A NEW BOOK: Arms and the Nation*

"This the first history of the United States Army ever published," begins the blurb. Let a reader not mistake Major Ganoe's volume for a history of U. S. military feats—a story of battles and trials at arms. In a way it is that, but only incidentally. In the 600 pages of the volume (200 of which are devoted to appendices and index), the battle of Gettysburg is described in just one sentence: "The three days' fighting so well known in American history resulted, after Pickett's charge, in the defeat of the Southern...

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