Title: Daily life of U.S. soldiers : from the American Revolution to the Iraq War/ Christopher R. Mortenson and ... 1: hardcover : alk. paper)|ISBN 9781440863615 (vol. 2: hardcover : alk. paper)|ISBN 9781440863622 (vol. 3 : hardcover ...
Author: Christopher R. Mortenson
This ground-breaking work explores the lives of average soldiers from the American Revolution through the 21st-century conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq. • Provides readers with an understanding of the daily lives of soldiers in America's wars, greatly complementing more standard histories of battles and leaders • Offers a curated collection of primary sources for each conflict that illuminates the daily lives of US soldiers during wartime • Includes detailed bibliographies that offer many accessible sources needed by students and researchers looking to further explore the topics • Provides a comprehensive chronology for each conflict that helps readers to place it within the proper historical context • Spans nearly 250 years of national history from the American Revolution to the Afghanistan War
In this seminal new work, Martin Shaw, a leading expert on the sociology of war, argues that the new Western way of war is in crisis.
Author: Martin Shaw
The new western way of war from Vietnam in Iraq -- Theories of the new western way of war -- The global surveillance mode of warfare -- Rules of risk-transfer war -- Iraq: risk economy of a war -- A way of war in crisis.
An assessment of America's role in the Iraq War as viewed from the perspectives of senior military officers argues that the guerrilla insurgency after the fall of Saddam Hussein was avoidable and that officers who spoke against the war did ...
Author: Thomas E. Ricks
An assessment of America's role in the Iraq War as viewed from the perspectives of senior military officers argues that the guerrilla insurgency after the fall of Saddam Hussein was avoidable and that officers who spoke against the war did so at the costof their careers.
Learning from Iraq: Counterinsurgency in American Strategy. Carlisle, PA: Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College, 2007. Meyer, Karl E., and Shareen Blair Brysac. Kingmakers: The Invention of the Middle East.
Author: James R. Arnold
This unprecedented compilation of eyewitness accounts records the thoughts and emotions of American soldiers spanning nearly 250 years of national history, from the American Revolution to the Afghanistan War. • Offers invaluable access to the war experiences of U.S. forces throughout history through than 300 eyewitness accounts • Provides a balanced portrait of eyewitness accounts from both officers and enlisted men • Allow the reader to place the eyewitness accounts in their proper context via contextual essays and timelines • Describes in detail the Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor via ten captivating accounts from December 7, 1941 • Spans nearly 250 years of national history, from the American Revolution to the Afghanistan War
The book recounts Enders's story of his decision to go to Iraq, where he opened the only English-language newspaper completely written, printed, and distributed there during the war.
Author: David Enders
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
"David Enders has a stunning independent streak and the courage to trust his own perceptions as he reports from outside the bubble Americans have created for themselves in Iraq." ---Joe Sacco, author of Safe Area Gorazde "Baghdad Bulletin takes us where mainstream news accounts do not go. Disrupting the easy clichés that dominate U.S. journalism, Enders blows away the media fog of war. The result is a book that challenges Americans to see through double speak and reconsider the warfare being conducted in their names." ---Norman Solomon, author of War Made Easy: How Presidents and Pundits Keep Spinning Us to Death "Journalism at its finest and on a shoestring to boot. David Enders shows that courage and honesty can outshine big-budget mainstream media. Wry but self-critical, Baghdad Bulletin tells a story that a few of us experienced but every journalist, nay every citizen, should read." ---Pratap Chatterjee, Managing Editor and Project Director, CorpWatch "Young and tenacious, Dave Enders went, saw, and wrote it down. Here it is-a well-informed and detailed tale of Iraq's decline under American rule. Baghdad Bulletin offers tragic politics, wacky people, and keen insights about what really matters on the ground in Iraq." ---Christian Parenti "I wrote my first piece for Baghdad Bulletin after visiting the mass graves at Al-Hilla in 2003. The Baghdad Bulletin was essential reading in the first few months after the end of the war. I handed that particular copy to Prime Minister Tony Blair. I am only sorry that I cannot read it anymore. David Enders and his team were brave, enterprising, and idealistic." ---Rt. Hon. Ann Clwyd, member of the British Parliament Baghdad Bulletin is a street-level account of the war and turbulent postwar period as seen through the eyes of the young independent journalist David Enders. The book recounts Enders's story of his decision to go to Iraq, where he opened the only English-language newspaper completely written, printed, and distributed there during the war. Young, courageous, and anti-authoritarian, Enders is the first reporter to cover the war as experienced by ordinary Iraqis. Deprived of the press credentials that gave his embedded colleagues access to press conferences and officially sanitized information, Enders tells the story of a different war, outside the Green Zone. It is a story in which the struggle of everyday life is interspersed with moments of sheer terror and bizarre absurdity: wired American troops train their guns on terrified civilians; Iraqi musicians prepare a recital for Coalition officials who never show; traveling clowns wreak havoc in a Baghdad police station. Orphans and intellectuals, activists and insurgents: Baghdad Bulletin depicts the unseen complexity of Iraqi society and gives us a powerful glimpse of a new kind of warfare, one that coexists with-and sometimes tragically veers into-the everyday rhythms of life.
Soldaterliv; Soldatens Historie; Soldaters Vilkår; Kampmoral; Kampvilje; Soldaterkammeratskab; Korpsånd; Soldiers; Fighting Man; Wariors; Krigene; Store Slag og Kampe; Store Generaler; Store Hærførere; Hære; Hærstyrker; ...
