Martini Co-Edits Book on the Military and Modern American Culture

Dr. Ed Martini, professor of history and associate dean of Extended University Programs, and Dr. David Kieran of Washington and Jefferson College have edited a collection of short, accessible essays addressing the central issues in the new military history—ranging from diplomacy and the history of imperialism to the environmental issues that war raises. Titled At War: The Military and American Culture in the Twentieth Century and Beyond, the book is published by Rutgers University Press. The book’s essays focus on questions of who serves in the U.S. military and why, and how U.S. wars have been represented in the media and in popular culture. Targeted toward undergraduate students and written with a general audience in mind, At War offers an ideal starting point for understanding the past, present, and future of the relationship between the military and American culture.