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Product Description: History has tended to measure war's winners and losers in terms of its major engagements, battles in which the result was so clear-cut that they could be considered "decisive." Marathon, Cannae, Tours, Agincourt, Austerlitz, Sedan, Stalingrad--all resonate in the literature of war and in our imaginations as tide-turning...read more

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9780195383782 | Oxford Univ Pr, January 30, 2017, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: History has tended to measure war's winners and losers in terms of its major engagements, battles in which the result was so clear-cut that they could be considered "decisive.

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Product Description: Behind every soldier’s death lies a story. What psychological and cultural pressures brought him to his fate? What lies—and truths—convinced him to march toward his death? Covering warfare from prehistory through the present day, The Last Full Measure tells these soldiers’ stories, ultimately capturing the experience of war as few books ever have...read more

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9780307395849 | Crown Pub, May 22, 2012, cover price $28.00 | About this edition: In this brilliantly researched, deeply humane work of history, Michael Stephenson traces the paths that have led soldiers to their graves over the centuries, revealing a wealth of insight about the nature of combat, the differences among cultures, and the unchanging qualities of humanity itself.

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9780715650387 | Gardners Books, April 21, 2016, cover price $19.90 | About this edition: Behind every soldier’s death lies a story.
9780307395856 | Reprint edition (Broadway Books, June 4, 2013), cover price $16.00 | About this edition: Behind every soldier’s death lies a story.

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Product Description: Throughout human history, technological innovation has functioned as a driver of civilization and inspired many people's belief in progress. When it comes to warfare, where technology is applied with a cruel and deadly logic, a nuanced view is needed...read more
By Frank Jacob (editor)

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9780786497171 | McFarland & Co Inc Pub, November 19, 2015, cover price $45.00 | About this edition: Throughout human history, technological innovation has functioned as a driver of civilization and inspired many people's belief in progress.

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Product Description: A thorough study of significant wars throughout history and their influence on world affairs―from the Egyptian Pharaoh Thutmore III's Campaigns during 479–459 BCE through the Iraq War of 2003–2011.• Features Illustrations, maps, and photographs to visually engage readers• Discusses the significance of major conflicts and their broad historical consequences • Offers the most recent interpretations as to the causes and effects of each war covered• Provides a list of books for additional reading to expand learning opportunities• Reveals the meaning of the term "tech-tac disjoint" and explains its relevance to to modern use of technology-enabled weaponr...read more

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9781610697859 | Abc-Clio Inc, September 22, 2015, cover price $100.00 | About this edition: A thorough study of significant wars throughout history and their influence on world affairs―from the Egyptian Pharaoh Thutmore III's Campaigns during 479–459 BCE through the Iraq War of 2003–2011.

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Product Description: Selected as a Financial Times Best Book of 2013In 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...read more

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9780199325153 | Oxford Univ Pr, October 2, 2013, cover price $34.95 | About this edition: Selected as a Financial Times Best Book of 2013In 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.
9780521300858, titled "Urban Ecology: A Teacher's Resource Book" | Cambridge Univ Pr, September 1, 1984, cover price $22.95 | also contains Urban Ecology: A Teacher''s Resource Book

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9780190229238 | Oxford Univ Pr, September 1, 2015, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: Selected as a Financial Times Best Book of 2013In 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.

