Today's Best Military Writing: The Finest Articles on the Past, Present, and Future of the U.S. Military

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Walter J. Boyne
Macmillan, Apr 1, 2007 - History - 400 pages
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Today's Best Military Writing is the first-ever collection of the finest articles on the military published in the past five years. Esteemed military historian and bestselling author Walter J. Boyne has gathered twenty-one writers, both military and civilian, and their published articles and essays on all aspects of the various branches of the armed forces and on the military history of the United States.

From searching analyses of wars spanning two centuries to examinations of how our country's modern armed forces are coping with new threats that are more dangerous than any they've faced before, these articles represent the best of the best---incisive, thoughtful, and probing opinions and information, often written by the people who have lived and breathed their topics.

Article subjects in this volume include:
*A chillingly logical hypothesis that could be the next step in terrorism---mating cruise missiles with biological warfare
*A call to assign coastal U.S. defense to the branch of the armed forces that is most equipped to deal with it---the Coast Guard
*The history and development of the F-15 Eagle, one of the most famous jet fighters in the world
*Little known facts about the use and deployment of artillery pieces during the Indian Wars of 1860-1890
*The role of U.S. Army chaplains tending to German war criminals during the Nuremberg Trials.

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Retired air force officer and best-selling author Boyne (Dawn over Kitty Hawk ) has assembled a varied collection of military writings published in the last five years. Particularly absorbing are ... Read full review

Contents

THE FINEST ARTICLES ON THE PAST PRESENT AND FUTURE OF THE US MILITARY PREFACE
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THE FINEST ARTICLES ON THE PAST PRESENT AND FUTURE OF THE US MILITARY LIEUTENANT ANDREW H FOOTE AND THE AFRI...
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THE FINEST ARTICLES ON THE PAST PRESENT AND FUTURE OF THE US MILITARY THE F15 EAGLE ORIGINS AND DEVELOPMENT 1...
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THE FINEST ARTICLES ON THE PAST PRESENT AND FUTURE OF THE US MILITARY NO MASTER PLAN THE EMPLOYMENT OF ARTI...
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THE FINEST ARTICLES ON THE PAST PRESENT AND FUTURE OF THE US MILITARY CLARIFYING THE ORIGINS AND STRATEGIC MIS...
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THE FINEST ARTICLES ON THE PAST PRESENT AND FUTURE OF THE US MILITARY BIRTH OF THE AMERICAN WAY OF WAR
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THE FINEST ARTICLES ON THE PAST PRESENT AND FUTURE OF THE US MILITARY MORE THAN NUMBERS AMERICANS AND THE R...
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THE FINEST ARTICLES ON THE PAST PRESENT AND FUTURE OF THE US MILITARY TASK FORCE KINGSTON
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THE FINEST ARTICLES ON THE PAST PRESENT AND FUTURE OF THE US MILITARY WINGED COWBOYS THE STORY BEHIND AIR M...
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THE FINEST ARTICLES ON THE PAST PRESENT AND FUTURE OF THE US MILITARY DEFENDING AGAINST THE NONSTATE CRIMINA...
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THE FINEST ARTICLES ON THE PAST PRESENT AND FUTURE OF THE US MILITARY HOMELAND SECURITY IS A COAST GUARD MIS...
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THE FINEST ARTICLES ON THE PAST PRESENT AND FUTURE OF THE US MILITARY HOMELAND DEFENSE
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THE FINEST ARTICLES ON THE PAST PRESENT AND FUTURE OF THE US MILITARY WHAT CAN WE LEARN FROM ENDURING FREED...
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THE FINEST ARTICLES ON THE PAST PRESENT AND FUTURE OF THE US MILITARY COMBAT SEARCH AND RESCUE A LONGER LOOK
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THE FINEST ARTICLES ON THE PAST PRESENT AND FUTURE OF THE US MILITARY PEARL HARBOR
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THE FINEST ARTICLES ON THE PAST PRESENT AND FUTURE OF THE US MILITARY MORTAL STING HOW THE USS HORNET CURED ...
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THE FINEST ARTICLES ON THE PAST PRESENT AND FUTURE OF THE US MILITARY THE MAKING OF A HERO WHAT REALLY HAPPE...
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THE FINEST ARTICLES ON THE PAST PRESENT AND FUTURE OF THE US MILITARY EVEN IN AUSCHWITZ HUMANITY COULD PRE...
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THE FINEST ARTICLES ON THE PAST PRESENT AND FUTURE OF THE US MILITARY US ARMY CHAPLAIN MINISTRY TO GERMAN W...
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THE FINEST ARTICLES ON THE PAST PRESENT AND FUTURE OF THE US MILITARY THE EMERGING BIOCRUISE THREAT
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THE FINEST ARTICLES ON THE PAST PRESENT AND FUTURE OF THE US MILITARY THE LOOMING BIOLOGICAL WARFARE STORM ...
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THE FINEST ARTICLES ON THE PAST PRESENT AND FUTURE OF THE US MILITARY NO GUN RI REVISTED HISTORICAL LESSONS FO...
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THE FINEST ARTICLES ON THE PAST PRESENT AND FUTURE OF THE US MILITARY NOTES
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THE FINEST ARTICLES ON THE PAST PRESENT AND FUTURE OF THE US MILITARY NOTES ON CONTRIBUTORS
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THE FINEST ARTICLES ON THE PAST PRESENT AND FUTURE OF THE US MILITARY INDEX
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WALTER J. BOYNE is the former director of the National Air and Space Museum of the Smithsonian Institution, he retired in 1986 to pursue a career as a novelist and consultant. He is one of a select few authors whose books have made both the fiction and the nonfiction bestseller lists of The New York Times. His recent books include Dawn Over Kitty Hawk and Operation Iraqi Freedom: What Went Right, What Went Wrong, and Why. Walter J. Boyne lives in Ashburn, Virginia.

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