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Arnold, James R. 1952-

Overview
Works: 168 works in 451 publications in 3 languages and 21,266 library holdings
Genres: History  Military history  Encyclopedias  Juvenile works  Case studies  Sources 
Roles: Author, Editor, Creator, Interviewee
Classifications: E181, 327.730597
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The first domino : Eisenhower, the military, and America's intervention in Vietnam by James R Arnold( Book )

7 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 732 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examination of how the United States became involved in Vietnam and that the first intervention came during the Eisenhower administration
The encyclopedia of the American Revolutionary War : a political, social, and military history( Book )

7 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 613 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This definitive scholarly reference on the American Revolution--written by acclaimed researchers and military experts from around the world--covers the causes, course, and consequences of the war and the political, social, and military origins of the nation
Presidents under fire : commanders in chief in victory and defeat by James R Arnold( Book )

3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 608 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focusing on key battles from Trenton to Ia Drang, the author combines political analysis with gripping narratives of combat. Presents a history of how presidents weigh political pressures against military realities--and how their decisions play out for the men and women in the line of fire
Grant wins the war : decision at Vicksburg by James R Arnold( Book )

6 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 582 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Instead, in the riskiest and greatest decision of his military career, Grant resolved to act alone against Vicksburg. James R. Arnold proposes that Grant's victory at Vicksburg is worthy of comparison to those of Napoleon in its planning and execution. Always prepared for multiple contingencies, the general kept his field army well concentrated within a few hours' march of each other, while keeping Confederate General Pemberton - trying to counter Grant's shrewd troop movements - continually off balance. The decisive meeting came on May 16, at Champion Hill. Bringing history to exciting life, James R. Arnold offers a penetrating analysis of Grant's strategies and actions. His carefully researched chronicle approaches these epic events from a unique and well-rounded perspective: What did Grant know ... and think? What did his opponents know ... and think? What was the true state of affairs?
Jeff Davis's own : cavalry, comanches, and the battle for the Texas frontier by James R Arnold( Book )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 544 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the history of the Second Cavalry, a division of the U.S. Army formed to quell the Native American warriors attacking frontier settlements in Texas and Mexico
The Moro War : how America battled a Muslim insurgency in the Philippine jungle, 1902-1913 by James R Arnold( Book )

9 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documents the early twentieth-century battle against Muslim insurgents in the southern Philippines, discussing the fierce debates between military supporters and peace advocates while offering insight into the challenges faced by U.S. forces and the contributions of future general John Pershing
Tet Offensive 1968 : turning point in Vietnam by James R Arnold( Book )

22 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The 1968 Tet Offensive was the decisive battle for Vietnam. It was masterminded by the brilliant North Vietnamese General, Vo Nguyen Giap, and was intended to trigger a general uprising in South Vietnam. However, the bloody fighting for Saigon, Hue and other cities instead resulted in a catastrophic defeat for the North. This book reveals why despite this, the Tet Offensive came to be perceived as a defeat by the American people, convincing the public that the war in Vietnam was lost"--Page 4 of cover
Jungle of snakes : a century of counterinsurgency warfare from the Philippines to Iraq by James R Arnold( Book )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a history of modern warfare that evaluates how the post-Cold War era has been fraught by such challenges as terrorism and insurgency, and discusses America's failure to learn from past mistakes throughout the occupation of Iraq
Divided in two : the road to Civil War, 1861 by James R Arnold( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the political, economic, and social reasons that led to the Civil War, including the struggle over slavery and individual states' rights
The American West : living the frontier dream by James R Arnold( Book )

3 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On to Richmond : the Civil War in the East, 1861-1862 by James R Arnold( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the early battles of the Civil War, including the First Battle of Bull Run and the Battle of Antietam, and discusses the affects of the war on both Confederate and Union soldiers
River to victory : the Civil War in the West, 1861-1863 by James R Arnold( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the early battles fought in the West during the Civil War, including the Battle of Shiloh and the Battle of Stones River
Lost cause : the end of the Civil War, 1864-1865 by James R Arnold( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the last year of the Civil War, including Linclon's reelection, and the final battles west of Richmond which ended the Confederate Army's hopes of victory and the surrender at Appomattox
Cold War : the essential reference guide by James R Arnold( Book )

8 editions published in 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The impact of the Cold War is still being felt around the world today. This single-volume reference captures the events and personalities of the era, while also inspiring critical thinking about this still-controversial period. --from publisher description
American Civil War : the essential reference guide by James R Arnold( Book )

6 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This guide offers an accessible, single-volume source on the conflict that helped define the American nation. Enhanced by historical illustrations and documents, this guide promotes a nuanced understanding of the events, personalities, and issues related to the war and its aftermath. In addition to an A-Z encyclopedia of major leaders, events, and issues, this work includes a comprehensive overview essay on the war, plus separate essays by a prominent Civil War historian on its causes and consequences."--Page 2 Cover
The encyclopedia of North American Indian wars, 1607-1890 : a political, social, and military history by Spencer Tucker( Book )

16 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This encyclopedia provides a broad, in-depth, and multidisciplinary look at the causes and effects of warfare between whites and Native Americans, encompassing nearly three centuries of history
The encyclopedia of North American colonial conflicts to 1775 : a political, social, and military history by Spencer Tucker( Book )

9 editions published in 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Covers all major wars and conflicts in North America from the late-15th to mid-18th centuries, with discussions of key battles, diplomatic efforts, military technologies, and strategies and tactics ... [E]xplores the context for conflict, with essays on competing colonial powers, every major Native American tribe, all important political and military leaders, and a range of social and cultural issues."--Publisher's Web site
The encyclopedia of the War of 1812 : a political, social, and military history( Book )

5 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work is a comprehensive reference work on the War of 1812, offering a multidisciplinary treatment of course, causes, effects, and specific details of the War that provides both quick reference and in-depth analysis. --from publisher description
The encyclopedia of the Mexican-American War : a political, social, and military history( Book )

6 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This user-friendly encyclopedia comprises a wide array of accessible yet detailed entries that address the military, social, political, cultural, and economic aspects of the Mexican-American War
 
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The encyclopedia of the American Revolutionary War : a political, social, and military history
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Grant wins the war : decision at VicksburgJeff Davis's own : cavalry, comanches, and the battle for the Texas frontierThe Moro War : how America battled a Muslim insurgency in the Philippine jungle, 1902-1913Tet Offensive 1968 : turning point in VietnamJungle of snakes : a century of counterinsurgency warfare from the Philippines to IraqDivided in two : the road to Civil War, 1861The American West : living the frontier dreamOn to Richmond : the Civil War in the East, 1861-1862