Today's Best Military Writing: The Finest Articles on the Past, Present, and Future of the U. S. Military

Today's Best Military Writing: The Finest Articles on the Past, Present, and Future of the U. S. Military

by Walter J. Boyne
     
 

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From various wars spanning two centuries to examinations of how our country's modern armed forces are coping with new threats that are more dangerous than anything they've faced before, these articles represent the best of the best; incisive, thoughtful, and probing opinions and information, written by the people who have lived and breathed the various topics and

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From various wars spanning two centuries to examinations of how our country's modern armed forces are coping with new threats that are more dangerous than anything they've faced before, these articles represent the best of the best; incisive, thoughtful, and probing opinions and information, written by the people who have lived and breathed the various topics and civilians who have made it a lifelong endeavor to study our nation's military. Contributors include New York Times bestselling author Thomas Fleming, former Army War College professor and author Martin Blumenson, Gulf War veteran and chief of military history at the Center of Military History Brigadier General John S. Brown, and Commander Stephen Flynn of the US Coast Guard, the nation's leading expert on port and container security. Article subjects in this volume include:
*Smart weapons and hi-tech wars to come
*The role of United States Army Chaplains tending to German War Criminals during the Nuremberg Trials.
*A chillingly logical hypothesis that could be the next step in terrorism--mating cruise missiles with biological warfare.
*And much more

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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Retired air force officer and best-selling author Boyne (Dawn over Kitty Hawk) has assembled a varied collection of military writings published in the last five years. Particularly absorbing are historical pieces covering the naval interdiction of the African slave trade, the employment of artillery in the Indian Frontier Wars, the USS Hornet's Pacific campaigns, and a young infantry lieutenant's fight to the Yalu River during the Korean conflict. Readers interested in contemporary defense affairs will find highly appealing pieces covering homeland security, the bioweapons threat, and an analysis of recent operations in Afghanistan. Three articles relate only tangentially or not at all to the U.S. military, and several articles, such as the one on the origins and development of the F-15 Eagle, are so heavily peppered with military jargon that they won't have much appeal outside a limited audience. Nevertheless, the editor does succeed in showcasing worthy examples of the vibrant literature on military affairs currently flourishing in the United States. Recommended for military collections and larger public libraries. Edward J. Metz, USACGSC Combined Arms Research Lib., Ft. Leavenworth, KS Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
From the Publisher
"Boyne tackles the war in Iraq with gusto. Military buffs will devour this timely examination of contemporary warfare."—-Booklist on Operation Iraqi Freedom: What Went Right, What Went Wrong, and Why

"Boyne's book teems with a mother lode of facts. . . . A valuable addition to the military bookshelf."—-St. Louis Post Dispatch on Operation Iraqi Freedom: What Went Right, What Went Wrong, and Why

"Telling this story accurately and sensibly is a staggering task. Walter Boyne succeeds beautifully . . . This book may deserve a Pulitzer."—The Wall Street Journal on On Clash of Titans

"The story of the United States Air Force is a proud one, and Walter J. Boyne is ideally suited to tell it. A veteran pilot, gifted author and distinguished historian, he writes of airplanes and flying with the feeling and authority gained during a lifetime in the cockpit."—Lee Ewing, Editor of Air Force Times on Silver Wings

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780765308887
Publisher:
Tom Doherty Associates
Publication date:
09/01/2005
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.82(d)

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