Publisher: Permuted Press, with distribution by Simon and Schuster, 2021
Surviving Dresden beautifully portrays the poignant and inspiring human struggle between good and evil in the search for peace during the last bloody days of World War II.
On the ground that horrific night is a courageous young Jewish woman, Gisela Kauffmann. Having just received orders to be herded off to a concentration camp, Gisela will do anything to save herself and her family. In the air, RAF bomber Captain Wallace Campbell is torn between his sworn military duty to bomb an unarmed city crowded with refugees, and his growing conviction that total war is immoral.
Surviving Dresden is told through the eyes of Gisela, Wallace, and a compelling cast of characters—a story of personal pain and suffering amid the hope, even as the bombs are falling, of restoring human sanity to a world torn apart.
Masterfully sweeping, Surviving Dresden explores the depths of human courage in facing life and death, with human redemption triumphing.
"An evocative, inventive tale of war and moral judgment. Surviving Dresden vividly brings to life one of the most controversial episodes of the Second World War."
--Rick Atkinson, Pulitzer Prize winning author of the World War II Liberation Trilogy.
"An incredibly suspenseful, powerful story with a redemptive ending. Deserves a wide reading audience, even serious consideration for the big screen. Happy to offer my highest recommendation."
--Frank Price, Former Chairman and CEO, Columbia Pictures, and Former President, Universal Pictures
Publisher: Westholme Publishing, 2019
"In this stunning work of political history, James Kirby Martin offers a fresh interpretation of the conflict that birthed the American nation. Not just a rebellion against Britain’s king and parliament, the American Revolution was an intense struggle over the very meaning of governance. Insurrection is essential reading for anyone seeking to understand the revolutionary origins of contemporary America’s fractured politics."
--T. Cole Jones, Purdue University, Author of Captives of Liberty: Prisoners of War and the Politics of Vengeance in the American Revolution.
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell, 2015
Required reading for cadets attending the United States Military Academy at West Point.
"There can be no finer introduction to the military history of the American Revolution and the character of the Continental Army than this classic study."
--David L. Preston, Professor of History, The Citadel
"'A Respectable Army ' is an insightful, well-written account of the enduring legacy of America's War for Independence. The authors have done a wonderful job turning their research into an immensely readable narrative."
--Terry Golway, Director Kean University Center for History, Politics, and Policy
Publisher: Hill and Wang, 2006
"Magnificent reading! Forgotten Allies represents the very best kind of American history. This book is truly worthy of our Oneida grandfathers and grandmothers."
--Ray Halbritter, Nation Representative and CEO, Oneida Indian Nation
"The story of the Oneida Indians and the larger Iroquois Confederacy in the American Revolution is elegantly told in Forgotten Allies....This is a gem of a book."
--David M. Oshinsky, Pulitzer Prize--winning author of Polio: An American Story
Publisher: NYU Press, 1997
"Both a biography and an extended meditation on the ironies of the Revolution. Benedict Arnold, Revolutionary Hero is in many ways a remarkable example of the historian's craft."
--Fred Anderson, Los Angeles Times Book Review
"Often crosses paths with Kenneth Roberts's historical novels Arundel and Rabble in Arms and it makes a fine successor to those splendid books."
--Allen D. Boyer, New York Times Book Review
A Los Angeles Times Best Book of the Year
Publisher: Free Press, 1987
"Highly readable and filled with witty and interesting asides...almost amazingly free of prejudice or special pleading. It's the best kind of social history"
--Anatole Broyard, New York Times
"Drinking in America is a gem. Deeply informed, original,...'must reading'...for anyone interested in one of the more fascinating chapters in America's social history."
--Ernest Kurtz, author of Not God: A History of Alcoholics Anonymous
Publisher: Rutgers University Press, 1973
"...any historian dealing with the coming of the Revolution will have to closely examine and consider Men in Rebellion"
--William M. Fowler, The Review of Politics
"This is a major work in the literature on the subject of the American Revolution....this study adds a new dimension to older explanations of the break with England"
--Victor L. Johnson, Pennsylvania History
Publisher: Westholme, 2018, updated version of 1982 edition
Edited By: Mark Edward Lender and James Kirby Martin
--New York Times
"...helps to fill a gap in the literature of the unsung officers and men of the Continental Army"
Publisher: Westholme, 2017
Edited By: James Kirby Martin and David L. Preston
"Six award-winning historians look at the American Revolution from a theater perspective rather than by individual campaigns or battles. This is a unique approach, and the result is an important, readable, and groundbreaking volume"
--Bruce M. Venter, author of The Battle of Hubbardton
Publisher: George Washington Leadership Institute, 2017
Washington achieved one of his greatest triumphs with words, rather than bullets or bayonets, and ultimately turned the fate of history. This case provides a conceptual understanding of character, and describes its role in exemplary leadership.
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell, 2013
Edited By: James Kirby Martin
"If I had to rely on a single book to convey the full experience of the Revolutionary War, it would certainly be Joseph Plumb Martin's...it's a must read classic"
--Ray Raphael, author of A People's History of the American Revolution
"This is indispensable reading for anyone interested in the American Revolution from the inside out"
--Gary B. Nash, University of California, Los Angeles
Publisher: Regnery History, 2020
Edited By: Edward G. Lengel
See my essay, "Gentleman John Burgoyne's Great Gamble: Ticonderoga to Saratoga,” pp. 87-107.
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press, 2018
See my essay, "Liberty or Death! Jus in Bello and Existential warfare in the American Revolution,” pp. 147-167.
Publisher: Knopf, 2011
See my essay, "Forgotten Heroes of the Revolution: Han Yerry and Tyona Doxtader of the Oneida Indian Nation,” pp. 199-211.