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Canadian Military History accepts reviews of any academic publication related to the field of ‘war and society’ – regardless of disciplinary, geographic, or chronological focus – so long as the book has been published within the last 3-4 years. If you are interested in reviewing an available book please contact our Book Review Editor Brittany Dunn via e-mail at b[email protected]. If you are interested in reviewing a book not currently listed as available, please view titles listed at the bottom of this page as “Currently Under Review” to ensure no overlap.

Please also consult our Book Review Submission Guidelines before submitting your review for consideration.


Books Available for Review

Military/Current Affairs

Lester W. Grau and Charles K. Bartles, eds., Mountain Warfare and other Lofty Problems: Foreign Perspectives on High Altitude Combat (Solihull, UK: Helion and Company, 2016).

Major Gary Ivy, Kerry Sudom et al., eds., The Human Dimensions of Operations: A Personnel Research Perspective (Kingston: Canadian Defence Academy Press, 2014).

Lieutenant-Colonel Douglas Lindsay and Commander Dave Woycheshin, eds., Overcoming Leadership Challenges: International Perspectives (Winnipeg: Canadian Defence Academy Press, 2015).

Emily Spencer, ed., “By, With, Through”: A Sof Global Engagement Strategy (Kingston: Canadian Defence Academy Press, 2014).

Nancy Taber, ed., Gendered Militarism in Canada: Learning Conformity and Resistance (Edmonton, AB: University of Alberta Press, 2015).


Military History/War and Society (Canada)

David L. Bashow, All the Fine Young Eagles: In the Cockpit with Canada’s Second World War Fighter Pilots, 2nd Edition (Madeira Park, BC: Douglas and McIntyre, 2016).

Mike Bechthold, Flying to Victory: Raymond Collishaw and the Western Desert Campaign, 1940-1941 (Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, 2017).

Daniel Byers, Zombie Army: The Canadian Army and Conscription in the Second World War (Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2016).

Peter C. Conrad, Training Aces: Canada’s Air Training during the First World War (Markham, ON: BookLand Press, 2015).

Robert Engen, Strangers in Arms: Combat Motivation in the Canadian Army, 1943-1945 (Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2016).

Michael Gates, From the Klondike to Berlin: The Yukon in World War I (Madeira Park, BC: Harbour Publishing, 2017).

Neta Gordon, Catching the Torch: Contemporary Canadian Literary Responses to World War I (Waterloo: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2014).

Derek Grout, Thunder in the Skies: A Canadian Gunner in the Great War (Toronto: Dundurn, 2015).

Melynda Jarratt, Letters from Beauly: Pat Hennessy and the Canadian Forestry Corps in Scotland, 1940-1945 (Fredericton, NB: Goose Lane, 2016).

Gordon K. Jones, Defending the Island Shores: Newfoundland in the War of 1812 (Markham, ON: BookLand Press, 2016).

D. Peter MacLeod, Backs to the Wall: The Battle of Sainte-Foy and the Conquest of Canada (Madeira Park, BC: Douglas & McIntyre, 2016)

Richard Pope, Shadows Gathering (North Charleston, SC: CreateSpace Publishing, 2014).

Patricia Sandber, Sun Dogs and Yellowcake: Gunnar Mines–A Canadian Story (Crackingstone Press, 2016).

Bonnie Reilly Schmidt, Silenced: The Untold Story of the Fight for Equality in the RCMP (Halfmoon Bay, BC: Caitlin Press, 2015).

Eddy Weetaltuk and edited by Thibault Martin, From the Tundra to the Trenches (Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 2016).

Mark Zuehlke, Through Blood and Sweat: A Remembrance Trek Across Sicily’s World War II Battlegrounds (Madeira Park: Douglas and McIntyre, 2014).


Military History/War and Society (U.S./International)

Brian Bond, From Liddell Hart to Joan Littlewood: Studies in British Military History (Solihull, UK: Helion and Company, 2015).

Andrew Buchanan, American Grand Strategy in the Mediterranean during World War II (Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2014).

Dominic J. Caraccilo, Forging a Special Operations Force: The US Army Rangers (Solihull, UK: Helion and Company, 2015).

Donald A. Carter, Forging the Shield: The U.S. Army in Europe, 1951-1962 (U.S. Army Center for Military History, 2015).

