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Here is a sampling of recent scholarship by current members of the Department of History:

PRESENTATIONS:


Major Matthew R. Basler, MA. “The Culture of the Virginia Farmer and the Making of an American General.” Missouri Valley History Conference, Omaha, Nebraska, 2009.

Maj Mark Buchy, MA.  "Texas Rangers: The US Army’s Schoolmaster," Lecture given to the Rocky Mountain Military Affairs Society, Penrose Public Library, Colorado Springs, Colorado, November 2013.

Lieutenant Colonel Robert Carriedo, Ph.D.  “World History at the U.S. Air Force Academy.”  World History Association, London, 2008.

Lt Col Mark E. Grotelueschen, PhD.  "Liberia, its Civil War, and the UN Peacekeeping Mission," Lecture given to the Rocky Mountain Military Affairs Society, Penrose Public Library, Colorado Springs, Colorado, October 2013.

_____.“Key AEF Contributions to the Hundred Days,” 2009 Society from Military History Annual Conference, Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

_____.“The Junior Partner:  Anglo-American Military Cooperation in World War I,” 2007 Conference of the International Society for First World War Studies, Washington, D.C.

_____.“The Rise of the Firepower Gospel in the U.S. Army, 1914-1923,” 2001 Society for Military History Annual Conference, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

_____.“Doctrine under Fire:  The Employment of Artillery by the US Army in World War I,” 1998 Northern Great Plains History Conference, Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Doctor Jeanne Heidler. “Sharp Knife Makes the Papers: Andrew Jackson and Horseshoe Bend.”  Alabama Historical Association.  Horseshoe Bend National Battlefield Park, Dadeville, Alabama, October 2013.

________. “Alabama and the War of 1812.”  Alabama Archives. Montgomery, Alabama, October 2013.

________. “The Gulf of Mexico and the War of 1812.” Southern Historical Association Annual Meeting. Mobile, Alabama, November 2012.

________. “The Evolution of the Speaker of the House.” Western Kentucky University. October 2011.

________.“Teaching American History,” Ohio Valley Education Cooperative for

Secondary Education, Louisville, Kentucky,  September 2010.

________.  “The Statesman Henry Clay,” Filson Historical Society, Louisville, Kentucky, September 2010.

________.  “‘Where All Behaved Well’: Fort Bowyer and the War on the Gulf, 1814-1815,” Auburn University, 2010.

________. “The Statesman Henry Clay,” Congress of the Henry Clay Center for Statesmanship, Lexington, Kentucky, 2009. 

________.Commentator:  “Northern Military Manpower in the American Civil War.”  Society for Military History, Frederick, MD, 2007.

________.  “Robert E. Lee: Why are People Saying these Things about Him?”  Colorado State University, Pueblo, 2007.

________.  “Andrew Jackson and the Election of 1828.”  Colorado State University, Pueblo, 2006.

________.  "The Spy, the Vice-President, and the Explorer: The Burr Conspiracy and the American West."  Pioneers Museum, Colorado Springs, Colorado, 2006 and the Colorado Springs American Association of University Women, Colorado Springs, Colorado, 2006.

Lieutenant Colonel Edward A. Kaplan, Ph.D., editor, High Flight: Proceedings of the 2009 Military History Symposium. Chicago: Imprint, 2010.

Colonel John Plating, Ph.D. “An Airline Executive at War: C.R. Smith and the Roots of Air Transport Command.”  Society for Military History Annual Conference, Murfreesboro, Tennessee, 2009.

________.   “Of Dragons and Tigers: A Social History of the Chinese-American Composite Wing, 1943-1945.”  Society for Military History Annual Conference, Frederick, Maryland, 2007.

Doctor Alan M. Osur. “Whites in Human Relations:  Then and Now,” presented to the students at the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute, March 1987.

________. “The Course of Race Relations in the Military, 1940-1972: An Institutional Perspective,” presented to the April 1980 meeting of the Missouri Conference on History.

