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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).

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 (Montreal and Kingston: 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).

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

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

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).

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).

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).

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

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).

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

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

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

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).

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).

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

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

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

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

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

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).

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

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).

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

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

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).

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).

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).

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

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

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).

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

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

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

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).

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

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).

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

Carl Warner, Life and Death in the Battle of Britain (London: Imperial War Museums, 2018).

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

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).

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

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

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

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

David Borys, Civilians at the Sharp End: First Canadian Army Civil Affairs in Northwest Europe (Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2021).

Andrew L. Brown, Building the Army’s Backbone: Canadian Non-Commissioned Officers in the Second World War (Vancouver: UBC Press, 2021).

Christopher M. Buckey, Genesis of the Grand Fleet: The Admiralty, Germany, and the Home Fleet, 1896–1914 (Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 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).

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).

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).

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).

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).

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

Holly A. Mayer, Congress's Own: A Canadian Regiment, The Continental Army, and the American Union (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2021).

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

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

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

Kenneth Radley, On the Dangerous Edge: British and Canadian Trench Raiding on the Western Front 1914-1918 (Amherst: Helion & Company, 2019).

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).

Julian Sher, The North Star: Canada and the Civil War Plots Against Lincoln (Toronto: Knopf Canada, 2023).

Mark Zuehlke, The River Battles: Canada's Final Campaign in World War II Italy (Madeira Park: Douglas and McIntyre, 2019).