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The Resource American Anabasis : Xenophon and the idea of America from the Mexican War to Iraq, Tim Rood

American Anabasis : Xenophon and the idea of America from the Mexican War to Iraq, Tim Rood

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American Anabasis : Xenophon and the idea of America from the Mexican War to Iraq
Title
American Anabasis
Title remainder
Xenophon and the idea of America from the Mexican War to Iraq
Statement of responsibility
Tim Rood
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • The Marines' march up to Baghdad; Sherman's trail of destruction in Georgia; an army of Missouri volunteers trekking across the Great Plains to Mexico - this wide-ranging and imaginative book tells for the first time the story of how American armies from the sands of Iraq to the halls of the Montezumas have followed figuratively in the footsteps of the original Anabasis, the famous Greek march into the interior of Asia made by Xenophon and the Ten Thousand in 400 BC
  • Starting with the Iraq War, Tim Rood turns back to the conquest of the American West and to the Civil War, showing how one of the most famous episodes in classical antiquity was first appropriated in the name of military expansion, and then used to express conflicting responses to the most controversial campaign of the Civil War. Allusions to Xenophon in speeches, newspaper reports, and military memoirs are throughout read against Xenophon's own story. Taking in American culture from the fiction of Thomas Wolfe to the drawings of Cy Twombly, American Anabasis will be of interest to anyone who wants to discover why Xenophon's classic story has proved so rich a symbol for the American journey. --Book Jacket
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rood, Tim
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E179.5
LC item number
.R64 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Xenophon
  • United States
  • Manifest Destiny
Label
American Anabasis : Xenophon and the idea of America from the Mexican War to Iraq, Tim Rood
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 269-274) and index
Contents
Dubya Anabasis : Xenophon and the Iraq War -- Look Homeward : The Idea of America -- The American Xenophon : Doniphan in Mexico -- East and West: Promised Lands -- Spartan Courage : The Culture of Militarism -- A Wandering Democracy : Freedom on the March -- The Savage State : Kurds and Indians -- Advance and Retrea t: Sherman in Georgia -- The Brutal Romance of War : Reconstruction and Beyond
Control code
644664666
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 292 p.
Isbn
9780715636848
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
ill., map
System control number
(OCoLC)644664666
Label
American Anabasis : Xenophon and the idea of America from the Mexican War to Iraq, Tim Rood
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 269-274) and index
Contents
Dubya Anabasis : Xenophon and the Iraq War -- Look Homeward : The Idea of America -- The American Xenophon : Doniphan in Mexico -- East and West: Promised Lands -- Spartan Courage : The Culture of Militarism -- A Wandering Democracy : Freedom on the March -- The Savage State : Kurds and Indians -- Advance and Retrea t: Sherman in Georgia -- The Brutal Romance of War : Reconstruction and Beyond
Control code
644664666
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 292 p.
Isbn
9780715636848
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
ill., map
System control number
(OCoLC)644664666

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