Scholarly Book Reviews

This post contains the scholarly book reviews I have written for historical societies and that are not contained on this blog. Hopefully readers of this blog will enjoy seeing the book reviews I have written outside of this blog for others. This entry will be updated as blog entries are completed, and will be organized first by scholarly journal and then by the book review in order of publication.

De Re Militari

Book: James Waterson, Sacred Swords: Jihad in the Holy Land, 1097-1271 (Frontline Books, 2010), 206pp.
Link: http://deremilitari.org/2015/05/james-waterson-sacred-swords-jihad-in-the-holy-land-1097-1271-albright/

Book: Monarchs of the Renaissance: The Lives and Reigns of 42 European Kings and Queens (Jefferson, South Carolina: McFarland, 2012).
Link: http://deremilitari.org/2013/07/potter-monarchs-of-the-renaissance-albright/

Book: A. Bysted, K. V. Jensen, C.S. Jensen, J. Lind (eds.) Jerusalem in the North: Denmark and the Baltic Crusades, 1100-1522. Outremer. Studies in the Crusades and the Latin East 1 (Turnhout, Belg.: Brepols, 2012).
Link: http://deremilitari.org/2013/07/bysted-et-al-eds-jerusalem-in-the-north-albright/

Book:  Bernard Bachrach, Charlemagne’s Early Campaigns (768-777) (Brill: 2013) 768pp
Link:  http://deremilitari.org/2015/01/bachrach-charlemagnes-early-campaigns-768-777-albright/

Book: Gregory I. Halfond (Ed.), The Medieval Way Of War: Studies in Medieval Military History in Honor of Bernard S. Bachrach (Ashgate, 2015)
Link:  http://deremilitari.org/2015/05/gregory-i-halfond-ed-the-medieval-way-of-war-studies-in-medieval-military-history-in-honor-of-bernard-s-bachrach-albright/

Book: Michael Mallett, Mercenaries and their Masters: Warfare in Renaissance Italy
(Pen & Sword, 2009) 304pp.
Link: http://deremilitari.org/2015/09/michael-mallett-mercenaries-and-their-masters-warfare-in-renaissance-italy-albright/

Book: Terry Breverton, Jasper Tudor: Dynasty Maker (Amberly Publishing, 2014) 423pp.
Link: http://deremilitari.org/2015/10/2618/

Book: Michael N. Salda, Arthurian Animation: A Study Of Cartoon Camelots on Film and Television (McFarland, 2013) 220pp.
Link: http://deremilitari.org/2015/12/michael-n-salda-arthurian-animation-a-study-of-cartoon-camelots-on-film-and-television-albright/

Book:  John D. Grainger, The British Navy in the Baltic (Boydell, 2014) 304pp.  $115
Link: http://deremilitari.org/2016/01/john-d-grainger-the-british-navy-in-the-baltic-albright/

Book:  Sue Parrill and William B. Robisin, The Tudors On Film And Television (McFarland, 2013) 352pp.
Link: http://deremilitari.org/2016/01/sue-parrill-and-william-b-robison-the-tudors-on-film-and-television-albright/

Book:  Toni Mount, Dragon’s Blood & Willow Bark: The Mysteries of Medieval Medicine (Amberley, 2014) 304pp.  $34.95
Link:  http://deremilitari.org/2016/03/toni-mount-dragons-blood-willow-bark-the-mysteries-of-medieval-medicine-albright/

Book:  Terry Breverton, Richard III: The King In The Car Park, (Amberley, 2015) 316 pp. $9.99
Link:  http://deremilitari.org/2016/04/breverton-richard-iii-the-king-in-the-car-park-albright/

Book:  Christopher Matthew and Matthew Trundle, eds.  Beyond the Gates of Fire: New Perspectives on the Battle of Thermopylae (Pen & Sword, 2013) 228 pp. $22.11
Link:  http://deremilitari.org/2016/05/beyond-the-gates-of-fire-new-perspectives-on-the-battle-of-thermopylae-eds-christopher-matthew-and-matthew-trundle-albright/

Book: Scott Lomax.  Nottingham: The Buried Past Of A Historic City Revealed(Pen & Sword Archaeology, 2013) 176 pp. $24.95
Link:  http://deremilitari.org/2016/06/scott-lomax-nottingham-the-buried-past-of-a-historic-city-revealed-albright/

Book: Matthew Lewis, Medieval Britain in 100 Facts (Amberley, 2015) 192 pp. $13.00
Link:  http://deremilitari.org/2016/06/matthew-lewis-medieval-britain-in-100-facts-albright/

