The American Way of War

The American Way of War : A History of United States Military Strategy and Policy

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... a strong and stimulating book. It has no rival in either scope or quality. For libraries, history buffs, and armchair warriors, it is a must. For political science students, career diplomats, and officers in the armed services, its reading should be required." -HistoryA particularly timely account." -Kansas City TimesIt reads easily but is not a popularized history... nor does the book become a history of battles.... Weigley's analyses and interpretations are searching, competent, and useful." -Perspectiveshow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 608 pages
  • 149.86 x 231.14 x 40.64mm | 975.22g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • Indiana Univ Pr.
  • 025328029X
  • 9780253280299
  • 543,687

Table of contents

IntroductionPart One: Waging War With Limited Resources, 1775-18151 A Strategy of Attrition: George Washington2 A Strategy of Partisan War: Nathanael Greene3 The Federalists and the JeffersoniansPart Two: Young America as a Military Power, 1815-18904 The Age of Winfield Scott5 The Founding of American Strategic Studies: Dennis Hart Mahan and Henry Wager Halleck6 Napoleonic Strategy: R.E. Lee and the Confederacy7 A Strategy of Annihilation: U.S. Grant and the Union8 Annihilation of a People: The Indian FightersPart Three: Introduction to World Power, 1890-19419 A Strategy of Sea Power and Empire: Stephen B. Luce and Alfred Thayer Mahan10 Strategy and the Great War of 1914-191811 A Strategy of Air Power: Billy Mitchell12 A Strategy for Pacific Ocean War: Naval Strategists of the 1920s and 1930sPart Four: American Strategy in Global Triumph, 1941-194513 The Strategic Tradition of A.T. Mahan: Strategists of the Pacific War14 The Strategic Tradition of U.S. Grant: Strategists of the European WarPart Five: American Strategy in Perplexity, 1945-15 The Atomic Revolution16 Old Strategies Revisited: Douglas MacArthur and George C. Marshall in the Korean War17 Strategies of Deterrence and of Action: The Strategy Intellectuals18 Strategies of Action Attempted: To the Vietnam WarNotesSelect Bibliography of American Writings on Military Strategy, Theoretical, and HistoricalIndexshow more

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