By Brad D. Lookingbill
The yankee army: a story background provides a entire advent to greater than 4 centuries of yank army history.
* offers a chronological account of yankee army historical past from clashes among militias and local americans to 21st-century operations in Afghanistan and Iraq
* gains own vignettes to place a human face on armed conflict
* Addresses styles of nationwide provider, the evolution of civil-military relatives, and the arrival of all-volunteer forces
* places occasions in historic context, and considers cultural, social, political, fiscal, and technological developments
“This concise survey locations land, sea, and air providers within the extensive context of yankee politics and society. hugely readable, it includes sensible assurance of roles performed via girls and minorities.”
James C. Bradford, Texas A&M University
“A significant contribution to the examine of the yank army. the basic questions and prompt readings incorporated on the finish of every bankruptcy considerably raise its price as an undergraduate textbook.”
Darlene M. Iskra, Commander, U.S. military, Retired, Ph.D., writer of girls within the usa Armed Forces
“In its seamless integration of the burgeoning variety of works dedicated to the examine of ‘War and Society,’ Lookingbill's compelling synthesis plays an exceptional provider for either expert historians and basic readers.”
Kevin Adams, Kent kingdom University
From the again Cover
The American army: a story historical past provides a finished creation to greater than 4 centuries of yankee army background. It explores the sweep people army activities at domestic and overseas, 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 heritage, supplying old context for every clash in addition to incorporating own vignettes from squaddies, civilians, and others laid low with circumstances of army motion. Chapters additionally discover parts of cultural, social, political, financial, and technological advancements in courting to army background, in addition to subject matters together with styles of nationwide carrier, the evolution of civil-military family, and the arrival of all-volunteer forces. straight forward and eminently readable, the yankee army deals revealing insights into the various ways that armed conflicts have formed the process our nation’s background.
About the Author
Brad D. Lookingbill is Professor of background at Columbia collage of Missouri. sooner than his educational profession, Dr. Lookingbill served within the military nationwide shield 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), warfare Dance at citadel Marion: Plains Indian struggle Prisoners (2006), and American army historical past: A Documentary Reader (Wiley-Blackwell, 2011).