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How America goes to war [electronic resource] /Frank E. Vandiver.

By: Vandiver, Frank Everson, 1925-2005.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Modern military tradition: Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2005Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 156 p.) : ill., maps.ISBN: 0313040877 (electronic bk.); 9780313040870 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): United States -- History, Military | War and emergency powers -- United States -- History | Military Science | TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- Military Science | HISTORY -- Military -- Other | Milit�ar | Kriegf�uhrung | USAGenre/Form: Electronic books.DDC classification: 355/.033073/09 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
The Whiskey Rebellion -- Mr. Madison's war -- The war with Mexico -- The Civil War -- The Spanish-American War -- The great war -- The second World War -- Korea -- Vietnam -- The Cold War -- New war, old cost -- The fifth horseman.
Summary: With American involvement in Iraq in the forefront of national news coverage and in the minds of many citizens, questions concerning America's involvement in past conflicts have once again arisen. This is the story of how the United States has gone to war and how the evolution of the nation's war-making apparatus has mirrored the nation's rise to global power. It focuses on the president's role as commander-in-chief vis-a-vis Congress from George Washington to George W. Bush. Conflicts range from the War of 1812 to the Mexican and Civil Wars, the two World Wars, conflicts in Southeast Asia, an.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [149]-150) and index.

The Whiskey Rebellion -- Mr. Madison's war -- The war with Mexico -- The Civil War -- The Spanish-American War -- The great war -- The second World War -- Korea -- Vietnam -- The Cold War -- New war, old cost -- The fifth horseman.

With American involvement in Iraq in the forefront of national news coverage and in the minds of many citizens, questions concerning America's involvement in past conflicts have once again arisen. This is the story of how the United States has gone to war and how the evolution of the nation's war-making apparatus has mirrored the nation's rise to global power. It focuses on the president's role as commander-in-chief vis-a-vis Congress from George Washington to George W. Bush. Conflicts range from the War of 1812 to the Mexican and Civil Wars, the two World Wars, conflicts in Southeast Asia, an.

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How America goes to war by Vandiver, Frank Everson, ©2005

Praeger, (Westport, Conn. :) 1 online resource (xiii, 156 p.) : ill., maps. 56

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