Carnage and Culture: Landmark Battles in the Rise to Western Power ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Victor Hanson

Carnage and Culture: Landmark Battles in the Rise to Western Power

Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: December 2007
ISBN: 9780307425188
Digital Book format: ePub (Adobe DRM)

Buy ePub

Our price:
$12.99
Examining nine landmark battles from ancient to modern times--from Salamis, where outnumbered Greeks devastated the slave army of Xerxes, to Cortes's conquest of Mexico to the Tet offensive--Victor Davis Hanson explains why the armies of the West have been the most lethal and effective of any fighting forces in the world.

Looking beyond popular explanations such as geography or superior technology, Hanson argues that it is in fact Western culture and values-the tradition of dissent, the value placed on inventiveness and adaptation, the concept of citizenship–which have consistently produced superior arms and soldiers. Offering riveting battle narratives and a balanced perspective that avoids simple triumphalism, Carnage and Culture demonstrates how armies cannot be separated from the cultures that produce them and explains why an army produced by a free culture will always have the advantage.


From the Trade Paperback edition.
Please sign in to review this product.
Devices:
Carnage and Culture ePub (Adobe DRM) can be read on any device that can open ePub (Adobe DRM) files.

File Size:
3656 Kb
Language:
ENG
Copy From Text:
Disabled.
Printing:
Disabled.
Other books by Victor Hanson
The Western Way of War: Infantry Battle in Classical Greece ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Victor Hanson
The Western Way of War: Infantry Battle in Classical Greece
Victor Hanson & Victor Davis Hanson
Knopf, May 2013
ISBN: 9780394571881
Format: ePub
Our price: $19.99
A War Like No Other: How the Athenians and Spartans Fought the Peloponnesian War ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Victor Hanson
A War Like No Other
Victor Hanson & Victor Davis Hanson
Random House Publishing Group, November 2011
ISBN: 9781400060955
Format: ePub
Our price: $9.99
How The Obama Administration Threatens Our National Security PDF (Adobe DRM) download by Victor Hanson
HOW THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION THREATENS OUR NATIONA
Victor Hanson
Encounter Books, November 2009
ISBN: 9781594034633
Format: PDF
List Price: $5.99 Our price: $4.99
Between War and Peace: Lessons from Afghanistan to Iraq ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Victor Hanson
Between War and Peace
Victor Hanson & Victor Davis Hanson
Random House Publishing Group, December 2007
ISBN: 9780812972733
Format: ePub
List Price: $5.99 Our price: $4.99