We asked 50 military historians what they consider the 10 best war books ever written. Here are their picks— with a surprise or two. Since the dawn of recorded history, war has proven an irresistible, inexhaustible and universally appealing subject. The reasons are obvious: It is the human activity in which emotions and actions simply . By the time I had very quickly finished the book, I was left stunned by the content. The world has changed since 9/11 and this book provides a small window into the price that is being paid. A must read book that I have already recommended to family and s: This post on World War II books is sponsored by Libby. “ The famed foreign correspondent and historian William L. Shirer, who had watched and reported on the Nazis since , spent five and a half years sifting through this massive documentation. The result is a monumental study that has been widely acclaimed as the definitive record of. In The Fighting Bunch: The Battle of Athens and How World War II Veterans Won the Only Successful Armed Rebellion Since the Revolution, New York Times bestselling author Chris DeRose reveals the true, never-before-told story of the men who brought their overseas combat experience to wage war against a corrupt political machine in their hometown. Bill White and the young men of McMinn County Reviews:
It also helped to usher in the ideas that have shaped our times--modernism in the arts, new approaches to psychology and medicine, radical thoughts about economics and society--and in so doing shattered the faith in rationalism and liberalism that had prevailed in Europe since the Enlightenment. The First World War probes the mystery of how a Reviews: Cumulatively, this book expresses a profoundly critical view of U.S. actions in the world since World War II. It also leaves no doubt that the author is a skilled writer who chooses his words carefully. Put those thoughts together and one can guess that the ambiguity in the title might not have been accidental after all. Based on its parent text, TWENTIETH-CENTURY WORLD HISTORY, THE WORLD SINCE WORLD WAR II is a comprehensive and balanced history of the world since World War II. William Duiker's text not only chronicles the key events in this revolutionary century, but also examines the underlying issues that have shaped the times/5(6). Beyond was a fringe of excitement, and farther than that fringe the inflammation had not crept as yet. In the rest of the world the stream of life still flowed as it had flowed for immemorial years. The fever of war that would presently clog vein and artery, deaden nerve and destroy brain, had still to .
World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War is a zombie apocalyptic horror novel written by American author Max novel is broken into five chapters: Warnings, Blame, The Great Panic, and Turning the Tide, and Good-Byes and features a collection of individual accounts narrated by an agent of the United Nations Postwar Commission, following the devastating global conflict. The decline of the absolute number of battle deaths can be seen in the visualization here that shows global battle deaths per year by world region. There are three marked peaks in war deaths since then: the Korean War (early s), the Vietnam War (around ), and . This book presents the only comprehensive survey of the history of the region since It deals with the communist states of Albania, Bulgaria, Romania and Yugoslavia, but also has coverage of Greece. As an introduction to a complicated area and a complicated history it provides students with a definitive guide to the region. Warfare Since the Second World War presents a wealth of analysis and data about one of the most pressing questions of our time: why does war continue to plague us fifty years after World War II? This book argues that the nature of war has shifted from inter-state conflicts toward internal conflicts, above all civil war.