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Grunts : inside the American infantry combat experience, World War II through Iraq

Author: John C McManus
Publisher: New York : NAL Caliber, ©2010.
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Describes the history of the American soldier during four decades of warfare, from the Battle of the Bulge to counterinsurgency combat in Iraq.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John C McManus
ISBN: 9780451227904 0451227905
OCLC Number: 462902005
Description: viii, 518 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations, maps, plans ; 24 cm
Contents: Guam, July 1944 : amphibious combat against a self-destructive enemy --
Peleliu, September 1944 : amphibious combat against a clever, defensive-minded enemy --
Aachen, 1944 : knocking 'em all down on a politically unrestrained urban battlefield --
Scenes from the northern shoulder of the bulge : men against tanks and everything else --
Operation Masher/White wing : air mobility, attrition, and the big-unit grunts of Vietnam --
Counterinsurgency from the barrel of a gun : the Marine Combined Action Platoons --
Attrition and the tears of autumn : Dak To, November 1967 --
Eleven mikes and eleven bravos : infantry moments in the ultimate techno-war --
Grunts in the city : urban combat and politics : Fallujah, 2004 --
"Watch out for IEDs!" : twenty-first-century counterinsurgent warfare through the eyes of one infantry regiment in Iraq.
Responsibility: John C. McManus.
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Describes the history of the American soldier during four decades of warfare, from the Battle of the Bulge to counterinsurgency combat in Iraq.

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