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War, the American way

Bernard W. Wishy

War, the American way

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Published by Xlibris in [Bloomington, IN] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • War and society -- United States,
  • War -- Moral and ethical aspects,
  • Strategic culture -- United States,
  • National characteristics, American,
  • United States -- History, Military

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 220-221).

    StatementBernard Wishy.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsE181 .W67 2009
    The Physical Object
    Pagination221 p. ;
    Number of Pages221
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23878040M
    ISBN 109781441508218
    LC Control Number2009900922
    OCLC/WorldCa466795731


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