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by John C. McManus

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ISBN: 0765320126
Author: John C. McManus
Language: English
Publisher: Forge Books; First Edition edition (June 9, 2009)
Pages: 592
Category: Military
Subcategory: History
Rating: 4.1
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Its World War I experience justifies carnage in the title of this book, and then came World War I.

The author of seven previous books, including The 7th Infantry Regiment: Combat in an Age of Terror, the Korean War through the Present, he is a leading expert on the history of Americans in combat.

In the summer of 2007, McManus traveled to Montana to retrace the steps of the 7th Infantry in the Battles of Little Bighorn and Big Hole. He discovered some fascinating new information, in the archival libraries, and on the battlefields themselves. You can read all about this in 'American Courage, American Carnage: The 7th Infantry's Combat Experience, 1812 through World War II' (TOR-Forge, 2009) In lengthy and detailed battle narratives, as the regiment's official historian, McManus (. military history, Missouri Univ.

American Courage, American Carnage book. In The 7th Infantry Regiment: Combat in an Age of Terror, heralded military historian John C. McManus told the dramatic story of the 7th Infantry Regiment's modern combat experiences, from Korea through Iraq. Now, in this compelling prequel, McManus relates the rest of Only one . Army regiment, the 7th Infantry, has served in every war from 1812 through the present day.

In The 7th Infantry Regiment: Combat in an Age of Terror, heralded military historian John C.

McManus refers to the regiment by its nickname "Cottonbalers," a name earned in the . The book is technically sound with a few minor exceptions.

McManus refers to the regiment by its nickname "Cottonbalers," a name earned in the Battle of New Orleans in 1814, where, firing from behind cotton bales, they decimated the attacking British regulars. McManus relates the 7th's Civil War service, especially the major battles of Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, and Gettysburg, as well as the 7th's campaign against the Nez Perce in the Battle of Big Hole.

20th century wars, American Civil War, Spanish American War, .

American Courage, American Carnage : The 7th Infantry Regiment's Combat Experience, 1812 Through .

American Courage, American Carnage : The 7th Infantry Regiment's Combat Experience, 1812 Through World War II. by John C. McManus.

American Courage, American Carnage: 7th Infantry Chronicles: The 7th Infantry Regiment’s Combat Experience .

American Courage, American Carnage: 7th Infantry Chronicles: The 7th Infantry Regiment’s Combat Experience, 1812 Through World War II, New York: Forge (2009). Grunts: Inside the American Infantry Combat Experience, World War II Through Iraq, New York: NAL Caliber (2010).

The 7th Infantry's motto, "Willing and Able," speaks volumes about its past. Throughout America's history, the soldiers of this regiment have proven, through their sacrifice, their bloodshed and their sweat, that they are willing and able to fight America's wars.

In Grunts, renowned historian John C. McManus examines ten critical . A superb book-an American equivalent to John Keegan’s The Face of Battle. The 394th Infantry at Losheimergraben. The 393rd Infantry in the Krinkelter Wald

In Grunts, renowned historian John C. McManus examines ten critical battles-from Hitler’s massive assault on . soldiers at the Battle of the Bulge to counterinsurgency combat in Iraq-where the skills and courage of American troops proved the crucial difference between victory and defeat. I sincerely believe that Grunts is destined to be a classic. Dave Grossman, Author of On Killing and On Combat. The 393rd Infantry in the Krinkelter Wald. Enter the Indian Heads323 Infantry in the Forest. The Manchus at the Lausdell Crossroads.

Only one U.S. Army regiment, the 7th Infantry, has served in every war from 1812 through the present day. In The 7th Infantry Regiment: Combat in an Age of Terror, heralded military historian John C. McManus told the dramatic story of the 7th Infantry Regiment's modern combat experiences, from Korea through Iraq. Now, in this compelling prequel, McManus relates the rest of the 7th's amazing, and previously untold, story from the Battle of New Orleans through the end of World War II. No American unit has earned more battle streamers and few can boast more Medal of Honor winners.In the months leading up to the War of 1812, Congress authorized the creation of this regiment. It fought with distinction at the Battle of New Orleans, anchoring General Andrew Jackson's main defensive line, forever earning the nickname "Cottonbalers" because the soldiers of the 7th were said to have battled the British from behind large rows of cotton bales. From now on, whenever Americans went to war, the Cottonbalers would always find themselves in the center of the action, where the danger was greatest. Between these covers is the whole story, told through the eyes of the soldiers--the realities of combat expressed in raw human terms. From the marshy grounds of the Chalmette plantation in New Orleans to the daunting heights of Chapultepec in Mexico City; from the bloody horror of the long, stone wall at Fredericksburg to the deadly crossfire of the Wheatfield at Gettysburg, from the shocking gore of Custer's massacre at Little Bighorn to the desperation of dusty frontier battles; from the foggy hills of Santiago in Cuba to the muddy, pockmarked no man's land of Belleau Wood in France; from the invasion of North Africa to Sicily, Anzio, southern France, the Vosges Mountains, the breaching of the Rhine, and the 7th's triumphant capture of Hitler's mountain home at Berchtesgaden in May, 1945, this remarkable book chronicles multiple generations of Cottonbalers who have fought and bled for their country.  American Courage, American Carnage is an inside look at the drama, tragedy, fatigue and pathos of war, from America's early nineteenth century struggles as a fledgling republic to its emergence as a superpower in the twentieth. Based on nearly a decade of archival research, battlefield visits, interviews, and intensive study, and illustrated with copious maps and photographs, this book is a moving, authoritative, tale of Americans in combat.   

Comments:

I_LOVE_228
I read a lot of history books, probably about 75% having a military history bent to them. I'm not an expert, but I do enjoy the process of learning and trying to imagine what the past was like. I read all of John's stuff, I think he consistently does a wonderful job of giving you pointed insight into the campaign or battle in question. This is often accomplished through learning in detail about things on a more individual level with the common foot soldier.

I think the bonus with this book is the ability to learn and get your arms around our country's history told through the experiences of a particular unit. Probably like a lot of americans, it feels like most of my clarity of understanding skips from the American Revolution all the way to the Civil War...and I enjoy filling in the gap.

I'm still reading it currently, and can't wait to get back to the book each time I start up again!
Kabei
this book is a sequel to "the 7th infantry regiment" but could stand alone as a very good "narrative" of the battles that were participated in by the 7th or "cottonbalers"
Grokinos
The author has done an outstanding job weaving the history of a great many brave American Soldiers. The way the author takes the reader into each persons story is the great. I read the second book first which is also very well done.
One story about the WWI which has ring to today was the use of mustard gas against the American force in Europe and the destruction of the individual soldier, very chilling very little defense at that time in 1917,
Alsanadar
Absolutely a must read for every military history buff. As a veteran of Viet Nam service with this regiment, I proud to have served in such a distinguished unit. John C. McManus deserves high praise for his fine research and superb writing skills. I also recommend his first book "The 7th Infantry...Combat in an Age of Terror" (Korea through the present)
Villo
Great book
Dibei
Great story
Garne
Husband loves it!

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