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America's military adversaries

from colonial times to the present

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This edition was published in by ABC-CLIO in Santa Barbara, Calif.

Written in English

621 pages

Books on American military heroes abound. But this book is the first to focus on America's talented enemiesothe generals, admirals, Indian chiefs and warriors, submarine captains, fighter pilots, and spies who opposed the United States with military force or other means. Often these military leaders were among the best minds of their times.For more than two centuries, the new nation's most constant military opponents were the Native Americans, led by such capable chiefs as American Horse and Little Wolf. Under D'Iberville, Canada's French colonialists became formidable foes, but they were soon surpassed by the rigorously disciplined redcoats of Great Britain under Howe and Cornwallis. Ironically, the most effective enemies in the history of the United States were not the leaders of foreign military forcesolike Mexico's Santa Anna, Japan's Yamamoto, or Vietnam's Vo Nguyen Giap. They arose from among its own citizens during the Civil War, the bloodiest conflict in American history.

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from colonial times to the present

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Books on American military heroes abound. But this book is the first to focus on America's talented enemiesothe generals, admirals, Indian chiefs and warriors, submarine captains, fighter pilots, and spies who opposed the United States with military force or other means. Often these military leaders were among the best minds of their times.For more than two centuries, the new nation's most constant military opponents were the Native Americans, led by such capable chiefs as American Horse and Little Wolf. Under D'Iberville, Canada's French colonialists became formidable foes, but they were soon surpassed by the rigorously disciplined redcoats of Great Britain under Howe and Cornwallis. Ironically, the most effective enemies in the history of the United States were not the leaders of foreign military forcesolike Mexico's Santa Anna, Japan's Yamamoto, or Vietnam's Vo Nguyen Giap. They arose from among its own citizens during the Civil War, the bloodiest conflict in American history.

America's military adversaries

from colonial times to the present

This edition was published in by ABC-CLIO in Santa Barbara, Calif.


Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 546-595) and index.

Genre
Biography, Dictionaries.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
355/.00973
Library of Congress
E181 .F83 2001, E181.F83 2001

The Physical Object

Pagination
xii, 621 p. :
Number of pages
621

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL3939030M
ISBN 10
1576076032
LC Control Number
2001005293
Library Thing
6228287
Goodreads
2805043

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