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New York: A Caravelle Edition, Vintage Books, A Division of Random House, 1957. Presumed First Printing thus. Trade paperback. xiii, , 534,  pages. Notes. Index. Cover has some wear and soiling. Some page discoloration. The Soldier and the State: The Theory and Politics of Civil-Military Relations is a 1957 book written by political scientist Samuel P. Huntington. In the book, Huntington advances the theory of objective civilian control, according to which the optimal means of asserting control over the armed forces is to professionalize them. This is in contrast to subjective control, which involves placing legal and institutional restrictions on the military's autonomy. Edward M. Coffman has written that "[a]nyone seriously interested in American military history has to come to terms with Samuel P. Huntington's The Soldier and the State." n the first chapter Huntington defines qualities of a profession, argues the officer corps conforms to this definition. Specifically, the officer corps display specialized knowledge in the management of violence, maintains a monopoly on education and advancement in their field, and have an overarching responsibility to the society they serve and thus do not 'compete' in the open market. Huntington argues this 'professional ethic' differentiates 'officers' from amateur groups engaged in violence (reservists, mercenaries, technical specialists, etc.). In the case of the officer corps, officers are entrusted with evaluating the security of the state and providing expert advice to its leaders, and society in turn must afford a measure of deference to their professional expertise and institutions.
Macon, GA: Mercer University Press, 1984. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. 24 cm. viii, , 331,  pages. Footnotes. Appendix. Bibliography. Index. The author was a professor of political science emeritus of Wesleyan College in Macon, Georgia. He served as head of the department of history and government of both Lycoming College and Union College; dean of the faculty at William Woods College, and chairman of the division of social studies at Mississippi State University for Women. In 1958 the author was named Dean of the College, Wesleyan College, a post he held until 1971. He was Callaway Professor of Political Science from 1971-1980.
Philadelphia, PA: W. B. Saunders Company, 1966. Sixth Edition. 440, illus., color frontis, chapter references, index, lib stamps & pockets, some soiling & marker lines inside boards & flyleaves pencil marginal notes on a few pages, corners of some pages bent, boards scuffed, small tears at spine, library sticker on spine.
East Lansing, MI: Michigan State University Press, 1999. Presumed first edition/first printing of this issue. Wraps. 502-749 pages. Illustrations. Footnotes. Some unpaginated pages at beginning and end. Published for Phi Alpha Theta, National Honor Society in History. The magazine was founded in 1938, The Historian has one of the largest circulations of any scholarly journal in the US or Britain with over 13,000 paid subscribers, both individual and institutional. The Historian seeks to publish only the finest of contemporary and relevant historical scholarship. It is the commitment of The Historian to serve as an integrator for the historical profession, bringing together the many strands of historical analysis through the publication of a diverse collection of articles. The Historian is also committed to promoting a comprehensive understanding of current historiographical debates and the most recent scholarship on contemporary historical concerns. In addition to its renown for the publication of original articles,