Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Book Reviews: Military History and Science

Listed below are my reviews of works of military history and science by category and sub-category. When a book comes under more than one heading, I list it under all the relevant headings.


History
"The Baroque Arsenal, by Mary Kaldor." Nader Elhefnawy December 17, 2013.

"Do Good Fences Make Good Neighbors? by Brent L. Sterling." Joint Force Quarterly 62 July 2011, p. 131.

"Century of War: Politics, Conflict and Society Since 1914, by Gabriel Kolko." Nader Elhefnawy October 4, 2009.

"Violent Politics: A History of Insurgency, Terrorism and Guerrilla War, From the American Revolution to Iraq, by William R. Polk." Nader Elhefnawy November 14, 2008.

"Rethinking Military History, by Jeremy Black." Nader Elhefnawy November 1, 2008.

World War II
"The Wages of Destruction: The Making and Breaking of the Nazi Economy, by Adam Tooze." Nader Elhefnawy July 13, 2018.

"Britain's War Machine: Weapons, Resources and Experts in the Second World War, by David Edgerton." Nader Elhefnawy July 13, 2018.

"Warfare State: Britain, 1920-1970, by David Edgerton." Nader Elhefnawy July 13, 2018.

"Vanguard to Trident: British Naval Policy Since World War II, by Eric J. Grove." Nader Elhefnawy July 13, 2018.

"The Italian Navy in World War II, by James Sadkovich." Nader Elhefnawy July 13, 2018.

"The Collapse of the Third Republic, by William L. Shirer." Nader Elhefnawy July 13, 2018.

More . . .


Economics and War
"The Wages of Destruction: The Making and Breaking of the Nazi Economy, by Adam Tooze." Nader Elhefnawy July 13, 2018.

"The Baroque Arsenal, by Mary Kaldor." Nader Elhefnawy December 17, 2013.

"Buying Military Transformation: Technological Innovation and the Defense Industry." Joint Force Quarterly 47 (December 2007), pp. 162-163.


Futurology and War
"Peter W. Singer's Wired for War: The Robotics Revolution and Conflict in the 21st Century." Strategic Insights 8.5 (Winter 2009/2010).

"The Future of War: Power, Technology and American World Dominance in the 21st Century, by George and Meredith Friedman." Nader Elhefnawy December 4, 2008.


Theory
"The Utility of Force: The Art of War in the Modern World, by General Rupert Smith." Strategic Insights 6.4 (June 2007).

Other
"Gangs, Pseudo-Militaries and Other Modern Mercenaries by Max G. Manwaring." Joint Force Quarterly 67 (Oct. 2012), p. 109.

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