________. “The Role of the Colorado National Guard in Civil Disturbances,” presented to the September 1979 meeting of the Colorado History Group.

Lieutenant Colonel Chris Rein, Ph.D., “Operations COBRA and QUEEN: Successes and Failures in Heavy Bomber Support for Ground Campaigns” Global War Studies Conference, “1944: Seventy Years On,” Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, UK, April 2014

________. “From the Argonne to the Hurtgen: The Legacy of U.S. Army Air Support for Ground Operations.” Society for Military History Annual Meeting, Kansas City, MO, April 2014

________. “Adventures in On-Line Courses, Distance Learning, and MOOCs: One Instructor’s Perspective.” Louisiana Historical Association Conference, Hammond, LA, March 2014

________. “The North African Air Campaign: Costly Diversion or Path to Victory?” Rocky Mountain Military Affairs Society (RMMAS) Meeting, Colorado Springs, CO, April 2013.

________. “The Operational Umbrella: Air Bases and Allied Strategy in World War II.” Society for Military History Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, March 2013.

________. “The Military and the Great Plains: Economic Development and Environmental Effects.” The Center for the Great Plains 38th Interdisciplinary Symposium, Lincoln, NE, March 2012

Lieutenant Colonel Paul Seeling, MA.  “The History of the Building of the First Railroad Bridge at Omaha Over the Missouri River.”  Missouri Valley History Conference, Omaha, Nebraska, 2009.

Colonel Mark K. Wells, Ph.D.  Chair: “Teaching Military History at the Service Academies.”  Society for Military History Annual Conference, Murfreesboro, Tennessee, 2009.

________.  “Napoleonic Warfare Curriculum at the Air Force Academy,” Consortium on Revolutionary Europe, Huntsville, AL, 2008.

________.  “Calling Ourselves Warriors:  Dodging a Bullet and Becoming a Hero,”  Royal Air Force Center for Air Power Studies Conference, Joint Forces College, Shrivenham, U.K., 2008.

PUBLICATIONS:

Lt Col Mark E. Grotelueschen. The AEF Way of War:  The American Army and Combat in World War I. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2007.         (Selected for the US Army Chief of Staff’s Professional Reading List in 2012)

_____. Doctrine Under Trial: American Artillery Employment in World War I. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2001.

_____. Co-editor:  Forged by Fire:  Military History for the Profession of Arms. Needham Heights, MA:  Simon and Schuster, 1998.

Doctor Jeanne T. Heidler and David S. Heidler. Henry Clay the Essential American. New York: Random House, 2010.

________, editors.  Daily Lives of Civilians in Wartime: The United States, Colonial Times through the Civil War. Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Publishing, 2007.

________ , editors.  Daily Lives of Civilians in Wartime: The United States, Indian Wars through the Vietnam War. Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Publishing, 2007.

________ .  Indian Removal: A Norton Casebook. New York: W. W. Norton, 2006.

________ .  The Mexican War. Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing, 2005.

________. Daily Life in the Early American Republic, Creating a New Nation. Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing, 2004.

________. Old Hickory’s War: Andrew Jackson and the Quest for Empire. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2003.

Lieutenant Colonel Chris Rein, Ph.D.,The North African Air Campaign: U. S. Army Air Forces from El Alamein to Salerno. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2012.

Lieutenant Colonel Mark E. Grotelueschen, Ph.D. “The Doughboys Make Good:  American Victories at St. Mihiel and Blanc Mont Ridge.” Army History (Spring 2013): 6-18.

_____.  “Guarding the Vote:  The U.N. Mission in Liberia Secures the Path to Successful Elections,” with David Foster, in ADF: Africa Defense Forum, vol.5, no. 4, 2012.

_____.  “Calming the Waters:  Operation Horizon Sentinel Fosters Cooperation to Build Maritime Security for Liberia,” with Mike Dudas, in ADF: Africa Defense Forum, vol.5, no. 3, 2012:  52-55.

