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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • How America Goes to Warby Frank Vandiver

    ABC-CLIO 2005; US$ 46.00

    With American involvement in Iraq in the forefront of national news coverage and in the minds of many citizens, questions concerning America's involvement in past conflicts have once again arisen. This is the story of how the United States has gone to war and how the evolution of the nation's war-making apparatus has mirrored the nation's rise to... more...

  • When War Becomes Personalby Donald Anderson

    University of Iowa Press 2009; US$ 22.00

    Donald Anderson, a former U.S. Air Force officer, has compiled a haunting anthology of personal essays and short memoirs that span more than 100 years of warfare. Alvord White Clements?himself a veteran of the Second World War?introduces his grandfather Isaac N. Clements?s Civil War memoir; the novelist Paul West writes of his father, a British veteran... 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...

  • Grace Under Fireby Andrew Carroll

    The Doubleday Religious Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.95

    ho have been tested by fire and maintained their faith The first book of its kind, Grace Under Fire is an inspiring and spiritual collection of letters and e-mails by U.S. troops and their families from the American Revolution through the War on Terrorism. Andrew Carroll, editor of the bestselling War Letters , went through his massive archive... more...

  • The Encyclopedia of North American Colonial Conflicts to 1775by Spencer Tucker; James Arnold; Roberta Wiener

    ABC-CLIO 2008; US$ 295.00

    The only multivolume encyclopedia covering all aspects of North American colonial warfare, with special attention paid to the social, political, cultural, and economic affairs that were affected by the conflicts. more...

  • Political History of America's Warsby Alan Axlerod

    CQ Press, a Division of SAGE 2006; US$ 195.50

    Political History of America’s Wars is the first reference work to explore the legislative, social, and policy aspects of America’s major wars, rebellions, and insurrections. This new volume weaves together important primary source documents, informative biographies, and in-depth essays to provide coverage of the political antecedents, events,... more...

  • Leonard Woodby Jack McCallum

    NYU Press 2005; US$ 69.00

    One of the most fascinating but least remembered figures in modern American history, Major General Leonard Wood (1860-1927) was, with his close friend Theodore Roosevelt, an icon of U.S. imperialism as the nation evolved into a global power at the dawn of the twentieth century. The myriad of roles that Wood played in his extraordinary career offer... more...

  • British and American Naval Power: Politics and Policy, 1900-1936by Phillips O'Brien

    ABC-CLIO 1998; US$ 122.00

    U.S. and British naval power developed in quite different ways in the early 20th century before the Second World War. This study compares, contrasts, and evaluates both British and American naval power as well as the politics that led to the development of each. Naval power was the single greatest manifestation of national power for both countries.... more...