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  • Blair P. Turner


Civil-Military Cooperation in Post-Conflict Operations: Emerging Theory and Practice. Edited by Christopher Ankersen. New York: Routledge, 2008. ISBN 978-0-415-42884-2. Figures. Notes. Index. Pp. 253. The editor is one among ten scholars who offer essays on the theory and application of post–conflict Civil-Military Cooperation (CIMIC) which is becoming more crucial to the U.S. military as it pursues nation building activities in such places as Afghanistan and Iraq; from the Cass Military Studies series.
Courage and Fear: A Primer. By Col. Wesley L. Fox. Dulles, Va.: Potomac Books, 2007. ISBN 978-59797-119-5. Index. Pp. 116. $19.95. A former Marine, Medal of Honor winner and Commandant of Cadets at VPI gives his views, born of long and hard experience, of the character building aspects of overcoming fear.
Dictionary of Genocide. By Samuel Totten and Paul R. Bartrop. Westport, Conn.: Green-wood Press, 2008. Volume One: A-L. ISBN 978-0-313-34642-2. Pp. xxvi, 264. Volume Two: M-Z. ISBN 978-0-313-34644-6. Pp. xx, 270. Set ISBN 978-0-313-32967-8. $199.95. As studies of genocide in different fields proliferate, the authors have sought to provide a reference work “that accurately, clearly, and concisely delineated genocide-related terminology;” the two volumes list and define thousands of terms: concepts, events, organization, persons.
Extraordinary Justice: Military Tribunals in Historical and International Context. By Peter Judson Richards. New York: NYU Press, 2007. ISBN 978-0-8147-7591-2. Notes. Bibliography. Index. Pp. 267. $45.00. The authors seek to give historical context to the debate over the legitimacy and applicability of military tribunals by providing examples of the conduct of tribunals from the American Civil War, the British Boer War, the French in World War I, and the Allies in World War II.
Fields of Conflict: Battlefield Archaeology from the Roman Empire to the Korean War. Edited by Douglas Scott, Lawrence Babits, and Charles Haecker. Westport, Conn.: Praeger, 2007. Volume 1, ISBN 0-275-99316-7. Maps. Photographs. Figures. Notes. Bibliography. Index. Pp. 233. Volume 2, ISBN 0-275-99315-9. Maps. Photographs. Figures. Notes. Bibliography. Index. Pp. 450. Set ISBN 0-275-99315-9. $175.00. These two volumes are not encyclopedic; instead they offer an interesting if eclectic collection of 23 essays concerning not just particular battles (rather heavily weighted towards 19th century Western ones) but also archaeological problems and techniques.
George C. Marshall: Rubrics of Leadership. By Steward W. Husted. Mechanicsburg, Pa.: Stack-pole Books, 2006. ISBN 978-0-9709682-3-4. Photographs. Notes. Bibliography. Index. Pp. xvi, 264. $23.95. The author offers several lessons in leadership from the unique career of the unparalleled soldier-statesman. [End Page 634]
The Greatest U.S. Marine Corps Stories Ever Told: Unforgettable Stories of Courage, Honor, and Sacrifice. Edited by Iain C. Martin. Guilford, Conn.: The Lions Press, 2007. ISBN 978-1-59921-017-9. Pp. xiv, 299. Paper. $14.95. The Corps gets its due in this collection of vignettes from its illustrious history.
Losing Iraq: Insurgency and Politics. By Stephen C. Pelletière. Westport, Conn.: Praeger Security International, 2007. ISBN 978-0-275-99213-2. Notes. Index. Pp. 151. $49.95. Since the easy “victory” in 2003, the war in Iraq has become a nationalist struggle, fueled by inept U.S. policies, against perceived threats to the country’s future; this has wide implications for the region as a whole.
Military Communications from Ancient Times to the 21st Century. Edited by Christopher H. Sterling. Santa Barbara, Cal.: ABC-CLIO, 2008. ISBN 978-1-85109-732-6. Illustrations. Glossary. Index. Pp. xl, 565. $95.00. Some 50 contributors provide several hundred entries in this encyclopedia of organizations, personnel, and events pertaining to military communications from the Air Force Communications Agency to the communications complex first built by the Nazis and then operated by the Soviets at Zossen, Germany.
Moral Constraints on War: Principles and Cases. Edited by Bruno Coppieters and Nick Fotion. New York: Lexington Books, 2002. ISBN 0-7391-0437-3. Notes. Index. Pp. xvii, 321. Paper. $32.95. The editors have assembled a group of experts in an...


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