_____.  “A New American Way of War is Born:  Attack in the Argonne, November 1, 1918.”  Over the Top: A Magazine of the First World War, vol. 2, no. 10 (October 2008): 3-13.

Colonel John Plating, Ph.D.  “Cannon, Egg, Charlie, and Baker: Airlift Links between World War II and the Chinese Civil War.”  Air Power History 53, no. 3 (Fall 2006).  (Selected as best article in Air Power History in 2006).

________.  “He Fought With What He Had: The Early Pacific War.”  Air Force Journal of Logistics 29, no. 2 (Summer 2005).

Lieutenant Colonel Chris Rein, Ph.D., “The Army, Native Agency and the Path to Assimilation: The First Indian Home Guards in the American Civil War” Kansas History 36:1 (Spring, 2013)

Doctor Charles Steele.  "Remembering the Creation of Germany's Army of Unity."  Royal United Service Institute Journal 152, no. 2 (April 2007).

CHAPTERS, ENCYCLOPEDIA ENTRIES, and REPORTS:

Major Matthew Basler, MA  “Cluster Bombs” and “LASTE Targeting System” in The Encyclopedia of Middle East Wars, ed. Spencer C. Tucker and Paul Pierpaoli.  Santa Barbara, California: ABC-CLIO, Inc., forthcoming.

_______. The Encyclopedia of Middle East Wars: The United States in the Persian Gulf, Afghanistan, and Iraq Conflicts.  Vol 1, “Bombs, Cluster,” edited by Spencer C. Tucker.  Santa Barbara:  ABC-CLIO, 2010.  Pp. 229-230

Major Mark Buchy, MA "GARNER, DAVID B.," Handbook of Texas Online,  Published by the Texas State Historical Association.            

_______. "BUNKLEY, CRAWFORD BERNARD, JR.," Handbook of Texas Online,  Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

_______. "FOSTER, LUCRETIA SMILEY [DICKIE]," Handbook of Texas Online,  Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

_______. "GIBSON, JOHN RUFUS," Handbook of Texas Online,  Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

_______. "STARKS, JOHN PAUL," Handbook of Texas Online, Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

_______. "CALHOUN, HENRY WARREN [RED CALHOUN]," Handbook of Texas Online, Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

_______. "CARR, CLARENCE FRANKLIN," Handbook of Texas Online, Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

_______. "HAMILTON, RICHARD THEODORE," Handbook of Texas Online, Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

Lieutenant Colonel Mark E. Grotelueschen, Ph.D.  “Warfare 1917-1918 (USA):  The American Expeditionary Forces,” forthcoming in 1914-1918-Online:  InternationalEncyclopedia of the First World War

_______. “The Junior Partner:  Anglo-American Military Cooperation in World War I,” in Jennifer D. Keene and Michael S. Neiberg, eds., Finding Common Ground: New Directions in First World War Studies. Boston/Leiden: Brill, 2010.

_______.  Contributor of multiple entries to The International Encyclopedia ofMilitary History, ed. James C. Bradford. New York: Routledge, 2006.

_______.  “Pershing’s Combat Doctrine and Tactics.”  In History in Dispute:  World War I, First Series.  ed.  Dennis Showalter. Detroit:  St. James Press, 2002: 25-28.

_______.  "Portal Monitoring: The Monitoring of the Votkinsk Machine Plant for the On-Site Inspection Agency." OSIA Research Internship Report. Washington, D.C.: OSIA Headquarters, 1990.

Doctors Jeanne T. Heidler and David S. Heidler. “The Land War in the War of 1812,” in The War of 1812. Washington, DC: National Park Service, 2013.

________. “Where All Behaved Well: Fort Bowyer and the War on the Gulf, 1814-1815,” in Tohopeka: Rethinking the Creek War and the War of 1812. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 2012.

________.“Mr. Rhea’s Letter,” in America’s Hundred Years’ War: U.S. Expansion to the Gulf Coast and the Fate of the Seminole, 1763-1858. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2011.

