Modern War (Defining Moments Series)
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Modern War (Defining Moments Series)

by Jo Forty
     
 

In the 10,000 years between the use of flint and the development of nuclear weapons, the art of war has changed dramatically, but basic human nature has not. All conflicts — past and present — usually revolve around religion, race, resources, greed, wealth or revenge. And since WWII, the world has experienced some devastating wars with long-lasting

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In the 10,000 years between the use of flint and the development of nuclear weapons, the art of war has changed dramatically, but basic human nature has not. All conflicts — past and present — usually revolve around religion, race, resources, greed, wealth or revenge. And since WWII, the world has experienced some devastating wars with long-lasting effects.

Here, military expert Jo Forty examines the nature of warfare since WWII, including a look at technology, weapons, diplomacy, and the ever-changing map of the world. He chronologically describes critical global conflicts, including the Cold War, Vietnam, the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict, Ireland's “troubles,” the Iran-Iraq war, and today's war on terror. You'll meet the men who defined modern war, like Eisenhower, Kennedy, Castro, Khomeini, Hussein, Arafat, Ho Chi Minh, Kruschev, Milosevic, and both Presidents Bush. World-changing moments like the fall of the Berlin Wall and how terrorism has forever changed the face of international relations is discussed, and fact boxes break down the what, where, and when, as well as the outcome and casualties for each conflict.

This insightful book helps readers understand the stakes of modern war and the fragility of peace in the modern world.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781592234233
Publisher:
Thunder Bay Press
Publication date:
03/10/2006
Series:
AGD Defining Moments Series
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 11.10(h) x 1.20(d)

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