By John Whiteclay Chambers
With greater than 1,100 entries written through a few 500 special participants, The Oxford better half to American army History is "the so much complete therapy of yank army historical past ever compiled" (Parameters: U.S. military conflict university Quarterly) and an "easy-to-browse, well-organized paintings" (The Washington Post).
Here is a gold mine of knowledge on American army background, exploring battles and infantrymen, ships and guns, companies and doctrines--as good because the social and cultural influence of the U.S. army at domestic and around the globe.
The Oxford better half to American army History boasts over 1,100 entries written by way of a few 500 individual members. Readers will locate Stephen E. Ambrose writing at the D-Day touchdown, James M. McPherson at the conflict of Antietam, John Keegan at the altering adventure of wrestle, Jean Bethke Elshtain on Jane Addams, Mark A. Noll on faith and warfare, and Robert M. Utley on Sitting Bull. starting from short authentic items to large essays, the entries research each significant battle from the Revolution to the Persian Gulf; vital battles from Bunker Hill, to the Alamo, Gettysburg, Little Bighorn, Normandy, and Khe Sanh; and army leaders from Washington to furnish, Lee, Eisenhower, MacArthur, Westmoreland, and Schwarzkopf. additionally, the Companion is going way past the standard "drum and trumpet" insurance to check a variety of matters it's possible you'll now not look forward to finding. There are entries on correct acts of Congress and on diplomatic rules corresponding to the Monroe Doctrine and the Marshall Plan; on peace and antiwar routine; on warfare in movie, literature, track, and images; and on battle considered in the course of the disciplinary lenses of anthropology, economics, gender experiences, and psychology. the result's the widest ranging account compiled in a single quantity of conflict, peace, and the U.S. military.
With over one thousand authoritative and vividly written entries, maps of numerous significant wars, large cross-referencing, lists of extra readings, and an index, this quantity is the 1st position to show for info on our nation's army history.