The 16th Anniversary of this website
January 1, 1999-2015

 

NYMAS is devoted to increasing public
knowledge, awareness, and understanding
of the interrelationship of war, society, and
culture through the presentation and
dissemination of diverse scholarly viewpoints.

 



 

Past Schedules and Calendars
Audio Podcasts
All-day Conference
Fulltext resources
News
On the Web
Book Awards
Links to Military History
NYMAS Newsletters
About NYMAS
Join NYMAS
Contact us

 


Click here to go to the "History of the Chosin Story"
Korea, 1950-51
Table of Contents for
75 chapters!
The Changjin Journal

NEW
Chapter 76
NEW IN THIS ISSUE The foundation of this issue began some years ago after the publication of my e-book The Chosin Chronology: Battle of the Changjin Reservoir 1950 wherein the sacrifice of Task Force Faith was addressed in the summary.


Robert Miller new Executive Director of NYMAS


NYC, Oct. 19, 2012 - The NYMAS Board of Directors today elected Robert Miller, publisher of Enigma Books, as Executive Director of NYMAS.  Miller succeeds Daniel David, formerly of Skye Books, who remains head of the NYMAS Book Awards Committee.


A NYMAS Fulltext Resource
 Your ALT-Text here

France, 1940:
National Failure and the Uses of Defeat

David Gordon
History Department
CUNY Graduate Center

Talk presented at a joint meeting of The Historical Society
(New York Section)
 and The New York Military Affairs Symposium
May 10, 2002

 




REVIEW by George A. Rasula
THE COLDEST WINTER
 by David Halberstam

 

A NYMAS Fulltext Resource
Click here to go to Air Force Combat Units of World War II - Part 2
Air Force Combat Units of World War II
Complete 506 page work, keyword searchable

Edited by Maurer Maurer ; USAF Historical Division, Air University, Washington :Date: 1986


usarmorstrength2.jpg (31023 bytes)

Click here to see the graphics from Steven J. Zaloga's Talk on February 2, 2001 on Operation Cobra.



Click on Donate above to pay your $35 annual dues, or more to be a benefactor

Join or renew by mail or credit card online
Click here


 Your ALT-Text here

A Brief Introduction to the Why We Fight series

 



A NYMAS Fulltext Resource
carsandwhippet.jpg (16762 bytes)
THE IRISH CIVIL WAR, 1922-1923
Full text and illustrations from Paul V. Walsh's talk on  December 11, 1998
 


 Your ALT-Text here
Complete slide presentation from
Nov. 22, 2002 talk:
 Pope v. Lee:
 The Second Manassas
Campaign       


 Your ALT-Text here
NYMAS is associated with the Society for Military History Region 2.

 


Complete slide component from the Jan. 23, 2004,  presentation
Information Warfare:
What it Is, Isn’t, and How it Shapes National Security
by Dr. Daniel Kuehl of
National
Defense University  

 Your ALT-Text here

 



The Fall 2006 Conference

October 20-21, 2006
Click here for details & reading list

 

A NYMAS Fulltext Resource

The Battle
of the Boyne
Fulltext of the recent paper presented to NYMAS by
Roger Kennedy



Jessie James

Complete slide component from the October 1, 2004 talk by Capt. Clay Mountcastle of the
 USMA at West Point

The Union War against Confederate Guerrillas


A NYMAS Fulltext Resource
 Your ALT-Text here
"All Germany listens to The Fuhrer on the People's Radio"

Gray and Black Radio Propaganda against Nazi Germany
Fulltext of the recent paper
 by Bob Rowen

NEW
Now readable & printable
in Adobe Reader
Get Adobe Reader logo


Complete slide component from the Feb. 20, 2004 presentation
 Your ALT-Text here
by Norman Friedman
Author / NYMAS
 



A NYMAS Fulltext Resource

America First:
the Anti-War Movement,
 Charles Lindbergh
and the Second World War
 1940-1941


 
Fulltext of the paper presented to NYMAS by
David Gordon
History Department
Bronx Community College / CUNY Graduate Center on September 26, 2003
 



1916:
 The Year Germany Was Defeated

Complete slide component from the November 19, 2004 talk by Chuck Steele of the
 USMA History Department
 at West Point

 

 


 

In Memoriam

Eugene Feit
1948-2010

Outstanding attorney, history scholar and NYMAS' most extraordinary
Executive Director, leader,
and author of the NYMAS By-laws.
-more-

