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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
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Boot, Max, 1968-
Savage wars of peace.
New York : Basic Books, ©2002
(OCoLC)49659947
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Max Boot
OCLC Number: 605115109
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xx, 428 pages) : illustrations, 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: 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.
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Max Boot's work is a history of those smaller, undeclared wars that, he argues, have always played a key role in American international affairs. This story, he shows, has special relevance to the  Read more...

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