Robert Niemi, PhD, is professor of English and American Studies at St. Michael's College, Colchester, VT. He is author of several books including Robert Altman: Hollywood Maverick.
"By examining the historical context of the wars depicted, this volume effectively analyzes the films, describes their creation, and provides a wide sampling of the genre. VERDICT Highly recommended for film studies students and enthusiasts of the war genre." - Library Journal "This work should be considered by public libraries that serve cinephiles, as this book not only serves as reference but also provides much fodder for spirited discussion as to the merits of the respective films. Academic libraries supporting film media or history programs would also benefit from acquiring this work." - ARBAonline "Niemi writes clearly and very authoritatively, particularly in his comparisons of films and the historical facts. History, war, and film buffs in public libraries will appreciate his expertise." - Booklist