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xii, 199 pages, 11 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • List of Illustrations Acknowledgments 1. America's Digital Army 2. The Art of Persuasion and the Science of Manpower 3. The Artifice of the Virtual and the Real 4. The Full-Spectrum Soft Sell of the Army Experience 5. Complicating the Military Entertainment Complex 6. The Labor of Virtual Soldiers Notes Glossary References Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781496201911 20171017
America's Digital Army is an ethnographic study of the link between interactive entertainment and military power, drawing on Robertson Allen's fieldwork observing video game developers, military strategists, U.S. Army marketing agencies, and an array of defense contracting companies that worked to produce the official U.S. Army video game, America's Army. Allen uncovers the methods by which gaming technologies such as America's Army, with military funding and themes, engage in a militarization of American society that constructs everyone, even nonplayers of games, as virtual soldiers available for deployment.America's Digital Army examines the army's desire for "talented" soldiers capable of high-tech work; beliefs about America's enemies as reflected in the game's virtual combatants; tensions over best practices in military recruiting; and the sometimes overlapping cultures of gamers, game developers, and soldiers. Allen reveals how binary categorizations such as soldier versus civilian, war versus game, work versus play, and virtual versus real become blurred-if not broken down entirely-through games and interactive media that reflect the U.S. military's ludic imagination of future wars, enemies, and soldiers.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781496201911 20171017
Green Library
xxii, 440 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
  • Military school culture
  • The long road to West Point
  • Early West Point and Captain Partridge's military school movement
  • Sylvanus Thayer and the military school culture
  • Francis Smith, Virginia Military Institute, and Southern military education
  • Military education and the Civil War
  • The United States Naval Academy and maritime academies
  • The lost cause and the Grand Army of the Republic
  • Of sabers and scripture
  • Tested by war, depression, and fire
  • World War II through the 1950s
  • Vietnam and the decline of the military school
  • Resurgence of an old educational tradition
  • Conclusions
  • Appendix A: Military schools of the United States, 1802-2014
  • Appendix B: Military schools of the United States by category, 2014
  • Appendix C: Military schools of the United States, 1802-2014
  • Appendix D: Number of schools by type for each military school compared
  • Appendix E: Selected military school alumni.
Since the founding of the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1802, more than eight hundred military schools have existed in this country. The vast majority have closed their doors, been absorbed into other educational institutions, or otherwise faded away, but others soldier on, adapting to changing times and changing educational needs. While many individual institutions have had their histories written or their stories told, to date no single book has attempted to explore the full scope of the military school in American history. Cadets on Campus is the first book to cover the origin, history, and culture of the nation's military schools-secondary and collegiate-and this breadth of coverage will appeal to historians and alumni alike. Author John Alfred Coulter identifies several key figures who were pivotal to the formation of military education, including Sylvanus Thayer, the "father of West Point, " and Alden Partridge, the founder of the school later known as Norwich University, the first private military school in the country. He also reveals that military schools were present across the nation, despite the conventional wisdom that most military schools, and, indeed, the culture that surrounds them, were limited to the South. Coulter addresses the shuttering of military schools in the era after the Vietnam War and then notes a curious resurgence of interest in military education since the turn of the century.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781623495213 20170530
Green Library

3. Commando country [2016]

256 pages, 16 pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 24 cm
  • Men Bred in the Rough Bounds The Big House Reign of Terror Setting Europe Ablaze Special Forces 'This Country was their Training Ground'.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781905267149 20170313
