The American Military: A Narrative History (Hardcover)

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The American Military: A Narrative History (Hardcover)


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The American Military: A Narrative History presents a comprehensive introduction to more than four centuries of American military history.

  • Presents a chronological account of American military history from clashes between militias and Native Americans to 21st-century operations in Afghanistan and Iraq
  • Features personal vignettes to put a human face on armed conflict
  • Addresses patterns of national service, the evolution of civil-military relations, and the advent of all-volunteer forces
  • Puts events in historical context, and considers cultural, social, political, economic, and technological developments
Brad D. Lookingbill is Professor of History at Columbia College of Missouri. Prior to his academic career, Dr. Lookingbill served in the Army National Guard and Reserve. He is the author of Dust Bowl, USA: Depression America and the Ecological Imagination, 1929-1941 (2001), War Dance at Fort Marion: Plains Indian War Prisoners (2006), and American Military History: A Documentary Reader (Wiley-Blackwell, 2011).
Product Details ISBN: 9781444337358
ISBN-10: 1444337351
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Publication Date: January 7th, 2014
Pages: 424
Language: English