George Rogers Clark And The War In The West

Author: Lowell H. Harrison
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
ISBN: 0813146178
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George Rogers Clark And The War In The West from the Author: Lowell H. Harrison. "In three days the number of so-called 'volunteers' reached over three hundred men. Very quickly they organized us into military units. Just like that I became a North Korean soldier and was on the way to some unknown place." -- from the book South Korean Lee Young Ho was seventeen years old when he was forced to serve in the North Korean People's Army during the first year of the Korean War. After a few months, he deserted the NKPA and returned to Seoul where he joined the South Korean Marine Corps. Ho's experience is only one of the many compelling accounts found in Voices from the Korean War. Unique in gathering war stories from veterans from all sides of the Korean War -- American, South Korean, North Korean, and Chinese -- this volume creates a vivid and multidimensional portrait of the three-year-long conflict told by those who experienced the ground war firsthand. Richard Peters and Xiaobing Li include a significant introduction that provides a concise history of the Korean conflict, as well as a geographical and a political backdrop for the soldiers' personal stories.

George Rogers Clark

Author: Susan Lee
Publisher: Children's Press(CT)
ISBN: 9780516046761
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George Rogers Clark from the Author: Susan Lee. Follows the campaigns of Major George Rogers Clark whose small army of Virginians captured several frontier forts for the colonists during the Revolution.

American Military Leaders A L V 2 M Z

Author: John C. Fredriksen
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1576070018
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American Military Leaders A L V 2 M Z from the Author: John C. Fredriksen. A comprehensive collection of biographies of the most prominent military leaders in American history. * 422 A–Z biographies highlight each individual's background, contributions, and significance to America's fortunes in war * Illustrated * Cites works for further research and includes a list of leaders organized by their military titles

Native Americans In The American Revolution How The War Divided Devastated And Transformed The Early American Indian World

Author: Ethan A.. Schmidt
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313359326
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Native Americans In The American Revolution How The War Divided Devastated And Transformed The Early American Indian World from the Author: Ethan A.. Schmidt. This valuable book provides a succinct, readable account of an oft-neglected topic in the historiography of the American Revolution: the role of Native Americans in the Revolution's outbreak, progress, and conclusion. • Adds the Native American perspective to the reader's understanding of the American Revolution, a critical aspect of this period in history that is rarely covered • Supplies a synthesis of the best current and past work on the topic of Native Americans in the American Revolution that will be accessible to general readers as well as undergraduate and graduate-level students • Shows how the struggle over the definition and utilization of Native American identity—an issue that was initiated with the American Revolution—is still ongoing for American Indians

The Clarks Of Kentucky

Author: Douglas C. Harrison
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1462058590
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The Clarks Of Kentucky from the Author: Douglas C. Harrison. When John Clark Married Ann Rogers in 1749 in Virginia, they would eventually produce ten children – six sons and four daughters. Like most early American rural couples, John and Ann thought that they were raising farm hands and kitchen help. Little did they dream that their children and two more generations of Clarks would have such a great impact on America’s development – from coast to coast. Three of the Clark sons would become officers, and help to win the Revolutionary War in the east. George Rogers Clark would become a general and win the Revolution in the west – thus giving America the eastern one third of the continent. George would also found Louisville, and the state of Kentucky. William Clark, as the youngest Clark son, was seventeen years younger than big brother George – his hero. William would also pursue a military career, and partner with Meriwether Lewis to explore the Louisiana Purchase – thus giving America the middle third of the continent. William would later become a great Indian diplomat, and help to establish the state of Missouri. William’s son Meriwether Lewis, Sr. (Lewis) would go to West Point, become a famous architect, and fight in three wars. They included the Mexican War, which gave America the western third of the continent. Lewis’ son Meriwether Lewis Clark, Jr. (Lutie) would basically save the thoroughbred industry in Kentucky and America after the Civil War. He created the pari-mutuel system of betting, set up racing rules, and started Churchill Downs and the Kentucky Derby – all of which still exist. John and Ann Clark and all of the other living off-springs eventually moved to Louisville, and added to the Clarks of Kentucky.

American Guerrillas

Author: Thomas D. Mays
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 149302230X
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American Guerrillas from the Author: Thomas D. Mays. American Guerrillas is a compelling narrative history of how Americans have fought unconventional warfare from the French and Indian Wars and the Revolution through the anti-insurgent campaigns of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. A timely volume, the author provides the reader with a concise and engaging story of how the American approach to guerrilla warfare has been molded and executed, and how these small scale engagements have been integral to the success of our nation’s larger battles. The conventional view of popular American military history has been focused upon large-scale conflicts. American Guerrillas will attract history buffs as it puts guerrilla warfare into the larger context.


Publisher: PediaPress
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The First Way Of War

Author: John Grenier
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781139444705
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The First Way Of War from the Author: 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.

Reader S Guide To American History

Author: Peter J. Parish
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134261896
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Reader S Guide To American History from the Author: Peter J. Parish. There are so many books on so many aspects of the history of the United States, offering such a wide variety of interpretations, that students, teachers, scholars, and librarians often need help and advice on how to find what they want. The Reader's Guide to American History is designed to meet that need by adopting a new and constructive approach to the appreciation of this rich historiography. Each of the 600 entries on topics in political, social and economic history describes and evaluates some 6 to 12 books on the topic, providing guidance to the reader on everything from broad surveys and interpretive works to specialized monographs. The entries are devoted to events and individuals, as well as broader themes, and are written by a team of well over 200 contributors, all scholars of American history.

Autumn Of The Black Snake

Author: William Hogeland
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 0374711585
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Autumn Of The Black Snake from the Author: William Hogeland. The forgotten story of how the U.S. Army was created to fight a crucial Indian war In 1783, with the signing of the Peace of Paris, the American Revolution was complete. And yet even as the newly independent United States secured peace with Great Britain, it found itself losing an escalating military conflict on its borderlands. The enemy was the indigenous people of the Ohio Valley, who rightly saw the new nation as a threat to their existence. In 1791, years of skirmishes, raids, and quagmires climaxed in the grisly defeat of a motley collection of irregular American militiamen by a brilliantly organized confederation of Shawnee, Miami, and Delaware Indians—with nearly one thousand U.S. casualties, the worst defeat the nation would ever suffer at native hands. Americans were shocked, perhaps none more so than their commander in chief, George Washington, who came to a fateful conclusion: the United States needed an army. Autumn of the Black Snake tells how the early republic battled the coalition of Indians that came closer than any adversary, before or since, to halting the nation’s expansion. In evocative and absorbing prose, William Hogeland conjures up the woodland battles and the hardball politics that formed the Legion of the United States, the country’s first true standing army. His memorable portraits of soldiers and leaders on both sides—from the daring war chiefs Blue Jacket and Little Turtle to the doomed Richard Butler and a steely, even ruthless Washington—drive a tale of horrific violence, brilliant strategizing, stupendous blunders, and valorous deeds. This sweeping account, at once exciting and dark, builds to a crescendo as Washington and Alexander Hamilton, at enormous risk, outmaneuver Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and other skeptics of standing armies—and Washington appoints General “Mad” Anthony Wayne to lead the Legion. Wayne marches into the forests of the Old Northwest, where the very Indians he is charged with defeating will bestow on him, with grudging admiration, a new name: Black Snake. Autumn of the Black Snake is a dramatic work of military and political history, told in a colorful, sometimes startling blow-by-blow narrative. It is also an original interpretation of how greed, honor, political beliefs, and vivid personalities converged on the killing fields of the Ohio Valley, where the U.S. Army’s first victory opened the way to western settlement and established the precedent that the new nation would possess a military to reckon with.