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Just finished Jorg Muth's COMMAND CULTURE: OFFICER EDUCATION IN THE U.S. ARMY AND THE GERMAN ARMED FORCES, 1901-1945, AND THE CONSEQUENCES FOR WORLD WAR II. Controversial to be sure, but I liked it. Also read ON FLEXIBILITY: RECOVERY FROM TECHNOLOGICAL AND DOCTRINAL SURPRISE ON THE BATTLEFIELD by Meir Finkel, which was merely okay.
Now plowing through Michael R. Matheny's CARRYING THE WAR TO THE ENEMY: AMERICAN OPERATION ART TO 1945.
Sitting on the shelf to be read next are: NO SURE VICTORY: MEASURING U.S. ARMY EFFECTIVENESS AND PROGRESS IN THE VIETNAM WAR by Gregory A. Daddis, TRANSFORMING COMMAND: THE PURSUIT OF MISSION COMMAND IN THE U.S., BRITISH, AND ISRAELI ARMIES by Eitan Shamir, and POWER IN UNCERTAIN TIMES: STRATEGY IN THE FOG OF PEACE by Emily O. Goldman.
Read: "Thutmose III: The Military Biography of Egypt's Greatest Warrior King" by Richard A. Gabriel. A very Good read. Thutmose is sometimes compared to Napoleon which is incorrect. Thutmose was a winner and left a Empire that lasted long after his death; while Napoleon was a loser. Recommended.
"Ramesses: Egypt's Greatest Pharaoh" by Joyce Tyldesley. He was Egypt's longest living Pharaoh. Just So-So.
"Trajan: Lion of Rome" by C.R.H. Wildfeuer. A novel on the Roman Emperor who extended the empire to its greatest size. Very Good and Recommended.
I am presently working my way through a number of older (1970's -1990's) titles on topics as diverse as World War I, the Russo-Japanese War, the Wars of Italian Liberation, the Franco-Prussian War, the Second Boer War, and the post-Civil War campaigns against the plains indians. One book that I cannot recommend highly enough, and that I am currently writing a review on for my blog is Thomas Pakenham's, "The Boer War". This is a truly superb, and manageable (a little over 600 pages) treatment of this tragic conflict. Probably one of the most meticulously-researched and well-written historical works that I have read in years.