"The target readership comprises the general public, students and teachers." (Philosophy & Religion, November 2010)
"Well-conceived, comprehensive, and thorough, this volume is important not only for those working on American history but also for military historians as a whole. The central role of conflict in American history emerges clearly."
—Jeremy Black, University of Exeter, author of Crisis of Empire: Britain and America in the Eighteenth Century and editor of Great Military Leaders and their Campaigns
"A truly masterful assemblage of essays prepared by a star-studded cast of military historians. Beautifully written, comprehensive in scope. Highly recommended to any and all persons seeking to understand the triumphs and pitfalls of American military history."
—James Kirby Martin, Distinguished University Professor of History, University of Houston, editor of Ordinary Courage: The Revolutionary War Adventures of Joseph Plumb Martin, 3rd edition, and coauthor of Forgotten Allies: The Oneida Indians and the American Revolution
"Comprehensively conceived, brilliantly executed, this compendium of scholarship on the American military experience is a tour de force that belongs in every private and public collection on the subject."
—Dennis Showalter, Colorado College, author of Hitler's Panzers: The Lightning Attacks that Revolutionized Warfare and Patton and Rommel: Men of War in the Twentieth Century