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War. Philosophy. Military sociology

  • The Ashgate Research Companion to Military Ethicsby James Turner Johnson; Eric D. Patterson

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 149.95

    This Companion provides scholars and graduates, serving and retired military professionals, members of the diplomatic and policy communities concerned with security affairs, and legal professionals who deal with military law and with international law on armed conflicts, with a comprehensive and authoritative state-of-the-art review of current research... more...

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

    Wiley 2015; US$ 24.95

    Future developments in war, armed conflict and internationalrelations are central to our collective fate in this century. Thisbook looks forward by considering the forces that will drivechanges in military organizations, sources of conflict, the powerof states and the nature of the international system. New military technologies will alter how wars... more...

  • Echoes of Warby Michael C.C. Adams

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 45.00

    Americans are often accused of not appreciating history, but this charge belies the real popular interest in the past. Historical reenactments draw thousands of spectators; popular histories fill the bestseller lists; PBS, A&E and The History Channel air a dizzying array of documentaries and historical dramas; and Hollywood war movies become blockbusters.... more...

  • War in the Modern Great Power Systemby Jack S. Levy

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    The apparently accelerating arms race between the United States and the Soviet Union and the precarious political conditions existing in many parts of the world have given rise to new anxiety about the possibility of military confrontation between the superpowers. Despite the fateful nature of the risk, we have little knowledge, as Jack S. Levy has... more...

  • Morals under the Gunby James H. Toner

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 30.00

    James Toner argues that the cardinal virtues are and must be the core values of the military. By embracing these values, the profession of arms serves as a moral compass in an increasingly confusing age. Building upon a bold introduction, which includes what many will regard as a surprising view of military ethics, Toner examines the four cardinal... more...

  • A Theory of the Droneby Grégoire Chamayou

    New Press, The 2015; US$ 26.95

    Drone warfare has raised profound ethical and constitutional questions both in the halls of Congress and among the U.S. public. Not since debates over nuclear warfare has American military strategy been the subject of discussion in living rooms, classrooms, and houses of worship. Yet as this groundbreaking new work shows, the full implications of... more...

  • An Introduction to War Theoryby Dr Chris Brown

    The History Press 2014; US$ 13.11

    In 2012 author Chris Brown gave a lecture to a group of 50 eminent historians. He asked them two questions: had they ever written about war? Of course they all had, history is war. The second was: how many had read a book about the theory of war? There was a resentful silence. This remarkable admission initiated the writing of War Theory. (In the... more...

  • Clausewitz in His Timeby Peter Paret

    Berghahn Books 2014; US$ 39.95

    Anything but a detached theorist, Clausewitz was as fully engaged in the intellectual and cultural currents of his time as in its political and military conflicts. Late-eighteenth century thought helped shape the analytic methods he developed for the study of war. The essays in this volume follow his career in a complex military society, together... more...

  • Pre-Deployment Stress, Mental Health, and Help-Seeking Behaviors Among Marinesby Carrie M. Farmer; Christine Anne Vaughan; Jeffrey Garnett; Robin M. Weinick

    RAND Corporation 2014; US$ 9.95

    As part of an evaluation of the Marine Corps Operational Stress Control and Readiness (OSCAR) program, this report describes the methods and findings of a large survey of marines who were preparing for a deployment to Iraq or Afghanistan in 2010 or 2011. The results are among the first to shed light on the pre-deployment mental health status of marines,... more...

  • 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...