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The Book On War
The Author Carl von Clausewitz
The Publisher Princeton University Press
Release Date2008-09-02
Genre History
Pages 752
ISBN 9781400837403
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: On War is the most significant attempt in Western history to understand war, both in its internal dynamics and as an instrument of policy. Since the work's first appearance in 1832, it has been read throughout the world, and has stimulated generations of soldiers, statesmen, and intellectuals.

The Book Report of the Secretary of War
The Author Jefferson Davis
The Publisher
Release Date1857
Genre Camels
Pages 238
ISBN NYPL:33433007162328
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Publisher
Release Date1864
ISBN UOMDLP:abj6797:0001.001
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book On War
The Author Carl Clausewitz
The Publisher Penguin UK
Release Date2003-07-31
Genre History
Pages 464
ISBN 9780141920283
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Writing at the time of Napoleon's greatest campaigns, Prussian soldier and writer Carl von Clausewitz created this landmark treatise on the art of warfare, which presented war as part of a coherent system of political thought. In line with Napoleon's own military actions, he illustrated the need to annihilate the enemy and make a strong display of one's power in an 'absolute war' without compromise. But he was also careful to distinguish between war and politics, arguing that war could only be justified when debate was no longer adequate, and that if undertaken, its aim should ultimately be to improve the wellbeing of the nation.

The Book Technology and War
The Author Martin Van Creveld
The Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date2010-05-11
Genre History
Pages 352
ISBN 9781439143971
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: In this impressive work, van Creveld considers man's use of technology over the past 4,000 years and its impact on military organization, weaponary, logistics, intelligence, communications, transportation, and command. This revised paperback edition has been updated to include an account of the range of technology in the recent Gulf War.

The Book War and Games
The Author Tim Cornell
The Publisher Boydell Press
Release Date2002
Genre History
Pages 331
ISBN 0851158706
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: These comparative studies focus on the relationship between war and games in an effort to achieve an understanding of the phenomenon of war, in order ultimately to avoid it.

The Book At War
The Author David Kieran
The Publisher Rutgers University Press
Release Date2018-04-05
Genre History
Pages 410
ISBN 9780813584324
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: The country’s wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, its interventions around the world, and its global military presence make war, the military, and militarism defining features of contemporary American life. The armed services and the wars they fight shape all aspects of life—from the formation of racial and gendered identities to debates over environmental and immigration policy. Warfare and the military are ubiquitous in popular culture. At War offers short, accessible essays addressing the central issues in the new military history—ranging from diplomacy and the history of imperialism to the environmental issues that war raises and the ways that war shapes and is shaped by discourses of identity, to questions of who serves in the U.S. military and why and how U.S. wars have been represented in the media and in popular culture.

The Book Transformation of War
The Author Martin Van Creveld
The Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date2009-11-24
Genre History
Pages 254
ISBN 1439188890
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: At a time when unprecedented change in international affairs is forcing governments, citizens, and armed forces everywhere to re-assess the question of whether military solutions to political problems are possible any longer, Martin van Creveld has written an audacious searching examination of the nature of war and of its radical transformation in our own time. For 200 years, military theory and strategy have been guided by the Clausewitzian assumption that war is rational - a reflection of national interest and an extension of politics by other means. However, van Creveld argues, the overwhelming pattern of conflict in the post-1945 world no longer yields fully to rational analysis. In fact, strategic planning based on such calculations is, and will continue to be, unrelated to current realities. Small-scale military eruptions around the globe have demonstrated new forms of warfare with a different cast of characters - guerilla armies, terrorists, and bandits - pursuing diverse goals by violent means with the most primitive to the most sophisticated weapons. Although these warriors and their tactics testify to the end of conventional war as we've known it, the public and the military in the developed world continue to contemplate organized violence as conflict between the super powers. At this moment, armed conflicts of the type van Creveld describes are occurring throughout the world. From Lebanon to Cambodia, from Sri Lanka and the Philippines to El Salvador, the Persian Gulf, and the strife-torn nations of Eastern Europe, violent confrontations confirm a new model of warfare in which tribal, ethnic, and religious factions do battle without high-tech weapons or state-supported armies and resources. This low-intensity conflict challenges existing distinctions between civilian and solder, individual crime and organized violence, terrorism and war. In the present global atmosphere, practices that for three centuries have been considered uncivilized, such as capturing civilians or even entire communities for ransom, have begun to reappear. Pursuing bold and provocative paths of inquiry, van Creveld posits the inadequacies of our most basic ideas as to who fights wars and why and broaches the inevitability of man's need to "play" at war. In turn brilliant and infuriating, this challenge to our thinking and planning current and future military encounters is one of the most important books on war we are likely to read in our lifetime.

