Re: Looking for a Solid Textbook on Warfare, which covers the period 1400 to the Present

Anthony Saunders published a book titled "Trench Warfare 1850–1950" via Pen & Sword Military (August 19, 2010)

It is on Amazon.com here:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00AE7DIBC/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UT...

The following is from Mr. Saunder's Facebook site for the book:

https://www.facebook.com/Trench-Warfare-18501950-112057838805180

Re: Looking for a Solid Textbook on Warfare, which covers the period 1400 to the Present

I'm developing a similar course for the winter and I'm keen to know what others recommend. I've settled on using Geoffrey Parker, ed., The Cambridge History of Warfare, 2nd ed. In addition, I'm assigning Keegan's The Face of Battle as it is very readable and has some very good sections. I also considered, but chose not to use, Perilous Glory by John France. Another book I considered is Wayne Lee's second edition of Warfare and Culture in World History. It's very good, but the scope was a little too expansive for my course which focusses on the west.
Mike Bechthold, PhD

Re: Looking for a Solid Textbook on Warfare, which covers the period 1400 to the Present

I teach a Conflict in World History (actually from the Bronze age to WWII) and have for years. I use Morillo's War in World History (the second volume runs from 1500). It's excellent and really a "world" history. If you are mostly European and mostly operational, its not a good choice.

Re: Looking for a Solid Textbook on Warfare, which covers the period 1400 to the Present

May I humbly suggest my own Waging War: Conflict, Culture and Innovation in World History (New York: Oxford University Press, 2015, which covers MORE than that, but is global in approach. It is historiographically up to date and fully footnoted.

Re: Help with sources for research on the politics of early twentieth-century prenatal exercise advice

Hi Sam,

I've put what I hope are some good starting points for information on progressive-era reforms, esp. with regard to public health. Some of these are older texts (there would be a lot more to offer if you're looking for historiographical debates), but these should serve nicely as introductions:

- Daniel T. Rodgers, Atlantic Crossings
- Michael McGerr, A Fierce Discontent
- ides about health: sections of James Whorton, Crusaders for Fitness and John Duffy, The Sanitarians, and Lears, No Place of Grace
 

Help with sources for research on the politics of early twentieth-century prenatal exercise advice

Hello,

I am a current PhD student studying in Kinesiology at the University of Maryland.  I'm working with one of my advisers on an essay manuscript concerning the historical politics of American health pracitioners' prenatal exercise advice during the beginning decades of the twentieth century.  We're particularly studying how this printed advice was often linked to discourses of fatigue and concerns of "over-civilization" for middle and upper-class women, and reforms due to infant mortality and prescribing rest for working-class women.

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