Book: Bob Carruthers (ed.), War in Ancient Greece  (Pen & Sword, 2012) 576 pp. $19.99
Link: http://deremilitari.org/2016/09/bob-carruthers-ed-war-in-ancient-greece-albright/

Book: Gareth C. Sampson, Rome Spreads Her Wings: Territorial Expansion Between The Punic Wars (Pen & Wword, 2016) 278 pp. $23.97
Link: http://deremilitari.org/2016/10/gareth-c-sampson-rome-spreads-her-wings-territorial-expansion-between-the-punic-wars-albright/

Book: Nicholas A. Gribit Henry of Lancaster’s Expedition To Aquitaine, 1345-1346 (Boydell, 2016) 373 pp. $99.99
Link:  http://deremilitari.org/2016/11/nicholas-a-gribit-henry-of-lancasters-expedition-to-aquitaine-1345-1346-albright/

Book: Alfred H. Burne The Crecy War: A Military History Of The Hundred Years War From 1337 to the Peace of Bretigny in 1360 (Pen & Sword, 1955; Reissue 2016) 366 pp. £12.99
Link: http://deremilitari.org/2016/12/alfred-h-burne-the-crecy-war-a-military-history-of-the-hundred-years-war-from-1337-to-the-peace-of-bretigny-in-1360-albright/

Book: Peter Hoskins with Richard Barber Crecy 1346: A Tourists’ Guide (Pen & Sword, 2017) 207 pp. £14.99
Link: http://deremilitari.org/2016/12/peter-hoskins-with-richard-barber-crecy-1346-a-tourists-guide-albright/

Book:  Theresa M. Vann and Donald J. Kagay, eds.hospitaller piety and crusader propaganda (Routledge, 2015) 393 pp. $139.95
Link:  http://deremilitari.org/2017/01/hospitaller-piety-and-crusader-propaganda-eds-theresa-m-vann-and-donald-j-kagay-albright/

Book:  Gathagan and North (eds), The Haskins Society Journal 27 (Boydell & Brewer, 2016) 214 pp. $90.00
Link:  http://deremilitari.org/2017/01/gathagan-and-north-eds-the-haskins-society-journal-27-albright/

Book:  Craig Taylor and Jane H.M. Taylor, tr.  The Chivalric Biography of Boucicaut, Jean II Le Meingre (Boydell, 2016) 244 pp. $99.00
Link:  http://deremilitari.org/2017/03/3118/

Book:  Andrew D. Buck, The Principality of Antioch and its Frontiers in the Twelfth Century (Boydell, 2017) 296 pp. $99.00
Link:  http://deremilitari.org/2017/04/andrew-d-buck-the-principality-of-antioch-and-its-frontiers-in-the-twelfth-century-albright/

Book:  Lee Fratantuono, The Battle of Actium 31 BC (Pen & Sword, 2016) 194 pp. £19.99
Link:  http://deremilitari.org/2017/04/lee-fratantuono-the-battle-of-actium-31-bc-albright/

Book:  Kim Hjardar and Vegard Vike, Vikings At War (Casemate, 2016) 400 pp. $39.95
Link:  http://deremilitari.org/2017/05/kim-hjardar-and-vegard-vike-vikings-at-war-albright/

Naval Historical Institute

Book: Kaigun – Strategy, Tactics, and Technology in the IMPERIAL JAPANESE NAVY, 1887-1941, By David C. Evans and Mark R. Peattie, Naval Institute Press, Annapolis (1997).
Link: http://www.navyhistory.org/2012/09/book-review-kaigun-strategy-tactics-technology-imperial-japanese-navy-1887-1941/

Book: Admiral Insubordinate: The Life and Times of Lord Beresford, By Richard Freeman, Self-Published, Great Britain, (2012)
Link: http://www.navyhistory.org/2012/11/book-review-admiral-insubordinate-life-and-times-lord-beresford/

Book: Pirate Alley: Commanding Task Force 151 Off Somalia, By Rear Adm. Terry McKnight, USN (Ret.) and Michael Hirsh, Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, MD. (2012)
Link: http://www.navyhistory.org/2013/01/book-review-pirate-alley-commanding-task-force-151-somalia/

Book: The Aden Effect: A Connor Stark Novel, By Claude Berube, Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, MD. (2012)
Link: http://www.navyhistory.org/2013/01/book-review-the-aden-effect-a-connor-stark-novel/

Book: Captured: The Forgotten Men Of Guam, By Roger Mansell, Edited by Linda Goetz Holmes, Naval Institute Press, 2012.
Link: http://www.navyhistory.org/2013/02/book-review-captured-the-forgotten-men-of-guam/

