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A Handbook of American Military History: From the Revolutionary War to the Present (History and Warfare) [Hardcover]

Kevin B. Byrne , Jerry M. Cooper , James L. Crowder , John M. Lindley , Jerry K. Sweeney
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January 1996 0813385695 978-0813385693
Covering the military history of the United States from the War of Independence to the Gulf War, this work examines the social, technological, political, tactical and strategic developments that have affected the evolution of the US armed forces. The book is arranged in major historical units, each of which consists of a chronology, an account of military operations, biographical profiles, and a selected reading list. The chronology focuses on significant events, military engagements, technological developments, and any other events of note. The section on military operations provides a concise account of significant military actions, and the biographical section gives an appraisal of the roles played by key individuals, including lesser-known leaders.

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Jerry K. Sweeney is a professor of history emeritus at South Dakota State University.
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Product Details

  • Series: History and Warfare
  • Hardcover: 319 pages
  • Publisher: Westview Pr (Short Disc) (January 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0813385695
  • ISBN-13: 978-0813385693
  • Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 6.3 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,133,321 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent source February 23, 2014
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Great source whether you're studying history or simply needing an index for those late night reads! and at an affordable price!
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Russell F. Weigley writes that "anyone seriously interested in U.S. military history should benefit from this small but encyclopedic book. General readers, buffs, reenacters, students and professionals should all be able to make use of it. In every way the authors deserve commendation for making an apparently modest little book into a volume of exceptional usefulness."
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