Three books for the price of two from the 59-Minute Perspective series are now available in a single volume.Although violence is an integral part of all types of warfare, there is value in studying American military history. By comprehending the past, we can at least begin to comprehend the development of our nation’s military forces on the domestic and international level. Each book in this 3-book volume is suitable for history interested readers looking for thought provoking topics, but not having a lot of time; and for teachers preparing the class for critical thinking about historical events.American Warfare in the Pre-Civil War Era: The colonists arrived in America anticipating conflict. They did not engage in large state-sponsored wars for the purpose of controlling enemy governments, but fought for survival in a new land. This book focuses on the underlying military, social, and political factors that shaped early American warfare and drove the development of our nation’s military tradition.Union and Confederate Civil War Strategies: There are many prisms through which one can view Civil War strategies, and one might naturally be tempted to draw many lessons from the Civil War. This book focuses on the underlying social and political factors that shaped the decision of the southern states to secede from the Union, and the Union’s subsequent attempt to prevent their secession.America in World Wars I and II: Never having participated in a conflict on the scale of World War I naturally taught America that it needed some adjustments to its military forces. In the interwar period, the United States realized that Japan was becoming a growing strategic problem. What America might be best remembered for, however, are the strategic bombing campaigns of World War II, which culminated in dropping the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. This book focuses on how large-scale wars shaped military policy and the future of the United States Armed Forces, including our nation’s decision to go to war.