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The Military Quotation Book

The Military Quotation Book

More than 1,100 of the Best Quotations About War, Leadership, Courage, Victory, and Defeat

James Charlton

Thomas Dunne Books

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Revised and expanded to include over 1,200 quotations, The Military Quotation Book brings together the wisdom of fallen heroes and living politicians, honored statesman and rebellious writers--quoting official edicts as well as off-the-record remarks.
Among the most authoritative--and the most opinionated--are:
*General Douglas MacArthur--"It is fatal to enter any war without the will to win it."
*Winston Churchill--"Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities."
*Stalin--"Everyone imposes his own system as far as his army can reach."
*Voltaire--"An admiral has to be put to death now and then to encourage the others."
*Dwight D. Eisenhower--"Nothing is easy in war."
*Franklin D. Roosevelt--"A nation does not have to be cruel to be tough."
For everyone who loves the military, for history buffs, speechmakers, veterans, and anyone in active military service, The Military Quotation Book is a loaded canon of memorable expressions.

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WARS AND WHY THEY START


There never is a convenient place to fight a war when the other man starts it.
ADMIRAL ARLEIGH A. BURKE
Stand your ground. Don't fire unless fired upon, but if they mean to have a war, let it begin...

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Praise for The Military Quotation Book

“This powerful collection of quotes from wartime leaders and heroes . . . is sure to inspire. A wonderful reference for anyone giving a speech, it also serves as a testament to courage for veterans and active-duty military personnel.” —Barnes & Noble

“Whether one believes that patriotism is 'the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons,' (Bertrand Russell) or that 'the man who loves other countries as much as his own stands on a level with the man who loves other women as much as he loves his own wife' (Teddy Roosevelt), one will find something provocative.” —Publishers Weekly

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About the author

James Charlton

James Charlton lives in New York, New York. He has written and edited several books, including The Military Quotation Book, The Executive's Quotation Book, The Writer's Quotation Book, and A Little Learning is a Dangerous Thing.

James Charlton

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