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  • America's Digital Army: Games at Work and War.
    Robertson Allen. University of Nebraska Press, 2017.
  • The American Military: A Concise History.
    Joseph T. Glatthaar. Oxford University Press, 2018.
  • Battle Studies.
    Ardant du Picq; Roger Spiller, trans. University Press of Kansas, 2017.
  • Beyond Duty: The Reasons Some Soldiers Commit Atrocities.
    Walter S. Zapotoczny Jr. Casemate Publishers, 2017.
  • Camp Pendleton: The Historic Rancho Santa Margarita y Las Flores and the U.S. Marine Corps in Southern California, A Shared History.
    Breanne Robertson. Marine Corps History Division, 2017.
  • The Causes of War & the Spread of Peace: But Will War Rebound?.
    Azar Gat. Oxford University Press, 2017.
  • Danger 79er: The Life and Times of Lieutenant General James F. Hollingsworth.
    James H. Willbanks. Texas A&M University Press, 2018.
  • Frustrated Ambition: General Vicente Lim and the Philippine Military Experience, 1910–1944.
    Richard B. Meixsel. University of Oklahoma Press, 2018.
  • The General Who Wore Six Stars: The Inside Story of John C. H. Lee.
    Hank H. Cox. Potomac Books, 2018.
  • Lessons in Leadership.
    Gen. John R. Deane Jr. University Press of Kentucky, 2018.
  • Long Journeys Home: American Veterans of World War II, Korea, and Vietnam.
    Michael D. Gambone. Texas A&M University Press, 2017
  • The Medal of Honor: The Evolution of America's Highest Military Decoration.
    Dwight S. Mears. University Press of Kansas, 2018.
  • Military Service and American Democracy: From World War II to the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars.
    William A. Taylor. University Press of Kansas, 2016.
  • Nanoweapons: A Growing Threat to Humanity.
    Louis A. Del Monte. Potomac Books, 2017.
  • New Jersey: A Military History.
    Joseph G. Bilby. Westholme Publishing, 2017.
  • On Tactics: A Theory of Victory in Battle.
    B. A. Friedman. Naval Institute Press, 2017.
  • Ranger: A Soldier's Life.
    Ralph Puckett with D. K. R. Crosswell. University Press of Kentucky, 2017.
  • The Rise and Fall of an Officer Corps: The Republic of China Military, 1942-1955.
    Eric Setzekorn. University of Oklahoma Press, 2018.
  • Soldiers of the Nation: Military Service and Modern Puerto Rico, 1868-1952.
    Harry Rivera-Franqui. University of Nebraska Press, 2018.
  • Sound the Trumpet, Beat the Drums: Horse-Mounted Bands of the U.S. Army, 1829-1940.
    Bruce P. Gleason. University of Oklahoma Press, 2016.
  • Traumatic Defeat: POWs, MIAs, and National Mythmaking.
    Patrick Gallagher. University Press of Kansas, 2018.
  • Veterans Cemeteries of Texas.
    Michael Lee Lanning. Texas A&M University Press, 2018.
  • War by the Numbers: Understanding Conventional Combat.
    Christopher A. Lawrence. Potomac Books, 2017.

