A selection of books of interest recently received at our editorial office, as described by their publishers:
Stringer, Kevin D. Swiss-Made Heroes: Profiles in Military Leadership. Ashland, Ore.: Hellgate, 2012. 292pp. $24.95
This work provides a biographical array of nine officers, all with Swiss roots, in a single volume that covers a period from the Middle Ages to World War II. This unique set of leaders had an enduring impact on military history, and their deeds proved critical to the development and survival of nations, institutions, and armies.
Polmar, Norman. The Naval Institute Guide to the Ships and Aircraft of the U.S. Fleet. 19th ed. Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 2013. 688pp. $130
Filled with comprehensive information, up-to-date photographs, line drawings, and useful appendixes, this timely volume describes the U.S. Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard during a period of intense transformation while engaged in combat operations. Also addressed in this new edition are the new F-35 series Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) and other aviation programs, Navy personnel, Marine Corps issues, Coast Guard forces, and NOAA. This updated edition meets the high expectations and exacting standards of those who rely on this volume to stay informed and to make related policy, force-level, technological, and weapons decisions related to the U.S. Navy.