U.S. Military History For Dummies

U.S. Military History For Dummies

Description

Want to know more about American military history? U.S. Military History For Dummies presents concise and revealing accounts of all of the nation's armed conflicts from the French and Indian War to Iraq. It explains how the U.S. military is organized and how its branches operate, both independently and together. This straightforward guide examines the causes for each of America's wars and reveals how these conflicts have shaped the nation's borders, society, politics, culture, and future. You'll meet heroes, cowards, patriots, and traitors; relive great battles; and get a taste of what combat is really like, as you discover: How the French/Indian war sowed the seeds of the Revolutionary War Why America's battle for independence didn't end at Yorktown Early U.S. wars against Indians, tax cheats, and pirates The War of 1812: guaranteeing U.S. sovereignty "Manifest Destiny" wars that stretched America from sea to shining sea Why the American Civil War could not be avoided The Spanish American War and the U.S. as an emerging global power Why World War I failed to "make the world safe for democracy" How World War II changed America's role in the world Korea and Vietnam: hot wars during the Cold War Featuring important insights on technological, political, and social changes that transformed the way America fights its wars U.
S. Military History For Dummies is your key to understanding the evolution of the most powerful military force in history.


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Details

Author(s)
John C. McManus
Format
Paperback | 384 pages
Dimensions
190 x 234 x 21mm | 678g
Publication date
05 Nov 2007
Publisher
John Wiley & Sons Inc
Publication City/Country
New York, United States
Language
English
Edition Statement
1. Auflage
ISBN10
0470165022
ISBN13
9780470165027
Bestsellers rank
1,100,421