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Unknown Soldiers Podcast Episode #33, "The Iron Hand of Logistics," Sources

Part I: Persian Priorities


Briant, Pierre. From Cyrus to Alexander: A History of the Persian Empire. University Park, PA: Eisenbrauns, 2002.


Engels, Donald W. Alexander the Great and the Logistics of the Macedonian Army. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1978.


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Holland, Tom. Persian Fire: The First World empire and the Battle for the West. London: Little, Brown, 2005


Lazenby, J.F. The Defence of Greece 490-479 BC. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 1993.


Maurice, Frederick. The Size of the Army of Xerxes in the Invasion of Greece 480 BC. Journal of Hellenic Studies vol. 50 (1930), p. 115-128.


Part II: Rebels and Rails


Hattaway, Herman & Archer Jones. How the North Won: A Military History of the Civil War. Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press, 1983.


Hess, Earl J. Civil War Logistics: A Study of Military Transportation. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2017.


McDonough, James Lee. William Tecumseh Sherman: In the Service of My Country, a Life. New York: W.W. Norton, 2016.


Murray, Williamson and Wayne Wei Hsieh. A Savage War: A Military History of the Civil War. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2016.


Sherman, William Tecumseh. Personal Memoirs of Gen. W.T. Sherman. New York: Charles L. Webster, 1890.


Shrader, Charles R., ed. United States Army Logistics 1775-1992: An Anthology. Washington DC: US Army Center for Military History, 1992.


Part III: Nazi Neglect


Bates, Aaron. “For Want of the Means: A Logistical Appraisal of the Stalingrad Airlift.” The Journal of Slavic Military Studies 29:2 (April 2016): 298-318.


Citino, Robert M. The German Way of War: From the Thirty Years’ War to the Third Reich. Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 2005.


Citino, Robert M. The Death of the Wehrmacht: The German Campaigns of 1942. Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 2007.


Creveld, Martin Van. Supplying War: Logistics from Wallenstein to Patton. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1997.


Glantz, David M. & Jonathan M. House. When Titans Clashed: How the Red Army Stopped Hitler. 2nd Edition. Lawrence, KS: University of Kansas Press, 2015.


Stahel, David. Operation Barbarossa and Germany’s Defeat in the East. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009.


Part IV: Superpower Setbacks


Atkinson, Rick. The Guns at Last Light: The War for Western Europe, 1944-1945. New York: Henry Holt, 2013.


Creveld, Martin Van. Supplying War: Logistics from Wallenstein to Patton. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1997.


Gropman, Alan, ed. The Big ‘L’ – American Logistics in World War II. Washington DC: National Defense University Press, 1997.


Overy, Richard. Why The Allies Won. New York: W.W. Norton, 1995.


Shrader, Charles R., ed. United States Army Logistics 1775-1992: An Anthology. Washington DC: US Army Center for Military History, 1992.


Spector, Ronald H. Eagle Against the Sun: The American War with Japan. New York: Free Press, 1985.


Taaffe, Stephen R. Marshall and His Generals: U.S. Army Commanders in World War II. Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 2013.


Vershinin, Alex. "Feeding the Bear: A Closer Look at Russian Army Logistics and the Fait Accompli." War on the Rocks, published November 23, 2021. Retrieved from https://warontherocks.com/2021/11/feeding-the-bear-a-closer-look-at-russian-army-logistics/

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