An Illustrated History : the U.S. Army From 1775 to the 21st Century

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From its Revolutionary War beginnings as the Continental Army to its leadership of the Coalition of the Willing in today' s Iraq, for more than 200 years the United States Army has fulfilled its solemn charge: to provide for the common defense, at home and abroad. To a significant degree the U.S. Army' s story is the story of the United States, as becomes clear in this absorbing, illustrated history of the U. S. Army from its beginnings in a rag-tag force of colonial militia to its current incarnation as the world' s most powerful and sophisticated land-combat force. With an emphasis on post-Vietnam operations and detailed information on the technological component of the force' s military might, distinguished historian Chester Hearn follows the U. S. Army through its combat history-- the American Revolution, the War of 1812, the Civil War, various Indian wars, the Spanish-American War, World Wars I and II, Korea, Vietnam, the first Gulf war, and Afghanistan and Iraq-- offering a complete and thoroughly fascinating account of an armed force ever remaking itself to meet the challenges of an ever-changing world.
Publisher: St. Paul, MN : Zenith Press, 2006
ISBN: 9780760326800
Characteristics: 192 p. : ill. (some col.), col. maps ; 26 x 27 cm


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