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Author Fontenot, Gregory, 1949-
Title The 1st Infantry Division and the U.S. Army transformed : road to victory in Desert Storm 1970-1991 / Gregory Fontenot.
Imprint Baltimore, Maryland : Project Muse, 2017.
Columbia, Missouri : University of Missouri Press, [2017]

Author Fontenot, Gregory, 1949-
Series American military experience series
American military experience series.
Subject United States. Army. Infantry Division, 1st -- History -- 20th century.
Persian Gulf War, 1991 -- Regimental histories -- United States.
Description 1 online resource (1 PDF (xxxiii, 526 pages) :) : illustrations, maps.
Note "Published in cooperation with the First Division Museum at Cantigny, Wheaton, Illinois"--Preliminary page.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 473-498) and index.
Contents Preface -- Introduction -- Coming home -- Victory in the Cold War -- Saddam Hussein moves south -- Getting there : planes, trains, and the Jolly Rubino -- Heading for the badlands -- Alarums and excursions : first contact with the enemy -- Cue the curtain : first battles and battlefield preparation -- Once more into the breach -- The march up country -- Fright night : the attack on Objective Norfolk -- Go for the blue : the way home -- Safwan and home -- Epilogue : you left your mark.
Summary This fast-paced and compelling read closes a significant gap in the historiography of the late Cold War U.S. Army and is crucial for understanding the current situation in the Middle East. From the author's introduction: "My purpose is a narrative history of the 1st Infantry Division from 1970 through the Operation Desert Storm celebration held 4th of July 1991. This story is an account of the revolutionary changes in the late Cold War. The Army that overran Saddam Hussein's Legions in four days was the product of important changes stimulated both by social changes and institutional reform. The 1st Infantry Division reflected benefits of those changes, despite its low priority for troops and material. The Division was not an elite formation, but rather excelled in the context of the Army as an institution."
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780826273765 (electronic bk.)
0826273769 (electronic bk.)
9780826221186
0826221181
OCLC # 982471593
Additional Format Print version: 0826221181 9780826221186 (DLC) 2017933331


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