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When military historians study battles or campaigns, what purpose does it serve? To immerse oneself deeply in the period and master the details, or to connect events of the past to the present? These and other questions are addressed in this conversation between two renowned military historians–Robert Citino of the World War II Museum and Michael Neiberg of the U.S. Army War College. They also address questions of what constitutes good historical writing and why it is especially important to develop such writing skills today.
Rob Citino is a senior historian at the National World War II Museum. Michael Neiberg is the Chair of War Studies at the U.S. Army War College. The views expressed in this presentation are those of the speakers and do not necessarily reflect those of the U.S. Army War College, U.S. Army, or Department of Defense.
Photo Credit: Tom Galvin, using copies available in the U.S. Army War College Library
WAR ROOM Releases by Michael Neiberg:
- LESSONS FROM 1918: GET A FLU SHOT, WASH YOUR HANDS
- LIBERATION FROM THE POINT OF VIEW OF THE LIBERATED
- PARIS 1919: A CONVERSATION WITH MARGARET MACMILLAN
- THE CHALLENGES OF WRITING BIOGRAPHIES
- THE NATURE AND CHARACTER OF WAR — THUCYDIDES (GREAT STRATEGISTS)
- FINDING “WOW” MOMENTS (AND OTHER WRITING TIPS FOR SENIOR LEADERS)
- THE ART OF WRITING HISTORY