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The Society for Military History annual begins tomorrow in Louisville, Kentucky. Visit booth 208 for our newest books!

NEW in the Studies in War, Society, and the Military series

Remembering World War I in America
By Kimberly J. Lamay Licursi

Lamay Licursi explores the American public’s collective memory and common perception of World War I.

On the Trail of the Yellow Tiger: War, Trauma, and Social Dislocation in Southwest China during the Ming-Qing Transition (July 2018)
By Kenneth M. Swope

Swope examines the social and demographic effects of the Ming-Qing transition on southwest China and the devastation wrought by the warlord Zhang Xianzhong.

Soldiers of the Nation: Military Service and Modern Puerto Rico, 1868-1952 (June 2018)
By Harry Franqui-Rivera

Franqui-Rivera explores the military and political mobilization of popular sectors of Puerto Rican society as the island transitioned from Spanish to U.S. imperial rule.

NEW from Potomac Books


Bloody Sixteen: The USS Oriskany and Air Wing 16 during the Vietnam War
By Peter Fey

The Vietnam War aircraft carrier USS Oriskany and its aviators come to life in this memorial to the fallen of Carrier Air Wing 16 (CVW-16), which experienced the highest loss rate of any carrier air wing during the war.

More Than a Doctrine: The Eisenhower Era in the Middle East
By Randall Fowler

​By analyzing the presidential foreign policy rhetoric of Dwight D. Eisenhower concerning the Middle East, Randall Fowler makes a timely argument about the consequences for future presidential rhetoric on the region.

Advocating Overlord: The D-Day Strategy and the Atomic Bomb
By Philip Padgett

​This intriguing history challenges the standard D-Day narrative through an examination of the tensions between the Allied leaders and their eventual agreement on Operation Overlord a year before that fateful day on the Normandy beaches.

War Against the Vets: The World War I Bonus Army during the Great Depression
By Jerome Tuccille (1937–2017)

Tuccille describes in detail the political battles surrounding the Bonus Army, as well as the scandalous treatment of World War I vets, who have largely been forgotten and reduced to a footnote in history.



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