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Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, DC: U. S. Army Center of Military History, 2003. Presumed First Edition, First printing thus. Wraps. iii [printed on one side only], 75 [printed on both sides],  pages. Chronology of Events. Illustrations. Maps. Selected Biographic Sketches of Union and Confederate Leaders. Cover has slight wear and soiling. Sticker residue on back cover. The Center of Military History accurately collects, preserves, interprets, and expresses the Army's history and material culture to more broadly educate and develop our force, the military profession, and the nation. It accomplish this mission through its primary lines of effort, which entail managing the Army's field history program; developing a cohesive Army museum program; providing historical support to Army leadership; creating and administering a historical knowledge management system; and researching, presenting, and preserving the Army's history and heritage. Its work with Army schools ensures that the study of history is an important part of the training of officers and noncommissioned officers. Its support the use of history to foster unit pride and to give soldiers an understanding of the Army's past, with much of this educational work occurring at field historical offices and in Army museums.
Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 2000. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. xxviii, 723,  pages. List of Maps. Important Military Terms, Acronyms, and Place-names. Maps. Chronology of Events. Author's Note on Technical Information. Notes. Sources and Bibliography. Index. Ink notation on fep. Minor ding to top boards. Professor Bergerud's specialization has been the study of war and peace in the 20th century, particularly regarding the United States and Asia.
Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 1973. Revised and enlarged edition. 1st Midland Edition. Trade paperback. 320,  pages. Wraps. Illustrations. Bibliography. Index. Bernard Brodie (May 20, 1910 – November 24, 1978) was an American military strategist well known for establishing the basics of nuclear strategy. Known as "the American Clausewitz," and "the original nuclear strategist," he was an initial architect of nuclear deterrence strategy and tried to ascertain the role and value of nuclear weapons after their creation. Brodie was initially a strong supporter of the concept of escalating responses; he promoted the view that a war in Europe would be started with conventional forces and escalate to nuclear only if and when necessary. After a meeting with French counterparts in 1960, he came to espouse a very different policy, one based purely on nuclear deterrence with the stated position that the US would use nuclear arms at the first instance of hostilities of any sort. Brodie felt that anything short of this seriously eroded the concept of deterrence and might lead to situations where one side might enter hostilities believing it could remain non-nuclear. This change in policy made Brodie increasingly at odds with his contemporaries. Fawn McKay Brodie (September 15, 1915 – January 10, 1981) was an American biographer and one of the first female professors of history at UCLA, who is best known for Thomas Jefferson: An Intimate History (1974). As a woman, Brodie met some resistance from the large and overwhelmingly male history faculty, but her specialty in the current field of psychohistory aided her original appointment and her eventual promotion to full professor.
Washington DC: United States Department of the Army, 1961. Presumed First Edition, First printing thus. Wraps. This is the Official Magazine of the Department of the Army. 128 pages. Illustrations (color on the covers). Maps. Occasional footnotes. Cover has some wear and soiling. Cover has some creasing. Some page corner curling. The mission of Army Information Digest was to keep personnel of the Army aware of trends and developments of professional concerns. The Digest was published under the supervision of the Army Chief of Information to provide timely and authoritative information on policies, plans, operations, and technical developments of the Department of the Army to the Active Army, Army National Guard, and Army Reserve. It also served as a vehicle for timely expression of the views of the Secretary of the Army and the Chief of Staff and assisted in the achievement of information objectives of the Army.