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The American Soldier is an all new look at U.S. ground forces. It stresses the development of America’s Army and Marines from their colonial beginnings through to the present, showing how each campaign from the French and Indian Wars to the Panamanian Invasion of 1989 has affected them. Campaigns rarely featured in general texts, such as the War of Texan Independence, receive coverage in this book.
Special attention has been paid to the history, organization, weapons and overall philosophy of American ground troops in each era. The history of the combat soldier’s personal equipment is also traced throughout the period, ending with a description of a 21st century fighting suit now being developed. Elite 20th century units such as the Special Forces and Rangers have their own chapters.
Detailed information, dates and numbers make the text more than just a general look at America’s ground forces. In addition to the text, full color illustrations by the world’s leading military artist, backed up with dozens of black and white photographs, paintings and drawings, trace visually the development of American military uniforms, both for dress and in the field.
Authored by Philip Katcher and published by Military Press of New York in 1990. This First Edition in this format, hard cover bound, in Fine Condition, with a Fine dust jacket, and covered in plastic. The size of the book is 298x240x20mm. ISBN 0517014815.