U.S. Military History For Dummies
Part I: The Nitty-Gritty of U.S. Military History.
Chapter 1: Why This Stuff Is Important.
Chapter 2: Why America Goes to War and Who We Fight.
Chapter 3: Meeting the Players.
Chapter 4: Lining Up the Armed Services.
Chapter 5: The Changing Experience of Warfare.
Part II: Born in War.
Chapter 6: When the English Were Our Friends: Battling the Indians and the French.
Chapter 7: So You Want to Start a Revolution: The War for Independence.
Chapter 8: War and Peace: Battling Indians, Old Friends, Tax Delinquents, and Pirates.
Chapter 9: We Have Met the Enemy: The War of 1812.
Part III: Forged in War.
Chapter 10: To the Halls of Montezuma: Fighting Mexico.
Chapter 11: The Civil War.
Chapter 12: The “Indian Wars”: The Army Secures the Frontier.
Chapter 13: “Remember the Maine!” Fighting Spain and the Filipinos.
Part IV Going Global: The World Wars.
Chapter 14: Over There: The First World War.
Chapter 15: The Looming Crisis: World War II before American Involvement.
Chapter 16: The Greatest War: World War II.
Part V: Bearing Any Burden: The Cold War and the Unpaid Peace Dividend.
Chapter 17: Toying with Nuclear Armageddon: The Cold War Years.
Chapter 18: Hot War in Asia: The Korean War.
Chapter 19: The Very Long War: Vietnam.
Chapter 20: A War with Allies: The Persian Gulf War.
Chapter 21: The Long War Ahead: Terrorism, Afghanistan, and Iraq.
Part VI:The Part of Tens.
Chapter 22: The Ten Best Generals in U.S. Military History.
Chapter 23: The Ten Worst Generals in U.S. Military History.
Chapter 24: The Ten Best Movies on U.S. Military History.
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