Dictionary of American Military Biography [3 volumes] (Hardback)
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Dictionary of American Military Biography [3 volumes] (Hardback)

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Hardback 1368 Pages / Published: 11/12/1984
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Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9780313214332
Number of pages: 1368
Weight: 785 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 23 mm


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"In this specialized biographical dictionary, over two hundred contributors, mostly military historians, have attempted to evaluate the roles of about four hundred American military men and women.... The essays average fifteen hundred words in length and all include selective bibliographies. The writing is of a uniformly high quality: scholarly, but not pedantic.... All academic and large public libraries should acquire this outstanding set."-RSR
"Some 200 scholars have produced essays on nearly 400 individuals important to the course of American military history. Included are not only the military, but inventors, physicians, cabinet secretaries, and Native American leaders who played an important role related to the military. The entries cover the period from the French and Indian Wars to the Vietnam War and are arranged in alphabetical order.... Each signed essay includes an appraisal of the subject and concludes with a short bibliography. The six appendixes range from a chronology of American military developments to lists of the entries arranged by birthplace, conflict, and type of service. Another unique feature is that entries are cross-referenced to other essays in the dictionary that relate to the subject under discussion. A good starting place for research on a person or period, this is highly recommended for most libraries."-Library Journal
?In this specialized biographical dictionary, over two hundred contributors, mostly military historians, have attempted to evaluate the roles of about four hundred American military men and women.... The essays average fifteen hundred words in length and all include selective bibliographies. The writing is of a uniformly high quality: scholarly, but not pedantic.... All academic and large public libraries should acquire this outstanding set.?-RSR
?Some 200 scholars have produced essays on nearly 400 individuals important to the course of American military history. Included are not only the military, but inventors, physicians, cabinet secretaries, and Native American leaders who played an important role related to the military. The entries cover the period from the French and Indian Wars to the Vietnam War and are arranged in alphabetical order.... Each signed essay includes an appraisal of the subject and concludes with a short bibliography. The six appendixes range from a chronology of American military developments to lists of the entries arranged by birthplace, conflict, and type of service. Another unique feature is that entries are cross-referenced to other essays in the dictionary that relate to the subject under discussion. A good starting place for research on a person or period, this is highly recommended for most libraries.?-Library Journal
?A well-constructed scholarly publication that will also appeal to the casual reader of American military history. Spiller and his associates ... have assembled 400 biographical essays, usually three to five pages long, of pertinent individuals from the French and Indian War through the Vietnam War. Native Americans are included. All branches of the military are represented.... The essays, written by an impressive list of scholars, are substantive and combine a factual and analytical approach to biography. Cross-references link the subjects to others prominent in the same period or conflict. A brief bibliography concludes each essay.... [This work] offers a well-integrated building block' approach to American military history, thus providing more than just a collection of biographical sketches. The set is well indexed and includes several useful appendixes. Suitable for academic libraries at all levels and for general readers as well.?-Choice
"A well-constructed scholarly publication that will also appeal to the casual reader of American military history. Spiller and his associates ... have assembled 400 biographical essays, usually three to five pages long, of pertinent individuals from the French and Indian War through the Vietnam War. Native Americans are included. All branches of the military are represented.... The essays, written by an impressive list of scholars, are substantive and combine a factual and analytical approach to biography. Cross-references link the subjects to others prominent in the same period or conflict. A brief bibliography concludes each essay.... [This work] offers a well-integrated building block' approach to American military history, thus providing more than just a collection of biographical sketches. The set is well indexed and includes several useful appendixes. Suitable for academic libraries at all levels and for general readers as well."-Choice

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