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The Book De Tweede Wereldoorlog
The Author Norman Stone
The Publisher Omniboek
Release Date2014-10-11
Genre History
Pages 186
ISBN 9789059779327
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Hebben we nóg een boek over de Tweede Wereldoorlog nodig? Nee, natuurlijk niet, tenzij het is geschreven door Norman Stone. Stone, in het verleden professor Moderne Geschiedenis in Oxford, BBC-presentator en speechschrijver voor Margaret Thatcher, overtreft zichzelf in dit boek. Puntig en humoristisch geeft hij in negen hoofdstukken een gedegen opinie over het begin en de afloop van de Tweede Wereldoorlog. Geen gids voor beginners, maar een onderhoudend en doorwrocht geschreven overzicht over de belangrijkste periode van de vorige eeuw.

The Book On War
The Author Carl Von Clausewitz
The Publisher The Floating Press
Release Date2010-10-01
Genre History
Pages 342
ISBN 9781775419266
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: The works of German military historian and theorist Carl von Clausewitz continue to be ranked among the finest examples of the genre. His surprisingly complex conceptions of war are still studied by military strategists. In On War, Clausewitz draws on his experiences in and observations of the French Revolution and the Napoleonic wars to develop a number of key ideas that still play a role in the planning and execution of military operations today.

The Book Een Amerikaanse oorlog
The Author Omar El Akkad
The Publisher Singel Uitgeverijen
Release Date2017-09-26
Genre Fiction
ISBN 9789044538526
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Sarat Chestnut is een eigenzinnig kind van zes als de Tweede Amerikaanse Burgeroorlog uitbreekt. Fossiele brandstoffen zijn verboden, de kusten van het continent zijn verzwolgen door de stijgende zeespiegel en op drift geraakte drones zaaien dood en verderf. Wanneer de familie Chestnut in een vluchtelingenkamp gaat wonen, verandert Sarat in een jong meisje vol woede. Ze neemt een besluit dat dramatische consequenties heeft, niet alleen voor haar en haar familie, maar voor het hele land.

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 The War of 1812 in the Champlain Valley
The Author Allan S. Everest
The Publisher
Release Date2011-01-01
Genre History
Pages 239
ISBN 0815632584
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: The impact of the War of 1812 on the people and governments in the Champlain Valley

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 A Cruel Necessity
The Author Robert A. Hinde
The Publisher I.B.Tauris
Release Date1995-02-15
Genre Political Science
Pages 260
ISBN 1850438242
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: This is an examination of the forces that sustain war as an institution. The persistence of violence is considered over a wide geographical range and the authors examine such factors as the ways in which the motivation for war is socialized in children and fed by militarism, the myths of war in the popular imagination and the representation of war by the media.

The Book The State at War in South Asia
The Author Pradeep Barua
The Publisher U of Nebraska Press
Release Date2005
Genre History
Pages 437
ISBN 0803213441
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: This study offers a panoramic view of the evolution of the South Asian state's military system and its contribution to the effectiveness of the state itself."--BOOK JACKET.

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 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 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 Under Fire Women and World War II
The Author Eveline Buchheim
The Publisher Uitgeverij Verloren
Release Date2014
Genre Women and war
Pages 192
ISBN 9789087044756
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Since the 1970s, when the dominance of military histories of the World Wars ended, and social historical histories of conflict rose to prominence, women have come to play an increasingly important role in mainstream stories about the Second World War. Although this is undeniably a valuable development, the perspectives on women that arose have in many respects remained limiting – although in new ways. Women have been portrayed as carers, as victims (notably of sexual violence), but rarely as agents of their own fate. This volume focuses on this last group. In spite of the undeniable suffering and victimization that befell so many women during the war, for others the war also opened opportunities and awakened ambitions. The articles in this volume, which cover both Europe and Asia, bring together some of the women who took initiatives, of which they sometimes suffered the dire consequences, sometimes enjoyed the fruits.

The Book The Oxford Illustrated History of the First World War
The Author Hew Strachan
The Publisher
Release Date1998
Genre History
Pages 356
ISBN 0198206143
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Explores the causes and consequences of World War I, both on the front and at home

