Military History And The Military Profession

Military History And The Military Profession

by David Charters, Marc Milner, J. Brent Wilson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0275940721

ISBN-13: 9780275940720

Pub. Date: 10/26/1992

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

This volume examines the state of the art in modern military history, and the utility of the subject as a training, educational, and policy-relevant tool for professional armed forces. Part 1 explores the state of military historical writing in Britain and the United States, and on specific topics, such as air warfare, naval warfare, intelligence, low-intensity

Overview

This volume examines the state of the art in modern military history, and the utility of the subject as a training, educational, and policy-relevant tool for professional armed forces. Part 1 explores the state of military historical writing in Britain and the United States, and on specific topics, such as air warfare, naval warfare, intelligence, low-intensity conflict, and the most recent trends in the New Military History. Part 2 illustrates the utility of the historical method in analyzing command decisions, providing an institutional memory for a wide range of policy, command, and operational problems, and its application in specific subjects such as naval strategy, and by certain countries (the US, Germany, and the Soviet Union) in the search for lessons and fundamental principles. The contributing authors represent an impressive cross-section of prominent academic and official historians recognized as leading scholars in the study of military history. The Foreword is written by Anne N. Foreman, Undersecretary of the United States Air Force.

This book will be of interest to the academic and the official historian (and their students) and to military professionals.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780275940720
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/26/1992
Pages:
260
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.63(d)
Lexile:
1600L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Foreword by the Honourable Anne N. Foreman

Introduction

Military History: The State of the Field

American Military History: Clio and Mars as "Pards" by Allan R. Millett

The Development of British Military Historical Writing from the Eighteenth Century to the Present by Tim Travers

"Naked Truths for the Asking": Twentieth Century Military Historians and the Battlefield Narrative by Donald E. Graves

The Soldier and the Battle by Bill McAndrew

Naval History: The State of the Art by W.A.B. Douglas

Air War History: The State of the Art by Robin Higham

Intelligence and Military History: A British Perspective by Keith Jeffrey

Low Intensity Conflict: Its Place in the Study of War by Ian Beckett

The New Military History: Its Practitioners and Their Practices by Don Higginbotham

Military History and the Military Profession

Stress Lines and Grey Areas: The Utility of the Historical Method to the Military Profession by Dominick Graham

History as Institutional Memory: The Experience of the United States Air Force by Richard H. Kohn

The Search for Principles and Naval Strategy by Donald M. Schurman

The Utility of History to Modern Navies by Eric Grove

Military History in the Federal German Republic and the "Bundeswehr" by Roland G. Foerster

The Napoleonic Paradigm: The Myth of the Offensive in Soviet and Western Military Thought by David R. Jones

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