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Why Nations Go to War

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Why Nations Go to War

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Why Nations Go to War by John G Stoessinger
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Transmitting an understanding of warfare from World War I to the present, WHY NATIONS GO TO WAR, a unique book and a product of reflection by author, John G. Stoessinger, is built around ten case studies, culminating in the new wars that ushered in the twenty-first century: Iraq, Afghanistan, and the wars between Arabs and Israelis in Gaza and in Lebanon. The distinguishing feature of the book remains the author's emphasis on the pivotal role of the personalities of leaders who take their nations, or their following, across the threshold into war.

Table of Contents

Preface. List of Maps. About the Author. Introduction. 1. The Iron Dice: World War I. 2. Barbarossa: Hitler's Attack on Russia. 3. The Temptations of Victory: Korea. 4. A Greek Tragedy in Five Acts: Vietnam. 5. From Sarajevo to Kosovo: The War over the Remains of Yugoslavia. 6. Four Battles over God: India and Pakistan in 1947, 1965, 1971, and 1998. 7. The Sixty Years' War in the Holy Land: Israel and the Arabs. 8. Saddam Hussein's Wars Against Iran and Kuwait. 9. New Wars for a New Century: America and the World of Islam. 10. Why Nations Go to War. Epilogue. Index.
Release date NZ
February 22nd, 2007
Country of Publication
United States
Edition
10th Revised edition
Illustrations
maps
Imprint
Wadsworth Publishing Co Inc
Pages
400
Dimensions
137x213x20
ISBN-13
9780495097075
Product ID
1819948

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