Causes of War, 3rd Ed.

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Simon and Schuster, Sep 7, 1988 - History - 325 pages
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An interesting book asking the questions of war and peace. Why do wars start and what causes wars. I found some chapters very informative and others I found hard to read. I'm not sure if I just couldn ... Read full review

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The author attempts to come to grips with the question of what causes diplomatic disputes to break out into war. His conclusion, as put forth in the following sentence, seems somewhat obvious to me ... Read full review

Contents

The Peace that Passeth Understanding
3
Paradise is a Bazaar
18
The Web of
33
Dreams and Delusions of a Coming War
35
While Waterbirds Fight
57
DeathWatch and Scapegoat Wars
68
War Chests and Pulse Beats
87
A Calendar of War
97
Vendetta of the Black Sea
177
Long Wars
186
And Shorter Wars
206
The Mystery of Wide Wars
228
Australias Pacific War 843
243
Conclusions
265
Myths of the Nuclear Era
267
War Peace and Neutrality
291

The Abacus of Power
108
The Elusive Warmongers
125
War as an Accident
127
Aims and Arms
146
A Day that Lives in Infamy
157
The Varieties of
175
Abbreviations
296
Notes
297
Select Bibliography
311
Index
321
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About the author (1988)

Geoffrey Blainey is one of Australia's best-known historians. His many pioneering books include The Tyranny of Distance, The Triumph of the Nomads, The Rush That Never Ended and The Peaks of Lyell.

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