A Military Miscellany a Military Miscellany Thomas Ayres

ISBN: 9780307488251

Published: December 10th 2008

ebook

208 pages


Description

A Military Miscellany a Military Miscellany  by  Thomas Ayres

A Military Miscellany a Military Miscellany by Thomas Ayres
December 10th 2008 | ebook | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, ZIP | 208 pages | ISBN: 9780307488251 | 10.65 Mb

For armchair generals, history buffs, and military enthusiasts everywhere, A Military Miscellany is an essential and entertaining collection of fascinating and little-known facts, anecdotes, lists, and stories from Americas rich military legacy.MoreFor armchair generals, history buffs, and military enthusiasts everywhere, A Military Miscellany is an essential and entertaining collection of fascinating and little-known facts, anecdotes, lists, and stories from Americas rich military legacy.

Forgotten heroes, amazing blunders, surprising trivia, and strange-but-true stories overlooked by historians, its all here in a book that willenlighten and amaze even the most avid student of American military history.Did you know that American soldiers have been sent to invade foreign nations or their territories more than two hundred timessince Thomas Jefferson dispatched troops to North Africa in 1803 to punish Muslim pirates?

Or that during the Vietnam War a can opener was called a John Wayne? Or that a downed World War II airman once trekked acrossGermany, through occupied France, and across the mountains into Spain to avoid capture-only to be treated as a spy because Allied military intelligence said it couldnt be done?Openthis book anywhere and youll find yourself instantly captivated. From the peace president who was our most frequent practitioner of gunboat diplomacy to the Revolutionary War hero whoserefusal to cut his hair set off a four-year rebellion that went all the way to the White House, theres plenty of fascinating lore here-from the monumental to the trivial-in an indispensableencyclopedic work that takes up where ordinary history books leave off.

From the Hardcover edition.



Enter the sum





Related Archive Books



Related Books


Comments

Comments for "A Military Miscellany a Military Miscellany":


snaparazzi.eu

©2013-2015 | DMCA | Contact us