Pre-World War One

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  • An Aid to Custer: The Civil War Letters of Lt. Edward G. Granger.
    Sandy Barnard, ed.; Thomas E. Singelyn, comp. University of Oklahoma Press, 2018.
  • Bouquet's Expedition Against the Ohio Indians in 1764.
    William Smith; Martin West, ed. Kent State University Press, 2017.
  • Braxton Bragg: The Most Hated Man in the Confederacy.
    Earl J. Hess. University of North Carolina Press, 2016.
  • A British Profession of Arms: The Politics of Command in the Late Victorian Army.
    Ian F. W. Beckett. University of Oklahoma Press, 2018.
  • Chasing Mosby, Killing Booth: The 16th New York Volunteer Cavalry.
    James Carson. McFarland & Company, 2017.
  • Civil War in the Southwest Borderlands, 1861–1867.
    Andrew E. Masich. University of Oklahoma Press, 2017.
  • Democracy and the American Civil War: Race and African Americans in the Nineteenth Century.
    Kevin Adams and Leonne M Hudson, eds. Kent State University Press, 2016.
  • Depredation and Deceit: The Making of the Jicarilla and Ute Wars in New Mexico.
    Gregory F. Michno. University of Oklahoma Press, 2017.
  • The Diaries of Reuben Smith, Kansas Settler and Civil War Soldier.
    Lana Wirt Myers, ed. University Press of Kansas, 2018.
  • From Oligarchy to Republicanism: The Great Task of Reconstruction.
    Forrest A. Nabors. University of Missouri Press, 2017.
  • Guibert: Father of Napoleon's Grand Armée.
    Jonathan Abel. University of Oklahoma Press, 2016.
  • "Hang Them All:" George Wright and the Plateau Indian War.
    Donald L. Cutler. University of Oklahoma Press, 2016.
  • In Command: Theodore Roosevelt and the American Military.
    Matthew Oyos. University of Nebraska Press, 2018.
  • Kearny's Dragoons Out West: The Birth of the U.S. Cavalry.
    Will Gorenfeld and John Gorenfeld. University of Oklahoma Press, 2016.
  • Kentucky Rebel Town: The Civil War Battles of Cynthiana and Harrison County.
    William A. Penn. University Press of Kentucky, 2016.
  • The Lewis and Clark Expedition Day by Day.
    Gary E. Moulton. University of Nebraska Press, 2018.
  • Lone Star Unionism, Dissent, and Resistance: Other Sides of Civil War Texas.
    Jesús F. de la Teja. University of Oklahoma Press, 2016.
  • Looming Civil War: How Nineteenth-Century Americans Imagined the Future.
    Jason Phillips. Oxford University Press, 2018.
  • The Man Who Captured Washington: Major General Robert Ross and the War of 1812.
    John McCavitt and Christopher T. George. University of Oklahoma Press, 2016.
  • The Modoc War: A Story of Genocide at the Dawn of America's Gilded Age.
    Robert Aquinas McNally. Bison Books, 2017.
  • My Gettysburg: Meditations on History and Place.
    Mark A. Snell. Kent State University Press, 2016.
  • The New York Times Disunion: A History of the Civil War.
    Ted Widmer, ed. Oxford University Press, 2016.
  • Phantoms of the South Fork: Captain McNeil and His Rangers.
    Steve French. Kent State University Press, 2017.
  • Photographing Custer's Battlefield: The Images of Kenneth F. Roahen.
    Sandy Barnard. University of Oklahoma Press, 2016.
  • Pure Heart: The Faith of a Father and Son in the War for a More Perfect Union.
    William F. Quigley Jr. Kent State University Press, 2016
  • Raising the Flag: America's First Envoys in Faraway Lands.
    Peter D. Eicher. Potomac Books, 2018.
  • Recollections of a Civil War Medical Cadet.
    Burt Green Wilder, Richard M. Reid, ed. Kent State University Press, 2017.
  • Rethinking America: From Empire to Republic.
    John M. Murrin. Oxford University Press, 2018.
  • The River Ran Backwards: The Civil War and the Remaking of the American Middle Border.
    Christopher Phillips. Oxford University Press, 2016.
  • Road to War: The 1871 Yellowstone Surveys.
    M. John Lubetkin, ed. The Arthur H. Clark Company, 2016.
  • Sign Talker: Hugh Lenox Scott Remembers Indian Country.
    R. Eli Paul, ed. University of Oklahoma Press, 2016.
  • Slaughter at the Chapel: The Battle of Ezra Church, 1864.
    Gary Ecelbarger. University of Oklahoma Press, 2016.
  • Soldiers in the Southwest Borderlands, 1848–1886.
    Janne Lahti, ed. University of Oklahoma Press, 2017.
  • Standing in Their Own Light: African American Patriots in the American Revolution.
    Judith L. Van Buskirk. University of Oklahoma Press, 2017.
  • Utah and the American Civil War: The Written Record.
    Kenneth L. Alford. The Arthur H. Clark Company, 2017.
  • Valley Forge.
    Bob Drury and Tom Clavin. Simon and Schuster, 2018.
  • The War against the Vets: The World War I Bonus Army during the Great Depression.
    Jerome Tuccille. Potomac Books, 2018.
  • War and Conflict in the Early Modern World, 1500-1700.
    Brian Sandberg. Polity Press, 2016.
  • The War for the Common Soldier: How Men Thought, Fought, and Survived in Civil War Armies.
    Peter S. Carmichael. University of North Carolina Press, 2018.
  • Wars for Empire: Apaches, the United States, and the Southwest Borderlands.
    Janne Lahti. University of Oklahoma Press, 2017.
  • Washington's Immortals: The Untold Story of an Elite Regiment Who Changed the Course of the Revolution.
    Patrick K. O'Donnell. Atlantic Monthly Press, 2016.
  • White Hat: The Military Career of Captain William Philo Clark.
    Mark J. Nelson. University of North Carolina Press, 2018.
  • Wolford's Cavalry: The Colonel, the War in the West, and the Emancipation Question in Kentucky.
    Dan Lee. Potomac Books, 2016.
  • Women of Empire: Nineteenth-Century Army Officers' Wives in India and the U.S. West.
    Verity McInnis. University of Oklahoma Press, 2017.
  • The Yankee Plague: Escaped Union Prisoners and the Collapse of the Confederacy.
    Lorien Foote. University of North Carolina Press, 2016.

