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Cosmas, Graham A.

Overview
Works: 44 works in 123 publications in 1 language and 6,828 library holdings
Genres: History  Handbooks and manuals  Diaries  Military history 
Roles: Author, Composer, Other, Editor
Classifications: DS558, 959.704340973
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Most widely held works by Graham A Cosmas
An army for empire; the United States Army in the Spanish-American War by Graham A Cosmas( Book )

19 editions published between 1969 and 1998 in English and held by 1,750 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume is the standard accurate modern account of the organization, administration, and strategic direction of the United States Army in the Spanish-American War of 1898. Popular history has traditionally laid the responsibility for the spectacular blunders of the Spanish-American War on those military and civilian officials who controlled the War Department. But this fully documented study of all aspects of the Army administration shows quite a different picture. Cosmas, in an almost day-by-day account of both the Army and the war, makes clear the factors that invited many of its disasters. The Congressional penury of the 1890s, the political conflict in Congress between state militia advocates and the Administration, the frequent shifts of strategy forced on the Army by President William McKinley's changes in diplomacy - all contributed to the peculiarly amateur quality of the land forces that went ashore in Cuba. The Puerto Rico and Philippine campaigns, which were prosecuted later and under better circumstances, were more efficiently conducted but less newsworthy. An Army for Empire is a complete and authoritative history that moves with ease from the decisions that shaped strategy to the tactical actions before Santiago. Cosmas successfully brings into one story the diplomacy, internal politics, and military strategy of the Army at war in 1898. He shows how the war ultimately led to critical reforms and to a role for the United States Army that shaped twentieth-century history
MACV : the joint command in the years of escalation, 1962-1967 by Graham A Cosmas( Book )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 936 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the evolution of the command during the period of gradual expansion of the American effort in South Vietnam. From its establishment in 1962 as a small, temporary organization to administer an assistance program, the Military Assistance Command, Vietnam, grew by late 1967 into a large, permanent headquarters that directed more than half a million American soldiers, sailors, airmen, and marines in a wide range of combat and pacification operations. The author tells the story of MACV's development as an organization and of the command's role in making and implementing American national policy in Southeast Asia
MACV : the Joint Command in the years of withdrawal, 1968-1973 by Graham A Cosmas( Book )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 909 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The United States Army in Vietnam is a multivolume history of the Army's involvement in the Vietnam War. The series treats a full range of topics, from combat operations and advisory efforts, to logistics, communications, and engineer endeavors. Two volumes deal with theater command. The second volume MACV: The Joint Command in the Years of Withdrawal, 1968-1973, describes MACV's evolution as an organization and of the command's role in making and implementing American national policy in Southeast Asia during the period of U.S. disengagement from Vietnam
The medical department : medical service in the European theater of operations by Graham A Cosmas( Book )

10 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 752 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes how the military medical system organized, trained, and deployed; how hospitals were built and supplies assembled and moved forward; and how casualties were treated and evacuated from the field of battle. The volume supports the proposition that the experience of medical personnel in war directly stimulates advances in medical science. The principles of medical organization remain of vital importance, the exploits of the doctors, corpsmen, and medical support units providing a model for the planning and organization of medical support in today's Army
U.S. Marines in Vietnam : Vietnamization and redeployment, 1970-1971 by Graham A Cosmas( Book )

4 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 620 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Joint Chiefs of Staff and the War in Vietnam, 1960-1968 by Graham A Cosmas( Book )

in English and held by 560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marine Corps aviation : the early years, 1912-1940 by Edward C Johnson( Book )

4 editions published between 1977 and 1991 in English and held by 511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marines in the Dominican Republic, 1916-1924 by Stephen M Fuller( Book )

2 editions published between 1974 and 1975 in English and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Colonel Robert D. Heinl, Jr. 1982 Memorial Award in Marine Corps history : texts of the winning article and those receiving honorable mentions by United States( Book )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

U.S. Marines in Vietnam : Vietnamization and redeployment 1970-1971 by Graham A Cosmas( )