Their very names--Gettysburg, Waterloo, Stalingrad--evoke images of great triumph and equally great suffering, moments when history seemed to hang in the balance. Considered in relation to each other, such battles--and others of less immediate renown--offer insight into the changing nature of armed combat, advances in technology, shifts in strategy and thought, as well as altered geopolitical landscapes. The most significant military engagements in history define the very nature of war. In his newest book, Richard Overy plumbs over 3,000 years of history, from the Fall of Troy in 1200 BC to the Fall of Baghdad in 2003, to locate the 100 battles that he believes the most momentous. Arranged by themes such as leadership, innovation, deception, and courage under fire, Overy presents engaging essays on each battle that together provide a rich picture of how combat has changed through the ages, as well as highlighting what has remained consistent despite advances in technology. The battles covered here offer a wide geographic sweep, from ancient Greece to China, Constantinople to Moscow, North to South America, providing a picture of the dominant empires across time and context for comparison between various military cultures. From familiar engagements like Thermopylae (480 BC), Verdun (1916), and the Tet Offensive (1968) to lesser-studied battles such as Zama (202 BC), Arsuf (1191), and Navarino Bay (1827), Overy presents the key actors, choices, and contingencies, focusing on those details--sometimes overlooked--that decided the battle. The American victory at the Battle of Midway, for example, was determined by only ten bombs. It was, as Wellington said of Waterloo, a "near run thing." Rather than focusing on the question of victory or defeat, Overy examines what an engagement can tell us on a larger level about the history of warfare itself. New weapons and tactics can have a sudden impact on the outcome of a battle--but so too can leadership, or the effects of a clever deception, or raw courage. Overy offers a deft and visually captivating look at the engagements that have shaped the course of human history, and changed the face of warfare.

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9780199390717 | Oxford Univ Pr, November 3, 2014, cover price $34.95 | About this edition: Their very names--Gettysburg, Waterloo, Stalingrad--evoke images of great triumph and equally great suffering, moments when history seemed to hang in the balance.

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9780007452514 | Harpercollins Pub Ltd, August 27, 2015, cover price $16.10

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Product Description: 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...read more
By Michael Butler Murray (narrator)

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9781501227721 | Mp3 una edition (Audible Studios on Brilliance audio, April 28, 2015), cover price $14.99 | About this edition: 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.

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9780394661001, titled "Henry and Beezus" | Amer School Pub, January 1, 1981, cover price $16.00 | also contains Henry and Beezus

"War! . . . . / What is it good for? / Absolutely nothing," says the famous song-but archaeology, history, and biology show that war in fact has been good for something. Surprising as it sounds, war has made humanity safer and richer.In War! What Is It Good For?, the renowned historian and archaeologist Ian Morris tells the gruesome, gripping story of fifteen thousand years of war, going beyond the battles and brutality to reveal what war has really done to and for the world. Stone Age people lived in small, feuding societies and stood a one-in-ten or even one-in-five chance of dying violently. In the twentieth century, by contrast-despite two world wars, Hiroshima, and the Holocaust-fewer than one person in a hundred died violently. The explanation: War, and war alone, has created bigger, more complex societies, ruled by governments that have stamped out internal violence. Strangely enough, killing has made the world safer, and the safety it has produced has allowed people to make the world richer too.War has been history's greatest paradox, but this searching study of fifteen thousand years of violence suggests that the next half century is going to be the most dangerous of all time. If we can survive it, the age-old dream of ending war may yet come to pass. But, Morris argues, only if we understand what war has been good for can we know where it will take us next.

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9781250062505, titled "War! What Is It Good For?: Conflict and the Progress of Civilization from Primates to Robots" | Reprint edition (Picador USA, April 7, 2015), cover price $20.00

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9781494550196, titled "War! What Is It Good For?: Conflict and the Progress of Civilization from Primates to Robots" | Mp3 una edition (Tantor Media Inc, April 15, 2014), cover price $34.99 | About this edition: "War!
9781494500191, titled "War! What Is It Good For?: Conflict and the Progress of Civilization from Primates to Robots" | Unabridged edition (Tantor Media Inc, April 15, 2014), cover price $49.99 | About this edition: "War!

Successful Strategies is a fascinating new study of the key factors that have contributed to the development and execution of successful strategies throughout history. With a team of leading historians, Williamson Murray and Richard Hart Sinnreich examine how, and to what effect states, individuals and military organizations have found a solution to complex and seemingly insoluble strategic problems to reach success. Bringing together grand, political and military strategy, the book features thirteen essays which each explores a unique case or aspect of strategy. The focus ranges from individuals such as Themistocles, Bismarck and Roosevelt to organizations and bureaucratic responses. Whether discussing grand strategy in peacetime or that of war or politics, these case studies are unified by their common goal of identifying in each case the key factors that contributed to success as well as providing insights essential to any understanding of the strategic challenges of the future.
By Williamson Murray (editor) and Richard Hart Sinnreich (editor)

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9781107062733 | Cambridge Univ Pr, July 21, 2014, cover price $94.99 | About this edition: Successful Strategies is a fascinating new study of the key factors that have contributed to the development and execution of successful strategies throughout history.

