The Resource Under the shadow of Napoleon : French influence on the American way of warfare from the War of 1812 to the outbreak of WWII, Michael A. Bonura

Under the shadow of Napoleon : French influence on the American way of warfare from the War of 1812 to the outbreak of WWII, Michael A. Bonura

Label
Under the shadow of Napoleon : French influence on the American way of warfare from the War of 1812 to the outbreak of WWII
Title
Under the shadow of Napoleon
Title remainder
French influence on the American way of warfare from the War of 1812 to the outbreak of WWII
Statement of responsibility
Michael A. Bonura
Title variation
French influence on the American way of warfare from the War of 1812 to the outbreak of WWII
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The way an army thinks about and understands warfare has a tremendous impact on its organization, training, and operations. The central ideas of that understanding form a nation's way of warfare that influences decisions on and off the battlefield. From the disasters of the War of 1812, Winfield Scott ensured that America adopted a series of ideas formed in the crucible of the Wars of the French Revolution and epitomized by Napoleon. Reflecting American cultural changes, these French ideas dominated American warfare on the battlefields of the Mexican-American War, the American Civil War, the Spanish-American War, and World War I. America remained committed to these ideas until cultural pressures and the successes of German Blitzkrieg from 1939 - 1940 led George C. Marshall to orchestrate the adoption of a different understanding of warfare. Michael A. Bonura examines concrete battlefield tactics, army regulations, and theoretical works on war as they were presented in American army education manuals, professional journals, and the popular press, to demonstrate that as a cultural construction, warfare and ways of warfare can be transnational and influence other nations."--Project Muse
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Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
355.4/77309034
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
UA23
LC item number
.B714 2012eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Warfare and culture series
Label
Under the shadow of Napoleon : French influence on the American way of warfare from the War of 1812 to the outbreak of WWII, Michael A. Bonura
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A French way of warfare -- Bringing French warfare to America 1814-1848 -- American adaptation of French warfare 1848-1865 -- German professionalism and American warfare 1865-1899 -- American warfare in the Progressive Era 1899-1918 -- The end of French influence on American warfare 1918-1941
Control code
ocn793357521
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 306 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780814709436
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
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22573/ctt8jsq72
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not applicable
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.b28911490
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)793357521
  • pebcs0814709435

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