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- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 10.00
John Keegan, widely considered the greatest military historian of our time and the author of acclaimed volumes on ancient and modern warfare--including, most recently, The First World War , a national bestseller--distills what he knows about the why?s and how?s of armed conflict into a series of brilliantly concise essays. Is war a natural condition... more...
- St. Martin's Press 2009; US$ 14.99
A powerful, haunting, provocative memoir of a Marine in Iraq?and his struggle with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in a system trying to hide the damage done Marine Sergeant Clint Van Winkle flew to war on Valentine?s Day 2003. His battalion was among the first wave of troops that crossed into Iraq, and his first combat experience was the battle... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2005; US$ 14.99
While few soldiers may have read the works of Epictetus or Marcus Aurelius, it is undoubtedly true that the ancient philosophy known as Stoicism guides the actions of many in the military. Soldiers and seamen learn early in their training "to suck it up," to endure, to put aside their feelings and to get on with the mission. Stoic Warriors... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 1989; US$ 19.99
Winner of both the National Book Award for Arts and Letters and the National Book Critics Circle Award for Criticism, Paul Fussell's The Great War and Modern Memory was one of the most original and gripping volumes ever written about the First World War. Frank Kermode, in The New York Times Book Review, hailed it as "an important contribution... more...
- Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2006; US$ 35.95
Can war ever be just? By what right do we charge people with war crimes? Can war itself be a crime? What is a good peace treaty? Since the Cold War ended in the early 1990s, many wars have erupted, inflaming such areas as the Persian Gulf, Central Africa and Central Europe. Brutalities committed during these conflicts have sparked new interest... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 34.95
When is it right to go to war? When is a war illegal? What are the rules of engagement? What should happen when a war is over? How should we view terrorism? The Ethics of War and Peace is a fresh and contemporary introduction to one of the oldest but still most relevant ethical debates. It introduces students to contemporary Just War Theory in... more...
- University of California Press 2011; US$ 31.95
These sometimes harrowing, frequently funny, and always riveting stories about food and eating under extreme conditions feature the diverse voices of journalists who have reported from dangerous conflict zones around the world during the past twenty years. A profile of the former chef to Kim Jong Il of North Korea describes Kim?s exacting standards... more...
- Free Press 2012; US$ 18.00
Pulitzer Prize Finalist Bancroft Prize Winner ABA Silver Gavel Award Winner A New York Times Notable Book of the Year In the closing days of 1862, just three weeks before Emancipation, the administration of Abraham Lincoln commissioned a code setting forth the laws of war for US armies. It announced standards of conduct in wartime?concerning torture,... more...