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From Parameters,  Spring 2006, pp. 154-56.


Astor, Gerald. Semper Fi in the Sky: The Marine Air Battles of World War II. New York: Ballantine Books, 2005. 384 pp. $15.95 (paper).

Auger, Martin F. Prisoners of the Home Front. Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada: UBC Press, 2005. 240 pp. $85.00.

Bahmanyar, Mir. Shadow Warriors: A History of the US Army Rangers. New York: Osprey Publishing, 2005. 336 pp. $29.95.

Bearden, T. E. Oblivion: America at the Brink. Santa Barbara, Calif.: Cheniere Press, 2005. 368 pp. $39.00 (paper).

Bogdanos, Matthew, with William Patrick. Thieves of Baghdad: One Marine’s Passion for Ancient Civilizations and the Journey to Recover the World’s Greatest Stolen Treasures. New York: Bloomsbury Publishing, 2006. 320 pp. $25.95.

Bolt, Paul J., and Albert S. Willner, eds. China’s Nuclear Future. Boulder, Colo.: Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2005. 221 pp. $52.00.

Born, Hans, Loch K. Johnson, and Ian Leigh, eds. Who’s Watching the Spies? Establishing Intelligence Service Accountability. Dulles, Va.: Potomac Books, 2005. 272 pp. $50.00 ($25.00 paper).

Brands, H. W. Andrew Jackson: His Life and Times. New York: Doubleday, 2005. 640 pp. $35.00.

Carter, Jimmy. Our Endangered Values: America’s Moral Crisis. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2005. 224 pp. $25.00.

Citino, Robert M. The German Way of War: From the Thirty Years’ War to the Third Reich. Lawrence: Univ. Press of Kansas, 2005. 336 pp. $34.95.

Clawson, Patrick, and Michael Rubin. Eternal Iran: Continuity and Chaos. New York: Palgrave, 2005. 203 pp. $75.00 ($24.95 paper).

Cordesman, Anthony H., and Nawaf Obaid. National Security in Saudi Arabia: Threats, Responses, and Challenges. Westport, Conn.: Praeger Publishers, 2005. 472 pp. $54.95.

Davis, Lynn E., et al. Stretched Thin: Army Forces for Sustained Operations. Santa Monica, Calif.: RAND, 2005. 124 pp. $20.00 (paper).

de Grazia, Victoria. Irresistible Empire: America’s Advance Through 20th-Century Europe. Cambridge, Mass.: Belknap Press, 2005. 608 pp. $29.95.

DiNardo, Richard L. Germany and the Axis Powers. Lawrence: Univ. Press of Kansas, 2005. 320 pp. $34.95.

Dougherty, Kevin, with J. Michael Moore. The Peninsula Campaign of 1862: A Military Analysis. Jackson: Univ. Press of Mississippi, 2005. 183 pp. $45.00.

Doughty, Robert A. Pyrrhic Victory: French Strategy and Operations in the Great War. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard Univ. Press, 2005. 578 pp. $39.95.

Dray, Philip. Stealing God’s Thunder: Benjamin Franklin’s Lightning Rod and the Invention of America. New York: Random House, 2005. 304 pp. $25.95.

Fitzduff, Mari, and Chris E. Stout, eds. The Psychology of Resolving Global Conflicts: From War to Peace. 3 vols. Westport, Conn.: Praeger Publishers, 2005. 1,088 pp. $275.00.

Frieser, Karl-Heinz. The Blitzkrieg Legend: The 1940 Campaign in the West. Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 2005. 584 pp. $47.50.

Gaff, Alan D. Blood in the Argonne: The “Lost Battalion” of World War I. Norman: Univ. of Oklahoma Press, 2005. 384 pp. $32.95.

Gaffney, Frank J., and Colleagues. War Footing: 10 Steps America Must Take to Prevail in the War for the Free World. Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 2005. 320 pp. $27.95.

Gerstein, Daniel M. Securing America’s Future: National Strategy in the Information Age. Westport, Conn.: Praeger Publishers, 2005. 288 pp. $44.95.

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Giesbert, Franz-Olivier. The American: A Memoir. New York: Pantheon Books, 2005. 153 pp. $21.00.

