This book argues that far from being "a continuation of politics by other means", war is the heart of human history and the main engine of change - political, economic, social and artistic - by which all societies have developed. In a narrative that stretches from Stone Age man to the Gulf War and covers human societies all over the globe.
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"Masterpiece...one of those rare books which could still be required reading in its field a hundred years from now." ( The New Yorker)
"Our finest military historian has produced a book of breathtaking scope...A tour de force." (Niall Ferguson Daily Mail)
"The best book I read in 1993 was A History of Warfare...a dazzling display of historical pyrotechnics." (Paul Johnson Sunday Times, Books of the Year)
"Magnificent" ( Sunday Telegraph)
WINNER OF THE DUFF COOPER PRIZE In this magisterial and brilliantly readable and controversial book, Britain's most distinguished and widely-read military historian provides not merely a history of warfare but an analysis of world history, and the role that man's impulse to war has played in it.
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Book Description HUTCHINSON, 1993. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0091745276