War: Ends and Meansby Paul Seabury, Angelo Codevilla
Two distinguished political scientists explore every aspect of war; &, along the way, demolish many currently fashionable & naive myths about war & peace. They address the generic properties of war its causes, character, & conclusions. Their intention is to reintroduce a generation of Americans that has come to think of peace as its birthright to thoughts about war: why nations fight, what happens to them when they do, how they fight, & how they make peace. The book includes a new foreword on the Gulf War, which the authors argue illustrates again the principles of warfare set forth in this book.
"A uniquely valuable commentary on war when it first came out, this book became a mainstay of my graduate students’ education until it went out of print. Now, thankfully, it is back, updated and enhanced by Professor Codevilla so that it is even better. While retaining its timeless parts, there is much new material containing keen insights on post-1991 events and current warfare. It should be indispensable to students of the subject."
PRAISE FOR THE FIRST EDITION
"Dispels any number of misconceptions about the causes of wars and is shrewd in its analysis of the relationship between strategy and operations."
"A wide-ranging, literate, and insightful work."
"A provocative review of the many verities about war."
"An astonishing achievement of compression . . . a one-volume book on warfare that is actually instructive."
- Basic Books
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Meet the Author
Angelo Codevilla is a professor of international relations at Boston University and the author of The Character of Nations, among other works. He lives in Wayland, Massachusetts.
The late Paul Seabury was a professor of political science at the University of California, Berkeley.
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