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Last Full Measure How Soldiers Die in Battle

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ISBN-10: 0307395855

ISBN-13: 9780307395856

Edition: N/A

Authors: Michael Stephenson

List price: $19.00
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In this brilliantly researched, deeply humane work of history, Michael Stephenson traces the paths that have led soldiers to their graves over the centuries, revealing a wealth of insight about the nature of combat, the differences among cultures, and the unchanging qualities of humanity itself.Behind every soldier’s death lies a story, a tale not just of the cold mathematics of the battlefield but of an individual human being who gave his life. What psychological and cultural pressures brought him to his fate? What lies—and truths—convinced him to march toward his death? Covering warfare from prehistory through the present day,The Last Full Measuretells these soldiers’ stories, ultimately…    
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Book details

List price: $19.00
Publisher: Crown/Archetype
Publication date: 6/4/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 480
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Preface
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
Acknowledgments
Notes
Bibliography
Index