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The savage wars of peace : small wars and the rise of American power

Author: Max Boot
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, ©2002.
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A compellingly readable history of the forgotten wars of American history: the small conflicts that resulted from-and helped promote-America's rise to world power. Boot (editorial features editor, The Wall Street Journal) celebrates American interventionism and imperialism, arguing that the military strategies involved in small wars of imperialism have been constant in American history and have demonstrated  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Military history
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Boot, Max, 1968-
Savage wars of peace.
New York : Basic Books, ©2002
(OCoLC)605115109
Online version:
Boot, Max, 1968-
Savage wars of peace.
New York : Basic Books, ©2002
(OCoLC)608804813
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Max Boot
ISBN: 0465007201 9780465007202 046500721X 9780465007219
OCLC Number: 49659947
Description: xx, 428 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Preface : Another American way of war --
Part I : Commercial power --
To conquer upon the sea : Barbary Wars, 1801-1805, 1815 ; Butcher and bolt : from the Marquesas, 1813, to China, 1859 ; Empire emerging : from Korea, 1871, to Samoa, 1899 --
Part II : Great power --
Red summer : Boxer Uprising, 1900 ; Attraction and chastisement : the Philippine War, 1899-1902 ; Caribbean constabulary : Cuba, Panama, Nicaragua, Mexico, 1898-1914 ; Lords of Hispaniola : Haiti, 1915-1934 : Dominican Republic, 1916-1924 ; Dusty trail : the Pancho Villa punitive expedition, 1916-1917 ; Blood on the snow : Russia, 1918-1920 ; Chasing Sandino : Nicaragua, 1926-1933 ; By bluff alone : China, 1901-1941 --
Part III : Superpower --
Lessons learned : the small wars manual ; Lessons unlearned : Vietnam, 1959-1975 ; In the shadow of Vietnam : the Powell doctrine and small wars in the 1990s ; In defense of the Pax Americana : small wars in the twenty-first century.
Responsibility: Max Boot.
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