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The Korean War

Author : Paul Edwards
ISBN : 9780810866089
Genre : History
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This historical dictionary of the Korean War is designed to provide brief but helpful information about all aspects of the war, including units involved, the United Nations, political and military actions, significant sites and operations, and weapons use

Historical Dictionary Of The Korean War

Author : Paul M. Edwards
ISBN : 081087461X
Genre : History
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This second edition of Historical Dictionary of the Korean War offers a clear and concise, but inclusive, account of the major events, operations, and individuals involved in the Korean War. It covers the war in terms of people, places, events, and analysis, as well as carefully collected statistical and factual information about units, commanders, and casualties, for both the United Nations and its Communist adversaries.

Historical Dictionary Of The War Of 1812

Author : Robert Malcomson
ISBN : 0810865165
Genre : History
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The War of 1812 was an extremely complicated war motivated by British seizures of American vessels and goods, American desire to expand into Canada, and impressment of American sailors into the British Navy. However, these are merely the immediate causes. To fully understand the War of 1812, one must delve deeper into history. This book does just that, as it covers the period leading up to the war (1803-1812) and the events of the war itself (1812-1815) through the use of a dictionary consisting of more than 1,400 cross-referenced entries covering descriptions of engagements, ships, weaponry, the compositions of regiments, significant political and military figures, and a full list of key places, issues and terms. Also included are 21 photographs, 6 maps, a chronology of events, an introductory essay, and a comprehensive bibliography, subdivided by topic and fully annotated.

Historical Dictionary Of Afghan Wars Revolutions And Insurgencies

Author : Ludwig W. Adamec
ISBN : 0810849488
Genre : History
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This second edition of Historical Dictionary of Afghan Wars, Revolutions, and Insurgencies traces the information available on the chain of wars stretching over two and a half centuries. It includes the American involvement in Afghanistan since October 2001, as well as individual campaigns, and explores tactics and logistics of skirmishes, weapons used, and leaders involved in the battles. Extensive analysis of regional and ideological divisions within the country and the external forces that have introduced conflict to this area - in addition to a chronology, numerous maps and illustrations, several appendixes, and an extensive bibliography - makes this updated edition an indispensable reference.

Historical Dictionary Of The Cold War

Author : Joseph Smith
ISBN : 9781442281868
Genre : Political Science
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“Cold war” was a term coined in 1945 by left-leaning British writer George Orwell to predict how powers made unconquerable by having nuclear weapons would conduct future relations. It was popularized in 1947 by American journalist Walter Lippmann amid mounting tensions between the erstwhile World War II Allies - the capitalist democracies - the United States of America and Britain - versus the Soviet Union, a communist dictatorship. As the grand alliance of the “Big Three” they had defeated Nazi Germany, its satellites and Japan in World War II but became rivals who split the world into an American-led Western “bloc” and Soviet-led Eastern “bloc.” Both were secured from direct attack by arraying ever-greater nuclear and conventional forces against the other while seeking global supremacy by other means. The 45-year Cold War lasted until the Soviet Union collapsed between 1989 and 1991. This second edition of Historical Dictionary of the Cold War contains a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 400 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, crucial countries and peripheral conflicts, the increasingly lethal weapons systems, and the various political and military strategies. This book is an excellent resource for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about this crucial period in history.

Historical Dictionary Of The Crusades

Author : Corliss Konwiser Slack
ISBN : 0810848554
Genre : History
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At least seven traditional crusades, aimed at wresting control of Jerusalem from Islam, were fought in the Middle Ages. This historical dictionary covers major events in these and related conflicts, with supporting bibliography, maps, and chronology.

Historical Dictionary Of The Russo Japanese War

Author : Rotem Kowner
ISBN : 9781442281844
Genre : History
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This second edition of Historical Dictionary of the Russo-Japanese War contains a chronology, an introduction, appendixes, and a bibliography. The dictionary section has over 700 cross-referenced entries on the battles, weaponry, and major personalities of the war, but also various international events and conflicts that led to the war.

The A To Z Of The Russo Japanese War

Author : Rotem Kowner
ISBN : 9780810870079
Genre : History
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The A to Z of the Russo-Japanese War provides considerable breadth and depth of coverage based on Japanese, Russian, and Western sources. The breadth is accomplished through a wide-ranging introduction, a detailed chronology and an extensive bibliography. The depth comes in the hundreds of entries on military and political leaders, major battles and lesser encounters, tactics and strategy as well as the weaponry and of course the causes and consequences.

Historical Dictionary Of The United States Marine Corps

Author : Harry A. Gailey
ISBN : 0810834014
Genre : History
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The Marine Corps has had a long and varied history of action. From its initial task of protecting American ships, its role has expanded to include a wide assortment of roles, including the recent peacekeeping operations in Somalia and Haiti. As the United States evolves, so does the structure and role of the Marine Corps. The Historical Dictionary of the United States Marine Corps is a unique publication since it provides a variety of information about the Marine Corps that would be nearly impossible to obtain from other sources. A brief narrative history of the Marine Corps from its founding to the present provides a key to understanding the varied tasks required of the corps and its members. Included for quick reference is a time line of the main events in the corps' history. Also included is a handy list of acronyms and abbreviations that allow the reader to decode the language of marine life, as well as a series of maps that assist the reader in locating the far-flung operations of the Marine Corps. A long bibliography of the most recent and relevant sources of information concludes the book. Also included are short biographies of Commandants of the Marine Corps as well as other celebrated marines--including many Medal of Honor recipients--and a short summary of conflicts in which the United States engaged and the role that the Marine Corps played in each conflict.

Recommended Reference Books For Small And Medium Sized Libraries And Media Centers 2004

Author : Martin Dillon
ISBN : 1591581680
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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An annotated bibliography listing general reference works as well as those on social sciences, humanities, and science and technology

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