If you enjoy military history and science this book is a must have.
Hanson also makes some excellent comments on the similarities of military action through the ages, as well as the differences in modern armies.
Dr. Hanson explains this all in great detail drawing on his vast knowledge of military history.
Some interesting thoughts and arguments about the role of war in modern society, but the book is really a compilation of essays and there's some repetition between them.Published 8 days ago by B. Howell
As a student of history, I am truly humbled by Mr. Hanson. The body of research and knowledge that is shared in this one work is amazing. Read morePublished 19 days ago by psychoinhell
I have other works by Hanson and was excited to read this one as well. However, this is just a compilation of essays that were put together from academic/non-academic journals,... Read morePublished 19 days ago by Robert Maxwell
Hanson is just an outstanding military historian and this is a great history reference as well as an easy read.Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
Hanson is a great historian and writer. His message in this book is the inevitability of war, but I hope that modern communications and the destructive power of modern weapons will... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Robert R. Batchelder
As to Hanson's message and how he so well delivers his well-studied thoughts, I believe this work earns a five-star rating. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Layman Follower
I really enjoyed this book. I also really enjoy Victor Davis Hanson. Hanson is a Classicalist with a great flair on relating the classics to today. Read morePublished 13 months ago by R. MacDonald
This book sets the record straight on man's greatest pastime. Greed, Hatred, Jealously and even Love are often the catalyst that pushes us beyond recall and into the abyss of war. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Amazon Customer