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An instinct for war : scenes from the battlefields of history /

Roger Spiller.

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Main Author: Spiller, Roger J.
Published: Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2005.
Topics: Battles - Fiction. | War stories. | Batailles - Romans, nouvelles, etc. | Récits de guerre.
Genres: War stories.
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Physical Description: 403 p. ; 22 cm.
ISBN: 0674019415 (alk. paper)
9780674019416 (alk. paper)
9780674024199 (pbk.)
0674024192 (pbk.)
Review: Stories about war are some of the oldest stories told--used to entertain, to glorify, to lament, to educate. An Instinct for War utilizes myriad tales of war to offer a remarkable look at one of humanity's oldest plagues. Roger Spiller excavates the essence of war and its evolution through the words and thoughts of those who led -- and those who were led--into battle, moving from the perspective of an ancient Chinese emperor to Napoleon's command, from a Civil War soldier's final days to the particularities of today's small wars throughout the globe.
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More Details for: An instinct for war : scenes from the ba