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9781107633599 | Cambridge Univ Pr, July 28, 2014, cover price $34.99

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Product Description: A powerful and provocative exploration of how war has changed our society―for the better"War! . . . . / What is it good for? / Absolutely nothing," says the famous song―but archaeology, history, and biology show that war in fact has been good for something...read more

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9780374286002 | Farrar Straus & Giroux, April 15, 2014, cover price $30.00 | About this edition: A powerful and provocative exploration of how war has changed our society―for the better"War!

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9780312150839, titled "Patterns for College Writing" | 7th edition (St Martins Pr, August 1, 1997), cover price $33.95 | also contains Patterns for College Writing | About this edition: Laurie Kirszner and Stephen Mandell, best-selling authors with more than twenty-five years' experience teaching college writing, know what works in the classroom.

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Product Description: "War! . . . . / What is it good for? / Absolutely nothing," says the famous song-but archaeology, history, and biology show that war in fact has been good for something. Surprising as it sounds, war has made humanity safer and richer...read more
By Derek Perkins (narrator)

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9781494530198, titled "War! What Is It Good For?: Conflict and the Fate of Civilization from Primates to Robots: Library Edition" | Unabridged edition (Tantor Media Inc, April 15, 2014), cover price $95.99 | About this edition: "War!

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Product Description: Seven of history's greatest battles receive the Battlefield Detectives treatment in this fantastic companion to the TV series. Was Gallipoli lost before the Allies even got there? Was the defeat of the Spanish Armada actually more of a draw? Was Custer's last stand really that heroic? And did the V-for-victory sign really originate at Agincourt? These and dozens of other dramatic historical questions are dug up, examined with the latest technology, and answered...read more

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9781780974903 | Carlton Books Ltd, April 1, 2014, cover price $19.95 | About this edition: Seven of history's greatest battles receive the Battlefield Detectives treatment in this fantastic companion to the TV series.

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Product Description: This high interest book delves into the compositions, command structures, and histories of the greatest armies in the world. Beginning with ancient armies from Egypt, Greece, and Assyria, this title takes readers on a tour through the development of armies in the Middle Ages, early modern history, and during the most notable conflicts of the 20th and 21st centuries...read more
By Shalini Saxena (editor)

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9781622751396 | Britannica Educational Pub, January 1, 2014, cover price $35.25 | About this edition: This high interest book delves into the compositions, command structures, and histories of the greatest armies in the world.

In the grand tradition of Edward Creasy's classic Fifteen Decisive Battles of the World, James Lacey and Williamson Murray spotlight only those engagements that changed the course of civilization. In gripping narrative accounts they bring these conflicts and eras to vivid life, detailing the cultural imperatives that led inexorably to the battlefield, the experiences of the common soldiers who fought and died, and the legendary commanders and statesmen who matched wits, will, and nerve for the highest possible stakes. From the great clashes of antiquity to the high-tech wars of the twenty-first century, here are the stories of the twenty most consequential battles ever fought, including Marathon, where Greece's "greatest generation" repelled Persian forces three times their numbers-and saved Western civilization in its infancy Adrianople, the death blow to a disintegrating Roman Empire Trafalgar, the epic naval victory that cemented a century of British supremacy over the globe Saratoga, the first truly American victory, won by united colonial militias, which ensured the ultimate triumph of the Revolution Midway, the ferocious World War II sea battle that broke the back of the Japanese navy Dien Bien Phu, the climactic confrontation between French imperial troops and Viet Minh rebels that led to American intervention in Vietnam and marked the rise of a new era of insurgent warfare Operation Peach, the perilous 2003 mission to secure a vital bridge over the Euphrates River that would open the way to Baghdad Historians and armchair generals will argue forever about which battles have had the most direct impact on history. But there can be no doubt that these twenty are among those that set mankind on new trajectories. Each of these epochal campaigns is examined in its full historical, strategic, and tactical context-complete with edge-of-your-seat you-are-there battle re-creations. With an eye for the small detail as well as the bigger picture, Lacey and Murray identify the elements that bind these battles together: the key decisions, critical mistakes, and moments of crisis on which the fates of entire civilizations depended. Some battles merely leave a field littered with the bodies of the fallen. Others transform the map of the entire world. Moment of Battle is history written with the immediacy of today's news, a magisterial tour d'horizon that refreshes our understanding of those essential turning points where the future was decided.
By Kevin Foley (narrator)

