Book Reviews are a popular feature of the Review, and we try to include as many per issue as page count allows. Reviews are written on both solicited and unsolicited books, and we determine which books to assign on the basis of subject matter, timeliness, general interest and popularity, and specific requests. When a book is assigned, we provide a copy to the reviewer.

If you are interested in becoming a reviewer submit a sample review. Select a book to which you have access (we do not provide books for sample/initial reviews) and contact the book review editors to verify your book choice.

Book review editors: &

Once you have received approval on your choice, follow the submission requirements below to complete and submit your review to the book review editors.  

Book reviews should answer the following questions:
  • What type of book is it—biography, memoir, history, etc.?
  • Briefly, what does the book say?
  • How authoritative is the book? What are the author's credentials?
  • What are the book's special attractions, flaws, or other features?
  • What is the book's value to the national security community?
Length: a book review is typically 600–800 words; the Press staff will edit, and shorten if necessary.  

Book Review submissions must include:
  • Biographical note—25–50 words
  • Book review—heading must be the book citation information
  • Mailing address
Required specifications & formatting
  • Turn track changes off and perform document inspection, select remove all Submissions must be free of comments, revisions, annotations, personal information, task pane add-ins, embedded documents, macros, forms, ActiveX controls, collapsed headings, custom XML, headers, footers, watermarks, invisible content, and hidden text
  • Font: 12pt, Times New Roman
  • Spacing:Double (do not add extra space between paragraphs, except at the start of new section)
  • Margins: 1” all around
  • Alignment: Left align, ragged right edge. Use a .5 inch indentation for the first line of all paragraphs that do not start a new section
  • Title: Bold, centered
  • Section Headings: Bold, left align
  • Endnotes: Arabic numbers, left align all, double-spaced, 12pt Times New Roman Font

Style and References

Chicago Manual of Style, 16th Ed.
Merriam Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, 11th Ed.

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