The new NYMAS season begins on January 16, 2015

NEW

Winter-Spring, 2015 Calendar
Fridays 7 pm to 8:45 pm

DateTopicSpeakerAffiliation
Jan 16Imperial Apocalypse: The Great War and the Destruction of the Russian EmpireJoshua A. SanbornLafayette College
Jan 30They Fought for Each Other: the Tale of the Hardest Hit Unit in IraqKelly KennedyJournalist
Feb 13FBI Counterespionage during World War IIRay Batvinis George Washington University
Feb 27The Invasion of Serbia, 1915Richard DiNardoUS Marine Corps Command and Staff College / NYMAS
Mar 13Grant and Lee in the 1864 Overland CampaignDaniel FrankeU.S. Military Academy at West Point
Mar 27-28

NYMAS Spring 2015 2-Day Conference
Produced & moderated by Al Nofi & Robert Miller


David Kaiser, author of No End Save Victory: How FDR Led the Nation into War
Mark Perry,
author of
The Most Dangerous Man in America: The Making of Douglas MacArthur
David L. Roll, author of The Hopkins Touch
 

Apr 10Why Did the Allies Win WWII?Jeremy BlackMBE,  University of Exeter
Apr 17Neptune: The Allied Invasion of Europe and the D-Day LandingsCraig L. SymondsProfessor Emeritus, U.S. Naval Academy
Apr 24The Development of Infantries in the Late  Middle Ages and in the Early RenaissanceAlbert WinklerBrigham Young University
May 8Stab in the Back: The Italian-French Alpine Campaign, June 1940Brian SullivanFormer NYMAS President and Research Professor at National Defense University
May 22Pacific Blitzkrieg: World War II in the Central PacificLTC Sharon LaceyUS Army Center for Military History
Jun 12WaterlooMichael V. LeggiereUniversity of North Texas

Updated Saturday, November 22, 2014 03:06 PM– Bob Rowen rrowen@nymas.org
 

 

Click here to see and/or print out a PDF of the latest NYMAS flyer with the calendar of talks from January to June, 2015 plus a membership form if you'd like to join and donate.


NYMAS talks are free and open to the public.


Unless otherwise noted, these talks are held on Friday evenings at
The Soldiers', Sailors', Marines', Coast Guard and Airmens' Club
283 Lexington Avenue (between 36th and 37th Streets)
New York, NY 10016-3540
from 7:00 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. These Friday lectures are usually held on the 2nd floor in the historic South Lounge.


 NYMAS is associated with the Society for Military History, Region 2.

Topics and speakers may be subject to change without notice. A current updated schedule is always available at this website (http//:nymas.org)

Want to get an email reminder of each NYMAS event? 
Just click here:

mail@nymas.org


 


Click on Donate above to pay your $35 annual dues, or more to be a benefactor

Join or renew by mail or credit card online
Click here

 


 

 

   
Click here for more podcasts

Audio Podcasts of Friday Evening Talks
NEW
An Examination of British Cryptography during the Second World War

recorded November 7, 2014
1 hr 30 min


click here to listen


Aki Snyder
Photo: Ching Wah Chin
Love My Rifle More Than You: Young and Female in the U.S. Army

recorded March 14, 2014
1 hr 34 min


click here to listen


Kayla Williams
Photo: Ching Wah Chin
The Devil's Garden:
Rommel's Desperate Defense of Omaha Beach on D-Day

recorded June 6, 2014
1 hr 38 min


click here to listen


Steven Zaloga
Photo: Ching Wah Chin

July 1914:
Countdown to War


recorded Jan. 31, 2014
1 hr 36 min


click here to listen


Se an McMeekin
Photo: Ching Wah Chin


Georges Loustaunau
Rightists
in the French Resistance


recorded Oct. 11, 2013
1 hr 32 min


click here to listen


Valerie Deacon
Photo: Ching Wah Chin

The First Century of Gunpowder Artillery in Europe - Innovation and Effectiveness:
1326-1450


recorded May 17,
2013
1 hr 35 min


click here to listen


Clifford J. Rogers
Photo: Ching Wah Chin
Roman Warfare


recorded May 24,
2013
1 hr 47 min


click here to listen


Adrian Goldsworthy
Photo: Ching Wah Chin
Islands of Destiny:
The Solomons Campaign
and the Eclipse of the Rising Sun


recorded January 4, 2013
1 hr 42 min


click here to listen

  
John Prados
Photo: Ching Wah Chin

Photo: Ching Wah Chin
Western Warfare in the
 Age of the Crusades
 1000-1300


recorded April 27, 2012
1 hr  37 min


click here to listen


John France
Photo from author
 
Click here for many more podcasts including:
Retribution:
The Battle for Japan, 1944-45

recorded May 2, 2008


click here to listen


Max Hastings
Photo: Random House

Bankrupting the Enemy:
The U.S. Financial Siege of Japan
Before Pearl Harbor

recorded April 12, 2008


click here to listen


Edward S. Miller
Photo: Phil Gilson

Click here for more podcasts

 



