The Savage Wars of Peace: Small Wars and the Rise of American Power

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  • Edition: Reprint
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  • Copyright: 2003-05-28
  • Publisher: Perseus Books Group

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Author Biography

Max Boot is the editorial features editor of The Wall Street Journal.

Table of Contents

List of Mapsp. IX
Preface: Another American Way of Warp. XIII
Commercial Power
"To Conquer Upon the Sea": Barbary Wars, 1801-1805, 1815p. 3
"Butcher and Bolt": From the Marquesas, 1813, to China, 1859p. 30
Empire Emerging: From Korea, 1871, to Samoa, 1899p. 56
Great Power
Red Summer: Boxer Uprising, 1900p. 69
"Attraction" and "Chastisement": The Philippine War, 1899-1902p. 99
Caribbean Constabulary: Cuba, Panama, Nicaragua, Mexico, 1898-1914p. 129
Lords of Hispaniola: Haiti, 1915-1934; Dominican Republic, 1916-1924p. 156
The Dusty Trail: The Pancho Villa Punitive Expedition, 1916-1917p. 182
Blood on the Snow: Russia, 1918-1920p. 205
Chasing Sandino: Nicaragua, 1926-1933p. 231
"By Bluff Alone": China, 1901-1941p. 253
Lessons Learned: The Small Wars Manualp. 281
Lessons Unlearned: Vietnam, 1959-1975p. 286
In the Shadow of Vietnam: The Powell Doctrine and Small Wars in the 1990sp. 318
In Defense of the Pax Americana: Small Wars in the Twenty-First Centuryp. 336
Notesp. 353
Bibliographyp. 387
Acknowledgmentsp. 409
Indexp. 411
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