ARMY: An Illustrated History
by Chester Hearn
List Price: $29.95
Hardcover: 192 pages / 192 pages / 100 color, 80 b/w
Publisher: Zenith Press
Publish Date: October, 2006
New in Print
From its Revolutionary War beginnings as the Continental Army to its leadership
of the "Coalition of the Willing" in today's Iraq, for more than 200 years the
United States has fulfilled its solemn charge: to provide for the common
defense, at home and abroad. Add to that legacy a present-day population of
over one million soldiers (including active duty, National Guard, and
reserves), and the U.S. Army is far and away the largest and most historically
esteemed branch of the United States armed forces.
To a significant degree the U.S. Army's story is the story of the United States
-- a story that has been lauded in movies, detailed in books, and passed down
from one generation to the next in the timeless retelling of stories of wars
gone by, lives lost, and freedom won and protected.
ARMY: An Illustrated History, The U.S. Army from 1775 to the 21st Century
is the engrossing chronicle of the U.S. Army, from its beginnings in a
rag-tag force of colonial militia to its current incarnation as the world's
most powerful and sophisticated land-combat force. This absorbing
illustrated history moves beyond where traditional U.S. Army histories have
gone, placing a special emphasis on post-Vietnam operations and detailed
information on the technological component of the force's military might.
Distinguished historian Chester Hearn, follows the U.S. Army through its combat
history -- the American Revolution, the War of 1812, the Civil War, various
Indian wars, the Spanish-American War, World Wars I and II, Korea, Vietnam, the
first Gulf War, and Afghanistan and Iraq -- offering a complete and thoroughly
fascinating account of an armed forces ever remaking itself to meet the
challenges of an ever-changing world.
Aside from the the detailed combat history, ARMY also features some
the U.S. Army's most esteemed heroes and leaders throughout history in brief
biographies, including George Washington, Audie Murphy, Walter H. "Johnnie"
Walker, George Patton, Dwight D. Eisenhower, William Westmoreland, Norman
Schwarzkopf Jr., and Tommy Franks.
About the Author:
Chester G. Hearn, an American military veteran and historian, is the author of
more than 20 books including Six Years of Hell: Harpers Ferry during the Civil
War and George Washington's Schooners: the First American Navy.
Three of his books have been History Book Club selections. Hearn lives in