Ways of War American Military History from the Colonial Era to the Twenty-First Century
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Description: For a topic that plays such an important role in American history and accounts for nearly half our country's total expenditures, the American military is only vaguely understood by the civilian population of the country. Everyone has their own opinions, but rarely are they based in anything but the most superficial knowledge of our armed forces--how they are structured, how they operate, and what has come before in order to help the country grow and protect itself. Ways of War aims to provide a complete survey of the military's growth and development, including air power and naval power, and dwelling on the ideologies that make up the citizen-soldier armed forces we're familiar with today. It encompasses conflicts fought in North America from the 17th through the 20th centuries, as well as wars undertaken by the US in other parts of the world up through the 21st century. Each chapter includes maps and illustrations, as well as sidebars and lists of further research. A highly-interactive companion website provides student review materials as well as primary sources, maps and other images suitable for use with Blackboard. Whether you've tramped with your parents across the battlefield at Gettysburg or ever wondered how exactly we got into Vietnam, The American Militaryis the first source to consult to understand how the history of the American military fits into the history of the United States.
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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
List price: $65.00
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 12/11/2013
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.00" tall
|List of Figures|
|List of Maps|
|Early Colonization and Conflict, 1607-1689|
|Wars Imperial & Regional, 1689-1763|
|The American Revolution, 1763-l83|
|Challenges in the Early Republic, 1783-1815|
|The American Civil War: Confederate Defiance, 1861-63|
|The American Civil War: Union Triumph, 1863-65|
|Early Twentieth Reforms and the Great War, 1902-1918|
|Transformations in the Interwar Years, 1918-1941|
|Mobilizing for the Second World War, 1941-1943|
|Winning the Second World War, 1943-1945|
|National Security in the Early Cold War, 1945-60|
|Confrontations in the Cold War, 1960-73|
|From Cold War to Pax Americana to Uncertainty, 1973-2012|