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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, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st pbk. edView all editions and formats
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Reviewed and debated everywhere, this book has become a key volume in the case for a new policy of interventionism

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Genre/Form: Military history
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Max Boot
ISBN: 046500721X 9780465007219 0465007201 9780465007202
OCLC Number: 52770816
Notes: Originally published 2002.
Description: xx, 428 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: "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 --
Red summer: Boxer uprising, 1900 --
"Attraction" and "Chastisement": the Philippine War, 1899-1902 --
Carribean constabulary: Cuba:, Panama, Nicaragua, Mexico, 1898-1914 --
Lords of Hispaniola: Haiti, 1915-1934; Dominican Republic, 1916-1924 --
The 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 --
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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