Goodwin, Doris Kearns. Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2005. 917 pp. $35.00.

Gott, Richard. Cuba: A New History. New Haven, Conn.: Yale Univ. Press, 2005. 384 pp. $35.00 ($20.00 paper).

Grossgeneralstab. War Book of the German General Staff. Mechanicsburg, Pa.: Stackpole Books, 2005. 138 pp. $16.95.

Hasian, Marouf, Jr. In the Name of Necessity: Military Tribunals and the Loss of American Civil Liberties. Tuscaloosa: Univ. of Alabama Press, 2005. 328 pp. $42.50.

Helmus, Todd C., and Russell W. Glenn. Steeling the Mind: Combat Stress Reactions and Their Implications for Urban Warfare. Santa Monica, Calif.: RAND, 2005. 174 pp. $24.00 (paper).

Heymann, Philip B., and Juliette N. Kayyem. Protecting Liberty in an Age of Terror. Cambridge, Mass.: The MIT Press, 2005. 194 pp. $30.00 (paper).

Irwin, Will. The Jedburghs: The Secret History of the Allied Special Forces, France 1944. New York: Public Affairs, 2005. 352 pp. $26.95.

Kaplan, Robert D. Imperial Grunts: The American Military on the Ground. New York: Random House, 2005. 448 pp. $27.95.

Kernan, Alvin. The Unknown Battle of Midway: The Destruction of the American Torpedo Squadrons. New Haven, Conn.: Yale Univ. Press, 2005. 208 pp. $26.00.

Kingseed, Cole C. From Omaha Beach to Dawson’s Ridge: The Combat Journal of Captain Joe Dawson. Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 2005. 274 pp. $29.95.

Knights, Michael. Cradle of Conflict: Iraq and the Birth of the Modern U.S. Military. Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 2005. 496 pp. $39.95.

Krause, Michael D., and R. Cody Phillips. Historical Perspectives of the Operational Art. Washington: US Army Center of Military History, 2005. 508 pp. $27.00.

Lambeth, Benjamin S. Air Power Against Terror: America’s Conduct of Operation Enduring Freedom. Santa Monica, Calif.: RAND, 2005. 466 pp. $35.00 (paper).

Latell, Brian. After Fidel: The Inside Story of Castro’s Regime and Cuba’s Next Leader. New York: Palgrave, 2005. 288 pp. $24.95.

Lieber, Keir A. War and the Engineers: The Primacy of Politics over Technology. Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell Univ. Press, 2006. 226 pp. $39.95.

Mansfield, Edward D., and Jack Snyder. Electing to Fight: Why Emerging Democracies Go to War. Cambridge, Mass.: The MIT Press, 2005. 300 pp. $32.95.

McFarland, Keith D., and David L. Roll. Louis Johnson and the Arming of America: The Roosevelt and Truman Years. Bloomington: Indiana Univ. Press, 2005. 456 pp. $35.00.

McGrath, John J., ed. An Army at War: Change in the Midst of Conflict. Fort Leavenworth, Kans.: Combat Studies Institute Press, 2005. 675 pp.

Menzel, Sewall. At the Cutting Edge: Cold War Campaigning with the U.S. Army in Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos, 1967-1971. Charleston, S.C.: BookSurge, 2005. 306 pp. $25.59 (paper).

Millett, Allan R. The War for Korea, 1945-1950: A House Burning. Lawrence: Univ. Press of Kansas, 2005. 376 pp. $39.95.

Moore, Christopher Paul. Fighting for America: Black Soldiers—The Unsung Heroes of World War II. New York: Ballantine Books, 2006. 367 pp. $15.95 (paper).

Naím, Moisés. Illicit: How Smugglers, Traffickers and Copycats are Hijacking the Global Economy. New York: Doubleday, 2005. 356 pp. $26.00.

Olcott, Martha Brill. Central Asia’s Second Chance. Washington: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 2005. 380 pp. $50.00 ($24.95 paper).

Overy, Richard. The Dictators: Hitler’s Germany, Stalin’s Russia. New York: W. W. Norton, 2006. 849 pp. $21.95 (paper).

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Parshall, Jonathan, and Anthony Tully. Shattered Sword: The Untold Story of the Battle of Midway. Dulles, Va.: Potomac Books, 2005. 640 pp. $35.00.