The Book War
The Author Geoff Barker
The Publisher Evans Brothers
Release Date2009
Genre War
Pages 46
ISBN 9780237537227
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: 'Voices' looks at some of the issues that are most relevant to teenagers today. The series aims to stimulate debate and discussion with a minimum of text and strong illustrations.

The Book War
The Author Lancelot L. Farrar
The Publisher
Release Date1978
Genre History
Pages 285
ISBN 0874362210
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book Killing in War
The Author Jeff McMahan
The Publisher OUP Oxford
Release Date2009-04-23
Genre Philosophy
Pages 272
ISBN 9780191563461
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Killing a person is in general among the most seriously wrongful forms of action, yet most of us accept that it can be permissible to kill people on a large scale in war. Does morality become more permissive in a state of war? Jeff McMahan argues that conditions in war make no difference to what morality permits and the justifications for killing people are the same in war as they are in other contexts, such as individual self-defence. This view is radically at odds with the traditional theory of the just war and has implications that challenge common sense views. McMahan argues, for example, that it is wrong to fight in a war that is unjust because it lacks a just cause.

The Book Nothing Less Than War
The Author Justus D. Doenecke
The Publisher University Press of Kentucky
Release Date2011-03-08
Genre History
Pages 436
ISBN 9780813130033
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: When war broke out in Europe in 1914, political leaders in the United States were swayed by popular opinion to remain neutral; yet less than three years later, the nation declared war on Germany. In Nothing Less Than War: A New History of America's Entry into World War I, Justus D. Doenecke examines the clash of opinions over the war during this transformative period and offers a fresh perspective on America's decision to enter World War I. Doenecke reappraises the public and private diplomacy of President Woodrow Wilson and his closest advisors and explores in great depth the response of Congress to the war. He also investigates the debates that raged in the popular media and among citizen groups that sprang up across the country as the U.S. economy was threatened by European blockades and as Americans died on ships sunk by German U-boats. The decision to engage in battle ultimately belonged to Wilson, but as Doenecke demonstrates, Wilson's choice was not made in isolation. Nothing Less Than War provides a comprehensive examination of America's internal political climate and its changing international role during the seminal period of 1914--1917.

The Book Caesar A History of the Art of War Among the Romans Down to the End of the Roman Empire With a Detailed Account of the Campaigns of Caius Julius Caesar
The Author
The Publisher Tales End Press
Release Date1963
ISBN 9781105779589
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book War in the Indian Ocean
The Author Mihir K. Roy
The Publisher Lancer Publishers
Release Date1995
Genre India
Pages 298
ISBN 1897829116
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book After the War
The Author Jonathan Dunnage
The Publisher Troubador Publishing Ltd
Release Date1999
Genre History
Pages 100
ISBN 1899293566
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Why were many Italian Fascist crimes left unpunished after the Second World War? Why were many Italian partisans imprisoned during that period? How easy was it for Italian Jews that had survived the holocaust to return to normal life in a country that had previously ostracised them? How do we account for widespread and prolonged violence after the Liberation of Italy? How were Italian communities and families transformed by the experiences of Fascism, war and the return to democracy? This volume addresses all of these questions, and many others. Written mostly by Italian scholars, the book provides the English reader with an opportunity to witness a high standard of contemporary research into one of the most dramatic periods of Italian history.

