Books Available for Review

Military/Current Affairs

Sanela Dursun, Samantha Urban and Waylon H. Dean, eds., The Homefront: Family Well-Being and Military Readiness (Kingston: Canadian Defence Academy Press, 2018).

Robert Engen, H. Christian Breede and Allan English (eds.), Why We Fight: New Approaches to the Human Dimension of Warfare (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2020).

Tanisha M. Fazal, Wars of Law: Unintended Consequences in the Regulation of Armed Conflict (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2018).

Pascal Levesque, Frontline Justice: The Evolution and Reform of Summary Trials in the Canadian Armed Forces (Kingston and Montreal: McGill-Queens University Press, 2020).

Lieutenant-Colonel Daniel J. Watola and Allister MacIntyre, eds., From Knowing to Doing: International Perspectives on Leading Effectively (Kingston: Canadian Defence Academy Press, 2018).

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

Toshi Yoshihara and James R. Holmes, Red Star over the Pacific: China’s Rise and the Challenge to U.S. Maritime Strategy, 2nd edition (Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 2018).

Military History/War and Society (Canada)

David Borys, Civilians At the Sharp End: First Canadian Army Civil Affairs in Northwest Europe (MCQUP: 2021).

Dieter K. Buse and Graeme S. Mount. Untold: Northeastern Ontario’s Military Past, Volume I, 1662 – World War I (Sudbury: Latitude 46, 2018).

Dieter K. Buse and Graeme S. Mount. Untold: Northeastern Ontario’s Military Past, Volume 2, World War II – Peacekeeping (Sudbury: Latitude 46, 2019).

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).

Kenneth B. Cothliff, Four Who Dared: Inspiring Stories of Canadian Airmen in the Second World War (Heritage, 2019).

Greg Donaghy and David Webster (eds.), A Samaritan State Revisited: Historical Perspectives on Canadian Foreign Aid (Calgary: University of Calgary Press, 2019).

Jacalyn Duffin, Stanley’s Dream: The Medical Expedition to Easter Island. (Kingston & Montreal: McGill-Queen`s University Press, 2019).

Peter Farrugia and Evan Habkirk (eds.), Portraits of Battle: Courage, Grief and Strength in Canada’s Great War (UBC Press, 2021).

Aldona Jaworska, Polish War Veterans in Alberta: The Last Four Stories (Edmonton: University of Alberta Press, 2019).

Peter Kasurak, Canada’s Mechanized Infantry: The Evolution of a Combat Arm, 1920–2012 (Vancouver: UBC Press, 2020).

Geoff Keelan, Duty to Dissent: Henri Bourassa and the First World War (Vancouver: UBC Press, 2020).

Alan Livingstone MacLeod, From Rinks to Regiments: Hockey Hall-of-Famers and the Great War (Victoria: Heritage House, 2018).

Eric McGeer, Varsity’s Soldiers: The University of Toronto Contingent of the Canadian Officers’ Training Corps, 1914-1968 (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2019).

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

John O’Brian, The Bomb in the Wilderness: Photography and the Nuclear Era in Canada (Vancouver: UBC Press, 2020).

Keith C. Ogilvie, The Spitfire Luck of Skeets Ogilvie: From the Battle of Britain to the Great Escape (Victoria: Heritage House, 2017).

Joy Porter, Trauma, Primitivism and the First World War: The Making of Frank Prewett (Bloomsbury, 2021).

Jonathan Reid, The Captain Was a Doctor: The Long War and Uneasy Peace of POW (Dundurn Press, 2020).

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

Lisa Jean Russ, Last Flight to Stuttgart: Searching for the Bomber Boys of Lancaster EQ-P (Victoria: Heritage House, 2018).

Cord Scott, Four Colour Combat: Canadian Forces in War Comics (Nashville: On Brand Books, 2019).

Sandra Semchuk, The Stories Were Not Told: Canada’s First World War Internment Camps (Edmonton: University of Alberta Press, 2019).

Robert Teigrob. Four Days in Hitler’s Germany: MacKenzie King’s Mission to Avert A Second World War (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2019).

Peter J. Usher, Joey Jacobson’s War: A Jewish Canadian Airman in the Second World War (Waterloo: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2018).

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

Elizabeth Atwood, The Liberation of Marguerite Harrison: America’s First Female Foreign Intelligence Agent (Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 2020).

Trevor Albertson, Winning Armageddon: Curtis LeMay and Strategic Air Command, 1948-1957 (Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 2019).

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).

Brenda M. Boyle, American War Stories (Rutgers University Press, 2020).

Gwen D’Arcangelis, Bio-Imperialism: Disease, Terror and the Construction of National Fragility (Rutgers University Press, 2020).

Ted Edwards, Seven at Santa Cruz: The Life of Fighter Ace Stanley “Swede” Vejtasa (Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 2018).

Richard S. Grayson, Dublin’s Great Wars: The First World War, the Easter Rising and the Irish Revolution (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018).

Gerhard P. Gross, ed. and translated by Janice W. Ancker, The Forgotten Front: The Eastern Theater of World War I, 1914-1915 (Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2018).