________. “Randolph B. Marcy and the Army of the Potomac,” in Notable Chiefs of Staff. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 2008.

Colonel John Plating, Ph.D.  “William H. Tunner” and “Berlin, Air Battle of (November 1943–March 1944)” in Encyclopedia of World War II: A Political, Social, and Military History, ed. Spencer C. Tucker and Priscilla Mary Roberts.  Santa Barbara, California: ABC-CLIO, Inc., 2005.

Lieutenant Colonel Chris Rein, Ph.D., “The Environmental Impact of the Air Force’s Production and Training Infrastructure on the Great Plains,” in Airpower and the Environment: Ecological Implications of Modern Warfare, Joel Hayward, ed., Maxwell AFB, AL: Air University Press, 2013.

_________. “‘Men to Match My Mountains’: Environmental Aspects of the U.S. Air Force Academy Site Selection Process,” in High Flight: History of the U.S. Air Force Academy, Edward Kaplan, ed., Chicago: Imprint, 2011.

Doctor Robert P. Wettemann, Jr.  “Andrew Jackson,” “Winfield Scott,” “War of 1812,” and “Saving Private Ryan” in Encyclopedia of War and American Society, ed. Peter Karsten.  New York:  MTM Publishing, 2006.

REVIEWS:

Colonel John J. Abbatiello, Ph.D.  Review of Crisis at Sea by William N. Still.  In Naval History, August 2007.

Major Matthew Basler, MA.  Review of Rampant Raider: An A-4 Skyhawk Pilot in Vietnam.  By Stephen R. Gray.  In Air Power History, forthcoming.

________.  Review of Warhorse: Cavalry in Ancient Warfare by Philip Sidnell.  In The Historian, forthcoming.Basler, Matthew R.  Review of The Jet Race and the Second World War, by Sterling Michael Pavelec.  Air Power History 58, no. 1 (2011): 48.

________.  Review of Guardians of the Revolution: Iran and the World in the Age of the Ayatollahs, by Ray Takeyh.  Air Power History 57, no. 4 (2010): 50.

________.  Review of Rampant Raider: An A-4 Skyhawk Pilot in Vietnam, by Stephen R. Gray.  Air Power History 56, no. 2 (2009): 52.

________.  Review of Warhorse: Cavalry in Ancient Warfare, by Philip Sidnell.  The Historian 70, no. 3 (2008): 599-600.

Major Mark Buchy, MA. Review of Dragoons in Apacheland: Conquest and Resistance in Southern New Mexico. By William S. Kiser,  In Michigan War Studies Review. (MiSWR.com).

__________.  Review of The War on Terror and American Popular Culture edited by Andrew Schopp and Matthew Hill.  In War, Literature & the Arts: An International Journal of the Arts, Vol. 22, 2010.

_________.  Review of The Cold War U.S. Army: Building Deterrence for Limited War by Ingo Trauschweizer.  In War in History, January 2010.

Lieutenant Colonel Mark E. Grotelueschen, Ph.D.  Review of David Stephenson, With Our Backs to the Wall:  Victory and Defeat in 1918 (Cambridge, MA:  Harvard University Press, 2012) forthcoming in Army History.

_______.  Review of Allan R. Millett, Well Planned and Splendidly Executed:  The Battle of Cantigny May 28-31, 1918.   2d ed., (Chicago: Cantigny First Division Foundation, 2013 [2010]) in The Journal of Military History, October 2013.

_______. Review of Holger Herwig, The Marne, 1914:  The Opening of World War I and the Battle that Changed the World (New York:  Random House, 2009) in War, Literature, and the Arts, volume 25, 2013. 

_______.  Review of Thomas Boghardt, The Zimmermann Telegram: Intelligence, Diplomacy, and America’s Entry into World War I (Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 2012) in The Journal of Military History, April 2013.

_______.  Review of Thomas Patrick Melady and Margaret Badum Melady, Ten African Heroes: The Sweep of Independence in Black Africa (New York:  Maryknoll, 2011) in African Studies Quarterly, Summer 2012.

