A Guide to the Study and Use of Military History

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Designed to foster an appreciation of the value of military history. Explains its uses and the resources available for its study. Consists of four parts: Part One, Military History, Its Nature and Use; Part Two, Bibliographical Guide; Part Three, Army Programs, Activities, and Uses; Part Four: History Outside the U.S. Army. Includes Appendices, Bibliography, and Index.
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Mark Singer rated it with 4 stars and had this to say,
 "Another thrift store find from many years ago. This is a practical guide to the study of military history from the United Sates Army. Although written with military officers in mind, anyone interested in the history of warfare will find it useful. About two-thirds of the text is an extensive bibliography of recommended texts, and I was checking off books that I had and books I would like to read someday."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780160723605
  • Publisher: United States Government Printing Office
  • Publication date: 5/11/2005
  • Pages: 523
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Jessup, John E., Jr.; Coakley, Robert W.
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Table of Contents

Contents Foreword - Brig. Gen. James L. Collins, Jr. Preface - Col. John E. Jessup, Jr. and Robert W. Coakley
One: Military History, Its Nature and Use
1. The Nature of History - Maurice Matloff 2. A Perspective on Military History - Col. Thomas E. Criess 3. An Approach to the Study of Military History - Lt. Cal. John F. Votaw
Two: Bibliographical Guide 4. The Great Military Iiistarians and Philosophers - Jay Luvaas 5. Military History ta the End of the Eighteenth Century - Theodore Ropp 8. World Military History, 1786-1945 - Jeffrey J. Clarke 7. American Military History: The Early Period. 1607-1815 - Robert W. Coakley 8. American Military History: The Middle Years, 1815-1916 - Richard J. Sommers 9 The United States and the Two World Wars - Charles B. MacDonald 10. The United States and the Warld Military Scene Since 1945 - Robert W. Coakley and Charles B. MacDonald

Three: Army Programs, Activities, and Uses
11. A Century of Army Historical Work - Cal. John E. Jessup, Jr. and Robert W. Coakley
12. The U.S. Army Military History Institute - Col. James B. Agnew and B. Franklin Cooling
13. The Military History Detachment in the Field - Richard A. Hunt
14. The Army Art Program - Marian R. McNaugbtonon
15. Military Museums and Collections - Joseph H. Ewing
16. The Place of Unit History - Stanley R, Connor
17. Military History in the Army School System - Brooks E. Klsber, Col. Roy K, Flint, and Charles S. Hall
16. The Use of Military History in Staff Work - Walter G. Hermes
19. Military History and Army Records - Vincent H. Demma
20. Writing for Official and Unofficial Publication - Joseph R. Friedman

Four: History Outside the U.S. Army
21. Military History in the Department of Defense - Romana Danysh
22. Official Programs Abroad - Alfred M. Beck
23. Military History and the Academic World - Ronald H. Spector

Appendices A. Reference Works: A Select List - Thomas E. Kelly, III B. Historical Journals and Societies - Thomas E. Kelly, III  Index

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