José E. Alvarez is a
military historian whose research focuses on the elite military units of
the Spanish Army in the 20th century (i.e., the Spanish Foreign Legion
and the Regulares). He is the author of The Betrothed of Death: The Spanish Foreign Legion During the Rif Rebellion, 1920-1927 (Greenwood Press, 2001), which was selected as a History Book Club selection for 2001. He has made numerous
presentations at the Society for Military History’s annual meetings as
well as at those of the Missouri Valley History Conference.
The Spanish Foreign Legion in the Spanish Civil War, 1936. Columbia, MO: University of Missouri Press, 2016.
The Betrothed of Death: The Spanish Foreign Legion During the Rif Rebellion, 1920-1927. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2001.
A History Book Club selection for 2001.
The German Occupation of the Channel Islands, 1940-1945. Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press/University Microfilms (Alibris ID: 8743098118), 1981.
A Military History of Modern Spain: From the Napoleonic Era to the International War on Terror. Edited by Wayne H. Bowen and José E. Alvarez, with Foreword by Stanley G. Payne. Westport, CT: Praeger Security International, 2007.
“The Spanish Foreign Legion during the Asturian Uprising of October 1934," War in History (Oxford University). Volume 18, Number 2, (April 2011): 200-224.
“The Rif Rebellion in Morocco: A Nationalist-Religious Revolt." Military History—Digital Journal, May 2010, 1-12.
“Aguilas Aztecas: The Mexican Air Force During WWII." Military History—Digital Journal, April 2009, 1-14.
“You have come to die!" The origin of the Spanish Foreign Legion." Savage and Soldier, Volume XXV #1, January-March 2006, 5-21. A non-refereed journal.
“Between Gallipoli and D-Day: Alhucemas, 1925" The Journal of Military History (Virginia Military Institute). Vol. 63, No. 1, January 1999, 75-98.
“Tank Warfare During the Rif Rebellion, 1921-1927," ARMOR, January-February 1997, 26-28.