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The Air War in Indochina

Cornell University

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ISBN 10: 0807002496 / ISBN 13: 9780807002490
Published by Beacon Press, Boston, MA, 1972
Condition: Very Good+ Soft cover
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289pp/maps. The authors analyze with care not only the air war in North Vietnam and South Vietnam, but also in Cambodia and Laos. Previous owner name inside front cover. Text clean. Bookseller Inventory # 009204

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Title: The Air War in Indochina

Publisher: Beacon Press, Boston, MA

Publication Date: 1972

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition:Very Good+

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket - Wraps

Edition: Revised Edition

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Book by Air War Study Group, Cornell University

From Publishers Weekly:

What do a political philosopher and an Indian emperor from the third century have to teach the modern world? A global system, grounded on reverence for life, nonviolence, toleration, argues Rich (Mortgaging the Earth). In the Arthashastra, the world's first treatise on economics and governance, statesman Kautilya laid out a realpolitik thesis that became the basis of the great emperor Ashoka's empire, which presided over the high point of the first economic globalization. Ashoka tempered Kautilya's Machiavellian maneuverings with his embrace of dhamma—a Buddhist ethic of nonviolence and compassion. Ashoka's monolithic pillars and rock edicts proclaiming his principles of governance and listing protected animals and plants still survive all over India and as far west as Afghanistan. The book's message is inspiring and wise, but factual errors and minor mistranslations—there is a deer park at Sarnath, but the word itself does not mean deer park; Chanakya (son of Chanak), Kautilya (the wily one) and Vishnugupta are all names that refer to the author of Arthashastra, so it is meaningless to refer to Chanakya as the mythical name—provide jarring notes. (Mar.)
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