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War. Philosophy. Military sociology

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  • 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$ 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...

  • 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...

  • Handbook of the Sociology of the Militaryby Giuseppe Caforio

    Springer 2006; US$ 89.95

    Examines the sociological approach to the study of the military. This book covers civic-military relations, including issues surrounding democratic control of the armed forces; military culture; professional training; conditions and problems of minorities in the armed forces; and an examination of structural change within the military. 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...