Off the Press . . .

From Parameters,  Summer 2007, pp. 129-32.

Allison, William Thomas. Military Justice in Vietnam: The Rule of Law in an American War. Lawrence: Univ. Press of Kansas, 2006. 256 pp. $34.95.

Art, Robert J., and Louise Richardson, eds. Democracy and Counterterrorism: Lessons from the Past. Washington: USIP Press, 2007. 481 pp. $65.00 ($35.00 paper).

Autry, Jerry. Gun-Totin’ Chaplain: A True Memoir. San Francisco, Calif.: Airborne Press, 2006. 302 pp. $14.00 (paper).

Babcock, John B. Taught to Kill: An American Boy’s War From the Ardennes to Berlin. Dulles, Va.: Potomac Books, 2007. 272 pp. $18.98 (paper).

Birtle, Andrew J. U.S. Army Counterinsurgency and Contingency Operations Doctrine 1942-1976. Fort McNair, D.C.: US Army Center of Military History, 2006. 570 pp. $52.00 ($49.00 paper).

Bissell, Tom. The Father of All Things: A Marine, His Son, and the Legacy of Vietnam. New York: Pantheon Books, 2006. 416 pp. $25.00.

Bowen, Wayne H. Undoing Saddam: From Occupation to Sovereignty in Northern Iraq. Dulles, Va.: Potomac Books, 2007. 224 pp. $26.95.

Bracey, Earnest N. The Comedy of War: Understanding Military Policy and Politics for the Twenty-First Century. Lanham, Md.: Univ. Press of America, 2006. 106 pp. $19.95 (paper).

Bunn, George, and Christopher F. Chyba, eds. U.S. Nuclear Weapons Policy: Confronting Today’s Threats. Washington: Brookings Institution Press, 2006. 340 pp. $29.95 (paper).

Caforio, Giuseppe, ed. Social Sciences and the Military: An Interdisciplinary Overview. New York: Routledge, 2006. 298 pp. $125.00.

Cassidy, Robert M. Counterinsurgency and the Global War on Terror: Military Culture and Irregular War. Westport, Conn.: Praeger Publishers, 2007. 224 pp. $49.95.

Cimbala, Stephen J., and Peter Jacob Rainow. Russia and Postmodern Deterrence: Military Power and Its Challenges for Security. Dulles, Va.: Potomac Books, 2007. 192 pp. $48.00 ($24.00 paper).

Clarke, Bruce B. G. Expendable Warriors: The Battle of Khe Sanh and the Vietnam War. Westport, Conn.: Praeger Publishers, 2007. 194 pp. $49.95.

Cockburn, Andrew. Rumsfeld: His Rise, Fall, and Catastrophic Legacy. New York: Scribner, 2007. 252 pp. $25.00.

Corera, Gordon. Shopping for Bombs: Nuclear Proliferation, Global Insecurity, and the Rise and Fall of the A. Q. Khan Network. New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 2006. 304 pp. $28.00.

Crocker, Chester A., Fen Osler Hampson, and Pamela Aall, eds. Leashing the Dogs of War: Conflict Management in a Divided World. Washington: USIP Press, 2007. 800 pp. $75.00 ($45.00 paper).

Davis, Lance E., and Stanley L. Engerman. Naval Blockades in Peace and War: An Economic History Since 1750. New York: Cambridge Univ. Press, 2006. 453 pp. $85.00.

Diggins, John Patrick. Ronald Reagan: Fate, Freedom, and the Making of History. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 2007. 494 pp. $27.95.

Dobbins, James, et al. The Beginner’s Guide to Nation-Building. Santa Monica, Calif.: RAND, 2007. 328 pp. $35.00 (paper).

Dockery, Kevin. Future Weapons. New York: The Berkley Publishing Group, 2007. 326 pp. $25.95.

Durch, William J., ed. Twenty-First-Century Peace Operations. Washington: USIP Press, 2007. 660 pp. $65.00 ($35.00 paper).

Fair, C. Christine, and Peter Chalk. Fortifying Pakistan: The Role of U.S. Internal Security Assistance. Washington: USIP Press, 2006. 165 pp. $14.95 (paper).

Ferreiro, Larrie D. Ships and Science: The Birth of Naval Architecture in the Scientific Revolution, 1600-1800. Cambridge, Mass.: The MIT Press, 2006. 441 pp. $45.00.


Ferrell, Robert H. America’s Deadliest Battle: Meuse-Argonne, 1918. Lawrence: Univ. Press of Kansas, 2007. 216 pp. $29.95.

Finkelstein, David M., and Kristen Gunness, eds. Civil-Military Relations in Today’s China: Swimming in a New Sea. Armonk, N.Y.: M. E. Sharpe, 2007. 344 pp. $85.95 ($29.95 paper).

