Military, Scientific, and Technological

Lawrence D. Freedman

The NBC television show Stars Earn Stripes, co-hosted by the retired U.S. general and one-time presidential candidate Wesley Clark, purports to put minor celebrities through the harsh realities of war. This book represents a corrective to the conceit the show peddles, that soldiering is simply about drills, endurance, and shooting straight.

Lawrence D. Freedman

The NBC television show Stars Earn Stripes purports to put minor celebrities through the harsh realities of war. These books represent a corrective to the conceit the show peddles, that soldiering is simply about drills, endurance, and shooting straight.

Lawrence D. Freedman

Veith’s intensive research and interviews yield a level of detail that is a bit overwhelming and likely to deter all but the most enthusiastic readers. The book is nonetheless a service to military history, for no one has produced nearly as thorough an account of these events.

Lawrence D. Freedman

Unlike most historians of the Cold War’s origins, who tend to concentrate on the dreadful bloodletting that marked the final stages of World War II, Dobbs begins with the conference at Yalta, where Franklin Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, and Joseph Stalin met to plan the fate of postwar Europe.