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History Faculty Member Has Book Published


William J. AstoreA history book co-authored by a member of Pennsylvania College of Technology’s Integrated Studies faculty was published this month by Greenwood Press.

William J. Astore, associate professor of history, co-wrote “Soldiers’ Lives Through History: The Early Modern World” with Dennis E. Showalter, professor of history at Colorado College in Colorado Springs, Colo.

The book examines the benefits and burdens of being a soldier from the 15th century to the 18th century. Topics covered include recruitment, tactics, weaponry, leadership, morale, motivation and transformations in warfare associated with the “military revolution” in European history. The final chapter addresses European armies and methods in a global context.

Astore holds a doctorate from the University of Oxford. He earned a master’s degree from Johns Hopkins University and a bachelor’s degree from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

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