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BOOK REVIEWS 2014
 
Battle of the Coral Sea
Turning the Tide: The Battles of Coral Sea and Midway, edited by J. E. Harrold.
Devon, U.K.: Univ. of Plymouth Press, 2013. 232pp. £35
reviewed by Jon Scott Logel. Winter 2014:154–155
 
Battle of Midway
Turning the Tide: The Battles of Coral Sea and Midway, edited by J. E. Harrold.
Devon, U.K.: Univ. of Plymouth Press, 2013. 232pp. £35
reviewed by Jon Scott Logel. Winter 2014:154–155
 
British Naval History
The Capture of Louisbourg, 1758 (campaigns and commanders series),
by Hugh Boscawen, Norman: Univ. of Oklahoma Press, 2011. 504pp. $39.95
reviewed by John B. Hattendorf. Spring 2014:139–140 
 
Canada—Seven Years War
The Capture of Louisbourg, 1758 (campaigns and commanders series),
by Hugh Boscawen, Norman: Univ. of Oklahoma Press, 2011. 504pp. $39.95
reviewed by John B. Hattendorf. Spring 2014:139–140 
 
China–Naval Development
Chinese Anti-Ship Ballistic Missile (ASBM) Development: Drivers, Trajectories, and
Strategic Implications, Andrew S. Erickson
Washington, D.C.: Jamestown Foundation, 2013. 110pp. $18
reviewed by Bernard D. Cole. Spring 2014:134–135
 
Combat as Politics
War from the Ground Up: Twenty-First-Century Combat as Politics, by Emile Simpson
New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 2012: 256pp. $32.50
reviewed by Jeffrey Shaw. Spring 2014:133–134
 
Conflict Analysis
Conflict Analysis: Understanding Causes, Unlocking Solutions, by Matthew Levinger
Washington, D.C.: U.S. Institute of Peace Press, 2013. 265pp. $20
reviewed by Lawrence Modisett. Spring 2014:131–132
 
Exxon Mobil
Private Empire: Exxon Mobil and American Power, by Steve Coll.
New York: Penguin, 2012. 685pp. $36
reviewed by Roger Ducey. Winter 2014:156–157
 
Kennan, George F.
George F. Kennan: An American Life, by John Lewis Gaddis.
New York: Penguin, 2011. 784pp. $39.95
reviewed by John B. Hattendorf. Winter 2014:152–154 (essay—second review)
 
Law of the Sea and Oceans
Maritime Border Diplomacy, vy Myron H. Nordquist and John Norton Moore.
Boston, Mass.: Martinus Nijhoff, 2012. 366pp. $146.98
reviewed by Richard Norton. Spring 2014:135–136
 
Leadership
The Generals: American Military Command from World War II to Today,
by Thomas E. Ricks. New York: Penguin, 2012. 576pp. $32.95
reviewed by Williamson Murray. Winter 2014:145–152 (essay--lead review)
 
Oil
Private Empire: Exxon Mobil and American Power, by Steve Coll.
New York: Penguin, 2012. 685pp. $36
reviewed by Roger Ducey. Winter 2014:156–157
 
 
 
Pearl Harbor
Beyond Pearl Harbor: The Untold Stories of Japan’s Naval Airmen, by Ron Werneth.
Atglen, Pa.: Schiffer Books, 2008. 256pp. $59.95
reviewed by Jason Ravnsborg. Winter 2014:156
 
Piracy
Maritime Piracy and the Construction of Global Governance,
edited by Michael J. Struett, Jon D. Carlson, and Mark T. Nance   
New York: Routledge, 2013. 226pp. $29
reviewed by Martin Murphy. Spring 2014:136–137
 
Strategy
Strategic Thinking in 3D: A Guide for National Security, Foreign Policy, and
Business Professionals, by Ross Harrison
Washington, D.C.: Potomac Books, 2013. 197pp. $29.95
reviewed by Alexander B. Gray. Spring 2014:132–133
 
T. E. Lawrence
Lawrence in Arabia: War, Deceit, Imperial Folly, and the Making of the Modern Middle East,
by Scott Anderson, New York: Doubleday, 2013. 592pp. $28.95
reviewed by Thomas E. Seal. Spring  2014:137–139
 
World War I
Lawrence in Arabia: War, Deceit, Imperial Folly, and the Making of the Modern Middle East,
by Scott Anderson, New York: Doubleday, 2013. 592pp. $28.95
reviewed by Thomas E. Seal. Spring  2014:137–139
 
World War II
Beyond Pearl Harbor: The Untold Stories of Japan’s Naval Airmen, by Ron Werneth.
Atglen, Pa.: Schiffer Books, 2008. 256pp. $59.95
reviewed by Jason Ravnsborg. Winter 2014: 156
 
Turning the Tide: The Battles of Coral Sea and Midway, edited by J. E. Harrold.
Devon, U.K.: Univ. of Plymouth Press, 2013. 232pp. £35
reviewed by Jon Scott Logel. Winter 2014:154–155
 
 
BOOK REVIEWS 2013
 
Asia
A Contest for Supremacy: China, America, and the Struglle for Mastery in Asia,
by Asron L. Friedberg. (review essay)
New York: W. W. Norton, 2012. 360pp. $59.95
reviewed by Marshall Hoyler. Autumn 2013: 135–38
 
Bush, George W.
The George W. Bush Defense Program: Policy, Strategy, & War,
edited by Stephen J. Cimbala. Dulles, Va.: Potomac Books, 2010. 243pp. $60
reviewed by Tate Westbrook. Winter 2013:128–29   
 
Cartography
The Revenge of Geography: What the Map Tells Us about Coming Conflicts and the
Battle against Fate, by Robert Kaplan. New York: Random House, 2012. 432pp. $28
reviewed by F. G. Hoffman. Spring 2013: 129–30
 
 
China
A Contest for Supremacy: China, America, and the Struglle for Mastery in Asia,
by Asron L. Friedberg. (review essay)
New York: W. W. Norton, 2012. 360pp. $59.95
reviewed by Marshall Hoyler. Autumn 2013: 135–38
 
China as a Sea Power: A Preliminary Survey of the Maritime Expansion and Naval Exploits
 of the Chinese Peole during the Southern Son and Yuan Periods, by Lo Jung-pang,
edited by Bruce Elleman. Singapore: National Univ. of Singapore Press, 2012. 378pp. $35
reviewed by Charles Horner. Spring 2013: 122–23
 
China’s Search for Security, by Andrew J. Nathan, and Andrew Scobell.
New York:Columbia Univ. Press, 2012. 406pp. $32.95
reviewed by Dale C. Rielage. Summer 2013:147–48
 
The China Threat: Memories, Myths, and Realities in the 1950s, by Nancy Bernkopf Tucker.
New York: Columbia Univ. Press, 2012. 312pp. $39.50
reviewed by Dale C. Rielage. Spring 2013: 123–24
 
Lost Colony: The Untold Story of China’s First Great Victory over the West,
by Tonio Andrade. New Jersey: Princeton Univ. Press, 2011. 456pp. $35
reviewed by Grant F. Rhode. Spring 2013: 121–22
 
Churchill, Winston
Churchill and Seapower, by Christopher M. Bell.
New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 2013. 429pp. $34.95
reviewed by Geoffrey Till. Autumn 2013: 144–45
 
Cold War
History of Acquisition in the Department of Defense: Rearming for the Cold War, 1945–1960,
Vol. 1, by Elliott V. Converse. Washington, D.C. Historical Office of the Secretary of Defense, 2012.
available at history.defense.gov/resources/OSDHO-Acqusition-Series-Vol1.pdf. 784pp.
reviewed by Richard Gentz. Summer 2013: 153–54
 
Cyberspace
Cyberspace and National Security: Threats, Opportunities, and Power in a Virtual World,
edited by Derek S. Reveron. Georgetown Univ. Press, 2012. 246pp. $29.95
reviewed by Brett J. Patron. Winter 2013:129–30
 
Decision Making
War and Human Nature, by Stephen Rosen.
N.J.: Princeton Univ. Press, 2005. 224pp. $23.95
reviewed by Martin L. Cook. Winter 2013:131
 
Department of Defense
History of Acquisition in the Department of Defense: Rearming for the Cold War, 1945–1960,
Vol. 1, by Elliott V. Converse. Washington, D.C. Historical Office of the Secretary of Defense, 2012.
available at history.defense.gov/resources/OSDHO-Acqusition-Series-Vol1.pdf. 784pp.
reviewed by Richard Gentz. Summer 2013: 153–54
 
Economics
Planning Armageddon: British Economic Warfare and the First World War,
by Nicholas Lambert. (review essay)
Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard Univ. Press, 2012. 662pp. $37.21
reviewed by Thomas Hone. Spring 2013: 115–19
 
Eisenhower, Dwight  D.
Eisenhower: In War and Peace, by Jean Edward Smith.
New York: Random House, 2012. 951pp. $40
reviewed by Richard Norton. Summer 2013: 149–51
 
Geography
The Revenge of Geography: What the Map Tells Us about Coming Conflicts and the
Battle against Fate, by Robert Kaplan. New York: Random House, 2012. 432pp. $28
reviewed by F. G. Hoffman. Spring 2013: 129–30
 
Iraq
The Endgame: The Inside Story of the Struggle for Iraq, from George W. Bush to
Barrach Obama, by Michael R. Gordon, and Bernard E. Trainor.
New York: Pantheon, 2012. 800pp. $35
reviewed by Jon Scott Logel. Autumn 2013: 140–41
 
Iran
The Twilight War: The Secret History of America’s Thirty-Year Conflict with Iran,
by David Crist. New York: Penguin, 2012. 638pp. $22
reviewed by Daniel Dolan. Summer 2013: 148–49
 
 
Maritime Archaeology
The Oxford Handbook of Maritime Archaeology, edited by Alexis Catsambis,
Ben Ford, and Donny L. Hamilton. New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 2011. 1,203pp. $150
reviewed by John B. Hattendorf. Winter 2013: 132–33
 
Maritime History
Lost Colony: The Untold Story of China’s First Great Victory over the West,
by Tonio Andrade. New Jersey: Princeton Univ. Press, 2011. 456pp. $35
reviewed by Grant F. Rhode. Spring 2013: 121–22
 
China as a Sea Power: A Preliminary Survey of the Maritime Expansion and Naval Exploits
 of the Chinese Peole during the Southern Son and Yuan Periods, by Lo Jung-pang,
edited by Bruce Elleman. Singapore: National Univ. of Singapore Press, 2012. 378pp. $35
reviewed by Charles Horner. Spring 2013: 122–23
 
National Service
Potomac Fever: A Memoir of Politics and Public Service,
by J. William Middendorf, II.
Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 2011. 213pp. $29.95
reviewed by John B. Hattendorf. Spring 2013: 126–27
 
National Security
Cyberspace and National Security: Threats, Opportunities, and Power in a Virtual World,
edited by Derek S. Reveron. Georgetown Univ. Press, 2012. 246pp. $29.95
reviewed by Brett J. Patron. Winter 2013: 129–30
 
Piracy
Maritime Piracy, by Robert Haywood and Roberta Spivak.
New York: Routledge, 2012. 184pp. $125
reviewed by Edward Lucas. Winter 2013:130
 
Reinhard Heydrich
Hitler’s Hangman: The Life of Heydrich, by Robert Gerwarth.
New Haven, Conn.: Yale Univ. Press, 2011. 393pp. $35
reviewed by Richard Norton. Winter 2013:133–35
 
Reference
Dictionnaire des ministres de la marine, 1689–1958, edited by Jean-Philippe Zanco.
Paris: Éditions SPM, 2011, (Collections Kronos) 564pp. €45
reviewed by John B. Hattendorf. Summer 2013:152–53
 
 
Loge maritime de recherche La Pérouse (France). Dictionnaire des marins francs-macons:
Gens de mer et professions connexes aux XVIII, XIX et XX siècles,
 edited by Jean-Marc van Hille. Paris: Editions, SPM, 2011,
(Collections Kronos) 571pp. € 46.50
reviewed by John B. Hattendorf. Summer 2013: 152–53
 
Royal Navy
Rebuilding the Royal Navy: Warship Design since 1945,
by David K. Brown and George Moore.
London: Seaforth, 2012. 208pp. $30
reviewed by Angus K. Ross. Spring 2013:127–28
 
Sociology
The Kissing Sailor: The Mystery behind the Photo That Ended World War II,
by Lawrence Virria and George Galdorisi.
Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 2012. 268pp. $24.95
reviewed by John Jackson. Spriong 2013: 130–31
 
United States
A Contest for Supremacy: China, America, and the Struglle for Mastery in Asia,
by Asron L. Friedberg. (review essay)
New York: W. W. Norton, 2012. 360pp. $59.95
reviewed by Marshall Hoyler. Autumn 2013: 135–38
 
U.S. Defense
The George W. Bush Defense Program: Policy, Strategy, & War,
edited by Stephen J. Cimbala, Dulles, Va.:
Potomac Books, 2010. 243pp. $60
reviewed by Tate Westbrook. Winter 2013:128–29   
 
U.S. Navy
Potomac Fever: A Memoir of Politics and Public Service,
by J. William Middendorf, II.
Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 2011. 213pp. $29.95
reviewed by John B. Hattendorf. Spring 2013: 126–27
 
U.S. Politics
The Obamians: The Struggle inside the White House to Redefine American Power,
by James Mann. York: Viking, 2012. 416pp. $26.95
reviewed by John A. Cloud. Winter 2013: 126–27
 
War
The Changing Character of War, editedby Hew Strachan and Sibylle Scheipers.
New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 2011.
reviewed by Martin Murphy. Spring 2013: 124–26
 
War and Human Nature, by Stephen Rosen. N.J.: Princeton Univ. Press, 2005.
224pp. $23.95
reviewed by Martin L. Cook. Winter 2013:131
 
Warfare
Naval Power and Expeditionary Warfare: Peripheral Campaigns and New Theares
of Naval Warfare, edited by Bruce A. Elleman, and S. C. M. Paine.
New York: Routledge, 2011. 256pp. $180
reviewed by Peter M. Swartz. Autumn 2013: 142–43
 
State of War: The Political Economy of American Warfare, 1945–2011,
by Paul A. C. Koistinen. Lawrence: Univ. Press of Kansas, 2012:313pp. $39.95
reviewed by Sean Sullivan. Autumn 2013: 143–44
 
 
War Gaming
Fundamentals of War Gaming, by Francis McHugh. Newport, R.I.: Naval War College, 2012.
238pp. $40
reviewed by Jeff Shaw. Autumn 2013: 139–40
 
World War I
Planning Armageddon: British Economic Warfare and the First World War,
by Nicholas Lambert. (review essay)
Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard Univ. Press, 2012. 662pp. $37.21
reviewed by Thomas Hone. Spring 2013: 115–19
 
World War II
Beyond Pearl Harbor: The Untold Stories of Japan’s Naval Airmen, by Ron Werneth.
Atglen, Pa.: Schiffer Books, 2008. 256pp. $59.95
reviewed by Jason Ravnsborg. Winter 2013: 156
 
Churchill and Seapower, by Christopher M. Bell.
New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 2013. 429pp. $34.95
reviewed by Geoffrey Till. Autumn 2013: 144–45
 
Eisenhower: In War and Peace, by Jean Edward Smith.
New York: Random House, 2012. 951pp. $40
reviewed by Richard Norton. Summer 2013: 149–51
 
Hitler’s Hangman: The Life of Heydrich, by Robert Gerwarth.
New Haven, Conn.: Yale Univ. Press, 2011. 393pp. $35
reviewed by Richard Norton. Winter 2013:133–35
 
The Kissing Sailor: The Mystery behind the Photo That Ended World War II,
by Lawrence Virria and George Galdorisi.
Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 2012. 268pp. $24.95
reviewed by John Jackson. Spriong 2013: 130–31
 
The War Below: The Story of Three Submarines That Battled Japan,
by James Scott. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2013. 420pp. $28
reviewed by Beth F. Coye. Autumn 2013: 145–46
 
Zumwalt, Elmo Russell, Jr.
The Life and Times of Admiral Elmo Russell “Bud” Zumwalt, Jr.,
by Larry Berman. New York: HarperCollins, 2012. 528pp. $29.99
reviewed by Ronald Ratcliff. Summer 2013:151–52
 
 
 
BOOK REVIEWS 2012
 
Africa
Democratization in Africa: Progress and Retreat, edited by Larry Diamond & Marc F. Plattner.
Baltimore, Md.: Johns Hopkins Univ. Press, 2010. 360pp. $30
reviewed by Richard Norton. Summer 2012:157–58
 
American History
Conquered into Liberty: Two Centuries of Battles along the Great Warpath That Made the American Way of War, by Eliot A. Cohen. New York: Free Press, 2011. 405pp. $30
reviewed by Ken Jensen. Summer 2012: 158–59
 
Asia
Pirates, Ports, and Coasts in Asia: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives,
edited by John Kleinen & Manon Osseweijer. Singapore & Leiden:
ISEAS Press and International Institute for Asian Studies, 2010. 312pp. $74
and
Oceans of Crime: Maritime Piracy and Transnational Security in Southeast Asia and Bangladesh,
by Carolin Liss. Singapore & Leiden: ISEAS Press and International Institute for Asian Studies, 2011.
446pp. $82.35
reviewed by Martin N. Murphy. Summer 2012: 160–62 (combined review)
  
Aviation
How the Helicopter Changed Modern Warfare, by Walter J. Boyne.
Gratna, La.: Pelican, 2011. 352pp. $29.95
reviewed by K. J. Delamer. Winter 2012:171–72
 
Battle of Surigao Strait
Battle of Surigao Strait, by Anthony P. Tully.
Bloomington: Indiana Univ. Press, 2009. 329pp. $18.45
reviewed by Richard Norton. Winter 2012:172–73
 
Biography
In My Time: A Personal and Political Memoir, by Dick Cheney with Liz Cheney.
New York:  Threshold Editions, 2011. 565pp. $35
reviewed by Stephen F. Knott. Winter 2012:170–71  
 
Deng Xiaoping and the Transformation of China, by Ezra F. Vogel
Cambridge, Mass.:Belknap of Harvard Univ. Press, 2011. 928pp. $39.95
reviewed by Grant F. Rhode. Spring 2012:172–73
 
Cheney, Dick
In My Time: A Personal and Political Memoir, by Dick Cheney with Liz Cheney.
New York:  Threshold Editions, 2011. 565pp. $35
reviewed by Stephen F. Knott. Winter 2012:170–71  
 
China
Red Star Over the Pacific: China’s Rise and the Challenge to U.S. Maritime Strategy,
by Toshi Yoshihara and James R. Holmes.
Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 2010. 292pp. $36.95, (review essay)
reviewed by Norman Friedman. Winter 2012:160–63
 
Deng Xiaoping and the Transformation of China, by Ezra F. Vogel.
Cambridge, Mass.:Belknap of Harvard Univ. Press, 2011. 928pp. $39.95
reviewed by Grant F. Rhode. Spring 2012:172–73
 
America’s Challenge: Engaging a Rising China in the Twenty-First Century,
by Michael D. Swaine. Washington, D.C.: Carnegie Endowment for International
Peace, 2011. 690pp. $49.95
reviewed by Lyle Goldstein. Spring 2012:174–75
 
Economics
Currency Wars: The Making of the Next Global Crisis, by James Rickards.
New York: Penguin Group, 2011. 304pp. $26.95
reviewed by Edward Fuller & Robert C. Whitten. Summer 2012: 155–56
 
Ethics
Ciltural Heritage:Ethics and the Military, edited by Peter G. Stone.
Suffolk, UK: Boydell, 2011. 228pp. $90
reviewed by Timothy J. Demy. Spring 2012:176–77
 
Foreign Policy
In Uncertain Times: American Foreign Policy after the Berlin Wall and 9/11,
edited by Melvyn P. Leffler & Jeffrey W. Legro.
Ithaca, N. Y.: Cornell Univ. Press, 2011. 243pp. $19.95
reviewed by Norah Schneider. Summer 2012: 156–57 
 
Homeland Security
Terror, Security, and Money: Balancing the Risks, Benefits, and Costs of Homeland Security,
by John Mueller, and Mark G. Stewart.
New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 2011. 267pp. $24.95
reviewed by Andrew L. Stigler. Autumn 2012:151–52
 
Human Smuggling
The U.S. Coast Guard’s War on Human Smuggling, by Dennis L. Noble
Gainesville: Univ. Press of Florida, 2011. 297pp. $29.95
reviewed by David L. Teska. Autumn 2012: 152–53
 
Intelligence
Improving Intelligence Analysis: Bridging the Gap between Scholarship and Practice,
by Stephen Marrin. New York: Routledge, 2011. 192pp. $130
reviewed by Derek Reveron. Summer 2012: 154–55
 
 
 
 
 
International Crisis Management
International Intervention in Local Conflicts: Crisis Management and Conflict Resolution
since the Cold War, edited by Uzi Rabi.
New York: Tauris Academic Studies, 2010. 326pp. $99
reviewed by Larissa Forster. Winter 2012:168–69
 
International Law
Maritime Power and Law of the Sea, by James Kraska.
New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 2011. 464pp. $95, (review essay)
reviewed by Martin Murphy. Winter 2012:164–67
 
Irregular Warfare
Insurgents, Raidrs, and Bandits: How Masters of Irregular Warfare have Shaped Our World,
by John Arquilla. Lanham, Md.: Ivan R. Dee, 2011. 336pp. $27.50
reviewed by Frederick H. Black, Jr. Spring 2012:175–76
 
Leadership
Brothers, Rivals, Victors: Eisenhower, Patton, Bradley, and the Partnership That Drove
the Allied Conquest in Europe, by Jonathan Jordan.
New York: NAL Caliber, 2011. 672pp. $28.95
reviewed by Richard Norton. Spring 2012: 178–80
 
Leaders at War: How Presidents Shape Military Intervention, by Elizabeth N. Saunders.
Ithaca, N. Y.: Cornell Univ. Press, 2011. 320pp. $35
reviewed by Frederick H. Black, Jr. Summer 2012: 153–54
 
Maritime History
Steam Coffin: Captain Moses Rogers and the Steamship Savannah Break the Barrier,
By John Laurence Busch. New Canaan, Conn.: Hodos Historia LLC, 2010. 726pp. $35
reviewed by John B. Hattendorf. Winter 2012:173–75
 
National War College
Military Brass vs. Civilian Academics at the National War College: A Clash of Cultures,
by Howard Wiarda, Lanham, Md.: Lexington Books, 2011. 176pp. $60
reviewed by Thomas Nichols. Autumn 2012: 155–57
 
Old Ironsides
1812: The Navy’s War, by George C. Daughan. New York: Basic Books, 2011.411p. $32.50
reviewed by Jack A. Gottschalk. Spring 2012:167–69 (review essay)
 
The Perfect Wreck— “Old Ironsides and HMS Java: A Story of 1812, by Steven Maffeo.
Tuscon, Ariz.: Fireship, 2011. 382pp. $19.95
reviewed by Phillip S. Meilinger. Spring 2012:171–72 
 
Pax Britannica
Deterrence through Strength: British Naval Power and Foreign Policy under Pax Britannica,
by Rebecca Berens Matke. Lincoln: Univ. of Nebraska Press, 2011. 320pp. $45
reviewed by Angus. K. Ross. Summer 2012:159–60
 
Maritime Private Security: Market Response to Piracy, Terrorism and Waterborne Security Risks
in the 21st Century, edited by Claude Berube and Patrick Cullen
New York: Routledge, 2012. 272pp. $135
reviewed by Martin Murphy. Autumn 2012:149–50
 
 
 
Pirate Hunting: The Fight against Pirates, Privateers, and Sea Raiders from Antiquity to the Present,
by Benerson Little. Herndon, Va.: Potomac Books, 2010. 357pp. $29.95
reviewed by Jack Gottschalk. Autumn 2012:150–51
 
27 Pirates, Ports, and Coasts in Asia: Historical and  Contemporary Perspectives,
edited by John Kleinen & Manon Osseweijer. Singapore & Leiden:
ISEAS Press and International Institute for Asian Studies, 2010. 312pp. $74
and
Oceans of Crime: Maritime Piracy and Transnational Security in Southeast Asia and Bangladesh,
by Carolin Liss. Singapore & Leiden: ISEAS Press and International Institute for Asian Studies, 2011.
446pp. $82.35
reviewed by Martin N. Murphy. Summer 2012: 160–62 (combined review)
  
Religion
Just War on Terror?: A Christian and Muslim Response, edited by David Fisher and Brian Wicker.
Burlington, Vt.: Ashgate, 2010. 231pp. $29.95
reviewed by Timothy J. Demy. Winter 2012:169–70
 
Sino-American Relations
The Military Lens: Doctrinal Difference and Deterrence Failure in Sino-American Relations,
by Christopher P. Twomey. Ithaca, NY: Cornell Univ. Press, 2010. 240pp. $35
reviewed by David Burbach. Autumn 2012: 152–53
 
Strategic Principles for Business Managers
Sun Tzu and the Art of Business: Six Strategic Principles for Managers,
by Mark R. McNeilly. New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 2012. 330pp. $19.95
reviewed by Judy Malana. Autumn 2012: 155 
 
Terrorism
Just War on Terror?: A Christian and Muslim Response, edited by David Fisher and Brian Wicker.
Burlington, Vt.: Ashgate, 2010. 231pp. $29.95
reviewed by Timothy J. Demy. Winter 2012:169–70
 
Maritime Private Security: Market Response to Piracy, Terrorism and Waterborne Security Risks
in the 21st Century, edited by Claude Berube and Patrick Cullen
New York: Routledge, 2012. 272pp. $135
reviewed by Martin Murphy. Autumn 2012:149–50
 
United Kingdom
Deterrence through Strength: British Naval Power and Foreign Policy under Pax Britannica,
by Rebecca Berens Matzke. Lincoln: Univ. of Nebraska Press, 2011. 320pp. $45
reviewed by Angus. K. Ross. Summer 2012: 159–60
 
The Making of the Modern Admiralty: British Naval Policy-Making, 1805–1927,
by C. I. Hamiliton. New York: Cambridge Univ. Press, 2011. 345pp. $120
reviewed by K. D. Logan. Autumn 2012: 157–58
 
U.S. Coast Guard
The U.S. Coast Guard’s War on Human Smuggling, by Dennis L. Noble
Gainesville: Univ. Press of Florida, 2011. 297pp. $29.95
reviewed by David L. Teska. Autumn 2012: 152–53
 
 
 
 
 
War of 1812
1812: The Navy’s War, by George C. Daughan. New York: Basic Books, 2011.411p. $32.50
reviewed by Jack A. Gottschalk. Spring 2012:167–69 (review essay)
 
The Perfect Wreck— “Old Ironsides and HMS Java: A Story of 1812, by Steven Maffeo.
Tuscon, Ariz.: Fireship, 2011. 382pp. $19.95
reviewed by Phillip S. Meilinger. Spring 2012:171–72 
 
World War II
Battle of Surigao Strait, by Anthony P. Tully.
Bloomington: Indiana Univ. Press, 2009. 329pp. $18.45
reviewed by Richard Norton. Winter 2012:172–73
 
Brothers, Rivals, Victors: Eisenhower, Patton, Bradley, and the Partnership That Drove
the Allied Conquest in Europe, by Jonathan Jordan.
New York: NAL Caliber, 2011. 672pp. $28.95
reviewed by Richard Norton. Spring 2012: 178–80
 
Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience and Redemption,
by Laura Hillenbrand. New York: Random House, 2010. 473pp. $27
reviewed by Richard Norton. Autumn 2012: 158–59
 
Whirlwind: The Air War against Japan, 1942–1945, by Barrett Tilman.
New York: Simon & Schuster, 2010. 336pp. $28
reviewed by David L. Teska. Spring 2012:177–78
 
  
 
BOOK REVIEWS 2011
 
Afghanistan
The Wrong War: Grit, Strategy, and the Way Out of Afghanistan, by Bing West.
New York: Random House, 2011. 336pp. $28
reviewed by Jeffrey J. Winters. Autumn 2011:150–51
 
Africa
U.S. Strategy in Africa: AFRICOM, Terrorism, and Security Challenges, editedby David J. Francis.
Oxford, U.K.: Routledge, 2010. 216pp. $114
reviewed by Jonathan Stevenson. Spring 2011:148   
 
Battle of Normandy
D-Day: The Battle for Normandy, by Antony Beevor. New York: Viking Penguin, 2009. 591pp. $32.95
reviewed by David L. Teska. Autumn 2011:152–53
 
Biography
The Generalissimo: Chaing Kai-shek and the Struggle for Modern China, by Jay Taylor.
Boston: Harvard Univ. Press, 2011. 736pp. $35 (review essay)
reviewed by Charles Horner. Autumn 2011:142. Autumn 2011:142–45
 
The Education of Ronald Reagan: The General Electric Years and the Untold Story of His Conversion to Conservatism, by Thomas W. Evans. New York: Columbia Univ. Press, 2006. 302pp. $20
reviewed by Stephen F. Knott. Autumn 2011: 151–52
  
 
 
 
Biological Warfare
Living Weapons: Biological Warfare and International Security, by Gregory D. Koblentz.
Ithaca, New York: Cornell Univ. Press, 2009. 272pp. $35
reviewed by Albert J. Shimkus, Jr. Spring 2011:150
 
Caucasus—Georgia
A Little War that Shook the World: Georgia, Russia, and the Future of the West,
by Ronald D. Asmus. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010. 272pp. $27
reviewed by David T. Burbach. Winter 2011:155–57
 
China
The Future of China-Russian Relations: Asia in the New Millennium, edited by James Bellacqua.
Lexington: Univ. Press of Kentucky, 2010. 360pp. $50
reviewed by Lyle Goldstein. Spring 2011:147
 
The Generalissimo: Chaing Kai-shek and the Struggle for Modern China, by Jay Taylor.
Boston: Harvard Univ. Press, 2011. 736pp. $35 (review essay)
reviewed by Charles Horner. Autumn 2011:142–45
 
Civil-Military Relations
American Civil-Military Relations: The Soldier and the State in a New Era, edited by Suzanne C. Nielson and Don M. Snider. Baltimore, Md.: The John Hopkins Univ. Press, 2009. 409pp. $34.95
reviewed by Dayne Nix. Winter 2011:154–55
 
Foreign Policy
Avoiding Trivia: The Role of Strategic Planning in American Foreign Policy,
edited by Daniel W. Drezner. Washington, D.C.: Brookings Institution Press, 2009. 230pp. $24.95
reviewed by Thomas G. Mahnken. Winter 2011:153–54
 
History—General
The Emperor’s Handbook: A New Translation of the Meditations, by Marcus Aurelius,
translated by C. Scot Hicks and David V. Hicks.
New York: Simon & Schuster, 2002. 150pp. $22
reviewed by Jeff Shaw. Autumn 2011:156–57
 
History—Navigation
The Sea Chart: An Illustrated History of Nautical Maps and Navigational Charts, by John Blake.
Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 2009. 160pp. $39.95
reviewed by Lawrence Phillips. Winter 2011:159–60
 
History—Political
The Origins of Political Order: From Prehuman Times to the French Revolution,
 by Francis Fukuyama. New York: Farrar, Straus, Giroux, 2011. 585pp. $35
reviewed  by Matt van Hook. Autumn 2011:153–54
 
International Security
Living Weapons: Biological Warfare and International Security, by Gregory D. Koblentz.
Ithaca, New York: Cornell Univ. Press, 2009. 272pp. $35
reviewed by Albert J. Shimkus, Jr. Spring 2011:150
 
Japan
Demystifying Pearl Harbor: A New Perspective from Japan, by Takeo Iguchi.
Tokyo, Japan: I-House, 2010. 343pp. $60
reviewed by Myron Nordquist. Spring 2011:152  
 
 
Leadership
Common Purpose: How Great Leaders Get Organizations to Achieve the Extraordinary,
by Joel Kurtzman. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2010. 212pp. $27.95
reviewed by Roger H. Ducey. Autumn 2011:155–56
 
Maritime History
Captains Contentious:The Dysfunctional Sons of the Brine, by Louis Arthur Norton.
Columbia: Univ. of South Carolina Press, 2009. 185pp. $29.95
reviewed by Michael J. Crawford. Winter 2011:160–61
 
Middle East
Schattenarmeen:Die Geheimdienste der islamischen Welt (Shadow Armies:
The Secret Services of the Islamic World), by Wilhelm Dietl.
St. Pölten:Residenz Verlag, 2010. 300pp. $31.90
reviewed by John R. Schindler. Autumn 2011:147–49
 
Naval History—British
Essays in Naval History, from Medieval to Modern, by N.A.M. Rodger.
Burlington, Vt.: Ashgate, 2009. 346pp. $135.90
reviewed by John B.Hattendorf. Autumn 2011:146–47
 
Nuclear Weapons
Atomic Obession: Nuclear Alarmism from Hiroshima to Al Qaeda, by John Mueller.
Oxford, U.K.: Oxford Univ. Press, 2011. 319pp. $27.95
reviewed by Andrew L. Stigler. Autumn 2011:149–50
 
Peacemaking
The Making of Peace: Rulers, States, and the Aftermath of War,
edited by Williamson Murray andJim Lacey.
New York: Cambridge Univ. Press, 2009. 408pp. $93
reviewed by Audrey Kurth Cronin. Spring 2011:152
 
Pearl Harbor
Demystifying Pearl Harbor: A New Perspective from Japan, by Takeo Iguchi.
Tokyo, Japan: I-House, 2010. 343pp. $60
reviewed by Myron Nordquist. Spring 2011:152  
 
Philosophy
The Emperor’s Handbook: A New Translation of the Meditations, by Marcus Aurelius,
(translated by C. Scot Hicks and David V. Hicks). New York: Simon & Schuster, 2002.150pp. $22
reviewed by Jeff Shaw. Autumn 2011:156–57
 
Post–Cold War
A Little War that Shook the World: Georgia, Russia, and the Future of the West,
byRonald D. Asmus. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010. 272pp. $27
reviewed by David T. Burbach. Winter 2011:155–57
 
Russia
A Little War that Shook the World: Georgia, Russia, and the Future of the West,
by Ronald D. Asmus.New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010. 272pp. $27
reviewed by David T. Burbach. Winter 2011:155–57
 
Russia against Napoleon, by Lieven Dominic. New York: Viking, 2010. 618pp. $35.95
reviewed by Kenneth Jensen. Spring 2011: 155
 
 
The Future of China-Russian Relations: Asia in the New Millennium,
edited by James Bellacqua.
Lexington: Univ. Press of Kentucky, 2010. 360pp. $50
reviewed by Lyle Goldstein. Spring 2011:147
 
Spanish–American War
The War Lovers: Roosevelt, Lodge, Hearst, and the Rush to Empire, 1898,
by Evan Thomas.New York: Little, Brown, 2010. 413pp. $29.99
reviewed by Robert Gray Bracknell. Spring 2011:153
 
Strategy
Winning at War: Seven Keys to Military Victory throughout History,
by Christian P. Potholm. Lanham, Md.: Rowman and Litlefield, 2010. 304pp. $39.95
reviewed by Paul C. Krajeski. Spring 2011:150
 
Avoiding Trivia: The Role of Strategic Planning in American Foreign Policy,
edited by Daniel W. Drezner.
Washington, D.C.: Brookings Institution Press, 2009. 230pp. $24.95
reviewed by Thomas G. Mahnken. Winter 2011:153–54
 
U.S. Strategy in Africa: AFRICOM, Terrorism, and Security Challenges,
editedby David J. Francis.Oxford, U.K.: Routledge, 2010. 216pp. $114
reviewed by Jonathan Stevenson. Spring 2011:148   
 
Terrorism
How Terrorism Ends: Understanding the Decline and Demise of Terrorist Campaigns,
by Audrey Kurth Cronin. New Jersey: Princeton Univ. Press, 2010. 311pp. $29.95
reviewed by Andrew L. Stigler. Winter 2011:157–58
 
U.S. Strategy in Africa: AFRICOM, Terrorism, and Security Challenges,
editedby David J. Francis.Oxford, U.K.: Routledge, 2010. 216pp. $114
reviewed by Jonathan Stevenson. Spring 2011:148   
 
U.S. Navy
Organizing OPNAV (1970–2009), by Peter M. Swartz with Michael C. Markowitz.
Alexandria, Va.: Center for Naval Analysis, 2010. 118pp.(copy obtained free online, www.dtic.mil)
reviewed by Thomas Culora. Winter 2011:152–53  
 
World War II
Carrier Operations in World War II, vol. 3, by J. D. Brown, edited by David Hobbs.
Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 2009. 320pp. $72.95
reviewed by Douglas Smith. Winter 2011:158–59
 
Demystifying Pearl Harbor: A New Perspective from Japan, by Takeo Iguchi.
Tokyo, Japan: I-House, 2010. 343pp. $60
reviewed by Myron Nordquist. Spring 2011:152  
 
D-Day: The Battle for Normandy, by Antony Beevor.
New York: Viking Penguin, 2009. 591pp. $32.95
reviewed by David L. Teska. Autumn 2011:152–53
 
 
 
 
 
 
BOOK REVIEWS 2010
 
Adolf Hitler
Canaris: The Life and Death of Hitler’s Spy Master, by Michael Mueller.
Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 2007. 320pp. $34.95
reviewed by Anthony McIvor. Autumn 2010: 158–59
 
Afghanistan
In the Graveyard of Empires: America’s War in Afghanistan, by Seth G. Jones.
New York: Norton, 2009. 414pp. $27.95
reviewed by Douglas J. Wadsworth. Spring 2010:148–49
 
Biography
By His Own Rules: The Ambitions, Successes, and Ultimate Failures of Donald Rumsfeld,
by Bradley Graham. New York: PublicAffairs, 2009. 803pp. $35
reviewed by William Calhoun. Spring 2010:150–51
 
Canaris: The Life and Death of Hitler’s Spymaster, by Michael Mueller.
Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 2007. 320pp. $34.95
reviewed by Anthony McIvor. Autumn 2010:158–59
 
Churchill, by Paul Johnson. New York: Viking, 2009. 181pp. $24.95
reviewed by Henry M. Rector. Autumn 2010: 148–50
 
Eyes of the Admiralty: J. T. Serres—an Artist in the Channel Fleet, 1799–1800,
by M. K. Barritt.
London: Hydrographic Office and National Maritime Museum, 2008. 144pp. $39.95
reviewed by John B. Hattendorf. Winter 2010:167–68
 
LeMay: The Life and Wars of General Curtis LeMay, by Warren Kozak.
Washington, D.C.: Regnery, 2009. 434pp. $27.95
reviewed by Roger Ducey. Winter 2010:165–66
 
Reflections on Character and Leadership: On the Couch with Manfred Kets de Vries,
 by Manfred F. R. Kets de Vries. New York: Wiley, 2009. 332pp. $29.95
reviewed by Hank Kniskern. Winter 2010:159–60
 
Byzantine Empire
The Grand Strategy of the Byzantine Empire, by Edward N. Luttwak.
Cambridge, Mass.: Belknap, 2009. 512pp. $35
reviewed by Mike Markowitz. Autumn 2010:161–62
 
China
China Goes to Sea: Maritime Transformation in Comparative Historical Perspective,
edited by Andrew Erickson, Lyle Goldstein, and Carnes Lord.
Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 2009. 544pp. $49.95
reviewed by Jeremy Black. Summer 2010:156–57
 
Rising China and Its Postmodern Fate: Memories of Empire in a New Global Context,
by Charles Horner. Athens: Univ. of Georgia Press, 2009. 224pp. $34.95
reviewed by Andrew Erickson. Spring 2010:145–47
 
The Rise of China: Essays on the Future Competition, edited by Gary J. Schmitt.
New York: Encounter Books, 2009. 191pp. $21.95
reviewed by James R. Holmes. Autumn 2010:152–53   
 
The Vital Triangle: China, the United States, and the Middle East, by Jon B. Alterman and
John W. Garver. Washington, D.C.: CSIS, 2008. 144pp. $16.95
reviewed by Robert A. Harris. Spring 2010:147–48
 
Churchill, Winston
Churchill, by Paul Johnson. New York: Viking, 2009. 181pp. $24.95
reviewed by Henry M. Rector. Autumn 2010: 148–50
 
Chivalry
Special Operations in the Age of Chivalry,1100–1550, by Yuval Noah Narari.
Sufflok, UK: Boydell, 2007. 224pp. $90
reviewed by Mark K. Vaughn. Autumn 2010: 159–61
 
Espionage
Hide and Seek: The Untold Story of Cold War Naval Espionage, by Peter A. Huchthausen and
Alexandre Sheldon-Duplaix. New York: Wiley, 2009. 414pp. $30
reviewed by Jerome J. Burke. Winter 2010:162–63
 
Ethics
Ethics and International Relations, 2nd ed., by Gordon Graham.
Malden, Mass.: Wiley- Blackwell, 2008. 223pp. $21.95
reviewed by Edward Rhodes. Winter 2010:158–59
 
History—General
Crisis and Command: A History of Executive Power from George Washington to George W. Bush,
by John Yoo. New York: Kaplan, 2009. 524pp. $29.95
reviewed by James P. Terry. Summer 2010:158–59
 
The Grand Strategy of the Byzantine Empire, by Edward N. Luttwak.
Cambridge, Mass.: Belknap, 2009. 512pp. $35
reviewed by Mike Markowitz. Autumn 2010: 161–62
 
The Great Crusade: A New Complete History of the Second World War,
by H. P. Willmott. Dulles, Va.: Potomac Books, 2008. 520pp. $17.60
reviewed by Brent Boston. Winter 2010:166–67
 
Hide and Seek: The Untold Story of Cold War Naval Espionage,
by Peter A. Huchthausen and Alexandre Sheldon-Duplaix.
New York: Wiley, 2009. 414pp. $30
reviewed by Jerome J. Burke. Winter 2010:162–63
 
Selling the Korean War: Propaganda, Politics, and Public Opinion, 1950–1953,
by Steven Casey. New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 2008. 476pp. $55
reviewed by Michael Pearlman. Summer 2010:164–65
 
Special Operations in the Age of Chivalry, 1100–1550, by Yuval Noah Harari.
Suffolk, UK: Boydell, 2007. 224pp. $90
reviewed by Mark K. Vaughn. Autumn 2010: 159–61
 
Theodore Roosevelt’s Naval Diplomacy: The U.S. Navy and the Birth of the American Century,
 by Henry J. Hendrix. Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 2009. 288pp. $34.95
reviewed by John T. Kuehn. Summer 2010:165–66
 
 
 
 
History—Military
Agents of Innovation: The General Board and the Design of the Fleet That Defeated the Japanese Navy, by John T. Kuehn. Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 2008. 296pp. $32.95
reviewed by Michael Pearlman. Winter 2010:164–65
 
Churchill and the Norway Campaign, by Graham Rhys-Jones.
South Yorkshire, U.K.: Pen and Sword, 2008. 223pp. $33
reviewed by Jeff Shaw. Winter 2010:163–64
 
The Fourth Star: Four Generals and the Epic Struggle for the Future of the United States Army,
by David Cloud and Greg Jaffe. New York: Crown, 2009. 330pp. $28
reviewed by Jon Scott Logel. Summer 2010:159–61
 
Selling the Korean War: Propaganda, Politics, and Public Opinion, 1950–1953, by Steven Casey.
New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 2008. 476pp. $55
reviewed by Michael Pearlman. Summer 2010:164–65
 
Innovation
Agents of Innovation: The General Board and the Design of the Fleet That Defeated the Japanese Navy, by John T. Kuehn. Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 2008. 296pp. $32.95
reviewed by Michael Pearlman. Winter 2010:164–65
 
Arms and Innovation: Entrepreneurship and Alliances in the Twenty-First-Century Defense Industry,
 by James Hasik. Chicago: Univ. of Chicago Press, 2008. 224pp.  $35.
reviewed by David Foster. Summer 2010:157–58
 
Intelligence
At the Center of the Storm: My Years at the CIA, by George Tenet.
New York: HarperCollins, 2007. 549pp. $30
reviewed by John R. Arpin. Winter 2010:161
 
Hide and Seek: The Untold Story of Cold War Naval Espionage,
by Peter A. Huchthausen and Alexandre Sheldon-Duplaix.
New York: Wiley, 2009. 414pp. $30
reviewed by Jerome J. Burke. Winter 2010:162–63
 
Iran
Tanker War: America’s First Conflict with Iran, 1987–1988, by Lee Allen Zatarain.
Philadelphia, Penna.: Casemate, 2008. 388pp. $32.95
reviewed by Ron Ratcliff. Spring 2010:149–50
 
Islam
Willful Blindness: A Memoir of the Jihad, by Andrew C. McCarthy.
New York: Encounter Books, 2008. 250pp. $25.95
reviewed by Roger W. Barnett. Summer 2010:163–64
 
Israel
The Much Too Promised Land: America’s Elusive Search for Arab-Israeli Peace,
by Aaron David Miller. New York: Bantam, 2008. 407pp. $26
reviewed by John R. Schindler. Summer 2010:161–62
 
The Rise of Israel: A History of a Revolutionary States, by Jonathan Adelman.
London: Routledge, 2008. 269pp. $39.75
reviewed by Mackubin Thomas Owens. Spring 2010: 139–42
 
 
Israel and Its Army: From Cohesion to Confusion, by Stuart A. Cohen.
London: Routledge, 2008. 210pp. $39.95
reviewed by Mackubin Thomas Owens. Spring 2010:139–42
 
Japan
Execute Against Japan: The U.S. Decision to Conduct Unrestricted Submarine Warfare,
by Ira Joel Holwitt. College Station: Texas A&M Univ. Press, 2009. 262pp. $37.50
reviewed by James P. Wisecup. Autumn 2010: 157–58 
 
Kets de Vries, Manfred F. R.
Reflections on Character and Leadership: On the Couch with Manfred Kets de Vries,
 by Manfred F. R. Kets de Vries. New York: Wiley, 2009. 332pp. $29.95
reviewed by Hank Kniskern. Winter 2010:159–60
 
Korean War
Selling the Korean War: Propaganda, Politics, and Public Opinion, 1950–1953,
by Steven Casey. New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 2008. 476pp. $55
reviewed by Michael Pearlman. Summer 2010:164–65
 
Leadership
Think Again: Why Good Leaders Make Bad Decisions and How to Keep It from Happening to You,
 by Sydney Finkelstein, Jo Whitehead, and Andrew Campbell.
Boston: Harvard Business School, 2008. 204pp. $27.95
reviewed by Henry Kniskern. Spring 2010:144–45
 
Real Leadership: Helping People and Organizations Face Their Toughest Challenges,
by Dean Williams. San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler, 2005. 296pp. $29.95
reviewed by Hank Kniskern. Autumn 2010: 151–52
 
Reflections on Character and Leadership: On the Couch with Manfred Kets de Vries,
by Manfred F. R. Kets de Vries. New York: Wiley, 2009. 332pp. $29.95
reviewed by Hank Kniskern. Winter 2010:159–60
 
LeMay, Gen. Curtis
LeMay: The Life and Wars of General Curtis LeMay, by Warren Kozak.
Washington, D.C.: Regnery, 2009. 434pp. $27.95
reviewed by Roger Ducey. Winter 2010:165–66
 
Maritime History
China Goes to Sea: Maritime Transformation in Comparative Historical Perspective,
edited by Andrew Erickson, Lyle Goldstein, and Carnes Lord.
Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 2009. 544pp. $49.95
reviewed by Jeremy Black. Summer 2010:156–57
 
Eyes of the Admiralty: J. T. Serres—an Artist in the Channel Fleet, 1799–1800, by M. K. Barritt. London, UK: Hydrographic Office and National Maritime Museum, 2008. 144pp. $39.95
reviewed by John B. Hattendorf. Winter 2010:167–68
 
From Hot War to Cold: The U.S. Navy and National Security Affairs, 1945–1955, by Jeffrey G. Barlow. Palo Alto, Calif.: Stanford Univ. Press, 2009. 710pp. $65
reviewed by Richard Norton. Spring 2010:151–52
 
Theodore Roosevelt’s Naval Diplomacy: The U.S. Navy and the Birth of the American Century,
by Henry J. Hendrix. Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 2009. 288pp. $34.95
reviewed by John T. Kuehn. Summer 2010:165–66
 
Middle East
The Much Too Promised Land: America’s Elusive Search for Arab-Israeli Peace, by Aaron David Miller. New York: Bantam, 2008. 407pp. $26
reviewed by John R. Schindler. Summer 2010:161–62
 
The Rise of Israel: A History of a Revolutionary States, by Jonathan Adelman.
London: Routledge, 2008. 269pp. $39.75
reviewed by Mackubin Thomas Owens. Spring 2010:139–42
 
Israel and Its Army: From Cohesion to Confusion, by Stuart A. Cohen.
London: Routledge, 2008. 210pp. $39.95
reviewed by Mackubin Thomas Owens. Spring 2010:139–42
 
 
The Vital Triangle: China, the United States, and the Middle East, by Jon B. Alterman and
John W. Garver. Washington, D.C.: CSIS, 2008. 144pp. $16.95
reviewed by Robert A. Harris. Spring 2010:147–48
 
Willful Blindness: A Memoir of the Jihad, by Andrew C. McCarthy.
New York: Encounter Books, 2008. 250pp. $25.95
reviewed by Roger W. Barnett. Summer 2010:163–64
 
National Security
Creating the National Security State: A History of the Law That Transformed America,
by Douglas T. Stuart. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton Univ. Press, 2008. 342pp. $38.50
reviewed by Richmond M. Lloyd. Winter 2010:156–57
 
