Andrew Wiest, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of History

 I research most aspects of modern military history, especially those related to the world wars, Vietnam, and the Cold War. I would be happy to help any student who would like to research along those lines.

Monographs

The Boys of ’67: Charlie Company’s War in Vietnam, Osprey Press, September 2012.

Vietnam’s Forgotten Army: Heroism and Betrayal in the ARVN, New York University Press, December 2007. Winner of the Society for Military History’s Distinguished Book Award for 2009.

Haig: The Evolution of a Commander, Potomac Press, June 2005. Great Commanders Series, Dennis Showalter General Editor.

Passchendaele and the Royal Navy, Greenwood Press, March 1995. Contributions in Military Studies Series.

Edited Works

Triumph Revisited: Historians Battle for the Vietnam War (Co-edited with Michael Doidge), Routledge Press, April 2010.

America and the Vietnam War: Re-Examining the Culture and History of a Generation (Co-edited with Glenn Robins and Mary Kathryn Barbier), Routledge Press, December 2009.

Rolling Thunder in a Gentle Land: The Vietnam War Revisited, Osprey Press, September 2006.

War in the Age of Technology: Myriad Faces of Modern Armed Combat, (Co-edited with Geoffrey Jensen) New York University Press, May 2001. The World of War Series. Dennis Showalter General Editor.

Series

The Western Front, 1917-1918: From Vimy Ridge to Amiens and the Armistice, Amber Books, September 2008.

The Vietnam War, 1959-1975, Osprey Press, October 2002. Essential History Series. Professor Robert O’Neill General Editor.

Infantry Warfare: The Theory and Practice of Infantry Combat in the Twentieth Century (Co-authored with M.K. Barbier) MBI Publishing, October 2002.

The Pacific War: From Pearl Harbor to Hiroshima (Co-authored with Gregory Louis Mattson) MBI Publishing, October 2001. Campaigns of World War II Series.

General

Atlas of World War II (Co-authored with David Jordan), Barnes and Noble, September 2004.

The Illustrated History of World War I, Grange Books, August 2001.

The Illustrated History of the Vietnam War, (Co-authored with Chris McNabb) Thunder Bay Press, October 2000.

Encyclopedias

1917: America Enters the War, the fifth volume in the eight volume Grolier's Encyclopedia of World War I, Grolier, January 1997.


Articles and Book Chapters


"Indochina Wars, 1946-1975,” Oxford Bibliographies Online: Military History, August, 2011.

“Vietnam’s Forgotten Army,” Su That Ve: Chien Tranh Viet Nam, Dac San, 2010.

“Historians and the Vietnam War,” a chapter in Wiest and Doidge, Triumph Revisited: Historians Battle for the Vietnam War, Routledge Press, April 2010.

“The ‘Other’ Vietnam War,” a chapter in Wiest, Robins and Barbier, America and the Vietnam War: Re-Examining the Culture and History of a Generation, Routledge Press, December 2009.

“Preferring to Learn from Experience: The AEF in 1917,” a chapter in Peter Dennis and Jeffrey Grey (eds.), 1917: Tactics, Training and Technology, Proceedings of the 2007 Chief of Army's Military History Conference, Australian Military History Publications, 2007.

“Dying of Thirst in the Middle of the Ocean: The Failures of the Allied Logistic System in the Vietnam War,” Mars and Clio; The Newsletter of the British Commission for Military History (In association with the Security Studies Institute, Cranfield University), Number 20, Autumn, 2007.

“An American War?” A chapter in Andrew Wiest, ed., Rolling Thunder in a Gentle Land: The Vietnam War Revisited, Osprey, September 2006.

“An Innovative Vietnam Study Abroad Course with History Students and Veterans,” Frontiers: the Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, Volume IX, Fall 2003. (Co-authored with Raymond Scurfield and Leslie Root)

“Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: The Legacy of War,” (Co-authored with Leslie Root and Raymond Scurfield) a chapter in Jensen and Wiest, War in the Age of Technology, New York University Press, May 2001.

“The Western Front, 1914-1918,” a chapter in Simon Trew and G.D. Sheffield, One Hundred and One Years of Conflict, Sutton, April 2001.

"The Planned Amphibious Assault," a chapter in Peter Liddle, Passchendaele in Perspective, 201-214, Pen and Sword, August 1997.

"Haig, Gough and Passchendaele," a chapter in G.D. Sheffield, Command and Leadership in War, 77-92, Brassey's, July 1997.

"Haig's Abortive Amphibious Assault on Belgium, 1917," The Historian, June 1992.

Encyclopedia Articles

Entries on John Jellicoe and Psychology and War in The Reader’s Guide to Military History, Fitzroy Dearborn, September 2001.

Films


“Vietnam in HD,” a major new documentary for the History Channel. I served as Lead Historical Advisor. Lou Reda Productions, 2011.

“The Development of Artillery,” part of the Ground War television series produced by Granada Television for PBS. I served as a consultant and appear as one of its major commentators. 2009.

“Engineering the Battlefield,” part of the Ground War television series produced by Granada Television for PBS. I served as a consultant and appear as one of its major commentators. 2009.

“The Somme: A Storm of Steel,” as part of The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones documentary project with JAK Films, the documentary branch of Lucasfilm, Ltd. I served as historical consultant for the film and appear as one of the major commentators. Produced by Adam Sternberg. 2007

“Joint Prisoner of War / Missing in Action Accounting Command,” as part of the BBC series Timewatch, produced by Lisa Charles. I served as a historical and script consultant on the project. 2006.

“Vietnam's Bloody Secret,” part of the Battlefield Detectives series produced by Granada Television in the United Kingdom and shown in the United States on the History Channel. Directed by Jeremy Freeston. I served as a historical consultant for the film and appear as one of the major commentators on the war. 2004.

“The Battle of the Somme,” part of the Battlefield Detectives series produced by Granada Television in the United Kingdom and shown in the United States on the History Channel. Directed by Jeremy Freeston. I served as a historical consultant for the film and appear as one of the major commentators on the battle. 2004.