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The Oxford Companion to American Military History - John Whiteclay Chambers

The Oxford Companion to American Military History

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Published: 1st February 2000
For Ages: 13 - 17 years old
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With more than 1,100 entries written by some 500 distinguished contributors, The Oxford Companion to American Military History is "the most comprehensive treatment of American military history ever compiled" (Parameters: U.S. Army War College Quarterly) and an "easy-to-browse, well-organized work" (The Washington Post).
Here is a gold mine of information on American military history, exploring battles and soldiers, ships and weapons, services and doctrines--as well as the social and cultural impact of the U.S. military at home and around the world.
The Oxford Companion to American Military History boasts over 1,100 entries written by some 500 distinguished contributors. Readers will find Stephen E. Ambrose writing on the D-Day landing, James M. McPherson on the battle of Antietam, John Keegan on the changing experience of combat, Jean Bethke Elshtain on Jane Addams, Mark A. Noll on religion and war, and Robert M. Utley on Sitting Bull. Ranging from brief factual pieces to extensive essays, the entries examine every major war from the Revolution to the Persian Gulf; important battles from Bunker Hill, to the Alamo, Gettysburg, Little Bighorn, Normandy, and Khe Sanh; and military leaders from Washington to Grant, Lee, Eisenhower, MacArthur, Westmoreland, and Schwarzkopf. Moreover, the Companion goes well beyond the usual "drum and trumpet" coverage to examine a wide range of subjects you might not expect to find. There are entries on relevant acts of Congress and on diplomatic policies such as the Monroe Doctrine and the Marshall Plan; on peace and antiwar movements; on war in film, literature, music, and photography; and on war viewed through the disciplinary lenses of anthropology, economics, gender studies, and psychology. The result is the widest ranging account compiled in one volume of war, peace, and the U.S. military.
With over a thousand authoritative and vividly written entries, maps of several major wars, extensive cross-referencing, lists of further readings, and an index, this volume is the first place to turn for information on our nation's military history.

"A thoroughly detailed look at the sweep of American military history..., with an all-star cast of thousands, including contributors Stephen Ambrose, John Keegan, Volker Berghan, James McPherson, and many others.... Seems to cover every major (and minor) military action in US history.... A must-have for any military historian or history buff."--Kirkus Reviews "Using everything from brief entries to extensive essays, this one-volume treasure does much more than list battles and generals; it 'explores the changing nature of war and the military'.... Comprehensive and lively. Highly recommended for all public libraries."--Library Journal "Belongs on the bookshelf of all serious military historians. Thorough, fair, and readable, it is a treasure house of information [that] can also be read for entertainment."--John S. D. Eisenhower "To recruit 500 of the top military historians and experts across the full breadth of American military history to write with exacting standards of brevity and readability is a monumental accomplishment. Brilliantly planned and executed, The Oxford Companion to American Military History will be required for every military library, public and personal."--John F. Lehman "A careful and comprehensive collection of scholarship"--Washington Post Book World "A thoroughly detailed look at the sweep of American military history..., with an all-star cast of thousands, including contributors Stephen Ambrose, John Keegan, Volker Berghan, James McPherson, and many others.... Seems to cover every major (and minor) military action in US history.... A must-have for any military historian or history buff."--Kirkus Reviews "Using everything from brief entries to extensive essays, this one-volume treasure does much more than list battles and generals; it 'explores the changing nature of war and the military'.... Comprehensive and lively. Highly recommended for all public libraries."--Library Journal "Belongs on the bookshelf of all serious military historians. Thorough, fair, and readable, it is a treasure house of information [that] can also be read for entertainment."--John S. D. Eisenhower "To recruit 500 of the top military historians and experts across the full breadth of American military history to write with exacting standards of brevity and readability is a monumental accomplishment. Brilliantly planned and executed, The Oxford Companion to American Military History will be required for every military library, public and personal."--John F. Lehman "A careful and comprehensive collection of scholarship"--Washington Post Book World

Introduction
About the Editors
Directory of Contributors
The Oxford Companion to American Military Historyp. 3
Revolutionary Warp. 843
Civil Warp. 844
World War II: Europe and North Africap. 845
World War II: The Pacificp. 846
Vietnam Warp. 847
U.S. Military Service and Casualties in Major Wars and Conflicts, 1775-1991p. 849
U.S. Armed Forces Rank and Insigniap. 850
Indexp. 855
Table of Contents provided by Blackwell. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780195071986
ISBN-10: 0195071980
Audience: General
For Ages: 13 - 17 years old
For Grades: 8 - 12
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 960
Published: 1st February 2000
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.6 x 17.6  x 5.4
Weight (kg): 1.42