War Studies Reader: From the Seventeenth Century to the Present Day and Beyond by Gary SheffieldWar Studies Reader: From the Seventeenth Century to the Present Day and Beyond by Gary Sheffield

War Studies Reader: From the Seventeenth Century to the Present Day and Beyond

EditorGary Sheffield

Hardcover | September 2, 2010

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This reader provides authoritative and thought-provoking pieces of War Studies scholarship in an accessible form. Covering a wide spectrum of topics, including strategy (Colin S. Gray), 'Shell-Shock and the Cultural History of the Great War' (Jay Winter) and Coalition Warfare (Holger H. Herwig), this book purposefully ranges across military history, international relations and contemporary security to capture the multidisciplinary nature of the subject. Gary Sheffield also provides an introduction to the Reader and to War Studies, explaining the growth and development of this dynamic field of study.
Title:War Studies Reader: From the Seventeenth Century to the Present Day and BeyondFormat:HardcoverDimensions:360 pages, 9.46 × 6.4 × 1.05 inPublished:September 2, 2010Publisher:BloomsburyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0826421865

ISBN - 13:9780826421869

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Table of Contents

Editor's Introduction \ 1. Why Study Military History? (Peter Gray) \ 2. Why Strategy is Difficult (Colin Gray) \ 3. General William T. Sherman and Total War (John Bennett Walters) \ 4. Disjointed Allies: Coalition Warfare in Berlin and Vienna, 1914 (Holger H. Herwig) \ 5. "Freies Deutschland" Guerilla Warfare in East Prussia, 1944-1945: A Contribution to the History of the German Resistance (Perry Biddiscombe) \ 6. Revolutions in Warfare: Theoretical Paradigms and Historical Evidence - The Napoleonic and First World War Revolutions in Military Affairs (Andrew N. Liaropoulos) \ 7. Atrocity, War Crime and Treason in the English Civil War (Barbara Donagan) \ 8. Shell-shock and the Cultural History of the Great War (Jay Winter) \ 9. War Casualties, Policy Positions and the Fate of Legislators (Scott Sigmund Gartner, Gary M. Segura and Bethany A. Barratt) \ 10. Chinese Military Power: What Vexes the United States and Why? (Jonathan D. Pollack)

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'War Studies Reader is an exceptional collection of articles by the top figures in the burgeoning field of the study of war...an indispensable introduction for students interested in coming to grips with the multi-faceted nature of the study of modern conflict...War Studies Reader is well-suited to spark debate and spur thought regarding a field of historical inquiry that is reaching its full maturity.'