Michigan War Studies Review
Reviews, surveys, original essays, and commentary in the field of military studies.
War is the father of all and the king of all, and some he shows as gods, others as men;
some he makes slaves, others free. — Heracleitus

The Michigan War Studies Review (reference abbreviation MiWSR) publishes book reviews, literature surveys, original essays, commentary, and other material in the field of military studies, with a purview extending from antiquity to the present. Subscription is gratis. Publishers desiring to have books reviewed in MiWSR should contact the editor.

LC ISSN: 1930-045x
2018 Volume
An Iron Wind: Europe under Hitler 2018-088
An Iron Wind: Europe under Hitler
By Peter Fritzsche
A review by Teddy J. Uldricks
Lovewell's Fight: War, Death, and Memory in Borderland New England 2018-085
Lovewell's Fight: War, Death, and Memory in Borderland New England
By Robert E. Cray
A review by Rodney G. Thomas
This Small Army of Women: Canadian Volunteer Nurses and the First World War 2018-084
This Small Army of Women: Canadian Volunteer Nurses and the First World War
By Linda J. Quiney
A review by Mark J. Crowley
Sign Talker: Hugh Lenox Scott Remembers Indian Country 2018-083
Sign Talker: Hugh Lenox Scott Remembers Indian Country
By Hugh Lenox Scott
A review by Robert S. McPherson
The General Who Wore Six Stars: The Inside Story of John C.H. Lee 2018-082
The General Who Wore Six Stars: The Inside Story of John C.H. Lee
By Hank H. Cox
A review by Thomas E. Hanson
The War That Forged a Nation: Why the Civil War Still Matters 2018-081
The War That Forged a Nation: Why the Civil War Still Matters
By James M. McPherson
A review by Brian Matthew Jordan
Israel's Way of War: A Strategic and Operational Analysis, 1948–2014 2018-080
Israel's Way of War: A Strategic and Operational Analysis, 1948-2014
By Ehud Eilam
A review by Jonathan House
Civil War in the Southwest Borderlands, 1861-1867 2018-078
Civil War in the Southwest Borderlands, 1861-1867
By Andrew E. Masich
A review by Evan C. Rothera
The Myths of Tet: The Most Misunderstood Event of the Vietnam War 2018-077
The Myths of Tet: The Most Misunderstood Event of the Vietnam War
By Edwin E. Moise
A review by James R. Smither
Brutus: The Noble Conspirator 2018-076
Brutus: The Noble Conspirator
By Kathryn Tempest
A review by Kirsty Corrigan
Moltke and His Generals: A Study in Leadership 2018-075
Moltke and His Generals: A Study in Leadership
By Quintin Barry
A review by Michael A. Boden
Thunder in the Argonne: A New History of America's Greatest Battle 2018-074
Thunder in the Argonne: A New History of America's Greatest Battle
By Douglas V. Mastriano
A review by Bruce Zellers
Combatants of Muslim Origin in European Armies in the Twentieth Century 2018-073
Combatants of Muslim Origin in European Armies in the Twentieth Century
Ed. Xavier Bougarel, Raphaelle Branche, and Cloe Drieu
A review by Mehdi Sajid
The London Cage: The Secret History of Britain's World War II Interrogation Centre 2018-072
The London Cage: The Secret History of Britain's World War II Interrogation Centre
By Helen Fry
A review by Carl Cavanagh Hodge
Prisoners of the Sumatra Railway: Narratives of History and Memory 2018-071
Prisoners of the Sumatra Railway: Narratives of History and Memory
By Lizzie Oliver
A review by Frances Houghton
Bodies and Ruins: Imagining the Bombing of Germany, 1945 to the Present 2018-070
Bodies and Ruins: Imagining the Bombing of Germany, 1945 to the Present
By David F. Crew
A review by Robert L. Nelson
