Historical Dictionary of the U.S. Army (Google eBook)

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Jerold E. Brown
Greenwood Publishing Group, 2001 - History - 659 pages
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Having evolved over the past two and a quarter centuries to become the premier military force in the world, the U.S. Army has a heritage rich in history and tradition. This historical dictionary provides short, clear, authoritative entries on a broad cross section of military terms, concepts, arms and equipment, units and organizations, campaigns and battles, and people who have had a significant impact on Army. It includes over 900 entries written by some 100 scholars, providing a valuable resource for the interested reader, student, and researcher.

For those interested in pursuing specific subjects further, the book provides sources at the end of each entry as well as a general bibliography. Appendixes provide a useful list of abbreviations and acronyms and a listing of ranks and grades in the U.S. Army.

  

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Informative and interesting. A lot of facts, and debunks the often told story that the notch on WW2 dog tags was put between his upper and lower teeth to keep a fallen soldier's mouth open in case he wasn't really dead. Who knew there was so much history behind those "Simple Little Things?" 

Contents

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VI
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VII
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About the author (2001)

JEROLD E. BROWN is Associate Professor of History at the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, and has contributed articles to Aerospace Historian and Periodical.

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