U.S. Leadership in Wartime: Clashes, Controversy, and Compromise, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1598841734
  • ISBN-13: 9781598841732
  • DDC: 355.00973
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 1000 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2009 | Published/Released June 2010
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Overview

President Harry S. Truman's 1951 firing of Douglas MacArthur ended the nation's most famous showdown between a commander in chief and a high-profile officer -- but it was far from the only time a chief executive and a general clashed. American history has been shaped by the working relationships of military and civilian leaders -- relationships that have ranged from cooperative to combative.

U.S. Leadership in Wartime focuses on ten conflicts, including the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, World Wars I and II, the Vietnam War, the Iraq War, and the war in Afghanistan. Coverage for each conflict focuses on the dynamics of civilian-military relations and their impact on the course, outcome and perception of each war under discussion. Coverage in each chapter includes an overview essay, sidebars and detailed treatments of key engagements and battles, as well as detailed biographical essays of important figures -- not just politicians and generals, but also labor leaders, business leaders, journalists, and women.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Dedication.
About the Editor.
Editorial Advisory Board by Chapter.
ABC-CLIO Military History Advisory Board.
Contents.
Preface.
1: Civilian and Military Leadership in U.S. Wars.
2: American Revolution.
3: Leadership in the American Revolution.
4: About the Author.
5: American Revolution Battles.
6: Trenton, Battle of (December 26, 1776).
7: Saratoga, Battles of (September 19, October 7, 1777).
8: Cowpens, Battle of (January 17, 1781).
9: Yorktown, Siege of (September 28–October 19, 1781).
10: American Revolution Leaders.
11: Adams, John (1735–1826).
12: Arnold, Benedict (1741–1801).
13: Franklin, Benjamin (1706–1790).
14: Gates, Horatio (ca. 1728–1806).
15: Gerry, Elbridge (1744–1814).
16: Greene, Nathanael (1742–1786).
17: Hancock, John (1737–1793).
18: Howe, Robert (ca. 1732–1786).
19: Huntington, Samuel (1731–1796).
20: Jay, John (1745–1829).
21: Jefferson, Thomas (1743–1826).
22: Knox, Henry (1750–1806).
23: Lafayette, Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de (1757–1834).
24: Laurens, Henry (1724–1792).
25: Lee, Charles (1732–1782).
26: Lincoln, Benjamin (1733–1810).
27: McDougall, Alexander (ca. 1732–1786).
28: Morgan, Daniel (1736–1802).
29: Morris, Robert (1734–1806).
30: Muhlenberg, John Peter Gabriel (1746–1807).
31: Paine, Thomas (1737–1809).
32: Pickering, Timothy (1745–1829).
33: Rush, Benjamin (1745–1813).
34: Rutledge, John (1739–1800).
35: Scammel, Alexander (1747–1781).
36: Schuyler, Philip (1733–1804).
37: Smallwood, William (ca. 1732–1792).
38: St. Clair, Arthur (1734–1818).
39: Steuben, Friedrich von (1730–1794).
40: Sullivan, John (1740–1795).
41: Washington, George (1732–1799).
42: Wayne, Anthony (1745–1796).
43: Further Reading in the American Revolution.
44: War of 1812.
45: Leadership in the War of 1812.
46: About the Author.
47: War of 1812 Battles.
48: Queenston Heights, Battle of (October 13, 1812).
49: Lake Erie, Battle of (September 10, 1813).
50: Chippewa, Battle of (July 5, 1814).
51: Lake Champlain and Plattsburgh, Battles of (September 11, 1814).
52: War of 1812 Leaders.
53: Armstrong, John, Jr. (1758–1843).
54: Bainbridge, William (1775–1833).
55: Brown, Jacob Jennings (1775–1828).
56: Chauncey, Isaac (1772–1840).
57: Coffee, John (1772–1833).
58: Dearborn, Henry (1751–1829).
59: Decatur, Stephen, Jr. (1779–1820).
60: Eustis, William (1753–1825).
61: Gallatin, Albert (1761–1849).
62: Hamilton, Paul (1762–1816).
63: Hampton, Wade (1752–1835).
64: Harrison, William Henry (1773–1841).
65: Hull, Isaac (1773–1843).
66: Hull, William (1753–1825).
67: Jackson, Andrew (1767–1845).
68: Jones, William (1760–1831).
69: Lawrence, James (1781–1813).
70: Macdonough, Thomas (1783–1825).
71: Macomb, Alexander (1782–1841).
72: Madison, James (1751–1836).
73: Monroe, James (1758–1831).
74: Perry, Oliver Hazard (1785–1819).
75: Porter, David (1780–1843).
76: Rodgers, John (1772–1838).
77: Scott, Winfield (1786–1866).
78: Smith, Samuel (1752–1839).
79: Smyth, Alexander (1765–1830).
80: Stewart, Charles (1778–1869).
81: Van Rensselaer, Stephen (1764–1839).
82: Wilkinson, James (1757–1825).
83: Winchester, James (1752–1826).
84: Winder, William Henry (1775–1824).
85: Further Reading in the War of 1812.
86: Mexican-American War.
87: Leadership in the Mexican-American War.
88: About the Author.
89: Mexican-American War Battles.
90: Palo Alto, Battle of (May 8, 1846).
