America at War: Concise Histories of U.S. Military Conflicts by Terence T. Finn

By Terence T. Finn

War—organized violence opposed to an enemy of the state—seems half and parcel of the yankee trip. certainly, the U.S. was once validated via violence as usual voters from New Hampshire to Georgia responded George Washington’s name to arms.

Since then, conflict has turn into a staple of yankee historical past. Counting the battle for Independence, the us has fought the military of alternative international locations at the least twelve instances, averaging a huge clash each two decades. In so doing, the goals were uncomplicated: enhance the reason for freedom, guard U.S. pursuits, and impose America’s will upon a international. in most cases, the implications were winning as America’s army has accounted itself good. but the fee has been excessive, in either blood and treasure. americans have fought and died round the globe—on land, at sea, and within the air. absolutely, their activities have formed the area within which we live.

In this entire assortment, Terence T. Finn presents a collection of narratives—each concise and readable—on the twelve significant wars the USA has fought. He explains what occurred, and why such locations as Saratoga and Antietam, Manila Bay and halfway are very important to an knowing of America’s earlier. Readers will simply have the ability to brush up on their historical past and acquaint themselves with these members and occasions that experience helped outline the us of the USA.

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