America's Military Adversaries: From Colonial Times to the Present (Google eBook)

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ABC-CLIO, Jan 1, 2001 - Biography & Autobiography - 621 pages
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Books on American military heroes abound. But this book is the first to focus on America's talented "enemies"--the 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 forces--like 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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A great history, just right in detail, amazing individuals with their own agendas, as they affected the growth of this nation in its trials and tribulations. Not a doze-off book but full of detail of duty and obligations to their causes.

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JOHN C. FREDRIKSEN, Ph.D., an independent scholar and researcher, has compiled four military history bibliographies, including Shield of Republic/Sword of Empire: A Bibliography of U.S. Military Affairs, 1783-1846 (Greenwood, 1990) and Free Trade and Sailors' Rights: A Bibliography of the War of 1812 (Greenwood, 1985), and has edited 20 War of 1812 diary and letter collections. He holds a doctorate in American history from Providence College.

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