Book Review Guidelines
An analytical book review is not simply a summary of the book’s contents. It should give the reader a critical, informative and interesting discussion of the work. It comments on and evaluates the book on certain criteria, including the following:
- the main ideas and major objectives of the book and how effectively these are accomplished;
- what, if anything, does it contribute to the literature and how well does it do this;
- the readership for which it is written;
- constructive comments on the book’s strengths and weaknesses;
- the soundness of the theoretical assumptions, the methodology, if any, and the sources used;
- your own reactions and opinions on the book.
Length: 1000-3000 words.
Your review should include:
- Author(s)/Editor(s) first and last name(s) – please indicate if it is an edited book
- year of publication
- your first and last name
- institution affiliation
- a brief biographical note
To review a book listed below, please send an email with the citation to email@example.com
Aboul-Enein, Youssef H. Iraq in Turmoil: Historical Perspectives of Dr. Ali Al-Wardi, from the Ottoman Empire to King Feisal. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 2012.
Aiken, Scott D. The Swamp Fox: Lessons in Leadership from the Partisan Campaigns of Francis Marion. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 2012.
Bennett, Huw. Fighting the Mau Mau: The British Army and Counter-Insurgency in the Kenya Emergency. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2013.
Boff, Jonathan. Winning and Losing on the Western Front: The British Third Army and the Defeat of Germany in 1918. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2012.
Carroll, Francis M. Athenia Torpedoed: The U-Boat Attack That Ignited the Battle of the Atlantic. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 2012.
Fitzsimmons, Scott. Mercenaries in Asymmetric Conflicts. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2013.
Greene, Owen, and Nicholas Marsh, eds. Small Arms, Crime and Conflict: Global Governance and the Threat of Armed Violence. London: Routledge, 2012.
Hayes, Geoffrey, Mike Bechthold, and Matt Symes, eds. Canada and the Second World War: Essays in Honour of Terry Copp. Waterloo: Wilford Laurier University Press, 2012.
Henriksen, Thomas H. America and the Rogue States. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
Lewis, Jeffrey William. The Business of Martyrdom: A History of Suicide Bombing. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 2012.
Lord, Carnes. Proconsuls: Delegated Political-Military Leadership from Rome to America Today. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2012.
Macris, Jeffrey R. and Saul Kelly, eds. Imperial Crossroads: The Great Powers and the Persian Gulf. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 2012.
Mahnken, Thomas G., ed. Competitive Strategies for the 21st Century: Theory, History, and Practice. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2012.
Makaryk, Irena R., and Marissa McHugh, eds. Shakespeare and the Second World War: Memory, Culture, Identity. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2012.
McBride, Sam. The Bravest Canadian – Fritz Peters, VC: The Making of a Hero of Two World Wars. Vancouver: Granville Island Publishing, 2012.
Mieszkowski, Jan. Watching War. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2012.
Murray, Williamson and Peter R. Mansoor, eds. Hybrid Warfare: Fighting Complex Opponents from the Ancient World to the Present. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2012.
Rubinstein, Robert A., Kerry Fosher, and Clementine Fujimura, eds. Practicing Military Anthropology: Beyond Expectations and Traditional Boundaries. Sterling, Virginia: Sylus Publishing, 2013.
Schultz, Richard H. The Marines Take Anbar: The Four-Year Fight Against Al Qaeda. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 2013.