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Nobility Lost
French and Canadian Martial Cultures, Indians, and the End of New France
Christian Ayne Crouch
This cultural history of the Seven Years' War in French-claimed North America focuses on the meanings of wartime violence and the profound impact of the encounter between Canadian, Indian, and French cultures of war and...



Resister
A Story of Protest and Prison during the Vietnam War
Bruce Dancis
This insider's account of the antiwar and student protest movements of the '60s also provides a rare look at the prison experiences of Vietnam-era draft...



Armed with Expertise
The Militarization of American Social Research during the Cold War
Joy Rohde
During the height of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Pentagon launched a controversial counterinsurgency program called the Human Terrain System. The program embedded social scientists within military units to provide commanders with information about the cultures and grievances of local populations. Yet the controversy it inspired was...



Imperial Eclipse
Japan's Strategic Thinking about Continental Asia before August 1945
Yukiko Koshiro
Yukiko Koshiro reassesses the role that Eurasia played in Japan's diplomatic and military thinking from the turn of the twentieth century to the end of the war.



Logics of War
Explanations for Limited and Unlimited Conflicts
Alex Weisiger
Alex Weisiger tests three explanations for a nation's decision to go to war and continue fighting regardless of the costs. He combines sharp statistical analysis of interstate wars over the past two centuries with nine narrative case studies.



Eisenhower's Sputnik Moment
The Race for Space and World Prestige
Yanek Mieczkowski
A new history of the origins of America's space program and a reassessment Eisenhower's leadership during this critical Cold War moment.



Cauldron of Resistance
Ngo Dinh Diem, the United States, and 1950s Southern Vietnam
Jessica M. Chapman
In 1955, Ngo Dinh Diem organized an election to depose chief-of-state Bao Dai, after which he proclaimed himself the first president of the newly created Republic of Vietnam. The United States sanctioned the results of this election, which was widely condemned as fraudulent, and provided substantial economic aid and advice to the RVN. Because...



Merit
The History of a Founding Ideal from the American Revolution to the Twenty-First Century
Joseph F. Kett
The idea that citizens' advancement should depend exclusively on merit, on qualities that deserve reward rather than on bloodlines or wire-pulling, was among the Founding ideals of the American republic, Joseph F. Kett argues in this book.



MacArthur in Asia
The General and His Staff in the Philippines, Japan, and Korea
Hiroshi Masuda
In this book, the distinguished Japanese historian Hiroshi Masuda offers a new perspective on the American icon, focusing on his experiences in the Philippines, Japan, and Korea.



Project Plowshare
The Peaceful Use of Nuclear Explosives in Cold War America
Scott Kaufman
Scott Kaufman's extensive research in nearly two dozen archives in three nations shows how science, politics, and environmentalism converged to shape the lasting conflict over the use of nuclear technology.



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