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U.S. Military History for Dummies
by John C. McManus


Overview - Want to know more about American military history? U.S. MilitaryHistory For Dummies presents concise and revealing accounts ofall of the nation's armed conflicts from the French and Indian Warto Iraq. It explains how the U.S. military is organized and how itsbranches operate, both independently and together.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Want to know more about American military history? U.S. MilitaryHistory For Dummies presents concise and revealing accounts ofall of the nation's armed conflicts from the French and Indian Warto Iraq. It explains how the U.S. military is organized and how itsbranches operate, both independently and together.

This straightforward guide examines the causes for each ofAmerica's wars and reveals how these conflicts have shaped thenation's borders, society, politics, culture, and future. You'llmeet heroes, cowards, patriots, and traitors; relive great battles;and get a taste of what combat is really like, as you discover:

  • How the French/Indian war sowed the seeds of the RevolutionaryWar
  • Why America's battle for independence didn't end atYorktown
  • Early U.S. wars against Indians, tax cheats, and pirates
  • The War of 1812: guaranteeing U.S. sovereignty
  • "Manifest Destiny" wars that stretched America from sea toshining sea
  • Why the American Civil War could not be avoided
  • The Spanish American War and the U.S. as an emerging globalpower
  • Why World War I failed to "make the world safe fordemocracy"
  • How World War II changed America's role in the world
  • Korea and Vietnam: hot wars during the Cold War

Featuring important insights on technological, political, andsocial changes that transformed the way America fights its warsU.S. Military History For Dummies is your key tounderstanding the evolution of the most powerful military force inhistory.



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  • ISBN-13: 9780470165027
  • ISBN-10: 0470165022
  • Publisher: For Dummies
  • Publish Date: November 2007
  • Page Count: 364
  • Dimensions: 9.22 x 7.4 x 0.81 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.27 pounds

Series: For Dummies

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