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An instinct for war scenes from the battlefields of history by Roger J. Spiller

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Published by Belknap Press of Harvard University Press in Cambridge, Mass .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Battles -- Fiction,
  • War -- Fiction

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementRoger Spiller.
GenreFiction.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPS3619.P548 I57 2005
The Physical Object
Pagination403 p. ;
Number of Pages403
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3423224M
ISBN 100674019415
LC Control Number2005045214

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An Instinct for War – Book Review By Rick Baillergeon. Book Review: An Instinct for War: Scenes from the Battlefields of History, Roger Spiller Cambridge, MA: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, , pp. $ (cloth). Stories about war are some of the oldest stories told—used to entertain, to glorify, to lament, to educate. An Instinct for War utilizes myriad tales of war to offer a remarkable look at one of humanity’s oldest Spiller excavates the essence of war and its evolution through the words and thoughts of those who led—and those who were led—into battle, moving from the. An Instinct for War: Scenes from the Battlefields of History is a collection of thirteen short stories by military historian Roger J. Spiller, published in The stories cover various eras in military history from Ancient China to the modern . In fact, he recognizes no conflict between the demands of the individual and society, between instinct and intellect. Through the incidents that lead up to his petitioning for Denisov, Nikolay reaffirms his place in the fixed order of the universe where God's laws operate through the divine right of the tsar and through the structure of the state.