Book Reviews

Book Reviews

USS Lexington’s Legacy of Service

By Christopher Miskimon

Lieutenant Commander Kakuishi Takahashi looked down on his targets from 14,000 feet. They were long, narrow forms with flat decks and large funnel stacks, the American aircraft carriers USS Lexington and Yorktown. Read more

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The Siege of Przemysl

By Christopher Miskimon

A horrible siege on the Eastern Front occurred at the outset of 1915. The city of Przemysl in southeastern Poland belonged to Austria Hungary. Read more

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Britain Invades the Chesapeake

By Christopher Miskimon

As the morning sun dawned over the village of Havre-de-Grace on May 3, 1813, a few sleepy militiamen stood watch over the Susquehanna River, watching for marauding British ships. Read more

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Wartime Industrial Colossus

By Christopher Miskimon

As spring turned to summer in 1941, America’s thoughts turned unwillingly toward war. While the nation was still reluctant to enter World War II, it now realized it needed to prepare its military, which had languished in the funding-starved 1930s. Read more

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The King’s German Legion at Waterlooo

By Christopher Miskimon

The Battle of Waterloo was A nightmare from hell. Musket balls, shot, and shell flew back and forth, tearing apart men and horses and leaving their broken bodies to litter what had been a pristine field just days before. Read more

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Collision of Empires

By Christopher Miskimon

World War I was only days old when German General of the Infantry Hermann von François went forward to view his soldiers engaged in combat south of Stalluponen in East Prussia. Read more

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The Class the Stars Fell

By Christopher Miskimon

June 12, 1915, was a day of enormous portent for the United States of America, though at the time it passed without great remark. Read more

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Military Book Reviews: December 2014

By Christopher Miskimon

One morning in early January 1882, Japan took its first unknowing step toward eventual world war. On that day Mutsuhito, the emperor of Japan, handed a document known as the Imperial Rescript to Soldiers and Sailors to Army Minister, Oyama Iwao. Read more

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Military Book Reviews for November 2014

by Christopher Miskimon

Within a few weeks of the “Shot Heard ‘Round the World” at Lexington and Concord, the fledgling United States, its army mostly underequipped militia, set out to defeat the British Army. Read more

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MRAP Ambush

By Christopher Miskimon

On Thanksgiving Day 2009, a convoy of three mine-resistant ambush-protected (MRAP) vehicles left the south gate of Camp Ramadi, Iraq, and began the roughly three-mile journey to the Provincial Government Building. Read more

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The Angolan Civil War

By Christopher Miskimon

The Cold War was fought on every continent and hemisphere in thousands of battles, large and small. Americans are mostly familiar with those the nation was directly involved in, such as Korea and Vietnam. Read more

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Prospect for Victory?

By Christopher Miskimon

One of the most frequently covered what-ifs of World War II is the possibility of a Third Reich wonder weapon changing the course of the war. Read more

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Combined Operations

By Christopher Miskimon

The island fighting of the Pacific War is often portrayed in the popular media as the sole province of the United States Marines. Read more

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World War I Naval Battles

By Christopher Miskimon

The strength of the British Empire lay in its colonies. Together, they formed a vast trade network which gave the United Kingdom a decided advantage in military ability, finance, and commerce. Read more