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Why Some Wars Never End: The Stories of the Longest Conflicts in History

Joseph Cummins

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ISBN 10: 1592334318 / ISBN 13: 9781592334315
Published by Fair Winds Press, 2010
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Title: Why Some Wars Never End: The Stories of the ...

Publisher: Fair Winds Press

Publication Date: 2010

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Good

Edition: First Edition - may be Reissue.

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The Bloody Hostilities, Feuds, and Quarrels that Refuse to Release their Grip.

Sometimes the causes of war are so intractable, the opponents so unyielding, and the rivalries so deep-rooted that the combat continues for years, decades, even centuries. And often when it does abate, the resentments still smolder, so that the slightest spark might reignite the conflagration.

An at once captivating and unsettling volume, Why Some Wars Never End shines a spotlight on fourteen of history’s longest-running conflicts. They range from the almost century-long Punic Wars, which saw ancient Rome achieve dominance over the Mediterranean and lay the foundations of its world-changing empire, to the seventy years of uprisings and bloody encounters that triggered the Jewish Diaspora in the second century CE, to the nineteenth-century Seminole Wars, which virtually wiped out the Seminole Indians, to the violent British suppression of Afghan self-rule that set the stage for that nation’s distressing contemporary plight.

Each of these wars had consequences and influences far beyond its source and the reach of its battles, not only redrawing political boundaries, but also coloring the worldview of generations of participants and bystanders, and thereby refashioning entire cultures. And all demonstrate, in harrowing fashion, why violence still stains our modern world, and why warfare shows no sign of ending any time soon.

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Joseph Cummins' publications include a novel, The Snow Train, and numerous works of popular history, including The War Chronicles: From Chariots to FlintlocksHistory's Great Untold Stories; Turn Around and Run Like Hell; Great Rivals in History; and Anything For A Vote: Dirty Tricks, Cheap Shots and October Surprises in U.S. Presidential Campaigns. Cummins lives in Maplewood, New Jersey.
 

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