Guide to the Sources of United States Military History
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|Format:||Hardback, 345 pages|
|Published In: ||United States, 01 January 1986|
A reference book covering from Colonial Forces, 1978 through 1983. The book links military history with developments in technology and science, and in 20th century military and naval medicine. First it gives unique coverage of the European background of American military affairs, and then proceeds, concentrating first on eras, then on branches of the service in war and in peace.
The initial Guide was first published nearly 15 years ago and, with its periodic supplements, has become a principal source of historical literature on the U.S. armed forces. A series of pithy bibliographical essays by various experts are cross-referenced to a book list at the end of each subject area. The latest volume in this monumental project updates all the earlier categories and adds three new ones: military and naval medicine, ordnance, and museum collections as historical sources. This last chapter, especially, represents a welcome direction. These volumes are more than simple book lists; they are well-integrated and careful selections of the most significant books, articles, and other scholarly publications. The editors are tops in the field. Highly recommended for academic and large public institutions.-- Raymond L. Puffer, U.S. Air Force History Prog., Los Angeles
|Publisher: ||Shoe String Press Inc.,U.S.|
|Dimensions: ||23.0 x 15.0 centimeters (0.66 kg)|