By Brad D. Lookingbill
The yankee army: a story heritage offers a accomplished advent to greater than 4 centuries of yank army history.
* offers a chronological account of yankee army background from clashes among militias and local americans to 21st-century operations in Afghanistan and Iraq
* beneficial properties own vignettes to place a human face on armed conflict
* Addresses styles of nationwide carrier, the evolution of civil-military family members, and the appearance of all-volunteer forces
* places occasions in ancient context, and considers cultural, social, political, monetary, and technological developments
“This concise survey locations land, sea, and air prone within the large context of yank politics and society. hugely readable, it comprises sensible insurance of roles performed through ladies and minorities.”
James C. Bradford, Texas A&M University
“A significant contribution to the learn of the yank army. the fundamental questions and urged readings incorporated on the finish of every bankruptcy considerably raise its worth as an undergraduate textbook.”
Darlene M. Iskra, Commander, U.S. army, Retired, Ph.D., writer of girls within the usa Armed Forces
“In its seamless integration of the burgeoning variety of works dedicated to the research of ‘War and Society,’ Lookingbill's compelling synthesis plays a good carrier for either specialist historians and normal readers.”
Kevin Adams, Kent kingdom University
From the again Cover
The American army: a story historical past provides a entire creation to greater than 4 centuries of yank army heritage. It explores the sweep people army activities at domestic and in a foreign country, from the preliminary clashes among militias and local American tribes to modern operations in Afghanistan and Iraq. The textual content offers either macro- and micro- perspectives of army background, offering old context for every clash in addition to incorporating own vignettes from infantrymen, civilians, and others tormented by cases of army motion. Chapters additionally discover parts of cultural, social, political, financial, and technological advancements in dating to army heritage, in addition to subject matters together with styles of nationwide carrier, the evolution of civil-military family, and the arrival of all-volunteer forces. effortless and eminently readable, the yank army deals revealing insights into the numerous ways that armed conflicts have formed the process our nation’s heritage.
About the Author
Brad D. Lookingbill is Professor of heritage at Columbia collage of Missouri. sooner than his educational occupation, Dr. Lookingbill served within the military nationwide defend and Reserve. he's the writer of airborne dirt and dust Bowl, united states: melancholy the USA and the Ecological mind's eye, 1929-1941 (2001), conflict Dance at castle Marion: Plains Indian struggle Prisoners (2006), and American army heritage: A Documentary Reader (Wiley-Blackwell, 2011).