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Conduct unbecoming : fifteen military criminals, rogues and victims of justice from the Revolutionary War to Vietnam

Author: Scott Baron; James E Wise, Jr.
Publisher: Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2016]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The authors examine such overlooked cases as the Somers Mutiny, the trial of the San Patricios and the Port Chicago Mutiny. These trials demonstrate that guaranteeing military justice--especially in the midst of armed conflict--is both a challenge and a necessity in a free society"--
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Scott Baron; James E Wise, Jr.
ISBN: 9781476662695 147666269X
OCLC Number: 917343454
Description: x, 254 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Pvt. Thomas Hickey (Mutiny, Sedition--1776) --Lt. Col. Paul Revere (Disobedience of an Order--1782) --
Commander Alexander Slidell Mackenzie (Murder, Illegal Punishment--1842) --
Capt. John Patrick Reily (Desertion--1848) --
Lambdin P. Milligan (Ex Parte Milligan) (Conspiracy, Inciting Insurrection--1864) --
Maj. Henry Wirz (War Crimes, Murder--1865) --
Cadet Johnson C. Whittaker (Conduct Unbecoming an Officer, Conduct Prejudicial to Good Order--1881) --
Camp Logan Incident (Mutiny, Riot--1917) --
Operation Pastorious (Ex Parte Quirin) (Treason, Sabotage--1942) --
Fort Lawton Courts-Martial (Riot, Murder--1944) --
Port Chicago Court-Martial (Mutiny--1944) --
Freeman Field Mutiny (Disobedience of Orders--1945) --
The Court-Martial of Pvt. Eddie Slovik (Desertion--1945) --
Sgt. Charles Robert Jenkins (Desertion and Aiding the Enemy--1965) --
2nd Lt. William Calley (War Crimes, Cover-Up--1968-1971).
Responsibility: Scott Baron and James E. Wise, Jr.

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One measure of a nation's sense of justice is how it treats those who surrender some of their rights to defend the rights of fellow citizens. Beginning with the first court-martial of an American  Read more...

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"a useful read for anyone interested in the workings of the military justice system or in any of the cases examined"--Strategy Page.

 
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