 

NYMAS presents Grant Check
to Soldiers Sailors Club

Hazel Cathers, Executive Director of the The Soldiers’, Sailors’, Marines’, Coast Guard and Airmen’s Club of New York City receives a check from NYMAS boardmembers Allen Walberg (L) and Arnold Albert (R).    The funds come from a grant provided by the New York Council for the Humanities to NYMAS for the Soldiers Sailors Club generously providing space for NYMAS' Friday evening talks.


 

NYMAS on  

Axis Sally
The American Voice of Nazi Germany
 Author Richard Lucas' talk to NYMAS on May 20, 2011


The Deceivers:
Allied Military Deception
Author & former Deputy Undersecretary of the Army Thaddeus Holt's
talk to NYMAS on Jun 4, 2004


Mussolini:
The Secrets of His Death
Enigma Books' publisher Robert Miller's talk to NYMAS on Jan 28, 2005

Click above for the complete online video of each talk to NYMAS

 

   
Click here for NYMAS

audio podcasts


 


 

The 2012 NYMAS Book Award
The Arthur Goodzeit Award
2012The Wehrmacht retreats : fighting a lost war, 1943 by Robert M. Citino. (Lawrence, Kan. : University Press of Kansas, c2012)
      
The 2012 Civil War Book Award
The Eugene Feit Award  in Civil War Studies
2012War on the waters : the Union and Confederate Navies, 1861-1865 by James M. McPherson. (Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, c2012)

 

 


The Arthur Goodzeit Award
2010Hitler’s first war : Adolf Hitler, the men of the List Regiment, and the First World War by Thomas Weber
(Oxford University Press, 2010)
2009    Hell to Pay: Operation DOWNFALL and the Invasion of Japan, 1945-1947
by D. M. Giangreco (Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 2009)   
    
2008   Baghdad at Sunrise: A Brigade Commanders’ War in Iraq
by Col. Peter R Mansoor (New Haven:
Yale University Press, 2008}.
The Civil War Book Award
2009    West Pointers and the Civil War: The Old Army in War and Peace
by Wayne Wei-Siang Hsieh. (
Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina, 2009).
 
2008    Lincoln and his Admirals
by Craig Symonds (
New York: Oxford University Press, 2008).
Special Award
2009   

David M. Glantz, Col., U.S.A. (Ret.)
for a lifetime of scholarship
in Soviet and Russian archives
of the Red Army in World War II




Click on photo for a larger image

 

Please note the new NYMAS regular mail address:

NYMAS
Post Office Box 592
115 East 34th Street
New York, NY 10156-0592
 


or email us anytime at

rrowen@nymas.org

 


 


Newsletters from NYMAS now online
Dozens of book reviews in military history.  Al Nofi, editor.

All Google & On-site searchable





 



No. 42 - Autumn 2007
No. 43 - Winter 2007-2008
No. 44 - Spring 2008: Annual Civil War Issue
No. 45 - Winter 2008-2009

Paid-up NYMAS members get the latest editions

Now in Adobe Reader format
If you don't have Adobe Reader, click below:
Get Adobe Reader logo


An updated NYMAS Guide to Military History on the Web:
 World War I (extensive) <<click here; thanks to NYMAS member Bob Bulko
 


 


Tom Wisker, NYMAS Board member and host of Weaponry for almost 30 years
Weaponry
military and aviation technology, history, hardware, policy, news, reviews, and analysis, all interspersed with totally inappropriate music.  Since 1982

WBAI, 99.5 FM or online,
on Wednesday morning
(Tuesday night, if you stay up)
from 1:00 to 2:00 am.

