For the Common Defense A Military History of the United States from 1607 To 2012

ISBN-10: 1451623534
ISBN-13: 9781451623536
Edition: 2012 (Revised)
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Book details

List price: $28.00
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Free Press
Publication date: 9/25/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 736
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 1.628
Language: English

Now fully updated and totally revised, this highly regarded classic remains the most comprehensive study available of America’s military history.Dubbed “the preeminent survey of American military history” (Russell F. Weigley, author of The American Way of War), For the Common Defense has established itself as an essential fixture in the field. In this major revision, authors Allan R. Millett and Peter Maslowski add the last twenty years of the story to a meticulously researched, unbiased analysis that has already withstood the test of time.     While many books cover different chapters of the nation’s military history, only this one tackles the full narrative, examining the characteristics of our evolving military policy alongside the impact that policy has had on America’s international relations and domestic development. This latest incarnation, exhaustively revised, includes updates throughout that reflect current dialogues surrounding key moments in history. In addition to replacing chapters on Korea, Vietnam, and the collapsed Soviet Union, the authors have composed new sections on the complex role of war in the United States since 1994 and the War on Terror. An extraordinary accomplishment of research, analysis, and accessible writing on everything from pre-Revolutionary War battles to the fighting in Afghanistan, For the Common Defense is as relevant and important as ever.

Peter Maslowski is professor of history at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln.

Introduction
A Dangerous New World, 1607-1689
The Colonial Wars, 1689-1763
The American Revolution, 1763-1783
Preserving the New Republic's Independence, 1783-1815
The Armed Forces and National Expansion, 1815-1860
The Civil War, 1861-1862
The Civil War, 1863-1865
From Postwar Demobilization Toward Great Power Status, 1865-1898
The Birth of an American Empire, 1898-1902
Building the Military Forces of a World Power, 1899-1917
The United States Fights in the "War to End All Wars," 1917-1918
Military Policy Between the Two World Wars, 1919-1939
The United States and World War II: From the Edge of Defeat to the Edge of Victory, 1939-1943
The United States and World War II: The Road to Victory, 1943-1945
Cold War and Hot War: The United States Enters the Age of Nuclear Deterrence and Collective Security, 1945-1953
Waging Cold War: American Defense Policy for Extended Deterrence and Containment, 1953-1965
In Dubious Battle: Vietnam, 1961-1967
The Lost War: Vietnam, 1968-1975
The Common Defense and the End of the Cold War, 1976-1993
World Disorder New and Old, 1993-2001
Wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, 2001-2011
Appendices
Participation and Losses, Major Wars, 1775-2012
The Armed Forces and National Expansion
The Armed Forces of the Cold War and After
U.S. Troops Stationed Abroad
American Military and Diplomatic Deaths, Terrorist and Military Actions, 1980-2000
Index

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