Americans at War

Americans at War

by Stephen E. Ambrose
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Americans at War by Stephen E. Ambrose

Perhaps no other historian has concentrated on modern America at war so strikingly as Stephen E. Ambrose. Although World War II has been the backdrop for most of his acclaimed historian's work, he writes here of America's other wars too -- the Civil War, Korea, Vietnam, and the Cold War. From Vicksburg to My Lai, Ambrose covers the fields of battle so authoritatively, portrays the figures and the personalities so convincingly, and recounts the history so compellingly that his reader feels present as momentous issues are considered and as decisions are made. Ranging over the many wars that have enveloped Americans and their leaders (Custer, Eisenhower, Patton, MacArthur, FDR, and Nixon), these exemplary commentaries show leadership as it is tested, confirmed, or refuted in the theater of war.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780425165102
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/28/1998
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 492,344
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Stephen E. Ambrose was director emeritus of the Eisenhower Center, Boyd Professor of History at the University of New Orleans, and president of the National D-Day Museum. He was the author of many books, most recently The Mississippi and the Making of a Nation: From the Louisiana Purchase to Today. His compilation of 1,400 oral histories from American veterans and authorship of over twenty books established him as one of the foremost historians of the Second World War in Europe. He died October 13, 2002, in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi.

Date of Birth:

January 10, 1936

Date of Death:

October 13, 2002

Place of Birth:

Whitewater, Wisconsin

Place of Death:

Bay St. Louis, Mississippi


B.A., University of Wisconsin; M.A., Louisiana State University, 1958; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, 1963

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In his usual style, Ambrose has written an account of major battles in which American soldiers were involved. From Grant's astouding victory in Vicksburg, Ms to the horrible Me Lei incident , Ambrose recounts the events that happened and attempts to explain why they happened. This book is easy to read and would be appreciated by all age levels. Pay particular attention to his critique of General Custer as he attempts to differentiate the myth from the reality.