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The Resource Warmaking and American democracy : the struggle over military strategy, 1700 to the present, Michael D. Pearlman

Warmaking and American democracy : the struggle over military strategy, 1700 to the present, Michael D. Pearlman

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Warmaking and American democracy : the struggle over military strategy, 1700 to the present
Title
Warmaking and American democracy
Title remainder
the struggle over military strategy, 1700 to the present
Statement of responsibility
Michael D. Pearlman
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Warmaking and American Democracy is the first comprehensive study of American war strategy in its domestic context. It shows how internal divisions - between political parties, presidents and Congress, elected representatives and bureaucrats, soldiers and civilians, and branches of the armed services - make the creation of strategy extraordinarily complex and explains why wartime goals, ways, and means were often disconnected. Warmaking and American Democracy goes far beyond other accounts of U.S. military history by relating strategies and campaigns to policy goals and means. It invites serious reconsideration of how we wage war as it shows the complex nature of national security decision making in a democracy
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DLC
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1944-
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Pearlman, Michael D.
Dewey number
355/.033073
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
UA23
LC item number
.P384 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Modern war studies
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  • Strategy
  • National security
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Warmaking and American democracy : the struggle over military strategy, 1700 to the present, Michael D. Pearlman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
  • ch. 5.
  • Spanish-American War: stumbling into the way to fight a limited war
  • ch. 6.
  • World War I: fighting a war, saving the world, losing the electorate
  • ch. 7.
  • World War II: public reluctance, military missions, political demands
  • ch. 8.
  • Korea: fighting a war while fearing to fight one, the specter of escalation
  • ch. 9.
  • Vietnam: getting in while staying out, the strategy of gradualism
  • ch. 1.
  • Postscript: Vietnam to the Balkans
  • Perennial issues in American military strategy
  • ch. 2.
  • Colonial and Revolutionary Wars for North America
  • ch. 3.
  • 1812 and Mexico: partisan political wars in the early nineteenth century
  • ch. 4.
  • Civil War: policy out of political control
Control code
40119865
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 441 pages
Isbn
9780700609383
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
98043993
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
Label
Warmaking and American democracy : the struggle over military strategy, 1700 to the present, Michael D. Pearlman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
  • ch. 5.
  • Spanish-American War: stumbling into the way to fight a limited war
  • ch. 6.
  • World War I: fighting a war, saving the world, losing the electorate
  • ch. 7.
  • World War II: public reluctance, military missions, political demands
  • ch. 8.
  • Korea: fighting a war while fearing to fight one, the specter of escalation
  • ch. 9.
  • Vietnam: getting in while staying out, the strategy of gradualism
  • ch. 1.
  • Postscript: Vietnam to the Balkans
  • Perennial issues in American military strategy
  • ch. 2.
  • Colonial and Revolutionary Wars for North America
  • ch. 3.
  • 1812 and Mexico: partisan political wars in the early nineteenth century
  • ch. 4.
  • Civil War: policy out of political control
Control code
40119865
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 441 pages
Isbn
9780700609383
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
98043993
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps

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