Prodigal Soldiers: How the Generation of Officers Born of Vietnam Revolutionized the American Style of War

Prodigal Soldiers: How the Generation of Officers Born of Vietnam Revolutionized the American Style of War

by James Kitfield
     
 

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Documenting the transformation of the U.S. military from Vietnam to the Gulf War, a history of a generation of officers examines changing ideas about war, ending the draft, reducing racial tensions, and integrating women into the ranks.

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Documenting the transformation of the U.S. military from Vietnam to the Gulf War, a history of a generation of officers examines changing ideas about war, ending the draft, reducing racial tensions, and integrating women into the ranks.

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"A major work of U.S. military history."

"One of the most illuminating military books in recent years."

"Recommended without reservation."

"A great and much-needed book...exciting, hard-hitting, and on target."

"The best and most accurate history yet written on the rebuilding of American military forces...keenly perceptive, well researched, beautifully written."

"Rebuilding the U.S. Army after the Vietnam debacle was an extraordinary achievement. James Kitfield's account of the feat is vivid, compassionate, and, above all, readable."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781574881233
Publisher:
Potomac Books
Publication date:
06/30/1997
Series:
An AUSA Institute of Land Warfare Book Series
Edition description:
BRASSEY'S
Pages:
478
Sales rank:
780,486
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.14(h) x 1.43(d)

Meet the Author

James Kitfield, the award-winning defense and foreign affairs correspondent for National Journal, was embedded with forward headquarters of V Corps during the Iraq War and has reported from Iraq and Washington in the war's aftermath. He lives in Arlington, Virginia.

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