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War. Philosophy. Military sociology

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  • What It Is Like To Go To Warby Karl Marlantes

    Atlantic Books Ltd 2011; US$ 11.65

    In 1968, at the age of 22, Karl Marlantes abandoned his Oxford University scholarship to sign up for active service with the US Marine Corps in Vietnam. Pitched into a war that had no defined military objective other than kill ratios and body counts, what he experienced over the next thirteen months in the jungles of South East Asia shook him 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...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    The role of warfare is central to our understanding of the ancient Greek world. In this book and the companion work, War and Society in the Roman World , the wider social context of war is explored. This volume examines its impact on Greek society from Homeric times to the age of Alexander and his successors and discusses the significance of the causes... more...

  • Why Wars Widenby Stacy Bergstrom Haldi

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 198.00

    This work explains how wars are most likely to escalate when the effects of warfare are limited. The author demonstrates that total wars during the modern era were very violent and were far less likely to spread, yet the cost of warfare is falling making future conflicts more likely to spread. more...

  • Clausewitzby Michael Howard

    Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 7.99

    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...

  • 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...

  • War, Peace and International Relationsby Colin S. Gray

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 48.95

    This new volume explores the theory and practice of war and peace in modern historical context.  more...

  • A Family's Guide to the Military For Dummiesby Sheryl Garrett; Sue Hoppin

    Wiley 2009; US$ 19.99 US$ 15.99

    Expert advice on all aspects of military life A Family's Guide to the Military For Dummies is for themillions of military dependents, family members, and friends whoare looking for straightforward guidance to take advantage of thebenefits and overcome the challenges unique to life in themilitary. This comprehensive guide covers such key topics... more...

  • Virtuous Warby James Der Derian

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 33.95

    Virtuous War is the first book to map the emergence and judge the consequences of a new military-industrial-media-entertainment network. James Der Derian takes the reader from a family history of war and genocide to new virtual battlespaces in the Mojave Desert, Silicon Valley, Hollywood and American universities. He tracks the convergence of cyborg... more...