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Author Davidson, Joel R. (Joel Robert), 1959-

Title Armchair warriors [electronic resource] : private citizens, popular press, and the rise of American power / by Joel R. Davidson.

Imprint Annapolis, Md. : Naval Institute Press, [2014]

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Description 1 online resource (349 pages)
Contents Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. To the World Stage: The Spanish War and the Philippine Insurrection; 2. Gun Bases, Pancho Villa, and Hyphenated Americans: Prelude to Armageddon; 3. A New Type of Pirate: World War I at Sea; 4. Over There: The Campaign in Europe; 5. Disarmament and Depression: The Great War's Aftermath; 6. Vulnerable Giant: Defending the Homeland; 7. Balancing Act: The Era of Semibelligerency; 8. Dangerous Minds: Fear and Fanaticism in Total War; 9. Bombs Away! America Rules the Skies; 10. Hit the Beach! Invasion and Liberation.
11. Red Hordes and Radiation: The Cold War Begins12. Conclusion: TV Wars, Tonkin, and Beyond; Notes; Bibliography; Index; About the Author.
Summary This book is a history of public information and personal ideas about war and the military over the last century. It examines the interplay between popular media coverage of the nation's wars and the perceptions of ordinary Americans regarding military issues. Davidson studied Americans who produced a wealth of proposals to solve some of the most pressing military problems of their day. His book consists of hundreds of letters sent to those in charge of the armed forces, advising them on issues ranging from grand strategy to individual combat. Davidson sets their letters alongside extract.
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Subject War -- Press coverage -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
War -- Press coverage -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Letters to the editor -- United States.
Chronological Term 1800-1999
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Davidson, Joel R. Armchair Warriors. New York : Naval Institute Press, 2014 9781591142010
ISBN 9781612515779 (electronic bk.)
1612515770 (electronic bk.)