Ripples of Battle: How Wars of the Past Still Determine How We Fight, How We Live, and How We Think. Victor Davis Hanson.
Ripples of Battle: How Wars of the Past Still Determine How We Fight, How We Live, and How We Think
Ripples of Battle: How Wars of the Past Still Determine How We Fight, How We Live, and How We Think
Ripples of Battle: How Wars of the Past Still Determine How We Fight, How We Live, and How We Think
Ripples of Battle: How Wars of the Past Still Determine How We Fight, How We Live, and How We Think
Ripples of Battle: How Wars of the Past Still Determine How We Fight, How We Live, and How We Think

Ripples of Battle: How Wars of the Past Still Determine How We Fight, How We Live, and How We Think

ISBN: 0385504004
New York, NY: Doubleday/ Random House, Inc., 2003. First Edition. Hardcover. "After the attacks of 9/11, many said the world had changed forever, but no one could say exactly how. In Ripples of Battle, military historian Victor Davis Hanson looks at three important battles that changed the course of Western history in order to show how battles fought long ago and far away can still affect the way we think, fight, and express ourselves through culture. In one of these- Okinawa- Hanson lost an uncle, also named Victor Hanson, and this leads him to focus first and foremost on the human costs of war: the husbands, brothers, sons, and fathers missing from their families' lives. These are the first ripples that spread out from every battle. But there are also military, political, and cultural ripples, and in this regard some battles are more significant than others." (from front flap) A penetrating work of historical analysis by Victor Davis Hanson (b. 1953), the acclaimed American classical & military historian, popular commentator & prolific author. This work examines the rippling consequences of events that occurred during the ancient Peloponnesian War, the American Civil War & World War II, "Employing the lens of the past to bring the present into focus..."(from rear flap), originally written & published in the immediate wake of the terrorist attacks on the USA on September 11, 2001. Hardcover in unclipped dust jacket, "October 2003/ First Edition" as stated on copyright page, first printing as indicated by number sequence thereon. From the collection of George V. Buehler (1933-2001), who was a prominent real estate developer & collector in Massachusetts & Arizona. We found & have retained, between blank rear endpaper & paste-down, several printed-out documents relating to Buehler's purchase of this volume during 2013, folded once horizontally & in very fine condition. Also present is a postcard-size card of the venerable bookseller Hooked on History, Inc. in Mt. Prospect, IL, printed on one side only & also in very fine condition. A profound achievement of Hanson's military-historical scholarship, in its rarest original form & with distinguished provenance. Book in very fine condition with only slight exposure to binding between second & third (title page) leaves which appears to us a slight flaw as issued; otherwise substantially mint inside & out. Dust jacket very fine with only a hint of rubbing to front, back covers & spine; a few tiny bumps, creases at edges & corners of same. Very Fine / Very Fine. [Item #4954]

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