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Modernizing the American War Department : change and continuity in a turbulent era, 1885-1920

Author: Daniel R Beaver
Publisher: Kent, Ohio : Kent State University Press, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Not a simple, linear administrative history, Modernizing the American War Department is a unique study of the adjustment of nineteenth-century military organizations to the managerial, technological, and policy challenges of a new era."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: History
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Beaver, Daniel R., 1928-
Modernizing the American War Department.
Kent, Ohio : The Kent State University Press, ©2006
(OCoLC)607867330
Online version:
Beaver, Daniel R., 1928-
Modernizing the American War Department.
Kent, Ohio : The Kent State University Press, ©2006
(OCoLC)609406619
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel R Beaver
ISBN: 0873388798 9780873388795
OCLC Number: 70062999
Description: xv, 281 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Separate spheres and parallel paths: the war department and the Army, 1820-1885 --
The war department, 1885-1916: searching for a modern command-and-control system --
The war department, 1900-1916: general supply and military technology --
Technology, doctrine, and reform, 1885- 1916 --
The Wilson administration at war: foreign policy, military strategy, and Army mobilization --
Reorganizing the war department and building the American expeditionary forces, 1917- 1918 --
Coordinating industry and transportation: the view from the war department, 1917-1918 --
Coalition war-making, 1917-1918 --
General supplies, artillery, and smokeless power --
Motor transport, tanks, aircraft, and communications equipment --
Digesting the war experience, 1919-1940.
Responsibility: Daniel R. Beaver.
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