An Introduction to War Theory (Paperback)
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An Introduction to War Theory (Paperback)

Paperback Published: 02/12/2014
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A few years ago the author, Chris Brown, gave a lecture to a group of fifty eminent historians. He asked them two questions: had they ever written about war? Of course they all had, history is war. And how many had read a book about the theory of war? There was a resentful silence. This remarkable admission initiated the writing of An Introduction to War Theory. In the same vein, the pre-eminent military historian Michael Howard, having lectured young army officers at Sandhurst on the Italian Campaign of 1942, was asked a single question by an impatient captain: OK, but what were its lessons? Here are those lessons, distilled. This book is for the reader who is starting his or her journey in war theory - students, journalists, junior military professionals - and anyone with a general interest who would like to know more about how wars actually work.

Publisher: The History Press Ltd
ISBN: 9780750959728

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