The Scottish highlands played a pivotal role in the secret development of special service training during the Second World War. The remote and rough terrain came into its own as a training and testing ground for new types of fighting. "Commando Country" looks at the variety of special training establishments set up (mostly highland shooting lodges), and at how use was made of the landscape and coastline and of specialist civilian skills such as stalking and mountaineering. It stresses how these new methods of warfare, tested in Scotland, spread internationally into the present day elite status of 'special forces' world-wide.The story involves many famous names from a variety of backgrounds such as actors David Niven and Alec Guinness, mountaineer John Hunt, and polar explorer Martin Lindsay, as well as famous military figures such as David Stirling, founder of the SAS and Special Operations Executive agent Violet Szabo. Conveying the atmosphere of remote highland locations, the book makes strong use of photographs and personal testimony collected from those involved, bringing a unique Scottish perspective to a popular subject.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781905267149 20170313
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
176 pages : numerous illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
171 pages : maps ; 26 cm
  • The termination of wars in historical perspective / Junichiro Shoji
  • How do wars end? The problem of victory and defeat / Hew Strachan
  • War termination in historical perspective : Imperial Germany 1918 / Holger H. Herwig
  • Ending the Asia-Pacific War : new dimensions / Richard B. Frank
  • The Japanese termination of war in WW II : the significance and causal factors of "the end of war" / Junichiro Shoji
  • Political strategies toward ending the Sino-Japanese and Russo-Japanese Wars / Ryuji Hirano
  • India's wars : the Indo-Pakistani Wars and the India-China Border Conflict / Takenori Horimoto
  • Termination of war : the Cambodian Conflict (1978-1991) / Ang Cheng Guan
  • Theoretical perspectives on the ending of wars / Christopher Tuck
  • Living with the problem : War on the northwest frontier, 1880-1907 / Brian P. Farrell
  • Intelligence organizations and the termination of World War Two / Ken Kotani
  • Program, participants, summaries.
"Traditionally, interest in wars has been on how they began, and how they were fought. In the case of research in Japan on the Pacific War, the majority has analyzed the process leading to the war, while research on decision-making in Japan during the war and during the process of ending the war is still sparse. However, analyzing how wars were terminated is clearly equally as important ... the termination of wars is often more difficult and complicated that their commencement ... from a national security perspective, (1) the avoidance of war, (2) the limiting of any war that occurs, and (3) the ultimate termination of war, have all become important issues. In particular, the importance of 'exit strategies," as can be seen even today in Afghanistan and the Middle East, has attracted much attention. The examination of the termination of wars from a historical perspective therefore should provide many valuable insights and lessons with contemporary implications. The termination of a number of significant wars which have been fought from the 19th century onwards shall therefore be examined and compared during this Forum"--Page 3.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
96 pages : color portraits ; 24 cm
Green Library
[3], 17 pages : illustrations ; 16 X 11 cm
  • Introduction
  • What is hazing
  • Common characteristics
  • Recent examples
  • Why does hazing happen?
  • Does hazing really encourage group bonding?
  • When is hazing most likely to occur?
  • How does hazing differ from bullying?
  • How does hazing differ from rigorous training practices?
  • How much is known about military hazing?
  • Why does hazing go unreported?
  • Why is it important for commanders to report hazing?
  • How can my unit and I prevent hazing?
  • Increasing knowledge
  • Influencing attitudes and perceptions
  • Changing or developing behaviors and skills
  • What else should commanders consider for antihazing efforts?
"This tool provides a short overview of hazing for military commanders and was derived from research documented in Hazing in the U.S. Armed Forces: Recommendations for Hazing Prevention Policy and Practice, by Kirsten M. Keller, Miriam Matthews, Kimberly Curry Hall, William Marcellino, Jacqueline A. Mauro, and Nelson Lim, RR-941-OSD, RAND Corporation, 2015"--Publisher's description.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
180 pages : map ; 26 cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
115 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 16 cm.
Experience the LeBreton Gallery, the Canadian War Museum’ s superb collection of military artifacts. Get an up-close view of imposing tanks, artillery and other tools of war, and learn about the military technology used by and against Canadians in times of peace and conflict.This souvenir catalogue presents a wide variety of vehicles and equipment used in warfare over the past 300 years, such as a Voodoo fighter jet, nineteenth-century artillery pieces, tanks, and other vehicles drawn from one of the most extensive collections of its kind in the world. Each tells something about the human ingenuity and intent in their creation and use, and the human experience of facing them.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780660203096 20160619
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
viii, 281 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 31 cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
165 pages ; 26 cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
192 pages ; 23 cm.
