By Michael A. Bellesiles
In A People’s background of the U.S. Military, historian Michael A. Bellesiles attracts from 3 centuries of soldiers’ own encounters with combat—through attention-grabbing excerpts from letters, diaries, and memoirs, in addition to audio recordings, movie, and blogs—to seize the essence of the yankee army event firsthand, from the yank Revolution to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Military carrier can shatter and provides desiring to lives; it's hardly ever a impartial come across, and has contributed to a wealthy outpouring of private testimony from the lads and ladies who've actually positioned their lives at the line. the usually dramatic and constantly richly textured first-person debts gathered during this booklet conceal a variety of views, from ardent patriots to disenchanted cynics; slightly literate farm boys to urbane university graduates; scions of founding households to contemporary immigrants, fans, and dissenters; girls disguising themselves as males for you to serve their state to African americans combating for his or her freedom via army service.
A paintings of significant relevance and immediacy—as the kingdom grapples with the go back of hundreds of thousands of guys and ladies from energetic army duty—A People’s heritage of the U.S. Military becomes a huge new touchstone for our figuring out of yankee army carrier.
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A People's History of the U.S. Military by Michael A. Bellesiles
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