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Gregory McNiffis the new 
Executive Director of NYMAS



Jerry Trombella became
Executive Director of NYMAS in 2016

Nov 18, 2016, NYC:  Meeting in the aftermath of the loss of Bob Miller, the Directors unanimously elected Jerry Trombella as NYMAS Executive Director.

Jerry is Dean of Research and Planning at Hudson County Community College. He holds a B.A. from the State University of New York at Binghamton with a triple major in History, Political Science and Classical Studies, an M.B.A. in Business Computer Information Systems from Hofstra University, an M.P.A in Public Administration with a specialization in Public Finance from the State University of New York at Albany, and a Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration from Seton Hall University, where he periodically teaches a graduate course in higher education organization and governance.

Jerry has 25 years of experience in higher education administration, including the areas of institutional research, institutional assessment, planning, budgeting, financial aid leveraging, decision analytics and information systems. In addition his administrative and teaching duties, Jerry is doing research in the economics of higher education and in colleges and universities as complex systems.

Jerry has a longstanding interest in military history, and is especially appreciative of the NYMAS interdisciplinary approach in seeking to understand issues associated with military affairs. His current research focus within military history involves predictive models of combat using historical data, based more on his longstanding interest in wargaming than in a belief in their utility. Job responsibilities, time, and financing permitting, he hopes to extend current research associated with predictive combat modeling into a formal proposal for an eventual second PhD in military history.


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.

__________________

In Memoriam

Robert Miller
1945-2016

Publisher, author, history scholar and
NYMAS' outstanding Executive Director since 2012.

On Saturday, Nov. 5 at 1pm at the Soldiers Sailors Club
a Memorial and Remembrance for Robert Miller was held
.

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Robert Miller became 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.


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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


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Operation Cobra


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A Brief Introduction to the Why We Fight series
 



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THE IRISH CIVIL WAR, 1922-1923
Full text and illustrations from Paul V. Walsh's talk on  December 11, 1998
 


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Complete slide presentation from
Nov. 22, 2002 talk:

 Pope v. Lee:
 The Second Manassas
 Campaign       


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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  

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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
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"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

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in Adobe Reader
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Complete slide component from the Feb. 20, 2004 presentation
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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.
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Friday evening talk
October 7 , 2022
7 pm to 9 pm


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Publisher: Pen and Sword
Publication date: 04/28/2022
Pages: 544
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.70(d)


An Invincible Beast:
Understanding the Hellenistic
Pike-Phalanx at War

Christopher Matthew
Lecturer in Ancient History
Australian Catholic University
 

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The full NYMAS Schedule
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 Fall, 2022

On-line Fridays at 7pm unless otherwise noted

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Sept.  9 Rome: An Empire Greg Woolf U.C.L.A.
Sept. 16 A Great and Rising Nation: Naval Exploration in the Early U.S. Republic Michael A. Verney Drury University
Sept. 21
Wednesday
7 pm
Victory at Sea:  Naval Power and the Transformation of the Global Order in World War II Paul Kennedy Yale University
Sept.  30 Mastering the Art of Command: Admiral Chester W. Nimitz and Victory in the Pacific Trent Hone Independent scholar
Oct.  7
 
An Invincible Beast: Understanding the Hellenistic Pike-Phalanx at War Christopher Matthew Australian Catholic University An Invincible Beast: Understanding the Hellenistic Pike-Phalanx at War
Oct. 13
Thursday
3 pm
The Silver Waterfall: How America Won the War in the Pacific at Midway Steve McGregor Wake Forest University The Silver Waterfall: How America Won the War in the Pacific at Midway
 
Oct.  21  War in Ukraine Robert Hamilton U.S. Army War College War in Ukraine
 
Oct.  28   The War that made the Roman Empire: Antony, Cleopatra and Octavian at the Battle of Actium Barry Strauss Cornell University The War that made the Roman Empire: Antony, Cleopatra and Octavian at the Battle of Actium
Nov. 4  Firepower: How Weapons Shaped Warfare Paul Lockhart Wright State Firepower: How Weapons Shaped Warfare
Nov. 11
Friday 2 pm
Iron and Blood: A Military History of
the German-speaking Peoples since 1500
Peter Wilson Oxford University Iron and Blood: A Military History of the German-speaking Peoples since 1500
 
Nov. 18 Wings of Gold:
The Story of the First
Women Naval Aviators
Beverly Weintraub Journalist and independent scholar Wings of Gold: The Story of the First Women Naval Aviators
Dec.  2 Nimitz at War: Command Leadership
from Pearl Harbor to Tokyo Bay
Craig Symonds U.S. Naval War College Nimitz at War: Command Leadership from Pearl Harbor to Tokyo Bay
Dec.  9  Mystery of the Mandates: Truk, the Imperial Navy, and the United States John Prados Author Mystery of the Mandates: Truk, the Imperial Navy, and the United States
 

 
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culture through the presentation and
dissemination of diverse scholarly viewpoints.  

