United States Army History

More than 200 years ago, on June 14, 1775, the U.S. Army was established by a resolution of the Continental Congress to coordinate the military efforts of the Thirteen Colonies in their struggle against the rule of Great Britain. Since its establishment, the U.S. Army has played a vital role in the growth and development of our nation. Soldiers have fought in more than 10 wars, from the American Revolution through the World Wars and Vietnam, to Iraq and Afghanistan.

To spotlight the Army's history, traditions, and service to the nation, the U.S. Government Printing Office offers for sale a number of publications designed to point out the achievements of America's Army.

Best Selling United States Army History Publications

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Lessons Encountered: Learning From the Long War

Lessons Encountered: Learning From the Long War

By: Defense Dept., Army, National Defense University

GPO Stock # 008-029-00619-7 ISBN: 9780160937033

This publication assesses the Long War, now in its 14th year. Forged in the fires of the 9/11 attacks, the war includes campaigns against al Qaeda, major conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, and operations in the Horn of Africa, the Republic of the...

Price: $48.00
The Surge, 2007-2008

The Surge, 2007-2008

By: Defense Dept., Army, Center of Military History

GPO Stock # 008-029-00613-8 ISBN: 9780160934995

The Surge 2007-2008 is one of a series of commemorative pamphlets, the U.S. Army Center of Military History aims to provide soldiers and civilians with an overview of Operations Iraqi Freedom and New Dawn. They serve as an account of...

Price: $11.00
U.S. Army Campaigns of the Vietnam War: Taking the Offensive, October 1986-Septe

U.S. Army Campaigns of the Vietnam War: Taking the Offensive, October 1966-September 1967

By: Defense Dept., Army, Center of Military History

GPO Stock # 008-029-00615-4 ISBN: 9780160935015

The U.S. Army Center of Military History is pleased to present a new pamphlet in the U.S. Army Campaigns of the Vietnam War series. Taking the Offensive, October 1966–September 1967, by Glenn F. Williams, begins with a discussion of Operation...

Price: $8.00
The Chancellorsville Campaign, January-may 1863

The Chancellorsville Campaign, January-May 1863

By: Defense Dept., Army, Center of Military History

GPO Stock # 008-029-00555-7 ISBN: 9780160917547

This book, The Chancellorsville Campaign is part of a series of books about the Civil War called The U.S. Army Campaigns of the Civil War.  The book recounts the battle of Chancellorsville, fought in the spring of 1863 in...

Price: $6.00
U.S. Army Campaigns of the Civil War: The Civil War in the West, 1863

U.S. Army Campaigns of the Civil War: The Civil War in the West, 1863

By: Defense Dept., Army, Center for Military History

GPO Stock # 008-029-00618-9 ISBN: 9780160936050

This book, part of a series of books on the American Civil War, were prepared in commemoration of the national sacrifices made by the members of the United States Army who died to preserve the Union and free the slaves.  In addition, these books...

Price: $7.00
Army Sustainment, V. 48 No. 6, November-December 2016

Army Sustainment, V. 48 No. 6, November-December 2016

By: Defense Dept., Army, Army Logistics Center

GPO Stock # 708-012-00191-9 ISBN:

Army Sustainment (ISSN 2153-5973) is a bimonthly publication, prepared at the Army Logistics University and published by the Army Combined Arms Support Command, Fort Lee, Virginia, for the Department of the Army. It was established in...

Price: $9.00
Military Police; Pub lished 19-16-2 Fall 2016.

Military Police: The Professional Bulletin of the Military Police Corps, Fall 2016

By: Defense Dept., Army, Military Police School

GPO Stock # 708-069-00065-5 ISBN:

Military Police: The Professional Bulletin of the Military Police Corps, an official U.S. Army professional bulletin for the Military Police Corps Regiment, contains information about security and mobility support, police operations, and...

Price: $10.00
U.S. Army Campaigns of the Civil War: Virginia Campaigns, March-August 1862

U.S. Army Campaigns of the Civil War: Virginia Campaigns, March-August 1862

By: Defense Dept., Army, Center for Military History

GPO Stock # 008-029-00602-2 ISBN: 9780160934407

Since the Civil War began in April 1861 at Fort Sumter, South Carolina, both the United States government and the rebellious Confederate States of America had placed a premium on controlling the Commonwealth of Virginia. Home to the Confederate...

Price: $8.00
Highlights in the History of the Army Nurse Corps

Highlights in the History of the Army Nurse Corps

By: Defense Dept., Army, Center for Military History

GPO Stock # 008-029-00601-4 ISBN: 9780160933325

This publication chronicles the major events in the proud history of the Army Nurse Corps. Although it is not intended as an analysis of historical events, it highlights the major milestones in the evolution of the Corps. The notable...

Price: $23.00

Army History: The Professional Bulletin of Army History, No. 100, Summer 2016

By: Defense Dept., Army, Center of Military History

GPO Stock # 708-108-00032-4 ISBN:

100th print issue!

This issue of Army History presents two articles on very disparate topics. The first offers a rare glimpse into the lives of American soldiers on the Western Front during World War I. Authors...

Price: $6.00
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