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For the Common Defense

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Now fully updated and totally revised, this highly regarded classic remains the most comprehensive study available of America’s military history.

Dubbed “the preeminent survey of American military history” (Russell F. Weigley, author of The American Way of War), For the Common Defense has established itself as an essential fixture in the field. In this major revision, authors Allan R. Millett and Peter Maslowski add the last twenty years of the story to a meticulously researched, unbiased analysis that has already withstood the test of time.

     While many books cover different chapters of the nation’s military history, only this one tackles the full narrative, examining the characteristics of our evolving military policy alongside the impact that policy has had on America’s international relations and domestic development. This latest incarnation, exhaustively revised, includes updates throughout that reflect current dialogues surrounding key moments in history. In addition to replacing chapters on Korea, Vietnam, and the collapsed Soviet Union, the authors have composed new sections on the complex role of war in the United States since 1994 and the War on Terror. An extraordinary accomplishment of research, analysis, and accessible writing on everything from pre-Revolutionary War battles to the fighting in Afghanistan, For the Common Defense is as relevant and important as ever.

Synopsis:

A fully updated and revised new edition of this classic on American military policy throughout history.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 657-669) and index.

About the Author

Allan R. Millett is Raymond E. Mason, Jr. Professor of Military History at The Ohio State University.

Table of Contents

Contents

Acknowledgements

Introduction

1. A Dangerous New World, 1607-1689

2. The Colonial Wars, 1689-1763

3. The American Revolution, 1763-1783

4. Preserving the New Republic's Independence, 1783-1815

5. The Armed Forces and National Expansion, 1815-1860

6. The Civil War, 1861-1862

7. The Civil War, 1863-1865

8. From Postwar Demobilization Toward Great Power Status, 1865-1898

9. The Birth of an American Empire, 1898-1902

10. Building the Military Forces of a World Power, 1899-1917

11. The United States Fights in the "War to End All Wars," 1917-1918

12. Military Policy Between the Two World, Wars, 1919-1939

13. The United States and World War II: From the Edge of Defeat to the Edge of Victory, 1939-1943

14. The United States and World War II: The Road to Victory, 1943-1945

15. Cold War and Hot War: The United States Enters the Age of Nuclear Deterrence and Collective Security, 1945-1953

16. Waging Cold War: American Defense Policy for Extended Deterrence and Containment, 1953-1965

17. In Dubious Battle: The War for Vietnam and the Erosion of American Military Power, 1961-1975

18. The Common Defense and the End of the Cold War, 1976-1993

Epilogue

After the Cold War

Appendixes

A. Participation and Losses, Major Wars, 1775-1991

B. The Armed Forces and National Expansion

C. The Armed Forces of the Cold War

General Bibliography

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780029215975
Author:
Millett, Allan Reed
Author:
Maslowski, Peter
Author:
Millett, Allan Reed
Author:
Millett, Allan R.
Publisher:
Free Press
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Military - General
Subject:
History
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Military - United States
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
Armed Forces
Subject:
United States Armed Forces History.
Subject:
General History
Subject:
United States History, Military.
Subject:
Military-US Military General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Rev. and expanded.
Edition Description:
B102
Series Volume:
10546
Publication Date:
19940931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
720
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.12 in 26.81 oz

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