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War. Philosophy. Military sociology

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  • Drone Warfareby John Kaag; Sarah Kreps

    Wiley 2014; US$ 19.95

    One of the most significant and controversial developments in contemporary warfare is the use of unmanned aerial vehicles, commonly referred to as drones. In the last decade, US drone strikes have more than doubled and their deployment is transforming the way wars are fought across the globe. But how did drones claim such an important role in modern... more...

  • Contemporary Military Culture and Strategic Studiesby Alastair Finlan

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 145.00

    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 Smell of Battle, the Taste of Siegeby Mark M. Smith

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 20.99

    Historical accounts of major events have almost always relied upon what those who were there witnessed. Nowhere is this truer than in the nerve-shattering chaos of warfare, where sight seems to confer objective truth and acts as the basis of reconstruction. In The Smell of Battle, the Taste of Siege, historian Mark M. Smith considers how all five senses,... more...

  • Army Life in a Black Regimentby Thomas Wentworth Higginson

    Digital Scanning, Inc. 2001; US$ 4.95

    The author, Thomas Wentworth Higginson, recounts the adventures of the First Carolina Volunteers, a black regiment mustered into the Army of the United States during the Civil War. Colonel Higginson was convinced that these eight hundred men could drill and perform as well as the best of the white regiments. Transformed from slaves into soldiers, many... more...

  • War and Society in the Greek Worldby Dr John Rich; John Rich; Graham Shipley

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 49.95

    Examines the impact of war on Greek society from Homeric times to the age of Alexander and his successors. Discusses the causes and profits of war, links between war, piracy, slavery and trade and the ideology of warfare in literature and art. more...

  • Clausewitzby Michael Howard

    Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 9.99

    Karl von Clausewitz's study "On War" remains relevant today. Michael Howard explains Clausewitz's ideas in terms both of his experiences as a professional soldier in the Napoleonic Wars, and of the intellectual background of his time. more...

  • Kondratieff Waves, Warfare and World Securityby T.C. Devezas

    IOS Press 2006; US$ 126.00

    Considerable progress has been made in understanding the underlying mechanisms driving the long-wave behaviour of the world socioeconomic development. A controversial mechanism discussed is the close relationship between K-waves and the outbreak of majors wars. more...

  • Programming for Peaceby Robert Trappl

    Springer 2006; US$ 269.00

    The new age hard- and software enables the development of conflict management databases with many variables, sometimes with automated updates, statistical analyses of a high complexity, elaborate simulation models, and even interactive uses of these databases. This book presents these methods. more...

  • Life in the U.S. Armed Forcesby Anni Baker

    Greenwood Publishing Group 2007; US$ 40.00

    Offers insight into how a soldier lives life on a day-to-day basis, between deployments and war. more...

  • The Legitimate Use of Military Forceby Howard M. Hensel

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2008; US$ 134.95

    Throughout human history, scholars, statesmen and military leaders have attempted to define what constitutes the legitimate use of armed force by one community against another. This volume brings together an internationally recognized team of scholars to explore the philosophical and societal foundations of just war tradition. more...