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A Country Made by War: From the Revolution to Vietnam--The Story of America's Rise to Power

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Covering every major conflict since the Revolutionary War, the author of "America in the Twenties" explores how American society was shaped by war and how these conflicts were an integral part of America's technological development.
Hardcover, 629 pages
Published May 13th 1989 by Random House
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James
Feb 19, 2008 James rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Anyone interested in American history or geopolitics
A solid history that strips away a lot of traditional whitewash; if the reader didn't already wonder what people were talking about when they called America a peace-loving nation, he/she will wonder just that after reading this.

Presented not in a spirit of judgment but rather a simple just-the-facts, "Look, this is how it is and this is what really happened" manner. An eye-opener that should be in the library of any serious student of American history or of geopolitics.
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May 13, 2012 Andrew rated it liked it
I read this years ago. It is still fresh on my mind. I look at money, transportation and our very landscape different now thanks to this book.

A very good read.
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Recommends it for: Anyone who wants to know US History
A great history of the United States. I read it several years ago but it is one of my favorites and on my list to read again.
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A comprehensive account of the military history of the United States from 1789 to the mid-1980s. It's a bit unfortunate that it was published when it was, about a year before the end of the Cold War and the collapse of the Soviet Union: it'd be fascinating to see what Perret would make of the subsequent twenty years of American military history, which entailed a (difficult) transformation of the armed forces with further emphasis on special forces and the electronic battlefield, while further su ...more
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Geoffrey Perrett is an author who writes about American history. His work focuses primarily upon the political dynamics that influence strategic and tactical military decisions, as well as broader political themes. He has published over thirteen books dealing with a variety of topics, among them the U.S. Presidency - including several biographies of iconic Presidents such as John F. Kennedy and Ul ...more
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