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The Oxford companion to American military history

Author: John Whiteclay Chambers
Publisher: Oxford [U.K.] : Oxford University Press, 2004-
Edition/Format:   Website : Document : Updating website   Continually Updated Resource   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Oxford Companion to American Military History boasts over 1000 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Dictionaries
Military history
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Oxford University Press, 2000
Material Type: Document, Updating website, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Continually Updated Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Whiteclay Chambers
ISBN: 9780199891061 0199891060
OCLC Number: 857893278
Notes: Title from title screen (viewed on January 17, 2013).
Published to Oxford Reference: 2004.
Print publication date: 2000.
Description: 1 online resource : digital files
Details: Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Other Titles: Companion to American military history
Responsibility: edited by John Whiteclay Chambers.

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"The Oxford Companion to American Military History boasts over 1000 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."--Publisher's description.

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