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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).

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 ed. (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, Scandalous Conduct: Canadian Officer Courts Martial, 1914-1945 (Vancouver: UBC Press, 2022).

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).

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).

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).

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).

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

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).

Jeff Keshen, 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).

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 (New York: Bloomsbury, 2021).

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

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).

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

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

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).

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 (New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2020).

Christopher M. Buckey, Genesis of the Grand Fleet: The Admiralty, Germany, and the Home Fleet, 1896–1914 (Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 2021).

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).

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

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

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

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).

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).

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

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).

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).

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).

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).

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 (Jackson, MS: University Press of Mississippi, 2020).

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

Under Review

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

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

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).

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

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).

Richard S. Grayson, The Facemaker: A Visionary Surgeon's Battle to Mend the Disfigured Soldiers of World War I (New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2022).

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

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

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

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

Roy A. Prete, Strategy and Command: The Anglo-French Coalition on the Western Front, 1915 (Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2021).

Matthias Reiss, Brian K. Feltman ed., Prisoners of War and Local Women in Europe and the United States, 1914-1956: Consorting with the Enemy (London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2022).

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