Originally published in 1977, this volume filled a gap in existing scholarship by providing a comprehensive group of essays on the historical study of war and armed forces and their relationship with society. These volumes include articles ranging from the Renaissance to the era of total war.
Table of Contents
1. The American Navy in the World of Franklin and Jefferson 1755-1826 John B. Hattendorf 2. Colonial Africa and Its Armies V. G. Kiernan 3. War and Social Change: The Black American in Two World Wars Neil A. Wynn 4. The Failure to Resolve the Problem of Venereal Disease Among the Troops in Britain During World War I Suzann Buckley 5. Staff Training and the Royal Navy, 1918-1939 Anthony R. Wells 6. German Air Power and the Munich Crisis Williamson Murray 7. The Introduction of War Office Selection Boards in the British Army: A Personal Recollection F. H. Vinden 8. Liddell Hart and his Papers Stephen Brooks Review Articles: 1 The Army and its Critics in Seventeenth Century England Ian Roy 2. Armed Forces and the State: The Historical Essays of Otto Hintze Peter Paret 3. Aspects of War in the Nineteenth Centuries Brian Bond 4. Clausewitz and the Americans: Bernard Brodie and Others on War and Policy Reginald C. Stuart
... ‘demonstrate convincingly the status War and Society now hold in the world of education’ Times Educational Supplement
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