The Hidden History of America at War

The Hidden History of America at War : Untold Tales from Yorktown to Fallujah

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Multi-million-copy bestselling historian Kenneth C. Davis sets his sights on war stories in The Hidden History of America at War. In prose that will remind you of "the best teacher you ever had" (People Magazine), Davis brings to life six emblematic battles, revealing untold tales that span our nation's history, from the Revolutionary War to Iraq. Along the way, he illuminates why we go to war, who fights, the grunt's-eye view of combat, and how these conflicts reshaped our military and national identity. From the Battle of Yorktown (1781), where a fledgling America learned hard lessons about what kind of military it would need to survive, to Fallujah (2004), which epitomized the dawn of the privatization of war, Hidden History of America at War takes readers inside the battlefield, introducing them to key characters and events that will shatter myths, misconceptions, and romanticism, replacing them with rich insight.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 406 pages
  • 154.94 x 223.52 x 40.64mm | 612.35g
  • Hachette Books
  • English
  • 140132410X
  • 9781401324100

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"A fascinating exploration of war and the myths of war. Kenneth C. Davis shows how interesting the truth can be." --Evan Thomas, New York Times-bestselling author of Sea of Thunder and John Paul Jones
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About Kenneth C Davis

Kenneth C. Davis is the author of the Don't Know Much About(R) series with more than four million copies in print worldwide. Davis is a frequent media guest on national television and radio; he has written for the Op-Ed page of the New York Times, and been a commentator on NPR's All Things Considered. He posts regularly at and makes "virtual visits" to schools, libraries, and other audiences.
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