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The Savage Wars of Peace: Small Wars and the Rise of American Power
The author, an editorial writer for the Wall Street Journal, presents a survey of a series of small, undeclared wars pursued by the United States since the clashes with the Barbary States under President Jefferson at the dawn of the 19th century. He summarizes the origins, action, and aftermath of several dozen foreign adventures, from the Philippine War (1899-1902) and the Chinese Boxer Rebellion (1900) to the tracking of Pancho Villa, U.S. involvement ...
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