American Soldiers

American Soldiers

Ground Combat in the World Wars, Korea, and Vietnam

Book - 2003
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Some warriors are drawn to the thrill of combat and find it the defining moment of their lives. Others fall victim to fear, exhaustion, impaired reasoning and despair. This book synthesizes the wartime experiences of American soldiers, from the doughboys of World War I to the grunts of Vietnam. Focusing on both soldiers and marines, it draws on histories and memoirs, oral histories, psychological and sociological studies and even fiction to show that their experiences remain fundamentally the same regardless of the enemy, terrain, training or weaponry.
Publisher: Lawrence :, University Press of Kansas,, [2003]
Copyright Date: ©2003
ISBN: 9780700612291
Branch Call Number: 355.0097309 KI
Characteristics: xxiii, 432 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm.


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