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American Culture of War - 07 edition

by Lewis

American Culture of War (ISBN10: 0415979757; ISBN13: 9780415979757)
ISBN13: 978-0415979757
ISBN10: 0415979757

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ISBN13: 978-0415979764
ISBN10: 0415979765

Summary: ''The American Culture of War ''is a comprehensive and authoritative survey of American conduct in war from World War II to the present, including both Iraq wars. It traces the evolution of American strategic, operational, and tactical doctrine, including the national command structure, civil-military relations, the role of the media, military technology, the military personnel system, airpower doctrine, the role of Congress, and numerous related aspects of national defence. ''The Am ...show moreerican Culture of War ''will be an indispensable text for upper-division undergradudate courses on the history of war as well as history courses on the Vietnam War and the 1960s. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 07
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Routledge N. Y.
Published: 10/01/2006
International: No

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London 2007 Paperback First edition Ex-Library N. 538 pages. With tables, maps & illustrations. With library stamps and labels. Some wear to spine, covers & corners. Spine uncreased. The American Cu ...show morelture of War presents a sweeping critical examination of every major American war since 1941: World War II, Korea, Vietnam, and the First and Second Persian Gulf Wars. As he carefully considers the myriad cultural forces that surrounded each military engagement, Adrian R. Lewis offers an original, provocative look at the motives people and governments used to wage war, the discord among military personnel, the flawed political policies that guided military strategy, and the civilian perceptions that characterized each conflict. With each chapter similarly structured to allow the reader to draw parallels between the wars, Lewis deftly traces the evolution of U.S. military strategy since the Second World War. Timely, incisive, and comprehensive, "The American Culture of War" is a unique and invaluable survey of ov ...show less
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