Off the Press…


From Parameters, Autumn 2004, pp. 174-76.


Astor, Gerald. Wings of Gold: The U.S. Naval Air Campaign in World War II. Novato, Calif.: Presidio Press, 2004. 464 pp. $26.95.

Bender, Mark. Operation Excellence: Succeeding in Business and Life the U.S. Military Way. New York: AMACOM, 2004. 222 pp. $24.95.

Bennett, Stewart, and Barbara Tillery, eds. The Struggle for the Life of the Republic: A Civil War Narrative by Brevet Major Charles Dana Miller, 76th Ohio Volunteer Infantry. Kent, Ohio: Kent State Univ. Press, 2004. 328 pp. $34.00.

Biddle, Stephen. Military Power: Explaining Victory and Defeat in Modern Battle. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton Univ. Press, 2004. 337 pp. $37.50.

Cassidy, Robert M. Peacekeeping in the Abyss: British and American Peacekeeping Doctrine and Practice After the Cold War. Westport, Conn.: Praeger Publishers, 2004. 284 pp. $67.95.

Clancy, Tom, with Tony Zinni and Tony Koltz. Battle Ready. New York: Penguin Putnam, 2004. 480 pp. $28.95.

Coffman, Edward M. The Regulars: The American Army, 1898-1941. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard Univ. Press, 2004. 517 pp. $35.00.

Cook, Martin L. The Moral Warrior: Ethics and Service in the U.S. Military. Albany, N.Y.: SUNY Press, 2004. 176 pp. $54.50 ($17.95 paper).

Couch, Dick. The Finishing School: Earning the Navy SEAL Trident. New York: Three Rivers Press, 2004. 288 pp. $25.00.

Duncan, Stephen M. A War of a Different Kind: Military Force and America’s Search for Homeland Security. Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 2004. 392 pp. $28.95.

Ferrell, Robert H. Collapse at Meuse-Argonne: The Failure of the Missouri-Kansas Division. Columbia: Univ. of Missouri Press, 2004. 160 pp. $29.95.

Fromkin, David. Europe’s Last Summer: Who Started The Great War in 1914? New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2004. 350 pp. $26.95.

Glover, Gareth, ed. Letters from the Battle of Waterloo: Unpublished Correspondence by Allied Officers from the Siborne Papers. Mechanicsburg, Pa.: Stackpole Books, 2004. 320 pp. $34.95.

Harris, Lee. Civilization and Its Enemies: The Next State of History. New York: The Free Press, 2004. 256 pp. $26.00.

Hays, Otis, Jr. Alaska’s Hidden Wars: Secret Campaigns of the North Pacific Rim. Fairbanks: Univ. of Alaska Press, 2004. 200 pp. $39.95 ($19.95 paper).

Hitz, Frederick P. The Great Game: The Myth and Reality of Espionage. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2004. 212 pp. $22.00.

Hofschr÷er, Peter. 1815: The Waterloo Campaign - The German Victory. Mechanicsburg, Pa.: Stackpole Books, 2004. 376 pp. $19.95.

Hudson, Valerie M., and Andrea M. den Boer. Bare Branches: The Security Implications of Asia’s Surplus Male Population. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 2004. 330 pp. $32.00.

Janeway, Michael. The Fall of the House of Roosevelt: Brokers of Ideas and Power from FDR to LBJ. New York: Columbia Univ. Press, 2004. 284 pp. $27.50.

Keegan, John. The Iraq War. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2004. 256 pp. $24.95.

Lilley, James R., with Jeffrey Lilley. China Hands: Nine Decades of Adventure, Espionage, and Diplomacy in Asia. New York: Public Affairs, 2004. 417 pp. $30.00.

Lim, Robyn. The Geopolitics of East Asia: The Search for Equilibrium. New York: Routledge, 2003. 240 pp. $90.00.

Lynch, Dov. Engaging Eurasia’s Separatist States: Unresolved Conflicts and De Facto States. Washington: USIP Press, 2004. 168 pp. $12.50 (paper).

Morton, Jerry. Reluctant Lieutenant: From Basic to OCS in the Sixties. College Station: Texas A&M Univ. Press, 2004. 336 pp. $45.00 ($19.95 paper).

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Noles, James L., Jr. Twenty-three Minutes to Eternity: The Final Voyage of the Escort Carrier USS Liscome Bay. Tuscaloosa: Univ. of Alabama Press, 2004. 250 pp. $29.95.

O’Hanlon, Michael E. Neither Star Wars Nor Sanctuary: Constraining the Military Uses of Space. Washington: Brookings Institution Press, 2004. 173 pp. $39.95 ($16.95 paper).

Oman, Sir Charles. A History of the Peninsular War: Volume I, 1807-1809, From the Treaty of Fontainebleau to the Battle of Corunna. Mechanicsburg, Pa.: Stackpole Books, 2004. 704 pp. $29.95 (paper).

Oman, Sir Charles. A History of the Peninsular War: Volume II, January - September 1809, From the Battle of Corunna to the End of the Talavera Campaign. Mechanicsburg, Pa.: Stackpole Books, 2004. 720 pp. $29.95 (paper).

