Soldiers and scholars : the U.S. Army and the uses of military history, 1865-1920 (Book, 1990) [Beloit College]
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Soldiers and scholars : the U.S. Army and the uses of military history, 1865-1920

Soldiers and scholars : the U.S. Army and the uses of military history, 1865-1920

Author: Carol Reardon
Publisher: Lawrence, Kan. : University Press of Kansas, ©1990.
Series: Modern war studies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
The use and abuse of military history is the theme of this book. The author scrutinizes the army's first systematic attempt to use military history to educate its future leaders and traces the army's struggle, from the end of the Civil War, to claim intellectual authority over the study of war.
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Genre/Form: History
Military history
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Reardon, Carol.
Soldiers and scholars.
Lawrence, Kan. : University Press of Kansas, ©1990
(OCoLC)606448145
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carol Reardon
ISBN: 0700604669 9780700604661
OCLC Number: 21375964
Description: viii, 270 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Military History: "The Foundation of Our Art, the Basis of Our Profession" --
Military History and Officer Education --
Military History and the School of "Safe Leadership" --
Civil War Battlefields: Open-Air Classrooms for Military History --
A Model and a Muddle: Two Historical Research Programs, 1908-1917 --
Military History and an American Literature on the Art of War --
The Pen Rivals the Sword: Writing about the American Way of War --
American Campaigns: The U.S. Army's First Military History Textbook --
A First Attempt at Official History --
The Soldiers Versus the Scholars --
The Roots of Interprofessional Tensions --
Exercises in Frustration; Two AHA Committees for Military and Naval History --
A Pyrrhic Victory: The U.S. Army's Historical Section, 1914-1920 --
Epilogue: "Thank God for Leavenworth".
Series Title: Modern war studies.
Responsibility: Carol Reardon.

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