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European Studies September 25, 2018

Peasants and Soldiers

The Management of the Venetian Military Structure in the Mainland Dominion between the 16th and 17th Centuries

Giulio Ongaro

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Dr. Giulio Ongaro, currently a postdoctoral fellow in the Economics Department at the University of Milan-Bicocca has just published Peasants and Soldiers: The Management of the Venetian Military Structure in the Mainland Dominion between the 16th and 17th Centuries (Routledge, 2017), a fascinating study of the early modern Venetian military. Rather than focus on the city itself or the republic’s higher-profile naval forces, Ongaro examines the workings of the Venetian …
American Studies September 14, 2018

Architect of Air Power

General Laurence S. Kuter and the Birth of the U.S. Air Force

Brian D. Laslie

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We have all seen pictures of the “Big Three” (Churchill, Roosevelt, Stalin) at their historic meeting Yalta in February 1945. The three leaders command the viewer’s attention, naturally, but in …
Historical Fiction August 14, 2018

The Verdun Affair

A Novel

Nick Dybek

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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 University has written a terrific …
German Studies January 3, 2018

Marie von Clausewitz

The Woman Behind the Making of On War

Vanya E. Bellinger

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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 the story of a remarkable …
British Studies December 5, 2017

The Fear of Invasion

Strategy, Politics, and British War Planning, 1880-1914

David Morgan-Owen

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David Morgan-Owen's The Fear of Invasion: Strategy, Politics, and British War Planning, 1880-1914 (Oxford University Press, 2017) tells a complex story clearly and concisely. In the decades prior to the …
Middle Eastern Studies July 19, 2017

The Soviet-Israeli War, 1967-1973

The USSR's Intervention in the Egyptian-Israeli Conflict

Isabella Ginor and Gideon Remez

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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 University Press/Hurst, 2017), tells you that this is a revisionist …
Russian and Eurasian Studies June 12, 2015

The Russian Army in the Great War

The Eastern Front, 1914-1917

David R. Stone

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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 War …
European Studies May 1, 2015

Blucher

Scourge of Napoleon

Michael Leggiere

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I have really enjoyed Michael Leggiere's earlier work, including the excellent Napoleon and Berlin : The Franco-Prussian War in North Germany, 1813 (2002), like this work, part of the Campaigns …
European Studies July 15, 2013

Warrior Pursuits

Noble Culture and Civil Conflict in Early Modern France

Brian Sandberg

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Brian Sandberg's Warrior Pursuits: Noble Culture and Civil Conflict in Early Modern France (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2010) significantly revises our understanding of early modern military culture and absolutism. By …
European Studies March 13, 2013

The Spanish Civil War

Stanley Payne

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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 the subject …
Russian and Eurasian Studies December 5, 2012

The Damned and the Dead

The Eastern Front through the Eyes of Soviet and Russian Novelists

Frank Ellis

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Frank Ellis' The Damned and the Dead: The Eastern Front through the Eyes of Soviet and Russian Novelists (University Press of Kansas, 2011) introduces to English-language readers the riches of …
European Studies September 26, 2012

Terror in the Balkans

German Armies and Partisan Warfare

Ben Shepherd

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With Terror in the Balkans: German Armies and Partisan Warfare (Harvard University Press, 2012), Ben Shepherd, a Reader at Glasgow Caledonian University, offers us insight into the complex and harrowing …