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THE FIRST WAY OF WAR: American War Making on the Frontier, 1607-1814

THE FIRST WAY OF WAR:  American War Making on the Frontier, 1607-1814
by Grenier, John

1-199180

This book explores the evolution of Americans' first way of war, to show how war waged again 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.

1 vol, 246 pgs 2012 UK, CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
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