WAR STUDIES JOURNAL | Department of History


War Studies Journal is a scholarly venue for those who want to write about the big topics of warfare, strategy, campaigns, battles, theory, military revolutions, and technological change. It is a journal for scholars who wish to read the best of contemporary scholarship and debate military history in a peer-reviewed forum that will appear annually in print and online. The objective of the editorial board is to publish cutting-edge military history from antiquity to the contemporary period that informs the past, present, and future. Our goal is to create a space for the serious discussion of Military History including its diplomatic, strategic, operational, tactical, and technological aspects both chronologically and thematically. The editorial board solicits submissions from leading scholars, experts, and early-career professionals on wide-ranging topics that will interest specialists in multiple disciplines and across multiple eras. Each volume will contain original research articles, one essay that explores the historical antecedents of a contemporary issue, and a significant number of book reviews.

Volume I can be purchased online at: https://www.tamupress.com/book/9781544045856/war-studies-journal-1/

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Volume I

"The Creation of the Seven Military Classics" by Peter Lorge

"Revisiting Russian Strategic Planning against Napoleon, 1810-1812" by Alexander Mikaberidze

"Histories of War" by Jeremy Black

"American Understandings of Chinese Strategy: A First-Draft Genealogy of the Search for a Chinese Way of War" by Harold M. Tanner

Iron and Blood: A Military History of the German-Speaking Peoples since 1500, by Peter Wilson, reviewed by Sam A. Mustafa

Firepower: How Weapons Shaped Warfare, by Paul Lockhart, reviewed by Jeremy Black

Kutuzov: A Life in War and Peace, by Alexander Mikaberidze, reviewed by Roger R. Reese

The Cambridge History of the Napoleonic Wars, 3 vols., edited by Michael Broers, Philip Dwyer, Bruno Colson, Alexander Mikaberidze, Alan Forrest, and Peter Hicks, reviewed by Jordan R. Hayworth

Of Age: Boy Soldiers and Military Power in the Civil War Era, by Francis M. Clarke and Rebecca Jo Plant, reviewed by Ethan S. Rafuse

The Austro-Hungarian Army and the First World War, by Graydon A. Tunstall, reviewed by Geoffrey Wawro

Hitler's Panzer Generals: Guderian, Hoepner, Reinhardt and Schmidt Unguarded, by David Stahel, reviewed by Russell A. Hart

Eagles Overhead: The History of U.S. Air Force Forward Air Controllers from the Meuse-Argonne to Mosul, by Matt Dietz, reviewed by S. M. Pavelec

Mercy: Humanity in War, by Cathal J. Nolan, reviewed by Lisa M. Brady

Putin's War on Ukraine: Russia's Campaign for Global Counter-Revolution, by Samuel Ramani, reviewed by Sean McMeekin


Michael V. Leggiere


Frederick C. Schneid

Assisstant Editor

Jonathon Able


Geoffrey Wawro, University of North Texas

James Lacey, US Marine Corps War College

Doina Pasca Harsanyi, Central Michigan University

S. Michael Pavelec, US Air Command and Staff College

Sean McMeekin, Bard College

John Kuehn, US Army Command and General Staff College

Kevin McCranie, US Naval War College

Erica Charters, The University of Oxford

Lee L. Brice, Western Illinois University

Russell Hart, Hawaii Pacific University

Lisa Brady, Boise State University

Xiaobing Li, University of Central Oklahoma

Ethan Rafuse, US Army Command and General Staff College

John Stapleton, US Military Academy at West Point

Christy L. Pichichero, George Mason University

John Hosler, US Army Command and General Staff College

Jeremy Black, Exeter University, emeritus

John H. Gill, Near East-South Asia Center for Strategic Studies

Ronald Chrisman, Director, UNT Press

Published by the University of North Texas in cooperation with the Department of History and the Military History Center.