By Michael A. Bellesiles
In A People’s historical past of the U.S. Military, historian Michael A. Bellesiles attracts from 3 centuries of soldiers’ own encounters with combat—through attention-grabbing excerpts from letters, diaries, and memoirs, in addition to audio recordings, movie, and blogs—to trap the essence of the yank army adventure firsthand, from the yankee Revolution to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Military carrier can shatter and provides aspiring to lives; it's not often a impartial come upon, and has contributed to a wealthy outpouring of private testimony from the boys and girls who've actually positioned their lives at the line. the usually dramatic and consistently richly textured first-person debts accrued during this booklet disguise quite a lot of views, from ardent patriots to dissatisfied cynics; slightly literate farm boys to urbane university graduates; scions of founding households to fresh immigrants, lovers, and dissenters; ladies disguising themselves as males which will serve their kingdom to African american citizens battling for his or her freedom via army service.
A paintings of serious relevance and immediacy—as the country grapples with the go back of hundreds of thousands of fellows and girls from lively army duty—A People’s heritage of the U.S. Military becomes a huge new touchstone for our figuring out of yankee army provider.
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A People's History of the U.S. Military by Michael A. Bellesiles