Courtesy review copies that arrived this week from authors and publishers. Sweet!
Soft Spots: A Marine’s Memoir of Combat and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder by Clint van Winkle
I really enjoyed Leebaert’s early Cold War history, The Fifty Year Wound and therefore, have high hopes for Magic and Mayhem. By contrast, Operation Dark Heart has already been the subject of controversy when the Pentagon bought up the entire first edition in order to wheedle an idiosyncratic list of redactions from the publisher for the second edition.
A note to readers, General Shelton, the former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and LTC Anthony Shaffer are both associated with the new military affairs and history site, Command Posts.
In addition to review copies, I shelled out some hard-earned cash for a few other titles:
The Ruin of the Roman Empire: A New History by James J. O’Donnell
Worlds at War: The 2,500-Year Struggle Between East and West by Anthony Pagden
The House of Medici: Its Rise and Fall by Christopher Hibbert
What new books have you just picked up?