The West Point Atlas of American Wars

By Vincent J. Esposito (editor),

Book cover of The West Point Atlas of American Wars: Vol. 1, 1689-1900

Book description

Presents maps with corresponding narratives covering every campaign in American wars from 1689 to the Korean War

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1 author picked The West Point Atlas of American Wars as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

I probably have referred to this work more than any other in my personal library of several thousand books. This original hardback covers more than thirteen wars in hundreds of detailed maps. Later hardback and online editions have added all major conflicts from the Korean War to the recent war in Afghanistan. Patton once said that terrain is the skeleton upon which we flesh out our plans and operations. I believe no historian can understand battles and campaigns without first understanding the terrain. These maps make it possible to see the restraints and constraints imposed by terrain and give the…

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