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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

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The father of us all : war and history, ancient and modern
Title
The father of us all
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war and history, ancient and modern
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Victor Davis Hanson
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eng
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Since 9/11, Davis, director of the Hoover Institution's group on military history and contemporary conflict, has emerged as a major commentator on war making and politics. This anthology brings together 13 of Hanson's essays and reviews, revised and re-edited. They have appeared over the past decade in periodicals from the American Spectator to the New York Times. Hanson's introductory generalization that war is a human enterprise that seems inseparable from the human condition structures such subjects as an eloquent answer to the question “Why Study War?” a defense of the historicity of the film 300 , about the Persian Wars, in a masterpiece of envelope pushing, and a comprehensive and dazzling analysis of why America fights as she does. He explains why, though a lesser historian than Thucydides, Xenophon retains a “timeless attraction” and analyzes war and democracy in light of America's decreasing willingness to intervene in places like Rwanda or Darfur. The pieces are well written, sometimes elegantly so, and closely reasoned. They address familiar material from original and stimulating perspectives. Hanson's arguments may not convince everyone, but cannot be dismissed. His critics and admirers will be pleased to have these pieces available under one cover. (May) --Staff (Reviewed March 1, 2010) (Publishers Weekly, vol 257, issue 9, p45)
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Hanson, Victor Davis
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index present
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non fiction
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bibliography
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  • War
  • Military history
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war and history, ancient and modern
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The father of us all : war and history, ancient and modern, Victor Davis Hanson
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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777975
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
xii, 259 pages
Isbn
9781608191659
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(hardback : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009041714
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • (Sirsi) i9781608191659
  • (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
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
777975
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
xii, 259 pages
Isbn
9781608191659
Isbn Type
(hardback : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009041714
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781608191659
  • (OCoLC)456977465

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