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An instinct for war : scenes from the battlefields of history

Author: Roger J Spiller
Publisher: Cambridge, MA : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Stories about war are some of the oldest stories told--used to entertain, to glorify, to lament, to educate. An Instinct for War utilizes myriad tales of war to offer a remarkable look at one of humanity's oldest plagues. Roger Spiller excavates the essence of war and its evolution through the words and thoughts of those who led -- and those who were led--into battle, moving from the perspective of an ancient  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Fiction
War stories
Romans, nouvelles, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Spiller, Roger J.
Instinct for war.
Cambridge, MA : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2005
(DLC) 2005045214
Material Type: Document, Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Roger J Spiller
OCLC Number: 647804536
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (403 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: A Sword Is Drawn --
The Testament --
The Lesson --
Scoundrel --
La Noche Triste --
Galen's Proof --
In Winter Quarters --
The Very Last Civil War Historian --
Human Rain --
Rain Stops Play --
The Final War --
At the Fair --
The Discovery of Kansas.
Responsibility: Roger Spiller.

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Talks about how war forever alters the landscape - both human and geographic - and how individuals can alter the nature of battle.  Read more...

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