Washington DC: United States Army, Office of the Chief of Military History, 1970. Reprint. Hardcover. xxiii, , 789,  pages. Occasional footnotes. Charts, Table. Maps. Illustrations. Appendix: Logistics Management Information. Bibliography of Sources Consulted. Glossary. Index. Cover has minor wear and soiling. This is one of the Army Historical Series. During World War II, James A Huston served as an operations officer in the 3rd Battalion, 134th Infantry, a unit that helped to liberate or capture dozens of cities across France, Belgium, and Germany. From July 1944 through April 1945, the regiment captured 8,974 prisoners of war and covered over 1,500 combat miles, but lost 10,046 men in the process. After teaching history at Purdue University for 26 years — with interim years teaching at the National War College, Naval War College — he came to the University of Lynchburg, where he had a profound impact on the academic life of the institution. Dr. Huston served as dean of the College and professor of history and international relations from 1972 to 1984, when he retired. Military logistics is the discipline of planning and carrying out the movement, supply, and maintenance of military forces. In its most comprehensive sense, it is those aspects or military operations that deal with: Design, development, acquisition, storage, distribution, maintenance, evacuation, and disposition of materiel. Transport of personnel. Acquisition or construction, maintenance, operation and disposition of facilities. Acquisition or furnishing of services. Medical and health service support.
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New York: Simon & Schuster, 2003. 13th Printing [stated]. Hardcover. , 590,  pages. Illustrated endpapers. Includes Cast of Characters, Chronology, Currency Conversions, Sources and Abbreviations, Notes, and Index. Walter Isaacson (born May 20, 1952) is an American analyst, author, journalist, historian, and professor. Positions that he's held include serving as the President and CEO of the Aspen Institute as well as the chairperson and CEO of CNN and as the managing editor of Time. His writings have appeared in multiple publications such as the New Orleans Times-Picayune and The Sunday Times. After working for multiple years as a journalist, he branched out into authorship and co-wrote with Evan Thomas the work The Wise Men: Six Friends and the World They Made. Over the years, he's written multiple biographical works including Steve Jobs, American Sketches, Einstein: His Life and Universe, Benjamin Franklin: An American Life, and Kissinger: A Biography.
New York, N.Y. Simon and Schuster, 2003. 15th Printing. Hardcover. , 590,  pages. Illustrated endpapers. Illustrations (some in color). Includes Epilogue; Conclusions; Cast of Characters; Chronology; Currency Conversions; Acknowledgments; Sources and Abbreviations; Notes; and Index. Also includes chapters on Benjamin Franklin and the Invention of America; Pilgrim's Progress: Boston, 1706-1723; Journeyman: Philadelphia and London, 1723-1726; Printer: Philadelphia, 1726-1732; Public citizen: Philadelphia, 1731-1748; Scientist and Inventor: Philadelphia, 1744-1751; Politician; Philadelphia, 1749-1756; Troubled Waters: London, 1757-1762; Home Leave: Philadelphia, 1763-1764; Agent Provocateur: London, 1765-1770; Rebel: London, 1771-1775; Independence; Philadelphia, 1775-1776; Courtier: Paris, 1776-1778; Bon Vivant: Paris, 1778-1785; Peacemaker: Paris, 1778-1785; Sage: Philadelphia, 1785-1790. Inscribed by the author on the title page. Inscription reads: To Tom Kuhn--With best wishes, Walter Isaacson. This is believed to be inscribed to the Tom Kuhn who was the President of the Edison Electric Institute. Mr. Kuhn joined the Institute in 1985 and was named chief operating officer in 1988, and elected president in 1990. The most interesting thing that Benjamin Franklin invented, and continually reinvented, was himself. America's first great publicist, he was, in his life and in his writings, consciously trying to create a new American archetype. In the process, he carefully crafted his own persona, portrayed it in public, and polished it for posterity.
[Fort Washington, PA?]: Eastern Acorn Press, 1990. Reprint Edition. Trade paperback. 206,  pages. Wraps. Illustrations. Maps. Footnotes. Appendix. Index. Top corner of front cover bent, small stains on fore-edge. Cover has some wear and soiling. Reprint of the 1881 edition originally published by Harper & Brothers in New York. The chapters are: Significance of the Event, Operations Leading to Yorktown--Cornwallis in the Carolinas, Cornwallis and Lafayette in Virginia, Washington in the Campaign--Plans and Movements on the Hudson.--Cooperation with the French, The March upon Cornwallis--Movements of the French and English Fleets, The Siege of Yorktown, The Surrender, Appendix, and Index. Henry P. Johnston (1842-1923) was a professor of history in the College of the City of New York. he was a prolific author on the history of American Revolution, especially its military aspects. He was also the Editor of The Correspondence and Public Papers of John Jay. This work was originally published to mark the hundred-year anniversary of the Battle of Yorktown. Johnston here discusses the events leading up to the battle and the American strategy. Johnston' produced a thorough history of the most decisive conflict of the American Revolutionary War.
Cambridge, MA: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1974. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. viii, , 487,  pages. Frontis. Footnotes. Index. Signed with sentiment by author on half-title. DJ has wear, soiling, edge tears and chips. Minor staining and damp rippling at bottom edge near back of book. Some ink underlining noted. Howard Mumford Jones (April 16, 1892 – May 11, 1980) was an American intellectual historian, literary critic, journalist, poet, and professor of English at Harvard University. In 1965 Jones won the Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction for O Strange New World: American Culture-The Formative Years. He also authored Belief and Disbelief in American Literature (1967), The Age of Energy (1971), and many scholarly journal articles. The Howard Mumford Jones Professorship of American Studies at Harvard University is named in his honor.