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This unique reference work covers the military history of the United States from the Revolution to the Gulf War. Comprehensive and easy to use, it supplies essential information on the social, technological, political, tactical, and strategic developments that have affected the evolution of the U.S. armed forces. Invaluable as a reference tool and reader's guide, the Handbook of American Military History will prove essential for scholars, students, and history buffs alike.
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For each of six historical periods from 1775 to 1994 presents a short introduction, a chronology, a chronological list of military operations, biographical sketches arranged alphabetically, and a very extensive annotated bibliography. Includes a glossary of military terms but no index. A quick reference for historians, students, and history buffs. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780813385693
  • Publisher: Westview Press
  • Publication date: 1/1/1997
  • Series: History and Warfare Series
  • Pages: 319
  • Product dimensions: 6.44 (w) x 9.56 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
1 The Building Period: 1775-1815 1
2 The Institutional Period: 1816-1865 43
3 The Reform Period: 1866-1914 97
4 The Unsettled Period: 1915-1941 141
5 The Global Period: 1942-1963 183
6 The Uncertain Period: 1964-1994 251
Glossary 307
About the Contributors 317
About the Book 319
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