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How we fight : crusades, quagmires, and the American way of war

Author: Dominic Tierney
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Co., 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Examines military conflicts from the Civil War to the present to explore the opposing mindsets that drive Americans to support wars that defend democracy and overthrow tyrants while resisting the necessary work of nation building.
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Genre/Form: Military history
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dominic Tierney
ISBN: 9780316045155 0316045152
OCLC Number: 548642155
Description: vii, 342 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: For liberty and vengeance : the crusade tradition --
Through a glass, darkly : the quagmire tradition --
Birth of a nation --
Heel of Achilles --
To end all war --
When the saints go marching in --
Black gold and black hawks --
The Bush warriors --
The founding tradition.
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A brilliant and controversial investigation into what drives Americans to war - and a sober look at what causes us to lose our stomach for the fight.  Read more...

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Praise for HOW WE FIGHT "Lucid and entertaining...A provocative analysis of why Americans love some wars and hate others." "Kirkus Reviews""

 
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