Don’t Tread on Me is a sweeping, colorful—and controversial—history of America’s wars and foreign and military policy over the past four hundred years. Full of gripping battle scenes and contrarian arguments, this stirring book challenges Americans to rethink what they thought they knew about our nation at war.
H. W. Crocker III is the author of Triumph: The Power and the Glory of the Catholic Church, A 2,000-Year History and Robert E. Lee on Leadership: Executive Lessons in Character, Courage, and Vision, as well as the prize-winning comic novel The Old Limey. He has worked as a journalist, speechwriter for the governor of California, and book editor. He lives near the battlefields of northern Virginia.
“A rousing crash course on the U.S. military tradition.” -National Review
“The best single volume I’ve found paying tribute to the American military is Don’t Tread on Me, a sweeping, fast-paced four-hundred-year history of America at war.” —David Limbaugh, nationally syndicated columnist
“In witty and irreverent prose, author H. W. Crocker III provides a broad survey of America’s martial history. . . . Don’t Tread on Me deftly illuminates the full spectrum of America’s rich military traditions.” —New York Sun
“A lively popular history of Americans at war. . . . [Don’t Tread on Me] fills gaps left by the grand narrative of American military history.” —Washington Times
“H. W. Crocker’s history of America’s wars is a rarity: a controversial and absorbing read about a crucial topic, the role that the military has played in shaping America’s past. I recommend it highly.” —Philadelphia Inquirer