Accession Number : ADA322442

Title :   A Guide to Readings In American Military History.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY TRAINING AND DOCTRINE COMMAND FORT MONROE VA

Personal Author(s) : Bigelow, Michael E.

PDF Url : ADA322442

Report Date : DEC 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 29

Abstract : Napoleon once noted that the trouble with books is that one must read so many bad ones to find something really good. To a degree, he is right-the body of historical literature contains a lot of junk? My intent with this guide is to give my fellow Army officers a point of departure for the 'good stuff'. In particular, this guide focuses on the good stuff covering the American Military Experience. I've divided this guide into twenty chronological sections. Most sections have between five and seven titles, thus providing a digestible introduction to readings on those periods. This guide is not meant to be a reading list; there is no compelling reason to read all its book. Instead, I hope officers can use it as a starting point for their own research, as a foundation for their own professional reading program, or as a pilot through the stacks of military histories.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), *MILITARY OPERATIONS, *MILITARY HISTORY, *BIBLIOGRAPHIES, ARMY PERSONNEL, GUIDANCE, OFFICER PERSONNEL, READING.

Subject Categories : Information Science
      Humanities and History
      Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE