
“Beyond classrooms, general readers will likely find a few of the selections compelling and the rest boorish and preachy.
“Mr. Pelton has sharpened his pen and plugged into individual contractor units to bring us this candid take on the behind-the-scenes players in warfare.”
“[Gretel Wachtel’s] defiance of the Gestapo and her willingness to serve time in a concentration camp gives Ms.