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Today's Best Military Writing

Today's Best Military Writing

The Finest Articles on the Past, Present, and Future of the U.S. Military

Edited by Colonel Walter J. Boyne (USAF, Ret.)

Forge Books


Today's Best Military Writing is the first-ever collection of the finest articles on the military published in the past five years. Esteemed military historian and bestselling author Walter J. Boyne has gathered twenty-one writers, both military and civilian, and their published articles and essays on all aspects of the various branches of the armed forces and on the military history of the United States.

From searching analyses of wars spanning two centuries to examinations of how our country's modern armed forces are coping with new threats that are more dangerous than any they've faced before, these articles represent the best of the best---incisive, thoughtful, and probing opinions and information, often written by the people who have lived and breathed their topics.

Article subjects in this volume include:
*A chillingly logical hypothesis that could be the next step in terrorism---mating cruise missiles with biological warfare
*A call to assign coastal U.S. defense to the branch of the armed forces that is most equipped to deal with it---the Coast Guard
*The history and development of the F-15 Eagle, one of the most famous jet fighters in the world
*Little known facts about the use and deployment of artillery pieces during the Indian Wars of 1860-1890
*The role of U.S. Army chaplains tending to German war criminals during the Nuremberg Trials.

At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Praise for Today's Best Military Writing

“Boyne tackles the war in Iraq with gusto. Military buffs will devour this timely examination of contemporary warfare.” —Booklist on Operation Iraqi Freedom: What Went Right, What Went Wrong, and Why

“Boyne's book teems with a mother lode of facts. . . . A valuable addition to the military bookshelf.” —St. Louis Post Dispatch on Operation Iraqi Freedom: What Went Right, What Went Wrong, and Why

“Telling this story accurately and sensibly is a staggering task. Walter Boyne succeeds beautifully . . . This book may deserve a Pulitzer.” —The Wall Street Journal on On Clash of Titans

“The story of the United States Air Force is a proud one, and Walter J. Boyne is ideally suited to tell it. A veteran pilot, gifted author and distinguished historian, he writes of airplanes and flying with the feeling and authority gained during a lifetime in the cockpit.” —Lee Ewing, Editor of Air Force Times on Silver Wings

Reviews from Goodreads

Edited by Colonel Walter J. Boyne (USAF, Ret.)

WALTER J. BOYNE is the former director of the National Air and Space Museum of the Smithsonian Institution, he retired in 1986 to pursue a career as a novelist and consultant. He is one of a select few authors whose books have made both the fiction and the nonfiction bestseller lists of The New York Times. His recent books include Dawn Over Kitty Hawk and Operation Iraqi Freedom: What Went Right, What Went Wrong, and Why. Walter J. Boyne lives in Ashburn, Virginia.

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