  • Introduction / Caron E. Gentry and Amy E. Eckert
  • Epistemic bias : legitimate authority and politically violent nonstate actors / Caron E. Gentry
  • Strategizing in an era of conceptual change : security, sanctioned violence, and new military roles / Kimberly A. Hudson and Dan Henk
  • Is just intervention morally obligatory? / Luke Glanville
  • Private military companies and the reasonable chance of success / Amy E. Eckert
  • Postheroic U.S. warfare and the moral justification for killing in war / Sebastian Kaempf
  • From smart to autonomous weapons : confounding territoriality and moral agency / Brent J. Steele and Eric A. Heinze
  • An alternative to nuclear weapons? Proportionality, discrimination, and the conventional global strike program / Alexa Royden
  • Rethinking intention and double effect / Harry D. Gould
  • Just war without civilians / Laura Sjoberg
  • Jus post bellum : justice in the aftermath of war / Robert E. Williams Jr.
Just War scholarship has adapted to contemporary crises and situations. But its adaptation has spurned debate and conversation--a method and means of pushing its thinking forward. Now the Just War tradition risks becoming marginalised. This concern may seem out of place as Just War literature is proliferating, yet this literature remains welded to traditional conceptualisations of Just War. Caron E. Gentry and Amy E. Eckert argue that the tradition needs to be updated to deal with substate actors within the realm of legitimate authority, private military companies, and the questionable moral difference between the use of conventional and nuclear weapons. Additionally, as recent policy makers and scholars have tried to make the Just War criteria legalistic, they have weakened the tradition's ability to draw from and adjust to its contemporaneous setting. The essays in The Future of Just War seek to reorient the tradition around its core concerns of preventing the unjust use of force by states and limiting the harm inflicted on vulnerable populations such as civilian noncombatants. The pursuit of these challenges involves both a reclaiming of traditional Just War principles from those who would push it toward greater permissiveness with respect to war, as well as the application of Just War principles to emerging issues, such as the growing use of robotics in war or the privatisation of force. These essays share a commitment to the idea that the tradition is more about a rigorous application of Just War principles than the satisfaction of a checklist of criteria to be met before waging "just" war in the service of national interest.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780820345604 20160612
Law Library (Crown)
xii, 140 pages ; 21 cm
  • Cybersecurity and cyberwarfare: assessment of national doctrine and organization
  • Assessment of international and regional organizations and activities
  • Transparency and confidence-building measures: applicability to the cybersphere?
  • Civilian and military cyberthreats: shifting identities and attribution
  • Types of confidence-building measures
  • Towards TCBMs in the cybersphere.
Green Library
1 online resource (xv, 264 pages) : illustrations
  • Overview: legacies and new challenges
  • Civil-military relations
  • Ethics education in the military
  • Religion in the U.S. military
  • Ethical issues in war.
xix, 545 p. : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Section I: Defining strategic leadership. What is strategic leadership?
  • A strategic leadership model
  • Section II: The strategic leader---key interface between the organization's external and internal environments. Strategic leader readiness---personal dimensions, part I
  • Strategic leader readiness---personal dimensions, part II
  • Environmental dynamics
  • A strategic leader competency---leveraging power and politics
  • Section III: Strategy to action---strategic leader work. Building and leading a strategic leadership team
  • Decisionmaking at the strategic level
  • Strategic negotiations---a strategic leader decisionmaking competency
  • Strategic communication---a strategy execution imperative
  • Section IV: Preparing the organization for success. Organizational climate and culture : strategic determiners, part I---shaping organizational climate and culture
  • Organizational climate and culture : strategic determiners, part II---building ethical and innovation climates and cultures
  • Leading and managing transformational change
  • Leading strategically in a crisis situation
  • Management requirements of a strategic leader
  • Four key reasons why strategic leaders fail.
