In A People’s History of the U.S. Military, historian Michael A. Bellesiles draws from three centuries of soldiers’ personal encounters with combat—through fascinating excerpts from letters, diaries, and memoirs, as well as audio recordings, film, and blogs—to capture the essence of the American military experience firsthand, from the American Revolution to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.Military service can shatter and give meaning to lives; i...
By Michael A. Bellesiles
Hardcover: 384 pages
Publisher: The New Press (September 11, 2012)
Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 1.2 x 9.5 inches
Amazon Rank: 2639147
Format: PDF ePub djvu book
These first-person stories, perfectly set in context, cannot be read without a sense of what it is to be an American. The history of our military, its missions and its cultural duty, must be told by those who were there. Bellesiles provides the back