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American soldiers : ground combat in the World Wars, Korea, and Vietnam

Author: Peter S Kindsvatter
Publisher: Lawrence : University Press of Kansas, ©2003.
Series: Modern war studies.
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A sobering chronicle of war as well as a tribute to soldiers' perseverance in the face of its horrors that draws upon soldiers' memoirs, psychological studies, and oral histories to show that - regardless of the enemy, terrain, training, or weaponry - combat soldiers' wartime experiences remain fundamentally the same. Publisher Fact Sheet. Annotation. Kindsvatter takes readers inside the minds of soldiers from World  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
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Kindsvatter, Peter S.
American soldiers.
Lawrence : University Press of Kansas, ©2003
(OCoLC)606976805
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter S Kindsvatter
ISBN: 0700612297 9780700612291 0700614168 9780700614165
OCLC Number: 50520482
Description: xxiii, 432 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Rallying to the flag --
Environment of war --
Immersion in the environment --
Coping with the environment of war --
Comrades and country --
Failing to cope with the environment of war --
Joys of war --
Closing with the enemy --
Leadership in combat --
Dwellers beyond the environment of war --
Equal opportunity in the foxhole --
Conclusion: Don't expect too much from war --
Bibliography --
Index.
Series Title: Modern war studies.
Responsibility: Peter S. Kindsvatter ; foreword by Russell F. Weigley.
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This book synthesizes the wartime experiences of American combat soldiers, from the doughboys of World War I to the grunts of Vietnam. The author looks at what motivated these men to serve and how  Read more...

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