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War. Philosophy. Military sociology

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  • The Warriorsby J. Glenn Gray; Hannah Arendt

    UNP - Bison Books 2015; US$ 19.95

    J. Glenn Gray entered the army as a private in May 1941, having been drafted on the same day he was informed of his doctorate in philosophy from Columbia University. He was discharged as a second lieutenant in October 1945, having been awarded a battlefield commission during fighting in France. Gray saw service in North Africa, Italy, France, and... more...

  • What Causes War?by Greg Cashman

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2013; US$ 64.99

    Now in a thoroughly revised and updated edition, this classic text presents a comprehensive survey of the many alternative theories that attempt to explain the causes of interstate war. For each theory, Greg Cashman examines the arguments and counterarguments, considers the empirical evidence and counterevidence generated by social-science research,... more...

  • Echoes of Warby Michael C.C. Adams

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 45.00

    Americans are often accused of not appreciating history, but this charge belies the real popular interest in the past. Historical reenactments draw thousands of spectators; popular histories fill the bestseller lists; PBS, A&E and The History Channel air a dizzying array of documentaries and historical dramas; and Hollywood war movies become blockbusters.... more...

  • Ethics, Killing and Warby Richard Norman

    Cambridge University Press 1995; US$ 36.00

    Richard Norman looks at issues concerning the justification for war and thereby examines the possibility and nature of rational moral argument. more...

  • An Introduction to War Theoryby Dr Chris Brown

    The History Press 2014; US$ 13.11

    In 2012 author Chris Brown gave a lecture to a group of 50 eminent historians. He asked them two questions: had they ever written about war? Of course they all had, history is war. The second was: how many had read a book about the theory of war? There was a resentful silence. This remarkable admission initiated the writing of War Theory. (In the... more...

  • Justice and the Genesis of Warby David A. Welch

    Cambridge University Press 1993; US$ 56.00

    A major new study of the causes of wars, argues that states are often motivated by justice, not merely by self-interest. more...

  • Military Life: The Psychology of Serving in Peace and Combatby Thomas Britt; Carl Castro; Amy Adler

    ABC-CLIO 2005; US$ 347.00

    "This four-volume series is a well-conceived, nicely executed, and at times moving examination of the psychological issues confronting military personnel and their families. The editors and chapter contributors have done an excellent job of providing a comprehensive evaluation of the factors that influence the performance, health, and morale of service... more...

  • Nurses in Warby RN PhD Elizabeth Scannell-Desch; CNM RN PhD Mary Ellen Doherty

    Springer Publishing Company 2012; US$ 44.99

    This unique volume presents the experience of 37 U.S. military nurses sent to the Iraq and Afghanistan theaters of war to care for the injured and dying. The personal and professional challenges they faced, the difficulties they endured, the dangers they overcame, and the consequences they grappled with are vividly described from deployment to discharge.... more...

  • The Psychological Effects of War and Violence on Childrenby Lewis A. Leavitt; Nathan A. Fox

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 73.95

    The outgrowth of a conference planned as a response to the need for researchers and clinicians to develop integrated plans for addressing the psychological trauma of children exposed to violence, this volume's goals are: * to summarize research on the subject with particular emphasis on the Gulf War; * to use this information to formulate an outline... more...

  • Tomorrow's Battlefieldby Nick Turse

    Haymarket Books 2015; US$ 15.95

    Investigative journalist and bestselling author Nick Turse exposes the shocking expansion of the U.S. military?s covert wars in Africa more...