Military Reform: An Uneven History and an Uncertain Future, by Winslow T. Wheeler and
Lawrence J. Korb. Palo Alto, Calif.: Stanford Univ. Press, 2009. 256pp. $24.95
reviewed by Sean Sullivan. Autumn 2010: 155–56
 
National Security Dilemmas: Challenges and Opportunities, by Colin S. Gray. Washington, D.C.:
Potomac Books, 2009. 334pp. $29.95
reviewed by Andrew L. Stigler. Winter 2010:155–56
 
Naval History—British
Eyes of the Admiralty: J. T. Serres—an Artist in the Channel Fleet, 1799–1800, by M. K. Barritt.
London: Hydrographic Office and National Maritime Museum, 2008. 144pp. $39.95
reviewed by John B. Hattendorf. Winter 2010:167–68
 
Network-centric Warfare
Network-centric Warfare: How Navies Learned to Fight Smarter through Three Wars,
by Norman Friedman.Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 2009. 424pp. $32.95
reviewed by Peter Dombrowski. Spring 2010:143–44
 
Political Science
Crisis and Command: A History of Executive Power from George Washington to George W. Bush,
by John Yoo. New York: Kaplan, 2009. 524pp. $29.95
reviewed by James P. Terry. Summer 2010:158–59
 
Propaganda
Selling the Korean War: Propaganda, Politics, and Public Opinion, 1950–1953,
 by Steven Casey. New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 2008. 476pp. $55
reviewed by Michael Pearlman. Summer 2010:164–65
 
 
Rumsfeld, Donald
By His Own Rules: The Ambitions, Successes, and Ultimate Failures of Donald Rumsfeld,
by Bradley Graham. New York: PublicAffairs, 2009. 803pp. $35
reviewed by William Calhoun. Spring 2010:150–51
 
Special Operations
Special Operations in the Age of Chivalry, 1100–1550, by Yuval Noah Harari.
Suffolk, UK: Boydell, 2007. 224pp. $90
reviewed by Mark K. Vaughn. Autumn 2010:159–61 
 
Strategy
National Security Dilemmas: Challenges and Opportunities, by Colin S. Gray.
Washington, D.C.: Potomac Books, 2009. 334pp. $29.95
reviewed by Andrew L. Stigler. Winter 2010:155–56
 
The Grand Strategy of the Byzantine Empire, by Edward N. Luttwak.
Cambridge, Mass.: Belknap, 2009. 512pp. $35
reviewed by Mike Markowitz. Autumn 2010: 161–62
 
Technology
Arms and Innovation: Entrepreneurship and Alliances in the Twenty-First-Century Defense Industry,
by James Hasik. Chicago: Univ. of Chicago Press, 2008. 224pp.  $35.
reviewed by David Foster. Summer 2010:157–58
 
Terrorism
Terrorism: A History, by Randall D. Law. Cambridge, U.K.: Polity, 2009. 342pp. $24.95
reviewed by Jeffrey H. Norwitz. Summer 2010:162
 
Willful Blindness: A Memoir of the Jihad, by Andrew C. McCarthy.
New York: Encounter Books, 2008. 250pp. $25.95
reviewed by Roger W. Barnett. Summer 2010:163–64
 
U.S. Army
The Fourth Star: Four Generals and the Epic Struggle for the Future of the United States Army,
by David Cloud and Greg Jaffe. New York: Crown, 2009. 330pp. $28
reviewed by Jon Scott Logel. Summer 2010:159–61
 
U.S. Navy
From Hot War to Cold: The U.S. Navy and National Security Affairs, 1945–1955,
by Jeffrey G. Barlow. Palo Alto, Calif.: Stanford Univ. Press, 2009. 710pp. $65
reviewed by Richard Norton. Spring 2010:151–52
 
Warfare—Future
Futures of War: Toward a Consensus View of the Future Security Environment, 2010–2035,
by Sam J. Tangredi. Newport, R.I.: Alidade, 2008. 273pp. $20
reviewed by Christopher Martin. Winter 2010:157–58
 
World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War, by Max Brooks.
New York: Crown, 2006. 352pp. $14.95
reviewed by Jayme Sutton. Summer 2010:166–67
 
Warfare—Nuclear
Thinking about Nuclear Weapons: Principles, Problems, Prospects, by Michael Quinlan.
New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 2009. 184pp. $49.95
reviewed by Henry Sokolski. Summer 2010:153–55
 
Warfare—Submarine
Execute Against Japan: The U.S. Decision to Conduct Unrestricted Submarine Warfare,
by Ira Joel Holwitt. College Station: Texas A&M Univ. Press, 2009. 262pp. $37.50
reviewed by James P. Wisecup. Autumn 2010:157–58
 
Weaponry
Death by Moderation: The U.S. Military’s Quest for Useable Weapons, by David A. Koplow.
New York: Cambridge Univ. Press, 2010. 263pp. $28.99
reviewed by Theodore L. Gatchel. Autumn 2010:153–54 
 
World War II
Canaris: The Life and Death of Hitler’s Spymaster, byMichael Mueller.
Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 2007. 320pp. $34.95
reviewed by Anthony McIvor. Autumn 2010:158–59
 
Churchill and the Norway Campaign, by Graham Rhys-Jones.
South Yorkshire, U.K.: Pen and Sword, 2008. 223pp. $33
reviewed by Jeff Shaw. Winter 2010:163–64
 
Execute Against Japan: The U.S. Decision to Conduct Unrestricted Submarine Warfare,
by Ira Joel Holwitt. College Station: Texas A&M Univ. Press, 2009. 262pp. $37.50
reviewed by James P. Wisecup. Autumn 2010: 157–58 
 
The Great Crusade: A New Complete History of the Second World War, by H. P. Willmott.
Dulles, Va.: Potomac Books, 2008. 520pp. $17.60
reviewed by Brent Boston. Winter 2010:166–67
 
 
BOOK REVIEWS 2009
 
Africa
Eleven books on Africa reviewed by Stephen A. Emerson. Winter 2009:141–46
 
Asia
Sea Lanes and Pipelines: Energy Security in Asia, by Bernard D. Cole.
Westport, Conn.: Greenwood, 2008. 280pp. $75
reviewed by James P. Lewis. Winter 2009:152
 
China
The Dragon Looks South: China and Southeast Asia in the New Century,
by Bronson Percival. Westport, Conn.: Praeger, 2007. 200pp. $31.25
reviewed by Ron Ratcliff. Spring 2009:118–19
 
Entering the Dragon’s Lair: Chinese Antiaccess Strategies and Their Implications for the United States, by Roger Cliff et al. Santa Monica, Calif.: RAND, 2007. 154pp. $27.50
reviewed by Andrew Erickson. Winter 2009:150–51
 
Civil-Military Relations
Shaping Strategy: The Civil-Military Politics of Strategic Assessment, by Risa Brooks.
Princeton, N.J.: Princeton Univ. Press, 2008. 315pp. $26.95
reviewed by Richard Norton. Summer 2009:147–49
 
Cold War
The Cold War and the United States Information Agency: American Propaganda and Public Diplomacy, 1945–1989, by Nicholas J. Cull. New York: Cambridge Univ. Press, 2008. 533pp. $125
reviewed by Bruce Gregory. Spring 2009:122–23
 
Seduced by Secrets: Inside the Stasi’s Spy-Tech World, by Kristie Macrakis.
New York: Cambridge Univ. Press, 2008. 370pp. $28
reviewed by John R. Arpin. Spring 2009:123–24
 
Energy
Sea Lanes and Pipelines: Energy Security in Asia, by Bernard D. Cole.
Westport, Conn.: Greenwood, 2008. 280pp. $75
reviewed by James P. Lewis. Winter 2009:152
 
Espionage
Seduced by Secrets: Inside the Stasi’s Spy-Tech World, by Kristie Macrakis.
New York: Cambridge Univ. Press, 2008. 370pp. $28
reviewed by John R. Arpin. Spring 2009:123–24
 
Spying on the Nuclear Bear: Anglo-American Intelligence and the Soviet Bomb,
by Michael S. Goodman. Stanford, Calif.: Stanford Univ. Press, 2007. 295pp. $50
reviewed by Myron Greenberg. Autumn 2009:166–67
 
Germany
Hitler, the Germans, and the Final Solution, by Ian Kershaw.
New Haven, Conn.: Yale Univ. Press, 2008. 394pp. $35
reviewed by Stephen Knott. Spring 2009:125–26
 
Seduced by Secrets: Inside the Stasi’s Spy-Tech World, by Kristie Macrakis.
New York: Cambridge Univ. Press, 2008. 370pp. $28
reviewed by John R. Arpin. Spring 2009:123–24
 
The Third Reich at War, by Richard J. Evans. New York: Penguin, 2009. 926pp. $40
reviewed by Stephen Knott. Autumn 2009:169–70
 
Military History
One Square Mile of Hell: The Battle for Tarawa, by John Wukovits.
New York: New American Library, 2006. 320pp. $15
reviewed by Ronald R. Shaw, Jr. Summer 2009:156–57
 
The Training Ground: Grant, Lee, Sherman, and Davis in the Mexican War, 1846–1848,
 by Martin Dugard. New York: Little, Brown, 2008. 446pp. $29.99
reviewed by William Calhoun. Winter 2009:157
 
Intelligence
Analyzing Intelligence: Origins, Obstacles, and Innovations, edited by Robert George and James Bruce. Washington, D.C.: Georgetown Univ. Press, 2008. 230pp. $29.95
reviewed by David C. Foley. Autumn 2009:159–62
 
Charlie Wilson’s War: The Extraordinary Story of How the Wildest Man in Congress and
a Rogue CIA Agent Changed the History of Our Times, by George Crile.
New York: Grove, 2004. 560pp. $14.95
reviewed by Gene Milowicki. Winter 2009:156–57
 
Spying on the Nuclear Bear: Anglo-American Intelligence and the Soviet Bomb,
by Michael S. Goodman. Stanford, Calif.: Stanford Univ. Press, 2007. 295pp. $50
reviewed by Myron Greenberg. Autumn 2009:166–67
 
 
 
International Relations
Beyond the National Interest, by Jean-Marc Coicaud. Washington, D.C.:
United States Institute of Peace Press, 2007. 297pp. $19.95
reviewed by Tom Fedyszyn. Summer 2009:153–54
 
Bounding Power: Republican Security Theory from the Polis to the Global Village,
by Daniel H. Deudney. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton Univ. Press, 2007. 391pp. $17.96
reviewed by Karl Walling. Summer 2009:152–53
 
Power and Military Effectiveness: The Fallacy of Democratic Triumphalism,
by Michael C. Desch. Baltimore, Md.: Johns Hopkins Univ. Press, 2008. 232pp. $45
reviewed by David Burbach. Winter 2009:147–48
 
Striking First: Preemption and Prevention in International Conflict,
by Michael Doyle. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton Univ. Press, 2008. 200pp. $24.95
reviewed by Thomas Nichols. Winter 2009:148–49
 
Marching toward Hell: America and Islam after Iraq, by Michael Scheuer.
New York: Free Press, 2008. 364pp. $27
reviewed by Robert Harris. Spring 2009:121–22
 
Iran
Iran Awakening: One Woman’s Journey to Reclaim Her Life and Country,
by Shirin Ebadi. New York: Random House, 2007. 256pp. $14.95
reviewed by Hayat Alvi-Aziz. Winter 2009:154–55
 
The Shia Revival: How Conflicts within Islam Will Shape the Future, by Vali Nasr.
New York: W. W. Norton, 2007. 240pp. $14.95
reviewed by Hayat Alvi-Aziz. Winter 2009:154–55
 
Iraq
Marching toward Hell: America and Islam after Iraq, by Michael Scheuer.
New York: Free Press, 2008. 364pp. $27
reviewed by Robert Harris. Spring 2009:121–22
 
The Gamble: General David Petraeus and the American Military Adventure in Iraq, 2006–2008,
by Thomas E. Ricks. New York: Penguin, 2009. 394pp. $27.95
reviewed by Jon Scott Logel. Summer 2009:151–52
 
Invisible Nation: How the Kurds’ Quest for Statehood Is Shaping Iraq and the Middle East,
by Quil Lawrence. New York: Walker, 2008. 288pp. $25.95
reviewed by Anthony DiBella. Winter 2009: 152–54
 
Blood and Belief:The PKK and the Kurdish Fight for Independence, by Aliza Marcus.
New York: New York Univ. Press, 2007. 368pp. $35
reviewed by Anthony DiBella. Winter 2009:152–54
 
Islam
Marching toward Hell: America and Islam after Iraq, by Michael Scheuer.
New York: Free Press, 2008. 364pp. $27
reviewed by Robert Harris. Spring 2009:121–22
 
Latin America
Forgotten Continent: The Battle for Latin America’s Soul, by Michael Reid.
New Haven, Conn.: Yale Univ. Press, 2007. 384pp. $30
reviewed by Paul Taylor. Spring 2009:117–18
 
Leadership
A Leader Becomes a Leader: Inspirational Stories of Leadership for a New Generation,
by J. Kevin Sheehan. Belmont, Mass.: True Gifts, 2008. 230pp. $27.95
reviewed by Richard Norton. Autumn 2009:163–64
 
Management
A Class with Drucker: The Lost Lessons of the World’s Greatest Management Teacher,
by William A. Cohen. New York: AMACOM, 2008. 248pp. $24.95, and 
Inside Drucker’s Brain, by Jeffrey A. Krames. New York: Penguin, 2008. 257pp. $24.95
reviewed by Hank Kniskern. Summer 2009:154–56
 
Maritime History
Charts of War: The Maps and Charts That Have Informed and Illustrated War at Sea,
 by John Blake. London: Conway Maritime, 2006. 160pp. $50
reviewed by Ralph C. Weiss. Spring 2009:126–27
 
The Late Victorian Navy: The Pre-dreadnought Era and the Origins of the First World War,
 by Roger Parkinson. New York: Boydell, 2008. 323pp. $145
reviewed by John B. Hattendorf. Autumn 2009:171–72
 
Middle East
Invisible Nation: How the Kurds’ Quest for Statehood Is Shaping Iraq and the Middle East,
by Quil Lawrence. New York: Walker, 2008. 288pp. $25.95
reviewed by Anthony DeBella. Winter 2009: 152–54
 
Blood and Belief: The PKK and the Kurdish Fight for Independence,
by Aliza Marcus. New York: New York Univ. Press, 2007. 368pp. $35
reviewed by Anthony DiBella. Winter 2009:152–54
 
Iran Awakening: One Woman’s Journey to Reclaim Her Life and Country, by Shirin Ebadi.
New York: Random House, 2007. 256pp. $14.95, and
The Shia Revival: How Conflicts within Islam Will Shape the Future,
by Vali Nasr. New York: W. W. Norton, 2007. 240pp. $14.95
reviewed by Hayat Alvi-Aziz. Winter 2009:154–55
 
Marching toward Hell: America and Islam after Iraq, by Michael Scheuer.
New York: Free Press, 2008. 364pp. $27
reviewed by Robert Harris. Spring 2009:121–22
 
Naval Profession
Destroyer Captain: Lessons of a First Command, by James Stavridis.
Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 2008. 224pp. $22.95
reviewed by Tom Fedyszyn. Winter 2009:150
 
Piracy
Small Boats, Weak States, Dirty Money: Piracy and Maritime Terrorism in the Modern World,
by Martin N. Murphy. New York: Columbia Univ. Press, 2009. 411pp. $60
reviewed by Claude Berube. Autumn 2009:164–65
 
Political Science
Power and Military Effectiveness: The Fallacy of Democratic Triumphalism,
by Michael C. Desch. Baltimore, Md.: Johns Hopkins Univ. Press, 2008. 232pp. $45
reviewed by David Burbach. Winter 2009:147–48
 
 
Strategic Studies: A Reader, edited by Thomas G. Mahnken and Joseph A. Maiolo.
New York: Routledge, 2008. 464pp. $49.95
reviewed by Jonathan Winkler. Winter 2009:149–50
 
Striking First: Preemption and Prevention in International Conflict, by Michael Doyle.
Princeton, N.J.: Princeton Univ. Press, 2008. 200pp. $24.95
reviewed by Thomas Nichols. Winter 2009:148–49
 
Propaganda
The Cold War and the United States Information Agency: American Propaganda and Public Diplomacy, 1945–1989, by Nicholas J. Cull. New York: Cambridge Univ. Press, 2008. 533pp. $125
reviewed by Bruce Gregory. Spring 2009:122–23
 
Russia
Russian Civil-Military Relations: Military Strategy and Operational Art, by Robert Brannon.
Farnham, Surrey, U.K.: Ashgate, 2009. 352pp. $114.95
reviewed by Tom Fedyszyn. Autumn 2009:167–69
 
Southeast Asia
The Dragon Looks South: China and Southeast Asia in the New Century, by Bronson Percival.
Westport, Conn.: Praeger, 2007. 200pp. $31.25
reviewed by Ron Ratcliff. Spring 2009:118–19
 
Soviet Union
Spying on the Nuclear Bear: Anglo-American Intelligence and the Soviet Bomb,
by Michael S. Goodman. Stanford, Calif.: Stanford Univ. Press, 2007. 295pp. $50
reviewed by Myron Greenberg. Autumn 2009:166–67
 
Strategy
Shaping Strategy: The Civil-Military Politics of Strategic Assessment, by Risa Brooks.
Princeton, N.J.: Princeton Univ. Press, 2008. 315pp. $26.95
reviewed by Richard Norton. Summer 2009:147–49
 
Strategic Studies: A Reader, edited by Thomas G. Mahnken and Joseph A. Maiolo.
New York: Routledge, 2008. 464pp. $49.95
reviewed by Jonathan Winkler. Winter 2009:149–50
 
Technology
War and the Engineers:The Primacy of Politics over Technology,by Keir Lieber.
Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell Univ. Press, 2008. 226pp. $21
reviewed by S. Mike Pavelec. Spring 2009:120–21
 
Terrorism
Small Boats, Weak States, Dirty Money: Piracy and Maritime Terrorism in the Modern World,
by Martin N. Murphy. New York: Columbia Univ. Press, 2009. 411pp. $60
reviewed by Claude Berube. Autumn 2009:164–65
 
U.S. History
Champlain’s Dream: The European Founding of North America, by David Hackett Fischer.
New York: Simon and Schuster, 2008. 834pp. $40
reviewed by William Calhoun. Summer 2009:157–58
 
United States—Security Policy
Marching toward Hell: America and Islam after Iraq, by Michael Scheuer.
New York: Free Press, 2008. 364pp. $27
reviewed by Robert Harris. Spring 2009:121–22
 
Strategic Challenges: America’s Global Security Agenda, edited by Stephen J. Flanagan and
James A. Schear. Washington, D.C.: National Defense Univ. Press, 2008. 415pp. $35
reviewed by Richard Norton. Spring 2009:119–20
 
Strategic Studies: A Reader, edited by Thomas G. Mahnken and Joseph A. Maiolo.
New York: Routledge, 2008. 464pp. $49.95
reviewed by Jonathan Winkler. Winter 2009:149–50
 
Warfare
Fighting Identity: Sacred War and World Change, by Michael Vlahos.
Westport, Conn.: Praeger, 2009. 245pp. $49.95
reviewed by S. Mike Pavelec. Autumn 2009:165–66
 
Wired for War: The Robotics Revolution and Conflict in the 21st Century, by P. W. Singer.
New York: Penguin, 2009. 499pp., $29.95
reviewed by John Edward Jackson. Autumn 2009:155–58
 
World War I
Nexus: Strategic Communications and American Security in World War I, by Jonathan Reed Winkler. New York: Harvard Univ. Press, 2008. 358pp. $55
reviewed by Dale C. Rielage. Spring 2009:124–25
 
World War II
Hitler, the Germans, and the Final Solution, by Ian Kershaw.
New Haven, Conn.: Yale Univ. Press, 2008. 394pp. $35
reviewed by Stephen Knott. Spring 2009:125–26
 
If Mahan Ran the Great Pacific War: An Analysis of World War II Naval Strategy, by John A. Adams. Bloomington: Indiana Univ. Press, 2008. 472pp. $34.95
reviewed by Michael Pearlman. Autumn 2009:170–71
 
One Square Mile of Hell: The Battle for Tarawa, by John Wukovits.
New York: New American Library, 2006. 320pp. $15
reviewed by Ronald R. Shaw, Jr. Summer 2009:156–57
 
The Third Reich at War, by Richard J. Evans.
New York: Penguin, 2009. 926pp. $40
reviewed by Stephen Knott. Autumn 2009:169–70
 
 
BOOK REVIEWS 2008
 
Africa
Brown Waters of Africa: Portuguese Riverine Warfare, 1961–1974, by John P. Cann.
St. Petersburg, Fla.: Hailer, 2007. 248pp. $29.99
reviewed by Martin N. Murphy. Summer 2008:144–45
 
Aircraft Carriers
Aircraft Carriers at War: A Personal Retrospective of Korea, Vietnam, and the Soviet Confrontation,
by James L. Holloway III. Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 2007. 479pp. $34.95
reviewed by John B. Hattendorf. Spring 2008:141–43
 
Algeria
The Question, by Henri Alleg. Lincoln: Univ. of Nebraska Press, 2006. 74pp. $16.95
reviewed by Michael H. Creswell. Winter 2008:137–38
 
Asia
Asia Looks Seaward: Power and Maritime Strategy, edited by Toshi Yoshihara and James R. Holmes. Westport, Conn.: Praeger, 2008. 226pp. $49.95
reviewed by Thomas M. Kane. Autumn 2008:153–54
 
Australia
The Tyranny of Dissonance: Australia’s Strategic Culture and Way of War, 1901–2005,
by Michael Evans. Duntroon, ACT, Australia: Land Warfare Studies Centre, 2005.
reviewed by Karl Walling. Winter 2008:138–39
 
Biography
Flying Tigers: Claire Chennault and His American Volunteers, 1941–1942, by Daniel Ford.
New York: HarperCollins (Smithsonian Books), 2007. 384pp. $15.95
reviewed by William Calhoun. Summer 2008:146–47
 
George C. Marshall: Rubrics of Leadership, by Stewart W. Husted.
Carlisle Barracks, Pa.: U.S. Army War College Foundation, 2006. 259pp. $23.95
reviewed by Cole C. Kingseed. Winter 2008:128–29
 
China
China, Fragile Superpower: How China’s Internal Politics Could Derail Its Peaceful Rise,
 by Susan Shirk. New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 2007. 336pp. $27
reviewed by Toshi Yoshihara. Winter 2008:133–34
 
China’s Future Nuclear Submarine Force, edited by Andrew S. Erickson, Lyle J. Goldstein,
William S. Murray, and Andrew R. Wilson.
Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 2007. 412pp. $45
reviewed by Alan Wachman. Spring 2008:134–35
 
China’s Nuclear Forces: Operations, Training, Doctrine, Command, Control, and
Campaign Planning, by Larry M. Wortzel.
Carlisle Barracks, Pa.: U.S. Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute, 2007.
reviewed by Christopher Yeaw. Winter 2008:131–32
 
Chinese Naval Strategy in the 21st Century: The Turn to Mahan, by James R. Holmes and
Toshi Yoshihara. New York: Routledge, 2008. 167pp. $140
reviewed by Ralph D. Sawyer. Spring 2008:133–34
 
The Impact of Chinese Naval Modernization and the Future of the United States Navy,
 by Ronald O’Rourke. New York: Nova, 2006. 106pp. $79
reviewed by Andrew S. Erickson. Winter 2008:130–31
 
Right-Sizing the People’s Liberation Army: Exploring the Contours of China’s Military,
edited by Roy Kamphausen and Andrew Scobell.
Carlisle, Pa.: Army War College, 2007. 582pp.
reviewed by Andrew S. Erickson. Autumn 2008:152–53
 
Taiwan’s Statesman: Lee Teng-hui and Democracy in Asia, by Richard C. Kagan.
Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 2007. 240pp. $30, and
Why Taiwan? Geostrategic Rationales for China’s Territorial Integrity, by Alan M. Wachman.
Stanford, Calif.: Stanford Univ. Press, 2007. 272pp. $65
reviewed by Bernard D. Cole. Summer 2008:141–43
 
 
 
The Tao of Deception: Unorthodox Warfare in Historic and Modern China,
by Ralph D. Sawyer. New York: Basic Books, 2007. 489pp. $29.95
reviewed by John R. Arpin. Winter 2008:132–33
 
Counterinsurgency
The Question, by Henri Alleg. Lincoln: Univ. of Nebraska Press, 2006. 74pp. $16.95
reviewed by Michael H. Creswell. Winter 2008:137–38
 
Energy
Rising Powers, Shrinking Planet: The Geopolitics of Energy, by Michael T. Klare.
New York: Metropolitan Books, 2008. 352pp. $26
reviewed by Richmond M. Lloyd. Autumn 2008:149–50
 
Ethics and Morality
Killing Civilians: Method, Madness, and Morality in War, by Hugo Slim.
New York: Columbia Univ. Press, 2008. 300pp. $29.95
reviewed by Robert L. Perry. Autumn 2008:157–58
 
France
The Question, by Henri Alleg. Lincoln: Univ. of Nebraska Press, 2006. 74pp. $16.95
reviewed by Michael H. Creswell. Winter 2008:137–38
 
Geopolitics
Geopolitics and the Great Powers in the Twenty-first Century: Multipolarity and the Revolution
in Strategic Perspective, by C. Dale Walton. New York: Routledge, 2007.160pp. $125
reviewed by Stephen B. Smith. Spring 2008:135–37
 
History—General
Failed Illusions: Moscow, Washington, Budapest, and the 1956 Hungarian Revolt,
by Charles Gati. Stanford, Calif.: Stanford Univ. Press, 2006. 264pp. $49.95
reviewed by Tom Fedyszyn. Autumn 2008:158–59
 
The Question, by Henri Alleg. Lincoln: Univ. of Nebraska Press, 2006. 74pp. $16.95
reviewed by Michael H. Creswell. Winter 2008:137–38
 
Truman and MacArthur: Policy, Politics, and the Hunger for Honor and Renown,
by Michael D. Pearlman. Bloomington: Indiana Univ. Press, 2008. 352pp. $29.95
reviewed by Douglas Kinnard. Autumn 2008:159–60
 
History—Military
Brown Waters of Africa: Portuguese Riverine Warfare, 1961–1974, by John P. Cann.
St. Petersburg, Fla.: Hailer, 2007. 248pp. $29.99
reviewed by Martin N. Murphy. Summer 2008:144–45
 
George C. Marshall: Rubrics of Leadership, by Stewart W. Husted.
Carlisle Barracks, Pa.: U.S. Army War College Foundation, 2006. 259pp. $23.95
reviewed by Cole C. Kingseed. Winter 2008:128–29
 
The Tao of Deception: Unorthodox Warfare in Historic and Modern China,
by Ralph D. Sawyer. New York: Basic Books, 2007. 489pp. $29.95
reviewed by John R. Arpin. Winter 2008:132–33
 
History—Naval and Maritime
Aircraft Carriers at War: A Personal Retrospective of Korea, Vietnam, and the Soviet Confrontation,
by James L. Holloway III. Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 2007. 479pp. $34.95
reviewed by John B. Hattendorf. Spring 2008:141–43
 
Educating the Royal Navy: Eighteenth and Nineteenth-Century Education for Officers,
by H. W. Dickinson. New York: Routledge, 2007. 258pp. $125
reviewed by Richard Norton. Spring 2008:143–44
 
Portuguese Oceanic Expansion, 1400–1800, edited by Francisco Betancourt and
Diogo Ramada Curto. New York: Cambridge Univ. Press, 2007. 536pp. $34.95
reviewed by John B. Hattendorf. Summer 2008:148–49
 
The Six Frigates: The Epic History of the Founding of the U.S. Navy, by Ian Toll.
New York: W. W. Norton, 2006. 592pp. $27.95
reviewed by Jack A. Gottschalk. Winter 2008:129–30
 
India
The Kaoboys of R&AW: Down Memory Lane, by B. Raman.
New Delhi, India: Lancer, 2007. 288pp. $27
reviewed by John R. Arpin. Summer 2008:147–48.
 
Marshall, George C.
George C. Marshall: Rubrics of Leadership, by Stewart W. Husted.
Carlisle Barracks, Pa.: U.S. Army War College Foundation, 2006. 259pp. $23.95
reviewed by Cole C. Kingseed. Winter 2008:128–29
 
Middle East
Power, Faith, and Fantasy: America in the Middle East 1776 to the Present,
by Michael B. Oren. New York: W. W. Norton, 2007. 800pp. $17.95
reviewed by Hayat Alvi-Aziz. Autumn 2008:154–55
 
Psychological Warfare in the Intifada: Israeli and Palestinian Media Politics and Military Strategies,
by Ron Schleifer. Portland, Ore.: Sussex Academic, 2006. 272pp. $69.50
reviewed by Robert L. Perry. Spring 2008:137–38
 
Nuclear Forces
China’s Nuclear Forces: Operations, Training, Doctrine, Command, Control, and Campaign Planning,
by Larry M. Wortzel. Carlisle Barracks, Pa.: U.S. Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute, 2007.
reviewed by Christopher Yeaw. Winter 2008:131–32
 
The Pentagon Building
Assignment Pentagon: How to Excel in a Bureaucracy, 4th ed., by Perry M. Smith and
Daniel M. Gerstein. Washington, D.C.: Potomac Books, 2007. 272pp. $22.95
reviewed by Albert J. Shimkus. Summer 2008:145–46
 
The Pentagon, a History: The Untold Story of the Wartime Race to Build the Pentagon and to Restore It Sixty Years Later, by Stephen Vogel. New York: Random House, 2007. 626pp. $32.95
reviewed by William Calhoun. Spring 2008:139–40
 
Portugal
Brown Waters of Africa: Portuguese Riverine Warfare, 1961–1974, by John P. Cann.
St. Petersburg, Fla.: Hailer, 2007. 248pp. $29.99
reviewed by Martin N. Murphy. Summer 2008:144–45
 
Portuguese Oceanic Expansion, 1400–1800, edited by Francisco Betancourt and
Diogo Ramada Curto. New York: Cambridge Univ. Press, 2007. 536pp. $34.95
reviewed by John B. Hattendorf. Summer 2008:148–49
 
 
Private Military Companies
Blackwater: The Rise of the World’s Most Powerful Mercenary Army, by Jeremy Scahill.
New York: Nation Books, 2007. 480pp. $26.95
reviewed by R. G. Bracknell. Autumn 2008:156–57
 
Royal Navy (British)
Educating the Royal Navy: Eighteenth and Nineteenth-Century Education for Officers,
by H. W. Dickinson. New York: Routledge, 2007. 258pp. $125
reviewed by Richard Norton. Spring 2008:143–44
 
Strategy
Geopolitics and the Great Powers in the Twenty-first Century: Multipolarity and the Revolution in
Strategic Perspective, by C. Dale Walton. New York: Routledge, 2007. 160pp. $125
reviewed by Stephen B. Smith. Spring 2008:135–37
 
Taiwan
Taiwan’s Statesman: Lee Teng-hui and Democracy in Asia, by Richard C. Kagan.
Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 2007. 240pp. $30, and
Why Taiwan? Geostrategic Rationales for China’s Territorial Integrity, by Alan M. Wachman.
Stanford, Calif.: Stanford Univ. Press, 2007. 272pp. $65
reviewed by Bernard D. Cole. Summer 2008:141–43
 
Terrorism
Chechen Jihad: Al Qaeda’s Training Ground and the Next Wave of Terror, by Yossef Bodansky.
New York: HarperCollins, 2007. 464pp. $27.95
reviewed by John R. Schindler. Autumn 2008:155–56
 
Counterterrorism Strategies: Successes and Failures of Six Nations, edited by Yonah Alexander. Dulles, Va.: Potomac Books, 2006. 283pp. $24, and
Defending the Homeland: Historical Perspectives on Radicalism, Terrorism, and State Responses,
edited by Melinda M. Hicks and C. Belmont Keeney.
Morgantown: West Virginia Univ. Press, 2007. 233pp. $27.50
reviewed by Randy L. Unger. Summer 2008:143–44
 
How States Fight Terrorism: Policy Dynamics in the West, edited by Doron Zimmerman and
Andreas Wenger. Boulder, Colo.: Lynne Rienner, 2006. 269pp. $55
reviewed by Jonathan Stevenson. Winter 2008:134–37
 
The Terrorism Ahead: Confronting Transnational Violence in the Twenty-first Century,
 by Paul Smith. New York: M. E. Sharpe, 2007. 258pp. $79.95
reviewed by Christopher Jasparro. Autumn 2008:150
 
United States—Armed Forces
Assignment Pentagon: How to Excel in a Bureaucracy, 4th ed., by Perry M. Smith and
Daniel M. Gerstein. Washington, D.C.: Potomac Books, 2007. 272pp. $22.95
reviewed by Albert J. Shimkus. Summer 2008:145–46
 
The Pentagon, a History: The Untold Story of the Wartime Race to Build the Pentagon and to Restore It Sixty Years Later, by Stephen Vogel. New York: Random House, 2007. 626pp. $32.95
reviewed by William Calhoun. Spring 2008:139–40
 
United States—Foreign Policy
The Death of the Grown-Up: How America’s Arrested Development Is Bringing Down Western Civilization, by Diana West. New York: St. Martin’s, 2007. 256pp. $23.95
reviewed by Jeffrey H. Norwitz. Spring 2008:138–39
 
United States—Security Policy
Asymmetric Warfare: Threat and Response in the 21st Century, by Rod Thornton.
Hoboken, N.J.: Wiley, 2007. 256pp. $69.95
reviewed by Richard Norton. Autumn 2008:151–52
 
The Death of the Grown-Up: How America’s Arrested Development Is Bringing Down Western Civilization, by Diana West. New York: St. Martin’s, 2007. 256pp. $23.95
reviewed by Jeffrey H. Norwitz. Spring 2008:138–39
 
Power, Faith, and Fantasy: America in the Middle East 1776 to the Present, by Michael B. Oren.
New York: W. W. Norton, 2007. 800pp. $17.95
reviewed by Hayat Alvi-Aziz. Autumn 2008:154–55
 
Salvaging American Defense: The Challenge of Strategic Overstretch,
by Anthony Cordesman. Westport, Conn.: Praeger, 2007. 488pp. $49.95
reviewed by Peter Dombrowski. Autumn 2008:150–51
 
U.S. Navy
The Impact of Chinese Naval Modernization and the Future of the United States Navy,
by Ronald O’Rourke. New York: Nova, 2006. 106pp. $79
reviewed by Andrew S. Erickson. Winter 2008:130–31
 
The Six Frigates: The Epic History of the Founding of the U.S. Navy, by Ian Toll.
New York: W. W. Norton, 2006. 592pp. $27.95
reviewed by Jack A. Gottschalk. Winter 2008:129–30
 
Vietnam War
The War Managers: Thirtieth Anniversary Edition, by Douglas Kinnard.
Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 2007. 216pp. $19.95
reviewed by Peter Grabosky. Spring 2008:140–41
 
Warfare—Future
Asymmetric Warfare: Threat and Response in the 21st Century, by Rod Thornton.
Hoboken, N.J.: Wiley, 2007. 256pp. $69.95
reviewed by Richard Norton. Autumn 2008:151–52
 
World War II
Flying Tigers: Claire Chennault and His American Volunteers, 1941–1942, by Daniel Ford.
New York: HarperCollins (Smithsonian Books), 2007. 384pp. $15.95
reviewed by William Calhoun. Summer 2008:146–47
 
George C. Marshall: Rubrics of Leadership, by Stewart W. Husted.
Carlisle Barracks, Pa.: U.S. Army War College Foundation, 2006. 259pp. $23.95
reviewed by Cole C. Kingseed. Winter 2008:128–29
 
 
BOOK REVIEWS 2007
 
Africa
Politics in Southern Africa: State and Society in Transition, edited by Gretchen Bauer and
Scott D. Taylor. Boulder, Colo.: Lynne Rienner, 2005. 404pp. $26.50
reviewed by Richard Norton. Autumn 2007:141–42
 
Untapped: The Scramble for Africa’s Oil, by John Ghazvinian.
New York: Harcourt, 2007. 320pp. $25
reviewed by Richmond M. Lloyd. Autumn 2007:142–43
 
Biography
LeMay, by Barrett Tillman. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007. 205pp. $21.95
reviewed by David Buckwalter. Autumn 2007:145–46
 
Blockades
Naval Blockades in Peace and War: An Economic History since 1750, by Lance E. Davis and
Stanley L. Engerman. New York: Cambridge Univ. Press, 2006. 325pp. $85
reviewed by Bruce Elleman. Autumn 2007:146–47
 
China’s Rising Sea Power: The PLA Navy’s Submarine Challenge, by Peter Howarth,
New York: Frank Cass, 2006. 198pp. $125
reviewed by Peter Woolley. Summer 2007:134–35
 
Imagined Enemies: China Prepares for Uncertain War, by John Wilson Lewis and Xue Litai.
Stanford, Calif.: Stanford Univ. Press, 2006. 377pp. $60
reviewed by Andrew S. Erickson. Autumn 2007:139–40
 
The Science of Military Strategy, edited by Peng Guangqian and Yao Youzhi.
Beijing: Military Science Publishing House, 2005. 504pp. $40
reviewed by Andrew S. Erickson. Summer 2007:133–34
 
The Tao of Spycraft: Intelligence Theory and Practice in Traditional China, by Ralph D. Sawyer.
Boulder, Colo.: Westview, 2004. 617pp.
reviewed by John R. Arpin. Winter 2007:152–53
 
Zheng He: China and the Oceans in the Early Ming Dynasty, 1405–1433,
by Edward L. Dreyer. Old Tappan, N.J.: Pearson Longman, 2006. 238pp. $20.67
reviewed by Benjamin Armstrong. Autumn 2007:140–41
 
 
Ethics
Bioethics and Armed Conflict: Moral Dilemmas of Medicine and War,
by Michael L. Gross. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 2006. 384pp. $26
reviewed by Arthur M. Smith. Spring 2007:157–58
 
 
History—General
God’s War: A New History of the Crusades, by Christopher Tyerman.
Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard Univ. Press, 2006. 1,024pp. $35
reviewed by Mark K. Vaughn. Spring 2007:159–60
 
Strategy and History: Essays on Theory and Practice, by Colin S. Gray.
New York: Routledge, 2006. 234pp. $41.95
reviewed by Timothy D. Hoyt. Winter 2007:143–44
 
T. E. Lawrence in War and Peace: An Anthology of the Military Writings of Lawrence of Arabia,
edited by Malcolm Brown. London: Greenhill, 2005. 320pp. $39.95
reviewed by Ahmed Hashim. Winter 2007:146–48
 
Foreign Relations of the U.S.: Vietnam, January 1969–July 1970, vol. 6, edited by Edward C. Keefer. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2006. 1,173pp. $65
reviewed by Douglas Kinnard. Winter 2007:155–56
 
 
 
From World War to Cold War: Churchill, Roosevelt, and the International History of the 1940s,
by David Reynolds. New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 2006. 363pp. $45
reviewed by Karl Walling. Spring 2007:160–61
 
History—Military
The War That Made America: A Short History of the French and Indian War, by Fred Anderson.
New York: Viking, 2005. 293pp. $25.95
reviewed by William Calhoun. Winter 2007:156–57
 
History—Naval and Maritime
The Battle of Heligoland Bight, by Eric. W. Osborne.
Indianapolis: Indiana Univ. Press, 2006. 141pp. $27.95, and
Distant Victory: The Battle of Jutland and the Allied Triumph in the First World War,
by Daniel Allen Butler. Westport, Conn.: Praeger Security International, 2006. 251pp. $44.95
reviewed by Holger H. Herwig. Spring 2007:163–65
 
Decision at Sea: Five Naval Battles That Shaped American History,
by Craig L. Symonds. New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 2005. 378pp. $30
reviewed by William Lloyd Stearman. Winter 2007:148–48
 
The Development of British Naval Thinking: Essays in Memory of Bryan Ranft,
edited by Geoffrey Till. New York: Routledge, 2006. 214pp. $125
reviewed by Paul Kennedy. Spring 2007:162
 
Naval Blockades in Peace and War: An Economic History since 1750, by Lance E. Davis and
Stanley L. Engerman. New York: Cambridge Univ. Press, 2006. 325pp. $85
reviewed by Bruce Elleman. Autumn 2007:146–47
 
Ships and Science: The Birth of Naval Architecture in the Scientific Revolution, 1600–1800,
by Larrie D. Ferreiro. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 2007. 432pp. $45
reviewed by James R. FitzSimonds. Autumn 2007:147–48
 
Silent Steel: The Mysterious Death of the Nuclear Sub USS Scorpion, by Stephen P. Johnson.
Hoboken, N.J.: Wiley, 2006. 292pp. $25.95
reviewed by James H. Patton. Winter 2007:154–55
 
Zheng He: China and the Oceans in the Early Ming Dynasty, 1405–1433, by Edward L. Dreyer.
Old Tappan, N.J.: Pearson Longman, 2006. 238pp. $20.67
reviewed by Benjamin Armstrong. Autumn 2007:140–41
 
Innovation
Making Innovation Work: How to Manage It, Measure It, and Profit from It, by Tony Divila,
Marc J. Epstein, and Robert Shelton. Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Wharton School, 2006. 334pp. $29.99
reviewed by Hank Kniskern. Winter 2007:149–50
 
Intelligence
National Intelligence Strategy, by John Negroponte. Washington, D.C.: Office of the Director of National Intelligence, 2005. 32pp., and Safe for Democracy: The Secret Wars of the CIA, by John Prados. Chicago: Ivan R. Dee, 2006. 696pp. $35
reviewed by John R. Arpin. Autumn 2007:144–45
 
Strategic Human Capital Plan: An Annex to the US National Intelligence Strategy, by John Negroponte. Washington, D.C.: Office of the Director of National Intelligence, 2006. 47pp.
reviewed by Derek S. Reveron. Winter 2007:139–42
 
 
The Tao of Spycraft: Intelligence Theory and Practice in Traditional China, by Ralph D. Sawyer.
Boulder, Colo.: Westview, 2004. 617pp.
reviewed by John R. Arpin. Winter 2007:152–53
 
International Relations
Religion and Security: The New Nexus in International Relations, edited by Robert A. Seiple and
Dennis R. Hoover. Lanham, Md.:Rowman and Littlefield, 2004. 198pp. $65
reviewed by John D. Carlson. Winter 2007:150–52
 
Japan
From Mahan to Pearl Harbor: The Imperial Japanese Navy and the United States, by Sadao Asada. Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 2006. 385pp. $36.95
reviewed by James R. Holmes. Summer 2007:136–37
 
Japan’s Sea Lane Security, 1940–2004: A Matter of Life and Death? by Euan Graham.
New York: Routledge, 2006. 320pp. $115
reviewed by Andrew S. Erickson. Winter 2007:153–54
 
Kosovo
Peace at Any Price: How the World Failed Kosovo, by Iain King and Whit Mason.
Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell Univ. Press, 2006. 228pp. $27.95
reviewed by John R. Schindler. Summer 2007:138–39
 
Latin America
Addicted to Failure: U.S. Security Policy in Latin America and the Andean Region,
edited by Brian Loveman. New York: Rowman and Littlefield, 2006. 367pp. $27.95
reviewed by Richard Norton. Summer 2007:139–40
 
Shining Path: Guerrilla War in Peru’s Northern Highlands, 1980–1997, by Lewis Taylor.
Liverpool, U.K.: Liverpool Univ. Press, 2006, 232pp. $32.50
reviewed by Paul D. Taylor. Summer 2007:140–41
 
Lawrence, T. E.
T. E. Lawrence in War and Peace: An Anthology of the Military Writings of Lawrence of Arabia,
edited by Malcolm Brown. London: Greenhill, 2005. 320pp. $39.95
reviewed by Ahmed Hashim. Winter 2007:146–48
 
LeMay, Curtis E.
LeMay, by Barrett Tillman. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007. 205pp. $21.95
reviewed by David Buckwalter. Autumn 2007:145–46
 
Leyte
The Battle for Leyte, 1944: Allied and Japanese Plans, Preparations, and Execution,
by Milan Vego. Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 2006. 479pp. $55
reviewed by Donald M. Goldstein. Spring 2007:158–59
 
McCain, Admiral John
A Leader Born, edited by Alton Keith Gilbert. Drexel Hill, Pa.: Casemate, 2006. 230pp. $32.95
reviewed by Thomas Zelibor. Spring 2007:162–63
 
Medicine
Bioethics and Armed Conflict: Moral Dilemmas of Medicine and War, by Michael L. Gross.
Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 2006. 384pp. $26
reviewed by Arthur M. Smith. Spring 2007:157–58
 
 
Naval Architecture
Ships and Science: The Birth of Naval Architecture in the Scientific Revolution, 1600–1800,
by Larrie D. Ferreiro. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 2007. 432pp. $45
reviewed by James R. FitzSimonds. Autumn 2007:147–48
 
Pakistan
Pakistan: Between Mosque and Military, by Husain Haqqani. Washington, D.C.:
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 2005. 380pp. $17.95
reviewed by Amer Latif. Winter 2007:144–46
 
Precision-Guided Munitions
Weapons of Choice: The Development of Precision Guided Munitions, by Paul G. Gillespie.
Tuscaloosa: Univ. of Alabama Press, 2006. 232pp. $35
reviewed by David Buckwalter. Summer 2007:143–44
 
The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11, by Lawrence Wright.
New York: Knopf, 2006. 480pp. $27.95
reviewed by David L. Teska. Summer 2007:146–47
 
Space
Space Warfare: Strategy, Principles and Policy, by John J. Klein. Space Power and Politics Series.
New York: Routledge, 2006. 196pp. $110
reviewed by Dana E. Struckman. Summer 2007:145–46
 
The Survival Imperative: Using Space to Protect the Earth, by William E. Burrows.
New York: Forge Books, 2006. 306pp. $24.95
reviewed by John R. Arpin. Summer 2007:144–45
 
Strategy
The American Way of Strategy: U.S. Foreign Policy and the American Way of Life, by Michael Lind.
New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 2006. 259pp. $24
reviewed by F. G. Hoffman. Spring 2007:151–53
 
Forging a World of Liberty under Law: U.S. National Security in the 21st Century: Final Report of the Princeton Project on National Security (plus seven Working Group Reports), by G. John Ikenberry, and Anne-Marie Slaughter. Princeton, N.J.: Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs,
27 September 2006, 96pp. (Available at www.wws .Princeton.edu/ppns/report.html)
reviewed by William C. Martel. Summer 2007:123–32
 
Strategy and History: Essays on Theory and Practice, by Colin S. Gray.
New York: Routledge, 2006. 234pp. $41.95
reviewed by Timothy D. Hoyt. Winter 2007:143–44
 
Submarines
Silent Steel: The Mysterious Death of the Nuclear Sub USS Scorpion, by Stephen P. Johnson.
Hoboken, N.J.: Wiley, 2006. 292pp. $25.95
reviewed by James H. Patton. Winter 2007:154–55
 
Taiwan
Taiwan’s Security: History and Prospects, by Bernard D. Cole.
New York: Routledge, 2006. 254pp. $125
reviewed by Michael S. Chase. Summer 2007:135–36
 
 
 
 
United Nations
Council Unbound:The Growth of UN Decision Making on Conflict and Postconflict Issues after the Cold War, by Michael J. Matheson. Washington, D.C.: U. S. Institute of Peace Press, 2006.422pp $9.95
reviewed by Craig Allen. Summer 2007:141–42
 
The Parliament of Man:The Past, Present, and Future of the United Nations, by Paul Kennedy.
New York: Random House, 2006. 384pp. $26.95
reviewed by David A. Smith. Spring 2007:156–57
 
United States—Foreign Policy
America’s Viceroys: The Military and U.S. Foreign Policy, edited by Derek S. Reveron.
New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2004. 214pp. $75
reviewed by Donald K. Hansen. Summer 2007:142–43
 
United States—Security Policy
America’s Viceroys: The Military and U.S. Foreign Policy, edited by Derek S. Reveron.
New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2004. 214pp. $75
reviewed by Donald K. Hansen. Summer 2007:142–43
 
Finding the Target: The Transformation of American Military Policy, by Frederick Kagan.
New York: Encounter Books, 2006. 432pp. $29.95
reviewed by F. J. “Bing” West. Spring 2007:153–54
 
Safe for Democracy: The Secret Wars of the CIA, by John Prados.
Chicago: Ivan R. Dee, 2006. 696pp. $35
reviewed by John R. Arpin. Autumn 2007:144–45
 
Victory in War: Foundations of Modern Military Policy, by William C. Martel.
New York: Cambridge Univ. Press, 2007. 446pp. $36.95
reviewed by James R. Holmes. Autumn 2007:143–44
 
U.S. Army
The Deserter’s Tale: The Story of an Ordinary Soldier Who Walked Away from the War in Iraq,
by Joshua Key and Lawrence Hill. New York: Atlantic Monthly, 2007. 237pp. $23
reviewed by Thomas Moore. Summer 2007:147–48
 
Vietnam War
Foreign Relations of the U.S.: Vietnam, January 1969–July 1970, vol. 6, edited by Edward C. Keefer. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2006. 1,173pp. $65
reviewed by Douglas Kinnard. Winter 2007:155–56
 
Washington, George
Realistic Visionary: A Portrait of George Washington, by Peter R. Henriques.
Charlottesville: Univ. of Virginia Press, 2006. 256pp. $26.95
reviewed by William M. Calhoun. Spring 2007:165–66
 
Weapons of Mass Destruction
Preventive Attack and Weapons of Mass Destruction, by Lyle J. Goldstein.
Stanford, Calif.: Stanford Univ. Press, 2006. 268pp. $50
reviewed by James J. Wirtz. Spring 2007:154–56
 
