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Americans at War: The Development of the American Military System
Americans at War The Development of the American Military System Author:T. Harry Williams Here, expanded for this edition, is an important and enlightening account of American military history and the men who shaped it. T. Harry Williams, Boyd Professor of History at Louisiana State University, traces the development of the nation's defense network from the Minuteman to the Mechanical Brain. — Surveying the impact of political, indust... more »rial and social changes, Dr. Williams points up the recurring controversy: Who shall determine strategy-the President or the generals? He also argues that many military catastrophes might have been avoided if our soldiers and civilians had had a better knowledge of our history. The result is an absorbing work of enduring significance.