1914 to 1945

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  • The 110th Holds in the Ardennes: The Blunting of Hitler’s Last Gamble and the Invasion of the Reich.
    Walter S. Zapotoczny Jr. Casemate Publishers, 2017.
  • The AEF in Print: An Anthology of American Journalism in World War I.
    Edited by Chris Dubbs and John-Daniel Kelley. University of North Texas Press, 2018.
  • Advocating Overlord: The D-Day Strategy and the Atomic Bomb.
    Philip Padgett. Potomac Books, 2018.
  • Alamein (Oxford Great Battles Series).
    Simon Ball. Oxford University Press, 2016.
  • Army of Empire: The Untold Story of the Indian Army in World War I.
    George Morton-Jack. Basic Books, 2018.
  • To Bataan and Back: The World War II Diary of Major Thomas Dooley.
    Jerry C. Cooper, ed. Texas A&M University Press, 2016.
  • Battle for Belorussia: The Red Army's Forgotten Campaign of October 1943-April 1944.
    David M. Glantz. University Press of Kansas, 2016.
  • Behind the Lawrence Legend: The Forgotten Few Who Shaped the Arab Revolt.
    Philip Walker. Oxford University Press, 2018.
  • Buttoned Up: American Armor and the 781st Tank Battalion in World War II.
    Westin Ellis Robeson. Texas A&M University Press, 2017.
  • California at War: The State and the People during World War I.
    Diane M. T. North. University Press of Kansas, 2018.
  • The Fightin' Texas Aggie Defenders of Bataan and Corregidor.
    John A. Adams Jr. Texas A&M University Press, 2016.
  • The First Day on the Eastern Front: Germany Invades the Soviet Union, June 22, 1941.
    Craig W.H. Luther. Stackpole Books, 2018.
  • Forward with Patton: The World War II Diary of Colonel Robert S. Allen.
    Robert S. Allen, John Nelson Rickard, ed. University Press of Kentucky, 2017.
  • For Class and Country: The Patriotic Left and the First World War.
    David Swift. Liverpool University Press, 2017.
  • The Forgotten Front: The Eastern Theater of World War I, 1914-1915.
    Gerhard P. Gross, ed. and Janice W. Ancker, trans. University Press of Kentucky, 2018.
  • From Defeat to Victory: The Eastern Front, Summer 1944 (Decisive and Indecisive Military Operations, Volume 2).
    C. J. Dick. University Press of Kansas, 2016.
  • From Victory to Stalemate: The Western Front, Summer 1944 (Decisive and Indecisive Military Operations, Volume 1).
    C. J. Dick. University Press of Kansas, 2016.
  • Glenn Miller Declassified.
    Dennis M. Spragg. Potomac Books, 2017.
  • Haig's Enemy: Crown Prince Rupprecht and Germany's War on the Western Front.
    Jonathan Boff. Oxford University Press, 2018.
  • Heligoland: Britain, Germany, and the Struggle for the North Sea.
    Jan Rüger. Oxford University Press, 2017.
  • Home Front to Battlefront: An Ohio Teenager in World War II.
    Frank Lavin. Ohio University Press, 2016.
  • Implacable Foes: War in the Pacific, 1944–1945.
    Waldo Heinrichs and Marc Gallicchio. Oxford University Press, 2017.
  • The Last Battle: Victory, Defeat, and the End of World War I.
    Peter Hart. Oxford University Press, 2018.
  • Lest We Forget: World War I and New Mexico.
    David V. Holtby. University of Oklahoma Press, 2018.
  • The Liberators of Pilsen: The U.S. 16th Armored Division in World War II Czechoslovakia.
    Bryan J. Dickerson. McFarland Publishers, 2018.
  • Lossberg’s War: The World War I Memoirs of a German Chief of Staff.
    Fritz von Lossberg; David T. Zabecki and Dieter J. Biedekarken, eds. and trans. University Press of Kentucky, 2017.
  • MacArthur’s Coalition: US and Australian Operations in the Southwest Pacific Area, 1942– 1945.
    Peter J. Dean. University Press of Kansas, 2018.
  • My Dear People: The World War I Letters of Private Ned Crawford.
    Constance Crawford, ed. Daniel & Daniel, 2017.
  • Never in Finer Company: The Men of the Great War's Lost Battalion.
    Edward G. Lengel. Da Capo Press, 2018.
  • The Old Army in the Big Bends of Texas: The Last Cavalry Frontier, 1911-1921.
    Jessica A. Bandel. North Carolina Office of Archives and History, 2017.
  • Patriots from the Barrio.
    Dave Gutierrez. Westholme Publishing, 2018.
  • The Prometheus Bomb: The Manhattan Project and Government in the Dark.
    Neil J. Sullivan. Potomac Books, 2016.
  • Rampage: MacArthur, Yamashita, and the Battle of Manila.
    James M. Scott. W.W. Norton & Co., 2018.
  • Rocky Boyer's War: An Unvarnished History of the Air Blitz that Won the War in the Southwest Pacific.
    Allen D. Boyer. Naval Institute Press, 2017.
  • The Second Line of Defense: American Women and World War I.
    Lynn Dumenil. University of North Carolina Press, 2017.
  • The Secret History of RDX.
    Colin F. Baxter. University Press of Kentucky, 2018.
  • Sister Soldiers of the Great War: The Nurses of the Canadian Army Medical Corps.
    Cynthia Toman. University of British Columbia Press, 2016.
  • The Smell of War: Three Americans in the Trenches of World War I.
    Virginia Bernhard. Texas A&M University Press, 2018.
  • Stalingrad (Abridged Stalingrad Trilogy).
    David M. Glantz and Jonathan M. House. University Press of Kansas, 2017.
  • Tattooed on My Soul: Texas Veterans Remember World War II.
    Stephen M. Sloan, Lois E. Myers, and Michelle Holland, eds. Texas A&M University Press, 2015.
  • The Turn of the Tide in the Pacific War: Strategic Initiative, Intelligence, and Command, 1941–1943.
    Sean M. Judge. University Press of Kansas, 2018.
  • The United States in World War II: A Documentary History.
    Mark A. Stoler and Molly C. Michelmore. Hackett Publishing Company, Inc., 2018
  • United States Infantry Weapons of the Second World War: Rare Photographs from Wartime Archives.
    Michael Green. Casemate, 2016.
  • The Weight of Command: Voices of Canada's Second World War Generals and Those Who Knew Them.
    J. L. Granatstein. University of British Columbia Press, 2016.
  • Women at War: Subhas Chandra Bose and the Rani of Jhansi Regiment.
    Vera Hildebrand. Naval Institute Press, 2016.

