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Description - The First Way of War by John Grenier

This 2005 book explores the evolution of Americans' first way of war, to show how war waged against Indian noncombatant population and agricultural resources became the method early Americans employed and, ultimately, defined their military heritage. The sanguinary story of the American conquest of the Indian peoples east of the Mississippi River helps demonstrate how early Americans embraced warfare shaped by extravagant violence and focused on conquest. Grenier provides a major revision in understanding the place of warfare directed on noncombatants in the American military tradition, and his conclusions are relevant to understand US 'special operations' in the War on Terror.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521732635
ISBN-10: 0521732638
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 152mm x 18mm)
Pages: 248
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 15-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - John Grenier

John Grenier is Associate Professor of History at the United States Air Force Academy.

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