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- 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...
- University of California Press 2011; US$ 29.95
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$ 32.00
Winner of the Bancroft Prize A New York Times Notable Book I n the fateful closing days of 1862, three weeks before Emancipation, the administration of Abraham Lincoln commissioned a code setting forth the laws of war for the armies of the United States. The code announced standards of civilized conduct in wartime concerning issues such as torture,... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2012; US$ 18.99
When is wartime? On the surface, it is a period of time in which a society is at war. But we now live in what President Obama has called "an age without surrender ceremonies," as the Administration announced an "end to conflict in Iraq," even though conflict on the ground is ongoing. It is no longer easy to distinguish between wartime... more...
- Potomac Books Inc. 2002; US$ 18.95
Technological failure results when one side in a conflict does not fully grasp the potential impact of known, or even familiar, weapons in the enemyÆs hands. In most cases, such failure resulted from higher officialsÆ ignorance or their total misunderstanding of the importance and relevance of such technology and science as well as of their... more...