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A Guide to the Study and Use of Military History

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Designed to foster an appreciation of the value of military history. Explains its uses and the resources available for its study. Consists of four parts: Part One, Military History, Its Nature and Use; Part Two, Bibliographical Guide; Part Three, Army Programs, Activities, and Uses; Part Four: History Outside the U.S. Army. Includes Appendices, Bibliography, and Index.
Paperback, 524 pages
Published April 20th 2000 by University Press of the Pacific (first published 1982)
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Alex Nelson
Jul 04, 2013 Alex Nelson rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: military-history
This was a rather instructive text, summarizing various schools of thought when it comes to military history. The bulk of the text is an annotated-bibliography/summary of military history from the dawn of time until the 1970s.

The focus is more on "How to study military history, and why you should care" for the first quarter of the book. This was interesting, but I have some different interpretations of Clausewitz. Overall it's instructive.

The "Summary/bibliography" consumes the remaining three-
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Mark Singer
Another thrift store find from many years ago. This is a practical guide to the study of military history from the United Sates Army. Although written with military officers in mind, anyone interested in the history of warfare will find it useful. About two-thirds of the text is an extensive bibliography of recommended texts, and I was checking off books that I had and books I would like to read someday.
Fredrick Danysh
Jul 06, 2013 Fredrick Danysh rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: writing, history
The author has created a book for those interested in military history. He includes resources and how to access them. A decent reference work.
Paul Holloway
A Guide to the study and use of military history by John E. Jessup (1979)
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