United States Army, a historical dictionary /
Clayton R. Newell.
Lanham, Maryland : The Scarecrow Press, 2002.
xxviii, 327 p.
0810843110 (cloth : alk. paper)
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Lanham, Maryland : The Scarecrow Press, 2002.
0810843110 (cloth : alk. paper)
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Includes bibliographical references.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Clayton R. Newell retired from the U.S. Army in 1992 with the rank of lieutenant colonel. During his 27 years of active duty, he served in a variety of infantry and field artillery assignments in Vietnam, Germany, and the United States. He is a graduate of Arizona State University, the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, and the U.S. Army War College and has done graduate study in history at Old Dominion University. He served on the faculty of the Army War College, where he was director of Joint Operations Concepts, and he held the John J. Pershing Chair of Military Planning and Operations. He completed his military career as the chief of historical services at the U.S. Army Center of Military History in Washington, D.C. Since his retirement, Newell has published a number of books and articles on a wide variety of military subjects. As a military consultant, he has done extensive work researching, writing, and editing after-action reports on the U.S. Army's operations in the Balkans. He is a research fellow of the Institute for Land Warfare and was on the board of directors of the Army Historical Foundation for eight years
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Appeared in Choice on 2003-05-01:
Newell, author of Historical Dictionary of the Persian Gulf War, 1990-1991 (CH, Apr'99), in another volume in this series focuses on the history of the US Army from the Revolutionary War to the War on Terrorism. The approximately 520 topical entries, presented in alphabetical order, describe people (civilian officials, generals, enlisted soldiers, and enemy leaders), wars, campaigns, branches and units of the army, relevant legislative acts, ranks and medals, and other related topics (e.g., African-Americans, logistics, doctrine). The dictionary uses both see also and cross-references, indicated in boldface, to aid navigation. Entries are supplemented by an introductory essay, a list of abbreviations and acronyms, a chronology, illustrations, a list of campaigns, a list of holders of various appointments, insignia of different ranks, and casualties suffered in engagements. In place of bibliographies at the end of entries, a 50-page general bibliography is provided. ^BSumming Up: Recommended. Undergraduates. B. P. Tolppanen Eastern Illinois University
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...well researched....[A] handy resource...The book should be added to all library collections covering the subject of the U.S. Army.
People, campaigns, terms, and events are defined in this volume from the Historical Dictionaries of War, Revolution, and Unrest series. The extensive bibliography is organized by topic.
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Long Description
Newell, himself with nearly three decades of service to the U.S. Army, provides readers with a brief introduction to the people and events that have made the U.S. Army the strongest military force in the world. The volume profiles the leaders and the accomplishments of the U.S. Army from the beginning of its 226-year history to the present. Entries include: o Top military and civilian leaders o Notable enemies o Logistics/weaponry o Significant wars Includes a listing of the army casualties by war, as well as lists detailing the total number of those who served in the army, the number of army battle deaths, as well as war injuries. Several appendices accompany the dictionary, covering topics such as the resolution of the Continental Congress adopting the Continental Army, the appointment of George Washington as Commander-in-Chief, and campaigns where the U.S. Army has been involved.
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The volume profiles the leaders and the accomplishments of the U.S. Army from the beginning of its 226-year history to the present.
Table of Contents
List of Illustrationsp. vi
Editor's Forewordp. vii
Prefacep. viii
Abbreviations and Acronymsp. x
Chronologyp. xi
Introductionp. xviii
The Dictionaryp. 1
Resolution of the Continental Congress Adopting the Continental Army 14 June 1775p. 253
Resolution of the Continental Congress Appointing George Washington as Commander in Chief of the Continental Army 15 June 1775p. 254
Commanding Generals and Chiefs of Staff of the Armyp. 255
Secretaries of War and Secretaries of the Armyp. 257
Sergeants Major of the Armyp. 260
Campaigns of the United States Armyp. 261
United States Army Casualties by Warp. 267
United States Army Rank Insigniap. 269
Bibliographyp. 275
About the Authorp. 327
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