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9781452647043 | Unabridged edition (Tantor Media Inc, October 21, 2013), cover price $83.99 | About this edition: In the grand tradition of Edward Creasy's classic Fifteen Decisive Battles of the World, James Lacey and Williamson Murray spotlight only those engagements that changed the course of civilization.
9781452667041 | Mp3 una edition (Tantor Media Inc, October 21, 2013), cover price $29.99 | About this edition: In the grand tradition of Edward Creasy's classic Fifteen Decisive Battles of the World, James Lacey and Williamson Murray spotlight only those engagements that changed the course of civilization.
9781452617046 | Unabridged edition (Tantor Media Inc, October 21, 2013), cover price $39.99

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Product Description: This expansive book surveys the history of warfare from ancient Mesopotamia to the Gulf War in search of a deeper understanding of the origins of Western warfare and the reasons for its eminence today. Historian John France explores the experience of war around the globe, in Europe, Asia, Africa, and America...read more

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9780300120745 | Yale Univ Pr, November 1, 2011, cover price $35.00 | About this edition: This expansive book surveys the history of warfare from ancient Mesopotamia to the Gulf War in search of a deeper understanding of the origins of Western warfare and the reasons for its eminence today.

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9780300197174 | Yale Univ Pr, October 8, 2013, cover price $25.00 | About this edition: This expansive book surveys the history of warfare from ancient Mesopotamia to the Gulf War in search of a deeper understanding of the origins of Western warfare and the reasons for its eminence today.

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Product Description: Marathon, Cannae, Hattin, Blenheim, Waterloo and The Somme – the names of some battles do not fade with the passing of time. Battles that Changed History offers 47 key battles that altered the course of history. The book features many famous and decisive battles, such as Alesia (52 BC), where Gaius Julius Caesar’s Roman forces successfully besieged and defeated Vercingetorix’s larger Gaul army to seal the conquest of Gaul; Agincourt (1415), where the numerically superior and heavily armored French knights were defeated by English King Henry V’s smaller force of longbow men; the epic three-day battle of Gettysburg (1863), where General Lee’s Confederate invasion force suffered irreplaceable losses at the hands of General Meade’s Union forces; and the battle of Stalingrad (1942), where the Red Army repelled then encircled and annihilated the German Sixth Army, marking the turning point on the Eastern Front...read more
By Amber Books (corporate author)

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9781906626808 | Reprint edition (Amber, September 19, 2013), cover price $40.00 | About this edition: Marathon, Cannae, Hattin, Blenheim, Waterloo and The Somme – the names of some battles do not fade with the passing of time.

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Product Description: Nothing ensures the rapid development of new technology like the involvement of the military. From the trebuchet and the cannon to the tank and the ballistic missile, military research programs have produced the most devastating weapons imaginable—but military masterminds are also responsible for a number of surprises along the way...read more

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9781620875636 | Skyhorse Pub Co Inc, September 8, 2013, cover price $14.95 | About this edition: Nothing ensures the rapid development of new technology like the involvement of the military.

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Product Description: This is the first volume of a projected three volume series charting the causes of war from 3000 BCE to the present day. Written by Alexander Gillespie, a leading international lawyer, and using as its principal materials the documentary history of international law (largely in the form of treaties and the negotiations which led up to them), these volumes explain what the treaties can tell us about the causes of war...read more

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9781849465007 | Hart Pub, October 16, 2013, cover price $73.00 | About this edition: This is the first volume of a projected three volume series charting the causes of war from 3000 BCE to the present day.

