Library of Military History

If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.
— Haruki Murakami

Chair:
Lew Taylor, American Public University System
Board of Syndics, Library of Military History
 
Original Source Material: The Library of Military History welcomes original source material for its site, asking that it be properly identified. The following contribution, posted in 2022, comes from Trevor Dodwell, an English solicitor who was orphaned when his father’s airplane was shot down during World War II: Terry Dodwell RAF Operations

Journals include:
The Saber and Scroll

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原始资料:军事史图书馆欢迎收到为其网站提供的原始资料,并要求所提供的原始资料经过正确识别。下面这篇文章于2022年发布,作者为英国律师Terry Dodwell,他的父亲所驾驶的飞机在二战中被击落,他因此成为孤儿:Terry Dodwell RAF Operations

Books:

Reports On British Prison-Camps In India And Burma

by International Red Cross Committee Purchase Across India and Burma, England built several camps to house primarily Turkish prisoners of war, but there were also camps for civilians, including for women and children considered to be of ‘enemy nationalities.’ This report by…

Vanished Arizona: Recollections of My Army Life

by Martha Summerhayes Purchase Born on October 21, 1844, Martha Summerhayes was raised in Nantucket, Massachusetts. She enjoyed two years abroad in Germany where she studied literature. She returned to the United States, and ultimately married a Civil War veteran, John Wyer…

War Scenes I Shall Never Forget

by Carita Spencer Purchase In this work, Carita Spencer offers some sketches of her experiences during World War I, along with photos, and even a menu. Spencer offered the work as an American going overseas to document the war, and to report…

Dave Darrin and the German Submarines

by H. Irving Hancock Purchase through Amazon Harrie Irving Hancock was born on January 16, 1868 in Massachusetts, passing away on March 12, 1922. Although he was a chemist, he is recognized more for his writing. He was a journalist for several…

Joseph Stebbins: A Pioneer at the Outbreak of the Revolution

by George Sheldon Purchase through Amazon This is an account of one person’s dilemmas during the American Revolution and its aftermath. Joseph Stebbins was born in 1749. He was thrust into the conflict as captain of a militia company of soldiers from…

The Capture and Execution of John Brown: A Tale of Martyrdom

by Elijah Avey Purchase through Amazon  Slavery was truly an awful institution that, even today in its legacy, continues to plague the United States. During its height, abolitionists “waved the bloody flag” and vigorously protested to end it, though it took plunging…

The Prisoners of 1776: A Relic of the Revolution

by Rev. R. Livesey Purchase through Amazon  Most of this work is not by Rev. R. Livesey, but rather by Charles Herbert, who was made prisoner by the English during the Revolutionary War. The journal begins around November 15, 1776, shortly after…

Issues in Maritime Cyber Security

Editors: Dr. Joe DiRenzo III, Dr. Nicole K. Drumhiller, Dr. Fred S. Roberts Purchase Free Chapter Download The world relies on maritime commerce to move exceptionally large portions of goods, services, and people. Collectively this effort comprises the Maritime Transportation System or…

Pacific Hurtgen: The American Army in Northern Luzon, 1945

by Robert M. Young Purchase through Amazon  Too often in war many of its campaigns are forgotten. One such forgotten campaign occurred in the Philippines during the last year of World War II. American Army units fought a bitter battle against dug-in,…

One Little Orchid: Mata Hari: A Marginal Voice

by Sanusri Bhattacharya Purchase through Amazon  “Her father was a subject of the Netherlands, and her mother was a Japanese. He died when she was an infant, and in order to protect her from the dangers which beset a young girl of…

Iran: Who Is Really In Charge?

by Camille Verleuw, Introduction by Alain Bauer Purchase through Amazon  Born in a country with three official languages, and an acquaintance with Latin during high school, it was no surprise that author Camille Verleuw became interested in Indo-European linguistics, discovering the Persian…

The Peace Negotiations: A Personal Narrative

by Robert Lansing Purchase through Amazon  Robert Lansing (1864-1928) initially served the State Department as a lawyer and was known for his work on the Lansing-Ishii Agreement in 1917 with Japan over their changing relationship with China during World War I. He…

The Middle East: New Order or Disorder?

Edited by Mohammed A. Aman, Ph.D. and Mary Jo Aman, MLIS Purchase through Amazon  This book brings together edited papers contributed to this volume by presenters at the most recent Middle East Dialogue (MED Conference held annually in Washington, DC, and sponsored…

Captain John Smith and His Critics

by Charles Poindexter Purchase through Amazon  Though he lived over 500 years ago, Captain John Smith’s life is still much discussed. He was born in 1580 in England, and at sixteen, after his father’s death, Smith set off for a life at…

Zigzagging: An American Female Nurse’s Experiences During WWI

by Isabel Anderson Purchase through Amazon  |  Purchase through CreateSpace Isabel Anderson was born Isabel Weld Perkins (1876-1948). Though a wealthy socialite, she wrote numerous books including On the Move, The Spell of the Hawaiian Islands and the Philippines, Circling Africa and…

Disaster Response: Medical and Health Policies

by Arnauld Nicogossian, Edited by Bonnie Stabile Purchase through Amazon Disaster Response offers research and insights from medical professionals and policy scholars to help improve interventions and reduce suffering when disasters occur, whether they result from natural or human made threats.

The Story of Secret Service

by Richard Wilmer Rowan, Introduction by Rahima Schwenkbeck Purchase through Amazon  |  Purchase on CreateSpace Few works attempt to be as ambitious as Richard Wilmer Rowan’s The Story of Secret Service. Rowan packs in thirty-three centuries of world history in this volume,…

Natural Gas as an Instrument of Russian State Power

by Ion A. Iftimie Purchase through Amazon  |  Purchase through CreateSpace “Since the Cold War, Russia has been perceived as a broken nation that no longer represents a threat to the North Atlantic Alliance. This book emphasizes that Russia overcame this major vulnerability…

Bugle Echoes: A Collection of the Poetry of the Civil War

Edited by Francis F. Browne Purchase through Amazon  |  Purchase through CreateSpace Bugle Echoes offers a vast collection of poetry illustrating the lived experiences of the Civil War. The collection was edited by Francis Fisher Browne (1843-1913) who fought in the Civil War…