America's Armed Forces A History

ISBN-10: 0133107809
ISBN-13: 9780133107807
Edition: 2nd 1996 (Revised)
Authors: James M. Morris
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Book details

List price: $169.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 9/7/1995
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 408
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

Well-received in its first edition, this candid and popular study provides an interesting,readable account of American military history from the late fifteenth-century British-French Wars in Colonial America to the recent Gulf War. Written in an easy-to-understand manner void of extraneous detail, the book integrates innovative and fascinating mini-biographies of key figures in U.S. military history, giving readers added insight and the opportunity to gain an appreciation of these remarkable people throughout their careers. It examines the impact of technology on warfare with descriptions and photographs of weapons of war from earliest times to the present; adds a final chapter to update coverage of American military developments; reflects the changes that have taken place in the world, the nation, and the military services since 1990; and supplements material with approximately 50 quality illustrations and 20 informative maps. For service academy historians; military history departments.

James McGrath Morris is an historian & high school teacher. His work in history was nationally recognized with a Founder's Day Award from Phi Alpha Theta in 1996.

British-French Wars in Colonial America
America's Wars for Independence, 1763-1815
Evolution of the American Military, 1815-1860
The Civil War, 1861-1862
The Civil War, 1863-1865
Military Arm of an Expanding Nation, 1865-1914
World War I, 1914-1918
The Interwar Years, 1919-1939
World War II: European Theater, 1939-1945
World War II: Pacific Theater, 1939-1945
Cold War and Korea, 1945-1960
Cold War and Vietnam, 1960-1975
Continued Challenges and Commitments, 1976-1991
Challenges for the 1990s and Beyond

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