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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As a neophyte reader of military history I invariably like Kegans works which initially helped me understand that history was shaped primarily through the powerful deterministic force of military power. I began my foray in military history by reading Kegans Read full review

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In his latest work, Kagan continues the theme of a parallel between ancient and modern history, which he brought forward in Pericles of Athens and the Birth of Democracy (LJ 11/15/90). Studying the ... Read full review


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

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