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Kennett, Lee B.

Overview
Works: 24 works in 118 publications in 2 languages and 9,162 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Personal narratives‡vFrench  Case studies  Conference papers and proceedings  Sources  Personal narratives  Diaries  Genealogy  Military history 
Roles: Author, Translator, Composer, Editor
Classifications: D769.1, 363.3
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Most widely held works about Lee B Kennett
 
Most widely held works by Lee B Kennett
G.I. : the American soldier in World War II by Lee B Kennett( Book )

14 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in English and held by 1,236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lee Kennett provides a vivid portrait of the American soldier, or G.I., in World War II, from his registration in the draft, training in boot camp, combat in Europe and the Pacific, and to his final role as conqueror and occupier. It is all here: the "greetings" from Uncle Sam; endless lines in induction centers across the country; the unfamiliar and demanding world of the training camp, with its concomitant jokes, pranks, traditions, and taboos; and the comparative largess with which the Army was outfitted and supplied. Here we witness the G.I. facing combat: the courage, the heroism, the fear, and perhaps above all, the camaraderie - the bonds of those who survived, the tragic sense of loss when a comrade died. Finally, when the war was over, the G.I.s frequently experienced clumsy, hilarious, and explosive interactions with their civilian allies and with the former enemies whose countries they now occupied. - Publisher
The gun in America : the origins of a national dilemma by Lee B Kennett( Book )

10 editions published between 1975 and 1976 in English and held by 1,104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first air war, 1914-1918 by Lee B Kennett( Book )

12 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and French and held by 1,075 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A complete story of the Great War's air battles, from eastern to western front, from the skies and ses of Europe to those of the Middle East and Africa
For the duration ... : the United States goes to war, Pearl Harbor-1942 by Lee B Kennett( Book )

5 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 1,046 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the American response during the first six months after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor
Marching through Georgia : the story of soldiers and civilians during Sherman's campaign by Lee B Kennett( Book )

10 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and held by 1,023 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

General William Tecumseh Sherman's march through Georgia endlessly fascinates Americans, northern and southern. Marking the end of the Old South, it is one of the most bitterly remembered campaigns of the Civil War, and has long been captured in people's minds by Gone With the Wind's depiction of Atlanta going up in flames. With Marching Through Georgia, acclaimed author and historian Lee Kennett fires this fascination by vividly capturing the ground-level experiences of the soldiers and civilians who witnessed the bloody siege that would be the turning point in America's most brutal war. Beginning with the opening skirmish at Buzzard Roost Gap and continuing all the way to Savannah ten months later, Kennett analyzes the notorious, complex General Sherman, a military figure of uncompromising dedication who, at any cost, would attack the heart of the Confederacy's arsenal, leaving mass destruction in his wake. Politically the march dealt a devastating blow to the Confederate war machine, virtually securing Lincoln's reelection. Historically it set the stage for the end of the most vicious war in American history. Socially it forever changed the way war is waged, wreaking havoc on the lives of thousands of citizens who had previously thought themselves safe precisely because they were civilians. Georgians - led by their popular governor, Joseph Brown, whose single-minded dedication to his home state would bring him into endless conflict with Confederate president Jefferson Davis - would be faced with an insurmountable enemy who embraced the "modern" idea of making war on the enemy nation in its entirety. Capturing the striking, previously unrecorded, tiny tragedies that struck both individuals and families, and interweaving accounts of prewar life in the cities of Georgia with searing battlefield depictions and histories of both armies fighting at Atlanta, Lee Kennett's compelling narrative of Sherman's campaign casts the enduring final chapter in America's bloodiest war in a fascinating new light
Sherman : a soldier's life by Lee B Kennett( Book )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 959 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides a portrait of the Civil War general, examining his life and career, from his formative years at West Point to his controversial campaigns during the Civil War, to his role as a postwar commander
The French armies in the Seven Years' War : a study in military organization and administration by Lee B Kennett( Book )

15 editions published between 1962 and 1986 in English and held by 718 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of strategic bombing by Lee B Kennett( Book )

8 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and held by 673 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The French forces in America, 1780-1783 by Lee B Kennett( Book )

