- Book Review: Dr. Chris Stowe's, DMH, review of Lynette S. Taylor's "The Supply for Tomorrow Must Not Fail: The Civil War of Captain Simon Perkins, Jr., A Union Quartermaster”, was published in the MAY issue of Northeast Ohio Journal of History.
- Book Published: Dr. Chris Keller's, DMH, book, entitled Chancellorsville and the Germans: Nativism, Ethnicity, and Civil War Memory, was published by Fordham University Press in JUN.
- Commentary: Dr. John Kuehn's, DMH, commentary on Admiral W.J. Holland's article, entitled "Challenge for the New Maritime Strategy", was published in the JUN issue of the U.S. Naval Institute Journal, Proceedings.
- Encyclopedia Entries: ABC-Clio has accepted three 500-word entries for its Project 07 Program: two from Dr. Rich Barbuto, DMH, (“1813 Battle of Chateauguay” and “Colonel Thomas Aspinwall”) and one from Mr. Bob Kennedy, DMH, (“1865 Engagements at Wilmington, NC”).
- Dr Michael Mihalka’s, DJIMO, article “Not Much of a Game: Security Dynamics in Central Asia” has been published in the MAY Central and Eurasian Forum Quarterly.
- Dr. John Kuehn’s, DMH, article “Suvarov’s Folly: Tactics and the Second Coalition of 1799” will be published in the SEP 2006 issue of Selected Papers of the Consortium on the Revolutionary Era.
- Book Review: Dr. Willbanks’, Director DMH, book, The Tet Offensive: A Concise History was favorably reviewed in the JUN Military Review. The book was also selected as a finalist for the Army Historical Foundation’s 2006 Distinguished Writing Award.
Friday, June 29, 2007
Weekly roundup for June 25-29 2007 of newly published CGSC staff and faculty writings.
Thursday, June 28, 2007
Find this book at the CARL - The occupation of Iraq : winning the war, losing the peace
Book description excerpted from Publisher's Weekly:
"Allawi, until recently a senior minister in the Iraqi government, provides an insider's account of the nascent Iraqi government following the American invasion. His scholarly yet immensely readable exposition of Iraqi society and politics will likely become the standard reference on post-9/11 Iraq. It convincingly blasts the Coalition Provisional Authority for failing to understand the simmering sectarian animosity and conflicting loyalties that led Iraq into chaos. Beginning during Saddam's reign, among the motley gang of liberal democrats, Islamists and Kurdish nationalists that formed the opposition-in-exile, of which Allawi was a prominent member, he chronicles the fortunes and aspirations of the political parties, personalities and interest groups that now are tearing Iraq apart."
Related podcasts: Allawi discusses the growth of the insurgency and explores the complex relationships among Sunnis, Shias and Kurds. He also discusses his blueprint for peace and reconstruction in Iraq in this University Channel podcast from February, 2007 Carnegie Council interview with the author Ali Allawi on 11 April 2007.
Wednesday, June 27, 2007
2006 SAMS Monographs on counterinsurgency:
- Importance of ethics in counterinsurgency operations by Tony Archer
- Understanding measures of effectiveness in operations by Douglas Jones
- Civil information management in support of counterinsurgency operations by Jose Madera
- Winning the counterinsurgency fight in Iraq: the role of political culture in counterinsurgency warfare 2003-2006 in Iraq by Joseph Pepper
- Ethics, counterinsurgency, and perceptions in the information era by Steven Basilici
Tuesday, June 26, 2007
JSTOR offers researchers the ability to retrieve high-resolution, scanned images of journal issues and pages as they were originally designed, printed, and illustrated. It began as an effort to ease the increasing problems faced by libraries seeking to provide adequate shelf space for the long runs of backfiles of scholarly journals. JSTOR is not a current issues database. Because of JSTOR's archival mission, there is a gap, typically from 1 to 5 years, between the most recently published journal issue and the back issues available in JSTOR. Below you'll find a sample of the disciplines you can get access to thru the CARL's JSTOR account. You can browse the journals from the subject collections below by clicking any of the links. Alternatively you can search for what you're looking for across all collections by accessing JSTOR directly via this link:
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Monday, June 25, 2007
The CARL will be offering a brownbag session in the library's learning center tomorrow 26 June from 1200-1300. The topic for tomorrow is : RSS feeds - how to plug into information that matters to you most Description: Learn how to manage your information needs by harnessing the power of RSS. Want to learn how to have the latest journal articles on counterinsurgency or military history piped in automatically to you? We’ll demonstrate how to sign up for a free news aggregator and subscribe to RSS feeds of both personal and professional interest to you. Presentation Agenda
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Friday, June 22, 2007
"To be successful at counterinsurgency, the U.S. military and defense community must rethink insurgency. This has profound implications for American strategy and military doctrine." What are other people saying? Small Wars Journal Blog counterinsurgency COIN
Wednesday, June 20, 2007
Check the CARL catalog for holdings: Presidential Courage: from George Washington to our time by Michael Beschloss Excerpt from book review published in NY Times 20 May 2007: "...if any book can be said to epitomize the genre of “presidential history,” “Presidential Courage” does, for in 36 short chapters it succinctly narrates nine episodes Beschloss deems appropriate examples of brave leadership by the executive, which he defines in the preface as presidents making “courageous decisions for the national interest, although they knew they might be jeopardizing their careers.” Full Review Related podcast: Interview with the author Michael Beschloss on his new book Presidential Courage. C-Span After Words broadcast 3 Jun 2007. Michael Beschloss
Monday, June 18, 2007
From the OCLC website:
WorldCat.org lets you search the collections of libraries in your community and thousands more around the world at once then locate it in a library nearest to you. You can search for popular books, music CDs and videos—all of the physical items you're used to getting from libraries. You can also discover many new kinds of digital content, such as downloadable audiobooks. You may also find article citations with links to their full text; authoritative research materials, such as documents and photos of local or historic significance; and digital versions of rare items that aren't available to the public.
