Dr. William Young

Dr William Young, born and raised in central Wisconsin, is the Associate Director of International Programs and Adjunct Professor of History at the University of North Dakota. He specializes in the history of international relations and military history. He especially enjoys medieval, early modern, and modern European history as well as United States diplomatic and military history. His latest published works include German Diplomatic Relations 1871-1945 (2006), International Politics and Warfare in the Age of Louis XIV and Peter the Great (2004), and European War and Diplomacy, 1337-1815 (2003). Dr Young is a former historian for the United States Air Force History Program. He is the author of 42 classified volumes of Air Force history as well as numerous special studies and monographs. His works include coverage of U-2 reconnaissance operations in Europe and North Africa, F-15 fighter alert operations in NATO’s Second Allied Tactical Air Force, INF Treaty compliance inspections in Europe, as well as B-1B strategic bomber and KC-135 air-to-air refueling tanker worldwide operations. Dr Young is a three-time recipient of the Air Force Historian of the Year Award. His military assignments include thirteen years in the United Kingdom, The Netherlands, Germany, and Saudi Arabia. He retired from the Air Force in 1997.

Educational Background:

Doctor of Arts – History – University of North Dakota (2000)

Master of Arts – History – University of North Dakota (1993)

Master of Arts – International Relations – University of Southern California (1985)

Bachelor of Arts – History – State University of New York at Albany (1990)

Bachelor of Science – Government & Politics – University of Maryland (1982)

Air Force Historian Development Program – Air University (1983)

Recent Published/Posted Works:

Book Review of The Great Chevauchée: John of Gaunt’s Raid on France 1373, by David Nicolle, in International History (December 2012).

Book Review of William III and the Northern Crowns during the Nine Years War, 1689-1697, by Stewart P. Oakley, in International History (December 2012).

Book Review of Negotiator out of Season: The Career of Wilhelm Egon von Fürstenberg, 1629 to 1704, by John T. O’Connor, in International History (November 2012).

Book Review of Peter the Great and Marlborough: Politics and Diplomacy in Converging Wars, by Andrew Rothstein, in International History (November 2012).

Book Review of An English Diplomat in the Low Countries: Sir William Temple and John de Witt, 1665-1672, by K.H.D. Haley, in International History (November 2012).

Book Review of England in the War of the Spanish Succession: A Study of the English View and Conduct of Grand Strategy, 1702-1712, by John B. Hattendorf, in International History (November 2012).

“Age of the Thirty Years War (1598-1660): A Bibliography,” in International History (November 2012).

Book Review of Edward III and the War at Sea: The English Navy, 1327-1377, by Graham Cushway, in International History (November 2012).

Book Review of In the Steps of the Black Prince: The Road to Poitiers, 1355-1356, by Peter Hoskins, in Military History (November 2012).

Book Review of The Global Seven Years War, 1754-1763: Britain and France in a Great Power Contest, by Daniel A. Baugh, in International History (November 2012).

“Readings in the Military History of The Hundred Years War (1337-1453),” in International History (October 2012).

“Review Article: The Great Siege of Gibraltar, 1779-1783,” in International History (October 2012).

Book Review of A Duel of Nations: Germany, France, and the Diplomacy of the War of 1870-1871, by David Wetzel, in International History (October 2012).

Book Review of Frederick the Great: A Military History, by Dennis Showalter, in International History (October 2012).

Book Review of The Peace of Passarowitz, 1718, edited by Charles Ingrao, Nikola Samardžić, and Jovan Pešalj, in International History (October 2012).

“Historiography on the Origins of the Crimean War,” in International History (October 2012).

Book Review of May 1940: The Battle for the Netherlands, edited by Herman Amersfoort and Piet Kamphuis, in International History (September 2012).

“Review Article: Historiographies, Bibliographies and War in European History (1494-1815),” in International History (September 2012).

Book Review of Warfare in Eastern Europe, 1500-1800, edited by Brian L. Davies, in International History (September 2012).

Book Review of Italy and the European Powers: The Impact of War, 1500-1530, edited by Christine Shaw, in International History (September 2012).

“Philip II and Spanish Hegemony (1559-1598): A Bibliography,” in International History (September 2012).

“The Great Powers and the American Civil War: A Select Bibliography,” in Civil War History (September 2012).

Book Review of The Seven Years War in Europe, 1756-1763, by Franz A.J. Szabo, in International History (September 2012).

Book Review of The Resilience of the Spanish Monarchy, 1665-1700, by Christopher Storrs, in International History (September 2012).

Book Review of Admiral Sir John Norris and the British Naval Expeditions to the Baltic Sea, 1715-1727, by David Denis Aldridge, in International History (September 2012).

Book Review of Mazarin’s Quest: The Congress of Westphalia and the Coming of the Fronde, by Paul Sonnino, in International History (August 2012).

Book Review of The Business of War: Military Enterprise and Military Revolution in Early Modern Europe, by David Parrott, in International History (August 2012).

Book Review of Ideology and Foreign Policy in Early Modern Europe (1650-1750), edited by David Onnekink and Gijs Rommelse, in International History (August 2012).

