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Author Brooks, Victor.
Title How America fought its wars : military strategy from the American Revolution to the Civil War / Victor Brooks and Robert Hohwald.
Imprint Conshohocken, Penn : Combined Pub., 1999.

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Author Brooks, Victor.
Subject United States -- History, Military.
Military art and science -- United States -- History.
Strategy -- History.
Alt Name Hohwald, Robert S.
Description 1 online resource (496 pages cm)
Note Includes index.
Print version record.
Summary The new American nation fought for its survival against a variety of enemies, both foreign and domestic, during a series of wars from 1775 to 1865. Victor Brooks examines in considerable detail the various battles and campaigns of the early wars fought by the young republic, in search of common factors that may have led to the nation's survival and triumph. The vast distances, sparse population, and supply problems endemic to all the campaigns in North America are carefully examined. In all its early wars, the United States relied upon a small force of professional soldiers backed up by larger numbers of short-term volunteers; the positive and negative effects of this policy in each war are considered. For each war, the commanders for each side are rated as to performance, and an analysis made of how their individual strengths and weaknesses may have influenced the outcome of the conflict.A specially commissioned series of maps make clear the various strategic and tactical issues at stake from the American Revolution to the end of the Civil War. -- Provided by publisher.
ISBN 0585100136 (electronic bk.)
9780585100135 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 44965888
Additional Format Print version: Brooks, Victor. How America fought its wars. Conshohocken, Penn : Combined Pub., 1999 1580970028 (DLC) 99025572 (OCoLC)41076337

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