Summary Book Review A Companion to Woodrow Wilson by Ross A. Kennedy:
Download or read book A Companion to Woodrow Wilson written by Ross A. Kennedy and published by John Wiley & Sons. This book was released on 2013-01-22 with total page 680 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A Companion to Woodrow Wilson presents a compilation ofessays contributed by various scholars in the field that cover allaspects of the life and career of America’s 28thpresident. Represents the only current anthology of essays to introducereaders to the scholarship on all aspects of Wilson's life andcareer Offers a 'one stop' destination for anyone interested inunderstanding how the scholarship on Wilson has evolved and whereit stands now
Summary Book Review Presidential War Power by Louis Fisher:
Download or read book Presidential War Power written by Louis Fisher and published by . This book was released on 2004 with total page 344 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: For this new edition, Louis Fisher has updated his arguments to include critiques of the Clinton & Bush presidencies, particularly the Use of Force Act, the Iraq Resolution of 2002, the 'preemption doctrine' of the current U.S. administration, & the order authorizing military tribunals.
Summary Book Review The American Army and the First World War by David Woodward:
Download or read book The American Army and the First World War written by David Woodward and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2014-07-10 with total page 485 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A major new account of the role and performance of the American army in the First World War.
Summary Book Review The War Power by Louis Fisher:
Download or read book The War Power written by Louis Fisher and published by American Historical Assn.. This book was released on 2008 with total page 84 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Summary Book Review Encyclopedia of Military Science by G. Kurt Piehler:
Download or read book Encyclopedia of Military Science written by G. Kurt Piehler and published by SAGE Publications. This book was released on 2013-07-24 with total page 1921 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Encyclopedia of Military Science provides a comprehensive, ready-reference on the organization, traditions, training, purpose, and functions of today’s military. Entries in this four-volume work include coverage of the duties, responsibilities, and authority of military personnel and an understanding of strategies and tactics of the modern military and how they interface with political, social, legal, economic, and technological factors. A large component is devoted to issues of leadership, group dynamics, motivation, problem-solving, and decision making in the military context. Finally, this work also covers recent American military history since the end of the Cold War with a special emphasis on peacekeeping and peacemaking operations, the First Persian Gulf War, the events surrounding 9/11, and the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq and how the military has been changing in relation to these events.
Summary Book Review Writing the Great War by Christoph Cornelissen:
Download or read book Writing the Great War written by Christoph Cornelissen and published by Berghahn Books. This book was released on 2020-11-01 with total page 516 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From the Treaty of Versailles to the 2018 centenary and beyond, the history of the First World War has been continually written and rewritten, studied and contested, producing a rich historiography shaped by the social and cultural circumstances of its creation. Writing the Great War provides a groundbreaking survey of this vast body of work, assembling contributions on a variety of national and regional historiographies from some of the most prominent scholars in the field. By analyzing perceptions of the war in contexts ranging from Nazi Germany to India’s struggle for independence, this is an illuminating collective study of the complex interplay of memory and history.
Summary Book Review Trial by Friendship by David R. Woodward:
Download or read book Trial by Friendship written by David R. Woodward and published by University Press of Kentucky. This book was released on 2021-12-14 with total page 286 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: During the crucial period of 1917-1918, the United States superseded Great Britain as the premier power in the world. The differing strategic perspectives of London and Washington were central to the tensions and misunderstandings that separated the two dominant powers in 1918 and determined how these two countries would interact following the Armistice. David R. Woodward traces the projection of American military power to western Europe and analyzes in depth the strategic goals of the American political and military leadership in this first comprehensive study of Anglo-American relations in the land war in Europe. Based on extensive research in British and American archives, the study focuses on Woodrow Wilson and David Lloyd George, whose relationship was poisoned by the mutual suspicion and hostility generated by their disagreements over strategy and military policy. President Wilson sought to use his country's military effort in western Europe as a tool to gain acceptance for his "new diplomacy." The British, anxious over the Turko-German threat to Asia and their worsening manpower situation, sought to utilize American military intervention for their own political/military purposes. Woodward's use of unpublished sources provides new perspectives on war leadership, and his analysis of the British-American interaction serves as a case study of the inevitable tension between national self-interest and efforts at collective security, even among nations that share many cultural and political values. For historians and anyone interested in military history and World War I, Trial by Friendship fills a gap in the study of Anglo-American relations by providing a strong, well- written study on an area of American history that has received scant attention from scholars.