Book: A Dog Before A Soldier: Almost-lost Episodes In The U.S. Navy’s Civil War, By Chuck Veit, Self-Published, United States (2010).
Link: http://www.navyhistory.org/2013/03/book-reviews-dog-before-soldier-almost-lost-episodes-us-navy-civil-war/

Book: Aboard The Pirate: Roving The West Indies, By Veronica Cherry, Gallant Books (2012).
Link: http://www.navyhistory.org/2013/04/book-review-aboard-the-pirate-roving-the-west-indies-novel/

Movie: Murph: The Protector: The True Story Of Navy Seal Lt. Michael P. Murphy (2013).
Link: http://www.navyhistory.org/2014/04/movie-review-murph-the-protector-the-true-story-of-navy-seal-lt-michael-p-murphy/

Book: Rag Man, Rag Man, By Michael J. Lacivita, Pig Iron Books, Youngstown, OH (2004).
Link: http://www.navyhistory.org/2014/06/book-review-rag-man-rag-man/

Book: Rebalancing U.S. Forces: Basing And Forward Presence In The Asia Pacific, Edited By Carnes Lord and Andrew S. Erickson, Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, MD (2014).
Link: http://www.navyhistory.org/2014/09/book-review-rebalancing-u-s-forces-basing-and-forward-presence-in-the-asia-pacific/

Book: Fire On The Water: China, America, and the Future of the Pacific, By Robert Haddick, Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, MD (2014)
Link: http://www.navyhistory.org/2014/11/book-review-fire-on-the-water-china-america-and-the-future-of-the-pacific/

Book: A Handful Of Bullets: How The Murder Of Archduke Franz Ferdinand Still Menaces The Peace, By Harlan K. Ullman, Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, MD, (2014).
Link: http://www.navyhistory.org/2015/03/book-review-a-handful-of-bullets-how-the-murder-of-archduke-franz-ferdinand-still-menaces-the-peace/

Book: 21st Century Ellis, Edited By B.A. Friedman, Naval Institute Press. Annapolis, MD (2015)
Link: http://www.navyhistory.org/2015/06/book-review-21st-century-ellis/

Book: The U.S. Naval Institute On Naval Tactics, Edited By Captain Wayne P. Hughes Jr., USN (Ret.), Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, MD (2015)
Link: http://www.navyhistory.org/2015/08/book-review-the-u-s-naval-institute-on-naval-tactics/
Also published in Navy History Matters – Naval History And Heritage Command August 19-25, 2015, p.45-46

Book: Cushing’s Coup: The True Story of How Lt. Col. James Cushing and His Filipino Guerrillas Captured Japan’s Plan Z and Changed the Course of the Pacific War, By Dirk Barreveld, Casement Publishers, Havertown, PA (2015)
Link: http://www.navyhistory.org/2015/10/book-review-cushings-coup-the-true-story-of-how-lt-col-james-cushing-and-his-filipino-guerrillas-captured-japans-plan-z-and-changed-the-course-of-the-pacific-war/

Book: The U.S. Naval Institute On Naval Cooperation, By Samuel J. Tangredi, ed., Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, MD (2015)
Link: http://www.navyhistory.org/2015/12/book-review-the-u-s-naval-institute-on-naval-cooperation

Book: Navies and Soft Power: Historical Case Studies of Naval Power and the Nonuse of Military Force, Edited by Bruce A. Elleman and S.C.M. Paine, Naval War College Press, Newport, RI (2016)
Link: http://www.navyhistory.org/2016/01/book-review-navies-and-soft-power-historical-case-studies-of-naval-power-and-the-nonuse-of-military-force/

Book: Syren’s Song: A Connor Stark Novel, by Claude Berube
Link: http://www.navyhistory.org/2016/04/book-review-syrens-song-a-connor-stark-novel/

Book: Medieval Maritime Warfare, by Charles D.  Stanton, Pen & Sword Maritime, Barnsley, UK (2015)
Link: http://www.navyhistory.org/2016/06/book-review-medieval-maritime-warfare/

Book: Another Great Day at Sea: Life Aboard The USS George H.W. Bush, by Geoff Dyer, Vintage Books, New York, NY (2014)
Link: http://www.navyhistory.org/2016/12/book-review-another-great-day-at-sea-life-aboard-the-uss-george-h-w-bush/

Book:  China’s Quest For Great Power: Ships, Oil, and Foreign Policy, by Bernard D. Cole, Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, MD (2016)
Link:  http://www.navyhistory.org/2017/01/book-review-chinas-quest-for-great-power-ships-oil-and-foreign-policy/