Posner, Richard A. Preventing Surprise Attacks: Intelligence Reform in the Wake of 9/11. Lanham, Md.: Rowman and Littlefield Publishers, 2005. 160 pp. $18.95.

Press, Darly G. Calculating Credibility: How Leaders Assess Military Threats. Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell Univ. Press, 2005. 218 pp. $32.50.

Prunier, Gérard. Darfur: The Ambiguous Genocide. Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell Univ. Press, 2005. 213 pp. $24.00.

Purkitt, Helen E., and Stephen F. Burgess. South Africa’s Weapons of Mass Destruction. Bloomington: Indiana Univ. Press, 2005. 320 pp. $65.00 ($24.95 paper).

Rajain, Arpit. Nuclear Deterrence in Southern Asia: China, India, and Pakistan. Thousand Oaks, Calif.: Sage Publications, 2005. 496 pp. $79.95.

Rappert, Brian. Controlling the Weapons of War: Politics, Persuasion, and the Prohibition of Inhumanity. New York: Routledge, 2005. 223 pp. $113.00.

Reader, John. Cities. New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, 2005. 358 pp. $26.00.

Sands, Philippe. Lawless World: America and the Making and Breaking of Global Rules from FDR’s Atlantic Charter to George W. Bush’s Illegal War. New York: Viking Press, 2005. 324 pp. $25.95.

Scheips, Paul J. The Role of Federal Military Forces in Domestic Disorders: 1945-1992. Washington: Center of Military History, 2005. 530 pp. $66.00.

Schumacher, Gerald. To Be A U.S. Army Green Beret. St. Paul, Minn.: Zenith Press, 2005. 160 pp. $19.95 (paper).

Shadid, Anthony. Night Draws Near: Iraq’s People in the Shadow of America’s War. New York: Henry Holt, 2005. 448 pp. $26.00.

Shaw, John M. The Cambodian Campaign: The 1970 Offensive and America’s Vietnam War. Lawrence: Univ. Press of Kansas, 2005. 352 pp. $34.95.

Snider, Don M., project director. Lloyd J. Matthews, ed. The Future of the Army Profession. 2d ed.; New York, McGraw-Hill, 2005. 792 pp. $35.00 (paper).

Spiller, Roger. An Instinct for War: Scenes from the Battlefields of History. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard Univ. Press, 2005. 403 pp. $29.95.

Stockholm International Peace Research Institute. SIPRI Yearbook 2005: Armaments, Disarmament, and International Security. New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 2005. 853 pp. $150.00.

Tellis, Ashley J., and Michael Wills, eds. Strategic Asia 2005-06: Military Modernization in an Era of Uncertainty. Seattle, Wash.: National Bureau of Asian Research, 2005. 476 pp. $24.95 (paper).

Terzuolo, Eric. NATO and Weapons of Mass Destruction: Regional Alliance, Global Threats. New York: Routledge, 2006. 240 pp. $120.00.

Vilensky, Joel A. Dew of Death: The Story of Lewisite, America’s World War I Weapon of Mass Destruction. Bloomington: Indiana Univ. Press, 2005. 213 pp. $24.95.

Walt, Stephen M. Taming American Power: The Global Response to U.S. Primacy. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 2005. 320 pp. $27.95.

Walzer, Michael. Arguing About War. New Haven, Conn.: Yale Univ. Press, 2005. 224 pp. $25.00 ($16.00 paper).

Whitby, Michael, ed. Commanding Canadians: The Second World War Diaries of A. F. C. Layard. Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada: UBC Press, 2005. 320 pp. $85.00.

Williams, Kayla. Love My Rifle More Than You: Young and Female in the U.S. Army. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 2005. 288 pp. $24.95.

Willmott, H. P. The Battle of Leyte Gulf: The Last Fleet Action. Bloomington: Indiana Univ. Press, 2005. 399 pp. $35.00.

Wills, Garry. Henry Adams and the Making of America. Boston, Mass.: Houghton Mifflin, 2005. 448 pp. $30.00.


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Reviewed 9 February 2006. Please send comments or corrections to usarmy.carlisle.awc.mbx.parameters@mail.mil