Why Air Forces Fail: The Anatomy of Defeat, edited by Robin Higham and Stephen J. Harris

The reason why various air forces have suffered collapses is the subject of this collection of eleven essays by twelve notable aviation historians. The debacles they examine include those of the air forces of Germany/Austria-Hungary in WW I, Poland, France, and the individual Axis powers in WWII, the Arabs from the 1967 Arab-Israeli war to the 2003 Gulf War, and Argentina in the Falklands War. More »

USMC, by Russ Bryant and W. David Perks

USMC is a tribute to the Marine Corps, with an emphasis on the current state of the service. It discusses training, organization, doctrine, tactics (especially the recent emphasis on developing Marines as urban warfare specialists), and the future prospects of the Corps. More »






Feldbluse: The German Soldier’s Field Tunic, 1933-45, by Laurent Huart and Jean-Philippe Borg, translated from the French by Lawrence Brown

The German Feldbluse (field tunic) of WWII was generally a four-pocket, single-breasted garment with a stand-and-fall collar, provisions for internal suspenders, and four pockets with flaps. This book is an in-depth study of the feldbluse, recounting its constant evolution from its introduction in 1933 to the shortened feldbluse of 1944. More »