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War. Philosophy. Military sociology

  • 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...

  • Vietnam War Slang: A Dictionary on Historical Principlesby Tom Dalzell

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 36.95

    In 2014, the US marks the 50th anniversary of the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution, the basis for the Johnson administration?s escalation of American military involvement in Southeast Asia and war against North Vietnam. Vietnam War Slang outlines the context behind the slang used by members of the United States Armed Forces during the Vietnam War. ... more...

  • War Is Not Inevitableby Henri Parens

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 89.99

    In this book, author Henri Parens discusses and documents the core psychodynamics that lead groups to war. Detailing some of the psychodynamics that led from World War I to World War II and their respective aftermath, Parens addresses how major factors that gave rise to these wars must, can, and have been counteracted. more...

  • Drone Warfareby John Kaag; Sarah Kreps

    Wiley 2014; US$ 19.95

    One of the most significant and controversial developments in contemporary warfare is the use of unmanned aerial vehicles, commonly referred to as drones. In the last decade, US drone strikes have more than doubled and their deployment is transforming the way wars are fought across the globe. But how did drones claim such an important role in modern... more...

  • Gender, War, and Conflictby Laura Sjoberg

    Wiley 2014; US$ 22.95

    From Pakistan to Chechnya, Sri Lanka to Canada, pioneering women are taking their places in formal and informal military structures previously reserved for, and assumed appropriate only for men. Women have fought in wars, either as women or covertly dressed as men, throughout the history of warfare, but only recently have they been allowed to join... more...