About Jay Lockenour

NBN Episodes hosted by Jay:

Giulio Ongaro, "Peasants and Soldiers: The Management of the Venetian Military Structure in the Mainland Dominion between the 16th and 17th Centuries" (Routledge, 2017)

September 25, 2018

Peasants and Soldiers

Giulio Ongaro
Hosted by Jay Lockenour

Dr. Giulio Ongaro, currently a postdoctoral fellow in the Economics Department at the University of Milan-Bicocca has just published Peasants and Sold…

Brian D. Laslie, "Architect of Air Power: General Laurence S. Kuter and the Birth of the U.S. Air Force" (UP of Kentucky, 2017.

September 14, 2018

Architect of Air Power

Brian D. Laslie
Hosted by Jay Lockenour

We have all seen pictures of the “Big Three” (Churchill, Roosevelt, Stalin) at their historic meeting Yalta in February 1945. The three leaders comman…

Nick Dybek, "The Verdun Affair: A Novel" (Scribner, 2018)

August 14, 2018

The Verdun Affair

Nick Dybek
Hosted by Jay Lockenour

In a break with protocol, I decided to interview a novelist rather than a military historian. Nick Dybek, a creative writing professor at Oregon State…

Tarak Barkawi, "Soldiers of Empire: Indian and British Armies in World War II" (Cambridge UP, 2017)

May 25, 2018

Soldiers of Empire

Tarak Barkawi
Hosted by Jay Lockenour

Tarak Barkawi, a Reader in International Relations at the London School of Economics, has written an important book that will cause many of us to reth…

Vanya E. Bellinger, "Marie von Clausewitz: The Woman Behind the Making of On War" (Oxford UP, 2016)

January 3, 2018

Marie von Clausewitz

Vanya E. Bellinger
Hosted by Jay Lockenour

Marie von Clausewitz: The Woman Behind the Making of On War (Oxford University Press, 2016) is an important and fascinating book that not only tells t…

David G. Morgan-Owen, "The Fear of Invasion: Strategy, Politics, and British War Planning, 1880-1914" (Oxford UP, 2017)

December 5, 2017

The Fear of Invasion

David Morgan-Owen
Hosted by Jay Lockenour

David Morgan-Owen's The Fear of Invasion: Strategy, Politics, and British War Planning, 1880-1914 (Oxford University Press, 2017) tells a complex stor…

Isabella Ginor and Gideon Remez, "The Soviet-Israeli War, 1967-1973: The USSR's Intervention in the Egyptian-Israeli Conflict" (Oxford UP, 2017)

July 19, 2017

The Soviet-Israeli War, 1967-1973

Isabella Ginor and Gideon Remez
Hosted by Jay Lockenour

The title of Isabella Ginor and Gideon Remez's The Soviet-Israeli War, 1967-1973: The USSR's Intervention in the Egyptian-Israeli Conflict (Oxford Uni…

David R. Stone, "The Russian Army in the Great War: The Eastern Front, 1914-1917" (UP of Kansas, 2015)

June 12, 2015

The Russian Army in the Great War

David R. Stone
Hosted by Jay Lockenour

Readers wanting to learn more about the Great War on the Eastern Front can do no better than David R. Stone's new work, The Russian Army in the Great …

Michael Leggiere, "Blucher: Scourge of Napoleon" (U Oklahoma Press, 2014)

May 1, 2015

Blucher

Michael Leggiere
Hosted by Jay Lockenour

I have really enjoyed Michael Leggiere's earlier work, including the excellent Napoleon and Berlin : The Franco-Prussian War in North Germany, 1813 (2…

Brian Sandberg, "Warrior Pursuits: Noble Culture and Civil Conflict in Early Modern France" (Johns Hopkins UP, 2010)

July 15, 2013

Warrior Pursuits

Brian Sandberg
Hosted by Jay Lockenour

Brian Sandberg's Warrior Pursuits: Noble Culture and Civil Conflict in Early Modern France (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2010) significantly revise…

