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War. Philosophy. Military sociology

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  • Archives of the Insensibleby Allen Feldman

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 30.00

    In this jarring look at contemporary warfare and political visuality, renowned anthropologist of violence Allen Feldman provocatively argues that contemporary sovereign power mobilizes asymmetric, clandestine, and ultimately unending war as a will to truth. Whether responding to the fantasy of weapons of mass destruction or an existential threat to... 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...

  • Battleby John A Lynn

    Basic Books 2009; US$ 19.95

    A noted military historian offers a cultural approach to the history of warfare, insisting that we understand combat best when we study the beliefs, values, and expectations of the adversaries more...

  • Beyond Just Warby David K. Chan; Claudia Card

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 95.00

    Unlike most books on the ethics of war, this book rejects the 'just war' tradition, proposing a virtue ethics of war to take its place. Like torture, war cannot be justified. It answers the question: 'If war is a very great evil, would a leader with courage, justice, compassion, and all the other moral virtues ever choose to fight a war?' more...

  • Calls to Armsby Russell D. Buhite

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2003; US$ 35.99

    Calls to Arms: Presidential Speeches, Messages, and Declarations of War is a collection of presidential messages and speeches that called America to war from John Adams and the Quasi-War with France to George W. Bush and the fight against international terrorism in Afghanistan. The documents included here demonstrate the growth of presidential power... more...

  • The Cambridge Companion to War Writingby Kate McLoughlin

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 28.00

    This Companion covers British and American war writing from Beowulf to Don DeLillo. more...

  • The Causes of Warby David Sobek

    Wiley 2013; US$ 24.95

    Wars often spring out of nowhere with little warning. One need only look at the recent troubles at the Lebanon-Israeli border for evidence of this claim. At other points in history, such as the run-up to the Second World War, wars seem all but foretold. How does one understand a phenomenon that, at times, seems so random, while at others so predictable?... more...

  • Churchill and Hitlerby David Jablonsky

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 65.95

    This collection of essays examines the development of Churchill and Hitler as strategic leaders and analyses in particular the impact of their formative years on their leadership styles, operational codes', views on civilmilitary relations, and approaches to the conduct of war at strategic, operational and tactical levels. Ultimately, victory depended... more...

  • Civilian Strategy in Civil Warby Shane Joshua Barter

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 100.00

    While typically the victims of war, civilians are not necessarily passive recipients of violence. What options are available to civilians in times of war? This book suggests three broad strategies - flight, support, and voice. It focuses on three conflicts: Aceh, Indonesia; Patani, southern Thailand; and Mindanao, southern Philippines. more...

  • Civilians and Modern Warby Daniel Rothbart; Karina Korostelina; Mohammed Cherkaoui

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    This book explores the issue of civilian devastation in modern warfare, focusing on the complex processes that effectively establish civilians? identity in times of war. Underpinning the physicality of war?s tumult are structural forces that create landscapes of civilian vulnerability. Such forces operate in four sectors of modern warfare: nationalistic... more...