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The regulars : the American Army, 1898-1941

Author: Edward M Coffman
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2004.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In 1898 the American Regular Army was a small frontier constabulary engaged in skirmishes with Indians and protesting workers. Forty-three years later, in 1941, it was a large modern army ready to wage global war against the Germans and the Japanese. In this social history of America's standing army, military historian Edward Coffman tells how that critical transformation was accomplished.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Coffman, Edward M.
Regulars.
Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2004
(DLC) 2003056908
(OCoLC)53814257
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Edward M Coffman
ISBN: 9780674029620 0674029623
OCLC Number: 433624597
Description: 1 online resource (v, 519 pages) : illustrations
Contents: The army begins a new era --
The colonial army --
Life and training in the Philippines --
Enlisted men in the new army --
The managerial revolution --
The war to end all wars --
The army in limbo --
Soldiering in the 1920s and 1930s --
The army in Pacific outposts, 1919-1940 --
Mobilizing for war.
Responsibility: Edward M. Coffman.
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In 1898 the American Regular Army was a small frontier constabulary engaged in skirmishes with Indians and protesting workers. Forty-three years later, in 1941, it was a large modern army ready to wage global war against the Germans and the Japanese. In this social history of America's standing army, military historian Edward Coffman tells how that critical transformation was accomplished.

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