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The Resource On war : the best military histories, from the Pritzker Military Museum & Library Award-winning authors

On war : the best military histories, from the Pritzker Military Museum & Library Award-winning authors

Label
On war : the best military histories
Title
On war
Title remainder
the best military histories
Statement of responsibility
from the Pritzker Military Museum & Library Award-winning authors
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Collected here for the first time are key works by this century's leading military historians, all recipients of the Pritzker Military Museum & Library Literature Award for Lifetime Achievement in Military Writing. The Pritzker Literature Award honors writers whose work adds to the public's understanding of military history and the role played by the military in civil society. In the tradition of historians dating back to ancient times, these authors and scholars demonstrate the numerous ways to write about military history. The surreal fiction of Tim O'Brien's Vietnam is just pages from an in-depth look at General George S. Patton by today's leading biographer, Carlo D'Este. Max Hastings and Rick Atkinson use their backgrounds to add a journalistic touch to modern studies of World War I and World War II, respectively. Gerhard Weinberg examines global leaders during World War II as Allan Millett discusses the developing technology that allowed them to further their causes. And James McPherson, the preeminent living Civil War scholar examines crisis in America with accessible and articulate literary skill
Cataloging source
BTCTA
Dewey number
355.009
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
  • 090 D25
  • D25
LC item number
  • .O5 2013
  • .O65 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Label
On war : the best military histories, from the Pritzker Military Museum & Library Award-winning authors
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Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "The trade edition of On War: The Best Military Histories was preceded by a limited leather-bound edition of 26 lettered copies signed by each of the authors, as well as 100 numbered copies, each housed in a clamshell case, accompanied by a sterling silver commemorative coin and signed by each of the authors." -- verso
  • All contributing authors are recipients of the Pritzker Military Museum & Library Literature Award for Lifetime Achievement in Military Writing
  • Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • "Patton's Finest Hour," adapted from Patton: A Genius for War
  • Carlo D'Este
  • "The British Fight," from Catastrophe 1914: Europe Goes to War
  • Max Hastings
  • "How to Tell a True War Story," from The Things They Carried
  • Tim O'Brien
  • "We Are All Americans," from Battle Cry of Freedom
  • James M. McPherson
  • "Assault from the Sea," from Military Innovation in the Interwar Period
  • Allan R. Millett
  • "Adolf Hitler" and "Franklin D. Roosevelt," from Visions of Victory
  • Gerhard L. Weinberg
  • Prologue, from An Army at Dawn
  • Rick Atkinson
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
x, 253 pages
Isbn
9780989792813
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
ocn865495192
Label
On war : the best military histories, from the Pritzker Military Museum & Library Award-winning authors
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "The trade edition of On War: The Best Military Histories was preceded by a limited leather-bound edition of 26 lettered copies signed by each of the authors, as well as 100 numbered copies, each housed in a clamshell case, accompanied by a sterling silver commemorative coin and signed by each of the authors." -- verso
  • All contributing authors are recipients of the Pritzker Military Museum & Library Literature Award for Lifetime Achievement in Military Writing
  • Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • "Patton's Finest Hour," adapted from Patton: A Genius for War
  • Carlo D'Este
  • "The British Fight," from Catastrophe 1914: Europe Goes to War
  • Max Hastings
  • "How to Tell a True War Story," from The Things They Carried
  • Tim O'Brien
  • "We Are All Americans," from Battle Cry of Freedom
  • James M. McPherson
  • "Assault from the Sea," from Military Innovation in the Interwar Period
  • Allan R. Millett
  • "Adolf Hitler" and "Franklin D. Roosevelt," from Visions of Victory
  • Gerhard L. Weinberg
  • Prologue, from An Army at Dawn
  • Rick Atkinson
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
x, 253 pages
Isbn
9780989792813
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
ocn865495192

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