The Dictionary' s organization is relatively complex. Five major categories, "captains and kings," "wars and battles," "armies and soldiers," "war and peace," and "last post," are in turn broken down into a total of 351 individual subheadings. An author index and a subject index facilitate cross-referencing. So many of the well-chosen entries are catchy one-liners that the work could also be titled A Dictionary of Military Aphorisms. Readers seeking longer references are likely to prefer Justin Wintle's Dictionary of War Quotations (LJ 11/1/85). Either volume, however, is an excellent complement to Max Hastings's The Oxford Book of Military Anecdotes (LJ 11/1/85).
- Dennis E. Showalter, Colorado Coll., Colorado Springs
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Book Description Simon & Schuster, 1990. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0132101130
Book Description Simon & Schuster, 1990. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0132101130