World War II
The Battle for Leyte, 1944: Allied and Japanese Plans, Preparations, and Execution, by Milan Vego. Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 2006. 479pp. $55
reviewed by Donald M. Goldstein. Spring 2007:158–59
 
From Mahan to Pearl Harbor: The Imperial Japanese Navy and the United States, by Sadao Asada. Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 2006. 385pp. $36.95
reviewed by James R. Holmes. Summer 2007:136–37
 
 
BOOK REVIEWS 2006
 
Africa
Shake Hands with the Devil: The Failure of Humanity in Rwanda, by Romeo Dallaire.
New York: Carroll and Graf, 2004. 562pp. $16.95
reviewed by Robert C. Whitten. Winter 2006:141–43
 
Asia
Asian Security Handbook: Terrorism and the New Security Environment, 3rd ed.,
edited by William M. Carpenter and David G. Wiencek.
New York: M. E. Sharpe, 2005. 365pp. $84.95
reviewed by Timothy N. Castle. Winter 2006:150–51
 
China
Nuclear First Strike: Consequences of a Broken Taboo, by George Quester.
Baltimore, Md.: Johns Hopkins Univ. Press, 2006. 159pp. $22.95 and
China’s Nuclear Future, edited by Paul J. Bolt and Albert S. Willner.
Boulder, Colo.: Lynne Rienner, 2006. 221pp. $52
reviewed by Christopher Yeaw. Autumn 2006:137–39
 
Civil-Military Relations
The Pentagon and the Presidency: Civil-Military Relations from FDR to George W. Bush,
by Dale R. Herspring. Lawrence: Univ. Press of Kansas, 2005. 512pp. $45
reviewed by Gregory D. Foster. Spring 2006:172–73
 
Decision Making
Blink: The Power of Thinking without Thinking, by Malcolm Gladwell.
New York: Little, Brown, 2005. 277pp. $15.57
reviewed by Richard Norton. Winter 2006:154–57
 
Energy Weapons
The E-Bomb: How America’s New Directed Energy Weapons Will Change the Way Future Wars
Will Be Fought, by Doug Beason. Cambridge, Mass.: Da Capo, 2005. 256pp. $26
reviewed by William C. Martel. Autumn2006:131–33
 
History—General
Her Majesty’s Spymaster: Elizabeth I, Sir Francis Walsingham, and the Birth of Modern Espionage,
by Stephen Budiansky. New York: Penguin, 2005. 235pp. $24.95
reviewed by John R. Arpin. Summer 2006:157–58
 
History—Military
1776, by David McCullough. New York: Simon and Schuster, 2005. 386pp. $32
reviewed by William Calhoun. Winter 2006:160–62
 
Jimmy Stewart: Bomber Pilot, by Starr Smith. St. Paul, Minn.: Zenith, 2005. 287pp. $21.95
reviewed by Robert Whitten. Autumn 2006:145–46
 
History—Naval and Maritime
The British Seaborne Empire, by Jeremy Black.
New Haven, Conn.: Yale Univ. Press, 2005. 420pp. $40
reviewed by John B. Hattendorf. Summer 2006:156–57
 
A Call to the Sea: Captain Charles Stewart of the USS Constitution,
by Claude Berube and John Rodgaard. Dulles, Va.: Potomac Books, 2005. 299pp. $35
reviewed by Charles Brodine. Summer 2006:158–59
 
The Command of the Ocean: A Naval History of Britain, 16491815, by N. A. M. Rodger.
New York: W. W. Norton, 2005. 907pp. $45
reviewed by John B. Hattendorf. Autumn 2006:134–36
 
German Naval Codebreakers, by Jak P. Mallmann Showell.
Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 2003. 160pp. $29.95
reviewed by Dale C. Rielage. Winter 2006:159–60
 
The Last of the Tin-Can Sailors, by James D. Hornfischer.
New York: Bantam, 2004. 499pp. $14
reviewed by Dan Dusek. Autumn 2006:144–45
 
Making Waves: Politics, Propaganda, and the Emergence of the Imperial Japanese Navy, 1868–1922,
by Charles J. Schencking. Stanford, Calif.: Stanford Univ. Press, 2005. 283pp. $57.95
reviewed by S. C. M. Paine. Summer 2006:155–56
 
Remember the Maine, to Hell with Spain: America’s 1898 Adventure in Imperialism,
by Robert B. Edgerton. Lewiston, N.Y.: Edwin Mellen, 2005. 225pp. $109.95
reviewed by Dan Dusek. Autumn 2006:147–49
 
The Sea Rover’s Practice: Pirate Tactics and Techniques, 1630–1730, by Benerson Little.
Washington, D.C.: Potomac, 2005. 253pp. $27.50
reviewed by Jack A. Gottschalk. Autumn 2006:149
 
Shattered Sword: The Untold Story of the Battle of Midway, by Jonathan B. Parshall and
Anthony P. Tully. Washington, D.C.: Potomac Books, 2005. 613pp. $35, and
The Unknown Battle of Midway: The Destruction of the American Torpedo Squadrons,
by Alvin B. Kernan. New Haven, Conn.: Yale Univ. Press, 2005. 181pp. $26
reviewed by Thomas Wildenberg. Summer 2006:145–48
 
Soviet Naval Doctrine and Policy, 19561986, by Robert Waring Herrick.
Lewiston, N.Y.: Edwin Mellen, 2003. 3 vols., 1,415pp. $129.95, $129.95, $139.95
reviewed by Tom Fedyszyn. Autumn 2006:143–44
 
The Submarine: A History, by Thomas Parrish. New York: Penguin, 2004. 576pp. $17
reviewed by William S. Murray. Summer 2006:152–53
 
Innovation
Warfighting and Disruptive Technologies: Disguising Innovation, by Terry C. Pierce.
New York: Frank Cass, 2004. 265pp. $115
reviewed by Robert C. Rubel. Winter 2006:153–54
 
Intelligence
Burn before Reading: Presidents, CIA Directors, and Central Intelligence, by Stansfield Turner.
New York: Hyperion, 2005. 319pp. $23.95
reviewed by Tom Grassey. Autumn 2006:142–43
 
International Law
National Security Law, Second Edition, by John Norton Moore and Robert F. Turner.
Durham, N.C.: Carolina Academic, 2005. 1,424pp. $110
reviewed by Sean P. Hennseler. Winter 2006:148–49
 
International Security
International Security: An Analytical Survey, by Michael Sheehan.
Boulder, Colo.: Lynne Rienner, 2005. 199pp. $49.95
reviewed by Tom Fedyszyn. Winter 2006:147–48
 
Iraq
Basrah, Baghdad, and Beyond: The U.S. Marine Corps in the Second Iraq War,
by Nicholas E. Reynolds. Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 2005. 276pp. $32.95
reviewed by James S. Robbins. Spring 2006:157–61
 
Dark Victory: America’s Second War against Iraq, by Jeffrey Record.
Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 2005. 205pp. $49.90
reviewed by Anthony H. Cordesman. Winter 2006:143–45
 
On Point: The United States Army in Operation Iraqi Freedom, by Gregory Fontenot, E. J. Degen,
and David Tohn. Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 2005. 539pp. $34.95
reviewed by Terry L. Sellers. Spring 2006:170–71
 
One Bullet Away: The Making of a Marine Officer, by Nathaniel Fick.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2005. 384pp. $25
reviewed by Reed Bonadonna. Autumn 2006:146–47
 
Japan
Making Waves: Politics, Propaganda, and the Emergence of the Imperial Japanese Navy, 1868–1922,
by Charles J. Schencking. Stanford, Calif.: Stanford Univ. Press, 2005. 283pp. $57.95
reviewed by S. C. M. Paine. Summer 2006:155–56
 
Kauffman, Draper
America’s First Frogman: The Draper Kauffman Story, by Elizabeth Kauffman Bush.
Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 2004. 221pp. $28.94
reviewed by Robert G. Kaufman. Spring 2006:175–76
 
Midway, Battle of
Shattered Sword: The Untold Story of the Battle of Midway, by Jonathan B. Parshall and
Anthony P. Tully. Washington, D.C.: Potomac Books, 2005. 613pp. $35 and
The Unknown Battle of Midway: The Destruction of the American Torpedo Squadrons,
 by Alvin B. Kernan. New Haven, Conn.: Yale Univ. Press, 2005. 181pp. $26
reviewed by Thomas Wildenberg. Summer 2006:145–48
 
Military Theory
The Utility of Force: The Art of War in the Modern World, by General Sir Rupert Smith.
London: Penguin, 2005. 428pp. £25
reviewed by Robert Bolia. Spring 2006:169–70
 
Nation Building
Nation-Building: Beyond Afghanistan and Iraq, edited by Francis Fukuyama.
Baltimore, Md.: Johns Hopkins Univ. Press, 2006. 262pp. $21.95
reviewed by Andrew Stigler. Autumn 2006:139–40
 
Piracy
The Sea Rover’s Practice: Pirate Tactics and Techniques, 1630–1730, by Benerson Little.
Washington, D.C.: Potomac, 2005. 253pp. $27.50
reviewed by Jack A. Gottschalk. Autumn 2006:149
 
 
Proliferation
Combating Proliferation: Strategic Intelligence & Security Policy, by Jason D. Ellis and
Geoffrey D. Kiefer. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Univ. Press, 2004. 287pp. $48
reviewed by Jeffrey T. Richelson. Spring 2006:171–72
 
South Africa’s Weapons of Mass Destruction, by Helen E. Purkitt and Stephen F. Burgess.
Bloomington: Indiana Univ. Press, 2005. 332pp. $24.95
reviewed by Jonathan Stevenson. Summer 2006:150–51
 
Revolutionary War
1776, by David McCullough. New York: Simon and Schuster, 2005. 386pp. $32
reviewed by William Calhoun. Winter 2006:160–62
 
Russia/Soviet Union
The Russian Military: Power and Purpose, edited by Steven E. Miller and Dimitri V. Trenin.
Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 2004. 241pp. $25
reviewed by Stephen Blank. Winter 2006:157–59
 
Soviet Naval Doctrine and Policy, 19561986, by Robert Waring Herrick. Lewiston, N.Y.: Edwin Mellen, 2003. 3 vols., 1,415pp. $129.95, $129.95, $139.95
reviewed by Tom Fedyszyn. Autumn 2006:143–44
 
Submarines
The Submarine: A History, by Thomas Parrish. New York: Penguin, 2004. 576pp. $17
reviewed by William S. Murray. Summer 2006:152–53
 
Terrorism
Asian Security Handbook: Terrorism and the New Security Environment, 3rd ed.,
edited by William M. Carpenter and David G. Wiencek.
New York: M. E. Sharpe, 2005. 365pp. $84.95
reviewed by Timothy N. Castle. Winter 2006:150–51
 
The Counter-Terrorism Puzzle: A Guide for Decision Makers, by Boaz Ganor.
New Brunswick, N.J.: Transaction, 2005. 334pp. $39.95
reviewed by Jeffrey H. Norwitz. Winter 2006:146–47
 
Protecting Liberty in an Age of Terror, edited by Philip B. Hermann and Juliette N. Kayyem.
Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 2005. 194pp. $30
reviewed by Jane G. Dalton. Summer 2006:149–50
 
Transformation Filling the Ranks: Transforming the U.S. Military System,
edited by Cindy Williams. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 2004. 376pp. $50
reviewed by Donald Chisholm. Spring 2006:162–67
 
Warfighting and Disruptive Technologies: Disguising Innovation, by Terry C. Pierce.
New York: Frank Cass, 2004. 265pp. $115
reviewed by Robert C. Rubel. Winter 2006:153–54
 
United Kingdom
The British Seaborne Empire, by Jeremy Black.
New Haven, Conn.: Yale Univ. Press, 2005. 420pp. $40
reviewed by John B. Hattendorf. Summer 2006:156–57
 
 
 
 
The Command of the Ocean: A Naval History of Britain, 16491815, by N. A. M. Rodger.
New York: W. W. Norton, 2005. 907pp. $45
reviewed by John B. Hattendorf. Autumn 2006:134–36
 
Her Majesty’s Spymaster: Elizabeth I, Sir Francis Walsingham, and
the Birth of Modern Espionage, by Stephen Budiansky.
New York: Penguin, 2005. 235pp. $24.95
reviewed by John R. Arpin. Summer 2006:157–58
 
United Nations
Shake Hands with the Devil: The Failure of Humanity in Rwanda, by Romeo Dallaire.
New York: Carroll and Graf, 2004. 562pp. $16.95
reviewed by Robert C. Whitten. Winter 2006:141–43
 
United States—Armed Forces
Filling the Ranks: Transforming the U.S. Military System, edited by Cindy Williams.
Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 2004. 376pp. $50
reviewed by Donald Chisholm. Spring 2006:162–67
 
Imperial Grunts: The American Military on the Ground, by Robert D. Kaplan.
New York: Random House, 2005. 421pp. $27.95
reviewed by Zygmunt F. Demberk. Summer 2006:151–52
 
Warfighting and Disruptive Technologies: Disguising Innovation, by Terry C. Pierce.
New York: Frank Cass, 2004. 265pp. $115
reviewed by Robert C. Rubel. Winter 2006:153–54
 
United States—Foreign Policy
U.S. Foreign Policy: The Paradox of World Power,
by Steven W. Hook. Washington, D.C.: Congressional Quarterly, 2005. 487pp. $54.95
reviewed by Stephen Yetiv. Winter 2006:149–50
 
United States—Security Policy
Chain of Command: The Road from 9/11 to Abu Ghraib, by Seymour Hersh.
New York: HarperCollins, 2004. 394pp. $36.95
reviewed by Ron Ratcliff. Winter 2006:152–53
 
Forging the Shield: Eisenhower and National Security for the 21st Century,
edited by Dennis E. Showalter. Chicago: Imprint, 2005. 236pp. $24.95
reviewed by Douglas Kinnard. Summer 2006:154–55
 
The Shield and the Cloak: The Security of the Commons, by Gary Hart.
New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 2006. 194pp. $22
reviewed by Richmond M. Lloyd. Autumn 2006:141–42
 
U.S. Marine Corps
One Bullet Away: The Making of a Marine Officer, by Nathaniel Fick.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2005. 384pp. $25
reviewed by Reed Bonadonna. Autumn 2006:146–47
 
Venezuela
The Unraveling of Representative Democracy in Venezuela, edited by Jennifer L. McCoy and
David J. Myers. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Univ. Press, 2004. 342pp. $49.95
reviewed by Richard Norton. Spring 2006:174–75
 
 
 
Warfare—Nuclear
Nuclear First Strike: Consequences of a Broken Taboo, by George Quester.
Baltimore, Md.: Johns Hopkins Univ. Press, 2006. 159pp. $22.95, and
China’s Nuclear Future, edited by Paul J. Bolt and Albert S. Willner.
Boulder, Colo.: Lynne Rienner, 2006. 221pp. $52
reviewed by Christopher Yeaw. Autumn 2006:137–39
 
Weapons of Mass Destruction
South Africa’s Weapons of Mass Destruction, by Helen E. Purkitt and Stephen F. Burgess.
Bloomington: Indiana Univ. Press, 2005. 332pp. $24.95
reviewed by Jonathan Stevenson. Summer 2006:150–51
 
World War II
German Naval Codebreakers, by Jak P. Mallmann Showell.
Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 2003. 160pp. $29.95
reviewed by Dale C. Rielage. Winter 2006:159–60
 
 
BOOK REVIEWS 2005
 
Afghanistan
Ghost Wars: The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan, and Bin Laden, from the Soviet Invasion to September 10, 2001, by Steve Coll. New York: Penguin, 2004. 695pp. $29.95
reviewed by Amer Latif. Summer 2005:147–48
 
Aircraft Carriers
All the Factors of Victory: Admiral Joseph Mason Reeves and the Origins of Carrier Airpower,
by Thomas Wildenberg. Washington, D.C.: Brassey’s, 2003. 326pp. $27.50
reviewed by Chris Madsen. Winter 2005:174–75
 
Australia
The Royal Australian Navy in World War II, 2d ed.
Australia: Allen & Unwin, 2005. 336pp. AUD$39.95
reviewed by Dale Stephens. Summer 2005:153–54
 
Balkans
NATO and the Former Yugoslavia: Crisis, Conflict, and the Atlantic Alliance,
by Joyce P. Kaufman. Lanham, Md.: Rowman and Littlefield, 2002. 231pp. $74
reviewed by Tom Fedyszyn. Winter 2005:158–60
 
Biography
All the Factors of Victory: Admiral Joseph Mason Reeves and the Origins of Carrier Airpower,
by Thomas Wildenberg. Washington, D.C.: Brassey’s, 2003. 326pp. $27.50
reviewed by Chris Madsen. Winter 2005:174–75
 
John Paul Jones: Sailor, Hero, Father of the American Navy, by Evan Thomas.
New York: Simon and Schuster, 2003. 237pp. $25
reviewed by Alan Cate. Winter 2005:177
 
A Rage for Glory: The Life and Times of Commodore Stephen Decatur, USN,
by James Tertius de Kay. New York: Free Press, 2004. 237pp. $25
reviewed by Wade G. Dudley. Winter 2005:175–76
 
 
 
 
Central Intelligence Agency
Ghost Wars: The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan, and Bin Laden, from the Soviet Invasion to September 10, 2001, by Steve Coll. New York: Penguin, 2004. 695pp. $29.95
reviewed by Amer Latif. Summer 2005:147–48
 
China
At Cross-Purposes: U.S.-Taiwan Relations since 1942, by Richard C. Bush.
New York: M. E. Sharpe, 2004. 320pp. $27.59
reviewed by Bruce Elleman. Winter 2005:161–63
 
The People’s Liberation Army and China in Transition, edited by Stephen J. Flanagan and
Michael E. Marti. Washington, D.C.: National Defense Univ., 2003. 364pp. $34.50
reviewed by Bruce Elleman. Spring 2005:150–52
 
Civil-Military Relations
Hungary and NATO: Problems in Civil-Military Relations, by Jeffrey Simon.
Lanham, Md.: Rowman and Littlefield, 2003. 131pp. $36.95, and
Poland and NATO: A Study in Civil-Military Relations, by Simon Jeffrey. Lanham, Md.: Rowman and Littlefield, 2004. 195pp. $28.95, and.
NATO and the Czech and Slovak Republics: A Comparative Study in Civil-Military Relations, by Simon Jeffrey. Lanham, Md.: Rowman and Littlefield, 2004. 307pp. $34.95.
reviewed by Rachel Epstein. Winter 2005:155–58
 
Decatur, Stephen
A Rage for Glory: The Life and Times of Commodore Stephen Decatur, USN,
by James Tertius de Kay. New York: Free Press, 2004. 237pp. $25
reviewed by Wade G. Dudley. Winter 2005:175–76
 
DPRK (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea). See Korea, North
 
Ethics
The Moral Warrior: Ethics and Service in the U.S. Military, by Martin L. Cook.
Albany: State Univ. of New York Press, 2004. 172pp. $54.40
reviewed by Cynthia Perrotti. Spring 2005:148–49
 
Europe
Allies at War: American, Europe, and the Crisis over Iraq, by Philip H. Gordon and Jeremy Shaprio.
New York: McGraw-Hill, 2004. 266pp. $19.95
reviewed by Rob Bracknell. Spring 2005:139–42
 
Eastern Europe
Hungary and NATO: Problems in Civil-Military Relations, by Jeffrey Simon.
Lanham, Md.: Rowman and Littlefield, 2003. 131pp. $36.95, and
Poland and NATO: A Study in Civil-Military Relations, by Simon Jeffrey.
Lanham, Md.: Rowman and Littlefield, 2004. 195pp. $28.95. and
NATO and the Czech and Slovak Republics: A Comparative Study in Civil-Military Relations, by Simon Jeffrey. Lanham, Md.: Rowman and Littlefield, 2004. 307pp. $34.95
reviewed by Rachel Epstein. Winter 2005:155–58
 
Environment
Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed, by Jared Diamond.
New York: Viking, 2005. 525pp. $29.95
reviewed by Thomas E. Seal. Autumn 2005:147–49
 
 
 
History—General
To America: Personal Reflections of an Historian, by Stephen E. Ambrose.
New York: Simon & Schuster, 2003. 288pp. $24
reviewed by B. Mitchell Simpson III. Spring 2005:154–55
 
Churchill and Strategic Dilemmas before the World Wars: Essays in Honor of Michael I. Handel,
edited by John H. Maurer. London: Frank Cass, 2003. 164pp. $79.95
reviewed by Christopher H. Sterling. Summer 2005:148–49
 
History—Military
His Excellency: George Washington, by Joseph J. Ellis. New York: Knopf, 2004. 320pp. $26.95, and
Washington’s Crossing, by David Hackett Fischer. New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 2004. 564pp. $35, and
An Imperfect God: George Washington, His Slaves, and the Creation of America, by Henry Wiencek. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2003. 404pp. $26
reviewed by William M. Calhoun. Summer 2005:155–59
 
Making War, Thinking History, by Jeffrey Record.
Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 2002. 216pp. $28.95
reviewed by Jan van Tol. Winter 2005:164–66
 
Peacekeeping on the Plains: Army Operations in Bleeding Kansas, by Tony R. Mullis.
Columbia: Univ. of Missouri Press, 2004. 273pp. $40.50
reviewed by Richard Norton. Summer 2005:149–51
 
History—Naval and Maritime
All the Factors of Victory: Admiral Joseph Mason Reeves and the Origins of Carrier Airpower,
by Thomas Wildenberg. Washington, D.C.: Brassey’s, 2003. 326pp. $27.50
reviewed by Chris Madsen. Winter 2005:174–75
 
John Paul Jones: Sailor, Hero, Father of the American Navy, by Evan Thomas.
New York: Simon and Schuster, 2003. 237pp. $25
reviewed by Alan Cate. Winter 2005:177
 
Naval Mutinies of the Twentieth Century: An International Perspective,
edited by Christopher M. Bell and Bruce A. Elleman. London: Frank Cass, 2003.
reviewed by Leonard F. Guttridge. Autumn 2005:157–58
 
A Rage for Glory: The Life and Times of Commodore Stephen Decatur, USN,
by James Tertius de Kay. New York: Free Press, 2004. 237pp. $25
reviewed by Wade G. Dudley. Winter 2005:175–76
 
The Royal Australian Navy in World War II, 2d ed.
Australia: Allen & Unwin, 2005. 336pp. AUD$39.95
reviewed by Dale Stephens. Summer 2005:153–54
 
To Rule the Waves: How the British Navy Shaped the World, by Arthur Herman.
New York: HarperCollins, 2004. 648pp. $26.95
reviewed by Paul William Garber. Summer 2005:152–53
 
Scurvy: How a Surgeon, a Mariner, and a Gentleman Solved the Greatest Medical
Mystery of the Age of Sail, by Stephan R. Brown.
Markham, Ont.: Thomas Allen, 2003. 254pp. $23.95
reviewed by Xavier K. Maruyama. Autumn 2005:158–59
 
 
 
Spies for Nimitz: Joint Military Intelligence in the Pacific War, by Jeffrey M. Moore.
Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 2004. 336pp. $29.95
reviewed by James J. Wirtz. Autumn 2005:153–55
 
Intelligence
Intelligence and the National Security Strategist: Enduring Issues and Challenges,
edited by Roger Z. George and Robert D. Kline.
Washington, D.C.: National Defense Univ. Press, 2004. 564pp. $150
reviewed by Jamieson Jo Medby. Autumn 2005:149–51
 
Paradoxes of Strategic Intelligence: Essays in Honor of Michael J. Handel,
edited by Richard K. Betts and Thomas G. Mahnken. London: Frank Cass, 2003. 210pp. $114.95
reviewed by Efraim Imbar. Winter 2005:170–72
 
Spies for Nimitz: Joint Military Intelligence in the Pacific War, by Jeffrey M. Moore.
Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 2004. 336pp. $29.95
reviewed by James J. Wirtz. Autumn 2005:153–55
 
International Relations
Balance of Power: Theory and Practice in the 21st Century, edited by E. V. Paul, James J. Wirtz, and Michael Fortmann. Stanford, Calif.: Stanford Univ. Press, 2004. 384pp. $27.95
reviewed by Richard Mansbach. Summer 2005:141–42
 
Military Intervention: Cases in Context for the 21st Century, edited by William J. Lahneman.
Oxford, U.K.: Rowman & Littlefield, 2004. 224pp. $26.95
reviewed by RichardNorton. Autumn 2005:151–53
 
Solving the War Puzzle: Beyond the Democratic Peace, by John Norton Moore.
Durham, N.C.: Caroline Academic, 2003. 212pp. $40
reviewed by James P. Terry. Spring 2005:149–50
 
State Building: Governance and World Order in the 21st Century, by Francis Fukuyama.
Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell Univ. Press, 2004. 132pp. $21
reviewed by Marshall Hoyler. Summer 2005:145–47
 
Why Wars Widen: A Theory of Predation and Balancing, by Stacy Bergstom Haldi.
London: Frank Cass, 2003. 198pp. $114.95
reviewed by Kresten Rafferty. Summer 2005:142–44
 
Iraq
A Time of Our Choosing: America’s War in Iraq, by Todd S. Purdum.
New York: Times Books, 2003. 319pp. $25.
reviewed by D. L. Teska. Winter 2005:160–61
 
Jones, John Paul
John Paul Jones: Sailor, Hero, Father of the American Navy, by Evan Thomas.
New York: Simon and Schuster, 2003. 237pp. $25
reviewed by Alan Cate. Winter 2005:177
 
Korea, North
Negotiating with North Korea, by Richard Saccone.
Hollym International Corp., 2003. 215pp. $22.95
reviewed by Xavier X. Maruyama. Winter 2005:168–70
 
 
 
Limited War
How Democracies Lose Small Wars: State, Society, and the Failures of France in Algeria, Israel in Lebanon, and the United States in Vietnam, by Gil Merom.
New York: Cambridge Univ. Press, 2003. 295pp. $22.99
reviewed by Richard Norton. Spring 2005:152–54
 
Medicine
Scurvy: How a Surgeon, a Mariner, and a Gentleman Solved the Greatest Medical Mystery
of the Age of Sail, by Stephan R. Brown.
Markham, Ont.: Thomas Allen, 2003. 254pp. $23.95
reviewed by Xavier K. Maruyama. Autumn 2005:158–59
 
NATO. See North Atlantic Treaty Organization
 
Naval Aviation
All the Factors of Victory: Admiral Joseph Mason Reeves and the Origins of Carrier Airpower,
by Thomas Wildenberg. Washington, D.C.: Brassey’s, 2003. 326pp. $27.50
reviewed by Chris Madsen. Winter 2005:174–75
 
North Atlantic Treaty Organization
Hungary and NATO: Problems in Civil-Military Relations, by Jeffrey Simon.
Lanham, Md.: Rowman and Littlefield, 2003. 131pp. $36.95, and
Poland and NATO: A Study in Civil-Military Relations, by Simon Jeffrey.
Lanham, Md.: Rowman and Littlefield, 2004. 195pp. $28.95, and
NATO and the Czech and Slovak Republics: A Comparative Study in Civil-Military Relations,
by Simon Jeffrey. Lanham, Md.: Rowman and Littlefield, 2004. 307pp. $34.95
reviewed by Rachel Epstein. Winter 2005:155–58
 
NATO and the Former Yugoslavia: Crisis, Conflict, and the Atlantic Alliance,
by Joyce P. Kaufman. Lanham, Md.: Rowman and Littlefield, 2002. 231pp. $74
reviewed by Tom Fedyszyn. Winter 2005:158–60
 
Oil
Blood and Oil: The Dangers and Consequences of America’s Growing Dependency on Imported Petroleum, by Michael T. Klare. New York: Henry Holt, 2004. 265pp. $25
reviewed by John Duffield. Spring 2005:142–43
 
The End of Oil: On the Edge of a Perilous New World, by Paul Roberts.
New York: Houghton Mifflin, 2004. 386pp. $26
reviewed by Alan Boyer. Summer 2005:144–45
 
Reeves, Adm. Joseph Mason
All the Factors of Victory: Admiral Joseph Mason Reeves and the Origins of Carrier Airpower,
by Thomas Wildenberg. Washington, D.C.: Brassey’s, 2003. 326pp. $27.50
reviewed by Chris Madsen. Winter 2005:174–75
 
Strategy
The Pentagon’s New Map: War and Peace in the Twenty-first Century,
by Thomas P. M. Barnett. New York: Putnam, 2004. 320pp. $26.95
reviewed by Lawrence J. Korb. Winter 2005:151–54
 
Taiwan
At Cross-Purposes: U.S.-Taiwan Relations since 1942, by Richard C. Bush.
New York: M. E. Sharpe, 2004. 320pp. $27.59
reviewed by Bruce Elleman. Winter 2005:161–63
 
Terrorism
Al-Qaeda: Casting a Shadow of Terror, by Jason Burke.
New York: I. B. Tauris, 2003. 304pp. $24.95
reviewed by Derek S. Reveron. Autumn 2005:146–47
 
Attacking Terrorism: Elements of a Grand Strategy, edited by Audrey Kurth Cronin and
James M. Ludes. Washington, D.C.: Georgetown Univ. Press, 2004. 320pp. $26.95
reviewed by Andrew L. Stigler. Spring 2005:143–44
 
Finishing Business: Ten Steps to Defeat Global Terror, by Harlan Ullman.
Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 2004. 241pp. $29.95
reviewed by Henry C. Bartlett, Jr. Spring 2005:145–46
 
The Four Faces of Nuclear Terrorism, by Charles D. Ferguson, William C. Potter, et al.
Monterey, Calif.: Center for Nonproliferation Studies, 2004. 378pp. $19.95
reviewed by Jeffrey H. Norwitz. Spring 2005:146–48
 
Ghost Wars: The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan, and Bin Laden, from the
Soviet Invasion to September 10, 2001, by Steve Coll.
New York: Penguin, 2004. 695pp. $29.95
reviewed by Amer Latif. Summer 2005:147–48
 
Transformation
The Diffusion of Military Technology and Ideas, edited by Emily O. Goldman and
Leslie C. Eliason. Stanford, Calif.: Stanford Univ. Press, 2003. 415pp. $75
reviewed by George H. Quester. Winter 2005:163–64
 
United Kingdom
To Rule the Waves: How the British Navy Shaped the World, by Arthur Herman.
New York: HarperCollins, 2004. 648pp. $26.95
reviewed by Paul William Garber. Summer 2005:152–53
 
United States—Armed Forces
Generation Kill: Devil Dogs, Iceman, Captain America, and the New Face of American War,
by Evan Wright. New York: Putnam, 2004. 354pp. $24.95
reviewed by Reed Bonadonna. Winter 2005:166–68
 
United States—Security Policy
Generation Kill: Devil Dogs, Iceman, Captain America, and the New Face of American War,
by Evan Wright. New York: Putnam, 2004. 354pp. $24.95
reviewed by Reed Bonadonna. Winter 2005:166–68
 
Making War, Thinking History, by Jeffrey Record.
Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 2002. 216pp. $28.95
reviewed by Jan van Tol. Winter 2005:164–66
 
The Pentagon’s New Map: War and Peace in the Twenty-first Century,
by Thomas P. M. Barnett. New York: Putnam, 2004. 320pp. $26.95
reviewed by Lawrence J. Korb. Winter 2005:151–54
 
Shaping American Military Capabilities after the Cold War, by Richard A. Lacquement.
Westport, Conn.: Praeger, 2003. 211pp. $67.95
reviewed by Joseph R. Cerami. Autumn 2005:155–57
 
 
Surprise, Security, and the American Experience, by John Lewis Gaddis.
Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard Univ. Press, 2004. 150pp. $18.95
reviewed by Jan Van Tol. Autumn 2005:143–46
 
U.S. Army
Peacekeeping on the Plains: Army Operations in Bleeding Kansas, by Tony R. Mullis.
Columbia: Univ. of Missouri Press, 2004. 273pp. $40.50
reviewed by Richard Norton. Summer 2005:149–51
 
U.S. Marine Corps
Battle Ready, by Tom Clancy, with General Tony Zinni (Ret.) and Tony Koltz.
New York: Putnam, 2004. 440pp. $28.95
reviewed by Henry Bartlett. Winter 2005:172–73
 
Washington, George
His Excellency: George Washington, by Joseph J. Ellis. New York: Knopf, 2004. 320pp. $26.95, and
Washington’s Crossing, by David Hackett Fischer. New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 2004. 564pp. $35, and
An Imperfect God: George Washington, His Slaves, and the Creation of America, by Henry Wiencek.
New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2003. 404pp. $26
reviewed by William M. Calhoun. Summer 2005:155–59
 
World War II
The Royal Australian Navy in World War II, 2d ed.
Australia: Allen & Unwin, 2005. 336pp. AUD$39.95
reviewed by Dale Stephens. Summer 2005:153–54
 
Spies for Nimitz: Joint Military Intelligence in the Pacific War, by Jeffrey M. Moore.
Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 2004. 336pp. $29.95
reviewed by James J. Wirtz. Autumn 2005:153–55
 
 
BOOK REVIEWS 2004
 
Asia
Jihad: The Rise of Militant Islam in Central Asia, by Ahmed Rashid.
New Haven, Conn.: Yale Univ. Press, 2002. 281pp. $24
reviewed by Amer Latif. Winter 2004:143–44
 
Reconciliation in the Asia-Pacific, edited by Yoichi Funabashi.
Washington, D.C.: U.S. Institute of Peace, 2003. 240pp. $19.95
reviewed by John Garofano. Summer/ Autumn 2004:167–69
 
Balkans
Prime Time Crime: Balkan Media in War and Peace, by Kemal Kurspahic.
Washington, D.C.: U.S. Institute of Peace Press, 2003. 261pp. $19.95
reviewed by Clemson G. Turregano. Winter 2004:147–49
 
Biography
Patrick Blackett: Sailor, Scientist, Socialist, edited by Peter Hore.
Portland, Ore.: Frank Cass, 2003. 330pp. $59.50
reviewed by Chris Eldridge. Winter 2004:156–57
 
Blackett, Patrick
Patrick Blackett: Sailor, Scientist, Socialist, edited by Peter Hore.
Portland, Ore.: Frank Cass, 2003. 330pp. $59.50
reviewed by Chris Eldridge. Winter 2004:156–57
 
China
The Geopolitics of East Asia: The Search for Equilibrium, by Robyn Lim.
New York: RoutledgeCurzon, 2003. 208pp. $90, and
Chinese Grand Strategy and Maritime Power, by Thomas M. Kane.
Portland, Ore.: Frank Cass, 2002. 1567pp. $55
reviewed by Bruce Elleman. Winter 2004:140–42
 
Civil-Military Relations
Uneasy Balance: Civil-Military Relations in Peacetime America since 1783,
by Thomas S. Langston. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Univ. Press, 2003. $39.95
reviewed by Cynthia Perrotti. Summer/ Autumn 2004:169–70
 
Cold War
Winning the World: Lessons for America’s Future from the Cold War, by Thomas M. Nichols.
Westport, Conn.: Praeger, 2002. 254pp. $49.95
reviewed by James M. Goldgeier. Summer/ Autumn 2004:147–50
 
Dialogue Sustained: The Multilevel Peace Process and the Dartmouth Conference,
by James Voorhees. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Institute of Peace Press, 2002. 470pp. $24.95
reviewed by Rose Gottemoeller. Spring 2004:181–83
 
History—General
Bipartisan Strategy: Selling the Marshall Plan, by John Bledsoe Bonds.
Westport, Conn.: Praeger, 2002. 256pp. $64.95
reviewed by Robert S. Wood. Winter 2004:154–56
 
First Great Triumph: How Five Americans Made Their Country a World Power,
by Warren Zimmerman. New York: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2002. 562pp. $30
reviewed by Cole C. Kingseed. Winter 2004:159–60
 
Winning the World: Lessons for America’s Future from the Cold War, by Thomas M. Nichols.
Westport, Conn.: Praeger, 2002. 254pp. $49.95
reviewed by James M. Goldgeier. Summer/ Autumn 2004:147–50
 
History—Military
Rethinking the Korean War: A New Diplomatic and Strategic History, by William Stueck.
Princeton, N.J.: Princeton Univ. Press, 2002. 285pp. $29.95, and.
Unexpected Journey: A Marine Corps Reserve Company in the Korean War,
by Randy K. Mills and Roxanne Mills. Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 2000. 271pp. $32.95, and
Their War for Korea: American, Asian, and European Combatants and Civilians, 1945–53,
by Allan R. Millett. Washington, D.C.: Brassey’s, 2002. 311pp. $25.95.
reviewed by Donald Chisholm. Winter 2004:117–21
 
Greek Fire, Poison Arrows, & Scorpion Bombs: Biological and Chemical Warfare in the Ancient World,
by Adrienne Mayor. New York: Overlook, 2003. 319pp. $27.95
reviewed by Zygmunt Dembek. Spring 2004:186–88
 
History—Naval and Maritime
Castles of Steel: Britain, Germany, and the Winning of the Great War at Sea,
by Robert K. Massie. New York: Random House, 2003. 880pp. $35
reviewed by David A. Smith. Spring 2004:185–86
 
The Face of Naval Battle: The Human Experience of Modern War at Sea,
edited by John Reeve and David Stevens. Crows Nest, Australia: Allen and Unwin, 2003. 363pp. $24.95
reviewed by Richard J. Norton. Summer/ Autumn 2004:164–66
Sky and Ocean Joined: The U.S. Naval Observatory, 18302000, by Steven J. Dick. Cambridge, U.K.: Cambridge Univ. Press, 2003. 609pp. $130
reviewed by John B. Hattendorf. Summer/ Autumn 2004:171–72
 
India
Nuclear Weapons and Indian Security, by Bharat Karnad.
New Delhi: Macmillan India, 2002. 724pp. Rs795, and
India’s Maritime Security, by Rahul Roy-Chaudhury.
New Delhi: Knowledge World, 2000. 208pp. $42.64.
reviewed by Andrew C. Winner. Spring 2004:177–60
 
Intelligence
Inevitable Surprises: Thinking Ahead in a Time of Turbulence, by Peter Schwartz.
New York: Gotham, 2003. 245pp. $27
reviewed by Frank Hoffman. Summer/ Autumn 2004:151–53
 
Intelligence in War: Knowledge of the Enemy from Napoleon to Al-Qaeda,
by John Keegan. New York: Knopf, 2003. 387pp. $30
reviewed by David A. Smith. Summer/ Autumn 2004:162–64
 
Know Thy Enemy: Profiles of Adversary Leaders and Their Strategic Cultures,
edited by Barry R. Schneider and Jerrold Post.
Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.: U.S. Air Force Counterproliferation Center, 2002. 325pp.
reviewed by Brenda L. Connors. Summer/ Autumn 2004:160–62
 
Secret Empire: Eisenhower, the CIA and the Hidden Story of America’s Space Espionage,
by Philip Taubman. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2003. 441pp. $27
reviewed by Frank C. Mahncke. Winter 2004:152–54
 
International Security
Resource Wars: The New Landscape of Global Conflict, by Michael T. Klare.
New York: Henry Holt, 2002. 304pp. $15
reviewed by Peter Dombrowski. Winter 2004:144–46
 
Iraq
The Iraq War: A Military History, by Williamson Murray and Robert H. Scales, Jr.
Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard Univ. Press (Belknap), 2003. 312pp. $25
reviewed by F. G. Hoffman. Spring 2004:171–72
 
Saddam Is Iraq: Iraq Is Saddam, by Jerrold M. Post and Amatzia Baram.
Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.: Air Univ. Press, 2002. 69pp.
reviewed by Brenda L. Connors. Winter 2004:113–16
 
Islam
Jihad: The Rise of Militant Islam in Central Asia, by Ahmed Rashid.
New Haven, Conn.: Yale Univ. Press, 2002. 281pp. $24
reviewed by Amer Latif. Winter 2004:143–44
 
Korean War
Rethinking the Korean War: A New Diplomatic and Strategic History,
by William Stueck. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton Univ. Press, 2002. 285pp. $29.95, and
Unexpected Journey: A Marine Corps Reserve Company in the Korean War,
 by Randy K. Mills and Roxanne Mills. Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 2000. 271pp. $32.95, and
Their War for Korea: American, Asian, and European Combatants and Civilians, 1945–53,
by Allan R. Millett. Washington, D.C.: Brassey’s, 2002. 311pp. $25.95.
reviewed by Donald Chisholm. Winter 2004:117–21
 
Leadership
Character in Action: The U.S. Coast Guard on Leadership, by Donald T. Phillips and
James M. Loy. Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 2003. 178pp. $22.50
reviewed by Laura Miller. Summer/Autumn 2004:166–67
 
The Modern Prince: What Leaders Need to Know Now, by Carnes Lord.
New Haven, Conn.: Yale Univ. Press, 2003. 304pp. $26
reviewed by Vickie B. Sullivan. Spring 2004:162–64
 
Libya
El Dorado Canyon: Reagan’s Undeclared War with Qaddafi, by Joseph T. Stanik.
Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 2002. 360pp. $34.95
reviewed by James Stavridis. Winter 2004:138–39
 
Machiavelli, Niccolo
The Art of War, by Niccolo Machiavelli, edited and translated by Christopher Lynch.
Chicago: Univ. of Chicago Press, 2003. 262pp. $25
reviewed by Carnes Lord. Summer/Autumn 2004:158–59
 
Middle East
Yasir Arafat: A Political Biography, by Barry Rubin and Judith Colp Rubin.
New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 2003. 354pp. $27.50
reviewed by C. J. Krisinger. Spring 2004:188–89
 
NATO. See North Atlantic Treaty Organization
 
Naval Forces
Navies of Europe, by Lawrence Sondaus. London: Longman, 2002. 256pp. $26.95
Technology and Naval Combat in the Twentieth Century and Beyond, by Phillips Payson O’Brien. Portland, Ore.: Frank Cass, 2001. 360pp. $63
reviewed by Christopher Bell. Winter 2004:157–59
 
Network-centric Operations
Effects Based Operations: Applying Network- centric Warfare in Peace, Crisis, and War,
by Edward A. Smith, Jr. Washington, D.C.: Department of Defense Command and
Control Research Program, 2002. 542pp. $20
reviewed by Roger W. Barnett. Spring 2004:180–81
 
North Atlantic Treaty Organization
Coming in from the Cold War: Changes in U.S.-European Interactions since 1980,
edited by Sabrina P. Ramet and Christine Ingebritsen.
Lanham, Md.: Rowman & Littlefield, 2002. 256pp. $80, and
NATO Enlargement 2000–2015: Determinants and Implications for Defense
Planning and Shaping, by Thomas S. Szayna. Santa Monica, Calif.: RAND, 2001. 165pp. $15, and
Growing Pains: The Debate on the Next Round of NATO Enlargement, edited by Tomas Valasek and Teresa Hitchens. Washington, D.C.: Center for Defense Information, 2002. 126pp. $25.95.
reviewed by Joyce P. Kaufman. Winter 2004:122–24
 
Private Security Firms
Corporate Warriors, by Peter W. Singer.
Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell Univ. Press, 2003. 330pp. $35
reviewed by Richard Lacquement. Summer/ Autumn 2004:159–60
 
 
 
Professional Military Education
Military Education: Past, Present, and Future,
edited by Gregory C. Kennedy and Keith Neilson.
Westport, Conn.: Praeger, 2002. 256pp. $64.99
reviewed by Judith Stiehm. Winter 2004:149–51
 
Resources
New York: Henry Holt, 2002. 304pp. $15
reviewed by Peter Dombrowski. Winter 2004:144–46
 
Rumsfeld, Donald
Rumsfeld’s War, by Rowan Scarborough.
Washington, D.C.: Regnery, 2004. 253pp. $27.95
reviewed by Jan van Tol. Summer/Autumn 2004:156–58
 
Saddam Hussein
Saddam Is Iraq: Iraq Is Saddam, by Jerrold M. Post and Amatzia Baram.
Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.: Air Univ. Press, 2002. 69pp.
reviewed by Brenda L. Connors. Winter 2004:113–16
 
Seapower
The Face of Naval Battle: The Human Experience of Modern War at Sea,
 edited by John Reeve and David Stevens.
Crows Nest, Australia: Allen and Unwin, 2003. 363pp. $24.95
reviewed by Richard J. Norton. Summer/ Autumn 2004:164–66
 
Seapower and Space: From the Dawn of the Missile Age to Net-centric Warfare,
by Norman Friedman. Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 2000. 384pp. $36.95
reviewed by William C. Martel. Winter 2004:139–40
 
Space
Seapower and Space: From the Dawn of the Missile Age to Net-centric Warfare,
by Norman Friedman. Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 2000. 384pp. $36.95
reviewed by William C. Martel. Winter 2004:139–40
 
Secret Empire: Eisenhower, the CIA and the Hidden Story of America’s Space Espionage,
by Philip Taubman. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2003. 441pp. $27
reviewed by Frank C. Mahncke. Winter 2004:152–54
 
Terrorism
The Age of Sacred Terror, by Daniel Benjamin and Steven Simon.
New York: Random House, 2002. 490pp. $25.95
reviewed by S. Douglas Smith. Winter 2004:146–47
 
Know Thy Enemy: Profiles of Adversary Leaders and Their Strategic Cultures,
edited by Barry R. Schneider and Jerrold Post. Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.: U.S. Air Force Counterproliferation Center, 2002. 325pp.
reviewed by Brenda L. Connors. Summer/ Autumn 2004:160–62
 
A New National Security Strategy in an Age of Terrorists, Tyrants, and Weapons of Mass Destruction: Three Options Presented as Presidential Speeches, by Lawrence J. Korb.
New York: Council on Foreign Relations, 2003.
reviewed by Andrew L. Ross. Summer/ Autumn 2004:155–56
 
 
 
Transformation
Transformation under Fire: Revolutionizing How America Fights, by Douglas A. Macgregor.
Westport, Conn.: Praeger, 2003. 320pp. $34.95
reviewed by Ronald Ratcliff. Winter 2004:176–77
 
United States—Foreign Policy
America Unbound: The Bush Revolution in Foreign Policy, by Ivo H. Daalder and James M. Lindsay. Washington, D.C.: Brookings Institution Press, 2003. 200pp. $22.95
reviewed by David Marquet. Spring 2004:169–70
 
The United States and Coercive Diplomacy, edited by Robert J. Art and Patrick M. Cronin.
Washington, D.C.: U.S. Institute of Peace Press, 2003. 442pp. $19.95
reviewed by Richard Norton. Spring 2004:172–75
 
Winning the World: Lessons for America’s Future from the Cold War, by Thomas M. Nichols.
Westport, Conn.: Praeger, 2002. 254pp. $49.95
reviewed by James M. Goldgeier. Summer/ Autumn 2004:147–50
 
United States—History
First Great Triumph: How Five Americans Made Their Country a World Power,
by Warren Zimmerman. New York: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2002. 562pp. $30
reviewed by Cole C. Kingseed. Winter 2004:159–60
 
United States—Security Policy
Asymmetrical Warfare: Today’s Challenge to U.S. Military Power, by Roger W. Barnett.
Dulles, Va.: Brassey’s, 2003. 176pp. $39.95.
reviewed by James A. Russell. Winter 2004:135–38
 
A New National Security Strategy in an Age of Terrorists, Tyrants, and Weapons of Mass Destruction: Three Options Presented as Presidential Speeches, by Lawrence J. Korb.
New York: Council on Foreign Relations, 2003.
reviewed by Andrew L. Ross. Summer/ Autumn 2004:155–56
 
The Sheriff: America’s Defense of the New World Order, by Colin S. Gray.
Lexington: Univ. Press of Kentucky, 2004. 232pp. $29.95
reviewed by Mark T. Clark. Summer/Autumn 2004:153–55
 
Winning the World: Lessons for America’s Future from the Cold War,
by Thomas M. Nichols. Westport, Conn.: Praeger, 2002. 254pp. $49.95
reviewed by James M. Goldgeier. Summer/ Autumn 2004:147–50
 
U.S. Army
Absolutely American: Four Years at West Point, by David Lipsky.
New York: Houghton Mifflin, 2003. 336pp. $25
reviewed by Jonathan E. Czarnecki. Spring 2004:183–84
 
U.S. Coast Guard
Character in Action: The U.S. Coast Guard on Leadership,
by Donald T. Phillips and James M. Loy.
Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 2003. 178pp. $22.50
reviewed by Laura Miller. Summer/Autumn 2004:166–67
 
Vietnam War
Steel My Soldiers’ Hearts, by David H. Hackworth and Eilys England.
New York: Simon & Schuster, 2002. 444pp. $27.95
reviewed by Jon Czarnecki. Winter 2004:151–52
 
When I Was a Young Man, by Bob Kerrey. New York: Harcourt, 2002. 270pp. $26
reviewed by William Calhoun. Spring 2004:189–90
 
Weapons of Mass Destruction
Greek Fire, Poison Arrows, & Scorpion Bombs: Biological and Chemical Warfare in
the Ancient World, by Adrienne Mayor. New York: Overlook, 2003. 319pp. $27.95
reviewed by Zygmunt Dembek. Spring 2004:186–88
 
A New National Security Strategy in an Age of Terrorists, Tyrants, and Weapons of Mass Destruction: Three Options Presented as Presidential Speeches, by Lawrence J. Korb.
New York: Council on Foreign Relations, 2003.
reviewed by Andrew L. Ross. Summer/ Autumn 2004:155–56
 
 
BOOK REVIEWS 2003
 
Afghanistan
The Other Side of the Mountain: Mujahideen Tactics in the Soviet-Afghan War,
edited by Ali Ahmad Jalali and Lester W. Grau.
Quantico, Va.: U.S. Marine Corps Studies and Analysis Division. 416pp.
reviewed by William C. Green. Summer 2003:163–68
 
Arabs
The Threatening Storm: The United States and Iraq—The Crisis, the Strategy,
and the Prospects after Saddam, by Kenneth M. Pollack.New York: Random House, 2002. 528pp., and
Arabs at War: Military Effectiveness, 1948– 1991, by Kenneth M. Pollack.
Lincoln: Univ. of Nebraska Press, 2002. 698pp.
reviewed by Richard Lacquement. Autumn 2003:165–67
 
Asia
The United States and Asia: Toward a New U.S. Strategy and Force Posture,
by Zalmay Khalilzad et al. Santa Monica, Calif.: RAND, 2001. 260pp. $20
reviewed by Grant F. Rhode. Winter 2003:172–74
 
The United States in the Asia-Pacific since 1945, by Roger Buckley.
New York: Cambridge Univ. Press, 2002. 258pp. $23
reviewed by Bruce A. Elleman. Spring 2003:153–54
 
Beach, Edward L., Sr.
From Annapolis to Scapa Flow: The Autobiography of Edward L. Beach, Sr.,
by Edward L. Beach, Sr., with Edward L. Beach, Jr.
Annapolis, Md. .: Naval Institute Press, 2003. 344pp.
reviewed by James Stavridis. Autumn 2003:180–82
 
Biography
Eisenhower: A Soldier’s Life, by Carlo D’Este. New York: Henry Holt, 2002. 848pp. $35
reviewed by Douglas Kinnard. Winter 2003:163–68
 
Eisenhower: Soldier-Statesman of the American Century, by Douglas Kinnard.
Washington, D.C.: Brassey’s, 2002. 112pp., and
Dwight D. Eisenhower, by Tom Wicker. New York: Times Books, 2002. 158pp. and
Eisenhower between the Wars: The Making of a General Statesman, by Matthew F. Holland.
Westport, Conn.: Praeger, 2001. 248pp.
review essay by Jay M. Parker. Autumn 2003:157–61.
 
