Describes the individual American soldier since revolutionary times, with many illustrations of training and peacetime duties, and battlefield scenes
Includes bibliographical references (pages 316-319) and index
The colonial soldier -- Soldiers for independence -- The frontier soldier, 1784-1845 -- Soldiers of manifest destiny -- Soldiers of the Civil War -- The Indian-fighting soldier, 1866-97 -- Soldiers of empire, 1898-1916 -- Soldiers for democracy, 1917-40 -- Soldiers of the long wars -- Soldiers of tomorrow
Obscured text on front and back cover. Inherent cut-off text on some pages due to tight binding.