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Feeding victory : innovative military logistics from Lake George to Khe Sanh / Jobie Turner.

Author/Creator:
Turner, Jobie author.
Publication:
Lawrence, Kansas : University Press of Kansas, [2020]
Format/Description:
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viii, 389 pages ; 24 cm
Series:
Modern war studies
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Other Title:
Innovative military logistics from Lake George to Khe Sanh
Subjects:
Logistics -- History.
Logistics -- Technological innovations -- United States -- Case studies.
United States -- Armed Forces -- Transportation -- History -- 20th century.
United States -- History, Military -- Case studies.
Armed Forces -- Transportation.
Logistics.
Logistics -- Technological innovations.
United States.
Form/Genre:
Case studies.
History.
Military history.
Summary:
"Feeding Victory examines the impact of technological change on military logistics across time and over critical battlefronts. Jobie Turner explores how the relationship between technology, logistics, and warfare has changed from the age of sail to the invention of nuclear power, and answers questions such as: How have specific technological innovations from the industrial age to the information age-the railroad, the machine gun, artillery, the airplane, the nuclear weapon, the computer, and many more-altered the logistics equation? Furthermore, to the extent that technological innovations have changed the fundamentals of effective logistics, what impact has the advancement of logistics had on geopolitical dynamics and combat power throughout the ages? Turner presents five case studies: 1) The campaign for Lake George from 1755-1759 during the Seven Years' War in North America; 2) The Western Front in 1917, during the First World War; 3) The Battle of Guadalcanal in 1942 during the Second World War; 4) The Battle of Stalingrad in 1942-43 during the Second World War; and 5) The Battle of Khe Sanh in 1968, during the Vietnam War. Why these operational campaigns? In each of these, the logistics of the belligerents were at their limit because of geography or the vast material needs of war. With such limits, the case studies give a good accounting of the logistics for each era and the inflection points between success and failure"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents:
Conestoga versus canoes : Lake George, 1755-1759
Steam on steam in 1917 : the Western Front
Saving starvation : the Battle for Guadacanal, 1942-1943
Summer and winter on the Soviet steppes : Stalingrad, 1942-1943
Khe Sanh, 1967-1968 : The triumph of the narrative.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
9780700629145
0700629149
9780700629152
OCLC:
1117314573