Ben Powers

Ben Powers resides in TX with his wife KC and four children Arthur, Michaela, Emma and Jordan. He retired from the United States Army in 2016, after 24 years of service. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Communications from Boston University and a Master of Arts in Military Studies, with a concentration in Strategic Leadership from American Military University. Ben is a life member of the 82nd Airborne Division Association, and is active in supporting American battlefield preservation efforts.

Lawrence of Arabia: Colonel T.E. Lawrence, CB, DSO, Places and Objects of Interest By Paul Kendall

     Paul Kendall’s new book on the material history of the Lawrence of Arabia legend is chock full of amazing photographs that provide context to the story of T.E. Lawrence and the Arab Revolt, which is to be expected from a visual history. Kendall goes beyond merely “curating content” and provides readers with mini-essays regarding …

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Operation ‘Dragoon’ and Beyond: Then and Now by author Jean Paul Pallud

     Operation Dragoon, the Allied invasion of Southern France during World War Two, was a successful, lightning-fast campaign that met its objectives in just over four weeks, from 15 August – 14 September 1944. Less famous than Operation Overlord, the cross-channel invasion of France that made the generic term D-Day synonymous with a single day …

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The U.S. 37-MM Gun in World War II By Charles C. Roberts Jr.

     Charles Roberts work on the development and employment of the 37mm cannon by the United States is a straightforward and informative examination of the weapon in a variety of roles to include anti-tank support for infantry, armament for tracked vehicles, and its use in unarmored vehicles, waterborne craft, and airplanes. The book is very …

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Every Hazard and Fatigue The Siege of Pensacola 1781 By Joshua Provan

    Author Joshua Provan provides a vivid recounting of Spanish operations against the British in North America during the American Revolution. Popular images of the American Revolution such as Washington at Trenton, Warren’s death at Bunker Hill, or Cornwallis’ surrender at Yorktown owe a great deal to the art of John Trumball who served as …

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Broken Pots, Mending Lives The Archaeology of Operation Nightingale By Richard Osgood

     Richard Osgood has written a wonderful chronicle of veteran rehabilitation through archaeology in “Broken Pots, Mending Lives”. Osgood shares his experience of assisting injured and ill servicemen and women for a decade by getting them involved in actively supporting digs throughout England and Western Europe. The nature of the archaeology projects is interesting, spanning …

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The Poles at Arnhem

Professor Hal Sosabowski , University of Brighton, discusses the formation of the First Polish Independent Parachute Brigade, and its combat debut during Operation Market Garden. Hal is the great grandson of the Brigade Commander, Major General Stanislaw Sosabowski

War Along the Wabash by author Steven P. Locke

     On November 14, 1791, First Nations warriors from a coalition of nations to include the Shawnees, Miamis, Delawares and Potawatomis surprised an American Army under General Arthur St. Clair in the territory of the Northwest Frontier, handing the nascent United States a terrible defeat, causing almost 1,000 casualties for the cost of a few …

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Washington’s Marines: The Origins of the Corps and the American Revolution, 1775 – 1777 By Major General Jason Q. Bohm, United States Marine Corps

     Washington’s Marines is a niche history, focusing on the contributions of the Continental Marines at the beginning of the American Revolution. The book is brought to the public by Savas Beatie, a publisher renowned for introducing micro-histories and volumes focused on lesser-known aspects of American military history to readers. General Bohm has performed research …

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