Thundersticks: Firearms and the Violent Transformation of Native America 2018-069
Thundersticks: Firearms and the Violent Transformation of Native America
By David J. Silverman
A review by Robert S. McPherson
Turning Point 1917: The British Empire at War 2018-067
Turning Point 1917: The British Empire at War
Ed. Douglas E. Delaney and Nikolas Gardner
A review by Paul Mulvey
Absolute War: Violence and Mass Warfare in the German Lands, 1792-1820 2018-065
Absolute War: Violence and Mass Warfare in the German Lands, 1792-1820
By Mark Hewitson
A review by Katherine Aaslestad
The War against the Vets: The World War I Bonus Army during the Great Depression 2018-064
The War against the Vets: The World War I Bonus Army during the Great Depression
By Jerome Tuccille
A review by Stanley Shapiro
Jewish Volunteers, the International Brigades and the Spanish Civil War 2018-062
Jewish Volunteers, the International Brigades and the Spanish Civil War
By Gerben Zaagsma
A review by Samuel Kruizinga
Military Trials of War Criminals in the Netherlands East Indies 1946-1949 2018-061
Military Trials of War Criminals in the Netherlands East Indies 1946-1949
By Fred L. Borch
A review by Georgina Fitzpatrick
Our Latest Longest War: Losing Hearts and Minds in Afghanistan 2018-060
Our Latest Longest War: Losing Hearts and Minds in Afghanistan
Ed. Aaron B. O'Connell
A review by William J. Astore
America's Digital Army: Games at Work and War 2018-059
America's Digital Army: Games at Work and War
By Robertson Allen
A review by Daniel Binns
Hue 1968: A Turning Point of the American War in Vietnam 2018-058
Hue 1968: A Turning Point of the American War in Vietnam
By Mark Bowden
A review by Arthur I. Cyr
A War Remembered: The Vietnam War Summit at the LBJ Presidential Library 2018-057
A War Remembered: The Vietnam War Summit at the LBJ Presidential Library
Ed. Mark K. Updegrove
A review by Thomas G. Palaima
Vietnam's High Ground: Armed Struggle for the Central Highlands, 1954-1965 2018-056
Vietnam's High Ground: Armed Struggle for the Central Highlands, 1954-1965
By J.P. Harris
A review by Andrew J. Gawthorpe
The Dead March: A History of the Mexican-American War 2018-055
The Dead March: A History of the Mexican-American War
By Peter Guardino
A review by Jonathan Beard
The War for Africa: Twelve Months That Transformed a Continent 2018-053
The War for Africa: Twelve Months That Transformed a Continent
By Fred Bridgland
A review by Blake Whitaker
Economic Interdependence and War 2018-052
Economic Interdependence and War
By Dale C. Copeland
A review by Andreas Kuersten
War and Art: A Visual History of Modern Conflict 2018-051
War and Art: A Visual History of Modern Conflict
Ed. Joanna Bourke
A review by Timothy J. Demy
Somme: Into the Breach 2018-049
Somme: Into the Breach
By Hugh Sebag-Montefiore
A review by Carl Cavanagh Hodge
The Soviet-Israeli War, 1967-1973: The USSR's Military Intervention in the Egyptian-Israeli Conflict 2018-048
The Soviet-Israeli War, 1967-1973: The USSR's Military Intervention in the Egyptian-Israeli Conflict
By Isabella Ginor and Gideon Remez
A review by Roland Dannreuther
Code Girls: The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers of World War II 2018-046
Code Girls: The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers of World War II
By Liza Mundy
A review by Chris Christensen
Depredation and Deceit: The Making of the Jicarilla and Ute Wars in New Mexico 2018-045
Depredation and Deceit: The Making of the Jicarilla and Ute Wars in New Mexico
