Books by Robert Leckie

Released: April 23, 1999

"Leckie is at his best describing weapons and wilderness warfare (his account of the battle for Quebec on the Plains of Abraham is swift and vivid), but A Few Acres of Snow is vitiated by its clumsy prose and odd conception of history. (3 maps)"
This latest entry in Leckie's ever-expanding series of popular military histories of the US (Okinawa: The Last Battle of World War II, 1995, etc.) displays both the author's idiosyncratic research methods and his tenuous grip on the principles of historiography. Read full book review >
Released: May 1, 1995

"Leckie's flawed account hardly does justice to this climactic Pacific battle that warned Allied strategists that an invasion of Japan could cause a bloodbath many times worse. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
This sketchy account attempts to tell the US Marines' version of the story of the Battle of Okinawa. Read full book review >
Released: Nov. 30, 1993

"Here, as in his earlier works, Leckie offers little that's new or profound, and no penetrating historical analysis—but, once again, he delivers a vivid, engrossing story. (Maps)"
Another colorful, absorbing historical narrative from Leckie (George Washington's War, 1992, etc.), who tells here of the territorial growth of America, as well as of the country's various wars with enemies foreign and domestic, from the early Federal period through the war with Mexico. Read full book review >
Released: Sept. 23, 1992

"Short on analysis, but, still, an enjoyable popular history."
Leckie (None Died in Vain, 1990, etc.) retreads familiar terrain in lively style—in this retelling of the story of the American Revolution. Read full book review >