U.s. Military Logistics, 1607-1991: A Research Guide

Hardcover | May 1, 1992

byCharles R. Shrader

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This research guide consists of an annotated bibliography of selected published items concentrating on military logistics in America from the colonial era to the present. This unique comprehensive reference is designed for libraries and scholars interested in American military history and for the use of academics and professionals at military service schools, staff colleges, and senior service colleges, with an interest in logistical doctrine and the logistical support of military operations. A narrative introduction includes a concise discussion of the major themes, of American military logistics. A subsequent section notes the top 50 works in the field of military logistics history. Chapter 1 notes unpublished and published government documments dealing with military logistics, and manuscript collections of interest, The core bibliographical section consists of seven topical chapters (Science of Logistics, General, Quartermaster, Transportation, Subsistence, Ordnance, and Procurement-Mobilization) comprising 1996 entries representing the most significant books, dissertations, and articles in English on the topic of military logistics. The core chapters are organized chronologically with an introductory section comprising works covering more than one period.

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This research guide consists of an annotated bibliography of selected published items concentrating on military logistics in America from the colonial era to the present. This unique comprehensive reference is designed for libraries and scholars interested in American military history and for the use of academics and professionals at m...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:384 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:May 1, 1992Publisher:GREENWOOD PRESS INC.

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?Logistics is that important but often overlooked field of military science concerned with the supply, maintenance, and transportation of military units. This work is essentially limited to the US Army and does not include the logistical concerns of the Navy, Air Force, or Marine Corps. Shrader provides an introductory overview and chapters titled "The Top Fifty Works in the Field," "Research Opportunities in the History of U.S. Military Logistics," and "Government Documents, Manuscripts, Periodicals, and Unit Histories." The remainder of the guide consists of nearly 2,000 bibliographic citations arranged in seven topical chapters: "The Science of Logistics," "General Works," "Quartermaster," "Transportation," "Subsistence," "Ordnance," and "Mobilization & Procurement." Except for "The Science of Logistics," each of these is subdivided into a general section and five chronological sections (1607-1783, 1784-1865, 1866-1916, 1917-1945, 1946-1991). There are author and subject indexes, as well as three appendixes: "Key Logistical Personalities, 1775-1991." "Expenditures of the Army, 1775-1989," and "Strength of the Army, 1775-1989."??Choice