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The United States and the Vietnam War  

Andrew J. Gawthorpe

Online publication date:
Nov 2019
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
American History

...including the State Department, the Defense Department, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Central Intelligence Agency, and more. It also includes the records of the United States military and its various branches. Further military records can be found at the United States Army Center for Military History at Carlisle Barracks in Pennsylvania. There are also extensive digital collections available. The Texas Tech University Vietnam Center and Archive contains over half a million documents covering various aspects of the war, with a particular strength in events on the ground in...

US Relations with the Korean Peninsula  

David P. Fields

Online publication date:
Jan 2020
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
American History

...Dunne Books, 2017) , 180. 33. For one such incident that involved American soldiers and came to prominence in the 1990s, see Charles J. Hanley, The Bridge at No Gun Ri: A Hidden Nightmare from the Korean War (New York: Henry Holt, 2001); and Robert L. Bateman, No Gun Ri: A Military History of the Korean War Incident (Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 2002). 34. Memorandum by the Director of the Office of Northeast Asian Affairs (Young) to the Assistant Secretary of State for Far Eastern Affairs (Allison), June 13, 1953 , in Foreign Relations of the United...

Digital Resources: Malvinas/30, an Interactive Documentary on the South Atlantic Conflict  

Alvaro Liuzzi and Tomás Bergero Trpin

Online publication date:
Aug 2019
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
Latin American History

...two approaches: one focused on the political and military history of the archipelago, and the other on the impact of the Malvinas issue on Argentine culture and politics. 3 The first field includes works that revolve around the discovery, occupation, and dispute over control of the archipelago. That literature, Guber explains, has two major aspects, revolving around diplomatic history and the history of the war, respectively. The second field focuses on specific battles, which have been addressed as military history and traditional diplomatic history, as well as studies...

Xinjiang Under the Qing  

Kwangmin Kim

Online publication date:
Mar 2018
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
Asian History

...Chinese sources include the military histories ( fanglüe ) of Qing conquest: the Qinzheng Pingding Shuomo Fanglüe (Military history of the [Kangxi Emperor’s] personal expedition in the desert), which records the Kangxi expedition against the Zunghar ruler Galdan during the late 17th century; the Pingding Zhun’ga’er Fanglüe (Military history of the pacification of the Zunghar Mongols), which records the Qing conquest of Zunghar and Muslim territory in the mid-18th century; and the Qinding Pingding Huijiang Jiaoqin Niyi Fanglüe (Military history of campaigns for terminating...

The Indian Army, 1850–1950  

Anirudh Deshpande

Online publication date:
Sep 2019
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
Asian History

...2018. Omissi, D. The Sepoy and the Raj . London: Macmillan, 1994 Raghavan, Srinath . India’s War: World War II and the Making of Modern South Asia . New York: Basic Books, 2016. Subramaniam, A. India’s Wars: A Military History 1947–1971 . London: Harper Collins, 2016. Sundaram, Chandar , and Daniel P. Marston , eds. A Military History of India and South Asia From the East India Company to the Nuclear Age . New Delhi: Pentagon Press, 2008. Thorat, S. P. P. From Reveille to Retreat . New Delhi: Allied, 1988. Trench, C. C. The Indian Army and King’s...

Journalism and US Foreign Policy  

Chester Pach

Online publication date:
Aug 2019
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
American History

...Invasion, and the Times Blinks ,” NYT , December 26, 2014. 32. PPP: John F. Kennedy, 1962 (Washington, DC: US Government Printing Office, 1963), 806–809. 33. Quoted in William M. Hammond, Public Affairs: The Military and the Media, 1968–1973 (Washington, DC: Center of Military History, US Army, 1996), 460. 34. PPP: Lyndon B. Johnson, 1968–69 , 2 vols. (Washington, DC: US Government Printing Office, 1970), 1: 482–486. 35. US Department of State, Foreign Relations of the United States, 1961–1963 , vol. II: Vietnam, 1962 (Washington, DC: US Government...

Aviation and Asian Modernity 1900–1950  

Alan Baumler

Online publication date:
Jun 2017
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
Asian History

...There are also publications by technical and military scholars who tend not to ask the same questions a typical humanities academic might. 88 Non-academics have also done a great deal of work on aviation, and much of it is quite helpful. Popular sources are likely to focus on military history or the technical side of aviation, but these can be treasure troves of data, although often less well sourced than one might hope. In particular they tend to be far better illustrated, and thus more useful to those concerned with the visual culture of modernity. 89 Primary...

reception in historical novels  

Tom Stevenson

Online publication date:
Feb 2018
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
Oxford Classical Dictionary

...he does not shrink from describing Alexander as a man who lost his mind and humanity in his drive for conquest and divinity. Nicastro charts the start of the legend of Alexander, how it developed, who was involved, and why they shaped it as they did. For those interested in military history, the output of Steven Pressfield includes a handful of novels set in ancient Greece, beginning with Gates of Fire ( 1998 ), a hugely successful retelling of the Thermopylae campaign from the point of view of a helot slave named Xeones, who though badly wounded was one of only...

The 1930s and the Road to World War II  

Steven Casey

Online publication date:
Jul 2016
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
American History

...Meigs , Optimism at Armageddon: Voices of American Participants in the First World War (Basingstoke, U.K.: Palgrave, 1997), 147–148 ; and Lisa M. Budreau , “The Politics of Remembrance: The Gold Star Mothers’ Pilgrimage and America’s Fading Memory of the Great War,” Journal of Military History 72 (2008): 371–411. 8. David M. Kennedy , Over Here: The First World War and American Society (New York: Oxford University Press, 1980), 219–222 ; and Evan A. Huelfer , The “Casualty Issue” in American Military Practice: The Impact of World War I (Westport, CT: Greenwood...

Digital Resources: The Sandino Rebellion Digital Historical Archive, Nicaragua, 1927–1934  

Michael J. Schroeder

Online publication date:
Mar 2019
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
Latin American History

...Schroeder. Scholarly and Popular Literature on Sandino, the Guardia, and the U.S. Intervention The literature on the Sandino rebellion is expansive. The standard English-language monographs remain Neill Macaulay’s The Sandino Affair , a reliable narrative focused mainly on military history, first published in 1967 and revised slightly in 1985 ; and Gregorio Selser’s more partisan Sandino: General of the Free , originally published in Spanish in 1959 and condensed by more than two-thirds in the English translation that first appeared in 1981 . Volker Wünderich...

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