The importance of history to the military Profession

The importance of history to the military Profession

Murray, Williamson, and Richard Hart Sinnreich, eds. The past as prologue: The importance of history to the military profession. Cambridge University Press, 2006.

the book is edited by Williamson Murray and Richard Hart Sinnreich; The content of the oral presentation should involve the following: SOURCES: What evidence does the author use? Is it new evidence or old evidence re-examined and re-interpreted? Is the evidence strong and compelling or dubious and weak? Is the evidence broad? Is it largely primary or secondary? ARGUEMENT/INTEPRETATION: What are the author's argument and or interpretations? How does the author make them? Is the interpretation convincing or not? Explain why you think it is or is not. Contribution, What is the works contribution to historical scholarship? What is new and original about the book? Why is it novel? How does the book fit into the larger realm of historical scholarship (historiography)? What is it similar to? How does it compare to other books written on the same subject? Is it better? If so why? STRENGTHS/WEAKNESSES: What do you consider to be the main strengths of the book? What do you think it will be remembered for? What are its weaknesses? Think about issues of readability, style, organization, consistency, evidence, argument, etc
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