The Military Policy of the United States (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)

The Military Policy of the United States (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)

by Emory Upton

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Overview

Posthumously published in 1904, here is the first systematic history of the American military—one which enormously influenced how the Army trained and deployed troops. Taking lessons from the Revolution, the War of 1812, and the Mexican War, Upton’s theory was that the American army was weak because it was too much in the control of civilians.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781411445222
Publisher: Barnes & Noble
Publication date: 04/12/2011
Series: Barnes & Noble Digital Library
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 530
File size: 3 MB
Age Range: 3 Months to 18 Years

About the Author

Emory Upton (1839-1881), as a general in the Union Army, led infantry into the Battle of Spotsylvania Courthouse in Virginia in 1864, one of the bloodiest episodes of the Civil War. During the Civil War he proved to be an outstanding tactician, and in fact, was sent by Sherman to study European war tactics in order to improve the U. S. army.

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