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Macmillan Higher Education

Americans and the Wars of the Twentieth Century

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Palgrave

Pages: 224
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American History in Depth

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Jenel Virden outlines the causes, courses and consequences of the major wars of the Twentieth century in American history, examining how the US became involved; how the wars were fought; and the domestic consequences. Applying...

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Jenel Virden outlines the causes, courses and consequences of the major wars of the Twentieth century in American history, examining how the US became involved; how the wars were fought; and the domestic consequences. Applying 'just war theory', foreign policy as well as civil liberty are discussed.

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War and the US is a contentious and topical subject
A postscript on the Iraq war brings the book right uptodate
Considers both how wars start and are fought, and how the US government treats it citizenry in times of conflict

Introduction
The First World War
The Second World War
The Korean War
The Vietnam War
Conclusions
Epilogue
Bibliography
Index.
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JENEL VIRDEN is Senior Lecturer, American History at the University of Hull, UK. She is the author of Goodbye-Picadilly: British War Brides in America and currently serves as Secretary General of the European Association for American Studies.

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JENEL VIRDEN is Senior Lecturer, American History at the University of Hull, UK. She is the author of Goodbye-Picadilly: British War Brides in America and currently serves as Secretary General of the European Association for American Studies.

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