WHY NATIONS GO TO WAR is unique. The reflections of author John G. Stoessinger are built around ten case studies and provide a deep analysis of the root causes of modern war, from from World War I to the modern day. The author's main emphasis is on the pivotal role of the personalities of leaders who take their nations, or their following, across the threshold into war. Students are sure to remember Stoessinger's thoughts on war long after their completion of his book. The new 11th edition is completely updated, including references to the recent elections in Afghanistan.
Table of Contents
List of Maps.
About the Author.
1. The Iron Dice: World War I.
2. Barbarossa: Hitler''s Attack on Russia.
3. The Temptations of Victory: Korea.
4. A Greek Tragedy in Five Acts: Vietnam.
5. From Sarajevo to Kosovo: The War over the Remains of Yugoslavia.
6. Four Battles over God: India and Pakistan in 1947, 1965, 1971, and 1998.
7. The Sixty Years'' War in the Holy Land: Israel and the Arabs.
8. Saddam Hussein''s Wars Against Iran and Kuwait.
9. New Wars for a New Century: America and the World of Islam.
10. Why Nations Go to War.