A selection of books of interest recently received at our editorial office, as described by their publishers:
Manthorpe, William H. J., Jr. A Century of Service: The U.S. Navy on Cape Henlopen, Lewes, Delaware, 1898–1996. Wilmington, Del.: Cedar Tree Books, 2014. 164pp. $20
This book chronicles the history of the little known association of the Navy with Cape Henlopen and the citizens of Lewes, Delaware.
Johnson-Freese, Joan. Educating America’s Military. New York: Routledge, 2013.
Dr. Johnson-Freese offers a detailed examination of the professional military education system in the United States, specifically the war colleges, from a critical, insider’s perspective.
Weintraub, Stanley. A Christmas Far from Home: An Epic Tale of Courage and Survival during the Korean War. Boston: Da Capo, 2014. 276pp. $26.99
Weather, terrain, Chinese firepower, and a four-thousand-foot chasm made an escape seem impossible in the face of a vanishing Christmas. Yet endurance and sacrifice prevailed, and the last troopships weighed anchor on Christmas Eve. In the tradition of his Silent Night and Pearl Harbor Christmas, Weintraub presents another gripping narrative of a wartime Christmas season.
Jeansonne, Glen, and David Luhrssen. War on the Silver Screen: Shaping America’s Perception of History. Lincoln: Univ. of Nebraska Press, 2014. 184pp. $19.95
This book draws on more than a century of films and history, including classics such as All Quiet on the Western Front, Apocalypse Now, and The Hurt Locker, to examine the legacy of American cinema on the twentieth- and twenty-first-century attitudes about war.
Patterson, Eric, ed. Military Chaplains in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Beyond. Lanham, Md.: Rowman & Littlefield, 2014. 226pp. $72
In this edited volume, practitioners and scholars chronicle the changes that have happened in the field during the first part of the twenty-first century. Using concrete examples, they take a critical look at the rapidly changing role of the military chaplain and raise issues vital to U.S. foreign and national security policy and diplomacy.