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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Britain then was a sea monster of 600 ships , of which 120 were ships of the line and 116 were frigates . Roughly corresponding to a modern battleship , a ship of the line usually mounted 74 or more guns , although some carried as few ...
after which the water was pumped out of the camels and as they rose they lifted the ship with them and floated over ... Barclay planned to fight at a distance and defeat his enemy ships in detail ; Perry was eager to close to bring his ...
were the six months of unrivaled success that U - boat crews forever afterward looked back on as “ the happy times , ” and during them they sank no less than 568 Allied ships . Alarmed , General Marshall notified Admiral King that ...
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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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