Acts of War: The Behavior of Men in Battle

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Free Press, 1986 - Psychology - 436 pages
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Uses interviews and historical accounts to analyze the combat experience, discusses the impact of fear, fatigue, and danger on soldiers, and examines our fascination with war

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Acts of war: the behavior of men in battle

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In this useful and gripping study, an English military biographer examines the forces which operate upon fighting men in and out of battle. Holmes presents numerous well-organized anecdotes that range ... Read full review


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Richard Holmes is Professor of Military and Security Studies at Cranfield University and the Royal Military College of Science. He is the author of the acclaimed and best-selling Tommy and Redcoat: The British Soldier in the Age of Horse and Musket.

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