The Book War and Nationalism in South Asia
The Author Marcus Franke
The Publisher Routledge
Release Date2008-12-15
Genre Political Science
Pages 224
ISBN 9780203884874
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: This book presents and analyses the oldest sub-national war of postcolonial South Asia, between the Indian state and the Nagas of Northeast India. It offers a serious and thorough political history on the Naga region over three periods, pre-colonial, colonial, and post-colonial. Drawing on a wealth of primary sources and comparative and theoretical literature, Marcus Franke demonstrates that agency and identity-formation are an on-going process that neither started nor ended with colonialism. Although the interaction of the local population with colonialism produced a Naga national élite, it was the emergence of the Indian political class, with access to superior means of nation and state-building, that was able to undertake the modern Indo-Naga war. This war firmly made the Nagas into a 'nation' and that set them onto the road to independence. War and Nationalism in South Asia fundamentally revises our understanding of the existing 'histories' of the Nagas by exposing them to be influenced by colonial or post-colonial narratives of domination. Furthermore, by placing the region into the longue durée of state formation with its involved technique of imperial rule, the book presents a new approach to the study of nationalism and war in South Asia in general. This book will be of interest to students and scholars of politics, history, anthropology and South Asian studies.

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 War
The Author Alfred S. Bradford
The Publisher I.B.Tauris
Release Date2014-11-30
Genre Military art and science
Pages 192
ISBN 9781848859357
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Over 2600 years ago the Parian poet Archilochus wrote "we chased seven and killed them.. the thousand of us." In all parts of the world, and in all civilizations, the history of warfare, as well as the ironic humour of those who fight and die, can be traced back to the earliest records. But the vocabulary of modern warfare - army, military, strategy, tactics - derives from Greek and Latin, while metaphors of conflict similarly evoke ancient times. Such expressions and phrases as "Live by the sword and die by the sword", "Pyrrhic victory", and "arms and the man" are commonplace, and all come from the classical age. Wilfred Owen, famous soldier of the Great War, could write the bitter line "the old lie: Dulce et decorum est/pro patria mori" while expecting his readers to understand both Latin and allusion. Combining astute analysis of the logistics of conflict with the ethics of war, and drawing on a diverse range of cultural texts (from the Iliad to Hugo Grotius and von Clausewitz), Alfred S Bradford draws fascinating parallels between warfare and battle in ancient and modern societies. He shows that despite huge differences in weaponry and firepower, the basic principles of warfare have remained unchanged over thousands of years. War in the modern age is persistently illuminated by antiquity.

The Book Civil war from a sou
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The Publisher
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ISBN UCAL:B3286425
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book War Massacre and Recovery in Central Italy 1943 1948
The Author Victoria Belco
The Publisher University of Toronto Press
Release Date2010
Genre History
Pages 574
ISBN 9780802093141
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: The Second World War wreaked unprecedented devastation throughout Europe, necessitating monumental reconstruction efforts that burdened not only governments, but the lives of ordinary citizens. War, Massacre, and Recovery in Central Italy, 1943-1948 examines this transitional period in the province of Arezzo by detailing the daily experiences of civilians through the traumas of war and the difficulties of recovery. Studying the aftermath of war in a new and insightful way, Victoria C. Belco shifts the perspective from the national to the local level. With this localized focus, she provides valuable insight into the ways in which civilians coped with an overwhelming range of problems - from adjusting to Allied occupation and widespread displacement to rampant unemployment and the restructuring of local administrations and institutions after fascism. Recreating the post-war atmosphere of disorder, need, and political upheaval, Belco shows how the competing community interests caused social fragmentations that impeded change, while the unity of a shared past prevented civil war.

The Book The Changing Character of War
The Author Hew Strachan
The Publisher Oxford University Press on Demand
Release Date2011-05-12
Genre History
Pages 564
ISBN 9780199596737
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: The Changing Character of War unites scholars from the disciplines of history, politics, law, and philosophy to ask in what ways the character of war today has changed from war in the past, and how the wars of today differ from each other. It discusses who fights, why they fight, and how they fight.

The Book Sterrenkunde voor mensen met haast
The Author Neil DeGrasse Tyson
The Publisher Amsterdam University Press
Release Date2018-01-31
Genre Science
ISBN 9789048538508
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Wat is ruimte, wat is tijd? En de mysterieuze donkere materie? Hoe passen wij binnen het universum? Hoe past het universum in ons? Er is geen betere gids voor deze geestverruimende vragen dan Amerika's beroemdste astrofysicus en bestsellerauteur Neil deGrasse Tyson. Maar tegenwoordig hebben we weinig tijd om over de kosmos na te denken. In Sterrenkunde voor mensen met haast brengt Tyson het universum in hapklare brokken naar de aarde; kort en duidelijk, met sprankelende humor, in twaalf vlot geschreven hoofdstukken overal en altijd binnen handbereik. Terwijl je 's ochtends je koffie zet, op de bus wacht, in de trein of een vliegtuig zit, voert Tyson je moeiteloos mee op een verrukkelijke reis door het heelal: van de Big Bang naar zwarte gaten, van quarks tot kwantummechanica, en van de zoektocht naar planeten naar het leven in het universum.