By Gregory F. Michno
A review by Robert S. McPherson
Living Hell: The Dark Side of the Civil War 2018-044
Living Hell: The Dark Side of the Civil War
By Michael C.C. Adams
A review by Donald R. Shaffer
The Ghost Ship of Brooklyn: An Untold Story of the American Revolution 2018-043
The Ghost Ship of Brooklyn: An Untold Story of the American Revolution
By Robert P. Watson
A review by Steven G. Gimber
Admiral Bill Halsey: A Naval Life 2018-041
Admiral Bill Halsey: A Naval Life
By Thomas Alexander Hughes
A review by Jan D. Galla
Norway 1940: Chronicle of a Chaotic Campaign 2018-040
Norway 1940: Chronicle of a Chaotic Campaign
By Harry Plevy
A review by Ole Jorgen Maao
Persian Interventions: The Achaemenid Empire, Athens and Sparta, 450-386 BCE 2018-038
Persian Interventions: The Achaemenid Empire, Athens and Sparta, 450-386 BCE
By John O. Hyland
A review by Donald Lateiner
Reconstructing a Shattered Egyptian Army: War Minister Gen. Mohamed Fawzi's Memoirs, 1967–1971 2018-036
Reconstructing a Shattered Egyptian Army: War Minister Gen. Mohamed Fawzi's Memoirs, 1967-1971
Ed. Youssef H. Aboul-Enein
A review by Jonathan House
Civil War Logistics: A Study of Military Transportation 2018-035
Civil War Logistics: A Study of Military Transportation
By Earl J. Hess
A review by Christopher Rein
War in the Shallows: U.S. Navy Coastal and Riverine Warfare in Vietnam 1965-1968 2018-034
War in the Shallows: U.S. Navy Coastal and Riverine Warfare in Vietnam 1965-1968
By John Darrell Sherwood
A review by James R. Smither
Jefferson Davis's Final Campaign: Confederate Nationalism and the Fight to Arm Slaves 2018-033
Jefferson Davis's Final Campaign: Confederate Nationalism and the Fight to Arm Slaves
By Philip D. Dillard
A review by David Carlson
A Very Principled Boy: The Life of Duncan Lee, Red Spy and Cold Warrior 2018-032
A Very Principled Boy: The Life of Duncan Lee, Red Spy and Cold Warrior
By Mark A. Bradley
A review by David Cullen
Hodges' Scout: A Lost Patrol of the French and Indian War 2018-031
Hodges' Scout: A Lost Patrol of the French and Indian War
By Len Travers
A review by Robert S. McPherson
Stepdaughters of History: Southern Women and the American Civil War 2018-030
Stepdaughters of History: Southern Women and the American Civil War
By Catherine Clinton
A review by David B. Parker
Churchill and the Bomb in War and Cold War 2018-029
Churchill and the Bomb in War and Cold War
By Kevin Ruane
A review by Edward A. Kaplan
Stalin's World War II Evacuations: Triumph and Troubles in Kirov 2018-028
Stalin's World War II Evacuations: Triumph and Troubles in Kirov
By Larry E. Holmes
A review by Teddy J. Uldricks
At the Decisive Point in the Sinai: Generalship in the Yom Kippur War 2018-027
At the Decisive Point in the Sinai: Generalship in the Yom Kippur War
By Jacob Even and Simcha B. Maoz
A review by Ralph M. Hitchens
Browned Off and Bloody-Minded: The British Soldier Goes to War, 1939-1945 2018-026
Browned Off and Bloody-Minded: The British Soldier Goes to War, 1939-1945
By Alan Allport
A review by Sebastian H. Lukasik
An International Civil War: Greece, 1943-1949 2018-025
An International Civil War: Greece, 1943-1949
By Andre Gerolymatos
A review by Jonathan Beard
War: An Enquiry 2018-024
War: An Enquiry
By A.C. Grayling
A review by Edmund F. Byrne
A Surgeon with Custer at the Little Big Horn: James DeWolf's Diary and Letters, 1876 2018-022
A Surgeon with Custer at the Little Big Horn: James DeWolf's Diary and Letters, 1876
Ed. Todd E. Harburn
