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John Keegan, widely considered the greatest military historian of our time and the author of acclaimed volumes on ancient and modern warfare--including, most recently, The First WorldWar, a national bestseller--distills what he knows about the why's and how's of armed conflict into a series of brilliantly concise essays.

Is war anatural condition of humankind? What are the origins of war? Is the modern state dependent on warfare? How does war affect the individual, combatant or noncombatant? Can there be an end to war? Keegan addresses thesequestions with a breathtaking knowledge of history and the many other disciplines that have attempted to explain the phenomenon. The themes Keegan concentrates on in this short volume are essential to our understanding ofwhy war remains the single greatest affliction of humanity in the twenty-first century, surpassing famine and disease, its traditional companions.

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A distinguished military historian and author of The First World War presents a series of insightful essays on the origins of warfare, the relationship of humankind and war, the impact of warfare on human society and culture, and the future of war. Original. 25,000 first printing.

Table of Contents

War and our world — The origins of war — War and the state — War and the individual — Can there be an end to war?

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307779991
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Subject:
History : Military - General
Author:
Keegan, John
Subject:
History : Modern - 20th Century
Subject:
History : World - General
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
1998
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
87

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History and Social Science » Military » General History
History and Social Science » World History » 1650 to Present
History and Social Science » World History » General

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"Synopsis" by , A distinguished military historian and author of The First World War presents a series of insightful essays on the origins of warfare, the relationship of humankind and war, the impact of warfare on human society and culture, and the future of war. Original. 25,000 first printing.
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