By Christopher Miskimon

Full Reviews

America’s War in Syria: Fighting with Kurdish Anti-Isis Forces (Till “Baz” Paasche, John Foxx and Shaun Murray, Casematte Books, Havertown PA, 2022, 304 pp., maps, photographs, glossary, notes, bibliography, index, $34.95, hardcover)

Combat Divers: An Illustrated History of Special Forces Divers (Michael G. Welham, Osprey Books, Oxford UK, 2023, 304 pp., photographs, bibliography, index, $40, hardcover)

Black Hearts and Painted Guns: A Battalion’s Journey into Iraq’s Triangle of Death (Kelly Eads and Daniel S. Morgan, Casemate Books, Havertown PA, 2023, 160 pp., photographs, appendix, $34.95, hardcover)

George Washington’s Revenge: The 1777 New Jersey Campaign and how General Washington Turned Defeat into the Strategy that Won the Revolution (Arthur S. Lefkowitz, Stackpole Books, Essex CT, 2022, 346 pp., maps, illustrations, notes, bibliography, index, $34.95, hardcover)

Teutonic Knight Versus Lithuanian Warrior: The Lithuanian Crusade 1283– 1435 (Mark Galeotti, Osprey Publishing, Oxford UK, 2023, 80pp., maps, photographs, bibliography, index, $23, softcover)

Masters of Warfare: Fifty Underrated Military Commanders from Classical Antiquity to the Cold War (Eric G. Pinzelli, Pen and Sword Books, South Yorkshire UK, 2022, 324 pp., photographs, bibliography, $42.95, hardcover)

U.S. Soldier Versus Chinese Soldier: Korea 1951-53 (Chris McNab, Osprey Books, Oxford UK, 2022, 80 pp., maps, photographs, bibliography, index, $22, softcover)

The Greatest Military Mission Stories Ever Told (Edited by Tom McCarthy, Lyons Press, Essex CT, 2022, 256 pp., bibliography, $19.95, softcover)

The Wandering Army: The Campaigns that Transformed the British Way of War (Huw J. Davies, Yale University Press, New Haven CT, 2022, 500 pp., maps, photographs, notes , bibliography, index, $38, hardcover)

The Secret War Against Red Russia: The Daring Exploits of Paul Dukes and Augustus Agar VC During the Russian Civil War (Brian Best, Frontline Books, South Yorkshire UK, 2022, photographs, bibliography, $39.95, hardcover)

Short Bursts

Liberating Libya: British Diplomacy and War in the Desert (Rupert Wieloch, Casemate Books, 2022, $34.95, hardcover) This book delves into the relationship between Libya and the United Kingdom through centuries of military and diplomatic activity.

Reflections on Captivity: A Tapestry of Stories by a Vietnam War POW (Porter Halyburton, Naval Institute Press, 2023, $21.95, hardcover) The author spent more than seven years in captivity. This book contains 50 vignettes on his experiences.

Bloody April 1917: The Birth of Modern Air Power (James S. Corum, Osprey Books, 2023, $24, softcover) The air campaign supporting the 1917 Anglo-French spring offensive was the first to be fought in an integrated fashion with the ground forces.

Berezina 1812: Napoleon’s Hollow Victory (Alexander Mikaberidze, Osprey Books, 2023, $24, softcover) Napoleon’s retreat across the Berezina River was one of the most dramatic episodes of the Russian campaign. This new work covers both operational and tactical aspects.

Hunnic Warrior Versus Late Roman Cavalrymen: Attila’s Wars, AD 440-53 (Murray Dahm, Osprey Books, 2023, $22, softcover) This work compares these two opposing cavalry forces, including their organization, weapons, and tactics.

The Soviet Army’s High Commands in War and Peace, 1941–1992 (Richard V. Harrison, Casemate Books, 2022, $45, hardcover) The Soviet high Command has always needed to control forces spread over vast distances and multiple fronts. The author reveals their methods and experiences.

Hell in the Streets of Husaybah: The April 2004 Fights of 3rd Battalion, 7th Marines in Husaybah, Iraq (David E. Kelly, Casemate Books, 2022, $34.95, hardcover) The author was a field historian who collected the accounts of this battle immediately after it occurred. This book presents those dramatic stories of courage and sacrifice.

SU-57 Felon (Piotr Butowski, Key Publishing, 2022, $24.95, softcover) This well-illustrated volume covers the development and fielding of Russia’s fifth-generation fighter aircraft.

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