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Inside the Spanish-American War

By James M. McCaffrey
  • ISBN Code: : 0786453125
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Pages : 230
  • Category : History
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This is the story of the Spanish-American War, told not from the perspective of generals, policy makers, or politicians, but from that of the soldiers, sailors and marines in the field and the reporters who covered their efforts. Concentration on the daily lives of these people provides insight into the often overlooked facets of a soldier's life, detailing their training and interaction with weaponry, their food, clothing, and medical supplies, and their personal interactions and daily struggles. While the Spanish-American War set the stage for America's emergence as a global power, this is its history on an individual scale, as seen through the eyes of those upon whom the war had the most immediate impact.

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  • Pdf File: becoming-men-of-some-consequence.pdf

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Young Continental soldiers carried a heavy burden in the American Revolution. Their experiences of coming of age during the upheavals of war provide a novel perspective on the Revolutionary era, eliciting questions of gender, family life, economic goals, and politics. "Going for a soldier" forced young men to confront profound uncertainty, and even coercion, but also offered them novel opportunities. Although the war imposed obligations on youths, military service promised young men in their teens and early twenties alternate paths forward in life. Continental soldiers’ own youthful expectations about respectable manhood and their goals of economic competence and marriage not only ordered their experience of military service; they also shaped the fighting capacities of George Washington’s army and the course of the war. Becoming Men of Some Consequence examines how young soldiers and officers joined the army, their experiences in the ranks, their relationships with civilians, their choices about quitting long-term military service, and their attempts to rejoin the flow of civilian life after the war. The book recovers young soldiers’ perspectives and stories from military records, wartime letters and journals, and postwar memoirs and pension applications, revealing how revolutionary political ideology intertwined with rational calculations and youthful ambitions. Its focus on soldiers as young men offers a new understanding of the Revolutionary War, showing how these soldiers’ generational struggle for their own independence was a profound force within America’s struggle for its independence.

Florence Nightingale: The Crimean War

By Lynn McDonald
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  • Publisher : Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press
  • Book Code : 1554587476
  • Total of Pages : 1096
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 782
  • Pdf File: florence-nightingale.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Florence Nightingale is famous as the “lady with the lamp” in the Crimean War, 1854—56. There is a massive amount of literature on this work, but, as editor Lynn McDonald shows, it is often erroneous, and films and press reporting on it have been even less accurate. The Crimean War reports on Nightingale’s correspondence from the war hospitals and on the staggering amount of work she did post-war to ensure that the appalling death rate from disease (higher than that from bullets) did not recur. This volume contains much on Nightingale’s efforts to achieve real reforms. Her well-known, and relatively “sanitized”, evidence to the royal commission on the war is compared with her confidential, much franker, and very thorough Notes on the Health of the British Army, where the full horrors of disease and neglect are laid out, with the names of those responsible.

The CSS Arkansas

By Myron J. Smith, Jr.
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  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Book Code : 0786484853
  • Total of Pages : 360
  • Category : History
  • Members : 963
  • Pdf File: the-css-arkansas.pdf

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While the Monitor and Merrimack are the most famous of the Civil War ironclads, the Confederacy had another ship in its flotilla that carried high hopes and a metal hull. The makeshift CSS Arkansas, completed by Lt. Isaac Newton Brown and manned by a mixed crew of volunteers, gave the South a surge of confidence when it launched in 1862. For 28 days of summer, the ship engaged in five battles with Union warships, falling victim in the end only to her own primitive engines. The saga of the CSS Arkansas represents the last significant Rebel naval activity in the war’s Western theater.

The Encyclopedia Of the War Of 1812: A Political, Social, and Military History [3 volumes]

By Spencer C. Tucker
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  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Book Code : 1851099573
  • Total of Pages : 1034
  • Category : History
  • Members : 224
  • Pdf File: the-encyclopedia-of-the-war-of-1812.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This work is the most comprehensive reference work on the War of 1812 yet published, offering a multidisciplinary treatment of course, causes, effects, and specific details of the War that provides both quick reference and in-depth analysis for readers from the high school level to scholars in the field. • 872 entries provide an unmatched scope and breadth of coverage • Over 150 primary-source documents in a separate volume, giving readers firsthand access to the way the War of 1812 unfolded and was experienced • Extensive bibliography and glossary provide additional resources and clarification of terminology

