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|All Authors / Contributors:||
Brent L Sterling; Georgetown University. Center for Peace and Security Studies.
|Notes:||"In cooperation with the Center for Peace and Security Studies, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University."|
|Description:||354 p. : maps ; 24 cm.|
Athens' long walls: lifelines to the sea --
Hadrian's wall: Rome's foremost frontier fortification --
The Ming Great Wall of China: a dynasty's unending pursuit of security --
The Pre Carre: fortifying France's northeastern frontier --
The Maginot line: France's great folly or reasoned response to the German threat --
The Bar-Lev line: citadels in the sand --
Conclusion: lessons learned about the use and abuse of strategic defenses.
|Responsibility:||Brent L. Sterling.|
"Sterling's analysis is consistently thorough and thought provoking. He devotes ample time to each case study, providing a balanced review of the political, economic, diplomatic, military, cultural,
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