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War. Philosophy. Military sociology

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  • The Deaths of Othersby John Tirman

    Oxford University Press, USA 2011; US$ 19.99

    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...

  • The Oxford Handbook of Warby Julian Lindley-French; Yves Boyer

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 169.99

    The Oxford Handbook of War is the definitive analysis of war in the twenty-first century. With over forty senior authors from academia, government and the armed forces world-wide the Handbook explores the history, theory, ethics and practice of war. The Handbook first considers the fundamental causes of war, before reflecting on the moral and legal... more...

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

    NYU Press 2001; US$ 89.00

    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, USA 1990; US$ 19.99

    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...

  • Arthur H. Westingby Arthur H. Westing

    Springer 2012; US$ 49.95

    Since the 1960s the environment has become an issue of increasing public concern in North America and elsewhere. Triggered by the Second Indochina War (Vietnam Conflict) of 1961-1975, and further encouraged by the International Conference on the Human Environment, held in Stockholm in 1972, the environmental impact of war emerged and grew as a topic... 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...

  • The African American Soldierby Michael Lee Lanning

    Kensington Publishing Corp. 2004; US$ 14.99

    “For more than two hundred years African Americans have fought for their own personal freedom as well as that of their fellow Americans. Blacks contributed to the success of the revolution that gained the country, but not its slaves, their independence. Blacks played a significant role in preserving the union in the Civil War and securing their... more...

  • Alliance Formation in Civil Warsby Fotini Christia

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 26.00

    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$ 95.00

    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...

  • International Securityby Christopher S. Browning

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 9.99

    The subject of international security is never out of the headlines. The subjects of war and peace, military strategy, the proliferation of nuclear weapons and revisionist states remain central to the discussion, but burgeoning concerns such as climate change, migration, poverty, health, and international terrorism have complicated the field. So what... more...