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Author Hunt, Michael H.

Title Arc of empire : America's wars in Asia from the Philippines to Vietnam / Michael H. Hunt and Steven I. Levine
Published Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, [2012]
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Description 1 online resource (340 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series H. Eugene and Lillian Youngs Lehman series
H. Eugene and Lillian Youngs Lehman series.
Contents Introduction : four wars and the problem of empire -- The Philippines, 1899-1902: the imperial impulse unleashed -- Japan, 1941-1945: securing dominance -- Korea, 1950-1953: dominance challenged -- Vietnam, 1965-1973: dominance undone -- Conclusion: empire and aftermath
Summary "Although conventionally treated as separate, America's four wars in Asia were actually phases in a sustained U.S. bid for regional dominance, according to Michael H. Hunt and Steven I. Levine. This effort unfolded as an imperial project in which military power and the imposition of America's political will were crucial. Devoting equal attention to Asian and American perspectives, the authors follow the long arc of conflict across seventy-five years from the Philippines through Japan and Korea to Vietnam, tracing along the way American ambition, ascendance, and ultimate defeat. They show how these wars are etched deeply in eastern Asia's politics and culture"--Publishers description
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Korean War, 1950-1953.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Japan.
Asia -- History, Military -- 20th century.
Asia -- Strategic aspects -- History -- 20th century.
Philippines -- History -- Philippine American War, 1899-1902.
United States -- History, Military -- 20th century.
Genre/Form History.
Military history.
Form Electronic book
Author Levine, Steven I.
ISBN 0807882569 (electronic bk.)
1469601958 (electronic bk.)
9780807882566 (electronic bk.)
9781469601953 (electronic bk.)