Military Communications: From Ancient Times to the 21st Century (Google eBook)
Christopher H. Sterling
ABC-CLIO, 2008 - History - 565 pages
"Military Communications: From Ancient Times to the 21st Century" is the first comprehensive reference work on the applications of communications technology to military tactics and strategy--a field that is just now coming into its own as a focus of historical study. Ranging from ancient times to the war in Iraq, it offers over 300 alphabetically organized entries covering many methods and modes of transmitting communication through the centuries, as well as key personalities, organizations, strategic applications, and more.
"Military Communications" includes examples from armed forces around the world, with a focus on the United States, where many of the most dramatic advances in communications technology and techniques were realized. A number of entries focus on specific battles where communications superiority helped turn the tide, including Tsushima (1905), Tannenberg and the Marne (both 1914), Jutland (1916), and Midway (1942). The book also addresses a range of related topics such as codebreaking, propaganda, and the development of civilian telecommunications.
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Edited by Sterling (media & public affairs, George Washington Univ.; Shaping America's Telecommunications) and written by more than 30 academics and experts in the fields of military history, media, political sciences, and communications, this reference work offers over 300 entries on the subject of communications technologies and their applications in the military field. From fires and flags to satellites and blackberries, military communications have evolved side by side with technological breakthroughs. Ranging from ancient times to the current Iraq War, this authoritative reference work takes a comprehensive view of the evolution, development, and progress of military communications and communication technologies and techniques that have proven vital to the military throughout history. Included are examples from armed forces around the world, with a focus on the United States, where many of the most dramatic advances in communications techniques and technology have taken place. Numerous entries focus on specific battles where communications superiority helped decide the outcome. Cross-references, additional readings, and sources are provided at the end of each entry. BOTTOM LINE Although not intended as an exhaustive resource for communications technologies, this volume delivers an abundance of information on the topic. Accessible and ideal for military aficionados and military history researchers, it is recommended for medium to large public libraries and individuals with large military history collections. [Ebook ISBN -Luis J. Gonzalez, Hunter Coll. Libs., New York
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