The fundamental nature of a leader's work changes at the strategic level. Leaders currently working as strategic leaders or those aspiring to become strategic leaders must gain a fine appreciation for the effort and skills required at the strategic level. Moreover, they need to develop and hone their personal dimensions (including conceptual, social, and behavioral capacities; individual traits, attitudes and characteristics; and technical skills and business acumen), and acquire the new knowledge essential for success at the strategic level. This book is intended to help develop strategic leaders in each of these personal dimensions.
Business Library
xx, 232 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Men of color to arms: military training and service at Black colleges in the late nineteenth century
  • We are all Louisianians and by that sign all Americans: Negro defense training
  • Leadership, and war activities at Southern University during World War II
  • Soldiering for Uncle Sam: military training at Southern University during the Cold War, 1946-1960
  • What the people think: African American attitudes toward military training and service, 1950-1960
  • Our uniform hasn't lost its prestige with our people: military training and service on the bluff, 1960-1967
  • Keep our Black warriors out of the draft: the antiwar movement at Southern University, 1968-1973
  • Conclusion.
Green Library

17. War and technology [2013]

xix, 318 pages ; 24 cm
  • Preface-- Abbreviations 1. Introduction-- 2. Early-Modern Western Warships: Technologies of Power Projection and Lethality-- 3. Gunpowder Technology, 1490-1800-- 4. Railways, Steamships, Telegraphs, Radio: Technologies of Logistics, Command and Control, 1775-1945-- 5. The Internal Combustion Engine: The Technology of Decentralized Power, 1910-2012-- 6. A New Sphere: Air Power, 1903-2012-- 7. Revolution, Transformation and the Present-- 8. Into the Future-- 9. Conclusions Notes-- Selected Further Reading-- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780253009845 20160612
In this engaging book, Jeremy Black argues that technology neither acts as an independent variable nor operates without major limitations. This includes its capacity to obtain end results, as technology's impact is far from simple and its pathways are by no means clear. After considering such key conceptual points, Black discusses important technological advances in weaponry and power projection from sailing warships to aircraft carriers, muskets to tanks, balloons to unmanned drones - in each case, taking into account what difference these advances made. He addresses not only firepower but also power projection and technologies of logistics, command, and control. Examining military technologies in their historical context and the present centred on the Revolution in Military Affairs and Military Transformation, Black then forecasts possible future trends.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780253009845 20160612
Green Library
143 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
xix, 271 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
  • Hero-father
  • Born with a silver spoon "slightly bent"
  • A disappointment to his family
  • Initiation: D-day
  • Proving ground: the Battle of Normandy
  • Becoming an officer
  • The Colmar pocket: winter heroism
  • The dragon's teeth: assuming command
  • "Discipline of kindness"
  • Götterdämmerung: the battle for Germany
  • Nuremberg and the Medal of Honor
  • Escaping the "hero's cage"
  • Epilogue: causes greater than self.
