Feeding Mars deals with logistics in western warfare across a broader time span and emphasizes the various ways in which the essential materials of war have been produced, acquired, and transported to fighting forces in the field.
Table of Contents
Part One: The Historiography of Logistics 1. Logistics and the Aristocratic Idea of War 2. The History of Logistics and Supplying War Part Two: Medieval Logistics, 400–1500 3. Byzantine Logistics: Problems and Perspectives 4. Logistics in Pre-Crusade Europe 5. Naval Logistics in the Late Middle Ages: The Example of the Hundred Years' War, Part Three: Early Modem Logistics, 1500–1815 6. The Logistics of Warfare at Sea in the Sixteenth Century: The Spanish Perspective 7. Food, Funds, and Fortresses: Resource Mobilization and Positional Warfare in the Campaigns of Louis XIV 8. Logistical Crisis and the American Revolution: A Hypothesis Part Four: Modern Logistics, 1815–1991 9. The Misfire of Civil War R&D 10. Forging the Trident: British Naval Industrial Logistics, 1914–1918 11. "Deuce and a Half": Selecting U.S. Army Trucks, 1920–1945 12. War Plans and Politics: Origins of the American Base of Supply in Vietnam