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A history of warfare

Author: John Keegan; David Case
Publisher: [Ashland, Ore.] : Blackstone Audio, Inc., [2006]
Edition/Format:   eAudiobook : MP3 : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Starting with the premise that all civilizations owe their origins to warmaking, Keegan probes the meanings, motivations and methods underlying war in different societies over the course of more than two thousand years. Following the progress of human aggression in its full historical sweep-from the strangely ritualistic combat of Stone Age peoples to the warfare of mass destruction in the present age-his  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Audiobooks
History
Additional Physical Format: (OCoLC)71225057
Material Type: Document, Audio book, etc., Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: John Keegan; David Case
ISBN: 0786138998 9780786138999
OCLC Number: 122566289
Notes: Downloadable audio file.
Title from: Title details screen.
Unabridged.
Duration: 19:12:57.
Performer(s): Read by Frederick Davidson.
Details: Requires OverDrive Media Console (WMA file size: 276171 KB; MP3 file size: 541578 KB).; Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Responsibility: John Keegan.

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Starting with the premise that all civilizations owe their origins to warmaking, Keegan probes the meanings, motivations and methods underlying war in different societies over the course of more than two thousand years. Following the progress of human aggression in its full historical sweep-from the strangely ritualistic combat of Stone Age peoples to the warfare of mass destruction in the present age-his illuminating and lively narrative gives us all the world's great warrior cultures, including the Zulus, the samurai, and the horse peoples of the steppe, as well as the famed warmakers of the West. He shows why honor has always been accorded to the soldierly virtues, whatever the cultural context, and how war has maintained its singular hold on the imagination, reaching into "the most secret places of the human heart, places where self dissolves rational purpose, where pride reigns, where emotion is paramount, where instinct is king."

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