The Regulars: The American Army, 1898-1941
In 1898 the American Regular Army was a small frontier constabulary engaged in skirmishes with Indians and protesting workers. Forty-three years later, in 1941, it was a large modern army ready to wage global war against the Germans and the Japanese. In this definitive social history of America's standing army, military historian Edward Coffman tells how that critical transformation was accomplished.
Coffman has spent years immersed in the official records, personal papers, memoirs, and biographies of regular army men, including such famous leaders as George Marshall, George Patton, and Douglas MacArthur. He weaves their stories, and those of others he has interviewed, into the story of an army which grew from a small community of posts in China and the Philippines to a highly effective mechanized ground and air force. During these years, the U.S. Army conquered and controlled a colonial empire, military staff lived in exotic locales with their families, and soldiers engaged in combat in Cuba and the Pacific. In the twentieth century, the United States entered into alliances to fight the German army in World War I, and then again to meet the challenge of the Axis Powers in World War II.
Coffman explains how a managerial revolution in the early 1900s provided the organizational framework and educational foundation for change, and how the combination of inspired leadership, technological advances, and a supportive society made it successful. In a stirring account of all aspects of garrison life, including race relations, we meet the men and women who helped reconfigure America's frontier army into a modern global force.
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The regulars: the American Army, 1898-1941User Review - Book Verdict
This sequel to Coffman's earlier study, The Old Army: A Portrait of the American Army in Peacetime, 1784-1898, chronicles the growth of the regular army from a 19th-century frontier constabulary force employed during natural disasters, labor disputes, and Indian uprisings to an impressive military power poised to resist fascist aggression on the eve of World War II. Concentrating on the infantry, cavalry, artillery, air corps, and armor, Coffman addresses such topics as the feud between Old Army and New Army advocates; the strategic, tactical, managerial, and technological advances realized as a result of the Spanish-American War and the Great War; the effects of Congress, public opinion, and the world climate on the fortunes of the regulars; the chronic problems of alcoholism, prostitution, and suicide among servicemen; and the frequent tensions arising between military families and the civilian communities. He also provides flesh-and-blood portraits of individuals who laid the groundwork for America's new army: Secretary of War Elihu Root, Chief of staff of the Army George C. Marshall, Douglas MacArthur, George Patton, and others. Coffman's fluid writing style and painstaking research combine to make this a rewarding and enjoyable read. Recommended for all military history collections.-John Carver Edwards, Univ. of Georgia Libs. ...
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This is the second of Ed Coffman's wonderful social histories of the American Army, this one covering the era between the Spanish-American War and World War II. These are not books about battles or ... Read full review
The Old Army: A Portrait of the American Army in Peacetime, 1784-1898
Edward M. Coffman
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