91: Buena Vista, Battle of (February 22–23, 1847).
92: Veracruz, Siege of (March 9–28, 1847).
93: Cerro Gordo, Battle of (April 17–18, 1847).
94: Mexican-American War Leaders.
95: Adams, John Quincy (1767–1848).
96: Calhoun, John Caldwell (1782–1850).
97: Cazneau, Jane McManus Storms (1807–1878).
98: Corwin, Thomas (1794–1865).
99: Davis, Jefferson Finis (1808–1889).
100: Doniphan, Alexander William (1808–1887).
101: Kearny, Stephen Watts (1794–1848).
102: Lane, Joseph (1801–1881).
103: Lincoln, Abraham (1809–1865).
104: Marcy, William Learned (1786–1857).
105: Patterson, Robert (1792–1881).
106: Pillow, Gideon Johnson (1806–1878).
107: Polk, James Knox (1795–1849).
108: Quitman, John Anthony (1798–1858).
109: Ringgold, Samuel (ca. 1800–1846).
110: Scott, Winfield (1786–1866).
111: Smith, Charles Ferguson (1807–1862).
112: Smith, Persifor Frazer (1798–1858).
113: Stockton, Robert Field (1795–1866).
114: Taylor, Zachary (1784–1850).
115: Thoreau, Henry David (1817–1862).
116: Trist, Nicholas Philip (1800–1874).
117: Twiggs, David Emanuel (1790–1862).
118: Wilmot, David (1814–1868).
119: Wool, John Ellis (1784–1869).
120: Worth, William Jenkins (1794–1849).
121: Further Reading in the Mexican-American War.
122: Civil War.
123: Leadership in the Civil War.
124: About the Author.
125: Civil War Battles.
126: Forts Henry and Donelson Campaign (February 6–16, 1862).
127: Shiloh, Battle of (April 6–7, 1862).
128: Antietam, Battle of (September 17, 1862).
129: Vicksburg Campaign, Second (April 1–July 4, 1863).
130: Gettysburg, Battle of (July 1–3, 1863).
131: Atlanta Campaign (May 1–September 2, 1864).
132: Civil War Leaders.
133: Barton, Clara Harlowe (1821–1912).
134: Beauregard, Pierre Gustav Toutant (1818–1893).
135: Benjamin, Judah Philip (1811–1884).
136: Bickerdyke, Mary Ann Ball (1817–1901).
137: Bragg, Braxton (1817–1876).
138: Buell, Don Carlos (1818–1898).
139: Burnside, Ambrose Everett (1824–1881).
140: Chandler, Zachariah (1813–1879).
141: Chase, Salmon Portland (1808–1873).
142: Cobb, Howell (1815–1868).
143: Curtis, Samuel Ryan (1805–1866).
144: Davis, Henry Winter (1817–1865).
145: Davis, Jefferson Finis (1808–1889).
146: Farragut, David Glasgow (1801–1870).
147: Grant, Ulysses Simpson (1822–1885).
148: Halleck, Henry Wager (1815–1872).
149: Holmes, Theophilus Hunter (1804–1880).
150: Hooker, Joseph (1814–1879).
151: son, Thomas Jonathan (1824–1863).
152: Johnston, Albert Sydney (1803–1862).
153: Johnston, Joseph Eggleston (1807–1891).
154: Lee, Robert Edward (1807–1870).
155: Lincoln, Abraham (1809–1865).
156: Magruder, John Bankhead (1807–1871).
157: McClellan, George Brinton (1826–1885).
158: Morton, Oliver Hazard Perry Throck (1823–1877).
159: Pemberton, John Clifford (1814–1881).
160: Randolph, George Wythe (1818–1867).
161: Rosecrans, William Starke (1819–1898).
162: Seddon, James Alexander (1815–1880).
163: Sheridan, Philip Henry (1831–1888).
164: Sherman, William Tecumseh (1820–1891).
165: Smith, Edmund Kirby (1824–1893).
166: Stanton, Edwin McMasters (1819–1869).
167: Stephens, Alexander Hamilton (1812–1883).
168: Thomas, George Henry (1816–1870).
169: Toombs, Robert Augustus (1810–1885).
170: Wade, Benjamin Franklin (1800–1878).
171: Welles, Gideon (1802–1878).
172: Further Reading in the Civil War.
173: Spanish-American and Philippine-American Wars.
174: Leadership in the Spanish-American and Philippine-American Wars.
175: About the Author.
176: Spanish-American and Philippine-American Wars Battles.
177: Manila Bay, Battle of (May 1, 1898).
178: El Caney, Battle of (July 1, 1898).
179: San Juan Hill, Battle of (July 1, 1898).
180: Santiago de Cuba, Naval Battle of (July 3, 1898).
181: Spanish-American and Philippine-American Wars Leaders.
182: Alger, Russell Alexander (1836–1907).
183: Cleveland, Stephen Grover (1837–1908).
184: Day, William Rufus (1849–1923).
185: Dewey, George (1837–1917).
186: Lawton, Henry Ware (1843–1899).
187: Lee, Fitzhugh (1835–1905).
188: Lodge, Henry Cabot (1850–1924).
189: Long, John Davis (1838–1915).
190: MacArthur, Arthur, Jr. (1845–1912).