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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

Americans and the Wars of the Twentieth Century

ISBN 9780333726600
Publication Date February 2008
Formats Hardcover Ebook Paperback 
Publisher Palgrave
Series American History in Depth

Jenel Virden outlines the causes, courses and consequences of the major wars of the Twentieth century in American history, examining how the US became involved; how the wars were fought; and the domestic consequences. Applying 'just war theory', foreign policy as well as civil liberty are discussed.

  • Winner of the CHOICE Outstanding Academic Titles 2008

JENEL VIRDEN is Senior Lecturer, American History at the University of Hull, UK. She is the author of Goodbye-Picadilly: British War Brides in America and currently serves as Secretary General of the European Association for American Studies.

The First World War
The Second World War
The Korean War
The Vietnam War


Effectively describes the successes and failures of the United States to fight within the framework of Just War principles, both on the battlefield and the home front, in the four major wars the nation was engaged in during the Twentieth century.' - Peter Karsten, University of Pittsburgh, USA Choice Outstanding Academic Title for 2008
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