8 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 606 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book is an attempt to resurrect a brief, vital presence in our nation's history--that of the 12,000 men of the French army and navy who came in July 1780 to participate in the War of Independence. They came without great fanfare and they campaigned in the role of subordinates; the last of them departed unobtrusively three years later"--Preface
The Russian campaign, 1812 by Raymond-Aymery-Philippe-Joseph de Montesquiou Fezensac( Book )

5 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The consortium on revolutionary Europe : 1750-1850 ; proceedings 1972 by 1750-1850 Consortium on Revolutionary Europe( Book )

6 editions published between 1973 and 2006 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Military aviation by Clément Ader( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book--the first English translation of Clm̌ent Ader's L'Aviation militaire--contains Ader's ideas about flight formed in the last decade of the nineteenth century, arranged in manuscript form by Ader in 1907, and published in 1909 in Paris by Berger-Levrault. The text is reproduced in its entirety, including notes added by Ader and explanatory notes and a bibliographical note by the editor and translator, Lee Kennett. Ader explains his ideas about the development of airplanes based on creatures in nature. He studied the bat and the bird, especially the vulture. Chapters detail the design of bases for aircraft, runway construction, naval airplanes, vertical artillery, air lanes, schools of aviation, and strategy for waging war in the air
Gettysburg 1863 : le tournant de la guerre de Sécession by Lee B Kennett( Book )

3 editions published in 1997 in French and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The World War II collection : America at war by Bob Zeller( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains reproductions of documents from the National Archives and Records Administration, including Einstein's letter to FDR about the atom bomb, a radiogram reporting the attack on Pearl Harbor, FDR's war message, and a postcard from an American POW. Also contains a replica of the military ID card of Major General George S. Patton, Jr. and a replica of Audie Murphy's dog tag
The French armies in the Seven Years' War by Lee B Kennett( Book )

3 editions published in 1967 in English and Undetermined and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Washington and Rochambeau : an address by Lee B Kennett( Book )

2 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Guide to 1895 map of Guilford County, North Carolina( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Proceedings by 1750-1850 Consortium on Revolutionary Europe( Book )

2 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le Gouvernement et la vie politique américaine by Lee B Kennett( Book )

in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Case studies in strategic bombardment( )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume, the third in a series of historical case studies of important air power missions, addresses the most controversial air power mission of all: strategic bombardment. The ability of aircraft and missiles to destroy or disrupt an enemy's war-making potential and to break or weaken his will to resist, independent of the actions of ground and naval forces, has served as the central theme of air power theory and as the rallying point of air advocates, who made it the raison d'etre for independent air forces. Written by well-known military historians, each chapter stands alone as a case study of an important stage in strategic air operations; combined, the chapters provide a comprehensive and insightful analysis of the theory and practice of strategic bombardment from its inception in World War I through the Gulf War of 1991. From "Boom" Trenchard and "Billy" Mitchell to John Warden and Charles Horner, the vision of air power prophets and airmen is tested against the reality of bureaucratic inertia, aircraft capability, technological advances, and bombing accuracy. This exceptional volume surveys the entire history of strategic bombardment and its technology, from the Zeppelin and Gotha of the Great War to the F-117 and the penetrating precision guided bomb of the Gulf War. The reader will find technological advances, such as radar bombing and range-extending air-to-air refueling, that answer one problem only to produce new requirements and expectations that demand more advanced technology. The volume also examines the changes in the public's perception of strategic bombardment. Indeed, public acceptance of combat casualties for both friend and foe has steadily declined in the latter half of the 20th century. Finally, later chapters in the book consider some of the most significant missions and accomplishments of the U.S. Air Force during the Cold War. The work contains over 160 photographs, 21 maps, 17 charts, and 17 tables
 
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The gun in America : the origins of a national dilemma
Alternative Names
Kennett, Lee.

Kennett, Lee 1931-

Kennett Lee B.

Languages
English (107)

French (7)

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The gun in America : the origins of a national dilemmaThe first air war, 1914-1918Marching through Georgia : the story of soldiers and civilians during Sherman's campaignSherman : a soldier's lifeThe French forces in America, 1780-1783The World War II collection : America at war