Recent Themes in Military History: Historians in Conversation

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University of South Carolina Press, Mar 15, 2008 - History - 141 pages
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Described as "the New York Review of Books for history,"Historically Speaking has emerged as one of the most distinctive historical publications in recent years, actively seeking out contributions from a pantheon of leading voices in historical discourse from both inside and outside academia. Recent Themes in Military History represents some of the best writing on military history to appear in the past five years. This collection of forums, interviews, and individual essays drawn from Historically Speaking provides contrasting views on such topics in military history as the existence and function of military revolutions in the past and present, the experience of soldiering and combat, the particularly violent and gruesome nature of twentieth-century warfare, and projections of the nature of future wars. The ebb and flow of discourse between contributors also illustrates how the study of history is an ongoing conversation wherein discovery and debate lead to deeper understanding and development of fresh opportunities for further inquiry.

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Donald A. Yerxa is the program leader for the Historical Society's Religion and Innovation in Human Affairs project. He is also a senior editor of the Society's bulletin, Historically Speaking, and the editor of the Conference on Faith and History's journal, Fides et Historia. An emeritus professor of history at Eastern Nazarene College in Quincy, Massachusetts, Yerxa is the author, coauthor, or editor of ten books on a wide variety of historical topics. His articles and interviews have appeared in Military Affairs, Naval War College Review, Mariner's Mirror, Fides et Historia, Books & Culture, Historically Speaking, and elsewhere.

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