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Military History/ War and Society (Canada)

Yves Angler, Stand on Guard for Whom? A Peoples History of the Canadian Military (Montreal: Black Rose Books, 2021).

David Beasley, Operations of the Army Under General Wolfe (Simcoe: Davus Publishing, 2023).

Michael S. Beaulieu, David K. Ratz, John Thorold Tronrud and Jenna L. Kirker, Thunder Bay and the First World War, 1914-1919 (Thunder Bay: Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society, 2018).

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

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

Louise Dechêne, translated by Peter Feldstein, People, State, and War under the French Regime in Canada (Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2021).

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

Charlotte Duval-Lantoine, The Ones We Let Down: Toxic Leadership Culture and Gender Integration in the Canadian Forces (Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press).

Barry Gough, The Curious Passage of Richard Blanshard: First Governor of Vancouver Island (Harbour Publishing, 2023).

J. L. Granatstein, Canada's Army: Waging War and Keeping the Peace, 3rd ed. (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2021).

Ken McGoogan, Searching for Franklin New Light on History’s Worst Arctic Disaster (Harbour Publishing, 2023).

Gregory M.W. Kennedy, Lost in the Crowd Acadian Soldiers of Canada's First World War (Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2024).

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

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

David Roberts, Boosters and Barkers Financing Canada’s Involvement in the First World War (Vancouver: UBC Press, 2023).

Linda Nissen Samuels, The Man Under the Radar: A Biography of Jack Nissenthall (London: Chiselbury Publishing, 2022).

William Stewart, The Hardest Battle: The Canadian Corps and the Arras 1918 Campaign (Warwick: Helion, 2023).

Randall Wakelam, William March and Peter Rayls, eds., On the Wings of War and Peace: The RCAF during the Early Cold War (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2023).

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).

Brenda M. Boyle, American War Stories (New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2020).

Jeffrey R. Cares and Anthony Cowden, Fighting the Fleet: Operational Art and Modern Fleet Combat (Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 2022).

Mark Celinscak, Kingdom of Night: Witnesses to the Holocaust (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2022).

John M. Curatola, Autumn of Our Discontent: Fall 1949 and the Crises in American National Security (Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 2022).

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

Emmanuel Destenay, Shadows from the Trenches. Veterans of the Great War and the Irish Revolution (1918-1923) (Dublin: University College Dublin Press, 2021).

Renée Dickason, Delphine Letort, Michel Prum and Stéphanie A.H. Bélanger, eds., War and Remembrance: Recollecting and Representing War (Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2022).

M. Girard Dorsey, Holding Their Breath: How the Allies Confronted the Threat of Chemical Warfare in World War II (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2023).

Stan Fisher, Sustaining the Carrier War: The Deployment of U.S. Naval Air Power to the Pacific (Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 2023).

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

Nathaniel Jarrett, The Lion at Dawn: Forging British Strategy in the Age of the French Revolution, 1783–1797 (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2022).

Herbert Lin, Cyber Threats and Nuclear Weapons (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2021).

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).

S. P. Mackenzie, Bomber Boys on Screen: RAF Bomber Command in Film and Television Drama (London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2019).

Michal Onderco, Networked Nonproliferation: Making the NPT Permanent (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2021).

Vincent P. O’Hara and Leonard R. Heinz, Innovating Victory: Naval Technology in Three Wars (Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 2022).

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

Jacques R. Pauwels, Myths of Modern History: From the French Revolution to the 20th century world wars and the Cold War (Toronto: James Lorimer & Company Ltd., Publishers, 2022).

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

Rodney Ross, Harrisburg in World War II (Pennsylvania: The History Press, 2021).

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).

Philip C. Shackelford, Rise of the Mavericks: The U.S. Air Force Security Service and the Cold War (Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 2023).

Thomas Sheppard, Commanding Petty Despots: The American Navy in the New Republic (Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 2022).

Ernest Snowden and Robert F. Wood, Maritime Unmanned: From Global Hawk to Triton (Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 2022).

Gen. Larry O. Spencer, USAF (Ret.), Dark Horse: General Larry O. Spencer and His Journey from the Horseshoe to the Pentagon (Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 2021).

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

Volodymyr Viatrovych and Lubomyr Luciuk, eds., Translated by Marta Olynyk. Enemy Archives: Soviet Counterinsurgency Operations and the Ukrainian Nationalist Movement – Selections from the Secret Police Archives (Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2023).

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

Adam Zientek, A Thirst for Wine and War The Intoxication of French Soldiers on the Western Front (Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2024).

Under Review

Stacey Barker, Krista Cooke and Molly McCullough, Material Traces of War: Stories of Canadian Women and Conflict, 1914-1945 (Ottawa: University of Ottawa Press, 2021).

