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The savage wars of peace : small wars and the rise of American power, Max Boot

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The savage wars of peace : small wars and the rise of American power
Title
The savage wars of peace
Title remainder
small wars and the rise of American power
Statement of responsibility
Max Boot
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A compellingly readable history of the forgotten wars of American history: the small conflicts that resulted from-and helped promote-America's rise to world power. Boot (editorial features editor, The Wall Street Journal) celebrates American interventionism and imperialism, arguing that the military strategies involved in small wars of imperialism have been constant in American history and have demonstrated substantial success in dominating less-developed countries. His narrative history documents wars with the Barbary nations shortly after the American Revolution, numerous invasions of Central American nations, and the expansion of empire into the Pacific and notes that many of these efforts consisted of "low-intensity" conflicts that dragged on for years. He argues that if the U.S. had maintained the same strategy for Vietnam, the nationalist insurgency might have been successfully suppressed
Cataloging source
CLE
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1968-
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Boot, Max
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E181
LC item number
.B728 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Low-intensity conflicts (Military science)
  • Intervention (International law)
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
Label
The savage wars of peace : small wars and the rise of American power, Max Boot
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Publication
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Preface : Another American way of war -- Part I : Commercial power -- To conquer upon the sea : Barbary Wars, 1801-1805, 1815 ; Butcher and bolt : from the Marquesas, 1813, to China, 1859 ; Empire emerging : from Korea, 1871, to Samoa, 1899 -- Part II : Great power -- Red summer : Boxer Uprising, 1900 ; Attraction and chastisement : the Philippine War, 1899-1902 ; Caribbean constabulary : Cuba, Panama, Nicaragua, Mexico, 1898-1914 ; Lords of Hispaniola : Haiti, 1915-1934 : Dominican Republic, 1916-1924 ; Dusty trail : the Pancho Villa punitive expedition, 1916-1917 ; Blood on the snow : Russia, 1918-1920 ; Chasing Sandino : Nicaragua, 1926-1933 ; By bluff alone : China, 1901-1941 -- Part III : Superpower -- Lessons learned : the small wars manual ; Lessons unlearned : Vietnam, 1959-1975 ; In the shadow of Vietnam : the Powell doctrine and small wars in the 1990s ; In defense of the Pax Americana : small wars in the twenty-first century
Control code
49659947
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xx, 428 pages
Isbn
9780465007202
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Label
The savage wars of peace : small wars and the rise of American power, Max Boot
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface : Another American way of war -- Part I : Commercial power -- To conquer upon the sea : Barbary Wars, 1801-1805, 1815 ; Butcher and bolt : from the Marquesas, 1813, to China, 1859 ; Empire emerging : from Korea, 1871, to Samoa, 1899 -- Part II : Great power -- Red summer : Boxer Uprising, 1900 ; Attraction and chastisement : the Philippine War, 1899-1902 ; Caribbean constabulary : Cuba, Panama, Nicaragua, Mexico, 1898-1914 ; Lords of Hispaniola : Haiti, 1915-1934 : Dominican Republic, 1916-1924 ; Dusty trail : the Pancho Villa punitive expedition, 1916-1917 ; Blood on the snow : Russia, 1918-1920 ; Chasing Sandino : Nicaragua, 1926-1933 ; By bluff alone : China, 1901-1941 -- Part III : Superpower -- Lessons learned : the small wars manual ; Lessons unlearned : Vietnam, 1959-1975 ; In the shadow of Vietnam : the Powell doctrine and small wars in the 1990s ; In defense of the Pax Americana : small wars in the twenty-first century
Control code
49659947
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xx, 428 pages
Isbn
9780465007202
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

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