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War. Philosophy. Military sociology

  • When Books Went to Warby Molly Guptill Manning

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2014; US$ 25.00

    While the Nazis were burning hundreds of millions of books across Europe, America printed and shipped 140 million books to its troops. The story of how the books were received, how they connected soldiers with authors, and how an army of librarians and publishers lifted spirits and built a new democratic audience of readers is as inspiring today as... more...

  • We Also Servedby Vivien Newman

    Pen and Sword 2014; US$ 14.99

    We Also Served is a social history of women's involvement in the First World War. Dr Vivien Newman disturbs myths and preconceptions surrounding women's war work and seeks to inform contemporary readers of countless acts of derring-do, determination, and quiet heroism by British women, that went on behind the scenes from 1914-1918. In August... more...

  • 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...

  • Imagination, Transformation und die Entstehung des Neuenby Philipp Brüllmann; Ursula Rombach; Cornelia Wilde

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 126.00

    The 12 interdisciplinary essays in this volume investigate the role of the imagination in the rise of modernity during the process of antiquity?s transformation. Two essential connections between imagination and transformation form the basis of inquiry. While it is possible to read today?s understanding of imagination as the outcome of... more...

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

    Franz Steiner Verlag 2014; US$ 48.36

    <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...

  • Deciphering Sun Tzu: How to Read The Art of Warby Derek M. C. Yuen

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 20.99

    As the People's Republic's seemingly inexorable rise to economic and military power continues, never has the need for a better grasp of Chinese strategic thought by the West been more acute. In Deciphering Sun Tzu, Derek Yuen seeks to reclaim for the reader the hidden contours and lost Chinese and Taoist contexts of Sun Tzu's renowned treatise... more...