The American Military Tradition

2nd Edition

From Colonial Times to the Present

eISBN-13: 9781461644101

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In The American Military Tradition historians John M. Carroll and Colin F. Baxter gather an esteemed group of military historians to explore the pivotal issues and themes in American warfare from the Colonial era to the present conflict in Iraq. From the reliance on militia and the Minutemen of the American Revolution to the all-volunteer specialized troops of today, these twelve essays analyze the continuities and changes in the conduct of war over the past three centuries. In this completely revised second edition, new essays explore Napoleonic warfare, the American Civil War, the Plains Wars in the West, the War against Japan, the nuclear arms race, and the War on Terror. The book, while not avoiding the nature of battle, goes beyond tactics and strategy to include the enormous social and political impact of America's wars.

Sold By Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBNs 9780742544277, 9780742544284, 1461644100, 9781461644101, 9781461644101
Language eng
Number of Pages 342
Edition 2nd