On the Origins of War: And the Preservation of Peace by Donald Kagan (English) P 9780385423755

On the Origins of War: And the Preservation of Peace by Donald Kagan (English) P 9780385423755
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Synopsis
A brilliant and vitally important history of why states go to war, by the acclaimed, award-winning author of The Peloponnesian War . War has been a fact of life for centuries. By lucidly revealing the common threads that connect the ancient confrontations between Athens and Sparta and between Rome and Carthage with the two calamitous World Wars of the twentieth century, renowned historian Donald Kagan reveals new and surprising insights into the nature of war and peace. Vivid, incisive, and accessible, Kagan's powerful narrative warns against complacency and urgently reminds us of the importance of preparedness in times of peace.
Product Identifiers
ISBN-10 0385423756
ISBN-13 9780385423755
eBay Product ID (ePID) 291310
Key Details
Author Donald Kagan
Number Of Pages 624 pages
Format Paperback
Publication Date 1996-01-01
Language English
Publisher Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication Year 1996
Additional Details
Copyright Date 1996
Illustrated Yes
Dimensions
Weight 16.5 Oz
Height 1.3 In.
Width 5.2 In.
Length 8 In.
Target Audience
Group Trade
Classification Method
LCCN 94-012250
Dewey Decimal 355/.02
Dewey Edition 20
Reviews
Praise for Donald Kagan's On the Origins of War "A particularly timely masterpiece . . . brilliantly examines the origins of four major, devastating conflicts."-- Los Angeles "Humane and penetrating . . . Kagan shows how, tragically, measures undertaken precisely to prevent war have in the past repeatedly brought it closer."-- The New Criterion "By now it is all too clear that the so-called end of history really has meant the return of history, with a vengeance. Recent events regrettably confirm that warfare is inherent to any system of world affair yet imagined, so we better do all we can to prevent it. Professor Kagan's impressive volume presents thoughts that are timely, intellectually deep, and just about indispensable."--George P. Schultz, Former U.S. Secretary of State

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