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Military ! Technology! History! — NYMAS public knowledge lectures 1/16/15 – 6/12/15 *nyc

We Love this Super Intelligent and Friendly Group that welcomes all outsiders to share their interests in technology, history, military affairs and world affairs. All newcomers are warmly received. Podcasts and books are also available.

Spring Lecture Series Begins January 16, 2015 in New York City.

NYMAS is devoted to increasing public
knowledge, awareness, and understanding
of the interrelationship of war, society, and
culture through the presentation and
dissemination of diverse scholarly viewpoints.

Please See their Website:

The new NYMAS season begins on January 16, 2015


Winter-Spring, 2015 Calendar
Fridays 7 pm to 8:45 pm
Date Topic Speaker Affiliation
Jan 16 Imperial Apocalypse: The Great War and the Destruction of the Russian Empire Joshua A. Sanborn Lafayette College
Jan 30 They Fought for Each Other: the Tale of the Hardest Hit Unit in Iraq Kelly Kennedy Journalist
Feb 13 FBI Counterespionage during World War II Ray Batvinis George Washington University
Feb 27 The Invasion of Serbia, 1915 Richard DiNardo US Marine Corps Command and Staff College / NYMAS
Mar 13 Grant and Lee in the 1864 Overland Campaign Daniel Franke U.S. Military Academy at West Point
Mar 27-28 NYMAS Spring 2015 2-Day Conference
Produced & moderated by Al Nofi & Robert Miller

David Kaiser, author of No End Save Victory: How FDR Led the Nation into War
Mark Perry,
author of The Most Dangerous Man in America: The Making of Douglas MacArthur
David L. Roll, author of The Hopkins Touch
Apr 10 Why Did the Allies Win WWII? Jeremy Black MBE,  University of Exeter
Apr 17 Neptune: The Allied Invasion of Europe and the D-Day Landings Craig L. Symonds Professor Emeritus, U.S. Naval Academy
Apr 24 The Development of Infantries in the Late  Middle Ages and in the Early Renaissance Albert Winkler Brigham Young University
May 8 Stab in the Back: The Italian-French Alpine Campaign, June 1940 Brian Sullivan Former NYMAS President and Research Professor at National Defense University
May 22 Pacific Blitzkrieg: World War II in the Central Pacific LTC Sharon Lacey US Army Center for Military History
Jun 12 Waterloo Michael V. Leggiere University of North Texas

Updated Saturday, November 22, 2014 03:06 PM– Bob Rowen

Click here to see and/or print out a PDF of the latest NYMAS flyer with the calendar of talks from January to June, 2015 plus a membership form if you’d like to join and donate.

NYMAS talks are free and open to the public.
Unless otherwise noted, these talks are held on Friday evenings at
The Soldiers’, Sailors’, Marines’, Coast Guard and Airmens’ Club
283 Lexington Avenue (between 36th and 37th Streets)
New York, NY 10016-3540
from 7:00 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. These Friday lectures are usually held on the 2nd floor in the historic South Lounge.
NYMAS is associated with the Society for Military History, Region 2.

Topics and speakers may be subject to change without notice. A current updated schedule is always available at this website (http//

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Click on Donate above to pay your $35 annual dues, or more to be a benefactor
Join or renew by mail or credit card online
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Audio Podcasts of Friday Evening Talks
An Examination of British Cryptography during the Second World War
recorded November 7, 2014
1 hr 30 min

click here to listen
Aki Snyder
Photo: Ching Wah Chin
Love My Rifle More Than You: Young and Female in the U.S. Armyrecorded March 14, 2014
1 hr 34 min

click here to listen
Kayla Williams
Photo: Ching Wah Chin
The Devil’s Garden:
Rommel’s Desperate Defense of Omaha Beach on D-Day
recorded June 6, 2014
1 hr 38 min

click here to listen
Steven Zaloga
Photo: Ching Wah Chin
July 1914:
Countdown to War

recorded Jan. 31, 2014
1 hr 36 min

click here to listen
Se an McMeekin
Photo: Ching Wah Chin
Georges Loustaunau Rightists
in the French Resistance

recorded Oct. 11, 2013
1 hr 32 min

click here to listen
Valerie Deacon
Photo: Ching Wah Chin

The First Century of Gunpowder Artillery in Europe – Innovation and Effectiveness:

