A people's history of the U.S. military : ordinary soldiers reflect on their experience of war, from the American Revolution to Afghanistan / Michael A. Bellesiles.
- Other Title:
- Ordinary soldiers reflect on their experience of war, from the American Revolution to Afghanistan
- New York : New Press, c2012.
375 p. ; 24 cm.
- United States -- History, Military.
Soldiers -- United States -- Diaries.
Soldiers -- United States -- Anecdotes.
Soldiers' writings, American.
United States -- Armed Forces -- Diaries.
United States -- Armed Forces -- Biography -- Anecdotes.
- Draws from more than two centuries of soldiers' personal encounters with combat--through excerpts from letters, diaries, memoirs, audio recordings, film, and blogs--to capture the essence of the American military experience firsthand.
- The American Revolution
The War of 1812
The Mexican War
The Civil War
The wars of empire
World War I
World War II
Cold Wars: Korea and Vietnam
Iraq and Afghanistan.
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- 9781595586285 (hc. : alk. paper)
1595586288 (hc. : alk. paper)
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