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 interesting excerpts from letters, diaries, and memoirs, in addition to audio recordings, movie, and blogs—to trap the essence of the yankee army adventure firsthand, from the yankee Revolution to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Military provider can shatter and provides intending to lives; it really is infrequently a impartial come across, and has contributed to a wealthy outpouring of private testimony from the lads and ladies who've actually put their lives at the line. the usually dramatic and consistently richly textured first-person debts amassed during this ebook disguise quite a lot of views, from ardent patriots to dissatisfied cynics; slightly literate farm boys to urbane university graduates; scions of founding households to fresh immigrants, fanatics, and dissenters; girls disguising themselves as males so as to serve their nation to African americans combating for his or her freedom via army service.
A paintings of serious relevance and immediacy—as the country grapples with the go back of millions of fellows and ladies from energetic army duty—A People’s heritage of the U.S. Military turns into a tremendous new touchstone for our realizing of yank army provider.
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A People's History of the U.S. Military by Michael A. Bellesiles