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

Author: Max Boot
Publisher: New York, New York : Basic Books, 2014. ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Revised paperback editionView all editions and formats
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Overview: While the major conflicts in American history have become all too familiar, America's "small wars" have played an essential but little-appreciated role in the country's growth as a world power. First published in 2002, The Savage Wars of Peace quickly became a key volume in the case for a new policy of interventionism. Max Boot shows how America's smaller actions-such as the recent conflicts in Bosnia,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Military history
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Max Boot
ISBN: 9780465064939 0465064930
OCLC Number: 842877153
Notes: First edition published 2002.
Description: xxiv, 454 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: List of maps --
Foreword to the revised edition --
Preface: Another American way of war --
Part 1: 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 2: 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 ; 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 --
Part 3: 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 the shadow of 9/11 : the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq ; In defense of the Pax Americana : small wars in the Twenty-First Century --
Afterword to the revised edition.
Other Titles: Small wars and the rise of American power
Responsibility: Max Boot.

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