On the Origins of War and the Preservation of Peace

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Anchor Books, 1996 - History - 606 pages
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By lucidly revealing the common threads that connect the ancient confrontations between Athens and Sparta and between Rome and Carthage with the two calamitous world wars of the 20th century and the Cuban Missile Crisis, Kagan reveals new insights into the nature of war--and peace--that are vitally important and often surprising.

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User Review  - Ashley Tetzlaff - Goodreads

Fascinating book. Recommend it to all war and history buffs :) Read full review

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Interesting, but tough to get through unless you have a penchant for military history. Read full review

Contents

The Peloponnesian War 431404 b c
17
The First World War 19141918
81
Great Britain
89
Copyright

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About the author (1996)

Donald Kagan is Sterling Professor of Classics and History at Yale University.

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