The Quotable Soldier

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"The book provides familiar and not-so-familiar sayings that capture the chaos, challenges, and sacrifices of war."—Army magazine

The Quotable Soldier is a rich and balanced collection of the best quotations about war and those who go to war. From Thucydides to General H. Norman Schwarzkopf, here are the reasons men go to war, the challenge of human courage, the strategy of great battles and campaigns, the horrors of war, and much more. The Quotable Soldier includes comments about the battles of ancient times, ...

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Overview

"The book provides familiar and not-so-familiar sayings that capture the chaos, challenges, and sacrifices of war."—Army magazine

The Quotable Soldier is a rich and balanced collection of the best quotations about war and those who go to war. From Thucydides to General H. Norman Schwarzkopf, here are the reasons men go to war, the challenge of human courage, the strategy of great battles and campaigns, the horrors of war, and much more. The Quotable Soldier includes comments about the battles of ancient times, through the Napoleonic and World Wars, and on into the complicated conflicts of Korea, Vietnam, and Desert Storm. This is one of the most compelling, challenging, and comprehensive collections of quotes about war and soldiering ever assembled.

The perfect gift for any soldier, veteran, or war buff, The Quotable Soldier is a compulsively readable collection of some of the most illuminating observations ever made about war.

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Editorial Reviews

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"The book provides familiar and not-so-familiar sayings that capture the chaos, challenges,and sacrifices of war."—Army magazine

"Quite simply, it's a great read and a splendid collection of quotations. Underwood's compendium offers more than the standard series of quotations . . . The book is a highly readable collection of witty, wise, and profound words that do a superb job of describing the profession of arms."—ARMOR

"Anyone who likes to accentuate a presentation or a conversation with pithy observations from some of the great and not so great minds in the military environment will enjoy this book."—Wings of Gold

"A fine collection of quotes about soldiering and the military experience makes for a recommended title for general interest audiences."—The Bookwatch

From The Critics
Julius Caesar, Churchill, Grant and others are among the famous military names quoted in this literary collection, which provides some of the best quotes on the topic of war and soldiers. A fine collection of quotes about soldiering and the military experience makes for a recommended title for general interest audiences.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781592288144
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/1/2005
  • Series: Quotable Series
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 5.86 (w) x 6.92 (h) x 0.92 (d)

Meet the Author

Lamar Underwood was the editor in chief of Sports Afield and Outdoor Life, and is the author of the novel On Dangerous Ground. He is currently the editorial director of the Outdoor Magazine Group of Harris Publications in New York City. His father was a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army, and he considers himself "the luckiest army brat of them all." He lives in Pennington, New Jersey.

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