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Brian M. Linn

Ralph R. Thomas Professor in Liberal Arts
Areas of Speciality
  • War and Society
  • Military History
  • (979) 845-7151
  • Melbern G. Glasscock Building, 200B
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Ph.D. Ohio State University 1985

Research Interests

Professor Linn was born in the Territory of Hawaii and completed his graduate work at The Ohio State University. He is the recipient of a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship, a Woodrow Wilson Fellowship, and an Olin Fellowship at Yale University.  He has been a visiting professor at the Army War College and a Fulbright Fellow at the National University of Singapore and the University of Birmingham.  He is the past president of the Society for Military History and has given numerous papers and lectures in the United States and internationally.


  • Elvis’s Army: Cold War GI’s and the Atomic Battlefield, Harvard University Press, 2016
  • The Echo of Battle: The Army’s Way of War, Harvard University Press, 2007
  • The Philippine War, 1899-1902, University Press of Kansas, 2000
  • Guardians of Empire: The U.S. Army and the Pacific, 1902-1940, University of North Carolina Press, 1997
  • The U.S. Army and Counterinsurgency in the Philippine War, 1899-1902, University of North Carolina Press, 1989