Summary Book Review The Great War, 1914-1918 by Spencer Tucker:
Download or read book The Great War, 1914-1918 written by Spencer Tucker and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2002-01-04 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: First published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Author :David M. Kennedy Publisher :Oxford University Press, USA Release Date :2004 ISBN 10 :9780195174007 Pages :956 pages File Format : PDF, EPUB, TEXT, KINDLE or MOBI Rating :4.7/5 (4 users download)
Summary Book Review Over Here by David M. Kennedy:
Download or read book Over Here written by David M. Kennedy and published by Oxford University Press, USA. This book was released on 2004 with total page 956 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Considers the implications of America's involvement in World War I for intellectuals, minorities, politicians, and economists.
Summary Book Review Frontiersmen in Blue; the United States Army and the Indian, 1848-1865 by Robert M. Utley:
Download or read book Frontiersmen in Blue; the United States Army and the Indian, 1848-1865 written by Robert M. Utley and published by University of Nebraska Press. This book was released on 1967 with total page 440 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A comprehensive history of the achievements and failures of the U.S. Regular and Volunteer Armies in the two decades between the Mexican and Civil Wars, and an assessment of how the U.S. military policy and its implementation set the ground for the next half-century of westward expansion.
Summary Book Review The Inspectors General of the United States Army, 1903-1939 by Joseph W. A. Whitehorne:
Download or read book The Inspectors General of the United States Army, 1903-1939 written by Joseph W. A. Whitehorne and published by Government Printing Office. This book was released on 1998 with total page 580 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Den amerikanske hærs Generalinspektorat er en institution, der begyndte sit virke i 1777. Inspektoratet har haft stor betydning for den amerikanske hærs udvikling og historie. Nærværende bind beskæftiger sig med perioden 1903-1939, hvor USA's hær gennemgik store forandringer bl.a. indførtes en "Generalstab" som i andre stormagtshære og USA deltog i 1. Verdenskrig. KGB har også beskrivelsen af perioden 1777-1903, se X860259314.
Summary Book Review Combined Operations in Peace and War by John Hixson:
Download or read book Combined Operations in Peace and War written by John Hixson and published by . This book was released on 1982 with total page 454 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Summary Book Review America's Deadliest Battle by Robert H. Ferrell:
Download or read book America's Deadliest Battle written by Robert H. Ferrell and published by . This book was released on 2007 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Preparation -- The plan -- First days -- The 35th Division -- Ending the enfilade -- The Kriemhilde Stellung -- Reorganization -- Breakout -- Victory.
Summary Book Review The Enemy in Our Hands by Robert Doyle:
Download or read book The Enemy in Our Hands written by Robert Doyle and published by University Press of Kentucky. This book was released on 2010-05-14 with total page 488 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Revelations of abuse at Baghdad’s Abu Ghraib prison and the U.S. detention camp at Guantánamo Bay had repercussions extending beyond the worldwide media scandal that ensued. The controversy surrounding photos and descriptions of inhumane treatment of enemy prisoners of war, or EPWs, from the war on terror marked a watershed moment in the study of modern warfare and the treatment of prisoners of war. Amid allegations of human rights violations and war crimes, one question stands out among the rest: Was the treatment of America’s most recent prisoners of war an isolated event or part of a troubling and complex issue that is deeply rooted in our nation’s military history? Military expert Robert C. Doyle’s The Enemy in Our Hands: America’s Treatment of Prisoners of War from the Revolution to the War on Terror draws from diverse sources to answer this question. Historical as well as timely in its content, this work examines America’s major wars and past conflicts—among them, the American Revolution, the Civil War, World Wars I and II, and Vietnam—to provide understanding of the United States’ treatment of military and civilian prisoners. The Enemy in Our Hands offers a new perspective of U.S. military history on the subject of EPWs and suggests that the tactics employed to manage prisoners of war are unique and disparate from one conflict to the next. In addition to other vital information, Doyle provides a cultural analysis and exploration of U.S. adherence to international standards of conduct, including the 1929 Geneva Convention in each war. Although wars are not won or lost on the basis of how EPWs are treated, the treatment of prisoners is one of the measures by which history’s conquerors are judged.