Friedman, Hal M. Governing the American Lake: The US Defense and Administration of the Pacific, 1945-1947. East Lansing: Michigan State Univ., 2007. 320 pp. $64.95.

Flood, Charles Bracelen. Grant and Sherman: The Friendship that Won the Civil War. New York: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2005. 480 pp. $27.00.

Gawne, Jonathan. Finding Your Father’s War: A Practical Guide to Researching and Understanding Service in the World War II US Army. Drexel Hill, Pa.: Casemate, 2006. 352 pp. $24.95 (paper).

Gordon, Michael R., and Bernard E. Trainor. Cobra II: The Inside Story of the Invasion and Occupation of Iraq. New York: Pantheon Books, 2006. 640 pp. $27.95 ($16.00 paper).

Grygiel, Jakub J. Great Powers and Geopolitical Change. Baltimore, Md.: Johns Hopkins Univ. Press, 2007. 260 pp. $47.00.

Herring, Eric, and Glen Rangwala. Iraq in Fragments: The Occupation and its Legacy. Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell Univ. Press, 2006. 354 pp. $27.95.

Holzimmer, Kevin C. General Walter Krueger: Unsung Hero of the Pacific War. Lawrence: Univ. Press of Kansas, 2007. 344 pp. $39.95.

Husted, Stewart. George C. Marshall: Rubrics of Leadership. Carlisle, Pa.: Army War College Foundation Press, 2006. 264 pp. $23.95.

Ives, Christopher K. US Special Forces and Counterinsurgency in Vietnam: Military Innovation and Institutional Failure, 1961-1963. New York: Routledge, 2007. 200 pp. $125.00.

Johnson, Loch K., ed. Strategic Intelligence (Five Volumes). Westport, Conn.: Praeger Publishers, 2006. 1,824 pp. $450.00.

Kaplan, Lawrence S., Ronald D. Landa, and Edward J. Drea. History of the Office of the Secretary of Defense: The McNamara Ascendancy, 1961-1965. Washington: Historical Office, Office of the Secretary of Defense, 2006. 684 pp. $49.00.

Kinsella, David, and Craig L. Carr, eds. The Morality of War: A Reader. Boulder, Colo.: Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2007. 416 pp. $65.00 ($26.50 paper).

Krige, John. American Hegemony and the Postwar Reconstruction of Science in Europe. Cambridge, Mass.: The MIT Press, 2007. 376 pp. $40.00.

Kroll, C. Douglas. Friends in Peace and War: The Russian Navy's Landmark Visit to Civil War San Francisco. Dulles, Va.: Potomac Books, 2007. 208 pp. $22.95.

Lacey, Jim. Take Down: The 3rd Infantry Division’s Twenty-One Day Assault on Baghdad. Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 2007. 288 pp. $29.95.

Lakoff, Sanford. Strategic Defense in the Nuclear Age. Westport, Conn.: Praeger Publishers, 2007. 200 pp. $54.95.

Landau, Emily B. Arms Control in the Middle East: Cooperative Security Dialogue and Regional Constraints. Portland, Ore.: ISBS, 2006. 254 pp. $69.50.

Logue, Larry M. and Michael Barton, eds. The Civil War Veteran: A Historical Reader. New York: New York Univ. Press, 2007. 458 pp. $75.00 ($26.00 paper).

Lubbeck, William, with David B. Hurt. At Leningrad’s Gates: The Story of a Soldier with Army Group North. Drexel Hill, Pa.: Casemate, 2006. 264 pp. $32.95.

Macdonald, Scot. Propaganda and Information Warfare in the Twenty-First Century. New York: Routledge, 2006. 204 pp. $120.00.

Maloney, Sean M. Enduring the Freedom: A Rogue Historian in Afghanistan. Dulles, Va.: Potomac Books, 2005. 320 pp. $27.50 ($18.95 paper).

Martel, William C. Victory in War: Foundations of Modern Military Policy. New York: Cambridge Univ. Press, 2006. 432 pp. $35.00.


Matheson, Michael J. Council Unbound: The Growth of UN Decision Making on Conflict and Postconflict Issues After the Cold War. Washington: USIP Press, 2006. 336 pp. $50.00 ($19.95 paper).

McGovern, Robert P. All American: Why I Believe in Football, God, and the War in Iraq. New York: William Morrow, 2007. 316 pp. $25.95.

Musharraf, Pervez. In the Line of Fire. New York: The Free Press, 2006. 354 pp. $28.00.

Neiberg, Michael S., ed. The World War I Reader. New York: New York Univ. Press, 2006. 375 pp. $75.00 ($25.00 paper).

