Saturday 15 August 2020

Guest Review: Top 10 U.S. Wars Conflicts That Shaped a Nation By Braeden Templeton

A detailed description of U.S. wars from the Revolution of 1776 up until Operation Iraqi Freedom. A highly informative piece as presented by Braeden Templeton. Learn about the beginning events of each war, the famous battles, the notable characters and the end results in this entertaining and educational book. A must read for history buffs, students, patriots and anyone interested in military history.

Review: This book describes ten wars fought by the USA, from the Revolutionary War of 1775-1783 to the Iraqi War in 2003. It is quite a short book (I read it in one afternoon), which is probably its most redeeming feature. It is difficult to know the target readership: it appears to be aimed at schoolchildren, but some of the language used would appear to suggest an older audience.

Because of the shortness of the book, the accounts of the causes, actions and consequences of each of the ten wars are necessarily brief and superficial. As expected, the various conflicts are described in chronological order, with the rather odd exception that the chapter on the Mexican-American War of 1846-1848 comes after the one on the Civil War of 1861-1865. In addition, there are a number of typographical, and even factual, errors in the book. For example, in the chapter on the Civil War, the name of the Confederate leader Jefferson Davis becomes Jonathan Davis at one point. Another error occurs in the chapter on the Mexican-American War in which the Mexican general Santa Anna is described as leading the siege of the Alamo. This action did not take place during this war, but occurred in 1836 during the Texas Revolution.

As a brief, and very basic, introduction to the various conflicts, this book may be fine but there are better, and more historically accurate, accounts available.

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