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The Art of War in the Western World

Jones, Archer

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ISBN 10: 0252013808 / ISBN 13: 9780252013805
Published by Univ of Illinois Pr, Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.A., 1987
Condition: Good Hardcover
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Book. Other than sizeable ding to rear board lower edge, copy would be fine. DJ with three plus inch close tear and crease by same ding, and other than this, DJ would be good. One other close tear to rear board. Clean inside, and far better than "reading copy" with mentioned flaws. Bookseller Inventory # 000937

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Title: The Art of War in the Western World

Publisher: Univ of Illinois Pr, Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1987

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Fair Jacket

Edition: First Edition.

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Presents an overview of the history of warfare in the Western world from ancient times to the latter half of the twentieth century, from spears and arrows to nuclear missiles.

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Concentrating on land warfare, distinguished U.S. military historian Jones argues that most military events can be explained by military factors. The framework of his analysis is strategy, which Jones sees as remaining consistent for 2500 years. When applied, however, strategy becomes dependent on tactics and logistics. These in turn are constantly modified by technology. The result is an ever-changing dialectic of options that continues to make war a viable political option even in the nuclear age. Both history on a grand scale and a provocative intellectual exercise, this ranks with Theodore Ropp's classic War in the Modern World (1959). Dennis E. Showalter, Colorado Coll., Colorado Springs
Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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