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Preparing for War

The Emergence of the Modern U.S. Army, 1815–1917

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$41.00 • £32.95 • €37.00

ISBN 9780674545731

Publication Date: 01/02/2017

Text

352 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

12 halftones

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  • Preface
  • Prologue
  • 1. A Profession Born in War
  • 2. Trials on the Frontier and in Mexico
  • 3. The First Upheaval
  • 4. The Civil War’s Legacy
  • 5. Between Old and New
  • 6. The Second Upheaval
  • 7. Old Soldiers in a New Army
  • 8. The Great War
  • Epilogue
  • Abbreviations
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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