1946 to the Present

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  • 21st Century Power: Strategic Superiority for the Modern Era.
    Brent D. Ziarnick, ed. Naval Institute Press, 2018.
  • After Combat: True War Stories from Iraq and Afghanistan.
    Marian Eide and Michael Gibler. Potomac Books, 2018.
  • Armageddon and Paranoia: The Nuclear Confrontation since 1945.
    Rodric Braithwaite. Oxford University Press, 2018.
  • Brotherhood in Combat: How African Americans Found Equality in Korea and Vietnam.
    Jeremy P. Maxwell. University of Oklahoma Press, 2018.
  • Cakiller 3-2: An Army Pilot Flying for the Marines in the Vietnam War.
    Raymond G. Caryl. Naval Institute Press, 2018.
  • The Control War: The Struggle for South Vietnam, 1968–1975.
    Martin G. Clemis. University of Oklahoma Press, 2018.
  • Elvis’s Army: Cold War GIs and the Atomic Battlefield.
    Brian McAllister Linn. Harvard University Press, 2016.
  • Eyewitness to Chaos: Personal Accounts of the Intervention in Haiti, 1994.
    Walter E. Kretchik. Potomac Books, 2016.
  • From Disarmament to Rearmament: The Reversal of U.S. Policy toward West Germany, 1946-1955.
    Sheldon A. Goldberg. Ohio University Press, 2017.
  • More Than a Doctrine: The Eisenhower Era in the Middle East.
    Randall Fowler. Potomac Books, 2018.
  • Nine Days in May: The Battles of the 4th Infantry Division on the Cambodian Border, 1967.
    Warren K. Wilkins. University of Oklahoma Press, 2017.
  • Operation KINETIC: Stabilizing Kosovo.
    Sean M. Maloney. Potomac Books, 2018.
  • Texas Aggies in Vietnam: War Stories.
    Michael Lee Lanning, ed. Texas A&M University Press, 2016.
  • The Salvadoran Crucible: The Failure of US Counterinsurgency in El Salvador, 1979-1992.
    Brian D’Haeseleer. University Press of Kansas, 2017.
  • Through the Valley: My Captivity in Vietnam.
    William Reeder Jr. Naval Institute Press, 2016.
  • Uncommon Valor: The Recon Company that Earned Five Medals of Honor and Included America’s Most Decorated Green Beret.
    Stephen L. Moore. Naval Institute Press, 2018.
  • Vietnam's High Ground: Armed Struggle for the Central Highlands, 1954-1965.
    J. P. Harris. University Press of Kansas, 2016.
  • Why Vietnam Matters: An Eyewitness Account of Lessons Not Learned.
    Rufus Phillips. Naval Institute Press, 2008.

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