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War. Philosophy. Military sociology

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  • The Strategy Makers: Thoughts on War and Society from Machiavelli to Clausewitzby Beatrice Heuser

    ABC-CLIO 2010; US$ 55.00

    Today's military strategists and tacticians may be familiar with the writings and teachings of Carl von Clausewitz, but The Strategy Makers: Thoughts on War and Society, 1650-1850 reintroduces readers to the lives and writings of those whose contributions to the study of war and society are just as important. Beginning in the 16th century with Bernardino... more...

  • New Wars and New Soldiersby Asst Prof Jessica Wolfendale; Dr Paolo Tripodi; Mr Don Carrick; Professor James Connelly; Professor George Lucas; Professor Paul Robinson

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 49.95

    Modern conflicts now bear little relation to traditional wars between states. The threat of terrorism, the creation of new military technologies, the rise of private military companies, and the increasing involvement of the military in counter-terrorism and humanitarian operations all pose challenges to traditional ideas about the ethics of war, the... more...

  • War and International Justiceby Brian Orend

    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...

  • The Deaths of Othersby John Tirman

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 15.99 US$ 13.75

    Americans are greatly concerned about the number of our troops killed in battle--100,000 dead in World War I; 300,000 in World War II; 33,000 in the Korean War; 58,000 in Vietnam; 4,500 in Iraq; over 1,000 in Afghanistan--and rightly so. But why are we so indifferent, often oblivious, to the far greater number of casualties suffered by those we fight... more...

  • 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$ 13.59

    "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 nurses... 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...

  • 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...