Grunts: inside the American infantry combat experience, World War II through Iraq

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New American Library,
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2010.
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English
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A sweeping narrative of six decades of combat, and an eye-opening account of the evolution of the American infantry. From the beaches of Normandy and the South Pacific Islands to the deserts of the Middle East, the American soldier has been the most indispensable- and most overlooked-factor in wartime victory. In Grunts, renowned historian John C. McManus covers six decades of warfare, examining ten critical battles-from the Battle of the Bulge to counterinsurgency combat in Iraq-where the skills and courage of American troops proved the crucial difference between victory and defeat. Based on years of research and interviews with veterans, this powerful history reveals the ugly face of war in a way few books have, and demonstrates the fundamental, and too often forgotten, importance of the human element in serving and protecting the nation.
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9780451227904
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subject_facet Combat -- History -- 20th century, Combat -- History -- 21st century
table_of_contents Guam, July 1944 : amphibious combat against a self destructive enemy -- Peleliu, September 1944 : amphibious combat against a clever, defensive-minded enemy -- Aachen, 1944 : knocking 'em all down on a politically unrestrained urban battlefield -- Scenes from the northern shoulder of the bulge : men against tanks and everything else -- Operation Masher/Whitewing : airmobility, attrition, and the big unit grunts of Vietnam -- Counterinsurgency from the barrel of a gun : the marine combined action platoons -- Attrition and the tears of autumn : Dak To, November, 1967 -- Eleven mikes and eleven bravos : infantry moments in the ultimate techno-war -- Grunts in the city : urban combat and politics-Fallujah, 2004 -- "Watch out for IEDs!" : twenty-first century counterinsurgent warfare through the eyes of one infantry regiment in Iraq.
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title Grunts : inside the American infantry combat experience, World War II through Iraq
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