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- Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 26.95
The goal of war is to defeat the enemy's will to fight. But how this can be accomplished is a thorny issue. Nothing Less than Victory provocatively shows that aggressive, strategic military offenses can win wars and establish lasting peace, while defensive maneuvers have often led to prolonged carnage, indecision, and stalemate. Taking an ambitious... more...
- F+W Media 2008; US$ 9.95
It has been said that military life is ?not for the faint of heart.? But neither is it without its benefits and blessings. One thing is certain: It is an experience like no other?for both the soldiers and their families. In this collection, readers will experience the pride that wives, husbands, mothers, fathers, siblings, and friends feel when a loved... more...
- Greenwood Publishing Group 2008; US$ 75.00
The United States has a long history of sending troops to intervene in other nations. This volume concerns itself with how those decisions are made, and what factors beyond the events occurring in the target country affect the outcome of the decision mak more...
- RAND Corporation 1997; US$ 9.95
The information revolution--which is as much an organizational as a technological revolution--is transforming the nature of conflict across the spectrum: from open warfare, to terrorism, crime, and even radical social activism. The era of massed field armies is passing, because the new information and communications systems are increasing the lethality... more...
- ABC-CLIO 1997; US$ 52.00
This book is about the women who serve the military as wives and those who serve as soldiers, sailors, and flyers. Comparing wives and warriors in the U.S. and Canada, it examines how the military in both countries constructs gender to exclude women from being respected as equals to men. Written by a wide range of scholars and military personnel, the... more...
- Berghahn Books 2008; US$ 37.95
The fact is that war comes in many guises and its effects continue to be felt long after peace is proclaimed. This challenges the anthropologists who write of war as participant observers. Participant observation inevitably deals with the here and now, with the highly specific. It is only over the long view that one can begin to see the commonalities... more...
- Temple University Press 2010; US$ 27.95
By combining personal memoir and critical analysis, Lori Amy links the violence we live in our homes to the violence that structures our larger culture. The Wars We Inherit brings insights from memory and trauma studies to the story of violence in the author’s own family. In this brave, fascinating and compelling book, Amy... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 100.00
It is often said that war is 5% horror and 95% boredom. In this sense, military boredom is historically enduring as well as personally enduring for the soldiers who have to endure it. This book contributes to a deeper understanding ? historically, empirically and theoretically ? of the complex phenomenon of boredom in a military context. more...