Brian McAllister Linn

Brian McAllister Linn is an American military historian, who specializes in the 20th century. He serves on the faculty at Texas A&M University.[1][2] He was born in the territory of Hawaii and graduated from Ohio State University.[3][4]


  • Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 1985
  • M.A., The Ohio State University, 1981
  • B.A. with High Honors, University of Hawai’i, 1978


Linn has been the recipient of a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship,[5] a Woodrow Wilson Fellowship,[6] and an Olin Fellowship. He taught as 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 a past president of the Society for Military History.[7][8]


  • Linn, Brian McAllister. Elvis's Army: Cold War GIs and the Atomic Battlefield. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 2016. ISBN 9780674737686 OCLC 941582637
  • Linn, Brian McAllister. The Echo of Battle: The Army's Way of War. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2009.
  • Linn, Brian McAllister. The United States: Anticipating and Conducting War, 1939-1942. Washington, DC: Heritage Foundation, 2006.
  • Linn, Brian McAllister. The Impact of the Imperial Wars (1899-1907) on the U.S. Army. Washington, DC: Heritage Foundation, 2005.
  • Linn, Brian McAllister. Eisenhower, the Army, and the American Way of War. Manhattan, Kansas: Dept. of History, Kansas State University, 2003.
  • Linn, Brian McAllister. The Philippine War, 1899-1902. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2000.
  • Linn, Brian McAllister. Guardians of Empire: The U.S. Army and the Pacific; 1902-1940. Chapel Hill: Univ. of North Carolina Press, 1998. ISBN 080782321X
  • Linn, Brian McAllister. The U.S. Army and Counterinsurgency in the Philippine War, 1899-1902. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1989. ISBN 0807818348


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