Racing for the Bomb: General Leslie Groves, the Manhattan Project’s Indispensable Man,
by Robert S. Norris. South Royalton, Vt.: Steerforth Press, 2002. 722pp. $40
reviewed by Frank C. Mahncke. Winter 2003:182–84
 
Civilians
Civilians in the Path of War, by Mark Grimsley and Clifford J. Rogers.
Lincoln: Univ. of Nebraska Press, 2002. 280pp.
reviewed by Johanna Mendelson Forman. Autumn 2003:173–74
 
Cold War
The Fifty Year War: Conflict and Strategy in the Cold War, by Norman Friedman.
Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 2000. 597pp.
reviewed by Andrew G. Wilson. Autumn 2003:174–75
 
Command
Supreme Command: Soldiers, Statesmen, and Leadership in Wartime, by Eliot A. Cohen.
New York: Free Press, 2002. 288pp. $25.
reviewed by Jan van Tol. Winter 2003:176–78
 
Democracy
Nations in Transit 2001–2002: Civil Society, Democracy and Markets in East Central Europe and the Newly Independent States, by Adrian Karatnycky, A. Motyl, and A. Schnetzer.
Somerset, N.J.: Transaction, 2002. 445pp.
reviewed by Patrick Lueb. Autumn 2003:171–72
 
Out of the Red: Building Capitalism and Democracy in Postcommunist Europe,
by Mitchell Orenstein. Ann Arbor: Univ. of Michigan Press, 2001. 184pp. $60
reviewed by Edward Wagner. Summer 2003:161–62
 
Eisenhower, Dwight D.
Eisenhower: A Soldier’s Life, by Carlo D’Este. New York: Henry Holt, 2002. 848pp. $35
reviewed by Douglas Kinnard. Winter 2003:163–68
 
Eisenhower: Soldier-Statesman of the American Century, by Douglas Kinnard.
Washington, D.C.: Brassey’s, 2002. 112pp., and
Dwight D. Eisenhower, by Tom Wicker. New York: Times Books, 2002. 158pp., and
Eisenhower between the Wars: The Making of a General Statesman, by Matthew F. Holland.
Westport, Conn.: Praeger, 2001. 248pp. (review essay)
by Jay M. Parker. Autumn 2003:157–61.
 
Europe
Nations in Transit 2001–2002:Civil Society, Democracy and Markets in East Central Europe and
the Newly Independent States, by Adrian Karatnycky, A. Motyl, and A. Schnetzer.
Somerset, N.J.: Transaction, 2002. 445pp.
reviewed by Patrick Lueb. Autumn 2003:171–72
 
Out of the Red: Building Capitalism and Democracy in Postcommunist Europe,
by Mitchell Orenstein. Ann Arbor: Univ. of Michigan Press, 2001. 184pp. $60
reviewed by Edward Wagner. Summer 2003:161–62
 
Fiction
The Pepperdogs, by Bing West. New York: Simon & Schuster. 365pp. $25
reviewed by William E. Turcotte. Summer 2003:173–74
 
 
 
Geography
Brown-, Green- and Blue-Water Fleets: The Influence of Geography on Naval Warfare, 1861 to the Present, by Michael Lindberg and Daniel Todd. Westport, Conn.: Praeger, 2001. 248pp.
reviewed by Richard H. Gimblett. Autumn 2003:170–71
 
Goldwater-Nichols Defense Department Reorganization Act
Victory on the Potomac, by James R. Locher III.
College Station: Texas A&M Univ. Press, 2002. 507pp. $34.95
reviewed by William Turcotte. Winter 2003:179–81
 
History—General
Racing for the Bomb: General Leslie Groves, the Manhattan Project’s Indispensable Man,
by Robert S. Norris. South Royalton, Vt.: Steerforth Press, 2002. 722pp. $40
reviewed by Frank C. Mahncke. Winter 2003:182–84
 
Tank: The Progress of a Monstrous War Machine, by Patrick Wright.
New York: Viking Penguin, 2002. 499pp. $29.95
reviewed by David Rodman. Winter 2003:184–86
 
Terrors and Marvels: How Science and Technology Changed the Character
and Outcome of World War II, by Tom Shachtman.
New York: William Morrow, 2002. 360pp. $26.95
reviewed by Allan R. Millett. Winter 2003:181–82
 
Why the North Won the Vietnam War, edited by Marc Jason Gilbert.
New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2002. 2254pp. $69.95
reviewed by Charles E. Neu. Spring 2003:156–57
 
History—Military
The Battle for Pusan: A Korean War Memoir, by Addison Terry.
Novato, Calif.: Presidio, 2000. 233pp. $19.57, and
The Dragon Strikes: China and the Korean War, June–December 1950, by Patrick C. Roe, and
Novato, Calif.: Presidio, 2000. 466pp. $34.95, and
To Acknowledge a War: The Korean War in American Memory, by Paul M. Edwards.
Westport, Conn.: Greenwood, 2000. 176pp. $69.95 (review essay)
by Donald Chisholm. Winter 2003:159–62
 
The Dynamics of Military Revolution, 1300– 2050, edited by Macgregor Knox and Williamson Murray. New York: Cambridge Univ. Press, 2001. 203pp. $28
reviewed by Brian R. Sullivan. Spring 2003:154–56
 
Eisenhower: A Soldier’s Life, by Carlo D’Este. New York: Henry Holt, 2002. 848pp. $35
reviewed by Douglas Kinnard. Winter 2003:163–68
 
The Penobscot Expedition: Commodore Saltonstall and the Massachusetts Conspiracy of 1779. Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 2002. 195pp. $32.95
reviewed by James B. Goodman. Summer 2003:171–73
 
Sunburst: The Rise of Japanese Naval Air Power, 1909–1941, by Mark R. Peattie.
Annapolis, Md. Naval Institute Press, 2002. 392pp. $36.95
reviewed by Robert Cressman. Spring 2003:157–58
 
Uncovering Ways of War: U.S. Intelligence and Foreign Military Innovation, 1918–1941,
by Thomas C. Mahnken. Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell Univ. Press, 2002. 176pp. $27.95
reviewed by Francis G. Hoffman. Winter 2003:155–58
 
History—Maritime and Naval
The Naval War of 1812: A Documentary History, Vol. 3, edited by Michael J. Crawford et al.
Washington, D.C.: Naval Historical Center (GPO), 2002. 874pp.
reviewed by Chris Madsen. Autumn 2003:182–83
 
Sunburst: The Rise of Japanese Naval Air Power, 1909–1941, by Mark R. Peattie.
Annapolis, Md. Naval Institute Press, 2002. 392pp. $36.95
reviewed by Robert Cressman. Spring 2003:157–58
 
Innovation
Uncovering Ways of War: U.S. Intelligence and Foreign Military Innovation, 1918–1941,
by Thomas C. Mahnken. Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell Univ. Press, 2002. 176pp. $27.95
reviewed by Francis G. Hoffman. Winter 2003:155–58
 
Intelligence
Uncovering Ways of War: U.S. Intelligence and Foreign Military Innovation, 1918–1941,
by Thomas C. Mahnken. Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell Univ. Press, 2002. 176pp. $27.95
reviewed by Francis G. Hoffman. Winter 2003:155–58
 
Iraq
The Threatening Storm: The Case for Invading Iraq, by Kenneth M. Pollack.
New York: Random House, 2002. 384pp. $25.95
reviewed by Preston C. Rodrigue. Winter 2003:174–76
 
The Threatening Storm: The United States and Iraq—The Crisis, the Strategy, and
the Prospects after Saddam, by Kenneth M. Pollack. New York: Random House, 2002. 528pp.
Arabs at War: Military Effectiveness, 1948– 1991, by Kenneth M. Pollack.
Lincoln: Univ. of Nebraska Press, 2002. 698pp.
reviewed by Richard Lacquement. Autumn 2003:165–67
 
Japan
Sunburst: The Rise of Japanese Naval Air Power, 1909–1941, by Mark R. Peattie.
Annapolis, Md. Naval Institute Press, 2002. 392pp. $36.95
reviewed by Robert Cressman. Spring 2003:157–58
 
Korean War
The Battle for Pusan: A Korean War Memoir, by Addison Terry.
Novato, Calif.: Presidio, 2000. 233pp. $19.57, and
The Dragon Strikes: China and the Korean War, June–December 1950, by Patrick C. Roe,
Novato, Calif.: Presidio, 2000. 466pp. $34.95, and
To Acknowledge a War: The Korean War in American Memory, by Paul M. Edwards.
Westport, Conn.: Greenwood, 2000. 176pp. $69.95 (review essay)
by Donald Chisholm. Winter 2003:159–62
 
No Gun Ri: A Military History of the Korean War Incident, by Robert L. Bateman.
Mechanicsburg, Penna.: Stackpole, 2002. 288pp.
reviewed by Stephen F. Davis, Jr. Autumn 2003:177–78
 
Unexpected Journey: A Marine Corps Reserve Company in the Korean War,
by Randy K. Mills and Roxanne Mills.
Annapolis, Md. .: Naval Institute Press, 2000. 271pp.
reviewed by Allan R. Millett. Autumn 2003:179–80
 
 
 
 
Kosovo
War over Kosovo: Politics and Strategy in a Global Age,
edited by Andrew J. Bacevich and Eliot A. Cohen.
New York: Columbia Univ. Press, 2001. 223pp. $22.50
reviewed by Jon Czarnecki. Winter 2003:178–79
 
Law of War
Judge Advocates in Combat: Army Lawyers in Military Operations from Vietnam to Haiti,
by Frederic L. Borch.
Washington, D.C.: U.S. Army Center of Military History, 2001. 413pp. (review essay)
by David E. Graham. Autumn 2003:162–64
 
Leadership
Supreme Command: Soldiers, Statesmen, and Leadership in Wartime,
by Eliot A. Cohen. New York: Free Press, 2002. 288pp. $25.
reviewed by Jan van Tol. Winter 2003:176–78
 
Naval Aviation
Sunburst: The Rise of Japanese Naval Air Power, 1909–1941, by Mark R. Peattie.
Annapolis, Md. Naval Institute Press, 2002. 392pp. $36.95
reviewed by Robert Cressman. Spring 2003:157–58
 
Professional Military Education
The U.S. Army War College: Military Education in a Democracy, by Judith Hicks Stiehm.
Philadelphia: Temple Univ. Press, 2002. 200pp. $69.50
reviewed by Bill Brown. Spring 2003:160–61
 
Reference
Dictionnaire de Strategie, edited by Thierry de Montbrial and Jean Klein.
Paris: Presses universitaires de France, 2000. 604pp. $130.92
reviewed by Carnes Lord. Spring 2003:161–62
 
Soviet Union—Armed Forces
The Other Side of the Mountain: Mujahideen Tactics in the Soviet-Afghan War,
edited by Ali Ahmad Jalali and Lester W. Grau.
Quantico, Va.: U.S. Marine Corps Studies and Analysis Division. 416pp.
reviewed by William C. Green. Summer 2003:163–68
 
Soviet Union—History
Stalin’s Ocean-Going Fleet: Soviet Naval Strategy and Shipbuilding Programmes, 1935– 1953.
Portland, Ore.: Frank Cass, 2001. 334pp. $57.50
reviewed by Willard C. Frank, Jr. Summer 2003:169–71
 
Strategy
Dictionnaire de Strategie, edited by Thierry de Montbrial and Jean Klein.
Paris: Presses universitaires de France, 2000. 604pp. $130.92
reviewed by Carnes Lord. Spring 2003:161–62
 
Submarines
Dark Waters: An Insider’s Account of the NR-1, the Cold War’s Undercover Nuclear Sub,
by Lee Vyborny and Don Davis. New York: New American Library, 2003. 243pp.
reviewed by William S. Murray. Autumn 2003:175–77
 
Lost Subs: From the Hunley to the Kursk, the Greatest Submarines Ever Lost—and Found,
by Spencer Dunmore. Cambridge, Mass.: Da Capo, 2002. 176pp. $35
reviewed by Frank C. Mahncke. Spring 2003:159–60
 
Technology
Tank: The Progress of a Monstrous War Machine, by Patrick Wright.
New York: Viking Penguin, 2002. 499pp. $29.95
reviewed by David Rodman. Winter 2003:184–86
 
Terrors and Marvels: How Science and Technology Changed the Character
and Outcome of World War II, by Tom Shachtman.
New York: William Morrow, 2002. 360pp. $26.95
reviewed by Allan R. Millett. Winter 2003:181–82
 
Terrorism
Assessing the Threats, edited by John Newhouse.
Washington, D.C. Center for Defense Information, 2002. 119pp. $20.
reviewed by Myron A. Greenberg. Winter 2003:169–70
 
Beyond Terror: Strategy in a Changing World, by Ralph Peters.
Mechanicsburg, Penna.: Stackpole, 2002. 253pp. $22.95
reviewed by John A. Kunert. Spring 2003:151–53
 
Terrorism Today, by Christopher C. Harmon. Portland, Ore.: Frank Cass, 2000. 316pp. $24.50, and
Terrorism and U.S. Foreign Policy, by Paul R. Pillar.
Washington, D.C.: Brookings Institution Press, 20001. 272pp. $26.95, and
An American Strategy for the Campaign against Terrorism, by Kurt M. Campbell and Michèle A. Flournoy. Washington, D.C.: Center for Strategic and International Studies, 2001. 416pp. $18.95, and
In the Name of Osama Bin Laden: Global Terrorism and the Bin Laden Brotherhood,
by Roland Jacquard. Durham, N.C.: Duke Univ. Press, 2002. 293pp. $18.95, and
Global Terrorism: The Complete Reference Guide, by Harry Henderson.
New York: Checkmark Books/Facts On File, 2001. 300pp. $16.95, and
The Terrorism Threat and U.S. Government Response: Operational and Organizational Factors,
edited by James M. Smith and William C. Thomas.
Colorado Springs, Colo.: U.S. Air Force Institute for National Security Studies, 2001. 284pp. (www.usafa.af. Mil/inss/terrorism/htm), and
Beyond Terror: Strategy in a Changing World, by Ralph Peters.
Mechanicsburg, Penna.: Stackpole, 2002. 253pp. $22.95 (review essay)
by Sam J. Tangredi. Winter 2003:147–54
 
Tapestry of Terror: A Portrait of Middle East Terrorism, 19941999, by Richard J. Chasdi.
Lanham, Md.: Lexington, 2002. 507pp.
reviewed by Jack Thomas Tomarchio. Autumn 2003:167–68
 
The War against the Terror Masters, by Michael A. Ledeen.
New York: St. Martin’s Press, 2002. 262pp. $24.95
reviewed by Jan van Tol. Spring 2003:147–49
 
Homeland Security: A Competitive Strategies Approach, by Frank G. Hoffman.
Washington, D.C.: Center for Defense Information, 2002. 67pp., and
Protecting the American Homeland: A Preliminary Analysis, by Michael E. O’Hanlon et al.
Washington, D.C.: Brookings Institution Press, 2002.
reviewed by Warren M. Wiggins. Spring 2003:149–51
 
United States—Defense Department
Victory on the Potomac, by James R. Locher III.
College Station: Texas A&M Univ. Press, 2002. 507pp. $34.95
reviewed by William Turcotte. Winter 2003:179–81
 
United States—Foreign Policy
What Does the World Want from America? International Perspectives on U.S. Foreign Policy,
 edited by Alexander T. J. Lennon. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 2002. 209pp.
reviewed by James Miskel. Autumn 2003. 169–70
 
United States—Security Policy
Assessing the Threats, edited by John Newhouse.
Washington, D.C. Center for Defense Information, 2002. 119pp. $20.
reviewed by Myron A. Greenberg. Winter 2003:169–70
 
Beyond Terror: Strategy in a Changing World, by Ralph Peters.
Mechanicsburg, Penna.: Stackpole, 2002. 253pp. $22.95
reviewed by John A. Kunert. Spring 2003:151–53
 
Defense Policy Choices for the Bush Administration, by Michael E. O’Hanlon.
Washington, D.C.: Brookings Institution Press, 2001. 244pp. $18.95
reviewed by Cynthia Perrotti. Winter 2003:170–72
 
Perpetual War for Perpetual Peace: How We Got to Be So Hated, by Gore Vidal.
New York: Thunder’s Mouth Press, 2002. 160pp. $10
reviewed by Michael Morgan. Summer 2003:163–65
 
The Savage Wars of Peace: Small Wars and the Rise of American Power, by Max Boot.
New York: Basic Books, 2002. 428pp. $30
reviewed by Richard Norton. Summer 2003:162–63
 
The United States and Asia: Toward a New U.S. Strategy and Force Posture,
by Zalmay Khalilzad et al. Santa Monica, Calif.: RAND, 2001. 260pp. $20
reviewed by Grant F. Rhode. Winter 2003:172–74
 
United States—Security Policy
Foreign Policy for America in the Twenty-first Century: Alternative Perspectives,
edited by Homas H. Henriksen. Stanford, Calif.: Hoover Institution Press. 152pp. $15
reviewed by Sam J. Tangredi. Summer 2003:158–60
 
U.S. Army
The U.S. Army War College: Military Education in a Democracy, by Judith Hicks Stiehm.
Philadelphia: Temple Univ. Press, 2002. 200pp. $69.50
reviewed by Bill Brown. Spring 2003:160–61
 
Vietnam War
Secrets: A Memoir of Vietnam and the Pentagon Papers, by Daniel Ellsberg.
New York: Viking Penguin, 2002. 498pp. $29.95
reviewed by Ken Hagan. Summer 2003:168–69
 
Why the North Won the Vietnam War, edited by Marc Jason Gilbert.
New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2002. 254pp. $69.95
reviewed by Charles E. Neu. Spring 2003:156–57
 
War of 1812
The Naval War of 1812: A Documentary History, Vol. 3, edited by Michael J. Crawford et al.
Washington, D.C.: Naval Historical Center (GPO), 2002. 874pp.
reviewed by Chris Madsen. Autumn 2003:182–83
 
 
 
Warfare
Civilians in the Path of War, by Mark Grimsley and Clifford J. Rogers.
Lincoln: Univ. of Nebraska Press, 2002. 280pp.
reviewed by Johanna Mendelson Forman. Autumn 2003:173–74
 
War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning, by Chris Hedges.
New York: PublicAffairs, 2002. 211pp. $23
reviewed by Jon Czarneck. Summer 2003:157–58
 
Warfare—Naval
Brown-, Green- and Blue-Water Fleets: The Influence of Geography on Naval Warfare,
1861 to the Present, by Michael Lindberg and Daniel Todd.
Westport, Conn.: Praeger, 2001. 248pp.
reviewed by Richard H. Gimblett. Autumn 2003:170–71
 
World War II
Racing for the Bomb: General Leslie Groves, the Manhattan Project’s Indispensable Man,
by Robert S. Norris. South Royalton, Vt.: Steerforth Press, 2002. 722pp. $40
reviewed by Frank C. Mahncke. Winter 2003:182–84
 
Terrors and Marvels: How Science and Technology Changed the Character and
Outcome of World War II, by Tom Shachtman. New York: William Morrow, 2002. 360pp. $26.95
reviewed by Allan R. Millett. Winter 2003:181–82
 
 
BOOK REVIEWS 2002
 
Afghanistan
The Soviet-Afghan War: How a Superpower Fought and Lost,
by the Russian General Staff. Edited by Lester W. Grau, translated by Michael A. Gress.
Lawrence: Univ. Press of Kansas, 364pp. $45
reviewed by Milan Hauner. Spring 2002:109–10
 
Aviation
The Army and Its Air Corps: Army Policy toward Aviation, 1919–1941, by James P. Tate.
Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.: Air Univ. Press, 1998. 217pp. $14, and
The Mind of War: John Boyd and American Security, by Grant T. Hammond.
Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution, 2001. 234pp. $29.95
reviewed by Stephen N. Whiting. Spring 2002:98–104
 
Biography
Admiral Jerauld Wright: Warrior among Diplomats, by David M. Key, Jr.
Manhattan, Kans.: Sunflower Univ. Press, 2001. 438pp. $22.95
reviewed by J. L. Holloway. Winter 2002:157–58
 
Bomber Harris, His Life and Times: The Biography of Marshal of the Royal Air Force
Sir Arthur Harris, the Wartime Chief of Bomber Command, by Henry Probert.
London: Greenhill, 2001. 432pp. $34.95
reviewed by Lorne Breitenlohner. Winter 2002:162–64
 
Chesty: The Story of Lieutenant General Lewis B. Puller, USMC, by Jon T. Hoffman.
New York: Random House, 2001. 629pp. $35
reviewed by Cole C. Kingseed. Winter 2002:158–60
 
 
 
The Gentle Warrior: General Oliver Prince Smith, USMC, by Clifton LaBree.
Kent, Ohio: Kent State Univ. Press, 2001. 268pp. $32
reviewed by Donald Chisholm. Winter 2002:160–62
 
Rickover: The Struggle for Excellence, by Francis Duncan.
Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 2001. 416pp. $37.50
reviewed by William S. Murray. Summer 2002:161–63
 
Boyd, John, Colonel
The Army and Its Air Corps: Army Policy toward Aviation, 1919–1941, by James P. Tate.
Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.: Air Univ. Press, 1998. 217pp. $14, and
The Mind of War: John Boyd and American Security, by Grant T. Hammond.
Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution, 2001. 234pp. $29.95
reviewed by Stephen N. Whiting. Spring 2002:98–104
 
Cartography
The Island of Lost Maps: A True Story of Cartographic Crime, by Miles Harvey.
New York: Random House, 2000. 405pp. $24
reviewed by Xavier Maruyama. Summer 2002:176–77
 
Central Asia
Central Asian Security: The New International Context, edited by Roy Allison and Lena Jonson. Washington, D.C.: Brookings Institution Press, 2001. 279pp. $18.95
reviewed by Ahmed Hashim. Summer 2002:155–56
 
China
The Great Wall at Sea: China’s Navy Enters the Twenty-first Century, by Bernard D. Cole.
Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 2001. 320pp. $34.95, and
China’s Naval Power, by Srikanth Kondapalli. New Delhi: Knowledge World, 2001. 252pp., and
The Chinese Steam Navy, 1862–1945, by Richard N. J. Wright.
London: Chatham, 2000. 208pp. $48.95
reviewed by Bruce Elleman. Summer 2002:143–54
 
Civil-Military Relations
Soldiers and Civilians: The Civil-Military Gap and American National Security,
edited by Peter D. Feaver and Richard H. Kohn.
Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 2001. 545pp. $28.95
reviewed by James Stavridis. Summer 2002:175–76
 
Civil War (U.S.)
Civil War Navies, by Paul H. Silverstone.
Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 2001. 240pp. $49.95
Recent Books. Spring 2002:120
 
The CSS Hunley: Confederate Submarine, by R. Thomas Campbell.
Shippensburg, Penna.: Burd Street Press, 2000. 173pp. $14.95
reviewed by William Galvani. Spring 2002:112–13
 
Clausewitz, Carl von
Masters of War: Classical Strategic Thought, by Michael I. Handel.
New York: Frank Cass, 2001. 482pp. $57.50
reviewed by Douglas J. Macdonald. Spring 2002:91–94
 
 
 
 
Destroyers
200,000 Miles aboard the Destroyer Cotten, by C. Snelling Robinson.
Kent, Ohio: Kent State Univ. Press, 2000. 320pp. $35
reviewed by William Cooper. Summer 2002:169–70
 
Forrestal, USS
Sailors to the End: The Deadly Fire on the USS Forrestal and the Heroes Who Fought It,
by Gregory A. Freeman. New York: William Morrow, 2002. 293pp. $29.95
reviewed by James E. Hickey. Autumn 2002:123–24
 
Great Powers
The Tragedy of Great Power Politics, by John J. Mearsheimer.
New York: W. W. Norton, 2001. 448pp. $27.95.
reviewed by Carnes Lord. Autumn 2002:112–13
 
Harris, Sir Arthur
Bomber Harris, His Life and Times: The Biography of Marshal of the Royal Air Force Sir Arthur Harris,
the Wartime Chief of Bomber Command, by Henry Probert.
London: Greenhill, 2001. 432pp. $34.95
reviewed by Lorne Breitenlohner. Winter 2002:162–64
 
History—General
The Island of Lost Maps: A True Story of Cartographic Crime, by Miles Harvey.
New York: Random House, 2000. 405pp. $24
reviewed by Xavier Maruyama. Summer 2002:176–77
 
History—Military
The Army and Its Air Corps: Army Policy toward Aviation, 1919–1941, by James P. Tate.
Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.: Air Univ. Press, 1998. 217pp. $14, and
The Mind of War: John Boyd and American Security, by Grant T. Hammond.
Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution, 2001. 234pp. $29.95
reviewed by Stephen N. Whiting. Spring 2002:98–104
 
The Burning of Monterey: The 1818 Attack on California by the Privateer Bouchard,
by Peter Uhrowczik. Los Gatos, Calif.: Cyril Books, 2001. 170pp. $12.95
reviewed by Xavier Maruyama. Autumn 2002:131–33
 
Combined Arms Warfare in the Twentieth Century, by Jonathan M. House.
Lawrence: Univ. Press of Kansas, 2001. 346pp. $45
reviewed by Barney Rubel. Winter 2002:154–55
 
The First World War: To Arms, by Hew Strachan.
New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 2001. 1,127pp. $39.95
reviewed by Geoffrey Wawro. Autumn 2002:130–31, and
MacArthur and Defeat in the Philippines, by Richard Connaughton.
New York: Overlook Press, 2001. 394pp. $35
reviewed by Cole C. Kingseed. Spring 2002:111–12
 
The Soviet-Afghan War: How a Superpower Fought and Lost,
by the Russian General Staff, edited by Lester W. Grau, translated by Michael A. Gress.
Lawrence: Univ. Press of Kansas, 364pp. $45
reviewed by Milan Hauner. Spring 2002:109–10
 
The Story of World War II, by Donald L. Miller. Rev. ed.
New York: Simon and Schuster, 2001. 704pp. $35
Recent Books. Spring 2002:118
 
War and Democracy: A Comparative Study of the Korean War and the Peloponnesian War,
edited by David R. McCann and Barry S. Strauss. London: M. E. Sharpe, 2001. 385pp. $77.95
reviewed by Karl Walling. Summer 2002:166–67
 
History—Naval and Maritime
Civil War Navies, by Paul H. Silverstone.
Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 2001. 240pp. $49.95
Recent Books. Spring 2002:120
 
The CSS Hunley: Confederate Submarine, by R. Thomas Campbell.
Shippensburg, Penna.: Burd Street Press, 2000. 173pp. $14.95
reviewed by William Galvani. Spring 2002:112–13
 
The Destruction of the Bismarck, by Holger H. Herwig and David J. Bercuson.
Overlook, N.Y.: Overlook Press, 2001. 314pp. $35, and
The Loss of the Bismarck: An Avoidable Disaster, by Graham Rhys-Jones.
Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 2000. 272pp. $32.95
reviewed by Carl O. Schuster. Autumn 2002:127–30
 
 
Fleets of World War II, by Richard Worth. Cambridge, Mass.: Da Capo, 2001. 375pp. $35
reviewed by Frank Uhlig, Jr.Summer 2002:167–69
 
History of United States Naval Operations in World War II, by Samuel Eliot Morison. Vols. 1–6.
Reprint Urbana, Ill., and Chicago: Univ. of Chicago Press, 2001
Recent Books. Spring 2002:118–19
 
The Navy Times Book of Submarines: A Political, Social, and Military History, by Brayton Harris.
New York: Berkley Books, 1997. 398pp. $15
reviewed by Christopher Cooper. Summer 2002:165–66
 
The Royal Navy, Seapower and Strategy between the Wars, by Christopher M. Bell.
Stanford, Calif.: Stanford Univ. Press, 2000. 232pp. $51
reviewed by Paul G. Halpern. Winter 2002:141–13
 
On Seas of Glory: Heroic Men, Great Ships, and Epic Battles of the American Navy,
by John Lehman. New York: Free Press, 2001. 436pp. $35
reviewed by Andrew G. Wilson. Summer 2002:174–75
 
Reluctant Allies: German-Japanese Naval Relations in World War II,
by Hans-Joachim Krug et al. Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 2001. 456pp. $38.95
reviewed by Holger H. Herwig. Autumn 2002:125–27
 
The Royal Navy and the Capital Ship in the Interwar Period: An Operational Perspective,
by Joseph Moretz. London: Frank Cass, 2002. 292pp. $57.50
reviewed by Christopher Bell. Summer 2002:170–72
 
The Sailing Navy 1775–1854, by Paul H. Silverstone.
Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 2001. 128pp. $38.95
Recent Books. Spring 2002:120
 
Technological Change and the United States Navy, 1865–1945, by William M. McBride.
Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Univ. Press, 2000. 352pp. $45
reviewed by James R. FitzSimonds. Winter 2002:155–57
 
200,000 Miles aboard the Destroyer Cotten, by C. Snelling Robinson.
Kent, Ohio: Kent State Univ. Press, 2000. 320pp. $35
reviewed by William Cooper: Summer 2002:169–70
 
Innovation
Technological Change and the United States Navy, 1865–1945, by William M. McBride.
Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Univ. Press, 2000. 352pp. $45
reviewed by James R. FitzSimonds. Winter 2002:155–57
 
Intelligence
Intelligence: From Secrets to Policy, by Mark M. Lowenthal.
Washington, D.C.: CQ Quarterly, 1999. 264pp. $28.95
reviewed by W. H. Dalton. Autumn 2002:119–21
 
International Relations
On Being a Superpower, by Seymour Deitchman. Boulder, Colo.: Westview, 2000. 335pp.$32.
reviewed by Tom Fedyszyn. Spring 2002:105–106
 
Principles of Global Security, by John D. Steinbruner.
Washington, D.C.: Brookings Institution Press, 2000. 270pp. $44.95
reviewed by Sam Tangredi. Winter 2002:148–49
 
The Rise of the Virtual State: Wealth and Power in the Coming Century, by Richard Rosecrance.
New York: Basic Books, 2001. 287pp. $26, and
The Coming Anarchy: Shattering the Dreams of the Post–Cold War, by Robert D. Kaplan.
New York: Random House, 2000. 198pp. $21.95, and
The Lexus and the Olive Tree, by Thomas L. Friedman.
New York: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 1999. 394pp. $27.50, and
The Challenge and Hidden Promise of Globalization, by John Micklethwaite and Adrian Wooldridge.
New York: Crown, 2000. 386pp. $27.50
reviewed by Lawrence E. Modisett. Winter 2002:133–40
 
Korea
The Great North Korean Famine: Famine, Politics, and Foreign Policy,
by Andrew S. Natsios. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Institute for Peace, 2001. 295pp. $19.95
reviewed by Lyle J. Goldstein. Summer 2002:157–58
 
Korean War
War and Democracy: A Comparative Study of the Korean War and the Peloponnesian War,
edited by David R. McCann and Barry S. Strauss. London: M. E. Sharpe, 2001. 385pp. $77.95
reviewed by Karl Walling. Summer 2002:166–67
 
Kosovo
Winning Ugly: NATO’s War to Save Kosovo, by Ivo H. Daalder and Michael E. O’Hanlon.
Washington, D.C.: Brookings Institution Press, 2000. 343pp. $26.95
reviewed by Tom Fedyszyn. Winter 2002:153–54
 
Law of War
Documents on the Law of War, edited by Adam Roberts and Richard Guelff. 3d ed.
Oxford, U.K.: Oxford Univ. Press, 2000. 765pp. $85
Recent Books. Spring 2002:119–20
 
The Law of War, by Ingrid Detter, 2d ed.
Cambridge, U.K.: Cambridge Univ. Press, 2000. 516pp. $39.95
reviewed by Greg O’Brien. Autumn 2002:113–18
 
MacArthur, Douglas
MacArthur and Defeat in the Philippines, by Richard Connaughton.
New York: Overlook Press, 2001. 394pp. $35
reviewed by Cole C. Kingseed. Spring 2002:111–12
 
Missile Defenses
Rockets’ Red Glare: Missile Defenses and the Future of World Politics,
edited by James J. Wirtz and Jeffrey A. Larsen.
Boulder, Colo.: Westview, 2001. 352pp. $28.50
reviewed by Carl Schloemann. Summer 2002 158–60
 
Way Out There in the Blue: Reagan, Star Wars and the End of the Cold War,
by Frances Fitz- Gerald. New York: Simon and Schuster, 2000. 499pp. $30
reviewed by Roger W. Barnett. Spring 2002:108–109
 
Naval Officers
Waiting for Dead Men’s Shoes: Origins and Development of the U.S. Navy’s Officer Personnel System, 1793–1941, by Donald Chisholm. Palo Alto, Calif.: Stanford Univ. Press, 2001. 883pp. $125
reviewed by James Barber. Summer 2002:172–74
 
Naval War College
Images of America: The Naval War College, by Lionel D. Wyld.
Charleston, S.C.: Arcadia, 1999. 127pp. $18.99
Recent Books. Spring 2002:120–21
 
North Atlantic Treaty Organization
Winning Ugly: NATO’s War to Save Kosovo, by Ivo H. Daalder and Michael E. O’Hanlon.
Washington, D.C.: Brookings Institution Press, 2000. 343pp. $26.95
reviewed by Tom Fedyszyn. Winter 2002:153–54
 
Nuclear Weapons
The Price of Dominance: The New Weapons of Mass Destruction and Their Challenge to American Leadership, by Jan Lodal. New York: Council on Foreign Relations Press, 2001. 234pp. $19.95, and
Nuclear Monopoly, by George H. Quester.
New Brunswick, N.J.: Transaction, Rutgers Univ., 2000. 234pp. $44.95
reviewed by Robert L. Gallucci. Winter 2002:129–32
 
Russian Strategic Nuclear Forces, edited by Pavel Podvig.
Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 2001. 692pp. $45
reviewed by Tom Fedyszyn. Autumn 2002:118–19
 
Oceanography
An Ocean in Common: American Naval Officers, Scientists, and the Ocean Environment,
by Gary E. Weir. College Station: Texas A&M Univ. Press. 2001. 403pp. $24.95
reviewed by Kenneth J. Hagan. Autumn 2002:124–25
 
Peloponnesian War
War and Democracy: A Comparative Study of the Korean War and the Peloponnesian War,
edited by David R. McCann and Barry S. Strauss. London: M. E. Sharpe, 2001. 385pp. $77.95
reviewed by Karl Walling. Summer 2002:166–67
 
Political Science
The Tragedy of Great Power Politics, by John J. Mearsheimer.
New York: W. W. Norton, 2001. 448pp. $27.95
reviewed by Carnes Lord. Autumn 2002:112–13
 
War and Democracy: A Comparative Study of the Korean War and the Peloponnesian War,
edited by David R. McCann and Barry S. Strauss. London: M. E. Sharpe, 2001. 385pp. $77.95
reviewed by Karl Walling. Summer 2002:166–67
 
Pueblo, USS
The Pueblo Incident: A Spy Ship and the Failure of American Foreign Policy,
by Mitchell B. Lerner. Lawrence: Univ. Press of Kansas, 2002. 320pp. $34.95
reviewed by Daniel J. Brennock. Autumn 2002:121–22
 
Puller, Lewis B.
Chesty: The Story of Lieutenant General Lewis B. Puller, USMC,
by Jon T. Hoffman. New York: Random House, 2001. 629pp. $35
reviewed by Cole C. Kingseed. Winter 2002:158–60
 
Reference
Fleets of World War II, by Richard Worth.
Cambridge, Mass.: Da Capo, 2001. 375pp. $35
reviewed by Frank Uhlig, Jr. Summer 2002:167–69
 
The Naval Institute Guide to Combat Fleets of the World, 2000–2001: Their Ships, Aircraft, and Systems, compiled by A. D. Baker III.
Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 2000. 1,107pp. $179.95
Recent Books. Spring 2002:117.
 
The Naval Institute Guide to the Ships and Aircraft of the U.S. Fleet, by Norman Polmar. 17th ed. Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 2001. 672pp. $85
Recent Books. Spring 2002:119
 
The Sailing Navy 1775–1854, by Paul H. Silverstone.
Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 2001. 128pp. $38.95
Recent Books. Spring 2002:120
 
Who’s Who in World War One, by J. M. Bourne.
New York: Routledge, 2001. 316pp. $29.95
Recent Books. Spring 2002:117–18
 
Rickover, Hyman G.
Rickover: The Struggle for Excellence, by Francis Duncan.
Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 2001. 416pp. $37.50
reviewed by William S. Murray. Summer 2002:161–63
 
Royal Naval (British)
The Royal Navy and the Capital Ship in the Interwar Period: An Operational Perspective,
by Joseph Moretz. London: Frank Cass, 2002. 292pp. $57.50
reviewed by Christopher Bell. Summer 2002:170–72
 
The Royal Navy, Seapower and Strategy between the Wars, by Christopher M. Bell.
Stanford, Calif.: Stanford Univ. Press, 2000. 232pp. $51
reviewed by Paul G. Halpern. Winter 2002:141–43
 
We Come Unseen, by Jim Ring. London: John Murray, 2001. 270pp. £20
reviewed by Nigel West. Summer 2002:164–65
 
 
 
 
Russia
Russian Strategic Nuclear Forces, edited by Pavel Podvig.
Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 2001. 692pp. $45
reviewed by Tom Fedyszyn. Autumn 2002:118–19
 
Smith, Oliver Prince
The Gentle Warrior: General Oliver Prince Smith, USMC, by Clifton LaBree.
Kent, Ohio: Kent State Univ. Press, 2001. 268pp. $32
reviewed by Donald Chisholm. Winter 2002:160–62
 
Soviet Union
The Soviet-Afghan War: How a Superpower Fought and Lost, by the Russian General Staff.
edited by Lester W. Grau, translated by Michael A. Gress.
Lawrence: Univ. Press of Kansas, 364pp. $45
reviewed by Milan Hauner. Spring 2002:109–10
 
Strategy
Masters of War: Classical Strategic Thought, by Michael I. Handel.
New York: Frank Cass, 2001. 482pp. $57.50
reviewed by Douglas J. Macdonald. Spring 2002:91–94
 
Strategy in the Contemporary World: An Introduction to Strategic Studies,
edited by John Baylis et al. Oxford, U.K.: Oxford Univ. Press, 2002. 356pp. $27.95
reviewed by Mark T. Clark. Autumn 2002:110–12
 
Submarines
The Navy Times Book of Submarines: A Political, Social, and Military History,
by Brayton Harris. New York: Berkley Books, 1997. 398pp. $15
reviewed by Christopher Cooper. Summer 2002:165–66
 
We Come Unseen, by Jim Ring. London: John Murray, 2001. 270pp. £20
reviewed by Nigel West. Summer 2002:164–65
 
Technology
Technological Change and the United States Navy, 1865–1945, by William M. McBride.
Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Univ. Press, 2000. 352pp. $45
reviewed by James R. FitzSimonds. Winter 2002:155–57
 
Terrorism
To Prevail: An American Strategy for the Campaign against Terrorism,
by Kurt M. Campbell and Michèle Flournoy et al.
Washington, D.C.: CSIS Press, 2001. 416pp. $18.95.
reviewed by Jon Czarnecki. Autumn 2002:109–10
 
United States—Armed Forces
Holding the Line: U.S. Defense Alternatives for the 21st Century,
edited by Cindy Williams. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 2001. 289pp. $21.95
reviewed by Andrew L. Ross. Winter 2002:149–51
 
Implosion: Downsizing the U.S. Military, 1987– 2015, by Bart Brasher.
Westport, Conn.: Greenwood, 2000. 257pp. $67
reviewed by Carl Carlson. Winter 2002:151–52
 
 
 
 
Soldiers and Civilians: The Civil-Military Gap and American National Security,
edited by Peter D. Feaver and Richard H. Kohn.
Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 2001. 545pp. $28.95
reviewed by James Stavridis. Summer 2002:175–76
 
When America Fights: The Uses of U.S. Military Forces,
by Donald M. Snow. Washington, D.C.: Congressional Quarterly Press, 2000. 221pp. $24.95
reviewed by Jonathan E. Czarnecki. Winter 2002:145–46
 
United States—Defense Department
Holding the Line: U.S. Defense Alternatives for the 21st Century, edited by Cindy Williams.
Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 2001. 289pp. $21.95
reviewed by Andrew L. Ross. Winter 2002:149–51
 
Implosion: Downsizing the U.S. Military, 1987– 2015, by Bart Brasher.
Westport, Conn.: Greenwood, 2000. 257pp. $67
reviewed by Carl Carlson. Winter 2002:151–52
 
Keeping the Edge: Managing Defense for the Future,
edited by Ashton B. Carter and John P. White.
Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 2001. 326pp. $50
reviewed by William E. Turcotte. Winter 2002:146–48
 
 
United States—Foreign Policy
Does the United States Need a Foreign Policy? Toward a Diplomacy for the 21st Century,
by Henry Kissinger. New York: Simon and Schuster, 2001. 318pp. $30
reviewed by James Stavridis. Spring 2002:95–97
 
United States—Security Policy
Holding the Line: U.S. Defense Alternatives for the 21st Century, edited by Cindy Williams.
Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 2001. 289pp. $21.95
reviewed by Andrew L. Ross. Winter 2002:149–51
 
On Being a Superpower, by Seymour Deitchman.
Boulder, Colo.: Westview, 2000. 335pp. $32.
reviewed by Tom Fedyszyn. Spring 2002:105–106
 
When America Fights: The Uses of U.S. Military Forces, by Donald M. Snow.
Washington, D.C.: Congressional Quarterly Press, 2000. 221pp. $24.95
reviewed by Jonathan E. Czarnecki. Winter 2002:145–46
 
 While America Sleeps: Self-Delusion, Military Weakness, and the Threat to Peace Today,
by Donald Kagan and Fredrick W. Kagan. New York: St. Martin’s, 2000. 483pp. $32.50
reviewed by Richard Norton. Autumn 2002:113–15
 
U.S. Air Force
The Army and Its Air Corps: Army Policy toward Aviation, 1919–1941, by James P. Tate.
Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.: Air Univ. Press, 1998. 217pp. $14, and
The Mind of War: John Boyd and American Security, by Grant T. Hammond. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution, 2001. 234pp. $29.95
reviewed by Stephen N. Whiting. Spring 2002:98–104
 
U.S. Army
The Army and Its Air Corps: Army Policy toward Aviation, 1919–1941, by James P. Tate.
Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.: Air Univ. Press, 1998. 217pp. $14, and
The Mind of War: John Boyd and American Security, by Grant T. Hammond.
Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution, 2001. 234pp. $29.95
reviewed by Stephen N. Whiting. Spring 2002:98–104
 
U.S. Navy
The Naval Institute Guide to the Ships and Aircraft of the U.S. Fleet, by Norman Polmar. 17th ed. Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 2001. 672pp. $85
Recent Books. Spring 2002:119
 
On Seas of Glory: Heroic Men, Great Ships, and Epic Battles of the American Navy,
by John Lehman. New York: Free Press, 2001. 436pp. $35
reviewed by Andrew G. Wilson. Summer 2002:174–75
 
The Sailing Navy 1775–1854, by Paul H. Silverstone.
Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 2001. 128pp. $38.95
Recent Books. Spring 2002:120
 
Technological Change and the United States Navy, 1865–1945, by William M. McBride.
Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Univ. Press, 2000. 352pp. $45
reviewed by James R. FitzSimonds. Winter 2002:155–57
 
Waiting for Dead Men’s Shoes: Origins and Development of the U.S. Navy’s Officer Personnel System, 1793–1941, by Donald Chisholm. Palo Alto, Calif.: Stanford Univ. Press, 2001. 883pp. $125
reviewed by James Barber. Summer 2002:172–74
 
Warfare—Biological
Germs: Biological Weapons and America’s Secret War, by Judith Miller, Stephen Engleberg, and
William Broad. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2001. 382pp. $27
reviewed by Christopher C. Harmon. Summer 2002:160–61
 
Scourge: The Once and Future Threat of Smallpox, by Jonathan B. Tucker.
Berkeley, Calif.: Atlantic Monthly Press, 2001. 304pp. $26
reviewed by Xavier Maruyama. Spring 2002:106–108
 
Warfare—Combined Arms
Combined Arms Warfare in the Twentieth Century, by Jonathan M. House.
Lawrence: Univ. Press of Kansas, 2001. 346pp. $45
reviewed by Barney Rubel. Winter 2002:154–55
 
Warfare—Submarines
We Come Unseen, by Jim Ring. London: John Murray, 2001. 270pp. £20
reviewed by Nigel West. Summer 2002:164–65
 
Weapons of Mass Destruction
The Price of Dominance: The New Weapons of Mass Destruction and Their Challenge to American Leadership, by Jan Lodal. New York: Council on Foreign Relations Press, 2001. 234pp. $19.95, and
Nuclear Monopoly, by George H. Quester.
New Brunswick, N.J.: Transaction, Rutgers Univ., 2000. 234pp. $44.95
reviewed by Robert L. Gallucci. Winter 2002:129–32
 
World War I
The First World War: To Arms, by Hew Strachan.
New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 2001. 1,127pp. $39.95
reviewed by Geoffrey Wawro. Autumn 2002:130–31
 
 
Who’s Who in World War One, by J. M. Bourne.
New York: Routledge, 2001. 316pp. $29.95
Recent Books. Spring 2002:117–18
 
World War II
Admiral Jerauld Wright: Warrior among Diplomats, by David M. Key, Jr.
Manhattan, Kans.: Sunflower Univ. Press, 2001. 438pp. $22.95
reviewed by J. L. Holloway. Winter 2002:157–58
 
The Destruction of the Bismarck, by Holger H. Herwig and David J. Bercuson.
Overlook, N.Y.: Overlook Press, 2001. 314pp. $35, and
The Loss of the Bismarck: An Avoidable Disaster, by Graham Rhys-Jones.
Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 2000. 272pp. $32.95
reviewed by Carl O. Schuster. Autumn 2002:127–30
 
Fleets of World War II, by Richard Worth. Cambridge, Mass.: Da Capo, 2001. 375pp. $35
reviewed by Frank Uhlig, Jr. Summer 2002:167–69
 
History of United States Naval Operations in World War II, by Samuel Eliot Morison. Vols. 1–6. Reprint Urbana, Ill., and Chicago: Univ. of Chicago Press, 2001 Recent Books. Spring 2002:118–19
 
MacArthur and Defeat in the Philippines, by Richard Connaughton.
New York: Overlook Press, 2001. 394pp. $35
reviewed by Cole C. Kingseed. Spring 2002:111–12
 
Reluctant Allies: German-Japanese Naval Relations in World War II, by Hans-Joachim Krug et al. Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 2001. 456pp. $38.95
reviewed by Holger H. Herwig. Autumn 2002:125–27
 
The Story of World War II, by Donald L. Miller. Rev. ed.
New York: Simon and Schuster, 2001. 704pp. $35
Recent Books. Spring 2002:118
 
200,000 Miles aboard the Destroyer Cotten, by C. Snelling Robinson.
Kent, Ohio: Kent State Univ. Press, 2000. 320pp. $35
reviewed by William Cooper: Summer 2002:169–70
 
Wright, Jerauld
Admiral Jerauld Wright: Warrior among Diplomats, by David M. Key, Jr.
Manhattan, Kans.: Sunflower Univ. Press, 2001. 438pp. $22.95
reviewed by J. L. Holloway. Winter 2002:157–58
 
 
BOOK REVIEWS 2001
 
Airpower
American Airpower Strategy in Korea, 1950– 1953, by Conrad C. Crane.
Lawrence: Univ. Press of Kansas, 2000. 252pp. $35
reviewed by Wilfred E. Brown. Summer 2001:185–86
 
