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War. Philosophy. Military sociology

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  • On Victory and Defeatby Carl von Clausewitz; Michael Eliot Howard; Peter Paret

    Princeton University Press 1989; US$ 0.99 US$ 0.79

    The seemingly endless wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have renewed the age-old debate over what constitutes military victory. Will the withdrawal of troops from Iraq and Afghanistan be seen as a sign of victory or defeat? Although the nature of warfare has changed dramatically since Clausewitz's On War was first written, this selection from his classic... more...

  • The Iraq Wars and America's Military Revolutionby Keith L. Shimko

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 24.00 US$ 19.68

    This book is a comprehensive study of the Iraq Wars in the context of the revolution in military affairs debate. more...

  • Tears On My Pillowby Narelle Biedermann

    Penguin Random House Australia 2011; US$ 13.81

    "Don't forget your cotton underwear, girls!" Most books that look at the involvement of Australians in the Vietnam War rarely allude to the role of nurses. But war and nursing are unequivocally linked. A total of 43 Australian Army nursing sisters were sent to Vietnam between April 1967 and November 1971, undertaking tours of up to 12 months. The... more...

  • The Oxford Handbook of Warby Julian Lindley-French; Yves Boyer

    OUP Oxford 2012; US$ 49.99 US$ 42.99

    Covering all aspects of war in the modern era The Oxford Handbook of War will be the definitive study in this area for years to come. more...

  • Fallen Soldiersby George L. Mosse

    Oxford University Press 1991; US$ 13.99 US$ 12.03

    At the outbreak of the First World War, an entire generation of young men charged into battle for what they believed was a glorious cause. Over the next four years, that cause claimed the lives of some 13 million soldiers--more than twice the number killed in all the major wars from 1790 to 1914. But despite this devastating toll, the memory of the... more...

  • War and Moralityby Michael Cavanagh

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 45.00

    In democratic societies, it is said that wars and military interventions are fought in the name of the citizens of the nation engaged in the conflict. Yet, ordinary citizens, the major stakeholders in war, are seldom provided with as much information for making and acting on their moral decisions about war as they are about many other national issues... more...

  • Lessons in the Art of Warby Martina Sprague

    Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 18.95

    War is a human activity, not one that is limited by geographic location. And the principles of war are the same, regardless of place or number of participants. An army of ten thousand engaged in battle uses the same basic strategies that two people in single combat will utilize. In Lessons in the Art of War, author Martina Sprague explores the... more...

  • War, Peace and International Relationsby Colin S. Gray

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 52.95

    War, Peace and International Relations provides an introduction to the strategic history of the past two centuries, showing how those 200 years were shaped and reshaped extensively by war. The book takes a broad view of what was relevant to the causes, courses, and consequences of wars. Written by leading strategist Professor Colin Gray, the book... more...

  • Civilians and Modern Warby Daniel Rothbart; Karina Korostelina; Mohammed Cherkaoui

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    This book explores the issue of civilian devastation in modern warfare, focusing on the complex processes that effectively establish civilians? identity in times of war. Underpinning the physicality of war?s tumult are structural forces that create landscapes of civilian vulnerability. Such forces operate in four sectors of modern warfare: nationalistic... more...

  • Advances in Social Work Practice with the Militaryby Joan Beder

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 52.95

    With the United States? involvement in numerous combat operations overseas, the need for civilian social workers with the clinical skills necessary to work with members of the military returning from combat, as well as their families, has never been more critical. In this practical and important book, each chapter is written by specialists in a particular... more...