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  • How Wars Endby Dan Reiter

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 31.95

    Why do some countries choose to end wars short of total victory while others fight on, sometimes in the face of appalling odds? How Wars End argues that two central factors shape war-termination decision making: information about the balance of power and the resolve of one's enemy, and fears that the other side's commitment to abide by a war-ending... more...

  • No Easy Dayby Mark Owen; Kevin Maurer

    Penguin Group US 2012; US$ 9.99

    The #1 New York Times bestselling first-person account of the planning and execution of the Bin Laden raid from a Navy SEAL who confronted the terrorist mastermind and witnessed his final moments. From the streets of Iraq to the rescue of Captain Richard Phillips in the Indian Ocean, and from the mountaintops of Afghanistan to the third floor... more...

  • Beyond Warby Douglas P. Fry

    Oxford University Press, USA 2007; US$ 16.99

    The classic opening scene of 2001, A Space Odyssey shows an ape-man wreaking havoc with humanity's first invention--a bone used as a weapon to kill a rival. It's an image that fits well with popular notions of our species as inherently violent, with the idea that humans are--and always have been--warlike by nature. But as Douglas P. Fry convincingly... more...

  • European Warfare, 1350?1750by Frank Tallett; D. J. B. Trim

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 30.00

    Leading military historians illuminate the major developments in European warfare during a period of momentous technological, political and military change. more...

  • The Most Dangerous Animalby David Livingstone Smith

    St. Martin's Press 2007; US$ 16.99

    Almost 200 million human beings, mostly civilians, have died in wars over the last century, and there is no end of slaughter in sight. The Most Dangerous Animal asks what it is about human nature that makes it possible for human beings to regularly slaughter their own kind. It tells the story of why all human beings have the potential to be... more...

  • Strategyby Lawrence Freedman

    Oxford University Press, USA 2013; US$ 25.99

    In Strategy: A History, Sir Lawrence Freedman, one of the world's leading authorities on war and international politics, captures the vast history of strategic thinking, in a consistently engaging and insightful account of how strategy came to pervade every aspect of our lives. The range of Freedman's narrative is extraordinary, moving from... more...

  • The Causes of the Civil Warby Paul Calore

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2008; US$ 29.95

    While South Carolina's preemptive strike on Fort Sumter and Lincoln's subsequent call to arms started the Civil War, South Carolina's secession and Lincoln's military actions were simply the last in a chain of events stretching as far back as the early 1750s. Increasing moral conflicts and political debates over slavery--exacerbated... more...

  • Strategy and Historyby Colin S. Gray

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 49.95

    Strategy and History  comprises a selection of Professor Gray's key contributions to strategic debate over the past thirty years. These essays have been selected both because they had significant messages for contemporary controversies, and because they have some continuing relevance for today and the future. Each essay in this book is really... more...

  • Organisierte Gewalt in der europäischen Expansionby Dierk Walter

    Hamburger Edition HIS 2014; US$ 27.35

    Die aktuellen Interventionen westlicher Mächte in Drittweltländern haben vieles gemeinsam mit den unzähligen Gewaltkonflikten an der Peripherie seit der Eroberung Amerikas im 16. Jahrhundert. Wie ihre Vorgänger sind die modernen Imperialkriege vor allem von den Gegebenheiten des Raums und der ausgeprägten Asymmetrie von Militärorganisation, Ressourcen,... 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...