Hap Arnold and the Evolution of American Airpower, by Alan Dik Daso.
Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 2000. 233pp. $23.95
reviewed by Phillip S. Meilinger. Autumn 2001:182–83
 
 
 
How Effective Is Strategic Bombing? Lessons Learned from World War II to Kosovo,
by Gian P. Gentile. New York: New York Univ. Press, 2001. 273pp. $36
reviewed by Phillip S. Meilinger. Summer 2001:182–83
 
Allied Force
Waging Modern War, by Wesley K. Clark. New York: Public Affairs, 20001. 479pp. $30
reviewed by Patrick C. Sweeney. Autumn 2001:167–68
 
Arnold, Henry “Hap”
Hap Arnold and the Evolution of American Airpower, by Alan Dik Daso.
Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 2000. 233pp. $23.95
reviewed by Phillip S. Meilinger. Autumn 2001:182–83
 
Asia
Fire in the East: The Rise of Asian Military Power and the Second Nuclear Age,
by Paul Bracken. New York: HarperCollins, 1999. 186pp. $25
reviewed Philip L. Ritcheson. Winter 2001:161–63
 
Balkans
Waging Modern War, by Wesley K. Clark. New York: Public Affairs, 20001. 479pp. $30
reviewed by Patrick C. Sweeney. Autumn 2001:167–68
 
Biography
Biographical Dictionary of World War II, by Mark M. Boatner III.
Novato, Calif.: Presidio, 1996, repr. 1999, 733pp. $24.95
Recent Books. Spring 2001:159–60
 
Hap Arnold and the Evolution of American Airpower, by Alan Dik Daso.
Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 2000. 233pp. $23.95
reviewed by Phillip S. Meilinger. Autumn 2001:182–83
 
Lewin of Greenwich: The Authorised Biography of Admiral of the Fleet Lord Lewin,
by Richard Hill. London: Cassell, 2000. 443pp. £25
reviewed by Tony Johnstone-Burt, OBE. Autumn 2001:176–77
 
Norstad: Cold War NATO Supreme Commander— Airman, Strategist, Diplomat,
by Robert S. Jordan. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 2000. 329pp. $49
reviewed by Douglas Kinnard. Summer 2001:183–85
 
Thomas ap Catesby Jones: Commodore of Manifest Destiny, by Gene A. Smith.
Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 2000. 223pp. $34.95
reviewed by Xavier Maruyama. Spring 2001:151–52
 
China
China’s Military Faces the Future, edited by James R. Lilley and David Shambaugh.
New York: M. E. Sharpe, 1000. 356pp. $29.95
reviewed by Jiangxiang Bi. Winter 2001:163–65
 
Interpreting China’s Grand Strategy: Past, Present, and Future,
by Michael D. Swaine and Ashley J. Tellis. Santa Monica, Calif.: RAND, 2000. 283pp. $20
reviewed by Carmel Davis. Summer 2001:178–79
 
 
 
 
 
Red Dragon Rising: Communist China’s Military Threat to America,
 by Edward Timperlake and William Triplett II. Washington, D.C.: Regnery, 1999. 271pp. $27.95, and
China, Nuclear Weapons, and Arms Control: A Preliminary Assessment, by Robert Manning,
Robert Montaperto, and Brad Roberts. New York: Council on Foreign Relations, 2000. 91pp. $10
reviewed by Andrew R. Wilson. Autumn 2001:158–62
 
Cryptanalysis
Decoding History: The Battle of the Atlantic and Ultra, by W. J. R. Gardner.
Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 1999. 263pp. $34.95
reviewed by Christopher Bell. Summer 2001:186–87
 
Enigma: The Battle for the Code, by Hugh Sebag-Montefiore.
New York: John Wiley & Sons, 2001. 403 pp. $30
reviewed by William S. Hayler. Autumn 2001:183–85
 
Defense Department
This War Really Matters: Inside the Fight for Defense Dollars, by George C. Wilson.
Washington, D.C.: CQ Press, 2000. 239pp. $19.95
reviewed by Thomas C. Hone. Autumn 2001:163–66
 
DESERT SHIELD/DESERT STORM. See Persian Gulf War
 
Enigma
Enigma: The Battle for the Code, by Hugh Sebag-Montefiore.
New York: John Wiley & Sons, 2001. 403 pp. $30
reviewed by William S. Hayler. Autumn 2001:183–85
 
Espionage
The Secret War against Hanoi: Kennedy’s and Johnson’s Use of Spies, Saboteurs, and
Covert Warriors in North Vietnam, by Richard H. Shultz, Jr.
New York: HarperCollins, 1999. 408pp. $27.50
reviewed by Richard Norton. Spring 2001:147–49
 
Ethnic Conflict
Identifying Potential Ethnic Conflict, by Thomas S. Szayna.
Santa Monica, Calif.: RAND, 1998. 329pp. $25
reviewed by Pauletta Otis. Summer 2001:176–77
 
Fisher, Sir John “Jackie”
Sir John Fisher’s Naval Revolution, by Nicholas Lambert.
Columbia: Univ. of South Carolina Press, 1999. 364pp. $39.95
reviewed by James Goldrick. Winter 2001:172–75
 
History—General
Flags of Our Fathers, by James Bradley, with Ron Powers.
New York: Bantam, 2000. 353pp. $24.95
reviewed by Tom Fedyszyn. Spring 2001:149–50
 
Nuclear Rivals: Anglo-American Atomic Relations, 1941–1952, by Septimus H. Paul.
Columbus: Ohio States Univ. Press, 2000. 266pp. $42.50
reviewed by Myron A. Greenberg. Autumn 2001:180–82
 
History—Military
The Burning of Washington: The British Invasion of 1814, by Anthony S. Pitch.
Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 1998. 298pp. $32.95
Recent Books. Spring 2001:158
 
Decoding History: The Battle of the Atlantic and Ultra, by W. J. R. Gardner.
Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 1999. 263pp. $34.95
reviewed by Christopher Bell. Summer 2001:186–87
 
MacArthur’s War: Korea and the Undoing of an American Hero, by Stanley Weintraub.
New York: Free Press, 2000. 385pp. $27.50
reviewed by Donald Chisholm. Winter 2001:167–70
 
The Oxford Companion to American Military History, editor in chief John Whiteclay Chambers II.
New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 1999. 916pp. $60
Recent Books. Spring 2001:160
 
The Secret War against Hanoi: Kennedy’s and Johnson’s Use of Spies,
Saboteurs, and Covert Warriors in North Vietnam, by Richard H. Shultz, Jr.
New York: HarperCollins, 1999. 408pp. $27.50
reviewed by Richard Norton. Spring 2001:147–49
 
The Siege at Hue, by George W. Smith.
Boulder, Colo.: Lynne Rienner, 1999. 195pp. $49.95.
reviewed by Joseph Anderson. Spring 2001:145–47
 
History—Naval
Battles and Honours of the Royal Navy, by David A. Thomas.
Conshohocken, Penna.: Combined Publishers, 1998. 326pp. $46.95
Recent Books. Spring 2001:159
 
Dog Boats at War: Royal Navy D Class MTBs and MGBs, 1939–1945,
by Leonard C. Reynolds. Gloucestershire, U.K.: Sutton, 1998. 260pp. $35
reviewed by Carl Otis Schuster. Summer 2001:187–89
 
Historical Dictionary of the United States Navy,
compiled by James M. Morris and Patricia M. Kearns.
Lanham, Md.: Scarecrow Press, 1998. 405pp. $85
Recent Books. Spring 2001:160
 
Maritime Supremacy and the Opening of the Western Mind:
Naval Campaigns That Shaped the Modern World, 1588–1782,
by Peter Padfield. New York: Overlook Press, 2000. 340pp. $35
reviewed by Andrew G. Wilson. Spring 2001:152–54
 
Most Secret and Confidential: Intelligence in the Age of Nelson,
 by Steven E. Maffeo. Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 2000. 355pp. $32.95
reviewed by Michael Riggle. Winter 2001:175–76
 
Navies in History, by Clark G. Reynolds.
Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 1998. 267pp. $35
Recent Books. Spring 2001:157.
 
Neptune’s Militia: The Frigate South Carolina during the American Revolution,
by James A. Lewis. Kent, Ohio: Kent State Univ. Press, 1999. 245pp. $39
Recent Books. Spring 2001:160–61
 
The Political Influence of Naval Force in History, by James Cable.
New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1998. 213pp. $59.95
reviewed by Jan Van Tol. Winter 2001:170–72
 
Thomas ap Catesby Jones: Commodore of Manifest Destiny, by Gene A. Smith.
Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 2000. 223pp. $34.95
reviewed by Xavier Maruyama. Spring 2001:151–52
 
Hue
The Siege at Hue, by George W. Smith. Boulder, Colo.: Lynne Rienner, 1999. 195pp. $49.95.
reviewed by Joseph Anderson. Spring 2001:145–47
 
India
A Nuclear Strategy for India, by Raja Menon. New Delhi: Sage, 2000. 316 pp. $45
reviewed by Thomas G. Mahnken. Autumn 2001:173–74
 
Information
Best Truth: Intelligence in the Information Age, by Bruce D. Berkowitz and Allan E. Goodman.
New Haven, Conn.: Yale Univ. Press, 2000. 203pp. $22.50
reviewed by Dale C. Rielage. Spring 2001:140–42
 
The Changing Role of Information in Warfare, edited by Zalmay M. Khalilzad and John P. White.
Santa Monica, Calif.: RAND, 1999. 452pp. $25.
reviewed by Eric J. Dahl. Summer 2001:174–76
 
Innovation
Technological Change and the Future of Warfare, by Michael O’Hanlon.
Washington, D.C.: Brookings Institution Press, 2000. 208pp. $42.95
reviewed by James R. FitzSimonds. Winter 2001:155–56
 
Intelligence
Best Truth: Intelligence in the Information Age, by Bruce D. Berkowitz and Allan E. Goodman.
New Haven, Conn.: Yale Univ. Press, 2000. 203pp. $22.50
reviewed by Dale C. Rielage. Spring 2001:140–42
 
Iwo Jima
Flags of Our Fathers, by James Bradley, with Ron Powers.
New York: Bantam, 2000. 353pp. $24.95
reviewed by Tom Fedyszyn. Spring 2001:149–50
 
Japan
Japan’s Navy: Politics and Paradox, 1971–2000, by Peter J. Woolley.
Boulder, Colo.: Lynne Rienner, 1999. 166pp. $49.95
reviewed by Robert Morabito. Summer 2001:179–80
 
Keystone: The American Occupation of Okinawa and U.S.-Japanese Relations,
by Nicholas Evan Sarantakes. College Station: Texas A&M Univ. Press, 2000. 264pp. $34.95
reviewed by James Jay Carofano. Autumn 2001:178–80
 
Jones, Thomas ap Catesby
Thomas ap Catesby Jones: Commodore of Manifest Destiny, by Gene A. Smith.
Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 2000. 223pp. $34.95
reviewed by Xavier Maruyama. Spring 2001:151–52
 
Korea
Korea on the Brink: From the “12/12” Incident to the Kwangju Uprising, 1979–1980,
by John A. Wickham. Washington, D.C.: National Defense Univ. Press, 1999. 240pp. $20
reviewed by Nicholas Evan Sarantakes. Autumn 2001:174–75
 
Naval Strategy in Northeast Asia: Geostrategic Goals, Policies and Prospects,
by Duk-ki Kim. Portland, Ore.: Frank Cass, 2000. 261pp. $57.50
reviewed by Robert Marabito. Winter 2001:165–67
 
Korean War
American Airpower Strategy in Korea, 1950– 1953, by Conrad C. Crane.
Lawrence: Univ. Press of Kansas, 2000. 252pp. $35
reviewed by Wilfred E. Brown. Summer 2001:185–86
 
MacArthur’s War: Korea and the Undoing of an American Hero, by Stanley Weintraub.
New York: Free Press, 2000. 385pp. $27.50
reviewed by Donald Chisholm. Winter 2001:167–70
 
Law of Armed Conflict
Obeying Orders: Atrocity, Military Discipline & the Law of War, by Mark J. Osiel.
New Brunswick, N.J.: Transaction, 1999. 398pp. $39.95
reviewed by Martin L. Cook. Spring 2001:144–45
 
Law of War
Obeying Orders: Atrocity, Military Discipline & the Law of War, by Mark J. Osiel.
New Brunswick, N.J.: Transaction, 1999. 398pp. $39.95
reviewed by Martin L. Cook. Spring 2001:144–45
 
Lewin, Admiral Lord
Lewin of Greenwich: The Authorised Biography of Admiral of the Fleet Lord Lewin,
by Richard Hill. London: Cassell, 2000. 443pp. £25
reviewed by Tony Johnstone-Burt, OBE. Autumn 2001:176–77
 
MacArthur, Douglas
MacArthur’s War: Korea and the Undoing of an American Hero, by Stanley Weintraub.
New York: Free Press, 2000. 385pp. $27.50
reviewed by Donald Chisholm. Winter 2001:167–70
 
Merchant Marine
The Abandoned Ocean: A History of United States Maritime Policy,
by Andrew Gibson and Arthur Donovan.
Columbia: Univ. of South Carolina Press, 2000. 362pp. $39.95
reviewed by Robert K. Reilly. Spring 2001:154–55
 
Motor Torpedo Boats
Dog Boats at War: Royal Navy D Class MTBs and MGBs, 1939–1945,
by Leonard C. Reynolds. Gloucestershire, U.K.: Sutton, 1998. 260pp. $35
reviewed by Carl Otis Schuster. Summer 2001:187–89
 
Naval Aviation
Flying Black Ponies, by Kit Lavell. Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 2000. 376pp. $32.95
reviewed by William M. Calhoun. Summer 2001:180–82
 
Naval Forces
Navies in History, by Clark G. Reynolds. Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 1998. 267pp. $35
Recent Books. Spring 2001:157.
 
The Political Influence of Naval Force in History, by James Cable. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1998. 213pp. $59.95
reviewed by Jan Van Tol. Winter 2001:170–72
 
Nonlethal Weapons
Future War: Nonlethal Weapons in Twenty-first Century Warfare, by John B. Alexander.
New York: St. Martin’s Griffin, 1999. 255 pp. $14.95
reviewed by Pauletta Otis. Autumn 2001:170–71
 
Norstad, Lauris
Norstad: Cold War NATO Supreme Commander— Airman, Strategist, Diplomat,
by Robert S. Jordan. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 2000. 329pp. $49
reviewed by Douglas Kinnard. Summer 2001:183–85
 
North Atlantic Treaty Organization
Norstad: Cold War NATO Supreme Commander—Airman, Strategist, Diplomat,
by Robert S. Jordan. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 2000. 329pp. $49
reviewed by Douglas Kinnard. Summer 2001:183–85
 
Northeast Asia
Naval Strategy in Northeast Asia: Geostrategic Goals, Policies and Prospects,
 by Duk-ki Kim. Portland, Ore.: Frank Cass, 2000. 261pp. $57.50
reviewed by Robert Marabito. Winter 2001:165–67
 
Nuclear Weapons
Fire in the East: The Rise of Asian Military Power and the Second Nuclear Age,
by Paul Bracken. New York: HarperCollins, 1999. 186pp. $25
reviewed Philip L. Ritcheson. Winter 2001:161–63
 
A Nuclear Strategy for India, by Raja Menon. New Delhi: Sage, 2000. 316 pp. $45
reviewed by Thomas G. Mahnken. Autumn 2001:173–74
 
Nuclear Rivals: Anglo-American Atomic Relations, 1941–1952,
by Septimus H. Paul. Columbus: Ohio States Univ. Press, 2000. 266pp. $42.50
reviewed by Myron A. Greenberg. Autumn 2001:180–82
 
The Nuclear Turning Point: A Blueprint for Deep Cuts and Dealerting of Nuclear Weapons,
edited by Harold A. Feiveson. Washington, D.C.: Brookings Institution Press, 1999. 460pp. $52.95
reviewed by Hank Chiles. Winter 2001:158–60
 
The Second Nuclear Age, by Colin S. Gray. Boulder, Colo.: Lynne Rienner, 1999. 193pp. $45
reviewed by George H. Quester. Winter 2001:160–61
 
Okinawa
Keystone: The American Occupation of Okinawa and U.S.-Japanese Relations,
 by Nicholas Evan Sarantakes. College Station: Texas A&M Univ. Press, 2000. 264pp. $34.95
reviewed by James Jay Carofano. Autumn 2001:178–80
 
Persian Gulf War
Chemical-Biological Defense: U.S. Military Policies and Decisions in the Gulf War,
by Albert J. Mauroni. Westport, Conn.: Praeger, 1998. 226pp. $59.95
reviewed by Pietro D. Marghella. Summer 2001:172–74
 
Shield and Sword: The United States Navy and the Persian Gulf War,
by Edward J. Marolda and Robert J. Schneller, Jr.
Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 2001. 544pp. $36.95
reviewed by Alexander S. Cochran. Spring 2001:135–38
 
 
 
Piracy
Jolly Roger with an Uzi: The Rise and Threat of Modern Piracy,
by Jack A. Gottschalk et al.
Annapolis, Md. Naval Institute Press, 2000. 170 pp. $26.95
reviewed by James F. Murray. Autumn 2001:172–73
 
Post–Cold War World
The Genesis of Naval Thinking since the End of the Cold War, edited by Peter Hore.
Maritime Strategic Studies Institute Paper 2.
[London]: Maritime Strategic Studies Institute, March 1999. 109pp.
reviewed by Edward A. Smith, Jr. Spring 2001:139–40
 
The Postmodern Military: Armed Forces after the Cold War, edited by Charles C. Moskos,
John Allen Williams, and David R. Segal. New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 2000. 286pp. $45
reviewed by Erik Dahl. Winter 2001:156–58
 
The Second Nuclear Age, by Colin S. Gray.
Boulder, Colo.: Lynne Rienner, 1999. 193pp. $45
reviewed by George H. Quester. Winter 2001:160–61
 
Proliferation
Best of Intentions: America’s Campaign against Strategic Weapon’s Proliferation,
by Henry D. Sokolski. Westport, Conn.: Praeger, 2001. 184pp. $59.95
reviewed by Carnes Lord. Autumn 2001:153–57
 
The Coming Crisis: Nuclear Proliferation, U.S. Interests, and World Order,
edited by Victor A. Utgoff. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 2000. 319pp. $22.95
reviewed by Jon Greene. Summer 2001:169–70
 
Planning the Unthinkable: How New Powers Will Use Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Weapons,
edited by Peter Lavoy, Scott Sagan, and James Wirtz.
Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell Univ. Press, 2000. 270pp. $45
reviewed by K. A. Beyoghlow. Summer 2001:170–72
 
Quotations
The Greenhill Dictionary of Military Quotations, edited by Peter G. Tsouras.
Mechanicsburg, Penna.: Stackpole Books, 2000. 574pp. $75
Recent Books. Spring 2001:157–58
 
Reference
Battles and Honours of the Royal Navy, by David A. Thomas.
Conshohocken, Penna.: Combined Publishers, 1998. 326pp. $46.95
Recent Books. Spring 2001:159
 
Biographical Dictionary of World War II, by Mark M. Boatner III.
Novato, Calif.: Presidio, 1996, repr. 1999, 733pp. $24.95
Recent Books. Spring 2001:159–60
 
A Chronology of Armed Conflict in the New World, 1492 to the Present.
Santa Barbara, Calif.: ABC-CLIO, 1998. 722pp. $99
Recent Books. Spring 2001:158
 
The Greenhill Dictionary of Military Quotations, edited by Peter G. Tsouras.
 Mechanicsburg, Penna.: Stackpole Books, 2000. 574pp. $75
Recent Books. Spring 2001:157–58
 
Historical Dictionary of the United States Navy,
compiled by James M. Morris and Patricia M. Kearns.
Lanham, Md.: Scarecrow Press, 1998. 405pp. $85
Recent Books. Spring 2001:160
 
The Oxford Companion to American Military History, editor in chief John Whiteclay Chambers II.
New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 1999. 916pp. $60
Recent Books. Spring 2001:160
 
Research and Development
The Legacy of the White Oak Laboratory, by William B. Anspacher et al.
Dahlgren, Va.: Naval Surface Warfare Center, 2000. 503pp $42
reviewed by Frank C. Mahncke. Summer 2001:189–91
 
Royal Naval (British)
Battles and Honours of the Royal Navy, by David A. Thomas.
Conshohocken, Penna.: Combined Publishers, 1998. 326pp. $46.95
Recent Books. Spring 2001:159
 
Russia
The Russian Presidency: Society and Politics in the Second Russian Republic,
by Thomas Nichols. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1999. 200pp. $45
reviewed by Sergei Khrushchev. Summer 2001:165–68
 
Seapower
The Political Influence of Naval Force in History, by James Cable.
New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1998. 213pp. $59.95
reviewed by Jan Van Tol. Winter 2001:170–72
 
Shipping
The Abandoned Ocean: A History of United States Maritime Policy,
by Andrew Gibson and Arthur Donovan.
Columbia: Univ. of South Carolina Press, 2000. 362pp. $39.95
reviewed by Robert K. Reilly. Spring 2001:154–55
 
Space
The Military Use of Space: A Diagnostic Assessment, by Barry D. Watts.
Washington, D.C.: Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments, 2001. 130 pp.
reviewed by Carmel Davis. Autumn 2001:168–70
 
Strategic Bombing
How Effective Is Strategic Bombing? Lessons Learned from World War II to Kosovo,
 by Gian P. Gentile. New York: New York Univ. Press, 2001. 273pp. $36
reviewed by Phillip S. Meilinger. Summer 2001:182–83
 
Strategy
A Nuclear Strategy for India, by Raja Menon. New Delhi: Sage, 2000. 316 pp. $45
reviewed by Thomas G. Mahnken. Autumn 2001:173–74
 
Roots of Strategy, Book 4, edited by David Jablonsky. Four Military Classics.
Mechanicsburg, Penna.: Stackpole Books, 1999. 533pp. $19.95
reviewed by Kenneth J. Hagan. Spring 2001:150–51
 
 
 
 
Strategy—Naval
The Genesis of Naval Thinking since the End of the Cold War, edited by Peter Hore.
Maritime Strategic Studies Institute Paper 2.
London: Maritime Strategic Studies Institute, March 1999. 109pp.
reviewed by Edward A. Smith, Jr. Spring 2001:139–40
 
Technology
The Legacy of the White Oak Laboratory, by William B. Anspacher et al.
Dahlgren, Va.: Naval Surface Warfare Center, 2000. 503pp $42
reviewed by Frank C. Mahncke. Summer 2001:189–91
 
Technological Change and the Future of Warfare, by Michael O’Hanlon.
Washington, D.C.: Brookings Institution Press, 2000. 208pp. $42.95
reviewed by James R. FitzSimonds. Winter 2001:155–56
 
Ultra
Decoding History: The Battle of the Atlantic and Ultra, by W. J. R. Gardner.
Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 1999. 263pp. $34.95
reviewed by Christopher Bell. Summer 2001:186–87
 
United Kingdom
Nuclear Rivals: Anglo-American Atomic Relations, 1941–1952, by Septimus H. Paul.
Columbus: Ohio States Univ. Press, 2000. 266pp. $42.50
reviewed by Myron A. Greenberg. Autumn 2001:180–82
 
United States—Armed Forces
The Postmodern Military: Armed Forces after the Cold War,
edited by Charles C. Moskos, John Allen Williams, and David R. Segal.
New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 2000. 286pp. $45
reviewed by Erik Dahl. Winter 2001:156–58
 
United States—Foreign Policy
America’s Overseas Garrisons: The Leasehold Empire, by C. T. Sandars.
New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 2000. 345pp. $65
reviewed by Charles E. Neu. Autumn 2001:177–78
 
Nuclear Rivals: Anglo-American Atomic Relations, 1941–1952, by Septimus H. Paul.
Columbus: Ohio States Univ. Press, 2000. 266pp. $42.50
reviewed by Myron A. Greenberg. Autumn 2001:180–82
 
United States—History
The Burning of Washington: The British Invasion of 1814, by Anthony S. Pitch.
Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 1998. 298pp. $32.95
Recent Books. Spring 2001:158
 
Neptune’s Militia: The Frigate South Carolina during the American Revolution, by James A. Lewis.
Kent, Ohio: Kent State Univ. Press, 1999. 245pp. $39
Recent Books. Spring 2001:160–61
 
The Oxford Companion to American Military History, editor in chief John Whiteclay Chambers II.
New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 1999. 916pp. $60
Recent Books. Spring 2001:160
 
United States—Security Policy
America’s Overseas Garrisons: The Leasehold Empire, by C. T. Sandars.
New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 2000. 345pp. $65
reviewed by Charles E. Neu. Autumn 2001:177–78
 
Fighting for the Future: Will America Triumph? by Ralph Peters.
Mechanicsburg, Penna.: Stackpole Books, 1999. 210pp. $19.95
reviewed by Jan Van Tol. Spring 2001:142–44
 
A New Structure for National Security Policy Planning, by Stephen A. Cambone.
Washington, D.C.: Center for Strategic and International Studies, 1998. 262pp. $23.95
reviewed by Charles Neimeyer. Winter 2001:153–55
 
U.S. Navy
Historical Dictionary of the United States Navy,
compiled by James M. Morris and Patricia M. Kearns.
Lanham, Md.: Scarecrow Press, 1998. 405pp. $85
Recent Books. Spring 2001:160
 
Yugoslavia
Waging Modern War, by Wesley K. Clark. New York: Public Affairs, 20001. 479pp. $30
reviewed by Patrick C. Sweeney. Autumn 2001:167–68
 
Vietnam War
American Tragedy: Kennedy, Johnson, and the Origins of the Vietnam War,
by David Kaiser. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard Univ. Press, 2000. 566pp. $29.95
reviewed by H. R. McMaster. Winter 2001:149–52
 
Flying Black Ponies, by Kit Lavell. Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 2000. 376pp. $32.95
reviewed by William M. Calhoun. Summer 2001:180–82
 
The Secret War against Hanoi: Kennedy’s and Johnson’s Use of Spies, Saboteurs, and Covert Warriors in North Vietnam, by Richard H. Shultz, Jr. New York: HarperCollins, 1999. 408pp. $27.50
reviewed by Richard Norton. Spring 2001:147–49
 
The Siege at Hue, by George W. Smith.
Boulder, Colo.: Lynne Rienner, 1999. 195pp. $49.95.
reviewed by Joseph Anderson. Spring 2001:145–47
 
War of 1812
The Burning of Washington: The British Invasion of 1814, by Anthony S. Pitch.
Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 1998. 298pp. $32.95
Recent Books. Spring 2001:158
 
Warfare
A Chronology of Armed Conflict in the New World, 1492 to the Present.
Santa Barbara, Calif.: ABC-CLIO, 1998. 722pp. $99
Recent Books. Spring 2001:158
 
Warfare—Air
How Effective Is Strategic Bombing? Lessons Learned from World War II to Kosovo,
by Gian P. Gentile. New York: New York Univ. Press, 2001. 273pp. $36
reviewed by Phillip S. Meilinger. Summer 2001:182–83
 
Warfare—Biological
Chemical-Biological Defense: U.S. Military Policies and Decisions in the Gulf War,
 by Albert J. Mauroni. Westport, Conn.: Praeger, 1998. 226pp. $59.95
reviewed by Pietro D. Marghella. Summer 2001:172–74
 
Warfare—Chemical
Chemical-Biological Defense: U.S. Military Policies and Decisions in the Gulf War,
 by Albert J. Mauroni. Westport, Conn.: Praeger, 1998. 226pp. $59.95
reviewed by Pietro D. Marghella. Summer 2001:172–74
 
Warfare—Future
Fighting for the Future: Will America Triumph? by Ralph Peters.
Mechanicsburg, Penna.: Stackpole Books, 1999. 210pp. $19.95
reviewed by Jan Van Tol. Spring 2001:142–44
 
Future War: Nonlethal Weapons in Twenty-first Century Warfare, by John B. Alexander.
 New York: St. Martin’s Griffin, 1999. 255 pp. $14.95
reviewed by Pauletta Otis. Autumn 2001:170–71
 
Technological Change and the Future of Warfare, by Michael O’Hanlon.
Washington, D.C.: Brookings Institution Press, 2000. 208pp. $42.95
reviewed by James R. FitzSimonds. Winter 2001:155–56
 
Warfare—Information
The Changing Role of Information in Warfare, edited by Zalmay M. Khalilzad and John P. White.
Santa Monica, Calif.: RAND, 1999. 452pp. $25.
reviewed by Eric J. Dahl. Summer 2001:174–76
 
Weapons of Mass Destruction
The Coming Crisis: Nuclear Proliferation, U.S. Interests, and World Order,
edited by Victor A. Utgoff. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 2000. 319pp. $22.95
reviewed by Jon Greene. Summer 2001:169–70
 
Planning the Unthinkable: How New Powers Will Use Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Weapons,
edited by Peter Lavoy, Scott Sagan, and James Wirtz.
Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell Univ. Press, 2000. 270pp. $45
reviewed by K. A. Beyoghlow. Summer 2001:170–72
 
White Oak Laboratory
The Legacy of the White Oak Laboratory, by William B. Anspacher et al.
Dahlgren, Va.: Naval Surface Warfare Center, 2000. 503pp $42
reviewed by Frank C. Mahncke. Summer 2001:189–91
 
World War II
Decoding History: The Battle of the Atlantic and Ultra, by W. J. R. Gardner.
Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 1999. 263pp.$34.95
reviewed by Christopher Bell. Summer 2001:186–87
 
Dog Boats at War: Royal Navy D Class MTBs and MGBs, 1939–1945,
by Leonard C. Reynolds. Gloucestershire, U.K.: Sutton, 1998. 260pp. $35
reviewed by Carl Otis Schuster. Summer 2001:187–89
 
Flags of Our Fathers, by James Bradley, with Ron Powers.
New York: Bantam, 2000. 353pp. $24.95
reviewed by Tom Fedyszyn. Spring 2001:149–50
 
 
BOOK REVIEWS 1998–2000
 
Aircraft
American & British Aircraft Carrier Development, 1919–1941,
by Thomas C. Hone, Norman Friedman, and Mark D. Mandeles.
Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 1999. 248pp. $39.95
reviewed by Michael C. Potter. Summer 2000:229–31
 
Brassey’s World Aircraft & Systems Directory 1996-97, edited by Michael Taylor.
London: Brassey’s (UK), 1996. 576pp. $99.95 .
Recent Books. Spring 1999:173
 
Dark Eagles: A History of Top Secret U.S. Aircraft Programs, by Curtis Peebles.
Novato, Calif.: Presidio, 1995. 344pp. $17.95
reviewed by Porter Halyburton. Winter 1998:168–69
 
Aircraft Carriers
American & British Aircraft Carrier Development, 1919–1941,
by Thomas C. Hone, Norman Friedman, and Mark D. Mandeles.
Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 1999. 248pp. $39.95
reviewed by Michael C. Potter. Summer 2000:229–31
 
Maritime Aviation: Light and Medium Aircraft Carriers into the Twenty-first Century,
edited by Thomas J. Hirschfeld and Peter Hore.
Hull, U.K.: Univ. of Hull Press, 1999. 263pp.
reviewed by William H. Roberson. Autumn 2000:165–66
 
Submarines under Ice: The U. S. Navy’s Polar Operations,
by Marion D. Williams.Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 1998. 256pp. $27.95
reviewed by Frank C. Mahncke. Winter 2000:154–56
 
Armed Forces
Decisive Force: The New American Way of War, by F. G. Hoffman.
Westport, Conn.: Praeger, 1996. 150pp. $52.95
reviewed by Russell F. Weigley. Winter 1999:130–32
 
Military Readiness: Concepts, Choices, Consequences,
by Richard K. Betts. Washington, D.C.: Brookings Institution, 1995. 322pp. $42.95
reviewed by William R. Cooper. Spring 1998:156–58
 
Arms Control
Arms Control toward the 21st Century, edited by Jeffrey A. Larsen and Gregory J. Rattray.
Boulder, Colo.: Lynne Rienner, 1996. 348pp. $55
reviewed by Jon A. Greene. Autumn 1998:127–29
 
Arnold, Benedict
Benedict Arnold, Revolutionary Hero: An American Warrior Reconsidered,
by James Kirby Martin.
New York: New York Univ. Press, 1997. 540pp. $34.95
reviewed by Cole C. Kingseed. Winter 1999:159–61
 
Australia
Flying Stations: A Story of Australian Naval Aviation, by Friends and
Volunteers of the Australian Naval Aviation Museum.
New York: Allen and Unwin, 1998. 289pp. $45
reviewed by Peter Charles Unsinger. Summer 1999:161–62
 
 
 
 
In Search of a Maritime Strategy: The Maritime Element in Australian Defence Planning since 1901, edited by David Stevens. Canberra: Strategic and Defence Studies Centre,
The Australian National Univ., 1997. 252pp. $24
reviewed by James Goldrick. Spring 1999:167–68
 
The Royal Australian Navy in World War II, edited by David Stevens.
St. Leonards, Australia: Allen & Unwin, 1996. 212pp. $23
reviewed by Geoff Morton. Winter 1999:155–56
 
Battle of Jutland
The Rules of the Game: Jutland and British Naval Command, by Andrew Gordon.
Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 1996. 708pp. $48.95
reviewed by Frank M. Snyder. Spring 1998:146–50
 
Canada
Canada’s Asia-Pacific Security Dilemma, by Joe Varner.
Halifax, Nova Scotia: Maritime Affairs.
NIOBE Papers, vol., 10, 1999. 80pp. (no price given)
reviewed by David A. Wilbur. Summer 2000:214–16
 
Navies in the Post–Cold War Era, by Peter T. Haydon.
Halifax, Nova Scotia: Dalhousie Univ. Centre for Foreign Policy Studies, 1998. 97pp. $10.50
reviewed by David A. Wilbur. Summer 2000:214–16
 
CD-ROMs
Lancaster Index to Defence and International Security Literature, (CD ROM)
by Centre for Defence and International Security Studies,
Lancaster University, and Military Policy Research, Ltd.
Oxford, U.K.: 1998. prices listed in review.
reviewed by Roger Barnett. Autumn 1999:152–53
 
China
About Face: A History of America’s Curious Relationship with China, from Nixon to Clinton,
by James Mann. New York: Knopf, 1999. 433pp. $30
reviewed by Peter T. R. Brookes. Winter 2000:148–50
 
Cockburn, Admiral Sir George Cockburn and the British Navy in Transition:
 Admiral Sir George Cockburn, 1772-1853, by Roger Morriss. Studies in Maritime History,
edited  by William N. Still, Jr.Columbia: Univ. of South Carolina Press, 1998. 338pp. $39.95
reviewed by Tony Johnstone-Burt. Autumn 1999:148–50
 
Communism
Post-Communism: Four Perspectives, edited by Michael Mandelbaum.
New York: Council on Foreign Relations, 1996. 208pp. $17.95
reviewed by Jeffrey A. Larson. Winter 1999:143–45
 
DESERT SHIELD/DESERT STORM. See Persian Gulf War
 
Destroyers
Bluewater Sailor: The Memoirs of a Destroyer Officer, by Don Sheppard.
Novato, Calif.: Presidio, 1996. 334pp. $24
reviewed by William V. Garcia. Winter 1998:169–70
 
 
 
 
Deterrence
The Past and Future of Nuclear Deterrence, by Stephen J. Cimbala.
 Westport, Conn.: Praeger, 1998. 235pp. $55
reviewed by Saverio De Ruggiero. Winter 2000:150–52
 
Pulling Back from the Nuclear Brink: Reducing and Countering Nuclear Threats,
edited by Barry R. Schneider and William L. Dowdy.
London: Frank Cass, 1998. 309pp. $52.50
reviewed by David M. Goodrich. Autumn 2000:155–56
 
Doctrine
After the Trenches: The Transformation of U.S. Army Doctrine, 1918–1939,
by William O. Odom. College Station: Texas A&M Press, 1999. 296pp. $44.95
reviewed by Cole C. Kingseed. Spring 2000:247–48
 
Eisenhower, Dwight D.
The Victors: Eisenhower and His Boys: The Men of World War II,
by Stephen E. Ambrose. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1998. 396pp. $28
reviewed by Cole C. Kingseed. Spring 1999:165–66
 
Espionage
Bombshell: The Secret Story of America’s Unknown Atomic Spy Conspiracy,
by Joseph Albright and Marcia Kunstel. New York: Time Books, 1997. 399pp. $25, and
Breaking the Codes: Australia’s KGB Network, 1944–1950, by Desmond Ball and David Horner.
St. Leonards, Australia: Allen & Unwin, 1998. 468pp. $29.95
reviewed by Hayden B. Peake. Summer 2000:195–206
 
The Haunted Wood: Soviet Espionage in America— The Stalin Era,
by Allen Weinstein and Alexander Vassiliev. New York: Random House, 1999. 402pp. $30
reviewed by Hayden B. Peake. Summer 2000:195–206
 
Sisterhood of Spies: The Women of the OSS, by Elizabeth P. McIntosh.
Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 1998. 320pp. $29.95
reviewed by Helene L. Boatner. Autumn 1999:136–37
 
Spy Book: The Encyclopedia of Espionage, by Norman Polmar and Thomas B. Allen.
New York: Random House, 1998. 645pp. $18
reviewed by Hayden B. Peake. Winter 2000:167–69
 
Spy Hunter: Inside the FBI Investigation of the Walker Espionage Case,
edited by Robert W. Hunter with Lynn Dean Hunter.
Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 1999. 250pp. $27.95, and
Traitors among Us: Inside the Spy Catcher’s World, by Stuart A. Herrington.
Novato, Calif.: Presidio, 1999. 409pp. $27.95
reviewed by Robert G. Sullivan. Summer 2000:218–22
 
Venona: Decoding Soviet Espionage in America, by John Earl Haynes and Harvey Klehr.
New Haven, Conn.: Yale Univ. Press, 1999. 487pp. $30
reviewed by Hayden B. Peake. Summer 2000:195–206
 
Venona:Soviet Espionage and the American Response, edited by Robert Louis Benson and
Michael Warner. Washington, D.C.: National Security Agency and Central Intelligence Agency,
1996. 450pp. $48.80, and
Venona: The Greatest Secret of the Cold War, by Nigel West. London: HarperCollins, 1999. 384pp. £19.99, and  
The Venona Secrets: The Soviet Union’s World War II Espionage Campaign against the United States and How America Fought Back: A Story of Espionage, Counterespionage, and Betrayal,
by Eric Breindel and Herbert Romerstein. New York: Basic Books, 1999. 400pp. $30
reviewed by Hayden B. Peake. Summer 2000:195–206
 
An Encyclopedia of War and Ethics, edited by Donald A. Wells.
Westport, Conn: Greenwood, 1996.  552pp. $95
Recent Books. Spring 1999:173
 
Ethics, Killing and War, by Richard Norman.
Cambridge, U.K.: Cambridge, Univ. Press, 1995. 256pp. $39.95
reviewed by Harlan B. Miller. Spring 1998:158–59
 
Ghost of War: The Sinking of the Awa maru and Japanese-American Relations, 19451995,
by Roger Dingman. Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 1997. 373pp. $35
reviewed by Saverio De Ruggiero. Spring 1999:161
 
Fast Torpedo Boats
Hunters in the Shallows: A History of the PT Boat, by Curtis L. Nelson.
Washington, D.C.: Brassey’s, 1998. 242pp. $28.95
reviewed by William Cooper. Spring 2000:238–40
 
PT Boats at War: World War II to Vietnam, by Norman Polmar and Samuel Loring Morison.
Osceola, Wis.: MBI, 1999. 160pp. $19.95
reviewed by William Cooper. Spring 2000:238–40
 
The Sea Hawks with the PT Boats at War: A Memoir, by Edgar D. Hoagland.
Novato, Calif.: Presidio, 1999. 234pp. $24.95
reviewed by William Cooper. Spring 2000:238–40
 
Foreign Policy
Foreign Policy into the 21st Century: The U.S. Leadership Challenge,
edited by Douglas Johnson.
Washington, D.C.: Center for Strategic and International Studies, 1996. 160pp. $20
reviewed by Arthur S. Weber, Jr.: Spring 1998:151–53
 
Future
An Empire Wilderness: Travels into America’s Future, by Robert D. Kaplan.
New York: Random House, 1998. 393pp. $27.50
reviewed by Lawrence Modisett. Autumn 1999:128–29
 
Geography
Military Geography for Professionals and the Public, by John M. Collins.
Washington, D.C.: National Defense Univ. Press (available from Govt. Print. Off.
[202] 512-0132), 1998. 435pp. $39
reviewed by Kevin L. McMullen. Autumn 1999:127–28
 
Germany
Nazi Science: Myth, Truth, and the German Atomic Bomb, by Mark Walker.
New York: Plenum Press, 1995. 325pp. $28.95
reviewed by Xavier K. Maruyama. Winter 1999:156–57
 
Preparing for Weltpolitik: German Sea Power before the Tirpitz Era,
by Lawrence Sondhaus. Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 1997. 344pp. $39.95
reviewed by Frank Uhlig, Jr.: Winter 1999:158–59
 
Globalization
An Empire Wilderness: Travels into America’s Future, by Robert D. Kaplan.
New York: Random House, 1998. 393pp. $27.50
reviewed by Lawrence Modisett. Autumn 1999:128–29
 
Guadalcanal
Alone on Guadalcanal: A Coastwatcher’s Story, by Martin Clemens.
Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 1998. 333pp. $32.95
reviewed by Thomas E. Seal. Winter 2000:160–61
 
The Naval Battle of Guadalcanal: Night Action 13 November 1942, by James W. Grace.
Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 1999. 234pp. $32.95
reviewed by Wayne P. Hughes, Jr. Spring 2000:208–14
 
History—General
Alaska and the U.S. Revenue Cutter Service 1867–1915, by Truman R. Strobridge
and Dennis L. Noble. Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 1999. 223pp. $34.95
reviewed by Tom Beard. Spring 2000:251–52
 
America and the Sea: A Maritime History, Benjamin W. Labaree, et al.
Mystic, Conn.: Mystic Seaport, 1998. 686pp. $49.95
reviewed by Craig L. Symonds. Summer 1999:162–63
 
Austro-Hungarian Naval Policy, 1904–14, by Milan N. Vego.
Portland, Ore.: Frank Cass, 1996. 202pp. $47.50
reviewed by Carol Jackson Adams. Summer 2000:233–34
 
Benedict Arnold,
Revolutionary Hero: An American Warrior Reconsidered, by James Kirby Martin.
New York: New York Univ. Press, 1997. 540pp. $34.95
reviewed by Cole C. Kingseed. Winter 1999:159–61
 
British Naval Policy in the Gladstone-Disraeli Era 1866-1880, by John F. Beeler.
Calif.: Stanford Univ. Press, 1997. 354pp. $49.50
reviewed by Tony Johnstone-Burt, OBE. Summer 1999:170–72
 
The First World War, by John Keegan. New York: Knopf, 1999. 475pp. $35
reviewed by Frank C. Mahncke. Spring 2000:248–51
 
The Great War 1914–18, by Spencer C. Tucker.
Bloomington: Indiana Univ. Press, 1998. 272pp. $16.95
reviewed by Milan S. Sturgis. Spring 1999:170–71
 
Mobilizing America, by Keith E. Eiler, Ithaca,
New York: Cornell Univ. Press, 1997. 588pp. $39.95
reviewed by William J. McGurk. Autumn 1999:139–40
 
Mobilizing for War: The Political Economy of American Warfare, 18651919,
by Paul A. Koistinen. Lawrence: Univ. Press of Kansas, 1997. 391pp. $45
reviewed by Saverio De Ruggiero. Summer 1999:166–68
 
Nazi Science: Myth, Truth, and the German Atomic Bomb, by Mark Walker.
New York: Plenum Press, 1995. 325pp. $28.95
reviewed by Xavier K. Maruyama. Winter 1999:156–57
 
 
The Royal Navy and Nazi Germany: 1933–39: A Study in Appeasement and the
Origins of the Second World War, by Joseph A. Maiolo.
London: Macmillan, 1998. New York: St. Martin’s, 1998. 259pp. $79.95
Recent Books. Autumn 1999:159–60
 
We Band of Angels: The Untold Story of American Nurses Trapped on Bataan by the Japanese,
by Elizabeth Norman. New York: Random House, 1999. 272pp. $26.95
reviewed by John N. Petrie. Summer 2000:226–27
 
History—Military
A Century of U.S. Intelligence, by Wyman H. Packard.
Washington, D.C.: Dept. of the Navy, 1996. 455pp. $42
Recent Books. Winter 1999:163
 
A Handbook of American Military History: From the Revolutionary War to the Present,
edited by Jerry K. Sweeney. Boulder, Colo.: Westview, 1996. 319pp. $59
Recent Books. Spring 1999:175
 
A War to Be Won: Fighting the Second World War, 1937–1945,
by Williamson Murray and Allan R. Millett.
Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard Univ. Press, 2000. 640pp. $35
reviewed by Colin S. Gray. Autumn 2000:149–52
 
After the Trenches: The Transformation of U.S. Army Doctrine, 1918–1939,
by William O. Odom. College Station: Texas A&M Press, 1999. 296pp. $44.95
reviewed by Cole C. Kingseed. Spring 2000:247–48
 
The Changing Face of War: Learning from History, edited by Allan O. English.
Montreal: McGill-Queen’s Univ. Press, 1998. 299pp. $45
reviewed by I. B. Holley, Jr. Autumn 1999:130–32
 
Disaster in Damp Sand: The Red River Expedition, by Curt Anders.
Carmel: Guild Press of Indiana, 1998. 175pp. $21
reviewed by George M. Crall. Summer 1999:175–76
 
Facing Fearful Odds: The Siege of Wake Island, by Gregory J. W. Urwin.
Lincoln: Univ. of Nebraska Press, 1998. 727pp. $59.95
reviewed by Robert J. Cressman. Autumn 1999:137–39
 
Fast Tanks and Heavy Bombers: Innovation in the U.S. Army, 1917–1945,
by David E. Johnson. Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell Univ. Press, 1998. 288pp. $37.50
reviewed by Earl H. Tilford, Jr. Winter 2000:161–63
 
Gyrene: The World War II United States Marine, by Wilbur D. Jones, Jr.
Shippensburg, Penna.: White Mane, 1998. 322pp. $29.95
reviewed by J. Robert Moskin. Spring 2000:241–42
 
In the Service of the Emperor: Essays on the Imperial Japanese Army,
 by Edward J. Drea. Lincoln: Univ. of Nebraska Press, 1998. 299pp. $45
reviewed by David A. Graff. Autumn 1999:140–42
 
The Naval Battle of Guadalcanal: Night Action 13 November 1942, by James W. Grace.
Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 1999. 234pp. $32.95
reviewed by Wayne P. Hughes, Jr. Spring 2000:209–14
 
 
The Oxford Illustrated History of Modern War, edited by Charles Townshend.
New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 1997. 354pp. $49.95
reviewed by Michael N. Schmitt. Spring 1999:143–50
 
The Pacific War Revisited, edited by Günter Bischof and Robert L. Dupont.
Baton Rouge: Louisiana State Univ. Press, 1997. 220pp. $25
reviewed by Douglas V. Smith. Spring 1999:161–63
 
The Southwest Pacific Campaign, 1941-1945: Historiography and Annotated Bibliography,
by Eugene L. Rasor. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood, 1996. 304pp. $75
Recent Books. Winter 1999:163–64 and Spring 1999:174
 
The United States Marine Corps in the Civil War: The Second Year, by David M. Sullivan.
Shippensburg, Penna.: White Mane, 1997. 373pp. $40
reviewed by Donald R. Gardner. Winter 2000:166–67
 
The Victors: Eisenhower and His Boys: The Men of World War II, by Stephen E. Ambrose.
New York: Simon & Schuster, 1998. 396pp. $28
reviewed by Cole C. Kingseed. Spring 1999:165–66
 
George C. Marshall: Rubrics of Leadership, by Stewart W. Husted.
Carlisle Barracks, Pa.: U.S. Army War College Foundation, 2006. 259pp. $23.95
reviewed by Cole C. Kingseed. Winter 2008:128–29
 
The Tao of Deception: Unorthodox Warfare in Historic and Modern China,
 by Ralph D. Sawyer. New York: Basic Books, 2007. 489pp. $29.95
reviewed by John R. Arpin. Winter 2008:132–33
 
History—Naval and Maritime
The Battle of the Atlantic and Signals Intelligence: U-boat Situations and Trends, 1941– 1945,
edited by David Syrett. Burlington, Vt.: Ashgate, 1998. 628pp. $130
reviewed by Dale Rielage. Autumn 2000:172–73.
 
