The American Way of War: A History of United States Military Strategy and Policy

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Indiana University Press, 1977 - History - 584 pages
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"... a strong and stimulating book. It has no rival in either scope or quality. For libraries, history buffs, and armchair warriors, it is a must. For political science students, career diplomats, and officers in the armed services, its reading should be required." —History

"A particularly timely account." —Kansas City Times

"It reads easily but is not a popularized history... nor does the book become a history of battles.... Weigley's analyses and interpretations are searching, competent, and useful." —Perspective

 

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Review: The American Way of War: A History of United States Military Strategy and Policy (The Macmillan Wars of the United States)

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Incredibly good sweep over American military history. Breaks up our history into different elements of strategy (or non-strategy). Read full review

Review: The American Way of War: A History of United States Military Strategy and Policy (The Macmillan Wars of the United States)

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Weigley covers American military history from the Revolutionary War to the Vietnam War, showing that since the Civil War the US has preferred the "strategy of annihilation" over both the Napoleonic ... Read full review

Contents

George Washington
3
Dennis Hart Mahan and Henry Wager Halleck
77
INTRODUCTION TO WORLD
165
Strategy and the Great War of 19141918
192
Billy Mitchell
223
AMERICAN STRATEGY IN GLOBAL
267
AMERICAN STRATEGY IN PERPLEXITY 1945
361
Douglas MacArthur
382
To the Vietnam War
441
notes
479
select b1bl1ography of amer1can wr1t1ngs on m1l1tary
553
INDEX
563
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Russell F. Weigley is Professor of History at Temple University.

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