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Training Model Soldiers at the Whampoa Military Academy

Yan Xu

in The Soldier Image and State-Building in Modern China, 1924-1945

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780813176741
eISBN:
9780813176772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813176741.003.0002
Subject:
History, Asian History

The first chapter introduces the history of the Whampoa Military Academy by relaying how it began, the intentions behind its foundation, and how cadets were taught civic education. Xu notes how the ... More


Touben

Frederic Wakeman

in Spymaster: Dai Li and the Chinese Secret Service

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520234079
eISBN:
9780520928763
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520234079.003.0003
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter traces Dai Li's entry into the ranks of the Guomindang revolutionaries. There are three versions of Dai Li's entry into Whampoa Military Academy, including getting a letter of ... More


Wearing the Military Uniform of the United States: The West Point Years and Service as an Army Officer, 1855–1861

George G. Kundahl

in The Bravest of the Brave: The Correspondence of Stephen Dodson Ramseur

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807833735
eISBN:
9781469604022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807895702_kundahl.7
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter presents two excerpts from Ramseur's first letter to his mother from West Point, dated August 15, 1855 that illustrates his transition from upbringing to matriculation. It reports that ... More


The Soldier Image and State-Building in Modern China, 1924-1945

Yan Xu

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780813176741
eISBN:
9780813176772
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813176741.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Yan Xu’s book The Soldier Image and State-Building in Modern China, 1924–1945 focuses on the connection between soldiers, urban publics, and party governments of wartime China in an effort to provide ... More


Courtney Hicks Hodges: A Biographical Sketch

William C. Sylvan and Francis G. Smith

in Normandy to Victory: The War Diary of General Courtney H. Hodges and the First U.S. Army

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125251
eISBN:
9780813135038
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125251.003.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

This section provides the biography of Courtney Hicks Hodges, who was born in Perry, Georgia, on January 5, 1887. It tells us that he entered the United States Military Academy at West Point, New ... More


The Soviet Union’s Enigma BW Programme: Military-Biological Research in Leningrad

Anthony Rimmington

in Stalin's Secret Weapon: The Origins of Soviet Biological Warfare

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780190928858
eISBN:
9780190943141
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190928858.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The British Secret Intelligence Service identified the RSFSR People’s Commissariat of Health (RSFSR Narkomzdrav) as being the main agency within which ostensibly civil facilities engaged in offensive ... More


“Training, Training, Training”: The Training System

Pesach Malovany IDF (Ret.), Amatzia Baram, Kevin M. Woods, and Ronna Englesberg

in Wars of Modern Babylon: A History of the Iraqi Army from 1921 to 2003

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780813169439
eISBN:
9780813169514
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813169439.003.0048
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter deals with the Training system of the Iraqi armed forces. It describes the Training Division of the General Staff, its missions and responsibilities and its development, especially ... More


Maxwell Taylor's Cold War: From Berlin to Vietnam

Ingo Trauschweizer

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780813177007
eISBN:
9780813177038
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813177007.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

Maxwell Taylor’s Cold Wartraces the Cold War career of Maxwell Taylor, a Kennedy White House insider and architect of American strategy in Vietnam. After 1945 Taylor led the U.S. Military Academy, ... More


Das Volk in Waffen: The Formation of an Ottoman Officer

M. Şükrü Hanioğlu

in Atatürk: An Intellectual Biography

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691175829
eISBN:
9781400885572
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691175829.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines Mustafa Kemal Atatürk's military education. In January 1896, upon graduating from the military preparatory school in Salonica, Mustafa Kemal enrolled in the military high school ... More


Pure as Water: The Incident of February 1936 and the Limits of Military Insubordination

Danny Orbach

in Curse on This Country: The Rebellious Army of Imperial Japan

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781501705281
eISBN:
9781501708343
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501705281.003.0011
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter examines the February coup d'état of 1936, also known as the February Incident, and how it exposed the limits of violent military insubordination in Japan. On February 26, 1936, a group ... More


The Crisis of English Gunpowder in the Eighteenth Century

Seymour H. Mauskopf

in Materials and Expertise in Early Modern Europe: Between Market and Laboratory

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226439686
eISBN:
9780226439709
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226439709.003.0011
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This article highlights the complexity of material production by focusing on the gunpowder crisis in England during the eighteenth century. It examines the salient features of munitions production ... More


Austria Resurgent: Theresian Military Reforms

Richard Bassett

in For God and Kaiser: The Imperial Austrian Army, 1619-1918

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780300178586
eISBN:
9780300213102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300178586.003.0005
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter discusses the reform of Maria Theresa's armies. The reforms they underwent in the run-up to the Seven Years War improved their morale and effectiveness dramatically. The remainder of the ... More


Faulkner, Marcuse, and Erotic Power

Michael Zeitlin

in Faulkner's Sexualities

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604735604
eISBN:
9781621033318
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604735604.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter examines the political and economic dimensions of William Faulkner’s erotic desire. It suggests that Faulkner’s public discourses in the years following the publication of The Portable ... More


A Just or Holy War of Independence?: The Revolution’s Legacy for Religion, Violence, and American Exceptionalism

John D. Carlson

in From Jeremiad to Jihad: "Religion, Violence, and America"

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520271654
eISBN:
9780520951532
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520271654.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter recounts President Barack Obama's Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech, during which he sharply distinguished the notion of just wars from holy wars and crusades. In reminding his ... More


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