Stanley Payne, "The Spanish Civil War" (Cambridge UP, 2012)

March 13, 2013

The Spanish Civil War

Stanley Payne
Hosted by Jay Lockenour

The Spanish Civil War is one of those events that I have always felt I should know more about. Thanks to Stanley Payne's concise, lucid new work on th…

Frank Ellis, "The Damned and the Dead: The Eastern Front through the Eyes of Soviet and Russian Novelists" (UP of Kansas, 2011)

December 5, 2012

The Damned and the Dead

Frank Ellis
Hosted by Jay Lockenour

Frank Ellis' The Damned and the Dead: The Eastern Front through the Eyes of Soviet and Russian Novelists (University Press of Kansas, 2011) introduces…

Ben Shepherd, "Terror in the Balkans: German Armies and Partisan Warfare" (Harvard UP, 2012)

September 26, 2012

Terror in the Balkans

Ben Shepherd
Hosted by Jay Lockenour

With Terror in the Balkans: German Armies and Partisan Warfare (Harvard University Press, 2012), Ben Shepherd, a Reader at Glasgow Caledonian Universi…

Raymond Jonas, "The Battle of Adwa: African Victory in the Age of Empire" (Harvard UP, 2011)

May 1, 2012

The Battle of Adwa

Raymond Jonas
Hosted by Jay Lockenour

Raymond Jonas' The Battle of Adwa: African Victory in the Age of Empire (Harvard UP, 2011) places Menelik alongside Napoleon and other greatest strate…

David Stahel, "Operation Barbarossa and Germany's Defeat in the East" (Cambridge UP, 2009)

February 13, 2012

Operation Barbarossa and Germany's Defeat in the East

David Stahel
Hosted by Jay Lockenour

This week's podcast is an interview with David Stahel. I will be talking to him about his 2009 work, Operation Barbarossa and Germany's Defeat in the …

Timothy Nunan, "Carl Schmitt, 'Writings on War'" (Polity, 2011)

October 25, 2011

Carl Schmitt

Timothy Nunan
Hosted by Jay Lockenour

Carl Schmitt (1888-1985) was the author of numerous influential books and essays on political theory, law, and other subjects. In Carl Schmitt: Writin…

Charles Townshend, "Desert Hell: The British Invasion of Mesopotamia" (Harvard UP, 2011)

August 31, 2011

Desert Hell

Charles Townshend
Hosted by Jay Lockenour

An earlier author described the British invasion of Mesopotamia in 1914 as "The Neglected War." It no longer deserves that title thanks to the brillia…

Konrad H. Jarausch, "Reluctant Accomplice: A Wehrmacht Soldier's Letters from the Eastern Front" (Princeton UP,  2011)

July 12, 2011

Reluctant Accomplice

Konrad Jarausch
Hosted by Jay Lockenour

Konrad H. Jarausch, whose varied and important works on German history have been required reading for scholars for several decades, has published Relu…

Robert Citino, "Death of the Wehrmacht: The German Campaigns of 1942" (UP of Kansas, 2007)

April 22, 2011

Death of the Wehrmacht

Robert Citino
Hosted by Jay Lockenour

Robert Citino is one of a handful of scholars working in German military history whose books I would describe as reliably rewarding. Even when one qui…

Beth Bailey, "America's Army: Making the All-Volunteer Force" (Harvard UP, 2009)

March 18, 2011

America's Army

Beth Bailey
Hosted by Jay Lockenour

The United States Army is a product of our society and its values (for better and for worse), but it also makes claims to shape our society - and of c…

Gregory J. W. Urwin, "Victory in Defeat: The Wake Island Defenders in Captivity" (Naval Institute Press, 2010)

March 3, 2011

Victory in Defeat

Gregory J.W. Urwin
Hosted by Jay Lockenour

Gregory J. W. Urwin's Victory in Defeat: The Wake Island Defenders in Captivity (Naval Institute Press, 2010) tells the story of the Americans capture…