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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 & Steven I. Levine.
Publisher Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, c2012.
 Book Stacks  DS35 .H96 2012  AVAILABLE
Descript 340 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
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.
ISBN 9780807835289 (cloth : alk. paper)
0807835285 (cloth : alk. paper)
Series H. Eugene and Lillian Youngs Lehman series
H. Eugene and Lillian Youngs Lehman series.
Subject Asia -- History, Military -- 20th century.
United States -- History, Military -- 20th century.
Asia -- Strategic aspects -- History -- 20th century.
Philippines -- History -- Philippine American War, 1899-1902.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Japan.
Korean War, 1950-1953.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975.
Alt Author Levine, Steven I.

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