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The transformation of war

Author: Martin Van Creveld
Publisher: New York : Free Press ; Toronto : Collier Macmillan Canada ; New York : Maxwell Macmillan International, ©1991.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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At a time when unprecedented change in international affairs is forcing governments, citizens, and armed forces everywhere to re-assess the question of whether military solutions to political problems are possible any longer, Martin van Creveld has written an audacious searching examination of the nature of war and of its radical transformation in our own time. -- Published description.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Martin Van Creveld
ISBN: 0029331552 9780029331552
OCLC Number: 22388208
Description: x, 254 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: What, why, how ---
Contemporary war ---
By whom war is fought ---
What war is all about ---
How war is fought ---
What war is fought for ---
Why war is fought ---
Future war ---
Postscript: The shape of things to come.
Responsibility: Martin van Creveld.
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Analyzes who fights wars and why, and examines the inevitability of man's need to "play" at war.  Read more...

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