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American Courage, American Carnage

Presented by:
John C. McManus


Publish Date:
July 29, 2010


Presentation Length:
57 minutes 39 seconds (57:39)


Description:
Only one U.S. Army regiment, the 7th Infantry, has served in every war from 1812 through the present day. No American unit has earned more battle streamers and few can boast more Medal of Honor winners. In American Courage, American Carnage, military historian John C. McManus tells the dramatic story of the 7th Infantry's combat experiences from the Battle of New Orleans through the end of World War II. McManus provides an inside look at the drama and tragedy of war, from America's early 19th century struggles as a fledgling republic to its emergence as a superpower in the 20th century. Based on nearly a decade of archival research, battlefield visits, interviews, and intensive study, this book is a moving, authoritative tale of Americans in combat. The story is told through the eyes of the soldiers, allowing readers to witness ordinary Americans in extraordinary circumstances.


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