Military Communications: From Ancient Times to the 21st Century

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Overview

Military Communications: From Ancient Times to the 21st Century is the first comprehensive reference work on the applications of communications technology to military tactics and strategy—a field that is just now coming into its own as a focus of historical study. Ranging from ancient times to the war in Iraq, it offers over 300 alphabetically organized entries covering many methods and modes of transmitting communication through the centuries, as well as key personalities, organizations, strategic applications, and more.

Military Communications includes examples from armed forces around the world, with a focus on the United States, where many of the most dramatic advances in communications technology and techniques were realized. A number of entries focus on specific battles where communications superiority helped turn the tide, including Tsushima (1905), Tannenberg and the Marne (both 1914), Jutland (1916), and Midway (1942). The book also addresses a range of related topics such as codebreaking, propaganda, and the development of civilian telecommunications.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"A useful book for collections with a military emphasis, this specialized reference work will also find a home in special libraries, research centers, and media outlets."

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ARBA

"it is recommended for medium to large public libraries and individuals with large military history collections."

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Library Journal

"Recommended for academic and large public libraries."

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Booklist

"Recommended. Lower-level undergraduates through faculty/researchers; general readers."

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Choice

"The book belongs in the collections of large libraries and of any that specialize in military affairs."

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Reference & User Services Quarterly

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781851097326
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/28/2007
  • Pages: 606
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 1.31 (d)

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