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  • The Routledge Handbook of American Military and Diplomatic Historyby Christos G. Frentzos; Antonio S. Thompson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 205.00

    The Routledge Handbook of American Military and Diplomatic History provides a comprehensive analysis of the major events, conflicts, and personalities that have defined and shaped the military history of the United States. This volume, The Colonial Period to 1877 , illuminates the early period of American history, from the colonial warfare of the... more...

  • Fields of Battleby John Keegan

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 16.95

    At once a grand tour of the battlefields of North America and an unabashedly personal tribute to the military prowess of an essentially unwarlike people, Fields of Battle spans more than two centuries and the expanse of a continent to show how the immense spaces of North America shaped the wars that were fought on its soil. of photos. more...

  • A People's History of the U.S. Militaryby Michael A. Bellesiles

    New Press, The 2012; US$ 19.95

    In A People?s History of the U.S. Military , historian Michael A. Bellesiles draws from three centuries of soldiers? personal encounters with combat—through fascinating excerpts from letters, diaries, and memoirs, as well as audio recordings, film, and blogs—to capture the essence of the American military experience firsthand, from the American Revolution... more...

  • War and American Popular Culture: A Historical Encyclopediaby M. Paul Holsinger

    ABC-CLIO 1999; US$ 138.95

    Spanning more than 400 years of America's past, this book brings together, for the first time, entries on the ways Americans have mythologized both the many wars the nation has fought and the men and women connected with those conflicts. Focusing on significant representations in popular culture, it provides information on fiction, drama, poems, songs,... more...

  • The American Militaryby Brad D. Lookingbill

    Wiley 2013; US$ 49.95

    The American Military: A Narrative History presents a comprehensive introduction to more than four centuries of American military history. Presents a chronological account of American military history from clashes between militias and Native Americans to 21st-century operations in Afghanistan and Iraq Features personal vignettes to put a human... more...

  • American Military Leadersby John C. Fredriksen

    ABC-CLIO 2002; US$ 175.00

    "Prominent men and women of the military are the scope of this reference work. Coverage includes the most famous of leaders such as Grant, Patton, and Schwarzkopf; but what makes the source so outstanding is its inclusion of forgotten leaders such as Native American Stand Watie, aviator Jackie Cochran, and army educator Alden Partridge. Biographies more...

  • America's Military Adversariesby John C. Fredriksen

    ABC-CLIO 2003; US$ 85.00

    This work chronicles the lives and accomplishments of over 200 enemies who have fought, plotted, spied on, and in some instances defeated U.S. forces over the past three centuries. Mangas Coloradas in the Old Southwest, Charles Cornwallis at the Guilford Courthouse, Erwin Rommel at Kasserine Pass?these are just a few of the skilled opponents the U. more...

  • The American Way of Warby Eugene Jarecki

    Free Press 2008; US$ 16.00

    In the sobering aftermath of America's invasion of Iraq, Eugene Jarecki, the creator of the award-winning documentary Why We Fight , launches a penetrating and revelatory inquiry into how forces within the American political, economic, and military systems have come to undermine the carefully crafted structure of our republic -- upsetting its balance... more...

  • A Military Miscellanyby Thomas Ayres

    Random House Publishing Group 2008; US$ 15.00

    For armchair generals, history buffs, and military enthusiasts everywhere, A Military Miscellany is an essential and entertaining collection of fascinating and little-known facts, anecdotes, lists, and stories from America?s rich military legacy. Forgotten heroes, amazing blunders, surprising trivia, and strange-but-true stories overlooked by historians,... more...

  • How We Fightby Dominic Tierney

    Little, Brown and Company 2010; US$ 14.99

    Americans love war. We've never run from a fight. Our triumphs from the American Revolution to World War II define who we are as a nation and a people. Americans hate war. Our leaders rush us into conflicts without knowing the facts or understanding the consequences. Korea, Vietnam, and now Iraq and Afghanistan define who we are as a nation and a... more...