Made up of a rapidly expanding range of articles written by distinguished international scholars, this dynamic, continuously updated online resource offers exclusive authoritative research guides to key literature in Military History. Each article reviews the literature published within the field, combining the best features of an annotated bibliography and a high-level encyclopedia.
The Oxford Companion to American Military History boasts over 1000 entries written by some 500 distinguished contributors. Ranging from brief factual pieces to extensive essays, the entries examine every major war from the Revolution to the Persian Gulf; important battles from Bunker Hill, to the Alamo, Gettysburg, Little Bighorn, Normandy, and Khe Sanh; and military leaders from Washington to Grant, Lee, Eisenhower, MacArthur, Westmoreland, and Schwarzkopf. Moreover, the Companion goes well beyond the usual “drum and trumpet” coverage to examine a wide range of subjects you might not expect to find. There are entries on relevant acts of Congress and on diplomatic policies such as the Monroe Doctrine and the Marshall Plan; on peace and antiwar movements; on war in film, literature, music, and photography; and on war viewed through the disciplinary lenses of anthropology, economics, gender studies, and psychology. The result is the widest ranging account compiled in one volume of war, peace, and the U.S. military.
The Gale Encyclopedia of U.S. History consists of a series of 2-volume encyclopedias that provides a broad overview of one particular topic throughout American history, from pre-colonial times until today, with special emphasis placed on how the topic--whether war or government and politics--effects, and is affected by, political, economic, and social change in American and global society. Each set is organized chronologically, by era or event, into 10-15 chapters. Each chapter features an introductory essay on the era or event followed by entries grouped under consistent subheads. Each set consists of approximately 400 entries, including subject entries and biographies; 300-350 images, including maps; a chronology; a glossary; sources for further study; and a general index.