Author: John Keegan
Publisher: Hamish Hamilton
Soldaterliv; Soldatens Historie; Soldaters Vilkår; Kampmoral; Kampvilje; Soldaterkammeratskab; Korpsånd; Soldiers; Fighting Man; Wariors; Krigene; Store Slag og Kampe; Store Generaler; Store Hærførere; Hære; Hærstyrker; Regimentshistorie; Hæres Historie; Warfare; Krigskunst; Krigsvidenskab; Krigsteorier; Militærliv; Kampvogne; Tank Warfare; Partisankrigsførelse; Guerrillakrigsførelse; Verdun; Skyttegravskrigsførelse; Wellington; Ypres; Vietnamkrigen; 1. Verdenskrig; 2. Verdenskrig; Romerske Legioner; Blitzkrieg; Overlord; SAS; Commandosoldater; Preussiske Hære; Våbenhistorie; Våbenudvikling; Uniformshistorie; Medical Care; Royal Engineers; Stalingrad; Napoleon; Napoleonskrigene; Franske Hær; Franske Soldater; Grande Armee; Engelske Hær; Logistics of Warfare; Heste i Krigsførelsen; Irregulær Krigsførelse; Israelske Hær; Tyske Hær; Gustavus Adolphus; Fransk-Tyske Krig; Fighting Spirit; Esprit de Corps; Buddy-System; Belønningssystemer; Medaljer; Udmærkelser; Dekorationer; Schlieffen-Plan; Cambrai; Burma; Arab-Israeli Conflicts; Air Warfare; Alexander den Store; Frederik den Store; Che Guevara; Korstog; Crusades; Crecy; Disciplin; Austerlitz; Shell Shock; Lejesoldater; Clausewitz; Guderian; Rommel; Lawrence, T.E.; Kursk; Koreakrigen; Green Berets; Kommandosoldater; Xenophon
Afghanistan War, Iraq War, and the War on Terror Spencer C. Tucker. Cavalry Regiment and a brigade of the 82nd Airborne Division. It was one of the larger divisional-level commands in the history of the U.S. Army.
Author: Spencer C. Tucker
This three-volume reference work provides an up-to-date presentation and analysis of the U.S. wars of the 21st century, addressing their backgrounds, causes, courses, and consequences. It serves as an indispensable resource for students seeking to understand the role of the United States in the world today. • Provides up-to-date information on America's ongoing military conflicts and clear explanations of how these wars came about and the shifts in policy thereafter • Supplies comprehensive coverage detailing social, political, cultural, religious, ethnic, and military aspects of the 21st-century wars • Includes dozens of primary documents that are essential to understanding the events that have occurred, provide context to the text, and allow readers to examine the original sources of information directly • Identifies the key individuals and factors in strategic planning • Presents full information on the terror attacks visited on the United States and its key allies as well as the U.S. response to them
The highest praise greeted the hardcover publication of this engrossing, brilliant book - THE definitive story of the Great War, the war that created the modern world, unleashing the terrors of mechanized warfare and mass death, and ...
Author: John Keegan
Publisher: Hutchinson Radius
The highest praise greeted the hardcover publication of this engrossing, brilliant book - THE definitive story of the Great War, the war that created the modern world, unleashing the terrors of mechanized warfare and mass death, and establishing the political fault lines that imperil European stability to this day. Keegan takes us behind the scenes of the doomed diplomatic efforts to avert the catastrophe; he probes the haunting question of how a civilization at the height of its cultural achievement and prosperity could propel itself toward ruin with so little provocation; his panoramic narrative brings to life the nightmarish engagements whose names have become legend - Verdun, the Somme, Gallipoli - as with profound sympathy, he explores the minds of Joffe, Haig and Hindenburg, the famed generals who directed the cataclysm. "From the Trade Paperback edition."
Author: John Keegan
Søgeord: 2. Verdenskrig; Vestfronten, 1940-1943, 1943-1945; Østfronten, 1941-1943, 1943-1945; Stillehavskrigen, 1941-1943, 1943-1945; Hitler; Operation Barbarossa; Stalingrad; Tojo; Pearl Harbor; Churchill; Nordafrika; Landgang Sicilien; Overlord; Ardennerne; Stalin; Kursk; Vistula; Roosevelt; Japan, Historie, 1939-1945; Frankrigs Fald, 1940; Blitzkrieg; Tyskernes Invasion af Polen; Battle of the Atlantic; Kreta; Stalingrad; Krimhalvøen; Pacific War; Kampene ved Rhinen; Kampene om Berlin; Eisenhower; Montgomery; Patton; Bradley; Wavell; von Bock; Rommel; Guderian; Balkan; Jugoslavien; Modstandsbevægelser; Darlan, de Gaulle; Frie Franske; Admiral Dönitz; Chiang Kai-shek; Brooke, Alan; Enigma; Efterretningstjeneste; Halder, Franz; Leyte Gulf; Lend-Lease; MacArthur; von Kleist; von Kluge; General Marshall; Rokossovsky; Roosevelt; Zhukov; Weygand; Burma; Slim; Speer; Singapore; Tanks, kampvogne; Undervandsbåde, u-både.
With 16 pages of photographs and 4 maps.
Author: John Keegan
With 16 pages of photographs and 4 maps.