Category: Military History

An Excerpt from “No Bridges Blown” by William B. Dreux

When William B. Dreux parachuted into France in 1944, the OSS infantry officer had cinematic visions of blood-and-guts heroics, of leading the French Maquis resistance forces in daring missions to blow up key bridges and delay the German advance. This isn’t the glamorized screen-ready account he expected; this is the real story. No Bridges Blown is […]

Enter to Win a Copy of “No Bridges Blown”

In honor of Victory in Europe Day, we are giving away a copy of No Bridges Blown: With the OSS Jedburghs in Nazi-Occupied France by William Dreux. No Bridges Blown is a rediscovered classic of military history back in print for the 75th anniversary of World War II. When William B. Dreux parachuted into France […]

Hammes Bookstore to host book talk for “Soldiers of the Cross”

On September 24, 2019, at 7PM, Hammes Notre Dame Bookstore will hold a book talk by William Kurtz on the recently published book Soldiers of the Cross, the Authoritative Text: The Heroism of Catholic Chaplains and Sisters in the American Civil War by David Power Conyngham. The event is co-hosted by the University of Notre Dame Press and the Cushwa Center for […]

Colin Powell biography examines a successful but flawed leader

Jeffrey J. Matthews’s new book Colin Powell: Imperfect Patriot traces the rise to power and the professional life of American statesman and retired four-star general in the U.S. Army, Colin Powell. For the past three decades, Powell has been among America’s most trusted and admired leaders. Matthews offers a balanced and revisionist interpretation of Powell’s career, including his role in the My […]