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America's Armed Forces : A History

America's Armed Forces : A History - 2nd edition

America's Armed Forces : A History - 2nd edition

ISBN13: 9780133107807

ISBN10: 0133107809

America
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 2ND 96
Copyright: 1996
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.
Published: 1996
International: No
America

ISBN13: 9780133107807

ISBN10: 0133107809

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 2ND 96

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Summary

Highlighting the central individuals in American military history, this study provides a readable and interesting account of American military history from the late fifteenth century British-French Wars in Colonial America to the recent Gulf War.

Features

  • Integrates innovative and fascinating mini- biographies of key figures in U.S. military history, allowing students to gain an appreciation of them throughout their careers in the service.
  • Describes and includes photographs of weapons of war from earliest times to the present, helping students see the impact of technology on warfare.
  • Supplements material with approximately 50 quality illustrations and 20 informative maps.
  • NEW - new final chapter (19) updating coverage of American military developments to reflect the changes that have taken place in the world, the nation, and the military services since 1990. Discussions include:
    • The Gulf War
    • U.S. military intervention in Panama and Haiti
    • U.S. military intervention in Bosnia
  • NEW - Completely revised and reorganized Chapter 13 to include the collapse of the Soviet Union and the end of the Cold War.
  • NEW - Thorough discussion of the downsizing of the U.S. military since the end of the Cold War.

Table of Contents

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.

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