The First Way of War: American War Making on the Frontier, 1607-1814

Cambridge University Press, 31 de gen. 2005 - 246 pàgines
This book explores the evolution of Americans' first way of war, to show how war waged again Indian noncombatant population and agricultural resources became the method early Americans' employed and, ultimately, defined their military heritage. The sanguinary story of the American conquest of the Indian peoples east of the Mississippi River helps demonstrate how early Americans embraced warfare shaped by extravagant violence and focused on conquest. Grenier provides a major revision in understanding the place of warfare directed on noncombatants in the American military tradition, and his conclusions are relevant to understand US "special operations" in the War on Terror.

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This scholarly work is a snapshot survey of America's frontier war experiences 1607-1814. Author Grenier builds on Russell Weigley's historiography of the U.S. military in examining how American ... Llegeix la ressenya completa

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John Grenier is an independent scholar. The First Way of War won the 2007 Society for Military History award as the Outstanding Book in American History. He is also the author of The Far Reaches of Empire: War in Nova Scotia, 1710-1760 (2008).

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