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An Instinct for War
by Roger J Spiller
Harvard University Press, 2005
Paper: 978-0-674-02419-9 | Cloth: 978-0-674-01941-6 | eISBN: 978-0-674-04393-0
Library of Congress Classification PS3619.P548I57 2005
Dewey Decimal Classification 813.6

Spiller combines a mastery of the primary sources with a vibrant historical imagination to locate a dozen turning points in the world's history of warfare that altered our understanding of war and its pursuit. We are conducted through profound moments by the voices of those who witnessed them and are given a graphic understanding of war, the devastating choices, the means by which battles are won and lost, and the enormous price exacted. Spiller's attention to the sights and sounds of battle enables us to feel the sting and menace of past violent conflicts as if they were today's.

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