A review by Douglas R. Cubbison
Enduring the Whirlwind: The German Army in the Russo-German War 1941–1943 2018-021
Enduring the Whirlwind: The German Army in the Russo-German War 1941-1943
By Gregory Liedtke
A review by Timothy Heck
Churchill and the Dardanelles 2018-020
Churchill and the Dardanelles
By Christopher M. Bell
A review by Carl Cavanagh Hodge
Jihadism in a Post-Cold War World 2018-019
Jihadism in a Post-Cold War World
A review by Robert L. Tignor
The Longest Afternoon: The 400 Men Who Decided the Battle of Waterloo 2018-018
The Longest Afternoon: The 400 Men Who Decided the Battle of Waterloo
By Brendan Simms
A review by Andrew J. Roscoe
The Gun in Central Africa: A History of Technology and Politics 2018-017
The Gun in Central Africa: A History of Technology and Politics
By Giacomo Macola
A review by Lindsay Frederick Braun
Decolonization: A Short History 2018-016
Decolonization: A Short History
By Jan C. Jansen and Jurgen Osterhammel
A review by Gates Brown
The Mongol Conquests: The Military Operations of Genghis Khan and Sube'etei 2018-015
The Mongol Conquests: The Military Operations of Genghis Khan and Sube'etei
By Carl Fredrik Sverdrup
A review by Timothy May
A Military History of Afghanistan: From the Great Game to the Global War on Terror 2018-014
A Military History of Afghanistan: From the Great Game to the Global War on Terror
By Ali Ahmad Jalali
A review by Ken Reynolds
Faces of the Civil War Navies: An Album of Union and Confederate Soldiers 2018-013
Faces of the Civil War Navies: An Album of Union and Confederate Soldiers
By Ronald S. Coddington
A review by Thomas G. Palaima
Out of the Horrors of War: Disability Politics in World War II America 2018-012
Out of the Horrors of War: Disability Politics in World War II America
By Audra Jennings
A review by Robert Saxe
Alamein 2018-011
Alamein
By Simon J. Ball
A review by Ralph M. Hitchens
Medicine in First World War Europe: Soldiers, Medics, Pacifists 2018-010
Medicine in First World War Europe: Soldiers, Medics, Pacifists
By Fiona Reid
A review by Alan Hawk
The Allure of Battle: A History of How Wars Have Been Won and Lost 2018-009
The Allure of Battle: A History of How Wars Have Been Won and Lost
By Cathal Nolan
A review by Gerd Horten
Dawn of Infamy: A Sunken Ship, a Vanished Crew, and the Final Mystery of Pearl Harbor 2018-008
Dawn of Infamy: A Sunken Ship, a Vanished Crew, and the Final Mystery of Pearl Harbor
By Stephen Harding
A review by Steven K. Bailey
Enduring Vietnam: An American Generation and Its War 2018-007
Enduring Vietnam: An American Generation and Its War
By James E. Wright
A review by David Cullen
Emory Upton: Misunderstood Reformer 2018-006
Emory Upton: Misunderstood Reformer
By David J. Fitzpatrick
A review by Salvatore Cilella
Heart of Europe: A History of the Holy Roman Empire 2018-005
Heart of Europe: A History of the Holy Roman Empire
By Peter H. Wilson
A review by Lee W. Eysturlid
In the Shadow of the Alabama: The British Foreign Office and the American Civil War 2018-004
In the Shadow of the Alabama: The British Foreign Office and the American Civil War
By Renata Eley Long
A review by Donald A. Rakestraw
Caesar's Greatest Victory: The Battle of Alesia, 52 BC 2018-003
Caesar's Greatest Victory: The Battle of Alesia, 52 BC
By John Sadler and Rosie Serdiville
A review by Guy MacLean Rogers
Nanjing 1937: Battle for a Doomed City 2018-002
Nanjing 1937: Battle for a Doomed City
By Peter Harmsen
A review by Katherine K. Reist
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