The last full measure : how soldiers die in battle / Michael Stephenson
Book | Crown Publishers | 2012 | First edition.

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Edition
First edition.
Description
xvi, 464 pages ; 25 cm
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages [411]-452) and index.
Contents
First blood : Death and the Heroic in ancient combat -- Te deum and non nobis : death on the medieval battlefield -- A terrible thunder : battlefield lethality in the black-powder era -- All glory, all hell : the American Civil War -- An investment of blood : killing and honor in colonial warfare -- This high place of sacrifice : "going west" in World War I -- A confraternity of ghosts : how soldiers were killed in World War II -- Diamonds in the mire : death and the heroic in modern combat -- Appendix. For pity's sake : a brief history of battlefield medicine.
Summary
Considers how soldiers through the ages have met their deaths in times of war, covering such subjects as weapons and battlefield strategies while offering insight into cultural differences and the nature of military combat.
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ISBN
9780307395849
0307395847
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