The Soldier's Chronology
The Soldier’s Chronology by James W. Atkinson is about the U.S. Army’s prenatal culture and its continual change in elements such as organization, weapons, transportation, communications, uniforms, insignia, medicine, and aviation. This hardcover reference book published in 1993 contains 4,000 factual entries in time order about the Army’s evolution—about its men and women—not wars and generals.

First editions reside at the Pentagon, the Library of Congress, and all branches of the U.S. Armed Services; colleges, universities and military academies; historical associations; and libraries in Australia, Canada, Germany, Singapore, the United Kingdom and the United States. Although The Soldier’s Chronology is becoming harder to find and more costly to purchase, you might retrieve it in a nearby library or via interlibrary loan.

Find The Soldier’s Chronology

Use the WorldCat database (Accession Number 25914063) to find a library with The Soldier’s Chronology by James W. Atkinson. As of October 15, 2017, it is available at the following:

Air University Library
Auburn University
Jacksonville State University
US Army, Rucker Center Library

Arizona State University

Naval Postgraduate School
San Diego State University
University of California, Berkeley
University of California, Riverside
University of California, Santa Barbara
University of California, Southern Regional Library Facility
University of Southern California

University of Colorado at Boulder
US Air Force Academy

Connecticut State Library

District of Columbia
Howard University
Library of Congress
Pentagon Library

Orange County Library System

Cobb County Library System
University of Georgia

DePaul University
Eastern Illinois University
Northwestern University
Rantoul Public Library
Roosevelt University
Southern Illinois University
University of Chicago

Purdue University

University of Iowa

Combined Arms Research Library
University of Kansas

Kentucky Historical Society Library
US Army, Barr Memorial Library

Tulane University

United States Naval Academy
University of Maryland, College Park

Harvard University

Michigan State University Libraries

University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

Sedalia Public Library
University of Central Missouri

University of Nebraska at Lincoln

New Jersey
Princeton University

New York
Columbia University
Cornell University
Hartwick College
Mid-York Library System
New York Public Library, Reserve Library
State University of New York
Suffolk Cooperative Library System
SUNY College at Oneonta
United States Military Academy

North Carolina
Duke University
North Carolina State University
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Sinclair Community College
University of Akron

Tulsa City – County Library
US Army, Field Artillery School

Pennsylvania State University
University of Pittsburgh
US Army War College
US Army, Military History Institute
Villanova University

Nashville Public Library

Austin Public Library
Fort Worth Library
Houston Public Library
Texas A&M University
Texas Christian University
University of St. Thomas
US Army, Sergeants Major Academy

Brigham Young University

College of William & Mary
Library of the Marine Corps
Virginia Tech

Lewis-McChord Library

Wisconsin Historical Society

Australian Defence Force Academy Library
State Library of New South Wales
University of Melbourne

University of Toronto at Downsview, Ontario
McGill University, Quebec
University of Saskatchewan Library, Saskatchewan

Bayerische Staatsbibliothek
Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin
US Army, European Region Library

Safti Military Institute

The British Library


Artifacts: The Soldier’s Chronology

Pictured here on The Soldier’s Chronology book cover: a Civil War era belt/breast plate, and World War I “trench art” garrison cap crafted from a 37mm cartridge case and copper wire.

The Soldier's Chronology with artifacts

Clockwise: four overseas caps from World War II piped for artillery, infantry, coast artillery and the Army Air Corps; steel two-part helmet with fiber liner and early (c. 1940) garrison cap; late 19th century summer tropical helmet (above a World War I officer cap insignia); field hat with infantry insignia and piping; tintype photo of that era’s soldier; white fabric dress belt; and sergeant-major of artillery chevrons. Artifacts from the author’s collection.
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