Note: Tom's currently
on medical leave

Older Weaponry programs are now available for download or play at any time. It's on the wbai.org site at archive.wbai.org

 

NEW
The 2013 NYMAS
Book Award

Hanoi's Road to the Vietnam War, 1954-1965
by Pierre Asselin 
(Oakland, CA, University of California Press, c2013)

 


NEW
A NYMAS Fulltext Resource
The Welles Mission to Rome: February-March 1940
FDR’s Diplomatic Initiative
to Mussolini

by Robert L. Miller, 2008


The 2012 NYMAS
Book Award

The Arthur Goodzeit Award


The Wehrmacht retreats : fighting a lost war, 1943 by Robert M. Citino.
(Lawrence, Kan. : University Press of Kansas, c2012)


A NYMAS Fulltext Resource
DEFENSE, REACTION AND PASSIVITY:
BRITISH STRATEGY
TOWARD NEW YORK AND NEW ENGLAND
IN THE WAR OF 1812


James P. Werbaneth
American Military University
La Roche College

 


The 2011 NYMAS
Book Award

The winner of the year's
Arthur Goodzeit Book Award
is:

Fighting for MacArthur : the Navy and Marine Corps’ desperate defense of the Philippines /
John Gordon:

Annapolis, Md. : Naval Institute Press, 2011.

For more information,
click here


The 2011 Eugene Feit Award
 in Civil War Studies

The Union War

The Union war /
Gary W. Gallagher:
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2011.
For more information,
click here


A NYMAS Fulltext Resource
From ‘Civil Warriors:
Three Lives..."
by
Fernando Ortiz Jr.
Illustrated


A NYMAS Fulltext Resource
From ‘Dagoes’ to ‘Nervy Spaniards’
American Soldiers’ Views of their Opponents, 1898

 Albert A. Nofi

Illustrated



The 2010 NYMAS
Book Award

The winner of the year's Arthur Goodzeit Book Award is:


The 2009 NYMAS
Book Award

The winner of the year's Arthur Goodzeit Book Award is:

Hell to Pay: Operation DOWNFALL and the Invasion of Japan
1945-1947

by D. M. Giangreco (Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 2009)
 


The 2009 NYMAS
Civil War Book Award
The winner of the eighth annual NYMAS Civil War Book Award is:


West Pointers and the Civil War: The Old Army in War and Peace
by Wayne Wei-Siang Hsieh. (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina, 2009).

 


Special Award

David M. Glantz, Col., U.S.A. (Ret.)

The New York Military Affairs Symposium
honors
Col. DAVID M. GLANTZ
for a lifetime of scholarship
in Soviet and Russian archives
of the Red Army in World War II
 
2009

For more information, click here

A NYMAS Fulltext Resource
’Til I Come Marching Home
A Brief History of American Women in
World War II


by C. Kay Larson



A NYMAS Fulltext Resource

 

Beyond Blackwater:
Contractors on the Battlefield

by Raymond Kimball

A paper delivered to the NYMAS Fall Conference on October 13, 2007

 


A NYMAS Fulltext Resource


American Privateers in
the War Of 1812



Fulltext, documents and illustrations from a paper
by Bob Rowen
delivered to NYMAS on October 19, 2001 at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York



 



A NYMAS Fulltext Resource
Click here for Steven Zaloga's article

Defending the Kremlin: The First Generation of Soviet Strategic Air Defense Systems 1950-60
 by Steven J. Zaloga
 


 



A NYMAS Fulltext Resource

The Tennessee River Campaign
Chapter IV: from
GREAT NECESSITIES:  THE LIFE, TIMES AND WRITINGS OF ANNA ELLA CARROLL,
1815-1894
by C. Kay Larson



 



The USAAF’s Other Very Heavy Bomber - the Consolidated B-32



Captioned visuals from Tom Wisker's February 24, 2006 talk



 

A NYMAS Fulltext Resource

The GI Offensive
in Europe

Fulltext of the talk given to NYMAS on April 25, 2006
 by Peter R. Mansoor, Colonel, U.S. Army


 



A NYMAS Fulltext Resource

Breaking Ranks:
 The History, Limitations, and Importance of American Active Duty Issue Advocacy


Billy Mitchell

Fulltext from the January 20, 2006 presentation by Raymond Kimball of the Iraq and Afghanistan
Veterans of America

 




The 2004 NYMAS
Book Award
The winner of the year's Arthur Goodzeit Book Award is:
Rethinking
Military History
Jeremy Black
New York, NY : Routledge, 2004, 272pp, 0415275342 (pbk.)
0415275334 (hardback)

For more information, click here


 



WHAT IS HISTORY?
HOW HISTORIANS WORK AND

THE SOURCES THEY USE

Complete slide component from the May 13, 2005 talk by
Don Bittner of the
US Marine Corps
Command and Staff College
 



A NYMAS Fulltext Resource

Springing to the Call
a Documentary View of Women in the American Civil War
edited by C. Kay Larson


 



A NYMAS Fulltext Resource
Women’s War Work
 Edited By
 Lady Randolph Churchill 1916

 

Webmaster & page design:
Bob Rowen

 

Monitored by SiteUptime
and every 30 minutes
 by Open Source