America at War: Concise Histories of U.S. Military Conflicts by Terence T. Finn

By Terence T. Finn

War—organized violence opposed to an enemy of the state—seems half and parcel of the yankee trip. certainly, the us was once demonstrated by way of violence as usual voters from New Hampshire to Georgia responded George Washington’s name to arms.

Since then, warfare has develop into a staple of yank historical past. Counting the struggle for Independence, the U.S. has fought the defense force of different international locations no less than twelve instances, averaging a tremendous clash each two decades. In so doing, the pursuits were easy: strengthen the reason for freedom, guard U.S. pursuits, and impose America’s will upon a global. in general, the implications were winning as America’s army has accounted itself good. but the price has been excessive, in either blood and treasure. americans have fought and died round the globe—on land, at sea, and within the air. definitely, their activities have formed the realm during which we live.

In this entire assortment, Terence T. Finn offers a collection of narratives—each concise and readable—on the twelve significant wars the United States has fought. He explains what occurred, and why such locations as Saratoga and Antietam, Manila Bay and halfway are very important to an figuring out of America’s earlier. Readers will simply be capable to brush up on their heritage and acquaint themselves with these members and occasions that experience helped outline the U.S. of the US.

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