Book:  Rough Waters:  Sovereignty And The American Merchant Flag, by Rodney P. Carlisle, Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, MD, (2017)
Link:  http://www.navyhistory.org/2017/03/book-review-rough-waters-sovereignty-and-the-american-merchant-flag/

H-Net

Book: The Nature Of War: Origins And Evolution Of Violent Conflict, By Jim Stempel, McFarland Press, 2012.
Link: https://www.h-net.org/reviews/showrev.php?id=37715

Book: Lost World Of The Golden King: In Search of Ancient Afghanistan, By Frank Lee Holt, University of California Press, 2012.
Link: https://www.h-net.org/reviews/showpdf.php?id=37716

Book: Masters of the Battlefield: Great Commanders from the Classical Age to the Napoleonic Era. New York: Oxford University Press, 2013.
Link: https://networks.h-net.org/node/12840/reviews/13725/albright-davis-masters-battlefield-great-commanders-classical-age

Air & Space Power Journal

Book: Psychology of Space Exploration: Contemporary Research in Historical Perspective, edited by Douglas A. Vakoch. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (http://history.nasa.gov/publications.html), Office of Communications, History Program Office, 300 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20546, 2011
Link: http://www.au.af.mil/au/afri/aspj/digital/pdf/issues/2014/ASPJ-Mar-Apr-2014.pdf

Book: Internal Security Services in Liberalizing States: Transitions, Turmoil, and (In)Security, by Joseph L. Derdzinski. Ashgate Publishing (http://www.ashgate.com), Wey Court East, Union Road, Farnham, Surrey GU9 7PT, UK, 2009, 180 pages, $114.95 (hardcover), ISBN 978-0-7546-7504-4.
Link: http://www.airpower.maxwell.af.mil/digital/pdf/issues/2014/ASPJ-May-Jun-2014.pdf

Book: Sword and Shield of Zion: The Israel Air Force in the Arab-Israeli Conflict, 1948–2012, by David Rodman. Sussex Academic Press (http://www.sussex-academic.com/), P.O. Box 139, Eastbourne BN24 9BP, United Kingdom, 2013, 168 pages, $50.00 (hardcover), ISBN 978-1-84519-583-0.
Link: http://www.airpower.maxwell.af.mil/digital/pdf/issues/2014/ASPJ-Nov-Dec-2014.pdf

Book: The Human Factors of Fratricide, by Laura A. Rafferty, Neville A. Stanton, and Guy H. Walker. Ashgate Publishing Company (http://www
.ashgate.com/), Suite 420, 110 Cherry Street, Suite 3-1, Burlington, Vermont 05401-3818, 2012, 256 pages, $99.95 (hardcover), ISBN 978-0-7546-
7974-5.
Link: http://www.airpower.maxwell.af.mil/digital/pdf/issues/2015/ASPJ-Jan-Feb-2015.pdf

Michigan War Studies Review

Book: Ways Of War: American Military History from the Colonial Era to the Twenty-First Century, by Matthew S. Muehlbaur and David J. Ulbrich. New York: Routledge Press, 2013.
Link: http://www.miwsr.com/2014-105.aspx

Book:  War And Independence In Spanish America, by Anthony MacFarlane.  New York:  Routledge Press, 2013.
Link:  http://www.miwsr.com/2015-047.aspx

Book: Defender of Canada: Sir George Prevost and the War of 1812, by John R. Grodzinski.  Norman: Univ. of Oklahoma Press, 2013.
Link:  http://www.miwsr.com/2015-108.aspx

Book:  To Live And Die In Dixie: Native Northerners Who Fought For The Confederacy, by David Ross Zimring.  Knoxville:  University of Tennessee Press, 2014.
Link:  http://www.miswr.com/2016-027.aspx

Book: The Wars of German Unification, by Dennis Showalter.  Second edition. New York: Bloomsbury, 2015. Pp. viii, 411. ISBN 978–1–78093–646–8.
Link:  http://www.miwsr.com/2016/downloads/2016-063.pdf

Book:  “My Greatest Quarrel with Fortune”: Major General Lew Wallace in the West, 1861–1862, by Charles G. Beemer.  Kent: Kent State Univ. Press, 2015. Pp. viii, 330. ISBN 978–1–60635–236–6.
Link:  http://www.miwsr.com/2016-078.aspx

Book:  Wellington’s Hidden Heroes: The Dutch and the Belgians at Waterloo, by Veronica Baker-Smith.  Philadelphia: Casemate, 2015. Pp. viii, 200. ISBN 978–1–61200–332–0.
Link:  http://www.miwsr.com/2016-111.aspx

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