WorldCat lists let you keep track of items (books, videos, DVDs) of interest that you've found on WorldCat and refer back to them whenever you want to. You can share your lists with friends and colleagues, too.
Here are some ideas for lists you might want to build: movies I want to check out, books I recommend, preliminary sources to review, cited sources, books to read to my child, Living room decorating ideas
Here are two lists for example that we created:worldcat oclc
See the complete New York Times Bestseller list for Nonfiction (17 Jun 2007) Here are the top five
- The Reagan Diaries by Ronald Reagan
- The Assault on Reason by Al Gore
- God is not Great by Christopher Higgins
- Einstein : his life and universe by Walter Isaacson
- A Long Way Gone by Ishmael Beah
See the complete New York Times Bestseller list for Fiction (17 Jun 2007)
Saturday, June 16, 2007
The Veteran's History Project of the Library of Congress was signed into law in October 2000 and is charged to capture first hand accounts of U.S. war veterans from World War I, World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Persian Gulf war and Afghanistan and Iraq. It collects not only oral interviews but also memoirs, letters, diaries, photographs, and other original materials from veterans of these conflicts and makes them available online. Learn more by visiting this Library of Congress Website.
Here is a link to several veteran's accounts that were selected by Library of Congress staff as among their favorites. Staff Favorites.
Wednesday, June 13, 2007
Fair play : the moral dilemmas of spying by James M. Olson Book review excerpt (published in Library Journal): "This book's subtitle references a hot topic given the current nervous state of America. Olson agrees that espionage is vitally necessary but feels that the U.S. intelligence community needs realistic moral guidelines. After an introduction describing his undercover career—he is a 30-year veteran of CIA operational work—Olson reviews the philosophical and historical background of spying as well as U.S. attitudes toward such efforts. The bulk of his book is composed of 50 operational scenarios that require a moral judgment to proceed. Several commentators discuss the issues and why they would make certain decisions within the given parameters. " Related podcast: Pritzker Military Library podcast which aired 24 May 2007
Tuesday, June 12, 2007
Fighting suicide bombing : a worldwide campaign for life by Israel Charny
Description: How can they do it? -- Suicide bombing and its growing place in the world today -- Contradictory image meanings of suicide bombings -- Are suicide bombers a proper subject of psychology? -- The ultimate existential meaning of suicide bombings : the killing of human life -- Facing the dangerous future of civilization honestly -- Is it right to fear and condemn all Muslims? (of course not!) -- Promoting a new worldwide constituency for human life and making suicide bombing unattractive and unacceptable -- A proposal for a "worldwide campaign for life" by the leaders of many religions and other world leaders and heroes.
Other full text documents relating to Suicide Bombing.
