Atlas of American Military History

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"From the Battle of Bunker Hill to the Battle of Midway, from Vietnam to the Persian Gulf, from George Washington to Douglas MacArthur, Atlas of American Military History covers the full span of America at war, exploring the personalities, methods, strategies, and historical contexts of each conflict. More current and accessible than any similar title on the topic, this volume provides bountiful full-color maps accompanied by an insightful textual narrative. The maps and text are well integrated and complement each other nicely, giving readers
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Overview

"From the Battle of Bunker Hill to the Battle of Midway, from Vietnam to the Persian Gulf, from George Washington to Douglas MacArthur, Atlas of American Military History covers the full span of America at war, exploring the personalities, methods, strategies, and historical contexts of each conflict. More current and accessible than any similar title on the topic, this volume provides bountiful full-color maps accompanied by an insightful textual narrative. The maps and text are well integrated and complement each other nicely, giving readers access to information on important topics in a comprehensive and authoritative manner." Following a loose chronological framework, Atlas of American Military History examines every significant military campaign and war in which the United States has been engaged, both domestically and internationally, from the French and Indian War up to and including the latest war in Iraq. Full of information that will interest students and general readers alike, this book also covers military methods, weaponry, and communication technology. The wide range of topics that receive detailed treatment, in the text and maps, offers a thorough, fascinating account of all aspects of U.S. military history.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780816062218
  • Publisher: Facts on File, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/28/2005
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 9.02 (w) x 12.00 (h) x 0.59 (d)

Table of Contents

Timeline of American military history 2
Pt. 1 Wars of the colonial period 10
Pt. 2 Wars of the young republic 42
Pt. 3 The war between the states 74
Pt. 4 An emerging world power 106
Pt. 5 The war to end all wars 132
Pt. 6 Global war 152
Pt. 7 The hot wars of the cold war 186
Pt. 8 A lone superpower 216
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