Why Nations Go to War / Edition 11

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Overview

WHY NATIONS GO TO WAR is unique. The reflections of author John G. Stoessinger are built around ten case studies and provide a deep analysis of the root causes of modern war, from from World War I to the modern day. The author's main emphasis is on the pivotal role of the personalities of leaders who take their nations, or their following, across the threshold into war. Students are sure to remember Stoessinger's thoughts on war long after their completion of his book. The new 11th edition is completely updated, including references to the recent elections in Afghanistan.

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"In this eleventh printing, rich in erudition and lucidity, John Stoessinger provides possible answers to timeless yet urgent questions. Students of diplomacy and political science will benefit from his remarkable insight." -Elie Wiesel
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780495797180
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 2/18/2010
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 11
  • Pages: 480
  • Sales rank: 487,633
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. John G. Stoessinger is an internationally recognized political analyst and a prize-winning author of ten leading books on world politics. He holds a Ph.D. from Harvard and has taught at Harvard, M.I.T., Columbia and Princeton. From 1967-1974, he served as acting director of the political affairs division at the United Nations. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and lectures extensively throughout the world. On the eve of World War II, Dr. Stoessinger fled from Nazi-occupied Austria to Czechoslovakia. Three years later, he fled again via Siberia to China, where he lived for seven years in Shanghai. He has been the recipient of numerous honors and awards, including the Bancroft Prize. He presently serves as Distinguished Professor of Global Diplomacy at the University of San Diego, and has been listed in WHO'S WHO IN AMERICA and WHO'S WHO IN THE WORLD since 2002 to the present.

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Table of Contents

Preface. List of Maps. About the Author. Introduction. 1. The Iron Dice: World War I. 2. Barbarossa: Hitler's Attack on Russia. 3. The Temptations of Victory: Korea. 4. A Greek Tragedy in Five Acts: Vietnam. 5. From Sarajevo to Kosovo: The War over the Remains of Yugoslavia. 6. Four Battles over God: India and Pakistan in 1947, 1965, 1971, and 1998. 7. The Sixty Years' War in the Holy Land: Israel and the Arabs. 8. Saddam Hussein's Wars Against Iran and Kuwait. 9. New Wars for a New Century: America and the World of Islam. 10. Why Nations Go to War. Epilogue. Index.

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