The Book Bush at War
The Author Bob Woodward
The Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date2002-11-21
Genre Political Science
Pages 400
ISBN 0743215389
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: With his unmatched investigative skill, Bob Woodward tells the behind-the-scenes story of how President George W. Bush and his top national security advisers, after the initial shock of the September 11 attacks, led the nation to war. Extensive quotations from the secret deliberations of the National Security Council -- and firsthand revelations of the private thoughts, concerns and fears of the president and his war cabinet -- make Bush at War an unprecedented chronicle of a modern presidency in time of grave crisis. Based on interviews with more than a hundred sources and four hours of exclusive interviews with the president, Bush at War reveals Bush's sweeping, almost grandiose, vision for remaking the world. "I'm not a textbook player, I'm a gut player," the president said. Woodward's virtual wiretap into the White House Situation Room reveals a stunning group portrait of an untested president and his advisers, three of whom might themselves have made it to the presidency. Vice President Dick Cheney, taciturn but hard-line, always pressing for more urgency in Afghanistan and toward Iraq. Secretary of State Colin Powell, the cautious diplomat and loyal soldier, tasked with building an international coalition in an administration prone to unilateralism. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, the brainy agitator and media star who led the military through Afghanistan and, he hopes, through Iraq. National security adviser Condoleezza Rice, the ever-present troubleshooter who surprisingly emerges as perhaps the president's most important adviser. Bush at War includes a vivid portrait of CIA director George Tenet, ready and eager for covert action against terrorists in Afghanistan and worldwide. It follows a CIA paramilitary team leader on a covert mission inside Afghanistan to pay off assets and buy friends with millions in U.S. currency carried in giant suitcases. In Bush at War, Bob Woodward once again delivers a reporting tour de force.

The Book War and Technology
The Author Alex Roland
The Publisher Oxford University Press
Release Date2016-10-03
Genre Military art and science
Pages 152
ISBN 9780190605384
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: "Warfare and technology predate human history. The dynamic relationship between them is timeless, echoing through human history in patterns that link the bow and arrow with the IED (improvised explosive device), the walls of Jericho with reconnaissance satellites. This book traces those patterns, from the Scheoningen spears to cyberwarfare."--Provided by publisher.

The Book The People s War
The Author Robert W. Thurston
The Publisher University of Illinois Press
Release Date2000
Genre History
Pages 275
ISBN 0252026004
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: The People's War lifts the Stalinist veil of secrecy to probe an almost untold side of World War II: the experiences of the Soviet people themselves. Going beyond dry and faceless military accounts of the eastern front of the "Great Patriotic War" and the Soviet state's one-dimensional "heroic People," this volume explores how ordinary citizens responded to the war, Stalinist leadership, and Nazi invasion.Drawing on a wealth of archival and recently published material, contributors detail the calculated destruction of a Jewish town by the Germans and present a chilling picture of life in occupied Minsk. They look at the cultural developments of the war as well as the wartime experience of intellectuals, for whom the period was a time of relative freedom. They discuss women's myriad roles in combat and other spheres of activity. They also reassess the behavior and morale of ordinary Red Army troops and offer new conclusions about early crushing defeats at the hands of the Germans - defeats that were officially explained as cowardice on the part of high officers.A frank investigation of civilian life behind the front lines, The People's War provides a detailed, balanced picture of the Stalinist USSR by describing not only the command structure and repressive power of the state but also how people reacted to them, cooperated with or opposed them, and adapted or ignored central policy in their own ways. By putting the Soviet people back in their war, this volume helps restore the range and complexity of human experience to one of history's most savage periods.

The Book The Art of War
The Author Sun Tzu
The Publisher Courier Corporation
Release Date2002
Genre History
Pages 99
ISBN 0486425576
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Widely regarded as "The Oldest Military Treatise in the World," this landmark work covers principles of strategy, tactics, maneuvering, communication, and supplies; the use of terrain, fire, and the seasons of the year; the classification and utilization of spies; the treatment of soldiers, including captives, all have a modern ring to them.

The Book War and Cinema
The Author Paul Virilio
The Publisher Verso
Release Date1989
Genre Performing Arts
Pages 95
ISBN 0860919285
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Looking at how the technologies of cinema and warfare have developed a fatal interdependence, this book explores these conjunctions from a range of perspectives. It gives a detailed technical history of weaponry, photography and cinematography, with accounts of films and military campaigns.