College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Adrian R. Lewis

Humanities - History
Primary office:
Wescoe Hall, 3618
University of Kansas
1445 Jayhawk Blvd.
Lawrence, KS 66045


Professor Adrian R. Lewis earned his Ph.D. at the University of Chicago in 1995. His dissertation became his first book, Omaha Beach: A Flawed Victory, published in 2001 by UNC Press.. Research: 20th century warfare; World War II; the Cold War; the Korean War; the Vietnam War; operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.


Teaching Interests

  • World War II
  • Korean and Vietnam Wars
  • 20th Century Warfare
  • American Culture of War
  • Operation Iraqi Freedom, Iraq
  • And Operation Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan


Naval War College; U.S. Army

Selected Publications

Lewis, Adrian. 2015. “Transforming an Army: The Trap of Culture, Politics, Technology, and the Economy.” Journal Articles. Journal of Military and Information Science.


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