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History of the Civil War: 1861-1865

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ISBN 13 : 8026892623
Pages : 335 pages
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How Fighting Ends

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Publisher : OUP Oxford
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ISBN 13 : 0199693625
Pages : 496 pages
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Why War? Ideology, Theory, and History

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Publisher : Univ of California Press
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ISBN 13 : 0520042794
Pages : 207 pages
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Download Why War? Ideology, Theory, and History PDF Format Full Free by Keith L. Nelson and published by Univ of California Press. This book was released on 1979 with total page 207 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Instead of proposing another theory of war, their goal is a more modest one of raising the theoretical consciousness of historians. Specifically, they argue that '1) ideology does influence theory, 2) historians do have ideologies as well as theories . . . about which they are not always conscious or consistent, and 3) we can better understand, compare, and evaluate what historians are saying when we comprehend their ideological and theoretical perspectives.' They attempt then, to classify historical interpretations of war according to their ideological/ theoretical orientations, however covert." --Perspective "Nelson and Olin .. . are concerned with enhancing history's social utility by advancing its capacity to produce generalizations that can explain or predict events and are subject to empirical testing. Their exploration of historical generalization focuses on an issue itself of the highest importance, the causes of war; but their aim is also to create a model for historical generalization applicable to other issues. They argue that to understand generalizations in history, one must recognize their roots in theory, and that historians' theories in turn proceed from their own ideologies. To demonstrate, they survey theories about the causes of war that have come out of conservative, liberal, and radical ideologies. . . . any historian will profit from this rigorous approach to the problem." --Choice "Learned and suggestive, this book clarifies much of what is already known, and points toward new ways of understanding."--Library Journal


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Publisher : Oxford University Press
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ISBN 13 : 0190229233
Pages : 768 pages
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The Overcoming of History in War and Peace

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Publisher : Rodopi
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ISBN 13 : 9789042016323
Pages : 224 pages
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Israel's Wars

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Publisher : Psychology Press
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ISBN 13 : 0415287162
Pages : 299 pages
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Canada at War

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Publisher : Douglas & McIntyre
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ISBN 13 : 1553655966
Pages : 178 pages
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A Civil War

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Publisher : Verso Books
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ISBN 13 : 1781687773
Pages : 769 pages
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The Future of War

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ISBN 13 : 9781610393058
Pages : 352 pages
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Download The Future of War PDF Format Full Free by Lawrence Freedman and published by . This book was released on 2016-10-04 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In 1912, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, creator of Sherlock Holmes, wrote a short story about a war fought from underwater submersibles that included the sinking of passenger ships. At the time, it was dismissed by the British generals and admirals of the day not because the idea of submarines was technically unfeasible, but because no one could imagine that any nation would be so depraved as to sink civilian merchant shipps. The future of war more often than not surprises us less because of some fantastic technical or engineering dimension but because of some human, political, or moral threshold that we had never imagined wanting to cross. As Lawrence Freedman shows, the future of war has a past and a present. Ideas of war, strategies for warfare and its practice, and organizing principles of war all have rich and varied origins which have shaped the minds of those who conceive the next war. Freedman shows how war can be studied systematically and empirically to provide a firm foundation for enlightened policy. The Future of War--which covers civil wars to as yet unknown nuclear conflicts, proxy wars (real) to the Cold War (not), fashionably small wars to the War to End All Wars (it didn’t)--is filled with insight and fascinating nuggets of military history and culture from one of the most brilliant military and strategic historians of his generation.


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Between the Alps and a Hard Place

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Publisher : Regnery Publishing
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ISBN 13 : 089526238X
Pages : 266 pages
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Download Between the Alps and a Hard Place PDF Format Full Free by Angelo M. Codevilla and published by Regnery Publishing. This book was released on 2000-09-01 with total page 266 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Switzerland's "neutrality" is fully examined and challenged in this groundbreaking study of the economics underpinning the political in that country's successful non-alignment policies.


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A History of the Laws of War: Volume 2

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Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
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ISBN 13 : 1847318622
Pages : 324 pages
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Download A History of the Laws of War: Volume 2 PDF Format Full Free by Alexander Gillespie and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2011-10-07 with total page 324 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This unique new work of reference traces the origins of the modern laws of warfare from the earliest times to the present day. Relying on written records from as far back as 2400 BCE, and using sources ranging from the Bible to Security Council Resolutions, the author pieces together the history of a subject which is almost as old as civilisation itself. The author shows that as long as humanity has been waging wars it has also been trying to find ways of legitimising different forms of combatants and ascribing rules to them, protecting civilians who are either inadvertently or intentionally caught up between them, and controlling the use of particular classes of weapons that may be used in times of conflict. Thus it is that this work is divided into three substantial parts: Volume 1 on the laws affecting combatants and captives; Volume 2 on civilians; and Volume 3 on the law of arms control. This second book on civilians examines four different topics. The first topic deals with the targetting of civilians in times of war. This discussion is one which has been largely governed by the developments of technologies which have allowed projectiles to be discharged over ever greater areas, and attempts to prevent their indiscriminate utilisation have struggled to keep pace. The second topic concerns the destruction of the natural environment, with particular regard to the utilisation of starvation as a method of warfare, and unlike the first topic, this one has rarely changed over thousands of years, although contemporary practices are beginning to represent a clear break from tradition. The third topic is concerned with the long-standing problems of civilians under the occupation of opposing military forces, where the practices of genocide, collective punishments and/or reprisals, and rape have occurred. The final topic in this volume is about the theft or destruction of the property of the enemy, in terms of either pillage or the intentional devastation of the cultural property of the opposition. As a work of reference this set of three books is unrivalled, and will be of immense benefit to scholars and practitioners researching and advising on the laws of warfare. It also tells a story which throws fascinating new light on the history of international law and on the history of warfare itself.


