Books to Review
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. Please look at already-published JMSS reviews to coordinate formatting prior to submission.
Deadline: Please plan to have your completed review submitted within 2 months of receiving the review copy.
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. Include your mailing address if requesting a book be sent to you.
Send completed reviews to Dr. Laurel Halladay, Book Review Editor, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Books Available for Review (last updated PM April 6, 2021)
- Aboul-Enein, Youssef and Joseph T. Stanik. Middle East 101: A Beginner's Guide for Deployers, Travelers, and Concerned Citizens. Annapolis, MD: US Naval Institute Press, 2019.
- Charney, Michael W. and Wellen, Kathryn, eds. Warring Societies of Pre-Colonial Southeast Asia: Local Cultures of Conflict Within a Regional Context. Copenhagen, DK: Nordic Institute of Asian Studies, 2018.
- Clews, Graham T. Churchill's Phoney War: A Study in Folly and Frustration. Annapolis, MD: US Naval Institute Press, 2019.
- Farley, Robert M. and Davida H. Isaacs. Patents for Power: Intellectual Property Law and the Diffusion of Military Technology. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 2020.
- Fridman, Ofer. Enemy Civilian Casualties: Politics, Culture, and Technology. London, UK: Lexington Books, 2019.
- Greaves, Wilfrid and P. Whitney Lackenbauer, eds. Breaking Through: Understanding Sovereignty and Security in the Circumpolar Arctic. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2021.
- Groh, Tyrone L. Proxy War: The Least Bad Option. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2019.
- Hoffman, Frank G. Mars Adapting: Military Change During War. Annapolis, MD: US Naval Institute Press, 2021. (digital copy only)
- Leuprecht, Christian, Joel J. Sokolsky, and Thomas Hughes, eds. North American Strategic Defense in the 21st Century: Security and Sovereignty in an Uncertain World. New York, NY: Springer International, 2018.
- Miller, Benjamin, with Ziv Rubinovitz. Grand Strategy from Truman to Trump. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 2020.
- Raymond, Gregory Vincent. Thai Military Power: A Culture of Strategic Accomodation. Copenhagen, DK: Nordic Institute of Asian Studies, 2018.
- Struthers, Joel Adam. Appel: A Canadian in the French Foreign Legion. Waterloo, ON: Wilfrid Laurier Press, 2019.
- Vandergriff, Donald E. Adopting Mission Command: Developing Leaders for a Superior Command Culture. Annapolis, MD: US Naval Institute Press, 2019.
- Ziarnick, Brent D. To Rule the Skies: General Thomas S. Power and the Rise of Strategic Air Command in the Cold War. Annapolis, MD: US Naval Institute Press, 2021. (digital copy only)