A privileged, hell-raising youth who had greatly embarrassed his family--and especially his war-hero father--by being dismissed from West Point, Michael J. Daly would go on to display selfless courage and heroic leadership on the battlefields of Europe during World War II. Starting as an enlisted man and rising through the ranks to become a captain and company commander, Daly's devotion to his men and his determination to live up to the ideals taught to him by his father led him to extraordinary acts of bravery on behalf of others, resulting in three Silver Stars, a Bronze Star with "V" attachment for valor, two Purple Hearts, and finally, the Medal of Honor. Historian Stephen J. Ochs mined archives and special collections and conducted numerous personal interviews with Daly, his family and friends, and the men whom he commanded and with whom he served. The result is a carefully constructed, in-depth portrait of a warrior-hero who found his life's deepest purpose, both during and after the war, in selfless service to others. After a period of post-war drift, Daly finally escaped the "hero's cage" and found renewed purpose through family and service. He became a board member at St. Vincent's Hospital in Bridgeport, Connecticut, where he again assumed the role of defender and guardian by championing the cause of the indigent poor and the terminally ill, earning the sobriquet, "conscience of the hospital.""A Cause Greater than Self: The Journey of Captain Michael J. Daly, World War II Medal of Honor Recipient" is at once a unique, father-son wartime saga, a coming-of-age narrative, and the tale of a heroic man's struggle to forge a new and meaningful postwar life. Daly's story also highlights the crucial role played by platoon and company infantry officers in winning both major battles like those on D-Day and in lesser-known campaigns such as those of the Colmar Pocket and in south-central Germany, further reinforcing the debt that Americans owe to them--especially those whose selfless courage merited the Medal of Honor.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781603447836 20160610
Green Library
223 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm.
  • Vorbemerkungen der Herausgeber
  • Vorwort des Kommandanten der Theresianischen Militärakademie
  • Die Geschichte des BRGfB an der TherMilAk: Ziele, Umsetzungen, Perspektiven
  • Einleitung
  • Historische Voraussetzungen : Entwicklungslinien der Bildung im Militär
  • Einführung der Unterrichtspflicht in Österreich 1774
  • Das militärische Ausbildungssystem in der k.(u.)k. Monarchie
  • Die Gründung der Theresianischen Militärakademie
  • Schlussfolgerungen aus der Bildung im Militär
  • Das Österreichische Bundesheer am Beginn der Zweiten Republik
  • Die ersten Jahre
  • Die Aufnahme in das Bundesheer und der "Oberstenparagraph"
  • Die Ausbildung der ersten Offiziere der Zweiten Republik
  • Die Weiterbildung der Offiziere im Bundesheer der Zweiten Republik
  • Schlussfolgerungen
  • Der Realschulmaturakurs
  • Die Gründung
  • Die Gründungsintention
  • Die Aufnahmekriterien
  • Die Ausbildungsdauer
  • Die Schüler des RMK
  • Weitere Laufbahnen von RMK-Absolventen
  • Die Weiterentwicklung als Ausbildungsstätte für das Bundesheer zwischen 1959 und 1969
  • Das Ressortübereinkommen von 1960
  • Die Bundesoberrealschule
  • Die Einführung eines Vorbereitungssemesters
  • Die Einführung eines sechsten Semesters
  • Von der Bundesoberrealschule zum Bundesrealgymnasium für zeitverpflichtete Soldaten
  • Aufnahmebedingungen für das Bundesrealgymnasium für zeitverpflichtete Soldaten
  • Der zeitverpflichtete Soldat
  • Die institutionelle Entwicklung des Ausbildungsangebotes zwischen 1959 und 1969
  • Die Lehrplanänderung von 1967
  • Parallelführung der Lehrzüge
  • Die Übernahme der Daunkaserne
