Lee, Wayne E., Anthony E. Carlson, David L. Preston, and David Silbey. The Other Face of Battle: America’s Forgotten Wars and the Experience of Combat. New York: Oxford University Press, 2021.
Section 1: Introduction
? Identify the Author and the Title of the book
? Identify the Author’s thesis
? Develop your own thesis for the review
Section 2: Brief Summary of the Book
? Identify the structure of the book
? Does the structure help/hurt the author’s argument
? What methodology does the author use?
? What is the scope of the book
Section 3: Strengths of the thesis/book
? Identify the strengths of the book
o Use quotations to support your argument
? What are the sources?
Section 4: Weakness of thesis/book
? Identify the weaknesses of the author’s argument
? What is missing from the argument?
o Scope? Limited or too big?
o Did the evidence fall short?
o Lack of sources or evidence?
? Is the thesis successful or not?
Section 5: Wrap up/ Conclusion
? What is the audience of the book?
? Is it worth reading in a class?
? Where does it fit into the historiography?
? Readdress the author’s thesis
Each section can have multiple paragraphs
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