The Wars of America
Harper & Row, 1981 - 1160 Seiten
The Wars of America is a dramatic and compelling narrative history by an outstanding military historian of America's armed conflicts and the political, cultural and economic factors behind them since the earliest explorers and settlers arrived on this continent. First published in 1968, It was revised and updated in 1981 to include the Vietnam War. It has now been updated to include all the events of the last ten years in Lebanon, Grenada, Panama, and the victory over Iraq in the Persian Gulf by United Nations forces under the command of General Norman Schwarzkopf. A final chapter analyzes the self-destruction of the European communist world in the summer and fall of 1991, including the collapse of the hard-line Soviet government and the upheavals in Yugoslavia, and speculates on the meaning of these developments on America's future. Leckie not only stresses those personal aspects of war that make it the most intense and contradictory of our experiences. In the new chapters he shows how, while operating in a quintessentially American tradition, our military and political leaders applied the tragic lessons learned in the war in Southeast Asia against North Vietnam by changing from a conscripted to a volunteer army, thus leading the way to better training methods, higher morale, and far better performance on the battlefield. Combining dramatic narrative with sound reference material, The Wars of America is essential for anyone who wishes to understand America at war.
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Meanwhile , the Continental Congress met in Philadelphia No new nation a - borning was ever blessed with as many able political midwives as those who gathered in Philadelphia on September 5 , 1774 , to attend at the birth of American ...
Not only Congress but every one of the 13 states had its own issue . The states refused Congress's plea to cease printing , and some even passed laws protecting their paper money . As a result , the paper printed by Congress became less ...
officers of the Continental Army encamped at Newburgh , New York , asked Congress for what was actually the barest relief of financial distress caused by war service and inflation . Congress refused , and the officers flew into a rage .
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Very much a military history, Leckie reports on the wars from the colonial conflicts through the Gulf War. He brings a crisp style and tight reporting to a massive sweep of history. He tells how the ... Vollständige Rezension lesen
THEATER OF COLONIAL WARS
SIEGE OF QUEBEC 1759
LEXINGTON AND CONCORD APRIL 19 1775
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