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How America goes to war

Author: Frank Everson Vandiver
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2005.
Series: Modern military tradition.
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With American involvement in Iraq in the forefront of national news coverage and in the minds of many citizens, questions concerning America's involvement in past conflicts have once again arisen. This is the story of how the United States has gone to war and how the evolution of the nation's war-making apparatus has mirrored the nation's rise to global power. It focuses on the president's role as commander-in-chief  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Military history
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Vandiver, Frank Everson, 1925-2005.
How America goes to war.
Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2005
(DLC) 2005004212
(OCoLC)58422662
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Frank Everson Vandiver
ISBN: 0313040877 9780313040870
OCLC Number: 62320304
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 156 p.) : ill., maps.
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: The Whiskey Rebellion --
Mr. Madison's war --
The war with Mexico --
The Civil War --
The Spanish-American War --
The great war --
The second World War --
Korea --
Vietnam --
The Cold War --
New war, old cost --
The fifth horseman.
Series Title: Modern military tradition.
Responsibility: Frank E. Vandiver.

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This work offers an unprecedented single-volume overview of a timely subject, how a democracy wages war and how in turn war making affects democracy.  Read more...

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"In the post-September 11 world, in which the war on terror likely will continue for decades, Frank E. Vandiver's succinct analysis of how the United States decides to go to war is timely and Read more...

 
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