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This is the fourth and final volume of Randy Steffen's monumental work, The Horse Soldier. With this volume the work brings together—in nearly a thousand pages of text and nearly 500 illustrations—a comprehensive history of the cavalryman’s dress, horse equipment, weaponry — every item the horse soldier wore, carried, or used—from Revolutionary times to World War II. Volume IV covers the final twenty-five years—the World War I years, when the United States Cavalry fought for the first time as part of an allied force; the peacetime years, when the cavalry was largely a "show" force; and World War II, when mechanization finally outmoded the horse soldier, and the horse was traded for the tank. The cavalry became history.
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|Publisher:||University of Oklahoma Press|
|Edition description:||1st ed|
|Product dimensions:||8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.33(d)|
About the Author
Randy Steffen (1917-1977) was born in Maverick County, Texas, of part Sioux-Cheyenne Indian descent. He was the author of more than a thousand articles on military and western history. His paintings, drawings, and sculpture have appeared in exhibits and publications in the United States, Europe, South Africa, and Australia. In 1976 he was presented the George Washington Award by the Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge for his contributions to American history. At the time of his death he was a governor of the Company of Military Historians. He was the author of United States Military Saddles, also published by the University of Oklahoma Press.