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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).

Nahlah Ayed, The War We Won Apart: The Untold Story of Two Elite Agents Who Became One of the Most Decorated Couples of WWII (Toronto: Penguin, 2024).

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).

Alan Bowker, A Church at War: MacKay Presbyterian Church, New Edinburgh, and the First World War (University of Ottawa Press, 2024).

Patrick Brode, Traitor by Default: The Trials of Kanao Inouye, the Kamloops Kid (Toronto: Dundurn, 2024).

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, 2022).

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).

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).

Peter Cook and John Crawford, eds., Heavy and Continuous Sacrifice: New Zealand, her Allies and the Second World War (Aotearoa Books, 2024).

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).

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).

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).

Under Review

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).

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).

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).

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).

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)

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

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

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

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

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).

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

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

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).

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).

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).