This is coolbert:
"The Reader's Companion to Military History"
By Robert Cowley (Author), Geoffrey Parker (Author) .
MATERIAL AS GLEANED FROM READER'S A CONTINUING SOURCE OF MATERIAL FOR FUTURE BLOG ENTRIES!
"THE READER'S COMPANION TO MILITARY HISTORY is the first major reference work on military history to represent a global perspective. More than 150 distinguished military historians, biographers, and journalists contributed nearly 600 articles to this remarkable chronicle of warfare that combines compelling historical narrative with the latest in contemporary scholarship. Here is essential information on major events and battles, commanders, weaponry and technology, and strategy and tactics. Other topics include courage, discipline, the effects of weather on warfare, military justice, the role of propaganda, the evolution of uniforms, psychological warfare, and morale. Filled with surprising anecdotes and little-known facts, THE READER'S COMPANION TO MILITARY HISTORY covers not only European and North American military history but that of Asia, Africa, and South America. Never before has a single volume so eloquently addressed the many intriguing aspects of that most destructive, fascinating, and relentless of human experiences -- war."
"com·pen·di·um - - noun - - a collection of concise but detailed information about a particular subject, especially in a book or other publication."
I recommend this compendium [also might be described as an anthology?] without reservation or qualification. Slightly dated from two decades now but still valid in all instances. From the military perspective and dimension just chock-full of goodness. Indeed!!
One-hundred sixty authors all esteemed and having an authority as an expert in topics of the military dimension. The variety of topics that proverbial soup-to-nuts. NOT however an encyclopedia.
Much more to follow!!