Decisive Battles of the U.S.A., 1776-1918

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Believing that our past wars have been a major factor in making this country what it is, Maj. Gen. J. F. C. Fuller (1878–1966) presents in this comprehensive study a complete roster of those crucial actions on which our national life has turned. A professional soldier, military writer, and historian of international repute, Fuller has written a lucid, nontechnical, and absorbing account of every decisive American battle from Revolutionary times to the outbreak of World War II, including all the historic conflicts that have become epics of American courage and strength, from Trenton and Vicksburg to San Juan Hill and Meuse-Argonne. Each battle is fully described; enlightening information is provided on the military tactics employed, and the historical consequences of each are clearly examined. The author has also provided a cogent synopsis of the years between the decisive battles.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780803260030
  • Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
  • Publication date: 6/28/2007
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 428
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

J. F. C. Fuller was one of the most important and original military thinkers of the twentieth century. He served as a lieutenant in Britain’s Boer War, organized the first British tank corps in World War I, and developed the strategy and tactics of tank warfare that were later put to use by the Nazis for their World War II blitzkriegs. His many books include A Military History of the Western World (3 volumes) and The Generalship of Alexander the Great.
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Table of Contents

1763-1776 The Causes of the War of Independence     3
The Surprise at Trenton and the Battle of Princeton, 1776-1777     12
1777 Synopsis of Background Events     37
The Battles of Bennington and Freeman's Farm and the Capitulation of Saratoga, 1777     41
1778-1781 Synopsis of Background Events     67
The Battle of the Chesapeake and the Siege of Yorktown, 1781     72
1783-1812 Synopsis of Background Events     96
The Battles of Lake Erie and Lake Champlain, 1813 and 1814     102
1783-1824 Synopsis of Background Events     130
The Battles of San Jacinto, Contreras-Churubusco, and Chapultepec, 1836 and 1847     136
1783-1861 Synopsis of Background Events     171
The Seven Days' Battle, 1862     177
1862 Synopsis of Background Events     211
The Battle of Gettysburg, 1863     219
1861-1863 Synopsis of Background Events     251
The Vicksburg Campaign and the Battle of Chattanooga, 1863     258
1863-1864 Synopsis of Background Events     289
The Atlanta Campaign and the Battle of Nashville, 1864     292
1865-1898 Synopsis of Background Events     326
The Battles of El Caney-San Juan Hill and Santiago de Cuba, 1898     333
1899-1917 Synopsisof Background Events     363
The Battle of the Meuse-Argonne     370
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