Review of Lawrence Freedman’s “The Future of War: A History” (Public Affairs, 2017).
Michael S. Neiberg is the inaugural Chair of War Studies in the Department of National Security and Strategy at the United States Army War College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. His published work specializes on the First and Second World Wars, notably the American and French experiences. The Wall Street Journal named his Dance of the Furies: Europe and the Outbreak of World War I (Harvard University Press, 2011) as one of the five best books ever written about the war. In October 2012, Basic Books published his The Blood of Free Men, a history of the liberation of Paris in 1944. In May 2015, Basic published his Potsdam: The End of World War II and the Remaking of Europe. In October 2016, Oxford University Press published his Path to War, a history of American responses to the Great War, 1914-1917.
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The July Crisis is a case study of leaders failing to critically reassess their assumptions.
A review of David Stevenson's 1917: War, Peace, and Revolution (Oxford, 2017).