Overall, the book is a rather fascinating perspective of American military history and makes for very decent reading.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book and highly recommend it to everyone interested in U.S. history or military history and strategy.
Max Boot has done a great job presenting a concise and interesting history of U.S. military action in other countries.
Entertaining, informative, nicely written. I have read so many articles and books that express vitriol related to America's small wars it was refreshing to hear that mixed within... Read morePublished 3 days ago by Nicky B
There's so much knowledge in this book, it's unbelievable. I'm glad to have read it and as a Marine Officer I will keep in mind the lessons of counterinsurgency warfare of America.Published 2 months ago by Alex
This book was not only informative, but interesting and hard to put down as well. Max clearly illustrates America's past in fighting small wars, mainly in the Caribbean and Central... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Eric S. Cook
There is a great deal of history that is just glossed over an facts get covered in the fray. Author presents a clear presentation of the history with facts that are hard to refute. Read morePublished 12 months ago by 76usa76
It might be a flippant way to start a review, but this book is garbage. Like many of the other negative reviewers, I can only agree that this book re-hashes and expropriates the... Read morePublished 13 months ago by J. A.
Gives a detailed view of the small undeclared wars fought by the US. Did not know that our venture into the carribean was fear of Germany. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Alan
Max Boot is a Neoconservative, but don't let that stop you from taking this book seriously. In this book argues that the affairs at Omaha Beach and Gettysburg are aberrations,... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Carl Robinson
A compendium of American wars that rarely make it to the popular history books. Don't you remember the 19th century attempt by a US Navy captain to capture the Marquesas and make... Read morePublished 19 months ago by Dick from New Hampshire
Three stars for effort, but it's unsurprising that a WSJ editor should continue that paper's unrelenting jingoism: proving Marine General Smedley Butler's old saw that "war is... Read morePublished 20 months ago by R. L. Huff