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War. Philosophy. Military sociology

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  • Unmaking War Remaking Menby Barry Kathleen

    Spinifex Press 2010; US$ 9.95

    Unmaking War, Remaking Men is a narrative non-fiction about masculinity and war that exposes the issue of 'expendability' in combat. It shows how the military turn men into remorseless killers but fast-forwards to a future few dare to dream ofÑa world without war. more...

  • Vietnam War Slangby Tom Dalzell

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 40.95

    In 2014, the US marks the 50th anniversary of the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution, the basis for the Johnson administration?s escalation of American military involvement in Southeast Asia and war against North Vietnam. Vietnam War Slang outlines the context behind the slang used by members of the United States Armed Forces during the Vietnam War. ... more...

  • The War Ledgerby A. F. K. Organski; Jacek Kugler

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 32.00

    The War Ledger provides fresh, sophisticated answers to fundamental questions about major modern wars: Why do major wars begin? What accounts for victory or defeat in war? How do victory and defeat influence the recovery of the combatants? Are the rules governing conflict behavior between nations the same since the advent of the nuclear era? The... more...

  • World in Chainsby Angie Zelter

    Luath Press Ltd 2014; US$ 14.57

    This book is dedicated to the next generations.World in Chains is a collection of essays from well-reputed experts, all of which deliver engaging and analytical critiques of nuclear warfare.In the past I have often wondered why obviously unethical or inhumane horrors were able to take place, what people were doing at the time to prevent them or what... more...

  • Alliance Formation in Civil Warsby Fotini Christia

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 28.00

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

  • Armed Group Structure and Violence in Civil Warsby Roos Haer

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    This book examines whether differences in the organizational structure of armed groups shape patterns of human rights violations in civil wars. Since the end of World War II, civil wars have been characterized by extremely high numbers of civilian casualties. However, the exact extent of civilian suffering varies across time, conflict, and geographic... more...

  • Be Safe, Love Momby Elaine Lowry Brye; Nan Gatewood Satter

    PublicAffairs 2015; US$ 25.99

    When you enlist in the United States military, you don?t just sign up for duty; you also commit your loved ones to lives of service all their own. No one knows this better than Elaine Brye, an Army brat? turned military wife and the mother of four officersone each in the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps. For more than a decade she?s endured... more...

  • Contemporary Military Culture and Strategic Studiesby Alastair Finlan

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    This book explores and compares the contemporary military cultures of the United States and the United Kingdom. The last decade has witnessed astonishing global events, from 9/11 and military operations in Afghanistan in the same year, to the military intervention in Libya in 2011. Western military forces have been involved in all of these campaigns... more...

  • The Deaths of Othersby John Tirman

    Oxford University Press, USA 2011; US$ 15.99

    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...