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War. Philosophy. Military sociology

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  • The Military Marriage Manualby Janelle B. Moore; Cheryl Lawhorne-Scott; Don Philpott

    Government Institutes 2010; US$ 13.99

    At a time when divorce and suicide rates are at record levels in the military, The Military Marriage Manual: Tactics for Successful Relationships is an invaluable aid to members of the military and their spouses and families. The book presents advice for couples on a range of issues, both extraordinary and mundane, both those specific to military... more...

  • In Search of the Warrior Spirit, Fourth Editionby Richard Strozzi-Heckler; George Leonard

    North Atlantic Books 2011; US$ 19.95

    The war in Iraq has heightened interest in the military mindset and raised questions about whether it?s possible to be a mindful, moral fighter at a time when impersonal, technology based warfare reigns. In Search of the Warrior Spirit confronts this thorny issue with Richard Strozzi-Heckler?s trademark personal, sympathetic style. In a top-secret... more...

  • Armed Forces, Soldiers and Civil-Military Relationsby Gerhard Kümmel; Giuseppe Caforio; Christopher Dandeker

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2009; US$ 79.99

    It is an honor for us to introduce this collection of essays, which is dedicated to an old friend and colleague who is no longer with us. It is an honor, but also a pleasure because we feel like continuing a dialogue with Jürgen; one that has never broken down over the years, revisiting and recalling the diff- ent places and occasions where we met,... more...

  • War in the Age of Technologyby Robert Geoffrey Jensen; Andrew Wiest

    NYU Press 2001; US$ 22.95

    Technology of one kind or another has always been a central ingredient in war. The Spartan king Archidamus, for instance, reacted with alarm when first witnessing a weapon that could shoot darts through the air. And yet during the past two centuries technology has played an unprecedented role in military affairs and thinking, and in the overall conduct... 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...

  • The Nature of Warby Jim Stempel

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

    For over 12,000 years human beings have warred, slaughtering each other with persistence and brutality. From spear point to thermonuclear ordnance, human ingenuity has had a serious downside. In the 20th century alone, wars claimed more than 90 million lives. Yet war's origins, meaning, and evolution over the millennium remain to this day a mystery.... more...

  • Alliance Formation in Civil Warsby Fotini Christia

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 28.00 US$ 22.96

    This book argues power balances, rather than shared identities, explain why warring Afghan groups aligned with and double-crossed each other. more...

  • The Gamble of Warby Ariel Colonomos

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 100.00

    This book analyzes the justification of preventive war in contemporary asymmetrical international relations. It focuses on the most crucial aspect of prevention: uncertainty. It builds a new framework where the role of luck?whether military, political, moral, or normative?is a corrective to the traditional approaches of the just war tradition. more...

  • Head Strongby Michael D. PhD Matthews

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 21.99 US$ 18.91

    Psychology is the science that will determine who wins and who loses the wars of the 21st century, just as physics ultimately led the United States to victory in World War II. Changes in the world's political landscape coupled with radical advances in the technology of war will greatly alter how militaries are formed, trained, and led. In Head Strong:... more...

  • True Faith And Allegianceby James H. Toner

    The University Press of Kentucky 2013; US$ 40.00

    James H. Toner is professor of international relations and military ethics at the U.S. Air War College and author of Morals Under the Gun. more...