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By Terence T. Finn

War—organized violence opposed to an enemy of the state—seems half and parcel of the yank trip. certainly, the us was once tested via violence as usual electorate from New Hampshire to Georgia replied George Washington’s name to arms.

Since then, warfare has develop into a staple of yankee historical past. Counting the conflict for Independence, the USA has fought the defense force of alternative international locations at the very least twelve instances, averaging an enormous clash each two decades. In so doing, the goals were basic: improve the reason for freedom, defend U.S. pursuits, and impose America’s will upon a global. generally, the implications were profitable as America’s army has accounted itself good. but the fee has been excessive, in either blood and treasure. americans have fought and died round the globe—on land, at sea, and within the air. definitely, their activities have formed the realm during which we live.

In this complete assortment, Terence T. Finn presents a collection of narratives—each concise and readable—on the twelve significant wars the United States has fought. He explains what occurred, and why such areas as Saratoga and Antietam, Manila Bay and halfway are vital to an knowing of America’s earlier. Readers will simply manage to brush up on their historical past and acquaint themselves with these participants and occasions that experience helped outline the USA of the US.

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