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!
A short while ago I read and reviewed an incredible book called America Invaded: A State by State Guide to Fighting on American Soil and I loved it! America Invaded was a unique book that explores topics that not many people know about and explored the military in each state and gives the reader a history and the result was incredible. Upon finishing America Invaded, I immediately started to read the second book by authors Christopher Kelly, and Stuart Laycock called America Invades: The Controversial Story of How We’ve Invaded or Been Militarily Involved with Almost Every Country on Earth. I was excited to read America Invades, after all, I loved the first book but when I read America Invades I was shocked by just how much I loved it because I loved it even more than the first book. I loved it more because the two exceptional authors wrote about a topic that many writers and historians run away from. After all, in the title of the book the authors say that it is a controversial topic and it most certainly is but it is a topic that needs to be learned and so I was thrilled to read it because books like this are rare!
America Invades is a thought-provoking piece of nonfiction that will open your eyes to America and their military involvement all over the world. Everybody knows that America is no saint when it comes to the military, let’s face it no country is, but it is still essential to learn about what America has done for its country. Throughout the book, the reader will be taken on a vast journey of America’s history and specifically the history of America’s invasion of ‘nearly half the world’s countries.’ The reader is granted a tour of all of what America has done, and the journey, combined with pictures, maps, and an index make America Invades a phenomenal book that is one of the best history books out there today.
The informative history laced throughout America Invades is phenomenal, and I applaud Christopher Kelly and Stuart Laycock for taking the reader on a journey while entertaining and informing them of key historical events. It is difficult to write a book that combines history and entertainment because a lot of history books are boring book lovers but not America Invades. Oh no, Christopher and Stuart ensure the reader is entertained and captivated, and that is a quality I love about this writing duo. The two authors are not only talented for their amount of knowledge but also their prose and how fluid the text is and how easily readable it is despite the wealth of information.
What I also love about the two authors is their fast-paced narrative that flows beautifully throughout. As I read the book, I found that I was hooked right away and this wasn’t just because of the fascinating knowledge but because the two authors and their unique writing style is able to captivate the reader. I also loved how the two would touch on tiny details and moments in history, most authors would glaze over this or skip it entirely, but Christopher and Stuart are clearly dedicated authors who want to give the reader an enjoyable reading experience and inform them entirely of what they want to.
Overall America Invades is another stellar book from Christopher Kelly and Stuart Laycock and so I am of course will be awarding this book five stars! Please do have a read of the preview below book lovers and keep an eye out for my review for the next book from this author duo, you do not want to miss it!
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