Convoy: Merchant Sailors at War 1939–1945, by Phillip Kaplan and Jack Currie.
 Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 1998. 224pp. $36.95
Recent Books. Autumn 1999:158
 
A Heritage of Wings: An Illustrated History of Naval Aviation, by Richard A. Knott.
Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 1997. 339pp. $49.95
reviewed by William J. Fallon. Winter 1999:152–54
 
A History of the Confederate Navy, by Raimondo Luraghi.
Translated by Paolo E. Coletta. Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 1996. 514pp. $39.95
reviewed by Charles Neimeyer. Autumn 1999:146–48
 
American & British Aircraft Carrier Development, 1919–1941, by Thomas C. Hone, Norman Friedman, and Mark D. Mandeles. Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 1999. 248pp. $39.95
reviewed by Michael C. Potter. Summer 2000:229–31
 
The Battle of the Atlantic and Signals Intelligence: U-boat Situations and Trends, 1941– 1945,
edited by David Syrett. Burlington, Vt.: Ashgate, 1998. 628pp. $130
reviewed by Dale Rielage. Autumn 2000:172–73
 
Battle Station Sickbay: Navy Medicine in World War II, Jan K. Herman.
Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 1997. 250pp. $34.95
reviewed by Pietro D. Marchella. Autumn 1999:135–36
 
Cockburn and the British Navy in Transition: Admiral Sir George Cockburn, 1772–1853,
by Roger Morriss. Studies in Maritime History, edited by William N. Still, Jr.,
Columbia: Univ. of South Carolina Press, 1998. 338pp. $39.95
reviewed by Tony Johnstone-Burt. Autumn 1999:148–50
 
Commanders Winn and Knowles: Winning the U-boat War with Intelligence, 1939–1943,
by David Kohnen. Krakow, Poland: Enigma Press, 1999. (available in the U.S. from Classical
Crypto Books, Londonderry, N.H.) 168pp. $20
reviewed by Dale C. Rielage. Spring 2000:242–44
 
Confederate Admiral: The Life and Wars of Franklin Buchanan, by Craig L. Symonds.
Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 1999. 274pp. $32.95
reviewed by Michael B. Chesson. Spring 2000:252–54
 
Destined for Glory: Dive Bombing, Midway, and the Evolution of Carrier Airpower,
by Thomas Wildenberg. Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 1998. 258pp. $34.95
reviewed by Jan van Tol. Summer 1999:163–65
 
Encyclopedia of the Vietnam War: A Political, Social, and Military History,
edited by Spencer T. Tucker.
Santa Barbara, Calif.: ABC-CLIO, 1998. (third volume of three) 1,320pp. $275
Recent Books. Autumn 1999:154
 
The Fatal Cruise of the Argus: Two Captains in the War of 1812, by Ira Dye.
Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 1995. 368pp. $35
Recent Books. Spring 1999:173–74
 
Fire and Thunder: Exploits of the Confederate States Navy, by Thomas R. Campbell.
Shippensburg, Penna.: Burd Street, 1997. 294pp. $24.95
Recent Books. Autumn 1999:154
 
Ghost of War: The Sinking of the Awa maru and Japanese-American Relations, 1945–1995,
by Roger Dingman. Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 1997. 373pp. $35
reviewed by Saverio De Ruggiero. Spring 1999:161
 
The Golden Age Remembered: U.S. Naval Aviation, 1919–1941, edited by E. T. Wooldridge.
Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 1998. 376pp. $34.95
reviewed by Peter Mersky. Summer 1999:165–66
 
Gray Thunder: Exploits of the Confederate States Navy, by R. Thomas Campbell.
Shippensburg, Penna.: Burd Street, 1996. 212pp. $19.95
Recent Books. Autumn 1999:154
 
The Great Admirals: Command at Sea, 1587– 1945, edited by Jack Sweetman.
Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 1997. 535pp. $49.95
reviewed by John B. Hattendorf. Spring 1999:168–70
 
Great American Naval Battles, edited by Jack Sweetman.
Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 1999. 456pp. $39.95
reviewed by Bryan Lucas. Autumn 2000:175–76
 
Hitler’s U-boat War: The Hunted, 1942–1945, by Clay Blair.
New York: Random House, 1998. 909pp. $45
reviewed by Holger H. Herwig. Winter 2000:157–60
 
Hitler’s U-boat War: The Hunters, 1939–1942, by Clay Blair.
New York: Random House, 1996. 809pp. $40
reviewed by Holger H. Herwig. Winter 2000:157–60
 
Hunters in the Shallows: A History of the PT Boat, by Curtis L. Nelson.
Washington, D.C.: Brassey’s, 1998. 242pp. $28.95
reviewed by William Cooper. Spring 2000:238–40
 
Ironclads at War: The Origin and Development of the Armored Warship, 1854–1891,
by Jack Greene and Alessandro Massignani.
Conshohocken, Penna.: Combined Publishing, 1998. 423pp. $34.95
reviewed by Kurt Hackemer. Summer 1999:173–75
 
Kaigun: Strategy, Tactics, and Technology in the Imperial Japanese Navy, 1887–1941,
by David C. Evans, and Mark R. Peattie.
Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 1997. 696pp. $49.95
reviewed by Frank Uhlig, Jr. Spring 1999:163–65
 
Lamson of the Gettysburg: The Civil War Letters of Lieutenant Roswell H. Lamson, U.S. Navy,
edited by James M. McPherson and Patricia R. McPherson.
New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 1997. 240pp. $25, and
Life in Mr. Lincoln’s Navy, by Dennis J. Ringle.
Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 1998. 202pp. $32.95
reviewed by Cole C. Kingseed. Autumn 1999:144–46
 
Merchant Marine Days: My Life in World War II, by David LaMont Lee.
Charleston, S.C.: Narwhal Press, 1998. 178pp. $19.98
reviewed by Robert Reilly. Spring 2000:245–46
 
Navalism and the Emergence of American Sea Power, 1882–1893,
 by Mark Russell Shulman Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 1995. 239pp. $39.95
reviewed by John B. Hattendorf. Summer 1999:168–70
 
Preparing for Weltpolitik: German Sea Power before the Tirpitz Era, by Lawrence Sondhaus.
Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 1997. 344pp. $39.95
reviewed by Frank Uhlig, Jr.: Winter 1999:158–59
 
PT Boats at War: World War II to Vietnam, by Norman Polmar and Samuel Loring Morison.
Osceola, Wis.: MBI, 1999. 160pp. $19.95
reviewed by William Cooper. Spring 2000:238–40
Raiders & Blockaders: The American Civil War Afloat, by William N. Still, Jr., John M. Taylor, and
Norman C. Delaney. New York: Brassey’s, 1998. 263pp. $16.95
reviewed by Wayne J. Rowe. Autumn 2000:173–75
 
The Royal Australian Navy in World War II, edited by David Stevens.
St. Leonards, Australia: Allen & Unwin, 1996. 212pp. $23
reviewed by Geoff Morton. Winter 1999:155–56
 
The Sea Hawks with the PT Boats at War: A Memoir, by Edgar D. Hoagland.
Novato, Calif.: Presidio Press, 1999. 234pp. $24.95
reviewed by William Cooper. Spring 2000:238–40
 
Southern Fire: Exploits of the Confederate States Navy, by R. Thomas Campbell.
Shippensburg, Penna.: Burd Street, 1996. 212pp. $19.95
Recent Books. Autumn 1999:154
 
Southern Thunder: Exploits of the Confederate States Navy,
by R. Thomas Campbell. Shippensburg, Penna.: Burd Street, 1996. 198pp. $19.95
Recent Books. Autumn 1999:154
 
The Southwest Pacific Campaign, 1941–1945: Historiography and Annotated Bibliography,
by Eugene L. Rasor. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood, 1996. 304pp. $75
Recent Books. Winter 1999:163
 
USS New Ironsides in the Civil War, by William H. Roberts.
Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 1999. 209pp. $49.95
reviewed by Wayne J. Rowe. Autumn 2000:173–75
 
USS Pampanito: Killer-Angel, by Gregory F. Michno.
Norman: Univ. of Oklahoma Press, 1999. 445pp. $37.95
reviewed by William Galvani. Autumn 2000:171–72
 
Warrior to Dreadnought: Warship Development 1860–1905, by David K. Brown.
Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 1997. 224pp. $35
reviewed by Paul Romanski. Summer 1999:172–73
 
The Winning Edge: Naval Technology in Action, 1939–1945, by Kenneth Poolman.
Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 1997. 256pp. $32.95
reviewed by Thomas Mahnken. Winter 1999:154–55
 
Wolf: U-Boat Commanders in World War II, by Jordon Vause.
Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 1997. 249pp. $29.95
reviewed by Saverio De Ruggiero. Winter 1999:157–58
 
Indonesia
The Armed Forces of Indonesia, by Robert Lowry.
St. Leonards, Australia: Allen & Unwin, 1996. 282pp. $29.95
reviewed by Peter Charles Unsinger. Winter 1999:140–41
 
Information Warfare
Data Smog: Surviving the Information Glut, by David Shenk.
San Francisco, Calif.: Harper Edge, 1997. 250pp. $24
reviewed by Brent Stuart Goodwin. Winter 1999:161–62
 
Digital War: A View from the Front Lines, edited by Robert L. Bateman.
Novato, Calif.: Presidio, 1999. 299pp. $29.95
reviewed by Erik J. Dahl. Autumn 2000:158–60
 
Faster: The Acceleration of Just About Everything, by James Gleick.
New York: Pantheon, 1999. 324pp. $24
reviewed by Theophilos Gemelas. Summer 2000:234–36
 
In Athena’s Camp: Preparing for Conflict in the Information Age, edited by John Arquilla and
David Ronfeldt. Santa Monica, Calif.: RAND, 1997. 501pp. $20
reviewed by Brent Stuart Goodwin. Spring 2000:215–24
 
Information Warfare: Chaos on the Information Superhighway, by Winn Schwartau.
New York: Thunder’s Mouth Press, 1994. 432pp. $22.95
reviewed by Brent Stuart Goodwin. Spring 2000:215–24
 
 
 
The Next World War: Computers Are the Weapon and the Frontline Is Everywhere,
by James Adams. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1998. 288pp. $25
reviewed by Brent Stuart Goodwin. Spring 2000:215–24
 
The Principles of War for the Information Age, by Robert R. Leonhard.
Novato, Calif.: Presidio, 1998. 287pp. $29.95
reviewed by Drew Hamilton. Spring 2000:231–33
 
Tomorrow’s War: The Threat of High Technology Weapons, by David Shukman.
New York: Harcourt Brace, 1996. 272pp. $26
reviewed by Brent Stuart Goodwin. Spring 2000:215–24
 
Innovation
Fast Tanks and Heavy Bombers: Innovation in the U. S. Army, 1917–1945,
by David E. Johnson. Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell Univ. Press, 1998. 288pp. $37.50
reviewed by Earl H. Tilford, Jr. Winter 2000:161–63
 
Sidewinder: Creative Missile Development at China Lake, by Ron Westrum.
Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 1999. 331pp. $32.95
reviewed by Richard M. Howard. Autumn 2000:167–68
 
The Winning Edge: Naval Technology in Action, 1939–1945, by Kenneth Poolman.
 Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 1997. 256pp. $32.95
reviewed by Thomas Mahnken. Winter 1999:154–55
 
Intelligence
The Battle of the Atlantic and Signals Intelligence: U-boat Situations and Trends, 1941– 1945,
edited by David Syrett. Burlington, Vt.: Ashgate, 1998. 628pp. $130
reviewed by Dale Rielage. Autumn 2000:172–73.
 
A Century of U.S. Naval Intelligence, by Wyman H. Packard.
Washington, D.C.: Dept. of the Navy, 1996. 455pp. $42
Recent Books. Winter 1999:163
 
Dark Eagles: A History of Top Secret U.S. Aircraft Programs, by Curtis Peebles.
Novato, Calif.: Presidio, 1995. 344pp. $17.95
reviewed by Porter Halyburton. Winter 1998:168–69
 
Signals Intelligence in World War II: A Research Guide, compiled by Donal J. Sexton, Jr.
Westport, Conn.: Greenwood, 1996. 208pp. $69.50
Recent Books. Spring 1999:175
 
The Battle of the Atlantic and Signals Intelligence: U-boat Situations and Trends, 1941– 1945,
edited by David Syrett. Burlington, Vt.: Ashgate, 1998. 628pp. $130
reviewed by Dale Rielage. Autumn 2000:172–73.
 
International Law
Aggression and Self-Defense, by Yoram Dinstein. New York: Cambridge Univ. Press, 1994. 325pp. $110
Recent Books. Spring 1999:172
 
International Relations
Arts of Power: Statecraft and Diplomacy, Charles W. Freeman, Jr.
Washington, D.C.: U.S. Institute of Peace Press, 1997. 159pp. $14.95
reviewed by Jeffrey Schueler. Summer 1999:155–57
 
 
International Order and the Future of World Politics, by T. V. Paul and John A. Hall.
New York: Cambridge Univ. Press, 1999. 421pp. $64.95
reviewed by Bronson Percival. Autumn 2000:153–54
 
The Military Factor in Social Change. Vol. 2., The State as Revolution, by Henry Barbera.
Piscataway, N.J.: Transaction, 1998. 338pp. $49.95
reviewed by Pauletta Otis. Autumn 1999:150–52
 
System Effects: Complexity in Political and Social Life, by Robert Jervis.
Princeton, N.J.: Princeton Univ. Press, 1997. $45
reviewed by Peter Dombrowski. Summer 1999:151–52
 
Israel
Policy Making in Israel, by Ira Sharkansky.
Penna.: Univ. of Pittsburgh Press, 1997. 216pp. $19.95
reviewed by Leslie C. Green. Winter 1999:147–49
 
Japan
Arming Japan: Defense Production, Alliance Politics, and the Postwar Search for Autonomy,
by Michael J. Green. New York: Columbia Univ. Press, 1995. 205pp. $16.50
reviewed by Mark Staples. Autumn 1999:133–35
 
Ghost of War: The Sinking of the Awa maru and Japanese-American Relations, 1945–1995,
by Roger Dingman. Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 1997. 373pp. $35
reviewed by Saverio De Ruggiero. Spring 1999:161
 
In the Service of the Emperor: Essays on the Imperial Japanese Army, by Edward J. Drea.
Lincoln: Univ. of Nebraska Press, 1998. 299pp. $45
reviewed by David A. Graff. Autumn 1999:140–42
 
Kaigun: Strategy, Tactics, and Technology in the Imperial Japanese Navy, 1887–1941,
by David C. Evans, and Mark R. Peattie.
Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 1997. 696pp. $49.95
reviewed by Frank Uhlig, Jr. Spring 1999:163–65
 
Johnson, Lyndon B.
Dereliction of Duty: Lyndon Johnson, Robert McNamara, the Joint Chiefs of Staff,
and the Lies That Led to Vietnam, by H. R. McMaster.
New York: HarperCollins, 1997. 446pp. $27.50
reviewed by Charles E. Neu. Spring 1999:159–61
 
Joint Chiefs of Staff
Dereliction of Duty: Lyndon Johnson, Robert McNamara, the Joint Chiefs of Staff,
and the Lies That Led to Vietnam, by H. R. McMaster.
New York: HarperCollins, 1997. 446pp. $27.50
reviewed by Charles E. Neu. Spring 1999:159–61
 
Kennedy, John F.
Report to JFK: The Skybolt Crisis in Perspective, by Richard E. Neustadt.
Ithaca, New York: Cornell Univ. Press, 1999. 177pp. $25
reviewed by Myron A. Greenberg. Autumn 2000:143–48
 
Korea
The End of North Korea, by Nicholas Eberstadt. Washington, D.C.:
American Enterprise Institute Press, 1999. 191pp. $14.95
reviewed by Carmel Davis. Summer 2000:212–14
 
The Two Koreas: A Contemporary History, by Don Oberdorfer.
Reading, Mass.: Addison- Wesley, 1997. 480pp. $30
reviewed by Peter T. R. Brookes. Winter 1999:142–43
 
Law of Armed Conflict
The Handbook of Humanitarian Law in Armed Conflict, edited by Dieter Fleck.
New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 1995. 589pp. $135
reviewed by Michael Schmitt. Summer 1998:132–34
 
Jus Paciarii: Emergent Legal Paradigms for U. N. Peace Operations in the 21st Century,
by W. Gary Sharp, Jr. Stafford, Va.: Paciarii International, 1999. 392pp.
reviewed by James P. Terry. Summer 2000:209–11
 
Mahan, Alfred Thayer
Inventing Grand Strategy and Teaching Command: The Classic Works of Alfred Thayer Mahan Reconsidered, by Jon Tetsuro Sumida. Washington, D.C.: Woodrow Wilson Center Press; and
Baltimore, Md.: Johns Hopkins Univ. Press, 1997. 166pp. $24.95
reviewed by Barry Gough. Winter 2000:163–66
 
Medicine
Battle Station Sickbay: Navy Medicine in World War II, Jan K. Herman.
Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 1997. 250pp. $34.95
reviewed by Pietro D. Marchella. Autumn 1999:135–36
 
We Band of Angels: The Untold Story of American Nurses Trapped on Bataan by the Japanese,
by Elizabeth Norman. New York: Random House, 1999. 272pp. $26.95
reviewed by John N. Petrie. Summer 2000:226–27
 
Media
Reporting Vietnam: Media and the Military at War, byWilliam M. Hammond.
Lawrence: Univ. Press of Kansas, 1998. 296pp. $34.95
reviewed by Scott Stearns. Summer 1999:158–59
 
Merchant Marine
Convoy: Merchant Sailors at War 1939–1945, by Phillip Kaplan and Jack Currie.
Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 1998. 224pp. $36.95
Recent Books. Autumn 1999:158
 
Merchant Marine Days: My Life in World War II, by David LaMont Lee.
Charleston, S.C.: Narwhal, 1998. 178pp. $19.98
reviewed by Robert Reilly. Spring 2000:245–46
 
Middle East
Allies Divided: Transatlantic Policies for the Greater Middle East,
edited by Robert D. Blackwell and Michael Strummer.
Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 1997. 305pp. $22.50
reviewed by Thomas E. Seal. Winter 1999:145–47
 
Midway, Battle of Destined for Glory: Dive Bombing, Midway, and the Evolution of Carrier Airpower,
by Thomas Wildenberg. Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 1998. 258pp. $34.95
reviewed by Jan van Tol. Summer 1999:163–65
 
 
 
 
Military Assistance
Military Assistance: An Operational Perspective, byWilliam H. Mott IV.
Westport, Conn.: Greenwood, 1999. 360pp. $65
reviewed by John Waghelstein. Autumn 2000:163–65
 
Military Spouses
Billy, Navy Wife, by Wilma Jerman Miles. Edited and published by Charles H. Miles,
PO Box 17863, Boulder, Colo., 1999. 587pp. $25
reviewed by Evelyn M. Cherpak. Summer 2000:227–29
 
Mobilization
Mobilizing America, by Keith E. Eiler, Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell Univ. Press, 1997. 588pp. $39.95
reviewed by William J. McGurk. Autumn 1999:139–40
 
Mobilizing for War: The Political Economy of American Warfare, 1865–1919,
by Paul A. Koistinen. Lawrence: Univ. Press of Kansas, 1997. 391pp. $45
reviewed by Saverio De Ruggiero. Summer 1999:166–68
 
Modeling and Simulation
Military Modeling for Decision Making, 3rd ed., edited by Wayne P. Hughes, Jr.
Washington, D.C.: Military Operations Research Society, 1997. 375pp. $40
reviewed by Mike Cornforth. Autumn 1999:125–26
 
Naval Aviation
A Heritage of Wings: An Illustrated History of Naval Aviation, by Richard A. Knott.
Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 1997. 339pp. $49.95
reviewed by William J. Fallon. Winter 1999:152–54
 
American & British Aircraft Carrier Development, 1919–1941, by Thomas C. Hone, Norman Friedman, and Mark D. Mandeles. Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 1999. 248pp. $39.95
reviewed by Michael C. Potter. Summer 2000:229–31
 
Dark Sky, Black Sea, by Charles H. Brown.
Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 1999. 252pp. $34.95
reviewed by Ed Caffrey. Autumn 2000:168–69
 
Destined for Glory: Dive Bombing, Midway, and the Evolution of Carrier Airpower,
by Thomas Wildenberg. Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 1998. 258pp. $34.95
reviewed by Jan van Tol. Summer 1999:163–65
 
Flying Stations: A Story of Australian Naval Aviation, by Friends and Volunteers of
the Australian Naval Aviation Museum. New York: Allen and Unwin, 1998. 289pp. $45
reviewed by Peter Charles Unsinger. Summer 1999:161–62
 
The Golden Age Remembered: U.S. Naval Aviation, 1919–1941,
edited by E. T. Wooldridge. Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 1998. 376pp. $34.95
reviewed by Peter Mersky. Summer 1999:165–66
 
Maritime Aviation: Light and Medium Aircraft Carriers into the Twenty-first Century,
edited by Thomas J. Hirschfeld and Peter Hore. Hull, U.K.: Univ. of Hull Press, 1999. 263pp.
reviewed by William H. Roberson. Autumn 2000:165–66
 
United States Naval Aviation, 1910–1995, compiled by Roy A. Grossnick.
Washington, D.C.: Naval Historical Center, 1997. 811pp. $73
Recent Books. Autumn 1999:156
 
Naval Engineering
Ready to Answer All Bells: A Blueprint for Successful Naval Engineering,
by David D. Bruhn. Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 1997. 178pp. $22.95
reviewed by J. Todd Black. Spring 1999:171
 
Network-centric Warfare
Network Centric Warfare: Developing and Leveraging Information Superiority,
 by David S. Alberts, John J. Garstka, and Frederick P. Stein.
Washington, D.C.: C4ISR Cooperative Research Program, 1999. 256pp. (no price given)
reviewed by Michael C. Fowler. Spring 2000:229–31
 
North Atlantic Treaty Organization
NATO Transformed: The Alliance’s New Roles in International Security,
by David S. Yost. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Institute of Peace Press, 1998. 450pp. $19.95
reviewed by Frederick Zilian. Summer 2000:211–12
 
Nuclear Deterrence
Pulling Back from the Nuclear Brink: Reducing and Countering Nuclear Threats,
edited by Barry R. Schneider and William L. Dowdy. London: Frank Cass, 1998. 309pp. $52.50
reviewed by David M. Goodrich. Autumn 2000:155–56
 
Nuclear Weapons
Caging the Nuclear Genie: An American Challenge for Global Security,
by Stansfield Turner. Boulder, Colo.: Westview, 1997. 163pp. $21
reviewed by Leah D. Johnson. Autumn 1998:133–35
 
Countering the Proliferation and Use of Weapons of Mass Destruction,
edited by Peter L. Hays, Vincent J. Jodoin, and Alan R. van Tassel.
New York: McGraw-Hill, 1998. 365pp. $27.49
reviewed by William C. Martel. Autumn 2000:157–58
 
Fighting Proliferation: New Concerns for the Nineties, edited by Henry Sokolski.
Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.: Air Univ. Press, 1996. 377pp. $23
reviewed by Philip L. Ritcheson. Summer 1998:136–37
 
Nazi Science: Myth, Truth, and the German Atomic Bomb, by Mark Walker.
New York: Plenum Press, 1995. 325pp. $28.95
reviewed by Xavier K. Maruyama. Winter 1999:156–57
 
Nuclear Designs: Great Britain, France and China in the Global Governance of Nuclear Arms,
by Bruce D. Larkin. New Brunswick, N.J.: Transaction, 1996. 354pp. $34.95
reviewed by Myron A. Greenberg. Winter 1998:164–65
 
Report to JFK: The Skybolt Crisis in Perspective, by Richard E. Neustadt.
Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell Univ. Press, 1999. 177pp. $25
reviewed by Myron A. Greenberg. Autumn 2000:143–48
 
Target Hiroshima: Deak Parsons and the Creation of the Atomic Bomb, by Al Christman.
Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 1998. 305pp. $32
reviewed by Xavier Maruyama. Summer 2000:222–23
 
Operations Other than War
The Reluctant Sheriff: The United States after the Cold War, by Richard N. Haass.
New York: Council on Foreign Relations, 1997. 148pp. $24.95
reviewed by Pauletta Otis. Autumn 1998:130–33
 
Savage Peace: Americans at War in the 1990s, by Daniel P. Bolger.
Novato, Calif.: Presidio, 1995. 420pp. $24.95
reviewed by Carol Livsey Loeblein. Winter 1998:166–67
 
 
Pacific War
The Southwest Pacific Campaign, 1941–1945: Historiography and Annotated Bibliography,
by Eugene L. Rasor. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood, 1996. 304pp. $75
Recent Books. Winter 1999:163–64
 
Panama Canal
Death Knell of the Panama Canal?, by G. Russell Evans.
Fairfax, Va.: National Security Center, 1997. 237pp. $4.95 (paperback)
reviewed by Raymond A. Komorowski. Winter 1999:139–40
 
Peace Operations
Jus Paciarii: Emergent Legal Paradigms for U. N. Peace Operations in the 21st Century,
by W. Gary Sharp, Jr. Stafford, Va.: Paciarii International, 1999. 392pp.
reviewed by James P. Terry. Summer 2000:209–11
 
Peacemaking in International Conflict: Methods and Techniques, edited by William I. Zartman and J. Lewis Rasmussen. Washington, D.C.: United States Institute of Peace Press, 1997. 412pp. $19.95
reviewed by Daniel H. Else. Winter 1999:135–37
 
The Reluctant Sheriff: The United States after the Cold War, by Richard N. Haass.
New York: Council on Foreign Relations, 1997. 148pp. $24.95
reviewed by Pauletta Otis. Autumn 1998:130–33
 
Persian Gulf War
Desert Storm at Sea: What the Navy Really Did, by Marvin Pokrant.
Westport, Conn.: Greenwood, 1999. 303pp. $60
reviewed by Paul Romanski. Autumn 2000:162–63
Political Science
The Military Factor in Social Change. Vol. 2., The State as Revolution,
by Henry Barbera. Piscataway, N.J.: Transaction, 1998. 338pp. $49.95
reviewed by Pauletta Otis. Autumn 1999:150–52
 
System Effects: Complexity in Political and Social Life, by Robert Jervis.
N.J.: Princeton Univ. Press, 1997. $45
reviewed by Peter Dombrowski. Summer 1999:151–52
 
The Wealth and Poverty of Nations: Why Some are So Rich and Some So Poor,
by David Landes. New York: Norton, 1998. 650pp. $30, and
The Wealth of the World and the Poverty of Nations, by Daniel Cohen.
New York: Norton, 1998. 650pp. $30
reviewed by Russell W. Ramsey. Spring 1999:155–56
 
Portugal
The Portuguese Way of War, 1961–1974, John P. Cann, Contributions in Military Studies no. 167. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood, 1997. 240pp. $59.95
reviewed by Anthony Clayton. Autumn 1999:132–33
 
 
 
 
 
Proliferation
Countering the Proliferation and Use of Weapons of Mass Destruction,
edited by Peter L. Hays, Vincent J. Jodoin, and Alan R. van Tassel.
New York: McGraw-Hill, 1998. 365pp. $27.49
reviewed by William C. Martel. Autumn 2000:157–58
 
Fighting Proliferation: New Concerns for the Nineties, edited by Henry Sokolski.
Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.: Air Univ. Press, 1996. 377pp. $23
reviewed by Philip L. Ritcheson. Summer 1998:136–37
 
Reference
A Handbook of American Military History: From the Revolutionary War to the Present,
edited by Jerry K. Sweeney. Boulder, Colo.: Westview, 1996. 319pp. $59
Recent Books. Spring 1999:175
 
Almanacco Navale, 1997–98, edited by G. Giorgerini and A. Nani.
Genoa: Istituto Idrografico della Marina, 1997. 1,117pp. Lira 120,000
Recent Books. Autumn 1999:155–56
 
An Encyclopedia of War and Ethics, edited by Donald A. Wells.
Westport, Conn: Greenwood, 1996. 552pp. $95
Recent Books. Spring 1999:173
 
Brassey’s World Aircraft & Systems Directory 1996–97, edited by Michael Taylor.
London: Brassey’s (UK), 1996. 576pp. $99.95
Recent Books. Spring 1999:173
 
Encyclopedia of the Vietnam War: A Political, Social, and Military History,
edited by Spencer T. Tucker.
Santa Barbara, Calif.: ABC-CLIO, 1998. (third volume of three) 1,320pp. $275
Recent Books. Autumn 1999:154
 
Great American Naval Battles, edited by Jack Sweetman.
Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 1999. 456pp. $39.95
reviewed by Bryan Lucas. Autumn 2000:175–76
 
The International Military Encyclopedia, Vol. 3, edited by Norman Tobias.
Gulf Breeze, Fla.: Academic International, 1996. 248pp. $38.50
Recent Books. Autumn 1999:158
 
Lancaster Index to Defence and International Security Literature, (CD ROM)
by Centre for Defence and International Security Studies, Lancaster University,
and Military Policy Research. Oxford, U.K.: 1998
reviewed by Roger Barnett. Autumn 1999:152–53
 
The Naval Institute Guide to the Ships and Aircraft of the U.S. Fleet, 16th ed.
by Norman Polmar. Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 1997. 592pp. $79.95
Recent Books. Autumn 1999:157–58
 
The Naval Institute Guide to World Naval Weapons Systems 1997–1998,
by Norman Friedman. Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 1997. 862pp. $175
Recent Books. Autumn 1999:155
 
The Southwest Pacific Campaign, 1941–1945: Historiography and Annotated Bibliography,
by Eugene L. Rasor. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood, 1996. 304pp. $75
Recent Books. Winter 1999:163
 
United States Naval Aviation, 1910–1995, compiled by Roy A. Grossnick.
Washington, D.C.: Naval Historical Center, 1997. 811pp. $73
Recent Books. Autumn 1999:156
 
Research and Development
Meeting the Submarine Challenge: A Short History of the Naval Underwater Systems Center,
by John Merrill and Lionel D. Wyld. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Govt. Printing Office, 1997. 329pp.
reviewed by Chester E. Helms. Autumn 2000:169–71
 
Sidewinder: Creative Missile Development at China Lake, by Ron Westrum.
Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 1999. 331pp. $32.95
reviewed by Richard M. Howard. Autumn 2000:167–68
 
Royal Naval (British)
The Royal Navy and Nazi Germany: 1933–39: A Study in Appeasement
and the Origins of the Second World War, by Joseph A. Maiolo.
London: Macmillan, 1998. New York: St. Martin’s, 1998. 259pp. $79.95
Recent Books. Autumn 1999:159–60
 
The Rules of the Game: Jutland and British Naval Command, by Gordon Andrew.
Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 1996. 708pp. $48.95
reviewed by Frank M. Snyder. Spring 1998:146–50
 
Russia
Managing Conflict in the Former Soviet Union: Russian and American Perspectives,
edited by Alexei Arbatov et al. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 1997. 556pp. $25
reviewed by Barry Zalauf. Spring 2000:235–36
 
Russian Negotiating Behavior, Jerrold L. Schecter.
Washington, D.C.: U.S. Institute of Peace Press, 1998. 225pp. $14.95
reviewed by Ronald Kurth. Summer 1999:157–58
 
Salvage
Salvage Man: Edward Ellsberg and the U.S. Navy, John D. Alden.
Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 1998. 352pp. $37.50
reviewed by Frank C. Mahncke. Autumn 1999:142–44
 
Seapower
Preparing for Weltpolitik: German Sea Power before the Tirpitz Era, by Lawrence Sondhaus.
Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 1997. 344pp. $39.95
reviewed by Frank Uhlig, Jr.: Winter 1999:158–59
 
Ships
Almanacco Navale, 1997–98, edited by G. Giorgerini and A. Nani.
Genoa: Istituto Idrografico della Marina, 1997. 1,117pp. Lira 120,000
Recent Books. Autumn 1999:155–56
 
Ironclads at War: The Origin and Development of the Armored Warship, 1854–1891,
by Jack Greene and Alessandro Massignani.
Conshohocken, Penna.: Combined Publishing, 1998. 423pp. $34.95
reviewed by Kurt Hackemer. Summer 1999:173–75
 
The Naval Institute Guide to the Ships and Aircraft of the U.S. Fleet, 16th ed.
by Norman Polmar. Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 1997. 592pp. $79.95
Recent Books. Autumn 1999:157–58
 
The Origin and Development of the Armored Warship, 1854–1891,
by Jack Greene and Alessandro Massignani.
Conshohocken, Penna.: Combined, 1998. 423pp. $34.95
reviewed by Kurt Hackemer. Summer 1999:173–75
 
Warrior to Dreadnought: Warship Development 1860–1905, by David K. Brown.
Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 1997. 224pp. $35
reviewed by Paul Romanski. Summer 1999:172–73
 
Shipping
America and the Sea: A Maritime History, Benjamin W. Labaree, et al.
Mystic, Conn.: Mystic Seaport, 1998. 686pp. $49.95
reviewed by Craig L. Symonds. Summer 1999:162–63
 
Chokepoints: Maritime Economic Concerns in Southeast Asia,
by John H. Noer with David Gregory.
Washington, D.C.: National Defense Univ. Press
(contact maerzg@ndu.edu), 1996. 99pp. Recent Books. Spring 1999:174
 
Convoy: Merchant Sailors at War 1939–1945, by Phillip Kaplan and Jack Currie.
Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 1998. 224pp. $36.95
Recent Books. Autumn 1999:158
 
Ghost of War: The Sinking of the Awa maru and Japanese-American Relations, 1945–1995,
by Roger Dingman. Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 1997. 373pp. $35
reviewed by Saverio De Ruggiero. Spring 1999:161
 
Merchant Marine Days: My Life in World War II, by David LaMont Lee.
Charleston, S.C.: Narwhal Press, 1998. 178pp. $19.98
reviewed by Robert Reilly. Spring 2000:245–46
 
Skybolt
Report to JFK: The Skybolt Crisis in Perspective, by Richard E. Neustadt.
Ithaca, New York: Cornell Univ. Press, 1999. 177pp. $25
reviewed by Myron A. Greenberg. Autumn 2000:143–48
 
Strategy
Geopolitics and the Great Powers in the Twenty-first Century:
Multipolarity and the Revolution in Strategic Perspective, by C. Dale Walton.
New York: Routledge, 2007. 160pp. $125
reviewed by Stephen B. Smith. Spring 2008:135–37
 
Southeast Asia
Chokepoints: Maritime Economic Concerns in Southeast Asia,
by John H. Noer with David Gregory. Washington, D.C.: National Defense Univ. Press
(contact maerzg@ndu.edu), 1996. 99pp. Recent Books. Spring 1999:174
 
Soviet Union—Armed Forces
The Collapse of the Soviet Military, by William E. Odom.
New Haven. Conn.: Yale Univ. Press, 1998. 523pp. $35
reviewed by Jacob W. Kipp. Winter 2000:152–54
 
The International Military Encyclopedia, Vol. 3, edited by Norman Tobias.
Gulf Breeze, Fla.: Academic International, 1996. 248pp. $38.50
Recent Books. Autumn 1999:158
 
Space
America’s Space Sentinels: DSP Satellites and National Security, by Jeffrey Richelson.
Lawrence: Univ. Press of Kansas, 1999. 329pp. $35
reviewed by Douglas Thompson. Summer 2000:217–18
 
Strategy
Strategic Assessment in War, by Scott Sigmund Gartner.
New Haven, Conn.: Yale Univ. Press, 1997. 177pp. $32.50
reviewed by Philip S. Meilinger. Autumn 1998:129–30
 
Coercive Military Strategy, by Stephen J. Cimbala.
College Station: Texas A&M Univ. Press, 1998. 229pp $39.95
reviewed by Jan van Tol. Autumn 1999:129–30
 
Inventing Grand Strategy and Teaching Command: The Classic Works of Alfred Thayer Mahan Reconsidered, by Jon Tetsuro Sumida. Washington, D.C.: Woodrow Wilson Center Press; and
Baltimore, Md.: Johns Hopkins Univ. Press, 1997. 166pp. $24.95
reviewed by Barry Gough. Winter 2000:163–66
 
Modern Strategy, by Colin S. Gray. New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 1999. 400pp. $29.95
reviewed by Mark T. Clark. Spring 2000:225–27
 
1997 Strategic Assessment: Flashpoints and Force Structure, edited by Hans Binnendijk
and Patrick Clawson. Washington, D.C.: National Defense Univ. Press
(Institute for National Strategic Studies), 1997. (Available from U.S. Govt. Print. Off.) 300pp. $27, and
Strategic Appraisal 1996, edited by Zalmay Khalilzad.
Santa Monica, Calif.: RAND, 1996. (Available from National Book Network) 329pp. $20
reviewed by Bradd Hayes. Spring 1998:153–56
 
Strategy and Defense Planning for the 21st Century: Strategic Appraisal 1997,
edited by Zalmay M. Khalilzad and David A. Ochmanek.
Santa Monica, Calif.: RAND, 1997. 377pp. $20
reviewed by James R. Fitzsimonds. Winter 1999:132–34
 
Warmaking and American Democracy: The Struggle over Military Strategy, 1700 to the Present,
by Michael D. Pearlman. Lawrence: Univ. of Kansas, 1999. 393pp. $45
reviewed by Thomas R. Bendel. Spring 2000:227–29
 
Winning the Peace: America and World Order in the New Era,
by John Gerald Ruggie. New York: Columbia Univ. Press, 1996. 237pp. $27.95
reviewed by John T. Coughlin. Summer 1998:134–36
 
Strategy—Naval
In Search of a Maritime Strategy: The Maritime Element in Australian Defence Planning since 1901, edited by David Stevens. Canberra: Strategic and Defence Studies Centre,
The Australian National Univ., 1997. 252pp. $24
reviewed by James Goldrick. Spring 1999:167–68
 
Inventing Grand Strategy and Teaching Command: The Classic Works of Alfred Thayer Mahan Reconsidered, by Jon Tetsuro Sumida. Washington, D.C.: Woodrow Wilson Center Press; and
Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Univ. Press, 1997. 166pp. $24.95
reviewed by Barry Gough. Winter 2000:163–66
 
 
 
Tailhook
The Mother of All Hooks: The Story of the U.S. Navy’s Tailhook Scandal,
by William H. McMichael. New Brunswick, N.J.: Transaction, 1997. 337pp. $32.95
reviewed by Bradley C. Hosmer. Spring 1998:159–60
 
Technology
The Winning Edge: Naval Technology in Action, 1939–1945, by Kenneth Poolman.
Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 1997. 256pp. $32.95
reviewed by Thomas Mahnken. Winter 1999:154–55
 
U-boats
Wolf: U-Boat Commanders in World War II, by Jordon Vause.
Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 1997. 249pp. $29.95
reviewed by Saverio De Ruggiero. Winter 1999:157–58
 
United Kingdom
British Naval Policy in the Gladstone-Disraeli Era 1866–1880, by John F. Beeler.
Calif.: Stanford Univ. Press, 1997. 354pp. $49.50
reviewed by Tony Johnstone-Burt. Summer 1999:170–72
 
Cockburn and the British Navy in Transition: Admiral Sir George Cockburn, 1772–1853,
by Roger Morriss. Studies in Maritime History,editor, William N. Still, Jr.
Columbia: Univ. of South Carolina Press, 1998. 338pp. $39.95
reviewed by Tony Johnstone-Burt. Autumn 1999:148–50
 
United Nations
Blue Helmets: The Strategy of UN Military Operations, by John Hillen.
Dulles, Va.: Brassey’s, 1998. 305pp. $26.95
reviewed by Lawrence E. Modisett. Spring 1999:154–55
 
Jus Paciarii: Emergent Legal Paradigms for U. N. Peace Operations in the 21st Century,
by W. Gary Sharp, Jr. Stafford, Va.: Paciarii International, 1999. 392pp.
reviewed by James P. Terry. Summer 2000:209–11
 
The Once and Future Security Council, edited by Bruce Russett.
New York: St. Martin’s, 1997. 179pp. $39.95
reviewed by Thomas C. Wingfield. Spring 2000:233–35
 
United States—Civil War
A History of the Confederate Navy, by Raimondo Luraghi. Translated
by Paolo E. Coletta. Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 1996. 514pp. $39.95
reviewed by Charles Neimeyer. Autumn 1999:146–48
 
Confederate Admiral: The Life and Wars of Franklin Buchanan, by Craig L. Symonds.
Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 1999. 274pp. $32.95
reviewed by Michael B. Chesson. Spring 2000:252–54
 
Disaster in Damp Sand: The Red River Expedition, by Curt Anders.
Carmel: Guild Press of Indiana, 1998. 175pp. $21
reviewed by George M. Crall. Summer 1999:175–76
 
Fire and Thunder: Exploits of the Confederate States Navy,
by R. Thomas Campbell. Shippensburg, Penna.: Burd Street, 1997. 294pp. $24.95
Recent Books. Autumn 1999:154
 
 
Gray Thunder: Exploits of the Confederate States Navy, by R. Thomas Campbell.
Shippensburg, Penna.: Burd Street, 1996. 212pp. $19.95
Recent Books. Autumn 1999:154
 
Lamson of the Gettysburg: The Civil War Letters of Lieutenant Roswell H. Lamson, U. S. Navy,
edited by James M. McPherson and Patricia R. McPherson.
New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 1997. 240pp. $25, and
Life in Mr. Lincoln’s Navy, by Dennis J. Ringle.
Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 1998. 202pp. $32.95
reviewed by Cole C. Kingseed. Autumn 1999:144–46
 
Raiders & Blockaders: The American Civil War Afloat,
by William N. Still Jr., John M. Taylor, and Norman C. Delaney.
New York: Brassey’s, 1998. 263pp. $16.95
reviewed by Wayne J. Rowe. Autumn 2000:173–75
 
Southern Fire: Exploits of the Confederate States Navy, by R. Thomas Campbell.
Shippensburg, Penna.: Burd Street, 1996. 212pp. $19.95
Recent Books. Autumn 1999:154
 
Southern Thunder: Exploits of the Confederate States Navy, by R. Thomas Campbell.
Shippensburg, Penna.: Burd Street, 1996. 198pp. $19.95
Recent Books. Autumn 1999:154
 
The United States Marine Corps in the Civil War: The Second Year, by David M. Sullivan.
Shippensburg, Penna.: White Mane, 1997. 373pp. $40
reviewed by Donald R. Gardner. Winter 2000:166–67
 
USS New Ironsides in the Civil War, by William H. Roberts.
Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 1999. 209pp. $49.95
reviewed by Wayne J. Rowe. Autumn 2000:173–75
 
United States—History—General
Promised Land, Crusader State: The American Encounter with the World since 1776,
by Walter A. McDougal. New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1997. 286pp. $26
reviewed by Jeffrey J. Schueler. Winter 1999:137–39
 
United States—History—Revolutionary War
Benedict Arnold, Revolutionary Hero: An American Warrior Reconsidered,
by James Kirby Martin. New York: New York Univ. Press, 1997. 540pp. $34.95
reviewed by Cole C. Kingseed. Winter 1999:159–61
 
United States—Security Policy
Military Readiness: Concepts, Choices, Consequences, by Richard K. Betts.
Washington, D.C.: Brookings Institution, 1995. 322pp. $42.95
reviewed by William R. Cooper. Spring 1998:156–58
 
1997 Strategic Assessment: Flashpoints and Force Structure, edited by Hans Binnendijk
and Patrick Clawson. Washington, D.C.: National Defense Univ. Press
(Institute for National Strategic Studies), 1997. (Available from U.S. Govt. Print. Off.) 300pp. $27
reviewed by Bradd Hayes. Spring 1998:153–56
 
The Reluctant Sheriff: The United States after the Cold War, by Richard N. Haass.
New York: Council on Foreign Relations, 1997. 148pp. $24.95
reviewed by Pauletta Otis. Autumn 1998:130–33
 
Strategic Appraisal 1996, edited by Zalmay Khalilzad. Santa Monica, Calif.: RAND, 1996.
(Available from National Book Network) 329pp. $20
reviewed by Bradd Hayes. Spring 1998:153–56
 
Winning the Peace: America and World Order in the New Era,
by John Gerald Ruggie. New York: Columbia Univ. Press, 1996. 237pp. $27.95
reviewed by John T. Coughlin. Summer 1998:134–36
 
U.S. Air Force
Technology and the Air Force: A Retrospective Assessment, edited by Jacob Neufeld, George Watson, and David Chenoweth. Washington, D.C.: Air Force History and Museums Program, 1997
Recent Books. Autumn 1999:157
 
U.S. Coast Guard
Alaska and the U. S. Revenue Cutter Service 1867–1915, by Truman R. Strobridge and Dennis L. Noble. Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 1999. 223pp. $34.95
reviewed by Tom Beard. Spring 2000:251–52
 
U.S. Marine Corps
Gyrene: The World War II United States Marine, by Wilbur D. Jones, Jr.
Shippensburg, Penna.: White Mane, 1998. 322pp. $29.95
reviewed by J. Robert Moskin. Spring 2000:241–42
 
Making the Corps, by Thomas E. Ricks. New York: Scribner’s, 1997. 320pp. $24
reviewed by William C. Thomas. Winter 1999:134–35
 
Semper Fi—Vietnam: From Da Nang to the DMZ: Marine Corps Campaigns, 1965–1975,
by Edward F. Murphy. Novato, Calif.: Presidio, 1997. 356pp. $24.95
reviewed by Lewis Sorley. Summer 1999:159–61
 
The United States Marine Corps in the Civil War: The Second Year, by David M. Sullivan.
Shippensburg, Penna.: White Mane, 1997. 373pp. $40
reviewed by Donald R. Gardner. Winter 2000:166–67
 
U.S. Navy
Navalism and the Emergence of American Sea Power, 1882–1893, by Mark Russell Shulman.
Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 1995. 239pp. $39.95
reviewed by John B. Hattendorf. Summer 1999:168–70
 
USS Constitution
A Most Fortunate Ship: A Narrative History of Old Ironsides, by Tyrone G. Martin.
Revised edition. Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 1997. 440pp. $35
reviewed by John B. Hattendorf. Winter 1998:168–69
 
USS Stark
Missile Inbound: The Attack on the Stark in the Persian Gulf, by Jeffrey L. Levison and
Randy L. Edwards. Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 1997. 160pp. $28.95
reviewed by Lillian A. Burke. Winter 1999:149–50
 
Vietnam War
Combat Operations: Taking the Offensive, October 1966 to October 1967,
by George L. MacGarrigle. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Army Center for Military History, 1998. 485pp. $44
reviewed by Richard B. Goetze, Jr. Winter 2000:156–57
 
 
 
Dereliction of Duty: Lyndon Johnson, Robert McNamara, the Joint Chiefs of Staff,
and the Lies That Led to Vietnam, by H. R. McMaster.
New York: HarperCollins, 1997. 446pp. $27.50
reviewed by Charles E. Neu. Spring 1999:159–61
 
Encyclopedia of the Vietnam War: A Political, Social, and Military History,
edited by Spencer T. Tucker. Santa Barbara, Calif.: ABC-CLIO, 1998.
(third volume of three) 1,320pp. $275
Recent Books. Autumn 1999:154
 
The Rescue of BAT 21, Darrel D. Whitcomb.
Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 1998. 164pp. $27.95
reviewed by Phillip S. Meilinger. Spring 1999:157–59
 
Reporting Vietnam: Media and the Military at War, by William M. Hammond.
Lawrence: Univ. Press of Kansas, 1998. 296pp. $34.95
reviewed by Scott Stearns. Summer 1999:158–59
 
Semper Fi—Vietnam: From Da Nang to the DMZ: Marine Corps Campaigns, 1965–1975,
by Edward F. Murphy. Novato, Calif.: Presidio, 1997. 356pp. $24.95
reviewed by Lewis Sorley. Summer 1999:159–61
 
The Wrong War: Why We Lost in Vietnam, by Jeffrey Record.
Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 1998. 256pp. $27.95
reviewed by Richard Megargee. Summer 2000:187–94
 
War of 1812
The Fatal Cruise of the Argus: Two Captains in the War of 1812, by Ira Dye.
Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 1995. 368pp. $35
Recent Books. Spring 1999:173–74
 
Warfare
An Encyclopedia of War and Ethics, edited by Donald A. Wells.
Westport, Conn: Greenwood, 1996. 552pp. $95
Recent Books. Spring 1999:173
 
Causes of War: Power and the Roots of Conflict, by Stephen van Evera.
Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell Univ. Press, 1999. 270pp. $35
reviewed by Thomas G. Mahnken. Summer 2000:207–208
 
Decisive Force: The New American Way of War, by F. G. Hoffman.
Westport, Conn.: Praeger, 1996. 150pp. $52.95
reviewed by Russell F. Weigley. Winter 1999:130–32
 
Ethics, Killing and War, by Richard Norman.
Cambridge, U.K.: Cambridge, Univ. Press, 1995. 256pp. $39.95
reviewed by Harlan B. Miller. Spring 1998:158–59
 
The Oxford Illustrated History of Modern War, edited by Charles Townshend.
New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 1997. 354pp. $49.95
reviewed by Michael N. Schmitt. Spring 1999:143–50
 
Pulling Back from the Nuclear Brink: Reducing and Countering Nuclear Threats,
edited by Barry R. Schneider and William L. Dowdy. London: Frank Cass, 1998. 309pp. $52.50
reviewed by David M. Goodrich. Autumn 2000:155–56
 
The Soldier’s Tale: Bearing Witness to Modern War, by Samuel Hynes.
New York: Penguin, 1997. 318pp. $24.95
reviewed by Michael Creswell. Winter 1999:150–52
 
 
War and the World: Military Power and the Fate of Continents, 1450–2000,
by Jeremy Black. New Haven, Conn.: Yale Univ. Press, 1998. 334pp. $35
reviewed by Michael N. Schmitt. Spring 1999:143–50
 
Warfare—Air
The Paths of Heaven: The Evolution of Airpower Theory, edited by Phillip S. Meilinger.
Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.: School of Advanced Airpower Studies, 1997. 650pp. (no price given)
reviewed by Barrett Tillman. Summer 2000:231–32
 
Rolling Thunder, by Ivan Rendall. New York: Free Press, 1997. 336pp. $26
reviewed by J. A. Winnefeld, Jr. Spring 2000:236–38
 
Sidewinder: Creative Missile Development at China Lake, by Ron Westrum.
Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 1999. 331pp. $32.95
reviewed by Richard M. Howard. Autumn 2000:167–68
 
Technology and the Air Force: A Retrospective Assessment, edited by Jacob Neufeld,
George Watson, and David Chenoweth.
Washington, D.C.: Air Force History and Museums Program, 1997
Recent Books. Autumn 1999:157
 