Mark Celinscak, Distance from the Belsen Heap: Allied Forces and the Liberation of a Nazi Concentration Camp (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2015).

Colonel Greg Eanes, Tarleton’s Southside Raid and Peter Francisco’s Famous Fight (Virgina: The Eanes Group, 2014).

Dan Harvey, Soldiers of the Short Grass: A History of the Curragh Camp (Newbridge, UK: Merrion Press, 2016).

Lieutenant-Colonel Douglas Lindsay and Commander Dave Woycheshin, eds., Adaptive Leadership in the Military Context: International Perspectives (Winnipeg: Canadian Defence Academy Press, 2014).

Jacques R. Pauwels, The Great Class War, 1914-1918 (Toronto: Lorimer, 2016).


Currently Under Review

Quintin Barry, Moltke and His Generals: A Study in Leadership (Solihull, UK: Helion and Company, 2015).

Michael J. Bazyler and Frank M. Tuerkheimer, Forgotten Trials of the Holocaust (New York: New York University Press, 2014).

David J. Bercuson and Holger H. Herwig, Long Night of the Tankers: Hitler’s War Against Caribbean Oil (Calgary: University of Calgary Press, 2014).

Tim Cook, The Necessary War: Canadians Fighting the Second World War 1939-1943, Volume One (Toronto: Allen Lane, 2014).

Tim Cook, Fight to the Finish: Canadian in the Second World War 1944-1945, Volume Two (Toronto: Allen Lane, 2015).

Tim Cook, Vimy: The Battle and the Legend (Toronto: Allen Lane, 2017).

Bruce Dancis, Resister: A Story of Protest and Prison during the Vietnam War (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2014).

Charles Forrester, Monty’s Functional Doctrine: Combined Arms Doctrine in British 21st Army Group in Northwest Europe, 1944-45 (Solihull, UK: Helion and Company, 2016).

T. Robert Fowler, Combat Mission Kandahar: The Canadian Experience in Afghanistan (Toronto: Dundurn, 2016).

Sydney Frost and edited by Edward Roberts, A Blue Puttee at War: The Memoir of Captain Sydney Frost, MC (St. John’s, NL: Flanker Press, 2014).

David James Gill, Britain and the Bomb: Nuclear Diplomacy, 1964-1970 (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2014).

Barry Gough, Britannia’s Navy on the West Coast of North America, 1812-1914 (Victoria, BC: Heritage House, 2016).

J.L. Granatstein and J.M. Hitsman, Broken Promises: A History of Conscription in Canada, revised ed. (Oakville, ON: Rock Mills Press, 2015).

Stéfanie von Hlatky and H. Christian Breede, eds., Going to War? Trends in Military Interventions (Montréal-Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2016).

Bohdan S. Kordan, No Free Man: Canada, the Great War, and the Enemy Alien Experience (Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2016).

Megan MacKenzie, Beyond the Band of Brothers: The US Military and the Myth that Women Can’t Fight (Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2015).

Colin McCullough, Creating Canada’s Peacekeeping Past (Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2016).

Brian D. McInnes, Sounding Thunder: The Stories of Francis Pegahmagabow (Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 2016).

Ian McKay and Jamie Swift, The Vimy Trap or, How We Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Great War (Toronto: Between the Lines, 2016).

Matthew Moten, Presidents and their Generals: An American History of Command in War (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2014).

William F. Stewart, The Embattled General: Sir Richard Turner and the First World War (Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2015).

Peter Thorsheim, Waste into Weapons: Recycling in Britain during the Second World War (Cambridge, UK: University of Cambridge Press, 2015).

Cynthia Toman, Sister Soldiers of the Great War: The Nurses of the Canadian Army Corps (Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2016).

Len Travers, Hodges’ Scout: A Lost Patrol of the French and Indian War (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2015).

Richard Vinen, National Service: Conscription in Britain 1945-1963 (Toronto: Allen Lane, 2014).

Timothy C. Winegard, The First World Oil War (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2016).

Commander Dave Woycheshin, ed., In Harm’s Way The Comprehensive Approach: Perspectives from the Field (Kingston: Canadian Defence Academy Press, 2015).

Mark Zuehlke, Forgotten Victory: First Canadian Army and the Cruel Winter of 1944-45 (Madeira Park: Douglas and McIntyre, 2014).


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