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MCH Book Reviews

The editor of the Marine Corps History journal is interested in books reviews, review essays, and historiographical essays for the coming publishing year.

The typical single-title review is approximately 750 words. Multiple-title review essays are usually longer at approximately 1,250 words and can be footnoted. Historiographical essays are typically at least 3,000 words and footnoted. MCUP's in-house style guide is based on rules for grammar, spelling, punctuation, and capitalization found in the 17th edition of Chicago Manual of Style and your work should be formatted accordingly prior to submission.

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Washington’s Marines: The Origins of the Corps and the American Revolution, 1775 – 1777 MajGen Jason Q. Bohm, USMC Savas Beatie, 2023
Tripped: Nazi Germany, the CIA, and the Dawn of the Psychedelic Age Norman Ohler Mariner Books/Harper Collins, April 2024
My Darling Boys: A Family at War, 1941 – 1947 Fred H. Allison University of North Texas Press, 2023
Buffalo Soldiers in California: Charles Young and the Ninth Cavalry, 1902-1904 Brian G. Shellum University of Nebraska Press, August 2024
Pakistan and American Diplomacy: Insights from 9/11 to the Afghanistan Endgame Ted Craig University of Nebraska press, April 2024
The Globe and Anchor Men: US Marines and American Manhood in the Great War Era Mark R. Folse University Press of Kansas, March 2024
Contested Valor: African American Marines in the Age of Power, Protest, and Tokensim Cameron D. McCoy University Press of Kansas, November 2024
Part-Time Soldiers: Reserve Readiness Challenges in Modern Military History Andrew Lewis Chadwick University Press of Kansas, November 2024
World War I and the Foundations of American Intelligence Mark Stout University Press of Kansas, November 2024
Eugene Ely: Pioneer of Naval Aviation John H. Zobel Naval Institute Press
The Race for Mukalla: Arabian Elite Forces and the War Against Al-Qaida Michael Knights Profile Press
The Brown Water War at 50: A Retrospective on the Coastal and Riverine Conflict in Vietnam Thomas J. Cutler and Edward J. Marolda Naval Institute Press
The Pen and the Sword: The US Naval Institute 1873-2023 A. Denis Clift Naval Institute Press
Marine Corps Heroes 1918: Toulon and Belleau Wood, vol. 5 of a Marine Corps Biographical Encyclopedia Glenn M. Harned independently published
The Weekly War: How the Saturday Evening Post Reported World War I Chris Dubbs and Carolyn Edy University of North Texas Press

Limited Force and the Fight for the Just War Tradition

Christian Nikolaus Braun

Georgetown University Press, 2023

Deter, Disrupt, or Deceive: Assessing Cyber Conflict as an Intelligence Contest 

Robert Chesney and Max Smeets

Georgetown University Press, 2023

American Traitor: General James Wilkinson’s Betrayal of the Republic and Escape from Justice

Howard W. Cox

Georgetown University Press, 2023

No Sacrifice Too Great: The 1st Infantry Division in World War II

Gregory Fontenot

University of Missouri Press, 2023

The Flying Grunt: The Story of Lieutenant General Richard E. Carey

Alan E. Mesches

2023, Casemate

First Fights in Fallujah: Marines During Operation Vigilant Resolve, in Iraq, April 2004

LtCol David E. Kelly

2023, Casemate

Lieutenant General Edward A. Craig—Warrior Six: Combat Leader in World War II and Korea

Richard D. Camp

2023, Casemate

Twelve Days: How the Union Nearly Lost Washington in the First Days of the Civil War

Tony Silber

2023, University of Nebraska Press

Mother of the Company: Sgt. Percy M. Smith’s World War II Reflections

Philip M. Smith

2022, Texas A&M University Press

Endgame 1944: How Stalin Won the War

Jonathan Dimbleby

Oxford University Press

Operation Utah: The Die is Cast

Hubert Yoshida

2022, Luna Blue

Radioman: Twenty-Five Years in the Marine Corps—from Desert Storm to Operation Iraqi Freedom

Andrew Hesterman and Robert Einaudi

2022, Pen & Sword

Hell in the Streets of Husaybah: The April 2004 Fights of 3rd Battalion, 7th Marines in Husaybah, Iraq

LtCol David E. Kelly, USMC

2022, Casemate

The Grammar of Civil War: A Mexican Case Study, 1857-61

Will Fowler

2022, University of Nebraska Press

Afghanistan: A Military History from the Ancient Empires to the Great Game

Ali Ahmad Jalali

2021, University Press of Kansas

The X-15 Rocket Plane: Flying the First Wings Into Space

Michelle Evans

2021, University of Nebraska Press

A Navy Admiral's Bronze Rules: Managing Risk and Leadership

Rear Admiral Dave Oliver, USN (Ret)

Naval Institute Press

First In Last Out: The Post-War Organisation, Employment and Training of Royal Marines Commandos

Paul Winter

2021, Casemate

Valley of the Shadow: An Account of American POWs of the Japanese

Colonel Nicoll F. Glabraith

independently published

Into Helmand with the Walking Dead

Miles Vining

2020, Casemate

Marine Corps Heroes 1918: Toulon and Belleau Wood, vol. 4 of a Marine Corps Biographical Encyclopedia Glenn M. Harned independently published
The Melting Point: High Command and War in the 21st Century General Keneth F. McKenzie Jr.  Naval Institute Press 


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