The Persian Gulf War was the first war that the United States was officially involved in as a combatant after the Vietnam War. It was a war in which many new technological, strategic, political, and economic elements came together for the first time, making the war a particularly unique experience for American soldiers and those at home. The colorful Persian Gulf War, Revised Edition is a complete reference for students, teachers, war historians, war history enthusiasts, and anyone interested in modern U.S. history. Engaging sidebars, suggestions for further research, and an informative chapter about the new military tactics and weapons involved rounds out this new edition.
Full-color and black-and-white photographs and illustrations. Full-color maps. Sidebars. Glossary. Further reading. Index.
About the Author(s)
Rodney P. Carlisle earned a B.A. (cum laude) in history from Harvard and an M.A. and Ph.D. in history from the University of California, Berkeley. He is a former chair of the history department at Rutgers University, Camden, where he taught for more than 30 years, specializing in 20th-century history, in particular military history. Carlisle is now professor emeritus there. He has written many articles and more than 30 books on history, including Facts On File's Encyclopedia of the Atomic Age and Iraq War and Afghanistan War in Chelsea House's America at War set. His most recent work is Sovereignty at Sea: U.S. Merchant Ships and American Entry into World War I.