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Request or Write A Book Review

A book review is often an easy way to try your hand at writing professionally. The Air Commando Journal is seeking reviews of books that may be of interest to our readers. Book reviews should be between 750 and 1,000 words, and provide readers with an overview of the book, a judgement regarding the author’s argument, and a recommendation about the audience the book is most appropriate for. If you have an idea for a review, please contact our editors at They will be happy to advise and assist you.

If you are an author of a book about Special Operations, Air Commandos, or anything related to us and want the Air Commando Journal to review your book, please email to arrange shipment of a complimentary copy for review.

The following books have appeared in past issues of the ACJ Book Review section as of 6 March 2023:

  • A Very Short War by John F. Guilmartin Jr.
  • Abandoned in Hell by William Albracht & Marvin Wolf
  • Airpower in Small Wars: Fighting Insurgents and Terrorists by James S. Corum and Wray R. Johnson
  • Alone at Dawn by Dan Schilling
  • Apollo’s Warriors: United States Air Force Special Operations during the Cold War by Michael E. Haas
  • Brothers in Berets: The Evolution of Air Force Special Tactics 1953-2003 by Forrest L. Marion
  • Development and Employment of Fixed-Wing Gunships by Jack S. Ballard
  • Dick Cole’s War by Dennis R. Okerstrom
  • Dragonfly: The Smallest Fighter The Fastest Gun A-37s Over Vietnam by Henry Zeybel
  • Journey: Memoirs of an Air Force Chief of Staff by Norty Schwartz
  • None Braver by Michael Hirsh
  • Project 9: The Birth of the Air Commandos in World War II by Dennis R. Okerstrom
  • Rogue Heroes by Ben Macintyre
  • Special Air Warfare and the Secret War in Laos by Joseph D. Celeski
  • Team of Teams by Stanley McChrystal
  • The Power of Awareness by Dan Schilling
  • The RAF and Tribal Control by Richard D. Newton
  • The Secret War Against Hanoi by Richard H. Shultz
  • Wings of Denial: The Alabama Air National Guard’s Covert Role at the Bay of Pigs by Warren A. Trest
  • The U.S. Invasion of Grenada: Legacy of a Flawed Victory By Philip Kukielski
  • In the Devil’s Shadow: U.N. Special Operations in Korea By By Michael E. Haas
  • Lead to Serve and Serve to Lead: Leading Well in Turbulent Times By By Robert G. Armfield and Bruce Fister