Month: October 2017

Review of Insurgency and Counterinsurgency

Matthew O’Gara of Rocky Mountain College reviews Jeremy’s Insurgency and Counterinsurgency for the Journal of Military History v.8, no.4 – extract below:

“No stone goes unturned in this dense yet highly readable book (its subtitle, A
Global History, is no exaggeration or misnomer). Although organized chronologically,
it is not merely a chronology; and although explicitly comparative, it is not
properly a comparative study. Black seeks to “probe the linkage between beliefs,
events, people, and time progression,” thus making his work akin to an encyclopedic,
narrative compendium of exhaustive research that culminates in a vast wealth
of knowledge on the provenance of insurgencies throughout world history.”

Journal of Military History website

Review of Jeremy’s Insurgency and Counterinsurgency

Staff Sgt. Brian Darling reviews Jeremy’s Insurgency and Counterinsurgency. A Global History for the Army University Press. Extract below:

“Jeremy Black’s recent book is much more than a comprehensive history of insurgency and counterinsurgency operations. Insurgency and Counterinsurgency reads almost like an index of small wars and the essential supplemental reading pertaining to them. In the preface, the author invokes Carl von Clausewitz, pointing out that insurgencies and counterinsurgencies are also an extension of politics. The book then moves from continent to continent and between historical periods at a machine-gun pace.”

Read the full review

Coming soon – Fortifications and Siegecraft

Fortifications and Siegecraft. Defense and Attack through the Ages.


Centers for defense and bases for attack since ancient times, fortifications are a crucial aspect of military history. Indeed, as Jeremy Black shows, the history of fortifications is a global history of humanity itself. Moreover, their remains offer a still potent, often dramatic, testimony to the past, notably through the strength of the sites, the power of the works, and the vast resources they required. This compelling book explores not only the history of fortifications themselves, but also the real and potential threat to them posed by siegecraft.

Published by Rowman and Littlefield. Available from June 2018

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