EXPERIENCE OF WAR by Robert--Ed. Cowley


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 Bountiful anthology of articles from MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History. Founded in 1988, as MHQ editor Cowley explains, with the premise that ``military history matters because wars matter,'' MHQ has in its brief life featured pieces by most of the leading lights in the field. Here, arranged in chronological order according to subject, are 51 essays--most original, some extracted or adapted from books--by such experts as David Quamman (on ``The Ineffable Union of Horse and Man''); Robert L. O'Connell (``The Life and Hard Times of the Crossbow''); James M. McPherson (``Ulysses S. Grant's Final Victory''); and Stephen E. Ambrose (on the 1944 Allied invasion of Europe: ``The Secrets of Overlord''). Several maps help vivify this bonanza for military-history buffs.

Pub Date: June 1st, 1992
ISBN: 0-393-03106-3
Page count: 600pp
Publisher: Norton
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: May 15th, 1992