Americans have invaded nearly half the world's countries and been militarily involved with all the rest, except Andorra, Bhutan and Liechtenstein. Christopher Kelly and Stuart Laycock take you on a global tour of America's military activity around the world from the halls of Montezuma to the shores of Tripoli and everywhere in-between. Whatever your political views this is an extraordinary and often surprising story. With personal photos, maps and an index to assist America Invades: How We've Invaded or Been Militarily Involved with Almost Every Country on Earth gives us history as it should be taught--calling out for more!
Have you ever wondered why some towns in Texas have French names? Or why there's a statue of a Shawnee chief at the US Naval Academy? Or what coastal wildlife refuges have to do with American fears of invasion? And what the Olive Oil Riot in Montana was really all about? America Invaded has the answers to these intriguing questions, and so many more.
Ever since they first set foot on the North American continent, humans have explored, discovered, established boundaries - and subsequently invaded - all across the territory we now call the United States. In America Invaded, we track some of the many explorations and invasions that founded or destroyed towns, that set and reset state lines, and that shaped the peoples and culture of this nation.
They have arrived! After 40 years wandering in the wilderness, the Israelites are finally ready to cross the Jordan River and claim the Promised Land. While they celebrate, the surrounding kingdoms of Moab and Midian summon the prophet Balaam from Babylonia. Joining forces with the powers of darkness, he gathers a coalition of five Midianite kings and the seductive Princess Cozbi to prevent the crossing that would change the world. The mutiny, plague, and war unleashed by his plan plunges a young generation of Israelites into a vortex of violence and upheaval beyond anything they could have imagined.