The American Military: A Narrative History

Lookingbill, Brad D.
Date published: 
December 2013

The American Military: A Narrative History presents a comprehensive introduction to more than four centuries of American military history.

  • Presents a chronological account of American military history from clashes between militias and Native Americans to 21st-century operations in Afghanistan and Iraq
  • Features personal vignettes to put a human face on armed conflict
  • Addresses patterns of national service, the evolution of civil-military relations, and the advent of all-volunteer forces
  • Puts events in historical context, and considers cultural, social, political, economic, and technological developments