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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“ I have lost my father ! ” he cried in anguish , whereupon the marines are said to have echoed : “ We have lost our father ! " 44 On the right before the breastwork , the regulars there were also being sickled to the reddening earth ...
He had lost only 67 killed and wounded against what were at first reported as enemy losses of 400 soldiers and 500 to 600 civilians . He was criticized , of course , particularly in the foreign press , for his “ inhumanity ” in ...
That night he fell asleep while eating , and when he did move out the following day the opportunity was lost . Either because he thought the enemy's position too strong , or because he had lost too much of the sleep his frail physique ...
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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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