ERIC Number: ED194419
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
A Guide to the Study and Use of Military History.
Jessup, John E., Jr.; Coakley, Robert W.
This study guide on military history is intended for use with the young officer just entering upon a military career. There are four major sections to the guide. Part one discusses the scope and value of military history, presents a perspective on military history, and examines essentials of a study program. The study of military history has both an educational and a utilitarian value. It allows soldiers to look upon war as a whole and relate its activities to the periods of peace from which it rises and to which it returns. Military history also helps in developing a professional frame of mind and, in the leadership arena, it shows the great importance of character and integrity. In talking about a study program, the guide says that reading biographies of leading soldiers or statesmen is a good way to begin the study of military history. The best way to keep a study program current is to consult some of the many scholarly historical periodicals such as the "American Historical Review" or the "Journal of Modern History." Part two, which comprises almost half the guide, contains a bibliographical essay on military history, including great military historians and philosophers, world military history, and U.S. military history. Part three describes various army programs. The guide concludes with part four which examines military history outside the U.S. army, military history in the department of defense, official programs abroad, and military history and the academic world. (Author/RM)
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402 ($6.50).
Publication Type: Guides - General; Information Analyses; Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Army Center of Military History, Washington, DC.
Note: Photographs on pages 331-336 were removed by ERIC due to poor reproducibility.