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The Citizen-Soldier in War and Peace

An Introduction to the History and Evolution of Citizen Armies and Militias

by James Biser Whisker and John R. Coe

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Publisher: Universal-Publishers
Pub date: 2021
Pages: 246
ISBN-10: 1627343547
ISBN-13: 9781627343541
Categories: Political SciencePolitical ScienceHistory & Biography


The Citizen Soldier in War and Peace is a is a short historical look at the use of firearms in America and throughout the world this book appeals to anybody who believes in the Second Amendment or who is interested in the historical use of firearms. It begins with the use of guns for hunting and self-protection ad well as personal property and of course national defense early in our country‘s early history . It also analyzes the philosophical standpoint of the idea of the armed citizen and its relationship to freedom. A freeman with a gun, an armed citizenry means a free country The book also does a thorough job of examining other countries and other philosophical aspects of arming the citizenry. This book clearly defines the Militias in other countries. It touches on China and the Soviet Union and their philosophy as well. The book is extremely readable and would be advised reading for anyone from high school to grad school. Those interested in history political science or current events will find this book a must for their personal library.

About the Author

James B Whisker is professor emeritus from West Virginia University where he taught for over 37 years. He was adviser to the WVU College Republicans during most of his tenure. He received his B.S. From Mount St. Mary's College; masters degrees in history and philosophy from Niagara University; and Ph. D. in 1969 from the University of Maryland. He is author or co-author of books on gunsmiths and arms makers of eighteen states. He co-authored books on clockmakers and silversmiths of Pennsylvania and Maryland. Among his other books are The Alien Tort Claims Act, The Militia, The Right to Hunt; Just War in Traditional Catholic Thought; Capital Punishment in American Courts; The Citizen-Soldier and U.S. Military Policy, Our Vanishing Freedom: The Right to Keep and Bear Arms, and the Rise and Decline of the American Militia System. He currently resides in Everett with his wife of 50 years, the former Sheila Elaine Bailey.

John R. Coe was born, raised and currently resides in Parkersburg, West Virginia. He is the youngest child of the late Dr. Donald E. Coe and Jacqueline Galka Coe. He received his B. S. degree in biology from Glenville State College, his M.S. from WVU, and his Ed. D. from Liberty University. He spent most of his working career with the Wood County Schools and retired as a central office administrator. John is currently an independent businessman in an analytical chemistry lab. He is an avid firearm collector of pistols, rifles and muzzle loaders. He can be found almost any day on the rifle range. He is married to his college sweetheart for 37 years. He and Dr. Whisker have collaborated on many books together and have been friends for over 43 years.