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Hanson, Victor Davis
The father of us all : war and history, ancient and modern / Victor Davis Hanson
Alternate Title War and history, ancient and modern
1st U.S. ed
New York : Bloomsbury Press, c2010
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 4th Floor  U27 .H378 2010    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) War -- History
Military history
Physical Description xii, 259 p. ; 25 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents Part 1. Military history : the orphaned discipline -- Why study war? -- Classical lessons and post-9/11 wars -- Raw, relevant history : from the 300 Spartans to the history of Thucydides -- Part 2. War writing -- Thalatta! Thalatta! -- The old breed -- The war to begin all wars -- Don Juan of Austria is riding to the sea -- Part 3. The postmodern meets the premodern -- The end of decisive battle for now -- "Men make a city, not walls or ships empty of men" -- The American way of war : past, present, and future -- Part 4. How western wars are lost and won -- Your defeat, my victory -- The odd couple : war and democracy -- Who is the enemy?

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