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The Oxford Companion to Military History

by Richard Holmes

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"This Oxford companion does much to untangle the long and complicated history of military events in Europe and North America since the 18th century. The thoughtful entries are clear, concise, and readable, with a number of extended entries on such subjects as artillery, infantry, and the science and technology of war."--"Outstanding Reference Sources," American Libraries, May 2002.… (more)
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As reference books go, this really is a wonderful thing - though with an admittedly British slant. It will most likely prove even more usefu in the coming months (3 classes on war, after all...)
My one complaint? It very badly shortchanges naval history - poor Nelson barely gets a paragraph! ( )
  parelle | Sep 17, 2006 |
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"This Oxford companion does much to untangle the long and complicated history of military events in Europe and North America since the 18th century. The thoughtful entries are clear, concise, and readable, with a number of extended entries on such subjects as artillery, infantry, and the science and technology of war."--"Outstanding Reference Sources," American Libraries, May 2002.

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