War and Our World

War and Our World

John Keegan


John Keegan, generally thought of the best army historian of our time and the writer of acclaimed volumes on old and smooth warfare--including, such a lot lately, The First global War, a nationwide bestseller--distills what he understands concerning the why’s and how’s of armed clash right into a sequence of brilliantly concise essays.

Is conflict a average situation of humankind? What are the origins of battle? Is the trendy country depending on war? How does conflict have an effect on the person, combatant or noncombatant? Can there be an finish to conflict? Keegan addresses those questions with a wide ranging wisdom of heritage and the numerous different disciplines that experience tried to give an explanation for the phenomenon. the topics Keegan concentrates on during this brief quantity are necessary to our figuring out of why battle is still the one maximum ailment of humanity within the twenty-first century, surpassing famine and illness, its conventional partners.

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