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The Journal of Military History 71.4 (2007) 1333-1342

Books Received
Compiler: Blair P. Turner, Virginia Military Institute

General

American Military History: The Costs of American Wars in Lives and Dollars from April 19, 1775 through December 31, 2005. By Donald F. Fies. Lincoln, Neb.: Universe, 2006. ISBN 0-595-41025-1. Tables. Pp. 44. Paper. $12.95. A very compact and useful tabulation, in spreadsheet format, of the human and fiscal costs of all of America's wars, with detailed breakdowns at the level of individual battles.
The Art of War. By Baron Antoine Henri de Jomini. St. Paul, Minn.: MBI, 2006. ISBN 1-85367-719-1. Maps. Appendixes. Notes. Index. Pp. 410. Paper. $19.95. This volume is a reprint of a 1992 publication, itself a facsimile edition of the United States Military Academy's 1862 English edition of the Baron's famous compendium of the Napoleonic Wars and analysis of warfare in its broadest dimensions: strategy, grand tactics, logistics, engineering, and tactics.
Ask and Tell: Gay and Lesbian Veterans Speak Out. By Steve Estes. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2007. ISBN 978-0-8078-3115-1. Photographs. Appendixes. Notes. Index. Pp. xii, 280. $29.97. In this critique of current military policy, the author analyzes the experiences of homosexual veterans over the past 65 years to argue that they "strengthened the U.S. military in times of war and peace."
Avoiding the Abyss: Progress, Shortfalls, and the Way Ahead in Combating the WMD Threat. Edited by Jim A. Davis and Barry R. Schneider. 2nd edition. Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, 2005. ISBN 0-9747403-6-5. Figures. Tables. Notes. Appendixes. Index. Pp. vi, 517. Paper. This collection of analytical essays by 22 experts was prepared by the USAF Counterproliferation Center and outlines the progress of U.S. programs for combating WMD since the establishment of the Counterproliferation Initiative by Secretary of Defense Les Aspin in December 1993.
Canadian Combat and Support Aircraft: A Military Compendium. By T. F. J. Leversedge. St. Catharines, Ontario: Vanwell, 2007. ISBN 978-1-55125-116-5. Photographs. Glossary. Bibliography. Pp. xv, 348. $34.00. This reference work catalogues the major aircraft types used by all the branches of the Canadian armed forces since the inception of the Canadian Air Corps in 1909.
Corregidor in Peace and War. By Charles M. Hubbard and Collis H. Davis, Jr. Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 2006. ISBN 978-0-8262-1712-7. Maps. Photographs. Notes. Index. Pp. 198. $39.95. This small rock in Manila Bay has an intriguing history which antedates its infamous role, at least in the American perspective, in the dark, early days of World War II.
Crafting Civilian Control of the Military in Venezuela: A Comparative Perspective. By Harold A. Trinkunas. Chapel Hill: [End Page 1333] University of North Carolina Press, 2005. ISBN 0-8078-5650-9. Notes. Bibliography. Index. Pp. 297. Paper. $24.95. Civil-military relations have been notably problematic in Latin America; the author focuses on the Venezuelan case, both historical and contemporary (read Hugo Chávez), and compares it, unfavorably, with those of Argentina, Chile, and Spain.
Deep Freeze: The United States, the International Geophysical Year, and the Origins of Antarctica's Age of Science. By Dian Olson Belanger. Boulder: University Press of Colorado, 2006. ISBN 978-0-87081-830-1. Maps. Photographs. Notes. Index. Pp. 494. $29.95. On the fiftieth anniversary of the first Geophysical Year, the author offers an assessment of the peaceful achievements of science under U.S. leadership in the Antarctic.
Ethics, Technology, and the American Way of War: Cruise Missiles and US Security Policy. By Reuben E. Brigety, II. New York: Routledge, 2007. ISBN 978-0-415-77064-4. Notes. Bibliography. Index. Pp. 170. $120. An analysis of theoretical approaches to the use of the Tomahawk combined with case studies of its use since 1991 lead the author to the conclusion that cruise missile precision "loosens traditional constraints on foreign [military] intervention."
The National Guard: An Illustrated History of America's Citizen-Soldiers. By Michael D. Doubler...

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Additional Information

ISSN
1543-7795
Print ISSN
0899-3718
Pages
pp. 1333-1342
Launched on MUSE
2007-10-23
Open Access
No
Archive Status
Archived 2010
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