Warfare—Future
Analytic Approaches to the Study of Future Conflict, edited by Alexander E. R. Woodstock
and David F. Davis. Clementsport, N.S., Canada: Canadian Peacekeeping Press, 1996. 300pp. $28.95
reviewed by Jeffrey Cares. Summer 1999:153–54
 
Decontroling Strategic Technology, 19901992: Creating the Military Threats of the 21st Century,
by Peter M. Leitner. Lanham, Md.: Univ. Press of America, 1995. 242pp. $47
reviewed by Carol J. Figerie. Summer 1998:129–30
 
The Future Battlefield, edited by J. Mohan Malik. Geelong,
Victoria, Australia: Deakin Univ. Press, 1997. 288pp. $27.95
reviewed by Stephen Kirin. Autumn 1998:125–27
 
Security Studies for the 21st Century, edited by Richard H. Shultz Jr., and
Roy Godson, and George Quester. Dulles, Va.: Brassey’s, 1997. 446pp. $49.95
reviewed by Bill Murray. Spring 1999:153–54
 
Shock and Awe: Achieving Rapid Dominance, by Harlan K. Ullman and James P. Wade,
with L.A. Edney et al. Washington, D.C.: National Defense Univ., 1996. 199pp. (available upon request)
reviewed by Mark J. Conversino. Summer 1998:130–31
 
Warfare—Guerrilla
The Art of Insurgency: American Military Policy and the Failure of Strategy in Southeast Asia,
by Donald W. Hamilton. Westport, Conn.: Praeger, 1998. 216pp. $55
reviewed by Miles L. Kara, Sr. Spring 1999:157
 
Guerrilla Warfare: A Historical, Biographical, and Bibliographical Sourcebook,
by Anthony James Joes. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood, 1996. 320pp. $9.50
Recent Books. Autumn 1999:156
 
Warfare—Information. See Information Warfare—Naval
The Naval Institute Guide to World Naval Weapons Systems 19971998, by Norman Friedman. Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 1997. 862pp. $175
Recent Books. Autumn 1999:155
 
Warfare—Submarines
Commanders Winn and Knowles: Winning the U-boat War with Intelligence, 1939–1943,
by David Kohnen. Krakow, Poland: Enigma Press, 1999. (available in the U.S. from Classical Crypto Books, Londonderry, N.H.) 168pp. $20
reviewed by Dale C. Rielage. Spring 2000:242–44
 
Meeting the Submarine Challenge: A Short History of the Naval Underwater Systems Center,
by John Merrill and Lionel D. Wyld. Washington, D.C.: U. S. Gov’t. Printing Office, 1997. 329pp.
reviewed by Chester E. Helms. Autumn 2000:169–71
 
Submarines under Ice: The U. S. Navy’s Polar Operations, by Marion D. Williams.
Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 1998. 256pp. $27.95
reviewed by Frank C. Mahncke. Winter 2000:154–56
 
USS Pampanito: Killer-Angel, by Gregory F. Michno.
Norman: Univ. of Oklahoma Press, 1999. 445pp. $37.95
reviewed by William Galvani. Autumn 2000:171–72
 
Warfare—United States
Decisive Force: The New American Way of War, by F. G. Hoffman.
Westport, Conn.: Praeger, 1996. 150pp. $52.95
reviewed by Russell F. Weigley. Winter 1999:130
 
War Gaming
Military Modeling for Decision Making, 3d ed., edited by Wayne P. Hughes, Jr.
Washington, D.C.: Military Operations Research Society, 1997. 375pp. $40
reviewed by Mike Cornforth. Autumn 1999:125–26
 
Women
Sisterhood of Spies: The Women of the OSS, by Elizabeth P. McIntosh.
Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 1998. 320pp. $29.95
reviewed by Helene L. Boatner. Autumn 1999:136–37
 
Women in the Military
The Kinder, Gentler Military: Can America’s Gender-Neutral Fighting Force Still Win Wars?
by Stephanie Gutmann. New York: Scribner, 2000. 300pp. $25
reviewed by Theodore L. Gatchel. Autumn 2000:176–78
 
We Band of Angels: The Untold Story of American Nurses Trapped on Bataan by the Japanese,
by Elizabeth Norman. New York: Random House, 1999. 272pp. $26.95
reviewed by John N. Petrie. Summer 2000:226–27
 
World War I
The First World War, by John Keegan. New York: Knopf, 1999. 475pp. $35
reviewed by Frank C. Mahncke. Spring 2000:248–51
 
The Great War 191418, by Spencer C. Tucker.
Bloomington: Indiana Univ. Press, 1998. 272pp. $16.95
reviewed by Milan S. Sturgis. Spring 1999:170–71
 
 
World War II
A War to Be Won: Fighting the Second World War, 1937–1945, by Williamson Murray
and Allan R. Millett. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard Univ. Press, 2000. 640pp. $35
reviewed by Colin S. Gray. Autumn 2000:149–52
 
Alone on Guadalcanal: A Coastwatcher’s Story, by Martin Clemens.
Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 1998. 333pp. $32.95
reviewed by Thomas E. Seal. Winter 2000:160–61
 
The Battle of the Atlantic and Signals Intelligence: U-boat Situations and Trends, 1941– 1945,
edited by David Syrett. Burlington, Vt.: Ashgate, 1998. 628pp. $130
reviewed by Dale Rielage. Autumn 2000:172–73
 
Battle Station Sickbay: Navy Medicine in World War II, Jan K. Herman.
Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 1997. 250pp. $34.95
reviewed by Pietro D. Marchella. Autumn 1999:135–36
Commanders Winn and Knowles: Winning the U-boat War with Intelligence, 1939–1943,
by David Kohnen. Krakow, Poland: Enigma Press, 1999
(available in the U.S. from Classical Crypto Books, Londonderry, N.H.) 168pp. $20
reviewed by Dale C. Rielage. Spring 2000:242–44
 
Convoy: Merchant Sailors at War 1939–1945, by Phillip Kaplan and Jack Currie.
 Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 1998. 224pp. $36.95
Recent Books. Autumn 1999:158
Destined for Glory: Dive Bombing, Midway, and the Evolution of Carrier Airpower,
by Thomas Wildenberg. Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 1998. 258pp. $34.95
reviewed by Jan van Tol. Summer 1999:163–65
 
Facing Fearful Odds: The Siege of Wake Island, by Gregory J. W. Urwin.
Lincoln: Univ. of Nebraska Press, 1998. 727pp. $59.95
reviewed by Robert J. Cressman. Autumn 1999:137–39
 
Forged in War: Roosevelt, Churchill, and the Second World War, by Warren F. Kimball.
New York: William Morrow, 1997. 422pp. $16
reviewed by Jan van Tol. Summer 2000:223–25
 
Ghost of War: The Sinking of the Awa maru and Japanese-American Relations, 1945–1995,
by Roger Dingman. Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 1997. 373pp. $35
reviewed by Saverio De Ruggiero. Spring 1999:161
 
Gyrene: The World War II United States Marine, by Wilbur D. Jones, Jr. Shippensburg, Penna.: White Mane, 1998. 322pp. $29.95
reviewed by J. Robert Moskin. Spring 2000:241–42
 
Hitler’s U-boat War: The Hunted, 1942–1945, by Clay Blair.
New York: Random House, 1998. 909pp. $45
reviewed by Holger H. Herwig. Winter 2000:157–60
 
Hitler’s U-boat War: The Hunters, 1939–1942, by Clay Blair.
New York: Random House, 1996. 809pp. $40
reviewed by Holger H. Herwig. Winter 2000:157–60
 
Hunters in the Shallows: A History of the PT Boat, by Curtis L. Nelson.
Washington, D.C.: Brassey’s, 1998. 242pp. $28.95
reviewed by William Cooper. Spring 2000:238–40
 
Merchant Marine Days: My Life in World War II, by David LaMont Lee.
Charleston, S.C.: Narwhal Press, 1998. 178pp. $19.98
reviewed by Robert Reilly. Spring 2000:245–46
 
The Naval Battle of Guadalcanal: Night Action 13 November 1942,
by James W. Grace. Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 1999. 234pp. $32.95
reviewed by Wayne P. Hughes, Jr. Spring 2000:208–14
 
Nazi Science: Myth, Truth, and the German Atomic Bomb, by Mark Walker
New York: Plenum Press, 1995. 325pp. $28.95
reviewed by Xavier K. Maruyama. Winter 1999:156–57
 
The Pacific War Revisited, edited by Günter Bischof and Robert L. Dupont.
Baton Rouge: Louisiana State Univ. Press, 1997. 220pp. $25
reviewed by Douglas V. Smith. Spring 1999:161–63
 
PT Boats at War: World War II to Vietnam, by Norman Polmar and Samuel Loring Morison.
Osceola, Wis.: MBI, 1999. 160pp. $19.95
reviewed by William Cooper. Spring 2000:238–40
 
The Royal Navy and Nazi Germany: 1933–39: A Study in Appeasement
and the Origins of the Second World War, by Joseph A. Maiolo.
London: Macmillan, 1998. New York: St. Martin’s, 1998. 259pp. $79.95
Recent Books. Autumn 1999:159–60
 
The Rules of the Game: Jutland and British Naval Command, by Gordon Andrew.
Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 1996. 708pp. $48.95
reviewed by Frank M. Snyder. Spring 1998:146–50
 
The Sea Hawks with the PT Boats at War: A Memoir, by Edgar D. Hoagland.
Novato, Calif.: Presidio Press, 1999. 234pp. $24.95
reviewed by William Cooper. Spring 2000:238–40
 
Signals Intelligence in World War II: A Research Guide, compiled by Donal J. Sexton, Jr.
Westport, Conn.: Greenwood, 1996. 208pp. $69.50
Recent Books. Spring 1999:175
 
The Southwest Pacific Campaign, 1941–1945: Historiography and Annotated Bibliography,
by Eugene L. Rasor. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood, 1996. 304pp. $75
Recent Books. Winter 1999:163–64 and Spring 1999:174
 
Target Hiroshima: Deak Parsons and the Creation of the Atomic Bomb, by Al Christman.
Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 1998. 305pp. $32
reviewed by Xavier Maruyama. Summer 2000:222–23
 
The Royal Australian Navy in World War II, edited by David Stevens.
St. Leonards, Australia: Allen & Unwin, 1996. 212pp. $23
reviewed by Geoff Morton. Winter 1999:155–56
 
USS Pampanito: Killer-Angel, by Gregory F. Michno.
Norman: Univ. of Oklahoma Press, 1999. 445pp. $37.95
reviewed by William Galvani. Autumn 2000:171–72
 
 
 
The Victors: Eisenhower and His Boys: The Men of World War II, by Stephen E. Ambrose.
New York: Simon & Schuster, 1998. 396pp. $28
reviewed by Cole C. Kingseed. Spring 1999:165–66
 
We Band of Angels: The Untold Story of American Nurses Trapped on Bataan by the Japanese,
by Elizabeth Norman. New York: Random House, 1999. 272pp. $26.95
 
 
 
 
END
 
BOOK REVIEWS 2014
 
 
Battle of the Coral Sea
Turning the Tide: The Battles of Coral Sea and Midway, edited by J. E. Harrold.
Devon, U.K.: Univ. of Plymouth Press, 2013. 232pp. £35
reviewed by Jon Scott Logel. Winter 2014:154–155
 
Battle of Midway
Turning the Tide: The Battles of Coral Sea and Midway, edited by J. E. Harrold.
Devon, U.K.: Univ. of Plymouth Press, 2013. 232pp. £35
reviewed by Jon Scott Logel. Winter 2014:154–155
 
British Naval History
The Capture of Louisbourg, 1758 (campaigns and commanders series),
by Hugh Boscawen, Norman: Univ. of Oklahoma Press, 2011. 504pp. $39.95
reviewed by John B. Hattendorf. Spring 2014:139–140 
 
Canada—Seven Years War
The Capture of Louisbourg, 1758 (campaigns and commanders series),
by Hugh Boscawen, Norman: Univ. of Oklahoma Press, 2011. 504pp. $39.95
reviewed by John B. Hattendorf. Spring 2014:139–140 
 
China–Naval Development
Chinese Anti-Ship Ballistic Missile (ASBM) Development: Drivers, Trajectories, and
Strategic Implications, Andrew S. Erickson
Washington, D.C.: Jamestown Foundation, 2013. 110pp. $18
reviewed by Bernard D. Cole. Spring 2014:134–135
 
Combat as Politics
War from the Ground Up: Twenty-First-Century Combat as Politics, by Emile Simpson
New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 2012: 256pp. $32.50
reviewed by Jeffrey Shaw. Spring 2014:133–134
 
Conflict Analysis
Conflict Analysis: Understanding Causes, Unlocking Solutions, by Matthew Levinger
Washington, D.C.: U.S. Institute of Peace Press, 2013. 265pp. $20
reviewed by Lawrence Modisett. Spring 2014:131–132
 
Exxon Mobil
Private Empire: Exxon Mobil and American Power, by Steve Coll.
New York: Penguin, 2012. 685pp. $36
reviewed by Roger Ducey. Winter 2014:156–157
 
Kennan, George F.
George F. Kennan: An American Life, by John Lewis Gaddis.
New York: Penguin, 2011. 784pp. $39.95
reviewed by John B. Hattendorf. Winter 2014:152–154 (essay—second review)
 
Law of the Sea and Oceans
Maritime Border Diplomacy, vy Myron H. Nordquist and John Norton Moore.
Boston, Mass.: Martinus Nijhoff, 2012. 366pp. $146.98
reviewed by Richard Norton. Spring 2014:135–136
 
Leadership
The Generals: American Military Command from World War II to Today,
by Thomas E. Ricks. New York: Penguin, 2012. 576pp. $32.95
reviewed by Williamson Murray. Winter 2014:145–152 (essay--lead review)
 
Oil
Private Empire: Exxon Mobil and American Power, by Steve Coll.
New York: Penguin, 2012. 685pp. $36
reviewed by Roger Ducey. Winter 2014:156–157
 
 
 
Pearl Harbor
Beyond Pearl Harbor: The Untold Stories of Japan’s Naval Airmen, by Ron Werneth.
Atglen, Pa.: Schiffer Books, 2008. 256pp. $59.95
reviewed by Jason Ravnsborg. Winter 2014:156
 
Piracy
Maritime Piracy and the Construction of Global Governance,
edited by Michael J. Struett, Jon D. Carlson, and Mark T. Nance   
New York: Routledge, 2013. 226pp. $29
reviewed by Martin Murphy. Spring 2014:136–137
 
Strategy
Strategic Thinking in 3D: A Guide for National Security, Foreign Policy, and
Business Professionals, by Ross Harrison
Washington, D.C.: Potomac Books, 2013. 197pp. $29.95
reviewed by Alexander B. Gray. Spring 2014:132–133
 
T. E. Lawrence
Lawrence in Arabia: War, Deceit, Imperial Folly, and the Making of the Modern Middle East,
by Scott Anderson, New York: Doubleday, 2013. 592pp. $28.95
reviewed by Thomas E. Seal. Spring  2014:137–139
 
World War I
Lawrence in Arabia: War, Deceit, Imperial Folly, and the Making of the Modern Middle East,
by Scott Anderson, New York: Doubleday, 2013. 592pp. $28.95
reviewed by Thomas E. Seal. Spring  2014:137–139
 
World War II
Beyond Pearl Harbor: The Untold Stories of Japan’s Naval Airmen, by Ron Werneth.
Atglen, Pa.: Schiffer Books, 2008. 256pp. $59.95
reviewed by Jason Ravnsborg. Winter 2014: 156
 
Turning the Tide: The Battles of Coral Sea and Midway, edited by J. E. Harrold.
Devon, U.K.: Univ. of Plymouth Press, 2013. 232pp. £35
reviewed by Jon Scott Logel. Winter 2014:154–155
 
 
BOOK REVIEWS 2013
 
Asia
A Contest for Supremacy: China, America, and the Struglle for Mastery in Asia,
by Asron L. Friedberg. (review essay)
New York: W. W. Norton, 2012. 360pp. $59.95
reviewed by Marshall Hoyler. Autumn 2013: 135–38
 
Bush, George W.
The George W. Bush Defense Program: Policy, Strategy, & War,
edited by Stephen J. Cimbala. Dulles, Va.: Potomac Books, 2010. 243pp. $60
reviewed by Tate Westbrook. Winter 2013:128–29   
 
Cartography
The Revenge of Geography: What the Map Tells Us about Coming Conflicts and the
Battle against Fate, by Robert Kaplan. New York: Random House, 2012. 432pp. $28
reviewed by F. G. Hoffman. Spring 2013: 129–30
 
 
China
A Contest for Supremacy: China, America, and the Struglle for Mastery in Asia,
by Asron L. Friedberg. (review essay)
New York: W. W. Norton, 2012. 360pp. $59.95
reviewed by Marshall Hoyler. Autumn 2013: 135–38
 
China as a Sea Power: A Preliminary Survey of the Maritime Expansion and Naval Exploits
 of the Chinese Peole during the Southern Son and Yuan Periods, by Lo Jung-pang,
edited by Bruce Elleman. Singapore: National Univ. of Singapore Press, 2012. 378pp. $35
reviewed by Charles Horner. Spring 2013: 122–23
 
China’s Search for Security, by Andrew J. Nathan, and Andrew Scobell.
New York:Columbia Univ. Press, 2012. 406pp. $32.95
reviewed by Dale C. Rielage. Summer 2013:147–48
 
The China Threat: Memories, Myths, and Realities in the 1950s, by Nancy Bernkopf Tucker.
New York: Columbia Univ. Press, 2012. 312pp. $39.50
reviewed by Dale C. Rielage. Spring 2013: 123–24
 
Lost Colony: The Untold Story of China’s First Great Victory over the West,
by Tonio Andrade. New Jersey: Princeton Univ. Press, 2011. 456pp. $35
reviewed by Grant F. Rhode. Spring 2013: 121–22
 
Churchill, Winston
Churchill and Seapower, by Christopher M. Bell.
New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 2013. 429pp. $34.95
reviewed by Geoffrey Till. Autumn 2013: 144–45
 
Cold War
History of Acquisition in the Department of Defense: Rearming for the Cold War, 1945–1960,
Vol. 1, by Elliott V. Converse. Washington, D.C. Historical Office of the Secretary of Defense, 2012.
available at history.defense.gov/resources/OSDHO-Acqusition-Series-Vol1.pdf. 784pp.
reviewed by Richard Gentz. Summer 2013: 153–54
 
Cyberspace
Cyberspace and National Security: Threats, Opportunities, and Power in a Virtual World,
edited by Derek S. Reveron. Georgetown Univ. Press, 2012. 246pp. $29.95
reviewed by Brett J. Patron. Winter 2013:129–30
 
Decision Making
War and Human Nature, by Stephen Rosen.
N.J.: Princeton Univ. Press, 2005. 224pp. $23.95
reviewed by Martin L. Cook. Winter 2013:131
 
Department of Defense
History of Acquisition in the Department of Defense: Rearming for the Cold War, 1945–1960,
Vol. 1, by Elliott V. Converse. Washington, D.C. Historical Office of the Secretary of Defense, 2012.
available at history.defense.gov/resources/OSDHO-Acqusition-Series-Vol1.pdf. 784pp.
reviewed by Richard Gentz. Summer 2013: 153–54
 
Economics
Planning Armageddon: British Economic Warfare and the First World War,
by Nicholas Lambert. (review essay)
Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard Univ. Press, 2012. 662pp. $37.21
reviewed by Thomas Hone. Spring 2013: 115–19
 
Eisenhower, Dwight  D.
Eisenhower: In War and Peace, by Jean Edward Smith.
New York: Random House, 2012. 951pp. $40
reviewed by Richard Norton. Summer 2013: 149–51
 
Geography
The Revenge of Geography: What the Map Tells Us about Coming Conflicts and the
Battle against Fate, by Robert Kaplan. New York: Random House, 2012. 432pp. $28
reviewed by F. G. Hoffman. Spring 2013: 129–30
 
Iraq
The Endgame: The Inside Story of the Struggle for Iraq, from George W. Bush to
Barrach Obama, by Michael R. Gordon, and Bernard E. Trainor.
New York: Pantheon, 2012. 800pp. $35
reviewed by Jon Scott Logel. Autumn 2013: 140–41
 
Iran
The Twilight War: The Secret History of America’s Thirty-Year Conflict with Iran,
by David Crist. New York: Penguin, 2012. 638pp. $22
reviewed by Daniel Dolan. Summer 2013: 148–49
 
 
Maritime Archaeology
The Oxford Handbook of Maritime Archaeology, edited by Alexis Catsambis,
Ben Ford, and Donny L. Hamilton. New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 2011. 1,203pp. $150
reviewed by John B. Hattendorf. Winter 2013: 132–33
 
Maritime History
Lost Colony: The Untold Story of China’s First Great Victory over the West,
by Tonio Andrade. New Jersey: Princeton Univ. Press, 2011. 456pp. $35
reviewed by Grant F. Rhode. Spring 2013: 121–22
 
China as a Sea Power: A Preliminary Survey of the Maritime Expansion and Naval Exploits
 of the Chinese Peole during the Southern Son and Yuan Periods, by Lo Jung-pang,
edited by Bruce Elleman. Singapore: National Univ. of Singapore Press, 2012. 378pp. $35
reviewed by Charles Horner. Spring 2013: 122–23
 
National Service
Potomac Fever: A Memoir of Politics and Public Service,
by J. William Middendorf, II.
Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 2011. 213pp. $29.95
reviewed by John B. Hattendorf. Spring 2013: 126–27
 
National Security
Cyberspace and National Security: Threats, Opportunities, and Power in a Virtual World,
edited by Derek S. Reveron. Georgetown Univ. Press, 2012. 246pp. $29.95
reviewed by Brett J. Patron. Winter 2013: 129–30
 
Piracy
Maritime Piracy, by Robert Haywood and Roberta Spivak.
New York: Routledge, 2012. 184pp. $125
reviewed by Edward Lucas. Winter 2013:130
 
Reinhard Heydrich
Hitler’s Hangman: The Life of Heydrich, by Robert Gerwarth.
New Haven, Conn.: Yale Univ. Press, 2011. 393pp. $35
reviewed by Richard Norton. Winter 2013:133–35
 
Reference
Dictionnaire des ministres de la marine, 1689–1958, edited by Jean-Philippe Zanco.
Paris: Éditions SPM, 2011, (Collections Kronos) 564pp. €45
reviewed by John B. Hattendorf. Summer 2013:152–53
 
 
Loge maritime de recherche La Pérouse (France). Dictionnaire des marins francs-macons:
Gens de mer et professions connexes aux XVIII, XIX et XX siècles,
 edited by Jean-Marc van Hille. Paris: Editions, SPM, 2011,
(Collections Kronos) 571pp. € 46.50
reviewed by John B. Hattendorf. Summer 2013: 152–53
 
Royal Navy
Rebuilding the Royal Navy: Warship Design since 1945,
by David K. Brown and George Moore.
London: Seaforth, 2012. 208pp. $30
reviewed by Angus K. Ross. Spring 2013:127–28
 
Sociology
The Kissing Sailor: The Mystery behind the Photo That Ended World War II,
by Lawrence Virria and George Galdorisi.
Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 2012. 268pp. $24.95
reviewed by John Jackson. Spriong 2013: 130–31
 
United States
A Contest for Supremacy: China, America, and the Struglle for Mastery in Asia,
by Asron L. Friedberg. (review essay)
New York: W. W. Norton, 2012. 360pp. $59.95
reviewed by Marshall Hoyler. Autumn 2013: 135–38
 
U.S. Defense
The George W. Bush Defense Program: Policy, Strategy, & War,
edited by Stephen J. Cimbala, Dulles, Va.:
Potomac Books, 2010. 243pp. $60
reviewed by Tate Westbrook. Winter 2013:128–29   
 
U.S. Navy
Potomac Fever: A Memoir of Politics and Public Service,
by J. William Middendorf, II.
Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 2011. 213pp. $29.95
reviewed by John B. Hattendorf. Spring 2013: 126–27
 
U.S. Politics
The Obamians: The Struggle inside the White House to Redefine American Power,
by James Mann. York: Viking, 2012. 416pp. $26.95
reviewed by John A. Cloud. Winter 2013: 126–27
 
War
The Changing Character of War, editedby Hew Strachan and Sibylle Scheipers.
New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 2011.
reviewed by Martin Murphy. Spring 2013: 124–26
 
War and Human Nature, by Stephen Rosen. N.J.: Princeton Univ. Press, 2005.
224pp. $23.95
reviewed by Martin L. Cook. Winter 2013:131
 
Warfare
Naval Power and Expeditionary Warfare: Peripheral Campaigns and New Theares
of Naval Warfare, edited by Bruce A. Elleman, and S. C. M. Paine.
New York: Routledge, 2011. 256pp. $180
reviewed by Peter M. Swartz. Autumn 2013: 142–43
 
State of War: The Political Economy of American Warfare, 1945–2011,
by Paul A. C. Koistinen. Lawrence: Univ. Press of Kansas, 2012:313pp. $39.95
reviewed by Sean Sullivan. Autumn 2013: 143–44
 
 
War Gaming
Fundamentals of War Gaming, by Francis McHugh. Newport, R.I.: Naval War College, 2012.
238pp. $40
reviewed by Jeff Shaw. Autumn 2013: 139–40
 
World War I
Planning Armageddon: British Economic Warfare and the First World War,
by Nicholas Lambert. (review essay)
Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard Univ. Press, 2012. 662pp. $37.21
reviewed by Thomas Hone. Spring 2013: 115–19
 
World War II
Beyond Pearl Harbor: The Untold Stories of Japan’s Naval Airmen, by Ron Werneth.
Atglen, Pa.: Schiffer Books, 2008. 256pp. $59.95
reviewed by Jason Ravnsborg. Winter 2013: 156
 
Churchill and Seapower, by Christopher M. Bell.
New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 2013. 429pp. $34.95
reviewed by Geoffrey Till. Autumn 2013: 144–45
 
Eisenhower: In War and Peace, by Jean Edward Smith.
New York: Random House, 2012. 951pp. $40
reviewed by Richard Norton. Summer 2013: 149–51
 
Hitler’s Hangman: The Life of Heydrich, by Robert Gerwarth.
New Haven, Conn.: Yale Univ. Press, 2011. 393pp. $35
reviewed by Richard Norton. Winter 2013:133–35
 
The Kissing Sailor: The Mystery behind the Photo That Ended World War II,
by Lawrence Virria and George Galdorisi.
Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 2012. 268pp. $24.95
reviewed by John Jackson. Spriong 2013: 130–31
 
The War Below: The Story of Three Submarines That Battled Japan,
by James Scott. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2013. 420pp. $28
reviewed by Beth F. Coye. Autumn 2013: 145–46
 
Zumwalt, Elmo Russell, Jr.
The Life and Times of Admiral Elmo Russell “Bud” Zumwalt, Jr.,
by Larry Berman. New York: HarperCollins, 2012. 528pp. $29.99
reviewed by Ronald Ratcliff. Summer 2013:151–52
 
 
 
BOOK REVIEWS 2012
 
Africa
Democratization in Africa: Progress and Retreat, edited by Larry Diamond & Marc F. Plattner.
Baltimore, Md.: Johns Hopkins Univ. Press, 2010. 360pp. $30
reviewed by Richard Norton. Summer 2012:157–58
 
American History
Conquered into Liberty: Two Centuries of Battles along the Great Warpath That Made the American Way of War, by Eliot A. Cohen. New York: Free Press, 2011. 405pp. $30
reviewed by Ken Jensen. Summer 2012: 158–59
 
Asia
Pirates, Ports, and Coasts in Asia: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives,
edited by John Kleinen & Manon Osseweijer. Singapore & Leiden:
ISEAS Press and International Institute for Asian Studies, 2010. 312pp. $74
and
Oceans of Crime: Maritime Piracy and Transnational Security in Southeast Asia and Bangladesh,
by Carolin Liss. Singapore & Leiden: ISEAS Press and International Institute for Asian Studies, 2011.
446pp. $82.35
reviewed by Martin N. Murphy. Summer 2012: 160–62 (combined review)
  
Aviation
How the Helicopter Changed Modern Warfare, by Walter J. Boyne.
Gratna, La.: Pelican, 2011. 352pp. $29.95
reviewed by K. J. Delamer. Winter 2012:171–72
 
Battle of Surigao Strait
Battle of Surigao Strait, by Anthony P. Tully.
Bloomington: Indiana Univ. Press, 2009. 329pp. $18.45
reviewed by Richard Norton. Winter 2012:172–73
 
Biography
In My Time: A Personal and Political Memoir, by Dick Cheney with Liz Cheney.
New York:  Threshold Editions, 2011. 565pp. $35
reviewed by Stephen F. Knott. Winter 2012:170–71  
 
Deng Xiaoping and the Transformation of China, by Ezra F. Vogel
Cambridge, Mass.:Belknap of Harvard Univ. Press, 2011. 928pp. $39.95
reviewed by Grant F. Rhode. Spring 2012:172–73
 
Cheney, Dick
In My Time: A Personal and Political Memoir, by Dick Cheney with Liz Cheney.
New York:  Threshold Editions, 2011. 565pp. $35
reviewed by Stephen F. Knott. Winter 2012:170–71  
 
China
Red Star Over the Pacific: China’s Rise and the Challenge to U.S. Maritime Strategy,
by Toshi Yoshihara and James R. Holmes.
Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 2010. 292pp. $36.95, (review essay)
reviewed by Norman Friedman. Winter 2012:160–63
 
Deng Xiaoping and the Transformation of China, by Ezra F. Vogel.
Cambridge, Mass.:Belknap of Harvard Univ. Press, 2011. 928pp. $39.95
reviewed by Grant F. Rhode. Spring 2012:172–73
 
America’s Challenge: Engaging a Rising China in the Twenty-First Century,
by Michael D. Swaine. Washington, D.C.: Carnegie Endowment for International
Peace, 2011. 690pp. $49.95
reviewed by Lyle Goldstein. Spring 2012:174–75
 
Economics
Currency Wars: The Making of the Next Global Crisis, by James Rickards.
New York: Penguin Group, 2011. 304pp. $26.95
reviewed by Edward Fuller & Robert C. Whitten. Summer 2012: 155–56
 
Ethics
Ciltural Heritage:Ethics and the Military, edited by Peter G. Stone.
Suffolk, UK: Boydell, 2011. 228pp. $90
reviewed by Timothy J. Demy. Spring 2012:176–77
 
Foreign Policy
In Uncertain Times: American Foreign Policy after the Berlin Wall and 9/11,
edited by Melvyn P. Leffler & Jeffrey W. Legro.
Ithaca, N. Y.: Cornell Univ. Press, 2011. 243pp. $19.95
reviewed by Norah Schneider. Summer 2012: 156–57 
 
Homeland Security
Terror, Security, and Money: Balancing the Risks, Benefits, and Costs of Homeland Security,
by John Mueller, and Mark G. Stewart.
New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 2011. 267pp. $24.95
reviewed by Andrew L. Stigler. Autumn 2012:151–52
 
Human Smuggling
The U.S. Coast Guard’s War on Human Smuggling, by Dennis L. Noble
Gainesville: Univ. Press of Florida, 2011. 297pp. $29.95
reviewed by David L. Teska. Autumn 2012: 152–53
 
Intelligence
Improving Intelligence Analysis: Bridging the Gap between Scholarship and Practice,
by Stephen Marrin. New York: Routledge, 2011. 192pp. $130
reviewed by Derek Reveron. Summer 2012: 154–55
 
 
 
 
 
International Crisis Management
International Intervention in Local Conflicts: Crisis Management and Conflict Resolution
since the Cold War, edited by Uzi Rabi.
New York: Tauris Academic Studies, 2010. 326pp. $99
reviewed by Larissa Forster. Winter 2012:168–69
 
International Law
Maritime Power and Law of the Sea, by James Kraska.
New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 2011. 464pp. $95, (review essay)
reviewed by Martin Murphy. Winter 2012:164–67
 
Irregular Warfare
Insurgents, Raidrs, and Bandits: How Masters of Irregular Warfare have Shaped Our World,
by John Arquilla. Lanham, Md.: Ivan R. Dee, 2011. 336pp. $27.50
reviewed by Frederick H. Black, Jr. Spring 2012:175–76
 
Leadership
Brothers, Rivals, Victors: Eisenhower, Patton, Bradley, and the Partnership That Drove
the Allied Conquest in Europe, by Jonathan Jordan.
New York: NAL Caliber, 2011. 672pp. $28.95
reviewed by Richard Norton. Spring 2012: 178–80
 
Leaders at War: How Presidents Shape Military Intervention, by Elizabeth N. Saunders.
Ithaca, N. Y.: Cornell Univ. Press, 2011. 320pp. $35
reviewed by Frederick H. Black, Jr. Summer 2012: 153–54
 
Maritime History
Steam Coffin: Captain Moses Rogers and the Steamship Savannah Break the Barrier,
By John Laurence Busch. New Canaan, Conn.: Hodos Historia LLC, 2010. 726pp. $35
reviewed by John B. Hattendorf. Winter 2012:173–75
 
National War College
Military Brass vs. Civilian Academics at the National War College: A Clash of Cultures,
by Howard Wiarda, Lanham, Md.: Lexington Books, 2011. 176pp. $60
reviewed by Thomas Nichols. Autumn 2012: 155–57
 
Old Ironsides
1812: The Navy’s War, by George C. Daughan. New York: Basic Books, 2011.411p. $32.50
reviewed by Jack A. Gottschalk. Spring 2012:167–69 (review essay)
 
The Perfect Wreck— “Old Ironsides and HMS Java: A Story of 1812, by Steven Maffeo.
Tuscon, Ariz.: Fireship, 2011. 382pp. $19.95
reviewed by Phillip S. Meilinger. Spring 2012:171–72 
 
Pax Britannica
Deterrence through Strength: British Naval Power and Foreign Policy under Pax Britannica,
by Rebecca Berens Matke. Lincoln: Univ. of Nebraska Press, 2011. 320pp. $45
reviewed by Angus. K. Ross. Summer 2012:159–60
 
Maritime Private Security: Market Response to Piracy, Terrorism and Waterborne Security Risks
in the 21st Century, edited by Claude Berube and Patrick Cullen
New York: Routledge, 2012. 272pp. $135
reviewed by Martin Murphy. Autumn 2012:149–50
 
 
 
Pirate Hunting: The Fight against Pirates, Privateers, and Sea Raiders from Antiquity to the Present,
by Benerson Little. Herndon, Va.: Potomac Books, 2010. 357pp. $29.95
reviewed by Jack Gottschalk. Autumn 2012:150–51
 
27 Pirates, Ports, and Coasts in Asia: Historical and  Contemporary Perspectives,
edited by John Kleinen & Manon Osseweijer. Singapore & Leiden:
ISEAS Press and International Institute for Asian Studies, 2010. 312pp. $74
and
Oceans of Crime: Maritime Piracy and Transnational Security in Southeast Asia and Bangladesh,
by Carolin Liss. Singapore & Leiden: ISEAS Press and International Institute for Asian Studies, 2011.
446pp. $82.35
reviewed by Martin N. Murphy. Summer 2012: 160–62 (combined review)
  
Religion
Just War on Terror?: A Christian and Muslim Response, edited by David Fisher and Brian Wicker.
Burlington, Vt.: Ashgate, 2010. 231pp. $29.95
reviewed by Timothy J. Demy. Winter 2012:169–70
 
Sino-American Relations
The Military Lens: Doctrinal Difference and Deterrence Failure in Sino-American Relations,
by Christopher P. Twomey. Ithaca, NY: Cornell Univ. Press, 2010. 240pp. $35
reviewed by David Burbach. Autumn 2012: 152–53
 
Strategic Principles for Business Managers
Sun Tzu and the Art of Business: Six Strategic Principles for Managers,
by Mark R. McNeilly. New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 2012. 330pp. $19.95
reviewed by Judy Malana. Autumn 2012: 155 
 
Terrorism
Just War on Terror?: A Christian and Muslim Response, edited by David Fisher and Brian Wicker.
Burlington, Vt.: Ashgate, 2010. 231pp. $29.95
reviewed by Timothy J. Demy. Winter 2012:169–70
 
Maritime Private Security: Market Response to Piracy, Terrorism and Waterborne Security Risks
in the 21st Century, edited by Claude Berube and Patrick Cullen
New York: Routledge, 2012. 272pp. $135
reviewed by Martin Murphy. Autumn 2012:149–50
 
United Kingdom
Deterrence through Strength: British Naval Power and Foreign Policy under Pax Britannica,
by Rebecca Berens Matzke. Lincoln: Univ. of Nebraska Press, 2011. 320pp. $45
reviewed by Angus. K. Ross. Summer 2012: 159–60
 
The Making of the Modern Admiralty: British Naval Policy-Making, 1805–1927,
by C. I. Hamiliton. New York: Cambridge Univ. Press, 2011. 345pp. $120
reviewed by K. D. Logan. Autumn 2012: 157–58
 
U.S. Coast Guard
The U.S. Coast Guard’s War on Human Smuggling, by Dennis L. Noble
Gainesville: Univ. Press of Florida, 2011. 297pp. $29.95
reviewed by David L. Teska. Autumn 2012: 152–53
 
 
 
 
 
War of 1812
1812: The Navy’s War, by George C. Daughan. New York: Basic Books, 2011.411p. $32.50
reviewed by Jack A. Gottschalk. Spring 2012:167–69 (review essay)
 
The Perfect Wreck— “Old Ironsides and HMS Java: A Story of 1812, by Steven Maffeo.
Tuscon, Ariz.: Fireship, 2011. 382pp. $19.95
reviewed by Phillip S. Meilinger. Spring 2012:171–72 
 
World War II
Battle of Surigao Strait, by Anthony P. Tully.
Bloomington: Indiana Univ. Press, 2009. 329pp. $18.45
reviewed by Richard Norton. Winter 2012:172–73
 
Brothers, Rivals, Victors: Eisenhower, Patton, Bradley, and the Partnership That Drove
the Allied Conquest in Europe, by Jonathan Jordan.
New York: NAL Caliber, 2011. 672pp. $28.95
reviewed by Richard Norton. Spring 2012: 178–80
 
Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience and Redemption,
by Laura Hillenbrand. New York: Random House, 2010. 473pp. $27
reviewed by Richard Norton. Autumn 2012: 158–59
 
Whirlwind: The Air War against Japan, 1942–1945, by Barrett Tilman.
New York: Simon & Schuster, 2010. 336pp. $28
reviewed by David L. Teska. Spring 2012:177–78
 
  
 
BOOK REVIEWS 2011
 
Afghanistan
The Wrong War: Grit, Strategy, and the Way Out of Afghanistan, by Bing West.
New York: Random House, 2011. 336pp. $28
reviewed by Jeffrey J. Winters. Autumn 2011:150–51
 
Africa
U.S. Strategy in Africa: AFRICOM, Terrorism, and Security Challenges, editedby David J. Francis.
Oxford, U.K.: Routledge, 2010. 216pp. $114
reviewed by Jonathan Stevenson. Spring 2011:148   
 
Battle of Normandy
D-Day: The Battle for Normandy, by Antony Beevor. New York: Viking Penguin, 2009. 591pp. $32.95
reviewed by David L. Teska. Autumn 2011:152–53
 
Biography
The Generalissimo: Chaing Kai-shek and the Struggle for Modern China, by Jay Taylor.
Boston: Harvard Univ. Press, 2011. 736pp. $35 (review essay)
reviewed by Charles Horner. Autumn 2011:142. Autumn 2011:142–45
 
The Education of Ronald Reagan: The General Electric Years and the Untold Story of His Conversion to Conservatism, by Thomas W. Evans. New York: Columbia Univ. Press, 2006. 302pp. $20
reviewed by Stephen F. Knott. Autumn 2011: 151–52
  
 
 
 
Biological Warfare
Living Weapons: Biological Warfare and International Security, by Gregory D. Koblentz.
Ithaca, New York: Cornell Univ. Press, 2009. 272pp. $35
reviewed by Albert J. Shimkus, Jr. Spring 2011:150
 
Caucasus—Georgia
A Little War that Shook the World: Georgia, Russia, and the Future of the West,
by Ronald D. Asmus. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010. 272pp. $27
reviewed by David T. Burbach. Winter 2011:155–57
 
China
The Future of China-Russian Relations: Asia in the New Millennium, edited by James Bellacqua.
Lexington: Univ. Press of Kentucky, 2010. 360pp. $50
reviewed by Lyle Goldstein. Spring 2011:147
 
The Generalissimo: Chaing Kai-shek and the Struggle for Modern China, by Jay Taylor.
Boston: Harvard Univ. Press, 2011. 736pp. $35 (review essay)
reviewed by Charles Horner. Autumn 2011:142–45
 
Civil-Military Relations
American Civil-Military Relations: The Soldier and the State in a New Era, edited by Suzanne C. Nielson and Don M. Snider. Baltimore, Md.: The John Hopkins Univ. Press, 2009. 409pp. $34.95
reviewed by Dayne Nix. Winter 2011:154–55
 
Foreign Policy
Avoiding Trivia: The Role of Strategic Planning in American Foreign Policy,
edited by Daniel W. Drezner. Washington, D.C.: Brookings Institution Press, 2009. 230pp. $24.95
reviewed by Thomas G. Mahnken. Winter 2011:153–54
 
History—General
The Emperor’s Handbook: A New Translation of the Meditations, by Marcus Aurelius,
translated by C. Scot Hicks and David V. Hicks.
New York: Simon & Schuster, 2002. 150pp. $22
reviewed by Jeff Shaw. Autumn 2011:156–57
 
History—Navigation
The Sea Chart: An Illustrated History of Nautical Maps and Navigational Charts, by John Blake.
Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 2009. 160pp. $39.95
reviewed by Lawrence Phillips. Winter 2011:159–60
 
History—Political
The Origins of Political Order: From Prehuman Times to the French Revolution,
 by Francis Fukuyama. New York: Farrar, Straus, Giroux, 2011. 585pp. $35
reviewed  by Matt van Hook. Autumn 2011:153–54
 
International Security
Living Weapons: Biological Warfare and International Security, by Gregory D. Koblentz.
Ithaca, New York: Cornell Univ. Press, 2009. 272pp. $35
reviewed by Albert J. Shimkus, Jr. Spring 2011:150
 
Japan
Demystifying Pearl Harbor: A New Perspective from Japan, by Takeo Iguchi.
Tokyo, Japan: I-House, 2010. 343pp. $60
reviewed by Myron Nordquist. Spring 2011:152  
 
 
Leadership
Common Purpose: How Great Leaders Get Organizations to Achieve the Extraordinary,
by Joel Kurtzman. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2010. 212pp. $27.95
reviewed by Roger H. Ducey. Autumn 2011:155–56
 
Maritime History
Captains Contentious:The Dysfunctional Sons of the Brine, by Louis Arthur Norton.
Columbia: Univ. of South Carolina Press, 2009. 185pp. $29.95
reviewed by Michael J. Crawford. Winter 2011:160–61
 
Middle East
Schattenarmeen:Die Geheimdienste der islamischen Welt (Shadow Armies:
The Secret Services of the Islamic World), by Wilhelm Dietl.
St. Pölten:Residenz Verlag, 2010. 300pp. $31.90
reviewed by John R. Schindler. Autumn 2011:147–49
 
Naval History—British
Essays in Naval History, from Medieval to Modern, by N.A.M. Rodger.
Burlington, Vt.: Ashgate, 2009. 346pp. $135.90
reviewed by John B.Hattendorf. Autumn 2011:146–47
 
Nuclear Weapons
Atomic Obession: Nuclear Alarmism from Hiroshima to Al Qaeda, by John Mueller.
Oxford, U.K.: Oxford Univ. Press, 2011. 319pp. $27.95
reviewed by Andrew L. Stigler. Autumn 2011:149–50
 
Peacemaking
The Making of Peace: Rulers, States, and the Aftermath of War,
edited by Williamson Murray andJim Lacey.
New York: Cambridge Univ. Press, 2009. 408pp. $93
reviewed by Audrey Kurth Cronin. Spring 2011:152
 
Pearl Harbor
Demystifying Pearl Harbor: A New Perspective from Japan, by Takeo Iguchi.
Tokyo, Japan: I-House, 2010. 343pp. $60
reviewed by Myron Nordquist. Spring 2011:152  
 
Philosophy
The Emperor’s Handbook: A New Translation of the Meditations, by Marcus Aurelius,
(translated by C. Scot Hicks and David V. Hicks). New York: Simon & Schuster, 2002.150pp. $22
reviewed by Jeff Shaw. Autumn 2011:156–57
 
Post–Cold War
A Little War that Shook the World: Georgia, Russia, and the Future of the West,
byRonald D. Asmus. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010. 272pp. $27
reviewed by David T. Burbach. Winter 2011:155–57
 
Russia
A Little War that Shook the World: Georgia, Russia, and the Future of the West,
by Ronald D. Asmus.New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010. 272pp. $27
reviewed by David T. Burbach. Winter 2011:155–57
 
Russia against Napoleon, by Lieven Dominic. New York: Viking, 2010. 618pp. $35.95
reviewed by Kenneth Jensen. Spring 2011: 155
 
 
The Future of China-Russian Relations: Asia in the New Millennium,
edited by James Bellacqua.
Lexington: Univ. Press of Kentucky, 2010. 360pp. $50
reviewed by Lyle Goldstein. Spring 2011:147
 
Spanish–American War
The War Lovers: Roosevelt, Lodge, Hearst, and the Rush to Empire, 1898,
by Evan Thomas.New York: Little, Brown, 2010. 413pp. $29.99
reviewed by Robert Gray Bracknell. Spring 2011:153
 
Strategy
Winning at War: Seven Keys to Military Victory throughout History,
by Christian P. Potholm. Lanham, Md.: Rowman and Litlefield, 2010. 304pp. $39.95
reviewed by Paul C. Krajeski. Spring 2011:150
 
Avoiding Trivia: The Role of Strategic Planning in American Foreign Policy,
edited by Daniel W. Drezner.
Washington, D.C.: Brookings Institution Press, 2009. 230pp. $24.95
reviewed by Thomas G. Mahnken. Winter 2011:153–54
 
U.S. Strategy in Africa: AFRICOM, Terrorism, and Security Challenges,
editedby David J. Francis.Oxford, U.K.: Routledge, 2010. 216pp. $114
reviewed by Jonathan Stevenson. Spring 2011:148   
 
Terrorism
How Terrorism Ends: Understanding the Decline and Demise of Terrorist Campaigns,
by Audrey Kurth Cronin. New Jersey: Princeton Univ. Press, 2010. 311pp. $29.95
reviewed by Andrew L. Stigler. Winter 2011:157–58
 
U.S. Strategy in Africa: AFRICOM, Terrorism, and Security Challenges,
editedby David J. Francis.Oxford, U.K.: Routledge, 2010. 216pp. $114
reviewed by Jonathan Stevenson. Spring 2011:148   
 
U.S. Navy
Organizing OPNAV (1970–2009), by Peter M. Swartz with Michael C. Markowitz.
Alexandria, Va.: Center for Naval Analysis, 2010. 118pp.(copy obtained free online, www.dtic.mil)
reviewed by Thomas Culora. Winter 2011:152–53  
 
World War II
Carrier Operations in World War II, vol. 3, by J. D. Brown, edited by David Hobbs.
Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 2009. 320pp. $72.95
reviewed by Douglas Smith. Winter 2011:158–59
 
Demystifying Pearl Harbor: A New Perspective from Japan, by Takeo Iguchi.
Tokyo, Japan: I-House, 2010. 343pp. $60
reviewed by Myron Nordquist. Spring 2011:152  
 
D-Day: The Battle for Normandy, by Antony Beevor.
New York: Viking Penguin, 2009. 591pp. $32.95
reviewed by David L. Teska. Autumn 2011:152–53
 
 
 
 
 
 
BOOK REVIEWS 2010
 
Adolf Hitler
Canaris: The Life and Death of Hitler’s Spy Master, by Michael Mueller.
Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 2007. 320pp. $34.95
reviewed by Anthony McIvor. Autumn 2010: 158–59
 
Afghanistan
In the Graveyard of Empires: America’s War in Afghanistan, by Seth G. Jones.
New York: Norton, 2009. 414pp. $27.95
reviewed by Douglas J. Wadsworth. Spring 2010:148–49
 
Biography
By His Own Rules: The Ambitions, Successes, and Ultimate Failures of Donald Rumsfeld,
by Bradley Graham. New York: PublicAffairs, 2009. 803pp. $35
reviewed by William Calhoun. Spring 2010:150–51
 
Canaris: The Life and Death of Hitler’s Spymaster, by Michael Mueller.
Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 2007. 320pp. $34.95
reviewed by Anthony McIvor. Autumn 2010:158–59
 
Churchill, by Paul Johnson. New York: Viking, 2009. 181pp. $24.95
reviewed by Henry M. Rector. Autumn 2010: 148–50
 
Eyes of the Admiralty: J. T. Serres—an Artist in the Channel Fleet, 1799–1800,
by M. K. Barritt.
London: Hydrographic Office and National Maritime Museum, 2008. 144pp. $39.95
reviewed by John B. Hattendorf. Winter 2010:167–68
 
LeMay: The Life and Wars of General Curtis LeMay, by Warren Kozak.
Washington, D.C.: Regnery, 2009. 434pp. $27.95
reviewed by Roger Ducey. Winter 2010:165–66
 
Reflections on Character and Leadership: On the Couch with Manfred Kets de Vries,
 by Manfred F. R. Kets de Vries. New York: Wiley, 2009. 332pp. $29.95
reviewed by Hank Kniskern. Winter 2010:159–60
 