Summary Book Review Religious Liberty in America by Louis Fisher:
Download or read book Religious Liberty in America written by Louis Fisher and published by . This book was released on 2002 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: It is often assumed that the judiciary—especially the Supreme Court—provides the best protection of our religious freedom. Louis Fisher, however, argues that only on occasion does the Court lead the charge for minority rights. More likely it is seen pulling up the rear. By contrast, Congress frequently acts to protect religious groups by exempting them from general laws on taxation, social security, military service, labor, and countless other statutes. Indeed, legislative action on behalf of religious freedom is an American success story, but one that renowned constitutional authority Fisher argues has been poorly understood by most of us. Taking in the full span of American history, Fisher demonstrates that over the course of two centuries of American government Congress has often been in the forefront of establishing and protecting rights that have been neglected, denied, or unrecognized by the Court-and that statutory provisions far outstrip, in both number and importance, the court cases that have expanded religious rights. In this concise and insightful book, Fisher presents a series of important case studies that explain how Supreme Court rulings on religious liberty have been challenged and countermanded by public pressures, legislation, and independent state action. He tells how religious groups interested in securing the rights of conscientious objectors received satisfaction by taking their cases to Congress, not the courts; how public uproar over a 1940 Supreme Court ruling sustaining compulsory flag-salutes resulted in a court reversal; and how Congress intervened in a 1986 ruling upholding a military prohibition of skullcaps for Jews. By describing other controversies such as school prayer, Indian religious freedom, the religious use of peyote, and statutory exemptions for religious organizations, Fisher convincingly demonstrates that we must understand the political and not just the judicial context for the safeguards that protect religious minorities. As this book shows, the origin and growth of an individual's right to believe or not believe—and the securing of that right—has occurred almost entirely outside the courtroom. Religious Liberty in America persuasively challenges judicial supremacists on church-state issues and provides a highly readable introduction for all students and citizens concerned with their right to believe as they wish.
Summary Book Review The Zimmermann Telegram by Thomas Boghardt:
Download or read book The Zimmermann Telegram written by Thomas Boghardt and published by Naval Institute Press. This book was released on 2012-10-15 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: By the winter of 1916/17, World War I had reached a deadlock. While the Allies commanded greater resources and fielded more soldiers than the Central Powers, German armies had penetrated deep into Russia and France, and tenaciously held on to their conquered empire. Hoping to break the stalemate on the western front, the exhausted Allies sought to bring the neutral United States into the conflict. A golden opportunity to force American intervention seemed at hand when British naval intelligence intercepted a secret telegram detailing a German alliance offer to Mexico. In it, Berlin’s foreign secretary, Arthur Zimmermann, offered his country’s support to Mexico for re-conquering “the lost territory in Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona” in exchange for a Mexican attack on the United States, should the latter enter the war on the side of the Allies. The British handed a copy of the Telegram to the American government, which in turn leaked it to the press. On March 1, 1917, the Telegram made headline news across the United States, and five weeks later, America entered World War I. Based on an examination of virtually all available German, British, and U.S. government records, this book presents the definitive account of the Telegram and questions many traditional views on the origins, cryptanalysis, and impact of the German alliance scheme. While the Telegram has often been described as the final step in a carefully planned German strategy to gain a foothold in the western hemisphere, this book argues that the scheme was a spontaneous initiative by a minor German foreign office official, which gained traction only because of a lack of supervision and coordination at the top echelon of the German government. On the other hand, the book argues, American and British secret services had collaborated closely since 1915 to bring the United States into the war, and the Telegram’s interception and disclosure represented the crowning achievement of this clandestine Anglo-American intelligence alliance. Moreover, the book explicitly challenges the widely accepted notion that the Telegram’s publication in the U.S. press rallied Americans for war. Instead, it contends that the Telegram divided the public by poisoning the debate over intervention, and by failing to offer peace-minded Americans a convincing rationale for supporting the war. The book also examines the Telegram’s effect on the memory of World War I through the twentieth century and beyond.