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Brian Linn has published his sixth monograph


Prof. Brian Linn has published his sixth monograph, Real Soldiering: The U.S. Army in the Aftermath of War, 1815-1980 (University Press of Kansas)! This comprehensive study reflects more than forty years of research into the history of the U.S. Army, focusing not on the bureaucratic decision-makers but instead centering troops in the field in the aftermath of conflict. Prof. Linn focuses on the U.S. Army’s transition from war to peace, emphasizing the on-the-ground experiences of soldiers who were left “cleaning up the messes left in the wake of war.” Importantly, this study emphasizes the postwar force as a “distinct entity” and makes a compelling case for its consideration as an essential part of the history of the U.S. Army.