Matthew Barrett and Robert C. Engen, Through Their Eyes: A Graphic History of Hill 70 and Canada's First World War (Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2022).

Matthew Barrett, Scandalous Conduct: Canadian Officer Courts Martial, 1914-45 (Vancouver: UBC Press, 2022).

Carl Bouchard and Norman Ingram, eds., Beyond the Great War: Making Peace in a Disordered World (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2022).

Graham Broad, ed. Part of Life Itself The War Diary of Lieutenant Leslie Howard Miller, CEF (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2023).

Laurence M. Burke, At the Dawn of Airpower: The U.S. Army, Navy, and Marine Corps’ Approach to the Airplane, 1907-1917 (Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 2022).

Mark Connelly, Postcards from the Western Front: Pilgrims, Veterans, and Tourists after the Great War (Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2022).

Tim Cook, Lifesavers and Body Snatchers: Medical Care and the Struggle for Survival in The Great War (Canada: Allen Lane, 2022).

Terry Copp and Alexander Maavara, Montreal at War, 1914-1918 (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2022).

Ronald Cormie, Bombs and Barbed Wire: Stories of Acadian Airmen and Prisoners of War, 1939-1945 (Fredericton: Goose Lane, 2022).

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

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

Kyle Falcon, Haunted Britain: Spiritualism, Psychical Research and the Great War (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2023).

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

Irene Gammel, I Can Only Paint: The Story of Battlefield Artist Mary Riter Hamilton (Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2021).

Ian Germani, Dying for France: Experiencing and Representing the Soldier’s Death, 1500–2000 (Montreal and Kingston, McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2023).

Arthur W. Gullachsen, An Army of Never-Ending Strength: Reinforcing the Canadians in Northwest Europe, 1944–45 (Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2021).

Arthur W. Gullachsen, Bloody Verrieres: The I. SS-Panzerkorps Defence of the Verrieres-Bourguebus Ridges: Volume 1 - Operations Goodwood and Atlantic, 18–22 July 1944 (Havertown: Casemate Ipm, 2022).

Arthur W. Gullachsen, Bloody Verrieres: The I. SS-Panzerkorps Defence of the Verrieres-Bourguebus Ridges: Volume II: The Defeat of Operation Spring and the Battles of Tilly-la-Campagne, 23 July-5 August 1944 (Havertown: Casemate Ipm, 2022).

Timothy G. Heck and Walker D. Mills, eds., Armies in Retreat: Chaos, Cohesion, and Consequences (Fort Leavenworth Army University Press, 2023).

Tobias Hof, Galeazzo Ciano: The Fascist Pretender (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2021).

Stéfanie von Hlatky, Countering Violent Extremism and Terrorism: Assessing Domestic and International Strategies (Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2019).

John M Jennings and Chuck Steele, eds., The Worst Military Leaders in History (London: Reaktion Books Ltd, 2022).

Dianne Kelly, Asleep in the Deep: Nursing Sister Anna Stamers and the First World War (Fredericton: Goose Lane Editions, 2021)

Jeff Keshen and David Bercuson, Treasuring the Tradition: The Story of Military Museums (Calgary: Calgary University Press, 2020).

Alexandra Kitty, A Different Track: Hospital Trains of the Second World War (Victoria: Heritage House Publishing, 2023).

Jonathan Krause and William Phipott, French Generals of the Great War Leading the Way (Barnsley: Pen & Sword Military, 2023).

Barbara Lorenzkowski, Kristine Alexander and Andrew Burtch, eds., Small Stories of War: Children, Youth, and Conflict in Canada and Beyond (Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2023).

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

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

L. Iris Newbold and K. Bruce Newbold, eds., “Without fear and with a manly heart” The Great War Letters and Diaries of Private James Herbert Gibson (Waterloo: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2019).

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

John Andreas Olsen, Airpower Pioneers: From Billy Mitchell to Dave Deptula (Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 2023).

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

Andrew Sangster, The Futile Pursuit of Power: Why Mussolini Executed His Son-in-Law (Dunbeath: Whittles Publishing, 2023).

Xosé M. Núñez Seixas, The Spanish Blue Division on the Eastern Front, 1941–1945: War, Occupation, Memory (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2022).

Alex Souchen and Matthew S. Wiseman, eds., Silent Partners: The Origins and Influence of Canada’s Military-Industrial Complex (Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2023).

Randall Wakelam, David Varey and Emmanuel Sica, eds., Educating Air Forces: Global Perspectives on Airpower Learning (Lexington: University of Kentucky, 2020).

Alexander Wilson, Jonathan Fennell and Richard Hammond, The Peoples’ War?: The Second World War in Sociopolitical Perspective (Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2022).