The Resource Imperial grunts : the American military on the ground, Robert D. Kaplan

Imperial grunts : the American military on the ground, Robert D. Kaplan

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Imperial grunts : the American military on the ground
Title
Imperial grunts
Title remainder
the American military on the ground
Statement of responsibility
Robert D. Kaplan
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "In this landmark book, Robert D. Kaplan, veteran correspondent for The Atlantic Monthly and author of Balkan Ghosts, shows how American imperialism and the Global War on Terrorism are implemented on the ground, mission by mission, in the most exotic landscapes around the world. Given unprecedented access, Kaplan takes us from the jungles of the southern Philippines to the glacial dust bowls of Mongolia, from the forts of Afghanistan to the forests of South America - not to mention to Iraq - to show us Army Special Forces, marines, and other uniformed Americans carrying out the many facets of U.S. foreign policy: negotiating with tribal factions, storming terrorist redoubts, performing humanitarian missions, and training foreign soldiers. In Imperial Grunts, Kaplan provides an unforgettable insider's account not only of our current involvement in world affairs but also of where America, including the culture of its officers and enlisted men, is headed
  • This is the rare book that has the potential to change the way readers view the men and women of the military, war, and the global reach of American imperialism today." "Never before has America's overarching military strategy been parsed so incisively and evocatively. Kaplan introduces us to lone American servicemen whose presence in obscure countries is largely unknown, and concludes with a heart-stopping portrait of marines in the first battle in Fallujah. Imperial Grunts, the first of two volumes, combines first-rate reporting with the sensitivity and insights of an acclaimed writer steeped in history, literature, and philosophy, to deliver a masterly account of America's global role in the twenty-first century."--BOOK JACKET
Summary
Examines American imperialism from the perspective of the global war on terrorism and the role of America's elite military forces, in a study that reassesses the changing involvement of the United States in world affairs
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Writing style
Biography type
contains biographical information
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170561
Cataloging source
DLC
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1952-
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Kaplan, Robert D.
Dewey number
973.931
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
U52
LC item number
.K37 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Soldiers
  • Special forces (Military science)
  • War on Terrorism, 2001-
  • World politics
  • Imperialism
  • United States
Target audience
adult
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the American military on the ground
Label
Imperial grunts : the American military on the ground, Robert D. Kaplan
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiii, 421 p.
Isbn
9781400061327
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2004061466
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(Sirsi) a375712
Label
Imperial grunts : the American military on the ground, Robert D. Kaplan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiii, 421 p.
Isbn
9781400061327
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2004061466
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(Sirsi) a375712

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