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War. Philosophy. Military sociology

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  • Marines on the Beachby Christopher Paul

    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...

  • Practice of War, Theby Aparna Rao; Michael Bollig; Monika Bock

    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...

  • The Sociology of War and Violenceby Sini?a Male?evic

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 29.00

    The only textbook to provide a wide-ranging analysis of war and organised violence from a sociological perspective. more...

  • Enduring Military Boredomby Bård Mæland; Paul Otto Brunstad

    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...

  • Under the Sabersby Tanya Biank

    St. Martin's Press 2006; US$ 8.99

    Under the Sabers is a groundbreaking narrative detailing the complex personal challenges Army wives face, presenting a provocative new look at Army life. Tanya Biank goes beyond the sound bites and photo ops of military life and shows what it is really like to be an Army wife--from hauling furniture off the rental truck by yourself at a new duty... more...

  • War and Our Worldby John Keegan

    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...

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

    ABC-CLIO 2010; US$ 50.00

    This book reintroduces readers to the lives and writings of the greatest military minds of the modern era, writers whose ideas and teachings continue to shape the conduct of war in the 21st century. more...

  • Soft Spotsby Clint Van Winkle

    St. Martin's Press 2009; US$ 16.99

    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...

  • Stoic Warriorsby Nancy Sherman

    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...

  • Wartimeby Paul Fussell

    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...