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

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

by Carol Reardon
 
"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.

Editorial Reviews

Booknews
On the use and abuse of military history. Reardon (history, U. of Georgia) traces the army's struggle, from the end of the Civil War through the Progressive Era, to claim intellectual authority over the study of war. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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"An original and important study that breaks new ground in the fields of military history and historiography."—George C. Herring, 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.

"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.

"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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780700604661
Publisher:
University Press of Kansas
Publication date:
07/01/1990
Series:
Modern War Studies
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
5.91(w) x 9.06(h) x (d)

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