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Product Description: From the siege towers and catapults employed by ancient invaders to the unmanned drones and stealth bombers used by today's armed forces, the mastering of superior technology has always played a critical role in determining an army's chances of success — or defeat...read more
By Smithsonian Institution (corporate author)

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9780756698386 | Dk Pub, September 17, 2012, cover price $50.00 | About this edition: From the siege towers and catapults employed by ancient invaders to the unmanned drones and stealth bombers used by today's armed forces, the mastering of superior technology has always played a critical role in determining an army's chances of success — or defeat.

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Product Description: This clear, readable introduction to the popular field of military history is now available in a refreshed and updated second edition. It shows that military history encompasses not just accounts of campaigns and battles but includes a wide range of perspectives on all aspects of past military organization and activity...read more

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9780745659787 | 2 edition (Polity Pr, October 22, 2012), cover price $59.95
9780745633909 | 1 edition (Polity Pr, October 2, 2006), cover price $59.95 | About this edition: What is Military History?

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9780745659794 | 2 edition (Polity Pr, November 13, 2012), cover price $19.95 | About this edition: This clear, readable introduction to the popular field of military history is now available in a refreshed and updated second edition.
9780745633916 | 1 edition (Polity Pr, October 2, 2006), cover price $19.95 | About this edition: What is Military History?

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Product Description: ‘ . . . tales of love and heroism from conflicts such as the Napoleonic Wars and Afghanistan today’ The Mirror‘The poignant farewells encapsulate the final words of servicemen to their loved ones before they were killed in action...read more

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9781848326101, titled "If You’re Reading This: Last Letters from the Front Line" | Casemate Pub & Book Dist Llc, February 19, 2012, cover price $39.95 | About this edition: In this brilliant and profoundly moving collection of ‘farewell letters’ written by servicemen and women to their loved ones, Siân Price offers a remarkable insight into the hearts and minds of some of the soldiers, sailors and airmen of the past three hundred years.

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9781848327405 | Reprint edition (Casemate Pub & Book Dist Llc, November 19, 2014), cover price $24.95 | About this edition: ‘ .

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Product Description: An examination of land warfare throughout history covers the evolution of weapons and firepower, from the age of gunpowder to modern tank, rocket, and missile systems.Title: War on LandAuthor: Curley, Robert (EDT)Publisher: Rosen Pub GroupPublication Date: 2011/12/15Number of Pages: 172Binding Type: LIBRARYLibrary of Congress: 201103588...read more
By Robert Curley (editor)

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9781615306978 | Britannica Educational Pub, December 15, 2011, cover price $35.25 | About this edition: An examination of land warfare throughout history covers the evolution of weapons and firepower, from the age of gunpowder to modern tank, rocket, and missile systems.

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Product Description: The Practice of Strategy focuses on grand strategy and military strategy as practiced over an extended period of time and under very different circumstances, from the campaigns of Alexander the Great to insurgencies and counter-insurgencies in present-day Afghanistan and Iraq...read more
By Colin S. Gray (editor)

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9780199608638 | Oxford Univ Pr on Demand, January 13, 2012, cover price $99.00 | About this edition: The Practice of Strategy focuses on grand strategy and military strategy as practiced over an extended period of time and under very different circumstances, from the campaigns of Alexander the Great to insurgencies and counter-insurgencies in present-day Afghanistan and Iraq.

Product Description: War, Diplomacy, and Peacemaking opens with an introduction that explains how the dialectic between war and peace has been perceived by different cultures-in ancient Greece and India, for example, in traditions of "salvation religions" like Christianity and Islam, and in the modern era, where regulated systems of diplomacy serve both to mitigate war and aim toward creating a global culture of peace...read more

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9781933782942 | Berkshire Pub Group, November 30, 2011, cover price $39.95 | About this edition: War, Diplomacy, and Peacemaking opens with an introduction that explains how the dialectic between war and peace has been perceived by different cultures-in ancient Greece and India, for example, in traditions of "salvation religions" like Christianity and Islam, and in the modern era, where regulated systems of diplomacy serve both to mitigate war and aim toward creating a global culture of peace.

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