Synopses & Reviews
Well-received in its first edition, this candid and popular study provides an interesting, readable account of American military history from the late fifteenth-century British-French Wars in Colonial America to the recent Gulf War. Written in an easy-to-understand manner void of extraneous detail, the book integrates innovative and fascinating mini-biographies of key figures in U.S. military history, giving readers added insight and the opportunity to gain an appreciation of these remarkable people throughout their careers. It examines the impact of technology on warfare with descriptions and photographs of weapons of war from earliest times to the present; adds a final chapter to update coverage of American military developments; reflects the changes that have taken place in the world, the nation, and the military services since 1990; and supplements material with approximately 50 quality illustrations and 20 informative maps. For service academy historians; military history departments.
Table of Contents
1. British-French Wars in Colonial America.
2. America's Wars for Independence, 1763—1815.
3. Evolution of the American Military, 1815—1860.
4. The Civil War, 1861—1862.
5. The Civil War, 1863—1865.
6. Military Arm of an Expanding Nation, 1865—1914.
7. World War I, 1914—1918.
8. The Interwar Years, 1919—1939.
9. World War II: European Theater, 1939—1945.
10. World War II: Pacific Theater, 1939—1945.
11. Cold War and Korea, 1945—1960.
12. Cold War and Vietnam, 1960—1975.
13. Continued Challenges and Commitments, 1976—1991.
14. Challenges for the 1990s and Beyond.