This almanac provides a comprehensive, chronological overview of all American military history, serving as the standard reference work of its type.
Throughout the United States's history—indeed, even before our nation was officially founded—military action has been critical to its development and direction. America's independence and freedom from foreign interference, as well as vast areas of land, came as a result of hard-fought—and costly—military conflicts and engagements against numerous adversaries. Without centuries of war, America would likely be a vastly different place today.
Almanac of American Military History is yet another reference work from acclaimed historian Dr. Spencer C. Tucker and ABC-CLIO, offering an unprecedented resource for a wide range of students and researchers. A comprehensive, four-volume title, this almanac traces all of American military history from the European voyages of discovery through 2011, chronicling the pivotal moments that have shaped the United States into the country it is today. In addition to documenting key events, this title presents biographies of more than 250 key individuals and provides information on more than 250 historically significant technologies and weapons systems.
A detailed glossary is included, as are discussions of ranks and military awards and decorations. Divided into conflict periods, each chapter includes a detailed chronology, reference-entry sidebars, statistical information, primary-source documents, and a bibliography.
• Biographies of 270 key individuals in American military history
• Over 50 documents with introductions
• 200 charts
• Represents a vital reference work for the study of American history for high school, college, and university students
• Provides comprehensive treatment of the subject matter and detailed descriptions of events
• Includes many maps and charts
• Contains extensive biographies and descriptions of important military technologies