What Is Military History? by Stephen Morillo

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  • History of specific subjects,
  • History - Military / War,
  • History,
  • Military,
  • Historiography,
  • Military - General,
  • History / Military / General,

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Number of Pages144
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Open LibraryOL7956708M
ISBN 100745633919
ISBN 109780745633916

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