Timothy Heck and Brett A. Friedman, On Contested Shores: The Evolving Role of Amphibious Operations in the History of Warfare (Marine Corps University Press, 2020). 

Trent Hone, Learning War: The Evolution of Fighting Doctrine in the U.S. Navy, 1898-1945 (Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 2018).

Jim Howe, Red Crew: Fighting the War on Drugs with Reagan’s Coast Guard (Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 2018).

Ian Mitchell, The Battle of The Peaks and Long Stop Hill: Tunisia, April-May 1943 (Warwick: Helion and Company, 2019).

Edward J. Marolda, ed., Combat at Close Quarters: An Illustrated History of the U.S. Navy in the Vietnam War (Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 2018).

David S. Nasca, The Emergence of American Amphibious Warfare, 1898–1945 (Naval Institute Press, 2020).

Philip Padgett, Advocating Overlord: The D-Day Strategy and the Atomic Bomb (Lincoln, NE: Potomac Books, 2018).

Norman Polmar, Thomas A. Brooks and George E. Fedoroff, Admiral Gorshkov: The Man who Challenged the U.S. Navy (Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 2019).

Norman Polmar and John O’Connell, Strike from the Sea: The Development and Deployment of Strategic Cruise Missiles since 1934 (Naval Institute Press, 2020).

Eric Rust, U-Boat Commander Oskar Kusch: Anatomy of a Nazi-Era Betrayal and Judicial Murder (Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 2020).

Timothy Andrew Sayle, Enduring Alliance: A History of NATO and the Postwar Global Order (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2019).

William Stivers and Donald A. Carter, The City Becomes a Symbol: The U.S. Army in the Occupation of Berlin, 1945-1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Army Center of Military History, 2017).

Barbara Brooks Tomblin, Life in Jefferson Davis’ Navy (Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 2019).

Kari Weil, Precarious Partners: Horses and Their Humans in Nineteenth-Century France (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2020).

Erik B. Villard, Combat Operations: Staying the Course, October 1967 to September 1968 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Army Center of Military History, 2017).

Chris Yogerst, Hollywood Hates Hitler! Jew-Baiting, Anti-Nazism, and the Senate Investigation into Warmongering in Motion Pictures (University Press of Mississippi, 2020).

Brent D. Ziarnick, ed., 21st Century Power: Strategic Superiority for the Modern Era (Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 2018).

Currently Under Review

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

R. Scott Sheffield and Noah Riseman, Indigenous Peoples and the Second World War: The Politics, Experiences and Legacies of War in the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2019).

Crang, Jeremy A. Sisters in Arms: Women in the British Armed Forces During the Second World War (Cambridge University Press, 2020).

Colin F. Baxter, The Secret History of RDX: The Super-Explosive that Helped Win World War II (Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2018).

Alex Souchen, War Junk: Munitions Disposal and Postwar Reconstruction in Canada (Vancouver: UBC Press, 2020).

Guy St-Denis, The True Face of Sir Isaac Brock (Calgary: University of Calgary Press, 2018).

COL. Jeff Appleget, USN, (RET.), COL. Robert Burks, USN (RET.), and Fred Cameron, The Craft of Wargaming: A Detailed Planning Guide for Defense Planners and Analysts (Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 2020).

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

Tim Cook and J.L. Granatstein (eds.), Canada 1919: A Nation Shaped by War (Vancouver: UBC Press, 2020).

Tim Cook, The Fight for History: 75 Years of Forgetting, Remembering, and Remaking Canada’s Second World War (Allen Lane, 2020).

Santanu Das, India, Empire, and First World war Culture: Writings, Images, and Songs (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018).

Sarah Glassford and Amy Shaw (eds.), Making the Best of It: Women and Girls of Canada and Newfoundland during the Second World War (Vancouver: UBC Press, 2020).

Geoffrey Hayes, Crerar’s Lieutenants: Inventing the Canadian Junior Army Officer, 1939-45 (Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2017).

Geoffrey Jackson. The Empire on the Western Front: The British 62nd and Canadian 4th Divisions in Battle (Vancouver: UBC Press, 2019).

Sean M. Maloney, Operation Kinetic: Stabilizing Kosovo (Lincoln, NE: Potomac Books, 2018).

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

Rod Macleod, Sam Steele: A Biography (Edmonton: University of Alberta Press, 2018).

Marti, Steve. For Home and Empire: Voluntary Mobilization in Australia, Canada, and New Zealand during the First World War (Vancouver: UBC Press, 2019).

Major-General Sir Edward Morrison and edited by Susan Raby-Dunne, Morrison: The Long-lost memoir of Canada’s Artillery Commander in the Great War (Victoria: Heritage House, 2017).

Jonathan F. Vance, A Township at War (Waterloo: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2018).

Marti, Steve and William John Pratt (eds.), Fighting With the Empire: Canada, Britain, and Global Conflict, 1867-1947 (Vancouver: UBC Press, 2019).

Rick Blom, Hunger: How Food Shaped the Course of the First World War (Waterloo: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2019).