Feeding Mars: Logistics In Western Warfare From The Middle Ages To The Present, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Feeding Mars

Logistics In Western Warfare From The Middle Ages To The Present, 1st Edition

By John A Lynn


340 pages

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Mars must be fed. His tools of war demand huge quantities of fodder, fuel, ammunition, and food. All these must be produced, transported, and distributed to contending forces in the field. No one can doubt the importance of feeding Mars in modern warfare, and it takes no great effort to recognize that it has always been a major aspect of large scal

Table of Contents

Preface -- The Historiography of Logistics -- Logistics and the Aristocratic Idea of War -- The History of Logistics and Supplying War -- Medieval Logistics, 400-1500 -- Medieval Introduction -- Byzantine Logistics: Problems and Perspectives -- Logistics in Pre-Crusade Europe -- Naval Logistics in the Late Middle Ages: The Example of the Hundred Years' War -- Early Modern Logistics, 1500-1815 -- Early Modern Introduction -- The Logistics of Warfare at Sea in the Sixteenth Century: The Spanish Perspective -- Food, Funds, and Fortresses: Resource Mobilization and Positional Warfare in the Campaigns of Louis XIV -- Logistical Crisis and the American Revolution: A Hypothesis -- Modern Logistics, 1815–1991 -- Modern Introduction -- The Misfire of Civil War R&D -- Forging the Trident: British Naval Industrial Logistics, 1914–1918 -- "Deuce and a Half': Selecting U.S. Army Trucks, 1920–1945 -- War Plans and Politics: Origins of the American Base of Supply in Vietnam

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