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  • The American Militaryby Brad D. Lookingbill

    Wiley 2013; US$ 53.95 US$ 46.76

    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...

  • Ways of Warby Matthew S. Muehlbauer; David J. Ulbrich

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 76.95

    From the first interactions between European and native peoples, to the recent peace-keeping efforts in Afghanistan and Iraq, military issues have always played an important role in American history. Ways of War comprehensively explains the place of the military within the wider context of the history of the United States, showing its centrality... more...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 245.00

    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...

  • America's Modern Warsby Christopher A. Lawrence

    Casemate 2015; US$ 19.95

    While the past half-century has seen no diminution in the valor and fighting skill of the U.S. military and its allies, the fact remains that our wars have become more protracted, with decisive results more elusive. With only two exceptions—Panama and the Gulf War under the first President Bush—our campaigns have taken on the character of... 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$ 20.99

    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...

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

    ABC-CLIO 1999; US$ 75.00

    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...

  • How Wars Endby Gideon Rose

    Simon & Schuster 2010; US$ 17.00

    IN 1991 THE UNITED STATES trounced the Iraqi army in battle only to stumble blindly into postwar turmoil. Then in 2003 the United States did it again. How could this happen? How could the strongest power in modern history fight two wars against the same opponent in just over a decade, win lightning victories both times, and yet still be woefully... more...