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The Resource The father of us all : war and history, ancient and modern, Victor Davis Hanson

The father of us all : war and history, ancient and modern, Victor Davis Hanson

Label
The father of us all : war and history, ancient and modern
Title
The father of us all
Title remainder
war and history, ancient and modern
Statement of responsibility
Victor Davis Hanson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
A master historian explores how war has shaped our societies--and how societies shape warfare--from Ancient Greece to the present day, in a sweeping survey that offers profound lessons for facing today's conflicts
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hanson, Victor Davis
Index
index present
LC call number
U27
LC item number
.H378 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • War
  • Military history
Label
The father of us all : war and history, ancient and modern, Victor Davis Hanson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Part 1. Military history : the orphaned discipline: Why study war? -- Classical lessons and post-9/11 wars -- Raw, relevant history : from the 300 Spartans to the history of Thucydides -- Part 2. War writing: Thalatta! Thalatta! -- The old breed -- The war to begin all wars -- Don Juan of Austria is riding to the sea -- Part 3. The postmodern meets the premodern: The end of decisive battle for now -- "Men make a city, not walls or ships empty of men" -- The American way of war : past, present, and future -- Part 4. How western wars are lost and won: Your defeat, my victory -- The odd couple : war and democracy -- Who is the enemy?
Control code
ocn456977465
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
xii, 259 p.
Isbn
9781608191659
Isbn Type
(hardback : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009041714
Note
Gift of Charis P. Cole.
System control number
(OCoLC)456977465
Label
The father of us all : war and history, ancient and modern, Victor Davis Hanson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Part 1. Military history : the orphaned discipline: Why study war? -- Classical lessons and post-9/11 wars -- Raw, relevant history : from the 300 Spartans to the history of Thucydides -- Part 2. War writing: Thalatta! Thalatta! -- The old breed -- The war to begin all wars -- Don Juan of Austria is riding to the sea -- Part 3. The postmodern meets the premodern: The end of decisive battle for now -- "Men make a city, not walls or ships empty of men" -- The American way of war : past, present, and future -- Part 4. How western wars are lost and won: Your defeat, my victory -- The odd couple : war and democracy -- Who is the enemy?
Control code
ocn456977465
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
xii, 259 p.
Isbn
9781608191659
Isbn Type
(hardback : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009041714
Note
Gift of Charis P. Cole.
System control number
(OCoLC)456977465

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