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NYMAS has been supported by grants from the
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 NYMAS is associated with the Society for Military History, Region 2.
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NYMAS papers of the last 26 years
by NYMAS WEBMASTER
Robert Rowen

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


 



 






Jim Quinn
   
Civil Warrior
Fredericksburg to Spotsylvania 

      

A NYMAS Fulltext Resource
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"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

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Audio Podcasts of Friday Evening Talks
NEW

On the Crest of Fear:
The V-2s, the Battle of the Bulge, and the Closing Months of the Second World War

 
recorded
March 1, 2019
1 hour and 47 mins


click here to listen

 


Tami Davis Biddle
Photo: U.S. Army War College
Tower of Skulls:
A History of the Asia-Pacific War,
July 1937-May 1942


recorded  Match 6, 2020
1 hour and 31 mins


click here to listen

 


Richard B. Frank
Photo: Ching Wah Chin
The China Mission: George Marshall's Unfinished War,
1945-1947

Special introduction by
Benn Steil of the Council on Foreign Relations


 recorded  January 10, 2020
1 hour and 43 min
s


click here to listen


Daniel Kurtz-Phelan
Photo: Ching Wah Chin

What Russia
Can Teach Us about War


 Recorded  Jun 1, 2018
1 hour and 35 mins


click here to listen


Reina Pennington
Photo: Malcolm Arnold
Elvis's Army:
Cold War GIs
and the Atomic Battlefield

 

 recorded March 2, 2018
1 hour and 31 mins


click here to listen


 
Brian McAllister Linn
Photo: Texas A&M
The Great War and Ireland's 1916
Easter Rising

 

recorded November 11, 2016
1 hour and 41 mins


click here to listen


Paul V. Walsh
Photo: Ching Wah Chin

 


The Politics of James Bond:
From Fleming's Novels
to the Big Screen

 

 recorded April 1, 2016
1 hour and 48 mins


click here to listen

Jeremy Black
Jeremy Black MBE
Photo:  http://www.jeremyblack.co.uk/

 

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

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
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


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Edward S. Miller
Photo: Phil Gilson

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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.


 

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Dozens of of additional NYMAS events on C-SPAN
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Vidcasts at C-SPAN | Audio Podcasts at nymas.org

 

 

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

 

   
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The 2012 NYMAS Book Award
The Arthur Goodzeit Award
2012 The 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
2012 War on the waters : the Union and Confederate Navies, 1861-1865 by James M. McPherson. (Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, c2012)

 

 





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Dozens of book reviews in military history.  Al Nofi, editor.

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

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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

 

The 2018 NYMAS /
Arthur Goodzeit
Book Award


Futile Exercise?
The British Army’s Preparations for War, 1902-1914
,
by Simon Batten.
Warwick, Eng.: Helion / Philadelphia: Casemate, 2018.

For more information,
 click here


NEW

The 2018 NYMAS / Eugene Feit Award
 in Civil War Studies


The War for the Common Soldier: How Men Thought, Fought, and Survived in Civil War Armies
by Peter S. Carmichael
Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2018.

For more information,
click here


The 2017 NYMAS /
Arthur Goodzeit
Book Award
33099324

 for
The 1929 Sino-Soviet War: The War Nobody Knew
by
Michael M. Walker
 
University Press of Kansas, 2017
978-0700623754

For more information,
 click here



The 2017 NYMAS / Eugene Feit Award
 in Civil War Studies

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Civil War Logistics:A Study of Military Transportation
by
Earl J. Hess

LSU Press, 2017.
13: 978-0807167502

For more information,
click here


NEW
The 2016 NYMAS /
Arthur Goodzeit
Book Award


Titan: The Art of British Power in the Age of Revolution and Napoleon
by William R. Nester
Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, 2016

For more information,
 click here


NEW
The 2016 NYMAS / Eugene Feit Award
 in Civil War Studies


City of Sedition: The History of New York City during the Civil War
by John Strausbaugh

New York, Grand Central Publishing,  2016.

For more information,
click here


The 2015 NYMAS /
Arthur Goodzeit
Book Award

The Ottoman Endgame: War Revolution and the Making of the Modern Middle East,1908-1923by Sean McMeekin.
New York: Penguin, 2015

For more information,
 click here



The 2015 NYMAS / Eugene Feit Award
 in Civil War Studies

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For Brotherhood and Duty: The Civil War History of the West Point Class of 1862,
 
by Brian R. McEnany.  
Lexington:  University Press of Kentucky,  2015.

For more information,
click here


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Some Thoughts on
the Japanese A6M Series
Shipboard Fighter

by Dwight Cox  

A NYMAS Full Text Resource


The 2014 NYMAS /
Arthur Goodzeit Book Award

The Schlieffen Plan: International Perspectives on the German Strategy for World War I / edited by Hans Ehlert, Michael Epkenhans, and Gerhard P. Gross, with an Engish translation edited by David T. Zabecki.  Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2014)

For more information,
 click here


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 


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

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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 ResourceClick 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

 

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