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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 (Kingston: Canadian Defence Academy Press, 2015).

Allister MacIntyre, Daniel Lagacé-Roy and Douglas R. Lindsay, eds., Global Views on Military Stress and Resilience (Kingston: Canadian Defence Academy Press, 2017).

Jeff M. Moore, The Thai Way of Counterinsurgency (Muir Analytics, 2013).

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

Lieutenant-Colonel Daniel J. Watola and Allister MacIntyre, eds., Technology and Leadership: International Perspectives (Kingston: Canadian Defence Academy Press, 2017).

 

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).

Jean-Christophe Boucher and Kim Richard Nossal, The Politics of War: Canada’s Afghanistant Mission 2001-14 (Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2017).

Graham Broad, One in a Thousand: The Life and Death of Captain Eddie McKay, Royal Flying Corps (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2017).

David Campbell, It Can’t Last Forever: The 19th Battalion and the Canadian Corps in the First World War (Waterloo: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2017).

Colonel John Conrad, Among the Walking Wounded: Soldiers, Survival, and PTSD (Toronto: Dundurn Press, 2017).

Andy Flanagan, The Endless Battle: The Fall of Hong Kong and Canadian POWs in Imperial Japan (Fredericton: Goose Lane Editions and the Gregg Centre for the Study of War and Society, 2017).

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

Sarah Glassford, Mobilizing Mercy: A History of the Canadian Red Cross (Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2017).

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

Barry Gough, From Classroom to Battlefield: Victoria High School and the First World War (Victoria: Heritage House, 2014).

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).

Frank Maas, The Price of Alliance: The Politics and Procurement of Leopard Tanks for Canada’s NATO Brigade (Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2017).

Alan Livingstone MacLeod, Remembered in Bronze and Stone: Canada’s Great War Memorial Statuary (Victoria: Heritage House, 2016).

Mark G. McGowan, The Imperial Irish: Canada’s Irish Catholics Fight the Great War, 1914-1918 (Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2017).

Andrea McKenzie and Jane Ledwell, eds., L.M. Montgomery and War (Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2017).

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

Larry D. Rose, Ten Decisions: Canada’s Best, Worst, and Most Far-Reaching Decisions of the Second World War (Toronto: Dundurn, 2017).

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).

Timothy J. Stewart, Toronto’s Fighting 75th in the Great War 1915-1919: A Prehistory of The Toronto Scottish Regiment (Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother’s Own) (Waterloo: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2017).

William F. Stewart, Canadians on the Somme, 1916: The Neglected Campaign (Solihull, UK: Helion and Company, 2017).

Andrew Taylor and edited by Daniel Heidt and P. Whitney Lackenbauer, Two Years Below the Horn: Operation Tabarin, Field Science, and Antarctic Sovereignty, 1944-1946 (Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 2017).

Brian Douglas Tennyson, Nova Scotia at War 1914-1919 (Halifax: Nimbus Publishing, 2017).

Kathryn A. Young and Sarah M. McKinnon, No Man’s Land: The Life and Art of Mary Riter Hamilton (Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 2017).

Mark Zuehlke, The Cinderella Campaign: First Canadian Army and the Battles for the Channel Ports (Madeira Park, BC: Douglas and McIntyre, 2017).

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

 

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

Stéphanie A.H. Bélanger and Renée Dickason, eds., War Memories: Commemoration, Recollections, and Writings on War (Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2017).

Jerri Bell and Tracy Crow, eds., It’s My Country Too: Women’s Military Stories from the American Revolution to Afghanistan (Lincoln, NE: Potomac Books, 2017).

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

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).

Susan L. Smith, Toxic Exposures: Mustard Gas and the Health Consequences of World War II in the United States (New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2017).

Damien Wright, Churchill’s Secret War with Lenin: British and Commonwealth Military Intervention in the Russian Civil War, 1918-20 (Solihull, UK: Helion & Company Limited, 2017).

 

Currently Under Review

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

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

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).

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).

Patrick M. Dennis, Reluctant Warriors: Canadian Conscripts and the Great War (Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2017).

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

Meghan Fitzpatrick, Invisible Scars: Mental Trauma and the Korean War (Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2017).

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).

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

Trevor Harvey, An Army of Brigadiers: British Brigade Commanders at the Battle of Arras 1917 (Solihull, UK: Helion and Company, 2017).

Richard Holt, Filling the Ranks: Manpower in the Canadian Expeditionary Force, 1914-1918 (Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2017).

Iain E. Johnston-White, The British Commonwealth and Victory in the Second World War (London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017).

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

Simo Laakkonen, Richard Tucker and Timo Vuorisalo, eds., The Long Shadows: A Global Environmental History of the Second World War (Corvallis, OR: Oregon State University Press, 2017).

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

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

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

Ronald McCrum, The Men Who Lost Singapore, 1938-1942 (Singapore: National University of Singapore Press, 2017).

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).

Adam Montgomery, The Invisible Injured: Psychological Trauma in the Canadian Military from the First World War to Afghanistan (Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2017).

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

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

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

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).

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

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

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

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