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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Today's Best Military Writing is the first-ever collection of the finest articles on the military published in the past five years. Esteemed military historian and bestselling author Walter J. Boyne has gathered twenty-one writers, both military and civilian, and their published articles and essays on all aspects of the various branches of the armed forces and on

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Today's Best Military Writing is the first-ever collection of the finest articles on the military published in the past five years. Esteemed military historian and bestselling author Walter J. Boyne has gathered twenty-one writers, both military and civilian, and their published articles and essays on all aspects of the various branches of the armed forces and on the military history of the United States.

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

Article subjects in this volume include:
*A chillingly logical hypothesis that could be the next step in terrorism—-mating cruise missiles with biological warfare
*A call to assign coastal U.S. defense to the branch of the armed forces that is most equipped to deal with it—-the Coast Guard
*The history and development of the F-15 Eagle, one of the most famous jet fighters in the world
*Little known facts about the use and deployment of artillery pieces during the Indian Wars of 1860-1890
*The role of U.S. Army chaplains tending to German war criminals during the Nuremberg Trials.

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781429910699
Publisher:
Tom Doherty Associates
Publication date:
04/01/2007
Sold by:
Macmillan
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
400
Sales rank:
1,235,685
File size:
1 MB

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