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War. Philosophy. Military sociology

  • War and Power in the Twenty-First Centuryby Paul Hirst

    Wiley 2014; US$ 64.95

    Future developments in war, armed conflict and international relations are central to our collective fate in this century. This book looks forward by considering the forces that will drive changes in military organizations, sources of conflict, the power of states and the nature of the international system. New military technologies will alter how... more...

  • Blood of Tyrantsby Logan Beirne

    Encounter Books 2014; US$ 17.99

    Blood of Tyrants reveals the surprising details of our Founding Fathers? approach to government and this history?s impact on today. Delving into forgotten—and often lurid—facts of the Revolutionary War, Logan Beirne focuses on the nation?s first commander in chief, George Washington, as he shaped the very meaning of the United States Constitution... more...

  • Shell Shocked Britainby Suzie Grogan

    Pen and Sword 2014; US$ 19.99

    We know that millions of soldiers were scarred by their experiences in the First World War trenches, but what happened after they returned home? Suzie Grogan reveals the First World War's disturbing legacy for soldiers and their families. How did a nation of broken men, and 'spare' women cope? In 1922 the British Parliament published a... more...

  • Michael Walzer: Sphären der Gerechtigkeitby Michael Walzer; Manuel Knoll; Michael Spieker

    Franz Steiner Verlag 2014; US$ 50.86

    <P>Was bedeutet soziale und politische Gerechtigkeit? Wie können der Sozialstaat und die dazu nötigen Umverteilungen von Einkommen und Vermögen gerechtfertigt werden? Über diese Fragen wurde in den letzten Jahrzehnten ausgiebig geforscht und diskutiert. Die vielleicht bemerkenswertesten Antworten präsentierte der amerikanische Philosoph Michael... more...

  • Framing Warby Francesco Olmastroni

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 130.00

    Most research on framing has focused on media and elite frames: the ways that the mass media and politicians present information about issues and events to the public. Until now, the process by which citizens? opinions may affect the initial frame-building process has been largely ignored. The two-way flow of influence between public opinion and decision-makers... more...

  • The Warrior, Military Ethics and Contemporary Warfareby Pauline M. Kaurin

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 104.95

    While there has been extensive discussion on what counts as military professionalism, that is what makes a soldier, sailor or other military personnel a professional, the warrior archetype (varied for the various roles and service branches) still holds sway in the military self-conception, rooted as it is in the more existential notions of war, honor... more...

  • The Challenge of Nation-Buildingby Rebecca Patterson

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 64.99

    The Challenge of Nation-Building examines the conditions that have allowed or prevented the U.S. Army to innovate for nation-building effectively. By doing so, it shows how military leadership and civil-military relations have changed. more...

  • Clausewitzby Donald Stoker

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 20.99

    Carl von Clausewitz's masterwork, On War, is generally considered the greatest text on military theory ever written. Clausewitz is a touchstone for the field today, and is read by scholars, students, and military personnel around the world. And yet to Clausewitz himself, far more important than achieving recognition for his scholarly and theoretical... 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...

  • Eating For Victoryby Various Authors

    Michael O'Mara 2014; US$ 6.99

    The period of wartime food rationing is now regarded as a time when the nation was at its healthiest. Food rationing was introduced in January 1940 after food shipments were attacked by German U-boat 'Wolf Packs'.The first food items to be rationed were butter, sugar, bacon and ham, with restrictions also placed on meat, fish, jam, biscuits, cheese,... more...