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The National Guard: An Illustrated History of America's Citizen Soldiers (Photographic Histories) [Kindle Edition]

Michael D Doubler , John W. Listman
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Book Description

The National Guard is the compelling account, in words and pictures, of the nation’s oldest military institution. From the defense of the Jamestown settlement in 1607 to peacekeeping missions in the Balkans and, most recently, to their participation in the war on terrorism, the citizen-soldiers of the National Guard have always been an integral part of America’s first line of defense. The guard fought at the battles of Lexington and Concord, Bunker Hill, New Orleans, First Bull Run, San Juan Hill, the Meuse-Argonne, Omaha Beach, Operation Desert Storm, and in many, many other engagements. With nearly half a million members in the year 2002, the Air and Army National Guard are as important as ever to America’s security.Featuring a wide array of rarely seen prints, vivid photographs, and informative narrative text, this handsome volume tells the inspirational story of those dedicated part-time soldiers who, throughout the past 400 years, have provided full-time service to their states and to their nation. It charts the National Guard’s evolution from ragtag militias to sophisticated, modern armed forces by describing units, individuals, weapons, equipment, vehicles, and service throughout the guard’s storied history. The paperback second edition features updated text and twenty new photos to cover the National Guard's recent service in Afghanistan, Iraq, homeland security, and the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.The first comprehensive illustrated history of the guard ever published, The National Guard will be treasured by citizen-soldiers, by their families, and by military history enthusiasts nationwide.

Editorial Reviews


“A good starting point for those wishing to learn more about America’s unique militia.”

“The history of war in America is the history of the citizen-soldier, a story that has often been neglected. . . . Michael Doubler and John Listman, Jr., have done an admirable job in telling the story of the National Guard and the citizen-soldier, with illustrations and text that clearly demonstrate the importance of their role in American military history.”

From the Publisher

An updated edition of the best and most comprehensive illustrated history of the Guard. Covers the entire history of both the Army National Guard and the Air National Guard. Showcases the National Guard's nearly half a million men and women serving in all fifty states, the District of Columbia, and four territories. Updated text and twenty new photos to cover the National Guard's recent service in Afghanistan, Iraq, homeland security, and the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

Product Details

  • File Size: 10624 KB
  • Print Length: 216 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1574887033
  • Publisher: Potomac Books Inc.; 1 edition (April 30, 2007)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005CWHL0I
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,054,355 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A rousing, inspirational history text May 22, 2003
The collaborative effort of retired Army National Guard colonel Michael D. Doubler and retired Army National Guard chief warrant officer John W. Listman, Jr., The National Guard: An Illustrated History Of America's Citizen-Soldiers combines black-and-white photographs with a rousing, inspirational history text showcasing this proud and honorable institution charged with protecting America's security. A straightforward and engaging account written for readers of all backgrounds, The National Guard is a welcome and appreciated contribution to personal, school, and community library Military History reference collections and reading lists.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Gift Idea January 15, 2012
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Let me preface this review by saying that I did not read this book and I probably won't be reading it any time soon. My brother recently joined the National Guard so for Christmas I thought that this would make a fantastic gift. He is a war history buff as it is so it would have worked for him anyways. I think if you like history or have any attachment to the National Guard, this is a good book to have.
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5.0 out of 5 stars rare book at great price December 12, 2013
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Rare book at a great price! Super quick shipment and availability make this a win all around for the national guard lover, minute men lover, citizen soldier lover!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars December 28, 2014
By mimmer
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Grandson just joined the guard. He was thrilled with the book! The transaction was swift.
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