Soldiers and Scholars: The U. S. Army and the Uses of Military History, 1865-1920 / Edition 1

Soldiers and Scholars: The U. S. Army and the Uses of Military History, 1865-1920 / Edition 1

by Carol Reardon
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0700611126

ISBN-13: 2900700611125

Pub. Date: 07/28/1990

Publisher: University Press of Kansas

"An original and important study that breaks new ground in the fields of military history and historiography."—George C. Herring, University of Kentucky, author of America's Longest War: The United States and Vietnam, 1950-1975

"A sophisticated work that addresses problems in military education that are far from being resolved today. It is at once

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"An original and important study that breaks new ground in the fields of military history and historiography."—George C. Herring, University of Kentucky, author of America's Longest War: The United States and Vietnam, 1950-1975

"A sophisticated work that addresses problems in military education that are far from being resolved today. It is at once an intellectual history of the U.S. Army at a most interesting time in its evolution and an illuminating commentary on the ways that an army can utilize history. Civil War buffs will be especially pleased by Reardon's analysis of the Army's study of the Civil War during this period."—Jay Luvaas, Army War College, author of The Military Legacy of the Civil War

"An excellent and original study of the development of American military thought and literature in the era before World War I."—Timothy K. Nenninger, National Archives, author of The Leavenworth Schools and the Old Army

Author Biography: Carol Reardon is assistant professor of history at the University of Georgia. She has been associate editor for the Henry Clay Papers project at the University of Kentucky and assistant editor of the journal Diplomatic History.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900700611125
Publisher:
University Press of Kansas
Publication date:
07/28/1990
Series:
Modern War Studies Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
270

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsvii
1Introduction1
2Military History: "The Foundation of Our Art, the Basis of Our Profession"9
Part 1.Military History and Officer Education33
3Military History and the School of "Safe Leadership"35
4Civil War Battlefields: Open-Air Classrooms for Military History50
5A Model and a Muddle: Two Historical Research Programs, 1908-191767
Part 2.Military History and an American Literature on the Art of War87
6The Pen Rivals the Sword: Writing about the American Way of War89
7American Campaigns: The U.S. Army's First Military History Textbook109
8A First Attempt at Official History125
Part 3.The Soldiers Versus the Scholars145
9The Roots of Interprofessional Tensions147
10Exercises in Frustration; Two AHA Committees for Military and Naval History164
11A Pyrrhic Victory: The U.S. Army's Historical Section, 1914-1920182
12Epilogue: "Thank God for Leavenworth"201
Notes215
Selected Bibliography255
Index265

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