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The Dictionary of Military and Naval Quotations

The Dictionary of Military and Naval Quotations [Kindle Edition]

Jr., Robert Heinl , Samuel E. Morison

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The quotations in this unique dictionary cover all aspects of the military art-war, personalities, traditions and customs, weapons and equipment, as well as virtues and failings. It is a fascinating and comprehensive collection which includes over 5000 quotations and spans the past two thousand years.

The words of Catherine the Great are here, along with those of Churchill, Shakespeare, Nimitz, Clausewitz, Kant, and John F. Kennedy. Napoleon I and Thomas Jefferson share a page with Robert E. lee and Alfred Thayer Mahan.

The scope of the subject matter covered by the quotations is extensive. The table of rubrics runs between Action to Zeal with 365 pages in between. Aggression, Causes of War, Détente, Duty, Loyalty, Luck, Profanity, Recruits, Victory, Weapons, and Women are but a few of the headings. Quotations under each entry appear in chronological order.

Transcending the barriers of the profession of arms, there is much here for the student, the teacher, the historian, the politician, the reference specialist, the public speaker, and the interested reader. The words of hundreds of the world’s greatest philosophers, poets, admirals, generals, prophets, and politicians serve both to inspire and to remind us of Santayana’s words: “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 6376 KB
  • Print Length: 412 pages
  • Publisher: Naval Institute Press (15 Mar 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00G8O7140
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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3.0 out of 5 stars Thorough Reference 5 Feb 2007
By C. Blaney - Published on
Overall, the book is a great resource for many military quotations but I discovered after the fact that it is somewhat dated. There were several quotations I was expecting to see included in the text that were absent. I would still recommend it unless one is looking for recent material.
4.0 out of 5 stars Great resource 14 Oct 2013
By Dan - Published on
Great jobs, just what I needed. Every military officer should have one of these books. Outstanding in every way. Fantastic.
5.0 out of 5 stars accurate description and quick delivery 2 Jan 2013
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4.0 out of 5 stars Solid Information! 23 Aug 2009
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A very good book; I consult it periodically in my work, and it has been very useful.
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