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TitleAuthorCopyright YearPublisher Name
Winning and Losing the Nuclear Peace: The Rise, Demise, and Revival of Arms ControlMichael Krepon2021Stanford University Press
The Polar Pivot: Great Power Competition in the Arctic and Antarctica Ryan Patrick Burke2022Lynne Rienner Publishers
The Navigation Case: Training, Flying and Fighting the 1942 to 1945 New Guinea WarJohn E. Happ2021Knox Press
The Insurgent’s Dilemma: A Struggle to PrevailDavid H. Ucko2022Hurst Publishers
Spymaster's Prism: The Fight against Russian AggressionJack Devine2021Potomac Books
Skybreak: The 58th Fighter Squadron in Desert StormMike Guardia2021Magnum Books
Ruling the Savage Periphery: Frontier Governance and the Making of the Modern StateBenjamin D. Hopkins2020Harvard University Press
Resourcing the National Security Enterprise: Connecting the Ends and Means of US National SecuritySusan Bryant and Mark Troutman2022Cambria Press
Radioman: Twenty-Five Years in the Marine Corps: From Desert Storm to Operation Iraqi FreedomAndrew Hesterman, Robert Einaudi2022Pen and Sword Military
PAKISTAN'S Pathway to the Bomb: Ambitions, Politics, and RivalriesMansoor Ahmed2022Georgetown University Press
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Æther: A Journal of Strategic Airpower & Spacepower (Æther) publishes book reviews to inform our readers and enhance the content of articles in the journal. Books available for review are posted above. Reviewers are asked to analyze the book and provide an exclusive, original, unpublished, concise evaluation. The analysis should be written in an authoritative style, adhering to Chicago Manual of Style, 17th edition, using the following guidelines:


  • The first section of the analysis should normally be the shortest and indicate the type of book (biography, anthology, history, monograph, etc.). Include a very short author biographic citation and then describe the context of the book in the literature of the field. Again, this section should be brief.

  • Next, thoroughly analyze the thesis and arguments in the work. What are the strong points of the argument? What are the limitations in the work, including author biases? Is the thesis supported? What are the implications of the argument? Are there any profound aspects of the book? This section will be the longest part of the analysis. 

  • Finally, the analysis should finish with recommendations for improvement. Clearly state whether this book is worth reading, who may find this book most interesting, and why.

Administrative Guidelines

All books are free to reviewers. Each analysis must be submitted electronically (in MS Word.doc format) within 45 days of book receipt. Limit your text to approximately 1,000 words, carefully edited. Analyses may be edited for length and style.

Include the following in the review heading: title, author, publisher, and number of pages. Sample heading: 

     Supreme Command by Eliot A. Cohen. The Free Press, 2002, 288 pp.

     Also include your name and a brief author citation establishing your credentials as analyst.

Submit analyses via email to: aether-journal@au.af.edu.

Direct questions on editorial issues to:  Book Review Manager: aether-journal@au.af.edu.