United States Army: The Definitive Illustrated History

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Sterling, 2011 - History - 528 pages
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Through glorious victories, devastating defeats, and incredible displays of bravery, award-winning author D.M. Giangreco immerses us in the thrilling history of the U.S. Army. From the defeat of British general Charles Cornwallis at Yorktown, to Antietam on the bloodiest day of the Civil War, to D-Day, the Tet Offensive, Operation Desert Sabre, and beyond, here is a matchless portrait of the world's greatest democracy in wartime. Filled with more than 1,400 photographs and historic paintings, United States Army is a fitting testament to the valor and sacrifice of America's ground troops.

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Award-winning author D.M. Giangreco is a former editor of the U.S. Army's professional journal, Military Review, and the author of numerous books about military affairs, including War in Korea, 1950-1953; Delta: America's Elite Counterterrorist Force (with Terry A. Griswold); Eyewitness D-Day: Firsthand Accounts from the Landing at Normandy to the Liberation of Paris (with Kathryn Moore); and Eyewitness Pacific Theater: Firsthand Accounts of the War in the Pacific from Pearl Harbor to the Atomic Bomb (with John T. Kuehn). He was also coauthor of Eyewitness Vietnam: Firsthand Accounts from Operation Rolling Thunder to the Fall of Saigon (with Donald L. Gilmore). Most recently, Giangreco was awarded the Moncado Prize by the Society for Military History for his article "Casualty Projects for the U.S. Invasions of Japan, 1945-1946: Planning and Policy Implications." His "Special Forces: The History Behind America's New Front-line Fighters" was the cover story of the November 2002 issue of American Heritage.

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