Battles That Changed American History

Battles That Changed American History

100 of the Greatest Victories and Defeats

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A fascinating and informative analysis by a distinguished military historian of the 100 most influential battles in American history, presented in an accessible, ready-reference format.


A fascinating and informative analysis by a distinguished military historian of the 100 most influential battles in American history, presented in an accessible, ready-reference format.


• Introductory overview essay helps create a conceptual framework for readers

• A list of "further reading" selections with each entry and a full bibliography identify avenues to further study

• Fact boxes throughout the text provide quick, essential information for each battle



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Tucker, a military historian, US Army captain, and intelligence analyst, details 100 battles that influenced US history, from the Battle of Mabila in 1540 during the Age of Discovery to the Second Battle of Falluja during the Iraq War in 2004. He describes individual battles, some campaigns, and a few short wars, with details on their date, location, opponents and winner, commanders, number of troops on each side, and importance. They include the Jamestown Massacre, the Battles of Lexington and Concord, the Battle of Tippecanoe, the Battle of the Alamo, the Battle of Gettysburg, the Atlanta Campaign, the Battle of Wounded Knee, the attack on Pearl Harbor, the Battle of Midway, the invasion of Normandy, the Battle of the Bulge, the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings, the Tet Offensive, Operation Desert Storm, and Operation Enduring Freedom. Annotation ©2014 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)

Publisher: Santa Barbara, California : ABC-CLIO, [2014]
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9781440828614
144082861X
Characteristics: xiii, 355 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm

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