Spiller, Roger J. (2005) An instinct for war :scenes from the battlefields of history Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press,MLA Citation
Spiller, Roger J. An Instinct For War: Scenes From The Battlefields Of History. Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press Of Harvard University Press, 2005. Print.
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An instinct for war : scenes from the battlefields of history /
|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.|
|Physical Description:||403 p. ; 22 cm.
|ISBN:||0674019415 (alk. paper)
9780674019416 (alk. paper)
|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.