  • Die Zusammenführung zum Schulbataillon
  • Infrastruktur und Unterrichtsmittel am BRGfB nach der Zusammenlegung
  • Werbemaßnahmen für das BRGfB im Jahre 1959
  • Militärische Ausbildung zwischen 1959 und 1969
  • Schüler und deren weitere Laufbahnen zwischen 1959 und 1969
  • Das BRGfB von 1969 bis 2009
  • Veränderungen im Lehrbetrieb
  • Aufnahmebestimmungen zwischen 1969 und 2009
  • Militärische Ausbildung am BRGfB von 1969 bis 2009
  • Schüler und deren weitere Laufbahnen zwischen 1969 und 2009
  • Das Schulbataillon im Jahr 2009
  • Aktuelle Meinungen zum BRGfB
  • Schlussfolgerungen aus den aktuellen Meinungen
  • Die Einzigartigkeit des Schulbataillons
  • Das Schulbataillon
  • Der organisatorische Aufbau des Schulbataillons
  • Infrastruktur des BRGfB an der Theresianischen Militärakademie
  • Aufnahmebedingungen und Ablauf der Aufnahme im Jahr 2009
  • Militärische Ausbildung und schulischer Unterricht
  • Nachwuchswerbung für das BRGfB
  • Zusammenfassung der Situation des Schulbataillons im Jahre 2009
  • Der Bologna-Prozess und seine Auswirkungen auf das Schulbataillon
  • Der Weg vom Unteroffizier zum Offizier
  • Als Unteroffizier zum Berufsoffizier im Österreichischen Bundesheer
  • Weiterbildungsmöglichkeiten für Unteroffiziere in den deutschen Streitkräften
  • Weiterbildungsmöglichkeiten für Unteroffiziere in den US-Streitkräften
  • Matura im zweiten Bildungsweg in zivilen Unternehmen
  • Das Unternehmen McDonald's
  • Perspektiven für eine Ausbildung im Bereich der Sekundarstufe II
  • Meilensteinplan für die Auflösung
  • Brief der Lehrerschaft des BRGfB/BORG der TherMilAk an das Bundesministerium für Landesverteidigung und Sport
  • Meinungen über die Schließung des BRGfB und deren voraussichtliche Folgen
  • Anforderungen des Bundesministeriums für Landesverteidigung und Sport an ein neues Bildungsmodell
  • Mögliches zukünftiges Bildungsmodell
  • Das BRGfB als Ausstiegsmöglichkeit für Zeitsoldaten
  • Schlussbetrachtungen
  • Das Militärrealgymnasium an der Theresianischen Militärakademie und sein Public Value
  • Einleitung
  • Das Militärrealgymnasium : ein Unikat einer Bildungseinrichtung in Österreich
  • Historische Vorbilder
  • Die institutionelle Verortung des MilRG in der österreichischen Bildungslandschaft
  • Die ersten Jahre des Militärrealgymnasiums
  • Das Leben eines Zöglings
  • Studie zum persönlichen Schulbezug der Zöglinge
  • Zur methodischen Zugangsweise
  • Das Forschungsdesign
  • Werte
  • Public Value
  • Indikatoren des Public Value des MilRG
  • Die Auswertung der Forschungsergebnisse
  • Indikatoren des Public Value
  • Zielsetzung
  • Der Indikator "Vereinstätigkeit"
  • Der Indikator "höchste abgeschlossene Bildung"
  • Der Indikator "innere Sicherheit"
  • Der Indikator "Führungskompetenz außerhalb des Österreichischen Bundesheeres"
  • Der Indikator "Erwerbstätigkeit"
  • Der Indikator "Beschäftigung und Arbeitslosigkeit"
  • Der Indikator "Einkommen"
  • Der Indikator "Kinder"
  • Der Indikator "Familienstand"
  • Der Indikator "Offiziersausbildung"
  • Der Faktor "Motivation"
  • Der Public Value des MilRG
  • MilRG-Absolventen als Public Value für das Österreichische Bundesheer
  • Auswertung der sozialen Indikatoren
  • Zusammenfassung
  • Verwendete Quellen und Literatur für den gesamten Band
  • Quellen
  • Literatur
  • Onlinequellen
  • übersicht über die Interviewpartner
  • Anhang für den gesamten Band
  • Anhang I : die Militärerziehungsanstalten und Bildungsanstalten in Österreich-Ungarn
  • Anhang II : die Militärerziehung im Bundesheer der Zweiten Republik
  • Anhang III : Ausmusterungsjahrgänge an der Theresianischen Militärakademie
  • Anhang IV : Absolventen des Schulbataillons in der Offiziersausbildung
  • Abkürzungsverzeichnis
  • Autoren.
Green Library