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The Wars of America

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"Leckie treats not the causes of our wars, nor the controversies that have always attended them, nor their results, so often equivocal, debatable, or flatly disappointing, but the manner in which they were fought, their leadership, their pages of glory and of shame."--Allan Nevins, Saturday Review.
Published September 1st 1998 by Book Sales (first published July 1st 1981)
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Dec 09, 2012 Alec rated it liked it
This book is awesome if you like history, especially warfare. Robert Leckie had a purpose for writing The Wars of America. Throughout the book, Leckie informs as well as explains the actions of the people in charge, instead of just describing the battles themselves. In doing so, he shows his purpose, which is to inform the reader(s) of the wars of our forefathers, to provide a look at the thoughts behind the decisions made by America’s leaders, and to show American patriotism, militarism, and ...more
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Jun 17, 2008 Paul Whetten rated it it was amazing
An outstanding synopsis of every war we have been involved in as a nation - from Champlain's campaign against the Iriqouis to Gulf War I.
Written by a WWII veteran who is one of my all-time favorite authors.
Apr 23, 2008 Aaron rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A nice overview of, well, the wars of America (the U.S.) between 1600 and 1900. It's a bit dated, and doesn't go into a lot of detail or analysis, but it's a fun read to follow up with more in-depth works.
May 07, 2013 Steve rated it really liked it
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Another outstanding Leckie book, great narrative, detailed facts on all levels. Enjoyable yet educational and insightful.
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Leckie was born on December 18, 1920, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He grew up in Rutherford, New Jersey. He began his career as a writer in high school, as a sports writer for ''The Bergen Evening Record'' in Hackensack, New Jersey.

On January 18, 1942, Leckie enlisted in the United States Marine Corps.He served in combat in the Pacific theater, as a scout and a machine gunner in H Company, 2nd B
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