Battles That Changed American History: 100 of the Greatest Victories and Defeats, 1st Edition

  • Spencer C. Tucker Texas Christian University
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  • ISBN-10: 1440828628
  • ISBN-13: 9781440828621
  • DDC: 355.00973
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 376 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released December 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014

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The Battle of Okinawa (April-June 1945) resulted in more U.S. Navy casualties than all of the navy's previous wars combined; these heavy casualties influenced the decision to employ the atomic bomb against Japan that August. This is just one of many instances in American military history when the outcome of a battle helped to establish the course of history-the focus of this latest encyclopedia from esteemed historian Spencer C. Tucker. The 100 battles spotlighted in this work-which include defeats as well as victories-are deemed to have had the greatest impact on American history. Spanning more than 500 years of military events, the book begins its coverage with the Battle of Mabila in 1540 during the Age of Discovery and ends with the Second Battle of Falluja during the Iraq War/Insurgency in 2004. Expertly written, informative, and thoughtful, this analysis will be insightful and interesting for all high school, undergraduate, and general readers.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
List of Entries.
1: Battle of Mabila.
2: Destruction of Fort Caroline.
3: Battle of Acoma Pueblo.
4: Jamestown Massacre.
5: Capture of Quebec.
6: Mystic Fort Fight.
7: Great Swamp Fight.
8: Pueblo Revolt.
9: Siege of Port Royal.
10: Quebec Expedition.
11: Yamasee War.
12: Bloody Marsh.
13: Battles of Jumonville Glen and Fort Necessity.
14: Battle of Monongahela.
15: Battle of the Plains of Abraham.
16: Battles of Lexington and Concord.
17: Capture of Fort Ticonderoga.
18: Battle of Bunker Hill.
19: Canada Campaign.
20: Battles of Lake Champlain/Valcour Island.
21: Battles of Trenton and Princeton.
22: Battles of Saratoga.
23: Battles of Kaskaskia and Vincennes.
24: Battle of Kings Mountain.
25: Battle of Cowpens.
26: Battle of Guilford Courthouse.
27: Battle of the Chesapeake.
28: Siege of Yorktown.
29: St. Clair's Defeat.
30: Battle of Fallen Timbers.
31: Battle of Tippecanoe.
32: Siege of Detroit.
33: Battle of Lake Erie.
34: Battle of the Thames.
35: Battle of Horseshoe Bend.
36: Battle of Chippawa.
37: Battle of Bladensburg.
38: Battle of Plattsburgh.
39: Battle of New Orleans.
40: Battle of the Alamo.
41: Battle of San Jacinto.
42: Battle of Buena Vista.
43: Siege of Veracruz.
44: Battle of Cerro Gordo.
45: Battle for Mexico City.
46: Battle of Fort Sumter.
47: First Battle of Bull Run.
48: Battle of Hampton Roads.
49: Jackson's Shenandoah Valley Campaign.
50: Battle of Shiloh.
51: Seven Days' Campaign.
52: Battle of Antietam.
53: Battle of Chancellorsville.
54: Siege of Vicksburg.
55: Battle of Gettysburg.
56: Overland Campaign.
57: Atlanta Campaign.
58: Siege of Petersburg.
59: Battles of Franklin and Nashville.
60: Red Cloud's War.
61: Battle of Palo Duro Canyon.
62: Battle of the Little Bighorn.
63: Battle of Wounded Knee.
64: Battle of Manila Bay.
65: Battle of Kettle Hill.
66: Second Battle of the Marne.
67: Saint-Mihiel Offensive.
68: Meuse-Argonne Offensive.
69: Attack on Pearl Harbor.
70: Battle of Bataan.
71: Battle of the Coral Sea.
72: Battle of Midway.
73: Battle of Guadalcanal.
74: Operation Torch.
75: Operation Husky.
76: Schweinfurt-Regensburg Raids.
77: Battle of Tarawa.
78: Invasion of Normandy.
79: Battle of Philippine Sea.
80: Operation Cobra.
81: Battle of Leyte Gulf.
82: Battle of the Bulge.
83: Tokyo Raid.
84: Battle of Okinawa.
85: Hiroshima and Nagasaki Bombings.
86: U.S. Submarine Campaign against Japanese Shipping.
87: Pusan Perimeter Defense and Breakout.
88: Inchon Landing.
89: Battle of Chipyong-ni.
90: Ia Drang Valley Campaign.
91: Tet Offensive.
92: Cambodian Incursion.
93: Operation Linebacker II.
94: Operation Desert Shield, Air Campaign.
95: Operation Desert Storm, Ground Campaign.
96: Battle of 73 Easting.
97: Battle of Mogadishu.
98: Operation Enduring Freedom.
99: Battle of Baghdad.
100: Second Battle of Fallujah.
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