Encyclopedia of the American Armed Forces

Encyclopedia of the American Armed Forces

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Baker & Taylor
Alphabetically arranged entries cover the weapons, equipment, uniforms, terminology, history, command organization, missions and roles, and leaders and heroes of the four branches of the American armed forces.

Book News
Axelord, co-author of Facts on File's Encyclopedia of Wars and a history consultant to the Discovery Channel, offers an important new reference on the four major branches of the US military. Volume 1 is devoted to the US Army and US Air Force. Volume 2 covers the US Marine Corps and US Navy. Some 1,200 A-Z entries cover all aspects of the US armed services including command structure; historic and modern wars, commanders, and weapons; medals; and policies toward homosexuals and women. V. 2 contains the bibliography and cumulative index. Volumes feature b&w illustrations, and branch abbreviations and acronyms. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Facts on File
In the context of the current global and political structure, the question of what it means to serve our country is especially relevant. This essential reference provides a comprehensive, authoritative look at the American armed forces. Written by a well-known military historian, this two-volume set is divided into four sections, each devoted to one of the four major branches of the U.S. military&151the U.S. Army, the U.S. Navy, the U.S. Marine Corps, and the U.S. Air Force.

Approximately 1,200 entries cover history; command organization; heroes and leaders; mission and role; equipment, weapons, and uniforms; life and traditions; and special terminology. Each volume is organized in an easy-to-use A-to-Z format. An essential reference for the study of the four branches of the American armed forces, Encyclopedia of the American Armed Forces is an invaluable reference for any high school, college, or public library, as well as a perfect addition to any personal collection.

Entries include:
  • Aviation
  • Barbary Wars
  • Bayonet
  • Boot camp
  • Civil War
  • Continental Army
  • Court martial
  • Desert Storm
  • Dog tags
  • Insignia
  • Jungle warfare
  • Korean War
  • Curtis LeMay
  • Medal of Honor
  • Mutiny
  • Chester Nimitz
  • Nuclear war
  • Nurse corps
  • Pearl Harbor
  • Purple Heart
  • Ranger
  • Seventh Army
  • Special Forces
  • Uniforms
  • Weapon systems
  • and more.


Publisher: New York, NY : Facts On File, c2005
ISBN: 0816047006 (hardcover set : alk. paper)
Branch Call Number: R355.00973 AXE
Characteristics: 2 v. : ill. ; 25 cm

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