- File Size: 225 KB
- Print Length: 74 pages
- Publisher: Seth B. Cutler Press (December 29, 2011)
- Publication Date: December 29, 2011
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B006RIC5OS
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,634,056 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
America's Unknown Wars Kindle Edition
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I enjoyed all four of the sections. The Spanish-American War has always been of particular interest to me, and it's covered quite nicely. That's been called a "splendid little war", but it had a tremendous impact on both US and world history. It was nice to see Mr. Shepard discuss it.
This isn't an in depth text book. It's a relatively light read that moves along at a good clip. It's an overview. I'd recommend this book to anybody with an interest in US history.
Mr. Shepard entertainingly examines five unknown wars in our history, emphasizing the why and wherefore of each war. These wars had an influence on our history and our choice of leaders which seems to be ignored in the history books.
In chronological order they are:
King Philip's War, when colonial Massachusetts was almost totally destroyed.
The French and Indian War which concluded King Philip's War, produced George Washington as a military leader, and led to the Revolution.
The War of 1812 where the English torched our White House before we turned the tide of the war toward victory, and gained a national perspective.
The Mexican War which culminated in the annexation of Texas to the USA, and possibly led to the Civil War.
The Spanish-American War and the Philippine Insurrection which directly flowed from it, and led to our present age of far flung international commitments.
Mr. Shepard's book skillfully tells the "real story" of each of the wars and their consequences . His writing style is very readable. I enjoyed the book very much. You will, too!