Parrish, Thomas. The Submarine: A History. New York: Viking Press, 2004. 576 pp. $29.95.

Payne, Stanley G. The Spanish Civil War, the Soviet Union, and Communism. New Haven, Conn.: Yale Univ. Press, 2004. 400 pp. $35.00.

Penrose, Jane, ed. The D-Day Companion: Leading Historians Explore History’s Greatest Amphibious Assault. Oxford, U.K.: Osprey Publishing, 2004. 288 pp. $29.95.

Peskin, Allan. Winfield Scott and the Profession of Arms. Kent, Ohio: Kent State Univ. Press, 2003. 344 pp. $49.00.

Plaster, John L. Secret Commandos: Behind Enemy Lines with the Elite Warriors of SOG. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2004. 366 pp. $26.00.

Pois, Robert, and Philip Langer. Command Failure in War: Psychology and Leadership. Bloomington: Indiana Univ. Press, 2004. 304 pp. $27.95.

Prados, John, and Margaret Pratt Porter, eds. Inside the Pentagon Papers. Lawrence: Univ. Press of Kansas, 2004. 264 pp. $29.95.

Primakov, Yevgeny M. A World Challenged: Fighting Terrorism in the Twenty-First Century. Washington: Brookings Institution Press, 2004. 150 pp. $22.95.

Rabinovich, Abraham. The Yom Kippur War: The Epic Encounter that Transformed the Middle East. New York: Schocken Books, 2004. 544 pp. $27.50.

Record, Jeffrey. Dark Victory: America’s Second War Against Iraq. Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 2004. 224 pp. $24.95.

Sageman, Marc. Understanding Terror Networks. Philadelphia: Univ. of Pennsylvania Press, 2004. 232 pp. $29.95.

Sarantakes, Nicholas Evan, ed. Seven Stars: The Okinawa Battle Diaries of Simon Bolivar Buckner, Jr., and Joseph Stilwell. College Station: Texas A&M Univ. Press, 2004. 190 pp. $29.95.

Schimmelpenninck van der Oye, David, and Bruce W. Menning, eds. Reforming the Tsar’s Army: Military Innovation in Imperial Russia from Peter the Great to the Revolution. New York: Cambridge Univ. Press, 2004. 362 pp. $65.00.

Schwartz, Peter. The Foreign Policy of Self-Interest: A Moral Ideal for America. Irvine, Calif.: Ayn Rand Institute, 2004. 80 pp. $14.95 (paper).

Sherwood, John Darrell. Afterburner: Naval Aviators and the Vietnam War. New York: New York Univ. Press: 2004. 353 pp. $32.95.

Showalter, Dennis. The Wars of German Unification. London, Eng.: Hodder Arnold, 2004. 362 pp. $72.00 ($18.95 paper).

Strauss, Barry. The Battle of Salamis: The Naval Encounter That Saved Greece—and Western Civilization. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2004. 294 pp. $25.00.

Taliaferro, Jeffrey W. Balancing Risks: Great Power Intervention in the Periphery. Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell Univ. Press, 2004. 304 pp. $39.95.

Taylor, Lenette S. “The Supply for Tomorrow Must Not Fail”: The Civil War of Captain Simon Perkins Jr., a Union Quartermaster. Kent, Ohio: Kent State Univ. Press, 2004. 284 pp. $35.00.

Vitas, Robert A. Civil-Military Relations in Lithuania Under President Antanas Smetona 1926-1940. Chicago: Lithuanian Research and Studies Center, 2004. 195 pp. $22.50 (paper).

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von Gersdorff, Freiherr, et al., ed. David C. Isby. Fighting the Breakout: The German Army and the Falaise Gap. Mechanicsburg, Pa.: Stackpole Books, 2004. 256 pp. $34.95.

Walzer, Michael. Arguing About War. New Haven, Conn.: Yale Univ. Press, 2004. 208 pp. $25.00.

Wells, Lloyd M. From Anzio to the Alps: An American Soldier’s Story. Columbia: Univ. of Missouri Press, 2004. 251 pp. $29.95.

Whitaker, Denis, and Shelagh Whitaker with Terry Copp. Normandy: The Real Story, How Ordinary Allied Soldiers Defeated Hitler. Novato, Calif.: Presidio Press, 2004. 363 pp. $15.95.

Williams, Cindy, ed. Filling The Ranks: Transforming the U.S. Military Personnel System. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 2004. 375 pp. $50.00 (paper).

Wit, Joel S., Daniel B. Poneman, and Robert L. Gallucci. Going Critical: The First North Korean Nuclear Crisis. Washington: Brookings Institution Press, 2004. 474 pp. $32.95.

Wright, William M. Meuse-Argonne Diary: A Division Commander in World War I. Columbia: Univ. of Missouri Press, 2004. 174 pp. $29.95.

Yetiv, Steve A. Explaining Foreign Policy: U.S. Decision-Making and the Persian Gulf War. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Univ. Press, 2004. 288 pp. $49.95 ($19.95 paper).


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Reviewed 17 August 2004. Please send comments or corrections to usarmy.carlisle.awc.mbx.parameters@mail.mil