recorded May 17, 2013
1 hr 35 min

click here to listen
Clifford J. Rogers
Photo: Ching Wah Chin
Roman Warfare
recorded May 24, 2013
1 hr 47 min

click here to listen
Adrian Goldsworthy
Photo: Ching Wah Chin
Islands of Destiny:
The Solomons Campaign
and the Eclipse of the Rising Sun

recorded January 4, 2013
1 hr 42 min

click here to listen
John Prados
Photo: Ching Wah Chin
Photo: Ching Wah Chin Western Warfare in the
Age of the Crusades

recorded April 27, 2012
1 hr  37 min
click here to listenJohn France
Photo from authorClick here for many more podcasts including:  Retribution:
The Battle for Japan, 1944-45
recorded May 2, 2008

click here to listenMax Hastings
Photo: Random House Bankrupting the Enemy:
The U.S. Financial Siege of Japan
Before Pearl Harbor
recorded April 12, 2008

click here to listenEdward S. Miller
Photo: Phil Gilson

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NYMAS presents Grant Check
to Soldiers Sailors Club
Hazel Cathers, Executive Director of the The Soldiers’, Sailors’, Marines’, Coast Guard and Airmen’s Club of New York City receives a check from NYMAS boardmembers Allen Walberg (L) and Arnold Albert (R).    The funds come from a grant provided by the New York Council for the Humanities to NYMAS for the Soldiers Sailors Club generously providing space for NYMAS’ Friday evening talks.


Axis Sally
The American Voice of Nazi Germany
 Author Richard Lucas’ talk to NYMAS on May 20, 2011
The Deceivers:
Allied Military Deception
Author & former Deputy Undersecretary of the Army Thaddeus Holt’s
talk to NYMAS on Jun 4, 2004
The Secrets of His Death
Enigma Books’ publisher Robert Miller’s talk to NYMAS on Jan 28, 2005
Click above for the complete online video of each talk to NYMAS


Click here for NYMAS
audio podcasts



The 2012 NYMAS Book Award
The Arthur Goodzeit Award
2012 The Wehrmacht retreats : fighting a lost war, 1943 by Robert M. Citino. (Lawrence, Kan. : University Press of Kansas, c2012)
The 2012 Civil War Book Award
The Eugene Feit Award  in Civil War Studies
2012 War on the waters : the Union and Confederate Navies, 1861-1865 by James M. McPherson. (Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, c2012)



The Arthur Goodzeit Award
2010 Hitler’s first war : Adolf Hitler, the men of the List Regiment, and the First World War by Thomas Weber
(Oxford University Press, 2010)
2009 Hell to Pay: Operation DOWNFALL and the Invasion of Japan, 1945-1947
by D. M. Giangreco (Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 2009)
2008 Baghdad at Sunrise: A Brigade Commanders’ War in Iraq
by Col. Peter R Mansoor (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2008}.
The Civil War Book Award
2009 West Pointers and the Civil War: The Old Army in War and Peace
by Wayne Wei-Siang Hsieh. (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina, 2009).
2008    Lincoln and his Admirals
by Craig Symonds (New York: Oxford University Press, 2008).
Special Award
2009 David M. Glantz, Col., U.S.A. (Ret.)
for a lifetime of scholarship
in Soviet and Russian archives
of the Red Army in World War II

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Please note the new NYMAS regular mail address:

Post Office Box 592
115 East 34th Street
New York, NY 10156-0592
or email us anytime at



Newsletters from NYMAS now online
Dozens of book reviews in military history.  Al Nofi, editor.

All Google & On-site searchable

No. 42 – Autumn 2007
No. 43 – Winter 2007-2008
No. 44 – Spring 2008: Annual Civil War Issue
No. 45 – Winter 2008-2009

Paid-up NYMAS members get the latest editions

Now in Adobe Reader format
If you don’t have Adobe Reader, click below:

An updated NYMAS Guide to Military History on the Web:
 World War I (extensive) <<click here; thanks to NYMAS member Bob Bulko


Tom Wisker, NYMAS Board member and host of Weaponry for almost 30 years Weaponry
military and aviation technology, history, hardware, policy, news, reviews, and analysis, all interspersed with totally inappropriate music.  Since 1982WBAI, 99.5 FM or online,
on Wednesday morning
(Tuesday night, if you stay up)
from 1:00 to 2:00 am.

Note: Tom’s currently
on medical leave
Older Weaponry programs are now available for download or play at any time. It’s on the site at


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