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America's First Battles, 1776-1965 (Modern War Studies)

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This volume, a collection of eleven original essays by many of the foremost U.S. military historians, focuses on the transition of the Army from parade ground to battleground in each of nine wars the United States has fought. Through careful analysis of organization, training, and tactical doctrine, each essay seeks to explain the strengths and weaknesses evidenced by the outcome of the first significant engagement or campaign of the war. The concluding essay sets out to synthesize the findings and to discover whether or not American first battles manifest a characteristic "rhythm."

America's First Battles provides a novel and intellectually challenging view of how America has prepared for war and how operations and tactics have changed over time. The thrust of the book—the emphasis on operational history—is at the forefront of scholarly activity in military history.

Table of Contents

List of Maps

Preface

1. America's First Battle: Long Island, 27 August 1776, Ira D. Gruber

2. The Battle of Queenston Heights, 13 October 1812, Theodore J. Crackel

3. The Battles on the Rio Grande: Palo Alto and Resaca de la Palma, 8-9 May 1846, K. Jack Bauer

4. First Bull Run, 19 July 1861, W. Glenn Robertson

5. San Juan Hill and El Caney, 1-2 July 1898, Graham A. Cosmas

6. Cantigny, 28-31 May 1918, Allan R. Millett

7. Buna, 19 November 1942-2 January 1943: A "Leavenworth Nightmare." Jay Luvaas

8. Kasserine Pass, 30 January -22 February 1943, Martin Blumenson

9. Task Force Smith and the 24th Division: Delay and Withdrawal, 5-19 July 1950, Roy K. Flint

10. the 1st Cavalry and the Ia Drang Valley, 18 October -24 November 1965, George C. Herring

11. First Battles in Retrospect, John Shy

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About the Editors and Contributors

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780700602773
Editor:
Heller, Charles E.
Editor:
Stofft, William A.
Editor:
Heller, Charles E.
Author:
Charle
Author:
Heller, Charles E.
Author:
Heller, S. E.
Author:
Stofft, William A.
Publisher:
University Press of Kansas
Location:
Lawrence, Kan. :
Subject:
Military - General
Subject:
History, military
Subject:
History
Subject:
United states
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
Battles
Subject:
Battles -- United States -- History.
Subject:
United States History, Military.
Subject:
US History-General
Subject:
Military - United States
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Modern War Studies Paperback
Series Volume:
publication 80
Publication Date:
19861231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
9.00x6.00x.92 in. 1.27 lbs.

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