Don't Tread On Me: A 400-Year History of America at War, from Indian Fighting to Terrorist Hunting

Don't Tread On Me: A 400-Year History of America at War, from Indian Fighting to Terrorist Hunting

by H.W. Crocker III

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ISBN-13: 9781400053643
Publisher: The Crown Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/27/2007
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 464
Sales rank: 846,640
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

H. W. Crocker III is the author of Triumph: The Power and the Glory of the Catholic Church and Robert E. Lee on Leadership: Executive Lessons in Character, Courage, and Vision, as well as the prizewinning comic novel The Old Limey. He has worked as a journalist, a speechwriter for the governor of California, and a book editor. He lives near the battlefields of northern Virginia.

Table of Contents


Prologue: The Summons of the Trumpet     1
The Gentle Art of Scalping     5
Wolfe's Triumph and Pontiac's Rebellion     22
"Disperse, Ye Rebels!"     38
Forged in Battle: From 1776 to Valley Forge     53
The World Turned Upside Down     66
The Founders' Foreign Entanglements     75
Madison's Wars     90
The Guns of Old Hickory     101
The Emerging Colossus     116
Military Holiday in Mexico     130
Wrecking the Furniture     149
"War Is Cruelty, You Cannot Refine It"     165
"War Means Fighting and Fighting Means Killing"     176
"For Every Southern Boy...It's Still Not Yet Two O'Clock on That July Afternoon in 1863"     190
"The Satisfaction That Proceeds from the Consciousness of Duty Faithfully Performed"     210
"But Westward, Look! The Land Is Bright"     228
"Half Devil and Half Child"     244
"Come On, You Sons of Bitches! Do You Want to Live Forever?"     253
A World Made Safe for War     270
Infamy     287
"The Great Crusade"     306
"Another Marine Reporting for Duty, Sir. I've Spent My Time in Hell"     320
"Retreat, Hell-We're Just Attacking inAnother Direction"     337
The Long Twilight Struggle     358
America Resurgent     381
Epilogue: "Go Tell the Spartans"     398
Notes     400
Select Bibliography     431
Acknowledgments     441
Index     442

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Don't Tread On Me: A 400-Year History of America at War, from Indian Fighting to Terrorist Hunting 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Hoker on LibraryThing 23 days ago
An excellent book on the American military and small unit actions. A nice historical overview. It makes you realize how much the attitude of the public and it's support has for the military has changed since World War 2 and the effect that has had our ability to manage the outcome of world events. The indications are we have become a society that no longer has the will to see see things through - that we will cut and run if the going gets to hard, or victory is not achieved in a very short period of time.
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