The Information Front

By Timothy Balzer
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  • Publisher : UBC Press
  • Book Code : 0774819014
  • Total of Pages : 272
  • Category : History
  • Members : 107
  • Pdf File: the-information-front.pdf

Book Short Summary:

In wartime, capturing the hearts and minds of the citizenry is arguably as important as victory on the battlefield. The Information Front explores the Canadian military’s use of public relations units to manage news during the Second World War. These specialized units were responsible for providing sufficient and positive news coverage to Canadians at home. This fascinating study traces the transformation of an emergent PR organization into an efficient publicity machine. It also scrutinizes news coverage and PR activities during major Canadian operations at Dieppe, Sicily, and Normandy to reveal how the military used censorship and propaganda to rally support for the war effort.

Home Squadron

By James Rentfrow
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  • Publisher : Naval Institute Press
  • Book Code : 1612514480
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : History
  • Members : 105
  • Pdf File: home-squadron.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This study examines the transformation of the United States Navy as a fighting organization that took place on the North Atlantic Station between 1874 and 1897. At the beginning of this period, the warships assigned to this station were collectively administered by a rear-admiral, but were operationally deployed as individual units, each of whose actions were directed by their captains. By 1897 the North Atlantic, or “Home” Squadron as it was known, was a group of warships constituting a protean battle fleet – that is, an organized body moving and fighting in close-order, which meant that the actions of the captains were directed by a commanding admiral. The process of the development of an American battle fleet resulted in the construction of a new organizational identity for the North Atlantic Squadron. This process was as critical as the eventual outcome. It was not linear, but one in which progress in critical areas was modulated by conflicting demands that caused distraction. From 1874-1888, exercises in fleet tactics under steam were carried out sporadically utilizing existing wooden cruising vessels. From 1889-1894, the last wooden cruisers were decommissioned and the Squadron consisted entirely of new steel warships. Ad-hoc concentrations of vessels for purposes besides exercise and training retarded the continued development of doctrine and tactics necessary for a multi-ship fighting capability during this time. However, much work was done to develop a concept of multi-ship operations. From 1895-1897, the identity of the North Atlantic Squadron as a combat unit solidified. Tactical exercises were held that had specific offensive and defensive wartime applications. These exercises were necessary to develop a combat capability. The results of this study demonstrate that the United States government had an interest in developing an offensive naval combat capability as early as the 1870’s. Based on the record of the North Atlantic Squadron, it is argued that imperial aspirations, in the sense of possessing a capability to restrict the actions of other great powers in the Caribbean region, existed prior to the War of 1898. However, the process of change often resulted in the appearance of capability without the rigorous exercise necessary to possess it.

Historical Dictionary of Ethiopia

By David H. Shinn,Thomas P. Ofcansky
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  • Publisher : Scarecrow Press
  • Book Code : 0810874571
  • Total of Pages : 692
  • Category : History
  • Members : 615
  • Pdf File: historical-dictionary-of-ethiopia.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The Historical Dictionary of Ethiopia, Second Edition covers the history of Ethiopia through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has several hundred cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about Ethiopia.

Handbook of the Sociology of the Military

By Giuseppe Caforio
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 0387345760
  • Total of Pages : 498
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 164
  • Pdf File: handbook-of-the-sociology-of-the-military.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This accessible handbook is the first of its kind to examine the sociological approach to the study of the military. The contents are compiled from the work of researchers at universities around the world, as well as military officers devoted to the sector of study. Beginning with a review of studies prior to contemporary research, the book provides a comprehensive survey of the topic. The scope of coverage extends to civic-military relations, including issues surrounding democratic control of the armed forces; military culture; professional training; conditions and problems of minorities in the armed forces; an examination of structural change within the military over the years including new duties and functions following the Cold War.

Unlikely Diplomats

By Isabel Campbell
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  • Publisher : UBC Press
  • Book Code : 0774825669
  • Total of Pages : 268
  • Category : History
  • Members : 600
  • Pdf File: unlikely-diplomats.pdf

Book Short Summary:

In 1951, Canada sent troops to western Europe to support its NATO allies. The brigade helped Canada establish its international status. In private, however, Canadian officials and military leaders expressed grave doubts about NATO's strategies and operational plans. Despite these reservations, they sent military families overseas and implemented personnel policies that permanently changed the distribution of the defence budget and the character of the Canadian Army. This original account of the evolution of the Canadian Army from a small training cadre to a truly national force offers a new perspective on military policy and diplomacy in the Cold War era.