Monday, June 11, 2007
The Government Printing Office published these titles within the last several weeks. 1. Waves of hope : the U.S. Navy's response to the tsunami in northern Indonesia by Bruce A. Elleman. 2. China's nuclear forces :operations, training, doctrine, command, control, and campaign planning by Larry M. Wortzel. 3. North Korea's military threat : Pyongyang's conventional forces, weapons of mass destruction, and ballistic missiles by Andrew Scobell and John M. Sanford. Published recently by the Combined Arms Center, Fort Leavenworth: 1. Flipside of the coin : Israel's Lebanese Incursion between 1982-2000 by Daniel Isaac Helmer. Just released by the Strategic Studies Institute: 1. Rethinking Insurgency by Steven Metz Summary: "To be successful at counterinsurgency, the U.S. military and defense community must rethink insurgency. This has profound implications for American strategy and military doctrine." What are other people saying about "Rethinking Insurgency"? Small Wars Journal Blog 2. Roots of Terror Colloquium Brief by Corinna Johnson 3. Gauging U.S.-Indian strategic cooperation edited by Henry Sokolski. Revisited:Case Studies in Insurgency and Revolutionary Warfare china North Korea counterinsurgency
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Friday, June 8, 2007
Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11 by Lawrence Wright Summary from the Book Jacket: "A sweeping narrative history of the events leading to 9/11, a groundbreaking look at the people and ideas, the terrorist plans and the Western intelligence failures that culminated in the assault on America. Lawrence Wright's book is based on five years of research and hundreds of interviews that he conducted in Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Sudan, England, France, Germany, Spain, and the United States."--BOOK JACKET" Related Podcast: the author Lawrence Wright presents a lecture entitled Al Qaeda: Past, Present and Future in this University Channel audio. Lawrence Wright Al Qaeda terrorism 9/11
Thursday, June 7, 2007
At the center of the storm : my years at the CIA by George Tenet
Book jacket excerpt: "In the whirlwind of accusations and recriminations that emerged in the wake of 9/11 and the Iraq war, one man's vital testimony has been conspicuously absent. At the Center of the Storm recounts George Tenet's time at the Central Intelligence Agency, a revealing look at the inner workings of the most important intelligence organization in the world during the most challenging times in recent history."
See segments of the 60 Minutes Interview, May 2007
Related podcast: NPR interview from 2 May 2007
Wednesday, June 6, 2007
Prisoner of Tehran: a memoir by Marina Nemat
Publisher description: "In her heartbreaking, triumphant, and elegantly written memoir, Prisoner of Tehran, Marina Nemat tells the heart-pounding story of her life as a young girl in Iran during the early days of Ayatollah Khomeini's brutal Islamic Revolution. In January 1982, Marina Nemat, then just sixteen years old, was arrested, tortured, and sentenced to death for political crimes. Until then, her life in Tehran had centered around school, summer parties at the lake, and her crush on Andre, the young man she had met at church. But when math and history were subordinated to the study of the Koran and political propaganda, Marina protested. Her teacher replied, "If you don't like it, leave." She did, and, to her surprise, other students followed. Soon she was arrested with hundreds of other youths who had dared to speak out, and they were taken to the notorious Evin prison in Tehran. Two guards interrogated her. One beat her into unconsciousness; the other, Ali, fell in love with her. Sentenced to death for refusing to give up the names of her friends, she was minutes from being executed when Ali, using his family connections to Ayatollah Khomeini, plucked her from the firing squad and had her sentence reduced to life in prison. But he exacted a shocking price for saving her life -- with a dizzying combination of terror and tenderness, he asked her to marry him and abandon her Christian faith for Islam."
Listen to an author interview on NPR
Tuesday, June 5, 2007
Patrolling Baghdad: a military police company and the war in Iraq by Mark DePue Book Table of ContentsExcerpt of book jacket summary - "For the 160 national guardsmen from America's heartland, Baghdad was more than just a long way from home. It also confronted the 233rd Military Police Company with America's most difficult challenge in Iraq: establishing security in a nation rife with religious, tribal, and sectarian conflict and violence. The first MP company assigned to patrol the heart of Baghdad, the 233rd (from Springfield, Illinois) was a key part of the American occupation forces from April 2003 to April 2004." Related podcast: Interview with the author Mark DePue in this Pritzker Military Library Podcast from 17 May 2007 Mark DePue iraq counterinsurgency
Monday, June 4, 2007
This summer holds the promise of an impressive list of new offerings by some known as wellas less known authors. Check out our holdings of these titles recently featured on the USA Today Summer reading list.
Falling man : a novel by Don DeLillo A thousand splendid suns by Khaled Hosseini Thirteen moons : a novel by Charles Frazier Mayflower : a story of courage, community, and war by Nathaniel Philbrick Water for elephants : a novel by Sarah Gruen The Maytrees : a novel by Annie Dillard
Learn about these titles
In the news: It's the summer for book lovers
Saturday, June 2, 2007
Personalize your iGoogle page with handy gadgets and your favorite content from around the web. We’ve created at CARL four iGoogle Gadgets to make it convenient for you to access.
- CARL RSS Feeds
- CARL Digital Library
- CARL Online Catalog
- Custom Search of selected Military and Defense Blogs.
- Author Interview and Book Review Podcasts
Friday, June 1, 2007
These three classics of counterinsurgency warfare in Algeria and French IndoChina were featured in recent issues of Military Review. To see these latest reviews simply click on the book review links below. You can also select the title links to see our holdings at the CARL.
1. A savage war of peace by Alistair Horne
2. The Centurions by Jean Larteguy
3. Street without joy by Bernard Fall
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