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BOOK REVIEW – Painting War: George Plante’s Combat Art in World War II

Williams, Kathleen Broome, Painting War: George Plante’s Combat Art in World War II. Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press, 2019. 312 pp. Review by Lt Col Nicolas Smith Instructor, Department of History, USAF Academy  “[George] Plante…was looking at his watch when … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEW – Engines of Rebellion: Confederate Ironclads and Steam Engineering in the American Civil War

Bisbee, Saxon T., Engines of Rebellion: Confederate Ironclads and Steam Engineering in the American Civil War. Tuscaloosa: The University of Alabama Press, 2018. 264 pp. Review by Dr Howard J. Fuller, PhD University of Wolverhampton (UK) It’s good news to … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEW – To My Dearest Wife, Lide: Letters from George Gideon Jr. during Commodore Perry’s Expedition to Japan, 1853-1855

M. Patrick Sauer and David A. Ranzan, eds., To My Dearest Wife, Lide: Letters from George Gideon Jr. during Commodore Perry’s Expedition to Japan, 1853-1855. Tuscaloosa, AL: The University of Alabama Press, 2019. 255 pp. Review by John M. Jennings … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEW – Decision in the Atlantic: The Allies and the Longest Campaign of the Second World War

Faulkner, Marcus, and Christopher M. Bell. Decision in the Atlantic: The Allies and the Longest Campaign of the Second World War. Lexington, KY: Andarta Books, 2019. Review by CAPT John V. Clune, USMS, PhD Department Head and Associate Professor, Humanities, … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEW – The New Battle for the Atlantic

Nordenman, Magnus Fredrik, The New Battle for the Atlantic. Annapolis: USNI, 2019. 272 pp. Review by Lt Col Michael Epper, Director of Operations and Instructor, Department of History, USAF Academy The focus of this book is to provide the reader … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEW – From Across the Sea: North Americans in Nelson’s Navy

From Across the Sea: North Americans in Nelson’s Navy. Edited by Sean M. Heuvel and John A. Rodgaard. Warwick, UK: Helion & Company Limited, 2020. Review by Stanley D.M. Carpenter, Ph.D. Professor Emeritus, U.S. Naval War College From Across the … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEW – Incidents at Sea: American Confrontations and Cooperation with Russia and China, 1945-2016

Winkler, David F., Incidents at Sea: American Confrontations and Cooperation with Russia and China, 1945-2016. Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press, 2017. 320 pp.  Review by LT Anthony Rush, USN Senior Instructor, Department of History, USAF Academy In Incidents at Sea: … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEW – From Sun Tzu to Hyperwar a Strategic Encyclopaedia

Lars Wedin, From Sun Tzu to Hyperwar a Strategic Encyclopaedia. Stockholm: The Royal Swedish Academy of War Sciences 2019. 319 pp. Review by Chuck Steele, PhDInternational Journal of Naval History Lars Wedin, an accomplished author on strategic studies and retired … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEW – Victory Without Peace: The United States Navy in European Waters, 1919-1924

William N. Still, Jr., Victory Without Peace: The United States Navy in European Waters, 1919-1924.Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 2018, 3922 pp. Review by Joseph, Moretz, PhD If a purpose of war is to secure a better peace, then it is … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEW – Silver State Dreadnought: The Remarkable Story of Battleship Nevada

Stephen M. Younger, Silver State Dreadnought: The Remarkable Story of Battleship Nevada. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 2018. 320 pp. Review by Maj Jason Naaktgeboren Senior Instructor, Department of History, USAF Academy In Silver State Dreadnought, Stephen M. Younger takes on … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEW – All the Factors of Victory: Adm. Joseph Mason Reeves and the Origins of Carrier Airpower

Thomas Wildenberg, All the Factors of Victory: Adm. Joseph Mason Reeves and the Origins of Carrier Airpower. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 2018, 266pp. Review by Lt Col Matt Dietz, PhD Assistant Professor, Department of History, USAF Academy A recent Naval History … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEW – War in the American Pacific and East Asia, 1941-1972

Hal M. Friedman, ed. War in the American Pacific and East Asia, 1941-1972. Lexington KY: University Press of Kentucky, 2018. 264 pp.  Review by John M. Jennings, PhDUnited States Air Force Academy War in the American Pacific and East Asia, … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEW – Incidents at Sea: American Confrontations and Cooperation with Russia and China, 1945-2016

Winkler, David F., Incidents at Sea: American Confrontations and Cooperation with Russia and China, 1945-2016. Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press, 2017. 320 pp.  Review by LT Anthony Rush, USN  Senior Instructor, Department of History, USAF Academy  In Incidents at Sea: … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEW – Towards a Wider War: British Strategic Decision-Making and Military Effectiveness in Scandinavia, 1939-1940

Joseph Moretz, Towards a Wider War: British Strategic Decision-Making and Military Effectiveness in Scandinavia, 1939-1940. West Midlands, UK: Helion & Company, 2017. 593 pp. Review by Capt Jason Naaktgeboren, Instructor, Department of History, USAF Academy In Towards a Wider War: … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEW – Victory at Midway: The Battle that Changed the Course of World War II

James M. D’Angelo, Victory at Midway: The Battle that Changed the Course of World War II. Jefferson NC: McFarland & Co., 2018. Pp. v-vii & 198. Review by Galen Roger Perras, PhD Associate Professor of History, University of Ottawa Do … Continue reading

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