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The Resource Demystifying the American Military : Institutions, Evolution, and Challenges since 1789, Paula G. Thornhill

Demystifying the American Military : Institutions, Evolution, and Challenges since 1789, Paula G. Thornhill

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Demystifying the American Military : Institutions, Evolution, and Challenges since 1789
Title
Demystifying the American Military
Title remainder
Institutions, Evolution, and Challenges since 1789
Statement of responsibility
Paula G. Thornhill
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The United States military has evolved from a tiny and distrusted institution at the margins of government into a central element of American power. Yet even after that growth, the military remains hard to comprehend because of its unique terminology, history, and culture. Paula Thornhill offers a primer for understanding America's military services before then tracing the military's evolution from the nation's founding through the present day. This examination offers a constant reminder that the armed services are the products of experience and accident, the branches the results of the country's own enormous history. Thus, today's high-tech, twenty-first-century military reflects patterns of adaptation and agglomeration and may only partially reveal the ideal military America would build if starting from a blank slate. Ultimately, this book seeks to open a window into the U.S. military in such a way that the reader can see it, for good or ill, for what it fundamentally is--a reflection of the nation, its priorities, and its people. -- Back cover
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DLC
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Thornhill, Paula G
Dewey number
355.00973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
UA23
LC item number
.T475 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Armed Forces
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Demystifying the American Military : Institutions, Evolution, and Challenges since 1789, Paula G. Thornhill
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-236) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I: The basics: U.S. military organizations and their people -- Military services, organizational integration, and civilian oversight -- Those who serve and the uniforms they wear -- Part II: The common defense and America's military -- America's military: creation and early challenges -- Fighting to preserve the Union: the Civil War and its aftermath -- The military services in transition, 1880-1917 -- The common defense moves over there: World War I and its aftermath -- Global expeditionary conflict, 1941-1945 -- The services' struggles for relevance in the atomic age, 1945-1949 -- Containment and the emergence of two militaries: the Cold War, 1950-1973 -- The military's revitalization and redemption: the Cold War, 1974-1991 -- Return to an expeditionary military, 1991-2001 -- The military the nation has, 2001-2017
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xvi, 246 pages
Isbn
9781682470732
Lccn
2018054259
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40029305878
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1047663864
Label
Demystifying the American Military : Institutions, Evolution, and Challenges since 1789, Paula G. Thornhill
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-236) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I: The basics: U.S. military organizations and their people -- Military services, organizational integration, and civilian oversight -- Those who serve and the uniforms they wear -- Part II: The common defense and America's military -- America's military: creation and early challenges -- Fighting to preserve the Union: the Civil War and its aftermath -- The military services in transition, 1880-1917 -- The common defense moves over there: World War I and its aftermath -- Global expeditionary conflict, 1941-1945 -- The services' struggles for relevance in the atomic age, 1945-1949 -- Containment and the emergence of two militaries: the Cold War, 1950-1973 -- The military's revitalization and redemption: the Cold War, 1974-1991 -- Return to an expeditionary military, 1991-2001 -- The military the nation has, 2001-2017
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xvi, 246 pages
Isbn
9781682470732
Lccn
2018054259
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40029305878
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1047663864

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