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The Resource America and guerrilla warfare, Anthony James Joes

America and guerrilla warfare, Anthony James Joes

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America and guerrilla warfare
Title
America and guerrilla warfare
Statement of responsibility
Anthony James Joes
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Anthony James Joes, argues that the U.S. experience in Vietnam was atypical of America's overall experience with guerrilla warfare. He examines several twentieth-century conflicts that should have better prepared the country for Vietnam: the Philippines in 1898, Nicaragua in the 1920s, Greece in the late 1940s, and the Philippines again during the Huk War of 1945-52. In a controversial interpretation, he suggests that valuable lessons were forgotten or ignored in Southeast Asia. Later, during the long Salvadoran conflict of the 1980s, American leaders seemed to recall what they had learned. Joes presents a total of nine case studies, from the role of Francis Marion, the Swamp Fox, in driving Cornwallis to Yorktown and eventual surrender to the U.S. support of Afghan rebels that hastened the collapse of the Soviet Empire. He analyzes the origins of each conflict, traces American involvement, and seeks patterns and deviations. Studying numerous campaigns, including ones staged by Confederate units during the Civil War, Joes suggests the combination of elements that can lead a nation to success in guerrilla warfare or doom it to failure
  • "Anthony James Joes examines nine case studies, ranging from the role of Francis Marion, the Swamp Fox, in driving Cornwallis to Yorktown and eventual surrender to the U.S. support of Afghan rebels that hastened the collapse of the Soviet Empire. He analyzes the origins of each conflict, traces American involvement, and seeks patterns and deviations. Studying numerous campaigns, including ones staged by Confederate units during the Civil War, Joes reveals the combination of elements that can lead a nation to success in guerrilla warfare or doom it to failure."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Joes, Anthony James
Dewey number
355/.02/18
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E181
LC item number
.J64 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Guerrilla warfare
  • United States
  • United States
Label
America and guerrilla warfare, Anthony James Joes
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [382]-411) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: the Americans and guerrilla insurgency -- American guerrillas: the War of Independence -- Confederate guerrillas: the War of Secession -- The Philippine War: forgotten victory -- Nicaragua: a training ground -- Greece: civil war into Cold War -- Back to the Philippines: the Huks -- Vietnam: a case of multiple pathologies -- El Salvador: a long war in a small country -- Afghanistan: cracking the red empire -- Implications and provocations
Control code
43684548
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
418 pages
Isbn
9780813121819
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
00028307
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
maps
Label
America and guerrilla warfare, Anthony James Joes
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [382]-411) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: the Americans and guerrilla insurgency -- American guerrillas: the War of Independence -- Confederate guerrillas: the War of Secession -- The Philippine War: forgotten victory -- Nicaragua: a training ground -- Greece: civil war into Cold War -- Back to the Philippines: the Huks -- Vietnam: a case of multiple pathologies -- El Salvador: a long war in a small country -- Afghanistan: cracking the red empire -- Implications and provocations
Control code
43684548
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
418 pages
Isbn
9780813121819
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
00028307
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
maps

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