An Instinct for War: Scenes from the Battlefields of History
Publisher: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press | ISBN: 0674024192 | edition 2007 | PDF | 416 pages | 8,6 mb
Stories about war are some of the oldest stories told–used to entertain, to glorify, to lament, to educate. An Instinct for War utilizes myriad tales of war to offer a remarkable look at one of humanity's oldest plagues. Roger Spiller excavates the essence of war and its evolution through the words and thoughts of those who led–and those who were led–into battle, moving from the perspective of an ancient Chinese emperor to Napoleon's command, from a Civil War soldier's final days to the particularities of today's small wars throughout the globe.