Scholarly military history introduction/books/journals
January 31, 2010 11:02 PM Subscribe
Military history looks like a field where jokers abound. All sorts of people make various claims, and it seems that many of them don't know what they're talking about. How do I, a layperson, get the tools to evaluate claims about military history?
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I would like to learn more about military history, but there seems to be a lot of chaff out there. I don't really have the time to go out and get a formal education in the subject. How could I go about approching the subject from a serious/scholarly perspective? I'm mostly interested in pre-WWI history, especially naval history. I studied engineering, so a technical focus would be nice.