On the Origins of War And the Preservation of Peace

ISBN-10: 0385423756
ISBN-13: 9780385423755
Edition: 1996
Authors: Donald Kagan
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Book details

List price: $20.00
Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 1/1/1996
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 624
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

This is a profound but highly readable study, by one of the world's most distinguished historians, of why wars begin and how they can be prevented.

Preface
Introduction
The Peloponnesian War 431-404 B.C.
The Hegemonic Powers and Their Alliances
The Origin of the Rivalry
The Peace
Testing the Peace
The Crisis
The Crisis Widens
The Decision for War: Sparta
The Decision for War: Athens
The Outbreak of War
The Causes of the War
The First World War 1914-1918
The Emergence of Germany and the Challenge to the Old Order
The European Powers
Bismarck's Era
The Character of the Peace
Testing the Peace
The Road to War
The Final Crisis
The Causes of the War
Hannibal's War: The Second Punic War 218-201 B.C.
The Nature of the Opponents
The Origins of the First Punic War
The Peace
Testing the Peace
The Accession of Hannibal
The Crisis
The Causes of the War
The Second World War 1939-1945
The End of the First World War
The Peace
Testing the Peace, 1919-1933
The Road to War
The Causes of the War
The Cuban Missile Crisis
The Cold War
Khrushchev Comes to Power
Castro and Cuba
Khrushchev versus Kennedy
The Causes of the Crisis
Conclusions
Selected Bibliography
Index

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