Book Review of The Road to Rocroi: Class, Culture and Command in the Spanish Army of Flanders, 1567-1659, by Fernando González de León, in International History (August 2012).

Book Review of The Crimean War: British Grand Strategy against Russia, 1853-56, by Andrew Lambert, in International History (August 2012).

Book Review of Blue and Gray Diplomacy: A History of Union and Confederate Foreign Relations, by Howard Jones, in International History (August 2012).

Book Review of Caution and Cooperation: The American Civil War in British-American Relations, by Phillip E. Myers, in Civil War History (August 2012).

“Italian and Habsburg-Valois Wars (1494-1559): A Bibliography,” in International History (August 2012).

Book Review of The Second War of Italian Unification, 1859-61, by Frederick C. Schneid, in International History (August 2012).

Book Review of Wallenstein: The Enigma of the Thirty Years War, by Geoff Mortimer, in Military History (August 2012).

Book Review of Declaring War in Early Modern Europe, by Frederic J. Baumgartner, in International History (August 2012).

Book Review of Allies with the Infidel: The Ottoman and French Alliance in the Sixteenth Century, by Christine Isom-Verhaaren, in International History (August 2012).

“Late Middle Ages to Renaissance Italy (1337-1494): A Bibliography,” in International History (August 2012).

“General Diplomatic and Military Studies (1337-1815): A Bibliography,” in International History (August 2012).

Book Review of Deterrence through Strength: British Naval Power and Foreign Policy under Pax Britannica, by Rebecca Berens Matzke, in International History (August 2012).

Book Review of Empire and Military Revolution in Eastern Europe: Russia’s Turkish Wars in the Eighteenth Century, by Brian L. Davies, in Military History (July 2012).

Book Review of The Italian Wars, 1494-1559: War, State and Society in Early Modern Europe, by Michael Mallett and Christine Shaw, in Military History (July 2012).

Book Review of Spain and the American Civil War, by Wayne H. Bowen, in Civil War History (June 2012).

Book Review of The Dutch Army and the Military Revolutions, 1588-1688, by Olaf van Nimwegen, in Military History Blog (May 2012).

Book Review of Edward IV and the Wars of the Roses, by David Santiuste, in Military History Blog (January 2012).

Book Review of Henry VIII and Francis I: The Final Conflict, 1540-1547, by David Potter in Military History Blog (January 2012).

Book Review of Marshal Vauban and the Defence of Louis XIV’s France, by James Falkner in Military History Blog (January 2012).

Book Review of Cross and Crescent in the Balkans: The Ottoman Conquest of South-Eastern Europe (14th-15th Centuries), by David Nicolle in Military History Blog (August 2011).

Contribution to The Thirties in America, 3 volumes, Edited by Thomas Tandy Lewis. Pasadena: Salem Press, 2011.

“Geneva Disarmament Conference of 1932”

Book Review of War and Religion after Westphalia, 1648-1713, edited by David Onnekink in The Journal of Military History 74 (October 2010).

Contributions to The Forties in America, 3 volumes, Edited by Thomas Tandy Lewis. Pasadena: Salem Press, 2010.

“Destroyers-for-Bases Deal (1940)”

“Potsdam Conference”

“Nuremberg War Trials”

Book Review of The Thirty Years War: Europe’s Tragedy, by Peter H. Wilson in The Journal of Military History 74 (July 2010).

German Diplomatic Relations, 1871-1945: The Wilhelmstrasse and the Formulation of Foreign Policy. New York, Lincoln and Shanghai: iUniverse, 2006. Pp. xvii, 406.

Contribution to The Seventies in America, 3 volumes, Edited by John C. Super and Tracy Irons-Georges. Pasadena: Salem Press, 2006.

“Cold War in the Seventies”

Contribution to The Fifties in America, 3 volumes. Edited by John C. Super. Pasadena: Salem Press, 2005.

“U-2 Spy Planes”

International Politics and Warfare in the Age of Louis XIV and Peter the Great: A Guide to the Historical Literature. New York, Lincoln and Shanghai: iUniverse, 2004. Pp. xiii, 540.

Book Review of The Dynastic State and the Army under Louis XIV: Royal Service and Private Interest, 1661-1701, by Guy Rowlands in The Journal of Military History 67 (April 2003).

Book Review of Scotland and the Thirty Years’ War, 1618-1648, edited by Steve Murdoch in The Journal of Military History 67 (January 2003).

European War and Diplomacy, 1337-1815: A Bibliography. New York, Lincoln, and Shanghai: iUniverse, 2003. Pp. xiii, 308.

Contributions to Magill’s Guide to Military History, 5 volumes. Edited by John Powell. Pasadena: Salem Press, 2001.

“Second Northern War (1655-1660)”

“Franco-Spanish War (1635-1659)”

War and Diplomacy in the Age of Louis XIV: A Historical Study and Annotated Bibliography. Ann Arbor, Mich.: UMI, 2000. Pp. xii, 740.

Professional Memberships:

Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations

Society for Military History

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