My research focus has been on the 20th century U.S. Army's military, intellectual, and social evolution, imperial and counterinsurgency warfare, comparative international history, and the American way of war. My current project is a study of the U.S. armed forces' recovery from war.

selected publications
Academic Articles9
  • Harmanny, A., & McAllister Linn, B. (2020). Technisch geweld in de Nederlands-Indonesische Oorlog. Zware wapens in de periode van dekolonisatie. BMGN - Low Countries Historical Review. 135(2), 93-93.
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  • Linn, B. M. (2016). The US Army's Postwar Recoveries. Parameters. 46(1), 13-22.
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  • Linn, B. M. (2011). The U.S. Armed Forces' View of War. Daedalus. 140(3), 33-44.
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  • Linn, B. M., & Weigley, R. F. (2002). "The American Way of War" Revisited. The Journal of Military History. 66(2), 501-501.
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  • Linn, B. M. (1999). The Pulahan Campaign: A Study in US Pacification. War in History. 6(1), 45-71.
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  • Linn, B. M. (2016). Elviss Army. Harvard University Press.
  • Linn, B. M. (2009). The Echo of Battle. Harvard University Press.
  • Linn, B. M. (2000). Guardians of Empire The U.S. Army and the Pacific, 1902-1940. Univ of North Carolina Press.
  • Linn, B. M. (2000). The Philippine War, 1899-1902. University Press of Kansas.
  • Linn, B. M. (2015). Assessing the Philippine War. Blanken, L. J., Rothstein, H., & Lepore, J. J. (Eds.), Assessing War The Challenge of Measuring Success and Failure. 111-126. Georgetown University Press.
  • Linn, B. M. (2012). Before the Quagmire: The US Army and Southeast Asia. Murfett, M. H. (Eds.), Cold War Southeast Asia. 224-250. Marshall Cavendish International Asia Pte Ltd.
  • Linn, B. M. (2011). Batangas: Ending the Philippine War. Moten, M. (Eds.), Between War and Peace How America Ends Its Wars. 155-178. Simon and Schuster.
  • Linn, B. (2009). The impact of the Philippine wars (1898-1913) on the U.S. Army. Colonial Crucible: Empire in the Making of the Modern American State. 460-472.
  • Linn, B. M. (2009). The Impact of the Philippine Wars (1898-1913) on the U.S. Army. McCoy, A., & Scarano, F. (Eds.), Colonial Crucible Empire in the Making of the Modern American State. 460-472. Univ of Wisconsin Press.
Conference Papers3
  • Linn, B. M. (2013). The US Army, Technology, and Atomic Warfare in the 1950s. Technology and Warfare, International Commission of Military History. 571-581.
  • Linn, B. M. (2011). An American Way of Irregular Warfare?. Insurgency and Counterinsurgency: Irregular War from 1800 to the Present, International Commission on Military History. 45-54.
  • Linn, B. M. (2004). Challenge and change: West Point and the Cold War. West Point: Two Centuries and Beyond. 218-247.
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Texas A&M University; History; 4236 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-4236