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By Michael A. Bellesiles

In A People’s historical past of the U.S. Military, historian Michael A. Bellesiles attracts from 3 centuries of soldiers’ own encounters with combat——through interesting excerpts from letters, diaries, and memoirs, in addition to audio recordings, movie, and blogs——to seize the essence of the yank army event firsthand, from the yank Revolution to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Military provider can shatter and provides aspiring to lives; it really is not often a impartial stumble upon, and has contributed to a wealthy outpouring of private testimony from the lads and girls who've actually positioned their lives at the line. the customarily dramatic and consistently richly textured first-person debts amassed during this ebook hide quite a lot of views, from ardent patriots to disenchanted cynics; slightly literate farm boys to urbane collage graduates; scions of founding households to fresh immigrants, lovers, and dissenters; ladies disguising themselves as males for you to serve their kingdom to African americans scuffling with for his or her freedom via army service.

A paintings of significant relevance and immediacy——as the kingdom grapples with the go back of millions of guys and ladies from lively army duty——A People’s historical past of the U.S. Military turns into an enormous new touchstone for our figuring out of yank army provider.

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