5 editions published between 1986 and 2016 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This publication represents the eighth volume in an operational and chronological series covering the Marine Corps' participation in the Vietnam War. This particular volume details the gradual withdrawal in 1970-1971 of Marine combat forces from South Vietnam's northernmost corps area, I Corps, as part of an overall American strategy of turning the ground war against the North Vietnamese and Viet Cong over to the Armed Forces of the Republic of Vietnam. Although written from the perspective of III MAF and the ground war in I Corps, the volume treats the activities of Marine advisors to the South Vietnamese Armed Forces, the Seventh Fleet Special Landing Force, and Marines on the staff of the U.S. Military Assistance Command, Vietnam, in Saigon. There are separate chapters on Marine air, artillery, and logistics. An attempt has been made to place the Marine role in relation to the overall effort
The Joint Chiefs of Staff and the war in Vietnam, 1960-1968 by Graham A Cosmas( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the formulation of policies and decisions during the years 1964-1966. Following the overthrow and death of President Ngo Dinh Diem in November 1963 and the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in the same month, President Lyndon B. Johnson's administration spent 1964 trying to make the advisory and support program work in South Vietnam while debating and planning for military pressure on North Vietnam. The year 1965 brought continued political turmoil in Saigon while North Vietnam steadily built up the Viet Cong and dispatched divisions of its own regular army to fight an expanding main force war against the South Vietnamese forces. In response, the United States escalated its own military role in the struggle. Through the ROLLING THUNDER air campaign, the United States brought gradually increasing pressure upon North Vietnam. In South Vietnam, American combat divisions entered the ground battled. During the last half of 1965 and all of 1966, the United States continued its buildup as fighting intensified and the cost of the war in blood and treasure steadily increased. At the end of 1966, the United States was engaged in full-scale war in Indochina with no end in sight
Marines in the Dominican Republic, 1916-1924 by Stephen M Fuller( )

1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marines in the Dominican Republic, 1916-1924 by Stephen M Fuller( Book )

10 editions published between 1974 and 2005 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An army for empire : the United States Army in the Spanish-American War, 1898-1899 by Graham A Cosmas( )

7 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of America's involvement in the Spanish-American War - traditionally told from the view of the soldiers on the ground and through correspondents' dispatches - is dominated by allegations of negligence, mismanagement and corruption in the War Department. Because senior War Department officials kept silent and did not respond to these allegations, the view from the rank and file has been the only view offered. This thesis re-examines the decisions made by War Department leaders using the traditional resources - published government documents, war memoirs and correspondents' dispatches - supplemented by the largely unexploited files of the offices of the Adjutant-General and the Quartermaster Corps for a more complete picture of the decision-making process in the War Department during the war and the consequences of those decisions
The Joint Chiefs of Staff and the war in Vietnam, 1960-1968 by Jack Shulimson( Book )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the formulation of policies and decisions during the years 1964-1966. Following the overthrow and death of President Ngo Dinh Diem in November 1963 and the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in the same month, President Lyndon B. Johnson's administration spent 1964 trying to make the advisory and support program work in South Vietnam while debating and planning for military pressure on North Vietnam. The year 1965 brought continued political turmoil in Saigon while North Vietnam steadily built up the Viet Cong and dispatched divisions of its own regular army to fight an expanding main force war against the South Vietnamese forces. In response, the United States escalated its own military role in the struggle. Through the ROLLING THUNDER air campaign, the United States brought gradually increasing pressure upon North Vietnam. In South Vietnam, American combat divisions entered the ground battled. During the last half of 1965 and all of 1966, the United States continued its buildup as fighting intensified and the cost of the war in blood and treasure steadily increased. At the end of 1966, the United States was engaged in full-scale war in Indochina with no end in sight
Marine Corps aviation ; the early years, 1912-1940 by Edward C Johnson( Book )

5 editions published between 1977 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Joint Chiefs of Staff and the War in Vietnam, 1960-1968 by Graham A Cosmas( Book )

in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An army for empire : the United States Army in the Spanish-American War by Graham A Cosmas( )

3 editions published between 1969 and 1971 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marine flyer in France : the diary of captain Alfred A. Cunningham : Nobember 1917 - January 1918 by Alfred A Cunningham( Book )

5 editions published in 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During November and December 1917, Captain Alfred A. Cunningham, the first Marine Corps aviator, travelling under orders from Major General Commandant George Barnett, toured the battlefronts and flying fields of France to observe Allied air operations and training. The diary, kept in tiny, neat handwriting in a small pocket notebook, begins on 3 November 1917 with Cunningham's sailing from New York on board the S.S. St. Paul. After a description of a rough winter passage through the North Atlantic U-boat zone, the entries record the confusion, inconveniences, and hardships of wartime London and Paris and contain repeated expressions of homesickness, along with sometimes acid comment on the French people and culture. His tour of British and French airfields culminated with his flying a number of the different aircraft then in service, even flying himself with French airmen on combat missions in December 1917
The Joint Chiefs of Staff and the war in Vietnam, 1960-1968 by Graham A Cosmas( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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