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Roger J. Spiller

Roger J. Spiller retired as the George C. Marshall Distinguished Professor of Military History at the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. He is the first George C. Marshall Distinguished Professor of History at the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College. Spiller is a noted author and editor who recently wrote In the School of War, released in 2010. 

Articles by this Author

It's the tenth anniversary of the Gulf War. America certainly didn't lose, but what else do we know about it?
Why World War II is so difficult to get right on the screen—and the movies that do it best
General, May/June 1998 | Vol. 49, No. 3
The general responsible for remaking the American Army in the aftermath of the Cold War knows a great deal of history, and it sustains him in a very tough job.
When Colin Powell noticed a couple of alleys named for the 9th and 10th Cavalries, he thought these black regiments deserved a better memorial
My Guns, December 1991 | Vol. 42, No. 8
A MEMOIR OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR Seeking the answer to a simple and terrible question: What was it like?
Shellshock, May/June 1990 | Vol. 41, No. 4
“Combat fatigue” and “post-Vietnam syndrome” lost ground to a more sophisticated understanding of the problem of PTSD.
The Real War, November 1989 | Vol. 40, No. 7
Walt Whitman said, “The real war will never get in the books.” The critic and writer Paul Fussell feels that the same sanitizing of history that went on after the 1860s has erased the national memory of what World War II was really like.