Books Available for Review


Besedeš, Tibor and Volker Nitsch. Disrupted Economic Relationships: Disasters, Sanctions, Dissolutions. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2019.

Bukharbayeva, Bagila. The Vanishing Generation: Faith and Uprising in Modern Uzbekistan. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2019.

Butowski, Piotr. Flashpoint Russia: Russia's Air Power; Capabilities and Structure. Vienna: Harpia Publishing, 2019.

Caudill, Shannon W. Defending Air Bases in an Age of Insurgency, vol. 2. Maxwell AFB, AL: Air University Press, 2019.

Frampton, Martyn. The Muslim Brotherhood and the West: A History of Enmity and Engagement. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2018.

Gustafson, Thane. The Bridge: Natural Gas in a Redivided Europe. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2020.

Libbey, James. K. Foundations of Russian Military Flight, 1885-1925. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 2019.

March, Andrew F. The Caliphate of Man: Popular Sovereignty in Modern Islamic Thought. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2019.

Newton, Richard D. The RAF and Tribal Control: Airpower and Irregular Warfare between the World Wars. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2019.

Sayle, Timothy Andrews, Jeffrey A. Engel, Hal Brands, and William Inboden, eds. The Last Card: Inside George W. Bush's Decision to Surge in Iraq. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2019.

Shellum, Brian C. African American Officers in Liberia: A Pestiferous Rotation, 1910-1942. Lincoln, NE: Potomac Books, 2018.

Stenge, Csaba B. Forgotten Heroes: Aces of the Royal Hungarian Air Force in the Second World War. Warwick, UK: Helion, 2019.

Stöhs, Jeremy. The Decline of European Naval Forces: Challenges to Sea Power in an Age of Fiscal Austerity and Political Uncertainty. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 2018.

Tallis, Joshua. The War for Muddy Waters: Pirates, Terrorists, Traffickers, and Maritime Insecurity. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 2019.

Taylor, William A. Contemporary Security Issues in Africa. Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger Security International, 2019.

Book Analysis Guidelines

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  • 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.

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

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