In The American Military Tradition historians John M. Carroll and Colin F. Baxter gather an esteemed group of military historians to explore the pivotal issues and themes in American warfare from the Colonial era to the present conflict in Iraq. From the reliance on militia and the Minutemen of the American Revolution to the all-volunteer specialized troops of today, these twelve essays analyze the continuities and changes in the conduct of war over the past three centuries. In this completely revised second edition, new essays explore Napoleonic warfare, the American Civil War, the Plains Wars in the West, the War against Japan, the nuclear arms race, and the War on Terror. The book, while not avoiding the nature of battle, goes beyond tactics and strategy to include the enormous social and political impact of America's wars.Companies that were organized into multiple, small work groups tended to have ETS parties involving many people from ... [Dlrinking rituals were neither inevitable nor invariable at ETS parties; rather they were invented at the moment and performed as if they had long-standing ... Simpson awakes, is told to sip from Cresseya#39;s beer, looks at the crowd, and takes the beer. ... pushing and yelling he finally sips the beer, pleading that he didna#39;t understand what Murphy wanted to do at first.
|Title||:||Military in America|
|Author||:||Peter M. Karsten|
|Publisher||:||Simon and Schuster - 1986-08-27|