History of the United States Army

by Russell F. Weigley

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Russell F. Wiegley's study, the History of the United States Army is not for the casual reader. Neither is it for the reader looking for a one-volume "drum and trumpet" history of American wars. It is not an attempt to show how the United States army fits into the social, economic, and political fabric of the nation. This is pure institutional history. Admittedly, it is rather unique institutional history-the history of General Motors or IBM would not read the same way-but it is as close to being history in a vacuum as one could imagine for an organization that is so complex and subject to outside forces.

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