Book Recommendation List


November 17, 2023: J. Armstrong’s War and Society in Early Rome: From Warlords to Generals (2016)

October 27, 2023: A.M. Riggsby, Roman Law and the Legal World of the Romans (2010)

September 29, 2023: W. E. Lee, The Cutting-Off Way: Indigenous Warfare in Eastern North America, 1500-1800 (2023).

September 1, 2023: P. Lorge’s, Sun Tzu in the West: The Anglo-American Art of War (2023).

August 4, 2023: J. M. McPherson’s For Cause & Comrades: Why Men Fought in the Civil War (1997).

July 14, 2023: H.I. Flower, Roman Republics (2010).

June 23, 2023: D. Hoyos’ The Carthaginians (2010).

June 9, 2023: J.D. Hornfischer, The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors (2004).

March 3, 2023: T. Andrade, The Gunpowder Age: China, Military Innovation and the Rise of the West in World History (2016).

February 10, 2023: J. Stieb’s The Regime Change Consensus: Iraq in American Politics, 1990-2003 (2021)


December, 23, 2022: S. Ogilvie, The European Guilds: An Economic Analysis (2019).

October 28, 2022: M.H. Spring, With Zeal and With Bayonets Only: The British Army on Campaign in North America, 1775-1783 (2008).

September 9, 2022: R.H. Spector, At War At Sea: Sailors and Naval Combat in the Twentieth Century (2001)

August 5, 2022: N. Guillerat, J. Scheid, and M. Melocco, Ancient Rome: Infographics (2021)

July 22, 2022: John A. Lynn, Women, Armies and Warfare in Early Modern Europe (2008)

June 10, 2022: G. Parker, The Army of Flanders and the Spanish Road, 1567-1659: The Logistics of Spanish Victory and Defeat in the Low Countries’ Wars (1972, 2nd ed. 2004)

May 20, 2022: K. B. Neuschel, Living By the Sword: Weapons and Material Culture in France and Britain, 600-1600 (2020)

April 22, 2022: T. Sheppard, Commanding Petty Despots: The American Navy in the New Republic (2022)

April 8, 2022: B.A. Friedman, On Operations: Operational Art and Military Disciplines (2021)

February 4, 2022: M. Gabriele and D.M. Perry, The Bright Ages: A New History of Medieval Europe (2021)

January 7, 2022: W.E. Lee, A.E. Carlson, D.L. Preston and D. Silbey, The Other Face of Battle: America’s Forgotten Wars and the Experience of Combat (2021).


November 26, 2021: Clifford Rogers, Soldiers’ Lives Through History: The Middle Ages (2007)

October 15, 2021: J.L. Stokesbury, A Short History of World War I (1981)

August 27, 2021: W. Morgan, The Hardest Place: The American Military Adrift in Afghanistan’s Pech Valley (2021)

July 9, 2021: G. Baker, Spare No One: Mass Violence in Roman Warfare (2021)

June 4, 2021: Ian Haynes, Blood of the Provinces: The Roman Auxilia and the Making of Provincial Society from Augustus to the Severans (2013)

April 16, 2021: Tarak Barkawi, Soldiers of Empire: Indian and British Armies in World War II (2017)

March 26, 2021: Paul Johstono, The Army of Ptolemaic Egypt, 323-204 BC: An Institutional and Operational History (2020)

February 26, 2021: P. Crone, Pre-Industrial Societies: Anatomy of the Pre-Modern World (1989)

January 22, 2021: Isabel Hull, Absolute Destruction: Military Culture and the Practices of War in Imperial Germany (2006)

January 1, 2021: Michael J. Taylor, Soldiers & Silver: Mobilizing Resources in the Age of Roman Conquest (2020)


March 6, 2020: Nadia Schadlow, War and the Art of Governance: Consolidating Combat Success into Political Victory (2017)

March 13, 2020: Paul Erdkamp, The Grain Market in the Roman Empire: A Social, Political and Economic Study (2009)

April 3, 2020: Arthur M. Eckstein, Rome Enters the Greek East: From Anarchy to Hierarchy in the Hellenistic Mediterranean, 230-170 BC (2012).

April 24, 2020: Neville Morley, Metrpolis and Hinterland: The City of Rome and the Italian economy: 200 B.C. – A.D. 200 (1996)

June 26, 2020: J.E. Lendon, Soldier’s and Ghosts: A History of Battle in Classical Antiquity (2006)

July 17, 2020: J. Stearns, Dancing in the Glory of Monsters: The Collapse of the Congo and the Great War of Africa (2012)

August 14, 2020: David Abulafia, The Great Sea: A Human History of the Mediterranean (2011)

August 28, 2020: David Sim and Isabel Ridge, Iron for the Eagles: The Iron Industry of Roman Britain (2004) and David Sim and J. Kaminski, Roman Imperial Armour: The Production of Imperial Military Armour (2012) and M.C. Bishop and J.C.N. Coulston, Roman Military Equipment from the Punic Wars to the Fall of Rome (2006)

October 30, 2020: Jonathan Parshall and Anthony Tully, Shattered Sword: The Untold Story of the Battle of Midway (2005)

November 27, 2020: Azar Gat, War in Human Civilization (2006)