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War and Our World John Keegan, widely considered the greatest military historian of our time and the author of acclaimed volumes on ancient and modern warfare including, most recently, The First World War , a national bestseller distills what he knows about the why s and how s of armed conflict into a series of brilliantly concise essaysIs war a natural condition of humankind What are the origins of war Is the modern state dependent on warfare How does war affect the individual, combatant or noncombatant Can there be an end to war Keegan addresses these questions with a breathtaking knowledge of history and the many other disciplines that have attempted to explain the phenomenon The themes Keegan concentrates on in this short volume are essential to our understanding of why war remains the single greatest affliction of humanity in the twenty first century, surpassing famine and disease, its traditional companions ➼ Classic Essential Vegetables Free ➲ Author Family Circle – Kleankitchen.co.uk widely considered the greatest military historian of our time and the author of acclaimed volumes on ancient and modern warfare including ★ The Murder Exchange PDF / Epub ✈ Author Simon Kernick – Kleankitchen.co.uk most recently [Read] ➵ The Isis Covenant (Jamie Saintclaire, By James Douglas – Kleankitchen.co.uk The First World War ❮PDF / Epub❯ ☉ The Excalibur Codex (Jamie Saintclaire, Author James Douglas – Kleankitchen.co.uk a national bestseller distills what he knows about the why s and how s of armed conflict into a series of brilliantly concise essaysIs war a natural condition of humankind What are the origins of war Is the modern state dependent on warfare How does war affect the individual ❂ [EPUB] ✺ The Cold War By David Miller ➛ – Kleankitchen.co.uk combatant or noncombatant Can there be an end to war Keegan addresses these questions with a breathtaking knowledge of history and the many other disciplines that have attempted to explain the phenomenon The themes Keegan concentrates on in this short volume are essential to our understanding of why war remains the single greatest affliction of humanity in the twenty first century [Download] ✤ The Soul of Leadership ➸ Deepak Chopra – Kleankitchen.co.uk surpassing famine and disease ❃ The Night Listener kindle Epub ❧ Author Armistead Maupin – Kleankitchen.co.uk its traditional companions


10 thoughts on “War and Our World

  1. Hansen Wendlandt Hansen Wendlandt says:

    War and Our World is quite a nice little book on an ugly subject, written with British charm and understatement, balancing the huge loss of lives and money with personal feelings of anguish and despair Keegan uses not just a great eye toward history but involves sciences, poetry and stories from the most regular people The scope is vast for a small lecture series, covering thousands of years, dozens of conflicts, and the shifting ideals of Western statecraft He notes, for instance, that only War and Our World is quite a nice little book on an ugly subject, written with British charm and understatement, balancing the huge loss of lives and money with personal feelings of anguish and despair Keegan uses not just a great eye toward history but involves sciences, poetry and stories from the most regular people The scope is vast for a small lecture series, covering thousands of years, dozens of conflicts, and the shifting ideals of Western statecraft He notes, for instance, that only relatively recently in human history has war become a greater scourge or fear than disease or starvation So, why do people fight, and why are they fightingoften andviolently Is war natural, and if so, is that because violence or conflict is natural How did war even begin, and how has it changed into today s terror Since the structures of states have changed, how have those relationships between states and war changed Since the nature of people has not changed, how have their experiences of war evolved And, most importantly, can there be an end to war To that last question Keegan responds with distinctly not neo conservative wisdom If we hope to see war driven towards its end, we must not shrink from seeing its causes addressed 74


  2. Ed Ed says:

    This short, 74 page volume, was originally presented as a series of lectures on the BBC Ultimately disappointing perhaps because the transcript of a series of lectures written to be heard cannot serve as well as a series of essays written to be read.Keegan is an esteemed writer of military history I was awed by his history of World War One Here he tries, with some success, to discuss why war happens He expounds on the most prevalent theories and comes to the conclusion that nobody really kn This short, 74 page volume, was originally presented as a series of lectures on the BBC Ultimately disappointing perhaps because the transcript of a series of lectures written to be heard cannot serve as well as a series of essays written to be read.Keegan is an esteemed writer of military history I was awed by his history of World War One Here he tries, with some success, to discuss why war happens He expounds on the most prevalent theories and comes to the conclusion that nobody really knows.The last Chapter, War and the Individual , is the most compelling and left me both frightened and hopeful I was left pondering, not only the nature of war but also the nature of humankind A worthwhile exercise, I believe


  3. Andrew Andrew says:

    Lectures are silly in book form.