Byzantine Empire
The Grand Strategy of the Byzantine Empire, by Edward N. Luttwak.
Cambridge, Mass.: Belknap, 2009. 512pp. $35
reviewed by Mike Markowitz. Autumn 2010:161–62
 
China
China Goes to Sea: Maritime Transformation in Comparative Historical Perspective,
edited by Andrew Erickson, Lyle Goldstein, and Carnes Lord.
Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 2009. 544pp. $49.95
reviewed by Jeremy Black. Summer 2010:156–57
 
Rising China and Its Postmodern Fate: Memories of Empire in a New Global Context,
by Charles Horner. Athens: Univ. of Georgia Press, 2009. 224pp. $34.95
reviewed by Andrew Erickson. Spring 2010:145–47
 
The Rise of China: Essays on the Future Competition, edited by Gary J. Schmitt.
New York: Encounter Books, 2009. 191pp. $21.95
reviewed by James R. Holmes. Autumn 2010:152–53   
 
The Vital Triangle: China, the United States, and the Middle East, by Jon B. Alterman and
John W. Garver. Washington, D.C.: CSIS, 2008. 144pp. $16.95
reviewed by Robert A. Harris. Spring 2010:147–48
 
Churchill, Winston
Churchill, by Paul Johnson. New York: Viking, 2009. 181pp. $24.95
reviewed by Henry M. Rector. Autumn 2010: 148–50
 
Chivalry
Special Operations in the Age of Chivalry,1100–1550, by Yuval Noah Narari.
Sufflok, UK: Boydell, 2007. 224pp. $90
reviewed by Mark K. Vaughn. Autumn 2010: 159–61
 
Espionage
Hide and Seek: The Untold Story of Cold War Naval Espionage, by Peter A. Huchthausen and
Alexandre Sheldon-Duplaix. New York: Wiley, 2009. 414pp. $30
reviewed by Jerome J. Burke. Winter 2010:162–63
 
Ethics
Ethics and International Relations, 2nd ed., by Gordon Graham.
Malden, Mass.: Wiley- Blackwell, 2008. 223pp. $21.95
reviewed by Edward Rhodes. Winter 2010:158–59
 
History—General
Crisis and Command: A History of Executive Power from George Washington to George W. Bush,
by John Yoo. New York: Kaplan, 2009. 524pp. $29.95
reviewed by James P. Terry. Summer 2010:158–59
 
The Grand Strategy of the Byzantine Empire, by Edward N. Luttwak.
Cambridge, Mass.: Belknap, 2009. 512pp. $35
reviewed by Mike Markowitz. Autumn 2010: 161–62
 
The Great Crusade: A New Complete History of the Second World War,
by H. P. Willmott. Dulles, Va.: Potomac Books, 2008. 520pp. $17.60
reviewed by Brent Boston. Winter 2010:166–67
 
Hide and Seek: The Untold Story of Cold War Naval Espionage,
by Peter A. Huchthausen and Alexandre Sheldon-Duplaix.
New York: Wiley, 2009. 414pp. $30
reviewed by Jerome J. Burke. Winter 2010:162–63
 
Selling the Korean War: Propaganda, Politics, and Public Opinion, 1950–1953,
by Steven Casey. New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 2008. 476pp. $55
reviewed by Michael Pearlman. Summer 2010:164–65
 
Special Operations in the Age of Chivalry, 1100–1550, by Yuval Noah Harari.
Suffolk, UK: Boydell, 2007. 224pp. $90
reviewed by Mark K. Vaughn. Autumn 2010: 159–61
 
Theodore Roosevelt’s Naval Diplomacy: The U.S. Navy and the Birth of the American Century,
 by Henry J. Hendrix. Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 2009. 288pp. $34.95
reviewed by John T. Kuehn. Summer 2010:165–66
 
 
 
 
History—Military
Agents of Innovation: The General Board and the Design of the Fleet That Defeated the Japanese Navy, by John T. Kuehn. Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 2008. 296pp. $32.95
reviewed by Michael Pearlman. Winter 2010:164–65
 
Churchill and the Norway Campaign, by Graham Rhys-Jones.
South Yorkshire, U.K.: Pen and Sword, 2008. 223pp. $33
reviewed by Jeff Shaw. Winter 2010:163–64
 
The Fourth Star: Four Generals and the Epic Struggle for the Future of the United States Army,
by David Cloud and Greg Jaffe. New York: Crown, 2009. 330pp. $28
reviewed by Jon Scott Logel. Summer 2010:159–61
 
Selling the Korean War: Propaganda, Politics, and Public Opinion, 1950–1953, by Steven Casey.
New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 2008. 476pp. $55
reviewed by Michael Pearlman. Summer 2010:164–65
 
Innovation
Agents of Innovation: The General Board and the Design of the Fleet That Defeated the Japanese Navy, by John T. Kuehn. Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 2008. 296pp. $32.95
reviewed by Michael Pearlman. Winter 2010:164–65
 
Arms and Innovation: Entrepreneurship and Alliances in the Twenty-First-Century Defense Industry,
 by James Hasik. Chicago: Univ. of Chicago Press, 2008. 224pp.  $35.
reviewed by David Foster. Summer 2010:157–58
 
Intelligence
At the Center of the Storm: My Years at the CIA, by George Tenet.
New York: HarperCollins, 2007. 549pp. $30
reviewed by John R. Arpin. Winter 2010:161
 
Hide and Seek: The Untold Story of Cold War Naval Espionage,
by Peter A. Huchthausen and Alexandre Sheldon-Duplaix.
New York: Wiley, 2009. 414pp. $30
reviewed by Jerome J. Burke. Winter 2010:162–63
 
Iran
Tanker War: America’s First Conflict with Iran, 1987–1988, by Lee Allen Zatarain.
Philadelphia, Penna.: Casemate, 2008. 388pp. $32.95
reviewed by Ron Ratcliff. Spring 2010:149–50
 
Islam
Willful Blindness: A Memoir of the Jihad, by Andrew C. McCarthy.
New York: Encounter Books, 2008. 250pp. $25.95
reviewed by Roger W. Barnett. Summer 2010:163–64
 
Israel
The Much Too Promised Land: America’s Elusive Search for Arab-Israeli Peace,
by Aaron David Miller. New York: Bantam, 2008. 407pp. $26
reviewed by John R. Schindler. Summer 2010:161–62
 
The Rise of Israel: A History of a Revolutionary States, by Jonathan Adelman.
London: Routledge, 2008. 269pp. $39.75
reviewed by Mackubin Thomas Owens. Spring 2010: 139–42
 
 
Israel and Its Army: From Cohesion to Confusion, by Stuart A. Cohen.
London: Routledge, 2008. 210pp. $39.95
reviewed by Mackubin Thomas Owens. Spring 2010:139–42
 
Japan
Execute Against Japan: The U.S. Decision to Conduct Unrestricted Submarine Warfare,
by Ira Joel Holwitt. College Station: Texas A&M Univ. Press, 2009. 262pp. $37.50
reviewed by James P. Wisecup. Autumn 2010: 157–58 
 
Kets de Vries, Manfred F. R.
Reflections on Character and Leadership: On the Couch with Manfred Kets de Vries,
 by Manfred F. R. Kets de Vries. New York: Wiley, 2009. 332pp. $29.95
reviewed by Hank Kniskern. Winter 2010:159–60
 
Korean War
Selling the Korean War: Propaganda, Politics, and Public Opinion, 1950–1953,
by Steven Casey. New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 2008. 476pp. $55
reviewed by Michael Pearlman. Summer 2010:164–65
 
Leadership
Think Again: Why Good Leaders Make Bad Decisions and How to Keep It from Happening to You,
 by Sydney Finkelstein, Jo Whitehead, and Andrew Campbell.
Boston: Harvard Business School, 2008. 204pp. $27.95
reviewed by Henry Kniskern. Spring 2010:144–45
 
Real Leadership: Helping People and Organizations Face Their Toughest Challenges,
by Dean Williams. San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler, 2005. 296pp. $29.95
reviewed by Hank Kniskern. Autumn 2010: 151–52
 
Reflections on Character and Leadership: On the Couch with Manfred Kets de Vries,
by Manfred F. R. Kets de Vries. New York: Wiley, 2009. 332pp. $29.95
reviewed by Hank Kniskern. Winter 2010:159–60
 
LeMay, Gen. Curtis
LeMay: The Life and Wars of General Curtis LeMay, by Warren Kozak.
Washington, D.C.: Regnery, 2009. 434pp. $27.95
reviewed by Roger Ducey. Winter 2010:165–66
 
Maritime History
China Goes to Sea: Maritime Transformation in Comparative Historical Perspective,
edited by Andrew Erickson, Lyle Goldstein, and Carnes Lord.
Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 2009. 544pp. $49.95
reviewed by Jeremy Black. Summer 2010:156–57
 
Eyes of the Admiralty: J. T. Serres—an Artist in the Channel Fleet, 1799–1800, by M. K. Barritt. London, UK: Hydrographic Office and National Maritime Museum, 2008. 144pp. $39.95
reviewed by John B. Hattendorf. Winter 2010:167–68
 
From Hot War to Cold: The U.S. Navy and National Security Affairs, 1945–1955, by Jeffrey G. Barlow. Palo Alto, Calif.: Stanford Univ. Press, 2009. 710pp. $65
reviewed by Richard Norton. Spring 2010:151–52
 
Theodore Roosevelt’s Naval Diplomacy: The U.S. Navy and the Birth of the American Century,
by Henry J. Hendrix. Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 2009. 288pp. $34.95
reviewed by John T. Kuehn. Summer 2010:165–66
 
Middle East
The Much Too Promised Land: America’s Elusive Search for Arab-Israeli Peace, by Aaron David Miller. New York: Bantam, 2008. 407pp. $26
reviewed by John R. Schindler. Summer 2010:161–62
 
The Rise of Israel: A History of a Revolutionary States, by Jonathan Adelman.
London: Routledge, 2008. 269pp. $39.75
reviewed by Mackubin Thomas Owens. Spring 2010:139–42
 
Israel and Its Army: From Cohesion to Confusion, by Stuart A. Cohen.
London: Routledge, 2008. 210pp. $39.95
reviewed by Mackubin Thomas Owens. Spring 2010:139–42
 
 
The Vital Triangle: China, the United States, and the Middle East, by Jon B. Alterman and
John W. Garver. Washington, D.C.: CSIS, 2008. 144pp. $16.95
reviewed by Robert A. Harris. Spring 2010:147–48
 
Willful Blindness: A Memoir of the Jihad, by Andrew C. McCarthy.
New York: Encounter Books, 2008. 250pp. $25.95
reviewed by Roger W. Barnett. Summer 2010:163–64
 
National Security
Creating the National Security State: A History of the Law That Transformed America,
by Douglas T. Stuart. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton Univ. Press, 2008. 342pp. $38.50
reviewed by Richmond M. Lloyd. Winter 2010:156–57
 
Military Reform: An Uneven History and an Uncertain Future, by Winslow T. Wheeler and
Lawrence J. Korb. Palo Alto, Calif.: Stanford Univ. Press, 2009. 256pp. $24.95
reviewed by Sean Sullivan. Autumn 2010: 155–56
 
National Security Dilemmas: Challenges and Opportunities, by Colin S. Gray. Washington, D.C.:
Potomac Books, 2009. 334pp. $29.95
reviewed by Andrew L. Stigler. Winter 2010:155–56
 
Naval History—British
Eyes of the Admiralty: J. T. Serres—an Artist in the Channel Fleet, 1799–1800, by M. K. Barritt.
London: Hydrographic Office and National Maritime Museum, 2008. 144pp. $39.95
reviewed by John B. Hattendorf. Winter 2010:167–68
 
Network-centric Warfare
Network-centric Warfare: How Navies Learned to Fight Smarter through Three Wars,
by Norman Friedman.Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 2009. 424pp. $32.95
reviewed by Peter Dombrowski. Spring 2010:143–44
 
Political Science
Crisis and Command: A History of Executive Power from George Washington to George W. Bush,
by John Yoo. New York: Kaplan, 2009. 524pp. $29.95
reviewed by James P. Terry. Summer 2010:158–59
 
Propaganda
Selling the Korean War: Propaganda, Politics, and Public Opinion, 1950–1953,
 by Steven Casey. New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 2008. 476pp. $55
reviewed by Michael Pearlman. Summer 2010:164–65
 
 
Rumsfeld, Donald
By His Own Rules: The Ambitions, Successes, and Ultimate Failures of Donald Rumsfeld,
by Bradley Graham. New York: PublicAffairs, 2009. 803pp. $35
reviewed by William Calhoun. Spring 2010:150–51
 
Special Operations
Special Operations in the Age of Chivalry, 1100–1550, by Yuval Noah Harari.
Suffolk, UK: Boydell, 2007. 224pp. $90
reviewed by Mark K. Vaughn. Autumn 2010:159–61 
 
Strategy
National Security Dilemmas: Challenges and Opportunities, by Colin S. Gray.
Washington, D.C.: Potomac Books, 2009. 334pp. $29.95
reviewed by Andrew L. Stigler. Winter 2010:155–56
 
The Grand Strategy of the Byzantine Empire, by Edward N. Luttwak.
Cambridge, Mass.: Belknap, 2009. 512pp. $35
reviewed by Mike Markowitz. Autumn 2010: 161–62
 
Technology
Arms and Innovation: Entrepreneurship and Alliances in the Twenty-First-Century Defense Industry,
by James Hasik. Chicago: Univ. of Chicago Press, 2008. 224pp.  $35.
reviewed by David Foster. Summer 2010:157–58
 
Terrorism
Terrorism: A History, by Randall D. Law. Cambridge, U.K.: Polity, 2009. 342pp. $24.95
reviewed by Jeffrey H. Norwitz. Summer 2010:162
 
Willful Blindness: A Memoir of the Jihad, by Andrew C. McCarthy.
New York: Encounter Books, 2008. 250pp. $25.95
reviewed by Roger W. Barnett. Summer 2010:163–64
 
U.S. Army
The Fourth Star: Four Generals and the Epic Struggle for the Future of the United States Army,
by David Cloud and Greg Jaffe. New York: Crown, 2009. 330pp. $28
reviewed by Jon Scott Logel. Summer 2010:159–61
 
U.S. Navy
From Hot War to Cold: The U.S. Navy and National Security Affairs, 1945–1955,
by Jeffrey G. Barlow. Palo Alto, Calif.: Stanford Univ. Press, 2009. 710pp. $65
reviewed by Richard Norton. Spring 2010:151–52
 
Warfare—Future
Futures of War: Toward a Consensus View of the Future Security Environment, 2010–2035,
by Sam J. Tangredi. Newport, R.I.: Alidade, 2008. 273pp. $20
reviewed by Christopher Martin. Winter 2010:157–58
 
World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War, by Max Brooks.
New York: Crown, 2006. 352pp. $14.95
reviewed by Jayme Sutton. Summer 2010:166–67
 
Warfare—Nuclear
Thinking about Nuclear Weapons: Principles, Problems, Prospects, by Michael Quinlan.
New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 2009. 184pp. $49.95
reviewed by Henry Sokolski. Summer 2010:153–55
 
Warfare—Submarine
Execute Against Japan: The U.S. Decision to Conduct Unrestricted Submarine Warfare,
by Ira Joel Holwitt. College Station: Texas A&M Univ. Press, 2009. 262pp. $37.50
reviewed by James P. Wisecup. Autumn 2010:157–58
 
Weaponry
Death by Moderation: The U.S. Military’s Quest for Useable Weapons, by David A. Koplow.
New York: Cambridge Univ. Press, 2010. 263pp. $28.99
reviewed by Theodore L. Gatchel. Autumn 2010:153–54 
 
World War II
Canaris: The Life and Death of Hitler’s Spymaster, byMichael Mueller.
Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 2007. 320pp. $34.95
reviewed by Anthony McIvor. Autumn 2010:158–59
 
Churchill and the Norway Campaign, by Graham Rhys-Jones.
South Yorkshire, U.K.: Pen and Sword, 2008. 223pp. $33
reviewed by Jeff Shaw. Winter 2010:163–64
 
Execute Against Japan: The U.S. Decision to Conduct Unrestricted Submarine Warfare,
by Ira Joel Holwitt. College Station: Texas A&M Univ. Press, 2009. 262pp. $37.50
reviewed by James P. Wisecup. Autumn 2010: 157–58 
 
The Great Crusade: A New Complete History of the Second World War, by H. P. Willmott.
Dulles, Va.: Potomac Books, 2008. 520pp. $17.60
reviewed by Brent Boston. Winter 2010:166–67
 
 
BOOK REVIEWS 2009
 
Africa
Eleven books on Africa reviewed by Stephen A. Emerson. Winter 2009:141–46
 
Asia
Sea Lanes and Pipelines: Energy Security in Asia, by Bernard D. Cole.
Westport, Conn.: Greenwood, 2008. 280pp. $75
reviewed by James P. Lewis. Winter 2009:152
 
China
The Dragon Looks South: China and Southeast Asia in the New Century,
by Bronson Percival. Westport, Conn.: Praeger, 2007. 200pp. $31.25
reviewed by Ron Ratcliff. Spring 2009:118–19
 
Entering the Dragon’s Lair: Chinese Antiaccess Strategies and Their Implications for the United States, by Roger Cliff et al. Santa Monica, Calif.: RAND, 2007. 154pp. $27.50
reviewed by Andrew Erickson. Winter 2009:150–51
 
Civil-Military Relations
Shaping Strategy: The Civil-Military Politics of Strategic Assessment, by Risa Brooks.
Princeton, N.J.: Princeton Univ. Press, 2008. 315pp. $26.95
reviewed by Richard Norton. Summer 2009:147–49
 
Cold War
The Cold War and the United States Information Agency: American Propaganda and Public Diplomacy, 1945–1989, by Nicholas J. Cull. New York: Cambridge Univ. Press, 2008. 533pp. $125
reviewed by Bruce Gregory. Spring 2009:122–23
 
Seduced by Secrets: Inside the Stasi’s Spy-Tech World, by Kristie Macrakis.
New York: Cambridge Univ. Press, 2008. 370pp. $28
reviewed by John R. Arpin. Spring 2009:123–24
 
Energy
Sea Lanes and Pipelines: Energy Security in Asia, by Bernard D. Cole.
Westport, Conn.: Greenwood, 2008. 280pp. $75
reviewed by James P. Lewis. Winter 2009:152
 
Espionage
Seduced by Secrets: Inside the Stasi’s Spy-Tech World, by Kristie Macrakis.
New York: Cambridge Univ. Press, 2008. 370pp. $28
reviewed by John R. Arpin. Spring 2009:123–24
 
Spying on the Nuclear Bear: Anglo-American Intelligence and the Soviet Bomb,
by Michael S. Goodman. Stanford, Calif.: Stanford Univ. Press, 2007. 295pp. $50
reviewed by Myron Greenberg. Autumn 2009:166–67
 
Germany
Hitler, the Germans, and the Final Solution, by Ian Kershaw.
New Haven, Conn.: Yale Univ. Press, 2008. 394pp. $35
reviewed by Stephen Knott. Spring 2009:125–26
 
Seduced by Secrets: Inside the Stasi’s Spy-Tech World, by Kristie Macrakis.
New York: Cambridge Univ. Press, 2008. 370pp. $28
reviewed by John R. Arpin. Spring 2009:123–24
 
The Third Reich at War, by Richard J. Evans. New York: Penguin, 2009. 926pp. $40
reviewed by Stephen Knott. Autumn 2009:169–70
 
Military History
One Square Mile of Hell: The Battle for Tarawa, by John Wukovits.
New York: New American Library, 2006. 320pp. $15
reviewed by Ronald R. Shaw, Jr. Summer 2009:156–57
 
The Training Ground: Grant, Lee, Sherman, and Davis in the Mexican War, 1846–1848,
 by Martin Dugard. New York: Little, Brown, 2008. 446pp. $29.99
reviewed by William Calhoun. Winter 2009:157
 
Intelligence
Analyzing Intelligence: Origins, Obstacles, and Innovations, edited by Robert George and James Bruce. Washington, D.C.: Georgetown Univ. Press, 2008. 230pp. $29.95
reviewed by David C. Foley. Autumn 2009:159–62
 
Charlie Wilson’s War: The Extraordinary Story of How the Wildest Man in Congress and
a Rogue CIA Agent Changed the History of Our Times, by George Crile.
New York: Grove, 2004. 560pp. $14.95
reviewed by Gene Milowicki. Winter 2009:156–57
 
Spying on the Nuclear Bear: Anglo-American Intelligence and the Soviet Bomb,
by Michael S. Goodman. Stanford, Calif.: Stanford Univ. Press, 2007. 295pp. $50
reviewed by Myron Greenberg. Autumn 2009:166–67
 
 
 
International Relations
Beyond the National Interest, by Jean-Marc Coicaud. Washington, D.C.:
United States Institute of Peace Press, 2007. 297pp. $19.95
reviewed by Tom Fedyszyn. Summer 2009:153–54
 
Bounding Power: Republican Security Theory from the Polis to the Global Village,
by Daniel H. Deudney. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton Univ. Press, 2007. 391pp. $17.96
reviewed by Karl Walling. Summer 2009:152–53
 
Power and Military Effectiveness: The Fallacy of Democratic Triumphalism,
by Michael C. Desch. Baltimore, Md.: Johns Hopkins Univ. Press, 2008. 232pp. $45
reviewed by David Burbach. Winter 2009:147–48
 
Striking First: Preemption and Prevention in International Conflict,
by Michael Doyle. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton Univ. Press, 2008. 200pp. $24.95
reviewed by Thomas Nichols. Winter 2009:148–49
 
Marching toward Hell: America and Islam after Iraq, by Michael Scheuer.
New York: Free Press, 2008. 364pp. $27
reviewed by Robert Harris. Spring 2009:121–22
 
Iran
Iran Awakening: One Woman’s Journey to Reclaim Her Life and Country,
by Shirin Ebadi. New York: Random House, 2007. 256pp. $14.95
reviewed by Hayat Alvi-Aziz. Winter 2009:154–55
 
The Shia Revival: How Conflicts within Islam Will Shape the Future, by Vali Nasr.
New York: W. W. Norton, 2007. 240pp. $14.95
reviewed by Hayat Alvi-Aziz. Winter 2009:154–55
 
Iraq
Marching toward Hell: America and Islam after Iraq, by Michael Scheuer.
New York: Free Press, 2008. 364pp. $27
reviewed by Robert Harris. Spring 2009:121–22
 
The Gamble: General David Petraeus and the American Military Adventure in Iraq, 2006–2008,
by Thomas E. Ricks. New York: Penguin, 2009. 394pp. $27.95
reviewed by Jon Scott Logel. Summer 2009:151–52
 
Invisible Nation: How the Kurds’ Quest for Statehood Is Shaping Iraq and the Middle East,
by Quil Lawrence. New York: Walker, 2008. 288pp. $25.95
reviewed by Anthony DiBella. Winter 2009: 152–54
 
Blood and Belief:The PKK and the Kurdish Fight for Independence, by Aliza Marcus.
New York: New York Univ. Press, 2007. 368pp. $35
reviewed by Anthony DiBella. Winter 2009:152–54
 
Islam
Marching toward Hell: America and Islam after Iraq, by Michael Scheuer.
New York: Free Press, 2008. 364pp. $27
reviewed by Robert Harris. Spring 2009:121–22
 
Latin America
Forgotten Continent: The Battle for Latin America’s Soul, by Michael Reid.
New Haven, Conn.: Yale Univ. Press, 2007. 384pp. $30
reviewed by Paul Taylor. Spring 2009:117–18
 
Leadership
A Leader Becomes a Leader: Inspirational Stories of Leadership for a New Generation,
by J. Kevin Sheehan. Belmont, Mass.: True Gifts, 2008. 230pp. $27.95
reviewed by Richard Norton. Autumn 2009:163–64
 
Management
A Class with Drucker: The Lost Lessons of the World’s Greatest Management Teacher,
by William A. Cohen. New York: AMACOM, 2008. 248pp. $24.95, and 
Inside Drucker’s Brain, by Jeffrey A. Krames. New York: Penguin, 2008. 257pp. $24.95
reviewed by Hank Kniskern. Summer 2009:154–56
 
Maritime History
Charts of War: The Maps and Charts That Have Informed and Illustrated War at Sea,
 by John Blake. London: Conway Maritime, 2006. 160pp. $50
reviewed by Ralph C. Weiss. Spring 2009:126–27
 
The Late Victorian Navy: The Pre-dreadnought Era and the Origins of the First World War,
 by Roger Parkinson. New York: Boydell, 2008. 323pp. $145
reviewed by John B. Hattendorf. Autumn 2009:171–72
 
Middle East
Invisible Nation: How the Kurds’ Quest for Statehood Is Shaping Iraq and the Middle East,
by Quil Lawrence. New York: Walker, 2008. 288pp. $25.95
reviewed by Anthony DeBella. Winter 2009: 152–54
 
Blood and Belief: The PKK and the Kurdish Fight for Independence,
by Aliza Marcus. New York: New York Univ. Press, 2007. 368pp. $35
reviewed by Anthony DiBella. Winter 2009:152–54
 
Iran Awakening: One Woman’s Journey to Reclaim Her Life and Country, by Shirin Ebadi.
New York: Random House, 2007. 256pp. $14.95, and
The Shia Revival: How Conflicts within Islam Will Shape the Future,
by Vali Nasr. New York: W. W. Norton, 2007. 240pp. $14.95
reviewed by Hayat Alvi-Aziz. Winter 2009:154–55
 
Marching toward Hell: America and Islam after Iraq, by Michael Scheuer.
New York: Free Press, 2008. 364pp. $27
reviewed by Robert Harris. Spring 2009:121–22
 
Naval Profession
Destroyer Captain: Lessons of a First Command, by James Stavridis.
Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 2008. 224pp. $22.95
reviewed by Tom Fedyszyn. Winter 2009:150
 
Piracy
Small Boats, Weak States, Dirty Money: Piracy and Maritime Terrorism in the Modern World,
by Martin N. Murphy. New York: Columbia Univ. Press, 2009. 411pp. $60
reviewed by Claude Berube. Autumn 2009:164–65
 
Political Science
Power and Military Effectiveness: The Fallacy of Democratic Triumphalism,
by Michael C. Desch. Baltimore, Md.: Johns Hopkins Univ. Press, 2008. 232pp. $45
reviewed by David Burbach. Winter 2009:147–48
 
 
Strategic Studies: A Reader, edited by Thomas G. Mahnken and Joseph A. Maiolo.
New York: Routledge, 2008. 464pp. $49.95
reviewed by Jonathan Winkler. Winter 2009:149–50
 
Striking First: Preemption and Prevention in International Conflict, by Michael Doyle.
Princeton, N.J.: Princeton Univ. Press, 2008. 200pp. $24.95
reviewed by Thomas Nichols. Winter 2009:148–49
 
Propaganda
The Cold War and the United States Information Agency: American Propaganda and Public Diplomacy, 1945–1989, by Nicholas J. Cull. New York: Cambridge Univ. Press, 2008. 533pp. $125
reviewed by Bruce Gregory. Spring 2009:122–23
 
Russia
Russian Civil-Military Relations: Military Strategy and Operational Art, by Robert Brannon.
Farnham, Surrey, U.K.: Ashgate, 2009. 352pp. $114.95
reviewed by Tom Fedyszyn. Autumn 2009:167–69
 
Southeast Asia
The Dragon Looks South: China and Southeast Asia in the New Century, by Bronson Percival.
Westport, Conn.: Praeger, 2007. 200pp. $31.25
reviewed by Ron Ratcliff. Spring 2009:118–19
 
Soviet Union
Spying on the Nuclear Bear: Anglo-American Intelligence and the Soviet Bomb,
by Michael S. Goodman. Stanford, Calif.: Stanford Univ. Press, 2007. 295pp. $50
reviewed by Myron Greenberg. Autumn 2009:166–67
 
Strategy
Shaping Strategy: The Civil-Military Politics of Strategic Assessment, by Risa Brooks.
Princeton, N.J.: Princeton Univ. Press, 2008. 315pp. $26.95
reviewed by Richard Norton. Summer 2009:147–49
 
Strategic Studies: A Reader, edited by Thomas G. Mahnken and Joseph A. Maiolo.
New York: Routledge, 2008. 464pp. $49.95
reviewed by Jonathan Winkler. Winter 2009:149–50
 
Technology
War and the Engineers:The Primacy of Politics over Technology,by Keir Lieber.
Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell Univ. Press, 2008. 226pp. $21
reviewed by S. Mike Pavelec. Spring 2009:120–21
 
Terrorism
Small Boats, Weak States, Dirty Money: Piracy and Maritime Terrorism in the Modern World,
by Martin N. Murphy. New York: Columbia Univ. Press, 2009. 411pp. $60
reviewed by Claude Berube. Autumn 2009:164–65
 
U.S. History
Champlain’s Dream: The European Founding of North America, by David Hackett Fischer.
New York: Simon and Schuster, 2008. 834pp. $40
reviewed by William Calhoun. Summer 2009:157–58
 
United States—Security Policy
Marching toward Hell: America and Islam after Iraq, by Michael Scheuer.
New York: Free Press, 2008. 364pp. $27
reviewed by Robert Harris. Spring 2009:121–22
 
Strategic Challenges: America’s Global Security Agenda, edited by Stephen J. Flanagan and
James A. Schear. Washington, D.C.: National Defense Univ. Press, 2008. 415pp. $35
reviewed by Richard Norton. Spring 2009:119–20
 
Strategic Studies: A Reader, edited by Thomas G. Mahnken and Joseph A. Maiolo.
New York: Routledge, 2008. 464pp. $49.95
reviewed by Jonathan Winkler. Winter 2009:149–50
 
Warfare
Fighting Identity: Sacred War and World Change, by Michael Vlahos.
Westport, Conn.: Praeger, 2009. 245pp. $49.95
reviewed by S. Mike Pavelec. Autumn 2009:165–66
 
Wired for War: The Robotics Revolution and Conflict in the 21st Century, by P. W. Singer.
New York: Penguin, 2009. 499pp., $29.95
reviewed by John Edward Jackson. Autumn 2009:155–58
 
World War I
Nexus: Strategic Communications and American Security in World War I, by Jonathan Reed Winkler. New York: Harvard Univ. Press, 2008. 358pp. $55
reviewed by Dale C. Rielage. Spring 2009:124–25
 
World War II
Hitler, the Germans, and the Final Solution, by Ian Kershaw.
New Haven, Conn.: Yale Univ. Press, 2008. 394pp. $35
reviewed by Stephen Knott. Spring 2009:125–26
 
If Mahan Ran the Great Pacific War: An Analysis of World War II Naval Strategy, by John A. Adams. Bloomington: Indiana Univ. Press, 2008. 472pp. $34.95
reviewed by Michael Pearlman. Autumn 2009:170–71
 
One Square Mile of Hell: The Battle for Tarawa, by John Wukovits.
New York: New American Library, 2006. 320pp. $15
reviewed by Ronald R. Shaw, Jr. Summer 2009:156–57
 
The Third Reich at War, by Richard J. Evans.
New York: Penguin, 2009. 926pp. $40
reviewed by Stephen Knott. Autumn 2009:169–70
 
 
BOOK REVIEWS 2008
 
Africa
Brown Waters of Africa: Portuguese Riverine Warfare, 1961–1974, by John P. Cann.
St. Petersburg, Fla.: Hailer, 2007. 248pp. $29.99
reviewed by Martin N. Murphy. Summer 2008:144–45
 
Aircraft Carriers
Aircraft Carriers at War: A Personal Retrospective of Korea, Vietnam, and the Soviet Confrontation,
by James L. Holloway III. Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 2007. 479pp. $34.95
reviewed by John B. Hattendorf. Spring 2008:141–43
 
Algeria
The Question, by Henri Alleg. Lincoln: Univ. of Nebraska Press, 2006. 74pp. $16.95
reviewed by Michael H. Creswell. Winter 2008:137–38
 
Asia
Asia Looks Seaward: Power and Maritime Strategy, edited by Toshi Yoshihara and James R. Holmes. Westport, Conn.: Praeger, 2008. 226pp. $49.95
reviewed by Thomas M. Kane. Autumn 2008:153–54
 
Australia
The Tyranny of Dissonance: Australia’s Strategic Culture and Way of War, 1901–2005,
by Michael Evans. Duntroon, ACT, Australia: Land Warfare Studies Centre, 2005.
reviewed by Karl Walling. Winter 2008:138–39
 
Biography
Flying Tigers: Claire Chennault and His American Volunteers, 1941–1942, by Daniel Ford.
New York: HarperCollins (Smithsonian Books), 2007. 384pp. $15.95
reviewed by William Calhoun. Summer 2008:146–47
 
George C. Marshall: Rubrics of Leadership, by Stewart W. Husted.
Carlisle Barracks, Pa.: U.S. Army War College Foundation, 2006. 259pp. $23.95
reviewed by Cole C. Kingseed. Winter 2008:128–29
 
China
China, Fragile Superpower: How China’s Internal Politics Could Derail Its Peaceful Rise,
 by Susan Shirk. New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 2007. 336pp. $27
reviewed by Toshi Yoshihara. Winter 2008:133–34
 
China’s Future Nuclear Submarine Force, edited by Andrew S. Erickson, Lyle J. Goldstein,
William S. Murray, and Andrew R. Wilson.
Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 2007. 412pp. $45
reviewed by Alan Wachman. Spring 2008:134–35
 
China’s Nuclear Forces: Operations, Training, Doctrine, Command, Control, and
Campaign Planning, by Larry M. Wortzel.
Carlisle Barracks, Pa.: U.S. Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute, 2007.
reviewed by Christopher Yeaw. Winter 2008:131–32
 
Chinese Naval Strategy in the 21st Century: The Turn to Mahan, by James R. Holmes and
Toshi Yoshihara. New York: Routledge, 2008. 167pp. $140
reviewed by Ralph D. Sawyer. Spring 2008:133–34
 
The Impact of Chinese Naval Modernization and the Future of the United States Navy,
 by Ronald O’Rourke. New York: Nova, 2006. 106pp. $79
reviewed by Andrew S. Erickson. Winter 2008:130–31
 
Right-Sizing the People’s Liberation Army: Exploring the Contours of China’s Military,
edited by Roy Kamphausen and Andrew Scobell.
Carlisle, Pa.: Army War College, 2007. 582pp.
reviewed by Andrew S. Erickson. Autumn 2008:152–53
 
Taiwan’s Statesman: Lee Teng-hui and Democracy in Asia, by Richard C. Kagan.
Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 2007. 240pp. $30, and
Why Taiwan? Geostrategic Rationales for China’s Territorial Integrity, by Alan M. Wachman.
Stanford, Calif.: Stanford Univ. Press, 2007. 272pp. $65
reviewed by Bernard D. Cole. Summer 2008:141–43
 
 
 
The Tao of Deception: Unorthodox Warfare in Historic and Modern China,
by Ralph D. Sawyer. New York: Basic Books, 2007. 489pp. $29.95
reviewed by John R. Arpin. Winter 2008:132–33
 
Counterinsurgency
The Question, by Henri Alleg. Lincoln: Univ. of Nebraska Press, 2006. 74pp. $16.95
reviewed by Michael H. Creswell. Winter 2008:137–38
 
Energy
Rising Powers, Shrinking Planet: The Geopolitics of Energy, by Michael T. Klare.
New York: Metropolitan Books, 2008. 352pp. $26
reviewed by Richmond M. Lloyd. Autumn 2008:149–50
 
Ethics and Morality
Killing Civilians: Method, Madness, and Morality in War, by Hugo Slim.
New York: Columbia Univ. Press, 2008. 300pp. $29.95
reviewed by Robert L. Perry. Autumn 2008:157–58
 
France
The Question, by Henri Alleg. Lincoln: Univ. of Nebraska Press, 2006. 74pp. $16.95
reviewed by Michael H. Creswell. Winter 2008:137–38
 
Geopolitics
Geopolitics and the Great Powers in the Twenty-first Century: Multipolarity and the Revolution
in Strategic Perspective, by C. Dale Walton. New York: Routledge, 2007.160pp. $125
reviewed by Stephen B. Smith. Spring 2008:135–37
 
History—General
Failed Illusions: Moscow, Washington, Budapest, and the 1956 Hungarian Revolt,
by Charles Gati. Stanford, Calif.: Stanford Univ. Press, 2006. 264pp. $49.95
reviewed by Tom Fedyszyn. Autumn 2008:158–59
 
The Question, by Henri Alleg. Lincoln: Univ. of Nebraska Press, 2006. 74pp. $16.95
reviewed by Michael H. Creswell. Winter 2008:137–38
 
Truman and MacArthur: Policy, Politics, and the Hunger for Honor and Renown,
by Michael D. Pearlman. Bloomington: Indiana Univ. Press, 2008. 352pp. $29.95
reviewed by Douglas Kinnard. Autumn 2008:159–60
 
History—Military
Brown Waters of Africa: Portuguese Riverine Warfare, 1961–1974, by John P. Cann.
St. Petersburg, Fla.: Hailer, 2007. 248pp. $29.99
reviewed by Martin N. Murphy. Summer 2008:144–45
 
George C. Marshall: Rubrics of Leadership, by Stewart W. Husted.
Carlisle Barracks, Pa.: U.S. Army War College Foundation, 2006. 259pp. $23.95
reviewed by Cole C. Kingseed. Winter 2008:128–29
 
The Tao of Deception: Unorthodox Warfare in Historic and Modern China,
by Ralph D. Sawyer. New York: Basic Books, 2007. 489pp. $29.95
reviewed by John R. Arpin. Winter 2008:132–33
 
History—Naval and Maritime
Aircraft Carriers at War: A Personal Retrospective of Korea, Vietnam, and the Soviet Confrontation,
by James L. Holloway III. Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 2007. 479pp. $34.95
reviewed by John B. Hattendorf. Spring 2008:141–43
 
Educating the Royal Navy: Eighteenth and Nineteenth-Century Education for Officers,
by H. W. Dickinson. New York: Routledge, 2007. 258pp. $125
reviewed by Richard Norton. Spring 2008:143–44
 
Portuguese Oceanic Expansion, 1400–1800, edited by Francisco Betancourt and
Diogo Ramada Curto. New York: Cambridge Univ. Press, 2007. 536pp. $34.95
reviewed by John B. Hattendorf. Summer 2008:148–49
 
The Six Frigates: The Epic History of the Founding of the U.S. Navy, by Ian Toll.
New York: W. W. Norton, 2006. 592pp. $27.95
reviewed by Jack A. Gottschalk. Winter 2008:129–30
 
India
The Kaoboys of R&AW: Down Memory Lane, by B. Raman.
New Delhi, India: Lancer, 2007. 288pp. $27
reviewed by John R. Arpin. Summer 2008:147–48.
 
Marshall, George C.
George C. Marshall: Rubrics of Leadership, by Stewart W. Husted.
Carlisle Barracks, Pa.: U.S. Army War College Foundation, 2006. 259pp. $23.95
reviewed by Cole C. Kingseed. Winter 2008:128–29
 
Middle East
Power, Faith, and Fantasy: America in the Middle East 1776 to the Present,
by Michael B. Oren. New York: W. W. Norton, 2007. 800pp. $17.95
reviewed by Hayat Alvi-Aziz. Autumn 2008:154–55
 
Psychological Warfare in the Intifada: Israeli and Palestinian Media Politics and Military Strategies,
by Ron Schleifer. Portland, Ore.: Sussex Academic, 2006. 272pp. $69.50
reviewed by Robert L. Perry. Spring 2008:137–38
 
Nuclear Forces
China’s Nuclear Forces: Operations, Training, Doctrine, Command, Control, and Campaign Planning,
by Larry M. Wortzel. Carlisle Barracks, Pa.: U.S. Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute, 2007.
reviewed by Christopher Yeaw. Winter 2008:131–32
 
The Pentagon Building
Assignment Pentagon: How to Excel in a Bureaucracy, 4th ed., by Perry M. Smith and
Daniel M. Gerstein. Washington, D.C.: Potomac Books, 2007. 272pp. $22.95
reviewed by Albert J. Shimkus. Summer 2008:145–46
 
The Pentagon, a History: The Untold Story of the Wartime Race to Build the Pentagon and to Restore It Sixty Years Later, by Stephen Vogel. New York: Random House, 2007. 626pp. $32.95
reviewed by William Calhoun. Spring 2008:139–40
 
Portugal
Brown Waters of Africa: Portuguese Riverine Warfare, 1961–1974, by John P. Cann.
St. Petersburg, Fla.: Hailer, 2007. 248pp. $29.99
reviewed by Martin N. Murphy. Summer 2008:144–45
 
Portuguese Oceanic Expansion, 1400–1800, edited by Francisco Betancourt and
Diogo Ramada Curto. New York: Cambridge Univ. Press, 2007. 536pp. $34.95
reviewed by John B. Hattendorf. Summer 2008:148–49
 
 
Private Military Companies
Blackwater: The Rise of the World’s Most Powerful Mercenary Army, by Jeremy Scahill.
New York: Nation Books, 2007. 480pp. $26.95
reviewed by R. G. Bracknell. Autumn 2008:156–57
 
Royal Navy (British)
Educating the Royal Navy: Eighteenth and Nineteenth-Century Education for Officers,
by H. W. Dickinson. New York: Routledge, 2007. 258pp. $125
reviewed by Richard Norton. Spring 2008:143–44
 
Strategy
Geopolitics and the Great Powers in the Twenty-first Century: Multipolarity and the Revolution in
Strategic Perspective, by C. Dale Walton. New York: Routledge, 2007. 160pp. $125
reviewed by Stephen B. Smith. Spring 2008:135–37
 
Taiwan
Taiwan’s Statesman: Lee Teng-hui and Democracy in Asia, by Richard C. Kagan.
Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 2007. 240pp. $30, and
Why Taiwan? Geostrategic Rationales for China’s Territorial Integrity, by Alan M. Wachman.
Stanford, Calif.: Stanford Univ. Press, 2007. 272pp. $65
reviewed by Bernard D. Cole. Summer 2008:141–43
 
Terrorism
Chechen Jihad: Al Qaeda’s Training Ground and the Next Wave of Terror, by Yossef Bodansky.
New York: HarperCollins, 2007. 464pp. $27.95
reviewed by John R. Schindler. Autumn 2008:155–56
 
Counterterrorism Strategies: Successes and Failures of Six Nations, edited by Yonah Alexander. Dulles, Va.: Potomac Books, 2006. 283pp. $24, and
Defending the Homeland: Historical Perspectives on Radicalism, Terrorism, and State Responses,
edited by Melinda M. Hicks and C. Belmont Keeney.
Morgantown: West Virginia Univ. Press, 2007. 233pp. $27.50
reviewed by Randy L. Unger. Summer 2008:143–44
 
How States Fight Terrorism: Policy Dynamics in the West, edited by Doron Zimmerman and
Andreas Wenger. Boulder, Colo.: Lynne Rienner, 2006. 269pp. $55
reviewed by Jonathan Stevenson. Winter 2008:134–37
 
The Terrorism Ahead: Confronting Transnational Violence in the Twenty-first Century,
 by Paul Smith. New York: M. E. Sharpe, 2007. 258pp. $79.95
reviewed by Christopher Jasparro. Autumn 2008:150
 
United States—Armed Forces
Assignment Pentagon: How to Excel in a Bureaucracy, 4th ed., by Perry M. Smith and
Daniel M. Gerstein. Washington, D.C.: Potomac Books, 2007. 272pp. $22.95
reviewed by Albert J. Shimkus. Summer 2008:145–46
 
The Pentagon, a History: The Untold Story of the Wartime Race to Build the Pentagon and to Restore It Sixty Years Later, by Stephen Vogel. New York: Random House, 2007. 626pp. $32.95
reviewed by William Calhoun. Spring 2008:139–40
 
United States—Foreign Policy
The Death of the Grown-Up: How America’s Arrested Development Is Bringing Down Western Civilization, by Diana West. New York: St. Martin’s, 2007. 256pp. $23.95
reviewed by Jeffrey H. Norwitz. Spring 2008:138–39
 
United States—Security Policy
Asymmetric Warfare: Threat and Response in the 21st Century, by Rod Thornton.
Hoboken, N.J.: Wiley, 2007. 256pp. $69.95
reviewed by Richard Norton. Autumn 2008:151–52
 
The Death of the Grown-Up: How America’s Arrested Development Is Bringing Down Western Civilization, by Diana West. New York: St. Martin’s, 2007. 256pp. $23.95
reviewed by Jeffrey H. Norwitz. Spring 2008:138–39
 
Power, Faith, and Fantasy: America in the Middle East 1776 to the Present, by Michael B. Oren.
New York: W. W. Norton, 2007. 800pp. $17.95
reviewed by Hayat Alvi-Aziz. Autumn 2008:154–55
 
Salvaging American Defense: The Challenge of Strategic Overstretch,
by Anthony Cordesman. Westport, Conn.: Praeger, 2007. 488pp. $49.95
reviewed by Peter Dombrowski. Autumn 2008:150–51
 
U.S. Navy
The Impact of Chinese Naval Modernization and the Future of the United States Navy,
by Ronald O’Rourke. New York: Nova, 2006. 106pp. $79
reviewed by Andrew S. Erickson. Winter 2008:130–31
 
The Six Frigates: The Epic History of the Founding of the U.S. Navy, by Ian Toll.
New York: W. W. Norton, 2006. 592pp. $27.95
reviewed by Jack A. Gottschalk. Winter 2008:129–30
 
Vietnam War
The War Managers: Thirtieth Anniversary Edition, by Douglas Kinnard.
Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 2007. 216pp. $19.95
reviewed by Peter Grabosky. Spring 2008:140–41
 
Warfare—Future
Asymmetric Warfare: Threat and Response in the 21st Century, by Rod Thornton.
Hoboken, N.J.: Wiley, 2007. 256pp. $69.95
reviewed by Richard Norton. Autumn 2008:151–52
 
World War II
Flying Tigers: Claire Chennault and His American Volunteers, 1941–1942, by Daniel Ford.
New York: HarperCollins (Smithsonian Books), 2007. 384pp. $15.95
reviewed by William Calhoun. Summer 2008:146–47
 
George C. Marshall: Rubrics of Leadership, by Stewart W. Husted.
Carlisle Barracks, Pa.: U.S. Army War College Foundation, 2006. 259pp. $23.95
reviewed by Cole C. Kingseed. Winter 2008:128–29
 
 
BOOK REVIEWS 2007
 
Africa
Politics in Southern Africa: State and Society in Transition, edited by Gretchen Bauer and
Scott D. Taylor. Boulder, Colo.: Lynne Rienner, 2005. 404pp. $26.50
reviewed by Richard Norton. Autumn 2007:141–42
 
Untapped: The Scramble for Africa’s Oil, by John Ghazvinian.
New York: Harcourt, 2007. 320pp. $25
reviewed by Richmond M. Lloyd. Autumn 2007:142–43
 
Biography
LeMay, by Barrett Tillman. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007. 205pp. $21.95
reviewed by David Buckwalter. Autumn 2007:145–46
 
Blockades
Naval Blockades in Peace and War: An Economic History since 1750, by Lance E. Davis and
Stanley L. Engerman. New York: Cambridge Univ. Press, 2006. 325pp. $85
reviewed by Bruce Elleman. Autumn 2007:146–47
 
China’s Rising Sea Power: The PLA Navy’s Submarine Challenge, by Peter Howarth,
New York: Frank Cass, 2006. 198pp. $125
reviewed by Peter Woolley. Summer 2007:134–35
 
Imagined Enemies: China Prepares for Uncertain War, by John Wilson Lewis and Xue Litai.
Stanford, Calif.: Stanford Univ. Press, 2006. 377pp. $60
reviewed by Andrew S. Erickson. Autumn 2007:139–40
 
The Science of Military Strategy, edited by Peng Guangqian and Yao Youzhi.
Beijing: Military Science Publishing House, 2005. 504pp. $40
reviewed by Andrew S. Erickson. Summer 2007:133–34
 
The Tao of Spycraft: Intelligence Theory and Practice in Traditional China, by Ralph D. Sawyer.
Boulder, Colo.: Westview, 2004. 617pp.
reviewed by John R. Arpin. Winter 2007:152–53
 
Zheng He: China and the Oceans in the Early Ming Dynasty, 1405–1433,
by Edward L. Dreyer. Old Tappan, N.J.: Pearson Longman, 2006. 238pp. $20.67
reviewed by Benjamin Armstrong. Autumn 2007:140–41
 
 
Ethics
Bioethics and Armed Conflict: Moral Dilemmas of Medicine and War,
by Michael L. Gross. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 2006. 384pp. $26
reviewed by Arthur M. Smith. Spring 2007:157–58
 
 
History—General
God’s War: A New History of the Crusades, by Christopher Tyerman.
Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard Univ. Press, 2006. 1,024pp. $35
reviewed by Mark K. Vaughn. Spring 2007:159–60
 
Strategy and History: Essays on Theory and Practice, by Colin S. Gray.
New York: Routledge, 2006. 234pp. $41.95
reviewed by Timothy D. Hoyt. Winter 2007:143–44
 
T. E. Lawrence in War and Peace: An Anthology of the Military Writings of Lawrence of Arabia,
edited by Malcolm Brown. London: Greenhill, 2005. 320pp. $39.95
reviewed by Ahmed Hashim. Winter 2007:146–48
 
Foreign Relations of the U.S.: Vietnam, January 1969–July 1970, vol. 6, edited by Edward C. Keefer. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2006. 1,173pp. $65
reviewed by Douglas Kinnard. Winter 2007:155–56
 
 
 
From World War to Cold War: Churchill, Roosevelt, and the International History of the 1940s,