Against the Specter of a Dragon: The Campaign for American Military Preparedness, 1914-1917

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Against the Specter of a Dragon

The Campaign for American Military Preparedness, 1914-1917

John Patrick Finnegan

Contributions in Military History, Number 7

Greenwood Press Westport, Connecticut London, England

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Against the Specter of a Dragon: The Campaign for American Military Preparedness, 1914-1917
Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Contributions in Military History ii
  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Preface ix
  • 1 - The Most Unfit Army 5
  • 2 - The Politics of Defense 22
  • 3 - The General Staff Proposes. . . . 42
  • 4 - The Private War of General Wood 57
  • 5 - A Cold Day for the Army 73
  • 6 - War in Time of Peace 91
  • 7 - The Large Regiment 106
  • 8 - Pacifists and Jeffersonians 121
  • 9 - Congress Disposes. . . . 139
  • 10 - Summer Maneuvers 158
  • 11 - A Certain Tide to Be Reckoned With 173
  • 12 - A Pause Between Two Breaths 184
  • 13 - Conclusion 189
  • Notes 197
  • Bibliographical Essay 235
  • Index 247
  • About the Author 254
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