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The American military : a concise history, Joseph T. Glatthaar

Label
The American military : a concise history
Title
The American military
Title remainder
a concise history
Statement of responsibility
Joseph T. Glatthaar
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Since the first English settlers landed at Jamestown with the legacy of centuries of European warfare in tow, the military has been an omnipresent part of America. In "The American Military: A Concise History", Joseph T. Glatthaar explores this relationship from its origins in the thirteen colonies to today's ongoing conflicts in the Middle East. During the Revolutionary War, tension grew between local militias and a standing army. The Founding Fathers attempted to strike a balance, enshrining an army, navy, and a "well-regulated Militia" in the Constitution. The US soon witnessed the rise of a professional military, a boon to its successes in the War of 1812, the Mexican War, and the Civil War. However, after the Civil War, the US soon learned that the purpose of a peacetime army is to prepare for war. When war did arrive, it arrived with a vengeance, gutting the trenches of the Great War with effective innovations: tanks, planes, machine guns, and poison gas. The US embraced the technology that would win both world wars and change the nature of battle in the Second World War. The nuclear era brought encounters defined by stalemate--from the Cold War conflicts of Korea and Vietnam to the the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Since 9/11, the US has been frustrated by unconventional warfare, including terrorism and cyberwar, largely negating the technological advantage it had held. Glatthaar examines all these challenges, looking to the future of the U.S. military and its often proud and complicated legacy."--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1956-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Glatthaar, Joseph T.
Dewey number
355.00973
Index
index present
LC call number
UA23
LC item number
.G638 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • United States
Label
The American military : a concise history, Joseph T. Glatthaar
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Citizen soldier and sailor vs. standing armed forces -- The struggle for military professionalism -- Technology, mechanization, and the world wars -- The limits of power -- Conclusion
Control code
on1004265157
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
x, 142 pages
Isbn
9780190692810
Lccn
2018000396
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
  • 40028371282
  • 40028629338
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780190692810
  • (OCoLC)1004265157
Label
The American military : a concise history, Joseph T. Glatthaar
Publication
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Citizen soldier and sailor vs. standing armed forces -- The struggle for military professionalism -- Technology, mechanization, and the world wars -- The limits of power -- Conclusion
Control code
on1004265157
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
x, 142 pages
Isbn
9780190692810
Lccn
2018000396
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
  • 40028371282
  • 40028629338
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780190692810
  • (OCoLC)1004265157

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