Military History and the Military Profession

Synopsis

This volume examines the state of the art in modern military history, and the utility of the subject as a training, educational, and policy-relevant tool for professional armed forces. The contributing authors represent an impressive cross-section of prominent academic and official historians recognized as leading scholars in the study of military history. Part 1 explores the state of military historical writing in Britain and the U.S., and Part 2 illustrates the utility of the historical method in analyzing command decisions, providing an "institutional memory" for a wide range of policy, command, and operational problems, and its application in specific subjects.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Tim Travers
  • Donald E. Graves
  • Bill McAndrew
  • W. A.B. Douglas
  • Robin Higham
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Westport, CT
Publication year:
  • 1992