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Jerry Trombella new Executive Director of NYMAS

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.

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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.


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


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A Brief Introduction to the Why We Fight series
 



A NYMAS Fulltext Resource
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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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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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     NEXT AT NYMAS         

Friday evening talk
September 9, 2022
7 pm to 9 pm

 

Woolf, Greg (2012). Rome: an empire's story. Oxford: Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0199603084.
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Rome:
An Empire's Story

Greg Woolf
Ronald J. Mellor Distinguished Professor of Ancient History
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, LOS ANGELES
Author of Rome: An Empire's Story




 

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The Upcoming Schedule for NYMAS
for the
Fall, 2022

On-line on Fridays at 7pm unless otherwise noted

Date Topic Speaker Speaker's
affiliation
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
Oct. 13
Thursday
3 pm

The Silver Waterfall: How America Won the War
in the Pacific at Midway

Steve McGregor Wake Forest University
Oct.  21  War in Ukraine Robert Hamilton U.S. Army War College
Oct.  28   The War that made the Roman Empire: Antony, Cleopatra and Octavian at the Battle of Actium Barry Strauss Cornell University
Nov. 4  Firepower: How Weapons Shaped Warfare Paul Lockhart Wright State
Nov. 11
Friday 2 pm

Iron and Blood: A Military History of
the German-speaking Peoples since 1500

Peter Wilson Oxford University
Nov. 18 Wings of Gold:
The Story of the First
Women Naval Aviators
Beverly Weintraub Journalist and independent scholar
Dec.  2 Nimitz at War: Command Leadership
from Pearl Harbor to Tokyo Bay
Craig Symonds U.S. Naval War College
Dec.  9  Mystery of the Mandates: Truk, the Imperial Navy, and the United States John Prados Author

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knowledge, awareness, and understanding
of the interrelationship of war, society, and
culture through the presentation and
dissemination of diverse scholarly viewpoints.
 

Updated July 23, 2022 01:31 AM


 
 
NYMAS talks are free and open to the public.

NYMAS has been supported by grants from the
New York Council for the Humanities.
 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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in Adobe Reader
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Friday evening talk
January 6, 2012

7 pm to 8:45 pm

   
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Audio Podcasts of Friday Evening Talks
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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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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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

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The 2012 NYMAS Book Award
The Arthur Goodzeit Award