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Those who have borne the battle : a history of America's wars and those who fought them

Author: James Edward Wright
Publisher: New York : PublicAffairs, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"At the heart of the story of America's wars are our 'citizen soldiers'-- those hometown heroes who fought and sacrificed from Bunker Hill at Charlestown to Pointe du Hoc in Normandy, and beyond, without expectation of recognition or recompense. Americans like to think that the service of its citizen volunteers is, and always has been, of momentous importance in our politics and society. But though this has made for  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Military history
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Wright, James Edward, 1939-
Those who have borne the battle.
New York : PublicAffairs, ©2012
(DLC) 2012004835
(OCoLC)744287680
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: James Edward Wright
ISBN: 9781610390736 1610390733
OCLC Number: 792684661
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 351 pages)
Contents: The rage militaire: mobilizing "citizen soldiers," from the Revolution to World War I --
The mystic chords of memory: the obligations of a democracy to those who fight its wars --
The "good war" and the G.I.s who fought it --
To defend a country they did not know: freedom's frontier on the Korean Peninsula --
Friendly fire --
History lessons: We don't want any more Vietnams --
Remember that: reflections on the story that has no end.
Other Titles: America's wars and those who fought them
Responsibility: James Wright.

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America has long celebrated its citizen soldiers. But for all the monuments commemorating America's war dead and programmes created to support the living, the fact is that regular Americans have  Read more...

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Dr. John Nagl, Minerva Professor at the U.S. Naval Academy and retired Army officer"Former Marine and Dartmouth President Jim Wright has written a concise military history of the United States with a Read more...

 
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