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American Way of War : A History of United States Military Strategy and Policy

American Way of War : A History of United States Military Strategy and Policy - 77 edition

ISBN13: 978-0253280299

Cover of American Way of War : A History of United States Military Strategy and Policy 77 (ISBN 978-0253280299)
ISBN13: 978-0253280299
ISBN10: 025328029X
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 77
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Published: 1977
International: No

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American Way of War : A History of United States Military Strategy and Policy - 77 edition

ISBN13: 978-0253280299

Russell F. Weigley

ISBN13: 978-0253280299
ISBN10: 025328029X
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 77
Publisher: Indiana University Press

Published: 1977
International: No
Summary

" . . . a strong and stimulating book. It has no rival in either scope or quality. For libraries, history buffs, and armchair warriors, it is a must. For political science students, career diplomats, and officers in the armed services, its reading should be required."

-- History


"It reads easily but is not a popularized history . . . nor does the book become a history of battles. . . . Weigley's analyses and interpretations are searching, competent, and useful."

-- Perspective

Table of Contents

Introduction

Part One: Waging War With Limited Resources, 1775-1815

1 A Strategy of Attrition: George Washington
2 A Strategy of Partisan War: Nathanael Greene
3 The Federalists and the Jeffersonians

Part Two: Young America as a Military Power, 1815-1890

4 The Age of Winfield Scott
5 The Founding of American Strategic Studies: Dennis Hart Mahan and Henry Wager Halleck
6 Napoleonic Strategy: R.E. Lee and the Confederacy
7 A Strategy of Annihilation: U.S. Grant and the Union
8 Annihilation of a People: The Indian Fighters

Part Three: Introduction to World Power, 1890-1941

9 A Strategy of Sea Power and Empire: Stephen B. Luce and Alfred Thayer Mahan
10 Strategy and the Great War of 1914-1918
11 A Strategy of Air Power: Billy Mitchell
12 A Strategy for Pacific Ocean War: Naval Strategists of the 1920s and 1930s

Part Four: American Strategy in Global Triumph, 1941-1945

13 The Strategic Tradition of A.T. Mahan: Strategists of the Pacific War

14 The Strategic Tradition of U.S. Grant: Strategists of the European War

Part Five: American Strategy in Perplexity, 1945-

15 The Atomic Revolution
16 Old Strategies Revisited: Douglas MacArthur and George C. Marshall in the Korean War
17 Strategies of Deterrence and of Action: The Strategy Intellectuals
18 Strategies of Action Attempted: To the Vietnam War


Notes
Select Bibliography of American Writings on Military Strategy, Theoretical, and Historical
Index