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The United States Army: A Chronology, 1775 to the Present

The United States Army: A Chronology, 1775 to the Present
Autor: John C. Fredriksen
Data publikacji: 2010-04
ISBN: 9781598843446
Wydawca: ABC-CLIO
Język: angielski
Wymiary: 2.5 x 17.8 x 25.4 cm
Oprawa: twarda
Liczba stron: 347
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The United States Army: A Chronology, 1775 to the Present captures the full sweep of the U.S. Army's place in our nation's history. Its series of concise, yet highly informative, entries cover all important events involving American ground troops-both successes and failures, in wartime and in peace-from the American Revolutionary War to the present. In a basic chronological format anchored to specific dates.

The United States Army reports on all significant military engagements-major conflicts and isolated actions-but goes well beyond the battlefield to include significant political and administrative changes affecting the military, notable events in the careers of generals and soldiers, significant military texts, the foundation of noted schools of instruction, and military minutae such as pay scales and creation of a general staff. Coverage also extends beyond the regular army to include auxiliaries from the colonial militias, to today's National Guard, Reserves, Army Aviation, and Special Forces.


This chronology provides a snapshot of the history of the U.S. Army from February 20, 1775, when it was established, through December 20, 2008, when the Associated Press reported the number of U.S. combat deaths since the start of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Written by the author of Chronology of American Military History (2010), it provides researchers the information to develop an overall historical perspective on this huge military organization. Reading a chronology can be like reading a personal date book. For November 1861, nine entries show leaders being replaced, victories being won, McClelland and Lincoln jousting for power, and a loss by Union forces that calls their attention to the Confederacy’s “greatest cavalry leader,” Nathan Bedford Forrest. Researchers are able to follow military leaders dealing with troop support and movement challenges, battles, leadership changes, money issues, and the machinations of politicians. Numerous entries trace African Americans and the military from July 10, 1775, when free African Americans were denied the right to join the military, to the appointment of General Colin Powell as the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff on October 1, 1989. Sidebars provide additional information about individual military leaders, units, battles, and more. An excellent nine-page bibliography contains resources published in or after 1994, with a majority of the sources being published in the last seven years. Although high-school students can use this book, it will probably be more heavily used by college and general researchers. It is recommended for public and college libraries. Also available as an e-book. --Laura Speer


• Traces the growth and success of the American military establishment from its episodic beginnings to global dominance

• Includes all major and many minor military engagements

• Covers political, institutional, and significant "noncombat" events that helped the U.S. Army develop into a uniquely American institution

• Highlights several unique individuals and famous formations that contributed to the nation's military largesse and traditions


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