The Department of History, United
States Air Force Academy, is the point of contact for the
and most prestigious lecture series at the United States
Air Force Academy. The purpose is twofold: to promote a
greater knowledge of military history in the United
States and abroad, and to stimulate a lifelong
interest among cadets in their
Each year a committee of
internationally known historians and Academy
representatives select an outstanding military historian, or a first-rate scholar
from a closely related field, who is invited to present
a lecture on a subject of his or her
choice within broadly construed field of military
history. In keeping
with the purpose of the series, the
lecture is published and distributed to leading scholars
and libraries throughout the
These lectures are known collectively
as the "Harmon Memorial Lectures in Military History,"
in memory of the accomplishments
of the late Lieutenant General Hubert R. Harmon, the
first Superintendent of the Academy. General Harmon's lifelong personal interest in
military history makes it particularly appropriate
that he be honored in this way.
"Why Military History"
by W. Frank Craven
"The Military Leadership of the North and the South"
by T. Harry Williams
"Pacific Command: A Study in Interservice Relations"
by Louis Morton
"Operation POINTBLANK: A Tale of Bombers and Fighters"
by William R. Emerson
"John J. Pershing and the Anatomy of Leadership"
by Frank E. Vandiver
"Mr. Roosevelt's Three Wars: FDR as War Leader"
by Maurice Matloff
"Problems of Coalition Warfare: The Military Alliance
Against Napoleon, 1813 - 1814"
by Gordon A. Craig
"Innovation and Reform in Warfare"
by Peter Paret
"Strategy and Policy in Twentieth-Century Warfare"
by Michael Howard
"George C. Marshall: Global Commander"
by Forrest C. Pogue
"The War of Ideas: The United States Navy, 1870-1890"
by Elting E. Morison
"The Historical Development of Contemporary Strategy"
by Theodore Ropp
"The Military in the Service of the State"
by General Sir John Winthrop Hackett
"The Many Faces of George S. Patton, Jr."
by Martin Blumenson
"The End of Militarism"
by Russell E. Weigley
"An Enduring Challenge: The Problem of Air Force
by I. B. Holley, Jr.
"The American Revolution Today"
by John W. Shy
"The Young Officer in the Old Army"
by Edward M. Coffman
"The Contribution of the Frontier to the American
by Robert M. Utley
"The Strategist's Short Catechism: Six Questions Without
by Philip A. Crowi
"The Influence of Air Power upon Historians"
by Noel F. Parrish
"Perspectives in the History of Military Education and
by Richard A. Preston
"Western Perceptions and Asian Realities"
by Akira Iriye
"Command Crisis: MacArthur and the Korean War,"
by D. Clayton James
"United Against: American Culture and Society During
World War II"
by John M. Blum
"George Washington and George Marshall: Some Reflections
on the American Military Tradition"
by Don Higginbotham
"Military Planning and National Policy: German Overtures
to Two World Wars"
by Harold C. Deutsch
"Napoleon and Maneuver Warfare"
by Steven T. Ross
"Soldiering in Tsarist Russia"
by John L. H. Keep
"Leadership in the Old Air Force: A Postgraduate
by David MacIsaac
"The Intelligence Revolution: A Historical Perspective"
by Sir Harry Hinsley
"Air Power, Armies, and the War in the West, 1940"
by R. J. Overy
"'Cold Blood': LBJ's Conduct of Limited War in Vietnam"
by George C. Herring
Number Thirty-Four: "Postwar
Perspectives on the Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity
by Joyce C. Lebra (who passed away
before the lecture)
"United States Policy Vis-a-vis Korea, 1850-1950"
by John Edward Wilz
"Codebreaking and the Battle of the Atlantic"
by David Kahn
"The Structure of Military-Technical Transformation"
by William H. McNeill
"The Place of World War II in History"
by Gerhard L. Weinberg
"Shaping Junior Officer Values In The Twentieth Century: A Foundation For A Comparative Perspective"
by Dave R. Palmer
"Battles Not Fought: The Creation of an Independent Air
by Stephen L. McFarland
"Fighting with Allies': The Hand-Care and Feeding of
the Anglo-American Special Relationship"
by Warren F. Kimball
"Threats to Civilian Control of the Military in the
United States Today: An Historical Perspective"
by Richard H. Kohn
"Making Experience Count: American POW Narratives from
the Colonial Wars to Vietnam"
by Robert C. Doyle
Aircraft that Decided World War II: Aeronautical
Engineering and Grand Strategy, 1933-1945, The American
by John F. Guilmartin, Jr.