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America's Victories: Why the U.S. Wins Wars and Will Win the War on Terror based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
This book is so unbelieveably horrid I struggle to determine where to begin. Once again we see the twisting and misrepresentation of historical fact to benefit a right-wing point of view that is so characteristic of this author. In most points, noted fact is blatanly ignored and lies and fantasy are inserted in its place. While I cannot doubt the courage and ingenuity of our Armed Forces nor the hope that America will prevail in the "War of Terror", I cannot say the same for this book. If you believe that the greatest generation lacked the power and sincerity to win WWII, was so concerned about casualties that they decided to invade North Africa first instead of Europe, and that Vietnam was not really a lost war, then this schlock is for you. Otherwise I would recommend virtually ANY true history tome that would tell you America was more than able to fight WWII, put off the planned invasion of France to appease Stalin, and did not come away with banners high following a smashing victory in 'Nam. It is amazingly easy to see why this book has found itself on the bargain shelf.
This book by Larry Schweikart discusses some past wars and recent ones about the war on terror. The book is bogged down with propaganda-like facts thrown in, seemingly trying to convince the reader that America is an invincible super hero that will wipe away any evildoers. The book is far too one-sided to give any type of meaningful story or facts. It's the equivalent of a scale with every balance on one side. One thing I did enjoy about the book was the fact that it slightly bolstered my appreciation for the United States military. However, that was quickly taken away when Schweikart continued to bombard me with more right-wing ideals. Don't get me wrong, I have great respect for all of our armed forces, but not this book. I would not recommend this book for reading unless you're so far right-winged that you can't see the left.