Encyclopedia of the American Armed Forcesby Alan Axelrod
Axelord, co-author of Facts on File's Encyclopedia of Wars and a history consultant to the Discovery Channel, offers an important new reference on the four major branches of the US military. Volume 1 is devoted to the US Army and US Air Force. Volume 2 covers the US Marine Corps and US Navy. Some 1,200 A-Z entries cover all aspects of the US armed services including command structure; historic and modern wars, commanders, and weapons; medals; and policies toward homosexuals and women. V. 2 contains the bibliography and cumulative index. Volumes feature b&w illustrations, and branch abbreviations and acronyms. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Almost 1,200 entries in Encyclopedia Of The American Armed Forces cover everything from history, command organization, and famous heroes to equipment, weapons, uniforms, traditions, and special American military terminology. A two-volume set with entries organized in simple A-Z format, Encyclopedia Of The American Armed Forces is accessible, information-packed, and practical for high school students, college and public libraries, and personal reference collections. Historical consultant Alan Axelrod applies personal objectivity and expert research into this easy-to-use primer and reference source.