_______.  Review of Myriam Denov, Child Soldiers: Sierra Leone’s Revolutionary United Front (New York:  Cambridge University Press, 2010) in African Studies Quarterly, Fall 2011.              

_______.  Review of Tim Allen and Koen Vlassenroot, eds. The Lord's Resistance Army: Myth and Reality (London: Zed Books, 2010) in African Studies Quarterly, Winter 2011.

_______.  Review of Mark A. Snell, ed., Unknown Soldiers: The American Expeditionary Forces in Memory & Remembrance (Kent, OH: Kent State University Press, 2008) in War in History, vol. 17, 2010.

_______.  Review of Christopher Capozzola, Uncle Sam Wants You:  World War I and the Making of the Modern American Citizen (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008) in the Journal of World History, September 2010.

_______.  Review of Mitchell A. Yockelson, Borrowed Soldiers:  Americans Under British Command, 1918 (Norman:  University of Oklahoma Press, 2008) in The Journal of Military History, October 2009.

_______.  Review of Jonathan Reed Winkler, Nexus: Strategic Communications and American Security in World War I (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2008) for H-War@h-net.msu.edu, November 2008.

_______.  Review of Robert H. Ferrell, America’s Deadliest Battle: Meuse-Argonne, 1918 (Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2007) for H-War@h-net.msu.edu, January 2008.

_______.  Review of Michael J. Siler, Strategic Security Issues in Sub-Saharan Africa:  A Comprehensive Annotated Bibliography (Westport, CT:  Praeger, 2004) in African Studies Quarterly, Summer 2006.

_______.  Review of William M. Wright, edited by Robert Ferrell, Meuse-Argonne Diary: A Division Commander in World War I (Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 2004) in The Journal of Military History, January 2005.

_______.  Review of Martin Marix Evans, ed., American Voices of World War I:  Primary Source Documents (Chicago:  Fitzroy Dearborn, 2001) and Gary Mead, The Doughboys:  America and the First World War (New York:  Penguin, 2001) reviewed jointly in War in History, vol. 4, 2002.

_______.  Review of Robert Zieger, America’s Great War:  World War I and the American Experience (Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2000) in The Journal of Military History, October 2001.

_______.  Review of D. James Clayton and Anne Sharp Wells, America and the Great War, 1914-1920  (Wheeling, IL:  Harlan Davidson, 1998) in The Journal of Military History, October 1999.

Doctor Jeanne Heidler.  Review of Andrew Jackson and the Politics of Martial Law by Matthew Warshauer,  In The Journal of Military History, January 2008.

Lieutenant Colonel Chris Rein, Ph.D., Review of Gretchen Heefner, The Missile Next Door: The Minuteman in the American Heartland. Michigan War Studies Review, March, 2013.

_________. Review of Bryn Hammond, El Alamein: The Battle that Turned the Tide of the Second World War. Michigan War Studies Review, Jan., 2013.

_________. Review of Kevin Dougherty, Leadership Lessons: The Campaigns of Vicksburg, 1862-1863 in Civil War Book Review, Spring, 2012.

_________. Review of Arthur Herman, Freedom’s Forge: How American Business Produced Victory in World War II, in War, Literature and the Arts, 24 (2012).

_________. Review of Stanley Weintraub, Pearl Harbor Christmas, in War Literature and the Arts, 23:2 (2011).

Doctor Charles Steele.  Review of Halsey’s Typhoon:  The True Story of a Fighting Admiral, an Epic Storm, and an Untold Rescue by Bob Drury and Tom Clavin.  In the International Journal of Naval History 6, no. 3 (December 2007).

________.  Review of Sober Men and True: Sailor Lives in the Royal Navy, 1900-1945 by Christopher McKee.  In Armed Forces and Society (September 2007).

________.  Review of The Trafalgar Captains:  Their Lives and Memorials by Colin White and the 1805 Club.  In the International Journal of Naval History 6, no. 2 (August 2007).

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