Hubris: The Tragedy of War in the Twentieth Century

Hubris: The Tragedy of War in the Twentieth Century

by Alistair Horne


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ISBN-13: 9780062397812
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 11/22/2016
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 416
Sales rank: 565,001
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.80(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Sir Alistair Horne is the author of over twenty books on history and politics. They include A Savage War of Peace: Algeria 1954-1962 (winner of the Wolfson Prize); The Price of Glory: Verdun 1916 (winner of the Hawthornden Prize); How Far from Austerlitz?: Napoleon 1805-1815 ; and Seven Ages of Paris . In 1969, he founded the Alistair Horne Fellowship to help young historians at St. Antony's College, Oxford. He was awarded the French Legion d'honneur in 1993 and received a knighthood in 2003 for his work on French history. Horne and his artist wife, Sheelin, live in Oxfordshire.

Table of Contents

Prologue 1

Part I Tsushima, 1905

Chapter 1 The New Century 9

Chapter 2 Port Arthur 23

Chapter 3 Into Manchuria 39

Chapter 4 Odyssey, Followed by Iliad 61

Chapter 5 The Battle at Sea 83

Chapter 6 Peace 111

Part II Nomonhan, 1939

Chapter 7 Japan Goes Sour 127

Chapter 8 Zhukov, Sorge, Tsuji 147

Chapter 9 The Incident 161

Part III Moscow, 1941

Chapter 10 General Summer 195

Chapter 11 General Winter 213

Part IV Midway, 1942

Chapter 12 The Kido Butai 241

Chapter 13 Fortune Tilts 267

Part V Korea and Dien Bien Phu, 1950-1954

Chapter 14 The American Caesar 281

Chapter 15 Echoes of Verdun 313

Epilogue 339

Acknowledgments 345

Select Bibliography 349

List of Illustrations 357

Index 359

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