  4. Jerry Wall Jerry Wall says:

    One of better WWII and war, generally writers This is Reith lecture series BBC and, thus, pithy and taken with a view from much research and writing on war.The wounds of war are always self inflicted p 3 The Terror by day , as the wartime telegram has been called p 4 killed in what he calls, the lottery of active service p 7 soldiers know when and why they have reason to be in fear, which typically is not very often war service has been called long periods of boredom punctuat One of better WWII and war, generally writers This is Reith lecture series BBC and, thus, pithy and taken with a view from much research and writing on war.The wounds of war are always self inflicted p 3 The Terror by day , as the wartime telegram has been called p 4 killed in what he calls, the lottery of active service p 7 soldiers know when and why they have reason to be in fear, which typically is not very often war service has been called long periods of boredom punctuate by moments of acute terror Yet those who worry for them do so every waking hour p 8 for material damage iseasily and quickly made good than emotional loss, which never can be p 11The cultural damage caused by the war included the destruction of much of the built heritage of England, Germany and Austria, often in reprisal bombing raids, and the deliberate devastation of such sites as the Russian and German imperial palaces, the old city of Warsaw, and the abbey of Monte Cassino, mother house of European monasticism there was, as well, much collateral damage to the architectural heritage of Italy, France and the Low Countries p 13The nannying by the nanny state of the old, sick and very poor carries consent that of those suspected of having brought misfortune upon themselves often does not p 32War is increasingly becoming an activity undnature oertaken by poor rather than rich states the availability of cheap weapons is one of the most alarming ingredients of our contemporary military condition p 68nature of warWar is collective killing for some collective purpose p 72


  5. Tammam Aloudat Tammam Aloudat says:

    I wish I haven t read this book I really do.I have read so much by John Keegan, the greatest military historian of the 20th century , that I was surprised when I found one I didn t Unlike his The Face of Battle which was a decisive book in describing the viewpoint of the soldier in battle at different points of history or his History of Warfare where he came up with a whole reasonably credible theory on the origins of war, this one is too full of rhetoric and a little too much self glorifying I wish I haven t read this book I really do.I have read so much by John Keegan, the greatest military historian of the 20th century , that I was surprised when I found one I didn t Unlike his The Face of Battle which was a decisive book in describing the viewpoint of the soldier in battle at different points of history or his History of Warfare where he came up with a whole reasonably credible theory on the origins of war, this one is too full of rhetoric and a little too much self glorifying nationalism.If you read this series of lecture, you would be inclined to believe that Great Britain never does wrong, its government never commit unjust war, and its soldiers are without exception bound by honour and values I take it that Keegan gave this before the UK shared in the illegal war on Iraq so he couldn t have accounted for it, but he knows history better than to spend his valuable lecture time glorifying the UK including its colonial record and convincing us that we should feel a sense of debt for soldiers who areaverse to violence apparently than any of us.But then, it is probably my fault for having expected much better from someone who knows littlethan the privilege offered to him by his birth, class, and the time he spent among his civilised soldiers Keegan apologises for not having fought on wars because of a disability, but his that shouldn t have prevented him from knowing better


  6. Peter Peter says:

    Keegan, recently retired as professor of History from Yale, is a historian in the classical sense Not an ideologue, Keegan looks at history through a larger narrative, ranges across a variety of subjects to explore in great depth the topic of his book, and can distill a rather complex topic into four lectures for this short, but important book I think we overlook the value of shorter books on history, in which a master historian can help us see the broad sweep of history concisely and with fun Keegan, recently retired as professor of History from Yale, is a historian in the classical sense Not an ideologue, Keegan looks at history through a larger narrative, ranges across a variety of subjects to explore in great depth the topic of his book, and can distill a rather complex topic into four lectures for this short, but important book I think we overlook the value of shorter books on history, in which a master historian can help us see the broad sweep of history concisely and with fundamentally sound and engaging prose Here is a book I think all students of history would benefit from, not just those interested in military history War, not a pleasant thought, is a part of the human condition, and will forever remain so So, we need to understand its role in our world, how it comes about, how it evolved and should be seen across politics and history Here is the importance of the grand view of history, not segmented down to preferable sub fields, which deny the larger scope of our existence


  7. Stanley Turner Stanley Turner says:

    This work is actually from a lecture series Keegan delivered in 1998 The content of these lectures was the topic of war, and as far as Keegan s purpose for delivering a lecture within the stated time frame Keegan did an excellent job If this work had unlimited space the rating would have been lower, but working within a lecture time frame excellent work


  8. Hamish Davidson Hamish Davidson says:

    It is refreshing to read an open discussion about war Keegan speaks about war, instead of getting into the nitty gritty of warfare His worldwide perspective and deep understanding of history is very helpful His views are thoughtful and worth internalising.


  9. Çağlar Kurç Çağlar Kurç says:

    it is a nice introductory books for the subject of war, how it changes and how it is connected to the social world Though short and some of the issues lack depth, it ignites interest in the subject hence good point of departure for further research.


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