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Military Service and American Democracy

From World War II to the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars

Who Serves? William Taylor shows us why the changing answers to that question matter, not only to the individuals involved but to the health of American democracy. A pioneering work on the political and social history of American military recruiting since the end of World War II.

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The Morenci Marines

The Morenci Marines

Movingly chronicles the lives, deaths, and memory of nine Marines from the mining community of Morenci, Arizona, who were transformed from happy-go-lucky high schoolers to soldiers in Vietnam. Only three of them survived the war. Their story encompasses pride, loss, grief, and the devastating impact of war on a small town.

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Nixon's Nuclear Specter

The Secret Alert of 1969, Madman Diplomacy, and the Vietnam War

An important book and real contribution the literature on the Vietnam War, coercive diplomacy, and the use of nuclear threats.

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The OSS in Burma

Jungle War against the Japanese

A vivid and fascinating account an OSS detachment's evolution from small scale operations to an effective organization operating a major guerilla war behind Japanese lines in Burma.

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The Pacific War and Contingent Victory

Why Japanese Defeat Was Not Inevitable

In this outstanding, immensely useful, and much-needed study, Michael Myers makes a significant contribution to widening our horizon by challenging the blinding assumption that Japan's defeat was inevitable. Of critical value is his analysis of Japanese army and naval strategy, underscoring the difficulty of infusing U.S. military might into the existing balance of forces in 1942-43, as American industry moved toward maximum capacity production and the war in Europe diverted valuable men and materials away from the Pacific.

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Pershing's Crusaders

The American Soldier in World War I

Pershing’s Crusaders: The American Soldier in World War I is the most comprehensive examination of the daily lives, experiences, motivations, morale and attitudes of the doughboys of the Great War.

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Pope’s Soldiers

A Military History of the Modern Vatican

The first general history of the papal armed forces. Provides a comprehensive chronicle of the modern Vatican's Military/security forces from 1796 to the present-day deployment of modern weapons, technology, and skills to protect the Holy Father and the Vatican from terrorists and assassins.

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The Rabbi Saved by Hitler's Jewish Soldiers

Rebbe Joseph Isaac Schneersohn and His Astonishing Rescue

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The Romanian Battlefront in World War I

The definitive account of Romania in World War I based on unparalleled research.

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The Russian Army in the Great War

The Eastern Front, 1914 - 1917

Despite its critical role in the course and outcomes of World War I the Eastern Front is poorly understood, or it's dismissed as a monotonous story of Russian incompetence and failure. In fact, there's a rich story of triumph and tragedy in Russia's experience of fighting in the First World War

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