[Item #4916] A War Like No Other: How the Athenians and Spartans Fought the Peloponnesian War. Victor Davis Hanson.
A War Like No Other: How the Athenians and Spartans Fought the Peloponnesian War
A War Like No Other: How the Athenians and Spartans Fought the Peloponnesian War
A War Like No Other: How the Athenians and Spartans Fought the Peloponnesian War
A War Like No Other: How the Athenians and Spartans Fought the Peloponnesian War

A War Like No Other: How the Athenians and Spartans Fought the Peloponnesian War

ISBN: 1400060958
New York, NY: Random House, Inc., 2005. First Edition. Hardcover. "One of our most provocative military historians, Victor Davis Hanson has given us painstakingly researched and pathbreaking accounts of wars ranging from classical antiquity to the twenty-first century. Now he juxtaposes an ancient conflict with our most urgent modern concerns to create his most engrossing work to date, A War Like No Other. Over the course of a generation, the Hellenic city-states of Athens and Sparta fought a bloody conflict that resulted in the collapse of Athens and the end of its golden age. Thucydides wrote the standard history of the Peloponnesian War, which has given readers throughout the ages a vivid and authoritative narrative, but Hanson offers readers something new: a complete chronological account that reflects the political background of the time, the strategic thinking of the combatants, the misery of battle in multifaceted theaters, and important insight into how these events echo in the present." (from front flap) A fresh & brilliant study-analysis of the legendary ancient conflict by Victor Davis Hanson (b. 1953), the acclaimed, prolific & indeed provocative American military historian & commentator. This work was cited as being among the "Notable Books of the Year (2005)" by the New York Times. Hardcover in unclipped dust jacket, first edition as stated on copyright page, first printing as indicated by number sequence thereon. We found & have retained, between blank rear endpaper & paste-down, a bookmark from Donus D. Roberts' venerable DDR Books store in Watertown, South Dakota, printed on one side & in mint condition. An essential Hanson collectible in its rarest original form; a critical work of military history with resonant relevance to our world today. Book in very fine condition with only a bit of rubbing to edges & corners of front, back covers & spine; mild exposure to binding & slight misalignment between first two page leaves (which upon examination we believe to be a slight production flaw as issued); otherwise substantially mint inside & out. Dust jacket very fine with only some tiny bumps, creases at edges & corners of front, back covers, spine & flaps. Very Fine / Very Fine. [Item #4916]

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