World War II reshaped the map of the world. No longer would Europe be the center of world power. As the continent exhausted itself in yet another war, two new nations, with conflicting ideologies, were rising to prominence. They were the United States of America and the Soviet Union. Both nations would eventually fight in World War II on the same side. But they would not emerge as partners.
The United States at War is a collection of audio presentations that review the political, economic, and social forces that have erupted in military conflict. They describe the historical context for each of the nine major US wars and examine how a military conflict resolved or failed to resolve the forces that caused the war.
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About the Authors
Joseph Stromberg is a research fellow at the Independent Institute and has held the JoAnn B. Rothbard chair in history at the Ludwig von Mises Institute. He received his BA and MA from Florida Atlantic University, and his further graduate work was completed at the University of Florida.
Wendy McElroy has written on women’s issues for Reason, Liberty, and the National Review. She is the author of several books on feminism and has worked as a scholar for such think tanks as the Cato Institute. She was a 1997 Mencken Award finalist.
About George C. Scott
George C. Scott (1927–1999), narrator of the United States at War series, was an award-winning American stage and film actor, director, and producer and an ardent student of history.