ARMY: AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY FROM 1775 TO THE 21ST CENTURY
Author: Chester G. Hearn
Publisher: MBI Publishing, May 2006
Follows the U. S. Army through its combat history: the American Revolution, the War of 1812, the Civil War, various Indian wars, the Spanish-American War, World Wars I and II, Korea, Vietnam, the first Gulf war, & Afghanistan & Iraq. Color photos & drawings; 10x10 inches, 192 pgs.
From its Revolutionary War beginnings as the Continental Army to its leadership of the "Coalition of the Willing" in today's Iraq, for more than 200 years the United States Army has fulfilled its solemn charge: to provide for the common defense, at home and abroad. To a significant degree the U.S. Army's story is the story of the United States, as becomes clear in this absorbing, illustrated history of the U. S. Army from its beginnings as a rag-tag force of colonial militia to its current incarnation as the world's most powerful and sophisticated land-combat force.
With an emphasis on post-Vietnam operations and detailed information on the technological component of the force's military might, distinguished historian Chester Hearn follows the U. S. Army through its combat history: the American Revolution, the War of 1812, the Civil War, various Indian wars, the Spanish-American War, World Wars I and II, Korea, Vietnam, the first Gulf war, and Afghanistan and Iraq.
Army: An Illustrated History offers a complete and thoroughly fascinating account of an armed force ever remaking itself to meet the challenges of an ever-changing world.
WHAT THE EXPERTS ARE SAYING:
?Military historian Charles Hearn not only provides the reader with a comprehensive look at the Army?s past exploits, but also delves into the Army of the future. The book has numerous black and white and color photographs of the weapons, garments and equipment that will be used by our soldiers in the ensuing years ? One interesting area the author mentions is the rapid advance of electronics in tomorrow?s Army.? -Military Heritage
?A number of books chart U.S. Army members, achievements, and battles, but few offer the general public a fine visual overview as does Army ? an outstanding survey.? -Midwest Book Review