Category Archives: military history

American troops first faced poison gas on February 2, 1918. German artillery units used the cover of a heavy afternoon fog to lob shells filled with phosgene and diphosgene on men serving in the 1st Division of the American Expeditionary … Continue reading

11-11-11: World War I Remembered through Words and Melody Guest lecture featuring William Brooks 11:00 a.m. Sousa Archives and Center for American Music Admission: Free The eleventh hour of the eleventh day of November of 1918 was designated as the … Continue reading

David Lucander is a professor of history at SUNY Rockland Community College. He recently answered some questions about his UIP book Winning the War for Democracy: The March on Washington Movement, 1941-1946. Q: What was the March on Washington Movement (MOWM)? … Continue reading

Seventy years ago today, the American submarine USS Barb torpedoed the Japanese carrier Unyo in the South China Sea, one of the legendary feats of the famed sub and its skipper, Eugene B. Fluckey. In Thunder Below, Fluckey puts us in … Continue reading

Two UIP titles are available in paperback editions today. A Secret Society History of the Civil War Were the forces that drove the United States to civil war prompted by secret organizations such as the Brotherhood of the Union? Mark A. … Continue reading

Between Two Homelands: Letters across the Borders of Nazi Germany provides a glimpse into the everyday lives of one family living during the tumultuous years of World War Two. The book, which was assembled from family letters by Hedda Kalshoven, gives … Continue reading

Peter N. Stearns is Provost of George Mason University, author of Globalization in World History and editor of the new UIP book Demilitarization in the Contemporary World.  He answered our questions about the book. Q: The book covers the demilitarization efforts in Japan and … Continue reading

University of Illinois Press director Willis G. Regier writes about German-Prussian military theorist Carl von Clausewitz, and the influential tome On War, in the Chronicle of Higher Education. With protracted wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, American and British readers have found On … Continue reading

July 1st – 3rd marks the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg.  The conflict, considered a turning point in the Civil War, involved the largest number of casualties during the conflict between the states. The wounded were carried to … Continue reading

Gillum Ferguson is visiting bookstores, libraries, historical societies, and museums throughout the State of Illinois to discuss and sign copies of his new book Illinois in the War of 1812. The full event list is here. The next five public … Continue reading