In the Shadow of War

The United States since the 1930's
Author(s): 
Sherry, Michael S.
ISBN: 
0300061110
Date published: 
January 1997
Hardback
Price: 
£30.00
Pages: 
624

In this magisterial book, a prize-winning historian shows how war has defined modern America and argues that militarisation has reshaped every facet of American life: its politics, economics, culture, social relations, and place in the world. Michael S. Sherry is professor of history at Northwestern University. He is the author of The Rise of American Air Power: The Creation of Armageddon (winner of the Bancroft Prize in American history) and Preparing for the Next War: American Plans for Postwar Defense, 1941-1945, both published by Yale University Press.