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United States Army: The Definitive Illustrated History (Fall River Press Edition)

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In United States Army, award-winning military historian D. M. Giangreco immerses you in the glorious history of the United States Army, which extends from the birth of our nation, when citizen soldiers in state militias worked cooperatively to defeat British forces in the American Revolution, to the international conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq that define the American military experience overseas at the start of the twenty-first century.

The stirring text is lavishly ...

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Overview

In United States Army, award-winning military historian D. M. Giangreco immerses you in the glorious history of the United States Army, which extends from the birth of our nation, when citizen soldiers in state militias worked cooperatively to defeat British forces in the American Revolution, to the international conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq that define the American military experience overseas at the start of the twenty-first century.

The stirring text is lavishly illustrated with more than 1,400 photographs and paintings—including images of modern and historic uniforms, insignia, portraits, weapons, vehicles, equipment, maps, recruiting posters, and much more—making this a visually stunning tribute to America's premier military branch and a testament to the courage and sacrifice of all who serve—or have served—their country in the United States Army.

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For anyone interested in U.S. military history, this mammoth hardcover illustrated history will be a treasured resource to be read, reread, and used as a resource. With a detailed text and in 1,400 photographs and other illustrations, author D.M. Giangreco has constructed a definitive, moving chronicle of American men and women from the 18th century to the present. This is one of those rare books that truly earns its claim of being definitive.

Brian Burnes
Giangreco, who for years served as an editor at Military Review, published at the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, has a scholar's background in the subject. But the book, with about 1,400 images—paintings, photographs and artifacts—is accessible to all readers.

It was challenging, Giangreco said, to tell a story "that is clear and compelling to a general audience but will also meet the high expectations of both military personnel and historians."
Kansas City Star

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781435118157
  • Publisher: Fall River Press
  • Publication date: 9/26/2011
  • Pages: 528
  • Product dimensions: 10.44 (w) x 11.66 (h) x 1.64 (d)

Meet the Author

Award-winning author D.M. Giangreco is a former editor of the U.S. Army's professional journal, Military Review, and the author of numerous books about military affairs, including War in Korea, 1950-1953; Delta: America's Elite Counterterrorist Force (with Terry A. Griswold); Eyewitness D-Day: Firsthand Accounts from the Landing at Normandy to the Liberation of Paris (with Kathryn Moore); and Eyewitness Pacific Theater: Firsthand Accounts of the War in the Pacific from Pearl Harbor to the Atomic Bomb (with John T. Kuehn). He was also coauthor of Eyewitness Vietnam: Firsthand Accounts from Operation Rolling Thunder to the Fall of Saigon (with Donald L. Gilmore). Most recently, Giangreco was awarded the Moncado Prize by the Society for Military History for his article "Casualty Projects for the U.S. Invasions of Japan, 1945-1946: Planning and Policy Implications." His "Special Forces: The History Behind America's New Front-line Fighters" was the cover story of the November 2002 issue of American Heritage.

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