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Nothing less than victory : decisive wars and the lessons of history

Author: John Lewis
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2010.
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The goal of war is to defeat the enemy's will to fight. But how this can be accomplished is a thorny issue. Nothing Less than Victory provocatively shows that aggressive, strategic military offenses can win wars and establish lasting peace, while defensive maneuvers have often led to prolonged carnage, indecision, and stalemate. Taking an ambitious and sweeping look at six major wars, from antiquity to World War II,  Read more...
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History
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Lewis, John, 1955-
Nothing less than victory.
Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2010
(DLC) 2009024513
(OCoLC)406945805
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John Lewis
ISBN: 9781400834303 1400834309
OCLC Number: 593295807
Description: 1 online resource (354 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: Victory and the moral will to fight --
"To look without flinching": the Greco-Persian wars, 547-446 BC --
"Only one omen is best": the Theban wars, 382-362 BC --
"I will have my opponent": the Second Punic War, 218-201 BC --
"A prince necessary rather than good": the campaigns of Aurelian, AD 270-275 --
"The hard hand of war": Sherman's march through the American South, AD 1864-1865 --
"The balm for a guilty conscience": British appeasement and the prelude to World War II, AD 1919-1939 --
"Gifts from heaven": the American victory over Japan, AD 1945 --
The lessons of the victories.
Responsibility: John David Lewis.

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