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.
- 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.