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How America goes to war

Author: Frank E Vandiver
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2005.
Series: Modern military tradition.
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"Wars have played an integral role in America's transformation from a continental power into a world force. Over time, America's war-making has favored and continues to favor the expansion of the President's role at the expense of the Congress. America's future will be determined in large part by the way in which the nation chooses and engages in military pursuits. Questions about how and when we go to war have  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Military history
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Vandiver, Frank Everson, 1925-2005.
How America goes to war.
Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2005
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Frank E Vandiver
ISBN: 0275985148 9780275985141
OCLC Number: 58422662
Description: xiii, 156 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: The Whiskey Rebellion --
Mr. Madison's war --
The war with Mexico --
The Civil War --
The Spanish-American War --
The great war --
The second World War --
Korea --
Vietnam --
The Cold War --
New war, old cost --
The fifth horseman.
Series Title: Modern military tradition.
Responsibility: Frank E. Vandiver.
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Conflicts range from the War of 1812 to the Mexican and Civil Wars, the two World Wars, conflicts in Southeast Asia, and recent wars in the Middle East.  Read more...


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"In a little more than 150 pages, Vandiver traces the history of US wars since the nation's founding. Author of numerous well-regarded works ranging from biographies of John J. Pershing and Stonewall Read more...

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