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A History of the Art of War in the Sixteenth Century

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Publisher : Greenhill Books/Lionel Leventhal
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ISBN 13 : 9781853673849
Pages : 784 pages
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Download A History of the Art of War in the Sixteenth Century PDF Format Full Free by Charles Oman and published by Greenhill Books/Lionel Leventhal. This book was released on 1999 with total page 784 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: -- The best account of sixteenth-century warfare -- By the author of A History of the Peninsular War This is an unrivalled account of sixteenth-century warfare, in which Sir Charles Oman covers the Great Wars of 1494-1559; Henry VllI's continental wars; the French Wars of Religion, 1562-98; the Dutch war of independence, 1568-1603; and the Turkish offensive against Christendom. Contemporary maps illustrate many of the actions, and add to the value of this brilliant and lucid history of the art of war.


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The Iraq War

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Publisher : National Geographic Books
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ISBN 13 : 1400079209
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Download The Iraq War PDF Format Full Free by John Keegan and published by National Geographic Books. This book was released on 2005-05-24 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The 2003 Iraq war remains among the most mysterious armed conflicts of modernity. In The Iraq War, John Keegan offers a sharp and lucid appraisal of the military campaign, explaining just how the coalition forces defeated an Iraqi army twice its size and addressing such questions as whether Saddam Hussein ever possessed weapons of mass destruction and how it is possible to fight a war that is not, by any conventional measure, a war at all. Drawing on exclusive interviews with Donald Rumsfeld and General Tommy Franks, Keegan retraces the steps that led to the showdown in Iraq, from the highlights of Hussein’s murderous rule to the diplomatic crossfire that preceded the invasion. His account of the combat in the desert is unparalleled in its grasp of strategy and tactics. The result is an urgently needed and up-to-date book that adds immeasurably to our understanding of those twenty-one days of war and their long, uncertain aftermath.


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Nations, Markets, and War

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Publisher : University of Virginia Press
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ISBN 13 : 9780813925028
Pages : 388 pages
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Download Nations, Markets, and War PDF Format Full Free by Nicholas Greenwood Onuf and published by University of Virginia Press. This book was released on 2006 with total page 388 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The limits of history -- Liberal society -- Civilized nations -- Moral persons -- Nation making -- Adam Smith, moral historian -- National destinies -- War and peace in the New World -- The North and the nation -- The South and the nation.


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A Much Recorded War

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Publisher : Museum of Fine Arts Boston
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ISBN 13 : 9780878466917
Pages : 92 pages
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Download A Much Recorded War PDF Format Full Free by Frederic A. Sharf and published by Museum of Fine Arts Boston. This book was released on 2005 with total page 92 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A Much Recorded War examines the Russo-Japanese conflict from the viewpoint of its artistic legacy, exploring the ways in which it was represented, promoted, and mythologized. Presenting over eighty objects - from woodblock prints, lithographs, watercolors, and photographs to film, postcards, and even garments - the book discusses the origins and history of the war, the development of its imagery in Japanese art, and the ground-breaking role of photography and newsreels. Published to mark the hundredth anniversary of the Portsmouth Treaty, which ended the war, this is both a remarkable work of historical scholarship and a brilliant compendium of graphic art.


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Pages : 838 pages
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Download A History of the Art of War in the Sixteenth Century PDF Format Full Free by Charles Oman and published by . This book was released on 1937 with total page 838 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Værket er opdelt i 7 afsnit omhandlende den militære geografi under de store krige i perioden 1494-1559 samt strategi og taktik. Afsnit to omhandler de store slag under de Italienske krige med en vurdering af den taktiske betydning. Afsnit III omhandler perioden 1527-59, afsnit IV den Engelske militærhistorie under Tudors, afsnit V religionskrigene i Frankrig i perioden 1562-98. Bog VI beskæftiger sig med Holland og den Hollanske uafhængighedskrig 1568-1609 og endelig handler afsnit VII om det Tyrkiske angreb på kristendommen i perioden 1520-1606.


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The English Civil War

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Publisher : History PressLtd
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ISBN 13 : 9780752431864
Pages : 270 pages
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Download The English Civil War PDF Format Full Free by Martyn Bennett and published by History PressLtd. This book was released on 2004 with total page 270 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This comprehensive work of reference gives full consideration to the Welsh, Scottish and Irish dimensions of the English Civil War. Entries include biographies of the key personalities, key events, battles, military institutions of the conflict, and covers the runup to the conflict, the war itself and the aftermath.