Newhouse, John. Boeing Versus Airbus: The Inside Story of the Greatest International Competition in Business. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2007. 254 pp. $26.95.

O’Halpin, Eunan, Robert Armstrong, and Jane Ohlmeyer, eds. Intelligence, Statecraft, and International Power: Irish Conference of Historians. Portland, Ore.: Irish Academic Press, 2006. 246 pp. $85.00 ($32.50 paper).

Olson, James M. Fair Play: The Moral Dilemmas of Spying. Dulles, Va.: Potomac Books, 2006. 304 pp. $28.95.

Oren, Michael B. Power, Faith, and Fantasy: America in the Middle East, 1776 to the Present. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 2007. 736 pp. $29.95.

Osinga, Frans P. B. Science, Strategy, and War: The Strategic Theory of John Boyd. New York: Routledge, 2006. 314 pp. $125.00.

Palmer, Michael A. The Last Crusade: Americanism and the Islamic Reformation. Dulles, Va.: Potomac Books, 2007. 256 pp. $26.95.

Philbrick, Nathaniel. Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community, and War. New York: Viking Press, 2006. 480 pp. $29.95 ($16.00 paper).

Randolph, Stephen P. Powerful and Brutal Weapons: Nixon, Kissinger, and the Easter Offensive. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard Univ. Press, 2007. 401 pp. $29.95.

Rasmussen, Mikkel Vedby. The Risk Society at War: Terror, Technology and Strategy in the Twenty-First Century. New York: Cambridge Univ. Press, 2007. 224 pp. $85.00 ($27.99 paper).

Record, Jeffrey. The Specter of Munich: Reconsidering the Lessons of Appeasing Hitler. Dulles, Va.: Potomac Books, 2007. 176 pp. $24.95.

Sawyer, Ralph D. The Tao of Deception: Unorthodox Warfare in Historic and Modern China. New York: Basic Books, 2007. 496 pp. $29.95.

Shankleman, Jill. Oil, Profits, and Peace: Does Business Have a Role in Peacemaking? Washington: USIP Press, 2007. 228 pp. $35.00 ($14.95 paper).

Singh, Ujjwal Kumar. The State, Democracy, and Anti-Terror Laws in India. Thousand Oaks, Calif.: Sage Publications, 2007. 345 pp. $70.00.

Siry, Steven E. Greene: Revolutionary General. Dulles, Va.: Potomac Books, 2006. 144 pp. $21.95 ($13.95 paper).

Slepyan, Kenneth. Stalin’s Guerrillas: Soviet Partisans in World War II. Lawrence: Univ. Press of Kansas, 2006. 288 pp. $34.95.

Smith, Rupert. The Utility of Force: The Art of War in the Modern World. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2006. 430 pp. $30.00.

Sorenson, David S. Military Base Closure: A Reference Handbook. Westport, Conn.: Praeger Publishers, 2007. 216 pp. $55.00.

Strauss, Barry. The Trojan War: A New History. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2006. 288 pp. $26.00.

Tellis, Ashley J., and Michael Wills, eds. Strategic Asia 2006-07: Trade, Interdependence, and Security. Seattle, Wash.: The National Bureau of Asian Research, 2006. 434 pp. $24.95 (paper).

Tomes, Robert R. US Defense Strategy from Vietnam to Operation Iraqi Freedom: Military Innovation and the New American Way of War, 1973-2003. New York: Routledge, 2007. 224 pp. $120.00.

Tonsetic, Robert L. Days of Valor: An Inside Account of the Bloodiest Six Months of the Vietnam War. Drexel Hill, Pa.: Casemate, 2007. 304 pp. $32.95.


Venter, Al J. Allah's Bomb: The Islamic Quest for Nuclear Weapons. Guilford, Conn.: The Lyons Press, 2007. 336 pp. $24.95.

Watson, Cynthia A. Military Education: A Reference Handbook. Westport, Conn.: Praeger Publishers, 2007. 208 pp. $54.95.

Weinstein, Jeremy M. Inside Rebellion: The Politics of Insurgent Violence. New York: Cambridge Univ. Press, 2006. 406 pp. $70.00 ($26.99 paper).

Wenger, Andreas, and Reto Wollenmann, eds. Bioterrorism: Confronting a Complex Threat. Boulder, Colo.: Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2007. 246 pp. $52.00.

West, Nigel. Historical Dictionary of Cold War Counterintelligence. Lanham, Md.: Scarecrow Press, 2007. 464 pp. $115.00.

Worthington, Josiah Wistar. Edited by Frances Worthington Lipe. Hell and Beyond: A Diary of War and Captivity. Boerne, Tex.: Worthington Books, 2006. 276 pp. $50.00.

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