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  • For Cause and Comradesby James M. McPherson

    Oxford University Press 1997; US$ 12.99

    Why did the soldiers of the Civil War--Confederate and Union--risk their lives, through countless bloody battles and four long, awful years? It is to this question-- why did they fight --that James McPherson, America's preeminent Civil War historian, turns his attention. Drawing on more than 25,000 uncensored letters and nearly 250 private diaries... more...

  • The Shaping of Grand Strategyby Williamson Murray; Richard Hart Sinnreich; James Lacey

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 28.00

    The successes as well as failures of great states attempting to create grand strategies that work. more...

  • The Sociology of War and Violenceby Siniša Maleševic

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 32.00

    The only textbook to provide a wide-ranging analysis of war and organised violence from a sociological perspective. more...

  • On Justice, Power, and Human Natureby Thucydides; Paul Woodruff

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 1993; US$ 11.50

    Designed for students with little or no background in ancient Greek language and culture, this collection of extracts from The History of the Peloponnesian War includes those passages that shed most light on Thucydides’ political theory--famous as well as important but lesser-known pieces frequently overlooked by nonspecialists. Newly translated... more...

  • The Sino-Japanese War of 1894–1895by S. C. M. Paine

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 46.00

    This book examines the Sino-Japanese War of 1894–5, a seminal event in world history. more...

  • Chinese Strategistsby Dr Ooi Kee Ben

    Marshall Cavendish International (Asia) Ptd Ltd 2006; US$ 9.99

    Conversations with Tang Taizong more...

  • Fighting Identityby Michael Vlahos

    ABC-CLIO 2008; US$ 105.00

    This work highlights a national ethos infused by a sacred narrative of divine mission. This deep association leads to a narrow approach to conflict relationships, built around an Us vs. Them distance from the enemy, in which their submission is achieved through kinetic effects and their subsequent redemption through our good works (reconstruction).... more...

  • Clausewitz trifft Luhmannby Rasmus Beckmann

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2010; US$ 41.73

    Seit fast 200 Jahren wird Clausewitz gelesen und interpretiert. Rasmus Beckmann erschließt seine Kriegstheorie den modernen Sozialwissenschaften. Dabei wird deutlich, dass sich Clausewitz keineswegs auf zwischenstaatliche Kriege beschränkt hat. Auch die asymmetrischen Kriege kann man durch seine Theorie besser analysieren und verstehen. Dies zeigt... more...

  • Gewaltspiralenby Gertrud Brücher

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2011; US$ 46.94

    Die tödliche Eskalation von Konflikten ist als Grund für und gegen Interventionen ein Problem ersten Ranges. Aber worum handelt es sich hier eigentlich? Aktuelle Debatten suchen erfolglos nach einer Erklärung für Eigendynamiken, die weder Adressaten noch schuldige Akteure kennen. Die Hilflosigkeit wird überspielt, indem Schuldige „konstruiert“ werden.... more...

  • Peace and Warby Kalevi J. Holsti

    Cambridge University Press 1991; US$ 46.00

    Professor Holsti examines the origins of war and the foundations of peace of the last 350 years. more...