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People’s Army: Massachusetts Soldiers and Society in the Seven Years’ War

People’s Army: Massachusetts Soldiers and Society in the Seven Years’ War

Fred Anderson. A People’s Army: Massachusetts Soldiers and Society in the Seven Years’ War. Reprint. The University of North Carolina Press, 1996. Anderson sets out to examine New England provincial soldiers and their experiences during what he terms the “last and...
A Revolutionary People at War: The Continental Army and American Character, 1775-1783

A Revolutionary People at War: The Continental Army and American Character, 1775-1783

Charles Royster. A Revolutionary People at War: The Continental Army and American Character, 1775-1783. Reprint. University of North Carolina Press, 1996. In his award winning, sweeping work on the American Revolution, Charles Royster sets out to prove his thesis that...
Fabian Strategy and the American Civil War

Fabian Strategy and the American Civil War

One of the concepts Millett and Maslowski mention in their book, For the Common Defense: A Military History of the United States of America, is the Fabian Strategy. It refers to an approach by one side in a military conflict who avoids big decisive battles in favor of...
New Acquisitions – Indian Wars and Military History

New Acquisitions – Indian Wars and Military History

Have acquired several new books this week that relate to the class at hand – Studies in U.S. Military History – (see details here).  The Pursuit of Power: Technology, Armed Force, and Society since A.D. 1000 By William H McNeill ISBN 0-226-56158-5 The...