Based on extensive research, this military history reference captures the factual events of some of the Army's greatest land battles, exploring the human side of the fight while also delving into the strategies of the battles and the weaponry used. Reprint.
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Although this work is a popular history, it is more thoughtful than most. Morelock, who was a commander in Vietnam and has served with NATO and the Joint Chiefs of Staff, likes leadership and organization as much as tactics and concentrates on the balance and use of forces in each conflict. The historical context of each of the 14 battles is nicely presented, sometimes in surprising depth, and each chapter includes an absorbing discussion of the weaponry involved. A nice touch is the brief action vignette that precedes each section. Morelock's choice of battles is reasonable, but the book is almost too brief for its aims, and some campaigns are merely touched upon. As is typical of army analysis, each combat description tends to degenerate into an alphabet soup of units scurrying about the battlefield. Although the maps provided help a great deal, there are none too many for a book of this nature. Recommended to public and school collections.
Raymond L. Puffer, U.S. Air Force History Prog., Edwards AFB, Cal.
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Retired army officer Morelock here assembles nine of his Army Times articles to afford a valuable overview of 14 major land battles (the Sinai and Golan Heights fronts of the Yom Kippur War are treated as one) of the past century and a half. He begins with Gettysburg and Chickamauga, then continues with battles of the Franco-Prussian and Russo-Japanese Wars and conflicts of both world wars and in Korea, Vietnam, and Israel, and ends with the ground campaign in the Gulf War. Each battle narrative is accompanied by maps and a summary of strategy, tactics, technological developments, and weapons. Morelock consistently avoids jargon and does not assume that readers have a great deal of background knowledge; as a result, he has produced one of the better books for basic military collections and general military-history readers. Roland Green
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