History of Science in United States

By Marc Rothenberg
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1135583188
  • Total of Pages : 640
  • Category : Reference
  • Members : 141
  • Pdf File: history-of-science-in-united-states.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This Encyclopedia examines all aspects of the history of science in the United States, with a special emphasis placed on the historiography of science in America. It can be used by students, general readers, scientists, or anyone interested in the facts relating to the development of science in the United States. Special emphasis is placed in the history of medicine and technology and on the relationship between science and technology and science and medicine.

The Handbook on the Political Economy of War

By Christopher J. Coyne,Rachel L. Mathers
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  • Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
  • Book Code : 9781849808323
  • Total of Pages : 648
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 385
  • Pdf File: the-handbook-on-the-political-economy-of-war.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The Handbook on the Political Economy of War highlights and explores important research questions and discusses the core elements of the political economy of war.

Superpower Intervention in the Middle East (Routledge Revivals)

By Peter Mangold
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1135046824
  • Total of Pages : 209
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 715
  • Pdf File: superpower-intervention-in-the-middle-east.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Strategically placed on the global chess board, as well as controlling vast oil resources, the Middle East was one of the main theatres of Cold War. In the 1950s the Soviet Union had taken advantage of Arab Nationalists’ disillusion with British and French Imperialism, along with the emerging Arab-Israeli conflict, to establish relations with Egypt, Syria and Iraq. The United States responded by moving in to shore up the Western position. Confrontation was inevitable. Superpower Intervention in the Middle East was written in 1978, when this confrontation was at its height. The book’s main theme focuses on how the superpowers became competitively involved in local Middle East conflicts over which they could exercise only limited control, and the risks of nuclear confrontation of the kind which occurred at the end of the 1973 Arab-Israeli war. The threat to Western oil supplies is also examined. This is a fascinating work, of great relevance to scholars and students of Middle Eastern history and political diplomacy, as well as those with an interest in the relationship between the Western superpowers and this volatile region.

Morale

By Daniel Ussishkin
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Book Code : 0190469080
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : History
  • Members : 164
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Book Short Summary:

Arguably no nation is as closely associated with the term morale as Great Britain. Yet this concept that seems so innate to the British people was carefully cultivated within many spheres of modern national life. In this first critical history of morale, Daniel Ussishkin asks how is it that modern Britons have come to regard morale as a category of conduct, vital for the success of collective effort in war and peace, and a mark of good, modern, and human managerial practice, appropriate for a democratic age. He narrates the intellectual, cultural, and institutional history of morale in modern imperial Britain: its emergence as a new concept during the long nineteenth century, its changing meanings and significations, and the social and political goals those who discussed, observed, or managed morale sought to achieve. Formalized as a new military disciplinary problem during the long nineteenth century, morale came to permeate nearly every civilian sphere of life during the era of the two world wars as a new way of managing human conduct. This book traces how it gradually emerged from a problem that was regarded as residual at best to one that was seen as the epitome of proper managerial practice, its institutional manifestations and promotion by myriad organizations and the social-democratic state, and its emergence as a potent political concept from Britain's social-democratic moment until the ascendancy of the New Right. Daniel Ussishkin's Morale tells the history of concept central to the management of war, business, and civic society not just in Britain but in modern culture writ large.

A Companion to International History 1900 - 2001

By Gordon Martel
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  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Book Code : 0470766298
  • Total of Pages : 496
  • Category : History
  • Members : 275
  • Pdf File: a-companion-to-international-history-1900-2001.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A comprehensive overview of the most important international events, movements, and controversies of the 20th century. Written by distinguished scholars, each an authority in their field Explores influential, underlying themes such as imperialism, nationalism, internationalism, technological developments, and changes in diplomatic methods Addresses a broad range of topics, including diplomacy of wartime and peacemaking, the cold war era and the "new world order", the end of European empires, the rise of nationalism in the Third World, globalization, and terrorism Chronological organization makes the volume easily accessible Includes useful guides for further reading and research

State of Doom

By Barry Scott Zellen
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Book Code : 1441161341
  • Total of Pages : 352
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 307
  • Pdf File: state-of-doom.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This book examines Bernard Brodie's strategic and philosophical response to the nuclear age, embedding his work within the classical theories of Carl von Clausewitz.