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Cambridge History of War: Volume 4, War and the Modern World

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ISBN-10: 0521875773

ISBN-13: 9780521875776

Edition: 2012

Authors: Roger Chickering, Dennis Showalter, Hans van de Ven

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Volume IV of The Cambridge History of War offers a definitive new account of war in the most destructive period in human history. Opening with the massive conflicts that erupted in the mid nineteenth century in the US, Asia and Europe, leading historians trace the global evolution of warfare through 'the age of mass', 'the age of machine' and 'the age of management'. They explore how industrialization and nationalism fostered vast armies whilst the emergence of mobile warfare and improved communications systems made possible the 'total warfare' of the two World Wars. With military conflict regionalized after 1945 they show how guerrilla and asymmetrical warfare highlighted the limits of the…    
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Book details

List price: $216.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 9/27/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 668
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.640
Language: English

Dennis Showalter is a professor of history at Colorado College who specializes in German military history. He is also the former president of the American Society for Military History. Showalter has previously taught at the United States Air Force Academy, the United States Military Academy, and the Marine Corps University. He is the author of many books including Patton and Rommel: Men of War in the 20th Century . He lives in Colorado Springs.

The Industrialization of Warfare, 1850-1914
The wars of mid century
War, technology and industrial change, 1850-1914
War and imperial expansion
The non-western world responds to imperialism, 1850-1914
War, society, and culture, 1850-1914: the rise of militarism
War-making and restraint by law: the formative years, 1864-1914
The arms race: qualitative and quantitative aspects
The Era of Total War, 1914-45
World War I
Military captivity in two world wars: legal frameworks and camp regimes
Military occupations, 1914-45
Homefronts: the mobilization of resources for total war
The search for peace in the interwar period
Commemorating war, 1914-45
Military doctrine and planning in the interwar era
The military and the revolutionary state
World War II
Post-Total Warfare, 1945-2005
Military occupations, 1945-55
The wars after the War, 1945-54
Weapons technology in the two nuclear ages
Conventional war, 1945-90
Wars of decolonization, 1945-75
War and memory since 1945
The era of American hegemony, 1989-2005